ScanGrants - Nutrition

Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses Conference Scholarship

Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses Conference Scholarship

Deadline for application submission: August 1, 2014

The 2014 APGNN Meeting will be held October 23-26 th at the Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Multidisciplinary approaches to pediatric gastroenterology problems will be highlighted during the conference. Selected topics include advocacy for children with inflammatory bowel disease, treatment
of IBD with biologics, fatty liver disease, intestinal failure, functional abdominal pain, failure to thrive, vitamin D and inflammation.

Purpose

To provide financial assistance for selected individuals to attend APGNN’s Conference, therefore, supporting the educational development of the organization’s members.

Eligibility

At the time of application submission, must be a full or associate APGNN member for at least 6 months and with no outstanding dues.

Selection Criteria

Three APGNN Board Members will review the applications and determine 4 candidates who best plan to apply the conference information to their practices.

Award Process

Three full members and one associate member will be awarded financial support for conference tuition and hotel accommodations for 2 nights shared hotel room or 1 night single room.

Criteria Used In Evaluating Applicants

• Creativity

• Practicality

• Impact on patients, families and colleagues

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Rhoads Research Foundation Grants

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Rhoads Research Foundation Grants

The A.S.P.E.N. Rhoads Research Foundation funds exceptional scientific research projects submitted by early-career investigators of nutrition therapy, metabolic support, and related clinical nutrition topics.  

The submission deadline for 2015 grant applications is Monday, September 8, 2014 (11:59 PM ET).

In 2015, five large (four up to $25,000, and one up to $16,600) and two small (up to $5,000) grants are available. Grants will be awarded at Clinical Nutrition Week 2015 in Long Beach, California.

The Maurice Shils, Norman Yoshimura, and C. Richard Fleming Grants are named after individuals who dedicated many years of service to A.S.P.E.N. and who made significant contributions to the field of nutrition support. 

The Nestlé Nutrition Maurice Shils, Fresenius Kabi Parenteral Nutrition Grant, the Baxter Parenteral Nutrition Research Grant, and Abbott Nutrition Research Grants may be renewed for a second year of funding, assuming satisfactory progress.

Abbott Nutrition funds the Abbott Nutrition Research Grant.

Baxter HealthCare funds the Baxter Parenteral Nutrition Grant.

The Fresenius Kabi Parenteral Nutrition grant is funded by Fresenius Kabi.

The Maurice Shils grant is funded by Nestlé Nutrition Institute. 

B.Braun Medical and the Aesculap Academy fund the Norman Yoshimura Grant.  

The C. Richard Fleming and Small Research Project Grants are funded by the generous donations of A.S.P.E.N. members. 

Call for Applications: National PTA Healthy Lifestyles Grants

Call for Applications: National PTA Healthy Lifestyles Grants

Application Deadline: Friday, June 6, 2014

National PTA's Healthy Lifestyles Grants provide local PTAs with tools and resources to use in partnering with schools to improve energy balance and provide families with nutrition and physical activity education. Energy balance is simply finding a balance between the calories we consume through what we eat and drink and the calories we burn through physical activity.

Local PTAs can apply to one of the below Healthy Lifestyles Grants that target families:

• Pre-K: Smart from the Start

• K-5th grade: Energy Balance 101

Goal

Local PTAs will:

• Use either the Energy Balance Pre-K or Energy Balance Enrichment Zone (K-5th grade) curricula to educate families on the importance of energy balance, good nutrition and physical activity in achieving an active, healthy lifestyle;

• Empower families to partner with schools to advocate for and support the implementation of healthy changes around nutrition and physical activity, and;

• Provide families with tools to create an environment at home that supports the positive changes at school.

Funding Available

National PTA will award Healthy Lifestyles Grants of $2,000 to 50 local PTAs for grades Pre-K to 5. Funding will be distributed evenly between the two grants:

• 25 Pre-K: Smart from the Start

• 25 K-5th grade: Energy Balance 101

Grant Terms

Grant funding must be spent between June 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.

How to Apply

Review the Request for Proposals for additional information about funding requirements, selection criteria, eligibility, key dates and other specific application components.

http://www.pta.org/files/statereflectionslibrary/healthandsafety/Grant%20RFP_FINAL.pdf

Once you have reviewed the Request for Proposals, apply online. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 6, 2014 at 5:00pm EST.

