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Scleroderma Foundation Research Grant Funding Program
The grant application deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern Sept. 15 each year. (Note: If the grant deadline falls on a weekend, the following Monday will be the deadline.)
Appropriate Areas of Research and Criteria
Appropriate research areas may include but are not limited to the following as they relate to scleroderma:
Studies of animal models.
Mechanisms of end organ damage.
Endothelial cell biology.
Models and markers of gender and genetic factors.
Stem cell biology.
Health services research (e.g. quality of life, health care delivery.)
Study of clinical manifestation.
AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship
The AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship provides a paid post-doctoral learning experience to help researchers gain more applied experience conducting research in delivery system settings. This fellowship will allow individuals to enhance and apply their analytic skills to relevant and timely research topics. In 2014, placements are being offered at 10 host sites: Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger Health System, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Mayo Clinic, Medica Research Institute, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) and Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D), and the University of California Center for Health Quality and Innovation.
Researchers with a doctoral degree in health services research or a related field are encouraged to apply. Please note, applicants may apply for the fellowship if he/she will receive a doctoral degree before the fellowship start date, which is expected to be in August of 2014. More experienced candidates considering a career shift will also be considered.
While level of support and benefits will be determined by individual host sites, the minimum level of support will reflect NRSA stipend guidelines.
For more information about the fellowship and to apply, please visit http://www.academyhealth.org/Training/content.cfm?ItemNumber=9142&navItemNumber=9884.
Those who are interested in applying should submit a short statement of intent http://www.academyhealth.org/Applications/Forms/FormDisplay.cfm?FormID=48421 online.
Once the form has been submitted, candidates will immediately receive a link to the application form, which will require the submission of the writing sample, CV, and statement of interest. The application deadline is January 14, 2014.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aetna Student Health Award
The purpose of the Aetna Student Health Award is to provide a $5,000 award that will support the creation of novel wellness solutions and programs that address issues specifically related to the retention and overall well-being of college students.
Using dimensions of wellness, the project must demonstrate a creative evidence-based approach to facilitate student retention and well-being. The project should be creative in its scope, formulated on the basis of published research, measurable in its effects, and applicable to the health enhancement of college students who participate in it.
Only campus health professionals who are American College Health Association Individual Members or employed at an ACHA Member Institution are eligible to apply. If an applicant is not an Individual Member but is employed at a Member Institution, the institution’s representative individual member (RMI) must also sign the application. An ACHA Membership Number must be included on the application form. At least one person signing the application must be an ACHA member or RMI.
The deadline for applications for the 2014 – 2015 school year is January 31, 2014. All applications must be received or postmarked by the deadline date. Award recipient(s) will be announced at the 2014 ACHA Annual Meeting scheduled for May 28 - June 1 in San Antonio, Texas.
Request for Proposals: Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant
Deadline for submission: December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (MST)
The purpose of the Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant is to support:
1) Community Health Assessments (new or ongoing): to better understand the root causes of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes which will result in strategies and an action plan to address this health issue; or
2) Community Planning and Capacity Building: to create a community-driven action plan to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes (i.e. host stakeholder convenings, coalition building and collaboration efforts)
Grants will be awarded up to $20,000 each. Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However preference will be given to grantees from three specific regions – the Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona), the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Southern Plains (Oklahoma, Texas).
The deadline for proposals is Monday, December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (MST). The system will automatically shut down at this time and will not allow for work in progress to continue. Please ensure you have completed and submitted your application by the deadline.
Questions? Contact email@example.com or Michelle Gutierrez, Program Officer, (505) 867-0775.
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
The 2014 application deadline date for this award is Monday, February 17, 2014.
The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine.
The Clinical Investigator Award responds to three recognized realities:
• Though there has never been a more pressing need or more promising time for clinical cancer research, fewer young physicians enter this area of investigation every year.
• The number of institutions committed to training young physicians in the scientific discipline and methodologies of clinical investigation is critically low.
