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American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Medical Student Research Initiation Grant
Length of Award: 2-3 Months
Deadline: March 1
Purpose: To provide opportunities for Medical Students to participate in clinical or laboratory-based research focused on diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.
• Medical Student in a US or Canadian Medical School.
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
85 W. Algonquin Rd., Suite 550
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons General Surgery Resident Research Initiation Grant
Length of Award: 1-2 years
Purpose: To attract General Surgery Residents or recent Graduates of such programs into the field of Colon and Rectal Surgery by providing opportunities to engage in clinical or laboratory-based research focused on diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.
• General Surgical Residents or recent (within 2 years) Graduates of a US or Canadian approved General Surgery Training Program.
• Competitive one year award with opportunity to apply for second year via a competitive renewal application. The second year of funding requires a complete application the following year with full review by the Research Foundation.
• The award is to support research activities, including salary and living expenses.
• Funding limited to “Direct Cost Only” budgets. Additional indirect costs will not be approved.
• It is anticipated that applicant will seek matching/complementary funding from her/his Department of origin and/or Mentor.
• Institutional supplementation of salary must not require extra duties or responsibilities that would interfere with the purpose of the grant.
• Applicant must have designated time for research and no clinical responsibility
• Preference given to applicants with research or clinical career goals in the field of Colon & Rectal Surgery and whose research Mentor or Co-Investigator is a Fellow of ASCRS.
American Association for Clinical Chemistry International Travel Grants
International Travel Grants encourage young scientists in underserved areas of the international clinical laboratory community to attend the AACC Annual Meeting and foster relationships between scientists of other countries and those in the United States. International travel grants ranging up to $2,500 and include free Annual Meeting registration. Applications are due December 31; winners are notified by March 1 and the funds are distributed at the annual meeting.
International travel grants are intended to help offset travel expenses, not to cover all the costs of attending the meeting, and are based on the following criteria which should be explained in your cover letter:
• Impact on the applicant's future career in clinical laboratory medicine;
• Impact on state of clinical lab medicine in your country and your institution;
• Broadening international participation at the meeting;
• Financial need to attend; and
• Applicant's impact on the meeting's content (preference will be given to those presenting abstracts)
• Please note, applicants who have received an international travel grant twice in a five-year time span will not be considered.
Preference will be given to AACC members.
How to Apply
Applications should contain the following:
1. A statement of why the applicant wants to attend the AACC Annual Meeting and how attending will help the applicant in his or her work as a clinical laboratory scientist;
2. A statement as to whether the applicant has submitted an abstract for presentation at the meeting (if so, a copy of the abstract must be included with the application). Please note: Even thought the deadline for Annual Meeting abstract submissions is generally later than the December 31 deadline for travel grant applications, the abstract must be submitted with your application to be considered;
3. Information about whether other resources are available for the applicant to attend the meeting. Applicant must be able to pay for airfare and other expenses related to travel to the meeting.
4. Financial need to attend, with the understanding that the travel grant only covers part of your expenses to get to the Annual Meeting. How do you plan to cover the rest of the costs to attend? Please provide information on additional funding that you could acquire to attend the meeting.
5. Contact information for the applicant, such as address, e-mail address, or fax number;
6. Information about whether applicant has attended past AACC meetings
7. Applicant's CV or resume, including date of birth;
8. A list of the applicant's professional memberships; and
9. Two letters of support that address the impact your attendance at the meeting will have on the state of clinical lab medicine in your country and in your institution, AND which must be on organizational letterhead.
Submit applications by December 31 to:
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
• Format: Please make sure the documents are in the sequential order listed directly above (under the "How to Apply" Section). Applications will not be considered unless submitted as a single PDF document.
Questions? If you have questions about the International Travel Grant, please contact Membership & Awards Coordinator, April Gascon, at email@example.com or call (800) 892-1400 ext. 1701 or (202) 835-8701.
Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.
