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Request for Applications: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award for Learning Disabilities
Deadline: April 30, 2014
The AACAP Pilot Research Award for Learning Disabilities, supported by The Elaine Schlosser Lewis Fund, offers $15,000 for child and adolescent psychiatry residents and junior faculty who have an interest in beginning a career in child and adolescent mental health research. By providing one award to a child and adolescent psychiatry junior faculty member or resident for pilot research on learning disabilities, we support a young investigator at a critical stage, encouraging a future career in child and adolescent psychiatry research. The recipient has the opportunity to submit a poster presentation on his or her research for AACAP’s 62nd Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, October 26 – November 1, 2015.
• Candidates must be board eligible/certified in child and adolescent psychiatry, or enrolled in a child psychiatry residency or fellowship program.
• Candidates must have a faculty appointment in an accredited medical school or be in a fully accredited child and adolescent psychiatry clinical research or training program.
At the time of application, candidates may not have more than two years’ experience following graduation from residency/fellowship training.
Candidates must not have any previous significant, individual research funding in the field of child and adolescent mental health. These include the following: NIMH/NIH Funding (Small Grants, R-01) or similar foundation or industry research funding. Candidates who have received or are currently receiving "T32" funding support are eligible to apply.
Candidates must either be AACAP members or have a membership application pending (not paid by the award) and agree to submit a poster presentation on his or her research for AACAP’s 62nd Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, October 26 – November 1, 2015.
• Application Form
• A letter of intent, no more than seven pages (single spaced, no less than 12 pt. font and 1" margins), including four pages of research protocol, a one page detailed project timeline, one page budget and justification, and one page addressing the inclusion or exclusion of women and minorities. (References may exceed the page limit).
• The research protocol should include the following sections: significance and specific aims, hypotheses, background and rationale, and a research plan (including data analysis plan). Research may be pre-clinical, epidemiological, or clinical.
• The detailed project timeline should list tentative dates of all procedures for the proposed research project. These include but are not limited to: data collection processes, analysis of results, and final report writing.
• The budget should contain sufficient detail so that each item can be separately judged. Computer related items (e.g., personal computers, printers, modems, etc.) are extremely unlikely to receive budget approval. No salary support for the principal investigator will be provided. No indirect costs for the institution will be provided. Typical budget items may include but are not limited to: subject honoraria and travel expenses, instrumentation costs, assay and lab test costs, and/or payment to research assistants.
• If women or minorities will not be included, detailed justification of the rationale for their exclusion is mandatory. Such exclusion may lower enthusiasm for the proposal.
• A letter of support from section chief or department chair.
• A letter of support from the proposed mentor.
• Candidate's current curriculum vitae.
• Letter detailing any current research funding (role on project, title, type of project, and source of funds).
(Human and Animal Subjects must be verified at time of award and do not need to be included with the application.)
The award recipient is encouraged to work with a child and adolescent psychiatric investigator with expertise in his or her particular area of interest. Work must be completed within one year of receipt of the award. Submission of the pilot data is due in June 2015. Funding is up to $15,000 beginning on August 1, 2014 and ending November 1, 2015 (the time the award-funded research is presented at the 2015 AACAP Annual Meeting). Any unused funds must be returned to the AACAP.
AACAP has the right to waive informalities.
All completed applications and attachments must be submitted by April 30, 2014.
For more information contact the Department of Research, Training, and Education at 202-587-9664, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to mail any additional attachments, please submit them to the following address. Please note all application requirements (application and attachments) must be submitted/postmarked by April 30, 2014.
Elaine Schlosser Lewis Pilot Research Award (Learning Disabilities)
AACAP Department of Research, Training and Education
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Scholar Award
Applications for the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Scholar Award due January 6, 2014.
The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience invites applications for the 2014 McKnight Scholar Awards.
