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Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Application Deadline: August 01, 2014
The Program is designed to support basic science and clinical research in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to:
Basic science underlying PAH
Genetics of PAH
Pathophysiology of PAH
Epidemiology of PAH
Techniques for early diagnosis of PAH
The Program is designed to support new original research. Proposals with significant scientific overlap with funded research projects from a peer review agency or industry source will not be considered.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Hold an MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree at time of award
Be within 5 years of a faculty appointment in association with a research institution in the United States at the time of application
Have a strong career interest in PAH
Have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of PAH
Be able to devote at least 50% of professional time to research (versus administrative, patient care, or teaching responsibilities)
Be able to complete the proposed research within the 2-year award period
An applicant must be a citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or hold a temporary nonimmigrant visa. This visa must be valid for the two-year award period (January 2, 2015 – December 31, 2016).
Submission Deadline: Midnight, Eastern Daylight Time, August 1, 2014.
No applications will be accepted after this date.
Applications must be completed online and submitted electronically with the required Supplementary Materials.
Applications must include the following Supplementary Materials as specified:
Completed Application Form (All fields must be completed or applicant will not be able to submit)
Applicant's curriculum vitae, resume, or NIH biosketch, inclusive of publications, if applicable
Mentor's NIH biosketch
Letter of support from mentor, which includes: mentor’s track record of productivity, funding, and success with prior trainees; detailed description of the mentoring plan, including available resources allocated to the proposed research project, provision of protected time and available laboratory facilities
Bibliography of relevant references (maximum of 20)
Detailed budget and completed budget summary
Certification of Faculty Appointment from mentor is required and must be submitted with the Application using the template provided on the Program website (Download Certification of Faculty Appointment Template)
Acknowledgement of Indirect Costs Limitation and of the terms of this award from your institution's grants department is required and must be submitted using the template provided on the Program website)
List of Current or Pending Applications for Funding, using the template provided on the Program website
For general inquires about the Research Scholars Program, please call or email:
Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Attn: Research Scholars Program Coordinator
Call for Nominations: American Society of Human Genetics Curt Stern Award
Nominations are due by: Friday, April 25, 2014
The Curt Stern Award honors the memory of Curt Stern (1902-1981) as an outstanding pioneering human geneticist. This award is presented yearly for outstanding scientific achievements in human genetics that occurred in the first 10 years of a research career, while the recipient is still in that early career stage. The work could be a single major discovery or may be a series of contributions on a similar or related topic. A plaque and a monetary award of $5,000 are presented to the recipient(s) at the Society’s Annual Meeting. Nominations for the Stern Award will be solicited from the ASHG Awards Committee and the general membership.
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Call for Nominations: American Society of Human Genetics William Allan Award
The William Allan Award is the top prize given by the American Society of Human Genetics; it was established in 1961 in memory of William Allan (1881-1943), who was one of the first American physicians to conduct extensive research in human genetics. The Allan Award is presented annually to recognize substantial and far-reaching scientific contributions to human genetics, carried out over a sustained period of scientific inquiry and productivity. The recipient is presented with an engraved medal and a monetary award of $10,000 at the ASHG Annual Meeting. The Allan Award winner is also invited to present a 30-45 minute address at the ASHG Annual Meeting, and it is customary to publish a manuscript of the presentation in The American Journal of Human Genetics. This award is given on a yearly basis, but can be omitted in any given year at the discretion of the Board. Nominations will be solicited from the ASHG Awards Committee and the general membership.
Nemko Prize in Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience
Supported by: The Nemko Family
Deadline: May 7, 2014
$2,500 presented to a young neuroscientist's outstanding PhD thesis advancing understanding of molecular, genetic, or cellular mechanisms underlying brain function, including higher function and cognition.
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Call for Applications: CHADD 2014 Young Scientist Research Fund Awards
CHADD is now accepting applications for the 2014 Young Scientist Research Fund Awards. The program recognizes researchers new to the ADHD field who are making contributions to the understanding of ADHD. Through the Fund, CHADD supports researchers with:
an unrestricted cash award of $5,000 each
recognition at CHADD's Annual International Conference
an allowance to cover most conference related expenses (travel, hotel, registration)
a one-year CHADD professional membership.
Applicants must be in the process of completing a doctoral degree or must have completed such a degree within the last three years with the doctoral degree awarded no earlier than January 2011. They must be involved in conducting research addressing an area of ADHD that will further understanding of the disorder. Research may address any area relevant to ADHD, including, but not limited to: biological/genetic underpinnings of the disorder; treatment efficacy; impact on the individual or family; school or workplace accommodations; social stigma and discrimination; public health; and epidemiology.
