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2015 Funding Opportunities

Choosing Wisely® High Value Care in Action Fellowship
Sponsored by the ABIM Foundation, the American College of Physicians, and the Section on Evidence Based Health Care of the New York Academy of Medicine, the newly created Choosing Wisely® High Value Care in Action Fellowship will provide residents and subspecialty trainees an opportunity to pursue projects aimed at reducing unnecessary care.

The fellowship is open to first- and second-year residents, who must propose a plan to implement and study the effects of a high value care clinical intervention project to reduce unnecessary care at their home institution. Preferred projects will be based on recommendations from the Choosing Wisely lists or the quality improvement module in the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine-American College of Physicians High Value Care Curriculum. The application deadline is March 11.

Retirement Research Foundation Funding for Projects on Aging
The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) is currently accepting grant requests for its application deadline on May 1, 2015.

RRF is devoted to improving quality of life for older Americans. Through its responsive grants program, RRF supports:

  • direct service;
  • advocacy;
  • education and training programs for professionals working with elders; and
  • research to seek causes and solutions to significant problems of older adults.

Proposals for projects that have a local focus are considered from organizations based in seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida.

Advocacy, training, and research projects of national relevance are considered from organizations located anywhere in the U.S.

The Retirement Research Foundation is based in Chicago and is one of the nation’s first private foundations devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues. Throughout its history, RRF has awarded more than $200 million for innovative projects that benefit older Americans.

Aetna Foundation Healthier World Innovation Challenge
The Aetna Foundation is advancing an agenda that tests the utility of innovations including technology and digital health strategies as part of population health strategies that aim to improve community health outcomes. Through this new funding opportunity, they will support initiatives that implement and test innovations for chronic disease prevention and management with a specific focus on minority and other underserved communities. Funding will focus on testing technological and digital health strategies and the processes and partnerships needed to scale and spread these potential innovations with the goal to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. Projects must utilize technology and digital health innovations within population health approaches for chronic disease prevention and management, and have the potential for positive societal impact. These innovations must be developed on the foundation of localized or community-level data with attention to the root causes and social determinants of health. Funding will support implementation and testing of localized technology and digital health strategies with the goal of promoting chronic disease prevention and management for minority and other vulnerable populations. Localization should be focused on reducing health disparities. Applicants must be collaborations or partnerships that include a key primary care partner as well as community-based partners. Applicants may apply for a maximum grant of $250,000 for the first 12 months. Applicants who are successful in the first year (as determined by the Aetna Foundation) will be eligible for another $500,000 for the next two years (up to $250,000 each year).

The NIA Butler-Williams Scholars Program
The NIA Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly Summer Institute on Aging Research) is accepting applications for an intensive introduction to aging research. This program for investigators that are new to aging research is focused on the breadth of research supported by the National Institute on Aging, including basic biology, neuroscience, behavioral and social research, geriatrics and clinical gerontology. As an offering through the NIA Office of Special Populations, program content will include a focus on health disparities, research methodologies, and funding opportunities. The Butler-Williams Scholars Program (B-W Scholars) is one of the premier, short-term training opportunities for new investigators. New researchers are defined as those who have recently received the M.D., Ph.D. or other doctoral level degree. The B-W Scholars Program provides participants with unparalleled access to NIA and NIH staff in an informal setting.  The B-W Scholars Program is sponsored by NIA with support from the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. Applications are due Mar. 27, 2015.

Geriatrics Scholarship Award Summit
The UCSF Division of Geriatrics announced the fifth annual Geriatrics Scholarship Award Summit for ACGME interns and residents in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. The award is intended to stimulate interest in a career in academic geriatrics by recognizing residents’ achievements in research on aging. Each award carries with it a cash prize of $250 and a stipend to cover travel and lodging in San Francisco to present work at a special award summit. The deadline to apply is Fri., Apr. 3. Questions regarding the award may be directed to Eric Widera, MD (eric.widera@ucsf.edu).

PCORnet Phase II CDRN / PPRN Funding Opportunities
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering up to $150.7 million to fund as many as 13 clinical data research networks (CDRNs) and 22 patient-powered research networks (PPRNs) for Phase II of the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet). This announcement seeks to provide infrastructure funding to CDRNs and PPRNs to expand on the infrastructure built during Phase I of PCORnet, and is addressed to both current and new applicants. Overall, applications should align to the overarching goal of PCORnet Phase II: the more efficient conduct of multinetwork observational and interventional research studies using the PCORnet infrastructure resources. To learn more about CDRN opportunities, click here. To learn more about PPRN opportunities, click here.

