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Call for Applications: Alpha-1 Foundation Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award
Full Application Due Date: March 28, 2014
The Alpha-1 Foundation is proud to announce its latest funding opportunity, the Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award. This award is named after Gordon L. Snider, MD, one of the most influential researchers in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD). Snider not only made seminal scientific contributions which have clarified the pathogenesis of AATD related lung disease, but also laid the groundwork for the Foundation’s research program. In particular, he stressed the importance of encouraging young investigators to pursue a career in AATD research.
The objective of this award is to provide additional career development support for outstanding young investigators who have continued to conduct research (basic or clinical) in AATD related lung or liver disease after completion of their postdoctoral fellowship. It is expected that the award will provide an incentive for a career in AATD research.
The Alpha-1 Foundation intends to commit up to $225,000 ($75,000/year) over three years to fund one award.
Call for Applications: National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Edward H. Schuchman Research Fellowship
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (ASMD; i.e., Types A and B Niemann-Pick Disease), a rare inherited lysosomal storage disease for which there are no effective therapies.
Those eligible to apply for funding are:
• Predoctoral students with a lab selected and an approved thesis
• M.D., Ph.D and D.V.M postdoctoral researchers
• Early career investigators
Preference will be given to research projects that will improve our understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of ASMD. Preference also will be given to research projects developing new therapies for ASMD and for identifying biomarkers to improvide diagnosis and/or to monitor disease progression and efficacy in clinical trials.
The NNPDF Fellowships provide support of $50,000 per annum for two years ($30,000 per annum for three years for predoctoral fellowships) and are renewable based on performance. Applicants must be currently associated with a recognized laboratory.
This fellowship is named for Edward H. Schuchman, Ph.D. a pioneer in ASMD research, and supporter of those affected by Niemann-Pick Disease.
Applications are due May 1st, 2014, and should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair. Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by September 1st, 2014, via email. Fellowships awarded will begin October 1st, 2014.
For further information please contact the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation's Central Office.
Call for Applications: National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a lethal neuro-degenerative disease for which there are no effective therapies.
Preference will be given to research projects developing new therapies for NPC, and translational research projects that improve our understanding of the biology, pathogenesis and potential treatment of NPC Disease.
These fellowships are named for Peter G. Pentchev, Ph.D. a pioneer in Niemann-Pick Disease Research, and supporter of the NNPDF. Dr. Pentchev was honored for his contributions at the recent NNPDF Family Support and Medical Conference.
Applications for the Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowships are due May 1, 2014, and should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair.
Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by September 1, 2014, via email.
Fellowships awarded will begin October 1, 2014.
For further information please contact the Research Committee Chair.
Call for Applications: Williams Syndrome Association 2014 Professional Conference Trainee & Early Stage Investigator Awards
Williams Syndrome Association 2014 Professional Conference June 30 - July 1, 2014 Garden Grove, California
Williams Syndrome: Insight from Genetics, Psychology, Neuroscience & Medicine
Up to $1000 (registration transportation & lodging)
Applications Due March 30, 2014
The meeting organizers are pleased to announce that a limited number of travel awards will be granted. Students, postdoctoral fellows, and early stage investigators are eligible to apply. The awards will cover registration, transportation, and lodging (up to $1000). Due to funding restrictions from the National Institutes of Health, these awards are limited to individuals who are US citizens or permanent residents.
Guidelines for submission:
● An abstract for a poster or platform presentation (Abstracts due March 30, 2014)
● A cover letter describing your WS project and the ways in which attending the WS Professional Conference will further your work
● A statement that you are a US citizen or permanent resident
● A copy of your CV (which includes your email address and phone number), and
● Your mentor must email a letter of recommendation/support.
Please email the information requested to Dr. Carolyn Mervis - firstname.lastname@example.org
Award decisions will be made by the WS Professional Conference Organizing Committee and will be announced by April 22, 2014.
Call for Applications: Williams Syndrome Association 2014 Professional Conference Diversity Travel Award
We encourage applications for travel awards from students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals who are members of minority populations and/or have a disability and are conducting research on Williams syndrome. Travel awards will cover registration, transportation, and lodging (up to $1000). Due to funding restrictions from the National Institutes of Health, these awards are limited to individuals who are US citizens or permanent residents.
