Monday, March 28, 2011

Health Impact Assessments grant

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, has announced a Call for Proposals for grants to conduct Health Impact Assessments. The funding is intended to enable awardees to develop an HIA, which is a study that can help policy makers and community members identify and address the potential, and often overlooked, health implications of policy proposals in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, transportation, and development.

The Health Impact Project will fund up to eight initiatives that identify how policy proposals will impact health at the local, tribal, or state level.

Grants will range from $25,000 to $125,000 each and will support government agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Grantees also will receive training, mentoring, and technical assistance from the Health Impact Project and leading HIA experts.

Amount: $25,000 - $125,000

Date due: June 1, 2011

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Connections: Increasing Diversity (RWJF)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming initiative is designed to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to the foundation while simultaneously helping to meet staff needs for data analysis.

The program invites Junior Investigators — scholars from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities — to submit brief proposals that address programming priorities for one of RWJF's program areas. In this round of funding, up to five of the total number of grants selected will be designated for Public Health Law Research awards.

Amount: Varies

Date due: May 5, 2011

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13)

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recognizes the value of supporting high quality scientific meetings that are relevant to its scientific mission and to the public health. A scientific meeting is defined as a gathering, symposium, seminar, conference, workshop or any other organized, formal meeting where persons assemble to coordinate, exchange, and disseminate information or to explore or clarify a defined subject, problem, or area of knowledge. Support of such meetings is contingent on the fiscal and programmatic interests and priorities of NIOSH, which are linked to the websites and

Amount: Varies

Date due: April 12, 2011 or August 12, 2011

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