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Call for Applications: Institut Pasteur Postdoctoral Grants, Calmette and Yersin Programme
The Institut Pasteur calls in 2013 to candidature for a postdoctoral traineeship in the Institut Pasteur International Network.
Objective The Institut Pasteur International Division will finance one young French or foreign researcher to allow to realize a postdoctoral training in an institute of the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP) except metropolitan France. The complete postdoctoral training will be conducted in the same host institute without interruption.
These postdoctoral grants are intended to promote mobility. The postdoctoral training must be performed outside its home country or outside the country in which the university studies were conducted.
Fellowship areas may include all themes developed in the laboratories of the RIIP: research on and surveillance of infectious diseases (physiopathology, immunology, microbiology, epidemiology, virology, parasitology).
The applicant must have a PhD.
Duration This doctoral fellowship will be awarded for a duration of 2 years
Funding Fixed-term local contract with social charges covering life expenses and insurance (net amount of €1,900 per month) and a return air ticket per year between the country of origin and ttraineeship location.
Evaluation Criteria A Selection committee will decide on the allocation of this postdoctoral fellowship according to the relevance of the project, the goals of the training and on the file of the candidates.
Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2013
The description of the postdoctoral project (2 pages maximum) including context, problematics, objectives and working program (activities, waiting results and schedule) with the amount and origin of the budget for the internship project.
Applicant’s curriculum vitae (1 page)
Presentation of previous research already done by the candidate and the results (2 pages maximum)
Chronological list of scientific publications
The applicant must indicate whether s/he has already received a fellowship from a French or international organisation last year and whether s/he has applied for any other fellowships this year and, if so, at which institution(s).
Elements on the institute, the team and the supervisor (2 pages maximum) knowing that pre-required asked are the following ones:
- the supervisor should have publications, an experience on the subject (or the methods) proposed for the postdoctoral traineeship, if possible, an HDR and give the commitment that he will be in post for all the postdoctoral traineeship duration;
- the host team will received a "sufficient" size (a single researcher cannot constitute a team) and conditions of employment (scientific materials and environment) suited
The names, positions and email referents (director of the host institution, supervisor in the host laboratory) will be required in order to fill online:
A letter from the Director of the host institute
A letter from the head of the host laboratory pledging to give the necessary assistance to the applicant and specifying the name, qualifications and position of the researcher who will be supervising the applicant.
One call for proposals a year:
- Deadline for application: May 31, 2013
- Notification of the selected candidate: mid of July 2013
- Beginning of the postdoctoral traineeship: October 2013
Eliane Coëffier, PhD, Project Manager, International Division, Institut Pasteur
Beta Sigma Kappa Research Fellowships
The Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Research Fellowship program administered by the American Optometric Foundation (AOF) supports new optometric faculty research and/or optometric resident research. The program’s funding is designed to benefit two young researchers each year whose academic curiosity leads them to seek answers to a vast variety of professionally-based questions covering a wide area of vision science, clinical practice, or eye related public health.
All optometry faculty within 3 years of faculty appointment and/or optometry residents at an accredited school or college of optometry, irrespective of membership in BSK, are eligible to apply for research fellowship award funding.
Currently, there are two fellowships, each consisting of no less than $1,000, awarded annually. Fellowship requests may exceed $1,000, and each fellowship will consist of no less than $1,000. However, anything in excess of $1,000 will be at the discretion of the BSK Central World Council and may or may not be awarded.
Applications consisting of 5 pages or less, preferably in PDF format (International applicants with access limitations to a computer may submit in a typewritten format) as follow to:
a. Cover letter consisting of full contact information (including degree(s)), Institution, project title.
b. Research plan
• Statement of problem
• Experimental design
• Institution and other resources available
• Relevance of problem to clinical optometry, vision science, or eye related public health
• Plans for publication
• Time table
c. Budget explanation
• State amount of grant request
• Describe/Itemize costs
• Justification for equipment, supplies and other expenses
d. Helsinki declaration (required only if human subjects involved)
e. Letter of endorsement by faculty advisor (resident applicants), Dean or President/Director of the school/ college (optional).
Applications will receive a confirmation receipt by e-mail from the Foundation within 1-3 business days of the submission. If you do not receive a confirmation, contact the AOF office to ensure the application is received.
The 2013 deadline for applications is August 16th.
