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E. Thayer Gaston Writing Competition
(*This scholarship is not open to Graduate students)
Sponsored by the American Music Therapy Association in cooperation with the Student Affairs Advisory Board. Papers on any topic relevant to the music therapy profession using the philosophical, historical, descriptive, or experimental mode of research are invited.
Award: A cash award of $500 to the winner(s) and an opportunity to have the paper reviewed for possible publication in the Journal of Music Therapy.
Requirements: Papers may be individually or jointly authored. Only one paper per entrant. Papers may be any length up to 3,000 words and shall have a title page indicating the author's name, academic institution, and academic advisor's name. No identifying information found on the title page is to be found on any page of the text. Papers are to be submitted in the format approved by the American Psychological Association. Papers must be previously unpublished.
Selection Procedure: Judging will be done on the basis of originality, organization, clarity of writing, relevance of content to the music therapy profession, literature documentation and adherence to the APA style. In the event that the criteria is not met or the judges feel that no paper is worthy, the award will not be presented. Judging will be done by a clinician, an academician, and a non-music therapist in a related field.
Application Deadline: All entries must be received by 6:00 pm EST June 27, 2014 without exception.
American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholarship
The American College of Surgeons offers International Guest Scholarships to young surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research. The scholarships, in the amount of $10,000 each, provide the Scholars with an opportunity to visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in North America and to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.
This scholarship endowment was originally provided through the legacy left to the College by Dr. Paul R. Hawley (FACS Hon), former College Director. More recently, gifts from the family of Dr. Abdol Islami (FACS), the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and others to the International Guest Scholarship endowment have enabled the College to expand the number of scholarship awards.
The scholarship requirements are:
Applicants must be graduates of schools of medicine.
Applicants must be at least 35 years old, but under 45, on the date that the completed application is filed.
Applicants must submit their applications from their intended permanent location. Applications will be accepted for processing only when the applicants have been in surgical practice, teaching, or research for a minimum of one year at their intended permanent location, following completion of all formal training (including fellowships and scholarships).
Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and/or research in accordance with the standards of the applicant’s country.
Early careerists are deemed more suitable than those who are serving in senior academic appointments.
Applicants must submit a fully completed application form provided by the College on its website. The application and accompanying materials must be typewritten and in English. Submission of a curriculum vitae only is not acceptable.
Applicants must provide a list of all of their publications and must submit, in addition, three complete publications (reprints or manuscripts) of their choice from that list.
Preference may be given to applicants who have not already experienced training or surgical fellowships in North America.
Applicants must submit independently prepared letters of recommendation from three of their colleagues. One letter must be from the chair of the department in which they hold academic appointment or a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons residing in their country. The chair’s or the Fellow’s letter is to include a specific statement detailing the nature and extent of the teaching and other academic involvement of the applicant. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the person making the recommendation.
The application form is structured to assist the Scholarship Selection Subcommittee and assists the applicant in submitting a structured curriculum vitae. Additional information (a maximum of four pages) may be attached if desired.
The International Guest Scholarships must be used in the year for which they are designated. They cannot be postponed.
Applicants who are awarded scholarships are expected to provide a full written report of the experiences provided through the scholarships upon completion of their tours.
An unsuccessful applicant may reapply only twice and only by completing and submitting a current application form provided by the College, together with new supporting documentation.
The scholarships provide successful applicants with the privilege of participating in the College’s annual Clinical Congress in October 2015, with public recognition of their presence. They will receive gratis admission to selected postgraduate courses plus admission to all lectures, demonstrations, and exhibits, which are an integral part of the Clinical Congress. Assistance will be provided in arranging visits, following the Clinical Congress, to various clinics and universities of their choice.
In order to qualify for consideration by the selection committee, all of the requirements must be fulfilled.
Formal American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholar applications appear online on the College’s website. Supporting materials and questions should be directed to:
International Liaison Section
American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611-3211
Completed applications for the International Guest Scholarships for the year 2015 and all of the supporting documentation must be received at the office of the International Liaison Section prior to July 1, 2014, in order for an applicant to receive consideration by the selection committee. All applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision in November 2014. Applicants are urged to submit their completed applications and supporting documents as early as possible in order to provide sufficient time for processing.
