ScanGrants - Obesity

Healthy Eating Research Special Solicitation

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

Orthopaedic Trauma Association Research Grant Program

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.

Endoscopic Research Awards

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.

Verizon Foundation Grant Program

Verizon Foundation Grant Program

The Verizon Foundation’s primary philanthropic focus areas are: Healthcare for children, women and seniors; STEM education for K-12 youth and Energy Management. Grant applications are by invitation only and are reviewed from February 3, 2014 through midnight on October 10, 2014. Please contact your local Verizon Community Relations Manager to learn more.

Healthcare-related Programs

Verizon Foundation is leveraging its technology and resources to improve quality and access for children, women and seniors in rural and urban communities in need. Our main focus is to reduce healthcare disparities, improve access and quality, and enable better chronic disease outcomes through health information technology that educates and empowers patients to self-manage their health.

Improving Access for Children

We use technology to connect children to better healthcare, reducing the impact of chronic disease in our most vulnerable communities. We partner with innovative organizations who aim to reduce the impact and disparities of obesity, diabetes & asthma as chronic conditions through technology to help kids get and stay healthy

Empowering Health for Women

Due to a lack of regular access to care along with other factors, women are frequently diagnosed later with chronic diseases than men, and experience higher fatality rates. That is why we support partnerships that highlight the role technology can play in in increasing access  to care and chronic disease management for underserved women.

Connecting Health for Seniors

We connect healthcare providers, patients and care-givers to create innovative care models, enabling seniors with chronic disease to age in place.  We support the work of our partners nationwide in this endeavor.

Domestic Violence Prevention

We invest in organizations that provide education, prevention, care for victims and empowerment resources.

American College of Cardiology Foundation/Merck Research Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiometabolic Disorders

American College of Cardiology Foundation/Merck Research Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiometabolic Disorders

Deadline: September 22, 2014

Four one-year fellowships will be awarded to support research in adult cardiology. Preference is given to individuals who have had no more than two years of prior full-time experience either in clinical or basic research. Recipients will be expected to pursue a full-time project in clinical research during their year of supported training.

Research Focus: In selecting applications, proposals addressing CVD and Cardiometabolic disorders are encouraged. Included are proposals that address pathophysiology, molecular genetics, metabolic abnormalities leading to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, heart failure, hyperlipidemia, inflammatory mechanisms and new pathways for drug discovery. Proposals focusing on clinically relevant outcomes as a result of the metabolic syndrome, diabetes or obesity are also encouraged. Outcomes studies should focus on clinical/and or systems of care (e.g., quality improvement) interventions, and use outcomes measures of importance to both patients and society, including mortality, significant morbidity or quality of life changes, or economic effects.

Preference for one award will be given to applicants focusing on disparities of care.  Despite increased attention to health disparities at the national, state and community levels, relatively little progress has been made in achieving the vision of eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities.   Since the rates of cardiovascular mortality in the United States are significantly higher for these patients and this is, in fact, the leading cause of death in this demographic, innovative approaches to eliminating these disparities are critical.  In an effort to encourage and support research in this area, proposals will be encouraged that focus on gender, race, geographic, and economic inequalities in cardiovascular care.

Eligibility: Anyone currently in an adult cardiology fellowship training program recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association and who has the recommendation and agreement of his/her training program director and institution.

Selection: Judging will be by the ACCF/Research Fellowship Awards Committee. Criteria for selection will include:

Scientific quality of the project;

Relevance to the research focus as described above;

Qualifications and commitment of the applicant; and

The quality of the training environment.

Successful applicants may pursue this protected year of research either within or following their three years of required training. Preference will be given to individuals who:

Will pursue clinical research training and experience directly involving patients or human subjects.

Have had no more than two years of prior full-time research experience either in clinical or basic research.

Will not hold another major external fellowship or salary award, (e.g., from the National Institutes of Health or the American Heart Association) during the ACCF/Merck funded year.

The Award: Four fellowships in the amount of $70,000 each, to be used for salary support, for one year of research to begin July 1, 2015 and run through June 30, 2016.

Funding Source: The ACCF is grateful to the Merck Company Foundation for their continued financial support for these awards.

For questions, please contact Kristin West at kwest@acc.org or 800-253-4636, ext. 6538.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association Research Grant Program

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association Research Grant Program

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) [“PWSA (USA)”] is pleased to offer grant assistance for scientific researchers with an interest in improving the lives of those with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). PWSA(USA) is seeking to fund projects for a maximum of $75,000 total per project for a 1-2 year grant support aimed at discovering and developing treatments, cures and technologies benefiting those with Prader-Willi syndrome.

