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Title: Research and Evaluation on Gangs and Gang Violence

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 04/24/2018

Amount: Up to $1,000,000

Description:NIJ is seeking applications for the funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to reduce street gang activity and violence in the United States. Gangs and gang members are responsible for a large amount of crime and violence in many localities, and are responsible for a disproportionate share in those communities most afflicted by crime and violence. NIJ will support scientifically rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to produce findings with high practical utility for gang prevention, intervention, enforcement, or reentry strategies. This solicitation supports the U.S. Department of Justice’s priority to prevent and reduce crime.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

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Title: NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY 2018

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 04/25/2018

Amount: Not available.

Description: NIJ is seeking applications for funding of rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for State, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address two drug priorities: (1) drug trafficking, markets, and use related to heroin and other opioids (including fentanyl, diverted pharmaceuticals, synthetic drugs, and analogues); and (2) illegal marijuana markets and drug-related violent crime. This program furthers the Department’s mission to combat the Nation's opioid epidemic, and reduce violent and other drug-related crime, through research that promotes effective law enforcement, court, and corrections responses to illegal drug markets (including diversion of legal drugs).

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

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Title Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (Clinical Trial Not Allowed

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 05/31/2018

Amount: $50,000 to $600,000

Description: The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, and biomedical imagers. Three Major Users who have substantial need for the instrument must be identified. Each Major User must be a PD/PI on a distinct active NIH research award in an area of basic, translational, or clinical research. (The requirement is one award per investigator, with more awards per investigator allowed. An award given to multi-PDs/PIs is counted only once towards the fulfillment of this requirement.) NIH training or fellowship grants (i.e., T and F mechanisms) and other non-research grants cannot be counted towards the fulfillment of this requirement.  Once the eligibility requirement of three Major Users with NIH-funded research projects has been met, additional users with active research awards from NIH or other sources may be added as Major or Minor Users. Investigators with funding from sources such as other Federal agencies (e.g., NSF, DoE, DoD), private foundations or academic institutions can be added as Major Users, provided they are engaged in basic, translational or clinical research and can demonstrate a substantial need for the instrument. Major Users can be researchers from the same department or from several departments, divisions or schools at the applicant institution, or from nearby or regional institutions. In certain circumstances, as technology dictates, Major Users may come from distant institutions, but they must demonstrate the need for the instruments and describe plans for regular access to the instrument.

Note: Applicant organizations may submit more than one application, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-600.html


Title National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery

Sponsor: DHHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Deadline: 06/01/2018

Amount: Up to $1,000,000 per year

Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery (Short Title: National Center-TFR) grant. The purpose of this program is to establish a national center with specialized subject matter expertise to provide training and technical assistance to states, local governments, tribal communities, behavioral health organizations, primary care providers, clinicians, peers, families, and other stakeholders to help reduce tobacco use among persons with behavioral health disorders, with an emphasis on individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders. The expectation is that the National Center-TFR will build upon and expand SAMHSA’s efforts to increase awareness, disseminate current research, educate behavioral health providers, and create results-oriented collaborations among stakeholder organizations in an effort to reduce tobacco use among individuals with behavioral health disorders.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302456


Title: NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 06/05/2018

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Maximum of 5 years.

Description: The NIH Research Project Grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions. This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trial(s).

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-484.html


Title: NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 06/05/2018

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Maximum of 5 years.

Description:The NIH Research Project Grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement requires that at least 1 clinical trial be proposed. The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions. Applicants should note that some ICs (see Related Notices) only accept applications proposing mechanistic studies that meet NIH's definition of a clinical trial through this funding opportunity announcement.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-345.html


Title: Typical and Atypical Patterns of Language & Literacy in Dual Language Learners (R01-Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Deadline: 06/05/2018

Amount: Reviewers will consider whether the budget and the requested period of support are fully justified and reasonable in relation to the proposed research. Up to 5 years.

