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Call for Applications: Alpha-1 Foundation Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award
The Alpha-1 Foundation is accepting applications for a new research grant, the Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award.
The award is named after Gordon L. Snider, MD, one of the most influential researchers in Alpha-1. Snider not only made seminal scientific contributions clarifiying Alpha-1-related lung disease, but also laid the groundwork for the Foundation’s research program. In particular, he stressed the importance of encouraging young investigators to pursue a career in Alpha-1 research.
The award’s objective is to provide additional career development support for outstanding young investigators who have continued to conduct research in Alpha-1-related lung or liver disease after completion of their postdoctoral fellowship. It is expected that the award will provide an incentive for a career in Alpha-1 research.
The Alpha-1 Foundation intends to commit up to $225,000 ($75,000/year) over three years to fund one award.
Deadline to apply is July 25, 2014.
Building Muscle Initiative Grant Opportunity
The deadline for submission is June 1, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. Pacific Standard Time.
Our Mission is to find treatments for Nemaline Myopathy (NM).
A Foundation Building Strength (AFBS) is a non-profit organization striving to stimulate and advance the science of treating NM and related conditions, ultimately laying the groundwork for the development of commercially available treatments for these diseases..
“Building Muscle” Initiative
AFBS is excited to announce an ambitious initiative to fund up to $1M in research grants, making a significant contribution to our mission to find treatments for NM. Historically, AFBS has funded research that will advance our understanding of the pathogenesis of NM in order to design and optimize treatment and management strategies. For this round of funding, the primary objective of the Building Muscle Initiative is to support investigators interested in these three areas:
1. Improving Access to Human Samples: Access to human tissue is a bottleneck in research.
Coming up with a good solution that may leverage our connections to families with NM will be a big help to future research in the field. This area includes development of a more comprehensive NM tissue repository either centrally or locally such that researchers have a larger collection of easily accessible NM muscle samples at their disposal in order to conduct their research. This would include development of a protocol for tissue procurement from patients. This area could also include creation of a registry that provides for patient consent, easy searching, and a process for procuring samples. Projects that develop outreach and strategies to build up the number of muscle samples will also be considered in this area.
2. Improving Pulmonary Function: Any project that studies the improvement of pulmonary function in NM patients will be considered. This could include the design and conduct of clinical trials whose aim is to investigate methods to improve pulmonary muscle strength and to optimize clearance of secretions to ultimately improve quality of life for those living with NM. Endpoints might include impact of exercise, optimization of support for related sleep disorders, or development of methods to more effectively measure pulmonary function.
Modalities could include therapeutics, exercise, or devices. Development of validated endpoints of pulmonary function in NM patients would also be considered in this area.
3. Improving Our Understanding of NM: This area includes studies on the prevalence and/or natural history of NM and related disorders, or the development of meaningful endpoints that could be used in clinical development. For example, this could mean clinical research and data collection in order to more clearly define the natural history of NM such that clinicians can better understand the progression of different severities of disease over the course of the lifespan.
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Harry Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award
Appication Deadline: Second Wednesday of September
Application must be submitted electronically at Proposal Central by 5:00 pm (EDT).
This three-year award provides the opportunity for clinically-trained physicians to develop into independent biomedical research investigators who are actively involved in CF-related areas. It is also intended to facilitate the transition from postdoctoral training to a career in academic medicine.
Support is available for up to $76,000 per year plus $15,000 for supplies. (Indirect costs are not allowed.) U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
Please direct inquiries to:
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Grants and Contracts Office
6931 Arlington Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation LeRoy Matthews Physician/Scientist Award
This award will provide up to six years of support for outstanding, newly trained pediatricians and internists (M.D.’s and M.D./Ph.D.’s) to complete subspecialty training, develop into independent investigators, and initiate a research program.
