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Call for Applications: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Grant Program for Projects on Multicultural Activities
ASHA recognizes the value of supporting the infusion of multiculturalism into our clinical, educational, and professional programs; and the activities of allied/related associations and organizations. For the nineteenth consecutive year, funding has been allocated to support projects on multicultural activities. It is expected that the average individual award will be between $7,000 and $10,000 with a maximum of $15,000 for a single grant.
Applications must be submitted by May 6, 2014. Proposals receiving funding will be announced by August 2014.
This RFP competition is open to clinical and/or school-based speech, language, and hearing programs; university programs; state associations; allied and related professional organizations. An ASHA member must serve as project director. Proposals must have a multicultural focus. Multicultural is defined to include issues dealing with race, ethnicity, national origin, culture, language, dialect, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion and ability. There is particular interest in, but not limited to, proposals that respond to ASHA's Envisioned Future: 2030 and ASHA's Strategic Pathway to Excellence or 2) advance Inter-professional Education (IPE) and/or Inter-Professional Practice (IPP).
be compatible with ASHA's mission and vision.
have a clear, high-quality plan for meeting its objectives.
be completed, including evaluation, within 15 months of initiation of the project.
be adaptable by other clinical and/or school-based programs, university programs, state associations, and associated and related professional organizations for their own use.
describe the future of the project after ASHA funding has ended.
Grants will not be awarded for fund raising, governmental lobbying, or awards ceremonies.
Please Note: ASHA retains the first right of refusal for marketing and/or future dissemination of any products developed from or during the funded project.
It is expected that the average individual award will be $7,000 to $10,000. Individual awards will not exceed $15,000. The exact number of grant awards will depend on the nature, quality, and number of proposals received. If no proposals meet a minimum level of quality, no grants will be awarded.
One-half of the funding will be provided at the start of the project. The balance will be provided upon receipt of an interim report which must be submitted by December 31, 2014. A final report is required of all awardees and must be completed by December 1, 2015.
Questions or inquiries should be directed to:
Call for Applications: Williams Syndrome Association 2014 Professional Conference Diversity Travel Award
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
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Award decisions will be made by the WS Professional Conference Organizing Committee and will be announced by April 22, 2014.
Request for Applications: NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship Awards
Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2014
The NLN Foundation Scholarship Awards Program supports the goal of attracting more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators.. These scholarships are awarded to nurses pursuing advanced degrees in preparation for a career as a full-time academic nurse educator. The funds are for master’s or doctoral students enrolled in accredited programs who have completed at least half of their academic program.
Scholarship funds are awarded to assist in the completion of graduate education, which could include tuition, support for dissertation or thesis, or travel for attendance at an onsite internship or classes. Awards range from $4,000 to $8,000. The request cannot exceed $8,000.
Candidates must be NLN members either through individual dues or through their schools’ NLN membership.
Proposals must be submitted electronically as ONE PDF DOCUMENT no later than 4:00 pm ET on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to email@example.com.
If you have questions related to the application process, please contact Sandra Deller via at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katie Michalek at email@example.com.
Call for Nominations: Women in Cell Biology Awards Program
1. WICB Junior Award for Excellence in Research—a woman in an early stage of her career (within six years of appointment to an independent position at the nomination deadline) who is making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology, is developing a strong independent research program, and exhibits the potential for continuing at a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.
Provide a letter of nomination, a CV, and up to three letters of support, including at least one from outside the nominee's institution.
2. WICB Mid-Career Award for Excellence in Research—a woman at the mid-career level (7-15 years in an independent position at the nomination deadline) who has demonstrated a track record of exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology and/or has effectively translated cell biology across disciplines, and who exemplifies a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.
3. WICB Senior Leadership Award—a woman or man at a later career stage (generally full professor or equivalent) whose outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a record of active leadership in mentoring both men and women in scientific careers.
Provide a letter of nomination highlighting scientific achievements as well as examples of leadership and mentoring, a CV, and up to five letters of support. At least one letter must come from outside the nominee's institution, and two must be from current or former mentees of the nominee. Letters should include specifics of the nominee's mentoring history.
Each winner is presented with an honorarium and a plaque at the ASCB Annual Meeting. Expenses to attend the Annual Meeting are paid. Please note that candidates may be nominated more than once, and members of the WICB Committee are not eligible. Nominators must be ASCB members.
Deadline is April 1 (electronic submission only; please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Nominations: American Association for the Advancement of Science Mentor Awards
Nomination Deadline: July 31, 2014
The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include: women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities.
