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Call for Applications: Lupus Foundation of America 2014 Career Development Award
Application Deadline: March 28, 2014 at 5 p.m. ET
To facilitate the professional development of heumatology, nephrology, and dermatology fellows, in the U.S. and Canada, interested in lupus research to wards a career as an independent clinician-scientist at an academic, medical, or research institution, with a research program having considerable focus on the investigation of basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, or epidemiological lupus research.
Award Amount: $70,000 per year (for a maximum of 2 years)
To be eligible to apply, applicants must hold an M.D. (or equivalent) from an accredited institution, be a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S.or Canada at the time of application submission, be a first or second year Fellow
in an adult or pediatric fellowship program in rheumatology, nephrology, or dermatology accredited by either the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (in the U.S.) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (in Canada). In addition, to be eligible, applicants must have a documented history of conducting lupus research or must have submitted a lupus-specific abstract to the American College of Rheumatology or similar scientific meeting (or plan to do so) during the fellowship period.
Applicants who currently or previously have been awarded any of the following grant awards are ineligible to apply:
a mentored award (such as a K award) or NIH research grant (such as an RO1, RO3, R21, PO1, P50, or any similar award), VA Career Development Award, American College of Rheumatology (ACR) REF Rheumatology Scientist Development Award, ACR REF Rheumatology Investigator Award, ACR REF Career Development Bridge Funding Award, or Arthritis Foundation Clinical to Research Transition Award.
The LFA Career Development Award will provide 1 or 2 grant awards in the amount of $70,000 each The fellowship funding may be renewable for a second year of an additional $70,000 depending upon progress (including a consideration about whether a lupus-specific abstract has or will be submitted).
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Grants and Awards Program
Research Grants Deadline Extended
The application deadline has been extended to May 15 for a number of Academy Foundation research grants.
Abbott Nutrition Award
Supports a doctoral student planning research in renal disease and nutrition.
Colgate Palmolive Fellowship in Nutrition, Oral Health/Dental Education
Supports research in nutrition and oral health or dental education.
Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) DPG Karen Goldstein Memorial Grant for Diabetes MNT Application
Supports a Diabetes Care and Education DPG member for outcomes research in diabetes medical nutrition therapy.
Jean Hankin Nutritional Epidemiology Research Grant
Supports a doctoral student working on a dissertation in nutritional epidemiology.
Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Research Grant
Supports innovative research relating to vegetarian nutrition by a member of the Vegetarian Nutrition DPG (recipient must have been a VN member for at least two years).
Call for Applications: American Gastroenterological Association-Aptalis Research Award in Pancreatic Disease
Eligibility: Young Investigators
Duration: Two years
Deadline: June 6, 2014
Start Date: Oct. 1, 2014
This award provides $50,000 per year for two years (total $100,000) to young investigators, instructors, research associates or equivalents interested in the function and disorders of the exocrine pancreas. Research topics suitable for funding under this grant include but are not limited to: pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic insufficiency, the gut microbiome-pancreas relationship, pancreatic disease epidemiology or genetics (excluding diabetes), and pancreatic disease biomarkers.
The overall objective of this career development award is to encourage and support research into exocrine pancreatic disorders by helping to sustain the careers of young investigators with an interest in pancreatic disease.
• Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree (e.g., MB, ChB, MBBS, DO) and a full-time faculty position at a North American institution by June 1, 2014.
• AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Please visit the membership page or call 301-654-2055, extension 651, for membership information.
• The award is intended to support young faculty (not fellows) who have demonstrated exceptional promise and have some record of accomplishment in research. Candidates should be in the beginning years of their careers; therefore, established investigators are not appropriate candidates.
• MD applicants: no more than seven years shall have elapsed following the completion of clinical training (GI fellowship or its equivalent) and the start date of this award.
• PhD applicants: no more than seven years shall have elapsed following the awarding of a PhD and the start date of this award.
• Women and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply; these applications in particular will receive the review committee’s full consideration.
• An appropriately documented parental leave of absence will not be counted toward the above noted seven-year eligibility criteria. Exceptional circumstances may also be considered.
