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Call for Applications: Sigma Theta Tau International/Hill-Rom Environment of Elder Care Nursing Research Grant
The Environment of Elder Care Nursing Research Grant co-sponsored by Hill-Rom will advance the science of nursing through research focused on critical aspects of elder care including clear lungs, no falls, safe skin, patient comfort and ease-of-use. Applications from novice researchers who have received no other national research funds are encouraged. Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau International members, other qualifications being equal.
Funds for this grant are provided by Hill-Rom. Allocation of funds is based on the quality of the proposed research, the future promise of the applicant and the applicant's research budget.
Funds for this grant do not cover expenses incurred prior to the funding date.
Registered nurse with a current license.
Hold at minimum a master's degree or its equivalent, and/or be enrolled in a doctoral program.
Submission of completed research application packet and a signed research agreement via our online submission system.
Ready to implement research project when funding is received.
Submit to STTI a final report; submit completed abstract to STTI's Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Submit an abstract for publication to Hill-Rom regarding the research done as a product of the grant, and credit research grant partners in all publications and presentations of the research.
Grants available: 1 per year
Funding: up to US $9,000
Deadline: 1 July 2014
Funding date: 1 November 2014
Sigma Theta Tau International
Phone: 888.634.7575 (US/Canada) or +1.317.634.8171(International)
How to apply: All applications must be submitted via the online submission system.
Call for Applications: Neilsen Foundation’s Psychosocial Research Grants
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is the largest private foundation dedicated to spinal cord injury (SCI) research and quality of life programs for people living with SCI.
The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grant cycle is now open to eligible organizations that conduct research on the interrelation of psychological, social and other quality of life factors that will benefit individuals living with SCI. The Foundation is specifically interested in research that focuses on one, or more, of the following areas: Aging, Caregiving, Employment, Health Behaviors and Fitness, Independent Living, Self-Management and Technology Access.
The overall goal for these grants is to lead to “better outcomes for people living with SCI.” Psychosocial research topics can address persons with SCI across the lifespan, including targeted SCI population subgroups or specific aspects of psychological and social support factors that impact health, functioning or quality of life. Research can involve qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies.
Interested applicants are encouraged to review the grant application guide, available at www.chnfoundation.org, for more details. The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grant application process begins with submitting a required Letter of Intent (LOI) online by March 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).
The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants program has 3 funding categories:
~ NEILSEN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP GRANTS: For individuals with a PhD, MD, DVM or comparable research degree that was attained prior to the LOI submission deadline of March 14, 2014. These grants are intended to provide mentored psychosocial research training in SCI. These grants provide two years of funding at $75,000 per year (for a total of $150,000).
~ NEILSEN PILOT GRANTS: For independent junior investigators beyond the postdoctoral level (i.e., Instructor, Assistant Professor or equivalent research position) or for psychosocial research projects that are considered “high risk/high gain,” conducted by junior or established investigators. These grants provide one year of funding, up to $100,000.
~ NEILSEN PROOF OF CONCEPT GRANTS: For established investigators (i.e., at the level of Associate Professor or above) to open new areas of SCI psychosocial research or fill important gaps in the SCI field. These grants provide two years of funding at $150,000 per year (for a total of $300,000).
Awarded grants will be funded in early 2015.
All three Neilsen Psychosocial Research grant funding categories require an online Letter of Intent (LOI) submission by March 14, 2014. LOIs will be reviewed and only those applicants invited through the LOI process may submit a full grant application.
The following general eligibility requirements apply to all three funding categories:
1. Applicants must work in a nonprofit academic institution, research organization/institution or rehabilitation facility with a demonstrated capability to conduct grant funded research. An applicant is not required to be a citizen of the United States or Canada to apply for a Neilsen Foundation research grant; however, the applicant must be employed by an eligible organization/institution located in either country (see item 2 for additional information). Each application must include the appropriate endorsement of an official who is responsible for the administration of awarded funds.
2. Applying organizations/institutions must be located in the United States or Canada. Neilsen Foundation research grants are not awarded to individuals, private foundations or certain 509(a)(3), Type III supporting organizations.
3. Applicants must have a PhD, MD, DVM or other equivalent professional degree at the time of the LOI submission. The Neilsen Foundation does not provide grants to undergraduate or predoctoral students. Proof of Concept Grant applicants should have a proven track record of psychosocial research and spinal cord injury experience.
4. The Neilsen Foundation discourages concurrent applications with overlapping aims from Postdoctoral Fellows and their mentor/sponsor(s) on multiple funding categories of this grant program.
For more details on eligibility requirements, please review the Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants Application Guide, located at www.chnfoundation.org.
Interested applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants Application Guide, located at www.chnfoundation.org. The application process begins with submitting a required Letter of Intent (LOI) online by March 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).
Call for Applications: 2014-2015 Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program
Applications for the 2014-2015 Class of Health and Aging Policy Fellows are due April 16th, 2014.
