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American Diabetes Association Minority Undergraduate Internship Award

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American Diabetes Association Minority Undergraduate Internship Award

Application Deadline: December 15, 2013 for January 1, 2014 funding

Current ADA award holders are eligible to apply for an award to support a minority undergraduate intern to train in their laboratory or clinical setting. For the purposes of this award, eligible minority groups include: African American, Spanish, Hispanic or Latino, Native American or Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

Support:

Awards provide $3,000 of support for a one year term. Indirect costs are not permitted with this award.

American Diabetes Association Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Minority Fellowship Award

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American Diabetes Association Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Minority Fellowship Award

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014 for July 1, 2014 funding

This award supports the training of minority scientists who are underrepresented in the field of diabetes research. In order to apply, the fellow must identify as an eligible minority defined under the terms of this award. Eligible minorities include: African American; Hispanic or Latino; American Indian or Alaskan Native; and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

Awards are granted to established diabetes investigators to support a postdoctoral fellow. Applications must be initiated and submitted by the Mentor.

Support:

Awards are $45,000 per year for 2 to 3 years. The award is for the stipend support of a single Fellow in a given year, as well as laboratory supplies and travel costs. All award expenses, including supplies and publication expenses, should revolve around the Fellow. No indirect costs may be requested.

American Diabetes Association Career Development Award

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American Diabetes Association Career Development Award

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014 for July 2014 funding

These awards are designed to assist outstanding Assistant Professor level faculty investigators in conducting diabetes-related research. The award supports an individual's salary and research project to enable the investigator to advance his/her career as an independent investigator.

Eligibility:

Career Development Award applicants must be four to seven years out of their post-doctoral or clinical fellowship in order to apply. Applicants must hold an assistant professorship within his/her institution, or will be promoted to this position upon receipt of the award. Applicant must have demonstrated the ability to conduct research independently of their former mentor by appearing as the senior or corresponding author on at least one previous publication relevant to the grant topic, preferably without mentor as co-author.

Support:

Awards are up to $175,500 per year for up to five years, including 15% allowable indirect costs. Additionally, applicants may request a $25,000 stipend for additional equipment for each of the first two years.

American Diabetes Association Junior Faculty Award

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American Diabetes Association Junior Faculty Award

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014 for July 2014 funding

These awards support new investigators who are establishing their independence in diabetes research. Applicants can have any level of faculty appointment up through assistant professor.

Eligibility:

At the time of application, Junior Faculty Award applicants must be either: 1) senior post-doctoral or clinical fellows (more than 3 years of research experience since doctoral degree) and will receive their first full-time faculty/staff position by the start date of the award, or 2) junior faculty holding any level of faculty appointment up to and including Assistant Professor. Applicants with more than 10 years research experience beyond conferral of their doctoral degree are not eligible for this award. 

Support:

Awards are up to $138,000 per year for up to three years for direct costs, including 15% allowable indirect costs. Additionally, applicants can request up to $10,000 per year towards the repayment of the principal on loans for a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, DPM or DO). There is no fixed limit for PI Salary.

American Diabetes Association Innovation Award

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American Diabetes Association Innovation Award

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014 for July 2014 funding

Award Description: These pilot and feasibility grants are designed to support novel hypotheses that may lack preliminary data, but offer considerable promise for the cure, prevention, or treatment of diabetes.

Support:
Awards provide a maximum of $50,000 per year for up to two years, including 10% allowable indirect costs. Up to $10,000/year may be requested for PI salary support.

American Diabetes Association Translational Science Award

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American Diabetes Association Translational Science Award

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014 for July 2014 funding

Translational Science Awards support research that accelerates the transition of scientific discoveries into clinical applications by efficiently advancing knowledge of efficacy to the next level of clinical application. Translational research supported with these awards will typically involve expertise, collaboration and engagement across disciplines.

Support:

Awards provide up to $200,000 per year for up to three years, including 15% allowable indirect costs. Up to 20% of total costs may be requested for PI salary support.

American Diabetes Association Clinical Science and Epidemiology Award

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American Diabetes Association Clinical Science and Epidemiology Award

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014 for July 2014 funding

Clinical Science and Epidemiology Awards are designed to support patient-oriented clinical research and epidemiology research in diabetes.

Support:

Awards provide up to $200,000 per year for up to three years, including 15% allowable indirect costs. Up to 20% of total costs may be requested for PI salary support.

