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Call for Applications: PhRMA Foundation Assessing the Benefits of Treating Cancer Research Starter Grant
Opening Date: March 2014
Closing Date: May 16, 2014
Anticipated Award Date: July 2014
Researchers and clinicians have made remarkable progress in the fight against cancer, and death rates are falling. However, the disease still causes enormous suffering and represents a substantial economic burden in the United States. While cancer medicines have extended millions of lives and offer trillions in societal benefits, this value often is not well understood or fully characterized. Social and economic benefits accrue across a range of direct and indirect effects (e.g., overall survival, quality of life, and productivity) and evolve over time as the body of evidence and standards of practice change. As our understanding of the basic science of cancer grows, and this understanding is translated into novel diagnostics and treatments, patients and society benefit from continual innovation in cancer care. The purpose of this RFP is to encourage research aimed at quantifying the benefits to society that have accrued from innovations in cancer treatment.
The grant will be awarded to candidates who establish a sound and innovative research project focused on developing a novel way of quantifying or describing the social, patient-centered, and economic benefits of innovation in cancer treatment. Relevant research goals may include developing new methods to define and measure the societal benefits from cancer care innovation (for example, contributing to an understanding of value across a wider range of outputs that can be more difficult to assess, capturing heterogeneity in patient values (such as quality of life, productivity, etc.) within and among populations, and accounting for variability in value over time and its relationship to long-term aggregate clinical gains against cancer). Examples of the types of research questions of interest include:
-- Developing a novel way of describing the benefits of treatments that accrue over time as clinicians develop a better understanding of the disease process and treatment protocols. Oftentimes, patients who are enrolled in clinical trials are in later stages of the disease; however, once a drug is approved, it may be used at an earlier stage. Thus, the benefits of treatment may not be fully realized for several years after approval.
-- Describing improvements in quality of life, productivity, or other patient-centered measures that can result from cancer treatment. Patients may value certain outcomes and benefits differently than other stakeholders; describing the heterogeneity of value across the range of stakeholders (including patients, caregivers, providers, etc) is an important step to developing a fuller picture of treatment gains beyond the traditionally reported 5- and 10-year survival rates.
-- Building a more complete picture of innovation in cancer research and treatment over time. Most scientific progress builds on earlier research and development. Scientific understanding of cancer has grown from viewing the condition as a single monolithic disease to a constellation of hundreds of different molecular pathways. As scientists elucidate these pathways, there are spillover benefits as this increased understanding of the molecular basis of disease can result in advances in other areas.
This award is not intended for clinical or bench research, and is focused on supporting research in the health economics and social science fields. Additionally, research results should be generalizable to the U.S. context. Proposals focused on methods are eligible; however, researchers must clearly indicate how these new methods will be used to capture patient, population, or societal outcomes and benefits.
Individuals holding a rank of instructor, assistant professor, or investigator at the doctoral level are eligible to apply for a research starter grant. The program is not intended for individuals in post-doctoral training programs.
Applicants must be sponsored by the department within which the proposed research is to be undertaken. Applicants must be based in an academic, healthcare, or other research institution (e.g., schools of medicine, public health, pharmacy, nursing, etc) and should have the skills and experience required to carry out the proposed work. Applications are to be submitted to email@example.com and received by May 16, 2014.
The award consists of $100,000 support for one year and is made to the university or institution on behalf of the recipient, with the understanding that the university or institution will administer the funds. The “starter” aspect of the program strives to assist individuals who are establishing careers as independent investigators with an interest in describing the benefits of cancer treatment, innovation, and progress. The funds are to be used to conduct the proposed research and provide the grantee financial support to promote future research efforts in this field. Applicants are highly encourage to seek other funds to continue research following termination of the starter grant.
Recommended guidelines for using the starter grant funds are listed below. The submitted line item budget must reflect how the funds will be used based on the guidelines:
1. The purchase data or equipment that will support the proposed research efforts.
2. The support technical assistance (e.g., technician/research assistant; not including fringe benefits).
3. No more than $1,000 may be used per year for travel to professional meetings by the grantee.
4. A percentage of the funds may be used for salary (not to exceed 25%), if the review panel determines this level of support is justified given the applicant’s current position, current funding level, and proposed research plan.
5. The program provides no other subsidies (tuition, fringe benefits, indirect institutional costs, etc).
The applicant should also identify other intramural support presently available for the proposed project and other research efforts by budget categories and amounts. If the institution makes available the services of a technician or assistant to the candidate, please note this support. Other principals involved in the project as collaborators and the amount of time developed to the project by the applicant and other principals should also be identified. Please also list by titles the funded research project of each principal, the percentage of time committed, and the amount and source of funds for these projects. Additional investigators are welcome to as collaborators in a multidisciplinary research team. The amount of time to be devoted to the project by the applicant and other co-investigators or co-applicants should be clearly described in the research proposal.
