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Endoscopic Research Awards
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014 at 5pm CST.
ASGE Endoscopic Research Awards are offered to physicians for projects in basic, translational and clinical endoscopic research. The ASGE is particularly interested in endoscopic research pertaining to colorectal cancer, Barrett's esophagus, endoscopy training/credentialing/simulation, endoscopic issues specific to under-represented minorities (defined as women and individuals of diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds), measuring/improving quality and efficiency in endoscopy, endoscope reprocessing and infection control (especially vacuum canisters), endoscopy/anesthesia monitoring and preparation (especially CO2 monitoring), comparative effectiveness with competing technologies/therapies, NOTES, novel endoscopic treatments for obesity, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and other endoscopically-guided imaging/intervention. The research committee will consider funding "seed" projects if there is an explicit outline for subsequent projects, and their funding plan (e.g. NIH, VA Merit), based on the preliminary data generated by the proposed pilot.
To foster research in routine and advanced gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Candidate must be an ASGE member (ASGE membership at the time of application is a requirement for eligibility for grants and awards), be an MD (or have equivalent degree), and be currently practicing in a gastrointestinal endoscopy-related academic institution or private practice setting in North America (international applications will be considered as described below). Candidates who are delinquent on prior ASGE research grant progress reports are not eligible for future ASGE funding. If the candidate is a trainee, there must be a letter from the Division Chief confirming the trainee's ongoing appointment at the institution for the duration of the grant, and their position title, and/or a contingency plan.
Grants may be requested for up to $75,000 in total funding, and spread over two years of study. Note: If the application is not selected for the Quality in Endoscopy Research Award, it will still be considered for an Endoscopic Research Award.
Requests for funding "seed" projects that will lead to further research, as well as larger requests for definitive clinical trials will be considered. In order to maximize the funds available for research, money for travel to meetings will not be provided, nor will funding be provided for indirect costs.
Grants are awarded based on the scientific merit of the proposal and assessment of the investigator's ability to complete the project (supportive environment, experience, training, availability of patients and other resources needed). The proposed research project must be approved by the ASGE Research Committee and should also be of such quality as to lead to presentation at Digestive Disease Week® and subsequent full publication. One objective of these ASGE awards is the eventual submission of larger research funding requests, including federal funding, and proposals with such potential will be given priority.
ASGE International Members are eligible to apply for an Endoscopic Research Award (Current ASGE membership is a requirement of eligibility for grants and awards). The ASGE Research Committee will consider funding one international project for up to $75,000. The project justification should explain the relevance of the project to the ASGE membership, and should explain if there are unique reasons why an international location for the project might be more feasible than in North America. All other standards listed above will apply to international applicants. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Liz O'Keefe at 630.570.5623 for more information on eligibility.
2014 Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons
The Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons announces the availability of a scholarship for surgeons serving small communities, the Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons.
The Oweida Scholarship provides an award of $5,000 to subsidize the participation of a Fellow or Associate Fellow serving small communities in attendance at the annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
The Oweida Scholarship is available to a member of the American College of Surgeons in any of the surgical specialties who meets the following requirements:
Serves a small town or rural community in the U.S. or Canada
Is a Fellow or Associate Fellow in good standing
Is under 55 years of age on the date the application is filed
The Oweida Scholar will attend the annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, which will be held in San Francisco, CA, October 26–30, 2014. He or she will also attend the annual meeting of the Scholarships Committee and the rural surgeons forum, to meet with colleagues and to receive his or her check.
The successful applicant will receive the sum of $5,000 U.S. This amount is to be used to help defray travel expenses for the Clinical Congress, postgraduate course fees, hotel costs, and per diem expenses during the Clinical Congress. Preferential housing in a thrifty hotel near the Congress site will be made available to the scholar. The scholar will make his or her own travel arrangements.
The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors will select the scholar after review and evaluation of the applications.
Applicants for the Oweida Scholarship should submit a single PDF consisting of the following items in this order:
One copy of the applicant’s current curriculum vitae
One copy of a one-page essay, discussing the following specific items:
Why the applicant wishes to receive the Oweida Scholarship
Why the applicant believes he or she is qualified to receive the scholarship
Why the applicant characterizes his or her practice as serving a small community
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is December 16, 2013.
