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Call for Applications: American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship
The scholarship program offers members of SIGN a summer stipend of $3,000 to conduct a project in either an institutional, clinical, or laboratory setting where there are ongoing programs of research, service or training, or a private practice. Only applicants from schools with established SIGN chapters are eligible to apply. The AAN will award up to 20 scholarships to first year medical students who have a supporting preceptor and a project with clearly defined goals. The project is to be conducted through a U.S. or Canadian institution of the student's choice and jointly designed by the student and sponsoring institution.
1) The project is to be undertaken in either an institutional, clinical, or laboratory setting that has ongoing programs of research, service, or training, or in a private practice setting.
2) The research being conducted MUST be neuroscience based.
3) The intention of the scholarship is to provide research funding support to students with little or no prior research history. Therefore, preference will be given to beginning researchers. Projects already completed will not be considered.
4) There must be a registered SIGN chapter at the student applicant’s institution, however, there does not need to be a SIGN chapter at the site where the research will be done, but this is encouraged.
5) Applicants must be current AAN members and SIGN chapter members at their institution at the time of application submission.
6) Applicants must not have received the scholarship previously.
7) Sponsoring investigators must confirm compliance with local IRB requirements regarding the student’s role in human subjects’ research.
8) If the project preceptor and SIGN faculty advisor are the same person, two separate letters should be provided. The first letter should focus on how the student is involved with the SIGN chapter and the second should focus on the role he/she will play in the research project.
9) The student should write the proposal, clearly delineating his/her role in the project. Applications in which the role of the student is not clearly defined will not be considered.
10) Any publications resulting from the funded project must acknowledge the support of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Upon publication, copies should be forwarded to the AAN.
11) The recipient will provide the AAN with his/her name, year of Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship award receipt, academic institution, publications, presentations and/or awards related to the summer research project.
12) Multiple sources of funding are allowed; however, applicants must provide information regarding what funds have been applied for and/or received.
13) Scholarship winners are encouraged to submit their abstract to the AAN for the Annual Meeting Scientific Program (online at www.call4abstracts.com/aan/); AAN’s acceptance of the abstract is not guaranteed.
Student must submit by or before March 28, 2014:
Note: Project proposal, budget proposal, CV and bibliography should be Arial, 11 point font or greater and have at least 0.5 inch margins.
1) 1-2 page project proposal
2) 1 page budget proposal
3) 1-2 page Curriculum Vitae
4) 1 page bibliography
5) 2 letters of recommendation: one from the project preceptor/mentor and one from the SIGN faculty advisor or from neurology or neuroscience faculty.
Student will include in the Project Proposal:
1) Student name and contact information including phone and email address
2) Faculty mentor name and contact information including phone and email address
3)Title of project
4) Specific aims of the project (List as specific aims, the specific objectives for the research proposed. If the research is part of a larger project, briefly describe the goals of the over-all project and how the proposed research is related. The student should concisely state his/her specific role in the project, and the outcomes expected for each Specific Aim).
5) Background and Significance (Explain the importance to biomedicine of the problem motivating this research, here and elsewhere; indicate citations by number in parentheses, corresponding to their order of appearance in the Bibliography).
6) Experimental Design (Keyed to the Specific Aims, describe the experiments/studies intended and the experimental and analytical methods that will be used)
7) Bibliography (authors, titles of article, journal, book, volume, pages, year; list citations numerically in the order in which they appear in the application).
8) Time-Line (Present a 10-week time-line identifying anticipated key points in the progress of the research).
9) Mentorship (Describe arrangements made with the mentor and lab associates for structured guidance).
10) Formal budget for research. Students are encouraged to think practically and realistically about the cost of their proposal. For guidance, some basic budget categories could include:
Materials and supplies: This should include animal costs (cost for animal and cost for housing), costs to pay human subjects (if applicable), costs for supplies (including molecular biology kits, pipette tips, assay supplies, etc.).
Equipment: Should include any new equipment that needs to be purchased for the project
Travel: Costs associated with presenting data at meetings (includes cost of registration + travel expenses)
11) Signatures of student, SIGN faculty advisor, and project preceptor
Student will return when notified of winning:
1) A Statement of Intent form, signed by student and preceptor, supplied with winner notification letter.
2) W-9 or W-8BEN Tax form for Canadian citizens
Student will submit after project completion and before September 6, 2014:
1) A one-page abstract of the project
2) Evaluation forms completed by the student and preceptor, supplied with the winner notification letter.
3) Students are encouraged to submit completed abstracts to the AAN
Award, presentation and publication
1) Recipient will provide AAN with Name, year of Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship award receipt, academic institution, publications, presentations and/or awards related to summer research project, presentations relating to summer research project.
