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Society for Vascular Surgery Clinical Research Seed Grants
Application Deadline: January 17, 2014
In recognition of the importance of clinical investigation in vascular disease, the SVS Foundation announces the Clinical Research Seed Grant program.
Purpose: It is vitally important, both to patients and to the specialty, that vascular surgeons play prominent roles in both industry and investigator-initiated clinical trials. The Clinical Research Seed Grant program has the following goals:
Encourage the interest and development of clinical investigators among the SVS membership, particularly junior members or those with limited prior experience as Principal Investigators
Provide direct support for pilot clinical projects that have potential to develop into larger studies fundable by industry or governmental sources
Scope: Clinical research, preferably patient-oriented (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). Applications addressing one of the SVS Clinical Research Priorities are particularly encouraged. Small-scale clinical trials and ancillary studies in the setting of existing clinical trials (industry or NIH-supported) will be accepted. Relevant examples include:
Ancillary studies coupled to existing clinical trials. A letter of support from the primary trial sponsor is required.
Pilot clinical trials of any type
Studies on the natural history of vascular disease, pathophysiology, or mechanisms underlying success or failure of vascular interventions
Application of quality-of-life, functional status, and resource utilization measures to assess the impact of vascular interventions
Development and validation of clinical risk-prediction models or diagnostic tools
Studies addressing the nature of disparities in care and outcomes
Funding: $15,000 will be awarded for direct costs for a one-year period. Costs for laboratory assays, imaging studies (as appropriate), data collection, and statistical support are allowable. Principal investigator salary, institutional overhead expenses, major equipment and travel expenses are not allowed.
Eligibility: The principal investigator for the Clinical Research Seed Grant must be 1) an SVS Active Member within the first 10 years of practice or 2) a fellowship-trained, board-eligible, vascular surgeon within the first 10 years of practice with a full-time faculty position with an SVS Active Member serving as mentor. The principal investigator may submit only one application for the Clinical Research Seed Grant. Residents and fellows are not eligible.
Application Process: The deadline for applications is January 17, 2014. An electronic copy of the complete application must be must be submitted to SVSFoundation@vascularsociety.org on January 17, 2014. You will receive an email confirmation when your application has been received. Applications include the following:
Clinical Research Seed Grant Face Page
Clinical Research Proposal:
1 page - Specific aims
6 pages - Significance, innovation and research strategy (includes tables, graphs, figures, diagrams, charts)
Biosketch of Principal Investigator and any Co-Investigators
If applicable, based on the eligibility requirements, the application should include letter(s) of support from the SVS Member serving as mentor and/or any significant collaborator or consultant on the project.
Review Process: Applications will be reviewed by the SVS Clinical Research and Comparative Effectiveness Committee. Decisions regarding the grants are sent to applicants in March.
Reporting Requirements: At the completion of the study, or by the end of the one-year award period, the awardee must submit a report to the SVS Clinical Research and Comparative Effectiveness Committee.
Contact: Sarah Murphy, Society for Vascular Surgery, (312) 334-2305, Email: email@example.com
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funding Opportunity: Addressing Disparities
Letter of Intent Deadline: February 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm ET
This PFA is particularly interested in comparative effectiveness studies that evaluate and compare new and alternative interventions with each other or with usual care to reduce or eliminate disparities in health and health care. Studies in the Addressing Disparities program should focus on overcoming barriers that may disproportionately affect the outcomes of specific groups of patients; or identify best practices for sharing results and information about patient-centered research across patient groups.
Total Direct Costs: $1.5 Million
Maximum Project Period: 3 Years
Applications may be submitted by:
Any private sector research organization, including any:
Any public sector research organization, including any:
University or college
Hospital or healthcare system
Laboratory or manufacturer
Unit of state or local government
All US applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Foreign organizations and nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system, and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals may not apply.
1. Impact of the condition on the health of individuals and populations
2. Potential for the study to improve health care and outcomes
3. Technical merit
5. Patient and stakeholder engagement
*Deadlines are at 5:00 PM ET. If deadlines fall on a weekend or a federal holiday, the deadline will be the following Monday or the next day after the federal holiday.
