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American Gastroenterological Association-Covidien Research & Development Pilot Award in Technology
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Jan. 31
Payment Date: July 1
This research initiative grant for $30,000 for one year is offered to investigators to support the research and development of novel devices or technologies that will potentially impact the diagnosis or treatment of digestive disease.
The objective of this award is to provide non-salary funds for new and established investigators to research and develop new devices, design and test a significant improvement to an existing technology, develop a new diagnostic, develop a novel research method technology, and/or investigate the application of nanotechnology or methodologies such as computational biology to the field of gastroenterology.
• Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree (e.g. MB, ChB, MBBS, DO) and a fulltime faculty position at an accredited North American institution.
• Candidates may not hold awards directly related to the proposed research from other agencies.
• AGA membership is required at the time of application submission.
• Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
If candidate is granted the award and notified of a comparable award from another agency prior to the first payment of this award, the recipient must select one of the two awards (i.e. the recipient may not retain both awards). Candidates may not submit the same research project for both the AGA-Elsevier Pilot Research Award and the AGA-Covidien Research & Development Pilot Award in Technology.
• Funds may be used for salary support of research assistants, biostatistics support, laboratory technicians, supplies and/or equipment. Indirect costs are not allowed.
• Applicants must disclose other funding sources.
• A letter of recommendation from the division chief or department chair is required for all applicants at the instructor or assistant professor level.
• Established investigators who are applying for this award should state explicitly how the research being proposed is different from their previous line of research.
• Upon notification of receipt of this award, the recipient must p rovide approval from the appropriate institution committee for use of human subjects or animals. If approval is not necessary, the recipient must provide an explanation.
• A scientific progress report and financial report must be submitted by the award recipient upon completion of the project.
• The award recipient, at the conclusion of his/her award term, will be asked to attend the AGA Technology Summit and present the work of the funded project. A $1,000 travel grant will be provided.
• If there are any potential intellectual property implications, Covidien would have right of first refusal to work out an agreement for further development with the grantee and his/her institution.
The recipient will be selected primarily based upon the potential impact of the study on diagnosing or treating digestive disease.
A selection committee comprised of members of the AGA Research Awards Panel and members designated by the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology will review the proposals and select the award recipient. Funding will commence in July.
The application deadline is Jan. 31. The completed application, letters of support or commitment, and other documents, as applicable, must be combined into and submitted as one PDF document. The document must be titled by the applicant’s last name and first initial only. Hard copies are not accepted. Please email the application document to email@example.com. Direct all questions to the research awards manager via telephone at 301-222-4012 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Gastroenterological Association-Boston Scientific Career Development Technology and Innovation Award
Eligibility: Young Investigators
Duration: Two years
This award provides $90,000 per year for two years (total $180,000) to young investigators working toward independent careers in gastroenterology, hepatology, or related areas focused on technology and innovation. The award can be used to acquire skills in novel/advanced biomedical technology (for example, but not limited to, endoscopic, nanotechnology, etc.) as it relates to a specific research plan, acquire skills in outcomes research as it relates to novel/advanced biomedical technology, acquire skills in educational techniques relevant to advanced biomedical technology, develop a unique and novel technology that has applications to clinical care, research and develop a new device that can be used to treat or diagnose a digestive disease, design and test a significant improvement to an existing technology, develop a new diagnostic, or develop a novel research method technology.
The overall objective of this career development award is to enable young investigators to develop independent and productive research careers in the field of biomedical technology by ensuring that a major proportion of their time is protected for research.
• Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree (e.g. MB, ChB, MBBS, DO) and a full-time faculty position at a North American institution by July 1, 2014.
• AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Please visit www.gastro.org/membership or call 301-654-2055, extension 651, for membership information.
• The award is intended to support young faculty (not fellows) who have demonstrated exceptional promise and have some record of accomplishment in research. Candidates should be in the beginning years of their careers; therefore, established investigators are not appropriate candidates.
• MD applicants: No more than seven years shall have elapsed following the completion of clinical training (GI fellowship or its equivalent) and the start date of this award.
• PhD applicants: No more than seven years shall have elapsed following the awarding of your PhD and the start date of this award.
• Women and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply; these applications in particular will receive the review committee’s full consideration.
• An appropriately documented parental leave of absence will not be counted toward the above noted seven year eligibility criteria. Exceptional circumstances may also be considered.
• All submissions must be relevant to diagnosing, treating or researching the functions or diseases of the digestive system.
• At the time of application submission, candidates may not hold or have held an NIH R01, R29, R21, K08, K23, Veterans Affairs Career Development Award or any award with similar objectives from non-federal sources (such as the American Liver Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, etc.). Candidates with an active K12 may apply.