Call for Nominations: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Young Investigator Award
Honors outstanding laboratory research in clinical microbiology or antimicrobial agents and is intended to further the career development of a young clinical scientist and promote awareness of clinical microbiology as a career.
The nominee should be conducting outstanding research in clinical microbiology, automation in clinical laboratories, development of novel antimicrobial agents, mechanisms of action of antimicrobial agents or mechanisms of resistance to antimicrobial agents. The nominee must be no more than five years beyond completion of postdoctoral research training in microbiology, infectious diseases or related disciplines at the time of the nomination deadline.
A cash prize of $2,500, commemorative piece, and travel to the ASM General Meeting.
Deadline: July 1.
Nominations will be considered for three years as long as the nominee continues to meet the eligibility criteria and an updated curriculum vitae is submitted annually. 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, abstracts, and manuscripts in preparation, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year.
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Sanford Research and Augustana College
Deadline: March 31st, 2014
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Site at Sanford Research and Augustana College program provides opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in laboratory research. These dynamic 10-week programs allow students to apply their classroom knowledge by working in a laboratory under the supervision of a Sanford Research or Augustana College principal investigator.
Participants gain valuable experience by attending weekly workshops geared towards career preparation, such as ethics in scientific research, career opportunities, and how to apply to and interview for graduate school. Students may also opt to participate in weekly GRE preparatory workshop that is offered as part of the program. Trainees prepare and present a short oral presentation based on their proposed project at the beginning of the program. At the end of the summer, students share their research project results at a poster symposium. Students are encouraged to present their findings at national meetings, provided the funding is available, and co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications resulting from their research is possible. Should the Sanford principal investigator consent, research could continue into the academic year.
Program details, application requirements and application materials are available at:
For questions, please contact us at REU@sanfordhealth.org or 605-312-6590.
Request for Nominations: Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences
This award was established in 1947 and recognizes outstanding clinical or laboratory research by a medical school faculty member related to health and disease that has contributed to the substance of medicine. The nomination deadline is May 2, 2014.
The Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences honors outstanding biomedical research related to health and disease. The research recognized should have contributed to the substance of medicine. The AAMC has awarded a prize in this arena, in partnership with various sponsors, since 1947.
Nominations may be made by anyone on the faculty or staff of a medical school or teaching hospital or by a member of an academic society. The nominee must be an individual who serves on the faculty of an AAMC member medical school or teaching hospital.
The nomination packet must include:
A statement of evidence in justification of the nomination
The candidate's curriculum vitae and bibliography
Two letters of support
Copies of no more than five (5) key publications by the nominee
Presentation of the Award and a prize of $5,000 will be made at the AAMC annual meeting.
Please send your completed nomination package to Sandra Gordon at email@example.com.
Please address all questions to:
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037-1127
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Awards Program
The AALAS Awards Selection Committee (ASC) has made significant progress in refining the awards criteria and scoring system to ensure a fair and consistent process. The six awards which will require nominations are the Griffin, Garvey, Bhatt, Brewer, Collins, and Technician of the Year. These awards all require the same basic nomination information to be considered.
Summary of the Awards Selection Process
The award nomination forms are submitted via email. The AALAS office notifies the nominee they have been nominated for a specific award. The nominee should they desire to be considered for the award should submit their completed information to the AALAS office prior to April 1. Copies of the packets are then sent to the ASC members for review. Each packet receives a score based on the established criteria. Committee members then rank the nominees for each individual award based on the scores and send them back to the national office to be tallied with the other committee members ranks. A tally of these rankings and scores is sent back to the ASC members for their review. A conference call is then set up for the ASC members to discuss the nominees with the highest ranks or scores and finalize the award selections. The chair of the ASC notifies the Executive Director of the committees' recommendations which are subsequently submitted to the AALAS Board of Trustees for approval.
Nominees for all awards must be national members of AALAS. Each of the awards require the following information be provided to be considered a complete nomination.
• Curriculum vitae or resume
• 3–5 letters of support
• Provide any additional information as requested and outlined on the judge's evaluation sheet for each award.
• Nomination forms must be submitted to the AALAS office by email by April 1.
Awards cannot be given posthumously. If you have questions about the nomination or selection processes, feel free to contact the AALAS office.
To submit a nomination form:
• Download the appropriate form from the AALAS website.
• Fill out the requested information and save the PDF to your computer.
• Email the PDF as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nathan R. Brewer Lifetime Achievement Award
The Nathan R. Brewer Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual for outstanding lifelong contributions to the improvement of care, quality, and environment of animals used in biologic and medical research.
