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Call for Nominations: Philip S. Portoghese Journal of Medicinal Chemistry/American Chemical Society Division of Medicinal Chemistry Joint Lectureship
To enhance the visibility of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry within the medicinal chemistry community and strengthen ties between the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and the ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry, a lectureship named in honor of Phil Portoghese, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry from 1972 to 2011, has been established. The objective of this lectureship is to honor the contributions of an individual who has had a major impact on medicinal chemistry research.
The lectureship will be administered jointly by the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. The award will be funded principally by the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (ACS Publications Division) and will consist of an honorarium of $3,000, a suitable plaque, and travel expenses.
Selection of the awardee will be made by a committee consisting of one Associate Editor of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (chosen by the Editor), one ACS member (chosen by the Chair of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry) and one member of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Editorial Advisory Board to be chosen jointly by the Editor and the Division. Awardee selection will be made by June 30, and the award address will be given at the fall National ACS meeting during the regularly scheduled award symposium. To further promote the prize and the journal, the winner will be asked to submit a Perspective article for publication in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
Eligible candidates should meet the above criteria and have published at least one article in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and officers of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry are not eligible for the award, nor is any member of the selection committee in the year in which the awardee is chosen. Nominations should include a current curriculum vitae for the candidate, a list of publications, a letter of nomination outlining the special achievements of the candidate, and a minimum of two additional letters of support. All nomination material should be sent electronically to the Secretary of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry, Eric Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Monday, March 31, 2014.
American Chemical Society Division of Medicinal Chemistry Predoctoral Fellowships
The ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry annually awards a number of Predoctoral Fellowships.
The awards are for predoctoral students in their third or fourth year of graduate study (second or third year of graduate study at the time of application) engaged in medicinal chemistry research in a Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemistry department listed in the current ACS Directory of Graduate Research.
Mentors for all applicants must be members in good standing of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry.
The current amount of the award is $26,000.00. The Division annually funds one or more of these awards. In the past, additional awards have been sponsored by companies and through the generosity of members of the Division (Richard Silverman, Robert Vince, Thomas Perun).
Nominations should be submitted by the applicant’s Ph.D. advisor and should include a complete student curriculum vitae, including education and work experience; a student bibliography, including reprints of articles; a complete project description including rationale prepared by the candidate (five-page limit); transcripts of
all post-high school work, including Graduate Record Examination scores (if available); three letters, including a nomination letter from the student's research advisor; and a letter from a university official with a commitment to cover tuition and all fees granted to other regular graduate students.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident visa holders at the time of application and must have at least one year of graduate school remaining at the time an award would begin (about September 1 each year).
Additional information (including a complete set of guidelines) can be obtained from the immediate Past Chair of the Division, whose name and contact information can be found on the Division webpage, www.acsmedchem.org.
All application materials for the fellowship are to be submitted electronically to the immediate Past Chair of the Division.
The deadline is March 15 each year.
Call for Nominations: James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry
Applications for the 2014 James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry Deadline are due April 15, 2014. Nominations are invited for the 2014 James Flack Norris Award, which consists of a certificate and an honorarium of $3,000 and is given annually by the Northeastern Section (NESACS). The presentation will take place at a ceremony and dinner in November 2014, and will include a formal address by the awardee. The Award was established in 1950 by NESACS to honor the memory of James Flack Norris (1871-1940), a professor of chemistry at Simmons College and M.I.T., chair of NESACS in 1904, and ACS President in 1925-26.
Nominees should have served with special distinction as teachers of chemistry at any level: secondary school, college, and/or graduate school. With the presentation of the first Award in 1951, awardees have included many eminent teachers at all levels whose efforts have had a wide-ranging effect on chemical education. The recipient will be selected from an international list of nominees who have served with special distinction as teachers of chemistry with significant achievements.
