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Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
The 2014 application deadline date for this award is Monday, February 17, 2014.
The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine.
The Clinical Investigator Award responds to three recognized realities:
• Though there has never been a more pressing need or more promising time for clinical cancer research, fewer young physicians enter this area of investigation every year.
• The number of institutions committed to training young physicians in the scientific discipline and methodologies of clinical investigation is critically low.
• The burden of medical school debt (averaging over $100,000) discourages many physicians from pursuing clinical investigation.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s award offers solutions to these realities. The awardee will receive financial support for three years, as well as assistance with certain research costs such as the purchase of equipment. The Foundation will also retire up to $100,000 of any medical school debt still owed by the awardee.
The Clinical Investigator Award program is specifically intended to provide outstanding young physicians with the resources and training structure essential to becoming successful clinical investigators. The goal is to increase the number of physicians capable of moving seamlessly between the laboratory and the patient’s bedside in search of breakthrough treatments.
Definition of Clinical Research
For the purposes of this award, the Foundation’s definition of clinical research will follow the definition set out in “The NIH Director’s Panel on Clinical Research Report to The Advisory Committee to The NIH Director,” December, 1997.
a) Patient-oriented research: Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects. This area of research includes: patient-based studies of mechanisms of human disease, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, clinical trials and development of new technologies for the detection, treatment and prevention of human cancers.
b) Epidemiologic and behavioral studies.
c) Outcomes research and health services research.
Excluded from this definition are in vitro studies that utilize human tissues but do not deal directly with patients. In other words, clinical or patient-oriented research is research in which it is necessary to know the identity of the patient(s) from whom the cells or tissues under study are derived.
Preference will be given to research that adheres to the “Handshake Rule,” meaning that the physician will conduct research studies that directly involve patients.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Fellowship Award
Completed applications for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Fellowship Award must be received by March 7, 2014 for the award cycle that begins on July 1, 2014.
Goals: The goal of the Fellowship Awards is to help increase the pool of highly trained pediatric infectious disease clinical scientists and to stimulate scholarly basic and clinical research in the following areas pertinent to pediatrics: public health/epidemiology, hospital epidemiology, clinical trials of antimicrobials, outcomes research, pharmacokinetics, pathophysiology, molecular pathogenesis, research related to vaccine development, and other topics of relevance to pediatric infectious diseases.
NOTE: The Society encourages applications for clinically applied/translational research.
Eligibility: Candidates must possess a MD or MD/PhD and be at least a first-year fellow in a Pediatric Infectious Diseases program in North America at the time of application. The award will be given for two subsequent years of training, during which time the applicant is expected to devote the major portion (at least 75% of time) of those years conducting the proposed research project under the direct supervision of a mentor who must be a PIDS member in good standing for at least one year.
Support: The annual stipend will be $45,000 and will be given for two years, subject to review at the end of the first year. In the case of awards given to a candidate in the final year of fellowship, only one year of the award will be given to the recipient. The stipend is intended to provide salary and benefits for the fellow. It is not intended to provide resources for a division's research program, nor to pay indirect costs of the institution.
Application and Selection Process: Application materials must be received by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, March 7, 2014. Electronic submission is strongly preferred.
Debbie’s Dream Foundation-American Association for Cancer Research Gastric Cancer Fellowship
Application deadline: Dec. 18, 2013, at noon, Eastern Time
Decision date: March 2014
Annual Grants Reception and Dinner at AACR Annual Meeting 2014: April 8, 2014 - Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner and formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s attendance at this Annual Meeting; complimentary registration will be provided.
Start of grant term: July 1, 2014
The Debbie’s Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct gastric cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to gastric cancer.
The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $50,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow while working on mentored gastric cancer research. A partial amount of the funds may be designated for nonpersonnel expenses, such as research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.
It is anticipated that one fellowship will be funded.
Applicant Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have a medical and/or doctoral degree (including Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D., or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2014, applicants must:
Be in the first five years of a postdoctoral or clinical research fellowship (i.e., must have started fellowship no earlier than July 2, 2009, and no later than July 1, 2014); and
Work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States.
