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Today's Grant Opportunities

Hysteretic Heating of Polymer Crystal Composites through Mechanical Vibration (Department of the Air Force)
BAA-AFRL-RWK-2015-0001_CALL_001

The AFRL wishes to understand the material parameters that are most important for prediction of vibration heating, to more fully diagnose the mechanisms of heating, and to have some tool or methodology developed for use to estimate heating in generalized transport geometries. Materials of interest for this study are polymer crystalline composites. However, representative work with other composites is acceptable if material properties are in a range that is relevant for the application at hand. Statement of Objectives – Task Order 0001 It is expected that contract(s) awarded will include research in the following areas.

(1.1) Elastic Response Diagnosis - Examine the degree to which cyclic elastic loading might cause energy deposition in polymer crystal composite materials. The energy deposition rate should be compared with heat conduction rates within the bulk to determine whether the deposition may cause a significant temperature rise in the overall system. Geometries to be studied may be generalized, but should be of sizes comparable to bulk material used in Air Force bomb fills. Vibration magnitudes and frequencies should likewise be representative of those expected in normal carriage/transport of deployed Air Force weapons.

(1.2) Plastic Response Diagnosis – Examine the degree to which cyclic loading during mechanical vibration approaches the plastic response limits of polymer crystal composite materials. If loading does approach the plastic yield stress, then comparisons of heat deposition rates should be made with the results of paragraph (1.1).

 

(1.3) Description of Methodology – A tool to reproduce the methodology developed in paragraphs (1.1) and (1.2) should be created that can be transitioned to and employed by researchers at AFRL. This tool would be used to examine specific existing or proposed energetic materials. Reports on work for paragraph (1.1) and (1.2) above should clearly state what material properties are important to the deposition of heat through vibration loading, and propose a dependence on those properties. The tool developed as part of work for paragraph (1.3) must be sufficiently flexible to accommodate research into DoD polymer crystal composite material performance, and might be (a) description of an analytical methodology that can be readily implemented and used by AFRL; (b) description of a modeling and simulation methodology for use with commercially available simulation software (for example ANSYS or ABAQUS); or (c) custom software and source code that implements the described methodology and can be exercised and extended by AFRL.


2016 Faculty Development Research Grant (AST Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN))
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The purpose of AST TIRN Faculty Development Research Grants is to promote the careers of young independent investigators within the first five (5) years of their first faculty appointment, by allowing them to expand on preliminary research findings that will become the basis for individual research or career development awards from the NIH, VA, or equivalent agencies.

 

A. General Information: Faculty Development Research Grant Grants are awarded in the amount of $50,000 per year for either one year or two years, depending on AST TIRN budget allowances. Please submit your research proposal planning on two years of funding. Research must commence on July 1, 2016. The research start date cannot be deferred for any reason. Faculty Development Research Grant applications are submitted in one of three categories: basic, clinical, or translational science. AST TIRN strives to support a Faculty Development Research Grant in each category, provided funds are available.

 

         ·            Basic Science is defined as anything in discovery science from molecules to cells to animal models.

         ·            Translational Science is defined as anything from animal models designed specifically to translate basic research to clinical application, to work with clinical human samples with clear translational impact.

         ·            Clinical Science is defined as research involving human patients, from data generation and mining to testing new protocols and therapies. Clinical science includes the following two types of research:

o    Clinical Trials: designed to answer specific question(s) about new therapies or new ways of using known treatments. Preference will be given to prospective studies.

o    Clinical Outcomes or Observational Studies: designed to better define the causes and/or consequences of pathological or biological processes in transplantation. Retrospective studies may be appropriate. However, proposals that analyze registry data (e.g. data collected by the United Network for Organ Sharing) are expected to test unique hypotheses or employ new data or methodologies. The analysis, including the statistics, should be performed by the applicant and not by the data registry staff.

 

Two grants from the same group or from the same institution with significant scientific overlap will not be funded regardless of score. The discretion as to which grant will be funded will be made by the AST TIRN Scientific Review Committee (SRC) at the time of review.