A scholar and an alternate will be selected, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by March 31, 2014.
Questions may be directed to the ACS Scholarships Administrator, 312-202-5281.
The Oweida Scholar must attend the full week of the Clinical Congress in the year for which it is designated; the award cannot be postponed. The Oweida Scholar will provide a brief report on his or her experiences at the Clinical Congress for possible future publication in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. A simple accounting for the award is also required. These items are due by December 1, 2014.
Please send applications for this scholarship to email@example.com or:
American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611-3211
Call for Proposals: American Association of Public Health Dentistry Foundation Small Grant Program
The AAPHD Foundation was established to support the primary goals of the Association including:
• Promotion of effective efforts in disease prevention, health promotion and service delivery;
• Education of the public, health professionals and decision-makers regarding the importance of oral health to total well-being; and
• Expansion of the knowledge base of dental public health and fostering competency in its practice.
One exciting opportunity that the Foundation creates for its members is the AAPHD Foundation Small Grant Program.
The Small Grant Program is designed to stimulate innovative education or research projects that benefit dental public health and the public. The Foundation’s guiding principles and funding areas of interest identify a broad array of topics for which support can be provided. These include studies or interventions designed to:
• Improve access to personal and population based oral health services
• Build and strengthen the dental public health workforce
• Translate science into practice
• Maintain competency in dental public health.
The program will provide “small grants” that serve as an incentive to individuals and entities to move science, policy, and practice to the “next step” toward enhancing oral health.
Priority will be given to:
• Applications from individuals who are at an early stage of their dental public health careers. We are especially interested in applications from residents in the DPH Residency programs who are completing their required research projects and from members of Student Chapters.
• Applications that seek to utilize and enhance partnership with existing programs, projects, and organizations.
Grant Program Requirements:
• Award recipients must be members of AAPHD.
• The funding activity has a limited duration, up to one year. However, a nonfunded extension may be granted for one additional year in order to complete the project.
• The recipient(s) will be required to submit a mid-year brief report and a final written report to the Foundation. The final report should include a financial and program summary of the project’s results.
• The recipient must present a poster at the National Oral Health Conference upon completion of their project.
• Travel costs to the annual meeting will be at the expense of the award recipients.
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded. The grant will not pay institutional indirect costs, Principal Investigator’s salary, or patient care costs. The grant may be paid directly to individuals, institutions or sponsoring organizations upon receipt of an invoice.
Grant Program Timeline:
December 15, 2013 – Proposals Due
December 15, 2013 – February 14, 2014 -- Proposal Review
February 28, 2014 – Announce/Inform Grant Recipients
Foundation Grant Recipients may be recognized during the AAPHD Awards Ceremony at the National Oral Health Conference and in the NOHC Program.
Request for Proposals: Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant
Deadline for submission: December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (MST)
The purpose of the Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant is to support:
1) Community Health Assessments (new or ongoing): to better understand the root causes of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes which will result in strategies and an action plan to address this health issue; or
2) Community Planning and Capacity Building: to create a community-driven action plan to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes (i.e. host stakeholder convenings, coalition building and collaboration efforts)
Grants will be awarded up to $20,000 each. Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However preference will be given to grantees from three specific regions – the Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona), the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Southern Plains (Oklahoma, Texas).
The deadline for proposals is Monday, December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (MST). The system will automatically shut down at this time and will not allow for work in progress to continue. Please ensure you have completed and submitted your application by the deadline.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle Gutierrez, Program Officer, (505) 867-0775.
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 email@example.com or 847-905-1520.
Request for Applications: Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Resident Travel Award for Underrepresented Populations
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Resident Travel Award for Underrepresented Populations (RTA) is designed to facilitate the recruitment and retention of individuals from underrepresented populations in medicine to cancer careers and increase access to quality care for underserved communities. This program was initially developed as part of the Conquer Cancer Foundation/ASCO/Susan G. Komen for the Cure Quality of Care Initiative.