American Diabetes Association Basic Science Award

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American Diabetes Association Basic Science Award

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014 for July 2014 funding

These awards offer grant support to both new and established investigators. Applications will be considered in any area that is relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications.

Support:

Awards provide up to $115,000 per year for up to three years, including 15% allowable indirect costs. Up to 20% of total costs may be requested for PI salary support.
 

School Garden Grants from Annie's

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School Garden Grants from Annie's

Annie’s offers grants to school gardens that connect children directly to real food. These funds can be used to buy gardening tools, seeds or other needed supplies.

Deadline to apply is December 2, 2013.

Get $500 to start a brand-new school garden program. Use these funds for anything from classroom seeds in a cup to garden beds. There's no need to have an existing garden!

Receive $1,500 to deepen your school garden program. What does your garden need? Let Annie's help out! You must have an existing school garden to choose this entry type.

 

American Gastroenterological Association Student Research Fellowship Awards/AGA-Eli and Edythe Broad Student Research Fellowship(s)

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American Gastroenterological Association Student Research Fellowship Awards/AGA-Eli and Edythe Broad Student Research Fellowship(s)

Awards are offered to support high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical school students performing digestive disease or nutrition research for a minimum of 10 weeks.

Eligibility: High School, Undergraduate, Medical and Graduate School Students

Amount/year: $2,500/$3,000

Duration: 10 weeks

Deadline: Feb. 14

Start Date: July 1

This fellowship offers $2,500 stipends to high school and undergraduate students and $3,000 to medical and graduate students to spend time performing research in digestive diseases or nutrition for a minimum of 10 weeks. The research may take place at any time during the year.

Objective

The overall objective of this award is to stimulate interest in research careers in digestive diseases by providing monetary support for research projects.

Eligibility

• Candidate must be a high school, undergraduate, medical or gradate student attending an accredited North American institution.

• Candidates may not hold similar salary support awards from other agencies (such as the American Liver Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America).

• The award is not intended to provide salary for laboratory technicians.

• Past recipients may reapply for continuous funding provided they submit a progress report indicating how this funding will further his/her research.

Requirements

• The awards are provided to students performing research supervised by a preceptor for a minimum of 10 weeks.

• A letter of recommendation from a past or current teacher or supervisor is required.

• Indirect costs are not allowed. The award is paid directly to the student and is to be used as a stipend.

• A scientific progress report is required upon completion of the fellowship.

• High school recipients, Broad Scholars, are required to acknowledge the AGA-Eli and Edythe Broad Student Research Fellowship(s) in all testimonials and in the event that publications, abstracts and/or presentations result from this award. All other students must acknowledge the AGA Student Research Fellowship Awards in testimonials, publications, abstracts and/or presentations that result from the award.

Preceptor

The preceptor must be a full-time faculty member who directs a research program in a gastroenterology-related area at an accredited North American institution. The preceptor must provide a statement indicating his/her involvement in the completion of the application, his/her training record and the student's role in the study. In addition, the preceptor must be an AGA member at the time of the candidate’s application submission.

Selection Criteria and Review Process

Members of the AGA Research Award Panel will facilitate the grant review and select the award recipients. Award recipient selection will be based upon novelty, feasibility and significance of the proposal, attributes of the candidate, the record of the preceptor, evidence of institutional commitment, and the laboratory environment.

Abstract Submission

Students who receive an award are encouraged (but not required) to submit abstracts for presentation at Digestive Disease Week (DDW), the world’s largest gathering of clinicians, educators and researchers in gastrointestinal and hepatic disease and function. If a recipient’s abstract is accepted for presentation, he/she will be eligible to apply for the AGA Research Foundation Student Abstract Prize, a $500–$1,000 travel award to cover expenses to attend DDW. To submit an abstract for consideration, go to the DDW website and click on “Abstract Submission.”

Application Process

The application deadline date for this award is Feb. 14. The completed application, letters of support or commitment, and other documents, as required, must be combined into and submitted as one PDF file. The document must be titled by the applicant’s last name and first initial only. Hard copies will not be accepted; please email your application, including the applicant's full name and project title. Please direct all questions to the Research Awards Manager, by telephone at 301-222-4012 or via email.

Support of this program by The Broad Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.

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 2014 awards is January 15, 2014.

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.