Description: To support investigator-initiated R01 applications that will inform our understanding of the typical and atypical patterns of language and literacy development of dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of advances in the language sciences and related fields to identify and clarify specific cognitive, linguistic, neurobiological, and sociocultural factors associated with normal and impaired language and literacy acquisition in young DLL populations.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-316.html


Title: U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Deadline: 06/13/2018

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing health disparities in tobacco use in the United States. Specifically, this FOA is intended to stimulate scientific inquiry focused on innovative tobacco control policies. Applicants may propose projects in which the primary outcome of interest is on reducing tobacco use health disparities in vulnerable populations by utilizing tobacco prevention and control strategies. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce health disparities in health outcomes thereby reducing the excess disease burden of tobacco use within these groups.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-674.html


Title: U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Deadline: 06/13/2018

Amount: The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Description: The central charge of the FOA is to understand how to improve the effectiveness of existing tobacco control policy strategies to reduce cancer health disparities in tobacco use, as well as studying new policy approaches to reducing cancer health disparities in tobacco use. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following: (1) Comprehensive smoke-free policies (e.g., how to increase adoption and implementation of comprehensive smoke-free policies in workplaces, homes, vehicles, etc.); (2) Policies related to coverage for tobacco dependence treatment (e.g., state, local and/or federal policies affect access to, affordability, and use of cessation services among vulnerable populations, and the impact of surcharges on tobacco users); (3) Overarching policy environment (e.g. studies that examine the dynamic interplay of different tobacco control policies on tobacco use, how tobacco control policies may work together to reduce tobacco use among both youth and adults, focusing on how to accelerate progress in communities that have experienced slower declines in tobacco use, etc.); and (4) Dissemination and implementation of research findings.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-675.html


Title: ASF Translation Competition

Sponsor: American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)

Deadline: 06/15/2018

Amount: $2,000 to $2,500

Description: The annual ASF translation competition is awarded for the most outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama or literary prose written by a Scandinavian author born after 1900. The Nadia Christensen Prize includes a $2,500 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion. The Leif and Inger Sjöberg Award, given to an individual whose literature translations from a Nordic language have not previously been published, includes a $2,000 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion.

How to Apply: Apply online at ASF.

More Info: https://tinyurl.com/y9cdy6p5


Title: Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/15/2018

Amount: Not specified, but see recent awards.

Description: The aim is to enhance the fundamental understanding of perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes and their interactions. Central research topics for consideration by the program include (but are not limited to) vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken language, motor control, categorization, and spatial cognition. Of particular interest are emerging areas, such as the interaction of sleep or emotion with cognitive or perceptual processes and the epigenetics of cognition. The program welcomes a wide range of perspectives, such as individual differences, symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, genetics and epigenetics, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund


Title: Pilot Effectiveness Trials for Treatment, Preventive and Services Interventions (R34)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 06/15/2018

Amount: Direct costs are limited to $450,000 over the R34 project period, with no more than $225,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

Description: The purpose is to encourage pilot research consistent with NIMH's priorities for: 1) effectiveness research on preventive and therapeutic interventions with previously demonstrated efficacy, for use with broader target populations or for use in community practice settings, and 2) research on the development and preliminary testing of innovative services interventions. Applications should provide resources for evaluating the feasibility, tolerability, acceptability and safety of approaches to improve mental health/functional outcomes, to modify risk factors, or to improve service delivery, and for obtaining the preliminary data needed as a pre-requisite to a larger-scale intervention trial (e.g., comparative effectiveness study, practical trial) or large-scale services study.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-17-612.html


Title: Clinical Trials to Test the Effectiveness of Treatment, Preventive, and Services Interventions (Collaborative R01 - Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Deadline: 06/15/2018

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to propose a project period of 3 or 4 years.

Description: The purpose is to support collaborative research to test the therapeutic value of treatment, preventive, and services strategies for which there is already evidence of efficacy, for use in community and practice settings and to test hypotheses regarding moderators, mediators, and mechanisms of action of these interventions. Supports research to evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacologic, psychosocial (psychotherapeutic and behavioral), rehabilitative and combination interventions that show promise, compared to existing treatment approaches, for improving symptomatic and functional outcomes for mental disorders. Studies that address either acute or longer-term therapeutic effects are encouraged. This FOA also supports clinical trials to test patient-, provider-, organizational-, or systems-level services interventions to improve service access, engagement, quality, coordination, or delivery, with the goal of improved outcomes for individual patients and as well as larger populations. The intervention research covered under this announcement is explicitly focused on practice-relevant questions. Supports research on interventions/services models that have the potential to substantially impact practice and public health in terms of the magnitude of likely improvements in key outcomes (e.g., clinical benefit, safety/tolerability profile, value and efficiency, or scalability potential), as compared to existing approaches.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-18-700.html


Title: Development of Psychosocial Therapeutic and Preventive Interventions for Mental Disorders (R61/R33- Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Deadline: 06/15/2018

Amount: Application budgets for the R61 phase and the R33 phase are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum period of the combined R61 and R33 phases is 5 years, with up to 2 years for the R61 phase and up to 3 years for the R33 phase. Applications with a project period less than 5 years are encouraged where feasible.