• The intent of this award is to foster the scientific independence of junior investigators. It is understood that there may be some overlap with work funded by the mentor, but the goal of this grant is to enable the junior investigator to develop their own research program. It also must be clearly stated that the work submitted by the applicant is primarily that of the applicant, and any work or data from the senior mentor’s laboratory clearly defined.
• Resources allocated through this award are intended to support the career development of the applicant. Accordingly, requests for salary, fringe benefits or other support for the mentor are not allowed. Indirect costs are not allowed. Upon notification of receipt of this award, the recipient must provide institutional approval from the appropriate committee for use of human subjects or animals. If approval is not necessary, the recipient must provide an explanation. Evidence for developing independence in research initiatives should be provided.
• Candidates are required to have a sponsor and preceptor for the award; however, one individual may serve in the capacity of both positions. A sponsor is an individual who takes responsibility for the quality assessment of the proposed research project, the quality of the research environment within which the project will be undertaken, and the experience and expertise of the principal investigator and other key researchers involved. A preceptor will supervise the principal investigator’s research activities and will serve as a mentor.
• Annually, a one-page plain language progress report, a scientific progress report, a financial statement, a list of publications based on the research and a letter of certification from the division chief or department chair, must be submitted by the award recipient by July 30. Second year funding is contingent upon submission of this documentation. All publications, presentations and abstracts arising from work funded by this program must acknowledge support of the AGA -Boston Scientific Career Development Technology and Innovation Award.
• Post marketing studies of existing devices are not eligible.
There must be a strong commitment from the candidate’s institution to support the required protected time for research and adequate laboratory space and/or other supporting facilities. These commitments must be outlined in a letter from the candidate’s division chief or department chair. The letter must certify that the award is being used to provide protected time, in accord with the terms of the award. In addition, it is expected that the sponsor will outline specific plans for the future development of the candidate’s research career. The institution must commit to ensuring timely and accurate reporting of the awardee’s current and future research activities at the institution; this is to include an annual report of the funding status, grants submitted and pending, and all publications.
The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria: significance, investigator, innovation, approach, environment, relevance to AGA’s mission, and evidence of institutional commitment. The candidate should state clearly how the additional training will benefit his/her research career.
A selection committee comprised of members of the AGA Research Awards Panel and Center for GI Innovation and Technology will review the proposals and select the award recipients. Funding will commence July 2014.
The application deadline is Jan. 31. The completed application, letters of support or commitment and other documents, as applicable, must be combined into and submitted as one PDF document. The document must be titled by the applicant’s last name and first initial only. Hard copies are not accepted. Please email the application document. Direct all questions to the Research Awards Manager via telephone at 301-222-4012 or email.
Funding for this award is provided by Boston Scientific.
Call for Applications: 2014 Young Investigator Award and Lectureship in the Fields of Nanofabrication and Nanotechnology
Sponsored by Elsevier
Honoring and Promoting a Young researcher active in the fields of Nanofabrication and Nanotechnology for Electronics, MEMS and Life Sciences
Micro Electronic Engineering (MEE) is proud to celebrate 30 years (1983-2013) of contribution in the field of processing for Micro- and Nano-scale Device and System fabrication. In the past 30 years MEE has expanded from the field of microelectronics to the fields of Nanotechnology and Microsystems following the rapid proliferation of microelectronics into many new areas and applications. Beyond electronics, MEE is now also focusing on fabrication of photonic, plasmonic, bioelectronic, electromechanical and fluidic devices and systems and their applications in the broad areas of electronics, energy, life sciences, and environment.
As part of the celebrations, MEE is inaugurating this series of Young Investigator Awards and MEE Lectureships. The inaugural Lectureship will be presented at the 2014 MNE2014 Conference in September, 2014 in Switzerland. The Lectureship award will include $1000, plus travel costs to present the award lecture at the September 2014 MNE meeting, while the MNE2014 conference will cover registration and accommodation costs.
Requirements for Candidates
Application is open to early-career researchers of any nationality from universities, research centers, and industry. The applicant must have earned his or her PhD degree after January 1st 2006. The applicant must have published papers as a main or first author in MEE. Candidates should apply themselves and MUST include the name and contact details of one main nominator, plus the name and contact details of 2 more people who can provide recommendation letters.
Applications should include:
An introductory page (max 1 page) including: Name and affiliation of the candidate, date of completion of the candidate's most recent degree, name and affiliation and contact details of a nominator and two more people who will offer a recommendation letter, as well as a brief statement (e.g. half a page) from the nominator (e.g. a copy of a support e-mail). Nominators are expected to be members of the MEE editorial board, or well known and established members of the MEE community.
A CV (max 2 pages)
Track record (max 2 pages) including: Brief description of accomplishments, list of top publications (with focus on those relevant to the award and those in MEE), list of patents, invited presentations, and awards
Deadline for applications: March 17, 2014
Send your applications for the 2014 Microelectronic Engineering MΕΕ Award and Lectureship to: