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Technical Assistance for Potential Applicants
The Division of Transplantation offers several technical assistance opportunities for potential grant applicants. These include two opportunities that discuss both grant programs. For information on elephone conference calls specific to each grant program, see below.
A TA webinar was held on, Tuesday, August 13. The webinar was intended for individuals new to the donation and transplantation field and provided an overview of the field and an overview of this grant program. Newcomers to the field also are encouraged to participate in the TA conference calls noted below. More specific information about the FOAs will be covered in those calls.
This webinar provides participants the opportunity to hear grantees who have recently completed projects funded by DoT. The grantees will provide an overview of their project activities and outcomes. The showcase gives viewers the opportunity to learn about the experiences of previous grantees and some of the types of projects that have been funded in the past. Additional information, including summaries of the four presentations, can be found here (PDF - 77 KB).
Webcast recording: http://services.choruscall.com/links/hrsa130821.html
Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Solid Organ Donation funds research projects to implement and evaluate approaches to reduce the gap between the demand for organ transplants and the supply of organs by identifying successful strategies that can serve as model interventions to increase deceased organ donation. Accordingly, this program will support sound applied research efforts to test the effectiveness of strategies that target any of three program objectives addressing the goal listed above. Public and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Applications for the 2014 competition are due November 20, 2013.
The Division of Transplantation (DoT) will conduct two Pre-Application telephone conference to provide technical assistance (TA) and consultation for individuals who may wish to submit an application for the Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Solid Organ Donation Grant Program.
Public Education Efforts to Increase Organ and Tissue Donation funds the replication of successful strategies or models for increasing organ and tissue donation. Applications for the 2014 competition are due December 3, 2013.
Clinical Interventions to Increase Organ Procurement funds highly promising research into improvements in clinical management of deceased organ donors. This program has provided support for the implementation and evaluation of highly promising strategies and approaches serving as model interventions for identifying appropriate organ donor candidates, evaluating donated organs, maintaining donor clinical stability and optimizing methods for organ procurement. This grant program was not funded for FY 2012.
Reimbursement of Travel and Subsistence Expenses Toward Living Organ Donation Program supports a national program to provide reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses to individuals making living donations of their organs. In September 2006, HRSA awarded a 4-year cooperative agreement to the Regents of the University of Michigan (UM) for this purpose. The University of Michigan in collaboration with The American Society of Transplant Surgeons establishes the National Living Donor Assistance Center to carry out the Program’s purpose. The cooperative agreement with UM was renewed for another four years in September 2010. For more information about the program, visit www.livingdonorassistance.org .
State Donor Registry Support Program funded states to develop or enhance a donor registry in which residents enter their consent to be a donor. This grant program is no longer offered.
Media-Based Grassroots Efforts to Increase Minority Solid Organ Donation funded projects to promote organ and tissue donation in minority populations through combined media and grassroots campaigns. Projects were required to spend a minimum of 75 percent of their budget on television and radio advertising. This grant program is no longer offered.