American College of Nurse-Midwives Leadership Development Award
Application due September 1, 2014
The purpose of this award is to improve leadership skills in business management and marketing of midwifery practices. CNMs/CMs are eligible to apply. The award is a monetary grant to help cover the costs of attending the Midwifery Business Network (MBN) meeting.
Offered by the American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation. All submissions are accepted electronically at email@example.com.
Travel Fellowship in the History of the Academic Health Center & Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota
The Travel Fellowship in the History of the Academic Health Center & Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota is intended to promote research on post-World War II developments in academic health centers and health science research using the University of Minnesota Archives. The University of Minnesota Program in the History of Medicine in conjunction with the Academic Health Center History Project will offer up to two fellowships per year to interested scholars whose research is well suited to the health science and administrative collections in the University Archives. Where possible, preference will be given to early career scholars: graduate students in the research stage of their dissertation and recent Ph.D.s.
University of Minnesota Archives Holdings: The University of Minnesota Archives house numerous collections related to the history of the Academic Health Center (AHC), its forerunning administrative configuration the College of Medical Sciences, and the records of the six schools and colleges that comprise the Academic Health Center: medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. The Archives also house collections pertaining to interdisciplinary centers within the Academic Health Center and oral histories and personal papers of prominent faculty and administrators.
Finding aids for many of the collections at the University Archives can be found at http://special.lib.umn.edu/uarch/. Digital documents related to the AHC and University administration are available through the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy. Applicants are encouraged to contact AHC Archivist Erik Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the collections before applying.
Application and Expectations: Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, names and contact information of two referees, a brief proposal of no more than two pages, and a one-page proposed budget. The one- to two-page proposal should outline clearly the purpose of the research and its central questions, what records or materials will be used, any bigger project of which this research is a part, and the intended product(s) such as a dissertation, publications, or documentaries. Selection of fellows will be based on the decision of a multi-disciplinary committee.
Fellowship recipients will be required to submit a short report on their research and asked to present their work in progress with interested faculty, staff, and students while visiting at the University. Recipients are also required to supply the University Libraries with a copy of any publication resulting from research conducted as a result of the grant.
Duration and Support: The fellowship covers a flexible visit of between one to four weeks. The amount of the fellowship is up to $1,000.00 to support expenses related to travel, lodging, research costs, and other incidental expenses. The fellowship is available for a single, continuous research trip between the dates July 1 and June 30 annually.
Dates: The annual deadline for applications is June 1. Candidates will be informed of the results by June 30 and the fellowship will be available immediately (July 1).
Applications should be submitted via email. Be sure that your last name appears in the filename of each document. Send applications to: Dr. Dominique Tobbell, Program in the History of Medicine, University of Minnesota, email@example.com (612-626-5114).
Call for Nominations: 2014 Suheil J. Muasher, M.D., Distinguished Service Award
This award is intended to recognize and honor individuals or organizations that have provided distinguished service to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Nominees may be either ASRM members or non-ASRM members. The recipient or recipients will be selected based on scientific, leadership, organizational, political or societal service contributions to the ASRM, reproductive medicine and/or reproductive medicine patients.
Nominations may be submitted to Andrew R. La Barbera, Ph.D., ASRM Scientific Director, by members of the Society before June 1, 2014. Nominations must include a summary of the nominee’s contributions to the field of reproductive medicine and the Society. The recipient will be selected by the Executive Committee and notified by September 1, 2014. Previous nominees will be considered.
The recipient will be recognized as the Suheil J. Muasher Distinguished Service Awardee by presentation of a plaque at the Annual Meeting of the Society. In addition, the recipient will be provided with free registration for the ASRM Annual Meeting, airfare/travel expenses up to $500.00, two days hotel accommodations in the ASRM hotel room block, and meals and ground transportation up to a maximum of $800.00.