Support ranges from $48,000 (stipend) plus $10,000 (research and development) for year one, to $76,000 (stipend) plus $15,000 (research and development) for year six. (Indirect costs are not allowed.) U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
CHEST Foundation 2014 Grants and Awards Program
Each year, The CHEST Foundation offers CHEST members grants for clinical and translational research, leadership, and volunteer community service. Nearly 800 recipients worldwide have received more than $9 million to support and recognize outstanding work in chest medicine.
Application deadline: May 31
For more information, contact:
Dr. Sydney Parker, Director, Grants and Awards
Distinguished Scholar in Thrombosis Grant
GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Scholar in Thrombosis
$150,000 awarded over 3 years
Application Deadline: May 31
The Distinguished Scholar in Thrombosis grant supports clinical educational projects to improve patient care and is intended for the investigation of issues that are not easily supported through traditional funding. The grant will support a Fellow of the American College of CHEST Physicians (FCCP) who is a recognized clinician and/or scientist with a specialty in thrombosis as evidenced by publications, presentations, and peers. The applicant must propose a thrombosis-related project that does one or more of the following:
• Investigates alternatives for treatment.
• Educates patients about options for diagnosis and treatment.
• Disseminates new knowledge about diagnosis and treatment.
• Defines new mechanisms leading to innovations and improvements to treatment.
Clinical Research Grants and Leadership Awards
The CHEST Foundation Clinical Research Grant in Lung Cancer
$100,000 awarded over 2 years
Application Deadline: May 31, 2014
This grant, establashed through a grant from Genetech, supports a clinical/translational research project that could lead to improved treatment and/or cure for lung cancer. Applicant must be a CHEST member who has completed at least 1 year of a pulmonary or critical care fellowship or a thoracic surgery residency and be within 7 years of completing training.
The CHEST Foundation Clinical Research Grant in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
$50,000 (July 2014 to June 2015)
This grant, established through a grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals, US, Inc., supports a clinical/translational research project that contributes to the understanding of the pathophysiology or treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Research must be completed between July 2014 and June 2015. Applicant must be a CHEST member who has completed at least 1 year of a pulmonary or critical care fellowship and be within 7 years of completing training.
The CHEST Foundation and The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
$30,000 (July 2014 to June 2015)
This grant supports a clinical/translational research project that contributes to effective treatments or a cure for pulmonary fibrosis. Research must be completed between July 2014 and June 2015. Applicant must be a CHEST member who has completed at least 1 year of a pulmonary or critical care fellowship and be within 7 years of completing training.
Diversity Committee Young Investigator Faculty Scholar in Pulmonary, Cardiovascular, Critical Care, or Sleep Research Grant
$25,000 (July 2014 to June 2015)
This grant supports outstanding underrepresented young investigators in their careers in pulmonary, cardiovascular, critical care, or sleep research, with a focus on promoting equity and reducing disparity within a global setting. The grant supports clinical/translational research in pulmonary, cardiovascular, critical care, or sleep medicine. Research must be completed between July 2014 and June 2015.
Applicant must be a CHEST member who has completed at least 1 year of a pulmonary or critical care fellowship and be within 5 years of completing training.
The CHEST Foundation and Alpha-1 Foundation Clinical Research Grant in COPD and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency
This award supports research focused on COPD and AAT deficiency. While research projects primarily in usual COPD (not associated with AAT deficiency) are allowed, those with a focus on AAT deficiency are encouraged. Research must be completed between July 2014 and June 2015. Applicant must be a CHEST member who qualifies as a young investigator (ie, in an ACGME fellowship training programs and within 5 years of completion).
The CHEST Foundation and Respiratory Health Association Clinical Research Grant in Women’s Lung Health
$10,000 (July 2014 to June 2015)
This grant supports a clinical research project related to women’s lung health. Topics may include research on gender differences in lung diseases, such as COPD and lung cancer. Research must be completed between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
Applicant must be a CHEST member and hold the degree of MD, DO, MBBCh, PharmD, PhD, or the equivalent.
