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Extramural Grant and Fellowship Opportunities

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The following list of grant and fellowship opportunities is a part of an ongoing biweekly CLA online news announcement series. This series is focused on extramural funding opportunities for social science and humanities scholars and graduate students.

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NIH HEAL Initiative: Preventing Opioid Misuse and Co-Occurring Conditions by Intervening on Social Determinants (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)

In April 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Helping to End Addiction Long-termSMInitiative or HEAL InitiativeSM, an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. Through this initiative the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in partnership with other NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices, requests applications for studies designed to develop and test multi-level interventions to prevent opioid misuse, opioid use disorder, and co-occurring conditions by intervening on social determinants of health (SDOH).This initiative aims to build an evidence base for multi-level interventions that target malleable factors and conditions affecting the social context. Applications must seek to reduce health inequities in a U.S. population or population subgroup affected by the opioid crisis by studying the effects of a theory driven, multi-level intervention on the prevention of opioid misuse/opioid use disorder and co-occurring conditions. Such conditions could include mental health conditions and/or suicide, and may also include other substance use and substance use-related outcomes. The research project must examine the mechanisms by which the interventions exert their effects, and conduct economic analyses to inform decisions about adoption of strategies. Investigators should study interventions that are sustainable and easily taken to scale if effective.

Components of Participating Organizations:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
All applications to this funding opportunity announcement should fall within the mission of the Institutes/Centers. The following NIH Offices may co-fund applications assigned to those Institutes/Centers.
Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

Understanding Place-Based Health Inequalities in Mid-Life (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research that uncovers potential modifiable explanations about how “places” (e.g., countries, US Census regions, states, counties, neighborhoods, and locations across the urban-rural continuum) are related to morbidity and mortality among middle-aged adults in order to inform policy responses to address poor mid-life health and health disparities. Specifically, this FOA will support studies that: 1) clarify social, economic, behavioral, and institutional explanations for place-based health disparities (levels and trends), 2) examine intersections between place and sociodemographic characteristics (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity) to better understand and address processes driving other health disparities, and/or 3) include data collection and data enhancements to support 1 and 2.

Components of Participating Organizations:
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Bohdan and Natalia Golemba Master’s Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to a student writing a thesis on a Ukrainian or Ukrainian-Canadian topic in the area of education, history, law, humanities, arts, social sciences, women’s studies, or library sciences.

Special support for the development of general arts and culture projects

The Ministry of Education and Culture invites applications for its special support for the development of general arts and culture projects. This supports arts and culture projects that contribute to the government’s cultural policy goals. The aim is to support creative work and to promote participation in cultural activities among all social groups.

Legally recognized communities and foundations may apply. Private individuals or work groups are not eligible. Applicants who have received funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Finnish Centre for Art Promotion, the National Board of Antiquities or the Finnish Film Foundation for the same project may not apply.

The total budget is €193,000.

U.S. Embassy Namibia PAS Annual Program Statement

The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Namibia through cultural, academic, and exchange programming that promotes bilateral cooperation and shared values. All proposals should include an American element, such as a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s.

This funding opportunity seeks to promote programs in the following thematic areas:

· Good governance and administration of justice;
· Health, including attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control;
· Advancing Human Rights, diversity, and equity
· Wildlife conservation, water management, and energy infrastructure;
· Increased U.S.-Namibia trade and investment;
· Entrepreneurship enablement, and development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem;
· Education and English language learning.

Public Affairs Grant Programs should have as primary participants and audience the Namibian public, to include: the public in a specific community; students, learners, educators, and academics; education institutions; civil society organizations; arts and culture organizations and institutions.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements for Embedded Ethicists into BRAIN Initiative Supported Research

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to  announce the availability of administrative supplements to integrate neuroethics perspectives and approaches into existing BRAIN Initiative supported research.

