In this week’s issue:
- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security – DHS Summer Research Program for Minority Serving Institutions
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research
Awards and Honours:
- Ochsner Clinic Foundation – Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease
Deadline: January 7, 2013
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering faculty and students at Minority Serving Institutions an opportunity to participate in a ten-week summer research team experience at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence as part of its DHS Summer Research Program for Minority Serving Institutions. At the end of the summer, faculty participants are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding to continue the research collaboration at their home academic institutions during the following academic year.
Faculty from all science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines are encouraged to apply, including faculty in agricultural sciences, biological/life sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, psychology, and social sciences.
Please call or email Program Manager Patti Obenour with any questions about the application process, the summer research experience, the follow-on funding opportunity at the end of the summer, and/or any other aspect of the program. Patti can be reached at (865) 574-1447, DHSed@orau.org<mailto:DHSed@orau.org> or firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
More information, including eligibility guidelines and applications forms, can be found at the link above.
Deadline: January 31, 2013
The Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research recognizes an exceptional scientist or a team of scientists whose work in MS research has demonstrated outstanding innovation and originality. This annual prize, made possible by the generosity of the Charles and Margery Barancik SO Foundation, is $100,000, to be used at the discretion of the recipient.
Criteria and Nominations
The goal of the prize is to recognize innovation in scientific research in the field of multiple sclerosis. Nominations must be submitted on behalf an individual, or team of individuals, by one or more colleagues or mentors. Self-nominations are not permitted. Nomination letters should include current institution and contact information of the nominee, and should address the nominee’s scientific accomplishments with an emphasis on citing the innovative and impactful aspects of the nominee’s work. A selection committee comprised of leaders in science, medicine, and MS advocacy will review nominees. The committee will evaluate:
- Exceptional innovation and originality in scientific research relevant to MS
- Impact and potential of the research to lead to pathways for the treatment and cure for MS
- Scientific accomplishments that merit recognition as a future leader in MS research Nominees that exhibit these qualities will be invited to submit a final application that will include an interview by the selection committee.
For more information please visit the website link above.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Ochsner Clinic Foundation – Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease
Deadline: March 29, 2013
An annual award of $15,000 will be presented to one to three investigators without regard to age, race, gender, or nationality for outstanding and exemplary original scientific investigations that relate tobacco consumption with disease. This scientific work may be clinical, fundamental, epidemiological or prevention in scope. The prime criterion for award selection is its scientific context and impact on this major health threat.
Please refer to the attachment for complete details.
Research Secretary | Faculty of Medicine | Dean’s Office | Research
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