PWSA(USA) is especially interested in supporting research projects that have the potential for immediate and high impact to the PWS community. The research committee has decided that PWSA(USA) will support research-based translational grants or those showing high promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to clinical application. The goal is to fast-track better treatment for the syndrome.

While PWSA(USA) is open to insightful grant applications in any subject area, the following areas are of particular interest to our constituency at this time. Research in these areas will receive the highest priority:

PWSA (USA) 2014 Research Priorities

Obesity -- Obesity is the number one threat to the life expectancy and quality of life of someone with PWS. The combination of hyperphagia and slow metabolism can result in extraordinary weight gain which imposes extraordinary stress on both the person with the syndrome and their families. Hyperphagia is the overwhelming problem preventing independent living by anyone with PWS. Controlling the chronic insatiable feeling of hunger and/or extreme drive to eat and increasing the metabolic rate are issues that are the high priorities for PWSA(USA).

Behavioral/psychological issues --Even if weight is controlled, the impact of complex behavioral and psychological issues is significant for the person with PWS and the entire family. Potential behavioral health interventions are a high priority for PWSA(USA).

Respiratory and Gastrointestinal (GI) complications -- Due to lifelong hypotonia and complications of obesity, individuals with PWS are at-risk for pulmonary and severe gastrointestinal issues. These can be potentially life-threatening and PWSA(USA) believes of high priority.

Other complications --There are other health related complications that are unique to PWS and are potentially life-threatening.

Grant Award Timing:

GRANT APPLICATION DUE: OCT 7, 2014

GRANT AWARD: DEC 2014

FUNDING OF GRANT: As soon as all IRB documents are obtained and completed as well as meeting other requirements.

Request for Proposals: Promising Program Grant Program

Request for Proposals: Promising Program Grant Program

NB3F Promising Program Grant cycle is currently open and proposals will be accepted until Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (MST)

The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F)’s national program, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures is pleased to announce its 2014 Promising Program Grant Request For Proposals (RFP). NB3F’s mission is to reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes and support leadership development for Native American children through the development of evidence-based health and wellness programs, strategic grantmaking, research and advocacy.

Currently, 45 percent of Native American children ages 6-11 are either overweight or obese. In some Native
communities, childhood obesity rates are over 60 percent with some children as young as four years of age
contracting type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of funding resources and support, both public
and private, for Native communities to effectively and adequately address this issue. NB3F believes that Native communities have the inherent knowledge, assets and values to address this health issue within their communities.

Promising Program Grants were designed to assist Native communities in the implementation of culturally
appropriate childhood obesity prevention programming by providing resources and technical assistance.

The purpose of the Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Promising Program Grant
is to:

1. Strengthen existing programs focused on childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through physical activity and/or healthy nutrition;

2. Assist communities and organizations in building their capacity to evaluate their programming and;

3. Assist communities and organizations in building their capacity to implement policy change.

Recipients of these grants are currently implementing programs for youth that increase physical activity and get kids moving while providing a safe place to play and/or support healthy nutrition programs that can include nutrition education and/or increasing access to healthy and affordable foods.

The Promising Program Grant will give priority to proposals that show strong potential to strengthen their
existing program, readiness to build their capacity to evaluate their programs and demonstrate strong potential to share promising outcomes and best practices.

NB3F plans to award grants of up to $40,000 each to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs.

Examples of proposed work could be but are not limited to:

• Nutrition education and child/youth engagement through community gardens (i.e. farm to school
programming)

• Child/Youth engagement through organized sports programs

• Child/Youth focused community physical activity (i.e. walking trails, outdoor activities)

• Child/Youth leadership development through nutrition education and physical fitness programming

Policy Change:

In addition to strengthening areas of program implementation and building capacity to conduct
program evaluation, this grant is targeted at identifying policy interventions to combat childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. Policy change can be large, like adapting a tribal youth fitness policy or smaller scale such as offering healthy snack options at meetings/events or creating “junk food free zones” at program sites.

As a requirement of this grant, each grantee must develop at least one policy intervention that will be addressed during the grant period.

Moreover, technical assistance will be provided to assist in this area of targeted change.

Grant Period

The grant period will commence September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015.

