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Call for Submissions: Microbiome Awards
Deadline for Submission is May 31, 12PM PST.
The Microbiome Awards provides young, extraordinary scientists with funding and recognition to carry out scientific work in the field of Microbiome research.
Entrants must have been awarded their Ph.D in the last 5 years
This is an international contest. Submissions to the Awards are admitted from any researcher regardless of age, gender, country of origin, background or religion.
Submissions will not be accepted from members of scientific groups supervised by any of the judges.
The research described in the submission must fall within the Microbiome field. Incomplete submissions or those that do not meet the requirements will be rejected.
MO BIO Laboratories, main sponsor of the Microbiome Awards is generously donating prizes for more than $10,000 in value to distribute among the awardees. The winner of the competition will receive a Research Package consisting of the analysis of 100 microbiome samples by the EMP consortium (*). The sample analysis includes Nucleic acid extraction (using MO BIO products) and targeted amplicon analysis (16S rDNA).
(*) All data generated by the EMP together with the physical and chemical contextual data provided by the researcher, will be made public through the EMP data portal www.microbio.me/emp. If the awardee chooses the privacy of the project, the prize will consist of MO BIO products for the correspondant amount of the prize.
The winning proposals will be selected based on scientific merit and originality by a Scientific Review Committee. Each winner will be contacted directly and then the names will be posted on the Microbiome Project website on September 15, 2014. All decisions are final.
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.