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Call for Nominations: International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by NuVasive, Creative Spine Technology
The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine sponsors a yearly award for exceptional achievement in the spinal field.
The nominee should be an outstanding individual scientist, clinician or basic science researcher who has made a major contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of spinal disorders.
The nominations for this award may be proposed by officers of universities, hospitals and/or spine research institutions. The award is to honor anyone who has made great contributions to the medical field, either members or non members of ISSLS. Currently, an award of $10,000.00 US will be granted to the recipient
The nomination must be accompanied by
• curriculum vitae
• biographical summary (maximum 2 pages),
• list of publications
• an outline of the nominee’s contribution to the field of spinal research (maximum 3 pages).
• 2 sponsoring letters, one from the individual making the nomination and one other from an individual outside the nominating institution.
The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the ISSLS in San Francisco, CA, USA on June 8-12, 2015.
Please send the documents by e-mail to the ISSLS office no later than February 1, 2015 email@example.com
International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Clinical Travelling Fellowship
Sponsored by Globus Medical
Deadline for submission is February 1, 2015
This clinical fellowship program is designed to provide for a non ISSLS member spine surgeon or a nonoperative physician, with a strong interest in spine, to spend three months with an ISSLS member to gain clinical and/or surgical skills in the diagnosis and management of spinal disorders. Preference may be given to someone from an underserved or developing country but this is not a requirement. This program will be promoted to physicians and surgeons in countries where physicians and surgeons do not have an opportunity to participate in specialized spine training. This program will be promoted through the ISSLS website and through various publications.
The fellowship will be for a period of 3 contiguous months and The physician may spend all 3 months with one clinician/center or divide the 3 months into one month blocks between 2 and 3 different centers.
For the application the following is needed:
1) Curriculum vitae
2) Two letters of reference.
3) A description of reasons seeking this fellowship including a written statement including background, training, practice type and hospital(s) appointment(s). Identifying goals of the fellowship and post-fellowship plans.
4) Invitation letter(s) from the member(s) you wish to visit during your fellowship (1-3 members, minimum time is 1 month per ISSLS member) should also be included in the application. This invitation letter(s) from the member(s) should also include a “Basic Curriculum” that would comprise the following:
During the 3 month fellowship the visiting surgeon will:
• Attend weekly departmental conferences (grand rounds, research, morbidity and mortality, education, etc.) at hosting institution
• Observe and participate in clinical patient evaluation at least once per week
• Observe various spine surgeries as scheduled at least 2 days per week
• Participate in rounds and follow up of patients post surgery
• Fellow will rotate under the tutelage of at least two of the senior surgeons in the hosting institution
E-mail the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
The recipient is expected to prepare a report following completion of the 3 months to be submitted to the ISSLS Fellowship Committee, and is expected to participate in the following annual meeting..
Travel and accommodations for the 3-month fellowship will be fully underwritten by a grant from Globus Medical, which has made a 3-year commitment to this fellowship program.
Call for Applications: Neilsen Foundation’s Psychosocial Research Grants
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is the largest private foundation dedicated to spinal cord injury (SCI) research and quality of life programs for people living with SCI.
The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grant cycle is now open to eligible organizations that conduct research on the interrelation of psychological, social and other quality of life factors that will benefit individuals living with SCI. The Foundation is specifically interested in research that focuses on one, or more, of the following areas: Aging, Caregiving, Employment, Health Behaviors and Fitness, Independent Living, Self-Management and Technology Access.
The overall goal for these grants is to lead to “better outcomes for people living with SCI.” Psychosocial research topics can address persons with SCI across the lifespan, including targeted SCI population subgroups or specific aspects of psychological and social support factors that impact health, functioning or quality of life. Research can involve qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies.
Interested applicants are encouraged to review the grant application guide, available at www.chnfoundation.org, for more details. The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grant application process begins with submitting a required Letter of Intent (LOI) online by March 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).
The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants program has 3 funding categories:
~ NEILSEN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP GRANTS: For individuals with a PhD, MD, DVM or comparable research degree that was attained prior to the LOI submission deadline of March 14, 2014. These grants are intended to provide mentored psychosocial research training in SCI. These grants provide two years of funding at $75,000 per year (for a total of $150,000).
~ NEILSEN PILOT GRANTS: For independent junior investigators beyond the postdoctoral level (i.e., Instructor, Assistant Professor or equivalent research position) or for psychosocial research projects that are considered “high risk/high gain,” conducted by junior or established investigators. These grants provide one year of funding, up to $100,000.
~ NEILSEN PROOF OF CONCEPT GRANTS: For established investigators (i.e., at the level of Associate Professor or above) to open new areas of SCI psychosocial research or fill important gaps in the SCI field. These grants provide two years of funding at $150,000 per year (for a total of $300,000).
Awarded grants will be funded in early 2015.
