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Request for Proposals: Creative Computational Approaches to Accelerate Drug Discovery for the Treatment and Prevention of Dementia
Current methods of drug discovery have had limited success at predicting clinical efficacy of investigational therapies in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related dementias.
Computational modeling, systems biology and pharmacology, and translational bioinformatics represent
a tremendous yet relatively under-developed opportunity to accelerate and improve this process particularly for dementias.
The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) program on Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention is requesting proposals for innovative computational approaches to map disease and predict the efficacy of drugs to treat and prevent dementia. A variety of approaches and outcomes will be considered.
Priority will be given to interdisciplinary teams composed of computational and biology/disease experts, and to proposals that use and perhaps develop open-access databases of biological and clinical data.
The winning submission(s) will present the most scientifically compelling, novel, and viable program to accelerate drug discovery.
Funding Opportunity #1.
Novel computational approaches to modeling drug efficacy on a key therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease.
Quantitative systems pharmacology and other network modeling approaches are of interest, as well as translational bioinformatics approaches to rational drug repurposing and rational combinatorial therapies.
Priority will be given to targets other than beta-amyloid and acetylcholinesterase, including but not limited to neuroinflammation, mitochondrial function, insulin sensitivity, cholesterol and ApoE, and the neurovascular
Some applications may benefit from the use of the databases including but not limited to:
- The Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) open-access database of genomics data and ProfileChaser, a related web server
-Life Sciences databases.
Funding Opportunity #2.
Novel computational approaches to model disease risk and progression based on risk factors. Research increasingly indicates that Alzheimer’s is a multi-factorial disease that can develop along different trajectories with multiple risk factors such as genotype, comorbidities, dietary and environmental factors.
Some applications may benefit from the use of open-access databases of epidemiological data
including but not limited to:
- The National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC) (http://www.alz.washington.edu),
-The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) (http://adni.loni.ucla.edu/data-samples/access
- The C-Path online Data Repository (CODR) for Alzheimer’s Disease (http://www.c-path.org/CAMDcodr.cfm).
Mechanism(s) of support:
Up to $150,000 in funding is available for each grant for one-year duration, with the possibility of follow-
on funding for computational or experimental research.
The deadline date for applications is September 5, 2013.
Submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) is required prior to August 22, 2013.
Applications will be confidentially reviewed by the ADDF and an external Scientific Review Committee. The award winner (s) will be publicly announced in Spring 2014.
All letters of intent and applications must be submitted electronically at www.alzdiscovery.org. Detailed application instructions are available on the website.
Neuroscience Nursing Foundation 2013 Research Grants for American Association of Neuroscience Nurse Members
Deadline for application is August 16. There are two categories of grants, both funded to NNF by the Integra Foundation. The first, the NEW INVESTIGATOR grant is for up to $10,000. The NEW INVESTIGATOR grants are designed to provide funding to a promising new AANN investigator to support foundational work for significant research that will have the potential to change the impact of neuroscience nursing on patient care and patient outcomes. The NEW INVESTIGATOR will be a neuroscience nurse who has never received any external funding.
Separate from the $10,000 research grants, there is now an additional four grants available for a maximum of up to or around $2,500. The purpose of these grants is to help AANN neuroscience nurses implement EVIDENCE BASED changes in their practice setting.
Deadline for both grants August 16, 2013
Any questions can be directed to the NNF Office - p: 509.738.2542 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning Disabilities Foundation of America Grant Program
Applications must be for projects which conform to the mission of the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America by responding to an unmet need in the field of learning disabilities. Funds are granted for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes or for the identification, ongoing evaluation, education of and services for children and adults with learning disabilities. Examples of project areas that fall within this philosophy:
Innovative research into the causes, the prevention and/or the alleviation of learning disabilities
Distinctive public awareness programs to advance public understanding of the needs of persons with learning disabilities
Innovative programs to advance the achievement of persons with learning disabilities, increase the support skills of their families, support academic and professional advisors, and enhance the understanding of learning disabilities by their colleagues and employers
Grants may be made to the Learning Disabilities Association of America or to any other organization within the United States or any of its possessions exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code and contributions to which are tax deductible.
Grant applications are considered twice each year by the Foundation Board of Managers. Applications must be received no later than March 15 or September 15.
With the exception of certain funds restricted for the Learning Disabilities Association of America, grants will not be made for capital campaigns, routine organizational operations (e.g. newsletters, utilities, salaries, equipment considered normal for organizational operations), or for endowment funds.