Applications will be reviewed by the BSK Board of Regents, the BSK Central World Council, both in collaboration with the AOF.
Funds support research conducted for a period up to one year. The AOF is a non-profit organization; our policy is not to cover any indirect costs associated with research grants or any other of our programs. This policy applies uniformly to all award recipients.
Recipients must submit a final report of their research findings no later than one year post award. The preferred submission is an article in a form suitable for publication.
Recipients are encouraged to present at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry and to submit a manuscript to Optometry and Vision Science. Any manuscript or publication material produced must acknowledge the American Optometric Foundation and Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.
Recognition of Awardees
The recipients will be recognized at the American Optometric Foundation Celebration Luncheon during the American Academy of Optometry's Annual Meeting. This year to be held October 24-27th in Phoenix, AZ.
The awardees will be listed in the AOF Annual Report and announcements will be placed in the Academy newsletter and in Eye-Mail Monthly. Press Releases will be sent to all schools and colleges of optometry, optometric organizations, and the optometric press.
Submission of a proposal constitutes permission for BSK and/or AOF to use the applicant’s name and image in online and print materials.
For additional information about this award and the American Optometric Foundation, contact Tracy Kitts, Foundation Coordinator, at AOF@aaoptom.org or 321-710-3936.
J. Pat Cummings Fellowship
Originally this award was known as the ACUVUE® Eye Health Advisor Student Citizenship Scholarship. In 2009, following the tragic death of Dr. Cummings, VISTAKON®, a Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., and the AOF decided that the program should be renamed in his honor. This award is conferred annually to a second or third year optometry student at each of the North American Schools and colleges of optometry who best demonstrates the ideal eye care standards of practice. To qualify the recipient must demonstrate achievement in both academic performance and extra-curricular activities, along with other professional pursuits such as involvement with patients through internships, community service, and other volunteer activities.
Second or third year students attending a school or college of optometry in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico are eligible.
A $1,000 fellowship toward academic expenses and personalized plaque, one for each recipient for a total of twenty-two awards.
To recognize outstanding contributions of student clinicians who best exemplify ideal eye care standards of practice.
The appropriate award selection committee at each of the schools/colleges of optometry will select the one student who meets the eligibility requirements and best demonstrates the qualities detailed in the criteria. AOF will not accept applications directly submitted by a student. Interested students should relay their desire for consideration to the award chair or financial aid representative at their institution.
To select the one student who meets the eligibility requirements and best demonstrates achievement in both academic performance and extra-curricular activites, along with other professional pursuits such as involvment with patients through internships, community service, and other volunteer activities.
Recipients will best exemplify ideal eye care standards of practice, including: (a) the importance of eye health; (b) proper contact lens wear and care; (c) community service and volunteerism.
Submission and Deadline
The 2013 deadline is October 4th.
Nominations must be sent by a representative from each institution, electronically via e-mail and include the subject line "Cummings Fellowship" to: AOF@aaoptom.org .
For additional questions or information, contact Tracy Kitts, Foundation Coordinator, at 321-710-3936 or AOF@aaoptom.org
Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship
This fellowship promotes the advancement of knowledge and learning in the field of child psychology.
Deadline: November 15, 2013
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship program supports graduate research projects and scholarships in child psychology.
Nurture excellent young scholars for careers in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational and developmental psychopathology.
Support scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas.
Up to four research awards of up to $25,000 each; up to two $5,000 scholarships for runners-up.
Support for one year only.
Only one application accepted from any one institution in any given year.
Tuition waiver/coverage from home institution.
Completed doctoral candidacy (documentation required).
Demonstrated research competence and area commitment.
IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
Conformance with stated program goals.
Magnitude of incremental contribution.
Quality of proposed work.
Applicant’s demonstrated scholarship and research competence.
Description of proposed project to include goal, relevant background, target population, methods and anticipated outcomes.
Format: not to exceed 6 pages
a. 1 inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font.
b. Relevant background, literature review, specific aims, significance: approximately 2 pages.
c. Methods section: approximately 3 pages (The method section must be detailed enough so that the design, assessments, and procedures can be evaluated.)
d. Implications section: approximately 1 page.
Timeline for execution.
Full budget and justification.
Two letters of recommendation (one from a graduate advisor and the other from the department chair or director of graduate studies).
Copy of IRB approval.
