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Graduate Student Funding

The DUSON Center for Research for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations will continue to offer travel awards to graduate nursing students including:

DUSON Graduate Student Travel Award. The current allotments for Travel awards are: 350 for travel within the student’s state of residence; $500 for travel outside the student’s state of residence. Applications may be submitted as early as three (3) months prior to departure, but must be received by the Center for Research for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations before the trip.

For questions, please contact Melissa Kalarchian, Kalarchianm@duq.ed.


John G. Rangos Sr. Prizes for Students and Faculty

Purpose: Competition entries may propose courses and materials that utilize traditional teaching and research approaches; or they may integrate social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), online sites (e.g., Reddit, blogs and vlogs) and other communication strategies uniquely adapted to effective teaching/learning by today’s students. Average Grant Size: Grant amounts range and funds are expended over a three-year period. Grant Cycle: Applications are due early May, but workshops are availability in late March through April for idea development and interested faculty/students must apply by mid-April. 
Past SON Recipient: Dr. Jessica Devido, Dr. Mary Kay Loughran and Dr. Susan Kelly 


Paluse Faculty Research Grant

The Center for Catholic Faith and Culture (CCFC), in the Division of Mission and Identity, is accepting applications for Paluse Faculty Research Grants. Grant awards are for up to $6,000, and two awards may be granted. Preliminary proposals are due Thursday, February 2, 2023, and complete applications are due by Friday, March 17, 2023. Application guidelines can be found on the protect (you’ll need your DUQ login) CCFC site.

Reflecting the Catholic, Spiritan mission and identity of Duquesne University, the Paluse Faculty Research Grant is an important university-wide internal funding opportunity intended to support full-time faculty scholarly research and is open to all full-time Duquesne faculty in any academic discipline with continuing full-time faculty appointments.


Presidential Scholarship Award

Purpose: Awards are to be used by faculty to complete preparation of a manuscript for publication as an article or a book, or to complete a music recording. Preference will be given to those scholarly works that do not directly result in remuneration, such as textbooks. Average grant size: Funding of eligible projects is $5,000. Grant cycle: The competition is announced at the end of January with a deadline approximately 6 weeks from the announcement. Awards are made by early April. Funding center: Office of Research   
Past SON Recipients: Dr. Rebecca Chia, Dr. Kelley Baumgartel, Dr. Jessica Devido, Dr. Linda Garand Dr. Karen Jakub, Dr. Angela Karakachian, Dr. Noah Potvin, Dr. Khlood Salman, Dr. Pam Spigelmyer, and Dr. Eric Vogelstein 


Rev. Alphons Loogman, C.S.Sp., Faculty Research Grant

Purpose: A university-wide internal funding opportunity intended to support research and scholarship that reflects Duquesne’s mission focus on the continent of Africa. Accordingly, a very wide range of research projects would fit within the scope of the Loogman Grant program; proposals should of course make the connection explicit. Potential applicants are encouraged to confer with the Director of the Center for African Studies if they are uncertain whether their particular research agenda would meet Loogman Grant program objectives. Grant cycle: Preliminary proposals are due Mid-Feb. Applications due Mid-March. Average grant size: Two grants of $6,000  Funding center: Center for Africa Studies  
Past SON Recipients: Dr. Yvonne Weideman  


Part-Time Faculty Mission Micro-Grant (March) 

Purpose: The part-time Faculty Mission Micro-grant competition is an important university-wide internal funding opportunity for Duquesne University’s Part-time Faculty. The grants are intended to support scholarly, curricular, and professional development opportunities that reflect Duquesne’s mission and engage resources in the Catholic intellectual tradition, broadly understood. Target audience: Eligible faculty who are working in any academic discipline are encouraged to apply. Part-time faculty must hold an advanced degree in their discipline and must have taught for Duquesne for at least four sessions (spring, summer, or fall) in the last three years. Average grant size: Grant awards will be $500 each. Grant cycle: Up to eight grants will be awarded each semester. Funding center: Center for Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Dates: Deadline March 2023.


Gaultier Faculty Fellowship

Purpose: The Gaultier award is a 1.5 year fellowship for faculty within the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research. Average grant size: The award allocations will be changing in the next cycle, but currently, fellows receive $15,000 in stipend over a fall, spring, fall semester schedule plus $2,500 in project monies and $1,500 in academic conference funds. Grant cycle: Submissions due on or before April 1, 2021. The awardee will be publicly recognized at the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research year-end reception. Funding center: Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research
Past SON Recipients: Dr. Jessica Devido, Dr. Noah Potvin, and Dr. Melanie Turk 