Up to ten scholarships will be awarded in 2014.  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 carries an award of $5,000.  No indirect costs or overhead are allowed.  Award recipients will be invited to attend the 2014 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, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

Applicants will be notified on funding decisions or around April 30, 2014. If funded, the project start date must be before December 31, 2014.

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. 

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.

New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

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New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

Funded by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation and The Diane and Guilford Glazer 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. Projects that focus on healthy brain aging are also considered. For one of the awards, priority may be given to an investigator with a research interest related to healthy brain aging. Areas of research could for example include learning and memory, nutrition, exercise, cardiovascular risk factors, as they relate to the brain and the aging process.

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

Basic mechanisms of aging in the central nervous system

Learning and memory

The Biology and Pathobiology of Synapses

Genetics of AD

Neuroimaging and precursors of AD

Cellular and Molecular pathways of AD

Biological Markers of AD

Exercise, nutrition and dietary factors

Neurogenesis and AD

Impact of environmental agents in CNS aging and early AD

Inflammation

Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular factors

Drug discovery

It is anticipated that up to 4 grants of $100,000 each will be awarded in 2014. 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, 2014.

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, 2014. Exceptions to the ten year rule may be requested for unusual circumstances by emailing an NIH-style biosketch to AFAR at grants@afar.org. 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)

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 2014 AFAR Research Grant Program or Glenn/AFAR BIG Program. Applications for this program will be considered for the AFAR Research Grant 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 basic research on the mechanisms of aging and AD or healthy brain aging

For one of the awards, priority may be given to an investigator with a research interest related to healthy brain aging provided the application is deemed to meet the highest standards set by AFAR's Research Committee.

Application Procedures

The deadline for receipt of all Letters of Intent is December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please refer to the New Investigator LOI instructions. Incomplete LOIs cannot be considered.  All applications and supporting materials 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, 2014, and a subset of applicants will be invited to submit a full application by March 17, 2014.

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, 2014. 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.

American Federation for Aging Research Research Grants for Junior Faculty

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American Federation for Aging Research Research Grants for Junior Faculty

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 680 AFAR Research Grants have been awarded.

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 2014. 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, 2014.

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, 2014. Exceptions to the ten year rule may be requested for unusual circumstances by emailing an NIH-style biosketch to AFAR at grants@afar.org.

The AFAR Research Grant Program does not provide support for:

Postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of a senior investigator

Investigators who have already received major extramural funding for research (such as an R01 or NSF equivalent grant)

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

Former AFAR Research Grant recipients

NIH Intramural program employees

Applicants for the 2014 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 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please refer to the AFAR  LOI instructions. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.  All applications and supporting materials 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, 2014, and a subset of applicants will be invited to submit a full application by March 17, 2014 .

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, 2014. 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.

Call for Applications: 2014 Project Orange Thumb Grant

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Call for Applications: 2014 Project Orange Thumb Grant

It’s time for Fiskars Project Orange Thumb to begin another year of neighborhood beautification, and this is your chance to bring our community gardening initiative to your area. If you’re part of a community garden group or civic organization in the U.S. or Canada, simply apply to our grant program by December 31. Your organization could receive $5,000 in cash and garden tools to help you reach your goals of community change. Your group could even be the recipient of a complete garden makeover, in which the Project Orange Thumb team comes to your neighborhood and turns unused space into a beautiful community garden in just one day! Grant recipients will be announced March 31, 2014.

Why get involved?

Did you know about the community garden movement? People all over the country are turning to community gardens to help save money, eat healthier and build a sense of togetherness through gardening. As a leader in the lawn and garden industry, Fiskars believes in contributing to the growing community garden effort and all it represents — creative expression, beautiful outdoor spaces, civic and community collaboration, healthy hand-grown food and sustainable living.

To help support the community garden movement, we’ve created Project Orange Thumb. Since its inception, Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb has provided over $1.3 million to 140 community groups and helped to complete fourteen garden makeovers in the U.S. and Canada

UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Student Travel Grant

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UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Student Travel Grant

The American Society of Echocardiography Education and Research Foundation (ASEF) is pleased to announce the availability of a travel grant for a sonography student enrolled in an accredited CAAHEP cardiovascular ultrasound program.  The travel grant program is designed to provide partial financial support to a sonography student who would otherwise be unable to attend the ASE 25th Annual Scientific Sessions in Portland, Oregon, June 21-24, 2014, or any other 2014 educational courses directly sponsored by ASE.  A complimentary registration fee is included with the travel grant award, along with a one year student membership in the American Society of Echocardiography. 