Eligibility Criteria

Organizations eligible to apply include U.S. based Native American-controlled nonprofits 501(c)(3), federally or state recognized tribal governments or programs, or Native American community-based groups with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Schools are not eligible to apply unless they have 501(c)(3) status.

Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However, preference will be given to applicants located in the following areas: New Mexico, Arizona (Southwest Region); Oklahoma, Texas (Southern Plains Region); Wisconsin, Minnesota (Upper Midwest Region).

Funding Priorities and Requirements

• Organizations must directly engage children and youth (ages 5-17) in ongoing programming that involves
physical activity and/or healthy nutrition;

• Programs must be at least one year old as of the application opening date (June 2, 2014);

• Programs must be able to demonstrate impact and a commitment to provide continuous and ongoing
programing throughout the grant period.

• Be able to demonstrate evidence of strong tribal leadership and community support; Organizations must
provide a letter of support from the Native community where the program will be operating.

• Have experience in and the capacity to build sustainable programming in the core areas of physical
activity and/or healthy nutrition;

• Demonstrate ability to enhance existing programming and capacity to strengthen existing evaluation
efforts;

• Have strong organizational capacity to implement the proposed project and manage the grant funds,
including prohibitions against lobbying and political activities;

• Demonstrate ability to provide a 30 percent match of the total project request (cash and/or in-kind);

• Demonstrate indirect costs do not exceed 15% of the total project request;

• Demonstrate a “balanced” budget according to organizational needs (for example no requests for
equipment only, salaries only, etc.;
 

Weight Watchers Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant

Weight Watchers Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant

Weight Watchers and TOS have partnered to create the Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant, which will award a research grant of $40,000 for a one-year period. The grant will focus on the development of a scalable, behavioral weight management program that includes digital tools.

Eligibility Criteria

All members of the Obesity Society (domestic or international) are eligible for the grant.

Post-doctoral students and above.

Post-doctoral research fellows must be current members in their own right and have a mentor who is a current TOS member.

Applications should be submitted to TOS by Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:59 am ET.

Applicants whose LOI are judged well will be announced on July 31, 2014 and will be invited to submit a Proposal of no more than 4 pages (plus one page for budget and justification, plus biosketch pages) by August 29, 2014.

Important dates

Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: June 30, 2014

Full Proposal Request Notification: July 31, 2014

Full Proposal Submission Deadline: August 29, 2014

Grant Recipient Notified: September 30, 2014

Grant Start Date: Approximately November 1, 2014

Research Completed: One year from Start Date November 1, 2015

Final Report and Financial Statement Due: One year from Start Date November 1, 2015

For more information

For additional details regarding this grant, please contact Jean McMahon via email at grantsandawards@obesity.org or at 240-485-1955 by phone.

Call for Submissions: Nutrition Research Fifth Annual David Kritchevsky Graduate Student Award for Achievement in Nutrition Research and Publication

Call for Submissions: Nutrition Research Fifth Annual David Kritchevsky Graduate Student Award for Achievement in Nutrition Research and Publication

An International Publication for Nutrition to Advance Food and Life Science Research

Articles must be submitted to the Journal by December 31, 2014.

Nutrition Research announces the fifth annual David Kritchevsky Graduate Student Award for achievement in nutrition research and publication

Call for papers! Nutrition Research is now accepting submissions for the fifth annual David Kritchevsky Graduate Student Award in nutrition. The purpose of the award is to promote the interest of young investigators in studying and contributing to the field of nutrition in order to advance food and life science research. Candidates should be graduate students or students in professional schools (medical, dental, and veterinary) who are currently registered at the time of submission.

Review and research articles covering basic and applied research on all aspects of nutritional sciences are encouraged, including: nutritional biochemistry and metabolism; nutrient requirements in health and disease; digestion and absorption; nutritional anthropology and epidemiology; the influence of socioeconomic, cultural and political factors on nutrition of the individual and the community; the impact of nutrient intake on disease, work performance and behavior; the consequences of nutritional deficiency on growth and development, endocrine and nervous systems, and immunity; food intolerance and allergies; nutrient drug interactions; nutrition and aging; nutrition and chronic disease; obesity; and intervention programs.

All submissions must be written by the student, with a major professor serving as the corresponding author. The author of the winning publication will receive a $1000 award and be recognized during the Nutrition Research Board Meeting at Experimental Biology in 2015.

