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2014 Health Policy Scholarship: Presented by the American College of Surgeons and the American Pediatric Surgical Association
The American College of Surgeons and the American Pediatric Surgical Association are offering an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University. The course takes place June 8–14, 2014. The award is in the amount of $8,000, to be used toward the cost of tuition, travel, housing, and subsistence during the period of the course.
General policies covering the granting of the scholarship are:
The award is open to surgeons who are members in good standing of both the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA). Applicants must be at least 30 years old, but under 60, on the date that the completed application is filed.
The award is to be used to support the recipient during the period of the scholarship. Indirect costs are not paid to the recipient or to the recipient’s institution.
Applications for this scholarship consist of the following items, submitted as a single PDF file:
One copy of the applicant’s current curriculum vitae
One copy of a one-page essay, discussing why the applicant wishes to receive the scholarship
Application for this award may be submitted even if comparable application to other organizations has been made. If the recipient accepts a similar scholarship from another agency or organization, the scholarship will be withdrawn. It is the responsibility of the recipient to notify the Scholarships Section of ACS, which administers this award, of competing awards.
The scholarship must be used in the year for which it is designated. It cannot be postponed.
The Scholar is required to provide one year’s health policy-related assistance to the ACS and the APSA, attending meetings, reviewing applications, participating as a pro tem member of the health policy committee, etc., as requested by either organization.
A brief report of the Scholar’s experiences and activities is due at the conclusion of the course and of the scholarship period. A simple accounting is also required.
The closing date for receipt of applications is February 3, 2014. An awardee will be selected by a committee consisting of members of ACS and APSA. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by March 31, 2014.
Questions may be directed to the ACS Scholarships Administrator at 312-202-5281.
Request for Proposals: Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant
Deadline for submission: December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (MST)
The purpose of the Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant is to support:
1) Community Health Assessments (new or ongoing): to better understand the root causes of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes which will result in strategies and an action plan to address this health issue; or
2) Community Planning and Capacity Building: to create a community-driven action plan to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes (i.e. host stakeholder convenings, coalition building and collaboration efforts)
Grants will be awarded up to $20,000 each. Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However preference will be given to grantees from three specific regions – the Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona), the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Southern Plains (Oklahoma, Texas).
The deadline for proposals is Monday, December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (MST). The system will automatically shut down at this time and will not allow for work in progress to continue. Please ensure you have completed and submitted your application by the deadline.
Questions? Contact email@example.com or Michelle Gutierrez, Program Officer, (505) 867-0775.
Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award
Application due on or before: March 17, 2014
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has joined together with the Sohn Conference Foundation, dedicated to curing pediatric cancers, to establish the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award. This award provides funding to basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research with the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of one or more pediatric cancers.
Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor—a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the Fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals.
Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible.
The primary criteria used to evaluate applicants are:
• potential impact of the research on pediatric cancer
• the quality of the research proposal (importance of the problem, originality of approach, appropriateness of techniques and clarity of presentation)
• the qualifications, experience and productivity of both the candidate and the Sponsor
• the quality of the research training environment in which the proposed research is to be conducted and its potential for broadening and strengthening the candidate’s ability to conduct innovative and substantive research.
The proposed research and training environment should represent a new opportunity for the candidate to expand his/her scientific skill set. Direct extensions of the candidate’s graduate work (in approach, technique or exact area of study) will not be funded.
Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowships are granted for a three-year term with second- and third-year funding contingent upon satisfactory progress reports. Fellows in their first- and third-years of funding will attend Damon Runyon Fellows’ Retreats designed to foster collaboration and interaction between scientists working in different fields relevant to cancer. All fellowship awards are approved by the Board of Directors of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation acting upon the recommendation of the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award Committee.
Call for Proposals: CATCH Planning, Implementation, and Resident Grants
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS
Up to $12,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to individual pediatricians and fellowship trainees to plan innovative community-based child health initiatives that will ensure all children have medical homes and access to health care services not otherwise available in their community. Priority is given to projects that will be serving communities with the greatest health disparities.
All pediatricians are eligible to apply regardless of employment setting or retirement status.
Outreach must be to the community at large, not to practice or clinic patients only.
All initiatives should incorporate screening for or connecting children to medical homes and available insurance programs.
Up to $3,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis for pediatric residents to plan and/or implement community-based child health initiatives. Projects must include planning activities or demonstrate completed planning activities, and may include implementation activities.
To ensure project completion, residents who are in their 1st or 2nd year of residency on the application submission due date are eligible to apply; 3rd-year residents may apply as co-applicants, or as primary applicants if they will be chief resident in their 4th year.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society-St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fellowship Program in Basic Research
Training starting July 1, 2014
Applications must be received by March 7, 2014.
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society-St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fellowship Program in Basic Research is funded by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and jointly sponsored by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and St. Jude. The goal of the program is to develop a larger cadre of physician-scientists who are trained to carry out rigorous, high quality basic investigation in the field of pediatric infectious diseases. Applicants are encouraged to pursue research opportunities in cutting edge basic science laboratories, in most cases outside of departments of pediatrics, including laboratories in this country and throughout the world. Fellows supported by the program should have fully protected time for laboratory research throughout their research years. Upon written request, approval may be given for limited clinical activities following the second year in the lab.
