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Call for Early Career Investigator and Underrepresented Minority Travel Fellowship Applications: Targeting VEGF-Mediated Tumor Angiogenesis in Cancer Therapy
June 19 - 20, 2014 The New York Academy of Sciences
A decade after the first cancer drug targeting VEGF signaling in tumor blood vessel formation received approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), significant effort has been dedicated toward progressing the research, development, and clinical application of anti-angiogenic cancer therapies. Drawing on lessons learned from successes and failures, this conference will examine ways to improve cancer therapy by addressing urgent issues such as:
i. inherent /acquired resistance,
iii. enhanced invasiveness / metastasis, and
iv. lack of validated predictive and prognostic biomarkers.
Presentations, including a keynote lecture by Harold F. Dvorak, MD, will explore VEGF-dependent and alternative mechanisms of angiogenesis. “Point–Counterpoint” debates between leading experts will aim to resolve controversies regarding the function of vascular normalization, treatment-induced metastasis, and the validity of hypertension as a physiological biomarker.
The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, April 4, 2014.
Applications are invited from qualified early career investigators and early career investigators from underrepresented minorities. For detailed information on eligibility and application instructions, please send an email to Angiogenesis2014@nyas.org with the words "Fellowship Information" in the subject line. There is no need to type a message; instructions will be forwarded automatically. Please call 212.298.8698 with any questions.
Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation Grants
Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome (SDS) is a multi-system autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by exocrine pancreatic dysfunction, and varying degrees of marrow dysfunction with cytopenias. Many associated clinical problems have also been described, including skeletal anomalies, metaphyseal dysostosis, rib abnormalities, cleft palate, dental abnormalities and others. Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation (SDSF) is a nonprofit support organization actively helping the victims of this disease. SDSF is accepting grant requests for research relevant to this disease. Any high quality, innovative research proposal deemed relevant to SDS will be considered. The following are areas of particular interest:
Investigate or evaluate potential novel therapies or potential novel therapeutic strategies- preferred applications
Evaluate predictors of bone marrow abnormalities to determine their correlation with the disease
Determine the causes of and investiagte treatments for bone marrow failure and leukemia
Evaluate protocols and regimens for bone marrow transplants
Evaluate causes and investigate treatments for graft vs host disease and other infections of post bone marrow transplants
Investigations related to adult patient presentation, management, and care including transition from pediatric-centered to adult care
Persons applying for these grants must be in a faculty position with authority to hold an independent research grant (not a training position).
Letter of Intent
The potential applicant should write a one-page letter of intent to the SDSF, indicating the applicant’s position and affiliation, describing their planned project, and explaining its relevance to Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome. These letters are reviewed by SDSF’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board (MSAB) grant review process.
This letter will be used to identify applicants who will be asked to provide a full application.
The letter is due no later than March 12th. All those who have submitted a letter of intent will receive a reply by April 5th. All Grant Applications must be submitted by May 15th. The final grant decision will be announced by July 31st with a November 1st start date.
Terms of Support
Support may be provided for up to two (2) years in an amount not to exceed $35,000 per year, including expenses. The second year funding will not be released until a Progress Report has been reviewed and approved by the MSAB. The date for the Progress Report is October 1st. Applicants may submit only one grant application at a time, and may hold only one grant at a time.
If you would like us to send you a grant application, have any questions regarding the grant process or have an interest in the disease, please contact SDSF at the address indicated on the home page of our website, call toll free 1-888-825-SDSF (7373) or via email at email@example.com.
Broad Medical Research Program Inflammatory Bowel Disease Grants
Recognizing that some of the most promising research in this area of medicine is at the very early stages of development, the Broad Medical Research Program funds studies and investigation of new ideas in their initial exploratory stage that do not yet qualify for funding from more traditional sources like the National Institutes of Health. By supporting innovative and promising ideas, we hope to advance the research so it is likely to receive continuation funding from other sources. The Broad Medical Research Program awards one- and two-year grants for basic or clinical IBD research projects to qualified investigators from around the world who work in a nonprofit academic organization. Grant applications submitted to the Broad Medical Research Program are not reviewed by a committee. Instead, leading investigators in each research area review proposals and provide suggestions for improvement. Over 1,900 reviewers from 41 countries have participated in the review process. Proposals are selected for funding based on their scientific strength, innovation and relevance to IBD diagnosis, therapy or prevention. To expedite the research, we accept applications year-round and fund approved applications in about three months.Because we believe that great ideas could come from non-traditional sources, we encourage basic and clinical investigators and scientists not currently working in IBD and interdisciplinary teams to apply.Application ProcessThere is a two-step process for requesting funds from the Broad Medical Research Program:1. The first step is to submit a Letter of Interest. Decisions on Letters of Interest are based on external expert review of the proposal and usually are made within four to six weeks. Instructions for Letters of Interest can be found at www.broadmedical.org.2. If we are interested in pursuing a project, an invitation is extended to submit a full grant application. At that time, the grant application instructions and forms are sent to the Principal Investigator. Decisions on grant applications are made based on external review by subject experts and usually take eight to 10 weeks.There are no deadlines or specific dates for applications. Proposals are accepted and reviewed year-round.Proposal Review• Most Letters of Interest and all grant applications will be evaluated by active investigators in the specific research area.• Reviewers are located throughout the world and are chosen carefully not to have conflicts of interest with the applicants.• Grant proposals will be selected for funding based on their scientific strength, innovative value and relevance to IBD diagnosis, therapy or prevention.• Decisions on Letters of Interest will usually be made within 4-6 weeks.• Decisions on grant applications will usually be made within 8-10 weeks.Funding Guidelines• Preference is given to proposals with strong potential of clinical benefit to IBD patients in the foreseeable future.• Funding can be requested for up to two years.• Funding of a second year will be based on an evaluation of the progress and the perceived value of the findings from the first year of funding.
Letter of Interest Submission 1. Direct Letters of Interest to: Daniel Hollander, M.D. Director Broad Medical Research Program The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Scientific | Medical Research 10900 Wilshire Boulevard, Twelfth Floor Los Angeles, California 90024-6532 U.S.A. 2. If possible, please send your Letter of Interest and all attachments electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send it electronically, please do not send a printed copy. 3. Receipt of your Letter of Interest will be acknowledged by e-mail within a few days. If you do not hear from us in a timely manner, please contact us at email@example.com to make sure that your letter has been received. 4. You may include suggestions for potential reviewers and also indicate individuals with potential conflicts of interest. Unless required by your institution, Letters of Interest may be submitted directly to the BMRP by the Principal Investigator and do not require institutional approval or signature. 5. Letters of Interest are accepted and reviewed throughout the year; there are no deadlines.