(There are no citizenship requirements; however, an applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, by submitting an application for this grant, assures that his/her visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term within the United States.)
For applicants possessing an M.D., clinical training time with no research involvement (e.g., residency training) is not included against the eligibility limit. Parental leave or other well justified leave from mentored research training for pressing personal or family situations of generally less than 12 months duration is also not included against the eligibility limit for all applicants.
Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible.
AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR associate membership by Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. The application will be applied to 2013 membership dues. Download an application here.
All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact the AACR before submitting an application.
Research Project Criteria
Research must have direct applicability and relevance to gastric cancer and may be in any discipline of basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological research.
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Debbie’s Dream Foundation
Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases/International Society for Infectious Diseases Fellowships
ISID and the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) jointly sponsor the SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship Program.
The purpose of this Fellowship Program is to support infectious disease physicians and scientists from developing and middle income countries through multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training at select biomedical institutions in Switzerland. The objectives of the Fellowship Program are:
• to train promising young physicians and scientists from developing and middle income countries for clinical and research positions in infectious diseases
• to foster partnerships between Fellows and infectious disease leaders in Switzerland
• to increase scientific research capacity in low income/high disease burden countries
Opportunities for training and research in a variety of areas ranging from basic studies of the mechanism of disease to studies in public health, epidemiology, diagnostics, therapeutics or vaccine development, are available through this program.
The term of the Fellowship is for one year. The start date of the will be determined by arrangement between the host institution and the Fellow.
A financial stipend of up to 36,000 SF per year (approximately $35,500 USD) will be given to Fellows to cover travel costs and living expenses. The program intends to award two fellowships every year.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Language skills of French or German are necessary according to the institution chosen (German for Basel, Bern, Zurich and St. Gallen; French for Geneva and Lausanne). Please indicate in your application your speaking and writing proficiency of these languages and of English.
SSI/ISID Fellows will be placed at one of six collaborating research centers in Switzerland according to technical interests and skills. All infectious diseases programs at each institution offer experience in clinical infectious diseases, including HIV, and microbiology.
The program is open to applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of developing countries or Eastern Europe. Applicants should have a M.D. or a Ph.D in a relevant field and should hold a position at a medical, research, or public health institution. An endorsement by the home institution is required for participation in the program.
Applications will be reviewed by a joint SSI and ISID committee. Selection will be based on the applicant's academic potential, career plans, previous clinical/research experience, letters of reference, and relevance of training to home institution and home country. Personal interviews will be arranged with selected applicants as the final step in the application process.
The annual application deadline for Fellowship applications is 1 April. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 1 July.
Requests for application materials and additional information should be directed to:
International Society for Infectious Diseases
Professional Development Working Group
9 Babcock Street, Unit 3
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
Fax: (617) 278-9113
International Society for Infectious Diseases Small Grants Program
The Small Grants Program is designed to fund pilot research projects by young investigators living and working in developing countries. The goal is to support and foster the professional development of young individuals (less than 40 years of age) in the field of human infectious diseases research by helping them to acquire additional skills and data to apply for other grants. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to investigations of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis or treatment of infectious diseases, the epidemiology and control of hospital-acquired infections, and modeling of cost effective interventions.
Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Professional Development Working Group and decisions made in collaboration with the President and the Program Director.
Upon completion of the project, a written report of the project must be sent to the Society. The Society encourages recipients of grants to present their results at scientific meetings and to submit them for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Up to eight grants of up to US $6,000 each will be awarded annually. The deadline for submission of proposals is April 1 (notification after June 1).
ISID Professional Development Working Group
9 Babcock Street, Unit 3
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
American Diabetes Association Clinical Science and Epidemiology Award
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014 for July 2014 funding
Clinical Science and Epidemiology Awards are designed to support patient-oriented clinical research and epidemiology research in diabetes.
Awards provide up to $200,000 per year for up to three years, including 15% allowable indirect costs. Up to 20% of total costs may be requested for PI salary support.
