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Call for Applications: Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI)

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Call for Applications: Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI)

Grantor: Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany)/EMD Serono

Region: All regions

Closes: 01/06/2015

Maximum: €400,000

Call for Applications: Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI)

The deadline for grant applications is Tuesday January 6, 2015.

Researchers with proposals for projects that have the potential to advance understanding in the field of growth are invited to apply for the GGI 2015 award. We are particularly interested in:

• Innovative translational research that could potentially improve patients’ lives

• The impact of nutrition on growth

• The metabolic impact of growth disorders

• Pathophysiology of growth disorders

• Techniques in diagnosis and follow-up on growth disorders

• Extremes in growth disorders

• Identification of biomarkers in patients with growth disorders

• Studies elucidating the long-term metabolic impact of the ‘GH-IGF axis’ activity.

A total grant of up to €400,000 will be awarded to one or more selected projects.

Applications will be evaluated by a Scientific Steering Committee, composed of internationally renowned endocrinologists, according to five criteria:

• Innovation

• Scientific rationale

• Clarity

• Feasibility

• Impact of research.

For further information on the GGI and to register your interest in applying for the GGI 2015, please visit www.grantforgrowthinnovation.org.

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

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Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy - Rutgers University

The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy announces the 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The program is intended for highly motivated undergraduates interested in a research career in the pharmaceutical and environmental sciences. Students are provided with an opportunity to conduct full-time research in areas related to Pharmacology and Toxicology, Environmental Health Sciences, Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Clinical Pharmacy. The SURF program is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled at a university in the United States. Previous experience performing independent laboratory or clinical research is not required.

The 10-week program will run May 26 through July 31, 2015 and provides a $2,800 stipend. Students must be available for the entire 10-week period. Training includes hands-on research conducted in the laboratories or clinical practices of faculty members, round table discussions of research progress, and seminars on research careers and activities of the faculty. Students also participate in career development workshops and a field trip to a pharmaceutical company. At the end of the fellowship, each student will provide a brief oral presentation on his or her summer research project.

To apply to the Summer Research Fellowship Program:

Complete the online application. You will need to upload a personal statement, CV/resume, and transcripts.

Applications must be submitted online. Your letter of recommendation should be emailed directly to surf@eohsi.rutgers.edu. All application materials must be received by February 5, 2015.  You will receive email notification when we have received your online application and letter of recommendation. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Students are responsible for finding local housing for the 10-week duration of the SURF program. Additional funding for room and board is not available. All questions concerning summer housing should be directed to the Residence Life Assignments Office at oncampus@rci.rutgers.edu or (848) 445-0750.

For further information, please contact surf@eohsi.rutgers.edu. Students selected for the program will begin to be notified on March 14, 2015. Students will have 1 week to inform the Program of their intent to participate. Notifications of selected students will be made through April 4, 2015. Students who are not selected will be notified by April 11, 2015.  Students selected for SURF are expected to become undergraduate members of the Society of Toxicology and the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at no charge and join the SURF LinkedIn Page.

Note: Pharmacy students selected for the SURF program will be placed into Cycle III for their introductory pharmacy practice experience.

The SURF Program at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is financially supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (1R25ES020721), the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the Society of Toxicology, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

General Research Areas

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences: neurotoxicology; immunology; inflammatory mechanisms of tissue injury; kidney injury; role of extracellular matrix in development and disease pathology; wound healing; nitric oxide biology; pulmonary toxicology, developmental toxicology; environmental health sciences; clinical toxicology

Medicinal Chemistry: design and synthesis of enzyme inhibitors and prodrugs; synthetic organic chemistry, structure activity relationships, medicinal chemistry

Pharmaceutics: design, development and evaluation of drug delivery systems; biopharmaceutics (drug formulation, drug transport); pharmacokinetics

Chemical Biology: cancer biology and prevention; regulation of tumor cell growth and differentiation

Pharmacy Practice: clinical studies; diabetes, seizure disorders, hypertension, geriatric pharmacotherapy and medication therapy management

Healthy Eating Research Special Solicitation

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Healthy Eating Research Special Solicitation

Deadline: January 07, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious threats to the health of our nation. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), through its commitment to reversing the childhood obesity epidemic, has provided national leadership in efforts to achieve a healthy weight for all of our nation’s children, especially in lower-income communities and communities of color. This landmark work continues today as part of its vision to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all Americans to live longer and healthier lives, now and for generations to come.

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is an RWJF national program. The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic and help all children achieve a healthy weight.

