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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: Travel Grants to Attend the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience
R&D SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES Travel Grants to attend the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience
R&D Systems is offering ten $1,000 travel grants to attend the 9th FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) Forum of Neuroscience, held in Milan, Italy, July 5-9, 2014. Fill out the online application form for an opportunity to receive one.*
*Terms & Conditions Apply
The application submission deadline is April 30, 2014
Recipients will be determined via a random drawing by R&D Systems, Inc.
Applicants must complete the application form in full.
Recipients will be announced May 5, 2014.
Call for Applications: Donald G. and Darel Stein Travel Award Promoting the Study of Sex Differences in Neuroscience
Application Deadline: April 4, 2014
The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is pleased to announce a travel award opportunity for neuroscience students to present their research on sex differences in the brain at a scientific conference in 2014. SWHR is accepting applications for travel awards sponsored by Donald G. and Darel Stein in memory of Anne Hammer. Awardees must provide evidence that the poster or oral presentation has been accepted for inclusion in the conference.
Funds can be used to pay for expenses associated with attending a neuroscience-related conference, including an abstract submission fee, society membership and/or conference registration, and travel and/or lodging. The research presented must stem from a current project on sex differences in neuroscience.
Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree program in neuroscience or a closely related field.
Applicants must be listed as a presenting author on the abstract or oral presentation.
The poster or slides must acknowledge funding from SWHR’s Donald G. and Darel Stein Travel Award, including SWHR’s logo.
Required Components of Application (see more detailed instructions below):
A completed application form (signed and dated)
A current CV
A scientific abstract that addresses all of the review criteria in 800 words or less (once the abstract or oral presentation has been accepted by the scientific conference, proof of acceptance must be sent to SWHR in order to be eligible for the funding)
One signed and dated letter of recommendation, on institutional letterhead, from the student’s Laboratory Faculty Advisor/Principal Investigator
Award recipients will receive:
$1,000 for expenses related to attending a neuroscience-related scientific conference to present a poster or deliver an oral presentation
Recognition on SWHR’s website as one of the annual recipients of the Donald G. and Darel Stein Travel Award
Applications will be reviewed by a SWHR Fellowship Selection Committee for their scientific and/or theoretical merit, originality and potential contribution to sex-differences research in neuroscience. Applicants will be ranked according to their ability to do the following:
Identify the problem and describe the theoretical/conceptual basis for the project.
Demonstrate adequacy of the design and explain processes for data collection and analysis.
Describe how the research will advance the field of sex differences in neuroscience.
Use appropriate, high-quality scientific writing
To be considered, applicants must submit the following: a) a completed application form (signed and dated) available here, b) a current CV, and c) a scientific abstract that addresses all of the review criteria in 800 words or less (once the abstract or oral presentation has been accepted by the scientific conference, proof of acceptance must be sent to SWHR in order to be eligible to receive the funding). All of these application materials (other than the letter of recommendation) should be submitted to email@example.com.
Each applicant’s Laboratory Faculty Advisor/Principal Investigator should send one signed and dated letter of recommendation on institutional letterhead to:
Dario Dieguez, Jr., Ph.D.
SWHR, Science Department
Re: Don G. and Darel Stein Travel Award
1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 601
Washington, D.C. 20036
All applications must be received by April 4, 2014 to qualify for consideration.
Questions? Contact Dario Dieguez, Jr., Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-496-5066
Call for Proposals: 2015 McKnight Memory and Gognitive Disorders Awards
Use of Award Funds
We are interested in proposals that address memory or cognition under normal and pathological conditions. This includes proposals that address mechanisms of memory or cognition at the synaptic, cellular, or behavioral level in animals, including humans.We are particularly interested in proposals that incorporate fundamentally new approaches, as well as those that involve human experimentation. Collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are encouraged.
Projects restricted to the creation of conventional mouse knockouts in candidate disease genes identified by association studies, or to broadly overexpress those genes, are discouraged. In addition, projects to perform genetic interaction screens on disease genes in model organisms (yeast, worm, fly, fish) will not be considered, unless the project includes substantive specific aims that investigate the disease relevance of any new genes so discovered in human or mammalian model systems.
Investigators who are United States citizens or lawful permanent residents conducting research at institutions within the United States are invited to apply. All PIs on the project must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status at the time of submission. Applicants must be in tenured or tenure-track faculty positions; research faculty in annually renewable positions are ineligible. Applicants may not be employees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute or scientists within the intramural program of the National Institutes of Health. Applicants may not hold another McKnight Award that would overlap with the Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award. We are interested in geographic, gender, and racial diversity and we encourage women and minorities, as well as scientists from around the U.S., to apply. Funds may be used toward a variety of research activities, but not the recipient’s salary. The candidate’s other sources of funding will be considered when selecting awards.
