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 Funding

Child Care and Development Block Grant Implementation and Evaluation Planning Grants
Deadline: July 8, 2016
The Administration for Children and Families plans to solicit applications for Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Implementation Research and Evaluation Planning Grants. These cooperative agreements would support CCDF Lead Agencies by developing rigorous, high-quality research and evaluation plans of the implementation of policies in response to the goals of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. Projects should be led by CCDF Lead Agencies, but grantees are expected to work with researchers either within their organization or through a partnership with an outside research organization such as a university or research firm. Provisions of interest include expanding the supply and access to family child care, infant/toddler care and care during non-traditional hours; establishing a state system of support for career pathways and professional development for child care and family child care providers; and establishing policies and procedures that fully implement 12-month eligibility to support continuity of care. For more information, click here.

Investigator-Initiated Research Grants
Deadline: July 11, 2016
The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry for the 2016-17 funding cycle for innovative investigator-initiated research. Funds will be divided among four to five studies in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. The program seeks timely, significant, high-impact projects with potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. For more information, click here.
 
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Deadline: July 14, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control is accepting applications for a funding opportunity that serves to continue providing financial and technical assistance to state and territorial health departments to maintain behavioral surveillance through the BRFSS and increase the use of BRFSS data by health departments to inform public health actions to improve health. For more information on the application process, click here .
 
Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program
Deadline: July 15, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration solicits applications for the Children's Hospitals Graduate (CHGME) Payment Program. Federal funding for graduate medical education is primarily provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The purpose of the CHGME Payment Program is to compensate for the disparity in the level of federal GME funding for freestanding children's teaching hospitals versus funding for other types of teaching hospitals. For more information, click here.

Funds for a Training and Technical Assistance Project to Support Title X Family Planning
Deadline: July 18, 2016
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office for Population Affairs (OPA) is accepting applications to fund a Family Planning National Training Center for Service Delivery Improvement (FPNTC-SDI) through a cooperative agreement. The overarching goal of OPA is to improve reproductive health outcomes for men, women and adolescents by reducing teen and unplanned pregnancies, supporting optimal birth spacing, lowering the rates of STDs and improving birth outcomes. The FPNTC-SDI will contribute to these goals by supporting the sustained delivery of quality family planning services. For more information, click here.

Community Access to Child Health Planning, Implementation and Resident Grants
Deadline: July 29, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics has created a funding opportunity to award up to $10,000 to individual pediatricians and fellowship trainees to plan innovative, community-based child health initiatives that will ensure children have medical homes, are immunized and have access to health care services not otherwise in their communities. Resident grants will also be awarded up to $2,000 on a competitive basis for pediatric residents to plan and/or implement community-based child health initiatives. Projects must also include planning activities or demonstrate completed planning activities and may include implementation activities. For more information, click here.

Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research Data Coordinating Center
Letter of Intent Deadline: July 30, 2016
Application Deadline: Aug. 30, 2016
The National Institutes of Health is now granting applications from institutions and organizations willing to participate with the Eunice Kennedy Schriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The selected institution or organization will function as the Data Coordinating Center under a cooperative agreement in an ongoing multicenter, international research network designed to perform randomized clinical trials using common protocols to reduce the major risk of maternal, neonatal, infant and early childhood mortality, and significant morbidity in low income countries are sought. For more information, click here.

Improving Timeliness in Newborn Screening
Deadline: Aug. 1, 2016
State/territorial newborn screening programs (NBS) can apply to NewSTEPs 360 to participate in continuous quality-improvement activities and may choose to apply for funding to support NBS timeliness activities. Two funding mechanisms are available: state applications, which allow individual NBS programs to apply up to a total of $80,000 over the span of two years, and group applications, which call for collaborations between states/territories to apply for up to a total of $100,000 over two years to address a shared timeliness concern. For more information, click here.

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
Deadline: Aug. 2, 2016
The Health Resources Administration (HRSA) is soliciting applications for Healthy Tomorrows Partnership with Children Program (HTPCP). The purpose of this grant program is to increase the number of innovative, community-initiated programs that employ preventive health strategies and promote access to health care for children, youth and their families nationwide. This program most closely supports the HRSA's goals to improve access to quality health care and services, to build healthy communities and to improve health equity. HTPCP funding supports projects that provide clinical or public health services — not research projects. 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.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Deadline: Aug. 8, 2016
The National Institutes of Health is now accepting applications for awards that will enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from underrepresented population groups in the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforces. Predoctoral students will have mentored research training from faculty while conducting research projects in scientific health-related fields. The training will enhance their potential to develop into independent research scientists. For more information, click here.
 
MCH Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies
Deadline: Aug 19, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is now accepting applications for MCH Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST). The program supports innovative translational and applied research on critical issues affecting maternal and child health, including services for children with special health care needs. The program is designed to promote innovation in the field by supporting the exploration of new ideas and interventions. Research should advance the current knowledge pool and, when implemented in states and communities, should result in health services improvement. Findings from the research supported by the MCH FIRST program are expected to explore and develop new ideas and interventions that strengthen and expand topics addressed by the MCH Block Grant National Performance Domains and the populations they serve. For more information, click here.

MCH Secondary Data Analysis Research
Deadline: Aug 19, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for MCH Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR) Program. The MCH SDAR Program supports applied maternal and child health research that exclusively conducts secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records. These projects should have potential to improve health services and delivery of care for maternal and child health populations. Findings from the research supported by SDAR are expected to strengthen and expand topics addressed by the new MCH Block Grant National Performance Domains and the populations they serve. 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 presents this funding opportunity to facilitate the training of individuals at all career levels (undergraduate, graduate, post baccalaureate, postdoctoral and faculty) 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.

Developing Goals and Strategies to Improve the Care of Children with Chronic and Complex Health Conditions
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2016
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health seeks applications for grants to develop single-topic issue briefs that describe goals and processes to improve aspects of the systems of care for children with chronic and complex health conditions in the United States. The briefs will provide specific, scalable recommendations for action related to practice, research, programs and policy. For more information click here.

Improving the Coordination and Documentation of Enrollment into Early Intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children through Parent Engagement
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016
The Disability Research and Dissemination Center presents a funding opportunity to help increase parental and public awareness about the importance and benefits of signing a release to share early intervention information (information release) with the state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs, as well as engaging and supporting families in the intervention process. For more information, click here.

Using Existing Early Intervention Data to Assess Outcomes among Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016
The Disability Research and Dissemination Center presents a funding opportunity to assess the outcomes of deaf or hard of hearing children identified through state early intervention programs by using existing intervention and educational data sets. For more information, 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 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, click here.

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2017
This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Specific targeted areas of research include biobehavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments), social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test and evaluate the comparative effectiveness of health promotion interventions conducted in traditional and nontraditional settings. For more information, click here (R01) or here (R21).

Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2017
The purpose of this announcement is to encourage research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic conditions. For more information, click here (R01) or here (R21).

Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood That Influence Obesity Development
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2017
This funding announcement invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations which propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood (birth to 24 months) that might increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. For more information, click here.

Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children
Deadline: Varies
This announcement encourages applications to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. The announcement expires May 7, 2018. For more information, click here.


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