The Charles Henry Leach II Fund

Purpose: The Charles Henry Leach II Fund for Duquesne University is designed to benefit Duquesne University faculty and University-related projects that foster and promote the following: the prevention of cruelty to animals, the mental and/or physical health and education of underprivileged and/or abused children, the protection of the environment, and scientific research. Average Grant Size: Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $25,000 for a duration of 1 year. Grant Cycle: Funding announcement made via email (fac-list-provost listserv) in early February. Applications are due in mid-May. Funding decisions are communicated to applicants by June 30 and grant award distributions will be made by mid-Aug. Non-TT faculty can apply to the Leach Fund. 
Past SON Recipients: Dr. Rebecca Chia, Dr. Sarah Gallups, Sr. Rosemary Donley, Dr. Lynn Simko & Dr. Mai-Ly Steers 
 


Community-Engaged Research Seed Grants

Purpose: Community-engaged research is an approach to scholarship in which authentic partnerships between scholars and community organizations generate knowledge that is relevant to disciplinary discovery as well as application to community concerns in a local context. The Provost’s Office wishes to encourage community-engaged research and is therefore providing seed funds to support expenses associated with developing projects that can be expanded into a larger agenda for which there is sustainable support. Grant cycle: Applications are due on or before July 1. Decisions will be made by August 1. Applicants will be notified by mid-August. Funds become available upon receiving IRB approval for the study. Funding center: Office of the Provost, Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research, and Office of Research
Past SON Recipient: Dr. Jessica Devido 


External Funding

The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation supports leading-edge, nursing-driven initiatives that improve the health and healthcare of groups and communities who experience inequity, discrimination, oppression and indifference. Through a suite of interconnected programs, the Foundation has created a pipeline for innovation by supporting work at different phases of development – from newly imagined ideas to well-established solutions.

  • Hillman Emergent Innovation (HEI) and Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life (HSEI) grants both accelerate the development of bold, early-stage (untested or minimal-evidence) interventions. For the HEI, as many as five $50,000 grants for work lasting 12-18 months will be awarded; the HSEI will aware up to ten $50,000 grants for work lasting 12-18 months. The period for submitting Letters of Intent for both begins Tuesday, January 17 and ends Tuesday, February 28.
  • Hillman Innovations in Care (HIC) grants advance innovative, evidence-based models of care that are ready to grow. HIC will award a pair of three-year grants for $600,000 each. The period for submitting Letters of Intent begins Tuesday, January 17 and ends Tuesday, February 28.
  • Hillman Innovation Dissemination grants (proposals accepted by invitation only) amplify the scaling efforts of established models of care.

Believing that transformative ideas are as likely to come from community health clinics as they are from major academic research centers, the Foundation welcomes applications from organizations across the spectrum of care and from practitioners with a range of backgrounds.


Patient Safety Learning Laboratories: Advancing Patient Safety through Design, Systems Engineering, and Health Services Research (R18 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding will support the creation of learning laboratories and research teams focused on innovative solutions to patient safety problems associated with diagnosis and/or treatment, including issues related to inequities in care.

Deadline: January 27, 2023 | Project Funding: $2 million (over 4 years)


ERA Research Grants to Inform Firearm-Related Violence and Injury Prevention Strategies (01)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC, Injury Center) is soliciting investigator-initiated research to directly inform or improve prevention strategies to reduce the burden of firearm-related violence and injuries. For the purposes of this announcement, firearm-related violence includes mass shooting incidents, other firearm homicides/assaults, firearm suicides/self-harm, unintentional firearm deaths and injuries, and firearm-related crime. The intent of this announcement is to support research to inform the development or improvement of prevention programs, policies, or practices that have the potential to substantially reduce firearm-related violence, injuries, death or crime within populations or settings experiencing elevated risk.

Deadline: January 31, 2023 | Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  


ERA Research Grants to Rigorously Evaluate Innovative and Promising Strategies to Prevent Firearm-Related Violence and Injuries (R01)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC, Injury Center) is soliciting investigator-initiated research to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of innovative and promising strategies to prevent all forms of firearm-related violence and injuries. For the purposes of this announcement, firearm-related violence includes mass shooting incidents, other firearm homicides/assaults, firearm suicides/self-harm, unintentional firearm deaths and injuries, and firearm-related crime. The intent of this announcement is to support research to evaluate the effectiveness of strategies to keep individuals, families, schools, and communities safe from firearm-related violence, injuries, deaths or crime.     

Deadline: January 31, 2023 | Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 


ERA Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Protocols to Increase Routine Adult Immunization Coverage Among Persons Who are Incarcerated

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to: 1) support research to understand and assess approaches to improve immunization delivery to persons who are living in jails and incarcerated; and 2) develop protocols and resources from these findings for use by healthcare providers for these populations and for immunization programs. This NOFO would support CDC Immunization Services Division and National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases priorities to improve adult immunization, particularly among priority populations, including adults with chronic medical conditions and those disproportionately affected.     

