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Theodore Meyer Scholarship
Theodore Michael Meyer (August 9, 1982 - January 17, 2013) was a music lover and a student of guitar. He started playing guitar when he was a young teenager in Raleigh, NC and spent much of his free time 'jamming' with friends and playing gigs at local venues. In 2007, Theo received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Due to a biking accident, Theo suffered from chronic pain throughout most of his 20s. Theo benefited from Music Therapy as part of his treatment and considered going back to school to study Music Therapy to help others. Theo's family hopes that this scholarship will go to a student interested in helping individuals with mental health and/or addiction issues find a path to wellness and inspiration through the joy of music.
Award: One cash scholarship of $1000 will be available each year.
Requirements: Students will provide two (2) short essays: one essay detailing their interest in mental health and addiction and a second essay describing their long-term professional goals. Each application narrative should be a maximum of two (2) pages.
A final written report is required and must be submitted to AMTA within 60 days of the end of the award period. The report will include a summary of the anticipated impact this scholarship will have on the recipient's career. Winners will also be required to submit a handwritten thank you note to the Meyer family within this timeframe.
Application Deadline: All entries must be received by 6:00 pm EST April 4, 2014 without exception.
Call for Nominations: Brian & Cathy Smith Memorial Fund
Nomination for this award is required
The Brian and Cathy Smith Memorial Fund was established by AMTA member Alice Avigal and the Smith family in memory of Brian Smith, a young man who valued music in his life and died in a drug-related accident. The scholarship is for music therapy interns pursuing training in chemical dependency or in adolescent programs. In 2006, the fund was renamed to include Brian's mother, Cathy, who passed away in 2005.
Award: One cash scholarship of $500 will be available each year.
Requirements / Scoring:
1. Completed Scholarship Application Form, signed and dated - 0 points
2. Personal, community and college activities - 10 points
3. College transcript (student copy) - 15 points
4. Letters of recommendation - 15 points **must be submitted by author
a. from a music therapy professor
b. from a professional familiar with the applicant's clinical skills
c. another person of the applicant's choice
5. Participation in AMTA, conferences, AMTAS, committees, presentations, publications - 20 points
6. Short essay (800 words) on long-term professional goals - 20 points
7. Brief essay (400 words) explaining why the applicant is pursuing training in chemical dependency or adolescent programs - 20 points
Selection Procedure: Nominations due - February 7, 2014
Application deadline: All entries must be received by 6:00 pm EST March 7, 2014 without exception.
Call for Nominations: AMA Foundation Award for Health Education
The Award, consisting of a $3,500 stipend and an appropriate certificate, was established to encourage and to recognize the professional or public health education activities of practicing physicians. Special consideration will be given to those physicians working in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The Award is supported by a grant from the John P. McGovern Foundation, and the AMA Foundation Board of Directors selects the recipient. It is presented at the Interim Meeting.
AMA Awards Program Instructions
Nominations for 2014 Awards
• Candidates may be nominated for more than one award.
• Nominations for awards should be presented on an official awards nomination form, and emailed to the AMA Office of House of Delegates Affairs at the address below. You will need to download the form and submit the completed form as an email attachment.
• All pertinent information must be provided within the space provided on the form. Please complete multiple forms for multiple nominations.
• The sponsor's statement and endorsement statements, if any, should be of not less than 50, nor more than 250 words. Statements of endorsement are not required.
• Please include the candidates' curriculum vitae with the nomination forms in the e-mail submittal.
• Please email nominations by February 24, 2014 to email@example.com.
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Call for Nominations: Research Society on Alcoholism 2014 Begleiter Award for Excellence in Research
Deadline: January 31, 2014
Nominations are being sought for the 2014 RSA Begleiter Award for Excellence in Research. This award is given in honor of Dr. Henri Begleiter - a luminary and charismatic leader in the field of alcoholism.
The recipient of this annual award will be presented with a commemorative plaque and cash award during the 2014 RSA Meeting in Bellevue, Washington.
The "Henri Begleiter Award for Excellence in Research" is given annually at the annual RSA meeting to an individual demonstrating innovation or creativity and excellence in their research, or to someone whose work has a major impact on the field.
1) It will not be constrained to young scientists, and it can be interpreted broadly in terms of topic.
2) It will be awarded to someone demonstrating Henri's qualities of innovation, impact and excellence to honor Henri's memory.
3) It will consist of a commemorative plaque engraved with the awardee's name and a cash award - to be presented at the annual meeting.
Submit the required materials by January 31. Do not include additional materials. Address questions to Debra Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Nominations: Research Society on Alcoholism Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations are being sought for the RSA Lifetime Achievement Award. This non-annual award is given only when a qualified person is nominated, as voted on by the Awards Committee.
