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Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.
The program is designed to provide qualified, highly motivated college students majoring in the life or physical sciences, an opportunity to experience laboratory research. Each year, outstanding college sophomores and juniors are chosen from a large pool of applicants. SURF students are matched according to their stated field of interest with faculty, postdoctoral researchers or graduate students. These mentors volunteer to help design and supervise individualized summer projects for their students. The 18 students accepted into the SURF program will receive a stipend of $4,000.00 for the 10-week period of June 2 through August 8, 2014. Free housing will be provided for students who cannot commute.
Applicants to the SURF Program must submit:
The completed on-line application form.
A two-page summary statement describing the applicant's academic background, scientific interests, research experience (if any) and career goals. Applicants should discuss how they would benefit from the SURF Program.
An official transcript (sealed by the university registrar).
Two letters of recommendation preferably from professors or mentors who can evaluate the applicant based on performance in current or completed research projects. (These letters are critical for our selection process). Letters of recommendation should be submitted online. If letters of recommendation are not submitted online, they must be mailed in separate sealed envelopes, signed across the seal, to the address below.
Any documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Studies
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 177
New York, NY 10065-6399
Applications must be submitted no later than February 1, 2014. Completed applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Final decisions will be made by mid-March 2014. It is imperative that applicants provide contact information for the first two weeks of March.
SURF applicants should state a preference for working in particular laboratories or areas of research; however, we cannot guarantee that specific preferences will be met. For a listing of faculty members and a brief description of their research, we encourage you to obtain further in-depth information by viewing the Rockefeller Web site at http://www.rockefeller.edu/research/. Please be advised that placement in laboratories is centralized through the Dean's Office. Students are neither expected nor encouraged to secure their own lab arrangements.
Glenn/American Federation for Aging Research Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging
The deadline for applications for the 2014 awards is January 15, 2014.
In order to continue to attract new generations of talented investigators, the Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging have been established. The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging. The program aims to give students the chance to learn more about the field of aging research, as well as increase their understanding of the challenges involved in improving the quality of life for older people.
Up to ten scholarships will be awarded in 2014. They will enable PhD, MD, and DO candidates at any level to undertake a three-to-six-month research project on a subject related to the basic sciences and aging. Students are encouraged to make their proposals as focused as possible – the strongest projects are those that focus on a particular subject area. Clinical, epidemiology, health services, and outcome projects will not be considered. Examples of promising areas of research include, but are not limited to:
• Aging and immune function
• Stem Cell Aging
• Genetic Control of longevity
• Neurobiology and neuropathology of aging
• Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models
• Cardiovascular aging
• Aging and cellular stress response
• Metabolic and endocrine changes
• Age-related changes in cell proliferation
• Caloric restriction and aging
• DNA repair and control of gene expression
• Biology of the menopause
• Aging and apoptosis
• Biodemographic analysis of aging
• Comparative gerontology
• Evolutionary biological aspects of the biology of aging
• Macular degeneration
• Regenerative biology
• RNA control of gene expression in relation to age-related diseases
The research project must be carried out under the supervision of a faculty mentor. It may be carried out in any not-for-profit setting, such as universities, medical schools, hospitals, or non-government agencies. Applicants who also receive NIH, NSF or DOD stipend support are eligible to receive the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship. However, recipients cannot hold any other awards or scholarships concurrently with the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship. Each scholarship carries an award of $5,000. No indirect costs or overhead are allowed. Award recipients will be invited to attend the 2014 AFAR Grantee Conference.
Applicants must be MD, DO, PhD, or combined degree students in good standing at a not-for-profit institution in the United States. If accepted, applicants will be asked to submit a Proof of Enrollment form confirming their enrollment at a U.S. institution. Applicants may not hold another award or participate in another scholarship program concurrently with the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship.
Applications will be evaluated by an AFAR Scientific Committee on the basis of:
• The qualifications and ability of the applicant, as demonstrated by academic performance, statement of purpose, and letter of reference
• The merit and feasibility of the proposed research project and its relevance to aging
• The qualifications of the designated mentor, his or her endorsement of the research project, assurance of active supervision, and demonstrated commitment to aging research and to the student
• Likelihood that the project will advance the applicant’s interest and career in aging research
• Quality of the research environment
The deadline for receipt of all applications and supporting materials is January 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Applicants will be notified on funding decisions or around April 30, 2014. If funded, the project start date must be before December 31, 2014.
The Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a full report detailing their research methods and findings within 90 days of completing the research projects. Similarly, the mentor will be required to provide an evaluation of the student’s performance and impressions of the impact of the program on the student’s career.
