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Call for Applications: American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship
The scholarship program offers members of SIGN a summer stipend of $3,000 to conduct a project in either an institutional, clinical, or laboratory setting where there are ongoing programs of research, service or training, or a private practice. Only applicants from schools with established SIGN chapters are eligible to apply. The AAN will award up to 20 scholarships to first year medical students who have a supporting preceptor and a project with clearly defined goals. The project is to be conducted through a U.S. or Canadian institution of the student's choice and jointly designed by the student and sponsoring institution.
1) The project is to be undertaken in either an institutional, clinical, or laboratory setting that has ongoing programs of research, service, or training, or in a private practice setting.
2) The research being conducted MUST be neuroscience based.
3) The intention of the scholarship is to provide research funding support to students with little or no prior research history. Therefore, preference will be given to beginning researchers. Projects already completed will not be considered.
4) There must be a registered SIGN chapter at the student applicant’s institution, however, there does not need to be a SIGN chapter at the site where the research will be done, but this is encouraged.
5) Applicants must be current AAN members and SIGN chapter members at their institution at the time of application submission.
6) Applicants must not have received the scholarship previously.
7) Sponsoring investigators must confirm compliance with local IRB requirements regarding the student’s role in human subjects’ research.
8) If the project preceptor and SIGN faculty advisor are the same person, two separate letters should be provided. The first letter should focus on how the student is involved with the SIGN chapter and the second should focus on the role he/she will play in the research project.
9) The student should write the proposal, clearly delineating his/her role in the project. Applications in which the role of the student is not clearly defined will not be considered.
10) Any publications resulting from the funded project must acknowledge the support of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Upon publication, copies should be forwarded to the AAN.
11) The recipient will provide the AAN with his/her name, year of Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship award receipt, academic institution, publications, presentations and/or awards related to the summer research project.
12) Multiple sources of funding are allowed; however, applicants must provide information regarding what funds have been applied for and/or received.
13) Scholarship winners are encouraged to submit their abstract to the AAN for the Annual Meeting Scientific Program (online at www.call4abstracts.com/aan/); AAN’s acceptance of the abstract is not guaranteed.
Student must submit by or before March 28, 2014:
Note: Project proposal, budget proposal, CV and bibliography should be Arial, 11 point font or greater and have at least 0.5 inch margins.
1) 1-2 page project proposal
2) 1 page budget proposal
3) 1-2 page Curriculum Vitae
4) 1 page bibliography
5) 2 letters of recommendation: one from the project preceptor/mentor and one from the SIGN faculty advisor or from neurology or neuroscience faculty.
Student will include in the Project Proposal:
1) Student name and contact information including phone and email address
2) Faculty mentor name and contact information including phone and email address
3)Title of project
4) Specific aims of the project (List as specific aims, the specific objectives for the research proposed. If the research is part of a larger project, briefly describe the goals of the over-all project and how the proposed research is related. The student should concisely state his/her specific role in the project, and the outcomes expected for each Specific Aim).
5) Background and Significance (Explain the importance to biomedicine of the problem motivating this research, here and elsewhere; indicate citations by number in parentheses, corresponding to their order of appearance in the Bibliography).
6) Experimental Design (Keyed to the Specific Aims, describe the experiments/studies intended and the experimental and analytical methods that will be used)
7) Bibliography (authors, titles of article, journal, book, volume, pages, year; list citations numerically in the order in which they appear in the application).
8) Time-Line (Present a 10-week time-line identifying anticipated key points in the progress of the research).
9) Mentorship (Describe arrangements made with the mentor and lab associates for structured guidance).
10) Formal budget for research. Students are encouraged to think practically and realistically about the cost of their proposal. For guidance, some basic budget categories could include:
Materials and supplies: This should include animal costs (cost for animal and cost for housing), costs to pay human subjects (if applicable), costs for supplies (including molecular biology kits, pipette tips, assay supplies, etc.).
Equipment: Should include any new equipment that needs to be purchased for the project
Travel: Costs associated with presenting data at meetings (includes cost of registration + travel expenses)
11) Signatures of student, SIGN faculty advisor, and project preceptor
Student will return when notified of winning:
1) A Statement of Intent form, signed by student and preceptor, supplied with winner notification letter.
2) W-9 or W-8BEN Tax form for Canadian citizens
Student will submit after project completion and before September 6, 2014:
1) A one-page abstract of the project
2) Evaluation forms completed by the student and preceptor, supplied with the winner notification letter.
