In this week’s issue:
Announcements: Please note that there will be no Weekly Announcements next Friday due to the Dean’s Office being closed for the holidays. I wish you all a happy holiday season and all the best in the New Year.
- CSCI 2012-2013 Awards – Call for Submissions (4 attachments)
- Alzheimer’s Association – Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer Care Grants
- Movember – GAP-1 Xenograft Project and Tissue Microarrays Project
- Grand Challenges Canada Funding Opportunity-Stars Round 5
Vanderbilt University – Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science
Deadlines: Please see below
The Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation is pleased to request submissions for the following awards:
Deadline: January 28, 2013:
Dr. Mel Silverman Distinguished Service Award (Attachment)
CSCI Distinguished Scientist Award (Attachment)
CSCI Joe Doupe Young Investigator Award (Attachment)
Deadline: January 31, 2013:
CSCI/RCPSC Henry Friesen Award (Attachment)
Deadline: July 8, 2013:
CSCI/CIHR Resident Research Prize (no attachment)
Please see attached PDF’s for these awards as well as the website for more information.
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Women have made significant contributions to the science of medicine. At Vanderbilt, we believe that for society to benefit from biomedical research, we must engage women in basic and clinical investigation, nurture their careers, and attract the most capable individuals. We created the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science to honor and recognize a woman scientist of national reputation who has a stellar record of research accomplishments and is known for her mentorship of women in science. The Vanderbilt Prize winner also nurtures the career, research, and studies of a promising woman beginning her PhD studies at Vanderbilt. The Vanderbilt Prize includes a $25,000 cash award to the recipient. The prize recipient gives a lecture at Vanderbilt and will serve as a mentor to the Vanderbilt Prize Scholar.
Please visit the website for more information.
LOI Deadline: February 1, 2013
Established in 2003 as a cooperative research initiative between the Alzheimer’s Association and Intel Corporation, the Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer Care (ETAC) program seeks proposals having to do with personalized diagnostics, preventive tools, and/or interventions for adults coping with the spectrum of cognitive aging and neurodegenerative disease, particularly Alzheimer’s disease.
Submissions should be for groundbreaking studies on emerging information and communication technologies as well as their clinical and social implications. Strongest consideration will be given to innovative ideas rather than more evolutionary incremental research. Originality of the study is more important than extensive evidence for why it is a logical next step in a research program.
The program is designed to support exploratory multidisciplinary research that would not typically be funded by national health and science granting foundations. Collaboration between social science/medical/public health and computer science/engineering researchers is valued. Funding will be provided for research that integrates emerging technology capabilities with leading directions in behavioral science and biomedical research. Grants that merely create Internet-based versions of existing services or paper tools will not be considered. Submissions must be original ideas, not continuations of previously funded ETAC projects.
The association anticipates funding two awards under this program. Each award is limited to a total of $200,000 (direct and indirect costs) for up to three years. Requests in any given year may not exceed $90,000 (direct and indirect costs). Indirect costs are capped at 10 percent.
Researchers with full-time staff or faculty appointments (assistant professor and above) are encouraged to apply. ETAC applications from postdoctoral candidates will not be accepted.
Movember – GAP-1 Xenograft Project and Tissue Microarrays Project
EOI Deadlines: Please see below
Movember seeks to supplement the Global Action Plan-1 (GAP-1) with international collaborations around prostate cancer xenografts and tissue microarrays.
The scope of these projects and the application process can be found through the following links (PDF):
Deadline: February 1, 2013 GAP-1 Xenograft Project
Deadline: February 28, 2013 Tissue Microarrays Project
If you have any questions, please contact Mark Buzza at Movember (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>)
Deadline: February 6, 2013
Applicants apply for $100,000 seed grants which can later be scaled with a grant of up to $ 1,000,000.
The application process is extremely simple. It consists of a two-page concept with a two-minute video.
An example of funded projects can be found at http://www.grandchallenges.ca/stars-r3-grantee-announcement-en/
Potential applicants could come from Universities (departments of engineering, law, agriculture and veterinary sciences, food science and nutrition, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, public health, business schools, computer science, arts and science, education, anthropology, sociology, etc.), for profit and non profit companies, community based organizations, research institutes etc
More details on this program and Grand Challenges Canada can be found at the website above.