Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars

Weekly Grants Update

March 7, 2016

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Clinical Scholars

The Clinical Scholars program is a three-year fellowship for clinically active health care providers spanning a range of disciplines (see eligibility criteria for additional information). The program aims to provide clinicians with the opportunity to build and develop the unique skills they need to lead communities toward a Culture of Health. Strong applicants will bring a knowledge of and experience in the art and science of health care services, a unique perspective as providers on health and health care systems, and a special professional status and relationship with patients and communities. Each fellow will receive support for their project of $35,000 annually, for a total of $105,000 per person per three-year fellowship experience. Up to 50 participants will be enrolled in the 2016 cohort. Fellows will be selected primarily in interprofessional teams of three to five members; however, individual and pair applicants will also be considered. Application Deadline is April 19, 2016. Webinar is March 21, 2016.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions

Throughout its history, the United States has learned from great ideas from abroad, from bagels to democracy. Why not do the same for health? In that spirit, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is looking globally for ideas to help us build a Culture of Health in the United States, where everyone has the opportunity to live healthier lives, no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make. We imagine a future where neighborhoods are designed with an eye toward physical activity and community engagement. Where health care providers focus on promoting wellness, not just treating illness. Where all sectors, from health care to social services to urban planning, work together with health in mind. This vision for the United States is a reality in many countries and communities around the world, and we want to learn from them. If you have an idea that has worked abroad and has the potential to be adapted to work in the United States, we want to hear from you. We are looking for projects, programs, and models that promote health equity and are aligned with our Culture of Health Action Framework; this year, we have a particular interest in ideas that: Build healthy places; Build social connection across the lifespan; Get and keep children healthy; Integrate health and social services; and Increase the health care system’s focus on the root causes of poor health. We will support grants from $50,000 up to $250,000 (USD), for up to 18 months. We will give priority to approaches that have demonstrated impact but have not been widely tested or implemented in the United States. Application due Date is May 31, 2016.

NINR PA-14-180 - mHealth Tools for Individuals with Chronic Conditions to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management (R01)/R21

The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research utilizing Mobile Health (mHealth) tools aimed at the improvement of effective patient–provider communication, adherence to treatment and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations. With the rapid expansion of cellular networks and substantial advancements in Smartphone technologies, it is now possible - and affordable - to transmit patient data digitally from remote areas to specialists in urban areas, receive real-time feedback, and capture that consultation in a database. These mHealth tools, therefore, may facilitate more timely and effective patient-provider communication through education communication around goal setting, treatment reminders, feedback on patient progress and may improve health outcomes. This announcement encourages the development, testing and comparative effective analysis of interventions utilizing mHealth technologies. There is also an interest in studying mHealth technologies in underserved populations. Next Application Due Date is June 5, 2016.

NINR PA-14-112 - A Family-Centered Self-Management of Chronic Conditions (R01)/R21

This funding opportunity announcement seeks to build the science of family-centered self-management (FCSM) in chronic conditions. Next Application Due Date is June 5, 2016.

NINR PA-14-344 - Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R01)/R21/R15

The purpose of this initiative is to support research in self-management focused across conditions. A recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) identifies the epidemic of chronic condition as the nation’s leading health challenge and calls for cross-cutting, coordinated public health actions for “living well with chronic illness”. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) addresses that recommendation by describing an initiative that focuses on self-management as a mainstream science in order to reduce the burden of chronic illnesses/conditions. Self-management is the ability of the individual, in conjunction with family, community, and healthcare professionals, to manage symptoms, treatments, lifestyle changes, and psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual consequences associated with a chronic illness or condition. Next Application Due Date is June 5, 2016.

PAR-14-067 - Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control (U01)

National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for projects to generate fundamental knowledge of affective processes. Basic affective science projects should have key downstream consequences for single (e.g., genetic testing consent) and multiple (e.g., adherence to oral chemotherapy regimen) event decisions and behaviors across the cancer prevention and control continuum. The FOA is expected to encourage scientific disciplines that have not traditionally conducted cancer research – such as affective and cognitive neuroscience, decision science, and consumer science – to elucidate perplexing and understudied problems in basic affective and decision sciences with promise of having downstream implications for cancer prevention and control science. Letter of Intent is Due May 10, 2016.

HRSA-16-033 - Life Course Research Network

This announcement solicits applications for the Life Course Research Network (LCRN). The life course theory posits that multiple determinants, such as health care, nutrition, stress and supports, and environmental exposures, operating over the life course are critical drivers of MCH outcomes. The LCRN is designed to accelerate the translation of the life course theory to MCH practice and policy and foster its rapid adoption into clinical and public health settings through systems integration and collaboration among entities interested in improving MCH outcomes. This cooperative agreement opportunity will establish and maintain an interdisciplinary, multi-site research network. A network is a scientific forum for collaboration and infrastructure building that provides national leadership to improve and advance the field of life course research.

Application Deadline is May 17, 2016.

PA-15-124 - Early-life Factors and Cancer Development Later in Life (R03)/R01/R21

National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its participating Institutes and Centers invite applications for research focused on the role of early-life factors in cancer development later in life. Given that current emerging evidence from limited research indicates a potentially important role for early-life events and exposures in cancer development, it is necessary to better understand 1) the early-life (maternal-paternal, in utero, birth and infancy, puberty and adolescence, and teenage and young adult years) factors that are associated with later cancer development; 2) how early-life factors mediate biological processes relevant to carcinogenesis; and 3) whether predictive markers for cancer risk based on what happens biologically at early-life can be measured and developed for use in cancer prevention strategies. Markers that predict malignancy or pre-malignant conditions would allow assessment of early-life exposures with relevant outcomes without having to wait 50 years for cancer development. Ultimately, a better mechanistic understanding of how early-life events and exposures contribute to the etiology of cancer later in life will allow for the development of effective interventions during pregnancy or early life that may have a profound impact on cancer prevention. Application Due Date is June 16, 2016.

W81XWH-16-BCRP-EOHS - Breast Cancer Research Program--Era of Hope Scholar Award

The Era of Hope Scholar Award supports individuals who are early in their careers and have high potential for innovation in breast cancer research. These individuals should be exceptionally talented scientists who have demonstrated that they are the “best and brightest” in their field(s) through extraordinary creativity, vision, and productivity. They should have demonstrated experience in forming effective partnerships and collaborations and should exhibit strong potential for leadership in the breast cancer research community. Application Due Date is May 5, 2016.