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Public Health Services and Systems Research: Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards 2013 Call for Proposals
Deadline: August 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m. ET
Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) is a multidisciplinary field of study that examines the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services within communities and the resulting impact on population health.
The National Coordinating Center (NCC) for PHSSR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seek to expand the evidence base for effective decision-making in public health practice and policy through research that responds to the questions defined in the National Agenda for PHSSR: www.publichealthsystems.org/research-agenda.aspx. This solicitation is intended to strengthen the pool of researchers available to conduct PHSSR and to build on successful principles and models previously demonstrated in public health and health services research. The awards support mentored, intensive career development through funding, educational experiences and protected time to conduct independent research.
Approximately $800,000 is available through this solicitation.
Up to eight grants will be awarded through this solicitation.
Each grantee will receive up to $100,000 for a maximum of 24 months.
June 4, 2013 (3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET)—Optional applicant Web conference call. To attend, please go to https://connect.uky.edu/phssr_mrsd_awards and select Enter as a Guest.
August 21, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of full proposals.
Late October 2013—Finalists notified.
January 2014—Start of grants.
Beta Sigma Kappa Research Fellowships
The Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Research Fellowship program administered by the American Optometric Foundation (AOF) supports new optometric faculty research and/or optometric resident research. The program’s funding is designed to benefit two young researchers each year whose academic curiosity leads them to seek answers to a vast variety of professionally-based questions covering a wide area of vision science, clinical practice, or eye related public health.
All optometry faculty within 3 years of faculty appointment and/or optometry residents at an accredited school or college of optometry, irrespective of membership in BSK, are eligible to apply for research fellowship award funding.
Currently, there are two fellowships, each consisting of no less than $1,000, awarded annually. Fellowship requests may exceed $1,000, and each fellowship will consist of no less than $1,000. However, anything in excess of $1,000 will be at the discretion of the BSK Central World Council and may or may not be awarded.
Applications consisting of 5 pages or less, preferably in PDF format (International applicants with access limitations to a computer may submit in a typewritten format) as follow to:
a. Cover letter consisting of full contact information (including degree(s)), Institution, project title.
b. Research plan
• Statement of problem
• Experimental design
• Institution and other resources available
• Relevance of problem to clinical optometry, vision science, or eye related public health
• Plans for publication
• Time table
c. Budget explanation
• State amount of grant request
• Describe/Itemize costs
• Justification for equipment, supplies and other expenses
d. Helsinki declaration (required only if human subjects involved)
e. Letter of endorsement by faculty advisor (resident applicants), Dean or President/Director of the school/ college (optional).
Applications will receive a confirmation receipt by e-mail from the Foundation within 1-3 business days of the submission. If you do not receive a confirmation, contact the AOF office to ensure the application is received.
The 2013 deadline for applications is August 16th.
Applications will be reviewed by the BSK Board of Regents, the BSK Central World Council, both in collaboration with the AOF.
Funds support research conducted for a period up to one year. The AOF is a non-profit organization; our policy is not to cover any indirect costs associated with research grants or any other of our programs. This policy applies uniformly to all award recipients.
Recipients must submit a final report of their research findings no later than one year post award. The preferred submission is an article in a form suitable for publication.
Recipients are encouraged to present at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry and to submit a manuscript to Optometry and Vision Science. Any manuscript or publication material produced must acknowledge the American Optometric Foundation and Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.
Recognition of Awardees
The recipients will be recognized at the American Optometric Foundation Celebration Luncheon during the American Academy of Optometry's Annual Meeting. This year to be held October 24-27th in Phoenix, AZ.
The awardees will be listed in the AOF Annual Report and announcements will be placed in the Academy newsletter and in Eye-Mail Monthly. Press Releases will be sent to all schools and colleges of optometry, optometric organizations, and the optometric press.
Submission of a proposal constitutes permission for BSK and/or AOF to use the applicant’s name and image in online and print materials.
For additional information about this award and the American Optometric Foundation, contact Tracy Kitts, Foundation Coordinator, at AOF@aaoptom.org or 321-710-3936.
International Association for Dental Research John Clarkson Fellowship
Deadline: October 8, 2013
Applications are accepted from post doctoral investigators for a sponsored Fellowship in Public Dental Health. It is intended that the fellow will spend up to six months at a research facility outside his/her institution and/or country studying aspects of public dental health of relevance to his/her country. The subject of public dental health is intended in its broadest context, i.e., health services research, epidemiology, prevention, diagnostics, health promotion, etc. The Fellowship is in honor of John Clarkson, who served as Executive Director of IADR/AADR from 1990-97.
To allow investigators to obtain training and experience in public dental health at a center of excellence.