Call for Nominations: 2014 Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award
This award recognizes a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproductive sciences published within ten (10) years after receiving a doctoral degree or completing residency/fellowship training. The recipient will have made original research contributions that significantly impact the field independently of his or her mentors. Other factors to be considered in making the award will include conceptual breakthrough, the significance of the research to allied fields of investigation, and development of new and innovative clinical or research methodologies.
Nominations may be submitted to Andrew R. La Barbera, Ph.D., ASRM Scientific Director, by members of the Society before June 1, 2014. Nominations must include the nominee’s curriculum vitae, bibliography and summary of research accomplishments in the field of reproductive medicine, and must be accompanied by letters of support from at least two senior members of the Society and/or scientific collaborators attesting to the originality and significance of the work. The recipient will be selected by the Executive Committee and notified by September 1, 2014. Previous nominees will be considered.
The recipient will be recognized as the Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Awardee by presentation of a plaque at the Annual Meeting of the Society. In addition, the recipient will be provided with an honorarium of $1,000.00, airfare/travel expenses up to $500.00, two days hotel accommodations in the ASRM hotel room block, and meals and ground transportation up to a maximum of $600.00. The Society will provide free registration for the ASRM Annual Meeting in the year of the award.
American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Outstanding APA Division Award
This award recognizes a division of APA for superior performance in promoting graduate student development, involvement and joint APAGS/APA division membership.
Deadline: May 7, 2014
Sponsor: American Psychological Association of Graduate Students
This $1,000 cash award recognizes a division of APA for superior performance in promoting graduate student development, involvement and joint APAGS/APA division membership. This award is funded by APAGS and will be dispersed directly to the division to be used in accordance with the goals specified in the proposal.
A qualified division must demonstrate an exemplary level of commitment to providing opportunities for graduate student development. Applications will be evaluated based upon how well the division actively incorporates students and student issues into the governance and activities of the Division, develops and implements innovative programs that target the needs of students, promotes joint APAGS/APA division membership, encourages socialization of student into the profession, and helps students to shape their own professional identity.
In addition to being recognized as the “APAGS Outstanding Division of the Year” and receiving a monetary award of $1,000, the winning division will be presented with a plaque at the annual DSRN meeting, held during the APA Convention and acknowledged in APAGS publications.
To be considered for this award, a division of APA must:
Have an active doctoral student membership.
Require student affiliates to be members of APA/APAGS.
Have a student representative who is a member of the APAGS Division Student Representatives Network (DSRN).
To apply, at least one member and one division member must collaborate on the required application materials. The APAGS Award Selection Committee will take into account both past and current activities when reviewing and selecting the winner of this award. Funds must be used to develop new programs and opportunities for graduate students or to build upon and enhance existing student activities.
Society of General Physiologists Traveling Scholar Award Program
SGP introduces the SGP Traveling Scholar Award Program. The mission of this program is to provide a unique opportunity for a graduate or undergraduate department (or training program) to host a prominent visiting physiologist to promote education and research in cell and molecular physiology. During the visit, the invited speaker will engage students and other junior scientists with the purpose of exposing them to cuttingedge technology, experimental strategies and research being pursued in the speaker’s laboratory. In addition, the award is intended to recognize the excellence of the visiting scientist’s research program.
The SGP Traveling Scholar Program supports two types of activities:
1. Special Lecture: $1200 toward expenses (travel, hotel, food, activites, etc) plus a $300 honorarium.
2. Two-day Symposium: $2000 toward expenses (travel, hotel, food, activities, etc) plus a $500 honorarium.
1. The SGP Traveling Scholar Award Program is intended to provide a unique opportunity for students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty in the host department/program. Thus, preference will be given to proposal that maximize exposure and interactions of the speaker with young investigators at the host institution.
2. Both the applicant (i.e., the primary representative of the department/ academic program) and the nominated speaker must be SGP members in good standing. Applications may be submitted by faculty, postdoctoral fellows or graduate students.
3. Primary consideration will be given to Programs (and speakers) that have not previously been awarded an SGP Traveling Scholar Award. Timely submission of the previous visit report (detailed below; see reports from previous awards to the right) will be weighed significantly by the SGP Council when considering applications from programs previously receiving an SGP Traveling Scholar Award.