Description: The purpose is to support the development and testing of innovative psychosocial intervention approaches where the target and/or the intervention strategy is novel. Targets might include, but are not limited to, potentially modifiable behavioral, cognitive, affective and/or interpersonal factors or processes, neural circuits or neural activity subserving specific behaviors or cognitive processes, and/or other neurobiological mechanisms associated with risk for, causation of, or maintenance of a mental disorder. Eligible psychosocial intervention strategies might include in-person or technology-assisted delivery, provided the target and/or the intervention strategy is novel. This FOA supports the development and testing of novel psychosocial interventions, as defined above, as monotherapies or as augmentations to a standard treatment (which may be psychosocial, pharmacological, neuromodulation, biologic, or other somatic modality). Studies must include an examination of a defined intervention target/mechanism based on empirical evidence of disease processes or mechanisms that confer risk, causation, or maintenance of a disorder, and a clear hypothesis about how an intervention directed at changing the target/mechanism can lead to clinical benefit in persons with or at risk for mental disorders.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-18-704.html


Title: Confirmatory Efficacy Clinical Trials of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Mental Disorders (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 06/15/2018

Amount:

Description: To support confirmatory efficacy testing of non-pharmacological therapeutic and preventive interventions for mental disorders in adults and children through an experimental therapeutics approach. Under this FOA, trials must be designed so that results, whether positive or negative, will provide information of high scientific utility and will support "go/no-go" decisions about further development, effectiveness testing, or dissemination of the intervention. Interventions to be studied include, but are not limited to behavioral, cognitive, interpersonal, and device-based (both invasive/surgically implanted as well as noninvasive/transcranial) approaches, or a combination thereof. Interventions appropriate for efficacy testing must be based on a compelling scientific rationale, previous demonstration that the intervention engages and alters the hypothesized mechanism of action, a preliminary efficacy signal, and must address an unmet therapeutic need. Support will be provided for a trial of the intervention's efficacy that includes measurement of the hypothesized mechanism of action and the relationship between change in the mechanism and change in functional or clinical effects. Ultimately, this FOA is intended to support a sufficiently-powered efficacy trial to determine the intervention's potential for significant clinical benefit.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-18-707.html


Title: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 06/16/2018

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Description: The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-489.html


Title: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Required)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 06/16/2018

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Description: The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. This Parent Funding Opportunity Announcement requires that at least 1 clinical trial be proposed. The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions. Applicants should note that some ICs (see Related Notices) only accept applications proposing mechanistic studies that meet NIH's definition of a clinical trial through this funding opportunity announcement.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-344.html


Title: Typical and Atypical Patterns of Language & Literacy in Dual Language Learners (R21-Clinical Trial Optional)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Deadline: 06/16/2018

Amount: Up to $275,000 direct costs for 2 years.

Description: To support investigator-initiated applications that will inform our understanding of the typical and atypical patterns of language and literacy development of dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of advances in the language sciences and related fields to identify and clarify specific cognitive, linguistic, neurobiological, and sociocultural factors associated with normal and impaired language and literacy acquisition in young DLL populations.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-328.html


Title: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)

Deadline: 07/20/2018

Amount: Minimum $400,000 for the 5-year duration

Description: This program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards for faculty members beginning their independent careers. The intent of the program is to provide stable support at a sufficient level and duration to enable awardees to develop careers not only as outstanding researchers but also as educators demonstrating commitment to teaching, learning, and dissemination of knowledge. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from eligible early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations, especially women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm


Title: Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/03/2018

Amount: Varies, please see link below.

Description: The STS program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15506/nsf15506.htm


Title: Cognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/13/2018

Amount: Currently, the average award size is ~$175K per year (including both direct and indirect costs), and the average duration is 3 years.

Description: The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of the neural mechanisms of human cognition. Central research topics for consideration by the program include attention, learning, memory, decision-making, language, social cognition, and emotions. Proposals with animal models are appropriate only if they include a comparative element with human subjects. Proposals focused on behavioral, clinical or molecular mechanisms will not be considered for this program. Additionally, proposals directed at understanding low-level sensorimotor processes or restricted to model-based simulations of neural data will not be considered, unless they are embedded in a cognitive question related to one of the central research topics listed above.

How to Apply: Notify RGSO of your plan to submit a proposal. The preaward team will work with you to help you complete your proposal, and RGSO will submit your proposal.

More Info: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5316&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund


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