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Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation Research Grant Program
The Foundation provides funding for pilot studies on research important to the prevention, cure, and treatment of cerebral palsy, including improvement in the quality of life of persons with disabilities due to cerebral palsy. This broad research agenda includes basic, clinical and applied research in the biomedical and bioengineering sciences. Research grant applications are reviewed for scientific merit by independent referees, the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Council, and finally, by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis taking into account scientific merit, scientific and clinical significance, and relevance to cerebral palsy. Grants are generally awarded for up to 2 years at a maximum of $50,000 a year.
The preparation and review of research grant applications requires a great deal of time and effort for all persons and organizations involved. In order to expedite the process, the following procedure is used for the submission of research grant proposals to the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation.
A mandatory “Letter of Intent” must be submitted (see address below) prior to the submission of a full application (due January 15, 2014). On the basis of the review of the letter, the investigator will be advised within two weeks whether the Foundation will accept a full application.
1. The letter should not exceed one typewritten page. It should briefly summarize:
Relevance of the project to cerebral palsy.
The research question being addressed and the research design of the proposal.
The potential impact of the results of the project on the biology of or clinical implications for cerebral palsy.
2. In addition to the one-page summary, the Letter of Intent should include a brief CV (NIH biosketch format) of the principal investigator.
3. For the 2014 research grant competition, the following exclusive priorities have been identified. No proposals will be considered that do not address one or more of these priorities:
Explore and test strategies for assessing, developing, and maintaining positive mental health among persons with cerebral palsy across the age spectrum. Of particular interest are projects focused on adolescents and adults (young, middle-aged, and elderly).
Compare and contrast one or more state’s (restricted to the U.S.) effective approach in implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it applies to individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Such a study should assist other states in improving health care while making the most effective use of limited resources. Consultation with UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) National Office or UCP local affiliates is recommended.
4. A complete Research Grant Application would be accepted following review and approval of the Letter of Intent. Once the Letter of Intent has been approved and notification of the approval received, a research grant application must be submitted by March 1, 2014. After merit review, the applicant will be advised if the proposal will be submitted to the Foundation’s Board of Directors for consideration for funding.
5. All research grant applications in the competitive scientific merit review priority range are presented to the Foundation’s Board of Directors for funding consideration (usually at its October meeting). Applicants are advised that the Board of Directors cannot guarantee funding for all of the projects in the priority range.
If you have any questions about the Foundation’s research grant program, please contact the Foundation at the following:
Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation
186 Princeton Hightstown Road; Building 4; 2nd Floor
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Call for Applications: Support for Ongoing Research in Thalassemia Grant
The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation invites national and international applications for 2014-2015 grants to support ongoing clinical research projects in Thalassemia. The goal of this initiative is to support investigators from all disciplines and backgrounds (MD, RN, PhD, MPH, MSW or other disciplines) with their ongoing clinical projects to address one or more of the following areas impacting patients with thalassemia: including but not limited to fertility, pregnancy and family planning; quality of life/psychosocial; burden of disease, cardiac issues and iron overload. The stipend will be $40,000 annually with possibility of one year renewal upon submission of a renewal application and approval by the Foundation’s Scientific Review Committee and Board of Directors. This level of funding would be appropriate for support of innovative small-scale pilot studies, observational trials, or ancillary support for ongoing interventional studies (for example support of a trainee joining an existing trial, or new biological endpoint analyses for an existing trial). In the case of ancillary studies, investigators should clearly document the support for the parent trial in their “other support” declarations. Junior and senior faculty are eligible; fellows and trainees are not eligible. Investigators must interact directly with patients or patient-related data. Awards will be announced in June 2014.
The completed application is due Monday February 3, 2014.
Theodore Meyer Scholarship
Theodore Michael Meyer (August 9, 1982 - January 17, 2013) was a music lover and a student of guitar. He started playing guitar when he was a young teenager in Raleigh, NC and spent much of his free time 'jamming' with friends and playing gigs at local venues. In 2007, Theo received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Due to a biking accident, Theo suffered from chronic pain throughout most of his 20s. Theo benefited from Music Therapy as part of his treatment and considered going back to school to study Music Therapy to help others. Theo's family hopes that this scholarship will go to a student interested in helping individuals with mental health and/or addiction issues find a path to wellness and inspiration through the joy of music.
Award: One cash scholarship of $1000 will be available each year.
Requirements: Students will provide two (2) short essays: one essay detailing their interest in mental health and addiction and a second essay describing their long-term professional goals. Each application narrative should be a maximum of two (2) pages.
