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Busse Research Awards

On the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Duke Center for the Study of Agingand Human Development on October 2, 2015, there will be a special presentation of two Busse Research Awards at Duke University, Durham, NC. In recognition of significant contributions to aging research, one award will recognize a scientist from the social/behavioral sciences, the other, a scientist from the biomedical sciences. These awards are supported from an endowment in honor of Ewald W.Busse, M.D., founding director of the Duke Aging Center. This endowment is administered by the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. The purpose of these awards, usually presented at the quadrennial meeting of the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, is to recognize the achievements of late junior or mid-career scientists and to encourage their continued contributions to aging research. For the purpose of these special awards eligibility is limited to investigators in the North American region of IAGG (US and Canada). Awardees will receive certificates and an award of $6,000 (appropriate taxes will be deducted). Awardees must be present at the celebration (October 2) to receive their awards and present a lecture based on their research. In addition to the prize, recipients will receive up to $3,000 each for travel/living expensesto Duke. Applications are due by June 30, 2015. Learn more.

Technical Assistance for Statewide Independent Living Councils

ACL is seeking applicants for a two-year cooperative agreement to operate a Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) Training & Technical Assistance Center. The Center will provide training and technical assistance to improve the performance of SILCs. The Technical Assistance Center will serve as a central source of information and expertise in the following key areas:

  • Training and information to enhance SILC efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Access to resources that assist SILCs in the areas of basic member and board of director duties and responsibilities, and other related independent living information.
  • Communication and peer-to-peer learning between the SILCs on a national level.
  • Development of a state-of-the-art SILC website.

Particular attention will be given to technical assistance activities related to changes enacted as part of the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. 

Federal funding to support and coordinate independent living services in states are overseen by SILCs.  A SILC's duties include working with a designated state entity to develop a state plan for independent living, as well as monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating implementation of the plan.

ACL anticipates awarding up to $400,000 in FY15 and up to $250,000 in FY16 for this cooperative agreement. Entities eligible to apply include domestic public or private non-profits including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.

Letters of Intent are due July 3, 2015; applications are due by August 17, 2015.

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH): Empowering Communities Through Shared Data and Information

Through this effort, DASH and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will propel grantees forward as they strengthen and extend their data and information sharing initiatives for assessment, planning, program development, advocacy, monitoring, and setting and acting on community priorities. The DASH coordinating office will also initiate a learning collaboration through which they will create and share models, and document barriers, solutions, lessons learned, best practices, promising innovations, sustainable examples, and opportunities for replication. Within this learning collaboration, grantees will begin to define the body of knowledge to move this emerging field toward common action, by engaging with each other, the DASH advisory group, thought leaders, researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders.

Up to six entities (organizations or collaborations) will receive grants. Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded. These grants will support project planning and implementation. Grants will be awarded for project durations of 12 or 18 months. Grants will begin on January 15, 2016.

Interested applicants can participate in an Informational webinar on July 15, 2015, from 2:30-3:30pm (Register here). Brief applications are due by July 29, 2015, and applicants will be contected by September 1, 2015, if they are invited to submit a full application.

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