Questions?

Email programs@pta.org or call (703)518-1221.

Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award

Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award

Eligibility

A.S.P.E.N. members

Mid-career investigators

Demonstration of exceptional research productivity and the potential to continue to contribute to the field of nutrition therapy

Application Information 

Application Deadline: October 15

Submit all materials via email to paulab@aspen.nutr.org

To nominate a colleague, A.S.P.E.N. members may submit a letter of recommendation to the Dudrick Selection Committee. A.S.P.E.N. staff will request further materials from the nominee.

To nominate yourself, A.S.P.E.N. members must review and complete the official application.

The Award Includes 

$5,000

Recognition during the Dudrick Symposium at CNW

The honor of planning and chairing A.S.P.E.N.’s Dudrick Symposium at the following year’s CNW

Opportunity to submit proceedings of their planned Dudrick Symposium to the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Call for Applications: National PTA Smart from the Start Community Outreach Grant

Call for Applications: National PTA Smart from the Start Community Outreach Grant

Application deadline: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST/2:00 p.m. PST

Smart from the Start: Community Outreach provides PTA Regions, Districts and Councils with tools and resources to educate families of children ages 3-5 and partner with a local neighborhood community to improve awareness of energy balance concepts. Energy balance is finding a balance between the calories we consume through what we eat and drink and the calories we burn through physical activity.

Goal

PTA Regions, Districts and Councils will:

• Educate families of children ages 3-5 about practical ways to ensure their children achieve a balanced intake of nutritious foods and physical activity every day, using the Energy Balance Pre-K curriculum.

• Mobilize community-based stakeholders to focus on increasing access to nutritious foods and physical activity options in the community, especially for families of children ages 3-5.

Funding Available

National PTA will award 10 grants of $10,000 each to PTA Regions, Districts and Councils.

Grant Terms

Grant funding must be spent between June 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.

Questions?

Contact programs@pta.org or call (703) 518-1269.

Call for Applications: Dietitians in Nutrition Support Research Grant

Call for Applications: Dietitians in Nutrition Support Research Grant

Do you have a great research question for which you need funding?

DNS has a grant of $7,000. You Qualify if you:

• Are a DNS member

• Develop a great application packet using the forms posted on the Research Chair's page

• Compete successfully in a peer-review process with other applicants

In order to be considered for this grant opportunity, please submit your application documents electronically in PDF format by sending an e-mail with attachments to Amy Donatell at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation at adonatell@eatright.org.

Information regarding the grant and application forms are posted on the Research Chair’s web page. Simply login as a member at www.dnsdpg.org, and then go to “About”, “Officers”, and select “Research Chair”.

Submission deadline: April 1, 2014

The awardee will be notified by June 15 and the check transmitted by July 1, 2014.

Contact Information:

Amy Donatell
adonatell@eatright.org

Call for Applications: 2014 NASPGHAN/NASPGHAN Foundation Medical Student Mentored Summer Research Program

Call for Applications: 2014 NASPGHAN/NASPGHAN Foundation Medical Student Mentored Summer Research Program

Purpose:  To develop a program at multiple sites throughout the U.S. and Canada through which medical students can have 10-week research experiences under the mentorship of basic or clinical scientists with a research focus in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, or nutrition.

Candidates: Students in good standing at accredited medical schools in the U.S. and Canada who have completed their first year of medical training who are seeking a research experience between the first and second years of medical school.

Application forms are available at the NASPGHAN web site (www.naspghan.org).  The deadline for application is March 14, 2014. 

Mentors:  M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. members of NASPGHAN with a track record of independent peer-reviewed research, previous success with trainees (students, residents, or fellows), and a commitment to provide the necessary resources to make the experience meaningful for the student are eligible to serve as mentors. Mentors will apply for consideration with documentation of productivity (CV), grant support sufficient to support the research activities of the summer student, and previous experience with trainees.  The Advisory Committee will approve all mentors.  Members of the Training and Research Committees are available to assist students in finding suitable mentors.  