The Resident Travel Award for Underrepresented Populations provides financial support for residents from underrepresented populations to attend ASCO’s Annual Meeting. The intention of this award is to attract residents from underrepresented populations to a possible career in one of the oncology specialties. This travel award will allow the recipients to travel to the ASCO Annual Scientific Meeting, where they will have an opportunity to meet oncologists and to understand the career possibilities in this area. The Resident Travel Award for Underrepresented Populations includes a $1,500 travel advance, complimentary Annual Meeting registration, and access to the Annual Meeting housing block and ASCO’s travel agent.
To qualify for the Resident Travel Award, applicants must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency program required for future training in a cancer related subspecialty (i.e. Internal Medicine considering Med/Onc, Surgery considering Surg/Onc) and be of an underrepresented population as defined by the program eligibility criteria. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in pursuing oncology as a career as well as a record of good academic standing.
To be eligible for the Resident Travel Award for Underrepresented Populations, applicants must meet the
-- Be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency program required for future training in a cancer related subspecialty (i.e., Internal Medicine considering Med/Onc, Surgery considering Surg/Onc) and considering pursuing an oncology career. Residents already enrolled in oncology programs (i.e., Radiation Oncology) are not eligible.
-- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident;
-- Be of an underrepresented population as defined by the program criteria. (For the purposes of this program, underrepresented population is defined according to the Association of American Medical Colleges definition, currently specified as those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the field of medicine relative to their numbers in the general population.
Races/ethnicities that have been identified include but are not limited to: American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.); and
-- Have a record of good academic standing.
Applications are due by 11:59 pm ET on December 17, 2013.
Funding Opportunity: Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations, is a funding opportunity designed to facilitate the recruitment and retention of individuals from populations underrepresented in medicine to cancer careers and increase access to quality care for underserved communities.
The Medical Student Rotation program was initially developed as part of the Conquer Cancer Foundation/ASCO/Susan G. Komen for the Cure Quality of Care Initiative.
The Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations (MSR) provides 8- to 10-week clinical or clinical research oncology rotations for U.S. medical students from populations underrepresented in medicine who are interested in pursuing oncology as a career. Recipients receive a $5,000 stipend for the rotation plus $1,500 for future travel to the ASCO Annual Meeting, An additional $2,000 will be provided to support the student’s mentor.
To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in an MD or DO, U.S. medical school program and be of an underrepresented population as defined by the program eligibility criteria. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents. Candidates also must demonstrate an interest in pursuing oncology as a career and have a record of good academic standing.
To qualify to receive the Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations award, applicants must meet the following criteria:
-- Be enrolled in a DO or MD U.S. medical school
-- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident
-- Be of an underrepresented population. For the purposes of this program, underrepresented population is defined according to the Association of American Medical Colleges definition, currently specified as those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the field of medicine relative to their numbers in the general population.
Races/ethnicities that have been identified include but are not limited to: American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.
-- Have a record of good academic standing
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Humanitarian Resident Travel Grant
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) wishes its members to engage in humanitarian efforts. Humanitarians are those who charitably lay down their life for others in need; that is, their professional skills, time, physical efforts, spiritual commitment, and financial resources.
The Humanitarian Efforts Committee helps the AAO-HNS Foundation as an organization, and its members as individuals, to serve humanity's needs in this medical specialty throughout the world. Our goal is achieved through domestic and international patient care, preventive medicine, and education. As an extension of this desire, travel grants are given to provide an opportunity for residents in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery benevolently to give a period of professional service to the people of a developing country.
Duration of Service
A minimum of one week at one site.
The recipient of this grant is responsible for contact and agreement with officials of the institution and the country in which he or she desires to serve. The AAO-HNS Foundation's Humanitarian Efforts Committee will assist in providing several possibilities of institutions desiring such service. This grant is specifically for service in seriously underserved areas, both within and outside the United States.
Grants of $1,000 are available, and the Foundation may award up to 15 grants per year. Grant applications must be for future trips. The recipient must raise additional funds for travel, living expenses, and so on. The service must be completed no later than one calendar year after the grant is awarded. Grant recipients who cannot make their planned trip within the one year period will be required to return the grant monies, but will be eligible to re-apply for future grants.
