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Call for Nominations: 2015 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Awards
The 2015 award nomination deadline is May 19, 2014
The ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education is given annually to a scientist who encourages effective teaching and learning of biochemistry and molecular biology through his/her own teaching, leadership in education, writing, educational research, mentoring or public enlightenment. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award will consist of a cash prize of $3,000, and the winner will present a plenary symposium lecture at the 2015 ASBMB Annual meeting.
The ASBMB-Merck Award recognizes outstanding contributions to research in biochemistry and molecular biology. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award consists of a plaque, $5,000, transportation, and expenses of the recipient and spouse to the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.
The ASBMB Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding research contributions to biochemistry and molecular biology. The recipient must have no more than 15 years postdoctoral experience. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award consists of a plaque, $5,000, transportation, and expenses to present a lecture at the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting.
The Avanti Award in Lipids recognizes outstanding research contributions in the area of lipids. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award consists of a plaque, $3,000, and transportation and expenses to present a lecture at the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting.
The Alice and C. C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology will recognize established investigators who are making seminal contributions to the field of molecular parasitology at the time of the award. Novel and significant discoveries on the biology of parasitic organisms are of particular emphasis. The areas of research to be awarded are limited to protozoan parasites, but otherwise broadly defined, including, but not limited to, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, metabolism, cell biology, development biology and host-pathogen interactions. Nominations must be originated by ASBMB members and self nominations are acceptable. The Award recipient should be an internationally recognized scientific leader who has already made important discoveries in the field and continues an active effort at the cutting edge of research. The Award will consist of $35,000 for use by the recipient’s research laboratory, a plaque, and travel expenses for the recipient to attend the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture on his or her work. In addition, the winner of the award will organize a half-day symposium at the ASBMB national meeting focusing on molecular Parasitology.
The Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science was established by the Bert and N. Kuggie Vallee Foundation in 2012 to recognize international achievements in the sciences basic to medicine. It is awarded to an established scientist for outstanding accomplishments in basic biomedical research. Nominations must originate from ASBMB members; however, the nominee need not be an ASBMB member. The Award consists of a $10,000 cash award, a plaque and travel expenses for attendance at the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.
The DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences was established by family, friends and colleagues to honor the legacy of Warren L. DeLano. The award will be given to a scientist for the most accessible and innovative development or application of computer technology to enhance research in the life sciences at the molecular level. The contribution should include two key elements - more productive use of computers to accelerate and facilitate research, and ready access of these programs for the scientific community. Nominations must originate from ASBMB members, but the nominee need not be an ASBMB member. The Award consists of a plaque, a $3,000 cash award and travel expenses for the recipient to attend the ASBMB annual meeting to present a lecture.
The Earl and Thressa Stadtman Distinguished Scientist Award was established by friends and colleagues to preserve their legacies as scientists and mentors. It is awarded to an established scientist for his or her outstanding achievement in basic research in the fields encompassed by the ASBMB. The award will be given every other year, alternating with The Earl and Thressa Stadtman Young Scholar Award. Nominations must originate from ASBMB members, but the nominee need not be an ASBMB member. The Award consists of a plaque, a $10,000 cash award and travel expenses for the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture. The Earl and Thressa Stadtman Distinguished Scientist Award will be given in 2015.
The Herbert Tabor Research Award The Herbert Tabor Research Award has been established by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to recognize the many contributions of Dr. Herbert Tabor to the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Society. The award will be given for excellence in biological chemistry and molecular biology and the contributions to the community of scientists. ASBMB seeks to be the first to recognize outstanding contributions. Nominations must originate from ASBMB members and the nominee must be a member of ASBMB. The award consists of a $30,000 research award, a plaque and travel expenses for the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.
The Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry was established to honor the pioneering scientific accomplishments and the spirit of the late Professor Cohn. Dr. Cohn was the first female president of ASBMB, at the time known as the American Society of Biological Chemists. The Award recognizes and honors scientists at all stages of their careers that have made substantial advances in understanding biological chemistry using innovative physical approaches. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award will be given annually and consists of an award$5,000 and travel expenses to the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present the Mildred Cohn Award lecture.
The Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award was established to honor an outstanding scientist who has shown a strong commitment to the encouragement of under-represented minorities to enter the scientific enterprise and/or to the effective mentorship of those within it. The award will consist of a plaque, a cash prize of $3,000, and transportation expenses to present a lecture at the annual ASBMB meeting. The recipient will be chosen by the Minority Affairs Committee. Nominations must be originated by Society members; however, the nominee need not be an ASBMB member.
The Walter A. Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research, established by ASBMB’s Lipid Research Division, recognizes outstanding research contributions in the area of lipids by young investigators who are an Assistant professor or equivalent and with no more than 10 years of experience since receiving their degree (PhD and/or MD). Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. Self nominations are acceptable. The award consists of a plaque, $2,000 and transportation and expenses to present a lecture at the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting.
The William C. Rose Award recognizes outstanding contributions to biochemical and molecular biological research and a demonstrated commitment to the training of younger scientists, as epitomized by the late Dr. Rose. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award consists of a plaque, $3,000, and transportation to the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.
Call for Applications: 2014 American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant for Reduction of Amides
ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable's Medicinal Chemistry group is seeking to fund a one year R&D program targeting the identification and development of alternatives to the commonly employed stoichiometric hydride-based reagents or transition-metal catalyzed silane reductions, with a focus on substrates that are widely applicable to the pharmaceutical industry. Proposals are invited from public and private institutions of higher education worldwide. This collaborative project is intended for a student within the selected Principal Investigator's research group. One grant in the amount of $50,000 will be awarded to support execution of research for a period of 1 year. Deadline for receipt of proposals is June 4th, 2014 at 5 PM EDT (GMT-4).
Call for Nominations: Materials Research Society Mid-Career Researcher Award
October 01, 2014: 2015 Nomination Deadline
The Mid-Career Researcher Award recognizes exceptional achievements in materials research made by mid-career professionals. It is intended to honor an individual who is between the ages of 40 and 52 at the time of nomination. Exceptions may be made for an interruption in career progression due to family or military service. The award recipient must also demonstrate notable leadership in the materials area.
The annual award consists of a $5,000 cash prize, a presentation trophy and a certificate. Meeting registration fee, transportation and hotel expenses to attend the MRS Spring Meeting at which the award is presented will be reimbursed.
Nominations for the Mid-Career Researcher Award will be accepted through October 1.
2015 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Competition
Howard Hughes Medical Institute is pleased to announce a national competition for the appointment of outstanding scientists as HHMI investigators. This competition will enable HHMI to strengthen its community of basic researchers and physician scientists who bring innovative approaches to the study of biological problems through biomedical disciplines, including plant biology, as well as adjacent fields of evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology.
From this competition, HHMI expects to appoint 20 to 25 new investigators who will be among the most creative and promising in the nation. HHMI investigators are expected to demonstrate a combination of the following attributes that distinguish them from other highly competent scientists in their field.
• They identify and pursue significant biological questions in a rigorous and deep manner.
• They push their chosen research field into new areas of inquiry, being consistently at its forefront.
• They develop new tools and methods that enable creative experimental approaches to biological questions, bringing to bear, when necessary, concepts or techniques from other disciplines.
• They forge links between basic biology and medicine.
• They demonstrate great promise of future original and innovative contributions.
This investigator competition places no restrictions on the number of applications from any eligible institution. Researchers with faculty appointments will apply directly; prior institutional endorsement is not part of the application process. These appointments are highly selective. Those candidates with outstanding records who have shown evidence of significant originality and accomplishments are encouraged to apply. HHMI welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups that are under-represented in biomedical sciences.
For additional information regarding the HHMI Investigator Program and this competition please link to: www.hhmi.org/inv2015.
• PhD and/or MD (or the equivalent).
• Tenured or tenure-track position as an assistant professor or higher academic rank (or the equivalent) at an eligible U.S. institution. Federal government employees are not eligible.
• More than 5, but no more than 15, years of post-training, professional experience. To meet this requirement, the applicant’s professional appointment(s) must have begun no earlier than June 1, 1999, and no later than July 1, 2009.
