ScanGrants - Nutrition

Call for Applications: Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI)

Call for Applications: Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI)

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

Region: All regions

Closes: 01/06/2015

Maximum: €400,000

Call for Applications: Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI)

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

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

• Innovative translational research that could potentially improve patients’ lives

• The impact of nutrition on growth

• The metabolic impact of growth disorders

• Pathophysiology of growth disorders

• Techniques in diagnosis and follow-up on growth disorders

• Extremes in growth disorders

• Identification of biomarkers in patients with growth disorders

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

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

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

• Innovation

• Scientific rationale

• Clarity

• Feasibility

• Impact of research.

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

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

2015 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation International Student Scholarships

2015 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation International Student Scholarships

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

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

SCHOLARSHIPS

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

CRITERIA for ELIGIBILITY

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

JUDGING PROCESS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCHOLARSHIPS

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

CRITERIA for ELIGIBILITY

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

JUDGING PROCESS

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

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

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

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

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation Community Scholarship Program

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation Community Scholarship Program

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

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

SCHOLARSHIPS

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

CRITERIA for ELIGIBILITY

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

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

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

- Have worked in the field for at least one year

Preference will be given to those:

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

- who focus on serving traditionally disadvantaged communities

- from organizations with limited funds to pay for training

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

- who are Associate Members of SNEB

JUDGING PROCESS

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

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

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

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

Career Development Award in Adolescent Health

Career Development Award in Adolescent Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gerber Foundation Grant Program

Gerber Foundation Grant Program

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

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

• Etiologic mechanisms of disease

• New, improved or less invasive diagnostic procedures

• Reduction or elimination of side effects

• Alleviation of symptoms

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

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

• Preventative measures

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

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

When To Apply

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

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

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

Gerber Foundation Grant Program

Gerber Foundation Grant Program

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

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

• Etiologic mechanisms of disease

• New, improved or less invasive diagnostic procedures

• Reduction or elimination of side effects

• Alleviation of symptoms

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

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

• Preventative measures

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

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

When To Apply

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

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

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

New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

Deadline: December 15, 2014

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

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

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

Genetic and environmental risk/protective factors

Cellular and molecular pathways

Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular factors

Neuro-inflammation

Neuroimaging and other biomarkers

Cellular, animal and in silico models

Diagnostic and prognostic markers

Exercise, nutrition, and dietary factors

Drug discovery  and other therapeutics

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

Learning and memory

The biology and pathobiology of synapses

Neurogenesis, neural and glial progenitors

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

Eligibility

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

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

Postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of a senior investigator

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

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

NIH Intramural program employees

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

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

Application Guidelines

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

Qualifications of the applicant;

Quality of the proposed research;

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

Excellence of the research environment;

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

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

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

Application Procedures

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

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

Reporting Requirements

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

Annual Meeting

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

Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant

Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant

October 31st at 5pm CST (6pm EST, 4pm MST, 3pm PST): Application closes.

Eligibility criteria:

1. School garden must be an edible school garden (such as growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains, etc) and located on the grounds of a K-12 school (public, private or charter, elementary, middle or secondary)

2. Applicant must be a nonprofit K-12 school (public, private or charter, elementary, middle or high) or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working in partnership with a K-12 school.

3. Applicant cannot be a previous recipient of a Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant.

4. Applicant must have the participation and support of a specific partner organization from the community (such as a nonprofit, a farm, a local business, a Whole Foods store, or a garden club) that brings added support and sustainability to the initiative. The applicant, if a nonprofit, may be the community partner for this grant.

Have questions? Contact gardens@wholekidsfoundation.org!

Call for Nominations: 2016 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine/Iris F. Litt Visiting Professorship in Adolescent Health Research

Call for Nominations: 2016 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine/Iris F. Litt Visiting Professorship in Adolescent Health Research

The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Visiting Professorship in Adolescent Research was established in 1995 with the first award being given for 1995. The intent of this award was to provide an educational experience in Adolescent Research for a group of health care providers and researchers who might not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from the professor’s expertise.

In 2005, the Board of Directors named this professorship in perpetuity to honor Dr. Iris F. Litt because of her substantial contributions to the field of adolescent medicine and adolescent health, as well as her tenure as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Adolescent Health. In addition, the Board of Directors modified the title of this award to make it more consistent with the mission and purpose of this educational activity.

CRITERIA: The Visiting Professorship Program is intended to help clinical, research, policy and training programs that are currently engaged in clinical care of adolescents, research or policy to improve the research components to become better equipped to conduct adolescent health-focused research as well as to improve the ability of the researchers to successfully compete for funding a research program. Consultation from the visiting professor is not a substitution for an institution’s commitment to providing needed resources.

