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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: Cooley’s Anemia Foundation 2014-2015 Research Fellowships
The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation invites national and international applications for 2014-2015 Research Fellowships. Postdoctoral and junior faculty members investigating clinical or basic research related to thalassemia are eligible. Applications studying iron overload, iron chelation, methods of non-invasive iron measurement, quality of life, hepatitis C, osteoporosis, fertility, bone marrow transplantation and gene therapy are encouraged. Postdoctoral fellows should hold MD, PhD or equivalent degrees and require sponsorship by a faculty mentor. Junior faculty applicants should not have held the rank of Assistant Professor for more than 5 years and must not have already received R-01 level support. Stipends will be $32,500 annually with possibility of a one year renewal upon submission of a renewal application and approval by the Foundation’s Scientific Review Committee and Board of Directors. Successful postdoctoral fellows are expected to use the funds for salary support, whereas junior faculty applicants may use funds for salary or non-salary research support. Awards will be announced in June 2014.
The completed application is due Monday, February 3, 2014.
A scanned completed application in PDF format for each application is to be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please contact:
Cooley’s Anemia Foundation
330 Seventh Avenue #200
New York, NY 10001
800 522 7222
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.
Society for Vascular Surgery Clinical Research Seed Grants
Application Deadline: January 17, 2014
In recognition of the importance of clinical investigation in vascular disease, the SVS Foundation announces the Clinical Research Seed Grant program.
Purpose: It is vitally important, both to patients and to the specialty, that vascular surgeons play prominent roles in both industry and investigator-initiated clinical trials. The Clinical Research Seed Grant program has the following goals:
Encourage the interest and development of clinical investigators among the SVS membership, particularly junior members or those with limited prior experience as Principal Investigators
Provide direct support for pilot clinical projects that have potential to develop into larger studies fundable by industry or governmental sources
Scope: Clinical research, preferably patient-oriented (research conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects). Applications addressing one of the SVS Clinical Research Priorities are particularly encouraged. Small-scale clinical trials and ancillary studies in the setting of existing clinical trials (industry or NIH-supported) will be accepted. Relevant examples include:
Ancillary studies coupled to existing clinical trials. A letter of support from the primary trial sponsor is required.
Pilot clinical trials of any type
Studies on the natural history of vascular disease, pathophysiology, or mechanisms underlying success or failure of vascular interventions
Application of quality-of-life, functional status, and resource utilization measures to assess the impact of vascular interventions
Development and validation of clinical risk-prediction models or diagnostic tools
Studies addressing the nature of disparities in care and outcomes
Funding: $15,000 will be awarded for direct costs for a one-year period. Costs for laboratory assays, imaging studies (as appropriate), data collection, and statistical support are allowable. Principal investigator salary, institutional overhead expenses, major equipment and travel expenses are not allowed.
Eligibility: The principal investigator for the Clinical Research Seed Grant must be 1) an SVS Active Member within the first 10 years of practice or 2) a fellowship-trained, board-eligible, vascular surgeon within the first 10 years of practice with a full-time faculty position with an SVS Active Member serving as mentor. The principal investigator may submit only one application for the Clinical Research Seed Grant. Residents and fellows are not eligible.
Application Process: The deadline for applications is January 17, 2014. An electronic copy of the complete application must be must be submitted to SVSFoundation@vascularsociety.org on January 17, 2014. You will receive an email confirmation when your application has been received. Applications include the following:
Clinical Research Seed Grant Face Page
Clinical Research Proposal:
1 page - Specific aims
6 pages - Significance, innovation and research strategy (includes tables, graphs, figures, diagrams, charts)
Biosketch of Principal Investigator and any Co-Investigators
If applicable, based on the eligibility requirements, the application should include letter(s) of support from the SVS Member serving as mentor and/or any significant collaborator or consultant on the project.
Review Process: Applications will be reviewed by the SVS Clinical Research and Comparative Effectiveness Committee. Decisions regarding the grants are sent to applicants in March.
Reporting Requirements: At the completion of the study, or by the end of the one-year award period, the awardee must submit a report to the SVS Clinical Research and Comparative Effectiveness Committee.
Contact: Sarah Murphy, Society for Vascular Surgery, (312) 334-2305, Email: 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.
Call for Applications: Grant for Multiple Sclerosis Innovation
The deadline for grant applications is 28 February 2014.
The innovation grant will be awarded to support promising translational research projects by academic researchers to improve understanding of MS for the ultimate benefit of patients. Potential research topics that could be funded through the GMSI include MS pathogenesis, response to treatment and prediction of MS subtypes, identification of predictive or surrogate markers to allow better clinical decisions using currently available treatments as well as any potential new treatments, innovative patient support programmes, mobile health devices, or patient-reported outcomes. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have preliminary data to support their proposal.
A total grant of up to €1,000,000 will be awarded to one or more selected projects. The grant will build on the success of the Grant for Fertility Innovation (GFI), which has awarded grants that total up to €6,000,000 to translational research projects since 2010.
Applications are invited from around the world and will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee against the following criteria:
Relevance to clinical practice
For further information on the GMSI and to register your interest in applying for the GMSI 2014, please contact: email@example.com
M. Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for Applied Gerontology
The Retirement Research Fund Distinguished Contribution Award in Applied Gerontology is presented in honor of the memory of M. Powell Lawton to recognize those whose contributions have improved the quality of life of older persons.
Annual deadline: March 15
The Distinguished Contribution Award in Applied Gerontology is presented in honor of the memory of M. Powell Lawton to recognize those whose contributions have improved the quality of life of older persons. The contributions being honored include developing or implementing a program, practice, policy, or treatment that has had or will have the great potential to improve the lives of older adults.
The recipient will be presented with a plaque and a cash award of $1,500 at the Division 20 Business Meeting during the annual APA convention in the year the award is received.
Nomination materials should be sent in one email to the Chair of the Awards Committee, with "D20 Lawton Award Nomination" noted as the subject of the email by March 15 annually. The nomination materials will include the following:
A letter of nomination (by a Division 20 member) describing the nominee's nature and significance of the nominee's research accomplishments.
A current CV of the nominee.
Evidence of the positive impact of the contribution(s) on older persons.
A brief statement by the nominee of his or her current work and future plans.
At least two additional letters of support (one must be from a Division 20 member).
Nominees need not be members of Division 20, but they must be nominated and endorsed by a Division member.
How to Apply
Nominees will be reviewed by a committee of past-presidents, as well as past and present members of the Division Executive Committee.
Solomon Carter Fuller Award
Named after Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, recognized as the first Black psychiatrist in American, the Fuller award honors a Black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefited the quality of life for Black people.
The award recipient receives a plaque and a $500 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at the APA Annual Meeting or the Institute on Psychiatric Services.
Nominees for the award must be of African descent.
A nomination consists of a letter summarizing how and why the nominee is deserving of the award, a one-page biographical sketch of the nominee, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Nominations must be submitted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: June 1
Selection is made by a work group of the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Mental Health Disparities consisting of a representative from the Council and the officers of the Caucus of Black Psychiatrists.