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New Engagement Funding: Nov. 7, 2014

DHH: Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research

This program  is jointly sponsored  by NIH and the EPA.  Basic and/or applied research  is expected to develop innovative approaches to understand environmentally-driven health disparities and improve access to healthy environments for vulnerable populations and communities. The proposed Centers are expected to support research efforts, mentoring, research translation and information dissemination.  Deadline to apply is Jan. 9, 2015


Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation

PVA coordinates workshops for health professionals to produce education materials in sponsoring fellowships in spinal cord medicine and helps to develop tools for spinal cord injury and disease that will further the health community’s knowledge in improving the lives of those with SCI/D. The five project categories include:

  • Consumer and community education to improve the health, independence and quality of life for individuals with SCI/D
  • Professional development and education to improve the knowledge and competencies of health professionals who serve the SCI/D community, including fellowship and traineeship programs
  • Research utilization and dissemination, which translates findings into practice
  • Assistive technology—Development of teaching tools or pilot programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to the use of assistive devices
  • Conferences and symposia that provide education and collaboration opportunities for members of the SCI/D community

The deadline for this opportunity is Feb. 1, 2015.


AAUW Accepting Applications for 2014-15 Community Action Grants

The American Association of University Women Community Action Grants provides funds to individuals, AAUW branches, AAUW state organizations and community-based nonprofit organizations to support innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on the achievements of K-12 girls and community college women in STEM. Deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2015.


Roth Award spotlights programs that aim to end domestic abuse in underserved populations

The Roth Award has been created specifically for programs that address the needs of underserved populations.  Eligible applicants to this program will provide assistance to populations that traditionally do not know how to find help services or are hesitant to seek them out. Programs should seek to end generational cycles of domestic abuse, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, faith, non-English speaking, disabilities, low socioeconomic status and victims from economically comfortable suburban areas. The primary focus of the project should be intimate partner violence. Deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2015.


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