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Call for Nominations: 2015 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Awards
The 2015 award nomination deadline is May 19, 2014
The ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education is given annually to a scientist who encourages effective teaching and learning of biochemistry and molecular biology through his/her own teaching, leadership in education, writing, educational research, mentoring or public enlightenment. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award will consist of a cash prize of $3,000, and the winner will present a plenary symposium lecture at the 2015 ASBMB Annual meeting.
The ASBMB-Merck Award recognizes outstanding contributions to research in biochemistry and molecular biology. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award consists of a plaque, $5,000, transportation, and expenses of the recipient and spouse to the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.
The ASBMB Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding research contributions to biochemistry and molecular biology. The recipient must have no more than 15 years postdoctoral experience. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award consists of a plaque, $5,000, transportation, and expenses to present a lecture at the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting.
The Avanti Award in Lipids recognizes outstanding research contributions in the area of lipids. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award consists of a plaque, $3,000, and transportation and expenses to present a lecture at the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting.
The Alice and C. C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology will recognize established investigators who are making seminal contributions to the field of molecular parasitology at the time of the award. Novel and significant discoveries on the biology of parasitic organisms are of particular emphasis. The areas of research to be awarded are limited to protozoan parasites, but otherwise broadly defined, including, but not limited to, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, metabolism, cell biology, development biology and host-pathogen interactions. Nominations must be originated by ASBMB members and self nominations are acceptable. The Award recipient should be an internationally recognized scientific leader who has already made important discoveries in the field and continues an active effort at the cutting edge of research. The Award will consist of $35,000 for use by the recipient’s research laboratory, a plaque, and travel expenses for the recipient to attend the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture on his or her work. In addition, the winner of the award will organize a half-day symposium at the ASBMB national meeting focusing on molecular Parasitology.
The Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science was established by the Bert and N. Kuggie Vallee Foundation in 2012 to recognize international achievements in the sciences basic to medicine. It is awarded to an established scientist for outstanding accomplishments in basic biomedical research. Nominations must originate from ASBMB members; however, the nominee need not be an ASBMB member. The Award consists of a $10,000 cash award, a plaque and travel expenses for attendance at the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.
The DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences was established by family, friends and colleagues to honor the legacy of Warren L. DeLano. The award will be given to a scientist for the most accessible and innovative development or application of computer technology to enhance research in the life sciences at the molecular level. The contribution should include two key elements - more productive use of computers to accelerate and facilitate research, and ready access of these programs for the scientific community. Nominations must originate from ASBMB members, but the nominee need not be an ASBMB member. The Award consists of a plaque, a $3,000 cash award and travel expenses for the recipient to attend the ASBMB annual meeting to present a lecture.
The Earl and Thressa Stadtman Distinguished Scientist Award was established by friends and colleagues to preserve their legacies as scientists and mentors. It is awarded to an established scientist for his or her outstanding achievement in basic research in the fields encompassed by the ASBMB. The award will be given every other year, alternating with The Earl and Thressa Stadtman Young Scholar Award. Nominations must originate from ASBMB members, but the nominee need not be an ASBMB member. The Award consists of a plaque, a $10,000 cash award and travel expenses for the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture. The Earl and Thressa Stadtman Distinguished Scientist Award will be given in 2015.
The Herbert Tabor Research Award The Herbert Tabor Research Award has been established by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to recognize the many contributions of Dr. Herbert Tabor to the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Society. The award will be given for excellence in biological chemistry and molecular biology and the contributions to the community of scientists. ASBMB seeks to be the first to recognize outstanding contributions. Nominations must originate from ASBMB members and the nominee must be a member of ASBMB. The award consists of a $30,000 research award, a plaque and travel expenses for the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.
The Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry was established to honor the pioneering scientific accomplishments and the spirit of the late Professor Cohn. Dr. Cohn was the first female president of ASBMB, at the time known as the American Society of Biological Chemists. The Award recognizes and honors scientists at all stages of their careers that have made substantial advances in understanding biological chemistry using innovative physical approaches. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award will be given annually and consists of an award$5,000 and travel expenses to the ASBMB Annual Meeting to present the Mildred Cohn Award lecture.
The Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award was established to honor an outstanding scientist who has shown a strong commitment to the encouragement of under-represented minorities to enter the scientific enterprise and/or to the effective mentorship of those within it. The award will consist of a plaque, a cash prize of $3,000, and transportation expenses to present a lecture at the annual ASBMB meeting. The recipient will be chosen by the Minority Affairs Committee. Nominations must be originated by Society members; however, the nominee need not be an ASBMB member.
The Walter A. Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research, established by ASBMB’s Lipid Research Division, recognizes outstanding research contributions in the area of lipids by young investigators who are an Assistant professor or equivalent and with no more than 10 years of experience since receiving their degree (PhD and/or MD). Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. Self nominations are acceptable. The award consists of a plaque, $2,000 and transportation and expenses to present a lecture at the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting.
The William C. Rose Award recognizes outstanding contributions to biochemical and molecular biological research and a demonstrated commitment to the training of younger scientists, as epitomized by the late Dr. Rose. Nominations must be originated by Society members, but the nominees need not be ASBMB members. The Award consists of a plaque, $3,000, and transportation to the 2015 ASBMB Annual Meeting to present a lecture.
Nemko Prize in Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience
Supported by: The Nemko Family
Deadline: May 7, 2014
$2,500 presented to a young neuroscientist's outstanding PhD thesis advancing understanding of molecular, genetic, or cellular mechanisms underlying brain function, including higher function and cognition.
If you have questions, email email@example.com or call 202-962-4000.
Call for Proposals: March of Dimes 2015 Research Program
The online Letter of Intent process must be completed by April 30, 2014.
MOD invites all qualified scientists with faculty appointments or the equivalent, at universities, hospitals and research institutions (not for profit or profit), to submit applications for research grants relevant to our mission. This encompasses basic biological processes governing differentiation and development, genetics and genomics of these processes, clinical studies, reproductive health and environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies concerning cognitive and behavioral risks that affect outcomes of pregnancy, the perinatal period, and subsequent child development.
Applications will be directed to one of three committees whose respective foci are:
• Cell Lineage and Differentiation
• Gene Discovery and Translational Medicine
• Social and Behavioral Sciences. This involves family units and includes genes, toxicants, social determinants that adversely affect language or behavior, especially if involving premature infants or children with birth defects.
Applications related to causes of labor and preterm labor leading to prematurity should be directed to the Prematurity Research Initiative (PRI) 2015 Program Request For Proposals.
PROCEDURE TO SUBMIT LETTER OF INTENT
Potential applicants should submit electronically required administrative information and a Letter of Intent to the Senior Vice President for Research and Global Programs via the MOD’s online system at HTTP://RESEARCHGRANTS.MARCHOFDIMES.COM.
American Society for Cell Biology Committee for Postdocs and Students Outreach Awards
COMPASS Outreach Awards are intended to provide funds to ASCB members to promote science outreach projects--like visits to labs for students, organizing science fairs, or any other ideas for engaging the public.
In order for government funding of science to continue, we scientists must help people understand the importance of our work. For this reason, COMPASS is pleased to announce Awards for Outreach. These awards, of up to $1,000, will help ASCB members engage with local schools, science fairs, and society. We want to help you promote research, get the public excited about cell biology and improve the perception of scientists in your own local efforts.
The award can be used for food and refreshments, materials, equipment, books or brochures, transportation, prizes, etc.
To apply for this outreach award, you must be an active ASCB member, with priority given to Student and Postdoc members. Moreover, your event will have the support of a COMPASS member, who will be a liaison between you and the ASCB.
If you already have an idea of an outreach activity for your community, please proceed to the application requirements below. If not, we would like to encourage you to try one of these outreach ideas:
Bring students to your lab! Give a classroom of kids a full science experience by showing them where science is done and who does it.
Host a "Cell Biology Day" at your university, community center, church or any other venue that will draw public participation.
Are you judging a science fair? Ask for funds to give a special ASCB prize to a cell biology project.
A description of the proposed event, answering the following questions:
What are goals of the event?
Who is the event for?
What will you do during the event?
When will the event happen?
Where will you host the event?
How will the event benefit the local community/why do you think it's important?