3) Students are encouraged to submit completed abstracts to the AAN
Award, presentation and publication
1) Recipient will provide AAN with Name, year of Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship award receipt, academic institution, publications, presentations and/or awards related to summer research project, presentations relating to summer research project.
Call for Applications: Child Neurology Society 2014 Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award
The CNS Awards Committee Announces the 2014 Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award
Application period: March 1 - April 1, 2014
The Child Neurology Society announces an award for basic or clinical research by promising young investigators who are members of the Society. Applications will be judged on the basis of originality, scientiﬁc merit, succinctness and relevance. The recipient of the award will receive a grant-in-aid of $20,000 and will be invited to present their work at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society, October 22-25, 2014 in Columbus, OH.
1. The applicant completed a pediatric neurology residency on or after June 30, 2009 or a neurodevelopmental disability residency on or after June 30, 2010, and graduated medical school on or after May 2004, or after May 2003 if the applicant completed a 3 year pediatric residency.
2. The scientiﬁc work is mainly the result of the applicant's efforts.
3. The applicant is a Junior or Active member of the Child Neurology Society.
Call for Applications: National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Edward H. Schuchman Research Fellowship
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (ASMD; i.e., Types A and B Niemann-Pick Disease), a rare inherited lysosomal storage disease for which there are no effective therapies.
Those eligible to apply for funding are:
• Predoctoral students with a lab selected and an approved thesis
• M.D., Ph.D and D.V.M postdoctoral researchers
• Early career investigators
Preference will be given to research projects that will improve our understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of ASMD. Preference also will be given to research projects developing new therapies for ASMD and for identifying biomarkers to improvide diagnosis and/or to monitor disease progression and efficacy in clinical trials.
The NNPDF Fellowships provide support of $50,000 per annum for two years ($30,000 per annum for three years for predoctoral fellowships) and are renewable based on performance. Applicants must be currently associated with a recognized laboratory.
This fellowship is named for Edward H. Schuchman, Ph.D. a pioneer in ASMD research, and supporter of those affected by Niemann-Pick Disease.
Applications are due May 1st, 2014, and should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair. Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by September 1st, 2014, via email. Fellowships awarded will begin October 1st, 2014.
For further information please contact the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation's Central Office.
Call for Applications: National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a lethal neuro-degenerative disease for which there are no effective therapies.
Preference will be given to research projects developing new therapies for NPC, and translational research projects that improve our understanding of the biology, pathogenesis and potential treatment of NPC Disease.
These fellowships are named for Peter G. Pentchev, Ph.D. a pioneer in Niemann-Pick Disease Research, and supporter of the NNPDF. Dr. Pentchev was honored for his contributions at the recent NNPDF Family Support and Medical Conference.
Applications for the Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowships are due May 1, 2014, and should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair.
Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by September 1, 2014, via email.
Fellowships awarded will begin October 1, 2014.
For further information please contact the Research Committee Chair.
National Ataxia Foundation Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award
One-year grant of $100,000 focusing on research investigations that will facilitate the development of treatments for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs) will be awarded.
August 15, 2014 - Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research.
September 15, 2014 - Full application due
Email all correspondence and questions to Sue Hagen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the last name of the principal investigator as the first word in the subject line of any email you send.
National Ataxia Foundation Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award
Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award: One-year grants* up to $35,000. Applicants should have completed at least one year of post-doctoral training, but not more than two at the time of application, and should have shown a commitment to research in the field of ataxia.
August 15, 2014 – Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research
September 15, 2014 – Full application due
*For the Research, Young Investigator and Research Post-Doc Fellowship Awards, the number of grants awarded is dependent upon funds available. In 2013 46 research applications in those three grant programs were submitted. NAF was able to fund 16 of those grants.
National Ataxia Foundation Young Investigator Awards
Young Investigator (YI) Award: One-year grants* of $35,000 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: 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 award 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, 2014 – Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research
September 2, 2014 - Full application due
National Ataxia Foundation Research Grants
Research Grant: One-year seed money grants of up to $15,000 but promising proposals up to a maximum of $30,000 will be considered for early or pilot phases of studies and ongoing investigations.
July 15, 2014 - Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research.
August 15, 2014 - Full application due
For the Research, Young Investigator and Research Post-Doc Fellowship Awards, the number of grants awarded is dependent upon funds available. In 2013 46 research applications in those three grant programs were submitted. NAF was able to fund 16 of those grants.
