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Call for Applications: ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program
Deadline for electronic submission of application: 04/01/2014
Deadline for ASPPH's receipt of hardcopy materials: 04/02/2014
The ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship, a collaborative effort between the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is a unique training opportunity offered to graduates of accredited schools and programs of public health.The selected fellow(s) will work with national experts in injury prevention and motor vehicle and highway safety issues to examine the causes and etiology of motor vehicle crashes and injuries.
NHTSA´s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. The agency develops, promotes and implements effective educational, engineering, and enforcement programs to prevent injuries and deaths and reduce economic costs associated with the nation’s roadways. NHTSA provides leadership to the motor vehicle and highway safety community through the development of innovative approaches to preventing roadway crashes and resulting deaths and injuries. NHTSA spearheads innovative research and data analysis critical to motor vehicle and highway safety and leads the nation by setting the motor vehicle and highway safety agenda.
The selected fellow will work with experienced professionals in NHTSA to learn all components of the comprehensive approach to traffic safety; develop a thorough understanding of the shared missions between public health, traffic safety and injury prevention; and experience working within a Federal agency on projects affecting the public health of the entire Nation.
The fellowship position is a full-time opportunity for a one year period. The fellowship position will be located at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters (DOT), Washington, D.C. The selected applicant will be required to relocate to the fellowship location. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
To be eligible, students must have received an MPH or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than August of the application year). Early career professionals with MPH or Doctorate degrees (within 5 years of graduation) may also apply for the fellowship program. Applicants must have received their degree(s) from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited, graduate school or program of public health, as well as be a U.S. citizen or hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S., to be eligible for the fellowship program. Certification in Public Health (CPH) preferred (http://www.nbphe.org/)
The fellow will receive an annual stipend paid in semi-monthly installments. In addition, the fellow will have access to sufficient allowance to offset the costs of health insurance premiums and fellowship-related travel and training expenses.
The fellow is responsible for his/her own move to and from the fellowship site (relocation expenses are not covered). The fellow is also required to maintain his/her own health insurance while in the fellowship program.
All applications to the fellowship program will undergo a technical review process by NHTSA staff based on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, previous professional experience; and letters of recommendation. Finalists will then be evaluated to assess which of the candidates applying for the project is most suited for the fellowship.
There are two components to the application process, the online application and hard copy documents that must be mailed to ASPPH in ONE package. The following lists all documents required to apply:
1. An essay (1500 word max) for each training area to which you are applying explaining your interests, strengths and qualifications for that position and how it will benefit your long-term career plans in the field of public health.
3. Two references - Name, email and phone number.
Hard copy documents:
1. Two Generic Letters of Recommendation (from the references provided in the online application). Must be on a letter head with contact information and original signature. Does not need to be in a sealed envelope. Please request your recommenders to not fold or staple recommendation letters.
2. Signature Page available upon submitting the online application. You will need to print, and sign. Please do not fold or staple pages.
3. Official Graduate Transcripts (School or Program of Public Health only). This will need to be in a sealed envelope issued by your school.
4. A copy of your Green card, if you are not a US Citizen.
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Safety Programs
- Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection
- Behavioral Safety Research
Call for Submissions: HIV R4P Scholarship Program
Submission Closes 2 May 2014
HIV R4P is the world's first and only scientific meeting dedicated exclusively to biomedical HIV prevention research.
HIV R4P is dedicated to ensuring the participation of individuals from resource-limited settings and communities including, researchers, community activists and civil society representatives.
HIV R4P will offer financial assistance to eligible delegates to help them attend the conference. Full and registration-only scholarships will be offered in two categories (research and community) and applicants will be selected based on various considerations below. All scholarships will be awarded based on the availability of funds.
Research scholarships are open to those actively involved in HIV prevention research, which may include but not limited to any of the following disciplines: basic science, clinical research, formulation science, social science and public health. Note: graduate students, fellows, or junior faculty within three years of faculty appointment are eligible to apply. Criteria that will be used for ranking applicants include: first author on a submitted abstract, motivation for attending, quality of recommendation letter and whether the applicant is from a developing country or applicant from a country most affected by the HIV pandemic.