Program: Each mentor will develop a program for the student that includes didactic training regarding study design, methods of data analysis, and ethics in research (e.g. human subject protection and animal subject protection).  A minimum of 4 hours of didactic course work is required.  The mentor should have scheduled meetings with the student to assess progress including an interim presentation of results at the midpoint of the studentship.  The mentor/student are required to submit a brief (one page, single spaced) interim report of progress in July and a final report of accomplishments in September to the Advisory Committee.  The final report should take the form of a research abstract.  Provided that the Advisory Committee finds that the work meets the standards of the program, each student may attend the NASPGHAN Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, October 23-25, 2014 in Atlanta, GA, and present the research in poster format. 

Stipends of $4000 for at least a 10 week experience will be provided to each student. 

NASPGHAN/NASPGHAN Foundation will support up to 4 students this year through this program.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Grants and Awards Program

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Grants and Awards Program

Research Grants Deadline Extended

The application deadline has been extended to May 15 for a number of Academy Foundation research grants.

Abbott Nutrition Award

Supports a doctoral student planning research in renal disease and nutrition.

Colgate Palmolive Fellowship in Nutrition, Oral Health/Dental Education

Supports research in nutrition and oral health or dental education.

Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) DPG Karen Goldstein Memorial Grant for Diabetes MNT Application

Supports a Diabetes Care and Education DPG member for outcomes research in diabetes medical nutrition therapy.

Jean Hankin Nutritional Epidemiology Research Grant

Supports a doctoral student working on a dissertation in nutritional epidemiology.

Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Research Grant

Supports innovative research relating to vegetarian nutrition by a member of the Vegetarian Nutrition DPG (recipient must have been a VN member for at least two years).

Champions for Healthy Kids Program

Champions for Healthy Kids Program

Online application due March 14, 2014 

Each year since the inception of the Champions for Healthy Kids program, the General Mills Foundation has awarded 50 grants of $10,000 each to community-based groups such as: health departments, govenment agencies, schools and Native American tribes that develop creative ways to help youth adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle.

Eligibility requirements include:

• Organizations must have a current 501(c)(3) Public Charity status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), be a school or a unit of government.

• Programs should be focused towards youth ages 2-18.

• Program must incorporate physical education and nutrition education.

• A registered dietician or registered dietetic technician must oversee the delivery of the nutrition education.

American Association of Diabetes Educators Foundation Plant-Based Diet Scholarship

American Association of Diabetes Educators Foundation Plant-Based Diet Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to recognize an educator who demonstrates knowledge of plant-based (vegan) nutrition, and its beneficial role in treating type 2 diabetes, and who has shared this information with people with diabetes under his/her care, resulting in nutritional behavior change and improvements in clinical markers.  The recipient is awarded funds towards registration and travel to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

Eligibility:
• Applicant must be, for at least one year, an active member of AADE, as defined by the AADE Bylaws, including at the time of submission and at the time of receipt of the scholarship.

• Invited speakers are not eligible for scholarships.

• Applicants are only eligible for a scholarship award once every three years.  (Example: If you received a scholarship in 2011, you are eligible to apply again in 2014)

• Only electronically submitted applications will be accepted.  Application MUST be submitted in MSWord format as an email attachment no later than March 1, 2014.

Cooking Matters at the Store Share Our Strength Implementation Grants

Cooking Matters at the Store Share Our Strength Implementation Grants

Applications due: February 7, 2014

Organizations interested in providing Cooking Matters at the Store tours may apply to Share Our Strength for a grant to help support their efforts. Tours are generally led by volunteers, however grant funds may be used for the following purposes:

To help eliminate barriers that may keep potential participants from attending, such as transportation to and from the store.

As tour incentives, such as grocery store gift cards that cover the cost of a $10 challenge at the end of the tour, or snacks for tour participants.

For costs incurred by your organization, such as staffing costs, outreach to identify participants, or reimbursement for expenses incurred by volunteer tour leaders. 

Grant Amount:  Grant amounts are determined based on the number of participants you expect to reach, at a level of up to $10/participant.  If you plan to reach a total of 250 participants, you may apply for a grant of up to $2,500.

Tours should serve an average of at least 6 participants per tour. It is recommended that tours have no fewer than 4 and no more than 8 participants. Please keep this in mind as you estimate the number of participants you hope to reach in your own programming. For example, reaching 250 participants typically requires leading 42 tours.

