December 04, 2009

NIH Opportunity Network to Expand Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

NIH Director Francis Collins recently announced the launch of the Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet), a trans-NIH initiative to expand the agency’s funding of basic behavioral and social sciences research (b-BSSR).

More at
http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2009/od-18.htm

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November 02, 2009

Center for Retirement Research 2010 Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College announces the 2010 Dissertation Fellowship Program for research on retirement income and disability insurance issues. The program, funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration:
• Supports doctoral candidates writing dissertations on retirement income and disability insurance issues.
• Awards up to six fellowships of $28,000.
• Requires proposals be complete and submitted by January 29, 2010.
• Proposal guidelines can be found at the Dissertation Fellowship website.

For questions, please contact:
Marina Tsiknis
tsiknis@bc.edu
617-552-1092

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December 15, 2008

The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship Program

The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship Program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. The Fellowship places particular emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States.

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December 04, 2008

Identifying Neighborhood Level Protective and Promotive Factors for Youth Violence (U01)

This funding opportunity announcement solicits applications to conduct research to: develop and test novel measures of neighborhood boundaries, develop and test innovative measures of neighborhood level protective and promotive factors, and to test the extent to which these factors are associated with youth risk for violence perpetration and victimization. The results will inform violence prevention initiatives designed to strengthen these factors within communities to achieve broad reductions in youth violence.

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Funding from National Institute of Justice

Data Resources Program 2009: Funding for the Analysis of Existing Data

NIJ is requesting proposals to replicate previous findings and conduct original research extending data from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). NACJD houses quantitative and qualitative data from NIJ-funded research and provides online access to downloadable, machine-readable (SPSS, SAS, or ASCII) files as well as data dictionaries, study abstracts and, in limited cases, MapInfo or ESRI geographic data. The archive is maintained by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan and is supported by NIJ. Learn more by visiting the Data Resources Program Web site at:
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/dataprog.htm.

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October 09, 2008

NIH announces a change to resubmission of applications

NIH announces a change in the existing policy on resubmission (amended) applications. Beginning with original new applications (i.e., never submitted) and competing renewal applications submitted for the January 25, 2009 due dates and beyond, the NIH will accept only a single amendment to the original application. Failure to receive funding after two submissions (i.e., the original and the single amendment) will mean that the applicant should substantially re-design the project rather than simply change the application in response to previous reviews. It is expected that this policy will lead to funding high quality applications earlier, with fewer resubmissions.

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October 06, 2008

Roadmap Transformative R01 Program (R01)

Roadmap Transformative R01 Program (R01)

As part of the NIH Roadmap for Biomedical Research, the National Institutes of Health invites transformative Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations proposing exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new or challenge existing scientific paradigms. Projects must clearly demonstrate potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations

Grand Challenges Explorations will foster early-stage innovation in global health research and expand the pipeline of ideas that merit further exploration. The program will employ a new, fast-track approach to grant making, with short two-page applications and no preliminary data required. Each round of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative will award grants against a set of specific topics. In general, topics are chosen according to three major criteria: (1) The topic fits within the goals and disease priorities of the Grand Challenges in Global Health; (2) The topic contains a roadblock where radical, new thinking is needed for the discovery of an effective health solution; (3) Potential projects within the topic are likely to be well suited for the phased structure of the initiative. In addition, we consider whether a topic will engage the participation from scientists outside traditional global health disciplines, as well as researchers working in the developing world.

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National Institutes of Health: Using Proven Factors in Risk Prevention to Promote Protection from HIV Transmission

National Institutes of Health: Using Proven Factors in Risk Prevention to Promote Protection from HIV Transmission (R01)
This funding opportunity announcement issued by NIH and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, solicits investigator initiated research applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop, implement, and evaluate new or improved HIV prevention programs. These programs will incorporate proven factors from social and sexual development, positive youth development, sexual risk behavior, and drug prevention programs for use in high-risk, urban American minority preadolescents or early adolescents (approximate ages 9-14).

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October 02, 2008

NIH Reminder Concerning Grantee Compliance with Public Access Policy

Reminder Concerning Grantee Compliance with Public Access Policy and Related NIH Monitoring Activities
This Notice describes NIH Public Access Policy compliance monitoring efforts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009. It also provides important reminders concerning grantee demonstration of compliance and the location of citations for papers in applications, proposals and progress reports. Grantees are responsible for compliance with the Policy, including ensuring that any publishing or copyright agreements permit submission to PubMed Central in accord with the Policy.