The candidate must:
(1) hold a degree in dentistry or in a scientific discipline (dental, masters, or PhD);
(2) be a member of IADR and actively engaged in research in public dental health.
Research Topic: Public Dental Health
Applications should be made individually and should include the following details:
(1) name, address, current place of work, and position;
(2) IADR Division/Section membership;
(3) full curriculum vitae and reprints of three relevant publications;
(4) references from two recognized scientists and the principal Dean/Chair of the institution where the applicant is employed]; and
(5) an outline by the applicant describing how his/her experience and interests qualify him/her as a candidate for the Fellowship (no more than 3 single-spaced pages), including:
• detailed description of the subject areas to be covered in the training program,
• practical use to which the training acquired would be put,
• proposed duration and dates of the Fellowship,
• institutes and country it is proposed to visit,
• reasons for selection of particular institutes(s),
• previous Fellowships/awards, and
• detailed budget for program.
Please send application electronically in one PDF package to: Sheri S. Herren, IADR Strategic Programs Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fellowship is funded by a generous donation from the IADR Institutional Section and individual members. The Fellow will receive funding for accommodation, subsistence, and travel (up to $15,000) following approval.
The Fellowship may begin following the announcement of the successful Fellow and should be completed within 18 months. The Fellow will be responsible for organizing the Fellowship program. This will include contacting the institution where the training is to take place, confirming the institution's agreement to accepting the Fellow(s), and making all the necessary on-site arrangements. A statement will be obtained from responsible individual(s) at the host institution that they are willing to accept the Fellow and willing to bear any research or laboratory costs involved. The Fellow will confirm these arrangements with IADR Global Headquarters prior to receiving any funding.
On completion of the training program, the Fellow will provide a report to his/her IADR Division/Section and the IADR Global Headquarters.
Applications are sent electronically in one PDF package to Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager at email@example.com.
International Association for Dental Research Colgate Community-Based Research Award for Caries Prevention
Supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company
Deadline: December 9, 2013
The IADR Colgate Community-Based Research Award for Caries Prevention is sponsored by the International Association for Dental Research with funding provided exclusively by Colgate-Palmolive Company.
The awards of up to $75,000 will be provided annually to recipients to advance research in the field of cariology to promote oral health improvement globally, with a focus on community-based research for the prevention and management of caries. Depending on the proposals and peer-review, either a single award of $75,000 or multiple smaller awards not exceeding a total of $75,000 will be offered.
The principal investigator listed in the application must be a current member of IADR and affiliated with a non-profit academic institution or non-governmental organization.
Completed proposals should be sent in one PDF package electronically to Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of December 9, 2013.
For inquiries: Please contact: Sheri S. Herren at email@example.com.
This award will be presented at the 93rd General Session & Exhibition of the IADR in Cape Town, South Africa, March 25-28, 2014
Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards
With continuing support from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is pleased to oversee the annual Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards program in its sixth year.
Three awards of $20,000 each will be awarded to nonprofit organizations, government agencies or universities responding to a community need with a program or project which focuses primarily on family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Only agencies operating within the continental United States are eligible to apply. One award will be granted in each of these categories:
Creative Expression: This award will go to programs or projects that use imaginative and creative approaches in supporting persons with dementia or family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Some examples are programs or projects using art, music, theatre, journaling, multimedia (e.g. film, documentary, radio) or other types of creative expression.
Diverse/Multicultural Communities: This award will go to programs or projects that provide services, support or other types of outreach to family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias in diverse ethnic, age diversity, religion/spirituality, gender, rural, low income, and LGBT or other communities.
Policy and Advocacy: This award will go to programs or projects that advocate for systems change for the benefit of family/informal caregivers or care recipients with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. These efforts could focus on legislation, executive or administrative changes, advocacy campaigns, or any other action to strengthen the public or private sector's recognition and support of family/informal caregivers.
Applications are available, online only. The closing deadline for 2013 applications is 5 p.m. (Pacific Time), Friday, August 16, 2013. Award announcements will be made by late November 2013. Award recipients will be honored at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA). Participates will be invited to present information about their awarded program or project at the conference. Travel stipends will be available for the conference.
Eligibility and Submission Conditions
Nonprofit organizations, government agencies and universities responding to a community need with a program or project that focuses primarily on family/ informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are eligible to apply. Family or informal caregivers are unpaid caregivers. The term includes family members, friends, domestic partners and neighbors. Support for family/informal caregivers need not be the primary mission of the organization, agency or university.
Nonprofit applicants must submit proof of their 501(c) (3) status or other nonprofit status by attaching a copy of their nonprofit designation letter to their application. For-profit entities are not eligible to apply.
