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Research!America's Advocacy Academy
Research!America is pleased to announce an exciting new program to introduce and engage early-career scientists in research advocacy and science policy. The 2013 Research!America Advocacy Academy is a unique opportunity for postdoctoral fellows in the health and biomedical sciences to learn about how to best incorporate advocacy and effective communications into their role as a scientist.
The 2013 class of up to 12 Research!America advocates will participate in a two-day Washington, DC, program from September 11-12, 2013. Participants will learn about the federal budget and appropriations process, tools for effective science communication and outreach as well as how to engage with elected representatives on scientific and research issues. The program includes visiting Capitol Hill to meet with policy makers and congressional staff members, providing participants with a first-hand experience advocating for health research. Rounding out this unique Washington experience, participants will attend Research!America's National Health Research Forum where top leaders in government, industry, academia and patient organizations engage in moderated conversations on issues of importance to the research ecosystem.
Upon completion of the program, participants will become Science Advocates for Research!America. Advocates will remain engaged with Research!America staff, receive ongoing action alerts and learn about ways to involve their home institution's research community in effective science advocacy.
All travel expenses (transportation, lodging and meals) will be provided and arranged by Research!America through an educational grant provided by Pfizer. This year's program is limited to 12 exceptional postdoctoral researchers with a dedicated interest in becoming active advocates for science.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013: Evening arrivals; hotel accommodations provided
Wednesday, September 11, 2013: Advocacy Academy Program
Policy & legislative overview
Advocating for science on Capitol Hill
Effective science communication & engagement with the media
Preparing for meetings with policy makers
Career Enhancement: Roundtable discussion with scientific journal editors
Reception and dinner with Research!America Board members and leaders
Thursday, September 12, 2013: Research!America Advocacy Day
Meet with Members of Congress and/or staff on Capitol Hill Attend Research!America's National Health Research Forum
Late afternoon departures
You must have completed your MD, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree and currently hold an appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow at one of Research!America's member organizations.
Application Deadline: July 3, 2013, 5 p.m. EDT
Please submit the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Advocacy Academy Application - Your Name.' All materials must be received by 5 p.m. EDT on July 3, 2013.
A curriculum vitae/resume (2 pg. maximum)
A statement of interest in the program, which includes your desire to be involved in science policy and advocacy activities, and a summary of relevant activities or employment outside of the classroom or laboratory (1 pg. maximum).
A letter of recommendation from your current Principal Investigator or research leader.
For any questions or more information on the program, please contact Adam M. Katz, Policy and Advocacy Specialist email@example.com or 571-482-2716.
A selection committee will review submissions and extend invitations to 12 exceptional candidates. If accepted, participants are expected to obtain appropriate authorization to travel to Washington and participate in the program. Research!America will coordinate all travel arrangements with participants.
Society of Pediatric Psychology Student Research Award
This research competition is designed to encourage and reward quality research on issues related to pediatric psychology and health care of children. An award of $1,000 will be made to the winner of the competition.
Deadline: Oct. 1
All of the research work must have been completed while the candidate was a student. In addition, candidates must be in training status (includes fellowship) at the time of award submission. The student must be the primary (first) author. A cover letter describing the candidate's status at the time the research was conducted should accompany the entry as well as a statement regarding student membership in Div. 54. A letter from the student's faculty advisor is required that describes the degree to which the project objectives, design, data collection, data analysis and manuscript preparation are the responsibility of the applicant. Thus, studies that are fully student initiated, as well as those that are part of a larger funded project but for which the student assumes primary responsibility from beginning to end, may be submitted for consideration for the competitive award. Only empirical (data-based) studies will be considered. Please see an example of our rating form for more information on the criteria the paper will be judged on.
How To Apply
Papers should be written following the guidelines outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Papers up to one year post-publication at the time of award submission will be considered There is a limit of 20 double-spaced pages including tables, figures and references. Papers that exceed this limit will not be reviewed. Please email the manuscript in word format (not PDF) and supporting materials to the address below. Supporting materials should include information confirming membership in Div. 54 and a letter of support from your faculty supervisor.
Submissions for this award should be emailed to:
David M. Janicke, PhD
Telephone: (352) 273-6046
Society of Pediatric Psychology Targeted Research Grant Program
The Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) is pleased to announce its Targeted Research Grant program. This annual program was established to fund research projects that will contribute to priority and emerging areas in the field of pediatric psychology, and that will allow investigators to collect pilot data to aid in securing additional major grant funding.