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October 01, 2008

Policy Fellowships from The Society for Research in Child Development 2009-2010

SRCD is seeking applications for the upcoming Policy Fellowships for the 2009-2010 term. There are currently two types of Fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both Fellowships provide exciting opportunities for researchers to come to Washington, DC and use developmental science outside of the academic setting to inform public policy. These fellowships are open to doctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to child development, and both early and mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply. The goals of the fellowships are: (1) to contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about child development in the formation of public policy ; (2) to educate the scientific community about the development of public policy; and (3) to establish a more effective liaison between developmental scientists and the Federal policy-making mechanisms.

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Research Fellowships from the American Statistical Association

The ASA/NSF/Federal Statistics Fellowship program is jointly supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Bureau of the Census (Census), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).. The general objective of the program is to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary research efforts that will continue to stimulate the development and advancement of methodology and social science research relevant to issues on which Federal statistical agencies seek to provide information. The program accomplishes this purpose by bringing academic researchers to work with statisticians and social scientists in the three Federal agencies for up to one year.

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NIH Grants

Archiving and Development of Socialbehavioral Datasets in Aging Related Studies (R03)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is seeking small grant (R03) applications to stimulate and facilitate data archiving and development related to cognitive psychology, behavioral interventions in the context of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), demography, economics, epidemiology, behavioral genetics and other behavioral research on aging for secondary analysis.

Innovative Computational and Statistical Methodologies for the Design and Analysis of Multilevel Studies on Childhood Obesity (R01)
This FOA, issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI),and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR),National Institutes of Health, solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop, refine, and apply innovative statistical or computational methods for the analysis of multilevel determinants of childhood obesity or for the design of multilevel interventions. Multilevel observational and intervention studies include those that consider the range of biological, family, community, socio-cultural, environmental, policy, and macro-level economic factors that influence diet and physical activity in children. This FOA aims to encourage the development and application of novel methodologies, using secondary or simulated data, that can simultaneously examine factors of energy balance that span more than 3 levels of influence in children.

Functioning of People with Mental Disorders (R01)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is the application of biobehavioral science methods and approaches to: a) develop and refine definitions and measures of function, disability, and daily participation relevant to those with mental disorders; b) understand the ecological mechanisms, independent of symptom severity, that contribute to functioning and disability in this population; and c) develop and test novel interventions that specifically and directly target functional capacity and performance deficits of this population. Emphasis will be on the application of basic behavioral processes (e.g., cognition, affect, knowledge, attitudes, motivation, learning, decision-making, interpersonal processes), and environmental parameters (e.g., social support, structural adaptations, community involvement) that influence functional outcome.

Small Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R03)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support a wide variety of research designs in order to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care through the implementation and use of health IT. These designs include: small pilot and feasibility or self-contained health IT research projects; secondary data analysis of health IT research; and economic (prospective or retrospective) analyses of health IT implementation and use. Through economic analyses estimates of health IT implementation and use costs and benefits will be generated.

Related: Utilizing Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality (R18)
Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R21)

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August 19, 2008

NIH Funding: Reducing Risk Behaviors by Promoting Positive Youth Development

To enhance our understanding of effective positive youth development programs and the mechanisms responsible for positive health and developmental outcomes.

Reducing Risk Behaviors by Promoting Positive Youth Development R01
Reducing Risk Behaviors by Promoting Positive Youth Development R03

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August 13, 2008

Grant News

Field-Initiated Grants - William T. Grant Foundation

The Foundation supports high-quality research that addresses our Current Research Interests: enhancing our understanding of how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how its use can be improved.

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August 06, 2008

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research

Deadline: Oct 22, 2008

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program helps to develop a new generation of creative health policy thinkers and researchers within the disciplines of economics, political science and sociology. Each year the program selects up to 12 highly qualified individuals for two-year fellowships at one of three nationally prominent universities with the expectation that they will make important research contributions to future United States health policy.

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July 31, 2008

Funding Opportunities

Research funding programs can be found at the monthly updated funding news page of the journal Science.

Funders listed for the August issue include:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
American Council of Learned Societies
Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health
Department of Justice
National Science Foundation
Pew Charitable Trusts
Social Science Research Council

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July 30, 2008

Sample Size and Precision in NIH Peer Review

Public Library of Science (PLoS Article: "Sample Size and Precision in NIH Peer Review," by David Kaplan1, Nicola Lacetera, and Celia Kaplan

The Working Group on Peer Review of the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH has recommended that at least 4 reviewers should be used to assess each grant application. A sample size analysis of the number of reviewers needed to evaluate grant applications reveals that a substantially larger number of evaluators are required to provide the level of precision that is currently mandated. NIH should adjust their peer review system to account for the number of reviewers needed to provide adequate precision in their evaluations.

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July 29, 2008

Funding News

Neural and Behavioral Profiles of Cognitive Aging (R01)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health, invites applications for research examining the neural and behavioral signatures of age-related changes in cognition, with particular emphasis on the determination of characteristics that distinguish healthy age-related cognitive change from pathological cognitive change.

