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The Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has evolved from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) into a national fundraising movement to raise awareness of and find cures for all childhood cancers.
The foundation's Reach Awards program aims to advance the organization’s mission to find cures and better treatments for childhood cancers by supporting the movement of hypothesis-driven research into a clinical setting. Priority will be given to late translational studies that, if funded, will result in the initiation of a clinical trial within two to three years.
A successful application will identify an unmet clinical need relevant to the care of patients with pediatric cancer and describe how the work performed will allow for the translation of hypothesis-driven research to the clinic, keeping broader clinical testing and implementation in view.
Grants of up to $250,000 over two years will be awarded.
Primary applicants may be assistant-, associate-, or professor-level investigators who demonstrate a track record of discovery, investigation, and external funding. Applicants may be M.D., D.O., Ph.D, or M.D./Ph.D. In addition, applicants must have a demonstrated track record of pediatric cancer research, with experience in translational research. Multiple investigator applications that bring together pairs or teams of researchers with complementary expertise are encouraged.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Web site.
The PEHSU Program purpose is to: (1) Increase awareness of Clinical Preventive Environmental Health Services through development of clinician outreach education capabilities regionally for the purpose of reducing environmental health threats to children; (2) Expand national and regional relationships, and approach that enhances continuity in pediatric and reproductive environmental medicine.
Established by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2010, the annual Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in contributing to public engagement with science activities.
For the purposes of the award, public engagement activities are defined as active participation in efforts to engage with the public on science- and technology-related issues and which promote meaningful dialogue between science and society. Examples of public engagement activities include informal science education; public outreach, public policy, and/or science communication activities such as mass media, public dialogue, radio, TV and film; science cafés, exhibits, or fairs; and social and online media.
A $5,000 prize, commemorative plaque, complimentary registration to the AAAS annual meeting, and reimbursement for reasonable hotel and travel expenses to attend the AAAS annual meeting to receive the prize will be awarded to the awardee.
To be eligible, nominees must be early-career scientists or engineers in academia, government, or industry actively conducting research in any scientific discipline (including any social science or medicine). Groups or institutions will not be considered for this award. AAAS employees are ineligible. One scientist or engineer will be chosen to receive the award on an annual basis. Nominees must have demonstrated excellence in his/her contribution to public engagement with science activities, with a focus on interactive dialogue between the individual and a non-scientific, general audience(s).
See the AAAS Web site for complete program guidelines and nomination instructions, as well as information about previous award recipients.
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations supports innovative professional development programs that strengthen high school teachers and their teaching.
Proposals may describe a wide range of initiatives, including projects that improve professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers, strengthen teaching skills, support practical research in high school education, and/or encourage the innovative use of technology and new techniques for presentation of classroom materials.
Projects should aim to develop solutions with potential for wide application or replication by others. Requests for support from well-established programs should be for initiatives with the potential to improve the program significantly. Special consideration will be given to projects in their early stages that address the concerns and problems of secondary education on a national level. In considering proposals to support high school teaching, sustained partnerships between the faculties of colleges (e.g., arts and sciences and education) and school districts, or collaborative efforts involving reform organizations, colleges/universities, and high schools are encouraged.
Eligible institutions include but are not limited to public and private colleges and universities, graduate schools of education, and freestanding educational institutes.
Grant amounts will range from $100,000 to $200,000.
See the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Web site for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, a list of recently awarded grants, and application instructions.
The Lupus Foundation of America is dedicated to solving the mystery of lupus and providing caring support to those who suffer from its effects. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, the foundation leads the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by the disease.
The foundation's Career Development Award is designed to help rheumatology, nephrology, and dermatology fellows interested in lupus research advance their career as independent clinician-scientists. The foundation will award one or two grants in the amount of $70,000 each. Funding may be renewable for a second year depending on progress (including a consideration about whether a lupus-specific abstract has or will be submitted).
To be eligible, applicants must hold an M.D. (or equivalent) from an accredited institution; be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application; and be a first or second year fellow in an adult or pediatric fellowship program in rheumatology, nephrology, or dermatology accredited by either the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (in the U.S.) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (in Canada).
Founded in 1922, Sigma Theta Tau International supports the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses making a difference in global health.
To that end, the organization is inviting applications from registered nurses for its annual Environment of Elder Care Nursing Research Grant. Co-sponsored by medical technologies provider Hill-Rom, the grant is designed to advance the science of nursing through research focused on critical aspects of elder care, including clear lungs, no falls, safe skin, patient comfort, and ease of use.
One $9,000 grant will be awarded in 2014.
To be eligible, all applicants must be a registered nurse with a current license; hold at minimum a master's degree (or its equivalent), and/or be enrolled in a doctoral program. Applications from novice researchers who have received no other national research funds are encouraged. Preference will be given to STTI members, other qualifications being equal.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the STTI Web site.
The William T. Grant Foundation's Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise.
Proposed research projects must be focused on youth between the ages of 5 of 25 in the United States and aim to increase understanding of the programs, policies, and practices needed to reduce inequality in youth outcomes as well as the use of research evidence in policy and practice. Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development.
In 2014, four to six William T. Grant Scholars will be selected, with each recipient receiving $350,000 over a five-year period.
To be eligible, applicants must be employed at a nonprofit institution, either in the United States or abroad, and have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application.
An informational webinar for potential applicants will be held on March 6, 2014, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST.
