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Call for Nominations: 11th Annual Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience
The McGovern Institute is now accepting nominations for the 11th annual Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience.
The Edward M. Scolnick Prize Neuroscience is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. The prize, which is endowed through a gift from Merck to the McGovern Institute, consists of a $100,000 award, plus an inscribed gift. The recipient of the Scolnick Prize presents a public lecture at the McGovern Insitute for Brain Research in the spring of 2014. A gala dinner for the recipient and invited guests follows the prize lecture.
Nomination Deadline: December 15, 2013
Candidates for the award must be nominated by individuals affiliated with universities, hospitals, medicals schools, or research institutes, with a background in neuroscience. Self-nomination is not permitted. Each nomination should include:
• A biosketch or CV of the nominee
• A letter of nomination with a summary and analysis of the major contributions of the nominee to the field of neuroscience
• Up to two representative reprints will be accepted
• Members of the selection committee and faculty affiliated with MIT are not eligible
• Announcement of the award recipient will be made in February 2013
• Recipient must attend all events to be awarded the prize
Send nomination packet to:
Attn: Scolnick Prize Nomination
McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue 46-3160
Cambridge, MA 02139
For more information: McGovern@mit.edu
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Appplications: F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award
The F.J. McGuigan Dissertation Award provides support for dissertation research oriented toward advancing a unified conception of brain and behavior, primarily — but not exclusively — in the psychophysiological area.
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
APF is seeking applications for the F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award, which supports dissertation research that
addresses any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and should utilize behavioral and/or
Proposed research should be compatible with Dr. McGuigan’s overall goals and may fall within any area of
contemporary behavioral or brain science (including more recent forms of cognitive psychology).
Amount: One $2,000 award
APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.
Completed doctoral candidacy, including dissertation approval by doctoral committee, at a regionally accredited institution located in the U.S. or Canada.
Demonstrated commitment to stated program goals (dualistic approaches characteristic of much contemporary cognitive research are specifically ineligible).
IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
American Thyroid Association Call for Proposals for Research Grants
Deadline: January 31, 2014
Grant Review: The ATA Research Committee will rank proposals according to their scientific merit. Authors of selected proposals will be notified by March 30, 2014 and invited to submit a complete grant application.
Electronic Submission : Proposals must be submitted electronically through the research grant application feature on the ATA website, www.thyroid.org.
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support new investigator initiated research projects in the area of thyroid function and disease.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, Thyroid Autoimmunity, Iodine Uptake and Metabolism, Thyroid Cancer, Medullary Thyroid Cancer, Clinical Disorders of Thyroid Function, Thyroid Hormone Action and Metabolism, Thyroid Imaging, Thyroid Nodules and Goiter, Thyroid and Pregnancy, Thyroid Development and the Brain.
Research awards are intended to assist new investigators, US or international, in obtaining preliminary data for submission of a more substantial application (e.g. to the National Institute of Health (NIH)).
Research grants, up to $25,000 annually, will be awarded for up to two year terms. The second year funding is contingent on receipt and review of a satisfactory progress report from funded investigators in the fourth quarter of the first year of funding.
For further inquiries about the research grant application process, please contact Sharleene Cano at 703.998.8890 or email@example.com