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Call for Submissions: Joy Cappel 2014 Young Investigator Award
For more than 30 years, Rockland was guided by Joy Cappel, President and CEO. Mrs. Cappel’s vision to help define mechanisms underlying cell function and disease through antibody targeted detection is the motivational force behind this award.
This award is intended to foster research conducted by a promising post-doctoral fellow, graduate student or young investigator performing research in the areas of oncology, nuclear signaling, developmental biology, epigenetics, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, signal transduction or stem cell technology.
This year, we are awarding a total of $100,000 to 25 qualified candidates.
The award is in the form of a $4,000 credit for polyclonal antibody development provided by Rockland and includes: antigen design, peptide synthesis, peptide conjugation to KLH for immunization, peptide conjugation to BSA for testing by ELISA, peptide conjugation to solid phase beads for immunoaffinity purification, immunizations, pre-immune serum and antibody test collections, analysis by ELISA of test samples, production antibody collection, immunoaffinity purification of peptide specific antibody, and final qualification by ELISA and/or western blot or similar immunoassay.
To be considered for the Joy Cappel 2014 Young Investigator Award (JCYIA) you must be a graduate student, a post-doctoral fellow, or have received an advanced degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent) within the last five years. You must be performing research in the areas of oncology, nuclear signaling, developmental biology, epigenetics, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, signal transduction or stem cell technology. To be considered for the JCYIA complete the online submission form on our website. Your submission will be evaluated by the JCYIA Selection Committee. The deadline for filing an award submission is August 31, 2014. Awards may be made throughout the year. All awards will be honored prior to December 31, 2014. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Applications: American Society of Transplantation Basic Science Faculty Development Grant
Applications must be submitted by Monday, September 15, 2014. The funding of any grant and total number of grants awarded by the AST is dependent on budgetary constraints in a given year.
2015 Basic Science Research Priorities
The AST has identified the following basic science research priorities for 2015, and encourages investigators working within these areas to apply for funding by the AST:
Develop and validate biomarkers of graft dysfunction and immune activation
Validate animal modeling as relevant to current clinical challenges (donor injury, autoimmunuity, infectious disease, immunological memory) that validate specific mechanisms or therapies
Identify and study novel immune modifiers (i.e. cellular transplants including stem cells, new drugs and biologicas)
Pursue systems biology approaches to study the impact of therapeutics on molecular pathways that reveal new mechanistic insights (note: purely descriptive profiling and mapping of molecular pathways by any set of technologies is not responsive to this area)
Develop new tools to study and/or visualize the human immune response
This is a one- or two-year $50,000/year grant for Junior Faculty. The goal of the AST Basic Science Faculty Development Grant is to promote the careers of young independent investigators within the first five years of their first faculty appointment (see Eligibility Criteria), by providing funds allowing them to expand on preliminary research findings that will become the basis for individual research or career development awards from the NIH, VA, or equivalent agencies.
The AST Basic Science Faculty Development Grant is intended to support work in transplantation biology broadly ranging from pertinent basic immunology to animal studies. All types of organ, tissue, and cell transplants will be considered. The project should provide a strong training vehicle for the applicant, in keeping with the overall mission of the AST Faculty Grants.
The AST supports a wide range of basic and clinical research topics. Research topics that involve under-represented areas including minorities, women, and pediatrics are strongly encouraged. The AST also encourages applications from women and minority researchers. Under-represented minority investigators are defined as individuals belonging to a particular ethnic or racial group as determined by the NIH. Established AST members are encouraged to bring this funding opportunity to the attention of new faculty members performing transplantation research at their institutions and to support their applications.
Eligibility criteria for the AST Basic Science Faculty Development Grant
Please pay particular attention to the eligibility requirements, as requirements vary for different AST Grants.
Academic Appointment and Institutional Resources: The applicant must have an academic appointment at an accredited institution of higher learning and be within five years of his/her initial academic faculty appointment at the time of the grant application. Regardless of academic title (including instructor, research associate, or equivalent), the AST defines initiation of faculty appointment as the date that the applicant obtained an institutional commitment toward an independent career that includes: a) an office distinct from lab space and/or independent lab space; and b) a start-up package or grant funds controlled by the applicant to work on projects that are independent from his/her mentor. For all applicants, a letter from the Department Chair is required that explicitly addresses: a) the date (month/year) of the first faculty appointment; b) institutional commitment to the faculty member is sufficient to conduct independent research; c) the amount of protected research time (at least 75%) should this grant be awarded; and d) independence.