Community scholarships are offered to those actively involved in HIV prevention or care as a community advocate, educator, care provider or related role and who are able to effectively communicate knowledge gained at the conference to communities. Criteria that will be used for selecting applicants include: first author on a submitted abstract, track record in education or training and whether the applicant is from a developing country and/or a country most affected by the HIV pandemic.
A full scholarship includes:
• Complimentary conference registration;
• Airline ticket (coach class / non refundable);
• Up to five (5) nights lodging at the conference venue.
A conference scholarship does not include transportation to and fron the airport or a per diem stipend.
A registration-only scholarship includes:
• Complimentary admittance to all conference sessions, provided meals and refreshments and materials
Applicant Requirements and Eligibility
All applicants must complete the online award and scholarship application.
Call for Applications: American Psychiatric Foundation Typical or Troubled? Grant Program
The Typical or Troubled? School Mental Health Education Program was developed by the American Psychiatric Foundation to address the important role adults can have in a teen's life and the importance of early identification. By encouraging and equipping adults (such as parents and teachers) who closely interact with adolescents to notice the warning signs of mental health problems, to be prepared with intervention strategies, and to know where to refer teens for help in addressing these issues, the program becomes an essential element in ensuring student health and safety.
At its core, Typical or Troubled? is an evidence-based program that has been successfully working with school communities as a companion program with existing school safety and physical health programs across the nation to improve student mental health through early recognition, intervention, and treatment. To date, the curriculum has been presented in nearly 2,000 schools nationwide in urban, suburban, and rural school communities.
The Foundation is now accepting applications from community organizations, schools, and school districts to apply to implement the Typical or Troubled? program in middle and high schools. Those who have already implemented Typical or Troubled? may apply for the Innovations Grant.
Applicants can apply to implement the Typical or Troubled? and/or Típico o Problemático? programs at high schools and middle schools in their community.
Standard grant support is as follows:
For implementation in two to four high schools - Grant in the amount of $1,000
For implementation in five or more high schools - Grant in the amount of $2,000
We expect to award 25 to 30 grants.
Timeline for 2014 Typical or Troubled? and Típico o Problemático? grant applications:
• Application deadline: March 31, 2014
• Notification of award: May 6, 2014
Upon selection, the primary contact person on the application will be notified by email.
• Execution of grant contracts: beginning May 7, 2014
A contract to be signed and returned will be mailed. If APF does not hear back from you within two weeks, your grant fund may be forfeited.
• Awardees will be mailed grant checks upon receipt of a signed contract
• Implementation of Typical or Troubled? and Típico o Problemático? programs: 2014 - 2015 school year
•Evaluation due date: May 15, 2015, or two weeks after program implementation.
Call for Applications: Mary Kay Foundation Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
The goal of The Mary Kay Foundation is to eliminate domestic violence. As a part of this effort, the Foundation makes grants to worthwhile organizations that aid survivors of domestic violence by operating emergency shelters.
Grants to applicants that operate emergency shelters for survivors of domestic violence will be made following review of this application and the required attachments. Failure to include all information specified in this application, including the required attachments, will result in disqualification of the applicant.
Please note: Only applicants operating an emergency shelter (immediate overnight housing) for survivors of domestic violence are eligible for a grant. Please do not apply if your organization does not operate an emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence.
The funds awarded by the Foundation may be used for the operating budget of the applicant, with the exception of staff travel. No exceptions will be made.
Upon selection of the awardees, the Foundation will mail a check in accordance with information contained in the cover letter. No notification will be sent to applicants that are not selected. All decisions of the Foundation are final.
Failure to receive a grant does not prohibit the applicant from applying the following year. In order for the Foundation to aid the largest number of applicants possible, applicants that receive grants must skip a year before applying again.
In addition to answering the questions listed on this application, the following documents must be attached. Your application will be rejected if any of these documents are not included:
-- Cover letter including how your organization plans to use the funds.
-- Letter of determination from the Internal Revenue Service.
-- A copy of the current board-approved budget.
-- Recent financial statements, including statement of financial position (balance sheet) and statement of activities (profit and loss statement).
-- A listing of the board of directors, including their occupations or standing in the community.
-- A list of the top ten corporations, individuals, government agencies (including local, state, or federal grants), and foundations that donate to the organization. Include the dollar amount and percentage of total budget for each source.