What is the message you would like your attendees to leave with?
Organizers' CV. Up to 4 organizers / hosts allowed. Previous outreach experience should be highlighted.
A proposed budget, itemizing and justifying the spending.
A description of how you will document the event. (We want to show off your efforts so please provide fantastic photos, a heartfelt essay, examples of student's work, an edited video, or anything else that you do well that we can post on our website).
How you plan to acknowledge ASCB funding for your meeting?
Please submit your application in one pdf file to Christina Szalinski, COMPASS Committee Liaison.
First application deadline: April 15, 2014
Second application deadline: July 15, 2014
Third application deadline: October 15, 2014
Call for Entries: Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology
The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years.
Prize money: US$25,000
Application deadline: June 15, 2014
Entrants must be a neurobiologist with an advanced degree received in the last 10 years and not older than 35 years of age.
The entrant's essay must describe contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology.
The entrant must have performed or directed the work described in the essay.
The research must have been performed during the previous three years.
Employees of Eppendorf AG, its subsidiaries, Science and AAAS, and their relatives are not eligible for the prize.
Procedures for Entry
The entrant must submit the following items:
1. A completed Entry Form.
2. An essay, written by the entrant, that describes his or her research and places it in perspective with respect to current research in the field of neurobiology. The essay must not exceed 1,000 words in length. The applicant must have done or directed all of the work and it must have been performed in the past three years.
3. A one-page letter of recommendation from his or her postdoctoral adviser, supervisor, or other senior colleague who is familiar with the entrant's work.
4. A Curriculum Vitae that includes the following:
1.) Full citations of papers that the entrant has published on the research described in the essay; 2.) Academic and professional awards and honors that the entrant has received; and 3.) Relevant professional experience
5. Copies of two of the entrant's papers that are most relevant to the essay.
The Entry Form must be completed electronically and additional submission materials must be sent by email in PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the additional submission materials must be sent by e-mail immediately after the electronic entry form is completed to be counted as an entry.
Below is a timeline for the prize selection process. You will be contacted only if there are additional materials or information needed. Please note: If your contact information changes after submission then you must inform email@example.com.
June-July: Compilation and Review of Submissions
August: Selection of Prize Winner
September: Announcement of Prize Winner
November: Awards Ceremony
Deadline for Entries June 15, 2014
Editors from Science will be responsible for the initial evaluation of the essays. The top 10 percent of the essays will be forwarded to the judging panel. The judging panel will be composed of prominent international researchers in the field of neurobiology and will be chaired by the Neuroscience Editor of Science. Most of the judges will be appointed based on nominations from the Society for Neuroscience. The essays will be rated in two areas: scientific quality and significance, and clarity and style of the writing.
Call for Nominations: American Association of Anatomists Young Investigator Awards
Nominations are due each year on August 15; nominees are then asked to submit three representative papers by September 15. Winning nominees and their nominators will be notified of selection in late October and will be expected to present a lecture at the AAA Annual Meeting/EB.
Beginning with nominations made in 2008, AAA’s Young Investigator Awards combine three long-standing AAA awards with a new award to recognize investigators in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to biomedical science through their research in cell/molecular biology, developmental biology, comparative neuroanatomy, or the morphological sciences. Candidates should be within 10 years of their highest earned degree at the time of nomination. It is not necessary that nominators or nominees be AAA members.
AAA’s Young Investigator Awards Selection Committee is comprised of eight (8) members appointed by the current or incoming President to represent the various disciplines covered by these awards. Committee members will serve a two-year term with one member serving a one-year term as chair in the final year. The position of chair will rotate among the disciplines covered by these awards. The committee will review all nominations and determine which of the following prizes to award in a given year. It is not required that each award be made annually.
R.R. Bensley Award in Cell Biology
This award, first given in 1979, recognizes a cell biologist who has made a distinguished contribution to the advancement of anatomy through discovery, ingenuity, and publications in the field of cell biology. The successful candidate will be an independent cell biologist whose publications have had substantial impact on his/her field.
