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Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators

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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

Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children: A Multilevel Approach (UH2/UH3)

RAC - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention -

Awards grants to multidisciplinary teams to test an intervention related to children's oral health or evaluate outcomes of an existing program or policy intended to reduce oral health disparities and inequalities, with the goal of improving oral health for low-income rural or urban populations. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- National Institutes of Health

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association Research Grant Program

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Prader-Willi Syndrome Association Research Grant Program

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) [“PWSA (USA)”] is pleased to offer grant assistance for scientific researchers with an interest in improving the lives of those with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). PWSA(USA) is seeking to fund projects for a maximum of $75,000 total per project for a 1-2 year grant support aimed at discovering and developing treatments, cures and technologies benefiting those with Prader-Willi syndrome.

PWSA(USA) is especially interested in supporting research projects that have the potential for immediate and high impact to the PWS community. The research committee has decided that PWSA(USA) will support research-based translational grants or those showing high promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to clinical application. The goal is to fast-track better treatment for the syndrome.

While PWSA(USA) is open to insightful grant applications in any subject area, the following areas are of particular interest to our constituency at this time. Research in these areas will receive the highest priority:

PWSA (USA) 2014 Research Priorities

Obesity -- Obesity is the number one threat to the life expectancy and quality of life of someone with PWS. The combination of hyperphagia and slow metabolism can result in extraordinary weight gain which imposes extraordinary stress on both the person with the syndrome and their families. Hyperphagia is the overwhelming problem preventing independent living by anyone with PWS. Controlling the chronic insatiable feeling of hunger and/or extreme drive to eat and increasing the metabolic rate are issues that are the high priorities for PWSA(USA).

Behavioral/psychological issues --Even if weight is controlled, the impact of complex behavioral and psychological issues is significant for the person with PWS and the entire family. Potential behavioral health interventions are a high priority for PWSA(USA).

Respiratory and Gastrointestinal (GI) complications -- Due to lifelong hypotonia and complications of obesity, individuals with PWS are at-risk for pulmonary and severe gastrointestinal issues. These can be potentially life-threatening and PWSA(USA) believes of high priority.

Other complications --There are other health related complications that are unique to PWS and are potentially life-threatening.

Grant Award Timing:

GRANT APPLICATION DUE: OCT 7, 2014

GRANT AWARD: DEC 2014

FUNDING OF GRANT: As soon as all IRB documents are obtained and completed as well as meeting other requirements.

Request for Proposals: Promising Program Grant Program

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Request for Proposals: Promising Program Grant Program

NB3F Promising Program Grant cycle is currently open and proposals will be accepted until Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (MST)

The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F)’s national program, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures is pleased to announce its 2014 Promising Program Grant Request For Proposals (RFP). NB3F’s mission is to reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes and support leadership development for Native American children through the development of evidence-based health and wellness programs, strategic grantmaking, research and advocacy.

Currently, 45 percent of Native American children ages 6-11 are either overweight or obese. In some Native
communities, childhood obesity rates are over 60 percent with some children as young as four years of age
contracting type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of funding resources and support, both public
and private, for Native communities to effectively and adequately address this issue. NB3F believes that Native communities have the inherent knowledge, assets and values to address this health issue within their communities.

Promising Program Grants were designed to assist Native communities in the implementation of culturally
appropriate childhood obesity prevention programming by providing resources and technical assistance.

The purpose of the Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Promising Program Grant
is to:

1. Strengthen existing programs focused on childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through physical activity and/or healthy nutrition;

2. Assist communities and organizations in building their capacity to evaluate their programming and;

3. Assist communities and organizations in building their capacity to implement policy change.

Recipients of these grants are currently implementing programs for youth that increase physical activity and get kids moving while providing a safe place to play and/or support healthy nutrition programs that can include nutrition education and/or increasing access to healthy and affordable foods.

The Promising Program Grant will give priority to proposals that show strong potential to strengthen their
existing program, readiness to build their capacity to evaluate their programs and demonstrate strong potential to share promising outcomes and best practices.

NB3F plans to award grants of up to $40,000 each to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs.

