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Call for Applications: Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas
The Greenwall Foundation will fund a bioethics grants program, Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas to support research to help resolve an important emerging or unanswered bioethics problem in clinical care, biomedical research, public health practice, or public policy. We hope these grants will have a real-world, practical impact. These grants will be of modest size and short duration; one-year grants of up to $60,000 that do not involve primary data collection will receive priority. Additionally, in this funding cycle we will also consider larger bioethics projects that collect primary empirical data.
Four types of bioethics grants will be funded:
1. Mentored research projects. Awards to a senior bioethics researcher to carry out a mentored bioethics research project with a post-doctoral fellow or junior faculty member. The close mentoring will help ensure that the project is completed within a year. The Foundation will provide salary support for the effort of the mentor on the project. Projects where the mentee already has salary support will receive priority. Proposals in which the mentee has other responsibilities that compete with carrying out such a research project, like courses for a degree program and clinical responsibilities by resident physicians or fellows, will be considered only in exceptional circumstances. For projects that involve secondary analysis of existing data sets, the team must include expertise in the obtaining, merging, and analysis of such datasets. For mentored projects, primary data collection will be considered only in exceptional circumstances. Proposals to collect pilot or preliminary data for a larger project will not be considered.
2. Senior collaboration projects. Grants to allow innovative biomedical or clinical researchers or leaders of health care organizations or government agencies to partner with an established bioethics scholar to carry out research on the intersection of their primary work with bioethics. For example, a leading researcher in an innovative biomedical field could bring deep knowledge of that field to help analyze important unresolved bioethics problems in it. As another example, a physician-leader in a safety-net hospital or a public health agency could analyze ethical problems she or he had encountered and struggled with. Both collaborating senior scholars are eligible for salary support.
3. Analyzing the normative implications of empirical research you are conducting with other funding (new). Some researchers are able to obtain funding from other sponsors to carry out empirical research on a bioethics dilemma or issue, but lack protected time to write about the conceptual or normative implications of the findings of this empirical research. We will fund investigators to write conceptual or normative analyses, providing that the empirical study is well-designed and the findings interesting. These grants may have only one investigator.
4. Empirical bioethics research involving primary data collection (new). We will consider projects that involve the collection of primary data, are tightly linked to an active real-world bioethics problem or policy dilemma, and likely to contribute to its resolution. The research team must demonstrate the ability to carry out such projects within the proposed time frame. Methodology should be rigorous, with attention to response rates, representativeness of the sample, and bias in survey questions. Projects will receive priority if they show contained costs, for example by adding questions to already-funded survey projects or using research trainees whose salary is supported from other sources (provided that trainees do not have conflicting classwork or clinical responsibilities). Proposals to collect pilot or preliminary data for a larger project will not be considered. Partial salary support may be requested for staff to manage the budget/finances for very complex projects.
We expect grantees to disseminate their research through practical articles in one or more peer-reviewed journals that reach the appropriate audience for the topic studied, through presentations in relevant national and international professional meetings, and in other ways that will increase real-world impact.
Examples of the kinds of real-life bioethics problems grantees might address include:
Dilemmas raised by innovative biomedical research and new communication technologies.
Dilemmas from major changes in the delivery of U.S. health care resulting from the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Acts and private initiatives.
Dilemmas that are particularly salient -- and particularly ripe for analysis -- in certain cultural and ethnic communities, although they also involve people across the population.
In evaluating proposals the Foundation will consider:
The real-world importance of the bioethics problem to be studied and the likelihood the project will have a constructive real-world impact.
The innovative nature of the project's approach.
The professional background of the proposed investigators, and their close, working familiarity with the practical bioethics problems to be addressed.
The previous success of the principal investigator in carrying out similar projects (mentoring, collaboration, normative implication of empirical research, or primary data collection).
The success of the investigators publishing practical bioethics articles, similar to what is proposed, in top-tier journals with a broad audience.
The reasonableness of the budget. All things being equal, projects with smaller budgets will receive priority.
While we will give strong preference to proposals that meet these criteria, we will also consider exceptional proposals that meet our strategic goal of supporting bioethics research that will have a real-world impact. More than one applicant may apply from each institution.
Projects with the following characteristics will not be funded:
Projects that implement or make incremental improvements in established approaches to bioethics problems, build institutional infrastructure, or provide bioethics education, training or course work.