The program is designed to provide qualified, highly motivated college students majoring in the life or physical sciences, an opportunity to experience laboratory research. Each year, outstanding college sophomores and juniors are chosen from a large pool of applicants. SURF students are matched according to their stated field of interest with faculty, postdoctoral researchers or graduate students. These mentors volunteer to help design and supervise individualized summer projects for their students. The 18 students accepted into the SURF program will receive a stipend of $4,000.00 for the 10-week period of June 2 through August 8, 2014. Free housing will be provided for students who cannot commute.
Applicants to the SURF Program must submit:
The completed on-line application form.
A two-page summary statement describing the applicant's academic background, scientific interests, research experience (if any) and career goals. Applicants should discuss how they would benefit from the SURF Program.
An official transcript (sealed by the university registrar).
Two letters of recommendation preferably from professors or mentors who can evaluate the applicant based on performance in current or completed research projects. (These letters are critical for our selection process). Letters of recommendation should be submitted online. If letters of recommendation are not submitted online, they must be mailed in separate sealed envelopes, signed across the seal, to the address below.
Any documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Studies
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 177
New York, NY 10065-6399
Applications must be submitted no later than February 1, 2014. Completed applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Final decisions will be made by mid-March 2014. It is imperative that applicants provide contact information for the first two weeks of March.
SURF applicants should state a preference for working in particular laboratories or areas of research; however, we cannot guarantee that specific preferences will be met. For a listing of faculty members and a brief description of their research, we encourage you to obtain further in-depth information by viewing the Rockefeller Web site at http://www.rockefeller.edu/research/. Please be advised that placement in laboratories is centralized through the Dean's Office. Students are neither expected nor encouraged to secure their own lab arrangements.
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.
Call for Nominations: International Association for Food Protection Awards
The International Association for Food Protection welcomes your nominations for our Association awards. You do not need to be an IAFP Member to nominate a deserving professional or colleague for one of the awards listed below.
The deadline for all award nominations and applications is Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or submitting your application for one of our 2014 awards.
Black Pearl Award
Award Showcasing the Black Pearl. Presented in recognition of a company's outstanding achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality.
■ Sponsored by Wilbur Feagan and F&H Food Equipment Company.
Marble Plaque. Presented to Member(s) who have contributed to IAFP and its Affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time.
Honorary Life Membership Award
Plaque and Lifetime Membership in IAFP. Presented to Member(s) for their devotion to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for their service to the Association.
Harry Haverland Citation Award
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for years of devotion to the ideals and objectives of IAFP.
■ Sponsored by ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Food Safety Innovation Award
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual or organization for creating a new idea, practice, or product that has had a positive impact on food safety, thus, improving public health, and the quality of life.
■ Sponsored by Walmart
International Leadership Award
Plaque, $1,500 Honorarium and reimbursement to attend IAFP 2014. Presented to an individual for dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for promotion of the mission of the Association in countries outside of the United States and Canada.
■ Sponsored by Cargill, Inc.
GMA Food Safety Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. This Award alternates between individuals and groups or organizations. In 2014, the award will be presented to a group or organization in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety research and education.
■ Sponsored by GMA.
Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual, group or organization for preeminence and outstanding contributions in research that impacts food safety attributes of freezing.
■ Sponsored by the Frozen Food Foundation
Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in the laboratory, recognizing a commitment to the development of innovative and practical analytical approaches in support of food safety.
■ Sponsored by Weber Scientific
Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of their career.
■ Sponsored by bioMérieux, Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the profession of the Sanitarian.
■ Sponsored by Ecolab, Inc.
Elmer Marth Educator Award
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the arena of education in food safety and food protection.
■ Sponsored by Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
Harold Barnum Industry Award
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the food industry.
■ Sponsored by Roka Bioscience, Inc.
Travel Award for State or Local Health or State Agricultural Department Employees
To provide travel funds for state or local health or state agricultural department employees (epidemiologists, food and molecular microbiologists, and environmental health specialists) working in the U.S. to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage participation in association activities.
