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Call for Nominations: 2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health, which recognize innovative individuals, programs, institutions, and organizations that are advancing public health in the Americas.
Sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), the awards highlight key aspects of public health as a way to stimulate the growth of the next and rising generation of leaders working together to improve health and health care in the Americas.
The six awards in this call for nominations are the:
Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health
Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service
Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature
Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health
Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care
Manuel Velasco Suarez Award for Excellence in Bioethics
The nomination period is open now through May 30, 2014. Application forms are available online at: http://www.pahef.org/nomination.
Established in 1975, the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health have become known throughout the Americas as respected honors and career milestones. They provide a unique opportunity to recognize the contributions of those who have dedicated their careers to improving public health in the Western Hemisphere.
For each award, an independent jury of distinguished public health professionals, peers, and academicians appointed by PAHO and PAHEF reviews the nominations and recommends a winning candidate to the PAHEF board of directors for its approval. Each award includes a cash prize or research grant, a certificate of honor, and a symbolic representation of the award.
Awardees are also invited to Washington, D.C., during the annual PAHO Directing Council meeting to be recognized during an evening event with dignitaries, including ministers of health from throughout the Americas, ambassadors to the Organization of American States (OAS), U.S. government officials, and private sector representatives.
About PAHEF: The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is dedicated to improving health in the Americas. Founded in 1968, PAHEF is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) public charity that works with the PAHO and other strategic partners in the Americas to mobilize resources and jointly address key health, education, and training priorities. With a deep knowledge of major health concerns and strong relationships with key stakeholders in the region, PAHEF builds successful partnerships and projects that advance health in the Americas. For more information, please visit: www.pahef.org
About PAHO: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was established in 1902 and is the world’s oldest international public health organization. It works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of the people in the hemisphere, while also serving as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). For more information, please visit: www.paho.org
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Call for Applications: ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program
Deadline for electronic submission of application: 04/01/2014
Deadline for ASPPH's receipt of hardcopy materials: 04/02/2014
The ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship, a collaborative effort between the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is a unique training opportunity offered to graduates of accredited schools and programs of public health.The selected fellow(s) will work with national experts in injury prevention and motor vehicle and highway safety issues to examine the causes and etiology of motor vehicle crashes and injuries.
NHTSA´s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. The agency develops, promotes and implements effective educational, engineering, and enforcement programs to prevent injuries and deaths and reduce economic costs associated with the nation’s roadways. NHTSA provides leadership to the motor vehicle and highway safety community through the development of innovative approaches to preventing roadway crashes and resulting deaths and injuries. NHTSA spearheads innovative research and data analysis critical to motor vehicle and highway safety and leads the nation by setting the motor vehicle and highway safety agenda.
The selected fellow will work with experienced professionals in NHTSA to learn all components of the comprehensive approach to traffic safety; develop a thorough understanding of the shared missions between public health, traffic safety and injury prevention; and experience working within a Federal agency on projects affecting the public health of the entire Nation.
The fellowship position is a full-time opportunity for a one year period. The fellowship position will be located at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters (DOT), Washington, D.C. The selected applicant will be required to relocate to the fellowship location. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
To be eligible, students must have received an MPH or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than August of the application year). Early career professionals with MPH or Doctorate degrees (within 5 years of graduation) may also apply for the fellowship program. Applicants must have received their degree(s) from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited, graduate school or program of public health, as well as be a U.S. citizen or hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S., to be eligible for the fellowship program. Certification in Public Health (CPH) preferred (http://www.nbphe.org/)
The fellow will receive an annual stipend paid in semi-monthly installments. In addition, the fellow will have access to sufficient allowance to offset the costs of health insurance premiums and fellowship-related travel and training expenses.
The fellow is responsible for his/her own move to and from the fellowship site (relocation expenses are not covered). The fellow is also required to maintain his/her own health insurance while in the fellowship program.
All applications to the fellowship program will undergo a technical review process by NHTSA staff based on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, previous professional experience; and letters of recommendation. Finalists will then be evaluated to assess which of the candidates applying for the project is most suited for the fellowship.
There are two components to the application process, the online application and hard copy documents that must be mailed to ASPPH in ONE package. The following lists all documents required to apply:
1. An essay (1500 word max) for each training area to which you are applying explaining your interests, strengths and qualifications for that position and how it will benefit your long-term career plans in the field of public health.
3. Two references - Name, email and phone number.
Hard copy documents:
1. Two Generic Letters of Recommendation (from the references provided in the online application). Must be on a letter head with contact information and original signature. Does not need to be in a sealed envelope. Please request your recommenders to not fold or staple recommendation letters.
