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American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research/New England Anti-Vivisection Society Postdoctoral Fellowship
The American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research (AFAAR) and the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) are offering a $40,000, one-year postdoctoral fellowship grant (with possible renewal) to a woman interested in developing, validating, or using alternatives to animal methods in the investigation of women's health or sex differences. Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest in alternative research methods and their career goals, along with their CV, research proposal, and three letters of recommendation (including one from their mentor) by Dec. 15, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Award notification will be sent on or before Jan. 15, 2014. Please address inquiries to email@example.com.
The award is available to postdoctoral female scientists researching women's health or sex differences whose research involves development, validation, or use of non-animal alternatives. Applicants must hold an interest in using or promoting non-animal alternatives in research. Proposals are reviewed by an award committee with expertise in related fields of the project.
How to Apply
Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest in non-animal research methods in women's health and/or sex differences; career goals; CV; research proposal including information regarding the scope of their research; three letters of recommendation (one from project mentor); a list of other researchers involved; and the name and credentials of their supervisor. Applicants should indicate other potential funding sources. The award is based on greatest future impact of the research as well as experience and commitment to alternatives to animal research. Send applications to:
AFAAR/NEAVS Alternatives Grant Award
333 Washington St., Suite 850
Boston, MA 02108
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 15, 2013: Applications accepted
Dec. 15, 2013: Application submission deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)
Jan. 15, 2014: Announcement of Fellowship Grant Award Recipient
Alexandra Symonds Award
The Alexandra Symonds Award was established in 1997 in memory of Alexandra Symonds, MD, an APA Fellow and co-founder of the Association of Women Psychiatrists. This award is given to recognize and honor a woman psychiatrist who has made significant contributions to promoting women's health and the advancement of women.
The award recipient receives a plaque and a $500 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at the APA Annual Meeting or the Institute on Psychiatric Services.
Eligibility: Woman psychiatrist
A nomination consists of a letter summarizing how and why the nominee is deserving of the award, a one-page biographical sketch of the nominee, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Nominations must be submitted electronically at email@example.com.
Deadline: June 1
Selection is made by a work group of the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Mental Health Disparities consisting of a representative from the Council, the officers of the Caucus of Women Psychiatrists, and representatives from the Association of Women Psychiatrists.