The manuscripts will be judged by the David Kritchevsky Graduate Student Award Committee. The Committee will review all submissions according to the thoroughness of the review, creativity and novelty of the research, quality of writing and depth of discussion, and the relevance to contemporary nutrition issues. The Committee strives to recognize and showcase the work of students as they develop their professional reputations. All articles considered for the Award will go through the manuscript review process established by Nutrition Research.

For more information regarding submission requirements, please visit the website: http://ees.elsevier.com/nr/

Call for Submissions: Lesbian Health Fund

Call for Submissions: Lesbian Health Fund

 The Lesbian Health Fund (LHF), a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, is accepting proposals for research on lesbian health.  Applications are due October 15, 2014.

The mission of the Lesbian Health Fund is to improve the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women (SMW) and their families through research.

Research Areas

While many areas in the field of lesbian health need more attention, here are the areas which we believe are especially important for improving the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women, and their families.

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

Methodology

LHF funded research, whether qualitative or quantitative, is well grounded with solid methodology, and is in dialogue with the existing body of literature in the field. However, there are particular challenges associated with conducting research in a small and often difficult to access population of lesbians and other sexual minority women. Going beyond the need to simply “fill in gaps in the literature” will require developing innovative research methodology.

Presentation & Publication

It is expected that the results from LHF funded studies will be published in peer-reviewed journals. LHF also requires a presentation of original research finding to be made at either the GLMA Annual Conference, or at the Women In Medicine Conference. Research budgets can include up to $750 to subsidize travel costs.

Future Research

LHF grants range from $500 - $10,000. Many applications are for small projects structured to provide pilot data for subsequent research. In order to leverage the impact of our investment, priority is given to the best proposals with the greatest likelihood of securing future funding from other sources.

Proposals for the fall grant cycle are due by October 15th.

GLMA and LHF Board Members or paid consultants are ineligible to submit grants.

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Foundation Research Grant Program

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Foundation Research Grant Program

In its effort to support nursing research and clinical practice efforts that contribute to the improvement of the quality of life for children and their families, the NAPNAP Foundation strives to raise money and provide opportunities for academic advancement and research in the nursing community.  The result is a series of Grants and Scholarships that we make available to NAPNAP members.

The NAPNAP Foundation will offer three research grant opportunities to NAPNAP members. All grant awards will be to support research consistent with the NAPNAP Research Agenda.  The deadline to submit grant proposals is April 30, 2014.  The funding date will be July 1, 2014.

2014 Research Grant 1:  $2,500 grant to support research in obesity.

2014 Research Grant 2:  $2,500 grant to support research in the following areas:

Impact of nurse practitioner role in health care delivery.

Advanced nursing practice problems and issues.

Exploratory/evaluative research of PNP education and credentialing.

2014 Research Grant 3:  Thanks to the generosity of Reckitt Benckiser, the Makers of Lysol, the Foundation is able to offer at $3,000 grant to support research in the following areas:

Development/implementation of innovative methods for delivery of health care services in the following areas:

school health, community health, behavior and development, adolescent health, chronic disease management.

Health care problems of children and their families.

Educational programs and materials for health care providers and/or children and families.

Call for Applications: Obesity Society Early-Career Research Grants

Call for Applications: Obesity Society Early-Career Research Grants

This program (formerly, New Investigator Research Grants) is offered by The Obesity Society (TOS), as a member service, to foster and stimulate new research ideas in any area of investigation related to obesity. The program targets junior-level investigators and post-doctoral trainees by funding proposals that demonstrate a high likelihood of resulting in new and innovative approaches in obesity research. Early-career investigators are defined as individuals who have received a PhD within the past five years or MD within the past eight years and who currently hold full-time, entry-level positions (e.g., post-doctoral fellow, instructor, assistant professor) at an established academic/research institution. Applicants may request up to $25,000. No indirect cost will be paid from this grant. Applications (Letters of Intent) are due Monday, March 31, 2014, with funding available August 20, 2014. The award may be expended over a period of up to one year.

Eligibility Criteria

The following applies to the Principal Investigator only:

- Member of TOS (domestic or international)

- Junior investigator or post-doctoral research fellow:

PhD within the past five years or MD within the past eight years

No previous major research funds as PI (e.g. RO1, UO1, PO1, P510, and any extramural funding totaling more than $250,000 per year of direct costs

Potential to generate future funding

- Applications from postdoctoral research fellows must have a mentor who is a current TOS member

PhD: obtained not earlier than September 1, 2009; MD: obtained not earlier than September 1, 2006. Applicants may not be a post-doctoral fellow for more than five years.

