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Call for Applications: OMeGA Medical Grants Association Fellowship Grant Program
OMeGA is accepting fellowship grant applications for the 2015-2016 academic year through Friday, December 13, 2013, 5pm CST.
Grants (up to $75,000) support clinical orthopaedic fellowship programs and may be used for salary, benefits and educational expenses. All applications are reviewed by sub-specialty experts based on objective criteria including faculty expertise, ratio of fellows to faculty, educational resources and program emphasis on research, presentations and publications.
North American Spine Society Research Funding Program
Letter of Proposal: February 3, 2014
Grants (By Invitation Only): May 5, 2014
Traveling Fellowships: May 5, 2014
The North American Spine Society (NASS) is a multidisciplinary medical organization with over 7,300 physician and affiliated healthcare members in 72 countries dedicated to fostering the highest quality
ethical, value-based and evidence-based spine care by promoting education, research and advocacy. NASS members include over 32 spine-related specialties including orthopedics, neurosurgery, physiatry, pain management, research and other disciplines, including allied health professionals.
NASS strives to be a leading force in promoting and supporting spine research. Since 1989, NASS has funded more than $2.6 million in multidisciplinary spine-related research. NASS relies on the generosity of its membership, nonmember donors and the spine industry to provide funding for its research funds in support of
the highest quality, peer-reviewed research.
NASS supports basic, clinical and translational science performed with integrity. The goal is to improve quality
spine care for patients and understanding of underlying disorders. One way NASS achieves these goals is by funding grants and fellowships.
Types of funding available:
General NASS research grants provide funding for promising research projects by qualified investigators in the field of spine.
Funding amount and number of grants are at the discretion of the NASS Research Project Management Committee based upon merit of applications and amount of funding available each year. It is recommended that approved grant budgets not exceed $50,000 per year.
Young investigator grants
One to two Young Investigator Grants may be awarded each year. Principal investigators may be any age. MD applicants must be within five years of completion of training at the time of application; PhD applicants must be within five years of their post-doc training. Applicants may not have received previous grant funding from the NASS Research Project Management Committee. It is recommended that approved grant budgets not exceed $50,000 per year.
Nontraditional, Nonsurgical Treatment grants
The Nontraditional, Nonsurgical Treatment Grant is the result of a donation to research as part of the settlement of a class action lawsuit unrelated to NASS. This grant supports research of disc-related and/or neuropathic back pain by nonsurgical techniques.
These funds must be used for new, nontraditional methods of nonsurgical treatment of such back and neck pain and radiculopathy. If TNF-inhibitors other than etanercept are used in research and/or treatment funded, comparison studies using perispinal etanercept in at least as many research subjects or patients should be done.
Clinical Traveling fellowship
The Clinical Traveling Fellowship spans at least one month to be spent in three to five different medical centers studying spine techniques. The centers selected by the applicant should agree in writing to accept the applicant if he/she receives the Fellowship.
The Fellowship primarily covers the costs of travel and housing and typically ranges from $3,000-$7,000.
Research Traveling fellowship
The Research Traveling Fellowship spans at least five months at one medical center (other than the facility at which the applicant currently practices). The center selected by the applicant should have appropriate research facilities and agree in writing to accept the applicant if he/she receives the Fellowship. The Fellowship primarily covers the costs of travel and housing and typically ranges from $3,000-$7,000. If funding for the actual research project is needed, please apply for one of the research grants.
American Society for Surgery of the Hand Basic Science Grant
The ASSH and AFSH are committed to excellence in clinical and basic science research. Hand care professionals, industry, and the public value and respect our unsurpassed support of education and scientific investigation, unquestionable academic integrity and fiscal responsibility. We are determined to encourage and fund ingenuity and advancement in our profession.
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH) have established grant funding to encourage young investigators to perform basic science research studies. It is anticipated that the funding will enable investigators to initiate pilot projects that will lead to subsequent funding from other sources such as the NIH.