The nominated program or project has to have been active during the calendar year of 2012 and/or 2013. If the program or project involves a major culminating event, that event must have occurred prior to application deadline.
For the Policy & Advocacy and Creative Expression categories, program or project may be related to either family/informal caregivers or persons with dementia or both.
For the Diversity/Multicultural Communities category, program/project must be specific to family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
The applicant or other designated program or project representatives must be willing to share information about their program with others, including a presentation at a national professional conference, and to write up additional information to appear on FCA's website and/or future publications. Award recipients may also be asked to provide information about how the award was used to further advance the mission of the organization, agency, or university.
Application must be received by the extended deadline of 5 p.m. (Pacific Time), on Friday, August 16, 2013.
Applicants must apply electronically using the designated online system.
Applicants must designate the category in which they would like to be considered. Applicants are competing only against others within their chosen category. If the judges feel that the applicant would be better suited for another category, they will contact the applicant directly.
Call for Applications: Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship: A Media and Policy Initiative
The Mayday Fund will cover travel expenses for the training in October, and will cover the cost of receiving communications support over five months from Burness Communications.
The Mayday Fund, a New York City-based foundation dedicated to alleviating the incidence, degree, and consequence of human physical pain, is interested in providing new leaders in the pain field with tools that will enable them to reach the broader public.
In 2004, Mayday established the Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship: A Media and Policy Initiative, a fellowship program to train physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, basic, translational and clinical scientists, policy experts and legal scholars in the pain management community to go beyond their own professional pursuits to become leaders and advocates for change in the pain field in the United States and Canada. The Fellowship seeks those applicants who have the capacity, time and passion to become active advocates in the field, and foresee significant impact from their efforts to improve the lives of people in pain.
The deadline for applying to the 2013 program is Monday, July 1. You must submit:
1. Your completed application
2. A letter approving your participation in the program from your immediate supervisor or chairperson. The letter should include confirmation that you can devote 10 percent of your time to the Fellowship, and provide supporting background about your candidacy for the Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship.
Finalists will be involved in a phone interview with members of the Mayday Fellowship Advisory Committee. The Committee will select Fellows by late August 2013. Chosen Fellows will be required to participate in a training October 20-23, 2013.
The Mayday Fellows advocate on behalf of themselves and not on behalf of The Mayday Fund.
Call for Nominations: Pan American Health Organization/Pan American Health and Education Foundation 2013 Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care
The call for nominations is now open for the 2013 PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health. The deadline to submit a nomination is June 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm ET (Washington, D.C., time).
Form of the Award
The award consists of a cash prize, certificate of honor, and a symbolic representation of the award.
In 2009, the Sergio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care was created by the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) in cooperation with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to promote the availability of universal healthcare with equity in the Americas. The award honors Dr. Sérgio Arouca who was a physician, researcher, and professor in the National School of Public Health and served as the Secretary of Health in Rio de Janeiro, and the Secretary of Social Participation in the Ministry of Health, Brazil. As president of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, a highly recognized Brazilian institution, he helped to develop the scientific, teaching, and technological development in the Brazilian sanitary movement. Dr. Arouca devoted his entire career to the advancement of public health in the Americas with a focus in advocacy and increasing the access of health care services. The award seeks to recognize extraordinary efforts by the Latin American and Caribbean countries in improving their health systems and in achieving better access to health care by the most vulnerable population groups.
This award is one of the awards in the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program, a joint partnership of PAHO and PAHEF.
The winner of the Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care will have made a significant health impact, demonstrated leadership and excellence in public health, and contributed significantly to the advancement of care, ideally in more than one country in the Americas, with a focus in Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) will accept nominations from one
or more people or one or more institutions, which may be governmental or nongovernmental, that have together accomplished a significant contribution in the following:
a) the development and implementation of a policy and/or national strategy of health for all; b) the promotion of health programs that have made considerable advances in increasing the coverage and quality of care; c) improving the effectiveness of the management of health systems; d) the development and implementation of policies and/or health and ethical legislation in the framework of a nation’s health structure; e) innovative programs that target socially-excluded and geographically-disadvantaged populations; f) innovatively-designed programs in the field of education and formalized training of health care workers with the aim of expanding universal health care; g) efficacy in efforts to interest communities in the planning, management, and appraisal of health programs; h) the preparation and execution of relevant research on primary health systems. The nominee’s works ideally should have demonstrated impact in more than one country in the region of the Americas, with a focus in Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
Staff members, consultants, and interns in active service of PAHO, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other United Nations agencies; current official representatives to PAHO's governing bodies (e.g., ministers of health and their delegates); sitting members of PAHEF’s board of directors; PAHEF staff, consultants, advisors, and interns; members of the Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care jury; and current employees of the Brazilian Federal Ministry of Health are ineligible to receive the award.
