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Frans Van de Werf Fund for Clinical Cardiovascular Research Funding Opportunity

Frans Van de Werf Fund for Clinical Cardiovascular Research Funding Opportunity

The Frans Van de Werf Fund for Clinical Cardiovascular Research was founded at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium in April 2013. The Fund will offer individual scholarships of up to 60.000 euro for a PhD student or up to 80.000 euro for a postdoctoral fellow for a 1 year period (or pro rata for shorter stays) in order to carry out clinically related cardiovascular research in either the KU Leuven or another high-standard academic centre.

Contact:

Krista Bogaert
Secretary of the Frans Van de Werf Fund for Clinical Cardiovascular Research KU Leuven, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Tel: +32 16 344890
FVDWFund@med.kuleuven.be

Glenn/American Federation for Aging Research Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging

Glenn/American Federation for Aging Research Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging

The deadline for applications for the 2015 awards is January 15, 2015.

It is a well-known fact that America’s population is aging dramatically – it is estimated that 20% of the population will be 65 years of age and older by 2030.  This aging population poses unique scientific and medical challenges that must be met if people are to live long, healthy, and productive lives.  Significant research findings in the biology of aging can lead to advances that help people live longer and healthier lives.

In order to continue to attract new generations of talented investigators, the Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging have been established.  The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging.  The program aims to give students the chance to learn more about the field of aging research, as well as increase their understanding of the challenges involved in improving the quality of life for older people.

The Program

Up to ten scholarships will be awarded in 2015.  They will enable PhD, MD, and DO candidates at any level to undertake a three-to-six-month research project on a subject related to the basic sciences and aging.  Students are encouraged to make their proposals as focused as possible – the strongest projects are those that focus on a particular subject area.  Clinical, epidemiology, health services, and outcome projects will not be considered.  Examples of promising areas of research include, but are not limited to:

• Aging and immune function

• Stem Cell Aging

• Inflammation

• Genetic Control of longevity

• Neurobiology and neuropathology of aging

• Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models

• Cardiovascular aging

• Aging and cellular stress response

• Metabolic and endocrine changes

• Age-related changes in cell proliferation

• Caloric restriction and aging

• DNA repair and control of gene expression

• Biology of the menopause

• Aging and apoptosis

• Biodemographic analysis of aging

• Comparative gerontology

• Evolutionary biological aspects of the biology of aging

• Macular degeneration

• Regenerative biology

• RNA control of gene expression in relation to age-related diseases

The research project must be carried out under the supervision of a faculty mentor.  It may be carried out in any not-for-profit setting, such as universities, medical schools, hospitals, or non-government agencies.  Applicants who also receive NIH, NSF or DOD stipend support are eligible to receive the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship. However, recipients cannot hold any other awards or scholarships concurrently with the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship.  Each scholarship is $5,000.  No indirect costs or overhead are allowed.  Pending available funds, award recipients will be invited to attend the 2016 AFAR Grantee Conference.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be MD, DO, PhD, or combined degree students in good standing at a not-for-profit institution in the United States.  If accepted, applicants will be asked to submit a Proof of Enrollment form confirming their enrollment at a U.S. institution.  Applicants may not hold another award or participate in another scholarship program concurrently with the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated by an AFAR Scientific Committee on the basis of:

• The qualifications and ability of the applicant, as demonstrated by academic performance, statement of purpose, and letter of reference

• The merit and feasibility of the proposed research project and its relevance to aging

• The qualifications of the designated mentor, his or her endorsement of the research project, assurance of active supervision, and demonstrated commitment to aging research and to the student

• Likelihood that the project will advance the applicant’s interest and career in aging research

• Quality of the research environment

Application Procedures

The deadline for receipt of all applications and supporting materials is January 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

Applicants will be notified on funding decisions or around April 30, 2015. If funded, the project start date must be before December 31, 2015.

Reporting Requirements

The Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a full report detailing their research methods and findings within 90 days of completing the research projects.  Similarly, the mentor will be required to provide an evaluation of the student’s performance and impressions of the impact of the program on the student’s career.  Instructions on how to format and submit these reports can be found here.

