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Call for Nominations: Vistakon Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care
To recognize outstanding 4th year student clinicians who have demonstrated excellence in contact lens patient care during their optometric education.
Award and Eligibility
Sponsored by Vistakon, one $1,000 award and a personalized plaque is awarded to a graduating fourth-year student at each of the North-American schools and colleges of Optometry.
The appropriate award selection committee at each of the schools/colleges of optometry will select the one student who meets the eligibility requirements and best demonstrates the qualities detailed in the criteria. The AOF will not accept applications directly from students.
Outstanding clinical patient care as demonstrated by the student’s: (a) overall knowledge in the contact lens field, and (b) skillful, considerate and professional care of his/her contact lens patients.
The Nomination Form 2014 is provided directly to institution contacts via email during the opening of the submission window, no more than 2 months prior to deadline.
Completed nomination forms should be sent via email to: AOF@aaoptom.org with the subject line: Vistakon AOE + institution name.
Deadline is April 11, 2014.
Notification and Conferment
Each school or college will contact its award winner. The AOF will send the award to the school or college or directly to the student. Likewise, depending on the prevailing policy of the school or college, checks may be made out directly to the student or to the institution for application to the student’s financial aid. In either case, a W9 form (or W-8BEN if non-U.S. resident) must be submitted or be on file.
Awards are generally mailed 4-6 weeks after deadline. If permissible, the award presentation maybe presented by a Vistakon representative, assigned to each specific school or college of optometry, at the institution’s awards ceremony.
All award recipients by application/nomination and acceptance of an award agree to allow the AOF and/or the sponsor of the program to which they applied to publish their name, image, institution information, and any statement or quote provided by the recipient. These will appear in a variety of media formats that will announce and promote the program including, but not limited to, the AOF and/or sponsor annual report, website, social media, annual meeting promotional materials or press release.
Please direct any questions about this program to: Tracy Kitts, Foundation Coordinator, at: AOF@aaoptom.org or 321-710-3936.
Call for Applications: Douglas Hopkins Residency Award
Residency training is becoming an increasingly important aspect of optometric training. A post-OD residency program significantly advances a graduate's preparation as an eye-care provider and provides additional experiences in instruction and scholarship. Many schools and colleges of optometry now require residency training as a basic prerequisite for new clinical faculty.
The Douglas Hopkins Residency Award is intended to promote the practice and development of the field of Primary Care Optometry by providing incentive and support to talented optometric residents who demonstrate a passion and commitment to practice, research, and education in primary care.
Eligibility and Award
Any optometrist currently serving (2012 – 2013) in a primary care/family practice residency through an accredited school, college of optometry or veterans administration facility may apply. Anyone who has yet to begin a residency or who has already completed their residency by the deadline is ineligible.
The Douglas Hopkins Residency Award is $2,000 plus one $750 travel fellowship to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry in November 2014 in Denver, contingent on the individual sitting for their fellowship exam. One award will be granted.
The deadline for this award is March 28, 2014.
For additional information contact Tracy Kitts, Foundation Coordinator, at: 321-710-3936 or AOF@aaoptom.org.
Call for Applications: Child Neurology Society 2014 Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award
The CNS Awards Committee Announces the 2014 Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award
Application period: March 1 - April 1, 2014
The Child Neurology Society announces an award for basic or clinical research by promising young investigators who are members of the Society. Applications will be judged on the basis of originality, scientiﬁc merit, succinctness and relevance. The recipient of the award will receive a grant-in-aid of $20,000 and will be invited to present their work at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society, October 22-25, 2014 in Columbus, OH.
1. The applicant completed a pediatric neurology residency on or after June 30, 2009 or a neurodevelopmental disability residency on or after June 30, 2010, and graduated medical school on or after May 2004, or after May 2003 if the applicant completed a 3 year pediatric residency.
2. The scientiﬁc work is mainly the result of the applicant's efforts.
3. The applicant is a Junior or Active member of the Child Neurology Society.
Call for Nominations: 2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health, which recognize innovative individuals, programs, institutions, and organizations that are advancing public health in the Americas.
Sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), the awards highlight key aspects of public health as a way to stimulate the growth of the next and rising generation of leaders working together to improve health and health care in the Americas.
The six awards in this call for nominations are the:
Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health
Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service
Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature
Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health
Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care
Manuel Velasco Suarez Award for Excellence in Bioethics
The nomination period is open now through May 30, 2014. Application forms are available online at: http://www.pahef.org/nomination.
Established in 1975, the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health have become known throughout the Americas as respected honors and career milestones. They provide a unique opportunity to recognize the contributions of those who have dedicated their careers to improving public health in the Western Hemisphere.
For each award, an independent jury of distinguished public health professionals, peers, and academicians appointed by PAHO and PAHEF reviews the nominations and recommends a winning candidate to the PAHEF board of directors for its approval. Each award includes a cash prize or research grant, a certificate of honor, and a symbolic representation of the award.
