Federal Funding for EMSC Program-Related Activities


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Grant Title: AHRQ Small Research Grant Program
Application Deadline: Standard dates apply, please see schedule. Expires March 17, 2014.
Grant Details: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Research Grant (R03) applications, and expresses AHRQ portfolio priority areas of interest for ongoing small research projects. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and, development of new research technology.

Grant Title: Understanding User Needs and Context to Inform Consumer Health Information Technology (IT) Design
Application Deadline: Standard dates apply, please see submission schedule. Expires July 6, 2014.
Grant Details: This is a Large Research Project (R01) FOA to express AHRQ’s interest in funding research projects that will build a knowledge base of individuals’ personal health information management (PHIM) needs and practices and the design principles related to these activities. The increased interest in and availability of consumer health information technology (IT) applications meant to assist consumers in managing their personal health information has rapidly increased over the past decade. Many other industries have greatly benefited from design principles that take into account user needs and context, which help designers improve the utility of information management tools among a heterogeneous population of users. Individuals are the end users of consumer health IT; however, there is still a lack of basic research around these end users’ PHIM practices and needs and how these methods are influenced by a multitude of other contextual factors (e.g., care settings, demographics, motivations, user capabilities and limitations, informal caregiving networks, technology sophistication, and access to Internet) that, typically, represent a mixture of facilitators or barriers to adequate PHIM. This FOA looks to bridge the chasm that currently exists between consumer health IT designers and the users themselves, by bolstering basic research to better understand users’ PHIM practices, needs, and goals as they are intrinsically shaped by an array of contextual factors.

Grant Title: Understanding Clinical Information Needs and Health Care Decision Making Process in the Context of Health Information Technology (IT)
Application Deadline: July 6, 2014
Grant Details: This is a Large Research Project (R01) FOA to express AHRQ’s interest in funding research aimed at elucidating the nature of cognition, task distribution, and clinical work in various health care delivery settings. Research projects funded under this FOA will address current knowledge gaps regarding our understanding of health care providers’ information needs and health care decision making processes, both individually and collectively, and as a health care team (composed of doctors, nurses, therapists, and administrative staff).

Grant Title: AHRQ Mentored Career Enhancement Award in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) for Mid-Career and Senior Investigators
Application Deadline: December 18, 2014
Grant Details: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by AHRQ, invites applications for Mentored Career Enhancement grant awards (K18) in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR). The program targets established mid-career and senior investigators who are interested in developing new skills in comparative effectiveness research methodology and applying these methods to patient-centered outcome research (PCOR); it will utilize the short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Award Mechanism (K18). The total amount to be awarded by AHRQ and the number of awards will depend upon the quality and merit of applications received and the availability of funds.

Grant Title: Infrastructure Development Program in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
Application Deadline: December 19, 2014
Grant Details: This FOA solicits Resource-Related Research Projects (R24) grant applications from organizations that propose to improve health outcomes by developing and disseminating evidence-based information to patients, clinicians, policy makers, and health care administrators, responding to their expressed needs about which clinical and health system design interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances. This FOA will use the AHRQ Resource-Related Research Projects (R24) grant mechanism. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.

Grant Title: AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36)
Application Deadline: August 8, 2015
Grant Details: The overall goal of the AHRQ Health Services Research Dissertation Grant Program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained health services researchers is available in adequate numbers and appropriate research areas to address the research mission and priorities of AHRQ. This program is authorized by 42 U.S.C. 299a(b), which provides that AHRQ may provide training grants in the field of health services research. The mission of AHRQ is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans in the United States.

Grant Title: AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
Application Deadline: September 25, 2015 (Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization.)
Grant Details: The Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grant (R18) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R18 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and portfolio priority research interests of AHRQ.

Grant Title: AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
Application Deadline: November 5, 2015
Grant Details: The Research Project Grant (R01) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R01 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and portfolio priority research interests of AHRQ.