Ideally the award will be made to programs that provide advanced training in medicine, psychology, social work, nursing, nutrition, or public health programs that focus on adolescent health which can demonstrate that the visiting professorship program will enhance the research capacity of trainees, graduate or post-graduate students, faculty, and other health professionals who serve adolescents. Candidates to be considered for this Award may or may not be members of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

SELECTION PROCESS: Nominations for both the Visiting Professor and the host site are accepted from any current member of SAHM. The SAHM Awards: Research Sub-Committee is charged with selecting both the Visiting Professor and host site.

BUDGET AND ADMINISTRATION: The award is financially administered through the Society's business office. The Award includes an engraved plaque, an honorarium of $2,000, with travel expenses for award recipients reimbursed with receipts up to $1,500. The host site awarded the professorship must agree to assume responsibility for travel expenses that exceed $1,500.

DEADLINE: Applications for the 2016 SAHM/ Iris F. Litt  must be received electronically to ccody@adolescenthealth.org by no later than October 28th, 2014. The winner will be notified in January 2015  and award funds will be distributed at the SAHM Annual Meeting in Los Angeles on March 18, 2015.

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

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. 13, 2015

Start Date: June 1, 2015

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. As a summer fellowship, the research must take place between May and August.

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.

• Recipients of this award will be recognized at the Researcher Recognition Celebration during DDW.

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 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.

American Gastroenterological Association Investing in the Future Student Research Fellowship

American Gastroenterological Association Investing in the Future Student Research Fellowship

Eligibility: Students

Amount/year: $5,000

Duration: 2.5 Months

Deadline: Feb. 6, 2015

Start Date: April 1, 2015

This fellowship provides 10 awards at $5,000 for underrepresented minority undergraduate and medical school students to perform eight to 10 weeks of research related to digestive diseases or nutrition. Highly qualified students will travel out of state to work with top investigators in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. The award amount includes housing, travel and a stipend.

Objective

The objective of this award is to stimulate interest among underrepresented minority students in digestive disease and nutrition research.

Eligibility

• Underrepresented minority (URM) students from accredited US Institutions may apply. Eligible candidates will include African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives and Natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands.

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

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

• Past recipients of the AGA Student Research Fellowship Award may reapply for continuous funding provided a scientific progress report was submitted for the previous project and other eligibility requirements are met.

Selection Criteria and Review Process

• Applicants will select and rank in order of preference three mentors from the Investing in the Future mentor roster.

Members of the AGA Research Awards Panel and the Investing in the Future Program Mentors will select the award recipients.

Requirements

• Award recipient must secure his/her housing for the duration of the fellowship.

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

• Award recipients are required to acknowledge the AGA Investing in the Future Student Research Fellowship and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R25DK096968) in all testimonials publications, abstracts and/or presentations that result from the award.

•Recipients of this award will be recognized at the Researcher Recognition Celebration during DDW.

Abstract Submission

Award recipients 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 by the AGA for presentation, he/she may apply for the AGA Student Abstract Prize, a $500 travel award to attend DDW. To submit an abstract for consideration, visit the DDW website and select “Abstract Submission”.

Application Submission Instructions

The application deadline is Feb. 7. The completed application, transcript and reference letters 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 the name of the award. Please direct all questions to the research awards manager, by telephone at 301-222-4012 or via email.

For more information about this award and other research funding opportunities, visit the AGA Research Foundation page.

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.;
 

Interstitial Cystitis Association Pilot Research Program

Interstitial Cystitis Association Pilot Research Program

Help us solve the many questions that surround IC!

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) Pilot Research Grant is a one-year award of $25,000 intended to fund novel and useful basic, clinical, or translational research studies that attempt to solve the many questions of interstitial cystitis (IC). Specific areas of interest are (but not limited to):

Deadline to apply is February 27, 2015

■ Epidemiology/burden of disease (especially in children)

■ Etiology of IC

■ Serum or urine markers

■ Treatment modalities

■ Neurophysiology

■ Pain management

■ Pregnancy and IC

■ Diet and nutrition

The award period is June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016.

ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible for this award, the applicant must adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Applicant should have a sponsoring institution.