The Nathan R. Brewer Award was established in 1994 in honor of Nathan R. Brewer, DVM, PhD, first AALAS President and a founding father of AALAS. Dr. Brewer was the first recipient of the award, which was presented to him at the 45th AALAS National Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.
Nominees have significant, consistent dedication to, and focus on, laboratory animal science and AALAS.
1. Demonstrated distinguished lengthy career in field of laboratory animal science (minimum of 20 years).
2. Demonstrated leadership and accomplishments that have contributed to improvements in laboratory animal science.
3. Examples include publications, presentations and/or innovations, which help expand the laboratory animal knowledge base and contribute to improved quality of research animals; development of special techniques, products or services to enhance laboratory animal care; promotion of improved standards through training; involvement in public outreach / education.
4. Current Member of National AALAS
Successful candidates will have:
1. At least 20 years working in laboratory animal science.
2. Active or past participation in local or National AALAS through participation on committees or in leadership roles.
Award Details: Plaque and a $3,000 honorarium.
Charles A. Griffin Award
The Charles A. Griffin Award recognizes an individual or group of individuals who have demonstrated ethical scientific and/or technological advancements in humane experimentation or improved animal care practices.
The Charles A. Griffin Award is the oldest AALAS award. It was first presented in 1956 and is named after its first recipient, the late Dr. Charles A. Griffin, an eminent bacteriologist and a pioneer in the development, refinement, care, and use of disease-free animals.
Nominees may be an individual or group of individuals who have demonstrated ethical scientific and/or technological advancements in humane experimentation or improved animal care practices.
1. Contribution of scientific or technological advancements that results in humane experimentation and/or improved animal care practices.
2. Implementation of techniques or practices that promote these principles.
3. Contribution to the body of knowledge that advances the 3R's: replacement, refinement, reduction (publications or presentations, IACUC policies or practices, etc.)
1. Authored publications or presentations or marketed products in the spirit of or contributing to the 3R's.
2. Active in local or National AALAS through participation on committees or other volunteer commitments
Award Details: Plaque and a $2,000 honorarium.
Joseph J. Garvey Management Award
The Joseph J. Garvey Management Award recognizes an individual for their outstanding accomplishments in administration, management, or the support of programs relating to the care, quality, or humane treatment of animals used in biomedical research.
The Joseph J. Garvey award is named after AALAS' first Executive Secretary and was first presented in 1984.
Nominees may be directors, managers, supervisors or administrators
1. Demonstrated managerial or administrative leadership that contributed to improvement in the care of animals (e.g. creating program that inspires employees to improve job performance; creating a system for employees to make suggestions for how to improve animal care and implementing suggestions, leading an exemplary program).
2. Demonstrated accomplishments related to the care, quality or humane treatment of research animals.
3. Demonstrated specific achievements that have benefited AALAS or the candidate's workplace.
1. AALAS registered certification or equivalent educational or professional degree preferred.
Pravin N. Bhatt Scientific Investigator Award
The Pravin N. Bhatt Scientific Investigator Award recognizes an individual for their outstanding scientific accomplishments.
The Pravin N Bhatt Investigator Award was established in 1994 to encourage and recognize an outstanding young scientist who has made significant contributions to the fields of laboratory animal science or comparative medicine. This award is named for Dr. Pravin N. Bhatt, who studied infectious diseases of laboratory animals for 25 years and made substantial contributions to our understanding of rat coronaviruses and ectromelia virus (the etiologic agent of mousepox); Dr. Bhatt selflessly mentored undergraduate and graduate students as well as junior scientists. In 2012 all scientific recognitions were concentrated within the Bhatt Award and the restriction to young scientists was abolished.
Nominees demonstrate significant effort engaged in scientific research.
1. Demonstration of a commitment to science as well as originality of thought and experimental design.
2. Research relevant to laboratory animal science and comparative medicine that advances current knowledge and contributes to the existing literature in those fields and is directly applicable to a variety of research settings.
3. Research contributes to the enhancement of local/national AALAS meetings, AALAS publications, and the scientific community. The candidate has presented research information in a variety of formats (posters, platform sessions, seminars, round tables) and frequently publishes scientific findings in CM, CT, and other high-quality scientific journals applicable to the area of expertise.
George R. Collins Education and Training Award
The George R. Collins Education and Training Award is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to the field of laboratory animal training and education.
Formerly entitled the Animal Technician Award, the Collins Award is named after George R. Collins, a member of the first AALAS Animal Technician Certification Board and a pioneer in the animal technician education and certification.
Nominees have responsibility for training or education within their organization or have significant dedication to sharing skills and knowledge with fellow colleagues.
1. Demonstrated participation in local/national AALAS activities and dedication to promote and advance of the field of laboratory animal science through training and education.