A progress report (approximately 2 pages) will be required at midterm, and a final report (approximately 10 pages) will be required upon completion of the work. The PhRMA Foundation project officer should be made aware of manuscripts to be published as a result of the proposed research. The funds are non-transferrable.
The application package must be submitted in the order listed below as a single PDF. The applicant’s name, institution, and project title should be provided as a header on the top right corner of each page. Any questions about the application or eligibility criteria should be directed to Clara Soh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of Application Components:
1. Introduction page, including applicant name, mentor name, institution, project title, and research abstract (300 word limit)
2. Applicant CV or biosketch
3. 1-page applicant cover letter describing why he/she is qualified to conduct the proposed research and how the fellowship award will provide training and education to help further his/her career. The letter should also state whether the applicant has any conflicts of interest.
4. Research plan (10 page limit, 12 point font; single spaced, with 1” margins, bibliography excluded from page limit restriction) that includes a brief abstract and comprehensive description of the research plan. Applicants are requested to include a description of the study objective(s), conceptual framework, rationale, key measures, methodology, known limitations, expected findings, and significance/potential impact of the findings. Preliminary results, if any, should also be included. The proposal should state plans for dissemination of research findings (i.e., expected peer-reviewed publications, poster, or paper presentation at research meetings).
5. Budget, with breakdown of how funds will be used and any other anticipated sources of funding
6. Reprints of relevant articles published or co-authored by applicant
7. Contact information and CV/biosketch of applicant’s mentor/dissertation chair
8. Letter of recommendation from mentor/dissertation chair (1 page limit). The proposed research should be directed under the guidance of a mentor. The mentor must provide a letter of recommendation that certifies that formal mentorship will be available to ensure adequate training of the applicant and encourage progression of the study. The letter should also describe why the applicant’s potential and experience qualifies them to conduct the proposed research. The research record of the mentor and a description of how the mentored experience will enhance the applicant’s research objective(s) should also be included. The letter should describe how often and in what setting the mentor will engage with applicant (e.g., weekly meetings). The letter should also state whether the mentor has any conflicts of interest related to the proposed research. No more than one letter of recommendation is required or permitted.
Review Process and Criteria
Applications will be judged on the scientific worthiness of the proposed research and will be evaluated by a panel of qualified reviewers selected by the PhRMA Foundation. Reviewers may offer written critiques or suggestions of the proposal; award recipients are expected to incorporate reviewer feedback into their research. The review criteria will include the following (weight included in parenthesis):
-- Potential impact of research findings (20%)
-- Study approach and methodology (20%)
-- Innovativeness (20%)
-- Potential to stimulate further downstream research (15%)
-- Research environment/mentorship (10%)
-- Generalizability (10%)
-- Feasibility (5%)
Call for Applications: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Woman to Woman Program Grant
A Woman to Woman program grant recipient will receive a one-year grant of no more than $50,000. This grant opportunity is available to any medical institutions with a sufficient volume of gynecologic cancer patients and a need to provide this type of support service to patients. Grants are provided to cover the cost of a part-time Program Coordinator’s salary (can be a new hire, or a reassignment), program costs, and the patient fund (no indirect costs are allowed). It is expected that each Woman to Woman program will become self-funding after the first year.
OCRF will provide all program materials for patients, as well as technical assistance and support, for the life of the program (even after the end of the grant period). Programs will also have access to a dedicated section of the fund's website available to participants only, which will feature tools to assist in the development and administration of new programs.
OCRF is now accepting applications for a Woman to Woman program grant. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2014.
For questions about Woman to Woman, please email Julia Volpin at email@example.com.
Call for Applications: Alpha-1 Foundation Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award
Full Application Due Date: March 28, 2014
The Alpha-1 Foundation is proud to announce its latest funding opportunity, the Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award. This award is named after Gordon L. Snider, MD, one of the most influential researchers in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD). Snider not only made seminal scientific contributions which have clarified the pathogenesis of AATD related lung disease, but also laid the groundwork for the Foundation’s research program. In particular, he stressed the importance of encouraging young investigators to pursue a career in AATD research.
The objective of this award is to provide additional career development support for outstanding young investigators who have continued to conduct research (basic or clinical) in AATD related lung or liver disease after completion of their postdoctoral fellowship. It is expected that the award will provide an incentive for a career in AATD research.
The Alpha-1 Foundation intends to commit up to $225,000 ($75,000/year) over three years to fund one award.
Request for Applications: Autism Speaks Family Service Community Grants 2014
All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). LOIs will be accepted on a rolling basis through our online grant system from February 19 through March 28, 2014.
Autism Speaks seeks to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers in communities across the United States. The focus of our Family Services Community Grants is three-fold: to promote autism services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism; to expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community; and to increase the field of service providers. Autism Speaks seeks to focus on building capacity and accumulating case studies and deliverables for the community at large.
