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Gerber Foundation Pediatric Research Grants Program

Gerber Foundation Pediatric Research Grants Program

Awards and time periods vary depending upon the specific project. Research projects may be no longer than 3 years in length. Total grant size should be no more than roughly $300,000.

The Foundation may receive grant proposals from unsolicited sources as well as from organizations with which we have been in contact. However, our preference is for an initial concept paper with subsequent communication between the grant applicant and Program staff as the grant proposal is being developed.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation at any point in the process to discuss their project.

Concept papers are due June 1 and December 1 of each year. If these dates fall on a weekend, the papers are due the next business day. Determination of interest in receiving a full proposal is generally made within three weeks.

The Gerber Foundation
4747 West 48th Street, Suite 153
Fremont, MI  49412-8119

(231) 924-3175
FAX (231) 924-7906
Email: tgf@ncresa.org

Gerber Foundation Pediatric Research Grants Program

Gerber Foundation Pediatric Research Grants Program

Awards and time periods vary depending upon the specific project. Research projects may be no longer than 3 years in length. Total grant size should be no more than roughly $300,000.

The Foundation may receive grant proposals from unsolicited sources as well as from organizations with which we have been in contact. However, our preference is for an initial concept paper with subsequent communication between the grant applicant and Program staff as the grant proposal is being developed.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation at any point in the process to discuss their project.

Concept papers are due June 1 and December 1 of each year. If these dates fall on a weekend, the papers are due the next business day. Determination of interest in receiving a full proposal is generally made within three weeks.

The Gerber Foundation
4747 West 48th Street, Suite 153
Fremont, MI  49412-8119

(231) 924-3175
FAX (231) 924-7906
Email: tgf@ncresa.org

School Garden Grants from Annie's

School Garden Grants from Annie's

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

Deadline to apply is December 2, 2013.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Duration: 10 weeks

Deadline: Feb. 14

Start Date: July 1

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

Objective

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

Eligibility

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

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

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

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

Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

Preceptor

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

Selection Criteria and Review Process

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

Abstract Submission

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

Application Process

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

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

Call for Applications: 2014 Project Orange Thumb Grant

Call for Applications: 2014 Project Orange Thumb Grant

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

Why get involved?

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

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

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

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

Deadline: October 4, 2013

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

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

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

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America.

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship is named for the Sodexo Foundation's founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to Steve's efforts, which made these scholarships possible, an emerging generation of leaders will be cultivated in the fight against hunger.

The application period for the 2014 Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships is October 5 through December 5.

Scholarship Criteria:

Applications for Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships are accepted from October 5 through December 5, 2013.

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships are open to students (Kindergarten through graduate school) enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

Applicants must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the last 12 months. Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger.

Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.

Multiple applications of the same student will not be accepted; if more than one application for an individual is received, the first application received will be the application accepted and reviewed.

Applicants must obtain a Community Service Recommendation as part of the application process.

Recommenders must be at least 21 years of age, may NOT be your parent, guardian or family member, and must submit their recommendation by December 10, 2013.

All applicants and recommenders must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Employees of Sodexo are not eligible to apply for the Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships; but they may refer family members who are not employees of Sodexo.

Previous national STOP Hunger Scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply.

Previous regional STOP Hunger Honorees are eligible to apply.

For additional information regarding the scholarship program contact ISTS by email at STOPHunger@applyists.com or by phone at 615 320 3149. When emailing or calling, please indicate that you are inquiring about the Sodexo Foundation Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships.

Fuel Up Breakfast Grant

Fuel Up Breakfast Grant 

Application Deadline: July 26, 2013

Are you looking for funds to improve or expand your school’s breakfast program? Is your school enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program? You have the opportunity to win up to $2000 for your school if you apply before July 26, 2013.

For the fifth year in a row, National Dairy Council is partnering with General Mills Foodservice to award $50,000—that’s right, fifty thousand dollars!—in grants to help K-12 schools expand their breakfast programs and increase participation.

About the Grant

Grants are open to schools within the United States who participate in the National School Breakfast Program and are enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Schools who apply can receive up to $2000 in funding through the Fuel Up Breakfast Program, which has awarded $325,000 to more than 100 schools nationwide since 2009, and has greatly improved student access to nutritious foods such as low-fat and fat-free dairy products, whole grain cereals, and fruit.

Schools applying for a Fuel Up grant must have support of their school principal, district school nutrition director and school nutrition manager; school enrollment must be at least 500, with a breakfast participation level of less than 40 percent, and applicants must demonstrate an opportunity to raise breakfast participation. Applicants will be notified by August 8, 2013 if their school’s application has been approved or declined.

Past Grant Recipients

Past grant recipients have used the funds to implement alternative breakfast options such as breakfast-in-the-classroom, grab-and-go breakfast from a cart, or “second chance” breakfast after the first class period. In the 2012-13 school year, grants were awarded to 27 schools in 19 states, reaching 24,524 students. Results indicate an average increase of 50 percent in overall daily breakfast participation from the programs funded with grant dollars. Schools that received the grants reported significantly more dairy and whole grains served during the breakfast grant period.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for the Fuel Up Breakfast Grant schools must:

1. Complete and submit an accurate online grant application.

2. Participate in the National School Breakfast Program.

3. Be enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program for the 2013-14 school year and agree to participate fully by displaying the Fuel Up to Play 60 Activation Kit materials and encouraging students to track their healthy eating and physical activity online.  (Note:  program enrollment is free of charge and schools can enroll online at www.FuelUpToPlay60.com).

4. Have support/backing from the school principal, district school nutrition director, and school nutrition manager.

5. Have school enrollment of at least 500 students.

6. Have opportunity to raise breakfast participation (current participation is < 40%).

American College of Clinical Pharmacy GI/Liver/Nutrition Practice and Research Network Travel Awards

American College of Clinical Pharmacy GI/Liver/Nutrition Practice and Research Network Travel Awards

The GI/Liver/Nutrition PRN would like to encourage students, residents, or fellows with an interest and relevant involvement in the field of gastroenterology, hepatology, or nutrition to apply for a travel grant that would help support attendance at the ACCP annual meeting. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, DUE, QI, and IRB in addition to traditional research.

Number of Awards Offered: 1

Amount of Each Award: $500.00

Eligibility:

Applicants must be members of ACCP and the GI/L/N PRN. The applicant must be either a student, resident, or fellow. The applicant is required to give a brief presentation of their project at the annual ACCP GI/L/N PRN business meeting.

Application Requirements

• Current curriculum vitae

• Letter of intent explaining interest and involvement in gastroenterology, hepatology, or nutrition as well as how attending the annual meeting will assist with the applicant’s career goals

• Two letters of recommendation

Deadline: August 16, 2013

For questions or to submit an application, please contact: April N. Smith, PharmD, BCPS

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

The Obesity Society
8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1320
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone (301) 563-6526
Fax (301) 563-6595

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.

Guthrie-Koch PKU Scholarship

Guthrie-Koch PKU Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

Who is eligible:

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

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

Who will review scholarship applications:

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

Scholarship awards:

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

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

Application deadline:

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

Completed applications must be postmarked by October 15 each year.

Call for Nominations: Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award

Call for Nominations: Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award

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

Eligibility

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

Application Information 

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

The Award Includes 

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

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