A final written report is required and must be submitted to AMTA within 60 days of the end of the award period. The report will include a summary of the anticipated impact this scholarship will have on the recipient's career. Winners will also be required to submit a handwritten thank you note to the Meyer family within this timeframe.
Application Deadline: All entries must be received by 6:00 pm EST April 4, 2014 without exception.
Call for Nominations: Edwina Eustis Dick Scholarship for Music Therapy Interns
Nomination for this award is required
After decades of watching the profession of music therapy grow from the early years to its present prominence, Mrs. Edwina Eustis Dick graciously donated funds to establish a scholarship program for music therapy interns.
Award: Two cash scholarships of $500 will be available for interns each year.
Requirements / Scoring:
1. Completed Scholarship Application Form, signed and dated - 0 points
2. Personal, community and college activities - 10 points
3. College transcript (student copy) - 15 points
4. Letters of recommendation - 15 points **must be submitted by author
a. from a music therapy professor
b. from a professional familiar with the applicant's clinical skills
c. another person of the applicant's choice
5. Participation in AMTA, conferences, AMTAS, committees, presentations, publications - 20 points
6. Short essay (800 words) on long-term professional goals - 20 points
7. Brief essay (400 words) on how AMTA can impact the profession of music therapy - 20 points
Selection Procedure: Nominations due - February 7, 2014
Application deadline: All entries must be received by 6:00 pm EST March 7, 2014 without exception.
E. Thayer Gaston Writing Competition
(*This scholarship is not open to Graduate students)
Sponsored by the American Music Therapy Association in cooperation with the Student Affairs Advisory Board. Papers on any topic relevant to the music therapy profession using the philosophical, historical, descriptive, or experimental mode of research are invited.
Award: A cash award of $500 to the winner(s) and an opportunity to have the paper reviewed for possible publication in the Journal of Music Therapy.
Requirements: Papers may be individually or jointly authored. Only one paper per entrant. Papers may be any length up to 3,000 words and shall have a title page indicating the author's name, academic institution, and academic advisor's name. No identifying information found on the title page is to be found on any page of the text. Papers are to be submitted in the format approved by the American Psychological Association. Papers must be previously unpublished.
Selection Procedure: Judging will be done on the basis of originality, organization, clarity of writing, relevance of content to the music therapy profession, literature documentation and adherence to the APA style. In the event that the criteria is not met or the judges feel that no paper is worthy, the award will not be presented. Judging will be done by a clinician, an academician, and a non-music therapist in a related field.
Application Deadline: All entries must be received by 6:00 pm EST June 27, 2014 without exception.
Stephan D. Weiss Student Mental Health Award
The American College Health Foundation’s Stephan D. Weiss, PhD, Mental Health Fund for Higher Education was established in December 2010, to support efforts to promote and improve the quality of mental health care to college students. With growing national concerns regarding the prevalence and complexity of mental and behavioral health issues among college students and the negative impact these disorders have on the health and safety of higher education communities, student retention, student learning/academic progress, and the human potential of students, the Weiss Fund is providing support for an award to be available annually.
This award is sponsored by the Stephan D. Weiss Foundation and the Weiss Fund of the American College Health Foundation. It offers a $2500 award to promote and improve the quality of mental health support for college students. The Weiss Award is intended to encourage the development of creative initiatives that will enhance mental health service delivery to students through an innovative program which could be replicated at other colleges or universities. This award will support program development that can demonstrate measurable success in student retention for those whose mental health problems might otherwise compromise the quality of their college experience and jeopardize the likelihood of their graduation.
Funding for the Weiss Award will be available annually to applicants enrolled at ACHA Member Institutions. The recipient should offer a project that is creative in its scope, formulated on the basis of published research, measurable in its effects, and applicable to the mental health enhancement of college students who participate in it. Preference will be given to those candidates who are graduate students engaged in mental health professional training programs.
Only full-time graduate level students attending an ACHA Member Institution are eligible to apply. An ACHA Membership Number must be included on the application form. At least one person signing the application must be an ACHA member or RMI.
The deadline for applications for the 2014 - 2015 school year is January 31, 2014. All applications must be received or postmarked by the deadline date. Award recipient(s) will be announced at the 2014 ACHA Annual Meeting scheduled for May 28 - June 1 in San Antonio, Texas.
American Association of Suicidology Morton M. Silverman Student Award
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) announces the Morton M. Silverman Student Award for a paper written by a student on a topic directly related to the field of suicidology.
Anyone who is pursuing a degree in his or her field and is currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate, graduate, professional, or medical student or trainee is eligible.
