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Call for Nominations: American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility
Nomination deadline: September 1, 2014
The AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility is presented annually by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to honor scientists and engineers whose exemplary actions have served to foster scientific freedom and responsibility.
The Award recognizes scientists and engineers who have:
• acted to protect the public’s health, safety, or welfare; or
• focused public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society by their responsible participation in public policy debates; or
• established important new precedents in carrying out the social responsibilities or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers.
This annual award was established in 1980 and consists of a prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration, and reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting.
We hope that the presentation of this award will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers as they begin their careers.
The award is open to all regardless of nationality or citizenship.
• Send us your name, address, and phone number; and the name(s) and address(es) of the nominee.
• A summary of the action(s) that form the basis for the nomination (about 250 words).
• A longer statement (no more than three pages) providing additional details of the action(s) for which the candidate is nominated.
• The candidate’s vita (no more than three pages).
• Any documentation (books, articles, or other materials) that illuminates the significance of the nominee’s achievement may also be submitted.
All materials become the property of AAAS.
Please submit all information to:
AAAS Science and Policy Programs
Attention: Deborah Runkle
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Call for Applications: 2014-2015 Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program
Applications for the 2014-2015 Class of Health and Aging Policy Fellows are due April 16th, 2014.
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program is a unique opportunity for professionals in health and aging to receive the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans.
The year-long Health and Aging Policy Fellows program offers fellows the opportunity to participate in a residential track or a non-residential track. The residential track allows fellows to participate in the policymaking process on either the Federal or state level as legislative assistants in Congress, professional staff members in executive branch agencies or policy organizations. The non-residential track allows fellows to remain at their home institution but work on a policy project that involves brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites. Core program components focused on career development and professional enrichment are provided for fellows in both tracks. Fellows also have the opportunity to apply for second-year funding to continue components of their fellowship experience/project either at their placement sites, at the state/local levels, or with non-governmental organizations. Our key partner in this effort is the American Political Science Association which has established the most respected and longest running policy fellowship program in Washington, DC.
Fellowship Stipend and Other Financial Support
Stipends for residential fellows vary and are commensurate with each individual’s current base salary (up to $100,000 annually). In addition to a stipend, financial support will be provided for relocation (up to $4,500), and health insurance, if not able to be covered by institution (up to $400/month). The program does not cover employment taxes, compensate for retirement savings, or adjust the stipend for cost-of-living differences.
Non-residential fellows may receive up to $10,000 to cover approved project related expenses and travel costs. It is expected that applicants will secure institutional, in-kind support that will allow them to commit 20% of their time to their policy project. Non-residential applicants who are early in their career and cannot secure full institutional, in-kind support for their fellowship participation may apply for partial salary support from the Health and Aging Policy Fellows program, up to a maximum of $15,000.
Travel costs to fellowship-related meetings for all fellows will be reimbursed by the NPO and are in addition to fellows’ stipends and non-residential fellows’ budgets.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Applicants at all career stages are eligible to apply. The program has a broad interdisciplinary focus and past fellows have included physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dieticians, healthcare administrators, epidemiologists, economists, and lawyers from academic and practice settings. Applicants must have a strong commitment to health and aging issues and should specify how the program would meet their particular career goals. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories who have career plans that anticipate continued work in the U.S. after the fellowship period.
The Selection Committee will assess each applicant from the national pool based on the following criteria:
■ Commitment to health and aging issues and improving the health and well-being of older Americans
■ Potential for leadership in health policy
■ Professional qualifications and achievements
■ Impact of the fellowship experience on the applicant’s career
■ Interpersonal and communication skills
The NPO and Selection Committee will review all applications. Finalists will be scheduled for in-person interviews.
In developing your application, we encourage you to contact Kathleen Pike, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.543.3671) or Harold A. Pincus, MD (email@example.com or 212.543.5401) with any questions or to discuss ideas.
