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Scleroderma Foundation Research Grant Program
The Foundation is interested in fostering the development of innovative and high quality research by new and established investigators in fields related to systemic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma.)
Two distinct research grants are offered — the Scleroderma Foundation New Investigator Grant and the Scleroderma Foundation Established Investigator Grant.
The Scleroderma Foundation's New Investigator Grant is for new investigators who hold faculty or equivalent positions and who wish to pursue a career in research related to systemic scleroderma. This grant will support promising research that is likely to lead to individual research project grants and is designed to facilitate the entry of new investigators into this area of research. Applicants may request up to $50,000 per year for up to three years not
to exceed $150,000.
The Scleroderma Foundation's Established Investigator Grant is for established investigators both inside and outside the field of SSc research who wish to propose pilot studies to obtain preliminary data dealing with a highly innovative and/or highly relevant theme related to SSc. This grant will support pilot research that is likely to lead to more substantial research pilot grants from federal or non-federal sources. Applicants may request up to $75,000 per year for up to two years not to exceed $150,000.
The application receipt deadline is September 15th annually.
• Proposal reviews are conducted in December
• Announcement of awards are made in December
• Grants begin in January
• Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by domestic nonprofi t organizations, public and private such as universities, colleges, hospitals, and laboratories. Foreign organizations and institutions are only eligible for Established Investigator Grants. New Investigator Grants may not be used to support thesis or dissertation research or fellowship training. Applicants must have a doctorate degree in Medicine, Osteopathy, Veterinary Medicine, or one of the sciences and must have completed a postdoctoral fellowship by the grant award date.
Applicants for Established Investigator Grant must have been a Principal Investigator on grants from either the Scleroderma Foundation or other national, private or government agencies.
Scleroderma Foundation - National Office
300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105
Danvers, MA 01923
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Education Research Grant
Deadline: August 1, 2013
All applications must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, including letters of recommendation. All applications must be received on the due date by 5pm Central Standard Time (6pm EST, 4pm MST, 3pm PST). If electronic signatures are not available please submit the application and letters of recommendation electronically without signatures. Applications must be in a single file (PDF format only) and attached to an email. The subject line of the email should indicate the grant for which the applicant is applying.
Purpose of the Award
The SAEM Education Research Grant strives to foster education research in emergency medicine at faculty, fellow, resident and medical student level learners. The mission of the grant is to provide support for a medical education research project. The education research project should be novel but also generalizable to educators within SAEM. The project outcome should be measurable, reproducible, and able to be disseminated to the SAEM membership. Whenever possible, the outcome should be clinically relevant or compared to a gold standard educational measurement. Both qualitative and quantitative projects are encouraged.
We specifically encourage innovative projects involving the practice of emergency medicine that:
assess competency at any level of medical education (UME, GME, CME), including Milestones
assess cognitive processes, such as diagnostic reasoning
evaluate instructional methods
evaluate outcomes of educational programs, including faculty development programs
study the education workforce and career satisfaction
study novel job description models for education scholar
evaluate inter-professional educational programs
explore use of technology for teaching knowledge, skills, or cognitive processes
study educational formats best suited to specific types of EM knowledge acquisition
provide evidence for best practices in simulation training
Special consideration will be given to applicants with a clearly articulated long-term plan for a career in EM education research and to those projects that may lead to grant-funded educational research.
The Applicant (Project PI)
The applicant must be a member of SAEM at the time of application and during the award period.
The applicant must be one of the following:
1) Be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine, or Pediatric Emergency Medicine practicing in an emergency care setting.
2) Be a PhD researcher with an academic position in a Department/Division of Emergency Medicine
Previous Education Research award recipients are not eligible for a second award.
The institution must provide adequate administrative and clerical support for the project, including, but not limited to, office space, administrative support, and information systems. Ideally, there should be an accredited emergency medicine residency program at the host institution. The institution must demonstrate the availability of faculty, resident and /or medical student teaching opportunities for the project. The applicant may work clinically at another institution than the institution at which the project will be conducted.
The Financial Award
The Education Research Grant will provide a total of up to $10,000 (unless there is such a rare circumstance that no funds are available). Detailed budgets will be required. Funds may be used for salary or direct costs related to the project. Travel will not be supported. No additional costs will be supported by SAEM; these costs are the responsibility of the sponsoring institution. Failure to meet the award guidelines or inability of the candidate to complete the term of the award shall result in the return of residual funds to SAEM. For projects requiring IRB approval, funds will not be dispersed until IRB approval is successfully obtained. Demonstration of IRB submission should be included in the grant submission (with the letters of support section).