Source of Funds
The AAO-HNS Foundation Humanitarian Efforts Travel Grant Fund. This fund is supported through individual donations to the President's Appeal and Millennium Society.
Eligibility and Deadlines
An application may be received from resident members of the Academy who will have completed at least two years of otolaryngology residency training (excluding surgical internship) in an accredited program at the time of service. Academy members in training fellowships are also eligible. Priority is given to residents in PGY4 or 5 or fellows in training, because of their advance surgical training. Prior recipients of a Humanitarian Efforts Resident Travel Grant are ineligible.
NOTE: For missions in the first six months of the year (January-June) the application deadline is November 30 of the previous year. For missions in the second six months (July through December,) the deadline is May 31 of the same year.
To apply for this grant, please fill out the designated form. Completed forms can be submitted to:
Program Manager, Component Relations
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
1650 Diagonal Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314-2857, USA
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funding Opportunity: Addressing Disparities
Letter of Intent Deadline: February 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm ET
This PFA is particularly interested in comparative effectiveness studies that evaluate and compare new and alternative interventions with each other or with usual care to reduce or eliminate disparities in health and health care. Studies in the Addressing Disparities program should focus on overcoming barriers that may disproportionately affect the outcomes of specific groups of patients; or identify best practices for sharing results and information about patient-centered research across patient groups.
Total Direct Costs: $1.5 Million
Maximum Project Period: 3 Years
Applications may be submitted by:
Any private sector research organization, including any:
Any public sector research organization, including any:
University or college
Hospital or healthcare system
Laboratory or manufacturer
Unit of state or local government
All US applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Foreign organizations and nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system, and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals may not apply.
1. Impact of the condition on the health of individuals and populations
2. Potential for the study to improve health care and outcomes
3. Technical merit
5. Patient and stakeholder engagement
*Deadlines are at 5:00 PM ET. If deadlines fall on a weekend or a federal holiday, the deadline will be the following Monday or the next day after the federal holiday.
Call for Nominations: Society for Public Health Education Dorothy B. Nyswander Open Society Award
Deadline: December 13, 2013
This award will be given each year to recognize an individual or group who embodies and promotes an Open Society, through research, practice, and/or teaching.
Dr. Dorothy B. Nyswander pioneered health education, mentored many public health leaders, and had an illustrious career spanning more than six decades at international, national, regional, and community levels. As illustrated in the quote above Dr. Nyswander was ahead of her time in advocating for equality and justice for ALL people, and was one of the first to introduce the concept of an “Open Society.” One of her first community health initiatives included setting up day care centers during World War II for women working in defense plants. Dr. Nyswander passed away on December 18, 1998, at the age of 104.
This individual or group uses activism in institutionalizing an Open Society that:
-- Actively engages in initiatives that promote equality and justice for all, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, or physical ability;
-- Advocates for and initiates dialogue and action to address health injustices affecting marginalized communities;
-- Participates in activities that endorse education as a means of individual and community advancement and growth and;
-- Views poverty as a societal responsibility and from an ecological perspective.
1. Applies health education and promotion processes to catalyze and significantly advance social change that fosters access to quality healthcare and health promoting initiatives for marginalized populations.
2. Possesses practitioner acumen and demonstrates strong communication capacity for learning about and addressing the ecological factors that make system changes and demonstrate evidence of improving a community’s quality of life.
3. Creates and actively endorses internal policies and/or infrastructures that lead collective teams of professionals in significant strides toward the reduction of health disparities as well as advocate for inclusion and equality.
4. Serves as a visionary, courageous leader that advocates for, and gives voice to health injustices that affect marginalized communities.
5. Nominators must be National SOPHE members; nominees are not required to be National SOPHE members.
Membership status can be verified through the National SOPHE office, (202) 408-9804.
The award recipient(s) will receive a one-year membership in National SOPHE (for non-SOPHE members) and a $250 monetary award, which may be used to further the work of the individual or group. Awards will be given at the SOPHE Awards Celebration at the Annual Meeting.
Awards are recommended by the SOPHE Awards Committee and approved by the Executive Committee.