Grants will not be made to individuals or for individual scholarships.
The Board of Managers of the Foundation may request an interview with the primary facilitator and/or site visit, in addition to the written grant application.
Projects of national impact and projects that may be replicated are given preference.
All conditional grants in which the conditions have not been met by the end of the Foundation’s fiscal year (March 31) shall expire as of that date unless otherwise specified in the grant. All conditional grant recipients shall be advised of this policy provision.
The following statement must be contained in all reports or manuscripts related to an LDFA grant: “Support has been received from the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America however, the opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.”
Recipients of grants are expected to adhere closely to the stipulated terms of the grant and to the program described in the application.
Full financial accounting of expenditures must be provided to the Foundation.
Funds from a Foundation grant may not be directed to other purposes and any unexpended funds must be returned to the Foundation within 60 days of completion of the project.
Progress reports must be submitted once per year by the due date for grant applications (March 15 or September 15).
Within three months of completion of the project, a detailed final written report outlining the results of the project and accounting for the funds shall be provided to the Foundation.
Grant recipients may not claim exclusive use of the results of the project.
Call for Applications: Grass Foundation - American Neurological Association Award in Neuroscience
The Grass Foundation and the American Neurological Association (ANA) are now accepting nominations for The Grass Foundation – ANA Award in Neuroscience. This Award was established in 2007 to honor outstanding young investigators doing research in basic or clinical neuroscience. The Grass Foundation www.grassfoundation.org was established in 1955 by Albert and Ellen Grass to advance research and education in neuroscience, with a special focus on investigators early in their careers.
• physician-scientist neurology faculty members early in their careers (MD or MD/PhD)
• who are 5 years or less out of postgraduate or post fellowship training
• conducting research in neuroscience
The awardee will receive:
• $1,000 honorarium
• inclusion in the scientific program of the ANA’s Annual Meeting as either a poster or platform presenter
• gratis Annual Meeting registration
• up to $1,500 travel reimbursement
• a commemorative plaque
To submit a nomination, please send a letter of recommendation and the nominee’s CV and bibliography to email@example.com. Both self-nominations and nominations from second parties will be accepted.
All nomination materials must be submitted by February 15th of each year.
Call for Applications: Ellison Medical Foundation Neuroscience Scholar Award Program
Since 1998, The Ellison Medical Foundation has been actively engaged in supporting fundamental research on the Biology of Aging and age-related disease mechanisms. The Foundation is now pleased to announce an additional funding opportunity under the Foundation's new Neuroscience Scholar Awards Program. Like the Foundation's ongoing Biology of Aging Scholar Awards program, the Neuroscience Scholars program is intended to provide researchers with the support and resources to develop innovative research programs aimed at gaining insight into the fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie normal biological function, and when dysfunctional, lead to illness.
Through a series of focused workshops, the EMF Scientific Advisory Board has sought to identify topics in fundamental Neuroscience research that hold promise for significant scientific progress and yet the research funding to support that progress is inadequate. As a result of this review, the SAB has chosen an initial focus for the Neuroscience Scholars program on the "Neuroscience of Aggressive Behavior". The goal of this program is to stimulate and nurture innovative research that seeks to gain an understanding of the neurobiological basis of aggression and related behaviors, and of the environmental and genetic factors that contribute to violence and anti-social disorders.
A first round of Neuroscience Scholar awards were made in early 2012 and the Foundation is now soliciting applications for up to five New Scholar and five Senior Scholar awards in 2013. While it is anticipated that other focused topics in Neuroscience research may be chosen for support in future years, for the 2013 application cycle, only projects that are explicitly directed toward the fundamental neurobiology of aggression and closely related behaviors will be considered for funding.
A candidate in the first three (3) years of an independent research career will be considered eligible for a New Scholar award and will be evaluated separately. All other applicants are eligible for the Senior Scholar award (independent of faculty rank or tenure status). For the 2013 competition, candidates must hold regular full time appointments (tenure or non-tenure) on the faculty of the sponsoring institution by June 15, 2013. Each New Scholar award will be made for up to $100,000 per year, total costs, for a four year period. Senior Scholar awards will be made for up to $150,000 direct costs per year, plus full indirect costs at the institution's NIH negotiated rate, for up to four years. Funding for years two, three and four is contingent upon submission of an acceptable progress report. Note that a budget is not required at the letter of intent stage, but will be requested of those candidates that are invited to submit a full proposal following the initial review.
