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 Funding

NIH Obstetric-Fetal Pharmacology Research Centers
Deadline: Sept. 15
The purpose of this announcement is to announce the competition of the Obstetric-Fetal Pharmacology Research Centers (OPRC) – a specialized cooperative multicenter program in the obstetric pharmacology research. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) proposes to fund a limited number of research centers which will provide an arena for multidisciplinary interactions among basic and clinical scientists interested in establishing high quality translational research programs in the area of obstetric pharmacology. The centers also will serve as national resources for clinical pharmacological research in women during normal and abnormal pregnancies. Center investigators will be expected to work with NICHD staff in facilitating research collaborations and interactions within and among the centers. Such a cooperative program will form a national network that facilitates the translation of knowledge from the basic sciences into the development of new treatments, and findings from clinical studies/trials into practice with ultimate goal of improving the safety and effectiveness of the medical treatment in pregnant women. To learn more, click here.

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
Deadline: Oct. 14
The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) is a cooperative agreement between MCHB and AAP. Federal grants of $50,000 per year for up to five years are awarded through the program to support community-based child health projects that improve the health status of mothers, infants, children and adolescents. The goal of this program is to promote access to health care for children, youth and their families nationwide and employ preventive health strategies through innovative community driven programs. This program supports HRSA goals to improve access to quality health care and services, to build healthy communities and to improve health equity. HTPCP funding supports direct service projects, not research projects. HTPCP applications must represent either a new initiative within the community or an innovative new component that builds upon an existing community-based program or initiative. For more information, click here.

MIECHV Competitive Grants
Deadline: Oct. 17
Competitive Grants provide funds to eligible entities that are states and certain territories that continue to make significant progress under the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program toward implementing a high-quality home visiting program as part of a comprehensive, high-quality early childhood system and are ready and able to take effective programs to scale to address unmet need. Grantees will use the funds to provide ongoing support to high-quality evidence-based home visiting programs and for the incremental expansion of evidence-based home visiting programs funded, in whole or in part, by the MIECHV program to achieve greater enrollment and retention of families eligible for home visiting. Additionally, this funding opportunity will continue the programs emphasis on rigorous research by grounding the proposed work in relevant empirical literature and by including requirements to evaluate work proposed under this grant. To learn more, click here.

MIECHV Formula Grant Program
Deadline: Nov. 3
This program was established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to continue the delivery of voluntary early childhood home visiting program services in response to a statewide needs assessment. This program is being undertaken as part of the shared commitment of HRSA and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to comprehensive family services, coordinated and comprehensive voluntary statewide home visiting programs, and effective implementation of high-quality evidence-based practices. The MIECHV formula grant program is designed to: 1) strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act; 2) improve coordination of services for at-risk communities; and 3) identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities. The statute reserves the majority of funding for the delivery of services through use of one or more evidence-based home visiting service delivery models. In addition, it supports continued innovation by allowing up to 25 percent of funding paid to the entity for a fiscal year to be used for service delivery through promising approaches that do not yet qualify as evidence-based models. To learn more, click here.
 
NIH Interventions for Youth Who Misuse/Abuse Prescription Stimulant Medications
Deadline: Nov. 13
This FOA solicits U01 applications conducting either hypothesis-driven or hypothesis-generating controlled research to build an evidence base to address the problem of prescription stimulant medication (PSM) misuse in youth. Specifically this FOA solicits research applications that develop and test the efficacy of interventions to either prevent or reduce the misuse and diversion of PSMs among high school students and/or college students. Animal studies and epidemiological research will be considered unresponsive. For more information, click here.

NIH Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics Diversity Action Plan
Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) present this funding opportunity to facilitate the training of individuals at all careers levels (the undergraduate, graduate, post baccalaureate, postdoctoral and faculty levels) from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in scientific disciplines relevant to genomics to enable them to pursue genomics research that spans all areas of interest to National Human Genome Research Institute later in their careers. To learn more, click here.
 
Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health IT
Deadline: Nov. 16, 2016
The purpose of this grant is to fund exploratory and developmental research grants that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology (IT) improves health care quality. This funding opportunity supports the use of a wide variety of research designs in order to generate information regarding the design and development, implementation, use, or impact of health IT on quality. For more information on grant PA-14-001 and more, click here.