• Principal investigator on one or more active, national peer-reviewed research grants with a duration of at least three years, such as an NIH R01 grant, by June 3, 2014. Mentored awards, career development and training grants do not qualify. Multi-investigator grants may qualify.
• Appointees become full-time employees of HHMI and are appointed for a five-year, renewable period.
• HHMI investigators are required to devote at least 75% of their total effort to the direct conduct of biomedical research. Applicants with administrative responsibilities or other duties inconsistent with this time commitment may apply, but must reduce those other commitments to be appointed.
• At the time of the submission deadline, applicants must hold a qualifying position at the institution where his or her HHMI appointment would be made. In addition, an investigator may not transfer to another institution during the first appointment term and retain his or her HHMI appointment.
• Any questions regarding eligibility or HHMI policies should be addressed to email@example.com.
Establish eligibility and apply here: www.hhmi.org/research/application/comp2015
The deadline for applications is June 3, 2014, at 3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time). All applications must be submitted electronically following instructions on the competition web site.
The application includes the following documents:
• A curriculum vitae, including a complete bibliography and a list of current research support.
• An overview of the applicant’s most significant research achievements (not more than 250 words).
• A summary of the applicant’s ongoing and planned research program (not more than 3,000 words; references and up to one page of figures are not counted toward the 3,000-word limit).
• A statement of how the applicant’s research program would meet HHMI’s expectations of an investigator (not more than 250 words).
• PDF files of five selected publications that report the applicant’s most important scientific contributions with a focus on the most recent five years, as well as a paragraph describing the significance of each publication.
• Two reference letters will be required only from those selected as semifinalists.
Selection of Investigators
The HHMI review process will include evaluation of applications by distinguished scientists, leading to the selection of semifinalists by early 2015. Further review will include a symposium attended by HHMI scientific leadership and the final advisory panel, at which each semifinalist will make a brief research presentation. Finalists will be announced in the spring of 2015, with appointments as early as September 1, 2015. All applicants should mark their calendars for the April 13-14, 2015 symposium at HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. Those named as semifinalists will be required to attend and should plan to arrive on April 13.
Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine 2014 Research Mini-Fellowship Award
Application Deadline: March 15, 2014 and September 15, 2014
SFRBM is pleased to announce the 2014 Research Mini-Fellowship Award which will provide additional research training opportunities for young investigators in the fields of free radical chemistry, redox biology and antioxidants that are not available at their home institution. The program allows young investigators to cultivate collaborative relationships with established scientists, develop novel techniques or methodologies and expand their career development and research opportunities. A total of four fellowships will be funded each year.
• Provide additional research training opportunities for young investigators in the field of free radical biology that are not available at their home institution.
• Cultivate collaborative relationships between established scientists and development of novel techniques or methodologies at applicant’s home institution.
• Promote career development and research opportunities for young investigators.
1. Applicant must be a current member of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine.
2. Applicant must be one (1) of the following:
◦ Student, enrolled in a Ph.D. graduate school training program.
◦ Post-doctoral fellow.
◦ Clinical fellow/medical trainee.
◦ Investigator within five (5) years of obtaining their Ph.D.
◦ Junior faculty within two (2) years of their initial appointment as Assistant Professor.
3. Only one application per young investigator in each funding cycle (February-July and August through January) will be considered.
Application and Program Details
Applicants should submit a 3 page proposal that specifies:
i. a brief description of the applicant’s current research program and justification of use of technical expertise that is not available at the applicant’s institution.
ii.description of the new methodology that will be used and its application to the applicant’s research project; as well as the research site where training will be obtained, and the mentor who will supervise research training.
iii.whether this new methodology will be applied to other ongoing research activities at the applicant’s home institution, and whether resources are available at home institution to implement the desired new methodology.
The project should focus on training of a specific analytical technique or methodology that relates directly to free radical biology, and is not available or developed at the trainee’s institution, and should describe how this technology/methodology supports the applicant’s current research program and her/his future career objectives.