 

 


ACVIM July 2015 Call For Proposals (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Foundation)
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The ACVIM Foundation provides funds to support investigations that have direct application to improving the diagnosis, treatment, understanding, or prevention of disease in animals. We are excited to announce four new calls for grant proposals in July 2015. Please find the detailed Calls for Proposals below.

 

Feline Infectious Peritonitis- 1 grant available at $20,000

Eligibility: Principal Investigators must be active Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). For Resident Proposals, residents enrolled in ACVIM-approved residency programs and have a minimum of one year left in their training program at the time of award should act as Co-Principal Investigator. Collaboration with investigators who are not ACVIM Diplomates as co-investigators is encouraged. Submission by Diplomates in private practice is strongly encouraged, and collaboration between Diplomates in private practice and those in academia is strongly encouraged. Awards: Due to the generosity of the Edlis Neeson Foundation, up to $20,000 will be awarded to clinical studies focused on Feline Infectious Peritonitis. Proposals may request up to the total amount and multi-year projects up to 2 years will be considered, subject to annual non-competitive renewal based on demonstration of adequate progress on the project. In accordance with the ACVIM Foundation granting guidelines, all grant recipients are required to submit a mid-year report and final summary report which is due within 3 months after the last funded date of the project. Additional instructions surrounding these reports will be sent with the contract agreement between the ACVIM Foundation and the grant recipient. Failure to submit reports on time may result in the principal investigator becoming ineligible for funding from future ACVIM Foundation Grants.

 

Criteria for Awards: Proposals will be reviewed by the ACVIM Foundation Scientific Review Committee and ad hoc reviewers who are experts in the field of individual proposals. This program is intended to encourage studies with direct clinical application. Specific criteria used in consideration of proposals will include:

         ·            Potential of the study to enhance the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of chronic renal disease in cats.

         ·            Relevance of the proposal to existing scientific knowledge.

         ·            Feasibility of the study, including likelihood of success in achieving study aims and appropriateness of the study design.

         ·            Qualifications of the investigators, including adequacy of facilities, training record, productivity and other available resources.

         ·            Potential of the study to enhance collaboration among diplomates in private practice and those in academia.

Application Process: To be considered, grant proposals must follow the ACVIM Foundation Grant Guidelines and arrive in the ACVIM Foundation Office by the close of business on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

 

Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation- 3 grants available at $18,000 each

Eligibility: Principal Investigators must be active Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). For Resident Proposals, residents enrolled in ACVIM-approved residency programs and have a minimum of one year left in their training program at the time of award should act as Co-Principal Investigator. Collaboration with investigators who are not ACVIM Diplomates as co-investigators is encouraged. Submission by Diplomates in private practice is strongly encouraged, and collaboration between Diplomates in private practice and those in academia is strongly encouraged. Awards: Due to the generosity of the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation, up to three grants of up to $18,000 each will be awarded to clinical studies focused on evaluating the safety and effectiveness of therapies for veterinary species, exploring new drug therapies for animals, developing and validating models of animal diseases or conditions, or ensuring that a safe food supply is not compromised by drug therapy. Proposals may request up to the total amount and multi-year projects up to two years will be considered, subject to annual non-competitive renewal based on demonstration of adequate progress on the project. In accordance with the ACVIM Foundation granting guidelines, all grant recipients are required to submit a mid-year report and final summary report which is due within three months after the last funded date of the project. Additional instructions surrounding these reports will be sent with the contract agreement between the ACVIM Foundation and the grant recipient. Failure to submit reports on time may result in the principal investigator becoming ineligible for funding from future ACVIM Foundation Grants. Criteria for Awards: Proposals will be reviewed by the ACVIM Foundation Scientific Review Committee and ad hoc reviewers who are experts in the field of individual proposals. This program is intended to encourage studies with direct clinical application.