This award recognizes a person with who has had a long, balanced career including contributions to alcohol research, training, service and advocacy. These contributions (whether they have been in research, policy, leadership or administrative) must have had a lasting impact on the alcohol research field. The recipient of this award will be presented with a commemorative plaque and cash award during the 2014 RSA Meeting in Bellevue, Washington.
All scientists except the immediate-past president and the current president, secretary and treasurer of the Research Society on Alcoholism are eligible. Past RSA Distinguished Researcher Awardees are eligible once 5 years have passed since receipt of the award. Nominations will be accepted from RSA members only. Non-members nominated will be considered but are not encouraged.
Call for Nominations: Research Society on Alcoholism 2014 Young Investigators Award
The recipient of the 2014 RSA Young Investigators Award must be an active investigator in alcohol research and a member of RSA. At the time of the nomination's deadline, he/she must be under the age of 40 and no more than ten (10) years beyond the doctorate (for Ph.D.s) or no more than ten (10) years beyond residency training for those with M.D. degrees. The recipient will be presented with a commemorative plaque and a cash award during the 2014 RSA Meeting in Bellevue, Washington. And, will be asked to present a Plenary Session at the following year's meeting (2015, San Antonio, Texas).
This award recognizes a young investigator who has demonstrated research excellence, potential to be a future leader and a commitment to the alcohol field. Any member of RSA may nominate a candidate for this award. Nominations should include a description of the candidate's contributions, the significance of those contributions, recent curriculum vitae, and 3 representative publications. No RSA member may nominatemore than one candidate in any given year.
Call for Nominations: Research Society on Alcoholism 2014 Distinguished Researcher Award
Nominations are being sought for the 2014 RSA Distinguished Researcher Award. Each year this award alternates between biomedical and psychosocial winners. This year's theme will be psychosocial (sociological and clinical research) - to be defined in broad terms. Next year's theme will be biomedical (basic and biological human research).
The recipient of this Thirty-Fifth Annual RSA Award will be presented with a commemorative plaque and cash award during the 2014 RSA Meeting in Bellevue, Washington. Additionally, the recipient will be asked to present a Plenary Session during the 2014 meeting.
This award recognizes a senior researcher who has made outstanding scientific contributions to the alcohol field. The recipient will have demonstrated a sustained long-term commitment to conducting alcohol research and have a substantial record of publication in the field. All scientists except the immediate-past president and the current president, secretary and treasurer of the Research Society on Alcoholism are eligible. Nominations will be accepted from RSA members only. Non-members nominated will be considered but are not encouraged.
Submit the required materials by January 31. Do not include additional materials.
Address questions to Debra Sharp at email@example.com
Call for Proposals: Medical Toxicology Foundation Research Award: Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm ET on February 14, 2014.
The Medical Toxicology Foundation is accepting proposals for innovative research projects designed to mitigate the harm associated with prescription drug abuse.
Misuse and abuse of prescription opioids, stimulants, and sedative medications has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Overdose is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death, and most of these deaths are caused by prescription medications.
The MTF will support outstanding research and other initiatives that have the potential to reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, particularly among young people. A major goal is to support the development and/or analysis of innovative prevention, treatment, and/or harm reduction strategies.
The maximum amount of this award is $5,000 for direct costs. By policy, the MTF does not cover indirect costs. The maximum award period is two years.
The grant is open to any ACMT member in good standing. The PI or Senior Investigator must be an active ACMT member. Co-Investigators are not required to be ACMT members and collaboration with professionals from other disciplines is encouraged.
Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction for Minority Medical Students
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
with support from:
the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Application Deadline: February 14, 2014
AACAP is pleased to announce the Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction, supported by NIDA.
The AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction offers a unique opportunity for minority medical students to explore a research career in substance abuse in relation to child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field. The fellowship opportunity provides up to $4,000 for 12 weeks of summer research under a child and adolescent psychiatrist researcher/mentor. Participants are required to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA on October 20 - 26, 2014 to present their research in a new research poster session. (Complimentary registration, four-paid nights in the hotel, and travel reimbursement for the Annual Meeting are included in addition to the fellowship stipend.)
The expectation is that students will complete 12 consecutive weeks (60 working days at 8 hours per day) of the fellowship during the summer following acceptance into the program. If an applicant is unable to complete 12 weeks, he or she may propose a slightly shorter fellowship experience in the application. If approved, the stipend will be pro-rated to reflect the reduction in time spent completing the fellowship. Fellowships proposed as less than eight weeks will NOT be considered. Applicants should note that the amount of time they propose to spend in their fellowship will be taken into account by the selection committee.