Both awards recognize an individual who has mentored and guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to the completion of doctoral studies or who has impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies. It is important to indicate in the nomination materials how the nominee’s work resulted in departmental and/or institutional change in terms of the granting of PhDs to underrepresented students. This can be documented not only with quantitative data, but may also be demonstrated through the student and colleague letters of support.
Such commitment and extraordinary effort may be demonstrated by:
• the number and diversity of students mentored;
• assisting students to present and publish their work, to find financial aid, and to provide career guidance;
• providing psychological support, encouragement, and essential strategies for life in the scholarly community;
• continued interest in the individual’s professional advancement.
Lifetime Mentor Award: A prize of $5,000 will be awarded. This individual will have served in the role of mentor for 25 or more years.
Mentor Award: A prize of $5,000 will be awarded. This individual will have served in the role of mentor for less than 25 years.
Both award category recipients receive: A monetary prize, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration, and reimbursement for reasonable travel and hotel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting.
The award is open to all regardless of nationality or citizenship. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
You should provide:
• Category of award (Lifetime Mentor Award or Mentor Award);
• Position, institution, professional address, phone and fax, and home address, phone, and e-mail of the candidate;
• Name, position, institution, professional address, phone, fax, and e-mail of the nominator;
• A summary of the actions that form the basis for the nomination (about 250 words);
• A letter of nomination that enumerates the ways in which the person reflects the purpose of this award, including scholarship, activism, and community building;
• The candidate’s curriculum vita (3-page maximum);
• The total number of students the candidate mentored at the bachelor’s or master’s level who went on to the doctoral level at other institutions, and the total number of underrepresented students the candidate mentored at the doctoral level;
• A list of students mentored with year PhD earned, institution and current employment;
• A maximum of five supporting letters from students and three supporting letters from colleagues representative of the different spheres in which the candidate has demonstrated effort, results, and commitment. Letters of nominations for candidates who are not direct doctoral mentors must indicate how the nominee mentored graduate students before and during the graduate school years.
All materials become the property of AAAS.
Call for Nominations: William A. Hinton Research Training Award
Honors outstanding contributions toward fostering the research training of underrepresented minorities in microbiology. It is given in memory of William A. Hinton, a physician-research scientist and one of the first African-Americans to join the ASM.
The nominee must contribute to the research training of undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or health professional students and efforts leading to the increased participation of underrepresented minorities in microbiology.
A cash prize of $2,500, a commemorative piece, and travel to the ASM General Meeting.
Deadline: July 1.
Nominations will be considered without updating for three years. Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted. Only one nominating form and two supporting forms are accepted per nomination. The two supporters must be persons other than the nominator who are familiar with the nominee's qualifications and accomplishments. Only one of the three individuals involved in the nomination may be employed at the nominee's institution. The nominator and supporters must not share employers.
Nominations must consist of the following:
Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, emailed to email@example.com
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year.
Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program 2014 Call for Applications
Deadline: March 18, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program was established to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine and dentistry and who will encourage and foster the development of succeeding classes of such physicians and dentists. Four-year postdoctoral research awards are offered to universities, schools of medicine and dentistry and research institutions to support the research and career development of physicians and dentists from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine and dentistry and to serving as role models for students and faculty of similar background. The program defines the term “historically disadvantaged” to mean the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or similar factors.
We will fund up to nine four-year awards in this grant cycle. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant toward support of research activities.
March 18, 2014 (8 p.m. ET): Deadline for receipt of completed applications. We will not consider materials submitted after this date.
March 19, 2014: Deadline for postmark of supporting documents.
July 9-11, 2014: Applicant interviews with NAC members in Chicago.
December 2014: Notification of awards.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
To be eligible for this award, applicants must be physicians or dentists who:
are from historically disadvantaged backgrounds (ethnic, financial or educational);
are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents; and
are completing or have completed their formal clinical training. (We will give preference to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training.) Candidates who are permanent residents and not green card holders should contact Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program before applying to determine whether they can satisfy the program’s eligibility and documentation requirements.
Call for Nominations: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Distinguished Member Awards
Deadline: April 30, 2014
The availability of all awards is contingent upon the receipt of adequate funding.