 

Specific criteria used in consideration of proposals will include:

         ·            Potential of the study to enhance the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of chronic renal disease in cats.

         ·            Relevance of the proposal to existing scientific knowledge.

         ·            Feasibility of the study, including likelihood of success in achieving study aims and appropriateness of the study design.

         ·            Qualifications of the investigators, including adequacy of facilities, training record, productivity and other available resources.

         ·            Potential of the study to enhance collaboration among diplomates in private practice and those in academia.

 

Application Process: To be considered, grant proposals must follow the ACVIM Foundation Grant Guidelines and arrive in the ACVIM Foundation Office by the close of business on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.


Deadline: September 08, 2015
Link: https://acvimfoundation.org/grants/current-calls/
Best Simulation Publication Award (INFORMS Online)
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Call for Nominations

To recognize outstanding contributions to the simulation literature, the INFORMS Simulation Society annually sponsors an Outstanding Simulation Publication Award.

 

Nominations for the award to be given in 2015 should be sent by September 1, 2015 to the Awards Committee Chair:

Jeremy Staum

Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

Northwestern University

j-staum@northwestern.edu

 

The other committee members are Dave Goldsman and Jeff Hong.

 

Anyone is eligible to win the award. Journal articles, proceedings articles, books, book chapters, and monographs copyrighted in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and written in English are eligible for the award. Technical reports, research memoranda, working papers, theses, and dissertations are not eligible. Nominations for the award may be made by anyone, including the author(s), but they may not be made anonymously.

 

Nominations should include:

         ·            a copy of the written work, including all bibliographical information (in the case of books, the Awards Committee will obtain copies);

         ·            a short statement suitable for reading at the award ceremony if the work is chosen; and

         ·            any other information thought relevant by the nominator.

 

 

If given, the Outstanding Simulation Publication Award will be presented at the Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington Beach, CA, December 6-9, 2015, http://www.wintersim.org/2015/


Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (Burroughs Wellcome Fund)
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BWF's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents.

 

These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.

 

Scientific advances such as genomics, quantitative structural biology, imaging techniques, and modeling of complex systems have created opportunities for exciting research careers at the interface between the physical/computational sciences and the biological sciences. Tackling key problems in biology will require scientists trained in areas such as chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering.

 

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in one of the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering. This includes related areas of physical, mathematical, computational, theoretical, and engineering science. Exceptions will be made only if the applicant can demonstrate significant expertise in one of these areas, evidenced by publications, undergraduate major, or master’s degree. Candidates whose Ph.D. is in biochemistry/biophysics/ biology/cell biology/etc. may be eligible if significant accomplishment or competence in one of the areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering can be shown (i.e., papers published, advanced coursework, or undergraduate major), and if the proposal draws on that background. Work must be interdisciplinary and making use of nonbiological approaches. Candidates who hold an M.D. are eligible to apply if they hold both an M.D. and a Ph.D., and the Ph.D. is in one of the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering. This includes related areas of physical and computational science. Exceptions will be made only if the applicant can demonstrate significant expertise in one these areas, evidenced by publications, undergraduate major, or master’s degree. In addition, the applicant cannot have spent more than 48 months in postdoctoral research since receipt of terminal degree. If the candidate holds an M.D. without also holding a Ph.D., the candidate is not eligible to apply to this program. Candidates must be based at a non-profit degree granting institution [501(c)(3) or equivalent] in the U.S. or Canada.

 

 

Career Awards at the Scientific Interface provide $500,000 over five years to support up to two years of advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of a faculty appointment.


Deadline: Pre-Proposal September 02, 2015 Applications January 08, 2016
Link: http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/interfaces-science/career-awards-scientific-interface
Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) (Burroughs Wellcome Fund)
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The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.

 

Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible.

 

Beginning this award cycle, BWF will make up to two additional awards to clinically trained psychiatrists who focus on research at the interface between neuroscience and psychiatry. These proposals must clearly demonstrate evidence of integration of neuroscience and psychiatry in project design.