The AAS Student Award Committee will review all submissions and announce one awardee. The awardee will receive:
An engraved plaque
A check for $250
Roundtrip coach airfare to the 2014 Annual Conference ($500 maximum allowance)
2 nights of free lodging at the conference hotel
Complimentary conference registration
The expectation is that the awardee will attend and read his or her paper at the annual conference. The paper will be considered for publication in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. The paper (approximately 20-25 pages, double-spaced, in APA format, with 100-150 word abstract, references, tables, and figures, etc., on separate pages) should be submitted by email attachment to SLTB's Editor-in-Chief: Thomas Joiner
Deadline for Submission: December 20, 2013
Notification to Awardee: Late February 2014
AAS gratefully acknowledges LivingWorks Education for their generous support of The Morton M. Silverman Student Award.
Call for Nominations: Research Society on Alcoholism 2014 Distinguished Researcher Award
Deadline: January 31, 2014
Nominations are being sought for the 2014 RSA Distinguished Researcher Award. Each year this award alternates between biomedical and psychosocial winners. This year's theme will be psychosocial (sociological and clinical research) - to be defined in broad terms. Next year's theme will be biomedical (basic and biological human research).
The recipient of this Thirty-Fifth Annual RSA Award will be presented with a commemorative plaque and cash award during the 2014 RSA Meeting in Bellevue, Washington. Additionally, the recipient will be asked to present a Plenary Session during the 2014 meeting.
This award recognizes a senior researcher who has made outstanding scientific contributions to the alcohol field. The recipient will have demonstrated a sustained long-term commitment to conducting alcohol research and have a substantial record of publication in the field. All scientists except the immediate-past president and the current president, secretary and treasurer of the Research Society on Alcoholism are eligible. Nominations will be accepted from RSA members only. Non-members nominated will be considered but are not encouraged.
Submit the required materials by January 31. Do not include additional materials.
Address questions to Debra Sharp at email@example.com
Call for Applications: Massage Therapy Foundation Community Service Grants
The deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Community Service grants are awarded to charitable organizations that provide massage therapy to people who currently have little or no access to such services.
This program is designed to promote working partnerships between the massage therapy profession and community-based organizations.
The maximum award is $5,000 for a one-year project period. These grants are available for organizations or affiliates of organizations that have been in existence for at least one year in the respective state or province; are tax-exempt under schedule 501(c)(3) in the U.S., non-profit charitable organization in other countries; currently provide some therapeutic or other service programs to the community; and have designated a qualified staff member to oversee the program.
Contact Gini Ohlson, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-905-1520.
American Kennel Club Humane Fund Call for Appplications From Women's Shelters That Permit Pets
Up to $1,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years. Maximum: $3,000
Qualifications and Eligibility:
- Applicant must be (A) a not-for-profit organization that provides temporary or permanent housing for victims of domestic abuse and their pets, or (B), a not-for-profit organization that provides temporary or permanent housing for pets of victims of domestic abuse and has a formal, established working relationship with at least one not-for-profit shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Applicants in category (A) are preferred.
- AKC Humane Fund Women’s Shelter Grants are awarded for essential operational support relating to the housing of pets or capital improvements specifically for the housing and maintenance of pets.
- AKC Humane Fund Grants may not be used for fundraising purposes.
- An applicant may not apply for an AKC Humane Fund Grant if it has been awarded a grant from the AKC Humane Fund twice in the five calendar year period immediately preceding the application deadline.
- Applicants that are awarded grants must comply with a reporting process as indicated by the AKC Humane Fund.
ALL Applications must include the following materials, in this order:
- Completed Grant Application form with additional sheets attached as needed. The original form is required and must be signed and dated.
- Financial information regarding your shelter, including most recent financial statements (preferably audited), total current budget for the last completed fiscal year and for the current fiscal year of the organization, and a list detailing the principal sources of ongoing annual support for the organization.
- Copy of the IRS Determination letter confirming 501(c)(3) status
- A list of three (3) professional references (such as accountant, veterinarian, animal shelter operator, elected official, social worker, etc). Provide name, address and phone number for each reference contact.
- Applicants representing a pet shelter (See category B above) must provide a letter of referral from at least one Shelter for Victims of Domestic Abuse that the applicant assists. The letter must be on the Domestic Abuse Shelter’s letterhead, signed by the Executive Director of the Domestic Abuse Shelter and detail the extent of the relationship between your organizations.
- Applicants representing a pet shelter must complete Attachment A.
Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis and must be postmarked by the following dates: February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15
Mail completed applications to:
The AKC Humane Fund, Inc.
Attention: Grant Review Committee
260 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016