All three Neilsen Psychosocial Research grant funding categories require an online Letter of Intent (LOI) submission by March 14, 2014. LOIs will be reviewed and only those applicants invited through the LOI process may submit a full grant application.
The following general eligibility requirements apply to all three funding categories:
1. Applicants must work in a nonprofit academic institution, research organization/institution or rehabilitation facility with a demonstrated capability to conduct grant funded research. An applicant is not required to be a citizen of the United States or Canada to apply for a Neilsen Foundation research grant; however, the applicant must be employed by an eligible organization/institution located in either country (see item 2 for additional information). Each application must include the appropriate endorsement of an official who is responsible for the administration of awarded funds.
2. Applying organizations/institutions must be located in the United States or Canada. Neilsen Foundation research grants are not awarded to individuals, private foundations or certain 509(a)(3), Type III supporting organizations.
3. Applicants must have a PhD, MD, DVM or other equivalent professional degree at the time of the LOI submission. The Neilsen Foundation does not provide grants to undergraduate or predoctoral students. Proof of Concept Grant applicants should have a proven track record of psychosocial research and spinal cord injury experience.
4. The Neilsen Foundation discourages concurrent applications with overlapping aims from Postdoctoral Fellows and their mentor/sponsor(s) on multiple funding categories of this grant program.
For more details on eligibility requirements, please review the Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants Application Guide, located at www.chnfoundation.org.
Interested applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants Application Guide, located at www.chnfoundation.org. The application process begins with submitting a required Letter of Intent (LOI) online by March 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).
International Spine Intervention Society Call for Grant Proposals on High Priority Topics
ISIS is committed to funding research that will address important questions about the effectiveness of interventional spine procedures. The ISIS Research Committee is working to identify important gaps to be addressed in the interventional spine evidence base and encourage research in these areas. To this end, the committee has been working on developing study protocol outlines in areas where more research is likely to be meaningful to our field.
The first four priority areas where ISIS would like to see well-designed and executed research studies conducted are addressed in the following research protocol outlines:
• Does provocation lumbar discography cause premature disc degeneration or herniation?
• Efficacy of repeat TFESIs for radicular pain due to HNP
• Cervical medial branch radiofrequency neurotomy for whiplash induced cervical facet joint pain
• Prevalence estimate of extra-articular sacroiliac joint pain in chronic low back pain subjects using dual diagnostic lateral sensory branch blocks
Investigators interested in carrying out these studies and seeking ISIS grant funding should follow the ISIS procedures for submitting grant proposals, outlined below. Proposals are carefully vetted by the Research Committee, and funding of research proposals is approved at the semi-annual ISIS Board of Directors meetings.
Deadlines for submission are May 1st and November 1st.
The International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS) is dedicated to the advancement of the science of interventional spine care through its support of researchefforts.Thank you for donating your time towards helping us reach this goal, we look forward to receiving your Research Grant Application!
· ISIS membership is a requirement for a research grant
· Multiple grants may be awarded per year
· Research proposal must be original research that is to be performed, not work that is already completed
· Institutional Review Board approval is mandatory when the study involves human or animal subjects
The Research Grant Application should consist of a proposal with the following elements:
· Summary of the project
· Significance of this research in the advancement to understanding in the field
· Background information and research proposal justification
· Research design and methods
· Facilities available to make this study possible
· Budget: total and per year
· Signed Institution Release of Overhead and Indirect Costs
· ISIS Research Grant Application
The Research Grant Application should also include:
· Curriculum Vitae for each investigator
· Investigational Review Board materials
· Consent form
· Outcome tools
Funding of research proposals is approved at the semi-annual ISIS Board of Directors meetings and must be submitted for consideration by May 1st or November 1st.
ISIS does not pay institutional overhead or indirect costs associated with its grants. Applications are to be reviewed and approved by the applicant’s institution prior to submission.
Research grant applications will be reviewed by the ISIS Research Committee using a 100-point scoring system. Proposals are evaluated on scientific merit (10 points), significance (15 points), originality (10 points), methodology (40 points),abstract and background information (10 points), personal and institutionaltrack record (5 points), and feasibility (10 points). Overall evaluation of the application from the perspectives of its level of evidence, relevance to the membership and our patients, potential impact on the related science, clinical decision making and health care policy, and value in terms of impact to budget ratio, will also be considered.
If a research grant application is submitted by an ISIS Research Committee member then he/she is excluded from its review process.
Once the study is completed and the final results are analyzed, it must be presented at the next ISIS Annual Scientific Meeting. It is also expected that the results be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
ISIS must be cited as the source of funding in all publications and presentations from the project or its results. A copy of all publications and presentations must be sent to the ISIS office.
Investigators are required to submit semi-annual research update forms and final research findings to the Research Committee Chair and Director of Research and Quality Improvement. If an investigator fails to do so, they will be denied any future funding and requested to return all funds distributed to them.
Please contact the ISIS office with questions at 415.457.4747 or email email@example.com.