■ Sponsored by IAFP and the IAFP Foundation
Travel Award for a Food Safety Professional in a Country with a Developing Economy
To provide travel funds for a food safety professional working full-time in the field of food safety in a country with a developing economy to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection. Related professions may include positions in the fields of research, education, industry, government service or in the private sector.
Student Travel Scholarship
To provide travel funding for full-time students to attend the Annual Meeting (including symposia and technical sessions) of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage developing scientists to participate in association activities. Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in a college or university food safety related degree program.
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Leslie Bernstein Investigator Development Grant
The purpose of this grant is to support the work of a young faculty member in facial plastic surgery conducting significant clinical or laboratory research and involved in the training of resident surgeons in research. This grant is endowed by funds from Leslie Bernstein, MD, DDS.
Candidates for this grant should reside in the U.S. or Canada, must be a member of good standing of the AAFPRS, involved in the training of resident surgeons, and has completed their clinical training in 10 years or less. Previous AAO-HNS Foundation research grant recipients are not eligible to compete for this grant. Candidates who have successfully obtained funding from a private or federal funding agency as the Principal Investigator for the same research are also ineligible. Candidates who have applied for support of the same research from other funding sources, and who are notified of an award from both another agency and from the AAFPRS Foundation must demonstrate that the funding will be complementary, without budgetary overlap.
Research supported by this grant should be specifically directed toward the advancement of the state of knowledge in the theory, techniques, and application of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. While not specifically required, proposals which aim to introduce new knowledge and methodology from other disciplines to research in facial plastic and/or reconstructive surgery, or which demonstrate collaborative effort with members of other related disciplines are encouraged. Projects must be designed so as to yield useful information within the period of award, but priority will be given to projects that are also innovative with promise to develop into new long-range or expanded research programs capable of attracting funding from other sources.
Amount: $15,000 maximum
Period: Projects must be completed within three years of the award date; no-cost extensions are available upon written request. Projects are not renewable.
Applications are in a similar format to the National Institutes of Health. All applications must be completed and submitted online through Proposal Central at https://proposalcentral.altum.com.
All applicants must submit an electronic Letter of Intent (and copy the AAFPRS Foundation) no later than December 16, 2013.
American Society of Transplant Surgeons Fellowship in Transplantation
The 2014 Research Grant Submissions will open on December 3, 2013, and close on February 4, 2014.
ASTS continues its commitment to providing qualified surgeons with additional clinical training in the field of solid organ transplantation. It is intended to support training with a comprehensive experience in the clinical aspects of transplant surgery, as well as involvement in related clinical, translational and/or laboratory research.
$42,500 per year for 2 years.
Supports salary and benefits as well as direct research expenses.
No indirects will be paid.
Please review these eligibility requirements carefully to ensure that you apply for an appropriate grant.
• Current clinical trainee in transplant surgery, or accepted as a trainee, in an ASTS approved transplant fellowship.
• Completed surgical residency and demonstrated a career commitment to the area of transplant surgery.
• Research and clinical experience must be sponsored by an ASTS Member
• Applicant must reside in North America
• Awardee may not concurrently receive any other financial support for the proposed research from ASTS, AST, ACS, SUS or other society granting similar support
• Online Application Form
• Narrative: 3 page maximum plus 1 page of graphics permitted. State the reason for applying for the grant, specific objectives for the duration of the grant, and future plans and goals.
• Autobiography: 1 page maximum explaining your educational background, choice of career and interest in transplantation and research.
• Budget: 1 page maximum
• Department Chair Nomination Letter
• Member Sponsor Letter
• The Awardee must attend the ASTS Award Ceremony at ATC to formally accept the grant.
• An abstract must be submitted for presentation at an ATC or ASTS Winter Symposium during the grant period or within 6 months of grant completion.
• A mid-report to the ASTS National Office must be submitted in the spring of the first year.
• A final-report to the ASTS National Office must be submitted in the spring of the final year of funding.
1 grant available annually
* The funding of ASTS research grants is contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of qualified applications.
