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 Funding

RWJF Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Deadline: Jul. 1 (Concept papers), Sept. 9 (Invited full proposals)
This national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic, eliminate disparities, and help all children achieve a healthy weight. The award types are Round 9 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program. To learn more, click here.

AAPD Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Grant
Deadline: Aug. 3
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children program supports community-based initiatives providing Dental Homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. It provides one-year matching grants of up to $20,000, supporting community-based initiatives in the United States that provide dental care and serve as a dental home to underserved/limited access children. To learn more, click here.

Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers
Deadline: Oct. 2
The purpose of this announcement is to invite applications from single institutions or consortia of institutions to participate in the Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (AADCRC) program. The program will support centers that integrate clinical and basic research to conduct studies on the mechanisms underlying the onset and progression of diseases of interest, including asthma, rhinitis (allergic and non-allergic), chronic rhinosinusitis, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, and drug allergy. The overarching goal of the program is to improve the understanding of the pathogenesis of these conditions and to provide a rational foundation for new, effective treatments and prevention strategies. To learn more, click here.

National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility
Deadline: Nov. 12
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), through the Fertility and Infertility Branch (FIB), provides funding for a limited number of research centers in the reproductive sciences. These centers provide an arena for multidisciplinary interactions among basic and clinical scientists interested in establishing high quality translational research programs in the reproductive sciences. The centers also serve as national resources for the training and career development of young scientists electing to pursue careers conducting research in high priority areas of reproduction and infertility. Finally, center investigators develop and participate in important community outreach and education efforts to increase awareness and convey the importance and implications of their research activities to the general public. Accordingly, the purpose of this is to announce the competition of the National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility, which replaces the Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research U54 program. To learn more, click here.

NIH Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics Diversity Action Plan
Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016
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 HIT
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 (HIT) 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.