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Funding Opportunities

The Academic Progression in Nursing Grant (APIN2) is leading an effort for a 2015 Rural Nurse Residency. The low number of Rural  nurses prepared at the BSN level is extremely low. The Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) grant has dedicated funds to increase the number of BSN prepared nurses and nurses of various levels of diversity throughout Texas. Texas is partnering with the University of Iowa to offer a Rural Nursing Residency in Texas. RWJ will pay for 10 nurses to go through a year-long residency and for preceptors shepherding the residents to receive additional training and support. 

Please contact: Julie Thomas -
or for more information.
U.S. Department of Agriculture​ - Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO)​
CFDA #10.443 Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program ​
Funding opportunity number: OAO-00008
Grant Application Deadline: April 13, 2015

Helpful Grant information links:

Southwest NSF Innovation Corps - Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship for UT Undergraduates
Do you have a great idea for a new, innovative product? Are you interested in Entrepreneurship and Commercialization? Do you want to learn from some of the leaders in the Texas and Austin entrepreneurship ecosystem? Do you want to network with other young leaders in innovation?
Information Webinars: April 6, 2015 @ 5pm (CT) 
Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 3pm(CT)
Missed our first webinar? You can watch it here​.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 5pm(CT)

Border Country Doctoral Faculty Education Loan Repayment Program 
Applications are now being accepted. Faculty interested in applying for this loan repayment program should complete Part 1, Part 2 (Section A only), and Part 3 of the application. Completed and signed forms are due to your Dean’s Office (MAIN 1.534) no later than Wednesday, April 29, 2015. For more information email:  
National Health Service Corps - Scholarships
Accepting​ Applications through May 7, 7:30pm(ET)
Application Help Call - March 26, 7pm to 9pm(ET​)

You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines:
  • Physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Physician Assistants
The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community.​  Read more...​
AACN/CDC Announce New Call for Proposals - Support for Doctor of Nursing Practice EBP Projects Now Available!
The AACN/CDC Academic Partnership Project is pleased to announce support for Doctor of Nursing Practice Evidence-Based Projects that are focused on population health. The partnership project will provide two $10,000 project grants to DNP students from accredited programs in AACN member schools. These grants are intended to support evidence-based projects that contribute to population health outcomes. The funding will be provided in four equal quarterly payments to the awardee contingent on acceptance of quarterly progress reports against project deliverables. Proposals are due May 15, 2015Awards will be announced on June 15, 2015. For more information on the call for proposals including application, click here. ​
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 for the National Health Education Program on Lupus (NHEPL).  The purpose of the NHEPL is to reduce lupus-related health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations disproportionately affected by this disease by conducting a national lupus education initiative that includes the general public, health professionals and student trainees in targeted communities, schools and health care systems and practices. The NHEPL will target individuals, patients, communities, and practicing professionals in geographic areas and populations where lupus is more prevalent
Announcement Number:  MP-CPI-15-001 
Opportunity Title:  National Health Education Program on Lupus (NHEPL)
Estimated Funding Level:  $2 million
Expected Number of Awards:  3-5
Range of Awards: $350,000 to $500,000
Anticipated Start Date: 08/01/2015
Period of Performance: Up to one year
Application Deadline: 05/18/2015 by 5 pm (ET)
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 for the National Workforce Diversity Pipeline Program (NWDP).  The NWDP focuses on support for projects that develop innovative strategies to identify promising students in their first year of high school and provide them with a foundation to pursue successful careers in health professions.  The program seeks to address health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by supporting networks of institutions focused on and with demonstrated commitment and capacity to establish pipeline programs to increase minority and disadvantaged students’ awareness and pursuit of careers in health care and behavioral health, and to increase the availability of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs.
Announcement Number:  MH-CPI-15-002​ 
Opportunity Title: National Workforce Diversity Pipeline Program (NWDP)
Estimated Funding Level:  $2.5 million
Expected Number of Awards:  5-8
Range of Awards: $350,000 to $500,000
Anticipated Start Date: 08/01/2015
Period of Performance: Up to five years 
Application Deadline: 05/18/2015 by 5 pm (ET)
Technical Assistance Webinar:  04/09/2015 at 2:30-4 pm(ET)
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 for the Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities II (PICC II) Initiative.  The purpose of the PICC II Initiative is to educate various uninsured populations, including racial and ethnic minority populations and those that are economically and/or environmentally disadvantaged, who are eligible for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace), about the Marketplace and to assist them with enrollment and completion of the application to determine their eligibility and obtain health coverage offered through the Marketplace.
Announcement Number:  MP-CPI-15-003 
Opportunity Title:  Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities II (PICC II) Initiative
Estimated Funding Level:  $3.5 million
Expected Number of Awards:  14-17
Range of Awards: $200,000 to $250,000
Anticipated Start Date: 08/01/2015
Period of Performance: Not to exceed two years
Application Deadline: 05/22/2015 by 5 pm (ET)
Technical Assistance Webinar:  04/14/2015; 2:30-4 pm (ET)
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 for the State Partnership Initiative to Address Health Disparities (SPI).  The purpose of the SPI is to demonstrate that partnerships in which (a) state offices of minority health/health equity (or other similar state entity) and state health agencies, or (b) tribes and tribal health agencies/organizations play a significant role, can efficiently and effectively improve health outcomes in selected geographical hotspots (in communities) and address health disparities that affect minorities and disadvantaged populations.  This solicitation will support state partnership initiatives to:  (1) within three to six months following award, produce a Health Disparities Profile on one to three Healthy People 2020 leading health indicator (LHI) topics chosen by the applicant for geographical hotspots (in the applicant’s state or tribal community) selected by the applicant, using existing baseline measures; (2) within the project period, implement community intervention activities in the geographical hotspots selected by the applicant, using strategies to improve health outcomes and address health disparities for the applicant’s chosen one to three LHI topics (using baseline data from the Health Disparities Profile); and (3) by the fifth year of the grant, publish the results of the implementation project and/or produce scholarly articles or brief reports which (a) compare the results of the baseline data/measures to the outcomes/impact measures, and (b) address improvements in health outcomes and health disparities for the selected one to three LHI topics. ​
Announcement NumberMP-STT-15-001
Opportunity Title:  State Partnership Initiative to Address Health Disparities (SPI)
Estimated Funding Level:  $3 million
Expected Number of Awards:  15-17
Range of Awards:  $175,000 to $200,000
Anticipated Start Date:  08/01/2015
Period of Performance:  Up to five years
Application Deadline:  05/24/2015 by 5 pm (ET) 
Technical Assistance Webinar:  04/16/2015; 2:30-4 pm (ET)
​Oncology Nursing Society Foundation​ Accepting Applications for Clinical Research Projects
SOURCE: Oncology Nursing Society Foundation 
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded over two years. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be graduates of an M.N., M.S.N., or D.N.P. program and currently practicing in an A.P.N. role.
PURPOSE: Since 1981, the Pittsburgh-based Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Oncology Nursing Society, has provided opportunities for oncology nurses to pursue their career goals.
To help advance its mission, the foundation is seeking applications from nurses for its Oncology Clinical Project grant program, an annual program designed to support the professional development of advanced practice nurses and doctors of nursing practice in oncology through clinically-based projects (e.g., EBP, QI), and to support the implementation of patient-centered evidence-based practice in oncology care that promote practice or system changes and improves patient and/or organizational outcomes.
Through the program, grants will be awarded to support a clinical project conducted by an advanced practice oncology nurse for the purpose of facilitating innovative solutions to the challenges of delivering patient-centered, evidenced-based, and accessible care. Projects must utilize existing evidence for implementation into practice.
The program does not support research projects or add-on portions to current research projects intended to generate new evidence; capital projects; funding for equipment or travel expenses (including those related to dissemination of outcomes); publication expenses (including those related to dissemination of outcomes); capstone or thesis projects; or academic education.
Nursing Scholarship Annual Opportunity​ $1,000.00  - Nursing School Scholarship – Deadline August 31 (every year) is offering a $1,000 Nursing School Scholarship available to any student participating in a qualified undergraduate, graduate or certificate level nursing program. This award is given out once every year. The official rules and regulations are listed below. Click here for Scholarship Application