Grant Title: AHRQ Individual Awards for Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
Application Deadline: December 8, 2015
Grant Details: The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support to promising fellows with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in health services research, with a research interest in areas and priorities relevant to the mission of AHRQ. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will use the Individual Postdoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) grant mechanism (F32). Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. The total amount to be awarded and the number of F32 fellowships awarded will depend on the quality and scientific merit of the applications received, their relevance to the program priorities of AHRQ and the availability of funds.

Grant Title: AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)
Application Deadline: February 13, 2016
Grant Details: The primary purpose of the AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Awards (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. This program represents the continuation of an AHRQ program that provides support and “protected time” to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in health services research. The award can be used both by individuals who propose to newly embark in health services research training and those who had a hiatus in their research careers because of illness or family circumstances. The award is also available to promote research workforce diversity by providing enhanced research career development opportunities.

Grant Title: Advancing Patient Safety Implementation through Safe Medication Use Research (R18)
Application Deadline: Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. (Expires September 26, 2016)
Grant Details: The primary purpose of the AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Awards (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. This program represents the continuation of an AHRQ program that provides support and “protected time” to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in health services research. The award can be used both by individuals who propose to newly embark in health services research training and those who had a hiatus in their research careers because of illness or family circumstances. The award is also available to promote research workforce diversity by providing enhanced research career development opportunities.

Grant Title: Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research (R18)
Application Deadline: Standard dates apply, please see submission schedule.
Grant Details: AHRQ is interested in funding a diverse set of projects that develop, test and evaluate various simulation approaches for the purpose of improving the safe delivery of health care. Simulation in health care predominately is a training technique that exposes individuals and teams to realistic clinical challenges through the use of mannequins, task trainers, virtual reality, standardized patients or other forms, and allows participants to experience in real-time the consequences of their decisions and actions. The principal advantage of simulation is that it provides a safe environment for health care practitioners to acquire valuable experience without putting patients at risk. Simulation also can be used as a test-bed to improve clinical processes and to identify failure modes or other areas of concern in new procedures and technologies that might otherwise be unanticipated and serve as threats to patient safety. Applications that address a variety of simulation techniques, clinical settings, provider groups, priority populations, patient conditions, and threats to safety are welcomed.

Grant Title: Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R21)
Application Deadline: Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. Expires November 17, 2016
Grant Details: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund exploratory and developmental research grants that will contribute to the evidence base of how health IT improves health care quality. This FOA supports the use of a wide variety of research designs in order to generate information regarding the design and development, implementation, use, or impact of health IT on quality. Depending on the research design and intent of the project, applicants may receive support for: (1) pilot and feasibility or self-contained health IT research projects; (2) secondary data analysis of health IT research; or (3) economic (prospective or retrospective) analyses of a health IT project. Each grant application must clearly state which type of the three types of studies is being proposed.

HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Grant Title: Traumatic Brain Injury State Implementation Partnership Grant Program
Application Deadline: March 7, 2014
Grant Details: This announcement solicits applications for the Traumatic Brain Injury State Implementation Partnership Grant Program. The purpose of the HRSA TBI program is to increase access to rehabilitation and other services for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The goal of the this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support State, Territorial governments, Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments and Native American organizations as they address barriers to needed services encountered by children, youth, and adults with and at high risk for TBI. Individuals with TBI may have different constellations of symptoms with different degrees of severity, and therefore may require a variety of services and supports including: cognitive, physical, and/or occupation rehabilitation; speech and language therapy; educational supports and accommodations; employment supports and accommodations, including vocational counseling, skills assessment, job re-training and on-site coaching; independent living skills training; and training to utilize different modes of transportation. After conducting a review of all previous Statewide TBI Needs and Resources Assessments, the HRSA TBI Program determined that four common barriers to accessing care continued to emerge across States and Territories. These include: (1) a lack of information of services and supports with little or no assistance in accessing them (information and referral services); (2) a shortage of health professionals who may encounter individuals with TBI but lack relevant training to identify or treat the resulting symptoms, including physicians, nurses, school staff, coaches, athletic trainers, social workers, psychologists, child care providers, domestic violence/ homeless/ emergency shelter staff, law enforcement, and assisted living facility personnel (professional training); (3) the absence of a TBI diagnosis, or the assignment of an incorrect diagnosis (screening); and (4) critical TBI services are spread across numerous agencies resulting in services being difficult for families to identify and navigate (resource facilitation). To increase access to these services, responsive applications must outline a plan to provide information and referral services, professional training, screening for TBI, and resource facilitation.