Submit a completed application online by the deadline. Questions about this program should be directed to Parie Kadir, Program Officer, via email.
International Association for Dental Research John Clarkson Fellowship
Deadline: October 8, 2013
Applications are accepted from post doctoral investigators for a sponsored Fellowship in Public Dental Health. It is intended that the fellow will spend up to six months at a research facility outside his/her institution and/or country studying aspects of public dental health of relevance to his/her country. The subject of public dental health is intended in its broadest context, i.e., health services research, epidemiology, prevention, diagnostics, health promotion, etc. The Fellowship is in honor of John Clarkson, who served as Executive Director of IADR/AADR from 1990-97.
To allow investigators to obtain training and experience in public dental health at a center of excellence.
The candidate must:
(1) hold a degree in dentistry or in a scientific discipline (dental, masters, or PhD);
(2) be a member of IADR and actively engaged in research in public dental health.
Research Topic: Public Dental Health
Applications should be made individually and should include the following details:
(1) name, address, current place of work, and position;
(2) IADR Division/Section membership;
(3) full curriculum vitae and reprints of three relevant publications;
(4) references from two recognized scientists and the principal Dean/Chair of the institution where the applicant is employed]; and
(5) an outline by the applicant describing how his/her experience and interests qualify him/her as a candidate for the Fellowship (no more than 3 single-spaced pages), including:
• detailed description of the subject areas to be covered in the training program,
• practical use to which the training acquired would be put,
• proposed duration and dates of the Fellowship,
• institutes and country it is proposed to visit,
• reasons for selection of particular institutes(s),
• previous Fellowships/awards, and
• detailed budget for program.
Please send application electronically in one PDF package to: Sheri S. Herren, IADR Strategic Programs Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fellowship is funded by a generous donation from the IADR Institutional Section and individual members. The Fellow will receive funding for accommodation, subsistence, and travel (up to $15,000) following approval.
The Fellowship may begin following the announcement of the successful Fellow and should be completed within 18 months. The Fellow will be responsible for organizing the Fellowship program. This will include contacting the institution where the training is to take place, confirming the institution's agreement to accepting the Fellow(s), and making all the necessary on-site arrangements. A statement will be obtained from responsible individual(s) at the host institution that they are willing to accept the Fellow and willing to bear any research or laboratory costs involved. The Fellow will confirm these arrangements with IADR Global Headquarters prior to receiving any funding.
On completion of the training program, the Fellow will provide a report to his/her IADR Division/Section and the IADR Global Headquarters.
Applications are sent electronically in one PDF package to Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager at email@example.com.
Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship (Graduate)
The purpose of this fellowship is to provide financial assistance for African American women graduate students studying abroad, and/or graduate foreign students studying within the U.S.
Deadline: February 1, 2014
Sponsor: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
The fellowship is awarded for full-time study for one academic year (fall-spring). Amount varies from $500 to $1,000 paid directly to recipient.
Applicant must be an African American woman student interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate study abroad. Applicant need not be a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Funds are also available for foreign students who wish to study in the United States.
APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship
APAGS and Psi Chi are committed to promoting psychological science and the needs of research-oriented students. The Junior Scientist Fellowship provides support for students entering their first year, or the first semester of their second year, of a research-oriented graduate program.
Deadline: July 1, 2013
The intent of the Junior Scientist Fellowship is two-fold: to provide funding for a first- or second-year graduate level project and to provide constructive feedback to select applicants to increase their chances of achieving success on a future National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship application.
The primary intent is to recognize outstanding research-oriented students who are entering their first year (or first semester of second year) of graduate study and to help them get their research off the ground. Graduate students from research-based psychology and neuroscience programs are eligible to apply.
The second intent of this fellowship is to provide written feedback to select applicants. Many students apply for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship without ever having applied for a research fellowship. It is our intent to provide feedback to select applicants so that they can use that feedback to strengthen their NSF graduate fellowship application.
Funds for this $1,000 fellowship must be used to support direct research costs. These funds can be used to pay participants, purchase essential equipment or software, acquire books or instruction manuals critical to one's line of research, pay fees to publish at open-access journals, or for any other direct research cost. The funds cannot be used for indirect costs such as travel, personal computer or class textbooks. The funds can be used for any direct research costs in a student's first year (or second year, if submitting in the summer prior to one's first year) of graduate school and do not need to be limited to the research discussed in the research essay.