For the 2013 award cycle, the priority areas identified are:
Technology ( eHealth interventions and information and communication technologies)
Health care cost-offset research
Primary care-focused practice or interventions
Studies of novel measurement/assessment strategies (e.g., validation of new questionnaires focused on patient-reported outcomes)
Another novel or emerging research area in the field of pediatric psychology. Applicant must demonstrate or document why this area is novel or emerging.
SPP will award up to two grants in the amount of $20,000 each to cover one year of funding to those research proposals demonstrating the greatest merit and potential for success. Although priority will be given to young investigators (within seven years of PhD), investigators at any stage of career are encouraged to apply for this funding. For example, a mid-career researcher who is moving into a new emerging research area would be eligible to apply. Only sole principal investigator (PI) applications will be accepted.
Application Deadline: Oct. 1
Proposals will be evaluated based on:
Scientific merit and impact
Degree of fit with at least one of the priority research areas listed above
The applicant's demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work
How to Apply
Requirements for Application
The applicant must hold a doctoral degree and have a current faculty appointment at an accredited institution at the level of instructor, assistant professor, etc. (or equivalent)
The applicant must be a member of SPP
A letter of intent (LOI) must be submitted and the PI must subsequently be invited to submit an application based on approval of the LOI.
Letter of Intent
Submissions of LOI's should be no longer than 1 ½ pages and must be submitted electronically to the committee chair as a single .pdf, .doc or .docx file by July 1, 2013 (single-spaced, 11- or 12 -point font, 1-inch margins).
Include the following sections:
Description of Project. Briefly describe your proposed project (limit = one page). Include aims, significance, innovation and research approach. Applicants proposing a novel research area outside of the identified priority areas should clearly demonstrate why the research area is novel or emerging.
Future Plans. Briefly describe your future plans (limit = ½ page), i.e., how the pilot funding will be used to support future full-scale research.
Applications must be submitted in English
An application cannot be submitted unless an LOI has been submitted and approved by the Targeted Research Grant Committee.
The following items must be submitted electronically to Grayson Holmbeck (firstname.lastname@example.org) as a single .pdf, .doc, or .docx file by October 1, 2013 (single-space page limits are noted, 11- or 12-point font, 1-inch margins)
a. Project summary /abstract (30 lines), beginning with project title, name of principal investigator (PI), and Institution
b. Research proposal: seven pages
i. Specific aims and hypotheses (one page max)
iii. Preliminary studies
iv. Approach (design, methods, and data analysis)
c. References (limit to two pages)
d. Biosketch (four pages, NIH format) of the PI
e. One year budget and budget justification (two pages; indirect and student tuition costs cannot be covered by the grant)
Do not submit appendices or reprints. Tables and figures must be incorporated within the page limits noted above.
Joseph E. and Nancy O. Whitley Award
Manuscript Submission Deadline is October 7, 2013
A full manuscript must be submitted to be eligible for the award. An abstract submission is encouraged. Abstracts must be received by the abstract deadline of October 2, 2013, 12:00 pm (noon) Central Time. A certificate and a $1,000 honorarium in honor of Joseph E. Whitley, MD, and his wife, Nancy O. Whitley, MD, are awarded annually to the person who submits the best paper on education in radiology. The winner will be required to present his or her paper at the AUR Annual Meeting.
This award recognizes the contributions of the Whitley's to the field of education in radiology. Dr. Joseph E. Whitley served as chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Maryland in Baltimore and received the AUR Gold Medal in1989. His contributions to teaching methods in radiology were seminal and helped establish the field. Dr. Nancy O. Whitley continued his work and made many contributions of her own; she received the AUR Gold Medal in 1994. Whitley Award competition has been a vital factor in helping the AUR establish itself as the premier forum for educational research and innovation in radiology. The growth in the number and quality of the Whitley Award submissions continues to enhance the mission of the AUR.
The AUR Education Committee urges all interested persons to consider submission for the 2014 award. Only AUR members are eligible for this award. To be eligible, the paper must deal predominantly with education in radiology and should contain unique material. The education described may be at any level, including undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate. Only manuscripts accepted for publication will be considered for publication in Academic Radiology and should therefore follow the format prescribed in the journal's Guidelines for Authors, including the copyright transfer.