Projects that simply describe or analyze bioethics issues or provide a conceptual framework, without making practical recommendations for resolving the issues. However, projects that present normative recommendations that are based on previous empirical research are encouraged.
Proposals to gather pilot or preliminary data for a larger project.
Projects whose main goal is to convene or enhance a meeting.
Projects to support or extend ongoing or core activities of an organization.
Applications from unaffiliated individuals and from institutions outside the U.S. The Greenwall Foundation awards grants only to tax-exempt institutions in the U.S.
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 5:00pm ET – Deadline for email inquiry. We encourage applicants with projects already in development to submit their inquiries before the deadline.
Please direct all inquiries to email@example.com with the subject “Primary investigator’s last name, first name, title of proposal, either ‘Mentored’, ‘Collaboration’, ‘Normative’, or ‘Empirical’ Making a Difference LOI”. Please send a 400-600 word e-mail of inquiry including:
Type of project: senior collaboration, mentored project, normative implications, or primary data collection
A one sentence summary of the project for a lay audience
The bioethics problem to be addressed
The specific aims of the project
The nature of peer-reviewed publication(s) from the project and how the journal audience includes key individuals who can change practice or policy regarding the problem.
How the proposed project is innovative and goes beyond the current work on the problem, particularly in its potential to have a real-world impact
Names of the proposed research team. Please attach copies of CV's (no more than 3 pages each, highlighting publications relevant to the this application) of the two main investigators (or mentee and mentor).
The amount and duration of funding requested.
Selected applicants will be encouraged to submit a full application. Some applicants will receive feedback on issues to be specifically addressed or clarified.
Monday, February 17, 2014 at 5:00pm ET– Deadline for full applications, by invitation only.
Jefferson Science Fellows Program
January 13, 2014 -- Application deadline
The contribution of state-of-the-art science, technology, and engineering (STE) to the formulation and implementation of U.S. government policy, both domestic and foreign, has been recognized throughout the second half of the 20th-century as a critical element in reaching sound, comprehensive conclusions that reflect “good governance.” Without an accurate, timely understanding of rapidly advancing STE issues, it is increasingly difficult to identify and establish sound governmental policy that effectively meets the needs of modern societies. The articulation of “accurate science for statecraft” to policy makers has become an essential element in establishing effective international relationships in the 21st century.
Recognizing this need, the Secretary of State announced, on October 8, 2003, the Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) program at the U.S. Department of State, establishing a new model for engaging the American academic science, technology, engineering and medical communities in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. The JSF program is administered by the National Academies and supported through a partnership between the U.S. academic community, professional scientific societies, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Jefferson Science Fellowship is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. The application period opens each fall and closes in mid-January. Selected Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy issues. Assignments are tailored to the needs of the hosting office, while taking into account the Fellows’ interests and areas of expertise. As part of their assignments, Jefferson Fellows also have the opportunity to travel to U.S. embassies and missions overseas. At the conclusion of the fellowship year, and upon return to their home institution, Fellows continue to serve as a resource to the State Department and USAID for an additional five years.
For the 2014 program year, it is expected that the U.S. Department of State and USAID will host up to 15 Jefferson Science Fellows; the fellowship begins in mid-August.
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be a scientist, technologist, engineer, or physician holding a tenured, or similarly ranked, academic appointment at a U.S. college or university
If awarded, the candidate must successfully complete and maintain security clearances at the U.S. Department of State/USAID
Applicant's academic institution must sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of State in order to be considered as a finalist.
Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Ability to articulate science and technology issues to the non-specialist/general public,
Ability to rapidly and accurately understand scientific advancements outside their discipline area and to effectively integrate this knowledge into U.S. Department of State/USAID policy discussions,
Open-mindedness and receptive attitudes toward public policy discussions at the U.S. Department of State/USAID, and
Stature, recognition and experience in the national and international scientific or engineering communities.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-334-2643.
Call for Nominations: Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award
The Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award is designed to acknowledge outstanding contributions in the field of rehabilitation of aging persons.
The individual who is nominated should demonstrate sustained contributions to the field of rehabilitation of aging persons. The nominee’s work may be in any or all of the areas of teaching or patient care, or publications which may include scholarly works, books, monographs, administrative directives, or public policy papers. Examples of potential candidates for consideration may include: a psychologist working in the area of psychological rehabilitation, a biologist who is working a lifetime on Parkinson’s disease, or someone working at NIA who is overseeing rehabilitation research. Practitioners such as physicians, nurses, therapists could also be candidates. This award will be presented at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting at the Health Sciences Section Business Meeting. The award consists of a cash award of $250 and a certificate.