This grant is available only to students who are entering their first year, or the first semester of their second year, of a research-oriented masters or doctoral program in fall 2013. Students that have completed more than 12 months in a graduate program are not eligible. Students entering into programs with a practice component are eligible but should describe their graduate level research intentions in the personal statement essay. To be eligible, one must be a member of APAGS and a member of Psi Chi. This means that students entering their first year of graduate school must have joined Psi Chi as an undergraduate; students entering their second year of graduate school may have joined as undergraduates or during their second semester of graduate school.
How to apply
Each application must include all of the following materials:
1. Personal Statement Essay: Includes background information about the applicant, why the applicant believes she or he should be awarded the fellowship, and the applicant's future career goals. This essay should not exceed one page (single spaced) and will be assessed according to NSF's intellectual merit and broader impacts criteria. Please include your Psi Chi member number at the end of your personal statement essay.
2. Research Essay: This essay includes two major components: previous research experience and future directions. The previous research experience component should demonstrate an understanding of prior research conducted, highlight one's skills, and illustrate development as a scientist. The future directions component can include either a formal proposal for a specific research project or may more generally address the future direction of one's research. The research essay must not exceed 3 pages (single spaced) and any references, figures, tables or appendices must fit within the page limits. The research essay will be assessed according to NSF's intellectual merit and broader impacts criteria.
3. Letter of Recommendation: This letter can come from either your undergraduate or graduate advisor. It should address your qualifications and promise as a scientist, and is not to exceed two pages (single spaced).
4. (Optional) Curriculum Vitae (CV): Students have the option of submitting a brief CV (not to exceed two pages, single spaced). See this Psychology Today article for a description of how to compose a CV and to see examples.
Please submit each of these items as a separate PDF file. We will not accept Word documents. Letters of recommendation (if and only if stated as a requirement above) should also be in PDF form; however, we will accept both Word and PDF versions of the letter of recommendation only.
Please note the online system will close at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the day of the deadline; all application materials must be submitted at that time. No mail submissions will be accepted. If you are not an APAGS member at the time of submission you may attach a copy of the receipt you get when you join APA/APAGS electronically as proof of your membership. Letters of recommendation may be submitted separately via email by the deadline. Submit your application online.
Please read this carefully: Approximately two months before an application is due, you will see this specific grant/award as a choice in the drop-down menu under “Grants” in the online submission form. Do not apply until the grant is listed in this menu as your application will not be accepted. Check back periodically if you are waiting for a chance to submit. The online system will close immediately on the due date and time. Late submissions will not be accepted. You will receive notification of your award decisions approximately two months after the due date.
American College of Cardiology Foundation/Merck Research Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease
Four one-year fellowships will be awarded to support research in adult cardiology. Preference is given to individuals who have had no more than two years of prior full-time experience either in clinical or basic research. Recipients will be expected to pursue a full-time project in clinical research during their year of supported training.
Research Focus: In selecting applications, proposals addressing CVD and Cardiometabolic disorders are encouraged. Included are proposals that address pathophysiology, molecular genetics, metabolic abnormalities leading to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, heart failure, hyperlipidemia, inflammatory mechanisms and new pathways for drug discovery. Proposals focusing on clinically relevant outcomes as a result of the metabolic syndrome, diabetes or obesity are also encouraged. Outcomes studies should focus on clinical/and or systems of care (e.g., quality improvement) interventions, and use outcomes measures of importance to both patients and society, including mortality, significant morbidity or quality of life changes, or economic effects.
Preference for one award will be given to applicants focusing on disparities of care. Despite increased attention to health disparities at the national, state and community levels, relatively little progress has been made in achieving the vision of eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. Since the rates of cardiovascular mortality in the United States are significantly higher for these patients and this is, in fact, the leading cause of death in this demographic, innovative approaches to eliminating these disparities are critical. In an effort to encourage and support research in this area, proposals will be encouraged that focus on gender, race, geographic, and economic inequalities in cardiovascular care.
Eligibility: Anyone currently in an adult cardiology fellowship training program recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association and who has the recommendation and agreement of his/her training program director and institution.
Selection: Judging will be by the ACCF/Research Fellowship Awards Committee. Criteria for selection will include:
• Scientific quality of the project;
• Relevance to the research focus as described above;
• Qualifications and commitment of the applicant; and
• The quality of the training environment.