This call for proposals (CFP) focuses on childhood obesity prevention efforts in two settings:

Healthy Food Retail

Early Care and Education

Total Awards

Approximately $425,000 will be awarded under this CFP. Awards up to 12 months and up to $75,000 each will be funded through this special solicitation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for projects that require between $25,000 and $75,000 to complete. Approximately two-thirds of the funds available will be allocated to studies focused on healthy food retail and one-third will be allocated to studies focused on early care and education.

Key Dates

December 3, 2014: RWJF online system for concept papers will be available to applicants.

January 7, 2015 (3 p.m. ET): Deadline for receipt of concept papers.

January 21, 2015: Applicants will be contacted by email and informed as to whether or not they are invited to submit a full proposal. Invited full proposals must be submitted via the RWJF online system.

March 4, 2015 (3 p.m. ET): Deadline for receipt of invited full proposals.

Late April 2015: Notification of finalists.

Summer 2015: Projects begin.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations.

Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

The focus of this program is the United States; studies in other countries will be considered only to the extent that they may directly inform U.S. policy.

Contact

For Healthy Food Retail proposals, contact:

Laura Klein, senior research coordinator
Phone: 800-578-8636
Email: healthyeating@umn.edu

For Early Care and Education proposals, contact:

Lesley Schmidt Sindberg, program coordinator
Phone: (800) 578-8636
Email: healthyeating@umn.edu

Healthy Eating Research Special Solicitation

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Healthy Eating Research Special Solicitation

Deadline: January 07, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious threats to the health of our nation. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), through its commitment to reversing the childhood obesity epidemic, has provided national leadership in efforts to achieve a healthy weight for all of our nation’s children, especially in lower-income communities and communities of color. This landmark work continues today as part of its vision to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all Americans to live longer and healthier lives, now and for generations to come.

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is an RWJF national program. The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic and help all children achieve a healthy weight.

This call for proposals (CFP) focuses on childhood obesity prevention efforts in two settings:

Healthy Food Retail

Early Care and Education

Total Awards

Approximately $425,000 will be awarded under this CFP. Awards up to 12 months and up to $75,000 each will be funded through this special solicitation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for projects that require between $25,000 and $75,000 to complete. Approximately two-thirds of the funds available will be allocated to studies focused on healthy food retail and one-third will be allocated to studies focused on early care and education.

Key Dates

December 3, 2014: RWJF online system for concept papers will be available to applicants.

January 7, 2015 (3 p.m. ET): Deadline for receipt of concept papers.

January 21, 2015: Applicants will be contacted by email and informed as to whether or not they are invited to submit a full proposal. Invited full proposals must be submitted via the RWJF online system.

March 4, 2015 (3 p.m. ET): Deadline for receipt of invited full proposals.

Late April 2015: Notification of finalists.

Summer 2015: Projects begin.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations.

Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

The focus of this program is the United States; studies in other countries will be considered only to the extent that they may directly inform U.S. policy.

Contact

For Healthy Food Retail proposals, contact:

Laura Klein, senior research coordinator
Phone: 800-578-8636
Email: healthyeating@umn.edu

For Early Care and Education proposals, contact:

Lesley Schmidt Sindberg, program coordinator
Phone: (800) 578-8636
Email: healthyeating@umn.edu

Frans Van de Werf Fund for Clinical Cardiovascular Research Funding Opportunity

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Frans Van de Werf Fund for Clinical Cardiovascular Research Funding Opportunity

The Frans Van de Werf Fund for Clinical Cardiovascular Research was founded at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium in April 2013. The Fund will offer individual scholarships of up to 60.000 euro for a PhD student or up to 80.000 euro for a postdoctoral fellow for a 1 year period (or pro rata for shorter stays) in order to carry out clinically related cardiovascular research in either the KU Leuven or another high-standard academic centre.

Contact:

Krista Bogaert
Secretary of the Frans Van de Werf Fund for Clinical Cardiovascular Research KU Leuven, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Tel: +32 16 344890
FVDWFund@med.kuleuven.be

2015 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation International Student Scholarships

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2015 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation International Student Scholarships

The application form and essay must be submitted via email by March 1, 2015, Midnight EST.

The goal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation (SNEB FOUNDATION) Robin Orr Memorial International Student Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to student members of SNEB who are resident OUTSIDE the U.S. and wish to attend the SNEB Annual Conference.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The number of scholarships awarded each year will depend on available funding, but it is SNEB FOUNDATION’s goal to award at least one international student scholarship each year.  The scholarship amount for 2013 is $1,000.00.  The scholarship will help students offset the costs of attending the SNEB Annual Conference. In addition to the monetary award, the recipient will receive complimentary conference registration.

