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Call for Applications: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Young Investigator Awards for Ph.D. Training
Deadline: March 19, 2014
The ASBMR Young Investigator Awards for the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) Ph.D. Training Course will cover registration and travel to attend the ECTS Ph.D. Training Course.
About the ECTS Ph.D. Training Course
When: June 27-30, 2014
Where: St. Catherine’s College in Oxford, United Kingdom
ECTS offers a four-day training course for Ph.D. students and faculty each year, covering basic and clinical bone science. The aims of the course are:
To increase knowledge about physiology and pathology of mineralized tissues.
To disseminate knowledge about key methods in bone research.
To promote networking between Ph.D. students in the bone field.
For more information about the ECTS Ph.D. Training Course, visit the ECTS website.
Amount of Each Award: Registration (including meals and accommodations) and travel to the course location (approximate value: $1,800 USD)
Number of Awards: Five awards will be given in 2014.
Award Designation: The award will cover the ECTS Ph.D. Training Course registration fee (including meals and accommodations) and travel to and from the course location. The course will be held at the St. Catherine’s College in Oxford, United Kingdom.
This course is being organized in association with the 6th International Workshop on Advances in the Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Bone Disease, which will take place at the same venue from June 28-July 2, 2014. ASBMR Young Investigators selected to participate in the ECTS Ph.D. Training Course will have the opportunity to extend their stays and participate in this workshop immediately succeeding the ECTS Ph.D. Training Course at no additional cost.
Must be an ASBMR member (U.S. or International) in good standing (applicants must be an ASBMR member during the application and award process.)
Must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program.
Ph.D. project must involve research in the field of bone or calcium metabolism.
Ph.D. students will be required to prepare either a short oral or poster presentation. After registration, the organizers will inform students on their presentation method.
Completed Nomination Form
The nomination form will require that you upload the following documents:
Letter of Support from Mentor (sponsoring applicant’s research.)
Nominee’s current curriculum vitae (CV) – Please provide no more than 2 pages, (follow NIH style formatting for biographical sketch.)
Statement Regarding Long Term Career Goals (provide one page summary stating career direction and how this award would impact your career.)
A Summary of Nominee's Research (provide brief paragraph, no more than 250 words, that includes detailed thesis title.)
Please note: All requirements must be met to submit a completed application. Applications that are not complete will not be reviewed. Preference will be given to North American-based applicants.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The awardees will be notified by early May.
Contact Information: For questions about the award, please contact the ASBMR Business Office at email@example.com or +1 (202) 367-1161.
Request for Applications to Investigate the Clinical Effectiveness of Ultrasound Versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Joints or Soft Tissue Pathology
The Endowment for Education and Research (EER) of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has issued a request for applications (RFA) to investigate the clinical effectiveness of ultrasound versus magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for joints or soft tissue pathology using an independent gold standard, either clinical or surgical. Preference will be given to studies other than those addressing rotator cuff tears because there is already ample literature on this topic. Projects are expected to be completed within a 2-year time frame.
Supported by an educational grant from Philips Healthcare, $50,000 has been allocated for one or more grants in this area. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2014, 11:59 PM, Eastern Time.
o Applicants from outside the United States may apply.
o Applicants need not be members of the AIUM.
o Members of the AIUM Board of Governors or Executive Committee may not apply or be included in any capacity within the proposal.
o Members of the granting committee may apply but will then not be allowed to be involved in the reviewing of any submissions.
o An individual may be the principal investigator on only 1 proposal, but may serve in another capacity on another proposal.
o Proposals would preferably include evidence of prior experience in similar investigations.
o Up to $50,000 has been allocated for 1 or more grants in this area.
o Funding of IRB (institutional review board) costs and/or capital equipment is not allowed. The AIUM defines capital equipment as a piece of equipment, hardware, or software costing more than $1,000.
o No more than $1,000 in grant funding may be used for travel. Travel expenses must be consistent with the AIUM travel policy.
o Institutional overhead (indirect) costs will not be funded.
o Salary requested cannot exceed NIH guidelines.
o Funds will be disbursed to tax-exempt organizations. If the grant recipient is not tax exempt per IRS Publication 78, the grant recipient will be issued a 1099 for tax-reporting purposes. Exempt organizations must supply a copy of their IRS Determination Letter and all others must complete a Form W9 before funds can be disbursed. If an award is made to an international applicant, the applicant will need to supply substantiation of his/her organization’s nonprofit status.
