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Call for Applications: 2014 Association of Women Surgeons Foundation/Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Fellowship

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Call for Applications: 2014 Association of Women Surgeons Foundation/Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Fellowship

A one year grant of $25,000 will be awarded to a qualified and approved grant applicant in the following research topic areas:

• Bariatrics

• Minimally Invasive Surgery

• Cancer Related Research

• Surgical Education

• Surgical Innovation

Applicant Qualifications

• Applicants must be a non-tenure or tenure-track faculty member in a Department of Surgery.

• Junior faculty applicants are encouraged to have a mentor for the submitted research proposal.

• Must be a current AWS member in good standing.

Individuals with research support such as national extramural grants are eligible, provided the projects do not have scientific overlap.  Applicants who do not have funding from other surgical societies will be given priority.  Officers and members of the AWS Grants and Fellowship Committee are excluded from mentoring applicants.

Grant Submissions are due July 1, 2013

For more information, contact AWSF at
5204 Fairmount Avenue - Downers Grove, IL  60515
Phone: 708-226-2725 - Fax: 630-493-0798

Email: INFO@WomenSurgeons.org  or visit our Website at WomenSurgeons.org.

Call for Applications: American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Diabetes Research Accelerator Award

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Call for Applications: American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Diabetes Research Accelerator Award

Application Deadline: August 16, 2013 for January 2014 funding

Awards are designed to support exceptional early-career researchers who have distinguished themselves as promising investigators and are in the beginning stages of establishing successful, independent diabetes research programs; and talented established investigators in fields other than diabetes who are interested in applying their skills and expertise to diabetes research.

Eligibility:

Awards are available to individuals with established records of independent productivity in research, in two distinct categories:

• Early Investigator: Early-career diabetes investigators proposing innovative and ambitious diabetes-related research programs. Applicants must hold faculty positions and have demonstrated independent productivity in diabetes research. Applicants may currently hold independent NIH funding (K or R awards, including an initial R01) but must not have applied for, or received, an R01 renewal or a second R01 award.

• Established Investigator New to Diabetes Research: Established investigators with exceptional productivity in fields other than diabetes research who would like to apply their expertise to innovative diabetes-related research topics. Applicants must hold faculty positions and have demonstrated independent productivity. Applicants cannot have previously received national grant support in diabetes research.

Candidates will be identified through institutional nomination; applications will be accepted only from individuals with the appropriate institution support.

Support: Awards provide five years of research support at a maximum of $325,000 per year (including 30% indirect costs), for a total of $1,625,000.

Call for Applications: American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Diabetes Research Career Initiator Award

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Call for Applications: American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Diabetes Research Career Initiator Award

Application Deadline: August 16, 2013 for January 2014 funding

This two-phased award is designed to support the transition from mentored training to independent research faculty

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants must currently be in research training positions (post-doctoral fellow, research fellowship) and have no more than seven years of training following terminal doctoral degree.

Candidates will be identified through institutional nomination; applications will be accepted only from individuals with the appropriate institution support.

Support:

Awards provide two distinct phases of research support. Phase 1 provides up to two years of support for mentored training at a maximum of $100,000 per year (including 10% indirect costs). Phase 2 provides up to five years of support for independent research at a maximum of $325,000 per year (including 30% indirect costs).

Combined support for Phase 1 and Phase 2 can total up to $1,625,000.

Summer 2013 - Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award

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Summer 2013 - Mentored Clinical and Population Research Award

Application deadline: July 18, 2013

Award Activation Date:  Jan. 1, 2014

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on the deadline date.  The system will shut down at 5:00 p.m. CDT.  Early submission is encouraged.  Your institutional Grants Officer (GO) has the final responsibility of submitting your completed application to the American Heart Association.  It is important that you check with your GO for his/her internal deadline.

Objective

To encourage early career investigators who have appropriate and supportive mentoring relationships to engage in high quality introductory and pilot clinical studies that will guide future strategies for reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke while fostering new research in clinical and translational science, and encouraging community- and population-based activities.

This grant does not fund basic science or support senior researchers, but encourages mentoring of early career investigators.

Science Focus

Funding is available for research related to cardiovascular disease and stroke prevention or treatment, or to related clinical and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.  Proposals are encouraged on provider behavior, patient behavior, behavioral outcomes, risk factor outcomes, disease outcomes, cost benefit analyses, efforts to evaluate outcomes of patient care delivery and patient/provider and/or system compliance and adherence to recommendations, as well as pilot clinical research studies that may provide preliminary data for larger-scale investigation. Studies using existing databases are also encouraged.  Ancillary studies or a clearly defined sub-study of an ongoing clinical research study are also encouraged. There must, however, be clear justification that the proposal is a sub-study and not a piece of an already funded project.