Each year fellows will have the opportunity to present their research at an annual scientific symposium that is held at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and involves leading scientists in microbiology and infectious diseases (the St. Jude-PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference).
During their clinical year of training, fellows will be offered the option of a one-month rotation on the Infectious Diseases service at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This rotation will provide an intensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious complications in patients with compromised immunity. Fellows will be given flexibility in setting up their research program, particularly encouraging a diversity of training sites to maximize exposure to excellence. Collaboration with St. Jude investigators is encouraged, but not mandatory.
Eligibility: Candidates must possess an MD or an MD/PhD. At the time of application, they should be incoming fellows accepted into an accredited pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training program in North America. They must be nominated by their Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, who must be a member in good standing of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.
Support: Support will begin July 1, 2015 (in the second year of fellowship). Awardees will receive a salary of $60,000 during the first year of support, with an incremental increase of $5,000 for each subsequent year. Support will cover a total of three years and will include $15,000 per year for fringe benefits and for use at the discretion of the research mentor for supplies, small equipment, and meeting attendance by the fellow.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Fellowship Award
Completed applications for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Fellowship Award must be received by March 7, 2014 for the award cycle that begins on July 1, 2014.
Goals: The goal of the Fellowship Awards is to help increase the pool of highly trained pediatric infectious disease clinical scientists and to stimulate scholarly basic and clinical research in the following areas pertinent to pediatrics: public health/epidemiology, hospital epidemiology, clinical trials of antimicrobials, outcomes research, pharmacokinetics, pathophysiology, molecular pathogenesis, research related to vaccine development, and other topics of relevance to pediatric infectious diseases.
NOTE: The Society encourages applications for clinically applied/translational research.
Eligibility: Candidates must possess a MD or MD/PhD and be at least a first-year fellow in a Pediatric Infectious Diseases program in North America at the time of application. The award will be given for two subsequent years of training, during which time the applicant is expected to devote the major portion (at least 75% of time) of those years conducting the proposed research project under the direct supervision of a mentor who must be a PIDS member in good standing for at least one year.
Support: The annual stipend will be $45,000 and will be given for two years, subject to review at the end of the first year. In the case of awards given to a candidate in the final year of fellowship, only one year of the award will be given to the recipient. The stipend is intended to provide salary and benefits for the fellow. It is not intended to provide resources for a division's research program, nor to pay indirect costs of the institution.
Application and Selection Process: Application materials must be received by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, March 7, 2014. Electronic submission is strongly preferred.
Gerber Foundation Pediatric Research Grants Program
Awards and time periods vary depending upon the specific project. Research projects may be no longer than 3 years in length. Total grant size should be no more than roughly $300,000.
The Foundation may receive grant proposals from unsolicited sources as well as from organizations with which we have been in contact. However, our preference is for an initial concept paper with subsequent communication between the grant applicant and Program staff as the grant proposal is being developed. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation at any point in the process to discuss their project.
Concept papers are due June 1 and December 1 of each year. If these dates fall on a weekend, the papers are due the next business day. Determination of interest in receiving a full proposal is generally made within three weeks.
The Gerber Foundation
4747 West 48th Street, Suite 153
Fremont, MI 49412-8119
FAX (231) 924-7906
Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society Academic Education Scholarship
Deadlines: April 1 & September 1
The Academic Education Scholarship was implemented as a means of helping PENS to meet its goal of advancing the art and science of pediatric endocrine nursing. PENS is committed to increasing the knowledge base and enhancing the professional development of nurses in the field of pediatric endocrinology. Education is one of several means of professional development, and PENS has provided the Academic Education Scholarship
to help its members meet academic goals.
The applicant must be an active PENS member who is pursuing her/his further education in an accredited degree program in nursing.
The applicant must be currently employed in pediatric endocrine nursing.
The applicant must have a minimum of 3 years of PENS membership prior to applying.
Scholarships shall be awarded for up to $1,000 per award with a maximum of $1,000 per year per applicant. The applicant will be eligible to apply for a maximum of 2 consecutive years out of each 5 year period.
Priority shall be given to persons who are pursuing their BS(N), and to those who are first time applicants/recipients, i. e. those who have not previously received a scholarship.
Obligatory continuing education contact hours are not included.
Allowable expenses are not limited to tuition but may include books, commuting, and child care.
Applicants must complete the scholarship application form available from the PENS Executive Office and the PENS Web site.
Completed applications include the following:
-- Copy of RN License
-- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
-- Documentation of registration or receipt from college/university
-- Transcript of grades or acceptance letter
Applications must be submitted by one of two deadlines: April 1 or September 1. Applications will be considered for funding for payments that begin six (6) months before or six (6) months after the PENS application deadline.
Members may apply once a year.
Applications are blinded and sent to the Board of Directors for review.
The Board will approve funding and amount of the award.
The amount of the award will be determined by funds available.
Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society Evidence-Based Grant
2014 Grant Submissions DUE no later than February 1, 2014
There is $3,000 available for funding.
Evidence-Based Practice is the process of systematically finding, appraising, and using current research findings as the basis for clinical decisions.
Evidence-based research asks relevant clinical questions, finds and appraises searches and critiques the relevant data, and harnesses that information in order to develop recommendations for everyday clinical practice.
The PENS Grant Director, Cynthia Gordner, can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.