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Call for Proposals: March of Dimes Prematurity Research Initiative 2015 Program
The online Letter of Intent process must be completed by April 15, 2014.
This program seeks to advance knowledge in this specific area of prematurity research. The March of Dimes seeks applications requesting grant support for projects related to cause[s] (etiology) of normal labor and preterm labor. The intent is to provide new insights into preventing preterm births; in most cases the cause (and thus potential prevention) remains elusive. Emphasis is upon proposals using technology of or encompassing contemporary technologies of genetic, molecular biology and gene-environment interactions. Especially encouraged are proposals from established investigators heretofore not involved in prematurity prevention research and wishing to enter the prematurity domain. Other MOD programs are more appropriate for investigating medical complications of pregnancy, maternal and neonatal consequences of preterm birth, and social and behavioral ramifications of prematurity.
PROCEDURE TO SUBMIT LETTER OF INTENT
Potential applicants should submit electronically required administrative information and a Letter of Intent to the Senior Vice President for Research and Global Programs via the MOD’s online system at HTTP://RESEARCHGRANTS.MARCHOFDIMES.COM.
Call for Proposals: March of Dimes 2015 Research Program
The online Letter of Intent process must be completed by April 30, 2014.
MOD invites all qualified scientists with faculty appointments or the equivalent, at universities, hospitals and research institutions (not for profit or profit), to submit applications for research grants relevant to our mission. This encompasses basic biological processes governing differentiation and development, genetics and genomics of these processes, clinical studies, reproductive health and environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies concerning cognitive and behavioral risks that affect outcomes of pregnancy, the perinatal period, and subsequent child development.
Applications will be directed to one of three committees whose respective foci are:
• Cell Lineage and Differentiation
• Gene Discovery and Translational Medicine
• Social and Behavioral Sciences. This involves family units and includes genes, toxicants, social determinants that adversely affect language or behavior, especially if involving premature infants or children with birth defects.
Applications related to causes of labor and preterm labor leading to prematurity should be directed to the Prematurity Research Initiative (PRI) 2015 Program Request For Proposals.
Call for Proposals: Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award
Deadline for application: March 15, 2014.
This award is designed to support young scientists just embarking on their independent research careers. The applicants’ research interests should be consonant with those of the March of Dimes’ mission: The Mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
The March of Dimes defines a birth defect as any abnormality of structure or function, whether inherited, or acquired in utero and presenting in infancy or early childhood. Deviations from reproductive health of women and men as an underlying basis of birth defects, i.e. preconceptional events, perinatal course, and premature births, are appropriate
subjects for research support.
Relevance is interpreted broadly to include fundamental cell biology (embryogenesis, cell lineage, differentiation), genetics and genomics, fundamental cellular and clinical pathogenesis of disorders of importance to mothers and infants, biomedical engineering and imaging, and social and behavioral aspects. Each application should be accompanied by a Letter of Support from a Nominator. The award is $150,000 for two years, including 10 percent indirect costs to sponsoring institutions.
The Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award is intended to be an initial independent grant to young investigators. Eligibility is thus restricted. The Nominator should first vouch for a candidate’s having an unrestricted faculty position and lab space. PhD applicants should be no more than eight years past their degree. Successful applicants have traditionally had four to six years of postdoctoral training or other faculty-mentored work, but not more than eight years. For MD or MD/PhD applicants, the same 4-8 year timeline applies, but begins upon completion of the last year of clinical training required for medical specialty board certification. Requests for exceptions (e.g., pregnancy and maternity leave) should be directed to the Senior Vice President for Research & Global Programs.
Basil O’Connor applicants may not be recipients of a major grant (e.g. an R01, or other grant exceeding $200,000 a year) at the time of the application. If an application for such other grant is under review, eligibility for Basil O’Connor remains so long as it has not been awarded at the time of MOD review.
Applicants who have transition faculty-mentored awards (e.g., K99/R00) are welcome, if they have completed the mentored portion. If not, application should be deferred. Candidates may not simultaneously submit an application for any other March of Dimes research program. Those who have previously submitted an application to the March of Dimes are not eligible for a Basil O’Connor Award unless permission has been explicitly given; however, application for a regular research grant is welcomed.