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Call for Applications: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Round 13 of Grand Challenges Explorations
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting applications for Round 13 of its Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, which seeks innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing global health and development problems. Great ideas come from everywhere, and grants have been awarded for over 900 projects in over 50 countries to date.
Proposals are being accepted through May 6, 2014. Visit www.grandchallenges.org to submit a simple, online, two-page application for the topics listed below.
Topics for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 13:
Measuring Fetal and Infant Brain Development: We seek better assessment tools for cognitive development and gestational age, which are critical for measuring the effectiveness of prevention and treatment strategies targeting children’s healthy growth and development and are appropriate for use in the communities in greatest need. This topic is being undertaken in partnership with Grand Challenges Canada’s Saving Brains initiative.
Integrating Community-Based Interventions: We seek new ideas to leverage an existing mass drug administration platform - for drug distribution efforts for one or more of five specific neglected tropic diseases - and to integrate this platform with another community-valued or community-needed health intervention or agricultural service, with the goal of increasing efficiency and impact.
Inciting Healthy Behaviors: We seek new solutions - targeting individuals, families, communities, health providers, or the health system - that promote health-seeking behaviors and that can make a difference in reducing morbidity and mortality and promoting healthy, productive lives.
Diarrhea and Enteric Dysfunction: We seek new ideas for tools, approaches, and models to support preclinical development of new agents for Acute Secretory Diarrhea and Environmental Enteric Dysfunction. We particularly seek approaches that recapitulate the pathophysiology of impaired gut function as it occurs in our target populations.
Innovations for Building Agricultural Development Programs: We seek new solutions to build effective feedback and accountability systems into agricultural development programs. We are looking for tools or approaches that enable farmers’ voices to be consistently heard in all project phases.
The Gates Foundation and an independent group of reviewers select the most promising proposals, and grants will be awarded within approximately five months from the proposal submission deadline. Initial grants are USD$100,000 each. Projects demonstrating potential will have the opportunity to receive additional funding up to USD$1 million.
Call for Submissions: HIV R4P Scholarship Program
Submission Closes 2 May 2014
HIV R4P is the world's first and only scientific meeting dedicated exclusively to biomedical HIV prevention research.
HIV R4P is dedicated to ensuring the participation of individuals from resource-limited settings and communities including, researchers, community activists and civil society representatives.
HIV R4P will offer financial assistance to eligible delegates to help them attend the conference. Full and registration-only scholarships will be offered in two categories (research and community) and applicants will be selected based on various considerations below. All scholarships will be awarded based on the availability of funds.
Research scholarships are open to those actively involved in HIV prevention research, which may include but not limited to any of the following disciplines: basic science, clinical research, formulation science, social science and public health. Note: graduate students, fellows, or junior faculty within three years of faculty appointment are eligible to apply. Criteria that will be used for ranking applicants include: first author on a submitted abstract, motivation for attending, quality of recommendation letter and whether the applicant is from a developing country or applicant from a country most affected by the HIV pandemic.
Community scholarships are offered to those actively involved in HIV prevention or care as a community advocate, educator, care provider or related role and who are able to effectively communicate knowledge gained at the conference to communities. Criteria that will be used for selecting applicants include: first author on a submitted abstract, track record in education or training and whether the applicant is from a developing country and/or a country most affected by the HIV pandemic.
A full scholarship includes:
• Complimentary conference registration;
• Airline ticket (coach class / non refundable);
• Up to five (5) nights lodging at the conference venue.
A conference scholarship does not include transportation to and fron the airport or a per diem stipend.
A registration-only scholarship includes:
• Complimentary admittance to all conference sessions, provided meals and refreshments and materials
Applicant Requirements and Eligibility
All applicants must complete the online award and scholarship application.
Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship
This award is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to an undergraduate health education major at an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory. Application materials must be received by November 15. The recipient will be notified in December.
The award is open to any student officially recognized as an undergraduate health education major at an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory. To be eligible, the applicant must be currently enrolled full-time at a college or university for both the fall and spring semesters of the academic year during which the student is applying. The student must have sophomore, junior, or senior status at the time of application.
Applicants must have a minimum, current overall grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale at the AAHPERD application deadline, which is November 15.
Prior AAHPERD undergraduate award recipients may not apply
The completed application form must be received by November 15 of each year. All application materials must be submitted simultaneously. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.
Application must include the student's essay that addresses what the student hopes to accomplish as a health educator in training and in the future. The essay should include the attributes and aspirations brought to the field of health education. This essay must be typed, double-spaced, and approximately 400–450 words in length.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Barbara A. Cooley Scholarship Masters Level
This award is a $1,000 scholarship, which recipients may spend in any manner they desire
The scholarship recipient will be recognized at the annual Awards Luncheon at the AAHPERD convention. She or he will also receive a one-year complimentary student membership in AAHPERD.
Application materials must be received by November 15. The recipient will be notified in December by the chairperson of the Scholarship Committee.
The award is open to a master's level student who is currently enrolled in a health education program at an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory. To be eligible, the applicant must have a minimum current overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Prior AAHPERD scholarship recipients are not eligible.
The completed application form must be received by November 15 of each year.
All application materials must be submitted simultaneously in a single envelope.The application and accompanying documents must be typed, single-spaced, in a 12-point font.
All applications must be accompanied by the following:
A current curriculum vitae. Use the following categories, presenting the material in reverse chronological order where applicable.
Current program and institution
Degrees earned, names of institutions, and years of graduation
Employment experience and dates of employment
Professional presentations: title, date, and location of presentations
Professional committee involvement
Voluntary community service activities
Any other extra-curricular or professional activities
An official transcript from the institution granting the most recent degree and any coursework that fulfills requirements for the current degree program.
A narrative three-part statement that includes your philosophy of health education, your professional goals, and your assessment of current and future issues in health education. The maximum length for this narrative is three double-spaced pages. Include sub-titles for each of the three areas (Philosophy, Professional Goals, Issues).
Three letters of recommendation from professional individuals in the academic major, which address academic status, leadership potential, and career commitment. Two of the letters must be from the applicant's advisor and a major professor.
Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
Since 1995, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance has awarded scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate student members. The Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship, developed by the past presidents of AAHPERD to honor deserving students, is awarded to three undergraduate students and two graduate students in January of each year. All scholarships are presented at the AAHPERD National Convention & Exposition held in the spring.
Undergraduate awards are $1,250 each and graduate awards are $1,750 each. Recipients also receive a complimentary three-year AAHPERD membership.
Applications will be accepted electronically or by mail until October 15. Questions should be directed to Patti Hartle at email@example.com.
Call for Proposals: Medical Toxicology Foundation Research Award: Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm ET on February 14, 2014.
The Medical Toxicology Foundation is accepting proposals for innovative research projects designed to mitigate the harm associated with prescription drug abuse.
Misuse and abuse of prescription opioids, stimulants, and sedative medications has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Overdose is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death, and most of these deaths are caused by prescription medications.
The MTF will support outstanding research and other initiatives that have the potential to reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, particularly among young people. A major goal is to support the development and/or analysis of innovative prevention, treatment, and/or harm reduction strategies.
The maximum amount of this award is $5,000 for direct costs. By policy, the MTF does not cover indirect costs. The maximum award period is two years.
The grant is open to any ACMT member in good standing. The PI or Senior Investigator must be an active ACMT member. Co-Investigators are not required to be ACMT members and collaboration with professionals from other disciplines is encouraged.