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The Association of American Indian Physicians

AAIP 18th National Native American Youth Initiative

AAIP Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov is accepting applications for the 18th National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov, which will be held on the George Washington University campus in Washington D.C., July 1-10, 2016. American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students, ages 16 - 18, who have an interest in the health field and/or biomedical research are encouraged to apply. Selected high school students will receive a scholarship that will cover airfare, lodging, and most meals during the NNAYI program. NNAYI's curriculum is strategically designed to prepare high school students for admission to college and professional schools, as well as for careers in health and biomedical research.

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NIDDK Announces Travel Awards to AAIP's 45th Annual Meeting and Health Conference!

A limited number of travel awards will be offered to American Indian/Alaska Native undergraduate students Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov who may have an interest in biomedical research relating to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) mission areas, including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney and hematologic diseases. As a recipient of this award, students will receive paid travel expenses, lodging and per diem to the AAIP Annual Conference Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov that will be held in Oakland, California on August 11-14, 2016. Students will be required to attend a Workshop on NIDDK Research Training Opportunities while at the Annual Conference.

To apply for a travel award Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov, students must submit an AAIP Primary Data Sheet, have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and have an interest in NIDDK scientific research areas. The deadline to submit an application and all required documentation is Friday, June 24, 2016.

Healthy, Active Native Communities $5,000 Mini-Award
The Association of American Indian Physicians' (AAIP Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov) is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Healthy, Active Native Communities (HANC Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov) Mini-Awards! AAIP's mission is to support innovative, culturally sensitive, effective approaches to prevent obesity and improve nutrition and physical activity in American Indian communities. Mini-awards are available to Tribal Health Departments that use the monies to adapt and implement the CDC Winnable Battles Strategies and/or The Guide to Community Preventive Services 'Recommended Strategies' to engage their community in improving health. The AAIP intends to fund proposals that result in environmental, systematic, and/or policy change so that the results are sustainable, rather than one-time events.

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Center for Native American Youth

2016 Champions for Change program
The Center for Native American Youth's (CNAY Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov) Champions for Change (CFC Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov) is a youth leadership program that recognizes outstanding young Native leaders, supports the development of their leadership and advocacy skills, and promotes hope in Indian Country. Each year, CNAY selects five exceptional Native youth ages 14 to 22 to serve as Champions for Change.

Champions for Change are individuals who initiate programs, events, or other efforts that are improving the lives of fellow youth in Indian Country. Champions demonstrate passion and excellence in leadership and serve as active, vocal and enthusiastic advocates for youth in their communities.

The CFC program connects youth leaders with resource materials, organizations, and individuals that expand the reach of their youth-led initiatives. The CFC program is a great way for young people to improve their skills, expand their networks, and elevate Native youth priorities for greater impact throughout Indian Country.

The CFC application deadline is January 11, 2016

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Nike N7 Foundation

Nike N7 Fund
The N7 Fund Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov is committed to creating early positive experiences in sport and physical activity for Native American and Aboriginal youth in North America. Organizations that support Native American and Aboriginal communities through sport and physical activity programming for youth can apply.

The N7 Fund grant cycle is now open. The application will be available until November 15, 2015, 11:59PM PST.

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Notah Begay III Foundation

Promising Program Grants
The purpose of the Promising Program Grant is to partner with Native communities to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through existing youth focused physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs. Grants are awarded up to $40,000 each.

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Capacity Building Grants
These grants assist Native communities in developing culturally appropriate childhood obesity prevention strategies by providing resources and technical assistance. Grants of up to $20,000 each will be awarded to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through community health assessments, community planning and capacity building.

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The application deadline for both grant opportunities is January 22nd, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. MST.

Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However preference will be given to grantees from the following states: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Native Agriculture & Food Systems

The purpose of the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program is to encourage more Native American college students to enter these fields so that they can better assist their communities with these efforts. In an attempt to increase the number of students entering these fields, First Nations will award five $1,000 scholarships annually to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, including but not limited to: agribusiness management, agriscience technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, horticulture, irrigation science, plant-based nutrition, and sustainable agriculture or food systems.

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Catching the Dream

Catching the Dream (CTD) is a national Native American scholarship program providing support and financial resources to students in Indian Country. CTD actively seeks Native high school students with academic potential from all regions of the country and help prepare them for college.