Research on Causal Factors and Interventions that Promote and Support the Careers of Women in Biomedical and Behavioral Science and Engineering (R01)

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support research on: 1)causal factors explaining the current patterns observed in the careers of women in biomedical and behavioral science and engineering and variation across different subgroups and 2) the efficacy of programs designed to support the careers of women in these disciplines. Causal factors include individual characteristics, family and economic circumstances, disciplinary culture or practices, and features of the broader social and cultural context.

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Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Grant

The participating NIH Institutes and Centers invite qualified researchers to submit research grant applications aimed at improving and developing methodology and measurement in the behavioral and social sciences through innovations in research design, data collection techniques, measurement, and data analysis techniques. Research that addresses methodology and measurement issues in diverse populations, issues in studying sensitive behaviors, issues of ethics in research, issues related to confidential data and the protection of research subjects, and issues in developing interdisciplinary, multimethod, and multilevel approaches to behavioral and social science research is particularly encouraged, as are approaches that integrate behavioral and social science research with biological, physical, or computational science research or engineering.


Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01) Grant

Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R21) Grant

Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R03) Grant

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July 17, 2008

Social Neuroscience of Aging grant from NIA

Social Neuroscience of Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites R01 applications for research examining the neurobiological and genetic foundations and correlates of social behaviors and social relationships of relevance to aging, with particular emphasis on the mechanisms and pathways linking social behaviors and social relationships to the physical health, functionality, and psychological well-being of middle-aged and older adults.

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Fellowships Opportunities

Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program
Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts.


Newton International Fellowships
The Newton International Fellowship scheme will select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions.

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Social Science Research Council Fellowships

Current Funding Opportunities at SSRC

Abe Fellowship
Application Deadline: September 1, 2008
The Abe Fellowship supports professional research in the social sciences and related disciplines on contemporary policy-relevant issues, especially those which promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between Japan and America. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or Japan (or be able to demonstrate serious affiliations with research communities in the U.S. or Japan) and hold the terminal degree in their field by the start of their fellowship term.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship - Faculty Opportunities
Application Deadline: October 3, 2008
The DPDF Program, which supports early-stage graduate students in formulating successful doctoral dissertation proposals, invites applications from faculty teams for research fields. Proposed research fields should be subdisciplinary and interdisciplinary domains with common intellectual questions and styles of research. Applications have to be submitted by two tenured faculty from different US universities and, as relevant, different disciplines. Awardees serve as research directors for a group of 12 students that meet in two workshops in late spring and early fall 2009. The stipend is $10,000; the five research fields will be announced early November 2008.


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American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships 2008

ACLS Competitions and Deadlines 2008

ACLS offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

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Asian Studies Grants and Fellowships

Association for Asian Studies announced the following grants.

AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) Small Grants
AAS Council of Conferences (COC) Outreach Grants
AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Japan Studies Grants
AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Distinguished Lecture Series on Japan
AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Korean Studies Grants
Korea Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Studies, Korean Studies Scholarship Program

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June 04, 2008

Funding News

June 2008 Issue of funding information from Science, including announcements from Dept of Agriculture, EPA and NSF.

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April 30, 2008

Several Funding Opportunities

Academic Career Award (K07) from NIH

The goals of NIH-supported career development programs are to help ensure that diverse pools of highly trained scientists are available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.
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Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program Award (D43)
from NIH

The purpose of this announcement is to invite applications for U.S. and developing country institutions for programs to provide infectious disease (excluding HIV/AIDS) research training to scientists and health professionals in order to build sustainable research capacity at institutions in low- and middle-income endemic countries.
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Research Grants Call for Proposals from American Educational Research Association deadline August 29, 2008

AERA invites education policy- and practice-related research proposals using NCES, NSF, and other national data bases. Research Grants are available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level researchers.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) soliciting applications from eligible applicants for the planning, arranging, administering and/or conducting of conferences, workshops, and/or meetings (hereinafter referred to as “conferences?) that focus on research to protect human health and safeguard the environment.

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The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), in cooperation with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeks proposals for social science research on issues salient to low-income populations in the American South.

Regional Small Grants Program Request for Proposals

Young Investigator Development Grants Program Request for Proposals

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Post-Graduate/Dissertation Fellowships

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington is accepting applications for the Post-Graduate Fellowship program.

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Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program
2008-2009 Call for Applications

Deadline: Oct 3, 2008

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With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the Institute of Education Sciences, the AERA Grants Program announces its Dissertation Grants Program.

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April 24, 2008

NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings

NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings

The purpose of the NIH Research Conference Grant Program (R13 and U13) is to support high quality conferences/scientific meetings that are relevant to the scientific mission of the NIH and to the public health.

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Tell Us the 'Broader Impacts' of Your Science, NSF Says

The National Science Foundation says not enough grant applicants and peer reviewers are taking seriously — or even know about — an 11-year-old requirement that they evaluate the “broader impacts? of proposed studies, reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education News blog.

