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2014 Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain
The application submission is now open and will close Friday, January 17, 2014 at midnight (ET)
The Rita Allen Foundation (RAF) and American Pain Society (APS) announce the 2014 Award in Pain. The RAF and APS may award two grants in the amount of $50,000 annually, for a period of up to three years to those research proposals demonstrating the greatest merit and potential for success.
Eligible candidates will have completed their training and provided persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in basic science research in pain. Candidates should be in the early stages of their career with an appointment at faculty level. The entire award is to be allocated to projects specifically chosen by the recipient. Overhead is not supported.
Proposed research projects should be directed towards the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness.
Applications may be submitted online and are due by midnight Eastern Time on January 17, 2014. Grant awards will be announced in April 2014 and funds will be awarded for the initial twelve month grant period upon satisfactory execution of the grant agreement between the RAF and the grant recipient's institution. For any questions regarding the application please see the detailed program guidelines http://www.americanpainsociety.org/uploads/2014_RAF_Applicant_Guidelines_for_Download.pdf
The application must include a written proposal in English of no more than six pages, including a page of no more than 20 references, and curriculum vitae. The candidate's application must include a letter of support from the Department Chair or Institute Head demonstrating strong support for the candidate's proposed research and career development. Two other required letters of support are from the candidate's PhD advisor, and a mentor who has impacted the candidate's research. The candidate will provide the e-mail contact information for the individuals requested to submit letters of support and each individual will be contacted by the online system requesting that their letters be uploaded directly into the candidate's application. The candidate should list current and pending research support from all sources.
• Eligible candidates will have completed their training and provided persuasive evidence of distinguised achievement or extraordinary promise in basic science research in pain.
• Candidates should be in the early stages of their career with an appointment at faculty level, i.e. assistant professor on tenure track
• Must demonstrate the strong support of the appropriate administrators and Department Chair or Institute Head
• Should have been on a tenure track for no more than three years and support will be reconsidered if a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar is awarded tenure.
• Each candidate must indicate if an application has been submitted for another APS research award and the candidate may accept only one APS research award.
• Must conduct the research and be appointed at an institution in the United States or Canada.
Grant Budget and Grantee Obligations
• Eligible grant expenses may include Principal Investigator salary but not institutional overhead
• Recipients are required to submit a 500 word annual progress report and a financial report to the RAF in accordance with the terms of the grant agreement.
• Investigators are required to present an abstract presentation of the sponsored research at a future APS Annual Scientific Meeting.
For additional information, contact Amanda Pairitz, APS Operations Manager at 847.375.6332.
Request for Applications: Conquer Cancer Foundation International Development and Education Award in Palliative Care
Applications due: January 8, 2014
The International Development & Education Award in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC) award is designed to provide support to oncologists who are interested in palliative medicine. The requirements and benefits of this international award are similar to those of the IDEA program, except that participants in the IDEA-PC program will be matched with ASCO mentors who specialize in palliative care, and eligible candidates must have a demonstrated interest in integrating palliative and supportive care services in their current institution.
The International Development and Education Award in Palliative Care (IDEA‐PC) provides medical education in palliative care, assists with career development, and helps establish strong relationships with leading ASCO members in the field of palliative care who serve as scientific Mentors to each recipient. IDEA‐PC Recipients are expected to share the knowledge and training they receive through the program with colleagues in their home countries once they return.
The IDEA‐PC program enables Recipients to attend sessions at the ASCO Annual Meeting that address symptom management, communication, end‐of‐life care, and other relevant topics. The program also includes a visit to the Mentor’s U.S. or Canadian institution to experience palliative care performed in a multidisciplinary environment, and provides an opportunity to cultivate long‐term professional relationships that will help improve palliative care in the Recipients’ home countries.
The number of Awards in each funding cycle is not predetermined by The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF). Awards are given based on individual merit and availability of funds. The Award will provide each Recipient with the following:
ASCO Member Mentor
-- An ASCO member in the U.S. or Canada who volunteers to serve as a Mentor and is matched to an IDEA‐PC Recipient based on shared professional and scientific interests.
-- The Mentor helps the Recipient navigate the Annual Meeting, hosts Recipient at their institution, and serves as a professional contact for Recipient after he or she returns home.
ASCO Annual Meeting
-- Complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting, including guaranteed attendance at one ticketed session of the Recipient’s choice.
-- Economy‐class airfare to and from the Annual Meeting (arranged by ASCO).
-- Hotel room charge and tax, up to 6 nights, during the Annual Meeting (arranged by ASCO).
-- Per diem stipend for meals and ground transportation.
Extended Tour Award (ETA)
-- Economy‐class airfare to/from the Mentor’s institution (arranged by ASCO).
-- Hotel room charge and tax, up to 4 nights, during the ETA (arranged by ASCO).
-- $100 for expenses associated with obtaining a U.S. B1/B2 visa.
-- Up to $1,000 reimbursement for Recipients who must travel outside their country in order to obtain a U.S. visa.
-- Three years of complimentary membership with ASCO (subject to approval), which includes a subscription to the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
The Award is not intended to completely cover all travel or daily expenses during a Recipient’s trip. For example, the Award does not cover medical care, medical insurance, travel insurance, taxes, gratuities (tips), phone calls, laundry, Internet service, in‐room movies, etc. The Recipient is financially responsible for all expenses not explicitly covered by the IDEA‐PC and ETA Awards.
Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to apply for the International Development and Education Award in Palliative Care:
1. Applicants must have a current passport that does not expire before December 2014.
2. Applicants must be a current resident of a country classified by the World Bank as Low‐Income, Lower‐Middle‐Income, or Upper‐Middle‐Income, and have limited resources to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting.
3. As of June 1, 2014, applicants cannot have received more than one academic year of “formal training” (for instance, attended medical school, participated in internships, fellowships, or residency programs) in a country classified by the World Bank as High‐Income.
4. Applicants must be a Full Member, Member in Training, or International Corresponding member of ASCO; or willing to submit an application for ASCO membership in one of these categories as part of the IDEA‐PC application process:
Full Member – Available to experienced licensed physicians or other health professionals of any nation who devote a majority of their professional activity to cancer patient care and/or research or education in the biology, diagnosis,
prevention or treatment of human cancer.
Member in Training – Available to health professionals having an MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, or other doctoral degree, who are participating in a subspecialty training program in oncology or another field that would lead to eligibility for Full Membership or Allied Physician/Doctoral Scientist.
International Corresponding Membership – Available to experienced physicians who are eligible to be a Full
Member, and reside in a nation classified by the World Bank as Low‐Income, Lower‐Middle‐Income, or Upper‐Middle‐Income.
*Note: Applicants who are not already members of ASCO must submit a membership application in order to be considered for IDEA‐PC. Applicants are not required to submit payment for membership dues as part of IDEA‐PC but, if selected for ASCO membership and not selected to be an award recipient, will be given the opportunity to decide whether they wish to pay the membership dues in order to join ASCO.
5. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in integrating palliative and supportive care into his/her institution. This may be shown by attending courses on the topic, participating in related clinical activities, etc.
6. Applicants cannot have previously attended more than one ASCO meeting in the past five (5) years (including the Annual Meeting, Breast Cancer Symposium, GI Symposium, or GU Symposium).
7. Applicants must be less than ten years past your oncology program training.
8. Applicants must be fluent in English (both writing and speaking).
Although applicants are not required to submit an abstract for the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting, applicants who do submit an abstract – particularly an abstract related to palliative care – will be given the strongest consideration.
Interested parties who meet the eligibility requirements for both the International Development and Education Award (IDEA) and the International Development and Education Award in Palliative Care (IDEA‐PC) are welcome to apply for both programs. However, those who apply to both programs are able to participate in only one program – either IDEA or IDEA‐PC.
The ASCO IDEA‐Palliative Care Working Group reserves the right to evaluate and determine applicants’ eligibility based on the information and justifications included in the application materials.
Pat McCue/New Orleans Chapter End-of-Life Care Nursing Career Development Award
Awards: One annual award of $2,500 sponsored by the Pat McCue Memorial/New Orleans Chapter fund.
Purpose: To support educational activities for RNs dedicated to caring for patients and their families during final stages of life.
1. Employed as a registered nurse with a minimum of 75% of time involved in end-of-life care.
2. Minimum of 1-year experience in end-of-life care.
NOTE: An individual cannot receive this award more than one time
* The New Orleans Chapter of ONS established this award in memory of Pat McCue-Moran, a leading oncology hospice nurse who was active in ONS.
Application deadline: 6/15/2014