Call for Nominations: Society for Public Health Education Dorothy B. Nyswander Open Society Award
Deadline: December 13, 2013
This award will be given each year to recognize an individual or group who embodies and promotes an Open Society, through research, practice, and/or teaching.
Dr. Dorothy B. Nyswander pioneered health education, mentored many public health leaders, and had an illustrious career spanning more than six decades at international, national, regional, and community levels. As illustrated in the quote above Dr. Nyswander was ahead of her time in advocating for equality and justice for ALL people, and was one of the first to introduce the concept of an “Open Society.” One of her first community health initiatives included setting up day care centers during World War II for women working in defense plants. Dr. Nyswander passed away on December 18, 1998, at the age of 104.
This individual or group uses activism in institutionalizing an Open Society that:
-- Actively engages in initiatives that promote equality and justice for all, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, or physical ability;
-- Advocates for and initiates dialogue and action to address health injustices affecting marginalized communities;
-- Participates in activities that endorse education as a means of individual and community advancement and growth and;
-- Views poverty as a societal responsibility and from an ecological perspective.
1. Applies health education and promotion processes to catalyze and significantly advance social change that fosters access to quality healthcare and health promoting initiatives for marginalized populations.
2. Possesses practitioner acumen and demonstrates strong communication capacity for learning about and addressing the ecological factors that make system changes and demonstrate evidence of improving a community’s quality of life.
3. Creates and actively endorses internal policies and/or infrastructures that lead collective teams of professionals in significant strides toward the reduction of health disparities as well as advocate for inclusion and equality.
4. Serves as a visionary, courageous leader that advocates for, and gives voice to health injustices that affect marginalized communities.
5. Nominators must be National SOPHE members; nominees are not required to be National SOPHE members.
Membership status can be verified through the National SOPHE office, (202) 408-9804.
The award recipient(s) will receive a one-year membership in National SOPHE (for non-SOPHE members) and a $250 monetary award, which may be used to further the work of the individual or group. Awards will be given at the SOPHE Awards Celebration at the Annual Meeting.
Awards are recommended by the SOPHE Awards Committee and approved by the Executive Committee.
Division 38 of the American Psychological Association Graduate Student Research Awards Program
Division 38 of the American Psychological Association is sponsoring five graduate student awards to support new research. Each award is for $1500. The awards are distributed in the following three categories.
STUDIES IN GENERAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY - 2 AWARDS
1. Understanding the etiology, promotion and maintenance of health;
2. Prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of physical illness;
3. Psychological, social, emotional and behavioral factors in physical illness; and
4. Health care systems and health policy.
RESEARCH IN CHILD HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY - 1 AWARD
Studies addressing one of the topics outlined in the items above under General Psychology directed at a sample comprised primarily or exclusively of children or adolescents. This award is conferred in memory of Lizette Peterson, a former Health Psychology editor and Division 38 member.
RESEARCH ADDRESSING HEALTH DISPARITIES - 2 AWARDS
Defined as "differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population group" (National Institutes of Health). In particular, these awards are intended to support research focusing on various health conditions that are more prevalent, serious, or specific to disadvantaged and medically underserved groups, or on healthcare inequities relevant to these groups, specifically, ethnic minorities and socio-economically disadvantaged individuals in rural and urban areas.
In the event that fewer than 5 proposals are received in the area of child health psychology, relevant applications will be included in the pool for general health psychology research, and an additional award will be conferred in this area. Likewise, if fewer than 10 proposals (but more than 5) are received in the area of health disparities, only one award will be selected from this area, and an additional award will be conferred in general health psychology; if fewer than 5 proposals are received in health disparities, proposals submitted for this award will be included in the general health psychology pool, and two additional awards will be conferred in this area
Proposals will be reviewed on an annual basis and must be received by January 15 in each year, with notification of award made in March.
The award competition is open to full-time students enrolled in any degree conferring-graduate program in psychology. To be eligible to receive the award, students must be current members of Division 38. Research awards are typically used to fund students’ thesis or dissertation research, but this is not a requirement of the support mechanism. Students may submit only one award per content area and may not receive more than one award in a given year. Preference will be given to submissions from students who have not previously received this award.
For the purposes of this award, the term "research" is broadly defined as any scholarly endeavor, including but not limited to experiments, correlational studies, qualitative investigations and evaluation research.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.