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Call for Nominations: Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians honors an ASRM member who as a practicing physician has best demonstrated the ideals of compassionate and respectful care for a patient’s physical and emotional well-being.
The recipient of the Award should:
Demonstrate compassion and empathy in the delivery of patient care;
Display competence in scientific endeavors;
Show respect for patients, families and co-workers;
Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in working with patient and family members of diverse backgrounds;
Display effective, empathic communication and listening skills;
Understand a patient’s need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatments and make an effort to ensure patient comprehension;
Understand and show respect for the patient’s viewpoint;
Be sensitive to the patient’s psychological well-being; and identify emotional concerns of patients and family members;
Engender trust and confidence.
The Award is made possible through a generous gift from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
Nominations may be submitted to Andrew R. La Barbera, Ph.D., ASRM Chief Scientific Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org by members of the Society before June 1, 2014.
Each nomination must include a letter of nomination, the nominee’s curriculum vitae and bibliography, and a summary of accomplishments in the field of patient care in reproductive medicine. Each nomination must be accompanied by letters of support from at least two additional members of the Society. ASRM members may nominate themselves. A candidate must have been a member of ASRM for at least one year prior to nomination for the Award.
Selection of the Award recipient will be made by the Executive Committee of the ASRM based on the candidate’s record of achievement and recognition as an outstanding empathic physician. The recipient will be notified by August 1st. The recipient will be recognized as the recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award by presentation of a plaque at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society in Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition, the recipient will receive an honorarium of $1,000 and be provided with free registration for the Annual Meeting Scientific Program in the year of the Award.
Call for Nominations: Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award
The Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award honors an ASRM member who is recognized as an outstanding educator in undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, professional or patient education in the area of basic and/or clinical reproductive biology and medicine. The Award is made possible through an educational endowment from K.M. Kavoussi, M.D., Shahryar Kavoussi, M.D., Parviz Kavoussi, M.D., Mahryar Kavoussi, J.D., and Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF.
Each nomination must include a letter of nomination, the nominee’s curriculum vitae, bibliography and summary of educational accomplishments and awards in the field of reproductive medicine and biology. Each nomination must be accompanied by letters of support from at least two additional members of the Society. ASRM members may nominate themselves. Candidates must have been a member of ASRM for at least one year prior to nomination for the Award. Selection of the Award recipient is made by the Executive Committee of the ASRM and is based primarily on the candidate’s record of achievement and recognition as an outstanding teacher and mentor at the institutional, local, regional, national or international level. Sustained achievement in the fields of professional, scientific and/or patient education is an important consideration in selection for the award. The recipient will be notified by August 1st.
The recipient will be recognized as the recipient of the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award by presentation of a plaque at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society in Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition, the recipient will be provided with free registration for the Annual Meeting Scientific Program, roundtrip economy coach airfare, and up to $800 for two days accommodations in the ASRM hotel room block, meals and ground transportation.
Request for Proposals: Society of Family Planning Research Fund
The SFP Research Fund is pleased to announce the 2014 competitive grant funding cycle. This year, we are also delighted to be able to offer a new category of large research grants, for requests up to $250,000.
Online proposal submissions will be accepted from February 3, 2014 through April 10, 2014.
Grant provides support for projects representing the investigator’s specific interest and competencies. The project must be original research relevant to the field of family planning and abortion.
Budget cap: $120,000 and $250,000
Eligibility: Full and junior fellows
Application is submitted online, due April 10, 2014; use same link whether applying for $120k or $250k grant
Grant provides start-up or supplemental funds to support the initial phase of a project, including solidifying collaborations, identifying research questions, negotiating roles and responsibilities, detailing the research plan and methods, and collecting pilot data.
Budget cap: $15,000
Eligibility: Junior fellows
Aapplication is submitted online, due April 10, 2014
Budget cap: $130,000
Eligibility: Full or junior fellows who have completed their fellowship or postgraduate work within the past five years
Application is submitted online, due April 10, 2014
Grant provides mid-career investigators with protected time to conduct research and mentor.