• All submissions must be relevant to diagnosing, treating or researching the functions or diseases of the exocrine pancreas.
• At the time of application submission, candidates may not hold or have held an NIH R01, R29, R21, K08, K23, Veterans Affairs Career Development Award or any award with similar objectives from non-federal sources (such as the American Liver Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, etc.). Candidates with an active K12 may apply.
• The intent of this award is to foster the scientific independence of junior investigators. It is understood that there may be some overlap with work funded by the mentor, but the goal of this grant is to enable the junior investigator to develop their own research program. It also must be clearly stated that the work submitted by the applicant is primarily that of the applicant, and any work or data from the senior mentor’s laboratory clearly defined.
• Resources allocated through this award are intended to support the career development of the applicant. Accordingly, requests for salary, fringe benefits or other support for the mentor are not allowed. Indirect costs are not allowed. Upon notification of receipt of this award, the recipient must provide institutional approval from the appropriate committee for use of human subjects or animals. If approval is not necessary, the recipient must provide an explanation. Evidence for developing independence in research initiatives should be provided.
• Candidates are required to have a sponsor and preceptor for the award; however, one individual may serve in the capacity of both positions. A sponsor is an individual who takes responsibility for the quality assessment of the proposed research project, the quality of the research environment within which the project will be undertaken, and the experience and expertise of the principal investigator and other key researchers involved. A preceptor will supervise the principal investigator’s research activities and will serve as a mentor.
• Annually, a one-page plain language progress report, a scientific progress report, a financial statement, a list of publications based on the research and a letter of certification from the division chief or department chair, must be submitted by the award recipient by Nov. 30. Second year funding is contingent upon submission of this documentation. All publications, presentations and abstracts arising from work funded by this program must acknowledge support of the AGA-Aptalis Research Award in Pancreatic Disease.
There must be a strong commitment from the candidate’s institution to support the required protected time for research and adequate laboratory space and/or other supporting facilities. These commitments must be outlined in a letter from the candidate’s division chief or department chair. The letter must certify that the award is being used to provide protected time, in accord with the terms of the award. In addition, it is expected that the sponsor will outline specific plans for the future development of the candidate’s research career. The institution must commit to ensuring timely and accurate reporting of the awardee’s current and future research activities at the institution; this is to include an annual report of the funding status, grants submitted and pending, and all publications.
The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria: significance, investigator, innovation, approach, environment, relevance to AGA’s mission and evidence of institutional commitment. The candidate should state clearly how the additional training will benefit his/her research career.
A selection committee comprised of members of the AGA Research Awards Panel will review the proposals and select the award recipients. Funding will commence October 2014.
The application deadline is June 6, 2014. The completed application, letters of support or commitment and other documents, as applicable, must be combined into and submitted as one PDF document. The document must be titled by the applicant’s last name and first initial only. Hard copies are not accepted. Please email the application document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct all questions to the research awards manager via telephone at 301-222-4012 or email at email@example.com.
Funding for this award is provided by Aptalis Pharma US, Inc.
American College of Sports Medicine Paffenbarger-Blair Fund for Epidemiological Research on Physical Activity
Deadline: Jan 16, 2015
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.
The 2015 ACSM Foundation Research Grant Program application will be made available in the fall. There are two parts to the application. Both Part A and Part B must be submitted as one complete PDF application. 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 2015 grant application was 5:00 PM ET on January 16, 2015.
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.
Call for Nominations: American Diabetes Association Pathway Awards
Application deadline: July 1, 2014
Pathway supports innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral, or health services research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication. The Association seeks exceptional candidates from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering.
The prestigious Pathway awards are available by institutional nomination only.
Scleroderma Foundation Research Grant Funding Program
The grant application deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern Sept. 15 each year. (Note: If the grant deadline falls on a weekend, the following Monday will be the deadline.)
Appropriate Areas of Research and Criteria
Appropriate research areas may include but are not limited to the following as they relate to scleroderma:
Studies of animal models.
Mechanisms of end organ damage.
Endothelial cell biology.
Models and markers of gender and genetic factors.
Stem cell biology.
Health services research (e.g. quality of life, health care delivery.)
Study of clinical manifestation.
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