Examples of relevant activities that integrate neuroethics perspectives may include but are not limited to:
Research Participant Engagement, Special Populations, and Social Implications

  • The ethical implications of access to and use of emerging neurotechnologies and their relationship to informed consent
  • Stakeholder perspectives about monitoring or modulating brain function for purposes of improving our understanding of human brain function and/or reducing illness and disability due to brain diseases and disorders
  • Considerations of cultural differences, treatment/access barriers, and efforts to enhance inclusion in BRAIN Initiative research
  • Research regardiing long-term obligations to patient populations involved wiht BRAIN Initiative novel neurotechnology
  • Studies that empirically consider different perspectives on the distinction between invasive versus non-invasive brain imaging and/or neuromodulation; particularly as those views are similar or different between groups such as participants, researchers, physicians, families, and the broader public view
  • Ethical issues associated with predictive/diagnostic research related to brain disorders

Data collection/storage/sharing and model systems

  • Studies that probe the ethical implications/considerations of both collecting large volumes of brain data and the sharing of such for broader scientific purposes
  • Studies that explore the evolving richness of collected human neural data and considerations such as data ownership, access, de-identification and re-use practices, privacy, and unintended uses
  • Ethical issues unique to research that leverages opportunities with human brain tissue

Issued by:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Helen Darcovich Memorial Doctoral Fellowship in Education, History, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Library Sciences

The fellowship is awarded annually to a student writing a dissertation on a Ukrainian or Ukrainian-Canadian topic in education, history, law, humanities, social sciences, and library sciences.

Applications will be judged on a points system based on the dissertation proposal, letters of reference, writing sample, academic grades, and publishing record. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, who may hold the fellowship at any institution of higher learning, and foreign students enrolled at the University of Alberta, will receive extra points.

Artist in residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), under the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences and in collaboration with the Society of the Arts, invites applications for its artist in residence programme. This enables artists to spend five months at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Amsterdam, working on a project that contributes to cross-fertilisation between arts and science. The purpose of the residency is to study the theoretical aspects of a subject in-depth.

Dutch artists working in the Netherlands or abroad, as well as non-Dutch artists living and working in the Netherlands, may be nominated by a member of the Society of Arts, KNAW or The Young Academy. Self-nominations are only accepted if the nominee is a member of the Society of Arts.

One fellowship is available, tenable from 1 February to 1 July 20202 and including a monthly stipend of €3,200. Temporary housing near the institute is also included.

Planning for Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History and Ethnic Studies

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), with funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks proposals for its planning grant program for Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History and Ethnic Studies. With an overarching goal to broaden participation in the production and publication of historical and scholarly digital editions, the program is designed:

  • To provide opportunities that augment the preparation and training of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) new to the work of historical documentary editing, especially those currently working in history or related area and ethnic studies departments.
  • To encourage and support the innovative and collaborative re-thinking of the historical and scholarly digital edition itself—how it is conceived, whose voices it centers, and for what purposes.
  • To encourage and support planning activities essential for successful development of significant, innovative, and well-conceived digital edition projects rooted in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history and ethnic studies.
  • To stimulate meaningful, mutually beneficial, and respectful collaborations that help to bridge longstanding institutional inequalities by promoting resource sharing and capacity building at all levels, and that build into their plans a variety of means for achieving meaningful community and user input and engagement.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Focused Ancillary Studies to Large Ongoing Clinical Studies (Revised)

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) seeks to expand the breadth of scientific research on the clinical course, prevention and treatment of diseases within the mission of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) by leveraging ongoing clinical research studies through ancillary studies. The purpose of this NOSI is to invite research project applications to conduct focused ancillary studies to large ongoing clinical trials (including late-stage T4 implementation clinical trials), observational studies, and registries. This NOSI also serves as a replacement for NOT-HL-20-755 (expired as of November 6, 2021).

Specific research examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Understand the contributions of factors such as sex, race, ethnicity, and social determinants of health to variations in risk for HLBS disorders
  • Investigate risk and mechanisms for cognitive impairment and dementia in individuals with HLBS conditions, including atrial fibrillation, heart failure and sleep apnea
  • Characterize the trajectory of the decline and contribution of individual modifiable risk factors to HBLS across lifespan, such as in maternal pre- and post-natal environment, adolescent, and mid-life
  • Examine potential correlations between mtDNA haplotypes and various CVD, VCID, end organ damage
  • Delineate the contribution of sleep deficiency (i.e., sleep duration, timing, quality) and sleep disorders to heart, lung and blood disease risk and pathobiological mechanisms
  • Elucidate risk factors and markers of pathobiology in women associated with increased susceptibility and severity of HLBS

Issued by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

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