The AACAP Irving Philips Award for Prevention
This award recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist and AACAP member who has made significant contributions in a lifetime career or single seminal work to the prevention of mental illness in children and adolescents. These contributions must have national and/or international stature and clearly demonstrate lasting effects. The contributions may be in the areas of teaching, research, program development, direct clinical service, advocacy or administrative commitment. The award pays $2,500 to the winner and a $2,000 donation to a prevention program or center of the awardee's choice. Nomination letters must be accompanied by a CV for the individual nominated. The award winner will be recognized at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during the AACAP 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and the nominee's CV to the attention of James Hudziak, M.D. Chair, Prevention Committee, c/o the AACAP Government Affairs and Clinical Practice Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AACAP George Tarjan Award for Contributions in Developmental Disabilities
This award recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist and Academy member who has made significant contributions in a lifetime career or single seminal work to the understanding or care of those with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. These contributions must have national and/or international stature and clearly demonstrate lasting effects. The contributions may be in areas of teaching, research, program development, direct clinical service, advocacy or administrative commitment. A cash prize of up to $1,000 will be awarded. Nomination letters must be accompanied by a CV for the individual nominated. The award winner will be recognized at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during the AACAP 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and the nominee's CV to the attention of Bryan King, M.D., Chair, Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Committee, c/o the AACAP Government Affairs and Clinical Practice Department at email@example.com.
The AACAP Sidney Berman Award for the School-Based Study and Treatment of Learning Disorders and Mental IIlness
This award recognizes an individual or program that has shown outstanding achievement in the school-based study or delivery of intervention for learning disorders and mental illness. A cash prize of $4,500 will be awarded. Nomination letters must be accompanied by a CV for the individual nominated and program information. The awardee will be recognized at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during the AACAP 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and any supporting materials to the attention of Sheryl Kataoka, M.D. (Co-Chair), and Shashank Joshi, M.D. (Co-Chair), Schools Committee, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award, supported by the Child Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital
This award acknowledges outstanding leadership and continuous contributions in the field of consultation-liaison child and adolescent psychiatry. The $1,000 award is named after Simon Wile, M.D., a renowned pediatrician and a life-long supporter of child and adolescent psychiatry. Nomination letters must be accompanied by a CV for the individual nominated. The awardee will be recognized at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during the AACAP 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
Please send a copy of your nomination letter and the nominee's CV to the attention of Richard Martini, M.D., Bob Hilt, M.D., Co-Chairs, Committee on Collaboration with Medical Professions (COCMP), c/o the AACAP Clinical Practice Department to email@example.com.
The AACAP Rieger Service Program Award for Excellence
This award recognizes innovative programs that address prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of mental illnesses in children and adolescents, and serve as model programs to the community. This award of $4,500 is shared among the awardee and his or her service program. Nomination letters must be accompanied by a CV and any support materials for the individual or organization nominated. The recipient will be recognized at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during the AACAP 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and any support materials to the attention of Kaye McGinty, M.D., and Mark Chenven, M.D., Co-Chairs, Committee on Community Systems of Care, c/o the AACAP Clinical Practice Department to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AACAP Cancro Academic Leadership Award
This award recognizes a currently serving General Psychiatry Training Director, Medical School Dean, CEO of a Training Institution, Chair of a Department of Pediatrics or Chair of a Department of Psychiatry for his or her contributions to the promotion of child and adolescent psychiatry. Named in honor of Robert Cancro, M.D., Chairman at New York University, this award offers a $2,000 honorarium to the awardee. The award is presented in even-numbered years. Nominations for the award may be made by Child and Adolescent Training Directors or Division Directors and must include a CV for the individual nominated. The recipient of this award will receive a plaque and be recognized at the AACAP Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. The award recipient will be honored at the Distinguished Awards Luncheon, Residency Program Directors Luncheon, and will provide an Honors Presentation on his or her work during the Annual Meeting.
Please send an electronic copy of your nomination letter and the nominee's CV to the attention of Jeffrey Hunt, M.D. and Howard Liu, M.D., Co-Chairs of the AACAP Training and Education Committee, c/o the AACAP Research, Training, and Education Department at email@example.com.
Jeanne Spurlock Lecture and Award on Diversity and Culture
Jeanne Spurlock, M.D., was a giant in child and adolescent psychiatry and in advocacy for children, adolescents and their families from all cultures. Dr. Spurlock co-chaired the AACAP's Work Group on Diversity and Culture from 1995 through 1999. Her commitment to recruit members from diverse cultures into child and adolescent psychiatry is legendary. The AACAP created this lecture and award in her honor to recognize her work and encourage others to follow her example. The Lecture/Award is funded by the Jeanne Spurlock Minority Fellowship Fund.