Failure to adequately document that the applicant is an independent faculty member with less than five years' experience will disqualify the application without further review. The applicant must state the date (month and year) of their first faculty appointment in the appropriate space on the contact information page of the application. Note that changing institutions once after having already become a faculty member does not restart the five year time period.
The five year time-frame may be extended if there are extenuating circumstances requiring a leave from relevant academic activities (e.g. child-bearing, armed services commitment). These will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be accompanied by a letter of explanation by the applicant.
An individual may apply for the AST Basic Science Faculty Development Grant while still in training, however, he/she must have been offered and accepted a faculty position that will begin on or before initiation of the grant. In this case, the applicant must submit a letter from the Department Chair of his/her future department that confirms the institutional appointment and provides assurance that the candidate will have an office and/or independent lab space. The letter should also confirm that the candidate will have sufficient start up funds to carry out the project that are independently controlled by the candidate to perform his/her work independently from his/her mentor. Additionally, the letter should stipulate the amount of protected research time (at least 75%) should this grant be awarded.
The proposed work is to be performed in a North American laboratory.
AST Membership: The applicant must be an active member of the AST or have submitted a completed membership application by September 15, 2014 (with expectation that membership will be active before the grant review occurs). Applicant’s membership dues must be paid to date by November 1, 2014; otherwise, the application will not be considered for funding.
Education: The applicant must have an MD, DO, PhD, DVM, or equivalent graduate degree, and have completed post-graduate training (residencies, post-doctoral fellowships, etc.) at the time of the application.
Citizenship: The applicant must be either: a) U.S., Canadian, or Mexican citizen; b) a lawfully admitted permanent resident foreign national of the U.S., Canada, or Mexico with a valid visa during the awarded period; or c) a foreign national admitted lawfully for residence in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico during the awarded period. Funding will not be released until visa status is confirmed.
Previous/Additional Funding: An individual cannot apply for an AST Basic Science Faculty Development Grant if he/she has been awarded any AST Faculty Grant (or joint grant between AST and another society) in the past. A candidate is also ineligible if he/she is a PI on a previous or current NIH grant to perform independent research (RO1, project on a PO1 grant,R21, VA Merit award or comparable non-mentored award). However, an applicant may have current or previous Career Development Awards or Grants-in-Aid. A concomitant K Award or comparable mentored award is permitted if the applicant is ready to establish independence of previous mentors and has already become a faculty member or has been offered and accepted an independent faculty position, as defined above. This should be specifically addressed in the letter from the Department Chair.
The AST Faculty Development Grant project must be distinct from that of any concurrent award. Moreover, this work should not directly overlap with funded projects of other faculty members within the same Section or Department. Note: Faculty may only hold ONE new AST Grant per year as a PI of a Faculty Development Grant, or as mentor/sponsor of a Fellowship Grant. If more than one grant from a given faculty member (as PI or mentor) is submitted and deemed competitive for funding, the AST will determine which grant to fund.
Call for Nominations: Abbott Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology
Honors a distinguished scientist in clinical or diagnostic immunology for outstanding contributions to those fields.
The nominee must demonstrate significant contributions to the understanding of the functioning of the host immune system in human disease, clinical approaches to diseases involving the immune system or development or clinical application of immunodiagnostic procedures.
A cash prize of $2,500, a commemorative piece, and travel to the ASM General Meeting where the laureate will present the Abbott Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology lecture.
Deadline: July 1.
Nominations will be considered without updating for three years. Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted. Only one nominating form and two supporting forms are accepted per nomination. The two supporters must be persons other than the nominator who are familiar with the nominee's qualifications and accomplishments. Only one of the three individuals involved in the nomination may be employed at the nominee's institution. The nominator and supporters must not share employers. Nominations must consist of the following:
Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, emailed to email@example.com
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year.
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.