Grant Title: National Rural Health Policy and Community Development Program
Application Deadline: March 31, 2014
Grant Details: The purpose of the program is to develop and maintain projects that will help support rural communities through a broad range of activities which are to: identify and promote national policy issues and promising practices for rural health care providers focused on: quality of care; economic viability; access; workforce (recruitment and retention); and the changing health care environment as it relates to insurance coverage expansion. (2) promote available resources to communities for help in shaping their local health care systems to best meet community need; (3) promote promising practices to help rural communities with quality initiatives; (4) identify and translate the key points from emerging policy issues to rural health care providers, researchers and policymakers; (5) work with state-based entities such as State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) and State Rural Health Associations (SRHAs) in identifying key rural health challenges, programs and resources that will assist rural communities in addressing these challenges and that will inform the national policy discussions; (6) provide technical assistance to small entities and rural communities for the purpose of improving access to quality rural health services while ensuring a rural perspective is included in national quality forums; (7) provide a forum for rural medical educators and students to share lessons learned to address recruitment and retention challenges; (8) convene policy discussions around emerging rural health access issues and rural leadership in hospitals, clinics and communities vital to the survival of the rural health delivery system; (9) foster the development of rural health systems through the support of rural health networks; (10) expand public awareness of the importance of the economic impact of the health care sector and to stress health care¿s critical role in rural development while also being able to quantify that impact; (11) support and develop training opportunities and networks for community health workers and promatora models on the U.S./Mexico Border and rural communities; (12) improve rural and underserved communities' access to quality health care through the development of national, state and community based linkages, in support of recruitment and retention efforts; (13) provide support and assistance to grantees from Section 330(a) of the Public Health Service Act in a manner that meets their specific programmatic needs; (14) improve access to care for rural veterans and provide support to veterans seeking careers in the health care sector; and (15) provide support and resources for promoting agriculture health and safety. This cooperative agreement requires an ongoing partnership with significant involvement from ORHP staff in the projects and in the development and implementation of the activities submitted in the work plan.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

Grant Title: Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations and Drug Delivery Systems SBIR
Application Deadline: Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Grant Details: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) to address different and complementary research needs for the development appropriate pediatric drug formulations in different age groups. This FOA also encourages the development and testing of novel drug delivery systems in the pediatric population. The goal of this FOA is not to duplicate or compete with the private sector but to complement and accelerate the development of appropriate pediatric drugs formulations and drug delivery systems.

Grant Title: Research Project Grant
Application Deadline:  September 7, 2014
Grant Details: The Research Project Grant (R01) is an award made to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s). The R01 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the stated program interests of one or more of the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on descriptions of their programs.

Grant Title: mHealth Tools to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self Management of Chronic Diseases in Underserved Populations
Application Deadline: September 7, 2014
Grant Details: The purpose of this initiative issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) 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. 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 in underserved populations.

Grant Title: Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
Application Deadline: July 6, 2014
Grant Details: The purpose of the NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) is to support the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented research. Individuals with a clinical degree who are interested in further career development in biomedical research that is not patient-oriented should refer to the Mentored Clinical Scientist Career Development (Parent K08) Award. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the relevant NIH staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information: Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts.

Grant Title: Research on Emergency Medical Services for Children (R01)
Application Deadline: May 7, 2015
Grant Details: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed to improve the quality and quantity of research related to emergency medical services for children (EMSC), with the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality in children through improved care delivery. This FOA invites the submission of applications dealing with the following areas of research included under the term EMSC: prevention research to reduce the need for emergency care; clinical research to ensure that children receive high-quality and appropriate medical, nursing and mental health care in an emergency; health systems research, from pre-hospital care, to the emergency department, to in-patient care and return to the community; models to improve service and cost efficiency in pediatric emergency care; and methodological studies to improve the quality of research conducted.