Please submit nomination forms to: AACAP, Department of Clinical Practice at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions please call 202.966.7300, extension 133, or email email@example.com.
If you have multiple nomination letters for a single individual, please send them together. If you have sent your nomination via email, you will be notified when we successfully receive the nomination.
The AACAP Rieger Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award
This award recognizes the best published or unpublished paper, written by an AACAP member, that uses a psychodynamic framework and presents: 1) clinical material demonstrating the inner life of an infant, child or adolescent or 2) research material that promotes psychodynamic principles in order to illustrate the paper’s idea or hypothesis. The paper should include consideration of a DSM diagnosis and a focused literature review that includes current psychiatric literature. The material for this paper may be drawn from clinical practice or from clinical research. The recipient will be recognized at a Distinguished Awards Luncheon and make an Honors Presentation about his or her work during the AACAP 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
Please send an electronic copy of your paper to the attention of Andrew Gerber, M.D., and Sergio Delgado, M.D., Co-Chairs, Psychotherapy Committee, c/o the AACAP Clinical Practice Department to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*AACAP reserves the right to waive liabilities.
2014 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship
This award, named after former American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, recognizes two osteopathic underrepresented minority students at AACOM's member colleges of osteopathic medicine (one newly accepted student and one continuing student).
To be eligible, an applicant must be an underrepresented minority (African-American; Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian; mainland Puerto Rican, or Hispanic) student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in his or her first, second, or third year at an AACOM member college of osteopathic medicine OR an underrepresented minority student who has been accepted and is planning to matriculate at one of the AACOM member colleges. Previous Arnstein Scholarship awardees are ineligible.
Entries must be post-marked by March 30, 2014. All entries must include the required Cover Page, with all appropriate signatures, in addition to the required essay. Incomplete entries will not be considered. Awardees will be notified by July 21, 2014.
If you are a continuing osteopathic medical education student, the following items are needed with your application:
A completed Continuing Student Cover Page.
A 750-word (maximum) essay on:
What osteopathic medical schools might do to recruit/retain more underrepresented minority students;
What the applicant personally plans to do as a student and as a future DO to help increase minority student enrollment at a college of osteopathic medicine; and
How and why the applicant was drawn to osteopathic medicine.
(NOTE: The response to question #3 should not exceed 250 words.)
If you are a New osteopathic medical education student, the following items are needed with your application:
A completed New Student Cover Page.
A copy of a letter of acceptance from the college of osteopathic medicine which the applicant plans to attend in the Fall of 2014.
How and why the applicant was drawn to osteopathic medicine. (NOTE: The response to question #3 should not exceed 250 words.)
Essay Judging Criteria:
The ideas in the paper are innovative or have an innovative component.
The ideas in the paper are presented in detail with proposed actions.
The paper contains a good discussion of the significance of the ideas including pros and cons.
The proposed actions are feasible.
The applicant has a willingness to help promote osteopathic medicine to underrepresented minorities.
Please mail all entries to:
Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship
5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 310
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7231
Questions regarding the 2014 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship should be directed to AACOM at (301) 968-4142.
Call for Early Career Investigator and Underrepresented Minority Travel Fellowship Applications: Targeting VEGF-Mediated Tumor Angiogenesis in Cancer Therapy
June 19 - 20, 2014 The New York Academy of Sciences
A decade after the first cancer drug targeting VEGF signaling in tumor blood vessel formation received approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), significant effort has been dedicated toward progressing the research, development, and clinical application of anti-angiogenic cancer therapies. Drawing on lessons learned from successes and failures, this conference will examine ways to improve cancer therapy by addressing urgent issues such as:
i. inherent /acquired resistance,
iii. enhanced invasiveness / metastasis, and
iv. lack of validated predictive and prognostic biomarkers.
Presentations, including a keynote lecture by Harold F. Dvorak, MD, will explore VEGF-dependent and alternative mechanisms of angiogenesis. “Point–Counterpoint” debates between leading experts will aim to resolve controversies regarding the function of vascular normalization, treatment-induced metastasis, and the validity of hypertension as a physiological biomarker.
The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, April 4, 2014.
Applications are invited from qualified early career investigators and early career investigators from underrepresented minorities. For detailed information on eligibility and application instructions, please send an email to Angiogenesis2014@nyas.org with the words "Fellowship Information" in the subject line. There is no need to type a message; instructions will be forwarded automatically. Please call 212.298.8698 with any questions.