Examples of proposed work could be but are not limited to:

• Nutrition education and child/youth engagement through community gardens (i.e. farm to school
programming)

• Child/Youth engagement through organized sports programs

• Child/Youth focused community physical activity (i.e. walking trails, outdoor activities)

• Child/Youth leadership development through nutrition education and physical fitness programming

Policy Change:

In addition to strengthening areas of program implementation and building capacity to conduct
program evaluation, this grant is targeted at identifying policy interventions to combat childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. Policy change can be large, like adapting a tribal youth fitness policy or smaller scale such as offering healthy snack options at meetings/events or creating “junk food free zones” at program sites.

As a requirement of this grant, each grantee must develop at least one policy intervention that will be addressed during the grant period.

Moreover, technical assistance will be provided to assist in this area of targeted change.

Grant Period

The grant period will commence September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015.

Eligibility Criteria

Organizations eligible to apply include U.S. based Native American-controlled nonprofits 501(c)(3), federally or state recognized tribal governments or programs, or Native American community-based groups with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Schools are not eligible to apply unless they have 501(c)(3) status.

Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However, preference will be given to applicants located in the following areas: New Mexico, Arizona (Southwest Region); Oklahoma, Texas (Southern Plains Region); Wisconsin, Minnesota (Upper Midwest Region).

Funding Priorities and Requirements

• Organizations must directly engage children and youth (ages 5-17) in ongoing programming that involves
physical activity and/or healthy nutrition;

• Programs must be at least one year old as of the application opening date (June 2, 2014);

• Programs must be able to demonstrate impact and a commitment to provide continuous and ongoing
programing throughout the grant period.

• Be able to demonstrate evidence of strong tribal leadership and community support; Organizations must
provide a letter of support from the Native community where the program will be operating.

• Have experience in and the capacity to build sustainable programming in the core areas of physical
activity and/or healthy nutrition;

• Demonstrate ability to enhance existing programming and capacity to strengthen existing evaluation
efforts;

• Have strong organizational capacity to implement the proposed project and manage the grant funds,
including prohibitions against lobbying and political activities;

• Demonstrate ability to provide a 30 percent match of the total project request (cash and/or in-kind);

• Demonstrate indirect costs do not exceed 15% of the total project request;

• Demonstrate a “balanced” budget according to organizational needs (for example no requests for
equipment only, salaries only, etc.;
 

Request for Proposals: Promising Program Grant Program

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Request for Proposals: Promising Program Grant Program

NB3F Promising Program Grant cycle is currently open and proposals will be accepted until Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (MST)

The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F)’s national program, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures is pleased to announce its 2014 Promising Program Grant Request For Proposals (RFP). NB3F’s mission is to reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes and support leadership development for Native American children through the development of evidence-based health and wellness programs, strategic grantmaking, research and advocacy.

Currently, 45 percent of Native American children ages 6-11 are either overweight or obese. In some Native
communities, childhood obesity rates are over 60 percent with some children as young as four years of age
contracting type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of funding resources and support, both public
and private, for Native communities to effectively and adequately address this issue. NB3F believes that Native communities have the inherent knowledge, assets and values to address this health issue within their communities.

Promising Program Grants were designed to assist Native communities in the implementation of culturally
appropriate childhood obesity prevention programming by providing resources and technical assistance.

The purpose of the Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Promising Program Grant
is to:

1. Strengthen existing programs focused on childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through physical activity and/or healthy nutrition;

2. Assist communities and organizations in building their capacity to evaluate their programming and;

3. Assist communities and organizations in building their capacity to implement policy change.

Recipients of these grants are currently implementing programs for youth that increase physical activity and get kids moving while providing a safe place to play and/or support healthy nutrition programs that can include nutrition education and/or increasing access to healthy and affordable foods.

The Promising Program Grant will give priority to proposals that show strong potential to strengthen their
existing program, readiness to build their capacity to evaluate their programs and demonstrate strong potential to share promising outcomes and best practices.

NB3F plans to award grants of up to $40,000 each to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs.

