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Endoscopic Research Awards
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014 at 5pm CST.
ASGE Endoscopic Research Awards are offered to physicians for projects in basic, translational and clinical endoscopic research. The ASGE is particularly interested in endoscopic research pertaining to colorectal cancer, Barrett's esophagus, endoscopy training/credentialing/simulation, endoscopic issues specific to under-represented minorities (defined as women and individuals of diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds), measuring/improving quality and efficiency in endoscopy, endoscope reprocessing and infection control (especially vacuum canisters), endoscopy/anesthesia monitoring and preparation (especially CO2 monitoring), comparative effectiveness with competing technologies/therapies, NOTES, novel endoscopic treatments for obesity, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and other endoscopically-guided imaging/intervention. The research committee will consider funding "seed" projects if there is an explicit outline for subsequent projects, and their funding plan (e.g. NIH, VA Merit), based on the preliminary data generated by the proposed pilot.
To foster research in routine and advanced gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Candidate must be an ASGE member (ASGE membership at the time of application is a requirement for eligibility for grants and awards), be an MD (or have equivalent degree), and be currently practicing in a gastrointestinal endoscopy-related academic institution or private practice setting in North America (international applications will be considered as described below). Candidates who are delinquent on prior ASGE research grant progress reports are not eligible for future ASGE funding. If the candidate is a trainee, there must be a letter from the Division Chief confirming the trainee's ongoing appointment at the institution for the duration of the grant, and their position title, and/or a contingency plan.
Grants may be requested for up to $75,000 in total funding, and spread over two years of study. Note: If the application is not selected for the Quality in Endoscopy Research Award, it will still be considered for an Endoscopic Research Award.
Requests for funding "seed" projects that will lead to further research, as well as larger requests for definitive clinical trials will be considered. In order to maximize the funds available for research, money for travel to meetings will not be provided, nor will funding be provided for indirect costs.
Grants are awarded based on the scientific merit of the proposal and assessment of the investigator's ability to complete the project (supportive environment, experience, training, availability of patients and other resources needed). The proposed research project must be approved by the ASGE Research Committee and should also be of such quality as to lead to presentation at Digestive Disease Week® and subsequent full publication. One objective of these ASGE awards is the eventual submission of larger research funding requests, including federal funding, and proposals with such potential will be given priority.
ASGE International Members are eligible to apply for an Endoscopic Research Award (Current ASGE membership is a requirement of eligibility for grants and awards). The ASGE Research Committee will consider funding one international project for up to $75,000. The project justification should explain the relevance of the project to the ASGE membership, and should explain if there are unique reasons why an international location for the project might be more feasible than in North America. All other standards listed above will apply to international applicants. Please contact email@example.com or Liz O'Keefe at 630.570.5623 for more information on eligibility.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Fellowship Award
Completed applications for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Fellowship Award must be received by March 7, 2014 for the award cycle that begins on July 1, 2014.
Goals: The goal of the Fellowship Awards is to help increase the pool of highly trained pediatric infectious disease clinical scientists and to stimulate scholarly basic and clinical research in the following areas pertinent to pediatrics: public health/epidemiology, hospital epidemiology, clinical trials of antimicrobials, outcomes research, pharmacokinetics, pathophysiology, molecular pathogenesis, research related to vaccine development, and other topics of relevance to pediatric infectious diseases.
NOTE: The Society encourages applications for clinically applied/translational research.
Eligibility: Candidates must possess a MD or MD/PhD and be at least a first-year fellow in a Pediatric Infectious Diseases program in North America at the time of application. The award will be given for two subsequent years of training, during which time the applicant is expected to devote the major portion (at least 75% of time) of those years conducting the proposed research project under the direct supervision of a mentor who must be a PIDS member in good standing for at least one year.
Support: The annual stipend will be $45,000 and will be given for two years, subject to review at the end of the first year. In the case of awards given to a candidate in the final year of fellowship, only one year of the award will be given to the recipient. The stipend is intended to provide salary and benefits for the fellow. It is not intended to provide resources for a division's research program, nor to pay indirect costs of the institution.
Application and Selection Process: Application materials must be received by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, March 7, 2014. Electronic submission is strongly preferred.
International Society for Infectious Diseases Small Grants Program
The Small Grants Program is designed to fund pilot research projects by young investigators living and working in developing countries. The goal is to support and foster the professional development of young individuals (less than 40 years of age) in the field of human infectious diseases research by helping them to acquire additional skills and data to apply for other grants. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to investigations of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis or treatment of infectious diseases, the epidemiology and control of hospital-acquired infections, and modeling of cost effective interventions.
Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Professional Development Working Group and decisions made in collaboration with the President and the Program Director.
Upon completion of the project, a written report of the project must be sent to the Society. The Society encourages recipients of grants to present their results at scientific meetings and to submit them for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Up to eight grants of up to US $6,000 each will be awarded annually. The deadline for submission of proposals is April 1 (notification after June 1).
Requests for application materials and additional information should be directed to:
ISID Professional Development Working Group
9 Babcock Street, Unit 3
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
Fax: (617) 278-9113
Society for Vascular Nursing Research Grant
All applicants for project/research support should submit requests on the Research Grant Application Form
for merit comparison of proposals. The applicant and the institution are required to affirm that satisfactory ethical precautions shall be taken with regard to projects involving human subjects as described in the guidelines. All applications shall be reviewed by the Vascular Nursing Research Grant Subcommittee of the Research Committee of the Society for Vascular Nursing.
The deadline for submitting an application for the 2014 SVN Research Grant has been extended until March 15, 2014.
The project coordinator/principal investigator (PC/PI) has scientific responsibilities for the conduct of the proposed clinical project/research and assumes responsibility for supervising such assistants as may be required. The PC/PI, along with the institution’s fiscal officer (when indicated), is also responsible for the expenditure and proper reporting of awarded funds.
The PC/PI must be a registered, professional nurse (RN).
Any PC/PI applicant without a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or a master’s degree in a related field must identify a nursing research consultant prepared at the master’s level or above who shall provide guidance throughout the project.
Top twenty vascular nursing research priorities
1. Strategies to increase public awareness of the signs and symptoms of vascular disease.
2. Strategies to increase public awareness of stroke warning signs.
3. Strategies to increase early detection and treatment of vascular disease.
4. Strategies to prevent amputation in high risk populations
5. Outcomes of patients cared for on a dedicated vascular unit vs. a medical-surgical unit.
6. Strategies to educate the public to help prevent the development of vascular disease.
7. Strategies to increase public awareness on the adverse effects of uncontrolled diabetes.
8. Strategies to manage chronic ischemic pain.
9. Strategies to reduce healthcare costs and length of stay while improving outcomes.
10. Nurse’s role in vascular ulcer prevention, identification, treatment, and education.
11. Strategies to increase diabetic patient compliance with diet, exercise, and glucose control.
12. Strategies to prevent wound and postoperative incision infections.
13. Outcomes of nurse-run clinics.
14. Effect of exercise on claudication symptoms.
15. Strategies to increase patient’s knowledge of venous ulcer prevention.
16. What is the patient’s understanding of discharge instructions after vascular surgery?
17. Nursing strategies to facilitate recovery after vascular surgery.
18. Factors that affect patient outcomes after major vascular procedures.
19. Prevention of readmissions in high risk patients.
20. Prevention of deep vein thrombosis in high risk patients.