● An abstract for a poster or platform presentation (Abstracts Due March 30, 2014)
Please email the information requested to: Dr. Carolyn Mervis - email@example.com
Call for Applications: Williams Syndrome Association Junior Investigator Award
Williams Syndrome: Insight from Genetics, Psychology, Neuroscience & Medicine
$1000 (plus registration and travel costs up to $1500)
The Williams Syndrome Association is pleased to provide a Junior Investigator Award in the amount of $1000. This award will recognize the recent accomplishments of an individual who received his/her PhD in the past five years. In addition to the Award money, the recipient’s transportation, lodging, and registration will be covered up to $1500. In order to receive the award, the winner must present his/her research at the conference. The competition for this award is open to anyone conducting research on WS, regardless of country of citizenship.
Award applicants must submit the following by March 30, 2014:
● A cover letter from you succinctly describing the impact of your research on WS and the anticipated trajectory of your research over the next 5 years
● A copy of your PhD thesis, a first-author peer-reviewed article that has been published or is in press, or a first-author manuscript under review by a peer-reviewed journal
● A statement that if you win the award, you will attend the conference and present your research.
● Your mentor must email a letter of nomination.
Call for Applications: Huntington's Disease Society of America National Convention Scholarship
The Huntington's Disease Society of America is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for scholarships to attend the 29th Annual HDSA Convention in Louisville, KY this June. This scholarship program is made possible by the generous support of Lundbeck.
The intent of this scholarship is to help families and individuals who have never been to an HDSA Convention attend the Society's 2014 Convention.
Scholarship Availability & Application
The scholarship is open only to first time Convention attendees who are not Kentucky or Tennessee residents. Applicants must be 18 years or older as of April 11, 2014. Open to residents of the United States only.
The 2014 Convention Scholarship Application follows this introduction.
What does the scholarship cover?
Travel by Plane - Scholarship will cover:
Round-trip airfare up to $500 per person for up to four family members;
Hotel accommodations for up to four family members for 3 nights, June 19 - June 21; and (If your scholarship application includes a National Youth Alliance (NYA) member who will be attending HDSA's NYA Day on June 19, you will receive 4 nights, June 18 - June 21)
Convention Registration Fees for up to four family members.
Saturday night Convention Gala for up to four family members.
Travel by Automobile - Scholarship will cover:
Roundtrip mileage reimbursement at 56 cents per mile up to 1,000 miles round trip;
What doesn't the scholarship cover?
- Hotel incidentals (You will need to have a credit card and ID to check into your room.)
- Transportation to and from the hotel/airport.
- Meals not provided as part of the Convention registration. (Registration includes Friday lunch, Saturday breakfast and Saturday dinner.)
Applications must be post-marked no later than midnight, Friday, April 11, 2014. The application and all required signatures are to be mailed to:
Huntington's Disease Society of America
505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902
New York, N.Y. 10018
Attention: Robert Coffey
Applications may also be submitted via fax to 212-239-3430 or a scanned pdf may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification of Winners
Applicants will be notified no later than May 9, 2014 as to whether they have been awarded a scholarship.
National Ataxia Foundation Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award
One-year grant of $100,000 focusing on research investigations that will facilitate the development of treatments for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs) will be awarded.
August 15, 2014 - Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research.
September 15, 2014 - Full application due
Email all correspondence and questions to Sue Hagen at email@example.com. Please include the last name of the principal investigator as the first word in the subject line of any email you send.
National Ataxia Foundation Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award
Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award: One-year grants* up to $35,000. Applicants should have completed at least one year of post-doctoral training, but not more than two at the time of application, and should have shown a commitment to research in the field of ataxia.
August 15, 2014 – Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research
September 15, 2014 – Full application due
*For the Research, Young Investigator and Research Post-Doc Fellowship Awards, the number of grants awarded is dependent upon funds available. In 2013 46 research applications in those three grant programs were submitted. NAF was able to fund 16 of those grants.
National Ataxia Foundation Young Investigator Awards
Young Investigator (YI) Award: One-year grants* of $35,000 to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in the field of any form of ataxia research.
Young Investigator (YI-SCA) Award for SCA Research: One-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) research.
For both Young Investigator award programs, candidates must have attained an MD or PhD degree, and have an appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc or clinical fellow. Individuals at the Associate Professor level are not eligible. Clinicians must have finished their residency no more than five years prior to applying. PhDs must be no more than five years from end of the completion of their post-doc training.
The sponsoring institution must agree in writing to the following provision: the young investigator (MD or PhD) must be free to allocate approximately half time (50%) for ataxia related research.
August 1, 2014 – Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research
September 2, 2014 - Full application due