The Letter of Intent must be completed online on our website: http://www.cybergrants.com/emf/neuro_loi
The deadline for online submission of the New or Senior Scholar Letter of Intent is June 21, 2013.
Address any questions to:
Kevin Lee, Ph.D.
Scientific Research Center on Decision Neuroscience and Aging 2014 Grants
For 2014, up to two grants for up to $20,000 will be awarded to provide researchers new to the area with resources for data collection, task development, and/or to add an older adult sample to an existing dataset. The overall goal is to provide the initial resources to support a larger grant application.
To apply for funding, submit a research plan (maximum of three pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org describing the work that these funds would support and why the work could not be otherwise completed without these funds. An itemized one-page budget and CV/biosketch for the principal investigator is also required. Be sure to include a project title and list of team members and affiliations.
Priority will be given to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty. Senior researchers new to the area will also be considered. If you have received funding through any of the of the following, you are not eligible for this award:
Neuroeconomics of Aging (R21) RFA-AG-06-011
Basic Research on Decision Making (R01) RFA-MH-12-130
Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics of Aging (R21) PAR-11-336
Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics of Aging (R01) PAR-11-337
Evaluation criteria include the use of a variety of measures, sophisticated/appropriate statistical analysis strategies, a comprehensive research team with expertise in all relevant disciplines, and a focus on life course decisions that impact old age relevant outcomes. We are especially interested in funding work on health-related decision making. Priority will be given to proposals that use the funds for data collection rather than salary support.
The primary applicant must be located at a U.S. university or research institute. Funds will be disbursed through a sub-award on our primary National Institute on Aging network grant. Please specify your university’s indirect cost rate in the budget. The $20,000 limit is for direct costs. Indirects will be paid in addition to this amount.
The application deadline for 2014 awards is April 1, 2014. Notification of funding will be sent by May 15, 2014.
Call for Nominations: Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience
The Neuroscience Prize honors scientists for major discoveries that have advanced the understanding of the nervous system.
The Prize, established in 2004, is an unrestricted cash award of $500,000, a gold medal inscribed with the recipient's name, and a citation describing the achievement for which the recipient is being honored. It is awarded each year to a person or persons chosen by a distinguished advisory board of neuroscience experts from nominations that are received from around the world.
Nominations for the Neuroscience Prize are invited annually and may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary neuroscience research and study.
Who may be nominated?
Individuals from anywhere in the world who have conducted highly distinguished research in the field of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system.
What the nomination must include:
Please note that all nominations materials must be submitted in English
•a completed nomination form
•a current curriculum vitae WITHOUT a full list of publications
The official nomination form should be filled out and submitted online, or e-mailed to email@example.com
If necessary, the form may be printed and faxed or mailed, but electronic submissions are strongly preferred.
Nominations for the 2014 Neuroscience Prize close on December 15, 2013.
For additional information contact
The Gruber Foundation
Fax: +1 203-436-3540
Call for Nominations: American Association of Anatomists Young Investigator Awards
Nomination deadline: August 15th
Materials deadline: September 15th
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 2012.
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 $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.
Call for Nominations: 2014 Jellinek Memorial Fund Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Knowledge in the Alcohol/Alcoholism Field
Deadline for submission: October 1, 2013
Nominations are solicited for the 2014 Jellinek Memorial Fund Award to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the alcohol/alcoholism field. Nominated candidates may come from any country. The category for the Year 2014 award, specified by the Board of Directors of the Jellinek Memorial Fund, will be Behavioral (Clinical and Experimental) Studies. Nominees must have contributed outstanding research in this specific (albeit broad) area, and should be someone who would provide an example and serve as a model for others who might be attracted to work in this field. In addition to a cash award of CDN$5,000, the recipient is presented with a bust of the late E. M. Jellinek with an appropriate inscription. The Jellinek Memorial Fund Award is traditionally presented at a major international conference, and if necessary, travel and accommodation expenses are provided to permit the awardee to attend the conference for presentation of the award.
To complete the nomination of a candidate, submit an email to Kathy Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following materials:
(1) a detailed letter describing the principal contribution(s) for which the candidate is being nominated, signed by the nominator and any co-nominators
(2) a current copy of the candidate's curriculum vita.
Nominations must be received no later than October 1, 2013.
A hard copy can also be sent to Chair of the Selection Committee:
Kathleen A. Grant, Ph.D.,
Professor and Division Head; Division of Neurosciences,
L-470; Oregon National Primate Research Center:
Oregon Health & Science University
505 NW 185th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97006