Target Audience

• Healthcare professional with a masters or post-baccalaureate doctoral degree, including M.P.H., R.N., Pharm.D., M.D., D.O. or Ph.D. 

• Interdisciplinary research teams are eligible.

Individuals are not eligible to be the principal investigator if they hold or have held:

• Certain NIH awards (such as RO1, R21, PO1)

• Certain AHA awards (BGIA, SDG, EIA, GIA); or

• An award equivalent to any of the above (an independent investigator award)

Citizenship

At the time of application, must have one of the following designations:

• U.S. citizen

• Permanent resident

• Pending permanent resident.  Applicant must have applied for permanent residency and have filed form I-485 with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and have received authorization to legally remain in the U.S. (having filed an Application for Employment form I-765)

• E-3 Visa - specialty occupation worker

• H1-B Visa - temporary worker in a specialty occupation

• F-1 - Student Visa - temporary worker in a specialty occupation

• J-1 Visa - exchange visitor

• O-1 Visa - temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences

• TN Visa - NAFTA Professional

• G-4 Visa - family member of employee of international organizations and NATO

Awardee must meet American Heart Association citizenship criteria throughout the duration of the award.

Applicants are not required to reside in the United States for any period before applying for American Heart Association funding.

Sponsor

All applicants must  identify a sponsor with an earned doctorate and a track record of high quality clinical investigation.

Annual Budget - National

Salary/Fringe:   Up to $35,000 per year for salary and fringe of the principal investigator, collaborating investigator(s), and other participants with faculty appointments, including an allowance of up to $5,000 for the sponsor.

Institution may supplement stipend.

Indirect:  10 percent ($7,000)

Project Support:  Project-related expenses, such as salaries of technical personnel, consultative services, supplies, equipment, computer/electronics, travel, volunteer subject costs, publication costs, within the following limits:

• Travel - $3,000 per year; international travel must have prior AHA approval.

• Computer purchase - National allows $5,000 for computer equipment/electronics. 

Maximum Annual Award Amount:  $77,000

Award Duration:  Two years

Total Award Amount:  $154,000

Thomas J. Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Young Investigator Award

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Thomas J. Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Young Investigator Award

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2013

This award recognizes clinical and academic excellence in interventional vascular medicine and aims to stimulate continued commitment and dedication to both outstanding patient care and ongoing academic inquiry by young investigators. The winner will be announced and the award of a $10,000 scholarship will be presented in the Main Arena at TCT 2013.

Candidates for this award must be within five years of the start of their first fellowship or training period and specializing in interventional vascular medicine (interventional cardiology, endovascular medicine, or structural heart disease). Depending on the length of training, physicians in practice for one or two years may be eligible. Candidates may be from any country.

The Thomas J. Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Young Investigator Award is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

Criteria and Specifications

• Curriculum vitae

• One or more manuscripts (published, in press, or not yet submitted) that the applicant first-authored or one or more abstracts that the applicant first-authored, accompanied by:

◦ A three to five (3-5) page description of the project(s) and results

◦ At least one supporting letter from a project leader or mentor describing the importance of the project(s) and the applicant's role

• Two letters of recommendation from supervisors who have directly witnessed the applicant in the patient care setting attesting to clinical excellence

Deadline and Submission

All materials must be received on or before August 1, 2013. Materials received after August 1, 2013, will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Tong at 646-434-4501 or dtong@crf.org

Guthrie-Koch PKU Scholarship

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Guthrie-Koch PKU Scholarship

In memory of Dr. Robert Guthrie, this higher education scholarship program was started after his death in June 1995 by National PKU News. Dr. Guthrie developed the newborn screening test for phenylketonuria (PKU) in 1961. He then worked tirelessly for more than thirty years to establish newborn screening programs in the United States and many other countries. Every family of a child with PKU born after the mid-1960's, in a country where newborn screening is done, has reaped the benefits: more than 20,000 children have been saved from devastating mental retardation caused by untreated PKU. Early screening and a special diet have allowed these young people to grow up normally and lead full, productive lives.

Dr. Richard Koch, a long-time colleague and friend of Dr. Guthrie, died on September 24, 2011. We decided to honor him by adding his name to the scholarship program. Dr. Koch dedicated his entire career of more than 50 years to identify, treat and help find a cure for PKU. His work was at the forefront of PKU treatment and research. Dr. Koch was the principal investigator on two large collaborative studies on PKU children and maternal PKU that forever changed how PKU was treated. He also lobbied tirelessly for newborn screening for PKU.

There is no question that young people with PKU who are bound for higher education programs owe this opportunity to early screening and diet treatment. Without PKU identification early in life, they could be living in institutions or group homes for the retarded instead of planning to attend college or technical school. It seemed fitting to establish a scholarship program in Dr. Guthrie's name and to add to that the name of our beloved Dr. Koch. The scholarship will benefit bright young people with PKU who are planning to obtain higher education degrees through college or technical school.