The Award Fund has been supported through generous funding from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Titusville, NJ and by a number of individual donations. CHADD is grateful to all contributors to the Young Scientist Research Fund.
Two researchers will be selected for the Award in 2014. Deadline for applications is May 15, 2014.
If you have any questions regarding the Young Scientist Research Fund Awards, please send an email to email@example.com or contact Ms. Zuali Malsawma at 800-233-4050, ext. 130.
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.
Request for Proposals: American Society of Human Genetics Genetics Education Research Program
Deadline: June 11, 2014
This announcement describes the ASHG Genetics Education Research Program (GERP), its eligibility criteria, and the procedures for submitting a proposal. Please review these guidelines and submit your proposal in the requested format.
The Grant Program
Promoting Genetic Literacy in Teachers and Students
The purpose of the Genetics Education Research Program is to support proposals for investigating research questions related to genetics education, grades 7-20.
We fund projects that promote:
• Teacher development: knowledge and training
• Student learning and knowledge gain
• Activity creation and assessment
• Development and evaluation of assessment tools
• Analysis of the impact of pedagogy
We give priority to projects that:
• Have strong assessment strategies
• Collect and report empirical data
• Have broad impact across multiple curricula
• Address misconceptions in genetics
Examples of specific RFPs:
• Determining the efficacy of an “inverted curriculum” in genetics instruction (see Dougherty, M.J. (2009). Closing the gap: Inverting the genetics curriculum to ensure an informed public. Amer J Hum Gen. 85, 1-7. http://www.cell.com/AJHG/abstract/S0002-9297(09)00208-0
• Projects that address and correct specific misconceptions in genetics (student and/or teacher misconceptions)
• Creative ways in which to teach about complex traits
The Application Process
The ASHG invites proposals, under an annual, competitive RFP process and awards grants to promote and strengthen genetic literacy in grades 7-20, for student populations and/or teachers.
Applicants (and mentors, if applicable) must be ASHG members who are current on their dues. They must be affiliated with a non-profit organization that engages in educational research, and they must have adequate institutional infrastructure to manage the grant professionally. Applications may originate with established investigators (e.g., current PIs) or with trainees (e.g., graduate students or postdocs), as long as they have the support of their mentor.
ASHG will fund one annual grant not to exceed $10,000. Funds may be used over a two-year period.
Application Procedures and Content
Please submit an application containing all of the items specified below. Applications may be mailed to:
The American Society of Human Genetics
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
or sent as an attachment in an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include all of the following:
• Cover letter
• Narrative: no more than five pages using 11-point font and one-inch margins
• Project description
◦ Statement of problem
◦ Goals and objectives
◦ Target population
◦ Project activity(ies)
◦ Assessment strategy
• Project budget: Two pages: one-page Excel and one-page justification.
• CVs for the PI and key staff: two-page maximum per individual
• Description of organization and statement of support: one-page maximum
• All research involving human subjects requires IRB approval prior to release of funds.
All proposals should include a sound plan for evaluation. Proposals of a purely exploratory nature, with no means of evaluating specific outcomes, are not eligible for funding, nor are projects that seek support only to teach new content or current content in a new way. Proposals involving teaching are eligible provided they assess specific and measurable change, for example, measuring changes in student learning, attitudes toward genetics, or similar. Proposals involving teacher learning, teacher knowledge gain, and teacher attitudes toward genetics are also eligible.
Proposals that seek supplementary funding, for example, to extend or bolster support for a graduate student engaged in current research may be eligible provided the research is deemed meritorious and pending availability of funds. Proposals that uniquely target the topic of the solicitation will receive highest priority. Novel research projects that propose ASHG support as part of a larger, combined funding package will be eligible as long as the topic of the solicitation features prominently in the research.
Grant Review Process
A subset of the Information & Education (I&E) Committee will review proposals, make selections, and forward recommendations to the full I&E Committee for approval. During initial review, additional reviewers may be contacted as needed.
I&E (through the ASHG Director of Education) will submit the top selection to the Executive Committee of the ASHG Board of Directors for final approval.
Review criteria will include but not be limited to:
• Quality of assessment
• Reasonableness of budget
• Reasonableness of project scope
• Qualifications of the PI
• Potential impact of the project
Deadline for 2014 proposals: June 11, 2014
Announcement of award: August 2014