 

The ideal candidate must have at least two years or more of postdoctoral research experience, will be two years away from becoming an independent investigator, be a first author on at least one publication in a high impact top-tier journal, and have a significant publication record. Candidates must hold a M.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., or D.O. degree. Candidates must not be more than 11 years past their most recent earned clinical doctorate degree. To meet this requirement, applicant must have received their clinical doctorate degree on or after January 1, 2004. No exceptions will be made. Candidates must be a clinical fellow, resident, or a postdoctoral researcher and have at least two years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application. Candidates with a clinical degree not awarded in the U.S. or Canada must be fully licensed to practice in the U.S. or Canada or have completed a residency in the U.S. or Canada. Candidates who hold a junior faculty appointment (Lecturer, Instructor, Assistant Professor-non tenure track, etc.) may be eligible if they have been in a faculty position for two years or less at the time of application. To meet this requirement, the appointment must have begun no earlier than July 1, 2013. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application. Persons who have applied for permanent resident status but have not received their government documentation by the time of application are not eligible. Candidates must be nominated by accredited, degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada. Candidates must be committed to a full-time career in research as an independent investigator at a North American degree-granting institution. Candidates with tenure-track appointments as an Instructor or Assistant Professor at the time of application are not eligible. Candidates that have faculty appointments with institutional start-up funds or hold a R01 grant from the NIH are not eligible.

 

Beginning with the August 2015 deadline, CAMS will move from an institutional nomination to self-nomination process. Self-nominations will remove the limit of applications per institution and diversify the applicant pool. Proposals will only be accepted from degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada.

 

The program provides $700,000 awards over five years. BWF anticipates making 12 to 14 awards for the upcoming cycle. In addition, up to two awards will be made to clinically trained psychiatrists who focus their research at the interface between psychiatry and neuroscience. 

 

 


Deadline: Pre-Proposal August 05, 2015 Applications November 12, 2015
Link: http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/biomedical-sciences/career-awards-medical-scientists
Small Grant – Graduate Students (Ohio Department of Mental Health an Addiction Services)
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In order to encourage graduate students at Ohio universities and medical schools to become involved in this research effort, the Department has instituted the Small Grants Program for Graduate Research in Applied Mental Health.

 

Prospective researchers are encouraged to contact the Office of Research and Evaluation for a mutual discussion of potential topics for study. There are no specific calendar deadlines, but research applications need to be submitted a minimum of three months prior to the projected starting date in order to allow for the necessary review.

 

 

Small grants provide amounts less than $5,000. These funds are primarily intended to provide the additional supplies, equipment, travel, and other expenses which are necessary to conduct research, but for which the student does not have alternate funding. The funds may also be used, under extenuating circumstances, for limited stipends for the researcher.


Deadline: Submit a minimum of 3 months prior to start date
Link: http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=516
Physician Scientist Career Development Award (American Society of Hematology)
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The Society's Physician-Scientist Career Development Award is a new opportunity for medical students to gain experience in hematology research and to learn more about the specialty by immersing themselves in a yearlong laboratory, translational, or clinical investigation under the mentorship of an ASH member.

 

The Society's Physician-Scientist Career Development Award is a new opportunity for medical students to gain experience in hematology research and to learn more about the specialty.

 

Eligible applicants must: be a Medical Student member of ASH; must be a first, second, or third year medical student actively enrolled in an MD or DO medical program in an LCME or AOA COCA (or its equivalent) accredited medical school in the United States or Canada. Must be in good standing relative to their course work, at the time of application; be between their first and second or second and third or third and fourth year of medical school at the time the research is done; not be currently enrolled in a combined MD-PhD program. Students who earned a PhD prior to medical school will be considered on an individual basis if the field of PhD study lies outside of biomedical science; and be planning an investigative career in laboratory, translational, or clinical hematology research.