Annual Meeting

The award recipients are expected to attend the AFAR Grantee Conference which convenes AFAR grant recipients and leaders in the field to review and disseminate the research progress and findings of the grantees.  The meeting encourages networking, facilitates collaboration, and enhances the development of leadership.

American Federation for Aging Research Research Grants for Junior Faculty

American Federation for Aging Research Research Grants for Junior Faculty

Deadline: December 15, 2014

AFAR provides up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics including the causes of cellular senescence, the role of estrogen in the development of osteoporosis, the genetic factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, the effects of nutrition and exercise on the aging process, and much more. Since 1981, over 690 AFAR Research Grants have been awarded.

The Program

The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. AFAR supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging. Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported, especially if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible.

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

Aging and immune function

Stem cell aging

Inflammation

Genetic control of longevity

Neurobiology and neuropathology of aging*

Mechanisms of dementia*

Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models

Cardiovascular aging

Aging and cellular stress response

Metabolic and endocrine changes

Age-related changes in cell proliferation

Caloric restriction and aging

DNA repair and control of gene expression

Biology of the menopause

Aging and apoptosis

Biodemographic analysis of aging

Comparative gerontology

Evolutionary biological aspects of the biology of aging

*Applicants proposing a project in Alzheimer's Disease or healthy brain aging research should apply for the New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease. Applicants proposing other dementia-related research should apply for the AFAR Research grant.

It is anticipated that approximately 10 grants of up to $100,000 each will be awarded in 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 deadline date.

The AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty Program does not provide support for:

Postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of a senior investigator

Investigators who have received major extramural funding for research in any area (such as an R01 or NSF equivalent grant) prior to and including the start date of this award

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

Former AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipients

NIH Intramural program employees

Applicants for the 2015 Glenn/AFAR Breakthrough in Gerontology (BIG) award

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

Application Guidelines

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

Qualifications of the applicant;

Quality of the proposed research;

Excellence of the research environment;

Likelihood that the project will advance the applicant's career in aging research.

Application Procedures

The deadline for receipt of all Letters of Intent is December 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please refer to the AFAR  LOI instructions. Incomplete applications 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.

AMA Foundation Seed Grant Research Program

AMA Foundation Seed Grant Research Program

Submission deadline: December 5, 2014

The AMA Foundation established the Seed Grant Research Program in 2000 to encourage medical students, physician residents and fellows to enter the research field. The program provides grants to supports medical students, physician residents, and fellows in conducting small research projects.

With a generous contribution from Genentech, Inc., in 2015 the AMA Foundation will be awarding research grants of up to $2,500 in the areas of cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases and pancreatic cancer and $5,000 in the area of neoplastic diseases.

Eligibility and funding restrictions

• Seed grant funds cannot be used for salary or stipend, indirect/administrative costs, to hire a consultant or contractor, and solely for travel expenses.

• Seed grants will not be awarded to any applicant who has previously received an AMA Foundation seed grant in the research category in which they are applying.

• Applicants must be a medical student, physician resident or fellow of an accredited US medical school or institution; they must also be either a US citizen or a permanent resident of the US. Projects must be applicant-conceived, rather than ongoing research of their mentor or Principal Investigator.

• This program is open to both AMA and non-AMA members. Membership with the AMA does not factor into the grant selection process.

Please submit applications to seedgrants@ama-assn.org by December 5, 2014 at 5pm CST.

11th Global CardioVascular Clinical Trialists Forum Young Investigator Grant

11th Global CardioVascular Clinical Trialists Forum Young Investigator Grant

Deadline: 20 October 2014

The 11th Global CardioVascular Clinical Trialists Forum (CVCT) will take place for the first time in the US on December 5-7, 2014. It will be exceptionally hosted at the French Embassy in Washington DC.

Do you want to participate in a direct exchange with the world's leading experts in cardiovascular clinical trials? Are you mapping out your career as a trialist?

CVCT Forum encourages knowledge sharing between participants, familiarizing practitioners and young investigators with the science of clinical trials from protocol design to result interpretation.