CRITERIA for ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for consideration for this SNEB FOUNDATION scholarship the applicant must be an SNEB Student Member and residing in a country other than the U.S.  Student Members are: Individuals who are registered as full-time students or are actively working on a degree at an accredited college or university or are enrolled in a dietetic intern program. Student status must be verified by having a faculty member sign the membership application.  Applicants must also be at the beginning of their professional careers in nutrition, dietetics, or related field, i.e., they must have fewer than 3 years of professional work experience. 

JUDGING PROCESS

All essays will be rated based on the quality of response to the question "How do you plan to apply what you learn to your studies, research, or professional career related to nutrition education?"  The reviewers will evaluate essays on the following criteria:

• Originality/creativity/innovation in nutrition education.  How is your research or work enhancing the field of nutrition education?  (This can be expressed by describing work you are already doing or work you are interested in pursuing in the future.)

• Ability to apply conference information to career potential.  How will exposure to conference sessions help you advance your nutrition education career goals?

• Ability to express ideas well and convey information clearly and concisely.

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation Student Scholarship Program for 2015

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Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation Student Scholarship Program for 2015

The deadline to submit your application form and essay via email is March 1, 2015.

The goal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation (SNEB Foundation) Student Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to student members of SNEB who wish to attend the SNEB Annual Conference.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The number of scholarships awarded each year will depend on available funding.  The scholarship amount for 2015 is $500.00.  Each scholarship will help students offset the costs of attending the SNEB Annual Conference.  Only one scholarship award will be given to each recipient. In addition to the monetary award, the recipient will receive complimentary conference registration.

CRITERIA for ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for consideration for a SNEB Foundation scholarship the applicant must be a Student Member of SNEB.  Student Members are: Individuals who are registered as full-time students or are actively working on a degree at an accredited college or university or are enrolled in a dietetic intern program.  Student status must be verified by having a faculty member sign the membership application.  Applicants must also be at the beginning of their professional careers in nutrition, dietetics, or related field, i.e., they must have fewer than 3 years of professional work experience. 

JUDGING PROCESS

All essays will be rated based on the quality of response to the question "How do you plan to apply what you learn to your studies, research, or professional career related to nutrition education?"  The reviewers will evaluate essays on the following criteria:

• Originality/creativity/innovation in nutrition education.  How is your research or work enhancing the field of nutrition education?  (This can be expressed by describing work you are already doing or work you are interested in pursuing in the future.)

• Ability to apply conference information to career potential.  How will exposure to conference sessions help you advance your nutrition education career goals?

• Ability to express ideas well and convey information clearly and concisely.

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation Community Scholarship Program

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Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation Community Scholarship Program

Application deadline: The application form and essay must be submitted via email by March 1, 2015.

The goal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation (SNEB Foundation) Community Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to those who offer community-based nutrition education programs to attend the SNEB Annual Conference.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The number of scholarships awarded each year will depend on available funding.  The recipients will receive complimentary conference registration as well as $500.00 to offset the costs of attending the SNEB Annual Conference.

CRITERIA for ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for consideration for a SNEB Foundation scholarship the applicant must:

- Work for a 501(c)3 nonprofit or governmental entity

- Work for community-based initiative that offers nutrition education or other programs to improve nutrition behaviors

- Have worked in the field for at least one year

Preference will be given to those:

- with roles that include planning, designing, and measuring nutrition interventions

- who focus on serving traditionally disadvantaged communities

- from organizations with limited funds to pay for training

- with fewer than 10 years of work experience or education in the field of community nutrition education and behavior

- who are Associate Members of SNEB

JUDGING PROCESS

All essays will be rated based on the quality of response to the question "How do you plan to apply what you learn to help serve your community through nutrition education?"  The reviewers will evaluate essays on the following criteria:

- Vision for nutrition education in your community.  How is your work in nutrition education enhancing your community?

- Ability to apply conference learning to work in your community.  How will exposure to conference sessions help you advance your nutrition education programming?

- Ability to express ideas well and convey information clearly and concisely.

Orthopaedic Trauma Association Research Grant Program

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Orthopaedic Trauma Association Research Grant Program

Pre-proposal Deadline: February 16, 2015.

2015 Grant Awards (Funding begins January 1, 2016)

You may apply in more than one category if applicable.

The following grants are available for any research issue related to musculoskeletal trauma (excluding product development)

Clinical Research Grants ($40,000/year maximum for up to 2 years)

Basic Research Grants ($25,000/year maximum for up to 2 years)

Directed topic research grants:

Clinical studies ($50,000/year maximum for up to 3 years) in the following areas:

Economic Impact of Obesity and Diabetes

Proximal Humerus Fractures

Effectiveness of Systemic Therapies on Healing in Systemically Impaired Patients

Pre-proposal Grading: Pre-proposals will be reviewed and graded in a blinded fashion by members of the OTA Research Committee for anticipated scientific merit, anticipated long-term impact on Orthopaedic Trauma care and general topic interest. Applicants will be notified of status by April 30, 2015.