A nomination in the form of a letter should focus on the candidate’s contributions to and effectiveness in teaching chemistry. The nominee’s curriculum vitae should be included and, where appropriate, a list of honors, awards, and publications related to chemical education. Seconding letters may also be included; these should show the impact of the nominee’s teaching for inspiring colleagues and students toward an active life in the chemical sciences, and attest to the influence of the nominee’s other activities in chemical education, such as textbooks, journal articles, or other professional activity at the local, national, and international level.
The nomination materials should consist of the primary nomination letter, supporting letters, and the candidate’s curriculum vitae. Reprints or other publications should NOT be included. The material should not exceed thirty (30) pages, and should be submitted electronically in Adobe PDF format through April 15, 2014 to Ms. Anna Singer, NESACS Administrative Secretary. For more information about the Award, see www.nesacs.org/awards_norris.html.
Questions about the Award or the nomination process should be directed to the Norris Award Committee, Professor Doris Lewis.
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.
Call for Nominations: Materials Theory Award
April 01, 2014: Nomination Deadline
December 03, 2014: Award Presentation—2014 MRS Fall Meeting
The Materials Theory Award recognizes exceptional advances made by materials theory to the fundamental understanding of the structure and behavior of materials. This award is intended to honor both those who have pioneered the development of a new theoretical approach and those who have used existing approaches to provide significant new insight into materials behavior.
MRS acknowledges the generosity of Dr. Toh-Ming Lu and Dr. Gwo-Ching Wang in endowing the Materials Theory Award.
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 meeting at which the award is presented will be reimbursed.
Nominations for the Materials Theory Award will be accepted through April 1.
Call for Nominations: Materials Research Society Medal
April 01, 2014: 2014 Nomination Deadline
The MRS Medal recognizes an exceptional achievement in materials research in the past ten years. A medal will be awarded for a major advance or cluster of closely related advances in any materials-related field of research. The impact of this research on the progress of the relevant materials field will be a primary consideration in making the award.
Each medal will consist of a $5,000 cash prize, an engraved and mounted medal and a citation certificate. The registration fee will be paid for each medalist to attend the MRS meeting at which the medal talk is presented, and reasonable travel expenses to the MRS meeting will be reimbursed.
Nominations for the MRS Medal will be accepted from January 1 through April 1.
Call for Nominations: Materials Research Society David Turnbull Lectureship
The David Turnbull Lectureship is awarded to recognize the career contribution of a scientist to fundamental understanding of the science of materials through experimental and/or theoretical research. In the spirit of the life work of David Turnbull, writing and lecturing also can be factors in the selection process. The recipient will give a technical lecture of broad appeal at a designated session of the MRS Fall Meeting, and he/she will work with the MRS Bulletin staff in preparing an appropriate article for the MRS Bulletin. In addition, the recipient will receive a travel allowance for speaking engagements throughout the year.
The Turnbull Lecturer will receive a $5,000 honorarium and a citation plaque. The registration fee and reasonable travel expenses to the MRS meeting at which the Turnbull Lecture is given will be reimbursed. The David Turnbull Lectureship is intended to support and enrich the materials research community, while honoring the accomplishments of an outstanding researcher and communicator.
Nominations for the David Turnbull Lectureship will be accepted through April 1.
Call for Nominations: Materials Research Society Von Hippel Award
The Von Hippel Award, the Materials Research Society's highest honor, recognizes those qualities most prized by materials scientists and engineers — brilliance and originality of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines.
The Von Hippel Award is named after Arthur von Hippel (1898-2003), who was a pioneer in the study of dielectrics, semiconductors, ferromagnetics and ferroelectrics. He was an early advocate of the interdisciplinary approach to materials research, and his example substantially furthered the science of materials.
The Von Hippel Award includes a $10,000 cash prize, honorary membership in MRS, and a unique trophy — a mounted ruby laser crystal symbolizing the many-faceted nature of materials research. The award is presented annually at the MRS Fall Meeting where the recipient is invited to speak at the Awards Ceremony. The recipient will have registration fees and reasonable travel expenses paid in order to attend the meeting.
Nominations for the Von Hippel Award will be accepted from January 1 through April 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.