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American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Awards Competition

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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.

Plum Creek Foundation Grants

RAC - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention -

Offers grants in 18 states to human service organizations; hospitals and medical programs, including funds for equipment; youth-serving organizations; community development projects; arts and culture projects; civic service organizations; and educational institutions. Geographic coverage: Available in areas of company operations in 18 states. -- Plum Creek Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

Duration: 10 weeks

Deadline: Feb. 13, 2015

Start Date: June 1, 2015

This fellowship offers $2,500 stipends to high school and undergraduate students and $3,000 to medical and graduate students to spend time performing research in digestive diseases or nutrition for a minimum of 10 weeks. As a summer fellowship, the research must take place between May and August.

Objective

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

Eligibility

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

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

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

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

Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preceptor

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

Selection Criteria and Review Process

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

Abstract Submission

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

Application Process

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

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

American Gastroenterological Association Investing in the Future Student Research Fellowship

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American Gastroenterological Association Investing in the Future Student Research Fellowship

Eligibility: Students

Amount/year: $5,000

Duration: 2.5 Months

Deadline: Feb. 6, 2015

Start Date: April 1, 2015

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

Objective

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

Eligibility

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

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

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

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

Selection Criteria and Review Process

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

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

Requirements

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

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

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

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

Abstract Submission

Award recipients are encouraged (but not required) to submit abstracts for presentation at Digestive Disease Week (DDW), the world’s largest gathering of clinicians, educators and researchers in gastrointestinal and hepatic disease and function. If a recipient’s abstract is accepted by the AGA for presentation, he/she may apply for the AGA Student Abstract Prize, a $500 travel award to attend DDW. To submit an abstract for consideration, visit the DDW website and select “Abstract Submission”.

Application Submission Instructions

The application deadline is Feb. 7. The completed application, transcript and reference letters must be combined into and submitted as one PDF file. The document must be titled by the applicant’s last name and first initial only. Hard copies will not be accepted; please email your application, including the applicant's full name and the name of the award. Please direct all questions to the research awards manager, by telephone at 301-222-4012 or via email.

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

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

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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.

Call for Visiting Scientist Scholarship Applications 2014: Danish Diabetes Academy

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Call for Visiting Scientist Scholarship Applications 2014: Danish Diabetes Academy

Online submission of applications for Visiting Scientist scholarships from the Danish Diabetes Academy is now open with registration deadline September 9, 2014. Researchers at Post Doc level, Assistant Professors or Professors can apply for a scholarship covering expenses related to international scientists visiting a Danish research group for 1-6 months.

Grants

The Danish Diabetes Academy will cover expenses for visits lasting up to 6 months including salary, transportation and rent.

Before you apply

Please note that applicants must:

Have a PhD degree

Have postdoctoral experience

Have an excellent academic record

Be able to document teaching experience

Be able to document intended collaboration with a scientific member of the Danish Diabetes Academy

Be willing to teach/ give lectures and/ or write reviews for the Danish Diabetes Academy

Application deadline

9 September 2014 (12:00 noon)

Further information

Contact: tel. 6541 3960/ e-mail info@danishdiabetesacademy.dk

Oregon Community Grant Program

RAC - Obesity Funding -

Offers grants to programs in Oregon that address health and well-being of vulnerable populations; educational opportunities and achievement; arts and culture; or community livability, environment, and citizen engagement. Geographic coverage: Oregon -- Oregon Community Foundation

Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP)

RAC - Obesity Funding -

Offers grants to tribal colleges or universities for research projects that address concerns and needs of tribal and reservation communities, including projects that focus on nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and obesity reduction in tribal communities. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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

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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

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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

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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

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