2. Participation in learning or information programs (e.g. public outreach or education programs).
3. Demonstrated participation in developing, improving, implementing or providing training and education programs.
4. Demonstrated promotion of technician or management certification.
5. Current Member of National AALAS
Technician of the Year Award
The Technician of the Year Award recognizes an individual for their accomplishment and contribution to the promotion of laboratory animal care.
This award, formerly called the Technician Recognition Award, was instituted as a scholarship award in 1967. The award promotes the laboratory animal technician as an integral member of a research team and encourages continuing education. Nominees for this award are often individuals who have received the Technician or Technologist of the Year Award from their local branch.
Nominees have primary responsibility for feeding, handling, and/or care of laboratory animals.
1. Have daily contact with laboratory animals in the form of handling, feeding, watering, changing cages, or delivering veterinary technical services.
2. Contribution to the laboratory animal field at the institutional level through identification and implementation of new or improved techniques in the care of animals.
3. Demonstration of outstanding individual work performance, positive attitude, team work, and motivation.
4. Hold an animal care position with minimal supervisory responsibilities
5. Demonstrated interest in attaining additional education and training preferred.
6. Current Member of National AALAS
1. RALAT, RLAT, or RLATG certification
2. Participation in the AALAS Registry
3. Active in local or National AALAS through participation on committees or other volunteer commitments preferred.
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: email@example.com; telephone: 800-258-7188; fax: 312-334-2320.
Broad Medical Research Program Inflammatory Bowel Disease Grants
Recognizing that some of the most promising research in this area of medicine is at the very early stages of development, the Broad Medical Research Program funds studies and investigation of new ideas in their initial exploratory stage that do not yet qualify for funding from more traditional sources like the National Institutes of Health. By supporting innovative and promising ideas, we hope to advance the research so it is likely to receive continuation funding from other sources. The Broad Medical Research Program awards one- and two-year grants for basic or clinical IBD research projects to qualified investigators from around the world who work in a nonprofit academic organization. Grant applications submitted to the Broad Medical Research Program are not reviewed by a committee. Instead, leading investigators in each research area review proposals and provide suggestions for improvement. Over 1,900 reviewers from 41 countries have participated in the review process. Proposals are selected for funding based on their scientific strength, innovation and relevance to IBD diagnosis, therapy or prevention. To expedite the research, we accept applications year-round and fund approved applications in about three months.Because we believe that great ideas could come from non-traditional sources, we encourage basic and clinical investigators and scientists not currently working in IBD and interdisciplinary teams to apply.Application ProcessThere is a two-step process for requesting funds from the Broad Medical Research Program:1. The first step is to submit a Letter of Interest. Decisions on Letters of Interest are based on external expert review of the proposal and usually are made within four to six weeks. Instructions for Letters of Interest can be found at www.broadmedical.org.2. If we are interested in pursuing a project, an invitation is extended to submit a full grant application. At that time, the grant application instructions and forms are sent to the Principal Investigator. Decisions on grant applications are made based on external review by subject experts and usually take eight to 10 weeks.There are no deadlines or specific dates for applications. Proposals are accepted and reviewed year-round.Proposal Review• Most Letters of Interest and all grant applications will be evaluated by active investigators in the specific research area.• Reviewers are located throughout the world and are chosen carefully not to have conflicts of interest with the applicants.• Grant proposals will be selected for funding based on their scientific strength, innovative value and relevance to IBD diagnosis, therapy or prevention.• Decisions on Letters of Interest will usually be made within 4-6 weeks.• Decisions on grant applications will usually be made within 8-10 weeks.Funding Guidelines• Preference is given to proposals with strong potential of clinical benefit to IBD patients in the foreseeable future.• Funding can be requested for up to two years.• Funding of a second year will be based on an evaluation of the progress and the perceived value of the findings from the first year of funding.
Letter of Interest Submission 1. Direct Letters of Interest to: Daniel Hollander, M.D. Director Broad Medical Research Program The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Scientific | Medical Research 10900 Wilshire Boulevard, Twelfth Floor Los Angeles, California 90024-6532 U.S.A. 2. If possible, please send your Letter of Interest and all attachments electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send it electronically, please do not send a printed copy. 3. Receipt of your Letter of Interest will be acknowledged by e-mail within a few days. If you do not hear from us in a timely manner, please contact us at email@example.com to make sure that your letter has been received. 4. You may include suggestions for potential reviewers and also indicate individuals with potential conflicts of interest. Unless required by your institution, Letters of Interest may be submitted directly to the BMRP by the Principal Investigator and do not require institutional approval or signature. 5. Letters of Interest are accepted and reviewed throughout the year; there are no deadlines.