-- State map from internet, with a circle around the county in which your organization is located.
Mail a cover letter, the signed application, and all required attachments by Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (postmark date).
The Mary Kay Foundation
P.O. Box 799044
Dallas, TX 75379-9044
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The Mary Kay Foundation
16251 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant Award
$5,000 for research on the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents through accidents, violence, abuse or suicide.
Deadline: October 1, 2014
Sponsors: American Psychological Foundation/American Psychological Association Division 54: Society of Pediatric Psychology
The Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant supports research into psychological and behavioral aspects of the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents as reflected in the activities and interests within pediatric psychology of the late Lizette Peterson-Homer and her commitment to improving the status of children in the face of the most significant threats to their health and development. This grant is open to students and faculty to support research related to the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents. Funding is available up to $5,000 and is sponsored jointly by the American Psychological Foundation and APA Div. 54.
Research should focus on prevention of physical injury in children and adolescents. More information about the criteria on which applications will be judged is available from Division 54. Funds are not provided for convention and meeting travel.
Student and/or faculty at an accredited university.
Demonstrated research competence and area commitment.
IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
Request for Application: Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development (Round IV)
Closing Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and DFID invite applications to respond to Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development (Round IV).
DUE DATE: Applications shall be received no sooner than January 30, 2014 and no later than Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST via www.savinglivesatbirth.net/apply. Applicants should retain a copy of their application and accompanying enclosures for their records, as well as the acknowledgement of their submission to the online application intake platform.
Seed grants (valued generally at $250,000 USD each) and transition grants (valued up to $2 million USD each) will be awarded in this fourth round of funding.
USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and DFID have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours.
We seek groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of delivery.
This is the period when the majority of maternal and newborn deaths occur and the population that has been the most difficult to reach.
We seek innovative ideas that can leapfrog conventional approaches in three main domains: (1) technology; (2) service delivery; and (3) “demand side” innovation that empowers pregnant women and their families to practice healthy behaviors and be aware of and access health care during pregnancy, childbirth and the early postnatal period, especially the first two days after birth.
Significant breakthroughs in innovation often come about when new ideas and disciplines are applied to long-entrenched problems. New technologies and approaches transform insurmountable development challenges into solvable problems. To harness this ingenuity, we encourage partnerships that bring together diverse expertise from non-traditional partners. And to foster sustainability, we encourage the private sector to bring their expertise and experience to bear on these problems.
How It Works
Five partners - USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and DFID - came together to support this single challenge. The World Bank is also an affiliate of this program. Projects will be jointly selected through a unified application process. Successful innovators will be funded and managed independently by one of two funding mechanisms – pooled resources from USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Government of Norway, or Grand Challenges Canada – and supported collectively as a community of innovators by all five partners.
Building a Community of Innovators
Partners will work with this community to foster learning and continued innovation. Awardees will receive support and networking assistance from each of the partners, engage with other innovators, and participate in high-level meetings including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual Grand Challenge meetings.
Types of Grants
We will invest in a portfolio of projects. Through this portfolio, we will seek groundbreaking innovations by:
• Providing seed funds to support the development and validation of ideas capable of impacting health outcomes for pregnant women and their babies in low-resource settings; and
• Provding transition to scale funds to develop, refine, and rigoursly test the impact of integrated solutions that have previously measured promising health outcomes in a controlled or limited setting and have the potential to credibly scale to improve the lives of millions of pregnant women and newborns in multiple countries. Transition funding is limited to integrated solutions that unite technology, service delivery, and demand.
• A brief application.
• Rapid turnaround time. We aim to select grants within 5 months from the proposal submission deadline.
• Opportunities for shared learning and collaboration among innovators, funders and other public health experts.
• A review process designed to identify potentially groundbreaking ideas that show great promise.
What We’re Looking For
• Increase access to primary health care for women and newborns by at least 50%;
• Substantially improve the quality of care as measured by health outcomes; and
• Lead to improved and sustained healthy behavior.