The award recipients are expected to attend the AFAR Grantee Conference which convenes AFAR grant recipients and leaders in the field to review and disseminate the research progress and findings of the grantees. The meeting encourages networking, facilitates collaboration, and enhances the development of leadership.
Glenn/American Federation for Aging Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award
Sponsored by The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in collaboration with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), the "Breakthroughs in Gerontology" (BIG) initiative provides timely support to a small number of pilot research programs that may be of relatively high risk but which offer significant promise of yielding transforming discoveries in the fundamental biology of aging. The hope is that one or more of the funded research projects will lead to major new insights into the molecular factors that coordinate aging in multiple cells and tissues, and the ways in which the aging process is differentially timed in long-lived species.
Projects that focus on genetic controls of aging and longevity, on delay of aging by pharmacological agents or dietary means, or which elucidate the mechanisms by which alterations in hormones, anti-oxidant defenses, or repair processes promote longevity are all within the intended scope of this competition. Projects that focus on specific diseases or assessment of health care strategies will receive lower priority, unless the research plan makes clear and direct connections to fundamental issues in the biology of aging. Studies of invertebrates, mice, human clinical materials or cell lines are eligible for funding. Although preliminary data are always helpful for evaluating the feasibility of the experiments proposed, the emphasis in review will be on creativity and the likelihood that the findings will lead to improved understanding that merits follow-up studies.
Recipients of this award are expected to attend the AFAR Grantee Conference. The purpose of the meeting is to promote scientific and personal exchanges among recent AFAR grantees and experts in aging research.
To be eligible, applicants must at the time they submit their proposal be full-time faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher. A strong record of independent publication beyond the postdoctoral level is a requirement. Applications from individuals not previously engaged in aging research are particularly encouraged, as long as the research proposals show high promise for leading to important new discoveries in biological gerontology.
Individuals who are employees in the NIH Intramural program are not eligible. The proposed research must be conducted at any type of not-for-profit setting in the United States. Former AFAR Research Grant awardees may apply. If you are applying for a 2014 AFAR Research Grant, you may not also apply for the 2014 Glenn/AFAR BIG Award.
Questions about eligibility and suitability of research project can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are reviewed based on the following criteria:
Qualifications of the applicant
Quality and promise of the proposed research and relevance to aging
Excellence of the research environment
The deadline of receipt of the Letters of Intent (LOI) is December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please refer to the Glenn/AFAR BIG LOI for instructions. Incomplete or improperly completed LOIs cannot be considered. All LOIs should be submitted as PDFs through the website www.afar.org/grants/. The Letters of Intent will be reviewed by a committee. Applicants will be notified by January 31, 2014, and a subset of applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The deadline for receipt of full applications is March 17, 2014.
Two two-year awards will be made in 2014, at the level of $200,000 total ($100,000 per year), of which up to 8% may be used for institutional overhead. The amount and the duration of the award may be modified if during the review process or at the funding stage it is evident that such modifications would better serve the objectives of the program.
All LOI candidates who are invited to submit applications must have it endorsed by their institution. Final awards are announced by early June. The award start date is July 1, 2014. AFAR will not provide reviewer critiques to any applicants at any review level.
Investigators will be required to submit a brief narrative report on the progress of their research. Final narrative and financial reports are required within three months following the end date of the award.
American Federation for Aging Research Research Grants for Junior Faculty
AFAR provides up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics including the causes of cellular senescence, the role of estrogen in the development of osteoporosis, the genetic factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, the effects of nutrition and exercise on the aging process, and much more. Since 1981, over 680 AFAR Research Grants have been awarded.
The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. AFAR supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging. Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported, especially if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible.
Examples of potentially fundable areas of research include, but are not limited to:
Aging and immune function
Stem Cell Aging
Genetic Control of longevity
Neurobiology and neuropathology of aging*
Mechanisms of dementia*
Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models
Aging and cellular stress response
Metabolic and endocrine changes
Age-related changes in cell proliferation
Caloric restriction and aging
DNA repair and control of gene expression
Biology of the menopause
Aging and apoptosis
Biodemographic analysis of aging
Evolutionary biological aspects of the biology of aging
*Applicants proposing a project in Alzheimer's Disease or healthy brain aging research should apply for the New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease. Applicants proposing other dementia-related research should apply for the AFAR Research grant.
It is anticipated that approximately 10 grants of up to $100,000 each will be awarded in 2014. Applicants may propose to use the award over the course of one or two years as justified by the proposed research. Up to 8% of funds may be budgeted for overhead or indirect costs (not to exceed $7,407). Funding will begin July 1, 2014.