Deadline: February 06, 2023 | Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 


ERA Developing a Public Health Tool to Predict the Virality of Vaccine Misinformation Narratives

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity is to support research to develop a predictive forecasting model that identifies new or reemerging misinformation narratives that are likely to disseminate widely and have a high potential for impact on vaccine confidence. The information from this model will then be used to develop a tool that public health agencies could use to predict misinformation trends in the populations served. Finally, the researchers will evaluate the tool’s predictive capabilities on both future social media misinformation narratives and real-world events.    

Deadline: February 08, 2023 | Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 


ERA Collaborative Surveys to Provide Inputs into Vaccine-related Economic Evaluations

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support research to obtain timely input from nationally representative samples of the public including, but not limited to, patients and caregivers on critical economic immunization issues of importance to CDC. The objectives of this NOFO are: 1) to conduct multiple surveys of the public over the period of the project to collect immunization-related economic data using scientifically sound methods with adequate response rates that produce generalizable results; and 2) to disseminate those results broadly to assist in economic evaluations for new vaccines and developing strategies to improve immunization coverage. Surveyed members of the public should be ≥18 years old and should include subpopulations of special interest for consideration of immunization-related issues such as pregnant women, parents of children aged 0-17 years, and persons with chronic medical conditions. 

Deadline: February 08, 2023 | Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 


ERA Approach to Adult Vaccine Counseling

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity is to support research to: 1) obtain a better understanding of existing vaccination counseling practices for adults, including those with chronic medical conditions; and 2) implement and evaluate interventions to improve adult patient counseling by various members of the provider team, including motivational interviewing and presumptive approach.   

Deadline: February 08, 2023 | Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 


International Association of Forensic Nursing (IAFN) Research Grants

The IAFN is committed to responsible forensic nursing research. Its annual grants are intended to encourage exploratory, interventional, developmental forensic nursing research studies or evidence-based practice projects. Key focus areas for IAFN include research and scholarship exploring health outcomes, including the cost of care for individuals experiencing violence when forensic nurses are involved in their care and research to guide the care of those affected by violence. Funding may be used as seed money for a pilot study, completion of a full study or project, or to augment existing funding on an established project.

 IAFN members are eligible to apply. Novice forensic nursing researchers are particularly encouraged to apply for the $5,000 grant. Applicants for the $25,000 grant should demonstrate previous research experience.

Deadline: April 3, 2023


Dyadic Interpersonal Processes and Biopsychosocial Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Funding is available for research projects that seek to illuminate or measure independent and interdependent health-related effects within dyads, including the role of technological advances in communication (e.g., telehealth, video chat) in supporting or undermining dyadic processes in mid- and late-life.

Deadline: May 8, 2023 | Total Funding: Project Based


Translational Bioinformatics Approaches to Advance Drug Repositioning and Combination Therapy Development for Alzheimers Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Grants for computational research to identify drug therapies using through data analysis including information collected from mHealth biosensor or mobile devices.

Deadline: May 8, 2023 | Total Funding: Project Based ($5 million in FY2021 to fund 2-4 awards)


Early-Stage Development of Data Science Technologies for Infectious and Immune-mediated Diseases (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding is available for the development of technologies to improve the acquisition, management, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of data for immune-mediated and infectious diseases, including data collected from digital devices and social media.

Deadline: July 7, 2023 | Total Funding: Project Based ($1.35 million in FY2022 to fund up to 3 awards)


Notice of Participation of NINR in PA-21-050

Student Funding opportunity – NINR provides support for students enrolled in dual degree DNP/PhD programs. “Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship for Students at Institutions Without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30).” Read more about helping students participate in this funding opportunity at NOT-NR-21-004. Expiration Date: September 8, 2023.


Developing Digital Therapeutics for Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial optional)

Grants are available to accelerate the development of Digital Therapeutics to treat Substance Use Disorders.

Deadline: December 7, 2023 | Total Funding: Project Based (limited to $500,000 in first 2 years)


NOSI – Developing and Testing Multilevel Physical Activity Interventions to Improve Health and Well-Being

The Office of Disease Prevention and participating ICOs are issuing this Notice to highlight our interest in encouraging highly innovative and promising translational research to improve our understanding of how to increase and maintain health-enhancing physical activity using multi-level interventions in a wide range of population groups across the lifespan (e.g., including racial and ethnic minorities, children, older adults, persons with medical/behavioral health conditions, and persons with disabilities). This includes efficacy, effectiveness and dissemination and implementation studies. It also includes support for pilot, exploratory, or developmental work in preparation for full-scale, fully powered efficacy studies, preliminary feasibility studies, as well as expanded feasibility work for a discrete, specified, circumscribed project that is based on well-established theory, existing data and evidence-based interventions. Read more about this specific funding at NOT-OD-21-087. Expiration Date: February 16, 2024.


Read more about 2024 (and beyond) funding opportunities.