C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy
Established in 1962, this award recognizes investigators who have made important contributions to the field of comparative neuroanatomy and have demonstrated remarkable promise of future accomplishments. The area of comparative neuroanatomy is defined broadly; previous awardees are outstanding scientists who have made contributions to areas of neuroscience, including neurochemistry, development, neurocytology, neuroendocrinology, neurophysiology, and molecular neurobiology.
H.W. Mossman Award in Developmental Biology
This award was established in 2001 to recognize investigators in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to the field of developmental biology, as broadly defined, and have demonstrated remarkable promise of future accomplishments.
AAA Morphological Sciences Award
This award was established in 2008 to recognize investigators in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to biomedical science through research in the morphological sciences, as broadly defined, and have demonstrated remarkable promise of future accomplishments.
AAA Young Investigator Award recipients will present a lecture in the Young Investigator Award Symposium at the AAA Annual Meeting following their selection and will receive:
• A plaque
• A $1,000 honorarium
• Travel reimbursement (coach airfare plus 3 nights)
• Two years free membership in the American Association of Anatomists (and two years free membership for winning non-member nominators)
• Two years free registration (at early registration rate) at the AAA Annual Meeting/EB meeting, including the year of the award
The person making the nomination only needs to submit:
1. Completed Award Nomination Form
2. Curriculum vitae of the nominee (NIH biosketch format preferred)
3. Detailed letter of recommendation that addresses the following:
• The significant research contribution(s) made by the nominee and why it is considered significant.
• Why the nominee's potential and current work is viewed as especially promising.
• The ability of the nominee to give a lecture that is dynamic, engaging, and readily understood by scientists across various subdisciplines.
• The date on which the nominee’s advanced professional degree was awarded.
CurePSP Grants Program
CurePSP has always believed that truly effective clinical interventions will follow good, solid basic scientific research. For this reason, CurePSP promotes research that helps generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular and cellular levels. CurePSP believes that in the long term, research of this nature will prove indispensable in developing a prevention or cure for PSP and CBD.
CurePSP has carefully structured its research program and has identified the programs that have been the most successful and those that need strengthening. With an increased research budget made possible through improved donor support, CurePSP will be able to markedly intensify the efforts to cure the disease in a way that promises relief for those afflicted today as well as hope for those who may be afflicted tomorrow.
Investigator-Initiated Research Projects
CurePSP accepts proposals for research projects by other investigators. CurePSP's Scientific Advisory Board reviews all submissions and recommends the most appropriate ones for funding. Details surrounding the submission of grants are as follows:
Grant application deadlines are quarterly on January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15
Applicants will be notified when the grant is received by CurePSP
The Scientific Advisory Board will submit recommendations for funding at CurePSP's quarterly Board of Directors meeting
The maximum total grant amount awarded is $100,000. The period of the grant may be up to 3 years in duration but the total cannot exceed $100,000. However, greater or lesser amounts and durations may be offered depending on resources available
Any investigators interested in submitting a grant application should first review CurePSP's Research Policies and Procedures.
Society of General Physiologists Traveling Scholar Award Program
SGP introduces the SGP Traveling Scholar Award Program. The mission of this program is to provide a unique opportunity for a graduate or undergraduate department (or training program) to host a prominent visiting physiologist to promote education and research in cell and molecular physiology. During the visit, the invited speaker will engage students and other junior scientists with the purpose of exposing them to cuttingedge technology, experimental strategies and research being pursued in the speaker’s laboratory. In addition, the award is intended to recognize the excellence of the visiting scientist’s research program.
The SGP Traveling Scholar Program supports two types of activities:
1. Special Lecture: $1200 toward expenses (travel, hotel, food, activites, etc) plus a $300 honorarium.
2. Two-day Symposium: $2000 toward expenses (travel, hotel, food, activities, etc) plus a $500 honorarium.
1. The SGP Traveling Scholar Award Program is intended to provide a unique opportunity for students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty in the host department/program. Thus, preference will be given to proposal that maximize exposure and interactions of the speaker with young investigators at the host institution.
2. Both the applicant (i.e., the primary representative of the department/ academic program) and the nominated speaker must be SGP members in good standing. Applications may be submitted by faculty, postdoctoral fellows or graduate students.