By far, the Global CardioVascular Clinical Trialists Forum (CVCT) provides the best annual update and in-depth understanding of the trials shaping the evidence base of modern cardiology.

Take part in an exclusive event with high-level learning that you can implement immediately.

Network with the world’s leading trialists and learn about their latest successes and challenges.

Your registration fee is covered by the CVCT Forum.

Your room is pre-booked close to the venue (for two nights).

You will receive a contribution to your travel costs.

GRANT

One full scientific registration to attend CVCT (including congress materials, lunches, coffee breaks and and invitations to the networking reception) as well as two nights’ accommodation and a travel grant.

Completed grant applications must contain the following documents:

Current CV

Letter of recommendation from your program director/department head

Completed CVCT grant form

Criteria to apply:

Candidates must be under the age of 35/fellows or in their last year of residency.

Applicants are requested to submit an abstract to present as a poster at the CVCT Forum.

All grant applications must be made in writing and submitted to:

Aurélie Städtler
CVCT Project Manager
Email : cvct@overcome.fr

Please note: only complete applications will be considered.

UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Student Travel Grant

UltraEcho, Ltd. Cardiovascular Student Travel Grant

The American Society of Echocardiography Education and Research Foundation (ASEF) is pleased to announce the availability of a travel grant for a sonography student enrolled in an accredited CAAHEP cardiovascular ultrasound program.  The travel grant program is designed to provide partial financial support to a sonography student who would otherwise be unable to attend the ASE 26th Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston, MA, June 13-16, 2015, or any other 2015 educational courses directly sponsored by ASE.  A complimentary registration fee is included with the travel grant award, along with a one year student membership in the American Society of Echocardiography.

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

Award Amount  $1,000.00

Application Receipt Deadline:  November 30, 2014

Award Announcement:  February 2015

Award Payment Date:  February 2015

To Apply:

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

Criteria for Award:

*  Students must be actively enrolled in  cardiovascular ultrasound programs accredited by the commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or in equivalent Canadian or international cardiovascular ultrasound programs* at the time of the grant selection.  Students graduating in the Spring/Summer of 2015 are eligible to apply.

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

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

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

Feigenbaum Cardiovascular Student Travel Grant

Feigenbaum Cardiovascular Student Travel Grant

The American Society of Echocardiography Education and Research Foundation (ASEF) is pleased to announce the availability of a travel grant for a sonography student enrolled in an accredited CAAHEP cardiovascular ultrasound program.  The travel grant program is designed to provide partial financial support to sonography students who would otherwise be unable to attend the ASE 26th Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston, MA, June 13-16, 2015, or any other 2015 educational course directly sponsored by ASE.  A complimentary registration fee is included with the travel grant award, along with a one year student membership in the American Society of Echocardiography.

ASEF thanks Elsevier Inc. for supporting this grant to honor Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum’s commitment and tenure as the former editor of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) for 20 years.

Award Amount  $1,000.00

Application Receipt Deadline  November 30, 2014

Award Announcement  February 2015

Award Payment Date:  February 2015

To Apply:

*  Complete the online Feigenbaum Cardiovascular Sonographer Student Travel Grant form.

Criteria for Award:

*  Students must be actively enrolled in  cardiovascular ultrasound programs accredited by the commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or in equivalent Canadian or international cardiovascular ultrasound programs* at the time of the grant selection.  Students graduating in the Spring/Summer of 2015 are eligible to apply.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: September 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Scientific quality of the project;

Relevance to the research focus as described above;

Qualifications and commitment of the applicant; and

The quality of the training environment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association 2015 Annual Symposium Scholarship

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association 2015 Annual Symposium Scholarship

Each year, PCNA allocates a portion of its resources to support scholarships for members to attend the PCNA Annual Symposium. Selection for this scholarship will be based on academic and career achievement as well as financial need. This scholarship will cover full conference registration fees and materials.

Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, one must:

Be a current member or join PCNA

Provide current CV

Demonstrate financial need

Agree to provide PCNA with a report within six (6) months after the conference describing the impact this program had made on your education, research, practice, and/or leadership development. The PCNA National Office will include this report along with acceptance packet, if selected.

2015 Submissions open September 1, 2014 and close November 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lectureship of the American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section

Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lectureship of the American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section

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

The Berne Lectureship awardee will receive a $1,000 honorarium, a lecture describing their research, plus complimentary registration to the EB meeting at which they present their lecture.

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

Eligible individuals should submit their application electronically through the APS website by February 2, 2015 to be considered for the 2016 award.

Application package:

-NIH-style biosketch with 15 most prominent publications

-2 Letters of Nomination: one from a past or current trainee, and the other of the applicant’s choice

American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section Carl J. Wiggers Award

American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section Carl J. Wiggers Award

The Carl J. Wiggers Award is in honor of the Cardiovascular Section's founder, Carl J. Wiggers, whose research defined fundamental pressure-flow relationships in the cardiovascular system. In addition to publishing definitive texts in circulatory physiology, Dr. Wiggers founded Circulation Research and trained numerous future department heads as well as several presidents of the APS.

The Wiggers award honors a scientist and fellow of the APS Cardiovascular Section who has made distinguished achievements and contributions to cardiovascular research throughout their career, has been an active and committed member of the section, and who will attract outstanding new members to the Cardiovascular Section from the United States and abroad.

The Wiggers awardee will receive a $1,000 honorarium, a featured topic selected by the awardee plus complimentary registration to the EB Meeting at which the featured topic is presented.

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

All application materials must be submitted by February 2, 2015 to be considered for the 2016 award.

Application package:

-NIH-style biosketch with 15 most prominent publications

-2 Letters of Nomination: one from a past or current trainee, and the other of the applicant’s choice

American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Awards Competition

American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Awards Competition

The Young Investigator Awards competition encourages and recognizes young scientific investigators of promise, upon whom progress in the field of cardiology is dependent. The submission deadline is September 15, 2014. Enter your submission today and plan to attend the YIA sessions at ACC.15 for cutting-edge presentations in each of the following categories:

1. Clinical Investigations, Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiac Surgery

2. Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathology

3. ACCF/Herman K. Gold Young Investigator Awards in Molecular and Cellular Cardiology

4. Cardiovascular Health Outcomes and Population Genetics

The Award: The first place winner for each category receives $2,000, second place winners receive $1,000; three honorable mentions in each category receive $500. Travel, hotel and meals up to $1,500 will be reimbursed for all 20 finalists to attend the YIA Competition at ACC.15 in San Diego, CA.

Funding Source: Support for the ACCF/Herman K. Gold Young Investigator Awards in Molecular and Cellular Cardiology is provided by a grant from CV Path Institute and the family of Herman K. Gold.

For more information: Email Kristin Robertson or call 800-253-4636, ext. 6390.

Request for Applications: American Heart Association 2014 Strategically Focused Hypertension Research Network

Request for Applications: American Heart Association 2014 Strategically Focused Hypertension Research Network

The Strategically Focused Research Network will focus on Hypertension.

The AHA is interested in the science community exploring all aspects of hypertension, which can assist the AHA in reaching its 2020 Goals and overall mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

A Network is comprised of three to four institutions, or Centers, working on three projects each that are focused on one strategic area.

To that end, the AHA pursues research from the basic, clinical and population sciences. This RFA will require that each submission have an overall application from the Center Director, as well as three proposals from project Principal Investigators in this specific area:

One proposal addressing basic science discovery in Hypertension

One proposal addressing clinical science discovery in Hypertension

One proposal addressing population science discovery in Hypertension

A Center application can comprise projects from more than one institution. The sponsoring institution will be determined by where the Center Director is located and will be charged with oversight and financial responsibilities of the Center as a whole. Applications should convey how these different areas of science will be integrated, both in their scientific discoveries and through joint team communication and integration.

Institutions are limited to one Center application per location, however individuals at said institution who are not participating in said institution's Center application, may indeed participate in another Center's application.

Offered by: AHA National Research Program

The deadline for the Letter of Intent is August 1, 2014.