Grant Requirements:

Minimum Participant Reach:  Grants are available for organizations that plan to reach a minimum of 100 tour participants before end of the grant period on September 1, 2014.  Organizations planning to reach 250+ will receive the highest priority for funding.

Organizations interested in leading Cooking Matters at the Store tours should meet the following general criteria:

Capacity to lead Cooking Matters at the Store tours in your community, including but not limited to recruit participants, identify tour leaders, and reach out to grocery stores

Reach among low-income mothers of children ages 5 and under

Commitment and enthusiasm among staff to implement the program

Grant applicants must not be a current Cooking Matters Lead Partner or Satellite Partner.

All grant applicants must be 501c3 organizations in good standing or other nonprofit organizations eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible donations (including government agencies, churches and other faith-based organizations).

All grant recipients will be asked to provide data to Share Our Strength confirming the number of tour participants they have reached within one week  of the tour date(s).

All tours supported through this grant must be completed prior to September 1, 2014.

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.

Abbott Nutrition Malnutrition Research Fellowship

Abbott Nutrition Malnutrition Research Fellowship

This award, funded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation via a grant from Abbott Nutrition, will provide a one year, full time Research Fellowship experience to a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has completed a Masters or Doctoral degree. This position has the potential for extension into a second year, pending funding and satisfactory completion of year 1. The fellow will be paid $45,000 for the one year period beginning March 2, 2014. Deadline to apply is January 17, 2014.

2014 Gatorade Sports Science Institute-American College of Sports Medicine Young Scholar Travel Award

2014 Gatorade Sports Science Institute-American College of Sports Medicine Young Scholar Travel Award

Deadline: Feb 28, 2014

Amount: $1,000.00

PURPOSE: To support attendance of the ACSM 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL by students in the fields of sports nutrition or exercise physiology.

AWARD:

Two (2) travel reimbursement awards of up to $1,000 USD each will be offered.  Award amounts will be based on submitted travel receipts. Reimbursable expenses may include:  flight and baggage fees, rental car, taxi/shuttle, mileage (at current IRS rate), and hotel/lodging.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Eligible students will be 32 years of age or younger and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in sports nutrition or exercise physiology.

2. Applicants may reside anywhere in the world but must be ACSM members.

3. Applicants must have a faculty sponsor, who must sign the application indicating the applicant is a current student in good standing.

4. Applications must be received at the ACSM office by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (close of business) on February 28, 2014.

5. Applications must be directed to foundation@acsm.org.  Please type 2014 GSSI-ACSM Young Scholar Travel Award in the e-mail subject line.

6. Announcement of award recipients will be made by April 4, 2014.

7. The ACSM Foundation will mail the award checks to the recipients upon receipt and approval of submitted travel expenses, following the ACSM 2014 Annual Meeting concluding May 31, 2014.

8. To prevent conflicts of interest, students directly associated with ACSM selection committee representatives, or engaged in any fashion with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, will not be eligible.

2014 Gatorade Sports Science Institute-American College of Sports Medicine Sport Nutrition Award

2014 Gatorade Sports Science Institute-American College of Sports Medicine Sport Nutrition Award

Deadline: Feb 28, 2014

Amount: $3,000.00

PURPOSE: To recognize innovative, high quality research being presented at the ACSM 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.  Recognized work will be high impact science with practical outcomes in the translation of sports nutrition science for sports health professionals and athletes.

AWARD: One (1) Award of $3,000 USD will be offered.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. The applicant may be a graduate student, post-doc or faculty conducting research in the field of sports nutrition.

2. Applicants may reside anywhere in the world but must be ACSM members.

3. Applications must be received at the ACSM office by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (close of business) on February 28, 2014.

4. Applications must be directed to foundation@acsm.org.  Please type 2014 GSSI-ACSM Sport Nutrition Award in the e-mail subject line.

5. Announcement of award recipient will be made by April 4, 2014.

6. The ACSM Foundation will deliver the award check to the award recipient at the ACSM 2014 Annual Meeting.

7. To prevent conflicts of interest, students directly associated with ACSM selection committee representatives, or engaged in any fashion with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, will not be eligible. 