Complete program guidelines, an FAQ, information about past grantees, and application instructions are available on the William T. Grant Foundation Web site.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a partner in President Obama's "Brain Research Accelerated by Innovative Neurotechnologies" ("BRAIN") Initiative. As part of a broader range of activities related to the BRAIN Initiative, the Divisions of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) and Biological Infrastructure (DBI) in the Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) seek Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals with the potential to transform our ability to analyze brain function underlying behavioral and cognitive processes.
NSF's interests lie in highly innovative projects in their early stages that utilize new and untested but potentially ground-breaking approaches and neurotechnologies that bridge multiple spatial, temporal, and organizational scales to provide fundamental insights into the emergent properties of neural circuitry that ultimately lead to behavior and cognition.
Behavior derives from the emergent properties of a large collection of overlapping neural circuits. A primary challenge in neuroscience is that these circuits incorporate neuronal activity at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Additionally, circuit plasticity and temporal dynamics occur over time-scales significantly longer than the proximate behavior. Identification of relevant neural ensembles underlying cognitive behaviors thus requires new neurotechnologies, including new reagents, instrumentation, analytic tools, modeling techniques and theoretical frameworks.
This Dear Colleague Letter is aimed at identifying opportunities to leverage and synthesize technological and conceptual innovation across disciplines and scales to accelerate progress toward an integrated understanding of neural circuits in behavior and cognition, or more simply "catching circuits in action". The neuroscience research community and specialists in other areas including, but not limited to genetics, physiology, synthetic biology, engineering, physics, mathematics, statistics, behavior and cognition are encouraged to work across disciplines to develop new approaches and neurotechnology focused at understanding the properties of circuits that underlie behavior and/or cognition in any organism. Projects that take advantage of existing DBI investments in informatics, computing and other infrastructure, such as the Neuroscience Gateway, in novel ways are also eligible.
Below are examples of the types of topics that researchers could conceivably study as part of a multiscale and/or multimodal approach to unravel the emergent properties of neural circuits underlying behavior and cognition. The toolset developed from these efforts will pave the way for synergistically integrating new theories, advanced computational methods and analytics with innovative experimental techniques so as to revolutionize our approach to understanding brain function. The list is by no means intended to be complete but rather is meant to challenge researchers to map out solutions towards a key problem in neuroscience.
technologies for linking large-scale temporal activity maps of neural circuits to quantifiable behavioral paradigms
novel instrumentation that improves current technologies to determine circuit connectivity and neural activity
informatics frameworks that enable curation, sharing and analysis of data
tools for identifying functional populations of neuronal and glial cells
systems biology approaches to mark neural activity with fine temporal and spatial granularity for reconstruction, visualization and manipulation
tools to manipulate the activity of identified neural circuits during quantifiable behaviors
theoretical frameworks to infer emergent behavior from neural circuit dynamics and connectivity
computational algorithms for high fidelity simulations over disparate scales that can be integrated with experimentation
These high impact short-term projects must transcend approaches typically supported by the core research programs at NSF and would ideally bring together novel combinations of expertise to make the largest advances possible towards understanding the properties of neural circuits that drive and underlie behavior and cognition.
EAGER submission process
EAGER proposal inquiries will be accepted from a Principal Investigator (PI) or any consortium of investigators led by a PI at an eligible U.S. institution. Eligible organizations include academic institutions accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S., U.S. non-profit research organizations including museums, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. that are directly associated with educational or research activities, and consortia of only the eligible organizations listed here. Israeli collaborator (s) may be eligible for separate support from the U.S. Israel Binational Science Foundation.
Interested PIs must email a two-page summary of their research ideas to BIO-BRAIN@nsf.gov by close of business, May 1, 2014. Potential or active collaborations with investigators in Israeli institutions should be identified as they may be eligible for separate support from the US Israeli Binational Science Foundation.
The two-page summaries will be reviewed internally and those ideas that best meet the goals of this Dear Colleague Letter will be invited to submit EAGER proposals. Invited EAGER proposals must be submitted via Fastlane or Grants.gov using following the NSF's Grant Proposal Guide http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf14001/gpg_2.jsp#IID2 instructions and should clearly indicate the reason that the work would be appropriate for EAGER support. It is anticipated that
all EAGER awards will be made in FY 2014.
John Wingfield, Assistant Director for Biological Sciences
National Science Foundation
The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training must reflect the applicant’s dissertation research project and is expected to clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.
The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce. Such individuals include those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through this award program, promising predoctoral students will obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training is expected to clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.
The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA postdoctoral fellowship is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.
The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA, dual-doctoral degree, predoctoral fellowship (F30) is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, who are matriculated in a combined MD/PhD or other dual-doctoral degree training program (e.g. DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD, DVM/PhD), and who intend careers as physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists. Applicants must propose an integrated research and clinical training plan and a dissertation research project in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The fellowship experience is expected to clearly enhance the individuals’ potential to develop into productive, independent physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards senior individual research training fellowships to experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent investigators in research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for research center cooperative agreements designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This FOA seeks applications from institutions that meet the qualifications for a multi-disciplinary program of IDD research that will include: 1) Cores that facilitate interdisciplinary and translational research in IDD, and support IDD-related projects funded by other sources; and 2) at least one specific research project related to one of five focus themes identified as an area of research need in IDD. Funds for the majority of research projects using these core facilities come from independent sources including Federal, State, and private organizations
Only one application per institution is allowed, as defined in Section III. 3. Additional Information on Eligibility.