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American Institute for Cancer Research Research Grant Program
December 16, 2013: Application period opens for Investigator Initiated Grants through the proposalCENTRAL online system
January 27, 2014: Deadline for Letters of Intent to be submitted
Please note: All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent.
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Grant Program is dedicated to funding research on cancer prevention, treatment and survival through food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management (body fatness).
AICR accepts applications from anywhere in the Americas (North America, including the United States and Canada, Central America, the Caribbean and South America).
American Institute for Cancer Research
1759 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
P: (800) 843-8114 (202) 328-7744 in D.C.
Fax: (202) 328-7226
Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
Application due on or before: March 17, 2014
The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.
Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor—a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the Fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals.
Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible.
The primary criteria used to evaluate applicants are: •the quality of the research proposal (importance of the problem, originality of approach, appropriateness of techniques and clarity of presentation)
• the qualifications, experience and productivity of both the candidate and the Sponsor
• the quality of the research training environment in which the proposed research is to be conducted and its potential for broadening and strengthening the candidate's ability to independently conduct innovative and substantive research. The proposed research and training environment should represent a new opportunity for the candidate to expand his/her scientific skill set. Direct extensions of the candidate's graduate work (in approach, technique or exact area of study) will not be funded.
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are granted for a three-year term with second- and third-year funding contingent upon satisfactory progress reports. Fellows in their first- and third-years of funding will attend Damon Runyon Fellows' Retreats designed to foster collaboration and interaction between scientists working in different fields relevant to cancer.
All fellowship awards are approved by the Board of Directors of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation acting upon the recommendation of the Fellowship Award Committee (FAC).
American Academy of Dermatology Shade Structure Grant Program
The deadline for submissions is Saturday, February 1, 2014, 11:30pm (CST).
The American Academy of Dermatology’s (Academy) Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces.
Each shade structure grant is valued at a maximum of $8,000, which includes the cost for a shade structure and installation. The number of grants depends on the availability of funding each year.
In addition to the grant, the Academy also provides a permanent sign near the shade structure.
The Academy’s Shade Structure Grant Program is open to 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations that provide services, programs and curricula on sun-safety to children and teenagers who are 18 and younger. Examples of outdoor locations that are eligible for grant funds can include, but are not limited to, playgrounds, pool decks, ball field dugouts, eating areas, etc.
To be considered, applicants must:
• Be a non-profit organization or public school.
• Provide services for children ages 4-18 years old.
• Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to sun-safety/skin cancer awareness within their organizations by teaching sun-safety in the classrooms, practicing healthy sun habits while outside and making a commitment to educating the youth on the dangers of UV rays and prevention of skin cancer.
• This awareness program can be repurposed with materials available from other organizations (such as the
American Cancer Society, EPA SunWise Program, CDC Sun Safety for America’s Youth Toolkit, or Cancer Control PLANET) or can be original content developed specifically for your audience.
• Sun-safety/Skin cancer awareness program must be in place for at least one year prior to grant application.
• Be recommended by an Academy member dermatologist. (Locate an Academy member dermatologist by using the Find a Dermatologist link on the Academy’s website, www.aad.org.)
• Be considering a shade structure that meets the stringent shade requirements of the Academy.
SHADE STRUCTURE CRITERIA
A shade structure is defined by the Academy as being a permanent structure with a roof made of protective materials, such as textile, fabric, metal or wood, and supported by permanent columns or posts. Grant recipients are able to select the size and type of the structure that best fits their outdoor location and meets the Academy’s shade structure criteria.
The manufacturer or contractor must design and install a shade structure that meets the following criteria:
• The shade structure must be a permanent structure with a roof constructed of shade cloth, metal or wood and provide significant protection from ultraviolet radiation (UVR).
• Cloth/Textile roof structures
• Shade cloth or roof structures must include documentation about the percentage of UVR that will be blocked by the fabric or the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF).
• The Academy recommends fabric that provides a UPF of 30 or above, which is approximately 96.7% of UVR blocked.
• If a UPF value cannot be determined for the fabric style and color you have selected, you will be asked to choose a shade structure roof material which blocks a percentage of UVR closest to this recommended percentage.
• Grant recipients must provide the manufacturer’s specification documents showing the UVR-blocking properties and test method. The Academy recommends that shade cloth meet U.S. standards for UPF testing and labeling of UV–protective textiles (AATCC 183; ASTEM D6603).
• Hard-top roof structures
• Hard-top roof structures, either wood or metal, will block 100% of direct UVR and do not require documentation about the UVR blockage.
If the shade structure that your organization is considering does not meet the criteria above, please do not complete an application. Examples of ineligible shade structures include: slat-roof structures, slat-roof/trellis gazebos, trellis roofs designed for future plant coverage, shade trees, small cap-roof structures designed for pieces of playground equipment.