• Be "off the beaten track," daring in premise, and clearly differentiated from standard practice;
• Enhance uptake, acceptability and provide for sustained use;
• Enable or provide for low-cost solutions;
• Have a strong likelihood of achieving a substantial impact on one or more important adverse maternal, fetal, or neonatal health conditions;
• Be scalable in resource-poor settings;
• Be able to be monitored, measured and evaluated
Theodore Meyer Scholarship
Theodore Michael Meyer (August 9, 1982 - January 17, 2013) was a music lover and a student of guitar. He started playing guitar when he was a young teenager in Raleigh, NC and spent much of his free time 'jamming' with friends and playing gigs at local venues. In 2007, Theo received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Due to a biking accident, Theo suffered from chronic pain throughout most of his 20s. Theo benefited from Music Therapy as part of his treatment and considered going back to school to study Music Therapy to help others. Theo's family hopes that this scholarship will go to a student interested in helping individuals with mental health and/or addiction issues find a path to wellness and inspiration through the joy of music.
Award: One cash scholarship of $1000 will be available each year.
Requirements: Students will provide two (2) short essays: one essay detailing their interest in mental health and addiction and a second essay describing their long-term professional goals. Each application narrative should be a maximum of two (2) pages.
A final written report is required and must be submitted to AMTA within 60 days of the end of the award period. The report will include a summary of the anticipated impact this scholarship will have on the recipient's career. Winners will also be required to submit a handwritten thank you note to the Meyer family within this timeframe.
Application Deadline: All entries must be received by 6:00 pm EST April 4, 2014 without exception.
Call for Proposals: Medical Toxicology Foundation Research Award: Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm ET on February 14, 2014.
The Medical Toxicology Foundation is accepting proposals for innovative research projects designed to mitigate the harm associated with prescription drug abuse.
Misuse and abuse of prescription opioids, stimulants, and sedative medications has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Overdose is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death, and most of these deaths are caused by prescription medications.
The MTF will support outstanding research and other initiatives that have the potential to reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, particularly among young people. A major goal is to support the development and/or analysis of innovative prevention, treatment, and/or harm reduction strategies.
The maximum amount of this award is $5,000 for direct costs. By policy, the MTF does not cover indirect costs. The maximum award period is two years.
The grant is open to any ACMT member in good standing. The PI or Senior Investigator must be an active ACMT member. Co-Investigators are not required to be ACMT members and collaboration with professionals from other disciplines is encouraged.
American Kennel Club Humane Fund Call for Appplications From Women's Shelters That Permit Pets
Up to $1,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years. Maximum: $3,000
Qualifications and Eligibility:
- Applicant must be (A) a not-for-profit organization that provides temporary or permanent housing for victims of domestic abuse and their pets, or (B), a not-for-profit organization that provides temporary or permanent housing for pets of victims of domestic abuse and has a formal, established working relationship with at least one not-for-profit shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Applicants in category (A) are preferred.
- AKC Humane Fund Women’s Shelter Grants are awarded for essential operational support relating to the housing of pets or capital improvements specifically for the housing and maintenance of pets.
- AKC Humane Fund Grants may not be used for fundraising purposes.
- An applicant may not apply for an AKC Humane Fund Grant if it has been awarded a grant from the AKC Humane Fund twice in the five calendar year period immediately preceding the application deadline.
- Applicants that are awarded grants must comply with a reporting process as indicated by the AKC Humane Fund.
ALL Applications must include the following materials, in this order:
- Completed Grant Application form with additional sheets attached as needed. The original form is required and must be signed and dated.
- Financial information regarding your shelter, including most recent financial statements (preferably audited), total current budget for the last completed fiscal year and for the current fiscal year of the organization, and a list detailing the principal sources of ongoing annual support for the organization.
- Copy of the IRS Determination letter confirming 501(c)(3) status
- A list of three (3) professional references (such as accountant, veterinarian, animal shelter operator, elected official, social worker, etc). Provide name, address and phone number for each reference contact.
- Applicants representing a pet shelter (See category B above) must provide a letter of referral from at least one Shelter for Victims of Domestic Abuse that the applicant assists. The letter must be on the Domestic Abuse Shelter’s letterhead, signed by the Executive Director of the Domestic Abuse Shelter and detail the extent of the relationship between your organizations.
- Applicants representing a pet shelter must complete Attachment A.
Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis and must be postmarked by the following dates: February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15
Mail completed applications to:
The AKC Humane Fund, Inc.
Attention: Grant Review Committee
260 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016