Duration of the Award
The award is for one year (July 1 through June 30).
Grant Review Process
The SAEM Grants Committee is responsible for the review of all applications, and will make recommendations to the SAEM Board of Directors regarding recipients. A scoring system considering the qualifications of the applicant, the research proposal, and the institution will be assessed with the goal of funding applicants with the highest likelihood of successfully completing an innovative, impactful education research project. An education research grant will be awarded only if a project suitable and worthy of the award is submitted during that award year.
A progress report is due at 5 months (December 1) from the start of the grant period. A final report will be due at 11 months (June 1) and final financial report at the close of the grant. Report templates can be downloaded at www.saem.org.
At the end of the grant year, the applicant is expected to present their work to SAEM with a submission of a project portfolio outlining the final education research project. Submission of an Innovations presentation (formerly IEME - Innovations in Emergency Medical Education), research abstract, publication, or educational project is expected.
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation
2340 S. River Road, Suite 208
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Society for Academic/Emergency Medicine Foundation Research Training Grant
The Research Training Grant (RTG) is intended to provide funding to support the development of a scientist in emergency medicine. Its specific goals are:
To provide support to an emergency medicine academician for two years of concentrated training and mentorship with emphasis in research methods. The award is intended to support the development of sound research skills rather than to support a specific research project.
To enhance the likelihood of the selection of an academic and research career by the recipient.
To establish a departmental culture that will continue to support research training independent of the SAEM award.
To encourage further academic development and research involvement of emergency medicine academicians.
The RTG provides financial support for a trainee to acquire sound research skills. As such, the training curriculum and strong mentorship are essential and equally as important as the project performed during the training period. An outstanding application will include well-developed descriptions of each of these important elements. The RTG is also intended to provide trainees with fundamental skills necessary to succeed as scientists and to compete for additional extramural grant funding.
Duration of the award: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015
The RTG will provide a total of up to $100,000 for two years (up to $50,000 per year) as support for the research trainee. Detailed budgets will be required. Funds must be used for salary. No additional research costs (e.g., supplies, equipment, technical assistance, etc.) will be supported by SAEM; these costs are the responsibility of the sponsoring institution. Funds for the second training year will be made available to the host institution only upon submission of a progress report that is judged by the SAEM Grants Committee to demonstrate satisfactory accomplishment in the first year of the fellowship. Failure to meet the award guidelines or inability of the candidate to complete the term of the award shall result in the return of residual funds to SAEM. The number of awards granted annually will depend on the quality of applications and status of endowment funds. The SAEM Grants are designed to support applicants in their research careers. A SAEM grantee with any overlapping or potentially overlapping support (support for the same purposes from two different funding agencies) should report such overlapping support to the SAEM Grants Committee Chair once this occurs. SAEM reserves the right to adjust the grant award pending any overlapping support. SAEM grants are contingent upon the amount of available funds from the SAEM Foundation. SAEM may discontinue, postpone, or alternate grant funding mechanisms based on the amount of funds available. Distribution of funds will be dependent on Human Subjects or Animal Welfare assurance approval for the proposed research study.
The applicant must be a SAEM member at the time of application submission, and if awarded must maintain membership during both award years. The applicant must have an advanced degree (e.g., MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DSc or equivalent), and hold a university appointment in or be actively involved with a department or division of emergency medicine. The applicant is expected to be an SAEM member during the award period. Faculty applicants who are two (2) or more years post-training must be an SAEM member for more than 12 months at the time of the application deadline in order to apply for the award. While many applicants may pursue the RTG immediately after the completion of residency training, this is not required. However, all applicants, mentors, and department chairs need to be fully aware of the strict limitations on non-research related departmental obligations (a maximum of 12 hours per week of combined clinical, administrative, and teaching activities) during the award period. Previous award recipients are not eligible for a second award.
The department should be actively involved in emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine research and teaching. Departments of emergency medicine outside the United States are eligible. The department should have an established research program as indicated by: (1) successful extra- and or intramural competitive grant funding; (2) current IRB-approved clinical or laboratory investigations; (3) research presentations at national or international meetings; (4) publications in peer-reviewed journals; (5) formal research curriculum; and (6) dedicated funds, space, and support personnel available to ensure completion of projects in which the applicant will participate.