Deadline: May 1st
Applicants do not have to be a member of GSA.
This is a Health Sciences Section Award, but it is open to anyone in the rehabilitation community.
Nominator or endorser of nomination must be a GSA member.
Nomination packet should include:
A detailed formal nomination letter
Up to 2 letters of endorsement (in additional to the nomination letter)
A current Curriculum Vitae
Digital Copies of Publications (books require 5 hard copies)
Presented annually at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting at the Health Sciences Section Business Meeting, the award consists of a cash award of $250 and a certificate.
In order to nominate someone for the Excellence in Rehabilitation Award, please send your nomination packet to email@example.com with a subject of "Excellence in Rehabilitation Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: M. Powell Lawton Award
The M. Powell Lawton Award, sponsored by The Polisher Research Institute of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, recognizes outstanding contributions from applied gerontological research that have benefited older people and their care. The award was established to honor the memory of the late M. Powell Lawton, PhD, director emeritus of the Polisher Research Institute and a leading figure in aging research.
The award is presented at the GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting to an individual who exemplifies Dr. Lawton's personal and professional qualities, and whose contributions in gerontology have led to innovations in gerontological treatment, practice or service, prevention, or amelioration of symptoms or barriers. Individuals who have influenced public policy changes or demonstrated leadership in defining and implementing a creative program that led to improvement in the lives of older persons are also eligible.
The awardee receives a $2,500 cash prize and certificate, and presents a lecture at the GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting the following year. In addition, if the awardee has no support for attending the meeting, up to $1,000 can be made available for travel and per diem expenses.
Nominations of candidates in the early or mid stages of their careeers are encouraged.
Nominations should be responsive to the following guidelines:
Description and documentation of the nominee's contribution, including originality and creativity.
Demonstration of the innovation's positive impact over a sustained period.
Evidence of replication by others or dissemination.
The significance of the contribution in improving the lives of older persons.
An explanation of how the candidate exemplifies the qualities of the late M. Powell Lawton, including evidence of leadership, commitment to mentorship, humility, and respect.
The nominator must be a member of GSA, however nominees can be nonmembers.
Formal nomination letter.
A current Curriculum Vitae.
Two letters of endorsement.
Nomination packets must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of "Lawton Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.
Call for Applications: National Center for Health Statistics/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship
The fellowship program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in Hyattsville, Maryland for a period of 13 months to conduct studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community. Fellows have access to NCHS data resources for use in their proposed studies, and also work on collaborative projects with NCHS staff.
The application deadline is January 6, 2014.
• Applicants may be at any stage in their career from doctoral students (must have completed course work and be at the dissertation phase of their program) to senior investigators.
• Applicants must demonstrate training and/or experience in health services research and its methodology, especially quantitative data analysis, reflecting disciplines such as public health, public administration, health care administration, sociology, health economics, health statistics, anthropology, and behavioral sciences, or the health professions (e.g., medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacology, etc.).
• Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have a green card.
Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
A new solicitation of applications for the NCHS/AcademyHealth Fellowship will be made each year during the life of the program. The schedule for 2014-2015 is:
January 6, 2014: Deadline for application submission (must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST)
April-May 2014: Announcement of selected fellow(s)
September 2014 Fellowship begins
Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the online 'Statement of Interest' form prior to applying. Once the 'Statement of Interest' form is submitted, AcademyHealth and NCHS staff will follow up with potential applicants to provide more guidance and assistance during the application process. For quick questions about the application process please contact Beth Johnson or email email@example.com. Questions regarding NCHS data systems and resources should be directed to Christine Lucas.
Call for Applications: Future of Public Health Law Education: Faculty Fellowship Program
The Future of Public Health Law Education: Faculty Fellowship Program has three basic purposes:
To promote the innovative teaching of public health law nationally by creating new curricular offerings in law schools and schools/programs of public health;
To create a dynamic and supportive community of practice among the faculty fellows, their Deans, faculty mentors, and leaders in public health law; and
To share and build resources that foster model approaches and best practices for teaching public health law.
Georgia State University College of Law and its Center for Law, Health & Society are leading an initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a faculty fellowship program to promote public health law education. Ten faculty members with full-time appointments in law schools or schools/programs of public health will be selected to participate in this yearlong fellowship program designed to foster innovations in educational programming and to build a strong learning community. All fellows, with their Deans' support, will design and implement a project for curricular change in public health law education at their home institutions. Each fellow will be paired with a faculty mentor in public health law.