Examples of proposed work could be but are not limited to:

• Nutrition education and child/youth engagement through community gardens (i.e. farm to school
programming)

• Child/Youth engagement through organized sports programs

• Child/Youth focused community physical activity (i.e. walking trails, outdoor activities)

• Child/Youth leadership development through nutrition education and physical fitness programming

Policy Change:

In addition to strengthening areas of program implementation and building capacity to conduct
program evaluation, this grant is targeted at identifying policy interventions to combat childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. Policy change can be large, like adapting a tribal youth fitness policy or smaller scale such as offering healthy snack options at meetings/events or creating “junk food free zones” at program sites.

As a requirement of this grant, each grantee must develop at least one policy intervention that will be addressed during the grant period.

Moreover, technical assistance will be provided to assist in this area of targeted change.

Grant Period

The grant period will commence September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015.

Eligibility Criteria

Organizations eligible to apply include U.S. based Native American-controlled nonprofits 501(c)(3), federally or state recognized tribal governments or programs, or Native American community-based groups with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Schools are not eligible to apply unless they have 501(c)(3) status.

Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However, preference will be given to applicants located in the following areas: New Mexico, Arizona (Southwest Region); Oklahoma, Texas (Southern Plains Region); Wisconsin, Minnesota (Upper Midwest Region).

Funding Priorities and Requirements

• Organizations must directly engage children and youth (ages 5-17) in ongoing programming that involves
physical activity and/or healthy nutrition;

• Programs must be at least one year old as of the application opening date (June 2, 2014);

• Programs must be able to demonstrate impact and a commitment to provide continuous and ongoing
programing throughout the grant period.

• Be able to demonstrate evidence of strong tribal leadership and community support; Organizations must
provide a letter of support from the Native community where the program will be operating.

• Have experience in and the capacity to build sustainable programming in the core areas of physical
activity and/or healthy nutrition;

• Demonstrate ability to enhance existing programming and capacity to strengthen existing evaluation
efforts;

• Have strong organizational capacity to implement the proposed project and manage the grant funds,
including prohibitions against lobbying and political activities;

• Demonstrate ability to provide a 30 percent match of the total project request (cash and/or in-kind);

• Demonstrate indirect costs do not exceed 15% of the total project request;

• Demonstrate a “balanced” budget according to organizational needs (for example no requests for
equipment only, salaries only, etc.;
 

Interstitial Cystitis Association Pilot Research Program

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Interstitial Cystitis Association Pilot Research Program

Help us solve the many questions that surround IC!

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

Deadline to apply is February 27, 2015

■ Epidemiology/burden of disease (especially in children)

■ Etiology of IC

■ Serum or urine markers

■ Treatment modalities

■ Neurophysiology

■ Pain management

■ Pregnancy and IC

■ Diet and nutrition

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

ELIGIBILITY

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

1. Applicant should have a sponsoring institution.

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

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

AWARD DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

SELECTION CRITERIA

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

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

DEADLINE

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

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

Weight Watchers Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant

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Weight Watchers Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant

Weight Watchers and TOS have partnered to create the Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant, which will award a research grant of $40,000 for a one-year period. The grant will focus on the development of a scalable, behavioral weight management program that includes digital tools.

Eligibility Criteria

All members of the Obesity Society (domestic or international) are eligible for the grant.

Post-doctoral students and above.

Post-doctoral research fellows must be current members in their own right and have a mentor who is a current TOS member.

Applications should be submitted to TOS by Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:59 am ET.

Applicants whose LOI are judged well will be announced on July 31, 2014 and will be invited to submit a Proposal of no more than 4 pages (plus one page for budget and justification, plus biosketch pages) by August 29, 2014.

Important dates

Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: June 30, 2014

Full Proposal Request Notification: July 31, 2014

Full Proposal Submission Deadline: August 29, 2014

Grant Recipient Notified: September 30, 2014

Grant Start Date: Approximately November 1, 2014

Research Completed: One year from Start Date November 1, 2015

Final Report and Financial Statement Due: One year from Start Date November 1, 2015

For more information

For additional details regarding this grant, please contact Jean McMahon via email at grantsandawards@obesity.org or at 240-485-1955 by phone.

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