2. Signature Page available upon submitting the online application. You will need to print, and sign. Please do not fold or staple pages.
3. Official Graduate Transcripts (School or Program of Public Health only). This will need to be in a sealed envelope issued by your school.
4. A copy of your Green card, if you are not a US Citizen.
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Safety Programs
- Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection
- Behavioral Safety Research
Call for Applications: Prevent Blindness Joanne Angle Investigator Award
Applications are due Monday, March 31, 2014, 5pm ET
The Joanne Angle Investigator Award provides funding for research investigating public health related to eye health and safety. Applications will be accepted in the following priority areas in adult vision, children’s vision, or eye injury:
• Burden/economic aspects of eye disease/vision loss on society
• Best practices to integrate vision screening/follow up care to system care access
• Vision program effectiveness/evaluation
All research grants need to promote the core mission of Prevent Blindness – preventing blindness and preserving sight. Basic laboratory science research will not be supported under this program.
Call for Applications: Neilsen Foundation’s Psychosocial Research Grants
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is the largest private foundation dedicated to spinal cord injury (SCI) research and quality of life programs for people living with SCI.
The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grant cycle is now open to eligible organizations that conduct research on the interrelation of psychological, social and other quality of life factors that will benefit individuals living with SCI. The Foundation is specifically interested in research that focuses on one, or more, of the following areas: Aging, Caregiving, Employment, Health Behaviors and Fitness, Independent Living, Self-Management and Technology Access.
The overall goal for these grants is to lead to “better outcomes for people living with SCI.” Psychosocial research topics can address persons with SCI across the lifespan, including targeted SCI population subgroups or specific aspects of psychological and social support factors that impact health, functioning or quality of life. Research can involve qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies.
Interested applicants are encouraged to review the grant application guide, available at www.chnfoundation.org, for more details. The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grant application process begins with submitting a required Letter of Intent (LOI) online by March 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).
The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants program has 3 funding categories:
~ NEILSEN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP GRANTS: For individuals with a PhD, MD, DVM or comparable research degree that was attained prior to the LOI submission deadline of March 14, 2014. These grants are intended to provide mentored psychosocial research training in SCI. These grants provide two years of funding at $75,000 per year (for a total of $150,000).
~ NEILSEN PILOT GRANTS: For independent junior investigators beyond the postdoctoral level (i.e., Instructor, Assistant Professor or equivalent research position) or for psychosocial research projects that are considered “high risk/high gain,” conducted by junior or established investigators. These grants provide one year of funding, up to $100,000.
~ NEILSEN PROOF OF CONCEPT GRANTS: For established investigators (i.e., at the level of Associate Professor or above) to open new areas of SCI psychosocial research or fill important gaps in the SCI field. These grants provide two years of funding at $150,000 per year (for a total of $300,000).
Awarded grants will be funded in early 2015.
All three Neilsen Psychosocial Research grant funding categories require an online Letter of Intent (LOI) submission by March 14, 2014. LOIs will be reviewed and only those applicants invited through the LOI process may submit a full grant application.
The following general eligibility requirements apply to all three funding categories:
1. Applicants must work in a nonprofit academic institution, research organization/institution or rehabilitation facility with a demonstrated capability to conduct grant funded research. An applicant is not required to be a citizen of the United States or Canada to apply for a Neilsen Foundation research grant; however, the applicant must be employed by an eligible organization/institution located in either country (see item 2 for additional information). Each application must include the appropriate endorsement of an official who is responsible for the administration of awarded funds.
2. Applying organizations/institutions must be located in the United States or Canada. Neilsen Foundation research grants are not awarded to individuals, private foundations or certain 509(a)(3), Type III supporting organizations.
3. Applicants must have a PhD, MD, DVM or other equivalent professional degree at the time of the LOI submission. The Neilsen Foundation does not provide grants to undergraduate or predoctoral students. Proof of Concept Grant applicants should have a proven track record of psychosocial research and spinal cord injury experience.
4. The Neilsen Foundation discourages concurrent applications with overlapping aims from Postdoctoral Fellows and their mentor/sponsor(s) on multiple funding categories of this grant program.
For more details on eligibility requirements, please review the Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants Application Guide, located at www.chnfoundation.org.
Interested applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants Application Guide, located at www.chnfoundation.org. The application process begins with submitting a required Letter of Intent (LOI) online by March 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).