Emergency Medicine Foundation/Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation Medical Student Research Grant
Deadline for receipt of application: January 10, 2014
The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation (SAEMF) jointly award stipends to encourage medical students to engage in and to be exposed to emergency medicine research.
An application for an EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant may be made by either a specific medical student or by an Emergency Medicine residency program wishing to sponsor a medical student research project. The specific medical student does not need to be identified at the time of application submission; however, preference will be given to an institution naming a specific student who has already committed to the project. Proposals approved for funding that do not name a student are not guaranteed funding. In theses cases, funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis (when EMF is informed in writing that a student has committed to the project). The maximum number of awards funded will be determined annually by the EMF Board. Although an institution may receive multiple awards, only one application per research program (laboratory or clinical investigator) will be awarded.
DEFINITION OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESEARCH
Emergency medicine research is broadly defined as scientific investigation designed to furnish new knowledge relating to emergency medical care. Such investigations may focus on basic science research, clinical research, preventive medicine, epidemiology, cost-containment, and research in emergency medicine teaching and education.
The applicant is required to demonstrate that the project will be successfully completed at his or her institution. The applicant must demonstrate that access to a suitable caseload or patient population will be available for study during the funding period if a clinical research project is proposed. If a basic science or nonclinical project is proposed, the applicant must show that adequate and appropriately equipped laboratory space will be available during the funding period. Research involving animals or human subjects must be approved by the institutional review board (IRB), or its equivalent. A copy of the approval, or pending approval, must be sent with this application. IRB approval must be documented prior to dispensation of EMF funds.
EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS
Each proposal will be evaluated by a committee composed of individuals from EMF and SAEMF according to the following criteria:
1. Relevance to the goals of the Medical Student Research Grant program.
2. Educational experience for the applicant.
3. The quality and scientific value of the project.
4. The research background and experience of the preceptor.
5. The preceptor’s ability to mentor.
6. Institutional support personnel, facilities, and commitment to research.
The final funding decision will be made by the Emergency Medicine Foundation, and all decisions are final.
Duration and Amount
The grant is for a maximum of $2,400, at least $1,200 which must be used as a student stipend. The grant is awarded to a student's institution and may not be used for faculty salary support, institutional overhead, or capital expenditures. The medical student's and/or preceptor's own institution may supplement the EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Research Grant within the guidelines set by that institution. Audited reports detailing how the funds were used may be required. Applicants can reapply each academic year for a second term of support on a competitive basis.
Emergency Medicine Foundation/EMRA Resident Research Grant
Deadline for receipt of application - January 10, 2014
The Emergency Medicine Foundation awards funds to support the development of research in emergency medicine. The goals of the EMF/EMRA Resident Research Program are: 1) to promote research within the specialty of emergency medicine, 2) to advance emergency medical care, and 3) to facilitate the academic growth and development of future researchers in emergency medicine and thereby invest in the future of the specialty of emergency medicine.
The EMF/EMRA Resident Research Grant attempts to maximize the applicant's educational experience in research while producing the best science. The educational agenda is best accomplished in an organized program of instruction on research methods in addition to the completion of the project itself.
A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded for each approved grant application. Funds are not to be used for capital equipment purchases, faculty salary support, publication costs, travel, or institutional overhead.
Emergency medicine research is broadly defined as scientific investigation designed to furnish new knowledge relating to emergency medical care. Such investigations may focus on basic science research, clinical research, preventive medicine, epidemiology, health care policy, or emergency medicine teaching and education.
QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INVESTIGATORS
EMF Resident Research Grants are available to any physician who will be enrolled as a resident in good standing in an ACGME approved emergency medicine residency for the proposed funding year. The resident must have a faculty preceptor who is capable of ensuring the successful completion of the proposed project. A resident may competitively apply in succeeding years for other projects.
It is required that the applicant submit a letter of support from a preceptor at the applicant's institution. This letter must describe the preceptor's and the resident's roles and responsibilities in the proposed project. The preceptor must hold a have and MD, DO, PhD or equivalent degree. The preceptor must have proven ability to pursue independent research as evidenced by original research publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or funding from extramural sources. The preceptor may be in any department within the applicant's institution.