The application deadline is November 3, 2014.

Roger R. Williams Memorial Award for Genetic Epidemiology and the Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis

Roger R. Williams Memorial Award for Genetic Epidemiology and the Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis

Applicants must submit abstracts to the EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions, scheduled for March 3 -6, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Abstract and Award Application Deadline is Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM CDT.

The Roger R. Williams Memorial Award for Genetic Epidemiology and the Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis is named for Dr. Roger R. Williams' pioneering work in the field of the genetics of inherited lipid disorders and the prevention of atherosclerosis.

The winner of the Roger R. Williams Genetic Epidemiology Award will be announced during the conference. The winning abstract will be the one achieving the highest average score of all applicants who submit abstracts to the category of genetic epidemiology.   The awardee will receive a cash prize of $1,500 and a plaque.

Eligibility Requirements

• All applicants must be members of the American Heart Association (AHA).

• The candidate must be the first and presenting author of the abstract.

• The work may not have been previously presented or published in any form.

• Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.

• Applicants may submit only one abstract for consideration for the award.

• Winners of this award are not eligible to receive cash compensation from another award during the joint EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions.

How To Apply

• Submit an abstract for the conference by 11:59 PM CDT on Oct. 15, 2014 to the Genetics category.

• Select the award during the abstract submission process.

• Upload your current curriculum vitae.

This award is made possible by a grant from Merck, Inc.

For questions, please contact:

Susan Kunish
Manager, Scientific Conference Programs
Phone: (720) 328-8078

Trudy Bush Fellowships for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women's Health

Trudy Bush Fellowships for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women's Health

Applicants must submit abstracts to the EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions, scheduled for March 3 -6, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Abstract and Award Application Deadline is Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM CDT.

The Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women’s Health is named for Trudy Bush, Ph.D., M.H.S., to honor her outstanding leadership in the field of women’s health and contributions to cardiovascular science.

The winners of the Trudy Bush Fellowships will be announced during the conference.  The winning abstracts will be the top three achieving the highest average scores of all applicants whose abstracts address issues related to women’s health. Cardiovascular disease research in women’s health is defined broadly and is not limited to studies conducted exclusively in women or issues unique to women, such as effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy.  The awardees will receive a cash prize of $1,000 each.

Eligibility Requirements

• All applicants must be members of the American Heart Association (AHA).

• The candidate must be the first and presenting author of the abstract.

• The work may not have been previously presented or published in any form.

• Winners are not eligible to reenter the competition in subsequent years.

• Applicants may submit only one abstract for consideration for the award.

• Winners of this award are not eligible to receive cash compensation from another award during the joint EPI/Lifestyle Scienitific Sessions.

How To Apply

• Submit an abstract for the conference by 11:59 PM CDT, Oct. 15, 2014, in the area of women’s health.

• Select the award during the abstract submission process.

• Upload your curriculum vitae as instructed during the submission process.

For questions, please contact:

Susan Kunish
Manager, Scientific Conference Programs
Phone: (720) 328-8078

Sandra A. Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease or Hypertension Epidemiology

Sandra A. Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease or Hypertension Epidemiology

Applicants must submit abstracts to the EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions, scheduled for March 3 - 6, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Abstract and Award Application Deadline is Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM CDT.

The Sandra A. Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease or Hypertension Epidemiology is named for Dr. Sandra Daugherty in appreciation of her outstanding career as a clinical researcher and epidemiologist working in the areas of hypertension, chronic fatigue syndrome and women's health issues. The award is designed to recognize the role of junior faculty and to stimulate excellence in research by junior investigators.

Up to five finalists will be selected by the Council's Program Committee and will be named in the program. The finalists will be asked to submit a five-page manuscript or extended abstract. The winner will be chosen on the basis of his or her contribution to the work as well as the scientific merit, quality and originality of the manuscript submitted. The winner of the Sandra A. Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease or Hypertension Epidemiology will be announced during the conference. The awardee will receive a cash prize of $2,500 and a plaque.  The other finalists will be awarded certificates of accomplishment.