Manuscripts submitted for the Whitley Award Competition:
■ Must be a first-time submission.
■ Cannot be under consideration for an award by another organization (other than AUR and its Alliances or APDR)
■ Cannot already be published
■ Cannot be under consideration for publication by a journal other than Academic Radiology
■ Cannot be presented at a national meeting before the 2014 AUR Annual Meeting
The criteria for evaluation will include the originality of the concept, clarity of the manuscript, experimental design, validity of outcome, and significance.
In order to improve manuscript quality, a review process has been added. Authors will now have the opportunity to receive suggested revisions to their manuscripts. Submissions of the manuscript for the Whitley Award should be made through the ACADEMIC RADIOLOGY online, electronic submission system.
When submitting a manuscript to Elsevier Editorial System, authors need to provide an electronic version of their manuscript. For this purpose original source files, not PDF files, are required and should be submitted as word documents with .tif figures (300 DPI for half-tones and 800-1200 DPI for line-art). The author should specify Whitley Award as the article type for the manuscript, and choose a set of classifications from the prescribed list provided online. Authors may send queries concerning the submission process, manuscript status, or journal procedures to the Editorial Office at email@example.com. Once the submission files are uploaded, the system automatically generates an electronic (PDF) proof, which is then used for reviewing. All correspondence will be by e-mail.
Abstracts of manuscripts are encouraged and must adhere to the abstract deadline of October 2, 2013 12:00 pm (noon) Central Time and will undergo the same peer review process as other abstracts.
The winner of the 2014 Whitley Award will be notified in February 2014.
For more information, contact the AUR Office by phone at 1-630-368-3730 or email at AUR@rsna.org.
Johanna K. Tabin Press Book Proposal Prize
The aim of this prize is to encourage psychoanalytic writing by Division 39 members who have yet to publish a psychoanalytic book.
This is the fifth annual contest for a first book by a psychoanalytic author. The winner receives a $1000 cash prize, certificate of recognition, and guarantee of publication by the APA Press. The aim of this prize is to encourage psychoanalytic writing by Division 39 members who have yet to publish a psychoanalytic book. We look for good writing, originality, as well as clinical and scholarly relevance. While some previously published material may be included, the proposed book should consist primarily of new work and promise to be an original and coherent monograph. Edited collections of previously published papers are not acceptable, nor are edited volumes of contributions by more than one author. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers will disqualify the entry.
Division 39 and APA Press announce that beginning in 2012, the Johanna K. Tabin/Division 39 APA Book Proposal Prize will be awarded at the Division 39 Spring Meeting, consequently, the deadline for submissions has been changed.
Annual submissions are due by December 31.
We look for good writing, originality, as well as clinical and scholarly relevance. While some previously published material may be included, the proposed book should consist primarily of new work and promise to be an original and coherent monograph. Edited collections of previously published papers are not acceptable, nor are edited volumes of contributions by more than one author. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers will disqualify the entry.
The proposal should consist of:
a cover letter with the only mention of the author's identifying and contact information
a full CV (with name deleted)
a statement of the mission, scope, and potential contribution of the project to psychoanalysis; this statement should be complete enough that the reviewers can gain a good sense of the theme of the book and its potential contribution to the field
table of contents
one, and only one, sample chapter that represents the theme of the monograph
Submissions are accepted in hard copy only and must be in quintuplicate. Blind review evaluations are conducted by the Book Proposal Prize Committee and an Honorary Judge.
All submissions for a given year's award must be submitted by December 31 of the previous year to:
Book Prize Division of Psychoanalysis
2615 Amesbury Road
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Questions should be addressed to:
Frank Summers, PhD, ABPP
Telephone: (312) 266-8230
Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health 2013 Call for Proposals
Deadline: July 24, 2013, 3:00 p.m. ET
Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health (PHLR) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program seeks to build the evidence for and strengthen the use of regulatory, legal and policy solutions to improve public health. PHLR is equally interested in identifying and ameliorating laws and legal practices that unintentionally harm health. PHLR’s purpose is to answer important questions, such as: How does law influence health and health behavior? Which laws have the greatest impact? Can current laws be made more effective through better enforcement, or do they require amendment?