2. Applicant must be able to complete the proposed project within one year.

3. Applicant does not hold other research awards for the same or for a similar project.

AWARD DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS

Awardee(s) will be granted an award of up to $25,000 over one year provided in two equal installments of $12,500. The first installment will be provided to the awardee(s) at the start of the award period (June 1). Funding of the second installment is contingent upon final approval by the ICA Research Committee of both a six-month progress report and final report that must be submitted within 30 days of the conclusion of the award period (May 31, 2016). A final report will not be accepted for any project for which a six month progress report was not approved. The ICA Research Committee must approve any requests for extensions of the reporting/funding period.

The number of awards granted will depend on the amount of funding available and the caliber of proposed projects. The amount of money awarded ultimately depends on the scope and budget of each individual study.

The use of award funds is restricted to research based on the purposes and methodology outlined in the application. No funds may be used toward administrative overhead costs.

Recipients must acknowledge the award in all publications resulting from research performed during the tenure of this award. Abstracts, manuscripts, or other articles that reflect research funded by this award must acknowledge support from ICA and copies must be forwarded to ICA.

The award cannot be transferred to another person at the sponsoring institution. Permission for a transfer of sponsoring institution must be authorized by ICA in advance of the event or the award will be terminated on the date the awardee ceases to work at the sponsoring institution to which the award was initially remitted.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Candidates will be evaluated based on their background, their commitment to research, the impact their research project will make in the IC community, and the environment in which they will conduct this project.

The ICA Research Committee, made up of members of the ICA Medical Advisory Board, will review the applications and select award recipients. Applications will be reviewed based only on the written materials submitted. All decisions are final. Incomplete applications and applications that fail to adhere strictly to the instructions (including the submission deadline and page limitations) will not be reviewed. Selection decisions will be announced in April 2015.

DEADLINE

The application deadline for this award is 11:59 PM Eastern time on February 27, 2015. The completed application and other documents as applicable must be combined into and submitted as one PDF document. The document must be titled by the applicant's last name and first initial only. Hard copies are not permitted. Please email the application to research@ichelp.org with “ICA Pilot Research Program Grant Application” in the subject line.

If you have any further questions, please contact ICA at research@ichelp.org. The deadline to apply is February 27, 2015.

Call for Applications: ALS Clinical Management Grants

Call for Applications: ALS Clinical Management Grants

DUE DATE FOR LETTER OF INTENT - MAY 30, 2014

The aim of the TREAT ALS™ Clinical Management Grant Program is to improve care and living with ALS with a focus on clinical, psychological and/or social management of ALS. Examples of relevant clinical management studies for this mechanism include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Studies that address the gaps in the delivery of care (as outlined in the ALS practice parameters).

• Studies that explore and develop telemedicine for the care of individuals with ALS.

• Psychological interventions in ALS to address the significant mental health issues facing ALS patients and caregivers.

• Nutritional and respiratory intervention.

• Studies to address the needs of caregivers for patients with ALS and cognitive/behavioral impairment.

• Development of novel endpoints for clinical trials.

Budget:  A maximum of $100,000/year for a maximum of 2 years. No indirect costs will be paid for these awards. 

TO REQUEST LETTER OF INTENT FORM, PLEASE EMAIL researchgrants@alsa-national.org and make sure you indicate in the email subject line and body of the message CLINICAL MANAGEMENT GRANTS.

APPLICATION RECEIPT DATES:

Brief study outline:  May 30, 2014

Request to submit full application:  June 29, 2014

Submission of full application:  September 15, 2014

Notification of award:  November 2014

Funds begin on receipt of all relevant signatures.

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/

Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Excellence in Education Award

Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Excellence in Education Award

Recognizing Educational Programs of Distinction

Judging Criteria:

Each application will be evaluated blindly by a panel of judges comprised of the APGNN Clinical Practice Chair, APGNN President, APGNN President Elect, a Nurse Educator, and a Physician.

A point system will be utilized to determine the rankings.

1. A specific need was identified and well-characterized using current references and objective criteria (20 points)

2. Innovative impact factor of the project. By innovative we mean addressing an old need in a new way or new need that was previously not addressed (20 points)

3. Were outcome(s) measurable, met, and relevant to the need? If they were not met, then were 2-3 learning lessons described? (20 points)

4. Is the educational program reproducible, widely applicable? (20 points)

5. Was the project based on current, evidence-based research and clearly cited? (20 points)

Nomination Information

You may nominate someone for this award, but we will have to contact them to complete the full application. If you wish to nominate some one, please email the following information to the APGNN Patient Education Committee Chair Amy Painter at amy.painter@gmail.com

• Your name:

• Your e-mail address:

• Who you are nominating:

• Their phone number and email address:

• Why you are nominating them:

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