NIH Opportunity for Testing Interventions to Improve Blood Pressure Control
This funding opportunity solicits applications to fund up to two patient-centered comparative effectiveness clinical trials using a UH2/UH3 cooperative agreement mechanism. This initiative is supported by the Hypertension Disparities Reduction Program Partnership (HDRPP), a research partnership between the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The research initiative aims to reduce disparities in hypertension, a leading cause of cardiovascular disease that disproportionately affects certain populations. The purpose of the opportunity is to compare alternative, evidence-based approaches to reduce inadequate control of hypertension among high risk populations, including racial/ethnic minority groups, patients with low socioeconomic status, and individuals residing in rural geographical areas with an above average lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease.

Local Adaptations of the Transitional Care Model
With the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and guided by a national advisory committee, a multidisciplinary team based at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to identify and learn from clinicians or clinical leaders who are primarily responsible for transitional care services in health systems and communities throughout the United States. Their overall goal is to better understand how care delivery innovations are adapted for use in clinical practice. Dr. Mary Naylor, Principal Investigator, and lead architect of the Transitional Care Model (TCM), and Dr. Mark Pauly, health care economist on all TCM evaluations are the project leaders. The study team will pursue their aims over a 24-month period and in two phases: National Scan and Survey, and In-depth Interviews and Analyses. Information gained from these efforts will be disseminated through a multi-pronged strategy. Click here to access the survey and learn more about this study. Please contact Dr. Naylor with any questions regarding the study: tc-survey@nursing.upenn.edu.

Air Force Health Study (Ranch Hand) Research Assets
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is making data and biospecimens from the Air Force Health Study (AFHS) available for further studies on health and aging. Standardized, comprehensive health questionnaire, physical examination, and biospecimens data were collected at six time points in the 20-year period of the study. At the conclusion of the original study, Congress designated IOM as custodian of the AFHS assets and asked the IOM to make them available to qualified investigators for further research. The Department of Veterans Affairs was directed to provide support for pilot studies using the materials. Proposals for innovative uses of the materials for research to further the goals of understanding the determinants of health and aging and promoting wellness are encouraged. All proposals are subject to review of their scientific merit by an IOM committee, and approval by the National Academies’ Institutional Review Board. The program accepts proposals as part of a rolling submission process; funding is available to support the most meritorious pilot studies and small-scale research projects. 

Applications for Jahnigen Career Development Award
The Jahnigen Career Development Award is one of several career development awards that offer matching funding to supplement the National Institute on Aging's(NIA’s) GEMSSTAR awards. The Jahnighen award will be offered only to those individuals approved for funding by the NIA via the GEMSSTAR Program. The AGS' Jahnigen Career Development Award (JCDA) will provide award recipients with as much as  $50,000 in direct career development funding over two years to supplement their GEMSSTAR funding, with $25,000 of that coming from Participating Specialty Societies and $25,000 coming from the American Geriatrics Society through a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation.

Applications for T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award
The T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award is one of several career development awards that offer matching funding to supplement the National Institute on Aging's GEMSSTAR awards.  The Williams award will be offered only to those individuals approved for funding by the NIA via the GEMSSTAR Program and selected by the T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award committee. The AGS Health in Aging Foundation's T. Franklin Williams Award will provide the award recipient with up to $50,000 over two years in direct career development funding to supplement the GEMSSTAR funding -- with $25,000 coming from the Association of Specialty Professors and $25,000 from the AGS Health in Aging Foundation.

Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation Funding Opportunity 
The Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation (MMAAP) is accepting applications for three geriatrics fellowships.  The mission of the MMAAP Foundation is to improve world health by developing mutually beneficial partnerships between the United States and China, as well as greater Asia. Working with some of the premier health organizations in the world, the MMAAP Foundation will bring together and fund exchanges among the best research, medical talent, and institutions in the regions. This strategy is a high priority for its founders, Howard P. Milstein and the Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation.

The Retirement Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Projects in Aging
The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) is currently accepting grant requests for its application deadline on February 2, 2015.

RRF is devoted to improving quality of life for older Americans. Through its responsive grants program, RRF supports:

  • direct service;
  • advocacy;
  • education and training programs for professionals working with elders; and
  • research to seek causes and solutions to significant problems of older adults.

Proposals for projects that have a local focus are considered from organizations based in seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida.  Advocacy, training, and research projects of national relevance are considered from organizations located anywhere in the U.S.

The Retirement Research Foundation, based in Chicago, is one of the nation’s first private foundations devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues. Throughout its history, RRF has awarded more than $200 million for innovative projects that benefit older Americans.

To learn more visit our http://www.rrf.org or email info@rrf.org

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