Up to 18-month awards of up to $150,000 each for short-term studies.
Up to $1 million will be available under this call for proposals (CFP).
June 18, 2013 (2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET)—Optional applicant Web conference call. Registration is required. Please visit the program’s website for complete details and to register.
July 24, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of proposals.
Early October 2013—Finalists notified.
December 1, 2013—Funding initiated.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Preference will be given to those applicant organizations that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. The focus of this program is the United States; studies involving other countries will be considered only to the extent they may directly inform U.S. law and policy.
Society for Medical Anthropology Dissertation Award
Deadline Extended to July 15
In 2006, the Society for Medical Anthropology inaugurated the Medical Anthropology Students Association (MASA) to recognize and serve student members of the society. Students make up one-third of SMA’s membership and represent the future of the field. One way for SMA to honor its student members is through inauguration of an award recognizing the excellence of a recently completed doctoral dissertation. To that end, the SMA Executive Board has established the SMA Dissertation Award (formerly called the “MASA Dissertation Award”), created to recognize an outstanding dissertation in the field of medical anthropology, broadly defined.
On a biennial basis (every odd year) the SMA Dissertation Award is given to the author of a dissertation which is judged to be a significant and potentially influential contribution to medical anthropology. Dissertations are judged on the basis of: (1) scope and excellence of scholarship, including ethnographic research; (2) originality of subject matter; (3) effectiveness and persuasiveness of arguments; and (4) writing quality. Dissertation research of exceptional courage and difficulty is given special consideration. For details, contact Becky Read-Wahidi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The SMA Dissertation Award will be publicly announced during the SMA awards ceremony, held during the annual AAA meeting. The winner will receive a $500 cash award and a plaque.
The SMA Dissertation Award Committee strongly encourages submission of nominations for the competition. Submissions must be dissertations approved, accepted, and filed as the final version with the candidate’s university within nomination deadline period. For the current nomination period, dissertations submitted to the university between the period of July 1, 2011 – July 1, 2013 will be considered. The candidate’s dissertation advisor should attest that this is the copy submitted. Candidates should specify any of dissertation committee members who they feel should not to be included as a reviewer (e.g., they are your advisor; you have a working relationship that would prevent objectivity, etc.).
Students planning on (or interested in) submitting their work should review the dissertation page for complete details regarding the submission process. You must send a PDF of your dissertation to the Committee Chair, Becky Read-Wahidi, on or before the final date.
Letters of Nomination
Candidates for the award need not have received their PhD degrees in a department of anthropology, nor in a North American university. However, letters of nomination must state why the dissertation contributes to the field of medical anthropology. Two letters of nomination, one from the candidate’s dissertation advisor and one from a dissertation committee member, should be sent electronically to each of the SMA Dissertation Award Committee members.
For details, contact Becky Read-Wahidi (email@example.com), SMA Dissertation Award Committee Chair.
Call for Proposals: New Scholars Program
Call for Proposals Deadline: June 24th 2013
The New Scholars online grant application proposal system will accept Phase I applications through June 24th 2013.
The New Scholars Program supports projects to help early- to mid-career women scientists balance family responsibilities with demanding academic careers. New Scholars seeks to actively address the attrition rate of talented women scientists caused by work-life balance issues. The Foundation provides one, two and three year grants to STEM institutions and organizations actively working towards a more equitable academia by:
• Encouraging networking and collaborations among institutions and/or across STEM disciplines in ways that support the challenges of faculty and staff with family responsibilities.
• Developing and implement strategies for advocacy and policy development to advance knowledge, awareness, and application of programs to retain, recruit and develop women in science.
• Enabling scientists to attend conferences, meetings, workshops and symposia that are critical to the development of a career in science by helping them with childcare and other family responsibilities when attending scientific gatherings.
Preference will be given to proposals that clearly demonstrate the following:
• An institutional framework for the advancement of women in science, as evidenced by a strategic plan, policy framework, leadership commitment and/or a program of related activities.
• Develop innovative program ideas.
• Create and promote collaborative networks across institutions and/or disciplines.
• Develop model programs that will encourage continued efforts to advance women in science.
• Promote partnerships and knowledge sharing among institutions, including between institutions in the developed and developing world.
• A willingness to draw from the expertise and experience of previous New Scholar grantees.