Full Grant Applications: The authors of those pre-proposals with high scores in the above categories will be invited to submit a standard OTA Grant Application to be received by the OTA office no later than June 15, 2015. The full grant application will be reviewed in an unblinded fashion by an assigned review team and will be scored. The Research Committee will then meet prior to the OTA Annual Meeting to review all of the grant applications and will provide a final rank listing with funding suggestions to the OTA Board.

Researchers will be informed of the intent to fund or not fund their research project by November 30, 2015.

Orthopaedic Trauma Association Research Grant Program

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Orthopaedic Trauma Association Research Grant Program

Pre-proposal Deadline: February 16, 2015.

2015 Grant Awards (Funding begins January 1, 2016)

You may apply in more than one category if applicable.

The following grants are available for any research issue related to musculoskeletal trauma (excluding product development)

Clinical Research Grants ($40,000/year maximum for up to 2 years)

Basic Research Grants ($25,000/year maximum for up to 2 years)

Directed topic research grants:

Clinical studies ($50,000/year maximum for up to 3 years) in the following areas:

Economic Impact of Obesity and Diabetes

Proximal Humerus Fractures

Effectiveness of Systemic Therapies on Healing in Systemically Impaired Patients

Pre-proposal Grading: Pre-proposals will be reviewed and graded in a blinded fashion by members of the OTA Research Committee for anticipated scientific merit, anticipated long-term impact on Orthopaedic Trauma care and general topic interest. Applicants will be notified of status by April 30, 2015.

Full Grant Applications: The authors of those pre-proposals with high scores in the above categories will be invited to submit a standard OTA Grant Application to be received by the OTA office no later than June 15, 2015. The full grant application will be reviewed in an unblinded fashion by an assigned review team and will be scored. The Research Committee will then meet prior to the OTA Annual Meeting to review all of the grant applications and will provide a final rank listing with funding suggestions to the OTA Board.

Researchers will be informed of the intent to fund or not fund their research project by November 30, 2015.

Career Development Award in Adolescent Health

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Career Development Award in Adolescent Health

The Career Development Award in Adolescent Health is directed towards promoting interest in a career in adolescent health. Funding is available for one award. Applicants eligible for consideration include: 1) Individuals who have already declared an interest in adolescent health and are pursuing educational opportunities to meet that objective; and 2) Individuals not currently in a training or other educational program focused on adolescent health, but who would use the award to become familiar with the field.

ELIGIBILITY: Any full-time student or trainee currently enrolled in, or accepted for admission to, an educational or training institution is eligible to apply. Applicants from all relevant adolescent health disciplines may apply. Applications are also encouraged from international students. It is essential that the applicant conduct research during the 12-month award period with a mentor or advisor in adolescent health. The mentor or advisor may be from any discipline, but s/he must have specialty training in adolescent health/development at the Master’s or doctorate level.

USE OF AWARD FUNDS: The purpose of the award is to promote professional development. The Society asks, however, that the applicant demonstrate a current commitment to adolescents through work on a research project. Examples of the way funds may be used include, but are not limited to, purchasing relevant journals or books, attending training courses, and supporting travel to professional meetings. Funds could also pay for research subjects and for research consultations. This award differs from the usual grant in that emphasis is on the applicant's growth as a person interested in adolescent health and not merely on the quality of research. When the award is made to an individual based in the United States (as opposed to an institution), the amount of the award will be reported to the IRS as income and a 1099 form will be generated. The individual recipient of the award is responsible for any taxes.

DEFINITION OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH RESEARCH: Adolescent health research includes any discipline of knowledge related to the health and well-being of adolescents. Examples include, but are not limited to, research in health services, basic science, clinical medicine, social and behavioral science, nutrition, and advocacy or the mass media.

AWARD: The award consists of $1,500 and a plaque to be presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony. The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine reserves the right not to name an award recipient in any year without a suitable nominee. The historical purpose of this award is to facilitate interest in a career in adolescent medicine/health or to reinforce those who have already made this decision.

REPORT: Award recipient will need to submit to the SAHM Office by December 31, 2016, a brief final report (1-2 pages) describing the progress of the project, how funds were used, and recipient’s thoughts on the value of the award to their own professional development.

DEADLINE: Applications for the SAHM Career Development Award in Adolescent Health must be received electronically to ccody@adolescenthealth.org by no later than December 5, 2014. The winner will be notified in January and award funds will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony at the SAHM Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. Download a form to submit your nominee.