Expired Deadlines

Merck Investigator Studies Program (MISP) : Diabetes
Effective October 2014, the Diabetes Merck Investigator Studies Program (MISP) Committee will accept proposals within our current areas of interest (AOI) up to March 3, 2015 for the first review cycle... Read more

Field of interest: Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, glucose, glycogen, diabetes mellitus, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, nash, glucose metabolism, dpp-4, diabetic nephropathy, hba1c, diabetes mellitus- type 2, diabetes mellitus- type 1

After initial acceptance of concept proposal, a full protocol and detailed budget should be submitted via Visiontracker, Merck’s on-line study management system (in US) or your MSD country representative (outside US). The proposals will be collectively reviewed and selected by the Diabetes MISP Committee. There is no absolute restriction on the budget, while most submitted studies in the past were well under $1M USD.

Critical Activities and Timelines:

​​​Activity​​ 1st Review Cycle 2nd Review Cycle
​Concept Submission / Estimated Budget ​March 3, 2015 May 5, 2015​
​Committee Review/Selection - Concept ​March 17, 2015 May 19, 2015​
​Communication to Investigator ​March 31, 2015 June 2, 2015​
​Full Protocol Submission with Detailed Budget April 28, 201​5​ June 30, 2015​
​Final Comments to Investigator ​May 12, 2015 ​July 14, 2015
​Final Protocol Submission by Investigator ​June 16, 2015 ​August 11, 2015
​Final Protocol Approval by Committee ​June 30, 2015 ​August 25, 2015

​​HRSA Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) provides loan repayment of up to 85% of outstanding student loans to qualified nurses who agree to work in eligible. Annual funding opportunity.
The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program application is now open.
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program enables dedicated registered nurses committed to caring for underserved people to serve in hospitals and clinics in some of America's neediest communities, improving the lives of their patients and transforming their own.
Application deadline: February 26, 2015

Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation - Funding Forum - An informal meeting which will
explain the mission of Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation, and an overview of the types of projects that might meet that mission. ...Read more​ 
When: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 9:30am & 1:00pm
Where: Harlingen Public Library - Harlingen, TX
Please RSVP: by emailing Judy Quisenberry (
U.S. Department of Agriculture​ - National Institute of Food and Agriculture: USDA-NIFA-HSI-004449
CFDA #10.223 Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program(HSI)
This competitive grants program is intended to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. Programs aim to attract outstanding students and produce graduates capable of enhancing the Nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional work force.​

A Principal Investigator (PI) who is interested in a funding opportunity with a limited submission component must adhere to the internal review and selection process. A pre-proposal must be submitted to the Office oSponsored Programs by Monday, March 30, 2015 by 5:00PM. 
Pre-Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30, 2015​
Full Proposal (Agency) Deadlines:
Strengthening: April 16, 2015
Standard: April 21, 2015
Collaboration: April 23, 2015



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