From its start in 1989, Dr. Guthrie was a member of the Board of Directors of National PKU News and Dr. Koch was a consultant to National PKU News for medical issues. National PKU News is a nonprofit organization devoted to bringing news and other information to families living with PKU. Beyond their single-minded dedication to preventing the mental retardation caused by PKU through screening and proper treatment, throughout their lives, Dr. Guthrie and Dr. Koch were devoted advocates for families living with it. National PKU News was started with the strong support and encouragement of both of these amazing men.

We hope families, and others whose lives have been touched by Dr. Guthrie's and Dr. Koch's remarkable careers will generously support The Guthrie-Koch PKU Scholarship.

Who is eligible:

Scholarships are open to any college-age young person with PKU who is on diet treatment and is not in graduate school (the scholarship is now open only to undergraduates, a change from previous years due to financial reasons). Residents of any country are eligible to apply, but the application must be in English or translated into readable English.

Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college or technical school before the scholarship is awarded, but may apply for the scholarship before acceptance is confirmed.

Who will review scholarship applications:

A scholarship committee will review all applications. The committee consists of well-known PKU professionals and Guthrie family members.

Scholarship awards:

Academic excellence and financial need of the applicant will be among factors considered, but financial need is NOT a prerequisite for being awarded a scholarship or merit award (it is only considered when the committee decides on the amount of the award).

We are looking for excellent students, no matter what their financial need.

Application deadline:

Applications will be available after July 1 each year for that year's applications.

Completed applications must be postmarked by October 15 each year.

Lesbian Health Fund Research Grant Program

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Lesbian Health Fund Research Grant Program

Application Receipt Deadlines: May 15 and October 15

The Lesbian Health Fund (LHF), a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their health care providers about lesbian health issues. LHF's mission is to improve the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women (SMW) and their families through research.

Research areas include:

Understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support

Eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates

Development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other SMW, including but not limited to depression, identity related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease and sexually transmitted infections

Sexual and reproductive health, including family & parenting issues

The deadlines for receipt of applications are May 15 and October 15.

Applications will be evaluated using the following 100 point scale:

Research design - 35 Points

Feasibility of accomplishing the project - 20 Points

Investigators' qualifications - 15 Points

Significance of the project to the lesbian community - 15 Points

Probability for Significat Future Funding - 15 points

In general, investigators are notified by mail approximately two months from the application deadline of its approval for funding. Grants range from $500 to $10,000. Grant award checks will be made to the primary institution identified on the application cover page. You may not begin your proposed research until you have received funding from LHF. Grant money is NOT awarded for completed research or for projects in progress.

Interim and final reports are to be submitted by the principal investigator. Upon completion of the project the investigator will be expected to present the results at either the annual Women in Medicine conference or the Annual Conference of GLMA. Within six months of project completion, the investigator is expected to submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. A copy of the manuscript is to be sent simultaneously to the LHF Program Manager.

Grant Application Format

1. Cover Page

2. Abstract of the Project in 500 words or less (This should be a word document.)

3. Detailed Plan of Project:

maximum of six double spaced typed pages

includes hypotheses, goals and specific objectives of the project, a brief discussion of relevant background information, the relationship of the proposed project to other work already accomplished in the field, methods, sample size calculation with power analysis, and the significance of the project to the lesbian community

4. Itemized Budget:

supplies and expenses with justification (budget $750 for presentation at a conference)

support from other resources for this project for this fiscal year

total amount requested for the project from Lesbian Health Fund. The Lesbian Health Fund does not cover personnel costs (salary and benefits) for the Investigators or indirect institution costs.

5. Study protocol as approved or submitted to the Institutional Review Board of the investigator's institution if animals or humans are involved in the project

6. Curriculum Vitae of Principal Investigator (PI), Co-Investigator, and Faculty Supervisor if the PI is a student, and of any other project member mentioned by name in the application. If a faculty supervisor is involved, submit letter of support from that faculty member for supervising the project. Current LHF grantees may not participate in a new grant as PI or Co-Investigator until LHF receives their written Final Report.

7. Signed statement by the Investigator and, if applicable, by the Co-Investigator that:

all publications resulting from the research conducted from the award will acknowledge that the project was funded by the Lesbian Health Fund of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

the abstract of the grant will be publicized with the names of the Principal and Co-Investigator if the grant is funded

8. Evidence of the primary institution's tax exempt status

9. OPTIONAL: Articles or publications of direct relation to the proposed project.

Please number all pages and send 1 copy of each item as a email attachment to:

Amy Fielder, LHF Program Coordinator at lhf@glma.org

Questions? Email lhf@glma.org or call 202-600-8037 ext 303.