Epilepsy Foundation Targeted Research Initiative for Morbidity and Mortality Grant Program

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Epilepsy Foundation Targeted Research Initiative for Morbidity and Mortality Grant Program

Application Deadline: March 20, 2015, 11:59 PM ET

Award Amount: up to $50,000 maximum for one year

Apply via Proposal Central website

Proposal Central website tip: filter the list to show Epilepsy Foundation programs

The Targeted Research Initiative for Morbidity and Mortality supports research that generates initial data leading to more extensive projects that will generate knowledge that will ultimately improve the lives of persons with epilepsy. This initiative recognizes the need for research and new insights into these scientific areas.The broad focus of the morbidity portion of this program includes: identification of somatic comorbidities in epilepsy that occur more than expected among controls, including but not limited to diabetes, gastrointestinal bleeding, chronic lung disease, congenital cardiac abnormalities, heart failure, and pneumonia; and associations between somatic comorbidities in epilepsy and epilepsy outcomes, including quality of life in epilepsy, seizure remission, stigma and other outcomes. The mortality portion of the program is focused upon potentially preventable causes of death in epilepsy, such as accidents, suicide and SUDEP. Applicants are encouraged to examine risk factors for these causes of death in epilepsy; as well as interventions to decrease the presence of risk factors for these causes of death where risk factors have been identified.

Endoscopic Research Awards

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Endoscopic Research Awards

Application Deadline 5:00 PM CST, Friday, January 30, 2015

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Membership at the time of submission is a requirement of this award. 

ASGE Endoscopic Research Awards are offered to investigators (MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent) for projects in basic, translational and clinical research in endoscopy. The ASGE is particularly interested in endoscopic research pertaining to (in no particular order): colorectal cancer, Barrett's esophagus, training/credentialing/simulation, issues specific to under-represented minorities (defined as women and individuals of diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds), measuring/improving quality and efficiency, endoscope reprocessing and infection control, endoscopy/anesthesia monitoring and preparation, comparative effectiveness, 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.

Objective

To promote research in gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Eligibility

Candidate is required to be an ASGE member at the time of application, be an MD (or have equivalent degree), and be currently practicing in North America (international applications will be considered). Candidates who are delinquent on prior ASGE research grants (e.g., progress reports) are not eligible for future ASGE funding. If the candidate is a trainee, there must be a letter from the trainee's Division Chief confirming the trainee's ongoing appointment and position title at the institution for the duration of the grant; if the trainee applicant is not guaranteed an appointment for the duration of the grant, a contingency plan is required.

International Eligibility

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 grants@asge.org or Liz O'Keefe at 630.570.5623 for more information on eligibility.

Grants may be requested for a maximum of $75,000 in total funding, and spanning no more than two years.

Requests for funding pilot studies that will generate needed preliminary data to justify a larger clinical trial, as well as larger requests for definitive studies, will be considered. In order to maximize the funds available for research, budgets may not include indirect costs or travel expenses.

Request for Proposals: California Table Grape Commission 2015-16 Health Research Grant Program

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Request for Proposals: California Table Grape Commission 2015-16 Health Research Grant Program

This year we will be reviewing Letters of Intent for $30,000 grants that may be applied toward any relevant health issue in which grape consumption may have a beneficial impact.

The major goal of this program is to fund studies that examine the potential health benefits of grape consumption. To facilitate such studies, the California Table Grape Commission developed a freeze-dried grape powder made from fresh California table grapes, which is to be used for work funded by this grant program. It is not an extract. The powder is a composite of seeded and seedless red, green and black California grapes. As with fresh grapes, the powder is known to contain simple phenolics, resveratrol, flavans (including catechins), flavonols (including quercetin), and anthocyanins.

Once again, we are soliciting Letters of Intent first. Following the review of submitted Letters of Intent, finalists will be invited to submit a complete proposal to the commission. Please note: Letters of Intent must be submitted electronically, in a single pdf file.

Deadline for submission of Letters of Intent is Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).

For the Letter of Intent Guidelines please visit www.grapesfromcalifornia.com/healthresearchgrants.php.

Gerber Foundation Grant Program

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Gerber Foundation Grant Program

The Gerber Foundation’s mission focuses on the nutrition, care and development of infants and young children. Therefore, grant-making interests are focused on health and/or nutrition-related research having a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from the first year before birth to age 3.

The Foundation is particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving newborn or pediatric problems or emerging issues with a predictable time frame to clinical application. Projects should be focused on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. Projects may include:

• Etiologic mechanisms of disease

• New, improved or less invasive diagnostic procedures

• Reduction or elimination of side effects

• Alleviation of symptoms

• New, improved or less invasive therapies, care, or treatments

• Dosage or dosing requirements or mechanisms for drugs, nutrient supplementation or other therapeutic measures (under or overdosing)

• Preventative measures

Competitive requests will be focused in a way to achieve measurable outcomes that could result in systemic practice changes within a reasonable period of time.