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April 14, 2008

Funding Opportunities

Gender, Youth and HIV Risk (R01), RFA-HD-08-013
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-08-013.html

Gender, Youth and HIV Risk (R21), RFA-HD-08-017
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-08-017.html

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April 05, 2008

Popline blocks "abortion" searches

Health Database Set up to ignore abortion
Robert Pear | NY TIMES
April 5, 2008

This action was relatively short-lived:
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/04/a-government-fu.html
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/04/administrators.html

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April 01, 2008

New Funding Opportunities

Prevention Research with HIV Positive Individuals (R21)

Prevention Research with HIV Positive Individuals (R03)

Prevention Research with HIV Positive Individuals (R01)


Program Description:
-Purpose. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites interdisciplinary studies addressing the psychosocial and behavioral consequences of HIV disease. Over the past decade, secondary prevention in HIV disease, or positive prevention , has received a much needed increase in attention. Gains have been made toward the aim of decreasing HIV transmission behaviors and improving quality of life among individuals living with HIV/AIDS, as well as understanding factors that are important to healthy coping. In this program announcement, further opportunities for innovation in this field are indicated.

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March 19, 2008

Helpful resources regarding the new NIH Public Access Policy

About the Public Access Policy
• Public Access Information http://publicaccess.nih.gov/
• Detailed, very helpful FAQ http://publicaccess.nih.gov/FAQ.htm
• Guide notice http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-033.html

The NIH Manuscript Submission System
• NIHMS http://www.nihms.nih.gov/
• Tutorials http://www.nihms.nih.gov/web-help/

PubMed Central

• PubMed Central http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/
• PMC Demo http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Education/pmc/

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March 18, 2008

Funding News

NIH Revision Awards for Studying Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health (R01)

NIH Revision Awards for Studying Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health (R21)

NIH Revision Awards for Studying Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health (P01, P20, P50, P60, U0)

Program Description:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issues this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to invite applications from current NIH-funded investigators to study how interactions among of genetic and behavioral/social factors influence health and disease.

Letters if Intent Receipt Date(s): April 13, 2008
Application Submission/Receipt Date(s): May 13, 2008

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Funding: Active Living Research

Active Living Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). This call for proposals (CFP) is the first to reflect a new emphasis for Active Living Research. The program will now focus on supporting research to inform policy and environmental strategies for increasing physical activity among children and adolescents, decreasing their sedentary behaviors and preventing obesity.

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March 11, 2008

Residential Fellows at the Center for Advanced Study

Application Deadline: 6/2/2008

Academic year fellowships for scholars at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, CA. Through its rigorous application-based selection system, the Center identifies and selects top scholars from disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences, the natural sciences, and the humanities, as well as interdisciplinary areas.

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Elimination of Health Disparities through Translation Research

Elimination of Health Disparities through Translation Research (R18)

Letter of Intent: 4/2/2008
Application Deadline: 5/2/2008

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages applicants to submit research grant applications that accelerate the translation of research findings into public health practice through implementation, dissemination, and diffusion research within health disparity populations.

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March 07, 2008

NIH Urged to Focus on New Ideas, New Applicants

NIH Urged to Focus on New Ideas, New Applicants
Jocelyn Kaiser

Science 29 February 2008: 1169.

Advisers to the U.S. National Institutes of Health outlined a near-final plan to rescue the overburdened NIH peer-review system last week. They want NIH to go for a sweeping overhaul--one that would speed reviews, make the system more inviting, and nudge it to favor new ideas.

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February 29, 2008

Foundation Giving Trends

From Foundation Center, February 29, 2008

From the summary:

The nation’s largest foundations increased funding for all major subject areas in 2006, with a record number of exceptionally large grants helping to drive this growth. According to Foundation Giving Trends (2008 Edition), released today by the Foundation Center, six out of 10 fields posted double-digit rates of growth in the latest year, led by the field of international affairs/development/peace, which grew 72.5 percent.

Highlights

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February 28, 2008

Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Dissertation Fellowships in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development
Application Deadline: 4/1/2008
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting applications for the Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development. The two-year fellowships of $20,000 per year will be awarded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and IIE. The fellowships are open to students currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the United States and Canada. Students in economics, economic demography, geography, and epidemiology are especially encouraged to apply.


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YALE UNIVERSITY The Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE) seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for one or more years, to start in Fall 2008.

Candidates should be interested and have experience in empirical
research with longitudinal data on the processes that generate
inequalities of social class, race/ethnicity, generation, and gender
across the life course." Application deadline is Mar. 28, 2008).

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Funding Opportunity

Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Enhancing the Environmental Public Health Workforce by Strengthening Environmental Health Academic Programs Grant

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