You may also email or call the office of The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience (email@example.com; 612-333-4220). The deadline for submission is March 24, 2014. In mid-June, the selection committee will invite a small number of applicants to submit more detailed proposals, which will be due October 6, 2014. Funding begins February 1, 2015. Please email ONE PDF file and include the application form, the 2-page project description, and a 4-page NIH bio sketch to: firstname.lastname@example.org (references may be outside the 2-page limit, but may be no more than two pages). Please do not include a budget. If you do not receive email confirmation of receipt of your LOI within 5 business days, please contact Eileen Maler at 612-333-4220 or email@example.com. The Endowment Fund will fund up to four awards, each providing $100,000 per year for three years.
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.
American Music Therapy Association Arthur Flagler Fultz Research Award
The Arthur Flagler Fultz Award is now $15,000
Save paper and mailing costs: Applications will be accepted via electronic submission!
All applications must be emailed to the AMTA National Office and received by 5:00 pm EST on May 2, 2014 to be considered eligible.
Submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org using the electronic application form for the 2014 Fultz Award.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Target Validation Program
Fall 2014 Review Cycle
Informational Conference Call*: March 26, 2014 at 12pm US ET
Pre-proposals Due: May 28, 2014 – 6pm US ET
Full Proposal Invitations: June 18, 2014
Full Proposals Due (by invite only): August 6, 2014 – 6pm US ET
Anticipated Award Announcement: October 2014
Anticipated Funding: November 2014
*MJFF will hold a 45-minute conference call on the dates and times listed above to clarify and explain the goals of this funding initiative and answer applicant questions. To participate in the call and receive call-in details, please RSVP via email to email@example.com.
The Target Validation program supports work to determine whether manipulation of a defined biological target provides a disease-relevant beneficial outcome in a whole animal, mammalian model of PD. MJFF does not have any pre-conceived preferences for particular targets submitted to the Target Validation program. However, we recommend applicants consider the following:
The target should be clearly defined, such as:
A specific gene
A structural/functional feature of a protein (e.g., its enzymatic activity, protein conformation or ability to interact with other proteins)
Proposals seeking to manipulate global pathways without a clear target are not encouraged
Applicants may propose a variety of methods to manipulate a target, including but not limited to:
Use of pharmacological tools
Supporting data/explanation of the proposed pharmacological tool must be addressed in the body of the proposal.
Parameters that should be discussed include:
Selectivity for the target of interest
Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic measures that have been/will be assessed
Measures of target engagement
Use of biologic strategies such as:
Viral vector-mediated gene delivery, etc.
In Vivo Models
Applicants may also propose use of models appropriate for the target proposed including:
Previously established genetically engineered animal models including:
Knockout models where the target/gene of interest is deleted
Transgenic models whereby the target/gene of interest is over-expressed
Investigators should proposed to examine PD-relevant features or sensitivity to PD-associated factors during the course of their studies
Proposals may include intermediate tests using in vitro, ex vivo and/or model organisms (e.g., Drosophila, C. elegans) to optimize the ideal target manipulation strategy
These proposals must ultimately include within the grant funding period an evaluation of the target manipulation in a whole-animal mammalian model of PD
Note: The following types of proposals are not appropriate for the Target Validation program:
Proposals focused on new target identification and proposals testing cellular transplantation approaches.
Proposals seeking to generate new genetic (knockin, knockout, transgenic) models
Investigators seeking guidance to develop new models around their target are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants seeking support for therapeutic development should submit to the Therapeutic Pipeline Program or contact MJFF research staff for guidance.
MJFF will commit up to $10 million to the Edmond J. Safra Core Programs for PD Research with the intention to support multiple awards. The Target Validation program supports two-year grants up to $250,000 total costs inclusive of both direct and indirect costs. The total annual direct costs cannot exceed $100,000. No more than 25% (Academic institutions) or 10% (for-profit organizations) of the direct costs may go to indirect costs.
Applications may be submitted by:
U.S. and non-U.S. biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies or other for-profit entities, either publicly or privately held,
U.S. and non-U.S. entities, public and private non-profit entities, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local governments, and eligible agencies of the federal government.
Post-doctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply as Principal Investigators to the Target Validation program.