 

The total amount of the award is $42,000. The award is comprised of $28,000 to support the trainee, a $5,500 research allowance for supplies, $5,500 for insurance and educational expenses (including one course), and $3,000 for meeting attendance. The award is for a one-year period, generally July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Up to five awards will be granted per year. Awards will be paid directly to the participating institution of the mentor, not to the mentor or the recipient. Indirect costs (i.e., facilities and administration costs) are not allowed. 

 

 


Medical Research Grants (Progeria Research Foundation)
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Funding Categories:

1.     Innovator Awards: The aim of the Innovator Award is to allow an investigator to embark on new lines of investigation, and to produce enough preliminary data to be competitive for longer-term funding by NIH and/or other agencies. Funding is for up to 2-years and up to $75,000 per year.

2.     Established Investigator Awards: These awards are designed for advanced investigations in areas critical to the goals of PRF by senior investigators established either in the field of Progeria or a field that can be directly applied to Progeria. Funding is for up to 3 years and up to $100,000 per year. Renewal for a third year will require that:

a.     The Principal Investigator demonstrates substantial progress and commitment to the field, for example by applying for at least one major grant to continue Progeria work. Examples of major grants include NIH RO1 or Ellison Senior Scholar funding.

b.    The Principal Investigator has submitted a manuscript on the Progeria work accomplished in the first two years.

3.     Specialty Awards: Specialty awards are for smaller, more technology-driven projects, e.g., sequencing, screening potential drugs, obtaining cell lines (including IPSCs) and preparation of antibodies. Funding amounts will range from $5,000-$50,000 and the length of the project is usually 1 year or less. Funding amount and duration may increase for a project that addresses a very high and immediate need to The Progeria Research Foundation.

 

The following will apply to all awards: Collaboration/Presentation: In order to foster interactions among grantees and others interested in Progeria research, all grantees will be required to present their work at each PRF workshop taking place during their funding period, including any approved no cost extension period. PRF workshops are held every other year.

 

The Progeria Research Foundation awards grants to applicants who seek to conduct research to find the cause, treatment, or cure for Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (Progeria, or HGPS). PRF encourages proposals in the areas listed below. Investigators are not limited to applications that address these priorities, but rather are encouraged to use them to better understand the needs of the field at this time. Proposals addressing other mechanistic and translational questions directly relevant to HGPS are still actively encouraged, but PRF has identified the following areas as immediately critical to development of effective treatments.

 

PRF is seeking proposals that address the following priorities:

1.     Discovery of biological markers of disease in HGPS that can be assessed in human and/or mouse samples. Highest priority will be given to those markers that can be assayed in easily obtainable human samples such as blood, urine, and cheek swabs. In addition, proposals that explore biomarker relevance to disease process and /or change in markers with disease treatment are encouraged.

2.     Discovery and/or testing of candidate treatment compounds in both cell-based and mouse models of HGPS. Of note, only proposals that test compounds in a progerin-producing mouse or cell model will be considered. Comparisons to other mouse models of disease, such as ZMPSTE24 -/- and other non progerin-producing mouse models, are acceptable, but only as a comparison to progerin-producing models.

 

PRF further encourages the use of its Cell and Tissue Bank for all samples required for research. For more information on the PRF Cell and Tissue Bank, please follow this link: http://www.progeriaresearch.org/cell_tissue_bank/ or email Project Coordinator Susan E. Campbell, MA, at susan_campbell@brown.edu.

 

 


Data Across Sectors for Health: Empowering Communities Through Shared Data and Information (Robert Woods Johnson Foundation)
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Through this effort, DASH will propel grantees forward as they strengthen and extend their data and information sharing initiatives for assessment, planning, program development, advocacy, monitoring, and setting and acting on community priorities. The DASH coordinating office will also initiate a learning collaboration through which they will create and share models, and document barriers, solutions, lessons learned, best practices, promising innovations, sustainable examples, and opportunities for replication. Within this learning collaboration, grantees will begin to define the body of knowledge to move this emerging field toward common action, by engaging with each other, the DASH advisory group, thought leaders, researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders.