• The burden of medical school debt (averaging over $100,000) discourages many physicians from pursuing clinical investigation.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s award offers solutions to these realities. The awardee will receive financial support for three years, as well as assistance with certain research costs such as the purchase of equipment. The Foundation will also retire up to $100,000 of any medical school debt still owed by the awardee.
The Clinical Investigator Award program is specifically intended to provide outstanding young physicians with the resources and training structure essential to becoming successful clinical investigators. The goal is to increase the number of physicians capable of moving seamlessly between the laboratory and the patient’s bedside in search of breakthrough treatments.
Definition of Clinical Research
For the purposes of this award, the Foundation’s definition of clinical research will follow the definition set out in “The NIH Director’s Panel on Clinical Research Report to The Advisory Committee to The NIH Director,” December, 1997.
a) Patient-oriented research: 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. This area of research includes: patient-based studies of mechanisms of human disease, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, clinical trials and development of new technologies for the detection, treatment and prevention of human cancers.
b) Epidemiologic and behavioral studies.
c) Outcomes research and health services research.
Excluded from this definition are in vitro studies that utilize human tissues but do not deal directly with patients. In other words, clinical or patient-oriented research is research in which it is necessary to know the identity of the patient(s) from whom the cells or tissues under study are derived.
Preference will be given to research that adheres to the “Handshake Rule,” meaning that the physician will conduct research studies that directly involve patients.
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Post-Bachelor Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2014
The Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) is a structured health research program where individuals can apply their knowledge and passion to help advance the field of health metrics and accelerate global health progress. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variety of public health projects.
The PBF program combines academic research, education, and professional work with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from a renowned group of professors and researchers. Through research, training workshops, coursework, and field experience in developing countries, the program aims to produce the next generation of scholars and leaders in global health measurement and evaluation.
The purpose of the fellowship is to:
Cultivate capacity of young professionals to perform high-level independent research that is rigorous, creative, and innovative.
Advance aptitude in developing and applying sophisticated analytical methods for health research.
Develop understanding of the current global health landscape and its challenges.
Provide a mentoring and ongoing learning environment.
Prepare fellows for future positions in a wide variety of careers in organizations that include academic institutions, national health agencies, international organizations, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses.
IHME fellows work to support the Institute’s core research to answer these three critical questions: What are the major health problems? How well is society addressing these problems? How do we best dedicate resources to get the maximum impact in improving population health in the future? To achieve that end, fellows will work in one or two of the following research areas.
The PBF program requires a minimum two-year commitment, commencing with training and orientation in early September. Fellows are eligible to apply for a fully-funded Master of Public Health in Health Metrics and Evaluation during the first year of the fellowship.
Fellows receive the following salary:
First-year fellow: $40,008
Second-year fellow: $44,004
Third-year fellow: $45,324
Fellows are eligible for an insurance benefits package that includes a choice of several medical and dental insurance plans, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance. There is no retirement package included with this appointment.
Bachelor’s degree with no previous graduate training.
Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
High academic potential and a strong interest in pursuing academic or professional careers related to global health.
No background in global health or a related field is required.
United States citizenship or residency.
Resume (two-page limit).
Brief personal statement (500-word maximum) on how your skills, experience, and long-term career goals contribute to your candidacy.
One letter of reference from a professor or professional familiar with your coursework or research.
Official copy of academic transcript.
Analytical Thinking Exercise:
Applicants to the PBF program will participate in an analytical thinking exercise. The analytical-thinking exercise consists of short answer, multiple choice, and true/false case-based questions that aim to assess your analytical and problem-solving skills. The questions will also give you a better idea of the types of skills and aptitudes that IHME’s Post-Bachelor Fellows need to possess.
About the Analytical Thinking Exercise:
No health or quantitative background is required or expected.
It is not necessary to study or prepare for the exercise.
It is a timed event.
Candidates may take the exercise one time only.
An email with a link to the analytical-thinking exercise and instructions will be sent to each candidate shortly after the deadline date.
All submitted application materials will be reviewed by a team of faculty, senior researchers, and members of the Education and Training Office at IHME. Notifications are made in February to those selected to interview for the program. These candidates interview at IHME in March. Fellowships are awarded by April 11, 2014.
