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Aetna Offers Grants to Improve Health of Children, Adults
Deadline: Varies Funding: $25,000-$50,000 The Aetna Foundation seeks national and regional nonprofit partners with the vision to help improve the quality and delivery of health services and to improve the health status of the American public. Grant applications that address more than one of these areas receive priority consideration: addressing the rising rate of obesity among U.S. adults and children; promoting equity in health and healthcare for common chronic conditions and infant mortality and improving care coordination and communications among healthcare professionals.
Grant amounts vary based on the quality and quantity of applications received. Regional grant awards generally range from $25,000 to $50,000; national grants of up to $250,000 are awarded (the foundation generally awards only one grant per organization in a calendar year.
New for 2014
Applications will be accepted in two cycles:
Cycle 1 April 10 - June 5
Cycle 2 June 16 - July 30
Deadline: December 31, 2014 Funding: $12,000 The American Psychological Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Psychological Association, is accepting applications from mental health clinicians working to improve areas of critical need in society and to encourage early career psychologists to devote their careers to underserved populations.
Through the Pearson Early Career program, the foundation will award one grant of $12,000 to a researcher working on a scientifically-based clinical project in the area of serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, incarcerated or homeless individuals, children with serious emotional disturbance, or adults with serious mental illness.
To be eligible, applicants must hold an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.
For complete program guidelines, a list of previous recipients, and application instructions.
AONE Foundation for Nursing Leadership Accepting Applications for Small Grants
Deadline: November 24th, 2914 Funding: Varies The AONE Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education was established in 2010 to support the research and educational priorities of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, a national membership organization for nurses who design, facilitate, and manage care. Since 1967, AONE has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy, and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence, and shape public policy.
The organization is accepting applications for its Small Grants Program, which supports projects that align with its research priorities. In 2015, grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for projects that advance innovation as a core competency for all nurse leaders; the provision of quality care in delivery systems grounded in healthful practice environments; and the value of nursing in health care to all stakeholders.
Members and non-members of AONE are eligible to apply.
Visit the AONE Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
Christopher D. Smithers Foundation - Applications Sought for Substance-Abuse, Alcoholism Education Grants
Deadline: Rolling Funding: $25,000+ These grants support efforts to show that alcoholism is a treatable disease from which people recover. The grants fund prevention programs and activities, with an emphasis on high risk populations (such as at-risk youth and minority groups); and to continually fight to reduce and eliminate the stigma that is associated with alcoholism. Eligible programs include: prevention, treatment, research, public education, and creating awareness of alcoholism problems in the workforce.
Deadline: Rolling Funding: $75,000-$200,000 The BMRP provides funds for research that will lead to improvements in the diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition, the BMRP wants to attract scientists who are not currently working in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) to apply their knowledge, expertise, and techniques to IBD research. The BMRP is interested in early stage exploratory innovative research proposals to investigate the similarities and differences between IBD and diabetes mellitus (DM). Proposals should be exploratory in nature designed as pilot projects researching possible commonality in the etiopathogenesis between IBD and DM. Human or animal model studies are welcomed. Preference is given to proposals for work conducted with patients and with strong potential of clinical applicability in the foreseeable future. Research using non-human material should lead to translational benefits to patients with IBD.
Requests for funding must be preceded by a brief letter of interest, which may be submitted at any time. If possible, the letter of interest and all attachments should be sent via e-mail. If the letter and attachments are sent electronically, the applicant should not send a printed copy.
The applicant institution must be a nonprofit, charitable institution, such as a university, hospital, or research organization. Applications are accepted from institutions worldwide. The Principal Investigator can be a postdoctoral fellow or someone with a faculty or equivalent appointment at the institution. There can be only one Principal Investigator for each proposal. Basic and clinical investigators, scientists not currently working in inflammatory bowel disease, and interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: November 1, 2014 Funding: $20,000 The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation is accepting applications for support of behavioral and psychological research studies based in the United States or Canada.
Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the fund will award grants of up to $20,000 in support of efforts to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate strategies to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. In addition, the fund will consider studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. Projects must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the U.S. or Canada and one or more other countries.
To be eligible, applicants must be a faculty member at an accredited college or university, or be affiliated with an accredited human service organization that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the principal investigator must have earned a doctorate in a relevant discipline and possess relevant experience.
See the Fahs-Beck Fund Web site for eligibility and application guidelines.
Deadline: Rolling Funding: $25,000 Support for organizations whose primary mission is built around addiction, chemical abuse and recovery. Grants advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chemically dependent behaviors, including support for related research and education.
Deadline: Rolling Funding: $25,000 Kalliopeia Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of life’s rich diversity. Rooted in this mission, our grantmaking goal is to strengthen a collective recognition of the oneness of humanity.
We work toward this goal through three strategic program areas:
Fostering a Global Consciousness of Oneness: Contribute to a growing awareness of what unifies rather than divides people, and evolve our understanding of what it means to live in harmony with the whole of life.
Indigenous Cultures: Empower, encourage, and protect the flourishing of Indigenous Peoples, cultures, and languages that carry forward ancient traditions of kinship with all of life.
Nurturing the Inner Life: Support cultural transition to an increasingly interconnected world through transformative and contemplative work that reconnects humanity to the essential unity at its core.
ONS Foundation Accepting Applications for End-of-Life Care Nursing Career Development Award
Deadline: June 15th, 2015 Funding: Varies The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Oncology Nursing Society, is a national tax-exempt charitable organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, dedicated solely to the support of oncology nurses from around the world.
The foundation is accepting applications for its annual Pat McCue/New Orleans Chapter End-of-Life Care Nursing Career Development Award. Through the program, a single grant of $2,500 will be awarded to support continuing educational activities for a registered nurse dedicated to caring for patients and their families during the final stages of life. The award cannot be used for tuition in an academic program.
To be eligible, applicants must be a registered nurse who spends at least 75 percent of his/her time involved in end-of-life care and have at least one year’s experience in end-of-life care.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the ONS Foundation website.
Deadline: Rolling Funding: $100,000 The Foundation's focus areas and priorities include: Health—Food security; improved and optimum nutrition; energy balance Environment—Water security; sustainable agriculture; adaptive approaches to climate change Education—Access to education, dropout prevention and skills training for the underserved; Women's empowerment
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