Eligibility Requirements

• All applicants and their sponsors must be members of the American Heart Association (AHA).

• Researchers in a junior faculty position, instructor or assistant professor or equivalent, are eligible for this award. Investigators with more than five full-time years of post-training research faculty experience are not eligible.

• The candidate must be the first and presenting author of the abstract.

• The work may not have been previously presented or published in any form.

• Winners are not eligible to reenter the competition in subsequent years.

• Applicants may submit only one abstract for consideration for the award.

• Winners of this award are not eligible to receive cash compensation from another award during the joint EPI/Lifestyle Scienitific Sessions.

How To Apply

• Submit an abstract for the conference by 11:59 PM CDT, Oct. 15, 2014.  The abstract should be based on independent research in the area of cardiovascular disease and/or hypertension.

• Select the award during the abstract submission process.

Upload the following REQUIRED documents as instructed during the submission process:

• Submit a signed letter of endorsement from your department chair, advisor, or other sponsor, certifying that you meet the eligibility criteria for this award.  The letter must describe time spent in training and after completion of training to support your eligibility as a “junior investigator”.

• Submit a current curriculum vitae

• (Finalists will be asked to submit an extended manuscript at a later date).

Supported by a grant from The Sandra A. Daugherty Foundation.

For questions, please contact:

Susan Kunish
Manager, Scientific Conference Programs
Phone: (720) 328-8078

Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators

Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators

Applicants must submit abstracts to the EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions, scheduled for March 3 - 6, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Abstract and Award Application Deadline is Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM CDT.

The Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators is named for the Stamlers in appreciation of their seminal contributions to cardiovascular disease epidemiology.  The award recognizes and stimulates excellence in research by investigators in training.

Up to five finalists will be selected by the council’s Program Committee and will be named in the program.  Finalists will be asked to submit a five-page extended abstract, which will be the basis for selecting the recipient of the award.  Finalists are selected based on abstract rating and the winner will be chosen on the basis of his or her contribution to the work as well as scientific merit, quality, and originality of the manuscript submitted.

The winner of the Jeremiah and Rose Stamler award will be announced during the conference.  The awardee will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and a plaque.  The other finalists will be awarded certificates of accomplishment.

Eligibility Requirements

• All applicants and their sponsor(s) must be members of the American Heart Association (AHA).

• Researchers in graduate and postgraduate training programs (degree or non-degree) as well as those in medical residency and fellowship programs are eligible for this award.  Investigators with no more than two years of post-training experience are also eligible.

• The candidate must be the first and presenting author of the abstract.

• The work may not have been presented or published in any form.

• Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.

• Applicants may submit only one abstract for consideration for the award.

• Winners of this award are not eligible to receive cash compensation from another award during the joint EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions.

How to Apply

• Submit an abstract to any category for the EPI/Lifestyle Conference by 11:59 PM CDT, Oct. 15, 2015.  The abstract should be based on independent research conducted as part of your training.

• Select the award during the abstract submission process.

Upload the following REQUIRED documents during the submission process:

• Include a signed letter of endorsement from a department chair, advisor or other sponsor, certifying that you meet the eligibility criteria for this award and that the work presented in the abstract is yours.  The letter should include your contribution to the formulation of the research hypothesis, data collection, analysis and interpretation.

• Submit a current Curriculum vitae

• (Finalists will be asked to submit an extended manuscript at a later date).

For questions, please contact:

Susan Kunish
Manager, Scientific Conference Programs
Phone: (720) 328-8078

International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation/Bayer Pulmonary Hypertension Research Grant Award

International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation/Bayer Pulmonary Hypertension Research Grant Award

The ISHLT/Bayer Pulmonary Hypertension Research Grant Award is a two-year award in the amount of $100,000 ($50,000 per year).

The APPLICATION DEADLINE is JUNE 2, 2014. AWARD DECISION AND NOTIFICATION: JULY 15, 2014.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Phyllis Glenn at 972-490-9495 or phyllis.glenn@ishlt.org.