Awardees are also invited to Washington, D.C., during the annual PAHO Directing Council meeting to be recognized during an evening event with dignitaries, including ministers of health from throughout the Americas, ambassadors to the Organization of American States (OAS), U.S. government officials, and private sector representatives.
About PAHEF: The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is dedicated to improving health in the Americas. Founded in 1968, PAHEF is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) public charity that works with the PAHO and other strategic partners in the Americas to mobilize resources and jointly address key health, education, and training priorities. With a deep knowledge of major health concerns and strong relationships with key stakeholders in the region, PAHEF builds successful partnerships and projects that advance health in the Americas. For more information, please visit: www.pahef.org
About PAHO: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was established in 1902 and is the world’s oldest international public health organization. It works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of the people in the hemisphere, while also serving as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). For more information, please visit: www.paho.org
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Call for Applications: ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program
Deadline for electronic submission of application: 04/01/2014
Deadline for ASPPH's receipt of hardcopy materials: 04/02/2014
The ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship, a collaborative effort between the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is a unique training opportunity offered to graduates of accredited schools and programs of public health.The selected fellow(s) will work with national experts in injury prevention and motor vehicle and highway safety issues to examine the causes and etiology of motor vehicle crashes and injuries.
NHTSA´s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. The agency develops, promotes and implements effective educational, engineering, and enforcement programs to prevent injuries and deaths and reduce economic costs associated with the nation’s roadways. NHTSA provides leadership to the motor vehicle and highway safety community through the development of innovative approaches to preventing roadway crashes and resulting deaths and injuries. NHTSA spearheads innovative research and data analysis critical to motor vehicle and highway safety and leads the nation by setting the motor vehicle and highway safety agenda.
The selected fellow will work with experienced professionals in NHTSA to learn all components of the comprehensive approach to traffic safety; develop a thorough understanding of the shared missions between public health, traffic safety and injury prevention; and experience working within a Federal agency on projects affecting the public health of the entire Nation.
The fellowship position is a full-time opportunity for a one year period. The fellowship position will be located at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters (DOT), Washington, D.C. The selected applicant will be required to relocate to the fellowship location. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
To be eligible, students must have received an MPH or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than August of the application year). Early career professionals with MPH or Doctorate degrees (within 5 years of graduation) may also apply for the fellowship program. Applicants must have received their degree(s) from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited, graduate school or program of public health, as well as be a U.S. citizen or hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S., to be eligible for the fellowship program. Certification in Public Health (CPH) preferred (http://www.nbphe.org/)
The fellow will receive an annual stipend paid in semi-monthly installments. In addition, the fellow will have access to sufficient allowance to offset the costs of health insurance premiums and fellowship-related travel and training expenses.
The fellow is responsible for his/her own move to and from the fellowship site (relocation expenses are not covered). The fellow is also required to maintain his/her own health insurance while in the fellowship program.
All applications to the fellowship program will undergo a technical review process by NHTSA staff based on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, previous professional experience; and letters of recommendation. Finalists will then be evaluated to assess which of the candidates applying for the project is most suited for the fellowship.
There are two components to the application process, the online application and hard copy documents that must be mailed to ASPPH in ONE package. The following lists all documents required to apply:
1. An essay (1500 word max) for each training area to which you are applying explaining your interests, strengths and qualifications for that position and how it will benefit your long-term career plans in the field of public health.
3. Two references - Name, email and phone number.
Hard copy documents:
1. Two Generic Letters of Recommendation (from the references provided in the online application). Must be on a letter head with contact information and original signature. Does not need to be in a sealed envelope. Please request your recommenders to not fold or staple recommendation letters.
2. Signature Page available upon submitting the online application. You will need to print, and sign. Please do not fold or staple pages.
3. Official Graduate Transcripts (School or Program of Public Health only). This will need to be in a sealed envelope issued by your school.
4. A copy of your Green card, if you are not a US Citizen.
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Call for Applications: National PTA Smart from the Start Community Outreach Grant
Application deadline: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST/2:00 p.m. PST
Smart from the Start: Community Outreach provides PTA Regions, Districts and Councils with tools and resources to educate families of children ages 3-5 and partner with a local neighborhood community to improve awareness of energy balance concepts. Energy balance is finding a balance between the calories we consume through what we eat and drink and the calories we burn through physical activity.
PTA Regions, Districts and Councils will:
• Educate families of children ages 3-5 about practical ways to ensure their children achieve a balanced intake of nutritious foods and physical activity every day, using the Energy Balance Pre-K curriculum.
• Mobilize community-based stakeholders to focus on increasing access to nutritious foods and physical activity options in the community, especially for families of children ages 3-5.
National PTA will award 10 grants of $10,000 each to PTA Regions, Districts and Councils.
Grant funding must be spent between June 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.
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Request for Applications: Autism Speaks Family Service Community Grants 2014
All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). LOIs will be accepted on a rolling basis through our online grant system from February 19 through March 28, 2014.