 

Total Awards

·         Up to six entities (organizations or collaborations) will receive grants.

·         Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded.

·         These grants will support project planning and implementation. 

·         Grants will be awarded for project durations of 12 or 18 months.

·         Grants will begin on January 15, 2016.

 

Key Dates

July 6, 2015

Call for proposal release and application site launches at 9:00 a.m. ET

 

July 15, 2015 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

Informational webinar for applicants Registration required. Register using this link.

 

July 29, 2015*

Brief application deadline at 3:00 p.m. ET

 

September 1, 2015

Applicants will be contacted by email and informed as to whether or not they are invited to submit a full application. Applications will be assigned to the next phase; selected applicants asked to submit full applications starting at 9:00 am ET

 

October 21, 2015

Full application deadline at 3:00 p.m. ET

 

December 1, 2015

Notification of finalists

 

January 15, 2016

Awards begin.

 

February 2016

Grantee kick-off meeting; details to follow.

 

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To be eligible for this award the applicant must have the following:

·      Applicants must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.

·      Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

·      Applicants will be a sustainable entity with an ongoing and operational commitment to improve community health and/or wellbeing.

·      An eligible organization will either:

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    • represent an existing multi-organization collaboration, or
    • be a stand-alone entity which operates for or on behalf of community collaborations.

·      Strong, active relationships with organizations in two or more sectors relevant to community health improvement objectives (broadly understood); encompassing health care and at least one other sector, such as public health, behavioral health, human services, community development, education, transportation, criminal justice, public safety, the private sector, or other sector that has a stake in, or impact on, community health.

·      Current or past experience sharing data or using connected information systems.

 

·      Ability and commitment to participate in all required collaborative learning activities described above.


Simulation Society Lifetime Professional Achievement Award (INFORMS Online)
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Call for Nominations: Lifetime Professional Achievement Award

To recognize major contributions to the field of simulation that are sustained over most of a professional career, with the critical consideration being the total impact of those contributions on computer simulation, the INFORMS Simulation Society (INFORMS-Sim, https://www.informs.org/Community/Simulation-Society) has established the Lifetime Professional Achievement Award (LPAA). This award can be given at most once annually.  An individual's contributions may fall in one or more of the following areas:

·      contributions to research,

·      contributions to practice,

·      dissemination of knowledge,

·      development of software or hardware,

·      service to the profession, and 

·      advancement of the status or visibility of the field.

 

Anyone is eligible to win the award, although individuals selected for this award should normally be in or near their retirement.  The award may be received posthumously. Nominations may be submitted by anyone (including self-nominations), but they may not be made anonymously. The burden of offering evidence of merit falls on the nominator. Each nomination should include:

·      the nominee's complete resumé

·      a clear-cut, comprehensive description of the nominee's major contributions to the profession, with complete supporting documentation; and

·      at least three letters of endorsement providing evidence of the significance and magnitude of the nominee's professional achievements.

 

If given, the award will be presented in December at the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference in Huntington Beach, CA (www.wintersim.org).

 

 


Theodore Dunham, Jr. Grants For Research In Astronomy (Fund for Astrophysical Research)
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Since 1986, the F.A.R. has made annual Theodore Dunham, Jr. Grants for Research in Astronomy. The grants are named for Theodore Dunham, Jr., Scientific Director of the F.A.R. from its founding in 1936 until his death in 1984.

 

The Fund for Astrophysical Research invites applications each year for the award of small research grants. We will make our next grants by December, 2015, following receipt of completed applications, which are due on Monday, October 5, 2015.

 

Grants support research in astronomy. Grants are awarded for the acquisition of astronomical equipment, computer time, computer hardware or software that will be used in research. Preference will generally be given to proposals for facilities that are likely to be used by a number of astronomers. Cost sharing is encouraged. The F.A.R. does not fund equipment intended only for teaching, publication costs or travel costs to attend meetings. No salaries, administrative costs or overhead will be funded.