The applicant must be an independent investigator with independent research space as described in a form completed by the Dean or Department Chair, and must be no more than 10 years beyond start of postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2014. Exceptions to the ten year rule may be requested for unusual circumstances by emailing an NIH-style biosketch to AFAR at email@example.com.
The AFAR Research Grant Program does not provide support for:
Postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of a senior investigator
Investigators who have already received major extramural funding for research (such as an R01 or NSF equivalent grant)
Senior faculty, i.e. at the rank of Associate Professor level or higher
Former AFAR Research Grant recipients
NIH Intramural program employees
Applicants for the 2014 Glenn/AFAR Breakthrough in Gerontology (BIG) award
Applicants who are conducting research at a for-profit institution, or at an institution outside of the United States
Four criteria are used to determine the merit of an application:
Qualifications of the applicant;
Quality of the proposed research;
Excellence of the research environment;
Likelihood that the project will advance the applicant's career in aging research.
The deadline for receipt of all Letters of Intent is December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please refer to the AFAR LOI instructions. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the website www.afar.org/grants/. The Letters of Intent will be reviewed by a committee. Applicants will be notified by January 31, 2014, and a subset of applicants will be invited to submit a full application by March 17, 2014 .
Investigators will be required to submit a brief narrative report on the progress of their research five months after the start date of the award. Final narrative and financial reports are required within three months following the end date of the award.
The award recipients are expected to attend the AFAR Grantee Conference which convenes AFAR grant recipients, mentors and leaders in the field to review and disseminate the research progress of the grantees and their findings. The meeting encourages networking, facilitates collaborations, and enhances the development of leadership.
Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research
Sponsored by The Ellison Medical Foundation, this program was designed for outstanding mid-career scientists who propose new directions of high importance to biological gerontology. Projects that are high risk but high yield are particularly encouraged if they have the potential for leading to major new advances in our understanding of basic mechanisms of aging.
Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported, but only if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include fundamental mechanisms in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible.
The applicant must be an Associate Professor or equivalent who was promoted to that position (with or without tenure) after December 1, 2010.
The proposed research must be conducted at any type of not-for-profit setting in the United States. Individuals who are employees in the NIH Intramural program are not eligible.
Recipients, past or present, of the Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award in Aging are not eligible to apply for this award.
The following criteria are used to determine the merit of an application:
Quality and promise of the proposed research, and potential for a high-payoff for advancing our understanding of basic aging processes. New and innovative, high-risk, proposals unlikely to be funded by the NIH, will receive priority scoring.
Questions about eligibility or suitability of the research project can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for the LOI is December 16, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. EST. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by January 31, 2014, and a sub set of applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The deadline for receipt of final application is March 17, 2014.
Two four-year awards of $500,000 will be made in 2014, at the level of $125,000 per year. In addition, up to 10% ($50,000) may be requested for administrative/indirect costs.
Investigators will be required to submit brief narrative reports on the progress of their research annually. Final narrative and financial reports are required within three months following the end date of the award.
Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction Conference Maharaj Ticku Travel Fellowship
March 15-16, 2014 San Antonio, Texas
Deadline : January 31st, 2014
This two-day conference focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioral scientists. The diversity of participants and attendees at this meeting (undergraduate students to senior faculty, chemists to psychiatrists) provides a unique venue for cross-fertilization among different disciplines and in so doing promotes new and innovative approaches to medications development in addictions biology. The meeting provides a stimulating environment for young scientists who are strongly encouraged to present their work and interact with senior scientists.
The Maharaj Ticku Travel Fellowship will be awarded to a new investigator who has completed but is not more than 4 years beyond completion of postdoctoral training and who has a full time position in academia and/or research. The award will be made based on a submitted abstract, personal statement indicating need and career goals, and publication record. Please submit a curriculum vitae and personal statement. The fellowship will provide full travel expenses (domestic travel only) to attend the BBC 2013 meeting.
Email questions to : email@example.com
Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction Conference Student Travel Grants
Deadline: January 31st, 2014
Abstract submission is required to apply for a travel stipend. Stipends are available to defray the costs of lodging and travel for undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Awards will be based on financial need, evidence of dedication to addiction research, and the overall merits of the applicant and the submitted abstract. In addition to the abstract, please submit the following :
1) curriculum vitae
2) cover letter (not to exceed 1 page) indicating eligibility and interest in drug addiction research and how the meeting will advance the applicant's education/career in addition research
3) letter of support from a supervisor, mentor, or department chair providing evidence of financial need
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.
Deadline: May 1st
Nominees must have a PhD, MD, DDS, or equivalent degree and must be within seven years of their postdoctoral research.
Formal nomination letter.
A current Curriculum Vitae.
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.