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the Award is to further the scientific understanding of Pulmonary Hypertension, with the ultimate aim of improving patient's lives. The Award is designed to support young scientists, doing research in Pulmonary Hypertension at a critical time in their independent research careers.

The goal of the study must be to investigate a relevant clinical or translational science question in PH, irrespective of the PH subtype.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

The applicant must have completed post-graduate training (post doctoral training for scientists or post Board certification/accreditation/staff appointment for clinicians).

The applicant will demonstrate evidence of pursued interest in the field of the failing heart or lungs and will aim to further develop their career in the area of pulmonary hypertension.

The applicant must have completed such training no more than 5 years prior to the date of application.

The applicant must have a full-time faculty appointment at a University or other accredited institution of higher learning.

The applicant must not have already received extramural (external) funding >$40,000 for the same period from any other granting agency. Simultaneous internal funding for the recipient's institution/department is permitted if it is not for the same or closely related research.

The study must be able to be completed within 2 years.

FUNDING STIPULATIONS / AWARD POLICIES:

Research must begin between July 15, 2014 and January 15, 2015.

The results of funded research must be submitted in one of the following formats within one year of the final year of the project:

- as a manuscript to the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

- as an abstract for the ISHLT Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

- as a report for publication in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

The results of funded research cannot have been previously published or presented prior to publication in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation or presentation at the ISHLT Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions.

ISHLT and Bayer must be acknowledged as a funding source in all manuscripts and presentations derived from the funded research via the following statement: "This work was supported by an ISHLT/Bayer Pulmonary Hypertension Research Grant Award from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. This award was supported by a grant from Bayer."

Copies of these publications must be submitted to the ISHLT Headquarters office within 1 month of publication.

Funding will be awarded in four portions. 25% of the funding will be disbursed initially, with the remaining balance disbursed in 25% increments upon submission of a satisfactory progress report to the Awards Committee every 6 months after the date of initial funding. A final progress report and summary must be submitted to the ISHLT Grants and Awards Committee within 15 months of the initial disbursement.

Continuing installments of funding will not be made if the research is no longer being conducted at the original institution.

The proportion of time to be devoted to clinical work and research for each recipient of the Award should be determined by the recipient's Chair/Chief but not to exceed 50% devoted to research.

Not more than 25% of the Award may be used for salary support. The remainder is to be used for supplies and performing the research project.

The award recipient and the award recipient's institution agree that the funds will be used to cover expenses for the purpose(s) described in the application, that there is not duplicate funding for these purposes, and that no portion of the award will be used to pay for indirect costs, capital equipment purchases, or institutional overhead.

The Award recipient must be a member of ISHLT in good standing throughout the duration of the funding period.

The award recipient is expected to attend the annual ISHLT Scientific meeting during the award period.

To maximize the effectiveness of the funding, the recipient will also be mentored by an international expert assigned by ISHLT who will provide invaluable experience and insights throughout the study.

International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation/HeartWare Award for Translational Research in Mechanical Circulatory Support

International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation/HeartWare Award for Translational Research in Mechanical Circulatory Support

The ISHLT/HeartWare Award for Translational Research in MCS is a one-year award in the amount of $65,000.

The APPLICATION DEADLINE is JUNE 2, 2014. AWARD DECISION AND NOTIFICATION: JULY 15, 2014.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Phyllis Glenn at 972-490-9495 or phyllis.glenn@ishlt.org.

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the Award is to support research utilizing MCS that would result in an increased understanding of the biologic effects, use as sole or combined therapy, insights into patient/MCS management, innovative use/application or improved outcomes for the treatment of heart failure. The Award is aimed to support rising stars in the field of mechanical circulatory support at a critical time in their career. The Award recipient will have already established a track record in the field of mechanical circulatory support and will aim to further develop their career in this area.

The intent is that the Award will be for a junior faculty position dedicated to a career in the use of MCS as a treatment option for heart failure. It is anticipated that the individual will be clinician or clinician scientist at an active VAD/transplant program with a faculty appointment in either cardiology or cardiac surgery.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

The applicant must have Board certification or be Board eligible (within their stated field) and have an academic staff appointment.