Examples include: specific analytical methods for analysis of biomarkers of oxidative stress, the use of EPR or radiolytic techniques for studying free radical reactions, molecular biology or cell culture techniques relevant to free radical research, in vivo techniques of oxygen tension or delivery, training in chemical synthesis of relevant molecules, etc.
The application should include CV that describes the applicant’s areas of expertise, a biographical sketch of the potential mentor, as well as support letters from the current mentor/supervision and from the research mentor at the host institution. The proposed mentor must be a member of SFRBM.
The duration of the project at the mentor's site should be up to 4 weeks, but may in some cases consist of multiple 1- or 2-week visits.
Grant Amount and Budget: The maximum individual grant amount to be awarded is $2,500. Awards can be used to cover travel expenses, accommodations and related costs near the host’s institution, and specific reagents/supplies. These awards are not intended to supplement other funding sources for ongoing research projects.
Complete applications should be submitted electronically to SFRBM at firstname.lastname@example.org as a single pdf document and should consist of: 1) a completed SFRBM Research Mini-Fellowship Application form (use template form); 2) a 3-page proposal description; 3) a detailed budget; 4) applicant’s CV; 5) a biographical sketch from the potential mentor; and 6) letters of support from both the current research mentor as well as the mentor at the host institution.
Proposal Review and Announcement
Proposals will be reviewed by the SFRBM Young Investigator Committee within one month of the application deadline. All applicants will be informed in May and November 2014 as to whether their proposal will be funded. Announcement of SFRBM Research Fellowship recipients will also be made at the Annual SFRBM Meeting (November).
Awards to be Funded in 2014
SFRBM intends to fund two (2) awards for each of the cycles described above (4 total).
Final evaluation and report
All Research Mini-Fellowship rotations must be completed within six months of receiving the award. The awardee should complete a brief evaluation form co-signed by the hosting mentor within 2 weeks of completion of the fellowship. Also, the awardee is requested to provide a 2-page summary (and potential publications or abstracts) describing the application of the new technique or methodology to her/his research program within 6 months after the completion of the program, and submit these materials to the SFRBM office.
If you have any questions, please contact SFRBM at (317) 205-9482 or via email at email@example.com.
Women Chemists Committee Rising Star Award
The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) serves the membership of the American Chemical Society with its mission to be leaders in attracting, retaining, developing, promoting, and advocating for women in the chemical sciences. Established in 2011, the WCC Rising Star Award recognizes exceptional early to mid-career women chemists across all areas of chemistry on a national level. To be given annually, this award is also intended to help promote retention of women in science.
The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding women scientists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.
The Award includes the following:
• The opportunity to present contributions at a WCC-sponsored symposium at the spring ACS national meeting.
The award symposium serves to highlight the accomplishments of the award winners by providing a venue to inform researchers and other professionals of the status of current work, ideas, and thought; to enable networking with other practitioners; and to acquaint scientists with other active members of the research community.
• A $1,000 stipend to cover spring national meeting travel expenses.
• Visibility and networking opportunities at the spring national meeting—awardees are recognized at the WCC ‘Just Cocktails’ reception and at the WCC Luncheon where awardees are seated at the head tables along with ACS governance, WCC members, and fellow award winners.
The award is open to all female ACS members in chemistry and chemical engineering working in academic, industrial, government, non-profit or other employment sectors. Appropriate candidates will typically be no more than 15 years from receipt of their terminal scientific degree and have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields. Applicants can either be self-nominated or can be nominated by another individual for this award.
The following are not eligible:
• those who are already widely acknowledged and recognized in their area of chemistry or chemical engineering and are at the pinnacle of their careers;
• ACS national award winners;
• those who have received a prior award under this program;
• members of the National Women Chemists Executive Committee
The deadline for receipt of nominations is June 30 (extended from June 15).
In the online nomination process, the nominator will be required to provide/upload the following:
• Nominee’s resume or C.V.
• Primary nominator letter in support of nomination. Letter should not exceed 800 words (maximum of 2 pages), with no less than 11pt font.