Selection of Mentor
There are three ways to select a fellowship mentor:
• When a student has an established link with a child and adolescent psychiatrist who is committed to work with the student throughout the summer, the student will submit an application with a detailed outline of the proposed research proposal and a description of the student’s involvement in the project.
• If a student is interested in applying for the fellowship but is not linked with a child and adolescent psychiatrist, he/she should contact his/her local child and adolescent psychiatry department.
• If the local child and adolescent psychiatry department does not have a mentor available, the student may contact the AACAP Department of Research, Training, and Education for assistance in connecting with a child and adolescent psychiatrist mentor of compatible clinical interests. Mentor selection must take place prior to the onset of the fellowship.
The student's mentor must be an AACAP member.
The research training plan must provide for significant contact between the student and the mentor and for exposure to state-of-the-art substance abuse and addiction research. The plan should include program planning discussions, instruction in research planning and implementation, regular meetings with the mentor, laboratory director, and the research group, and assigned readings. Research assignments may include responsibility for part of the observation or evaluation, developing specific aspects of the research mechanisms, conducting interviews or tests, use of rating scales, and psychological or cognitive testing of subjects. The training plan also should include discussion of ethical issues in research including protocol development, informed consent, collection and storage of raw data, safeguarding data, bias in analyzing data, plagiarism, protection of patients, ethical treatment of animals, etc. Upon completion of the training program, the mentor should hold a closing interview with the student to discuss the work as well as future career plans. The student is required to submit a brief paper summarizing the research experience, a copy of the research poster, and a program evaluation completed by the student and mentor. The mentor should assist in the preparation of the final paper, providing guidance on the format and content of typical research papers.
AACAP Annual Meeting Participation
All fellowship participants must attend the 2014 AACAP Annual Meeting. Participants will receive complimentary general meeting registration, tickets to one workshop and one institute, four paid-nights in the hotel, and travel reimbursement. Participants are required to submit a proposal to present their research in a new research poster session and attend various educational, mentoring and networking sessions. Additionally, fellowship participants will be recognized at a Young Leaders Awards Ceremony.
Fellowship stipends will be distributed in two installments. Upon receipt of the fellowship, $3,000 will be sent to the student’s mentor to be disbursed at the onset of the summer fellowship. Upon meeting all program requirements, the last installment will be sent directly to the recipient. The last installment will be pro-rated according to the total amount of time spent completing the fellowship. Fellowships lasting the full 12 weeks will receive the maximum amount.
• Applications are considered from African-American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Mexican American, Hispanic, Asian, and Pacific Islander students in accredited U.S. medical schools.
• Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
• Participants agree that their fellowships will last 12 consecutive weeks (All fellowships less than 12 weeks must receive approval by AACAP. Fellowships less than eight weeks will NOT be considered). The expectation is that the student will complete 60 work days at 8 hours per day to complete the fellowship.
• Participants agree to submit an abstract outlining their new research poster presentations for publication in the AACAP Scientific Proceedings by July 15, 2014.
• Participants agree to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting, October 20 – October 26, 2014 in San Diego, CA.
• Participants agree to submit all required reporting documentation prior to the AACAP Annual Meeting, including a final report, a copy of the new research poster, a thank you letter to the funder, and an evaluation of the program completed by the participant and the mentor.
• Participants agree to participate in all annual surveys as part of the program’s evaluation process.
Applicants complete the online application and upload the following documents:
• Statement of Interest
• Letter of support from proposed mentor
In addition, a letter of good standing from the applicant’s medical school must be sent directly to AACAP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 202-966-5894.
The availability of all awards is contingent upon receipt of adequate funding.
AACAP reserves the right to waive liabilities.
For more information contact the Department of Research, Training, and Education at 202-587-9663 or email@example.com.
Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction Conference Maharaj Ticku Travel Fellowship
March 15-16, 2014 San Antonio, Texas
Deadline : January 31st, 2014
This two-day conference focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioral scientists. The diversity of participants and attendees at this meeting (undergraduate students to senior faculty, chemists to psychiatrists) provides a unique venue for cross-fertilization among different disciplines and in so doing promotes new and innovative approaches to medications development in addictions biology. The meeting provides a stimulating environment for young scientists who are strongly encouraged to present their work and interact with senior scientists.
The Maharaj Ticku Travel Fellowship will be awarded to a new investigator who has completed but is not more than 4 years beyond completion of postdoctoral training and who has a full time position in academia and/or research. The award will be made based on a submitted abstract, personal statement indicating need and career goals, and publication record. Please submit a curriculum vitae and personal statement. The fellowship will provide full travel expenses (domestic travel only) to attend the BBC 2013 meeting.
Email questions to : firstname.lastname@example.org