The training expectations are as follows: 1. The trainee will take part in a focused research curriculum. 2. The trainee will design or participate in one or more clinical or laboratory investigations. 3. The trainee will attend the SAEM Annual Meeting during both years of the award and maintain membership in SAEM. 4. The recipient is expected to submit an abstract detailing research performed during the training period for competitive review and presentation to the SAEM Annual Meeting. If accepted for presentation, the awardee's department will provide financial support for meeting attendance. 5. A published manuscript (first-authored by the awardee) in a peer-reviewed journal is expected within two years of completing the research year. 6. Progress reports will be submitted 12 and 24 months after the award funding period begins. These reports will be prepared independently by the awardee and mentor and submitted to SAEM.
The mentor should be an established research investigator with mentoring experience and expertise in the proposed area of research and in research methodology. The mentor must commit the necessary time to provide both specific and general research training for the fellow, supervise the fellow's research project, and provide the necessary equipment and resources to carry out the research project if these are not available from the fellow's department.
Projects are expected to be submitted as abstracts to the SAEM Annual Meeting when completed.
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation
2340 S. River Road, Suite 208
Des Plaines, IL 60018
National Ataxia Foundation Young Investigator Awards
The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) is committed to funding the best science relevant to hereditary and sporadic types of ataxia in both basic and translational research. Funding for Ataxia-Telangiectasia research proposals will receive a lower priority unless they lend themselves to an overall better understanding of the ataxia disease process.
Young Investigator (YI) Award: One-year grant of $35,000 — $50,000 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: Three (3) 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 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, 2013 - Letter of Intent with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research
September 1, 2013 - Full application due
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National Ataxia Foundation
2600 Fernbrook Lane Suite 119
Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752
Fax: (763) 553-0167
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Career Development Award
Purpose: To provide young staff support for initiating and development of academic careers in the field of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.
Amount: $75,000/year for two years
Application Deadline: October 1st
Review/Notification Date: Winter/Spring
• Within 5 years of first full-time faculty appointment in a US or Canadian government, public or private not-for-profit medical institution.
• US or Canadian citizen having completed an approved colorectal surgery training program; if foreign national, then must have valid working visa at time of application for colorectal department/institution where work is proposed.
• ASCRS members only
• The applicant must not currently have or have previously received a career development award from another funding source. If the applicant receives the Career Development Award from the ASCRS Research Foundation and is subsequently awarded another career development award from another funding source with overlapping funding period, the applicant must return the residual funds to the ASCRS Research Foundation, or decline the funding from another source. The exception is a career development award from the NIH K-series award.
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
85 W. Algonquin Rd., Suite 550
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Call for Nominations: American Association of Anatomists Basmajian Award
Nomination deadline: October 15
Materials deadline: November 15
This award recognizes health science faculty who are in the formative stages of their career (within 10 years of their highest earned degree at time of nomination), teach human or veterinary gross anatomy, can document excellence in their contribution to the teaching of gross anatomy, and have outstanding accomplishments in biomedical research or scholarship in education. At the AAA Annual Banquet, the recipient is presented with a plaque and a $1,000 honorarium. The recipient also will receive two years free AAA membership and registration (at early registration rate) at the EB meeting will be waived for two years, including the year of the award.
AWARD NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS
Only AAA members may submit a nomination; however, the proposed award recipient need not be an AAA member. AAA members may nominate themselves, but must provide a letter of recommendation from someone else on the nomination form. Only complete nominations can be considered by the individual award committee.
By October 15th, a nominator must submit the nomination form and a letter of support outlining the qualifications of a nominee. Each nominee is then asked to submit the remaining documentation (see Submission Requirements below) by November 15. Each year, the AAA President or incoming President nominates and the Board of Directors approves members for the award committee. The committee requests electronic submission of all material by the final award deadline. Only nominations that are complete and received on time will be considered. The committee carefully considers the eligible nominations and selects the award recipient. Committees are not obligated to make an award each year.
Documents required for the Basmajian Award nomination should clearly reflect the nominee’s accomplishments in both research and teaching. Clear, concise information about the accomplishments of the nominee is more useful than extensive materials. The completed nomination package should include:
•Nomination form and letter of recommendation from the nominator (or other individual if self-nominated)
•Two (2) ADDITIONAL letters of recommendation At least one of the three (3) total letters of recommendation must be from the nominee's chair, chief, or dean (supervisor) and must document the quality of the nominee's contributions to the teaching of gross anatomy.
•Candidate's curriculum vitae (NIH biosketch format preferred) documenting:
•Research - CV must reflect the nominee's research portfolio, including publications, textbooks, patents, abstracts, chapters, and proceedings papers.
•Teaching - CV must reflect the nominee's teaching portfolio, such as experience, awards, and publications on teaching anatomy to students (i.e., undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, medical, or residents).