Grant Title: Research on Emergency Medical Services for Children (R21)
Application Deadline: May 7, 2015
Grant Details: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed to improve the quality and quantity of research related to emergency medical services for children (EMSC), with the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality in children through improved care delivery. This FOA invites the submission of innovative R21 applications dealing with exploratory and developmental aspects of research included under the term EMSC: prevention research to reduce the need for emergency care; clinical research to ensure that children receive high-quality and appropriate medical, nursing and mental health care in an emergency; health systems research, from pre-hospital care, to the emergency department, to in-patient care and return to the community; models to improve service and cost efficiency in pediatric emergency care; and methodological studies to improve the quality of research conducted.

Grant Title: Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R03)
Application Deadline:  January 7, 2016
Grant Details: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services, and data monitoring and surveillance reporting tools into public health and clinical practice settings that focus on patient outcomes.

Grant Title: Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21)
Application Deadline: January 7, 2016
Grant Details: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, evaluate and refine effective and efficient methods, systems, infrastructures, and strategies to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions, evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and management, and quality of life improvement services, and data monitoring and surveillance reporting tools into public health and clinical practice settings that focus on patient outcomes.

Grant Title: Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) [R21]
Application Deadline: January 7, 2016
Grant Details: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) applications which establish the feasibility of technologies, techniques or methods that: 1) explore a unique multidisciplinary approach to a biomedical challenge; 2) are high-risk but have a considerable pay-off; and 3) develop data which can lead to significant future research. An EBRG application may propose hypothesis-driven, discovery-driven, developmental, or design-directed research and is appropriate for evaluating unproven approaches for which there is minimal or no preliminary data.

Grant Title: Research on the Health Determinants and Consequences of Violence and its Prevention, Particularly Firearm Violence (R01)
Application Deadline: Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. Expires January 8, 2017
Grant Details: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) spans across the missions of several NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Offices, and includes basic neuroscience and basic behavioral research, clinical and translational studies, intervention development at the individual, family and community level, efficacy trials of interventions based on evidence from basic and translational studies, and research to identify the best ways to disseminate and implement efficacious and evidence-based interventions in real-world settings. While this FOA covers all of the areas mentioned above, particular consideration will be given to applications that propose studies of the intersection that focus on the various types of violence (homicide, suicide, youth and gang-related, intimate partner) and firearms.

Grant Title: Research on the Health Determinants and Consequences of Violence and its Prevention, Particularly Firearm Violence (R03)
Application Deadline: Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. Expires January 16, 2017
Grant Details: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) spans across the missions of several NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Offices, and includes basic neuroscience and basic behavioral research, clinical and translational studies, intervention development at the individual, family and community level, efficacy trials of interventions based on evidence from basic and translational studies, and research to identify the best ways to disseminate and implement efficacious and evidence-based interventions in real-world settings. While this FOA covers all of the areas mentioned above, particular consideration will be given to applications that propose studies of the intersection that focus on the various types of violence (homicide, suicide, youth and gang-related, intimate partner) and firearms.

Grant Title: Research on the Health Determinants and Consequences of Violence and its Prevention, Particularly Firearm Violence (R21)
Application Deadline: Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. Expires January 16, 2017
Grant Details: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) spans across the missions of several NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Offices, and includes basic neuroscience and basic behavioral research, clinical and translational studies, intervention development at the individual, family and community level, efficacy trials of interventions based on evidence from basic and translational studies, and research to identify the best ways to disseminate and implement efficacious and evidence-based interventions in real-world settings. While this FOA covers all of the areas mentioned above, particular consideration will be given to applications that propose studies of the intersection that focus on the various types of violence (homicide, suicide, youth and gang-related, intimate partner) and firearms.