The Foundation gives priority to projects of national or regional impact. Foundation support is not typically ongoing. Project outcomes should be of sufficient impact, if successful, to generate long-term support from other sources.

When To Apply

For the May grant round, concept papers should be submitted by December 1. If accepted, full proposals are due February 15.

For the November grant round, concept papers should be submitted by June 1. If accepted, full proposals are due August 15. 

If due dates fall on a weekend, the papers or proposals are due the next business day.

Gerber Foundation Grant Program

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Gerber Foundation Grant Program

The Gerber Foundation’s mission focuses on the nutrition, care and development of infants and young children. Therefore, grant-making interests are focused on health and/or nutrition-related research having a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from the first year before birth to age 3.

The Foundation is particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving newborn or pediatric problems or emerging issues with a predictable time frame to clinical application. Projects should be focused on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. Projects may include:

• Etiologic mechanisms of disease

• New, improved or less invasive diagnostic procedures

• Reduction or elimination of side effects

• Alleviation of symptoms

• New, improved or less invasive therapies, care, or treatments

• Dosage or dosing requirements or mechanisms for drugs, nutrient supplementation or other therapeutic measures (under or overdosing)

• Preventative measures

Competitive requests will be focused in a way to achieve measurable outcomes that could result in systemic practice changes within a reasonable period of time.

The Foundation gives priority to projects of national or regional impact. Foundation support is not typically ongoing. Project outcomes should be of sufficient impact, if successful, to generate long-term support from other sources.

When To Apply

For the May grant round, concept papers should be submitted by December 1. If accepted, full proposals are due February 15.

For the November grant round, concept papers should be submitted by June 1. If accepted, full proposals are due August 15.  

If due dates fall on a weekend, the papers or proposals are due the next business day.

Glenn/American Federation for Aging Research Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging

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Glenn/American Federation for Aging Research Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging

The deadline for applications for the 2015 awards is January 15, 2015.

It is a well-known fact that America’s population is aging dramatically – it is estimated that 20% of the population will be 65 years of age and older by 2030.  This aging population poses unique scientific and medical challenges that must be met if people are to live long, healthy, and productive lives.  Significant research findings in the biology of aging can lead to advances that help people live longer and healthier lives.

In order to continue to attract new generations of talented investigators, the Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging have been established.  The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging.  The program aims to give students the chance to learn more about the field of aging research, as well as increase their understanding of the challenges involved in improving the quality of life for older people.

The Program

Up to ten scholarships will be awarded in 2015.  They will enable PhD, MD, and DO candidates at any level to undertake a three-to-six-month research project on a subject related to the basic sciences and aging.  Students are encouraged to make their proposals as focused as possible – the strongest projects are those that focus on a particular subject area.  Clinical, epidemiology, health services, and outcome projects will not be considered.  Examples of promising areas of research include, but are not limited to:

• Aging and immune function

• Stem Cell Aging

• Inflammation

• Genetic Control of longevity

• Neurobiology and neuropathology of aging

• Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models

• Cardiovascular aging

• Aging and cellular stress response

• Metabolic and endocrine changes

• Age-related changes in cell proliferation

• Caloric restriction and aging

• DNA repair and control of gene expression

• Biology of the menopause

• Aging and apoptosis

• Biodemographic analysis of aging

• Comparative gerontology

• Evolutionary biological aspects of the biology of aging

• Macular degeneration

• Regenerative biology

• RNA control of gene expression in relation to age-related diseases

The research project must be carried out under the supervision of a faculty mentor.  It may be carried out in any not-for-profit setting, such as universities, medical schools, hospitals, or non-government agencies.  Applicants who also receive NIH, NSF or DOD stipend support are eligible to receive the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship. However, recipients cannot hold any other awards or scholarships concurrently with the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship.  Each scholarship is $5,000.  No indirect costs or overhead are allowed.  Pending available funds, award recipients will be invited to attend the 2016 AFAR Grantee Conference.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be MD, DO, PhD, or combined degree students in good standing at a not-for-profit institution in the United States.  If accepted, applicants will be asked to submit a Proof of Enrollment form confirming their enrollment at a U.S. institution.  Applicants may not hold another award or participate in another scholarship program concurrently with the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated by an AFAR Scientific Committee on the basis of:

• The qualifications and ability of the applicant, as demonstrated by academic performance, statement of purpose, and letter of reference

• The merit and feasibility of the proposed research project and its relevance to aging

• The qualifications of the designated mentor, his or her endorsement of the research project, assurance of active supervision, and demonstrated commitment to aging research and to the student

• Likelihood that the project will advance the applicant’s interest and career in aging research

• Quality of the research environment

Application Procedures

The deadline for receipt of all applications and supporting materials is January 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

Applicants will be notified on funding decisions or around April 30, 2015. If funded, the project start date must be before December 31, 2015.