CTD Scholarships are offered for the fall, summer, and spring semesters to recognize and reward outstanding student achievement. The application includes a letter of recommendation, essay, application form, and a scholarship search record (minimum requirement of 50 searches).

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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program (S-STEM) addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in areas of national priorities. The program seeks to increase the success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships, and to enhance and study effective curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, student success, and graduation in STEM. The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of partners: Partnerships among different types of institutions, collaborations of STEM faculty and educational and social science researchers, or partnerships among institutions of higher education and business and industry.

The program seeks:

  1. to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the STEM workforce or graduate study;
  2. improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and
  3. advance understanding of the factors or curricular and co-curricular activities affecting the success of low-income students.

The S-STEM program particularly encourages proposals from 2-year institutions, Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and urban public and rural institutions.

Students who are interested in scholarships should contact their Institution's Office of Financial Aid to inquire about this and other scholarship opportunities. Students who are awarded S-STEM scholarships must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, nationals, or refugees.

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United States Department of Agriculture

  1. Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP)
    This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and solve community, reservation or regional problems. Awards are to be made on the basis of a competitive review process. Collaboration with 1862 or 1890 Land Grant Institutions is a requirement. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline of the food and agricultural sciences.

    Who Is Eligible to Apply
    • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
    • Other or Additional Information (See below)

    More Information on Eligibility
    Grant applications submitted under this program must certify that the research to be conducted will be performed in collaboration with at least one 1862 or 1890 Land-Grant college or university.

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Kellogg Foundation

  1. First Food Grants
    We support a broad-based approach to first food that seeks to accelerate a cultural shift in the acceptance of breastfeeding and recognition of its benefits to children and their mothers. Our approach emphasizes working with communities where health disparities are most prevalent, and where mothers and children will benefit the most from increased breastfeeding. By supporting community-based approaches to supporting breastfeeding moms, we help advocates learn what works in vulnerable communities.

    We support organizations that expand community supports for mothers and families, improve hospital and workplace environments to make breastfeeding easier, encourage new social norms for breastfeeding and strengthen the network of groups working together to increase breastfeeding rates. We invest in a number of national, state and local organizations across the United States and in tribal nations committed to supporting mothers who want to breastfeed. By funding local efforts, we improve breastfeeding rates in our priority places. And by seeding a national movement, advancing research and advocating for change, we create systems to support mothers in breastfeeding.

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Ventures Scholars Program

  1. The Ventures Scholars Program is a national membership program designed to help underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers link to information, resources, and opportunities that will help them successfully pursue their career goals.

    The Program collaborates with colleges, universities, professional associations, and organizations nationwide (VSP Partners) and offers a variety of tools to link students to the partners' information, resources, and opportunities. The Program also invites parents/guardians and guidance counselors to receive these resources, too.

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Centers for Disease Control

  1. Funding Opportunity Announcement: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) - financed in part by Prevention and Public Health Funding.
    (DP14-1419PPHF14) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, focuses on racial and ethnic communities experiencing health disparities. This 3-year, $35 million/year project will support policy, system, and environmental improvements in those communities to improve health and reduce health disparities. Awardees will include local governmental agencies, community based non-governmental organizations, American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Health Programs, and tribal and intertribal consortia. They will work to reduce tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and improve access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and management opportunities. An estimated 15 to 20 organizations will be funded for basic implementation activities to strengthen their infrastructure, activate coalitions and partners, and prepare and implement a focused community action plan. An additional 30 to 40 organizations will receive comprehensive awards to support immediate implementation of activities addressing an expanded scope of work to improve health and reduce health disparities. CDC Website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov.

  2. Funding Opportunity Announcement: A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country - financed solely by Prevention and Public Health Funding.
    (DP14-1421PPHF14): A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country This 5-year, $14 million/year initiative aims to prevent heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and associated risk factors in American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages through a holistic approach to population health and wellness. The initiative will support efforts by American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages to implement a variety of effective community-chosen and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental changes. These changes will aim to reduce commercial tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition and physical activity, increase support for breastfeeding, increase health literacy, and strengthen team-based care and community-clinical links. Funds will support approximately 12 American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages directly and approximately 12 Tribal Organizations (one of each in each of 12 IHS administrative areas) to provide leadership, technical assistance, training, and resources to American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages within their IHS Administrative Areas. CDC website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.LMIC.ihs.gov.