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program is a unique opportunity for professionals in health and aging to receive the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans.
The year-long Health and Aging Policy Fellows program offers fellows the opportunity to participate in a residential track or a non-residential track. The residential track allows fellows to participate in the policymaking process on either the Federal or state level as legislative assistants in Congress, professional staff members in executive branch agencies or policy organizations. The non-residential track allows fellows to remain at their home institution but work on a policy project that involves brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites. Core program components focused on career development and professional enrichment are provided for fellows in both tracks. Fellows also have the opportunity to apply for second-year funding to continue components of their fellowship experience/project either at their placement sites, at the state/local levels, or with non-governmental organizations. Our key partner in this effort is the American Political Science Association which has established the most respected and longest running policy fellowship program in Washington, DC.
Fellowship Stipend and Other Financial Support
Stipends for residential fellows vary and are commensurate with each individual’s current base salary (up to $100,000 annually). In addition to a stipend, financial support will be provided for relocation (up to $4,500), and health insurance, if not able to be covered by institution (up to $400/month). The program does not cover employment taxes, compensate for retirement savings, or adjust the stipend for cost-of-living differences.
Non-residential fellows may receive up to $10,000 to cover approved project related expenses and travel costs. It is expected that applicants will secure institutional, in-kind support that will allow them to commit 20% of their time to their policy project. Non-residential applicants who are early in their career and cannot secure full institutional, in-kind support for their fellowship participation may apply for partial salary support from the Health and Aging Policy Fellows program, up to a maximum of $15,000.
Travel costs to fellowship-related meetings for all fellows will be reimbursed by the NPO and are in addition to fellows’ stipends and non-residential fellows’ budgets.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Applicants at all career stages are eligible to apply. The program has a broad interdisciplinary focus and past fellows have included physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dieticians, healthcare administrators, epidemiologists, economists, and lawyers from academic and practice settings. Applicants must have a strong commitment to health and aging issues and should specify how the program would meet their particular career goals. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories who have career plans that anticipate continued work in the U.S. after the fellowship period.
The Selection Committee will assess each applicant from the national pool based on the following criteria:
■ Commitment to health and aging issues and improving the health and well-being of older Americans
■ Potential for leadership in health policy
■ Professional qualifications and achievements
■ Impact of the fellowship experience on the applicant’s career
■ Interpersonal and communication skills
The NPO and Selection Committee will review all applications. Finalists will be scheduled for in-person interviews.
In developing your application, we encourage you to contact Kathleen Pike, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.543.3671) or Harold A. Pincus, MD (email@example.com or 212.543.5401) with any questions or to discuss ideas.
Call for Submissions: Association for Anthropology and Gerontology Margaret Clark Award for Student Papers
Deadline June 1, 2014
AAGE is invites graduate and undergraduate students to submit papers of interest to anthropology and gerontology to compete for the Margaret Clark Award. This award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of Margaret Clark, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary study of socio-cultural gerontology and medical anthropology, and a scholar committed to mentoring younger colleagues.
Winning papers will receive $300, and the jurors may select papers for Honorable Mention with a free AAGE year membership. Winning papers will be given the right of first refusal by Anthropology & Aging and acknowledged at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting. Abstracts of the winning manuscripts will also be published on the AAGE website.
Contributions are invited from students of all disciplines and methods. Non-members and members are invited to apply. We welcome submissions that are research, analytic, or literary in nature, and academic, applied or practice oriented.
Essays will be judged on the following criteria:
Originality and timeliness of topic.
Effective use of theory and evidence.
Significance to anthropological studies of aging.
Clear and effective writing and organization.
Published or accepted manuscripts are ineligible for this competition. Limit one entry per student.
Submission of Manuscripts
Submissions must include the following as a single MS Word document:
Title page with the following information
Undergraduate or graduate status
Name, mailing address and institutional affiliation and email address (and future contact information if a change is anticipated).
Brief (150-200 words) abstract
Manuscript should be double-spaced with references in any standard bibliographic format (e.g. American Anthropologist, American Psychological Association).
Materials must be submitted by June 1. Only complete submissions will be considered. Submissions and related questions should be sent to both award chairs via email with “Margaret Clark Award” in the subject line:
Elana Buch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Wentzell: email@example.com
Senior Immunization Grant Awards
This program provides support to family medicine residency programs to enhance residents' quality improvement and/or community health training, while improving the rates of influenza and pneumocaccal vaccines in patients age 65 and older during the 2014-2015 influenza season (October 2014 through March 2015).
Award Winners Receive
• $10,000 grant
• $1,200 travel scholarship to present results at the 2015 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students
• Recognition and the opportunity to share best practices
The 2014 Senior Immunization Grant Awards application is now available. Up to 16 family medicine residency programs will be selected to receive a Senior Immunization Grant Award.
• Deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.
• Awards will be announced June 2014.
Please contact Sondra Goodman at 800-274-2237, ext. 4457.