Applications will only be considered once all materials have been received.
For questions about the PBF program, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Mentored Research Training Grants
Applications due February 15, 2014
Mentored Research Training Grants help anesthesiologists develop the skills, preliminary data for subsequent grant applications and research publications needed to become independent investigators.
The MRTG is a two-year, $175,000 award that provides funding to faculty members who have completed their core anesthesiology residency training within the past 10 years. Year one is funded up to $75,000, and year two is funded up to $100,000. The MRTG requires 75 percent protected non-clinical time for research.
Areas of Research
The proposed project must be in basic science, clinical or translational, or health services research.
Mentored Research Training Grant – Basic Science
Studies pertaining to any of the fundamental questions broadly related to anesthesiology. Typically laboratory experiments with cells or animals.
Mentored Research Training Grant – Clinical or Translational
Research conducted with human subjects, or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena, for which the investigator directly interacts with human subjects. It includes mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials and/or development of new technologies. Studies would typically require approval from the local institutional review board.
Mentored Research Training Grant – Health Services Research
Outcomes and health services research examines how people obtain access to health care, the cost of care and what happens to patients as a result of this care. The main goals of health services research are to identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance and deliver high quality care. This grant is jointly sponsored with the Anesthesia Quality Institute.
At the time of the award, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.
• U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident, or holder of H-1 visa with minimum of three years remaining. A J-1 visa holder would not qualify.
• Graduate physician with an unexpired, permanent, unconditional and unrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one state or jurisdiction of the United States.*
• No more than 10 years from completion of initial core anesthesiology residency training, whether or not from an ACGME-accredited program.*
For 2014 applications, core anesthesiology residency training graduation/completion year must be 2004 or later.
• Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology or in the examination system.*
• Active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
The MRTG is not intended for investigators who have received significant extramural funding, such as NIH R-awards, K23, K08, K12, KL2 or AHA Young Investigator Awards. FAER does not allow for concurrent funding of an MRTG with these or similar awards.
The MRTG is not intended for established investigators who are changing areas of interest.
*The FAER Grant Management Committee will consider applicants with equivalent training or certification on a case-by-case basis. Submit questions regarding eligibility to Jody Clikeman, Program Coordinator, at JodyClikeman [at] faer.org. Note that you may be asked to submit a curriculum vitae or other supporting documentation for the committee’s review.
• During the two years of FAER-funded research, the recipient must devote a minimum commitment equivalent of nine calendar person months — 75 percent of the PI’s full-time appointment — to research and career development activities directly related to the FAER-funded project. (These activities may not necessarily be included in the specific aims of the FAER research plan.)
• The percent effort on the FAER-funded research and the percent of time on career development activities should be described in the budget justification.
• The remaining 25 percent effort can be divided among clinical and teaching activities only if these activities are consistent with the recipient’s development into an independent anesthesiologist clinician-scientist or health services researcher.
• The total funding amount for a Mentored Research Training Grant is $175,000.
• Year one will be paid up to $75,000. Year two will be paid up to $100,000.
• Quarterly grant payments are made to the institution, not directly to the award recipient.
• Award renewal for the second year is contingent on the FAER Board of Directors’ favorable review of the interim report.
Contact Jody Clikeman, grants program coordinator, at 507-266-6866 or JodyClikeman[at]faer.org.
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Career Development Award for Clinical/Outcomes/Education Research
Deadline: February 7, 2014
This award is to assist in the development of young faculty members engaged in clinical, outcomes, and/or educational research in digestive diseases.
The supported research can be focused on clinical, outcomes, and educational research in digestive diseases. This includes but is not limited to clinical trial development, patient-centered outcomes research, health services research, comparative effectiveness research, cost-effectiveness research, and educational research.
The award is restricted to surgeons who have completed formal clinical and research training in general surgery and are within 5 years of their first faculty appointment in a department of surgery at a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in the United States or by the Committee for Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools in Canada, or the equivalent national accrediting body for applicants from other countries.
At least 25% of the applicant’s time should be dedicated to the research and training outlined in the research plan. The Head of the Department and/or Division of General Surgery must ensure the applicant has the required protected time for research.