o The AIUM will distribute all funds to the principal investigator and/or his/her institution. Subdivision of funds—as identified in the budget proposal—to other participants will be the responsibility of the host institution, in coordination with the principal investigator. Prior to the distribution of funds, the AIUM will require a signed agreement between the host institution and the AIUM.
o Funds will be disbursed on the following basis: 40% at award, 40% at receipt of a satisfactory 9-month progress report, and 20% at receipt of a satisfactory final report.
o Studies should comply with the AIUM Practice Guideline for the Performance of a Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Examinations and with AIUM official statements, including Interpretation of Ultrasound Examinations.
o Studies that involve research on human subjects should have IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval prior to grant submission, and this should be stated in the proposal.
o Grant application must have signatures of the responsible official at the institution (Grants Administration/IRB) and department chair.
o Final results should be submitted for presentation consideration at an AIUM Annual Convention.
o A progress report will be required at 9 months and a final report within 3 months of completion of the project.
o Publications and presentations regarding the research are encouraged, and the AIUM should be kept informed about any publications or presentations resulting from the research, even after submission of the final progress report. Notation acknowledging support from the AIUM and Philips Healthcare should be made in all publications and presentations.
o The project should be completed within 2 years of the signed contract.
o Proposals are evaluated based on the following criteria
-- Significance (Will successful completion of the aims change the concepts, methods, treatments, or interventions that drive this field?)
-- Investigators (Are the principal investigators and other researchers well suited to the project?)
-- Innovation (Does the application challenge or seek to shift clinical practice paradigms by using novel approaches or methodologies?)
-- Approach (Are the overall strategy, methodology, and analyses well-reasoned and appropriate to accomplish the specific aims of the project?)
-- Environment (Are the institutional support, equipment, and other physical resources available to the investigators adequate for the project proposed?)
-- Budget (Appropriateness of budget to accomplish the project).
-- Compliance with submission instructions
Submit the following items to respond to this RFA:
Combine all components of your submission into one PDF in the following order:
• A completed Application and Budget Form
• A description (maximum 7 pages) of the proposed project with the following 6 sections:
a. Objective: Specific aims of the project.
b. Relevance: To the field of musculoskeletal ultrasound.
c. Background: Including preliminary data.
d. Methods: Experimental design to accomplish the aims of the project.
e. Support: Facilities and equipment needed for successful completion of the project that are available at your institution
f. Bibliography: Relevant to the research
• A statement of the responsibilities of the principal investigator and any co-investigators, whether or not funding support is being requested for them.
• An abbreviated (maximum of 2 pages) curriculum vitae for the principal investigator and for any co-investigators (NIH format is appropriate), including education and/or professional experience and pertinent bibliography.
• A page detailing any current or prior grant support received by the principal investigator and any co-investigators. Write N/A if none.
• Utilize the RFA Checklist to ensure you are your submitting your application correctly.
• E-mail a PDF of the completed application with all attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail the completed application to: AIUM EER Grant Application, 14750 Sweitzer Lane, Suite 100, Laurel, MD 20707-5906 USA.
• You will receive a confirmation e-mail within a week of your submission. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a week, please contact Janet Campbell at 301-498-4100 Ext 1765 or email@example.com to make sure your application has been received.
College of American Pathologists Foundation Leadership Development Award
CAP Junior members will gain a broad understanding of the many factors affecting the future of pathology and issues that contribute to a successful career, as well an introduction to the specialty’s leadership opportunities at the institutional, local, state, and national levels. Applicants should have authorization from their institution to attend the meeting.
Awardees and/or their institutions should expect to cover any travel costs that exceed the amount awarded.
Award must be fulfilled prior to converting to CAP Fellow membership.
Following meeting attendance, awardees are required to submit a photo, a 250-word summary of their experience, and a short evaluation form.
CAP Foundation acknowledges the winners of the leadership development award annually.
Funded Up To: $1,000
Focus: Travel to attend the fall and the spring Resident’s Forum meetings to enhance education and experience on issues challenging the pathology specialty.
Eligibility: CAP Junior Members
Apply by June 3
Submit the following materials:
Foundation Common Grant Application
All materials, as directed, on the application
An essay of up to 750 words discussing interest in developing leadership skills, including interest in health policy as it influences pathology and patient care, and why this award is essential to you
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093
For more information about this award please call Julia Rankenburg at 800-323-4040, ext. 7931.