Reporting Requirements

The Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a full report detailing their research methods and findings within 90 days of completing the research projects.  Similarly, the mentor will be required to provide an evaluation of the student’s performance and impressions of the impact of the program on the student’s career.  Instructions on how to format and submit these reports can be found here.

Annual Meeting

The award recipients are expected to attend the AFAR Grantee Conference which convenes AFAR grant recipients and leaders in the field to review and disseminate the research progress and findings of the grantees.  The meeting encourages networking, facilitates collaboration, and enhances the development of leadership.

American Federation for Aging Research Research Grants for Junior Faculty

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American Federation for Aging Research Research Grants for Junior Faculty

Deadline: December 15, 2014

AFAR provides up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics including the causes of cellular senescence, the role of estrogen in the development of osteoporosis, the genetic factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, the effects of nutrition and exercise on the aging process, and much more. Since 1981, over 690 AFAR Research Grants have been awarded.

The Program

The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. AFAR supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging. Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported, especially if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible.

Examples of potentially fundable areas of research include, but are not limited to:

Aging and immune function

Stem cell aging

Inflammation

Genetic control of longevity

Neurobiology and neuropathology of aging*

Mechanisms of dementia*

Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models

Cardiovascular aging

Aging and cellular stress response

Metabolic and endocrine changes

Age-related changes in cell proliferation

Caloric restriction and aging

DNA repair and control of gene expression

Biology of the menopause

Aging and apoptosis

Biodemographic analysis of aging

Comparative gerontology

Evolutionary biological aspects of the biology of aging

*Applicants proposing a project in Alzheimer's Disease or healthy brain aging research should apply for the New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease. Applicants proposing other dementia-related research should apply for the AFAR Research grant.

It is anticipated that approximately 10 grants of up to $100,000 each will be awarded in 2015. Applicants may propose to use the award over the course of one or two years as justified by the proposed research. Up to 8% of funds may be budgeted for overhead or indirect costs (not to exceed $7,407). Funding will begin July 1, 2015.

Eligibility

The applicant must be an independent investigator with independent research space as described in a form completed by the Dean or Department Chair, and must be no more than 10 years beyond start of postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2015. Exceptions to the ten year rule may be requested for unusual circumstances by emailing an NIH-style biosketch to AFAR at grants@afar.org at least one week prior to the deadline date.

The AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty Program does not provide support for:

Postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of a senior investigator

Investigators who have received major extramural funding for research in any area (such as an R01 or NSF equivalent grant) prior to and including the start date of this award

Senior faculty, i.e. at the rank of Associate Professor level or higher

Former AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipients

NIH Intramural program employees

Applicants for the 2015 Glenn/AFAR Breakthrough in Gerontology (BIG) award

Applicants who are conducting research at a for-profit institution, or at an institution outside of the United States

Application Guidelines

Four criteria are used to determine the merit of an application:

Qualifications of the applicant;

Quality of the proposed research;

Excellence of the research environment;

Likelihood that the project will advance the applicant's career in aging research.

Application Procedures

The deadline for receipt of all Letters of Intent is December 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please refer to the AFAR  LOI instructions. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.  All Letters of Intent and Institutional Commitment forms must be submitted through the website www.afar.org/grants/.  The Letters of Intent will be reviewed by a committee.  Applicants will be notified by January 31, 2015, and a subset of applicants will be invited to submit a full application by March 18, 2015.

All LOI candidates who are invited to submit applications must have it endorsed by their institution. Final awards are announced by early June. The award start date is July 1, 2015. AFAR will not provide reviewer critiques to any applicants at any review level.

Reporting Requirements

Investigators will be required to submit a brief narrative report on the progress of their research five months after the start date of the award. Final narrative and financial reports are required within three months following the end date of the award.

Annual Meeting

The award recipients are expected to attend the AFAR Grantee Conference which convenes AFAR grant recipients, mentors and leaders in the field to review and disseminate the research progress of the grantees and their findings. The meeting encourages networking, facilitates collaborations, and enhances the development of leadership.

New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

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New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Funded by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the major goal of this partnership program is to support important research in areas in which more scientific investigation is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The program also serves to encourage junior investigators in the United States and Israel to pursue research and academic careers in the neurosciences, and Alzheimer's disease in particular.

Projects in basic and translational research related to Alzheimer's disease (AD) that are clinically relevant, will be considered. For one of the awards, priority may be given to an investigator with a research project that has high translational potential.