Budget cap: $40,000
Eligibility: Full fellows
Grant provides medical students, graduate-level students and residents support for hands-on experience in family planning research.
Budget cap: $5,000
Eligibility: Trainee and graduate-level students
For additional information or questions, please contact Marlo Polonsky.
Request for Proposals: Little Giraffe Foundation 2014 Neonatal Research Initiative
The Little Giraffe Foundation is offering research grants in the amount of $5,000 - $10,000 for neonatal research.
We invite qualified scientists, doctors, and nurses at universities, hospitals and research institutions, to submit applications for research grants directed at addressing both the long term and immediate health needs caused by premature birth.
All applicants must be based in the United States and represent a U.S. based institution. Little Giraffe Foundation does not award grants to individuals or families.
Research subjects appropriate for support by the Little Giraffe Foundation include basic biological processes governing development, genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies.
Potential applicants should submit a Letter of Intent addressed to the Little Giraffe Funding Committee summarizing the proposed studies. Letter of intent should be emailed to email@example.com with the subject of “LGF Research Funding Request”.
Letters of Intent should be no more than 4 pages and must include the following:
1. Name of the study, amount of requested funds, and a 100-200 word overview describing the objective.
2. The relevance to our mission of addressing both the long term and immediate health needs caused by premature birth as well as identifying causes of premature birth and ways to prevent this.
3. The hypothesis or hypotheses to be tested.
4. Preliminary data.
5. A statement of the methods.
6. A plan for evaluating the results.
7. Current financial support: list the current financial support. If there are no other grants, state “NONE.”
8. Willingness to accept corporate donations. Occasionally we will be able to partner with someone like Enfamil for a study around breast milk or Pampers for studies around liver and kidney functionality. Are you open to accepting these types of funds?
Letters of intent must be submitted by May 16, 2014. Applications will then be evaluated by the Funding Committee and awards will be announced during the month of July.
Applications will be accepted throughout the year and occasionally research will be funded in advance of the July evaluation period. Applicants are therefore encouraged to send in letters of intent throughout the year.
Request for Application: Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development (Round IV)
Closing Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and DFID invite applications to respond to Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development (Round IV).
DUE DATE: Applications shall be received no sooner than January 30, 2014 and no later than Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST via www.savinglivesatbirth.net/apply. Applicants should retain a copy of their application and accompanying enclosures for their records, as well as the acknowledgement of their submission to the online application intake platform.
Seed grants (valued generally at $250,000 USD each) and transition grants (valued up to $2 million USD each) will be awarded in this fourth round of funding.
USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and DFID have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours.
We seek groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of delivery.
This is the period when the majority of maternal and newborn deaths occur and the population that has been the most difficult to reach.
We seek innovative ideas that can leapfrog conventional approaches in three main domains: (1) technology; (2) service delivery; and (3) “demand side” innovation that empowers pregnant women and their families to practice healthy behaviors and be aware of and access health care during pregnancy, childbirth and the early postnatal period, especially the first two days after birth.
Significant breakthroughs in innovation often come about when new ideas and disciplines are applied to long-entrenched problems. New technologies and approaches transform insurmountable development challenges into solvable problems. To harness this ingenuity, we encourage partnerships that bring together diverse expertise from non-traditional partners. And to foster sustainability, we encourage the private sector to bring their expertise and experience to bear on these problems.
How It Works
Five partners - USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and DFID - came together to support this single challenge. The World Bank is also an affiliate of this program. Projects will be jointly selected through a unified application process. Successful innovators will be funded and managed independently by one of two funding mechanisms – pooled resources from USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Government of Norway, or Grand Challenges Canada – and supported collectively as a community of innovators by all five partners.
Building a Community of Innovators
Partners will work with this community to foster learning and continued innovation. Awardees will receive support and networking assistance from each of the partners, engage with other innovators, and participate in high-level meetings including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual Grand Challenge meetings.
