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2011 Small Grants Competition: Research Related to TANF Reauthorization

2011 Small Grants Competition: Research Related to TANF Reauthorization
Source: National Poverty Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Application Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2010 at 5PM Eastern Standard Time

The National Poverty Center (NPC) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan seeks to fund research that will broaden and/or deepen our understanding of issues related to the future reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program. The NPC anticipates funding up to 4 proposals, up to a maximum of $12,500 per award. Funds for this competition are contingent on the funds being provided by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.

More information
Request for Proposals (PDF)

NIH Opportunity Network to Expand Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

NIH Director Francis Collins recently announced the launch of the Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet), a trans-NIH initiative to expand the agency’s funding of basic behavioral and social sciences research (b-BSSR).

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Center for Retirement Research 2010 Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College announces the 2010 Dissertation Fellowship Program for research on retirement income and disability insurance issues. The program, funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration:
• Supports doctoral candidates writing dissertations on retirement income and disability insurance issues.
• Awards up to six fellowships of $28,000.
• Requires proposals be complete and submitted by January 29, 2010.
• Proposal guidelines can be found at the Dissertation Fellowship website.

For questions, please contact:
Marina Tsiknis

The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship Program

The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship Program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. The Fellowship places particular emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States.

Identifying Neighborhood Level Protective and Promotive Factors for Youth Violence (U01)

This funding opportunity announcement solicits applications to conduct research to: develop and test novel measures of neighborhood boundaries, develop and test innovative measures of neighborhood level protective and promotive factors, and to test the extent to which these factors are associated with youth risk for violence perpetration and victimization. The results will inform violence prevention initiatives designed to strengthen these factors within communities to achieve broad reductions in youth violence.

Funding from National Institute of Justice

Data Resources Program 2009: Funding for the Analysis of Existing Data
NIJ is requesting proposals to replicate previous findings and conduct original research extending data from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). NACJD houses quantitative and qualitative data from NIJ-funded research and provides online access to downloadable, machine-readable (SPSS, SAS, or ASCII) files as well as data dictionaries, study abstracts and, in limited cases, MapInfo or ESRI geographic data. The archive is maintained by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan and is supported by NIJ. Learn more by visiting the Data Resources Program Web site at:

NIH announces a change to resubmission of applications

NIH announces a change in the existing policy on resubmission (amended) applications. Beginning with original new applications (i.e., never submitted) and competing renewal applications submitted for the January 25, 2009 due dates and beyond, the NIH will accept only a single amendment to the original application. Failure to receive funding after two submissions (i.e., the original and the single amendment) will mean that the applicant should substantially re-design the project rather than simply change the application in response to previous reviews. It is expected that this policy will lead to funding high quality applications earlier, with fewer resubmissions.

Roadmap Transformative R01 Program (R01)

Roadmap Transformative R01 Program (R01)
As part of the NIH Roadmap for Biomedical Research, the National Institutes of Health invites transformative Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations proposing exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new or challenge existing scientific paradigms. Projects must clearly demonstrate potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations

Grand Challenges Explorations will foster early-stage innovation in global health research and expand the pipeline of ideas that merit further exploration. The program will employ a new, fast-track approach to grant making, with short two-page applications and no preliminary data required. Each round of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative will award grants against a set of specific topics. In general, topics are chosen according to three major criteria: (1) The topic fits within the goals and disease priorities of the Grand Challenges in Global Health; (2) The topic contains a roadblock where radical, new thinking is needed for the discovery of an effective health solution; (3) Potential projects within the topic are likely to be well suited for the phased structure of the initiative. In addition, we consider whether a topic will engage the participation from scientists outside traditional global health disciplines, as well as researchers working in the developing world.

National Institutes of Health: Using Proven Factors in Risk Prevention to Promote Protection from HIV Transmission

National Institutes of Health: Using Proven Factors in Risk Prevention to Promote Protection from HIV Transmission (R01)
This funding opportunity announcement issued by NIH and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, solicits investigator initiated research applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop, implement, and evaluate new or improved HIV prevention programs. These programs will incorporate proven factors from social and sexual development, positive youth development, sexual risk behavior, and drug prevention programs for use in high-risk, urban American minority preadolescents or early adolescents (approximate ages 9-14).