Successful applicants may pursue this protected year of research either within or following their three years of required training. Preference will be given to individuals who:
• Will pursue clinical research training and experience directly involving patients or human subjects.
• Have had no more than two years of prior full-time research experience either in clinical or basic research.
• Will not hold another major external fellowship or salary award, (e.g., from the National Institutes of Health or the American Heart Association) during the ACCF/Merck funded year.
The Award: Four fellowships in the amount of $70,000 each, to be used for salary support, for one year of research to begin July 1, 2014 and run through June 30, 2015.
Funding Source: The ACCF is grateful to the Merck Company Foundation for their continued financial support for these awards.
Deadline: September 23, 2013
For more information: Email Julia Berman or call 800-253-4636, ext. 6648.
American Cancer Society International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators
The objectives of this 12 month ACSBI fellowship, of a value of USD 50,000, are to foster a bi-directional flow of research knowledge, experience, expertise and innovation between countries and to advance the academic career development of beginning cancer investigators through clinical, behavioural and basic research projects.
Closing date: 1 November
The ACSBI fellowship emphasizes the transfer of knowledge from the host institute to others at the home institute. It offers the fellow the opportunity to be mentored by experts in the chosen field, receive hands on experience in clinical, behavioural or basic research, intellectual stimulation, research guidance, narrative transfer and many other opportunities to evolve scientifically and academically.
The goals include not only developing future leaders in cancer research in low/middle income countries, but also facilitating a global effort in cancer prevention and control. This will be done by developing the necessary intellectual infrastructure in home countries (since ACSBI fellows must return to their home institute), encouraging collaborative interactions to facilitate interdisciplinary basic and applied cancer research, and establishing a network of researchers and translational scientists for rapid dissemination of new knowledge and technology in developing and sharing of best practices.
• Be a beginning investigator or clinician in the early stages of their independent investigator career and must possess a terminal, advanced degree with a desire to become an independent investigator
• Applicants are to be in the early phases of their career and no longer under research mentoring.
• Hold an academic university or hospital position with an explicit commitment to return to the home institute
• Conduct the research at not-for-profit institutions. Please note that this is not a first post doctoral fellowship
•Fellowships cannot be granted to candidates who are already physically present at the proposed host institute whilst their applications are under consideration.
Note: This is not a clinical training fellowship
Association of University Radiologists GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Award
Fostering scholarship in radiology research
Application deadline: January 17, 2014
Since their inauguration in 1992, AUR GERRAF fellowships have been one of the most sought-after awards in academic radiology. Already, they have helped dozens of academic radiologists through:
Strengthening the research interest of radiologist-investigators by broadening their opportunities for continuing scholarship
Fostering original clinical and health services research in technology assessment, health and economic outcome methods, and decision analysis
The GERRAF Award provides two-year fellowships of sufficient flexibility to meet current research training
programs and clinical faculty appointments.
The GERRAF Award is $70,000 (USD) for each of two years and is paid through the sponsoring institution (as specified on the application form), to be used primarily for salary support for the Fellow. Up to $10,000 of the
stipend each year may be used by the Fellow to secure assistance in executing the project. An additional $10,000
of the stipend can to be used for coursework in an MPH or other degree program approved by the GERRAF Board of Review over the two year fellowship. Otherwise, the entire amount is to be used exclusively for the fellow’s salary support. In return, the institution must make available not less than one-half of the Fellow’s time to pursue the approved research and educational program.
The total salary may be supplemented by funds from other sources to meet the current pay scale of the sponsoring
institution. The sponsoring institution is expected to develop plans for continuing the Fellow’s appointment and
research salary support beyond the award period.
The annual Fellowship term begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.
An important component of this Fellowship is the commitment of the sponsoring department and institution to make available formal educational programs, research opportunities, and in-kind support for the further development of GERRAF Fellows.
(NOTE: GERRAF Awards are given to the institutions, not the individuals. As a fellowship stipend, this award may
not be used to fund institutional overhead [indirect] costs.)
If you are interested in a radiology research career and currently hold a junior faculty appointment in an academic radiology training institution in the U.S. or Canada, you may be eligible to apply for a GERRAF Award.
GERRAF Program Manager
Association of University Radiologists