Healthy and Sustainable School Food Journalism Awards

Healthy and Sustainable School Food Journalism Awards

Earth Day Network is excited to announce the second annual Sustainability Journalism Award. Open to high school students ages 13 to 18, the competition seeks to bring hard facts on environmental and sustainability issues to entire school communities – in the students’ own words. This year we have opened the competition to include broadcasting and photography entries! 

What is it?

It’s a competition for high school journalists (print, broadcasting, and photography) on topics related to sustainability. Students can submit pieces on the three thematic areas:

The importance of healthy, sustainable food served in school

What your school community is doing to combat climate change

How your school is promoting environmental education

Submitted entries must be published in a school newspaper or broadcast on a school media channel and must cover one of the three thematic areas.

Who can enter?

U.S. high school students ages 13 to 18.

What could I win?

First prize: $500. Second prize: $250. Third prize (x3) $100

How to enter?

To enter, you must visit www.earthday.org/journalismaward and submit your publication online.  The contest is open until February 28, 2014 and the winners will be announced on Earth Day – April 22, 2014!

Call for Applications: Nutrishare HomePN Research Prize

Call for Applications: Nutrishare HomePN Research Prize

The Oley Foundation is pleased to offer the Nutrishare HomePN Research Prize. Sponsored by Nutrishare, Inc., the prize was established to encourage clinical research focused on improving the quality of life for home parenteral nutrition (homePN) consumers.

The Prize:

Each year, the Oley Foundation will award $2,500 for each of the top three clinical research papers best aligned with Oley’s mission to enhance the lives of homePN patients and that generate interest among homePN patients and improve their well-being.

A portion of each prize ($1,000) will be used to cover travel expenses to bring the winning recipients to the annual Oley consumer/clinician conference (http://www.oley.org/annualconf.html) to present their research.

Applying for the Prize:

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 HomePN Research Prize. Deadline for submission is March 18, 2014.

Selecting the Winners:

Clinical research will be awarded points for each of the following criteria:

How well the research fits with Oley’s mission to enhance the lives of homePN patients

How much interest the research would generate among homePN patients

How practical the research is for improving the well-being of homePN patients.

The three papers meeting the selection criteria above with the highest averaged ranked scores will be awarded prizes.

Awarding the Prize:

Prizes will be awarded at the Annual Oley Consumer/Clinician Conference. Winners will share their research during the conference as well.

Please direct questions to Joan Bishop bishopj@mail.amc.edu or Lisa Metzger metzgel@mail.amd.edu or call (800) 776-6539.

Call for Applications: Interstitial Cystitis Association Pilot Research Grant

Call for Applications: Interstitial Cystitis Association Pilot Research Grant

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 28, 2014

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

AWARD INFORMATION

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2014. The award period is June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.

ELIGIBILITY

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

Applicant should have a sponsoring institution.

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

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

If you have any further questions, please contact ICA at research@ichelp.org.

American Institute for Cancer Research Research Grant Program

American Institute for Cancer Research Research Grant Program

December 16, 2013: Application period opens for Investigator Initiated Grants through the proposalCENTRAL online system

January 27, 2014: Deadline for Letters of Intent to be submitted

Please note: All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent.

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Grant Program is dedicated to funding research on cancer prevention, treatment and survival through food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management (body fatness).

AICR accepts applications from anywhere in the Americas (North America, including the United States and Canada, Central America, the Caribbean and South America).

American Institute for Cancer Research
1759 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

P: (800) 843-8114 (202) 328-7744 in D.C.
Fax: (202) 328-7226
Email: aicrweb@aicr.org

2014 Egg Nutrition Center Request for Proposals

2014 Egg Nutrition Center Request for Proposals

Letters of Intent (LOI) are due by January 1, 2014

The Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) is soliciting research proposals addressing the nutritional value of eggs as part of a healthy diet. Proposed research should advance fundamental knowledge about nutrition.

Research grants awarded by the ENC are typically 1 or 2-year grants with total grant support normally less than $200,000. Larger grants representing novel opportunities or exceptional merit will be considered. The ENC encourages collaborative research projects with Federal agencies, food industry or other USDA commodity programs. Awards are restricted to researchers in the United States.

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