Community Service and Humanitarian Grants
McCaffree Community Service and Humanitarian Grants
$5,000 to $15,000
The McCaffree Community Service and Humanitarian grants are given for community-based projects supported by the service work of CHEST members worldwide. Projects must show a clear impact on the community and have the potential for long-term sustainability and replicability. Grant funds are paid to the nonprofit or nongovernmental organization where the member donates time and medical service.
Call for Applications: Genzyme 2014 Patient Advocacy Leadership Awards
Genzyme is pleased to announce the fourth annual Patient Advocacy Leadership Awards (PAL Awards) program for non-profit organizations that serve the lysosomal storage disorder (LSD) patient community. The PAL Awards program seeks to spark innovation in disease awareness programs and patient support initiatives around the world.
As an independent voice in the lysosomal storage disease community, patient organizations play a vital role in providing leadership, resources and access to care and support for patients and their families around the world. We believe supporting their work is critical to optimizing patient care and meeting the ever-growing needs of the LSD community. Having partnered with patient organizations for more than 25 years, we are delighted to offer this highly successful program once again.
As a result of the incredible response from the global patient community, several important updates have been made to the program.
The submission period is open from February 28, 2014 until June 6, 2014. All applications must include the following in order to be considered eligible: a project proposal, completed Application Form, and an accepted Terms and Conditions,
Call for Applications: National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Edward H. Schuchman Research Fellowship
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (ASMD; i.e., Types A and B Niemann-Pick Disease), a rare inherited lysosomal storage disease for which there are no effective therapies.
Those eligible to apply for funding are:
• Predoctoral students with a lab selected and an approved thesis
• M.D., Ph.D and D.V.M postdoctoral researchers
• Early career investigators
Preference will be given to research projects that will improve our understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of ASMD. Preference also will be given to research projects developing new therapies for ASMD and for identifying biomarkers to improvide diagnosis and/or to monitor disease progression and efficacy in clinical trials.
The NNPDF Fellowships provide support of $50,000 per annum for two years ($30,000 per annum for three years for predoctoral fellowships) and are renewable based on performance. Applicants must be currently associated with a recognized laboratory.
This fellowship is named for Edward H. Schuchman, Ph.D. a pioneer in ASMD research, and supporter of those affected by Niemann-Pick Disease.
Applications are due May 1st, 2014, and should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair. Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by September 1st, 2014, via email. Fellowships awarded will begin October 1st, 2014.
For further information please contact the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation's Central Office.
Call for Applications: National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a lethal neuro-degenerative disease for which there are no effective therapies.
Preference will be given to research projects developing new therapies for NPC, and translational research projects that improve our understanding of the biology, pathogenesis and potential treatment of NPC Disease.
These fellowships are named for Peter G. Pentchev, Ph.D. a pioneer in Niemann-Pick Disease Research, and supporter of the NNPDF. Dr. Pentchev was honored for his contributions at the recent NNPDF Family Support and Medical Conference.
Applications for the Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowships are due May 1, 2014, and should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair.
Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by September 1, 2014, via email.
Fellowships awarded will begin October 1, 2014.
For further information please contact the Research Committee Chair.
National Ataxia Foundation Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award
One-year grant of $100,000 focusing on research investigations that will facilitate the development of treatments for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs) will be awarded.
August 15, 2014 - Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research.
September 15, 2014 - Full application due
Email all correspondence and questions to Sue Hagen at email@example.com. Please include the last name of the principal investigator as the first word in the subject line of any email you send.
National Ataxia Foundation Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award
Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award: One-year grants* up to $35,000. Applicants should have completed at least one year of post-doctoral training, but not more than two at the time of application, and should have shown a commitment to research in the field of ataxia.
August 15, 2014 – Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research
September 15, 2014 – Full application due
*For the Research, Young Investigator and Research Post-Doc Fellowship Awards, the number of grants awarded is dependent upon funds available. In 2013 46 research applications in those three grant programs were submitted. NAF was able to fund 16 of those grants.