Call for Applications: American Gastroenterological Association Microbiome Junior Investigator Research Award
Eligibility: Applicants who completed clinical training or received their final research degree in 2007 or later.
Duration: Two years
Deadline: June 6, 2014
Start Date: Oct. 1, 2014
This award provides $30,000 per year for up to two years to junior investigators engaged in research related to the gut microbiome. Supported research may include basic, translational, clinical or health services investigation.
The overall goal of the AGA research awards program is to enable investigators, especially those in the early stages of their careers, to develop and maintain independent and productive research programs in digestive diseases.
The specific objective of this award is to encourage and facilitate innovative research into relationships between the gut microbiome and functioning of the digestive system in health and disease.
• Applicants for this award must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree (e.g., MB, ChB, MBBS or DO) and a full-time faculty position at a North American educational institution as of June 1, 2014.
• Applicants must be in the early phase of their careers: clinicians who completed clinical training and investigators who received their final research degree no more than seven (7) years before the application due date.
• Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received R01 or similar major research awards from the NIH or other funding agencies but recipients of such awards are eligible for funding under this mechanism.
• The length of appropriately documented parental leave(s) of absence will not count toward the seven-year eligibility criterion. Exceptional circumstances may also be considered.
• Women and members of underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
• Recipients of this award must be full members of the AGA. Applicants who are not AGA members at the time of application must apply for and be accepted as members before funding will be released.
• Institutional indirect (facilities and administration) costs are not allowed. Upon notification of selection for this award, the principal investigator must submit documentation of approval from the appropriate institutional committee(s) for use of human subjects and/or animals. If such approval is not necessary, the recipient must submit a written explanation.
• The principal investigator must submit a scientific progress report and the recipient institution must submit a financial statement by January 31, 2015. Second year funding is contingent upon submission and review of this documentation. Within 60 days of completion or other termination of this award, a concise summary of the results of the research that it supported must be submitted to the AGA Research Foundation.
• All publications, presentations and abstracts arising from work supported by this award must acknowledge support of the AGA Microbiome Junior Investigator Research Award.
• It is expected that a manuscript describing studies performed under this award will be submitted to Gastroenterology or Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
• The recipient of this award will be recognized at the Researcher Recognition Celebration during DDW. The recipient and his/her sponsor will be expected to attend.
There must be a strong commitment from the candidate’s institution, ensuring that the applicant has adequate protected time, research space, and other supporting facilities and resources to enable successful completion of the proposed research. This commitment must be outlined in a letter from the candidate’s division chief or department chair. The letter must certify the amount of protected time and the nature of other resources that will be available to the applicant upon receipt of the award.
The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:
• significance of the proposed research and implication for preventing or treating disease.
• scientific approach.
• institutional environment and support.
• applicant potential and commitment.
Members of the AGA Institute Research Awards Panel will review all submitted proposals and select the award recipient. Funding will begin on Oct. 1, 2014.
The application deadline is June 6, 2014. The completed application, letters of support and commitment and other documents must be combined and submitted as a single PDF document. The title of the document must include only the applicant’s last name and first initial and be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies will not be accepted.
Please direct all questions to the senior research awards manager at 301-222-4012 or email@example.com.
Funding for the AGA Microbiome Junior Investigator Award has been provided through a grant from Danone to the AGA Institute.
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.
Call for Applications: Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Gabriella E. Molnar-Swafford Pediatric Transitional Care Grant
The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is now accepting applications for the first ever Gabriella E. Molnar-Swafford Pediatric Transitional Care Grant. One grant of $10,000 will be made. All applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2014.
The Gabriella E. Molnar-Swafford Pediatric Transitional Care Grant is funded by interest on an endowment provided by Mr. Jack Swafford and the AAPM&R Pediatric Council, along with new donor gifts.
Award will be presented at the 2014 AAPM&R Annual Assembly.
Information about the grant recipient and his/her paper may be published in the Foundation UPDATENewsletter and/or other publications. Additional items may be included in electronic and print materials produced by the Foundation for PM&R.
Award is a grant for research on a topic related to Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and Transitional Care. Focus will be on individuals with physical disability, between the ages of 14 to 26, the best practices, models of care and outcomes facilitating transitional care. Transitional care refers to the actions of healthcare providers designed to ensure continuity and coordination of healthcare during the movement between healthcare providers from the pediatric to adult environments. Successful transition involves the engagement and participation of a medical home team, family and other caregivers along with the individual youth collaborating in a positive and mutually respectful manner promoting maximal independence and self-determination.