• Two secondary nominator letters in support of nomination are optional, but recommended. Letters should not exceed 800 words (maximum of 2 pages), with no less than 11pt font.
• Nominee’s areas of expertise; notable accomplishments; publications, presentations and/or patents; and, honors and awards
• Proposed citation for the award.
A hard copy application form may also be requested from ACS Diversity Programs:
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Fax: 202-776-8003
American Chemical Society
Department of Diversity Programs
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship
The Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship was established by Paul R. Jones, in memory of his wife, to provide scholarships for female undergraduate majors in chemistry or related disciplines who are beginning their junior or senior years of study. Priscilla Carney Jones wished to have this scholarship established because of the difficulties she faced as a female chemist early in her career.
The scholarship is a one-time award on the basis of both need and scholarship. The award amount is subject to available funding, but will be a minimum of $1,500. The award is sent directly to the recipient’s financial aid office and may be used for tuition, books, and lab fees. On-and-off campus housing, transportation, and other personal fees (e.g., sorority dues) may not be paid from this award.
To be considered a candidate, students must meet the following criteria:
• Rising junior or senior female undergraduate student
• Enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university
• Major in chemistry or chemistry-related science
Students in pre-med programs who intend to go to medical school are not eligible for this scholarship.
• Completed research or plan to conduct research during undergraduate years
• Minimum overall GPA of 3.25
• US citizen or permanent resident
• Able to demonstrate evidence of financial need
The current application deadline is May 1. All application materials must be received by this deadline.
In the online application process, the applicant will be required to provide/upload the following:
• Applicant statement to describe why the applicant is a good candidate to receive the scholarship
• Community service statement to describe the applicant’s community service activities and related responsibilities
• Leadership statement to describe the key leadership roles that the applicant has fulfilled
• Research presentations/publications list
• Research summary to summarize the specific nature of research (or planned research) and the applicant’s role in it
• Future goals statement to summarize applicant’s future plans and goals
• Resume / C.V.
• Copy of the most recent award letter from the applicant’s institution outlining all costs of attendance and itemizing any financial awards, scholarships, or grants the applicant receives
• A reference form from the applicant’s academic/research advisor, which includes a letter of recommendation.
• In addition, estimated unmet need for the next academic year must be indicated on the application form. Unmet financial need is equal to the cost of tuition, academic fees, and books minus the estimated family contribution and any scholarships/grants.
Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel Award
The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Eli Lilly and Company sponsor a program to provide funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research. Through this program, WCC and Eli Lilly and Company continue to increase the participation of women in the chemical sciences.
Award Awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and financial need. Funds may be applied only for registration, travel, and accommodations, and are restricted to travel to meetings within the United States. Grant funds are limited, but there are some funds designated for undergraduates.
In additional to financial support, the award provides networking opportunities for recipients who attend an ACS national meeting. The WCC hosts a poster session and reception for awardees at each national meeting. In addition, awardees are invited to the WCC Luncheon where they receive recognition. The luncheon also provides a valuable networking opportunity as awardees sit at the head tables along with ACS governance and WCC members. Lastly, awardees are invited to a private dinner with WCC members which is generously sponsored by the ACS Executive Director.
Applications should be limited to one per research group. Awards will be given with preference to the following order:
1. Any applicant who will be making her first presentation (regardless of format) at a national or major meeting.
2. Graduate or postdoctoral applicants who have not presented at a national or major meeting since completing their undergraduate degree.
Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible. Those who have received a prior award under this program are ineligible.
The WCC Attracting Subcommittee reviews applications and selects awardees.
The deadlines for receipt of applications are:
• February 15 for meetings between July 1st and December 31st
•September 15 for meeting between January 1st and June 30th
• A resume or C.V. (include permanent address).
• A copy of her abstract submission which should include her abstract title, author(s), and text. (The abstract submission confirmation will be required when funds are awarded)
• A letter detailing the reasons why she wants this award (both scientific and financial), and specifying whether she has made a previous presentation at a national or major meeting.
• A letter from her advisor confirming her participation in the meeting at which she will be making her presentation, commenting on her technical ability and potential, and listing any other travel support that would be available from the department or research grants.