3. Primary consideration will be given to Programs (and speakers) that have not previously been awarded an SGP Traveling Scholar Award. Timely submission of the previous visit report (detailed below; see reports from previous awards to the right) will be weighed significantly by the SGP Council when considering applications from programs previously receiving an SGP Traveling Scholar Award.
1. Departments/academic programs should submit an application form indicating the specific Traveling Scholars Program for which they are applying (Special Lecture or Two-day Symposium) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is recommended that the nominated speaker be confirmed with regard to his/her availability prior to submission of the application. The application must include a detailed plan of the visit, focusing on the value of the experience for students and post-doctoral trainees.
2. Upon notification of selection by the SGP Council, the department/ program will then contact the nominated speaker to confirm and coordinate details of the visit.
3. Following confirmation of the speaker’s availability, the department/ program should contact the SGP office with a letter outlining the visit itinerary. Upon final confirmation of the award by the SGP council, the SGP office will send a check for either $1,200 (Special Lecture) or $2000 (two-day Symposium) to defray costs associated with speaker travel, lodging and dining expenses. The appropriate honorarium will be mailed directly to the speaker following the visit (see below).
February 1st and September 1st
Awards will be made on a semiannual basis with the number of awards being dependent on the strength of the applicant pool and available funding. At most, only one Special Lecture and one Two-day Symposium will be sponsored for each application deadline. Applications will be reviewed by the SGP Council at the semiannual meetings in September and March, with notification of award(s) following shortly thereafter. Successful applications will also be announced on the SGP website.
Planning a Lecturer's Visit
The length of the visit should be either one night/day (Special Lecture) or two nights/days (Two-day Symposium) in duration, allowing time for a formal seminar presentation, individual meetings, and enrichment activities designed to engage students and young investigators to interact with the speaker to exchange of ideas, discuss trainee research projects, and to promote the implementation of innovative physiological approaches into the department/training program (e.g. chalk-talk, poster sessions, workshops, break-out sessions, etc). A well-constructed and detailed description of the planned visit—in particular how the visit will promote exposure of students and post-doctoral trainees to cutting-edge physiological research—is an important criterion for the award.
Conditions and Responsibilities
Award recipients must meet the following conditions and responsibilities:
1. The speaker honorarium ($300 for a Special Lecture or $500 for a Two-day Symposium) will be mailed separately to the speaker following the event. The balance of the award ($1,200 for a Special Lecture or $2000 for a Two-day Symposium) will be earmarked for travel and other expenses (hotel, meals, program materials and activities, etc) associated with the visit. Departments/ programs will be responsible for all expenses beyond these amounts. Checks written by SGP will be made payable to the affiliated institution.
2. The department/program will be responsible for coordinating all travel arrangements, securing lodging, scheduling a lecture room, etc.
3. On all event advertising, the sponsorship of the “Society of General Physiologists Traveling Scholar Award Program” must be indicated in print and by display of the SGP logo.
4. SGP, its mission, and sponsorship of the lecture by the Traveling Scholar Program must be recognized during the formal introduction of the speaker immediately prior to the lecture.
5. Submission of the visit report (see below).
Following the event, the department/program must provide SGP with an SGP Traveling Scholar Award Program Report (see examples above). This report will be due no later than one month after the conclusion of the visit and
will be posted on the SGP website. The completed report should describe:
1. The focus of the visit (i.e., reasons for inviting the selected speaker) and specific benefits of the program to the department.
2. The audience.
3. The title of the formal seminar.
4. A list of enrichment activites.
5. List of meetings with faculty and junior scientists.
6. Social activities (e.g., receptions, poster session, repasts, etc.).
Submission of pictures of the visit via email (email@example.com) to be posted on the SGP website is strongly encouraged. The report must also include a concise two-paragraph summary of the visit to be included in the SGP
newsletter. As stated above, prompt submission of the report is required for future participation in the program.
If a department/academic program receives a check but the lecture is postponed, the department/academic program has 90 days to reschedule the visit. If this proves impossible, the department/academic program must return the original check to the SGP office or make payment to SGP for the full amount of the award. Pending return of said monies, the department/ academic program will again become eligible for the next award cycle.
For further information concerning eligibility and conditions of the award, please contact the SGP office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (508)-540-6719.