Applicant and/or at least one co-investigator must be a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) or the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).
Special consideration will be given to applications focused on outcomes research.
Application must be submitted on the Gabriella E. Molnar-Swafford Pediatric Transitional Care Research Grant Application Form and must include a concise statement of the purpose of the project; anticipated outcomes; proposed budget (showing other sources of cash and in-kind support); and a letter of support from the sponsoring institution. Please also include your Curriculum Vitae. Indirect costs should comprise no more than 10% of the budget.
All applications must be typed. No hand-written applications will be accepted.
Application and all required attachments must be submitted by May 1, 2014.
Application can be submitted by e-mail or mail. Submit e-mails firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, mail original application to:
Foundation for PM&R
Molnar-Swafford Pediatric Research Fund
9700 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue,
Suite 200, Rosemont, IL 60018
Applications will be reviewed by the Awards and Grants Review Committee. Their decisions shall be final. Winner(s) will be notified by September 1, 2014.
Awardee must commence his/her project in a timely fashion. The awards of recipients who are unable to proceed with the proposed scope of work and/or with the terms and conditions of the award may be revoked.
Awardee must submit a complete programmatic and fiscal report of his/her project to the Foundation for PM&R within 24 months of the notification date for the award.
Awardee must submit a report of his/her work to the Foundation for PM&R for review and possible presentation at an AAPM&R Annual Assembly.
Questions about the Gabriella E. Molnar-Swafford Pediatric Transitional Care Research Grant can be directed to the Foundation at (847) 737-6062
Call for Applications: Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute Cost-Effectiveness and Quality Outcomes Research Grant
Application Deadline: June 1, 2014
The Cost-Effectiveness and Quality Outcomes Research Grant is designed to fund research evaluating the cost, cost-effectiveness, and quality and outcomes of interventional radiology interventions and treatment approaches in comparison to other established and emerging treatments. These grants should emphasize observational studies and secondary data analyses evaluating the use of image guided minimally invasive therapies in real-world settings. The research from these studies would provide health care providers, patients, health insurers, and policy makers with additional information upon which to base decisions concerning the incorporation of these procedures into an integrated healthcare system.
Examples of the types of projects this initiative could support but is not limited to include cost modeling studies, decision analyses, case-control studies, retrospective observational studies or secondary analyses of existing data. Prospective clinical trials and prospective hypothesis driven research would not be supported by this announcement.
Applicants should propose research that advances the field of interventional radiology and evaluates the cost, cost-effectiveness, and quality outcomes of IR interventions. Collaborations with field experts such as health economists, data analysts, population epidemiologists or other experts as appropriate for specific projects are encouraged. High quality applications that address this solicitation will be given special consideration. This is a high priority mechanism
and proposals that describe short time-lines for completion of the study and dissemination of results will be preferred.
Grant funding of up to $30,000 will be made for cost, cost-effectiveness and/or quality outcomes studies.
Association of University Radiologists GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Award
Fostering scholarship in radiology research
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
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 16, 2015
GERRAF Program Manager
Association of University Radiologists
American Society for Radiation Oncology Junior Faculty Career Research Training Award
This award was created to stimulate interest in radiation research early in junior faculty’s careers by offering them the opportunity to have focused time for research projects in radiation oncology, biology, physics or outcomes/health services.
You are eligible if:
You are a board-eligible physician or physicist in radiation oncology or a radiobiologist within the first three years of your junior faculty appointment.
Your institution is recognized as providing a rich environment for career development and possesses qualified faculty in clinical, translational or basic research to serve as mentors.
You have found a primary mentor who, together with you, is responsible for the planning, direction and execution of the program.
In addition, the mentor and a responsible member of the institution/department must demonstrate, in writing, a commitment to your development as a productive, independent investigator.
Each year, two junior faculty are selected for this award, which provides $100,000 annually for two years. The second year of funding is contingent upon the recipient meeting all the award requirements at the completion of the first year. A third year of support may be available, but it is competitive with new applicants.
At least 75 percent of the recipient’s full-time professional effort must be devoted to the goals of this award. The remainder may be devoted to clinical, teaching or other research pursuits consistent with the objectives of the award. The successful candidate is expected, toward the end of the award period, to apply for grant support through NIH or other national funding mechanisms, such as K08, K23 or equivalent awards.
Paper applications will no longer be accepted.
The application deadline for this award is 11:59pm EST on March 28, 2014.
The start date for 2014 awards will be July 1. For any questions please email us.