American Society of Transplant Surgeons Scientist Scholarship
ASTS continues its commitment toward supporting full-time basic and translational research in the field of transplantation and transplant immunobiology in the laboratory of an ASTS Member. This scholarship is specifically designed to support research in a laboratory setting.
$40,000 per year for 2 years
Direct research expenses and/or educational enrichment of the Awardee.
Please review these eligibility requirements carefully to ensure that you apply for an appropriate grant/scholarship.
• Resident in an ACGME program, or
• Completed an advanced professional degree (i.e. PhD, DVM), or foreign equivalent, in discipline germane to transplantation.
• Completed at least 2 years of clinical training or 1 year of post doctoral research in transplantation or transplant immunobiology.
• Awardee may not concurrently receive any other financial support for the proposed research from ASTS, AST, ACS, SUS or other society granting similar support.
• Proposed work is in the laboratory of an ASTS Member.
• Narrative: 3 page maximum including references plus 1 page of graphics permitted. State the reason for applying for the scholarship, specific objectives for the duration of the scholarship, and future plans and goals.
• Department Chair Nomination Letter: This lettermust indicate that the applicant will be guaranteed two years research time for the proposed research.
• The Awardee must attend the ASTS Award Ceremony at ATC to formally accept the scholarship.
• An abstract must be submitted for presentation at an ATC or ASTS Winter Symposium during the scholarship period or within 6 months of scholarship completion.
• A final-report to the ASTS National Office must be submitted in the spring of the final year of funding.
2 scholarships are available annually
* The funding of ASTS research grants and scholarships is contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of qualified applications.
Society for Vascular Surgery Student Research Fellowship
Application Deadline: Annually on March 17
The Student Research Fellowship, established by the SVS Foundation, stimulates laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate college students and medical school students registered at universities in the United States and Canada.
Each award consists of a US$3,000 student stipend and a two-year complimentary subscription to the Journal of Vascular Surgery.
The SVS Foundation grants a maximum of 12 awards per year. The Research and Education Committee is responsible for the selection of students to receive these awards.
Time period: The award is designed for students to spend a meaningful period of time on a project either in a block of several months or spread out over a longer period of time, not to exceed 12 months. The minimum full-time commitment is two months.
Work site: The awards are made to the institution (school, hospital, or research facility) where the student project will be conducted. The student must be enrolled in a university in Canada or the United States. The student must be sponsored by an Active Member of SVS.
SVS Member Sponsor Responsibility: The SVS Active Member who sponsors the student is expected to supervise the research project during the scholarship period. All scholarships are awarded with the understanding that the sponsoring SVS member accepts full responsibility for the project and the completion of a final report at the conclusion of the project. This responsibility also includes assisting with the experimental design designated in the application. An individual SVS member may sponsor only one student application per year.
Institution Responsibility: The entire US$3,000 award must be used as a student stipend. The institution receiving the award on behalf of the student must agree to distribute the award to the student and submit an expenditure report to the Research and Education Committee when payment of the stipend has occurred.
Final Report: A report (1,000-1,500 words) by the student and the sponsoring SVS member must be submitted to the Research and Education Committee at the completion of the project and before any other approved funds for other students sponsored by the SVS member are released.
Application materials must be submitted via email to the SVS Foundation Research and Education Committee (SVSFoundation@vascularsociety.org). Materials may be sent in separate emails to SVS Foundation. All applicants receive a confirmation email that their materials have been received. Decisions regarding the award are sent to applicants in May.
Note: Students enrolled in combined MD/PhD programs may not submit a proposal for research that is a component of the degree process.
Research plan and specific aims of proposed project, including specific role of student in the project and what student expects to gain from the project (not to exceed five pages.)
Curriculum vitae of Applicant.
Curriculum vitae of SVS Active Member Sponsor.
Commitment letter from SVS Active Member Sponsor.
Commitment letter from Institution (indicating research is approved by institution and agreeing to distribute the award to student as a stipend.)
For information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 800-258-7188; fax: 312-334-2320.