Call for Applications: 2014-2015 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Research Fellowships Program Round Two

Call for Applications: 2014-2015 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Research Fellowships Program Round Two

The College’s Research Fellowships Program provides our members with the opportunity to expand on their knowledge in therapeutic areas within the scope of women’s healthcare. We are proud to fund innovative research by exemplary young physicians who are committed to progressing women’s health.

The deadline for the second round of awards is Monday, February 24.

Please note:

All applicants must be Junior Fellows or Fellows of the College at the time of application. 

Grants are made for one calendar year – from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. A 6-month progress report will be due in January 2015. No more than one (1), no-cost extension may be granted.

Grants are not intended to supplement physician stipends; all funds are to be directed to research costs. No amount of funding may be used for travel costs, and no additional overhead will be paid.

A final written report, as well as final expenditure reconciliation is required by September 1 after the grant concludes.

Any paper developed as a result of this award shall first be submitted to Obstetrics & Gynecology for consideration for publication. In addition, recognition shall be given to the award’s support of this research.

To apply:

Each application must include the following:

Application cover sheet

Research Proposal (max. 8 pages)

One-page budget

CV

Letter of support from the applicant’s program director, departmental chair, or laboratory director

Email submissions as PDFs to researchgrants@acog.org

For assistance, please contact Kathleen Kenny at kkenny@acog.org or at 202-863-2479.

Industry-funded Research Fellowship in Immunization

Grant Amount: $20,000 Applications due: February 24, 2014

This research award has been established in the area of immunization. The purpose of the award is to provide seed grant funds to an investigator with the opportunity to advance knowledge on issues related to immunization in obstetrics and gynecology, including (but not limited to): immunization history, frequency of immunization by ob-gyns, incidents of preventable infectious diseases, prohibitive cases, pregnancy and immunization, and patient safety and education.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/MEDA Pharmaceuticals Nutrition Research Fellowship in Nutrition in Pregnancy

Grant Amount $20,000 Applications due: February 24, 2014

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and MEDA Pharmaceuticals have established a research award in the area of nutrition in pregnancy. The purpose of this grant is to provide Junior Fellows or Fellows of the College with the opportunity to advance knowledge on issues related to nutrition in pregnancy with a special interest in the areas of obesity, diabetes and women age 20-39.

Endoscopic Research Awards

Endoscopic Research Awards

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014 at 5pm CST. 

ASGE Endoscopic Research Awards are offered to physicians for projects in basic, translational and clinical endoscopic research. The ASGE is particularly interested in endoscopic research pertaining to colorectal cancer, Barrett's esophagus, endoscopy training/credentialing/simulation, endoscopic issues specific to under-represented minorities (defined as women and individuals of diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds), measuring/improving quality and efficiency in endoscopy, endoscope reprocessing and infection control (especially vacuum canisters), endoscopy/anesthesia monitoring and preparation (especially CO2 monitoring), comparative effectiveness with competing technologies/therapies, NOTES, novel endoscopic treatments for obesity, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and other endoscopically-guided imaging/intervention. The research committee will consider funding "seed" projects if there is an explicit outline for subsequent projects, and their funding plan (e.g. NIH, VA Merit), based on the preliminary data generated by the proposed pilot.

Objective

To foster research in routine and advanced gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Eligibility

Candidate must be an ASGE member (ASGE membership at the time of application is a requirement for eligibility for grants and awards), be an MD (or have equivalent degree), and be currently practicing in a gastrointestinal endoscopy-related academic institution or private practice setting in North America (international applications will be considered as described below). Candidates who are delinquent on prior ASGE research grant progress reports are not eligible for future ASGE funding. If the candidate is a trainee, there must be a letter from the Division Chief confirming the trainee's ongoing appointment at the institution for the duration of the grant, and their position title, and/or a contingency plan.

Grants may be requested for up to $75,000 in total funding, and spread over two years of study. Note: If the application is not selected for the Quality in Endoscopy Research Award, it will still be considered for an Endoscopic Research Award.

Requests for funding "seed" projects that will lead to further research, as well as larger requests for definitive clinical trials will be considered. In order to maximize the funds available for research, money for travel to meetings will not be provided, nor will funding be provided for indirect costs.