Autism Speaks seeks to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers in communities across the United States. The focus of our Family Services Community Grants is three-fold: to promote autism services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism; to expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community; and to increase the field of service providers. Autism Speaks seeks to focus on building capacity and accumulating case studies and deliverables for the community at large.
We urge all potential applicants to use the following Community Tool Box website hosted by the University of Kansas: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/default.aspx. Here, applicants may find useful resources online that can help with needs assessment, program planning, measuring quality and impact and writing successful grant proposals.
Autism Speaks will accept Family Services Community Grant proposals that address one of the following areas of need:
-- Building the field and scope of educators and trainers, by providing continuing education and training to those working directly with individuals with autism spectrum disorders
-- Providing funding for consultation and hands on training to improve education for individuals with autism
-- Providing funding to increase the capacity of service providers
-- Training professionals to interact more effectively with individuals with autism spectrum disorders
-- Social skills training that provides peer modeling and inclusion with typically developing peers
-- Recreation and athletic programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorders
Young Adult/Adult Services
-- Pre-vocational and vocational training
-- Transition planning
-- Residential services
-- Recreation programs for adults
-- Life/community integration skills
Funds can be applied to support new projects, the expansion of existing projects, or the successful replication of an existing curriculum or program model. Autism Speaks places a significant focus on the end product or deliverable of each proposal that will benefit the autism community beyond those participating in the program. Deliverables include videos, manuals and curricula that will be shared on the Autism Speaks website for the broader community.
Deliverables must capture information needed for replication, expansion, and dissemination.
Autism Speaks seeks to ensure proposals provide opportunities for individuals with varying functioning levels.
Finally, careful consideration will also be given to proposals that specifically address the needs of underserved communities.
Autism Speaks will not award grants to individuals or fund an individual or family for participation in personal programs. We encourage individuals to ask local providers and organizations to submit proposals that will meet our stated goals. The amount requested should be in the $5,000 - $25,000 range, and multi-year grants will not be awarded.
Autism Speaks Family Service Community Grants do not fund scientific research projects. For information about science grants funded by Autism Speaks please use the following link: www.autismspeaks.org/science/grants-program
Request for Proposals: Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation Research Awards
The Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce its first annual Research Awards to support investigators in the fight against head and neck cancers.
Researchers interested in submitting a proposal may obtain the Request for Proposals (RFP) document via the web site's Contact page or by sending an email request to email@example.com. The deadline for RFP submission is 5 p.m., March 28, 2014.
Call for Applications: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Award
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Harold Frost’s ideas transformed the face of skeletal biology and orthopedic science and he is regarded by many as being the most influential theoretician in skeletal biology of the 20th century. Harold Frost developed the process of quantitative bone histomorphometry, discovered the intermediary organization of bone and shed theoretical insights into the adaptation of bone to mechanical forces and hormones. In addition to Harold Frost's many scientific accomplishments, he was an active participant in the Sun Valley Workshop on Skeletal Tissue Biology, an annual meeting that emphasizes interaction between young investigators and senior investigators. His participation in the workshop influenced many young scientists. The award was established in Dr. Frost’s honor.
To be eligible, an applicant must be a 2 year post-doctoral fellow or resident with no more than 2 years as an Assistant Professor as of September 1, 2014. Note: ASBMR Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Awards are open to ASBMR members and nonmembers.
Nine awards of $1,500 each are available, based on competitive application. The young investigators who receive Harold Frost Awards are required to present their research at the Sun Valley Workshop on Musculoskeletal Biology held August 3-6, 2014.
Note: The award covers the meeting registration fee, but recipients are expected to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodations.
The character limit is 2500, which includes all letters and spaces within the text of your abstract. Tables and graphics are not included in this character limit.
Call for Applications: National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Edward H. Schuchman Research Fellowship
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (ASMD; i.e., Types A and B Niemann-Pick Disease), a rare inherited lysosomal storage disease for which there are no effective therapies.
Those eligible to apply for funding are:
• Predoctoral students with a lab selected and an approved thesis
• M.D., Ph.D and D.V.M postdoctoral researchers
• Early career investigators
Preference will be given to research projects that will improve our understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of ASMD. Preference also will be given to research projects developing new therapies for ASMD and for identifying biomarkers to improvide diagnosis and/or to monitor disease progression and efficacy in clinical trials.
The NNPDF Fellowships provide support of $50,000 per annum for two years ($30,000 per annum for three years for predoctoral fellowships) and are renewable based on performance. Applicants must be currently associated with a recognized laboratory.
This fellowship is named for Edward H. Schuchman, Ph.D. a pioneer in ASMD research, and supporter of those affected by Niemann-Pick Disease.
Applications are due May 1st, 2014, and should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair. Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by September 1st, 2014, via email. Fellowships awarded will begin October 1st, 2014.
For further information please contact the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation's Central Office.