These awards were established to encourage emerging neuroscientists to focus on disorders of learning and memory. Applicants for the McKnight Scholar Awards must demonstrate interest in solving important problems in relevant areas of neuroscience, including the translation of basic research to clinical neuroscience. Awards are given to exceptional young scientists who hold the M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and who are in the early stages of establishing an independent laboratory and research career. Traditionally, successful candidates have held faculty positions for at least one year. Up to six McKnight Scholars each will receive three years of support, beginning July 1, 2014.
Eligibility. Applicants must have the following:
• an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and have completed formal postdoctoral training;
• tenure-track status at a U.S.-based sponsoring institution, to which awards will be paid;
• a record of meritorious research in areas pertinent to the interests of the Endowment Fund;
• no more than four years of experience in an independent/tenure-track faculty position (exceptions may be made to account for parental leave);
• evidence of a commitment to a career in neuroscience; and
•U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status.
Please note: applicants must be in a tenure-track position; research faculty with annually renewable contracts are not eligible.
Applicants may not:
• be employees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute or scientists within the intramural program of the National Institutes of Health;
• apply in more than two rounds of competition;
• apply for continued postdoctoral support;
• be tenured already; or
• hold another McKnight award.
Amount and Purpose of Support. Each McKnight Scholar will receive $75,000 annually in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Funds may be used in any way that will facilitate development of the Scholar’s research program, but not for indirect costs.
Selection Process. A review committee will evaluate applications and invite a select few to interview with the committee. Applicants selected will be notified by March 28, 2014. The interviews are scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014 in New York City. The committee will then recommend candidates to the Board of Directors of the Endowment Fund for final decision. Awards will be announced on or before May 17, 2014.
Filing of Scholar Award Application. Applications must arrive no later than January 6, 2014. Please email one PDF of the completed application to email@example.com (references will be submitted separately). If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within a week of submission, please call Eileen at 612-333-4220.
Learning Disabilities Foundation of America Grant Program
Applications must be for projects which conform to the mission of the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America by responding to an unmet need in the field of learning disabilities. Funds are granted for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes or for the identification, ongoing evaluation, education of and services for children and adults with learning disabilities. Examples of project areas that fall within this philosophy:
Innovative research into the causes, the prevention and/or the alleviation of learning disabilities
Distinctive public awareness programs to advance public understanding of the needs of persons with learning disabilities
Innovative programs to advance the achievement of persons with learning disabilities, increase the support skills of their families, support academic and professional advisors, and enhance the understanding of learning disabilities by their colleagues and employers
Grants may be made to the Learning Disabilities Association of America or to any other organization within the United States or any of its possessions exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code and contributions to which are tax deductible.
Grant applications are considered twice each year by the Foundation Board of Managers. Applications must be received no later than March 15 or September 15.
With the exception of certain funds restricted for the Learning Disabilities Association of America, grants will not be made for capital campaigns, routine organizational operations (e.g. newsletters, utilities, salaries, equipment considered normal for organizational operations), or for endowment funds.
Grants will not be made to individuals or for individual scholarships.
The Board of Managers of the Foundation may request an interview with the primary facilitator and/or site visit, in addition to the written grant application.
Projects of national impact and projects that may be replicated are given preference.
All conditional grants in which the conditions have not been met by the end of the Foundation’s fiscal year (March 31) shall expire as of that date unless otherwise specified in the grant. All conditional grant recipients shall be advised of this policy provision.
The following statement must be contained in all reports or manuscripts related to an LDFA grant: “Support has been received from the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America however, the opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.”
Recipients of grants are expected to adhere closely to the stipulated terms of the grant and to the program described in the application.
Full financial accounting of expenditures must be provided to the Foundation.
Funds from a Foundation grant may not be directed to other purposes and any unexpended funds must be returned to the Foundation within 60 days of completion of the project.
Progress reports must be submitted once per year by the due date for grant applications (March 15 or September 15).
Within three months of completion of the project, a detailed final written report outlining the results of the project and accounting for the funds shall be provided to the Foundation.
Grant recipients may not claim exclusive use of the results of the project.