Lesbian Health Fund Research Grant Program

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Lesbian Health Fund Research Grant Program

Application Receipt Deadlines: May 15 and October 15

The Lesbian Health Fund (LHF), a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their health care providers about lesbian health issues. LHF's mission is to improve the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women (SMW) and their families through research.

Research areas include:

Understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support

Eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates

Development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other SMW, including but not limited to depression, identity related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease and sexually transmitted infections

Sexual and reproductive health, including family & parenting issues

The deadlines for receipt of applications are May 15 and October 15.

Applications will be evaluated using the following 100 point scale:

Research design - 35 Points

Feasibility of accomplishing the project - 20 Points

Investigators' qualifications - 15 Points

Significance of the project to the lesbian community - 15 Points

Probability for Significat Future Funding - 15 points

In general, investigators are notified by mail approximately two months from the application deadline of its approval for funding. Grants range from $500 to $10,000. Grant award checks will be made to the primary institution identified on the application cover page. You may not begin your proposed research until you have received funding from LHF. Grant money is NOT awarded for completed research or for projects in progress.

Interim and final reports are to be submitted by the principal investigator. Upon completion of the project the investigator will be expected to present the results at either the annual Women in Medicine conference or the Annual Conference of GLMA. Within six months of project completion, the investigator is expected to submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. A copy of the manuscript is to be sent simultaneously to the LHF Program Manager.

Grant Application Format

1. Cover Page

2. Abstract of the Project in 500 words or less (This should be a word document.)

3. Detailed Plan of Project:

maximum of six double spaced typed pages

includes hypotheses, goals and specific objectives of the project, a brief discussion of relevant background information, the relationship of the proposed project to other work already accomplished in the field, methods, sample size calculation with power analysis, and the significance of the project to the lesbian community

4. Itemized Budget:

supplies and expenses with justification (budget $750 for presentation at a conference)

support from other resources for this project for this fiscal year

total amount requested for the project from Lesbian Health Fund. The Lesbian Health Fund does not cover personnel costs (salary and benefits) for the Investigators or indirect institution costs.

5. Study protocol as approved or submitted to the Institutional Review Board of the investigator's institution if animals or humans are involved in the project

6. Curriculum Vitae of Principal Investigator (PI), Co-Investigator, and Faculty Supervisor if the PI is a student, and of any other project member mentioned by name in the application. If a faculty supervisor is involved, submit letter of support from that faculty member for supervising the project. Current LHF grantees may not participate in a new grant as PI or Co-Investigator until LHF receives their written Final Report.

7. Signed statement by the Investigator and, if applicable, by the Co-Investigator that:

all publications resulting from the research conducted from the award will acknowledge that the project was funded by the Lesbian Health Fund of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

the abstract of the grant will be publicized with the names of the Principal and Co-Investigator if the grant is funded

8. Evidence of the primary institution's tax exempt status

9. OPTIONAL: Articles or publications of direct relation to the proposed project.

Please number all pages and send 1 copy of each item as a email attachment to:

Amy Fielder, LHF Program Coordinator at lhf@glma.org

Questions? Email lhf@glma.org or call 202-600-8037 ext 303.

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity-Round 8 2013 Call for Proposals

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Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity-Round 8 2013 Call for Proposals

Deadline: July 10, 2013, 3:00 p.m. EDT

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.

This call for proposals (CFP) is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are: Round 8 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program.

Round 8 grants represent the majority of RWJF's investment in research through the Healthy Eating Research program.

Total Awards:  Approximately $1.4 million will be awarded through Round 8.

Eligibility & 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.

July 10, 2013—Deadline for receipt of concept papers.

Contact:

Kathy Kosiak, research coordinator
healthyeating@umn.edu
Office: (800) 578-8636
http://www.healthyeatingresearch.org

Call for Nominations: Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award

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Call for Nominations: Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award

The Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award honors individuals who have made significant achievements in nutrition support research.

Eligibility

•A.S.P.E.N. members
•Mid-career investigators
•Demonstration of exceptional research productivity and the potential to continue to contribute to the field of nutrition therapy

Application Information 

•Application Deadline: October 15
•Submit all materials via email to paulab@aspen.nutr.org
•To nominate a colleague, A.S.P.E.N. members may submit a letter of recommendation to the Dudrick Selection Committee. A.S.P.E.N. staff will request further materials from the nominee.
•To nominate yourself, A.S.P.E.N. members must review and complete the official application.

The Award Includes 

•$5,000
•Recognition during the Rhoads Lecture and Awards Symposium at CNW
•The honor of planning and chairing A.S.P.E.N.’s Dudrick Symposium at the following year’s CNW
•Opportunity to submit proceedings of their planned Dudrick Symposium to the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 

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