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Request for Applications: Center of Excellence in Physical Therapy Health Services and Health Policy Research and Training
The Foundation for Physical Therapy is pleased to issue the Request for Applications (RFA), Center of Excellence in Physical Therapy Health Services and Health Policy Research and Training, to fund one $2.5 million COE over a 5-year period.
LETTER OF INTENT TO APPLY
Eligible Project Directors/Principal Investigators are invited to submit applications to establish a Center of Excellence to develop and train investigators in interdisciplinary health services/health policy research capacity in physical therapy.
Interested applicants must complete and submit a Letter of Intent to Apply form by June 30, 2014; 5:00 pm (ET). After that date, no applications for the COE may be opened.
Request for Applications: Autism Science Foundation 2014 Undergraduate Summer Research
Applications Due: April 18, 2014
Notification of Awards: May, 2014
The Autism Science Foundation invites applications from highly qualified undergraduates interested in pursuing basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders during the summer.
The proposed research must be scientifically linked to autism or a closely related field. Autism Science Foundation will consider all areas of related basic and clinical research including but not limited to: human behavior across the lifespan (language, learning, communication, social function, epilepsy, sleep, self-injurious behavior, catatonia), neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuro-imaging), pharmacology, neuropathology, human genetics, genomics, epigenetics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment and service delivery.
Autism Science Foundation will make a number of Awards determined by its available financial resources. Research must be conducted in a university-based laboratory or in the field under the supervision of a highly qualified mentor for a period of no less than 8 weeks.
Awards of $3000 will be made directly to the university sponsoring the research. Of this, the university must pay $2500 directly to the student as a stipend; $500 shall be used for lab expenses and indirect university costs. This award cannot be used to directly cover tuition payments. The sponsoring university is responsible for withholding any taxes required by law.
Priority will be given to student/mentor teams that can partner with existing undergraduate research programs on campus so that the undergraduate can have a cohort of peers over the summer, even if it's not autism specific.
Applicants for summer undergraduate research awards must be currently enrolled undergraduates in good standing in a program in the United States leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The summer research may take place at a university other than the one where the student is enrolled as an undergraduate. The mentor should be faculty at the university where the research will take place. The research itself may take place on or off campus (i.e. in a school, at a job site employing individuals with autism, at a summer camp, etc) as long as it is supervised by an experienced mentor.
Note: We cannot fund students enrolled in universities outside of the United States, but can fund non US-citizens enrolled in U.S. universities.
The proposed mentor must hold a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment (or equivalent) at an accredited institution of higher education or health/medical/research institution in the United States, and must be an established and active investigator in some aspect of autism research. Each mentor may support only one candidate per summer.
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 Applications: PhRMA Foundation Assessing the Benefits of Treating Cancer Research Starter Grant
Opening Date: March 2014
Closing Date: May 16, 2014
Anticipated Award Date: July 2014
Researchers and clinicians have made remarkable progress in the fight against cancer, and death rates are falling. However, the disease still causes enormous suffering and represents a substantial economic burden in the United States. While cancer medicines have extended millions of lives and offer trillions in societal benefits, this value often is not well understood or fully characterized. Social and economic benefits accrue across a range of direct and indirect effects (e.g., overall survival, quality of life, and productivity) and evolve over time as the body of evidence and standards of practice change. As our understanding of the basic science of cancer grows, and this understanding is translated into novel diagnostics and treatments, patients and society benefit from continual innovation in cancer care. The purpose of this RFP is to encourage research aimed at quantifying the benefits to society that have accrued from innovations in cancer treatment.
The grant will be awarded to candidates who establish a sound and innovative research project focused on developing a novel way of quantifying or describing the social, patient-centered, and economic benefits of innovation in cancer treatment. Relevant research goals may include developing new methods to define and measure the societal benefits from cancer care innovation (for example, contributing to an understanding of value across a wider range of outputs that can be more difficult to assess, capturing heterogeneity in patient values (such as quality of life, productivity, etc.) within and among populations, and accounting for variability in value over time and its relationship to long-term aggregate clinical gains against cancer). Examples of the types of research questions of interest include:
-- Developing a novel way of describing the benefits of treatments that accrue over time as clinicians develop a better understanding of the disease process and treatment protocols. Oftentimes, patients who are enrolled in clinical trials are in later stages of the disease; however, once a drug is approved, it may be used at an earlier stage. Thus, the benefits of treatment may not be fully realized for several years after approval.
-- Describing improvements in quality of life, productivity, or other patient-centered measures that can result from cancer treatment. Patients may value certain outcomes and benefits differently than other stakeholders; describing the heterogeneity of value across the range of stakeholders (including patients, caregivers, providers, etc) is an important step to developing a fuller picture of treatment gains beyond the traditionally reported 5- and 10-year survival rates.
-- Building a more complete picture of innovation in cancer research and treatment over time. Most scientific progress builds on earlier research and development. Scientific understanding of cancer has grown from viewing the condition as a single monolithic disease to a constellation of hundreds of different molecular pathways. As scientists elucidate these pathways, there are spillover benefits as this increased understanding of the molecular basis of disease can result in advances in other areas.