The applicant and preceptor assume responsibility for conducting the research projects and supervising the work of the resident and associate investigators. The applicant and preceptor must demonstrate that access to a suitable caseload or patient population will be available for study during the funding period if a clinical research project is proposed. If a basic science or nonclinical project is proposed, the applicant must show that adequate and appropriately equipped laboratory space will be available during the funding period. Research involving animals or human subjects must be approved by the institutional review board (IRB), or its equivalent, and a copy of the approval or pending approval sent with this application. IRB approval must be documented prior to dispensation of EMF funds. Letters of support from the Emergency Medicine Chair and Residency Director are required.
Each application will be reviewed by emergency medicine specialists who are involved/informed in basic and clinical emergency medicine research. Each application will be judged by: 1) the educational experience for the resident, including a program of instruction on research methods and the format for evaluating the progress of the award year, 2) the role of the resident applicant in the initiation, development, conduct, and reporting of the project, 3) the scientific content of the research projects, including background support, hypothesis statement, methodology, sample size calculations and planned statistical analysis, 4) the significance of the project, and 5) the qualifications of the preceptor. There should be an acknowledgement that the resident is the author of the grant application. The final funding decision will be made by the Emergency Medicine Foundation Board of Trustees, and all decisions are final.
Paffenbarger-Blair Fund for Epidemiological Research on Physical Activity
• Deadline: Jan 17, 2014
• Amount: $10,000.00 USD
• Number Given: 1
Dr. Ralph S. Paffenbarger, Jr., a co-recipient of the first Olympic Prize in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, made an extraordinarily generous gift to the American College of Sports Medicine by donating his share of the award to the College's capital campaign with the monies added to the College's epidemiology endowment. The interest on this contribution makes this grant possible. The intent of this award is to encourage researchers early in their career to become involved with physical activity epidemiology. The applications may focus on observational studies of physical activity and health outcomes, or on randomized controlled trials that are clearly focused on physical activity and important public health issues. Applicants are expected to apply within two (2) years of receiving a postgraduate degree or completion of clinical training. The award will be in the amount of $10,000 for a one year period.
Applicants for student research grants must have graduate student status during the term of the grant to be considered for funding. Applicants must be current members of ACSM at the time of submitting an application to be funded. Grants are open to all ACSM members, including international members. However, the NASA initiative is open to U.S. residents only.
The deadline for the 2014 grant application was 5:00 PM ET on January 17, 2014.
You may contact the Research Administration and Programs Department regarding this grant at Tel: (317) 637-9200, ext. 143 or email questions to Jane Senior or Michael F. Dell.
American Association for Cancer Research-Aflac Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research
Application deadline: December 11, 2013, at noon, Eastern Time
Decision date: March 2014
Annual Grants Reception and Dinner at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014: April 8, 2014 - Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner and formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s attendance at this Annual Meeting; complimentary registration will be provided.
Start of grant term: July 1, 2014
The AACR-Aflac Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support junior faculty who are in the first five years of a faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term) to conduct pediatric cancer research and establish successful career paths in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer.
The grant provides $100,000 over two years ($50,000 per year) for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students, and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project and other research expenses.
It is anticipated that one grant will be funded.
Hold a full-time faculty position with the title of instructor, research assistant professor, assistant professor, or an equivalent full-time faculty position;
Have held a full-time faculty position or the equivalent for no more than five years (i.e., cannot have had a full-time faculty appointment before July 2, 2009); and
Work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. (There are no citizenship or geographic requirements; however, an applicant applying from an institution located within a country where he or she is not a citizen or permanent resident, by submitting an application for this grant, assures that his/her visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which they applied.).
AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR active membership by Friday, December 13, 2013. The application will be applied to 2013 membership dues.
All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact AACR before submitting an application.
Research Project Criteria
Research projects may be in any discipline of basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological research with direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer.