Funding Opportunities- December 6, 2013

The call for nominations for two new awards designed to honor outstanding contributions to the treatment of tobacco use and dependence in the United States. The awards are named to recognize the service of Dr. Benjamin K. Chu as Legacy board chairman and board member. Legacy is the national nonprofit public health charity with a history of producing game-changing initiatives that have been proven to reduce tobacco use among young people and adults.

It is encouraged for you to share information about these awards with your colleagues.  Nominations for each award will be accepted online at through Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

Benjamin K. Chu Tobacco Use and Dependence Breakthrough Award
The purpose of the Breakthrough award is to recognize an individual or team of individuals who were most responsible for a significant or sudden advance in tobacco use and dependence based on a development or achievement in research, policy or systems that resulted in dramatic progress over the status quo. The winning entry will document the effect of the breakthrough and its link to reducing smokers’ addiction to tobacco products in the United States.

Benjamin K. Chu Tobacco Use and Dependence Integration Award
The purpose of the Integration award is to recognize a health care delivery system for its outstanding accomplishments in addressing tobacco use and dependence in its practice as evidenced by positive outcomes. The winning entry will serve as a leading-edge model of systems integration. The award is limited to work conducted in the United States.

Please consider nominating deserving leaders who have made outstanding contributions to further tobacco use and dependence treatment either as a catalyst for a breakthrough in the field or for commitment to integrating the practice of addressing tobacco in a health care delivery system.

For more information please visit our Awards and Scholarships page at www.LegacyForHealth/get-involved.

New Connections Releases Calls for Proposals
New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming
Proposal Deadline–Junior Investigators: January 15, 2014 (3 p.m. ET)
Proposal Deadline–Midcareer Professionals: January 15, 2014 (3 p.m. ET)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming aims to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to the Foundation to help address research and evaluation needs. The program provides support to grantees of the program and other individuals who are part of a network of eligible scholars. Through grantmaking, mentorship, and career development, New Connections enhances the research capacity of its grantees and network members.


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