Types of Grants
We will invest in a portfolio of projects. Through this portfolio, we will seek groundbreaking innovations by:
• Providing seed funds to support the development and validation of ideas capable of impacting health outcomes for pregnant women and their babies in low-resource settings; and
• Provding transition to scale funds to develop, refine, and rigoursly test the impact of integrated solutions that have previously measured promising health outcomes in a controlled or limited setting and have the potential to credibly scale to improve the lives of millions of pregnant women and newborns in multiple countries. Transition funding is limited to integrated solutions that unite technology, service delivery, and demand.
• A brief application.
• Rapid turnaround time. We aim to select grants within 5 months from the proposal submission deadline.
• Opportunities for shared learning and collaboration among innovators, funders and other public health experts.
• A review process designed to identify potentially groundbreaking ideas that show great promise.
What We’re Looking For
• Increase access to primary health care for women and newborns by at least 50%;
• Substantially improve the quality of care as measured by health outcomes; and
• Lead to improved and sustained healthy behavior.
• Be "off the beaten track," daring in premise, and clearly differentiated from standard practice;
• Enhance uptake, acceptability and provide for sustained use;
• Enable or provide for low-cost solutions;
• Have a strong likelihood of achieving a substantial impact on one or more important adverse maternal, fetal, or neonatal health conditions;
• Be scalable in resource-poor settings;
• Be able to be monitored, measured and evaluated
Call for Nominations: 2014 Suheil J. Muasher, M.D., Distinguished Service Award
This award is intended to recognize and honor individuals or organizations that have provided distinguished service to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Nominees may be either ASRM members or non-ASRM members. The recipient or recipients will be selected based on scientific, leadership, organizational, political or societal service contributions to the ASRM, reproductive medicine and/or reproductive medicine patients.
Nominations may be submitted to Andrew R. La Barbera, Ph.D., ASRM Scientific Director, by members of the Society before June 1, 2014. Nominations must include a summary of the nominee’s contributions to the field of reproductive medicine and the Society. The recipient will be selected by the Executive Committee and notified by September 1, 2014. Previous nominees will be considered.
The recipient will be recognized as the Suheil J. Muasher Distinguished Service Awardee by presentation of a plaque at the Annual Meeting of the Society. In addition, the recipient will be provided with free registration for the ASRM Annual Meeting, airfare/travel expenses up to $500.00, two days hotel accommodations in the ASRM hotel room block, and meals and ground transportation up to a maximum of $800.00.
Call for Nominations: 2014 Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award
This award recognizes a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproductive sciences published within ten (10) years after receiving a doctoral degree or completing residency/fellowship training. The recipient will have made original research contributions that significantly impact the field independently of his or her mentors. Other factors to be considered in making the award will include conceptual breakthrough, the significance of the research to allied fields of investigation, and development of new and innovative clinical or research methodologies.
Nominations may be submitted to Andrew R. La Barbera, Ph.D., ASRM Scientific Director, by members of the Society before June 1, 2014. Nominations must include the nominee’s curriculum vitae, bibliography and summary of research accomplishments in the field of reproductive medicine, and must be accompanied by letters of support from at least two senior members of the Society and/or scientific collaborators attesting to the originality and significance of the work. The recipient will be selected by the Executive Committee and notified by September 1, 2014. Previous nominees will be considered.