International Foundation for Ethical Research Graduate Fellowship Program for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science
Pre-Proposal Application Deadline is March 30th
The purpose of IFER’s Fellowship Program is to provide financial incentives to graduate students in science that encourage them at the earliest stages of their career to integrate innovation and discovery with ethics and respect for animals. Fellowships are awarded to those candidates whose program of study shows the greatest potential to replace the use of animals in science. Graduate Fellowships to develop alternatives to the use of animals in research, testing and education are open to students enrolled in Master’s and Ph.D. programs in the sciences, and human or veterinary medicine. Fellowships will also be considered for graduate students in other fields, such as education, psychology, humanities, journalism, and the law, for projects that show promise to increase public awareness or to promote changes in the legal system or public policy regarding the use of animals in research, testing, and education.
Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health 2014 Call for Proposals
Deadline: April 15, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET
Public Health Law Research (PHLR) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The goal of this program is to build the evidence for and increase the use of effective regulatory, legal and policy solutions—whether statutes, regulations, case law or other policies—to protect and improve population health and the public health system. This program contributes to the Foundation’s commitment to creating a culture of health in our country by providing the best possible evidence and examples of the impact of legal strategies on health.
Awards up to 18 months and up to $150,000 each will be funded through this round. Applicants may request up to $200,000 with strong justification for additional study expenses.
Up to $1.25 million will be available under this Call for Proposals (CFP).
Mapping studies–legal research that creates a multi-jurisdictional dataset of laws suitable for quantitative research--may also be funded in this category, but budgets for these mapping projects should not exceed $50,000 or 12-months duration.
February 5, 2014 (2:30-3:30 p.m. ET): Optional applicant Web conference call. Please visit the program’s website for complete details. Registration is required.
April 15, 2014 (3 p.m. ET): Deadline for receipt of full proposals.
Mid-September, 2014: Finalists notified of funding recommendations.
November 1, 2014: Grants initiated.
Preference will be given to those applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or a tribal group recognized by the U.S. federal government, or affiliated with a tribal group recognized by the U.S. federal government. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories at the time of application. The focus of this program is the United States; studies involving other countries will be considered only to the extent they directly inform U.S. law and policy.
Consistent with RWJF values, this program embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions such as race, ethnicity, gender, age and disadvantaged socioeconomic status. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will help us expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work. We believe that the more we include diverse perspectives and experiences in our work, the better able we are to help all Americans live healthier lives and get the care they need.
PHLR Grant Solicitation HelpDesk
Travel Grants for Radiation Oncology Residents and Nurses From the American Society for Radiation Oncology for Advocacy Day
May 5 - 6, 2014 Washington, DC
Advocacy Day provides the opportunity for radiation oncologists to learn about important policy issues facing the field of radiation oncology and the overall health care system and apply that knowledge to their practice. Participants will learn from experienced policymakers and legislative experts about issues including, patient safety, Medicare physician payments, physician self-referral, cancer research and new health care policies on the horizon. Radiation oncologists will come away from this meeting with an understanding of federal legislative issues and how they affect the field of radiation oncology.
Travel Grants are available to radiation oncology residents and nurses.
We recognize that radiation oncology residents and nurses are a crucial component of radiation oncology but face financial constraints different than that of other attendees. To balance ASTRO’s budgetary constraints with our desire to maintain active resident and nurse participation in Advocacy Day, ASTRO has created a travel grant to help defray travel costs. Please note that due to the decrease in available registration slots in 2014, fewer travel grants are available.
Write a 1-page letter explaining why attending Advocacy Day is important to advancing your career and radiation oncology. In your letter, list your expected travel costs.
Submit an accompanying letter from your program director recommending your attendance.*
Letters should be submitted together to Katie Morehead before the close of business on March 14. Please note that both letters must be received by the deadline for your application to be considered.
ASTRO staff and government relations council chairmen will review applicant letters and recommendations from program directors. For those applicants who are approved, ASTRO will cover the hotel costs for two nights during Advocacy Day and up to $400 in travel costs. Funds are limited and applicants are encouraged to explore economical means of transport (i.e. driving, bus or train) so that more applicants may be supported. The travel grant does not include parking, cabs, meals or any other extra travel costs. Please be sure to purchase your ticket at least three weeks prior to Advocacy Day to avoid price increases.
Due to their leadership positions, voting members of the ARRO Executive Committee travel costs are covered and are exempt from the application process.
Residents who want to attend Advocacy Day but do not need travel support are still recommended to inform their program director of their plans to participate, particularly if they are not taking vacation time.
*Nurses do not need to submit a letter from their program/department director.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com with a subject of "Lawton Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.