Support for the Senior Immunization Grant Awards is provided by the WellPoint Foundation Inc. and Pfizer Inc.
Call for Nominations: Gene D. Cohen Research Award in Creativity and Aging
The Gene D. Cohen Award, sponsored by the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), recognizes and honors the seminal work of Dr. Gene Cohen, whose research in the field of creativity and aging has shifted the conceptual focus from a problem paradigm to one of promise and potential. Dr. Cohen has inspired us to approach longevity asking what wonders can be achieved, not in spite of age, but because of age. The award is presented annually to a professional whose research in the field of creativity and aging demonstrates these positive attributes.
Presented annually at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting at the Arts and Humanities Reception, the award consists of the following:
Travel and lodging (limit to $1,000) to attend the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting
GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Registration
A program profile included in GSA’s Annual Meeting Program, which will be distributed to attendees and posted on the GSA website.
Recognition on the NCCA website
Recognition by peers at an awards presentation
Award nomination is open to any individual who has produced research that demonstrates the benefits of creativity in arts including but not limited to visual arts, music, dance, drama, writing and multi media. Nominees should demonstrate leadership and contributions in the field of creativity and aging through research.
Deadline for Nomination: May 1st
A formal nomination letter
A brief statement (maximum 500 words) detailing how the nominee meets the criteria of the award
Peer review articles or other related documents
Up to 2 letters of support
In order to nominate someone for the Gene D. Cohen Award in Creativity and Aging, please send your nomination packet to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of “Gene D. Cohen Award Nomination – NOMINEE NAME HERE.” Please remember to substitute your nominee’s name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award
The Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award is designed to acknowledge outstanding contributions in the field of rehabilitation of aging persons.
The individual who is nominated should demonstrate sustained contributions to the field of rehabilitation of aging persons. The nominee’s work may be in any or all of the areas of teaching or patient care, or publications which may include scholarly works, books, monographs, administrative directives, or public policy papers. Examples of potential candidates for consideration may include: a psychologist working in the area of psychological rehabilitation, a biologist who is working a lifetime on Parkinson’s disease, or someone working at NIA who is overseeing rehabilitation research. Practitioners such as physicians, nurses, therapists could also be candidates. This award will be presented at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting at the Health Sciences Section Business Meeting. The award consists of a cash award of $250 and a certificate.
Deadline: May 1st
Applicants do not have to be a member of GSA.
This is a Health Sciences Section Award, but it is open to anyone in the rehabilitation community.
Nominator or endorser of nomination must be a GSA member.
Nomination packet should include:
A detailed formal nomination letter
Up to 2 letters of endorsement (in additional to the nomination letter)
A current Curriculum Vitae
Digital Copies of Publications (books require 5 hard copies)
Presented annually at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting at the Health Sciences Section Business Meeting, the award consists of a cash award of $250 and a certificate.
In order to nominate someone for the Excellence in Rehabilitation Award, please send your nomination packet to email@example.com with a subject of "Excellence in Rehabilitation Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: Joseph T. Freeman Award
The Joseph T. Freeman Award is a lectureship in geriatrics and is awarded to a prominent physician in the field of aging, both in research and practice. The Freeman Lecture is one of the highlights of the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting. The award, which carries a prize of $250, was established in 1977 through a bequest from a patient's estate as a tribute to Dr. Joseph T. Freeman, a leading physician and one of the Society's distinguished members and past president.
Nominees must be a member of the Health Sciences section.
A formal nomination letter, which also serves as a statement of impact.
A current Curriculum Vitae.
In order to nominate someone for the Joseph T. Freeman Award, please send your nomination packet to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of "Freeman Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award
The Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award recognizes insightful and innovative publications on aging and life course development in the behavioral and social sciences. Any empirical or conceptual publication which represents state-of-the-art thinking in aging and life course development is eligible for the award provided it is in English and was published in the last three years.
Two $250 awards (one for an article and one for a book) are underwritten by Baywood Publishing Company, with whom Dr. Kalish was long associated.
Nominations must be made by a GSA member.
A statement outlining the innovative and state-of-the-art contributions of the publication.
Send six (6) hard copies of books to GSA, digital copies of articles.
Copies of any published reviews.
In order to nominate someone for the Richard Kalish Award, please send your nomination packet to email@example.com with a subject of "Kalish Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: Nathan Shock New Investigator Award
The Nathan Shock New Investigator Award is given annually for innovative and influential publications. Established in 1986 to honor Dr. Nathan Shock, a pioneer in gerontological research at the National Institutes of Health, and a founding member of The Gerontological Society of America, the $1,500 award is designed to acknowledge outstanding contributions to new knowledge about aging through basic biological research.
Nominees must have a PhD, MD, DDS, or equivalent degree and must be within seven years of their postdoctoral research.
Formal nomination letter.
A summary of the research (no more than 1,000 words).
Two letters of recommendation
A re-print of relevant research papers.
In order to nominate someone for the Nathan Shock Award, please send your nomination packet to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of "Shock Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.