Call for Entries: Epilepsy Therapy Project 2014 Shark Tank Competition
The Epilepsy Therapy Project, an initiative of the Epilepsy Foundation, is inviting entries that represent the most innovative new ideas in epilepsy treatment and care for its third annual Shark Tank Competition. The winner(s) of the 2014 Shark Tank Competition will receive international recognition and compete for awards totaling $200,000 to support the development and commercialization of an important new product, technology or therapeutic concept to help people with epilepsy.
The deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) is Friday, March 14, 2014. The Shark Tank review committee will select as many as five finalists. All finalists will be invited to present their product concepts or candidates at the 2014 Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference, scheduled from June 5-7. The winning entry will be selected by a panel of judges representing physicians and scientists, corporate executives, leading industry investors, people with epilepsy and their family members. The project deemed to be the most innovative will be announced at the conference, and the winner(s) can receive as much as $200,000 to accelerate the idea towards improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy. All finalists are eligible for a travel stipend to attend the conference and free conference registration.
Examples of novel concepts:
■ a drug or device treatent that stops a seizure (especially those already developed or approved for a different indication)
■ a system that helps patients manage their treatment or their epilepsy (less invasive, less costly anti-epileptic drug measurement, for example)
■ a device that prevents personal injury from a seizure
■ any other concept that could improve the lives of people with epilepsy potentially in the near future
LOI Applications due Friday, March 14, 2014
The proposal must include information about intellectual property, and a brief development outline with milestones for deliverables. Explain the potential impact on people with epilepsy in terms of the creativity/ingenuity of the concept, as well as significance of this concept as an advancement for people with epilepsy.
■ Applicants must demonstrate an ability to move the proposed plan to completion, showing how the prize can accelerate any step along the path to market.
■ Inventors who submitted ideas for the 2012 or 2013 Shark Tank Competition are encouraged to re-submit their ideas if substantial progress has been made.
■ Applicants may reside in any country. No specific background or experience is required.
Address questions to email@example.com.
Muscular Dystrophy Association Research Grants Programs
MDA supports research aimed at developing treatments for the muscular dystrophies and related diseases of the neuromuscular system. These are the muscular dystrophies (among which are Duchenne and Becker); motor neuron diseases (including ALS and SMA); the peripheral nerve disorders (CMT and Friedreich's ataxia); inflammatory myopathies; disorders of the neuromuscular junction; metabolic diseases of muscle as well as other myopathies.
To be eligible to apply for an MDA research grant, an applicant must:
Hold a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) or equivalent degree (i.e. D.O.);
Be a professional or faculty member (Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor) at an appropriate educational, medical or research institution;
Be qualified to conduct and mentor a program of original research within his or her own laboratory;
Assume both administrative and financial responsibility for the grant; and
Have access to institutional resources necessary to conduct the proposed research project.
Proposals from applicants outside the United States will be considered for projects of highest priority to MDA and when, in addition to the applicant's having met the requirements noted above, the applicant's country of residence may not have adequate sources of financial support for biomedical research.
NOTE: To apply for a Research Grant, you must be an independent investigator, i.e., not a trainee, not a post-doctoral fellow, not a research assistant, not a research associate and not under the supervision of another person (Principal Investigator/Independent Investigator) who is directing the research.
MDA will consider an application for a research development grant from a candidate who may be a member of a research team in the laboratory of an independent investigator (Principal Investigator) under whose guidance the applicant will be given flexibility to conduct a neuromuscular disease research project.
To be eligible for a Development Grant, an applicant must:
Be a member of a research team at an appropriate institution;
Be qualified to conduct a program of original research under the supervision of a Principal Investigator;
Have an acceptable research plan for a specific disease in MDA's program;
Have access to institutional resources necessary to conduct the proposed research project;
Have a minimum of eighteen (18) months of post-degree research laboratory training at the time of application;
Be no more than 60 months from receiving their most recent advanced degree (e.g. PhD, MD or equivalent); and
Not have been funded under the Development Grant program in the past.
Awards are for either one, two or three years for all grant types.
Funding levels for primary Research Grants are unlimited. Development grants are a maximum of $60,000 per year. Overhead is limited to a maximum of 10% percent of direct costs to be included in the total amount of the grant request.
A pre-proposal form must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL to formally request an application for an MDA research grant. Requests for applications can be submitted anytime prior to the applicable deadline date.
Applications are not open to institutions for general distribution.
ONLY TWO GRANT REVIEW ROUNDS ARE HELD EACH YEAR.
ONLY ONE "LETTER OF INTENT" IS PERMITTED PER GRANT REVIEW ROUND.
Letter of Intent: December 15
Letter of Intent: June 15
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Grants Manager - Research Department
3300 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 529-5454 (fax)