American Head and Neck Society/American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Translational Innovator Award
The purpose of this award is to support contemporary basic or clinical research focused on neoplastic disease of the head and neck for full time academic surgeons to promote novel translational research preferably with biomarker ideas.
Candidates for this award must be full-time academic surgeons in faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor or instructor who:
1. Are citizens of the United States, noncitizen nationals, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residency at the time of application;
2. Hold a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from an accredited institution;
3. Have demonstrated the capacity or potential for a highly productive independent research career with an emphasis in head and neck surgical oncology;
4. Are members or candidate members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and/or the American Head and Neck Society; and
5. Have completed residency or fellowship training no longer than seven (7) years prior to submitting an application.
Former ASHNS or Foundation research grant recipients are eligible to compete for this grant. However, candidates who have served or are currently serving as Principal Investigators on NIH research grants or who have successfully applied for another research career development award are ineligible. Candidates may not hold research grants from NIH, AAO-HNSF, or the American College of Surgeons (ACS) concurrently with this award.
Research supported by this award should be specifically directed toward the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of head and neck neoplastic disease, and may be either basic or clinical/translational in approach. While not specifically required, proposals which aim to introduce new knowledge and methodology from other disciplines to research in head and neck disease, or which demonstrate collaborative effort with members of other related disciplines are encouraged. Projects must be designed so as to yield useful information within the period of award, but priority will be given to projects that are also innovative with promise to develop into new long-range or expanded research programs capable of attracting funding from other sources.
Amount: $80,000 maximum ($40,000 per year)
Period: 24 months, non-renewable
Applications are in a similar format to the National Institutes of Health. All applications must be completed and submitted online through ProposalCENTRAL at https://proposalcentral.altum.com.
All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent online no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time December 16, 2013.
American Head and Neck Society/American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Young Investigator Combined Award
The dollars provided by the American Head and Neck Society are provided in honor and remembrance of Duane M. Sewell, MD.
The purpose of this award is to support a collaborative AHNS/AAO-HNSF research project by fostering the development of contemporary basic or clinical research skills focused on neoplastic disease of the head and neck among new full-time academic surgeons. The award is intended as a preliminary step in clinical investigator career development and is expected to facilitate the recipient’s preparation of a more comprehensive individualized research plan suitable for submission to the National Institutes of Health or comparable funding agency.
Applicants must be physicians with demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching and serious commitment to an academic research career in head and neck surgery. Applicants must be members or candidate members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and/or the American Head and Neck Society. Priority will be given to fellows or junior faculty who have completed residencies or fellowships within four years of the application receipt date. All candidates must be sponsored by the Chair of his/her Division or Department and by an official representative of the institution which would administer the Award and in whose name the application is formally submitted.
Former ASHNS/AHNS or Foundation research grant recipients are eligible to compete for the AHNS/AAO-HNSF grant. Individuals who have already competed successfully for independent research grant support from a private or Federal funding agency are ineligible for this Award.
Research supported by this award should be specifically directed toward the pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of head and neck neoplastic disease, and may be either basic or clinical/translational in approach. Proposed projects shall be designed in collaboration with a preceptor investigator and approved by the candidate's department chairperson and institution. While not specifically required, proposals which aim to introduce new knowledge and methodology from other disciplines to research in head and neck disease, or which demonstrate collaborative effort with members of other related disciplines are encouraged. Projects must be designed so as to yield useful information within the period of award, but priority will be given to projects that are also innovative with promise to develop into new long-range or expanded research programs capable of attracting funding from other sources.
Amount: $40,000 maximum ($20,000 per year)
All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent online no later than December 16, 2013.
American Head and Neck Society Pilot Grant
The purpose of this award is to support basic, translational, or clinical research projects in head and neck oncology. Clinical or translational research studies are strongly encouraged and should be specifically related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, outcomes, or pathophysiology of head and neck neoplastic disease.
Candidates for this award should reside in the U.S. or Canada, be medical students, residents, Ph.D.s or faculty members at the rank of associate professor or below. Previous AHNS or AAO-HNS Foundation research grant recipients are eligible to compete for this grant. However, candidates who have successfully obtained funding from a private or federal funding agency for the same research are ineligible. Candidates who have applied for support of the same research from other funding sources, and who are notified of an award from both another agency and from AHNS must choose only one of the awards.