Selection Criteria

Grants are awarded based on the scientific merit of the proposal and assessment of the investigator's ability to complete the project (supportive environment, experience, training, availability of patients and other resources needed). The proposed research project must be approved by the ASGE Research Committee and should also be of such quality as to lead to presentation at Digestive Disease Week® and subsequent full publication. One objective of these ASGE awards is the eventual submission of larger research funding requests, including federal funding, and proposals with such potential will be given priority.

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.

Request for Proposals: Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant

Request for Proposals: Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant

Deadline for submission:  December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (MST)

The purpose of the Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant is to support:

1)    Community Health Assessments (new or ongoing): to better understand the root causes of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes which will result in strategies and an action plan to address this health issue; or 

2)    Community Planning and Capacity Building: to create a community-driven action plan to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes (i.e. host stakeholder convenings, coalition building and collaboration efforts)

Grants will be awarded up to $20,000 each.  Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However preference will be given to grantees from three specific regions – the Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona), the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Southern Plains (Oklahoma, Texas).

The deadline for proposals is Monday, December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (MST).  The system will automatically shut down at this time and will not allow for work in progress to continue.  Please ensure you have completed and submitted your application by the deadline.

Questions?  Contact grants@nb3f.org or Michelle Gutierrez, Program Officer, (505) 867-0775.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners Grants

American Association of Nurse Practitioners Grants

Grant applications are due by November 15th.

Grants are available to AANP members who are practicing in an NP role.  Applicants must be certified Nurse Practitioners or graduate students scheduled to complete an eligible NP program by December 31, 2014.  Type of projects may include Research, Patient/Provider Education or Patient/Quality Improvement.  Applicants may receive up to $2,500 in grants.  Only completed applications will be accepted and reviewed. Application deadline is November 15th. 

Eligibility Requirements include:

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Must not be a Member of or relative of current AANP Board

Must not be an employee or relative of employee of any current Funders

Must not be staff or related to AANP staff

Grant Proposal related to NP Practice

Submitted applications must focus on the following topical areas:

ADHD

Cardiovascular

Chronic Pain

Diabetes

Gastroenterology

Growth Disorders

Health Promotion

Hemophilia

Migraine

Obesity

Oncology

Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis

Sleep Disorders

Urology

Request for Application: Egg Nutrition Center Research Grant

Request for Application: Egg Nutrition Center Research Grant

The Obesity Society announces a request for proposals in application for a research grant sponsored by the Egg Nutrition Center.

Eligibility Criteria

Member of The Obesity Society (domestic or international)

All career levels

Applications from post-doctoral research fellows must have a mentor who is a current TOS member.

Type of research eligible for award: Studies designed to look at the impact of macronutrient intake (carbs vs. proteins vs. fats) on overweight and obesity in children will be given top priority.

Available funding: One grant will be funded for $40,000 for a period of up to two years. 

Focus of research proposals

Potential questions might include, but are not limited to, such topics as:

Present macronutrient make-up of diets of obese vs. normal wt. children

Impact of high protein diet vs. high carbohydrate diet on body weight and body composition in children

Optimal protein intake in children. Present studies (mainly in adults) suggest that consuming 25-30 gms protein per meal is preferable for enhancing muscle protein synthesis and promoting satiety. Is there an optimal range per meal in children?

Important dates

Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: July 8, 2013

Full Proposal Request Notification: August 16, 2013

Full Proposal Submission Deadline: September 20, 2013

Grant Recipient Notified: October 21, 2013

Grant Start Date: Approximately January 6, 2014

Progress Report: January 6, 2015

Research Completed: Two years from Start Date January 6, 2016

Final Report and Financial Statement Due: 60 days from Research Completion Date

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Call for Applicants: Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award and Pat Simons Travel Grants

Call for Applicants: Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award and Pat Simons Travel Grants

The call for Ethan Sims and Pat Simons candidates opens today as part of the TOS abstract submission website opening. Candidates can apply for these opportunities in conjunction with abstract submission, as both are intended to help promote the work of young investigators at the TOS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2013.

Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award

This award recognizes excellence in research by a young investigator, based on his/her submitted abstract and oral presentation during the Annual Scientific Meeting. Five finalists will be chosen on the basis of the quality of their abstracts and finalists will be invited to present their abstracts during the Ethan Sims Young Investigator plenary session. These presentations will be judged by the TOS Awards Committee and the award winner will be announced at the conclusion of the session. All five finalists will be able to claim up to $1,000 in travel expenses (to the Annual Meeting), and the winner will receive a $1,000 prize.