•Service - include departmental, school, university, journal, and society level service. Copies of letters documenting good performance in such service are helpful.
•At least one article/textbook sample (up to three may be submitted)
•At least one representative research paper (up to three may be submitted)
Any nominee not chosen for an award is automatically considered for the award by the next two consecutive award committees. It is the nominator’s responsibility to update or augment the nomination materials, if appropriate, prior to the next year’s deadline.
For further information or clarification regarding the process or the forms, you may call or email:
American Association of Anatomists Short-Term Visiting Scholarships
Application deadlines: February 1, 2013, June 1, 2013 and October 1, 2013
AAA's Short-term Visiting Scholarship Program is intended to provide travel expenses to undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or faculty to facilitate visiting a laboratory or participating in a course outside their home institution. The Scholarship consists of up to $1,000, plus registration fee (at early registration rate) and partial travel support to the next appropriate AAA Annual Meeting/ EB. The program will cover up to twelve (12) scholarships per year.
•Visiting Scholarships may be used in any country.
•Scholars may be undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or faculty.
•Each Scholarship is intended for a short-term (typically, 1-8 week) visit to a laboratory or participation in a course outside the applicant’s home institution.
•Funding cannot be used to attend a meeting or conference.
•Scholars must have been AAA members for one year prior to application deadline and are expected to remain a member for at least one year after the scholarship is awarded.
•No individual will be funded twice in a calendar year.
•The award must be used within one year of the approval date.
•No individual will be funded for work on a project for which he/she was previously supported by a Short-term Visiting Scholarship.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
•Each Scholarship will have a value up to $1,000.
•Recipient must provide proof of course registration & completion or letter from host laboratory verifying completion of visit.
•Each Scholar will be reimbursed up to $350 to defray the cost of attending the annual AAA Annual Meeting/EB, in addition to free registration (at early registration rate).
•Scholars must write a short report of their visit or course within two months of completion.
•Scholars may be invited to participate in AAA outreach activities.
APPLICATION & PROPOSAL GUIDELINES
Applications should be submitted electronically, via the linked application form. Each application must include:
•CV (NIH four-page biosketch format preferred)
•For a course, the course description must be included.
•For a laboratory visit, an invitation letter from the host laboratory’s principal investigator must be included.
•One-page summary of:
•research goals that the visit or course will help achieve
•budget outline, indicating the source of additional funds, if necessary
AAA’s Short-term Visiting Scholarship Committee is comprised of five (5) members appointed by the current or incoming President to represent various areas of education or research. Committee members will serve a two-year term with one member serving a one-year term as chair in the final year. (The initial committee will vary slightly until the appropriate staggering of terms is achieved.) The committee will review all applications and select up to four (4) Scholars in each of three awards cycles per year. It is not required that four awards be made in each cycle. Under special circumstances, the committee may make more than four awards in the first cycle of the year and fewer in the next, so long as they do not exceed a total of twelve (12) awards per year.
The Short-term Visiting Scholarship Committee will review all applications online, will score them based on a process established by the inaugural chair, and will confer by conference call to determine the scholarship recipients. They will provide their recommendations to AAA by March 15 (for applications due February 1), July 15 (for applications due June 1) and November 15 (for application due October 15).
•Applications will be reviewed three times per year, by a committee of five AAA members.
•Criteria for decision will include:
•track record of the applicant;
•importance of the visit or course for the applicant’s research success.
•The AAA Executive Committee will receive a list of recommended recipients; if no questions or objections are raised within one week, recipients will be notified.
•Critiques will not be provided to applicants.
•Submission deadlines: February 1, June 1 and October 1
•Committee report due: March 15, July 15 and November 15
•Scholarship presentation: Scholarship funds of up to $1,000 will be distributed upon verification of course or visit completion, as described above.
American Society for Microbiology Graduate Microbiology Teaching Award
Honors exemplary teaching and recognizes an individual for distinguished teaching of microbiology and mentoring of students at the graduate and postgraduate levels (e.g., graduate school, medical school, or other health professional schools) and for encouraging students to subsequent achievement.
The nominee must be currently teaching microbiology in a recognized college or university, with a substantial portion of his or her time during the past five years devoted to teaching graduate students in microbiology, and a minimum of 10 years total teaching experience. The nominee may have engaged in research or other concerns, provided that teaching graduate students remained a substantial activity.
A cash prize of $2,500, a commemorative piece, and travel to the ASM General Meeting.
Deadline: July 1.
Nominations will be considered without updating for three years. 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, emailed to email@example.com
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year.