This travel grant is based on financial need. ASEF thanks UltraEcho, Ltd. for sponsoring this annual student travel grant.

Award Amount  $1,000.00

Application Receipt Deadline:  November 30, 2013

Award Announcement:  February 2014

Award Payment Date:  February 2014

To Apply:

Complete the on-line UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant form.

Criteria for Award:

Students must be actively enrolled in  cardiovascular ultrasound programs accredited by the commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or in equivalent Canadian or international cardiovascular ultrasound programs* at the time of the grant selection.  Students graduating in the Spring/Summer of 2014 are eligible to apply.

 International candidates will need to submit information describing equivalency of program to CAAHEP standards and/or course work that follows the National Education Curriculum (NEC).

This travel grant is based on financial need.  While any sonography student actively enrolled in a CAAHEP cardiovascular program may apply for this travel support, the selection process will give preference to students without sufficient travel funding and who would not otherwise be able to attend an educational course directly sponsored by ASE.  If selected to receive an ASEF student travel grant, the student will be requested to provide a written testimonial and personal photo for use in promotional materials and/or on ASEF’s website.

Students who are nominated for an Alan D. Waggoner Student Scholarship Award may also apply for the UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Student Travel Grant and the Feigenbaum Student Travel grant; however, a student will only be selected for one award.

American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lectureship

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American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lectureship

The Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Cardiovascular Section ($1,000 plus complimentary registration to the 2015 EB meeting) is in honor of one of the most distinguished members of the Cardiovascular Section, Robert M. Berne, whose research focused on the local chemical regulation of tissue blood flow, with an emphasis on understanding the role of adenosine and how it elicits vasodilation. This award is presented to a emerging leader in cardiovascular research whose current research is particularly stimulating, such that the presentation of this work would contribute to interest in, and growth of, the Cardiovascular Section. The applicant need not be a current member or fellow of the CV Section but should be in a peak career stage of research innovation and productivity.

Required Documents include: 1) NIH-style biosketch with 15 most representative publications; 2) two letters of nomination.

Eligible individuals should submit their application electronically through the APS website by February 2, 2014 to be considered for the 2015 award.

 

American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section Carl J. Wiggers Award

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American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section Carl J. Wiggers Award

The Carl J. Wiggers Award ($1,000 honorarium, a featured topic selected by the awardee plus complimentary registration to the EB Meeting at which the featured topic is scheduled) is in honor of the Cardiovascular Section's founder, Carl J. Wiggers, whose research defined fundamental pressure-flow relationships in the cardiovascular system. In addition to publishing definitive texts in circulatory physiology, Dr. Wiggers founded Circulation Research and trained numerous future department heads as well as several presidents of the APS. The award is presented to a scientist who is a fellow of the Cardiovascular Section of the APS, who has made outstanding contributions to cardiovascular research throughout their career, has been an active and committed member of the section, and who will attract outstanding new members to the Cardiovascular Section from the United States and abroad.

The nomination package should include: 1) NIH-style biosketch with 15 most representative publications and 2) two letters of nomination.

All application materials must be submitted by February 2, 2014 to be considered for the 2015 award.

Call for Young Leadership: Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) 2014

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Call for Young Leadership: Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) 2014

Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) 2014 will take place from February 22 - 25, 2014 in Washington DC. This year’s conference will be the most comprehensive to date. CRT 2014 will have many new and exciting features, including a new, cutting-edge Valve & Structural Heart track, in addition to its standard five subject areas -- Coronary, Endovascular, Research & Innovation, Technology & Renal Denervation and Nurse & Tech.

With over 1600 attendees, CRT continues to be a leading boutique interventional cardiology meeting. Don’t miss this essential conference.

The Young Leadership Recognition Program is designed to feature current and future clinical and academic excellence in physicians practicing interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine.

