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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.
Call for Applications: National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a lethal neuro-degenerative disease for which there are no effective therapies.
Preference will be given to research projects developing new therapies for NPC, and translational research projects that improve our understanding of the biology, pathogenesis and potential treatment of NPC Disease.
These fellowships are named for Peter G. Pentchev, Ph.D. a pioneer in Niemann-Pick Disease Research, and supporter of the NNPDF. Dr. Pentchev was honored for his contributions at the recent NNPDF Family Support and Medical Conference.
Applications for the Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowships are due May 1, 2014, and should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair.
Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by September 1, 2014, via email.
Fellowships awarded will begin October 1, 2014.
For further information please contact the Research Committee Chair.
Call for Applications: Huntington's Disease Society of America National Convention Scholarship
The Huntington's Disease Society of America is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for scholarships to attend the 29th Annual HDSA Convention in Louisville, KY this June. This scholarship program is made possible by the generous support of Lundbeck.
The intent of this scholarship is to help families and individuals who have never been to an HDSA Convention attend the Society's 2014 Convention.
Scholarship Availability & Application
The scholarship is open only to first time Convention attendees who are not Kentucky or Tennessee residents. Applicants must be 18 years or older as of April 11, 2014. Open to residents of the United States only.
The 2014 Convention Scholarship Application follows this introduction.
What does the scholarship cover?
Travel by Plane - Scholarship will cover:
Round-trip airfare up to $500 per person for up to four family members;
Hotel accommodations for up to four family members for 3 nights, June 19 - June 21; and (If your scholarship application includes a National Youth Alliance (NYA) member who will be attending HDSA's NYA Day on June 19, you will receive 4 nights, June 18 - June 21)
Convention Registration Fees for up to four family members.
Saturday night Convention Gala for up to four family members.
Travel by Automobile - Scholarship will cover:
Roundtrip mileage reimbursement at 56 cents per mile up to 1,000 miles round trip;
What doesn't the scholarship cover?
- Hotel incidentals (You will need to have a credit card and ID to check into your room.)
- Transportation to and from the hotel/airport.
- Meals not provided as part of the Convention registration. (Registration includes Friday lunch, Saturday breakfast and Saturday dinner.)
Applications must be post-marked no later than midnight, Friday, April 11, 2014. The application and all required signatures are to be mailed to:
Huntington's Disease Society of America
505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902
New York, N.Y. 10018
Attention: Robert Coffey
Applications may also be submitted via fax to 212-239-3430 or a scanned pdf may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification of Winners
Applicants will be notified no later than May 9, 2014 as to whether they have been awarded a scholarship.
National Ataxia Foundation Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award
One-year grant of $100,000 focusing on research investigations that will facilitate the development of treatments for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs) will be awarded.
August 15, 2014 - Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research.
September 15, 2014 - Full application due
Email all correspondence and questions to Sue Hagen at email@example.com. Please include the last name of the principal investigator as the first word in the subject line of any email you send.
National Ataxia Foundation Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award
Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award: One-year grants* up to $35,000. Applicants should have completed at least one year of post-doctoral training, but not more than two at the time of application, and should have shown a commitment to research in the field of ataxia.
August 15, 2014 – Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research
September 15, 2014 – Full application due
*For the Research, Young Investigator and Research Post-Doc Fellowship Awards, the number of grants awarded is dependent upon funds available. In 2013 46 research applications in those three grant programs were submitted. NAF was able to fund 16 of those grants.
National Ataxia Foundation Young Investigator Awards
Young Investigator (YI) Award: One-year grants* of $35,000 to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in the field of any form of ataxia research.
Young Investigator (YI-SCA) Award for SCA Research: One-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) research.
For both Young Investigator award programs, candidates must have attained an MD or PhD degree, and have an appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc or clinical fellow. Individuals at the Associate Professor level are not eligible. Clinicians must have finished their residency no more than five years prior to applying. PhDs must be no more than five years from end of the completion of their post-doc training.
The sponsoring institution must agree in writing to the following provision: the young investigator (MD or PhD) must be free to allocate approximately half time (50%) for ataxia related research.
August 1, 2014 – Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research
September 2, 2014 - Full application due
National Ataxia Foundation Research Grants
Research Grant: One-year seed money grants of up to $15,000 but promising proposals up to a maximum of $30,000 will be considered for early or pilot phases of studies and ongoing investigations.
July 15, 2014 - Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research.
August 15, 2014 - Full application due
For the Research, Young Investigator and Research Post-Doc Fellowship Awards, the number of grants awarded is dependent upon funds available. In 2013 46 research applications in those three grant programs were submitted. NAF was able to fund 16 of those grants.
Call for Proposals: Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences Collaborative Clinical Research Grant
Deadline for receipt of grant applications: No later than 5:00 p.m. EST Monday, April 14, 2014.