Examples of promising areas of research include, but are not limited to:

Genetic and environmental risk/protective factors

Cellular and molecular pathways

Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular factors

Neuro-inflammation

Neuroimaging and other biomarkers

Cellular, animal and in silico models

Diagnostic and prognostic markers

Exercise, nutrition, and dietary factors

Drug discovery  and other therapeutics

In addition, proposals will be accepted that relate to the basic mechanisms of central nervous system (CNS) aging, such as:

Learning and memory

The biology and pathobiology of synapses

Neurogenesis, neural and glial progenitors

It is anticipated that up to 3 grants of $100,000 each will be awarded in 2015. Applicants may propose to use the award over the course of one or two years as justified by the proposed research. Up to 8% of funds may be budgeted for overhead or indirect costs (not to exceed $7,407). Funding will begin July 1, 2015.

Eligibility

The applicant must be an independent investigator with independent research space as described in a form completed by the Dean or Department Chair, and must be no more than 10 years beyond start of postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2015. Exceptions to the ten year rule may be requested for unusual circumstances by emailing an NIH-style biosketch to AFAR at grants@afar.org at least one week prior to the submission deadline. The proposed research must be conducted at any type of not-for-profit setting in the United States or Israel.

The New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease do not provide support for:

Postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of a senior investigator

Investigators who have already received major extramural funding (such as an R01 or NSF equivalent grant) prior to and up until the start date of the award

Senior faculty, i.e. at the rank of Associate Professor level or higher

NIH Intramural program employees

Applicants who are conducting research at a for-profit institution, or at an institution outside of the United States or Israel

Applicants cannot apply for the 2015 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty or the 2015 Glenn/AFAR BIG Program. Applications for this program will be considered for the AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty if deemed competitive.

Application Guidelines

Five criteria are used to determine the merit of an application:

Qualifications of the applicant;

Quality of the proposed research;

Relevance of the proposal to how mechanisms of aging may lead to AD or encourage healthy brain aging;

Excellence of the research environment;

Likelihood that the project will advance the applicant's career in Alzheimer's Disease

For one of the awards, priority may be given to an investigator with a research project that has great translational potential provided the application is deemed to meet the highest standards set by AFAR's Review Committee.

If you are using animals in your research, please review Principles of Animal Use for Gerontological Research.

Application Procedures

The deadline for receipt of all Letters of Intent is December 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please refer to the New Investigator LOI instructions. Incomplete LOIs cannot be considered.  All Letters of Intent and Institutional Commitment Forms must be submitted through the website www.afar.org/grants.  The Letters of Intent will be reviewed by a committee.  Applicants will be notified by January 31, 2015, and a subset of applicants will be invited to submit a full application by March 18, 2015.

All LOI candidates who are invited to submit applications must have it endorsed by their institution. Final awards are announced by early June. The award start date is July 1, 2015. AFAR will not provide reviewer critiques to any applicants at any review level.

Reporting Requirements

Investigators will be required to submit a brief narrative report on the progress of their research five months after the start date of the award. Final narrative and financial reports are required within three months following the end date of the award.

Annual Meeting

The award recipients are expected to attend the AFAR Grantee Conference which convenes AFAR grant recipients, mentors and leaders in the field to review and disseminate the research progress of the grantees and their findings. The meeting encourages networking, facilitates collaborations, and enhances the development of leadership. In addition, grant recipients of the New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's are expected to attend a special session at the grantee conference.

AMA Foundation Seed Grant Research Program

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AMA Foundation Seed Grant Research Program

Submission deadline: December 5, 2014

The AMA Foundation established the Seed Grant Research Program in 2000 to encourage medical students, physician residents and fellows to enter the research field. The program provides grants to supports medical students, physician residents, and fellows in conducting small research projects.

With a generous contribution from Genentech, Inc., in 2015 the AMA Foundation will be awarding research grants of up to $2,500 in the areas of cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases and pancreatic cancer and $5,000 in the area of neoplastic diseases.

Eligibility and funding restrictions

• Seed grant funds cannot be used for salary or stipend, indirect/administrative costs, to hire a consultant or contractor, and solely for travel expenses.

• Seed grants will not be awarded to any applicant who has previously received an AMA Foundation seed grant in the research category in which they are applying.

• Applicants must be a medical student, physician resident or fellow of an accredited US medical school or institution; they must also be either a US citizen or a permanent resident of the US. Projects must be applicant-conceived, rather than ongoing research of their mentor or Principal Investigator.

• This program is open to both AMA and non-AMA members. Membership with the AMA does not factor into the grant selection process.

Please submit applications to seedgrants@ama-assn.org by December 5, 2014 at 5pm CST.

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