The fellows will kick off their fellowship year by attending an intensive ten-day educational Summer Institute on July 16-26, 2014 in Park City, Utah. Over the course of the academic 2014-2015 fellowship year, the fellows and their mentors will regularly share ideas, experiences and models for public health law teaching, providing opportunities for professional growth and leadership development. The fellowship program will be enhanced by an electronic library on substantive topics and best practices in teaching public health law. Fellows and their mentors will be able to contribute to the library throughout the fellowship year.
The projects proposed by the fellows will enhance the teaching of public health law at their home institutions as well as serve as models for curricular innovation nationally. The projects could include one or more new courses, externships, clinical or other experiential-learning and/or service-learning opportunities, practice-based opportunities, collaborative or interdisciplinary educational experiences with students and practitioners from different disciplinary fields, development of student organizations, integrated combinations of curricular or other educational innovations, and other expansions of educational programming in public health law. Preferably, the projects should reflect a multi-faceted approach in developing new courses/curricular offerings, materials, and other educational supplements that are relevant to public health practice in the local, national, or global community. Preferably, the projects should also enlighten students about opportunities for private- or public-sector careers in the public health law field, strengthen their ability to successfully enter the public health law workforce, and otherwise have a positive impact on students. Innovations that result in long-term, sustainable curricular change that will impact law students are preferred.
Application Process and Fellowship Year
In their applications, applicants will propose an initial plan for creating one or more new curricular offerings or educational programs in public health law at their home institutions. This initial proposed project will be supported by a Dean's letter of support. At the Summer Institute and during their fellowship year, fellows will collaborate with their Deans, mentors, and others to revise, refine, and implement their projects and create a vibrant and cohesive academic community of practice for public health law education.
Summer Institute: July 2014
The Summer Institute, to be held on July 16-26, 2014 in Park City, Utah, will actively engage the fellows, their mentors, and leading experts to refine and develop their projects, explore new ways to enhance their teaching, and develop core knowledge, skills, and values related to the field. Their Deans will also attend at the outset of the Institute (July 16-19, 2014). The Summer Institute will be a highly interactive program that explores principles of adult learning, teaching innovations, the future of public health law, building successful educational programs, fostering collaborative and interdisciplinary relationships, and leading academic change in the 21st century.
Expenses for each fellow and their Dean related to attendance at the 2014 Summer Institute will be covered by the fellowship program, including travel, lodging, and meals at the Institute site. The expenses for an additional required 2-day meeting for fellows and their mentors (closing ceremony in May 2015) will also be covered.
This fellowship is designed for faculty who are passionate about teaching and have the support of their home institution for creating new courses, externships, clinics, or other curricular offerings or educational programs in the field of public health law.
Requirements for faculty fellows:
Must be employed in a full-time faculty position at a law school or school/program of public health, or be a full-time faculty member affiliated with a law school or school/program of public health, with a tenure-track, tenured, clinical-track, joint, or comparable faculty appointment.
Must have a J.D. degree.
Must have at least three years of full-time teaching experience at a graduate- or professional-school level by July 2014.
Must attend all of the summer educational institute on July 16-26, 2014 in Park City, Utah (expenses will be covered by the fellowship program).
The Dean must attend the initial part of the summer educational institute (July 16-19, 2014) in Park City, Utah (expenses will be covered by the fellowship program). (If the Dean has an unavoidable conflict, the Dean may designate an Associate Dean or other senior faculty leader overseeing the institution's curriculum in the Dean's stead.)
Must demonstrate interest in teaching innovations; interest in interdisciplinary, experiential, and/or practice-oriented learning is preferred.
Must be interested in building new educational programs in public health law and leading academic change.
Must have the Dean's support and commitment for the proposed project at the home institution.
Preferably should have, or have the capacity for developing, working relationships with public health practice organizations and/or interdisciplinary relationships across the campus of the home institution.