The primary purpose of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences Collaborative Clinical Research Grant (ANCDS-CCRG) award is to encourage collaborative research between two ANCDS members from two different institutions by providing $5,000 to meritorious scientific proposals addressing a clinical research question. The Dean or other signatory authority of both collaborating universities/institutions is encouraged to match the grant from ANCDS ($5,000) with at least $2,500 up to $5,000 each so that the collaborative awardees may receive a total of $10,000 to $15,000 to accomplish their research aims. While a contribution of $5,000 each is preferred, applications with guaranteed institutional support for less than this amount will be considered.
Priorities. The successful proposal will:
1. Focus on an innovative and significant clinical research question.
2. Address translational, outcomes, effectiveness, or comparative effectiveness research.
3. Position collaborative ANCDS clinical scholars to seek larger extramural grants.
Call for Entries: Epilepsy Therapy Project 2014 Shark Tank Competition
The Epilepsy Therapy Project, an initiative of the Epilepsy Foundation, is inviting entries that represent the most innovative new ideas in epilepsy treatment and care for its third annual Shark Tank Competition. The winner(s) of the 2014 Shark Tank Competition will receive international recognition and compete for awards totaling $200,000 to support the development and commercialization of an important new product, technology or therapeutic concept to help people with epilepsy.
The deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) is Friday, March 14, 2014. The Shark Tank review committee will select as many as five finalists. All finalists will be invited to present their product concepts or candidates at the 2014 Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference, scheduled from June 5-7. The winning entry will be selected by a panel of judges representing physicians and scientists, corporate executives, leading industry investors, people with epilepsy and their family members. The project deemed to be the most innovative will be announced at the conference, and the winner(s) can receive as much as $200,000 to accelerate the idea towards improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy. All finalists are eligible for a travel stipend to attend the conference and free conference registration.
Examples of novel concepts:
■ a drug or device treatent that stops a seizure (especially those already developed or approved for a different indication)
■ a system that helps patients manage their treatment or their epilepsy (less invasive, less costly anti-epileptic drug measurement, for example)
■ a device that prevents personal injury from a seizure
■ any other concept that could improve the lives of people with epilepsy potentially in the near future
LOI Applications due Friday, March 14, 2014
The proposal must include information about intellectual property, and a brief development outline with milestones for deliverables. Explain the potential impact on people with epilepsy in terms of the creativity/ingenuity of the concept, as well as significance of this concept as an advancement for people with epilepsy.
■ Applicants must demonstrate an ability to move the proposed plan to completion, showing how the prize can accelerate any step along the path to market.
■ Inventors who submitted ideas for the 2012 or 2013 Shark Tank Competition are encouraged to re-submit their ideas if substantial progress has been made.
■ Applicants may reside in any country. No specific background or experience is required.
Address questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Proposals: 2015 McKnight Memory and Gognitive Disorders Awards
Use of Award Funds
We are interested in proposals that address memory or cognition under normal and pathological conditions. This includes proposals that address mechanisms of memory or cognition at the synaptic, cellular, or behavioral level in animals, including humans.We are particularly interested in proposals that incorporate fundamentally new approaches, as well as those that involve human experimentation. Collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are encouraged.
Projects restricted to the creation of conventional mouse knockouts in candidate disease genes identified by association studies, or to broadly overexpress those genes, are discouraged. In addition, projects to perform genetic interaction screens on disease genes in model organisms (yeast, worm, fly, fish) will not be considered, unless the project includes substantive specific aims that investigate the disease relevance of any new genes so discovered in human or mammalian model systems.
Investigators who are United States citizens or lawful permanent residents conducting research at institutions within the United States are invited to apply. All PIs on the project must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status at the time of submission. Applicants must be in tenured or tenure-track faculty positions; research faculty in annually renewable positions are ineligible. Applicants may not be employees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute or scientists within the intramural program of the National Institutes of Health. Applicants may not hold another McKnight Award that would overlap with the Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award. We are interested in geographic, gender, and racial diversity and we encourage women and minorities, as well as scientists from around the U.S., to apply. Funds may be used toward a variety of research activities, but not the recipient’s salary. The candidate’s other sources of funding will be considered when selecting awards.
You may also email or call the office of The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience (email@example.com; 612-333-4220). The deadline for submission is March 24, 2014. In mid-June, the selection committee will invite a small number of applicants to submit more detailed proposals, which will be due October 6, 2014. Funding begins February 1, 2015. Please email ONE PDF file and include the application form, the 2-page project description, and a 4-page NIH bio sketch to: firstname.lastname@example.org (references may be outside the 2-page limit, but may be no more than two pages). Please do not include a budget. If you do not receive email confirmation of receipt of your LOI within 5 business days, please contact Eileen Maler at 612-333-4220 or email@example.com. The Endowment Fund will fund up to four awards, each providing $100,000 per year for three years.