1. Departments/academic programs should submit an application form indicating the specific Traveling Scholars Program for which they are applying (Special Lecture or Two-day Symposium) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is recommended that the nominated speaker be confirmed with regard to his/her availability prior to submission of the application. The application must include a detailed plan of the visit, focusing on the value of the experience for students and post-doctoral trainees.
2. Upon notification of selection by the SGP Council, the department/ program will then contact the nominated speaker to confirm and coordinate details of the visit.
3. Following confirmation of the speaker’s availability, the department/ program should contact the SGP office with a letter outlining the visit itinerary. Upon final confirmation of the award by the SGP council, the SGP office will send a check for either $1,200 (Special Lecture) or $2000 (two-day Symposium) to defray costs associated with speaker travel, lodging and dining expenses. The appropriate honorarium will be mailed directly to the speaker following the visit (see below).
February 1st and September 1st
Awards will be made on a semiannual basis with the number of awards being dependent on the strength of the applicant pool and available funding. At most, only one Special Lecture and one Two-day Symposium will be sponsored for each application deadline. Applications will be reviewed by the SGP Council at the semiannual meetings in September and March, with notification of award(s) following shortly thereafter. Successful applications will also be announced on the SGP website.
Planning a Lecturer's Visit
The length of the visit should be either one night/day (Special Lecture) or two nights/days (Two-day Symposium) in duration, allowing time for a formal seminar presentation, individual meetings, and enrichment activities designed to engage students and young investigators to interact with the speaker to exchange of ideas, discuss trainee research projects, and to promote the implementation of innovative physiological approaches into the department/training program (e.g. chalk-talk, poster sessions, workshops, break-out sessions, etc). A well-constructed and detailed description of the planned visit—in particular how the visit will promote exposure of students and post-doctoral trainees to cutting-edge physiological research—is an important criterion for the award.
Conditions and Responsibilities
Award recipients must meet the following conditions and responsibilities:
1. The speaker honorarium ($300 for a Special Lecture or $500 for a Two-day Symposium) will be mailed separately to the speaker following the event. The balance of the award ($1,200 for a Special Lecture or $2000 for a Two-day Symposium) will be earmarked for travel and other expenses (hotel, meals, program materials and activities, etc) associated with the visit. Departments/ programs will be responsible for all expenses beyond these amounts. Checks written by SGP will be made payable to the affiliated institution.
2. The department/program will be responsible for coordinating all travel arrangements, securing lodging, scheduling a lecture room, etc.
3. On all event advertising, the sponsorship of the “Society of General Physiologists Traveling Scholar Award Program” must be indicated in print and by display of the SGP logo.
4. SGP, its mission, and sponsorship of the lecture by the Traveling Scholar Program must be recognized during the formal introduction of the speaker immediately prior to the lecture.
5. Submission of the visit report (see below).
Following the event, the department/program must provide SGP with an SGP Traveling Scholar Award Program Report (see examples above). This report will be due no later than one month after the conclusion of the visit and
will be posted on the SGP website. The completed report should describe:
1. The focus of the visit (i.e., reasons for inviting the selected speaker) and specific benefits of the program to the department.
2. The audience.
3. The title of the formal seminar.
4. A list of enrichment activites.
5. List of meetings with faculty and junior scientists.
6. Social activities (e.g., receptions, poster session, repasts, etc.).
Submission of pictures of the visit via email (email@example.com) to be posted on the SGP website is strongly encouraged. The report must also include a concise two-paragraph summary of the visit to be included in the SGP
newsletter. As stated above, prompt submission of the report is required for future participation in the program.
If a department/academic program receives a check but the lecture is postponed, the department/academic program has 90 days to reschedule the visit. If this proves impossible, the department/academic program must return the original check to the SGP office or make payment to SGP for the full amount of the award. Pending return of said monies, the department/ academic program will again become eligible for the next award cycle.
For further information concerning eligibility and conditions of the award, please contact the SGP office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (508)-540-6719.