Applicants must have achieved such no more than 3 years prior to the date of application.

Applicants must have a full-time faculty appointment at a University or other accredited institution of higher learning.

Applicants must not have already received extramural (external) funding >$40,000 for the same period from any other granting agency. Simultaneous internal funding for the recipient's institution/department is permitted if it is not for the same or closely related research.

FUNDING STIPULATIONS / AWARD POLICIES:

Research must begin between July 15, 2014 and January 15, 2015.

The Award recipient is required to submit at least one abstract to the ISHLT Annual Meeting and one manuscript for publication in the JHLT related to the results of the funded research project.

The results of funded research cannot have been previously published or presented prior to publication in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation or presentation at the ISHLT Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions.

ISHLT and HeartWare must be acknowledged as a funding source in all manuscripts and presentations derived from the funded research via the following statement: "This work was supported by the ISHLT/HeartWare Award for Translational Research in MCS from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. This award was supported by a grant from HeartWare." Copies of these publications must be submitted to the ISHLT Headquarters office within 1 month of publication.

Funding will be awarded in two portions. 50% of the Award will be disbursed initially, with the final 50% disbursed pending submission of an acceptable progress report to the ISHLT Grants and Awards Committee.

A final progress report and summary must be submitted to the ISHLT Grants and Awards Committee within 15 months of the initial disbursement.

Continuing installments of funding will not be made if the research is no longer being conducted at the original institution.

The proportion of time to be devoted to clinical work and research for each recipient of the Award should be determined by the recipient's Chair/Chief but not to exceed 50% devoted to research.

Not more than 25% of the Award may be used for salary support. The remainder is to be used for supplies and performing the research project.

$2000 of the Award is to be allocated for support to travel to the following year's ISHLT meeting.

The award recipient and the award recipient's institution agree that the funds will be used to cover expenses for the purpose(s) described in the application, that there is not duplicate funding for these purposes, and that no portion of the award will be used to pay for indirect costs, capital equipment purchases, or institutional overhead.

Either at the time of application or by completion of the award time period, it is expected that the Award recipient will meet Joint Commission requirements or the equivalent regarding physician experience to manage/implant Ventricular Assist Devices ("VADs").

The recipient will learn postoperative care and management of complications after VAD implant.

The recipient will participate in educational and training programs for mechanical circulatory support.

The Award recipient must be a member of ISHLT in good standing throughout the duration of the funding period.

The award recipient is expected to attend the annual ISHLT Scientific meeting during the award period.

Robyn Barst Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Research and Mentoring Awards

Robyn Barst Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Research and Mentoring Awards

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is proud to offer this unique mentoring and research opportunity in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Awards

Robyn Barst Fund - 2014 RFAGrants from the Barst Fund will provide support for a one year mentorship for young clinicians and researchers in the field of pediatric PAH. Grantees will be expected to engage with an experienced mentor who is able to provide oversight and training in pediatric PAH treatment, management and research. In addition to the mentor component, it is expected that grantees will complete a proof of concept research project. These novel projects combined with experienced mentor collaboration are expected to significantly advance the grantee's knowledge, and ultimately the field, of pediatric PAH. In 2014, two, one-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded.

These two awards made through the Barst Fund in 2014 will be in in honor of pediatric PH patient Cordelia through a generous, anonymous donation.

Eligibility

U.S.-based clinicians holding an MD, DO or equivalent degree are encouraged to apply. The applicant should be within the last year of fellowship training or junior faculty within five years of training with a strong career interest in pediatric PAH. Investigators are encouraged to connect to the PH medical community through membership in PH Clinicians and Researchers (PHA’s medical membership network) during the course of their research. Indirect costs will not be paid to the sponsoring institution.

Timeline

May 23, 2014   Deadline for LOI submission

June 6, 2014  LOI Review

Mid-Late June 2014  Applicants will receive official notification on their LOIs

July 18, 2014  Submission deadline for full grant application

Late September 2014  Review of grant applications

Early-Mid October 2014   Award notifications sent to applicants and institutions

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