Applicants and Proposals
The selection of the research proposals for funding is made by the Research Management Committee with the approval of the Council of the ASSH and the AFSH Board. Selection is based on the merits of the proposal with preference given to new projects for which the grant could serve as seed money for larger grants from the NIH or OREF. Proposals that have already been funded from other sources will not be considered. Awards are made to universities, medical schools, research institutions, or individuals. Grants may be used for salaries of technical and professional assistants, purchase of supplies, or minor pieces of equipment. Grants may not support the personal compensation of investigators, travel or conferences, publication costs, the payment of hospital care for patients under study, the purchase of major pieces of equipment, or any overhead expenses.
In the past, funding has been provided for a range of subjects, including microvascular, tendons, nerves, artificial joints, tissue engineering, biomechanics, rehabilitation, and other related subjects. The grants are for one year, and are limited to a maximum of $20,000.
In order to be eligible for the grant, at least one of the investigators must be a member of the ASSH. Members of the Research Management Committee are not eligible to be the principle investigator, co-PI or mentor on any AFSH grant application.
If awarded either a basic science or clinical research grant, the recipient is compelled to present at the appropriate Investigators Workshop at the ASSH Annual Meeting before receiving their funds and at least one other time during the duration of the award. The award will not be changed by the content of the presentation at the Investigators Workshop – goal is to mirror pre-dissertation presentations made in universities, namely to improve the work or proposed work. The next workshops will be held September 17, 2014 in Boston, MA. All future meeting dates are posted on our website.
Investigators receiving grants are expected to make a progress report within 12 months following receipt of funds. If more time is needed to complete the study, the investigator may request a no-cost grant extension. A final report, including a listing of all presentation and publications resulting from the project, must be submitted 24 months after receipt of funds. All funds not used in the study should be returned to the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand.
Publication and Further Funding
Awardees are encouraged to submit resulting manuscripts to The Journal of Hand Surgery and to present their work, if possible, at the ASSH Annual Meeting. In the case of publication in any journal, presenting or citing research funding, credit is to be noted by footnote that the project was supported totally or partially by funds from the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand. It is requested that a reprint of such publications be made available to the ASSH Research Management Committee Chair for permanent record. Grant applications received from any investigators with delinquent reports will not be reviewed.
The grant application closely mimics the NIH grant format. This is to encourage familiarity with the grant application of the NIH for further funding. Each applicant, funded or unfunded, will receive critiques of the grant from the ASSH Research Management Committee Study Section so that future revisions will be more competitive for extramural funding. The distribution of funded Basic Science and Clinical Research Grants will be up to the discretion of the Research Management Committee.
Applications are due to the ASSH Central Office by the close of business on April 1, 2014. You must email the following:
• Your completed grant application form in Microsoft Word format
• IRB or IACUC documentation (if applicable)
• Letter of support from your department chair or division head. The purpose of this letter is to verify that the researcher will have time (as in time away from clinical practice) and enough resources in addition to the grant to complete the project in a timely fashion.
Email all documentation to: email@example.com
While the grant application form must be in Word format, the supporting documents may be in PDF format.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 880-1900.
Andrew J. Weiland Medal for Outstanding Research in Hand Surgery
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) is pleased to honor the work of hand surgeon and researcher, Dr. Andrew Weiland, with the Andrew J. Weiland Medal for Outstanding Research in Hand Surgery. The medal is awarded annually to a mid-career researcher dedicated to advancing patient care in the field of hand surgery.
The award is a $20,000 unrestricted gift honoring a hand surgeon-scientist who has contributed a body of research that advances the field. The medal recognizes and supports outstanding research in hand surgery in order to continue Weiland’s vision for the field of hand surgery. It is awarded to a mid-career surgeon who is less than 60 years old or a surgeon who is less than 20 years from hand fellowship training. The medal is presented at the ASSH Annual Meeting each year and the winner gives a keynote address.
Nominations and/or applications are now being accepted. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and a review manuscript describing the body of research, in the Journal of Hand Surgery format, that may eventually be published if selected. The manuscript must be under 3,000 words.
Applications are due April 1, 2014, and can be submitted in Word format to Sarah Meyer Hughes at email@example.com. For more information on applying for the award, please contact the ASSH Central Office at (312) 880-1900.