The recipient will be recognized as the Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Awardee by presentation of a plaque at the Annual Meeting of the Society. In addition, the recipient will be provided with an honorarium of $1,000.00, airfare/travel expenses up to $500.00, two days hotel accommodations in the ASRM hotel room block, and meals and ground transportation up to a maximum of $600.00. The Society will provide free registration for the ASRM Annual Meeting in the year of the award.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine Research Grant Program
The priorities of the ASRM Research Grant Program are to 1) facilitate the research endeavors of new investigators, 2) provide bridge (i.e., between grant funding periods) funds for projects that are of benefit to other members of the Society, and 3) foster the development of innovative research. Proposals from junior faculty, particularly those in their first three years of faculty appointment, will receive priority. The ASRM Research Grants, which are funded by the ASRM, are reviewed by the ASRM Research Committee and awarded by the Board of Directors. Grants in amounts of $10,000 to $50,000 will be considered on an annual basis. A total of $200,000 is available for 2014. Funds are available for project expenses, technical assistance, patient expenses, research supplies and durable laboratory equipment. Up to ten percent (10%) of funds may be used for indirect costs or institutional overhead in circumstances deemed to be extraordinary by the Research Committee. Innovative projects or projects that have previously been funded by other sources and are in need of bridge funding are appropriate. Research grant funds may be expended over a 2-year time interval. If residual funds remain after 2 years, the principal investigator can apply for a no-cost extension. An individual is eligible to receive only one grant. Grants may be renewed under extraordinary circumstances, such as may be necessary to sustain an ongoing activity of importance to the Society.
Recipients of an ASRM Research Grant may also have other grants contributing to the funding of their project; however, the additional funding amounts must be noted on the grant application. A progress report and a financial report on the work sponsored by the ASRM Research Grant are required annually and within 60 days of the completion date of funding for the project. The final report should include a summary of the project and an accounting of funds spent, be signed by the recipient of the award and the institutional grants officer, and submitted to the ASRM office. All unused funds will be returned to the ASRM at the completion of the project unless additional time has been approved by no-cost as described above, or if the project has not been initiated at the end of the first year. An abstract should be submitted for consideration at an ASRM Annual Meeting either prior to or after completion of the project.
To be eligible for an ASRM Research Grant, the Candidate/Principal Investigator must:
Have earned an M.D. and/or Ph.D. and/or D.O. and/or D.V.M. degree or their equivalents.
Be an independent investigator who has completed his/her training and has a full-time faculty/research staff appointment as of July 1, 2014; note that clinical and research students, residents, fellows and postdoctoral trainees are not eligible.
Have been an active or associate member of ASRM since at least January 1, 2013.
There is no application form. The application consists of the following eight items in this order:
Cover sheet - including title of research proposal, applicant’s name and degree(s), address, telephone, fax, and email; indicate which one of the three priorities is being addressed by the application (new investigators, bridge funding, initiation of innovative research project)
Research Proposal – the description of the research project must be presented in NIH format using six pages or less and including bibliography. Use Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia typeface; a font size of 11 points or larger; no more than 15 characters per inch; no more than six lines per inch; one-half inch margins.
A one-page budget should be prepared and signed by the applicant and by the Department Chair (see attached budget template) and the appropriate institutional official. Recipients may have other grants that contribute to funding of their project, and notation of this funding must be included in the application budget.
Applicable institutional certifications of regulatory compliance, e.g., human subjects, animals, biohazards, radioactive materials, recombinant DNA, etc.
Statement of Career Goals – briefly list and/or describe career goals if the applicant is a new investigator.
Curriculum Vitae – this should include basic personal data, educational background, past and present positions, honors, achievements, and publications; limited to three pages; an NIH biosketch is acceptable.
Letter of Recommendation from Division Director or Department Chair – signed letter on company/organizational letterhead.
Letter of Intent from Chair of the Department – this letter should state that the award money will only be allocated for the items noted in the budget and should affirm that the appropriate time will be allotted for completion of the research by the faculty member and that appropriate facilities will be available for the grant recipient to carry out the project.