Amount: $10,000 maximum
Period: One year, non-renewable
Applications are in a similar format to the National Institutes of Health. All applications must be completed and submitted online through ProposalCENTARL™ at https://proposalcentral.altum.com.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation 2014 Epidemiology Grants
These awards are expected to provide funds that will support investigators pursuing epidemiological research aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer. This grant mechanism is designed to support the research that focuses on 1) the epidemiology, early detection or prevention of childhood cancer or 2) comparative effectiveness and outcomes research related to detection, prevention and treatment.
Eligible areas of investigation using an epidemiological approach include the following:
1. Epidemiology and etiology of childhood cancer
2. Early Detection of Childhood Cancer
3. Prevention of Childhood Cancer
4. Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research
Criteria Applicants should be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level Applicant may be M.D., M.D./Ph.D or Ph.D. Applicants must have a history of formal training in disciplines that are relevant to the proposed research or a track record of conducting similar research.
Maximum $100,000 of direct costs will be awarded to applicants annually. A detailed budget and justification is required using the form provided on the ALSF website. A maximum of two years of funding may be requested.
Restrictions Indirect costs are not allowed. Applications which do not fall into ALSF’s mission and stated purpose of this grant will not be considered. Applications not following the guidelines and submission process or are received after the due date will not be considered. Proposals addressing psychosocial aspects of childhood cancer will not be considered under this mechanism. ALSF will accept applications from U.S. or Canadian institutions only. Principal Investigators do not need U.S. citizenship.
Review Process Grants will be reviewed by an independent panel of experts according to the NIH recognized peer-review process and overseen by ALSF’s Scientific Advisory Board. A second year of funding is contingent on a non-competitive review of a progress report including budget expenditures. An itemized budget for the second year of funding must be submitted and approved prior to receipt of a second year of funding.
All requests must be submitted using ALSF’s online application process. Applicants can request a password or sign in by going to the Guidelines and Submission page of ALSFgrants.org.
2014 Grant Cycle Dates
All grant applications must be received by December 16, 2013 - 11:59 PM ET We cannot accept applications after this date.
American Gastroenterological Association-Caroline Craig Augustyn and Damian Augustyn Award in Digestive Cancer
Awards are made to support promising junior faculty by protecting research time.
Eligibility: Young Investigator w/ a Career Development Award
Duration: One year
Deadline: Jan. 17
Start Date: July 1
This grant provides a one-time $40,000 award to a young investigator who currently holds a federal or non-federal career development award devoted to conducting research related to digestive cancer.
To support young investigators conducting research relevant to the pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of digestive cancer. The award is intended to supplement existing career development funding.
• Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree (e.g. MB, ChB, MBBS, DO) and a full-time faculty position at a North American institution.
• AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Please visit www.gastro.org or call 301-654-2055, extension 651, for membership information.
• Candidate must hold an NIH K series (e.g. K01, K08, K23) or other federal or non-federal career development award of at least four years duration. There must be at least one year remaining on the award by July 1, 2013.
• Candidates may not hold an R01 or equivalent such as a VA Merit award; therefore, established investigators will not be considered for this award.
• MD applicants: No more than seven years shall have elapsed following the completion of clinical training (GI fellowship or its equivalent) and the start date of this award.
• PhD applicants: No more than seven years shall have elapsed following the awarding of your PhD and the start date of this award.
• Women and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Physician/scientist investigators and candidates interested in translational research are especially encouraged to apply for this award.
• An appropriately documented parental leave of absence will not be counted toward the above noted seven year eligibility criteria. Exceptional circumstances may also be considered.
• Any questions regarding eligibility should be directed to AGA staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Funds are intended to support direct research-related activities and may be used to support a new endeavor or an on-going basic or clinical project; indirect costs are not allowed. The grant may be used to support non-faculty laboratory personnel salary but not the recipient's. It may also be used for equipment, supplies, animal costs and other materials. Equipment costs may not exceed $10,000 unless the cost is a shared department expense and is documented by a letter enclosed with the grant application.
• A letter of recommendation from the candidate's Division Chief or Department Chair that outlines support of the candidate and his/her research project is required.
• The recipient of this award must provide approval from the appropriate institutional committee for use of animal or human subjects. If approval is not necessary, an explanation must be provided.
• If requested by AGA, the recipient must submit a report on how the grant funds were applied.
Award recipients will be selected based on qualifications of the candidate and the novelty, feasibility and significance of their research.
A selection committee comprised of members of the AGA Institute Research Awards Panel will review the proposals and select the award recipient. Funding will commence July 2013.
The application deadline is Jan. 17. To download the application, please visit www.gastro.org/researchfunding. The completed application, letters of recommendation and other documents, as applicable, must be combined into and submitted as one PDF document. The document must be titled by the applicant's last name and first initial only. Hard copies will not be accepted. Please email the application document to email@example.com. Please direct all questions to the Senior Research Awards Manager by telephone at 301-222-4012 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.