Call for Nominations: Pan American Health Organization/Pan American Health and Education Foundation 2013 Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health
If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This award honors Dr. Pedro N. Acha, long-time chief of the Pan American Health Organization's (PAHO) veterinary public health program, and recognizes his outstanding contributions to health in the Americas. It is intended to stimulate excellence in students who are pursuing careers in veterinary medicine or animal sciences in the region of the Americas, especially in Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
This award is one of the awards in the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program, a joint partnership of PAHO and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF).
Deans or directors of schools of veterinary medicine and animal sciences in the Americas may nominate an undergraduate student who has prepared a research paper based on his or her undergraduate thesis within the veterinary public health field. The research paper should cover at least one of the following: zoonoses, food safety, animal health and production, development of biomedical models (animal research models or in vitro substitutes), food security and animal husbandry (zootechnics), and/or environmental health related to livestock production systems or other domesticated animals. The maximum number of nominations that will be accepted from any one school is three.
Both the research paper and the thesis must have been written within the previous three years of the nomination and a copy of the thesis must be included as part of the nomination package for the jury’s reference. It is encouraged, but not mandatory, for the research paper to be formatted per the guidelines of the Pan American Journal of Public Health.
The winning research paper will have the opportunity to be published in the Pan American Journal of Public Health.
The nomination package must be submitted online by the dean or director of the nominee’s veterinary medicine program. If the nominator is someone other than the student’s dean or director, the nomination cannot be considered compliant.
Staff members, consultants, and interns in active service of PAHO, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other United Nations agencies; current official representatives to PAHO's governing bodies (e.g., ministers of health); sitting members of the PAHEF board of directors; PAHEF staff, consultants, advisors, and interns; and members of the Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health jury are ineligible to receive the award.
Call for Nominations: Pan American Health Organization/Pan American Health and Education Foundation 2013 Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature
This award honors Dr. Fred L. Soper, director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau from 1947 to 1959, and his outstanding contributions to health in the Americas. The award recognizes Dr. Soper for his many significant contributions to research and control of infectious diseases in the Americas. At the 12th Pan American Sanitary Conference in January 1947, Dr. Fred L. Soper, of the United States, was elected as director of the re-organized Pan American Sanitary Bureau from 1947 – 1958.
This award is one of the awards in the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program, a joint partnership of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF).
The award is intended to stimulate excellence in medical/public health research and literature by recognizing a significant contribution in the region of Americas, with an emphasis in Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
A paper selected for the Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature will have high and far-reaching impact on policy and research with a focus in the region of the Americas, especially in Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Impact may be measured at different levels of the public health field which may include: civil society/federal/state/municipal levels, physicians/nurses/associations/health care providers, non-governmental organizations, hospitals, managers, policymakers, etc. Nominations for publications related to infectious diseases are encouraged, but are not required. Only articles that were published within the three years previous to the nomination in a scientific journal indexed in a medical database (e.g., PubMed, SciELO) or in the Pan American Journal of Public Health are eligible for consideration.
If an article has multiple authors, the first or corresponding author should receive the award on behalf of the article.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the nominator to notify each of the article’s authors that the article is being nominated.
Staff members, consultants, and interns in active service of PAHO, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other United Nations agencies; current official representatives to PAHO's governing bodies (e.g., ministers of health); sitting members of PAHEF’s board of directors; PAHEF staff, consultants, advisors, and interns; and members of the Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature jury are ineligible to receive the award.
The award consists of a cash prize, a certificate of honor, and a symbolic representation of the award.
Call for Nominations: Pan American Health Organization/Pan American Health and Education Foundation 2013 Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service
This award honors Clarence H. Moore, an American, who joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1947 as an administrative officer in Geneva, where he was instrumental in setting up the WHO regional office structure. He served as executive director and chief operating officer of PAHEF from its inception in 1968 until his death in 1988. For most of that time, Mr. Moore served as a volunteer, accepting no salary for his work at PAHEF.
This award recognizes outstanding contributions in a health area of importance to the PAHO/PAHEF program of work by national or local non-governmental or private voluntary organizations located in the Americas, with an emphasis on performing work to benefit the people of Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
Staff members, consultants, and interns in active service of PAHO, the WHO, and other United Nations agencies; current official representatives to PAHO's governing bodies (e.g., ministers of health); sitting members of PAHEF’s board of directors; PAHEF staff, consultants, advisors, and interns; and members of the Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service jury are ineligible to receive the award.