This award is not intended for clinical or bench research, and is focused on supporting research in the health economics and social science fields. Additionally, research results should be generalizable to the U.S. context. Proposals focused on methods are eligible; however, researchers must clearly indicate how these new methods will be used to capture patient, population, or societal outcomes and benefits.
Individuals holding a rank of instructor, assistant professor, or investigator at the doctoral level are eligible to apply for a research starter grant. The program is not intended for individuals in post-doctoral training programs.
Applicants must be sponsored by the department within which the proposed research is to be undertaken. Applicants must be based in an academic, healthcare, or other research institution (e.g., schools of medicine, public health, pharmacy, nursing, etc) and should have the skills and experience required to carry out the proposed work. Applications are to be submitted to email@example.com and received by May 16, 2014.
The award consists of $100,000 support for one year and is made to the university or institution on behalf of the recipient, with the understanding that the university or institution will administer the funds. The “starter” aspect of the program strives to assist individuals who are establishing careers as independent investigators with an interest in describing the benefits of cancer treatment, innovation, and progress. The funds are to be used to conduct the proposed research and provide the grantee financial support to promote future research efforts in this field. Applicants are highly encourage to seek other funds to continue research following termination of the starter grant.
Recommended guidelines for using the starter grant funds are listed below. The submitted line item budget must reflect how the funds will be used based on the guidelines:
1. The purchase data or equipment that will support the proposed research efforts.
2. The support technical assistance (e.g., technician/research assistant; not including fringe benefits).
3. No more than $1,000 may be used per year for travel to professional meetings by the grantee.
4. A percentage of the funds may be used for salary (not to exceed 25%), if the review panel determines this level of support is justified given the applicant’s current position, current funding level, and proposed research plan.
5. The program provides no other subsidies (tuition, fringe benefits, indirect institutional costs, etc).
The applicant should also identify other intramural support presently available for the proposed project and other research efforts by budget categories and amounts. If the institution makes available the services of a technician or assistant to the candidate, please note this support. Other principals involved in the project as collaborators and the amount of time developed to the project by the applicant and other principals should also be identified. Please also list by titles the funded research project of each principal, the percentage of time committed, and the amount and source of funds for these projects. Additional investigators are welcome to as collaborators in a multidisciplinary research team. The amount of time to be devoted to the project by the applicant and other co-investigators or co-applicants should be clearly described in the research proposal.
A progress report (approximately 2 pages) will be required at midterm, and a final report (approximately 10 pages) will be required upon completion of the work. The PhRMA Foundation project officer should be made aware of manuscripts to be published as a result of the proposed research. The funds are non-transferrable.
The application package must be submitted in the order listed below as a single PDF. The applicant’s name, institution, and project title should be provided as a header on the top right corner of each page. Any questions about the application or eligibility criteria should be directed to Clara Soh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of Application Components:
1. Introduction page, including applicant name, mentor name, institution, project title, and research abstract (300 word limit)
2. Applicant CV or biosketch
3. 1-page applicant cover letter describing why he/she is qualified to conduct the proposed research and how the fellowship award will provide training and education to help further his/her career. The letter should also state whether the applicant has any conflicts of interest.
4. Research plan (10 page limit, 12 point font; single spaced, with 1” margins, bibliography excluded from page limit restriction) that includes a brief abstract and comprehensive description of the research plan. Applicants are requested to include a description of the study objective(s), conceptual framework, rationale, key measures, methodology, known limitations, expected findings, and significance/potential impact of the findings. Preliminary results, if any, should also be included. The proposal should state plans for dissemination of research findings (i.e., expected peer-reviewed publications, poster, or paper presentation at research meetings).
5. Budget, with breakdown of how funds will be used and any other anticipated sources of funding
6. Reprints of relevant articles published or co-authored by applicant
7. Contact information and CV/biosketch of applicant’s mentor/dissertation chair
8. Letter of recommendation from mentor/dissertation chair (1 page limit). The proposed research should be directed under the guidance of a mentor. The mentor must provide a letter of recommendation that certifies that formal mentorship will be available to ensure adequate training of the applicant and encourage progression of the study. The letter should also describe why the applicant’s potential and experience qualifies them to conduct the proposed research. The research record of the mentor and a description of how the mentored experience will enhance the applicant’s research objective(s) should also be included. The letter should describe how often and in what setting the mentor will engage with applicant (e.g., weekly meetings). The letter should also state whether the mentor has any conflicts of interest related to the proposed research. No more than one letter of recommendation is required or permitted.
Review Process and Criteria
Applications will be judged on the scientific worthiness of the proposed research and will be evaluated by a panel of qualified reviewers selected by the PhRMA Foundation. Reviewers may offer written critiques or suggestions of the proposal; award recipients are expected to incorporate reviewer feedback into their research. The review criteria will include the following (weight included in parenthesis):
-- Potential impact of research findings (20%)
-- Study approach and methodology (20%)
-- Innovativeness (20%)
-- Potential to stimulate further downstream research (15%)
-- Research environment/mentorship (10%)
-- Generalizability (10%)
-- Feasibility (5%)
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
Questions? Contact email@example.com
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