Eligible candidates for this award must be currently registered for an undergraduate or graduate degree, be currently training in a post-doctoral fellowship, or have completed their educational studies (including fellowship) no more than three years before submission of the abstract. Ethan Sims Award candidates must submit a CV and request a letter of recommendation from a member of The Obesity Society.

Pat Simons Travel Grants

As part of its commitment to young investigators in the field of obesity research, TOS will award a number of travel grants of $500 each to attend the annual meeting. The exact number is set each year by the TOS Council. Potential winners will be selected from the ranking of the submitted abstracts and will need only to return a form signed by their institution acknowledging that the winner is either a graduate student or has received a PhD or MD within the past five years. A copy of the Pat Simons acknowledgment form is available on the TOS website here.

Submission Deadlines

Candidates must submit abstracts via the submission site by the regular abstract deadline of June 15, 2013. All additional materials are due to TOS’ national office by June 20, 2013 at 5 p.m. ET. Materials may be submitted via email to annualmeeting@obesity.org or via faxed to 240-485-1977. 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation $35,000 Research Grant on Childhood Overweight and Obesity

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation $35,000 Research Grant on Childhood Overweight and Obesity

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Research Endowment was established by the contributions of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members and friends to support food and nutrition research by Academy members.

Purpose/Objective

The Foundation encourages submission of applications from Academy Members that explore lifestyle interventions which can reduce the risk of development of childhood overweight and obesity by focusing on nutrition and physical activity.

Funds Available

A one year grant of up to $35,000 is available to Academy Members.

Eligible Institutions

For-profit or non-profit acute care hospitals or acute-care healthcare systems.

Public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges and physician practice groups.

Key Dates

July 1, 2013 – Application deadline

November 1, 2013 – Award decision (announcement at FNCE)

Contact Amy Donatell at adonatell@eatright.org with questions. July 1, 2013 – Application deadline.

American College of Cardiology Foundation/Merck Research Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease

American College of Cardiology Foundation/Merck Research Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease

Four one-year fellowships will be awarded to support research in adult cardiology. Preference is given to individuals who have had no more than two years of prior full-time experience either in clinical or basic research. Recipients will be expected to pursue a full-time project in clinical research during their year of supported training.

Research Focus: In selecting applications, proposals addressing CVD and Cardiometabolic disorders are encouraged. Included are proposals that address pathophysiology, molecular genetics, metabolic abnormalities leading to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, heart failure, hyperlipidemia, inflammatory mechanisms and new pathways for drug discovery. Proposals focusing on clinically relevant outcomes as a result of the metabolic syndrome, diabetes or obesity are also encouraged. Outcomes studies should focus on clinical/and or systems of care (e.g., quality improvement) interventions, and use outcomes measures of importance to both patients and society, including mortality, significant morbidity or quality of life changes, or economic effects.

Preference for one award will be given to applicants focusing on disparities of care.  Despite increased attention to health disparities at the national, state and community levels, relatively little progress has been made in achieving the vision of eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities.  Since the rates of cardiovascular mortality in the United States are significantly higher for these patients and this is, in fact, the leading cause of death in this demographic, innovative approaches to eliminating these disparities are critical.  In an effort to encourage and support research in this area, proposals will be encouraged that focus on gender, race, geographic, and economic inequalities in cardiovascular care.

Eligibility: Anyone currently in an adult cardiology fellowship training program recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association and who has the recommendation and agreement of his/her training program director and institution.

Selection: Judging will be by the ACCF/Research Fellowship Awards Committee. Criteria for selection will include:

• Scientific quality of the project;

• Relevance to the research focus as described above;

• Qualifications and commitment of the applicant; and

• The quality of the training environment.

Successful applicants may pursue this protected year of research either within or following their three years of required training. Preference will be given to individuals who:

• Will pursue clinical research training and experience directly involving patients or human subjects.

• Have had no more than two years of prior full-time research experience either in clinical or basic research.

• Will not hold another major external fellowship or salary award, (e.g., from the National Institutes of Health or the American Heart Association) during the ACCF/Merck funded year.

The Award: Four fellowships in the amount of $70,000 each, to be used for salary support, for one year of research to begin July 1, 2014 and run through June 30, 2015.

Funding Source: The ACCF is grateful to the Merck Company Foundation for their continued financial support for these awards.

Deadline: September 23, 2013

For more information: Email Julia Berman or call 800-253-4636, ext. 6648.

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