TOP 25 APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE:

An invitation to serve as faculty at CRT 2014

Complimentary registration

Three nights stay at the Omni Shoreham Hotel

Coach airfare purchased 28 days in advance by the CRT 2014 Travel Team

A special symposium including current leaders in the field from academia, industry and the FDA will be held at CRT 2014 for the selected Young Leadership Recognition Program participants.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Applicants must have completed a formal fellowship program specializing in interventional cardiology, peripheral intervention or their allied fields within the last seven (7) years

Applicants must have published at least five (5) manuscripts in peer reviewed journals related to the field of interventional cardiology (inventions may be included)

Applicants must have presented at least seven (7) presentations in national or international scientific meetings

Applications must also contain the following documents:

Curriculum vitae

Supporting statement from the applicant’s program director verifying that the applicant is an early career investigator as defined in the eligibility criteria

Letters of recommendation from two (2) academic interventional cardiologists

EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Applications will be judged by the CRT 2014 Scientific Committee

SUBMISSION DETAILS: Applications must be submitted electronically. The curriculum vitae, supporting statement from the applicant’s program director, and letters of recommendation from two (2) academic interventional cardiologists should be uploaded electronically with your application.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted electronically by November 15, 2013.  Applicants should apply as early as possible before the deadline. All applicants will receive notification of their acceptance status no later than December 2, 2013.

INQUIRIES: If you have any questions, please contact CRTmeeting@gmail.com or call (202) 877-8220.

Call for Fellows: Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) 2014

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Call for Fellows: Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) 2014

Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) 2014 will take place from February 22 - 25, 2014 in Washington DC. This year’s conference will be the most comprehensive to date. CRT 2014 will have many new and exciting features, including a new, cutting-edge Valve & Structural Heart track, in addition to its standard five subject areas -- Coronary, Endovascular, Research & Innovation, Technology & Renal Denervation and Nurse & Tech.

With over 1600 attendees, CRT continues to be a leading boutique interventional cardiology meeting. Don’t miss this essential conference.

Selected fellows may have the opportunity to attend CRT 2014 for free! An educational grant has been provided to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to support this wonderful program. This year’s conference will feature the most comprehensive fellows program to date with hands on workshops, simulators, special symposia, and direct access to world-renowned experts in interventional cardiovascular therapy and cardiovascular medicine..

FELLOWSHIP GRANT INCLUDES:

Full CRT 2014 meeting registration fee

Coach train fare or car travel with mileage reimbursement or coach air travel made 28 days in advance with a maximum fare up to $400 (DCA airport preferred)

Up to three nights of hotel accommodations at the Omni Shoreham Hotel

Hotel and Travel arrangements must be made through the CRT 2014 Travel Team. Other forms of transportation, meals outside of course functions, and other miscellaneous expenses are not reimbursable and are the responsibility of the attendee.  

SUBMISSION DETAILS: Applications must be submitted electronically. In order to be eligible for this program all applicants must provide a fellowship verification letter signed by their Program Director or Cath Lab Director on institutional letterhead.  Verification letters must be uploaded with your application. Applications will only be accepted for fellows in the fields of interventional cardiology and radiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, and fellows with a specific interest in endovascular interventions. Third year general cardiology fellows will also be considered for acceptance.

DEADLINE: Applications and verification letters must be submitted by November 15, 2013.  Once the complimentary registration quota is filled, registration is available on a paid basis. All applicants will receive notification of their acceptance status no later than December 1, 2013.

INQUIRIES: If you have any questions, please contact CRT.Fellows@gmail.com or call Ashley Johnson at (202) 877- 8206.

Call for Submissions: Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition 2013 Christine Wilson Student Paper Award

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Call for Submissions: Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition 2013 Christine Wilson Student Paper Award

Deadline: October 4, 2013

The Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN) is pleased to invite students to submit papers in competition for the 2013 Christine Wilson Awards presented to outstanding undergraduate and graduate student research papers that examine topics within the perspectives in nutrition, food studies and anthropology.

Papers may report on research undertaken in whole or in part by the author. Co –authored work is acceptable, provided that submitting student is first author. Papers must have as their primary focus an anthropological approach to the study of food and/or nutrition and must present original, empirical research; literature reviews are not eligible. Papers that propose a new conceptual framework or outline novel research designs or methodological approaches are especially welcome. Winners will be recognized and presented with an award at the 2013 AAA meeting in Chicago, IL and receive a year’s membership in SAFN.

Students (undergraduate or graduate) must be currently enrolled or enrolled during in the past academic year (Fall 2012 to present). The text of papers should be no longer than 25 pages, double-spaced and follow AAA style guidelines.

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