We urge all potential applicants to use the following Community Tool Box website hosted by the University of Kansas: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/default.aspx. Here, applicants may find useful resources online that can help with needs assessment, program planning, measuring quality and impact and writing successful grant proposals.
Autism Speaks will accept Family Services Community Grant proposals that address one of the following areas of need:
-- Building the field and scope of educators and trainers, by providing continuing education and training to those working directly with individuals with autism spectrum disorders
-- Providing funding for consultation and hands on training to improve education for individuals with autism
-- Providing funding to increase the capacity of service providers
-- Training professionals to interact more effectively with individuals with autism spectrum disorders
-- Social skills training that provides peer modeling and inclusion with typically developing peers
-- Recreation and athletic programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorders
Young Adult/Adult Services
-- Pre-vocational and vocational training
-- Transition planning
-- Residential services
-- Recreation programs for adults
-- Life/community integration skills
Funds can be applied to support new projects, the expansion of existing projects, or the successful replication of an existing curriculum or program model. Autism Speaks places a significant focus on the end product or deliverable of each proposal that will benefit the autism community beyond those participating in the program. Deliverables include videos, manuals and curricula that will be shared on the Autism Speaks website for the broader community.
Deliverables must capture information needed for replication, expansion, and dissemination.
Autism Speaks seeks to ensure proposals provide opportunities for individuals with varying functioning levels.
Finally, careful consideration will also be given to proposals that specifically address the needs of underserved communities.
Autism Speaks will not award grants to individuals or fund an individual or family for participation in personal programs. We encourage individuals to ask local providers and organizations to submit proposals that will meet our stated goals. The amount requested should be in the $5,000 - $25,000 range, and multi-year grants will not be awarded.
Autism Speaks Family Service Community Grants do not fund scientific research projects. For information about science grants funded by Autism Speaks please use the following link: www.autismspeaks.org/science/grants-program
Request for Proposals: Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation Research Awards
The Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce its first annual Research Awards to support investigators in the fight against head and neck cancers.
Researchers interested in submitting a proposal may obtain the Request for Proposals (RFP) document via the web site's Contact page or by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for RFP submission is 5 p.m., March 28, 2014.
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: Williams Syndrome Association 2014 Professional Conference Trainee & Early Stage Investigator Awards
Williams Syndrome Association 2014 Professional Conference June 30 - July 1, 2014 Garden Grove, California
Williams Syndrome: Insight from Genetics, Psychology, Neuroscience & Medicine
Up to $1000 (registration transportation & lodging)
Applications Due March 30, 2014
The meeting organizers are pleased to announce that a limited number of travel awards will be granted. Students, postdoctoral fellows, and early stage investigators are eligible to apply. The awards will cover registration, transportation, and lodging (up to $1000). Due to funding restrictions from the National Institutes of Health, these awards are limited to individuals who are US citizens or permanent residents.
Guidelines for submission:
● An abstract for a poster or platform presentation (Abstracts due March 30, 2014)
● A cover letter describing your WS project and the ways in which attending the WS Professional Conference will further your work
● A statement that you are a US citizen or permanent resident
● A copy of your CV (which includes your email address and phone number), and
● Your mentor must email a letter of recommendation/support.
Please email the information requested to Dr. Carolyn Mervis - email@example.com
Award decisions will be made by the WS Professional Conference Organizing Committee and will be announced by April 22, 2014.
Call for Applications: Williams Syndrome Association 2014 Professional Conference Diversity Travel Award
We encourage applications for travel awards from students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals who are members of minority populations and/or have a disability and are conducting research on Williams syndrome. Travel awards will cover registration, transportation, and lodging (up to $1000). Due to funding restrictions from the National Institutes of Health, these awards are limited to individuals who are US citizens or permanent residents.
● An abstract for a poster or platform presentation (Abstracts Due March 30, 2014)
Please email the information requested to: Dr. Carolyn Mervis - firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Applications: Williams Syndrome Association Junior Investigator Award
Williams Syndrome: Insight from Genetics, Psychology, Neuroscience & Medicine
$1000 (plus registration and travel costs up to $1500)
The Williams Syndrome Association is pleased to provide a Junior Investigator Award in the amount of $1000. This award will recognize the recent accomplishments of an individual who received his/her PhD in the past five years. In addition to the Award money, the recipient’s transportation, lodging, and registration will be covered up to $1500. In order to receive the award, the winner must present his/her research at the conference. The competition for this award is open to anyone conducting research on WS, regardless of country of citizenship.
Award applicants must submit the following by March 30, 2014:
● A cover letter from you succinctly describing the impact of your research on WS and the anticipated trajectory of your research over the next 5 years
● A copy of your PhD thesis, a first-author peer-reviewed article that has been published or is in press, or a first-author manuscript under review by a peer-reviewed journal
● A statement that if you win the award, you will attend the conference and present your research.
● Your mentor must email a letter of nomination.