• Address the postdoctoral phase in a researcher’s career.
• Have specific plans for sustainability beyond the funding period.
• Embody plans for dissemination beyond the awardee organization of policies, procedures, and “lessons learned” that are developed during the funding period.
• Describe clear criteria and objectives to be achieved through the grant funding.
• Present realistic budgets tied to outcomes.
Proposals are welcome for single-year grants in amounts between US$5,000 to US$50,000. Proposals will be accepted for multi-year programs (up to three years) for grant amounts of US$5,000 to $50,000 per year for a project total of $100,000.
Please note that in 2013 we are following a two step application process to streamline the submission and review process. Brief first round applications will be accepted through June 24th through the Foundation’s online application system. In early July shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a full proposal. The deadline for a full proposal is September 3rd. Grant recipients will be announced in December 2013.
Round 1 Applications: May 6th — June 24th
Preliminary, Round 1 submissions should be focused and well-defined, and address the following elements through a 1 page online application.
• Objectives: Provide a description of the objectives and key activities of the program.
• Goals and plan: A clear description of the program goals and implementation plan, including timeframe.
• Organization and partnership: A description of the organization requesting the grant, confirmation of its status as a non-profit entity, and a listing of key officers and staff who will direct the implementation of the program. Description of key program partners, if any.
Round 2 Full Proposals: July 3th — September 6th
Applicants invited to submit a full proposal will be notified in July and asked to expand their proposals by September 2nd. Proposals should demonstrate the following elements:
• Innovation: How will the program introduce new ideas, capabilities and/or capacity for the institution or country. How the program would serve as a model for others.
• Impact: The significance of the program’s intended impact on science, health and society in that country or globally.
• Sustainability: How will the benefits of the program be sustained after the grant has been expended.
• Budget: The total amount of the grant requested and justification for the requested amount, including a clear budget overview spreadsheet that indicates in as much detail as possible intended expenditures and other sources of funding, if any.
• Evaluation: How the program will be measured and evaluated and how its results will be reported.
Please Note: Awards must be submitted online via The Elsevier Foundation’s online grant application proposal system All first round applications must be submitted online via The Elsevier Foundation’s online grant application proposal system. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Elsevier Foundation with any questions concerning the development of your proposal.
The Elsevier Foundation
360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010, USA
Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award
This award recognizes a significant career of contributions of a psychologist who has a proven track record as an exceptional teacher of psychology.
Deadline: December 1, 2013
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
The awardee receives a plaque, a $2,000 award and an all-expense paid round trip to the APA Annual Convention, where the award is presented. Awardees are also invited to give a special address.
Nominees must demonstrate and will be rated on the following dimensions:
Demonstrated influence as a teacher whose students became outstanding psychologists: names and careers of nominee's students and evidence of influence as a teacher of them.
Development of effective teaching methods and/or teaching materials.
Engagement in significant research or other creative activity on teaching.
Development of innovative curricula and courses: description and sample of innovation and evidence of its successful utilization.
Outstanding performance as a teacher in and outside the classroom: student ratings, enrollment figures, evaluative observation by colleagues, teaching awards and other forms of prior recognition.
An especially effective trainer of teachers of psychology: description of the contributions and evidence of effectiveness.
Outstanding teaching of advanced research methods and practice in psychology (advanced undergraduate, graduate or other): description of classroom and mentoring roles.
Responsible for administrative facilitation of outstanding teaching: description of administrative actions and results on teaching programs; evaluation by others of actions and results.
APF encourages nominations for individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.
Please contact Parie Kadir, program officer, for more information.
Frances M. Culbertson Travel Grant
This grant supports women from developing countries who are in the early stages of their careers by providing travel funds to attend international regional conferences in psychology.
Deadline: February 15, 2014
The grant provides reimbursement for registration and travel expenses up to U.S. $1,500. Recipients of the grant also receive a two-year affiliate membership in the American Psychological Association.
Woman from a developing country, as defined by The World Bank;
Five to ten years postdoctoral degree;
Preference for attendance at the following conferences:
International Council of Psychologists (ICP).
International Congress of Applied Psychology (sponsored by the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)).
International Congress of Psychology (sponsored by the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS)).
Participation in the conference program is not required.
Submit a completed application online with the APF Web Form.