 

Grants are generally made to North American colleges, universities and not-for-profit observatories and only rarely to individuals. Except in rare instances, principal investigators are astronomers engaged in research and residing in North America.

 

Each year, the F.A.R. awards a small number of grants, which have ranged up to about $3,000 per grant but in particularly meritorious cases may be as much as $4,000 or $5,000. Any applicant seeking more than $3,000 should submit two budgets, one contemplating a grant of, for example, $2,000 or $3,000 and the other contemplating a larger grant, with a description of how the larger grant would enhance the project and a discussion of the funding sources for the remainder of the costs of the project.

 

 

Applications for grants must be received by Monday, October 5, 2015. Notification will be made and funds will be disbursed in December.


Deadline: October 05, 2015
Link: http://fdnweb.org/fundastro/apply/
Expanding FDA's Produce Safety and Instructor Skills Training under the Food Safety Modernization Act (DHHS – NIH - FDA)
RFA-FD-15-041

The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Resource Management (ORM), Division of Human Resource Development (DHRD) is announcing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for a Cooperative Agreement Grant.

 

The goals of this Cooperative Agreement grant are, one to develop training and related materials/resources for those FDA and State/local regulators under the integrated food safety system (IFSS) that will be conducting produce farm investigations, and inspections under FSMA's new produce safety regulations and the second is to train IFSS regulatory subject matter experts on best practices for adult learning and instructor skills to deliver courses on the new FSMA regulations.

 

Under FSMA Section 209, FDA is directed to improving the training of State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Food Safety Officials and for FDA to set standards and administer training and education programs to ensure a competent work force doing comparable work.

 

 

The FOA will be competed among those currently funded grantees under the RFA: Assisting the Integrated Food Safety System's National Food/Feed Training Program (U54), RFA-FD-11-028.


Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture)
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-005277

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) invites science-based small business firms to submit research applications under this program solicitation entitled “Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) - Phase I, Fiscal Year 2016.” Firms with strong scientific research capabilities in any of the topic areas described in section 8.0 are encouraged to participate. USDA will support high quality research or research and development (R/R&D) applications containing advanced concepts related to important scientific problems and opportunities that could lead to significant public benefit. Objectives of the SBIR program include stimulating technological innovation in the private sector, strengthening the role of small businesses in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing private sector commercialization of innovations derived from USDA-supported research and development efforts, and fostering and encouraging participation by women-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged small business firms in technological innovation.

 

 

The USDA SBIR program is carried out in three separate phases. Phase I is to determine the scientific or technical feasibility of ideas submitted by applicants on research topic areas described in section 8.0 of this solicitation. This program solicitation is only for the preparation and submission of Phase I applications. Phase I awards may not exceed $100,000 for a period normally not to exceed eight (8) months. However, longer grant periods, of up to 20 months, may be considered if the proposed research project will require more than 8 months to complete. The Phase I application should concentrate on research that will significantly contribute to proving the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept and will be a prerequisite to further USDA support in Phase II. Phase II applications promote principal R/R&D and will require a more comprehensive application, outlining the proposed effort in detail. Only prior Phase I grant recipients are eligible to submit a Phase II application at the conclusion of the Phase I grant period. At the appropriate time, the SBIR program will provide Phase I awardees with instructions for preparing these applications and a deadline (normally late February of each year) for submitting applications. USDA recognizes that Phase II awards may not be sufficient in either dollars or time for the firm to complete the total R/R&D required to bring the project results to commercialization in the marketplace. Therefore, completion of the research under these circumstances may have to be carried into Phase III. The purpose of Phase III is to stimulate technological innovation and the national return on investment from research through the pursuit of commercialization objectives resulting from the USDA-supported work carried out in Phases I and II. No Federal SBIR funds may be used to support Phase III projects as firms are strongly encouraged to secure Phase III funding from their own resources or other public and private sources.


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