The SSAT award of $20,000 per year for two years is a career development award and is meant to support young investigators who have not been funded by a National Institutes of Health R01 Award or equivalent. In addition, if an investigator has received a similar type of career development award from another organization such as the American College of Surgeons, American Surgical Association, etc., he/she will be ineligible for the SSAT Career Development Research Award. It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify the SSAT of potential funding conflicts.
The award may be used to support clinical trial infrastructure (research assistants, data analysts, etc.), purchase of large administrative datasets necessary for conducting research, education/formal training in clinical research/biostatistics, and principal investigator salary support to ensure protected research time. No portion of the award is to be used for institutional indirect costs.
The recipient will present a progress report the SSAT leadership at the Annual Meeting during and immediately following the award period.
It is expected that the recipient submit abstracts arising from his/her Career Development Award-funded research to the SSAT Annual Meeting for presentation consideration, as well as manuscripts to the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the official journal of the SSAT, for publication consideration.
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.
Emergency Medicine Foundation/EMRA Resident Research Grant
Deadline for receipt of application - January 10, 2014
The Emergency Medicine Foundation awards funds to support the development of research in emergency medicine. The goals of the EMF/EMRA Resident Research Program are: 1) to promote research within the specialty of emergency medicine, 2) to advance emergency medical care, and 3) to facilitate the academic growth and development of future researchers in emergency medicine and thereby invest in the future of the specialty of emergency medicine.
The EMF/EMRA Resident Research Grant attempts to maximize the applicant's educational experience in research while producing the best science. The educational agenda is best accomplished in an organized program of instruction on research methods in addition to the completion of the project itself.
A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded for each approved grant application. Funds are not to be used for capital equipment purchases, faculty salary support, publication costs, travel, or institutional overhead.
DEFINITION OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESEARCH
Emergency medicine research is broadly defined as scientific investigation designed to furnish new knowledge relating to emergency medical care. Such investigations may focus on basic science research, clinical research, preventive medicine, epidemiology, health care policy, or emergency medicine teaching and education.
QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INVESTIGATORS
EMF Resident Research Grants are available to any physician who will be enrolled as a resident in good standing in an ACGME approved emergency medicine residency for the proposed funding year. The resident must have a faculty preceptor who is capable of ensuring the successful completion of the proposed project. A resident may competitively apply in succeeding years for other projects.
It is required that the applicant submit a letter of support from a preceptor at the applicant's institution. This letter must describe the preceptor's and the resident's roles and responsibilities in the proposed project. The preceptor must hold a have and MD, DO, PhD or equivalent degree. The preceptor must have proven ability to pursue independent research as evidenced by original research publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or funding from extramural sources. The preceptor may be in any department within the applicant's institution.
The applicant and preceptor assume responsibility for conducting the research projects and supervising the work of the resident and associate investigators. The applicant and preceptor must demonstrate that access to a suitable caseload or patient population will be available for study during the funding period if a clinical research project is proposed. If a basic science or nonclinical project is proposed, the applicant must show that adequate and appropriately equipped laboratory space will be available during the funding period. Research involving animals or human subjects must be approved by the institutional review board (IRB), or its equivalent, and a copy of the approval or pending approval sent with this application. IRB approval must be documented prior to dispensation of EMF funds. Letters of support from the Emergency Medicine Chair and Residency Director are required.
EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS
Each application will be reviewed by emergency medicine specialists who are involved/informed in basic and clinical emergency medicine research. Each application will be judged by: 1) the educational experience for the resident, including a program of instruction on research methods and the format for evaluating the progress of the award year, 2) the role of the resident applicant in the initiation, development, conduct, and reporting of the project, 3) the scientific content of the research projects, including background support, hypothesis statement, methodology, sample size calculations and planned statistical analysis, 4) the significance of the project, and 5) the qualifications of the preceptor. There should be an acknowledgement that the resident is the author of the grant application. The final funding decision will be made by the Emergency Medicine Foundation Board of Trustees, and all decisions are final.