Women Chemists Committee Rising Star Award
The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) serves the membership of the American Chemical Society with its mission to be leaders in attracting, retaining, developing, promoting, and advocating for women in the chemical sciences. Established in 2011, the WCC Rising Star Award recognizes exceptional early to mid-career women chemists across all areas of chemistry on a national level. To be given annually, this award is also intended to help promote retention of women in science.
The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding women scientists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.
The Award includes the following:
• The opportunity to present contributions at a WCC-sponsored symposium at the spring ACS national meeting.
The award symposium serves to highlight the accomplishments of the award winners by providing a venue to inform researchers and other professionals of the status of current work, ideas, and thought; to enable networking with other practitioners; and to acquaint scientists with other active members of the research community.
• A $1,000 stipend to cover spring national meeting travel expenses.
• Visibility and networking opportunities at the spring national meeting—awardees are recognized at the WCC ‘Just Cocktails’ reception and at the WCC Luncheon where awardees are seated at the head tables along with ACS governance, WCC members, and fellow award winners.
The award is open to all female ACS members in chemistry and chemical engineering working in academic, industrial, government, non-profit or other employment sectors. Appropriate candidates will typically be no more than 15 years from receipt of their terminal scientific degree and have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields. Applicants can either be self-nominated or can be nominated by another individual for this award.
The following are not eligible:
• those who are already widely acknowledged and recognized in their area of chemistry or chemical engineering and are at the pinnacle of their careers;
• ACS national award winners;
• those who have received a prior award under this program;
• members of the National Women Chemists Executive Committee
The deadline for receipt of nominations is June 30 (extended from June 15).
In the online nomination process, the nominator will be required to provide/upload the following:
• Nominee’s resume or C.V.
• Primary nominator letter in support of nomination. Letter should not exceed 800 words (maximum of 2 pages), with no less than 11pt font.
• Two secondary nominator letters in support of nomination are optional, but recommended. Letters should not exceed 800 words (maximum of 2 pages), with no less than 11pt font.
• Nominee’s areas of expertise; notable accomplishments; publications, presentations and/or patents; and, honors and awards
• Proposed citation for the award.
A hard copy application form may also be requested from ACS Diversity Programs:
• Email: email@example.com
• Fax: 202-776-8003
American Chemical Society
Department of Diversity Programs
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship
The Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship was established by Paul R. Jones, in memory of his wife, to provide scholarships for female undergraduate majors in chemistry or related disciplines who are beginning their junior or senior years of study. Priscilla Carney Jones wished to have this scholarship established because of the difficulties she faced as a female chemist early in her career.
The scholarship is a one-time award on the basis of both need and scholarship. The award amount is subject to available funding, but will be a minimum of $1,500. The award is sent directly to the recipient’s financial aid office and may be used for tuition, books, and lab fees. On-and-off campus housing, transportation, and other personal fees (e.g., sorority dues) may not be paid from this award.
To be considered a candidate, students must meet the following criteria:
• Rising junior or senior female undergraduate student
• Enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university
• Major in chemistry or chemistry-related science
Students in pre-med programs who intend to go to medical school are not eligible for this scholarship.
• Completed research or plan to conduct research during undergraduate years
• Minimum overall GPA of 3.25
• US citizen or permanent resident
• Able to demonstrate evidence of financial need
The current application deadline is May 1. All application materials must be received by this deadline.
In the online application process, the applicant will be required to provide/upload the following:
• Applicant statement to describe why the applicant is a good candidate to receive the scholarship
• Community service statement to describe the applicant’s community service activities and related responsibilities
• Leadership statement to describe the key leadership roles that the applicant has fulfilled
• Research presentations/publications list
• Research summary to summarize the specific nature of research (or planned research) and the applicant’s role in it
• Future goals statement to summarize applicant’s future plans and goals
• Resume / C.V.
• Copy of the most recent award letter from the applicant’s institution outlining all costs of attendance and itemizing any financial awards, scholarships, or grants the applicant receives
• A reference form from the applicant’s academic/research advisor, which includes a letter of recommendation.
• In addition, estimated unmet need for the next academic year must be indicated on the application form. Unmet financial need is equal to the cost of tuition, academic fees, and books minus the estimated family contribution and any scholarships/grants.