The following factors regarding the applicant will be considered in the selection process:
Demonstrated teaching background, experience, and skills
Relevant knowledge of public health law, health care law, or related subject matter
Relevant experience, if any, in public health practice or legal practice related to public health
Interest in teaching innovations, experiential learning, and building new educational programs
Interest in participating in a community of practice to enhance the teaching of public health law
Capacity to build interdisciplinary or other collaborative relationships
Leadership abilities, collegiality, and teamwork skills
Organizational skills and dependability
Strategic and interpersonal skills to effectuate long-term curricular change
Ability to meet deadlines, complete projects, and implement the proposed project
The following factors regarding the proposed project will be considered in the selection process:
Evidence that the project is innovative and will enhance the teaching of public health law
Feasibility of implementing the proposed project at the applicant's home institution
Strength of support for the proposed project by the Dean at the applicant's home institution
Importance and potential benefit of the proposed project to the applicant's home institution and as a model for other schools nationally
The relationship (or "fit") between the proposed project and other educational programs or initiatives at the home institution
Impact of the proposed project on law students, public health students, or other graduate students
Impact on the applicant's teaching, professional growth, and capacity for leadership in educational programming and academic change
Interdisciplinary or other collaborative dimensions of the proposed project
Application period: Tuesday, Sept. 3–Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
Letters of reference due: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
Award announcements: March 1, 2014
Fellowship orientation: April 1, 2014
Summer Institute: July 16-26, 2014 (Park City, Utah)
Final projects due: May 1, 2015
Closing ceremony: May 2015
How to Apply
Applications for this solicitation must be submitted via the RWJF online system. If you haven't already done so, you will be required to register with RWJF before you begin the application process.
The deadline for the completed application, including the Dean's Transmittal Letter of Support, is Friday, December 13 (3 p.m. EST). Two additional confidential Letters of Reference must be submitted by Friday, December 6 (3 p.m. EST).
We strongly encourage applicants to log in and familiarize themselves with the online submission process and requirements well before the final application deadline. Program staff may not be able to assist all applicants in the final 24 hours before the application deadline.
We will hold an optional web conference call for applicants to provide information on the fellowship program's goals, to assist applicants with the proposal process, and to offer an opportunity for applicants to ask questions. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1 from 3-4:30 p.m. (EST). Registration is required.
Please direct inquiries to:
Stacie Kershner, Associate Director
Georgia State University College of Law, Center for Law, Health & Society
Call for Applications: Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being
The application period runs from August 15th to December 15th each year.
Thanks to the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is pleased to offer the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.
The fellows receive an annual stipend of $25,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research at their academic institution. Up to 15 fellowships are awarded annually. Fellows are guided by an academic mentor whom they select; fellows also identify a policy or practice mentor to assist them in better understanding how to frame their research questions with an eye toward maximizing policy and practice relevance.
Because the promotion of child well-being and the prevention of child maltreatment require knowledge and collaboration from diverse fields, the program is multidisciplinary in scope and approach. Fellows are selected from a range of academic disciplines, including—-but not limited to—-social work, child development, public health, medicine, public policy, education, economics, psychology, and epidemiology. In order to maximize the opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, Chapin Hall is building a sustainable peer learning network among the fellows and mentors through a series of in-person meetings, webinars, conference calls, and social networking opportunities.
Call for Nominations: American Psychological Foundation's 2014 Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award
The American Psychological Foundation's 2014 Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award supports talented young psychologists making contributions towards informing, advocating for, and improving the mental health and well-being of children and families particularly through policy.
The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2014.
Please contact Parie Kadir, Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2014 Robert E. Henkin Government Relations Fellowship
It is essential for any highly regulated profession to have leaders who have an understanding gained first-hand of the challenges that the practice of nuclear medicine faces. In America today, we produce a great number of skilled professionals. But too few of these individuals provide society with statesmanlike leadership and guidance in the public affairs arena.
The Robert E. Henkin Fellowship is designed to provide young professionals in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging direct personal exposure to government relations activities of the SNMMI as well as the state and federal legislative and regulatory process. The F ellowship is designed to provide gifted and highly motivated young nuclear and molecular imaging professionals with first- hand experience in the process of health policy development. For the purpose of this proposal, a young professional shall be defined as a resident or fellow (physician), a scientist or technologist who has completed their training within the last 10 years. Professionals who have been in the field for longer than ten years are not eligible.
Applications for the 2014 program will be accepted starting on September 1, 2013 with a closing date for submission of December 31, 2013. The Fellow will be selected at the SNMMI Mid-Winter meeting in Palm Springs, CA, with the Fellowship week to occur at a time mutually agreed upon between February 2014, and June 30, 2014. Expenses for the week will be paid and a stipend provided.