Selection is based primarily on the scientific merit of the proposed study. The Research Committee may utilize the review services of non-Committee experts if necessary to ensure a competent and balanced review. Members of this Committee will recuse themselves from the selection process for a given year if any proposals for that year involve members of their institutions. Projects proposed by new investigators, studies of high scientific merit requiring bridge funding, and highly innovative studies will have priority. Evaluation of the proposals by the ASRM Research Committee will include the availability of resources to conduct the proposed study and the identification of a principal investigator who can offer an appropriate environment for the pursuit of the proposed project. The recipient is required to attend the ASRM Annual Meeting. Members of the Executive Committee are not eligible to submit applications and they will recuse themselves from this review if any of the proposals for that year involve their institutions. In addition the ASRM Research Committee will review the progress reports and financial reports on the work sponsored by the ASRM research grants annually and upon completion of funding for the project. Members of the Research Committee will recuse themselves from the review of reports for any project that involves their institutions of employment. The applicant will be notified of the decision by June 1, 2014 and funding will commence July 1, 2014.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 3, 2014.
You will receive an email acknowledgement when your application is received. If you have not received an acknowledgement by March 7, 2014 please contact: Ms. Meredith Sauls, ASRM, 205-978-5000 x126, Fax 205-978-5005, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine Resident/Fellow In-Training Research Grant in Fertility Preservation
This is a $10,000 in-training research grant awarded by ASRM and supported by Ferring Pharmaceuticals. The purpose of this award is to foster the development of an innovative, short-term research project focused on Fertility Preservation. Funds are available for project expenses, technical assistance, patient expenses, supplies and durable laboratory equipment, indirect costs, or institutional overhead. The term of the grant is July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.
A research project in which the applicant is the primary investigator is the essential core of the grant. A progress report and a financial report on the work sponsored by the In-Training Research Award are required at the completion of the short-term, clinical or basic research project. The report should be signed by the recipient of the award and the Chair of the Department. At the conclusion of the project, an abstract should be submitted for consideration at the ASRM Annual Meeting in 2016. If selected, the abstract would be published in the abstract supplement to Fertility and Sterility. A final report with an accounting of funds spent also should be submitted to the ASRM office. Acceptance of the grant assumes that the recipient has no other major grant to fund the research project.
Candidates eligible for the ASRM In-Training Research Award:
Earned an M.D. or D.O. degree.
Be enrolled in an accredited residency or fellowship program in obstetrics and gynecology or urology.
Must have identified a project director or mentor who has been an active member of ASRM at least since July 1, 2013.
Will conduct the proposed research project in the United States.
Have not ever received any other ASRM research award (not including Reproductive Scientist Development Program, Frontiers in Reproduction Program, and SREI/ASRM traineeship [T32] awardees).
There is no application form. The application consists of the following items in this order (10 point font or greater):
Cover sheet - including title of research proposal, applicant’s name and degree(s), address, telephone, fax, and email.
Research Proposal – the description of the research project should be presented using six pages or less, including bibliography.
A one-page budget should be prepared and signed by the applicant and by the Department Chair (see budget template).
Statement of Career Goals – briefly list and/or describe career goals.
Curriculum Vitae – this should include basic personal data, educational background, past and present positions, honors, achievements, and publications; limited to two pages, please.
Letter of Recommendation from Division Director or Department Chair – signed letter on company/organizational letterhead.
Letter of Intent from Chair of the Department – this letter should state that the award money will only be allocated to salary support for research time, project supplies, patient expenses, and/or support personnel for the project. The letter should also state that the award money will not be used for laboratory equipment, indirect costs or institutional overhead, and should affirm that appropriate facilities will be available for the awardee to carry out the project.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS MAY 1, 2014.
You will receive an email acknowledgement when your application is received. If you have not received an acknowledgement by May 15, 2014, please contact: Ms. Cherie Holverstott, ASRM, 205-978-5000 x155, Fax 205-978-5005, or email email@example.com.
Selection of the award recipient is made by the Research Committee of the ASRM and is based primarily on the scientific merit of the proposed study. Consideration is given to the availability of resources to conduct the proposed study and the identification of a project director or mentor who can offer an appropriate environment for the pursuit of the proposed project. The recipient will be notified by June 15, 2014. The recipient is expected to attend the ASRM Annual Meeting in 2014 to receive formal recognition.