The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Awards Program for Eating Disorders Research: Junior Faculty Inevstigators

Sponsor:

The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation (administered by The Medical Foundation)

Deadline:

September 29, 2017 (12 Noon EST)

Summary:

The primary goal of the new Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Awards Program for Eating Disorders Research is to support innovative, clinically relevant research that seeks to understand the underlying biology of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, leading to improved patient care.  To meet this goal, the Program provides vital support to Senior Postdoctoral Fellows and Junior Faculty Investigators working in non-profit academic, medical and research institutions in the United States to build a strong workforce dedicated to the etiology of eating disorders, its associated pathologies, and to drive therapeutic and treatment development.

Eligibility:

Junior Faculty must meet the following eligibility requirements by the Funding Start Date:

  1. Hold a Ph.D., M.D., or comparable degree and work at a non-profit academic, medical or research institutions in the United States;
  2. Applicants must have a full-time independent faculty appointment and their first faculty appointment must have been received no more than five (5) years prior to the award’s funding start date. The first independent faculty appointment is the first faculty appointment after completing either postdoctoral fellowship training (for PhDs) or an ACGME-certified subspecialty training program, or equivalent (for MDs and MD, PhDs);
  3. Must be independent and have institutional commitment, confirmed through a letter from the Department or Division Chair;
  4. Research must have clinical perspective, confirmed through a Letter of Support for the project from a clinician with proven experience and qualifications for treating eating disorders (see below);
  5. Must have less than $500k total federal or non-federal funding in direct costs at the time of funding;
  6. There are no institutional limitations on the number of applicants who may submit applications;
  7. United States citizenship is not required; visa documentation is not required.

The RFP contains additional eligibility guidelines. Please review the full RFP below.

Available Funding:

The funding level of the two-year Junior Faculty Award will be $200,000 USD ($100,000 per year, inclusive of 5% indirect costs). Funding will begin April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2020.

Link to Full RFP:

https://hria.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Guidelines-Junior-Faculty.pdf

The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Awards Program for Eating Disorders Research: Senior Postdoctoral Fellows

Sponsor:

The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation (administered by The Medical Foundation)

Deadline:

September 29, 2017 (12 Noon EST)

Summary:

The primary goal of the new Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Awards Program for Eating Disorders Research is to support innovative, clinically relevant research that seeks to understand the underlying biology of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, leading to improved patient care.  To meet this goal, the Program provides vital support to Senior Postdoctoral Fellows and Junior Faculty Investigators working in non-profit academic, medical and research institutions in the United States to build a strong workforce dedicated to the etiology of eating disorders, its associated pathologies, and to drive therapeutic and treatment development.

Eligibility:

Hold a Ph.D., M.D., or comparable degree and work in non-independent, mentored, training positions, at a non-profit academic, medical or research institutions in the United States:

  1. Ph.D. candidates must have completed at least three (3) years and no more than seven (7) years of full-time postdoctoral research experience;
  2. M.D. candidates or combined degree may have up to five (5) years of full-time employment since completion of residency training;
  3. Clinicians in fields without formal internship and residency requirements (e.g. PhD Psychologists and PharmD applicants) may have up to five (5) years after completion of all clinical education required for licensing in their respective fields

Postdoctoral candidates must apply under the guidance of a Mentor who is an established investigator with an active research program. Mentors are expected to be involved in the planning, execution, and supervision of the proposed research and must submit a Letter of Support including a mentorship plan. Only one applicant per Mentor may apply per application cycle; there are no institutional limitations on the number of applicants who may submit applications.

The RFP contains additional eligibility guidelines. Please review the full RFP below.

Available Funding:

The funding level for the two-year senior postdoctoral fellowship award is estimated at $110,000 each, but will be adjusted based upon awardee experience and will be comparable to current NIH fellowship levels.  Funding will begin April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2020.

Link to Full RFP:

https://hria.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Guidelines-Senior-Fellows-v1.pdf

Pop Culture Collaborative Major Grants

Sponsor:

Pop Culture Collaborative

Deadline:

Proposals are by invite only. Please review the full RFP below to learn about the application process. Major grants are approved on a bi-annual cycle in both the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.

Summary:

The Pop Culture Collaborative seeks grantee partners committed to creating a pop culture narrative environment powerful enough to re-shape the American public’s imagination around people of color, immigrants, refugees and Muslims. Our focus is on individuals, projects and collaborations that deliberately work through entertainment and mass media—movies, episodic TV and streaming series, sports, games, books, music, advertising and pop-driven journalism—to transform the narratives, values, beliefs and behaviors of millions of people everyday.

Through a pop culture lens, our grantee partners devote their artistry, resources and strategic efforts to one or more of the following: creative storytelling, narrative strategy design and implementation, research and evaluation, knowledge building and sharing, training and strategy development, audience analysis and activation, and/or network creation and management. We are looking for bold ideas, emotionally resonant storytelling, revelatory research and experiments, and critical insights that together build a powerful field at the intersection of pop culture and social change.

To be considered, proposals must engage, impact and/or support at least one or all of our multi-community focus areas –people of color, immigrants, refugees and Muslims. Intersectional focus on gender equity, the rights of children and families, LGBT rights, disability, democratic fairness, and economic justice within these four community areas is also supported.

Eligibility:

Individuals/organizations with fiscal sponsorships, non-profit and for-profits are eligible.

Available Funding:

Our funding ranges from $5,000 for small, experimental initiatives to $200,000 for multi-year culture change initiatives.

Link to Full RFP:

http://popcollab.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/PCC-Major-Grants-Overview-1.pdf

CTSI’s Research Team Building Consultation Service

Sponsor:

NYU Langone Medical Center’s Clinical and Translation Science Institute

Deadline:

Rolling, but space is limited.

Summary:

The Research Team Building Consultation Service, funded through NYULMC’s CTSI mentoring program, was designed to help investigators at various stages (post docs through more senior investigators) build or enhance their team to improve research productivity while providing mentoring and training to the next generation of scholars, particularly those underrepresented in science. We help faculty/post docs build labs, design teams, and recruit over a 12-month period.

Eligibility:

No additional eligibility restrictions.

Available Funding:

Not applicable. The service will provide 15 hours of individual consultation for each investigator.

Link to Full RFP:

CTSI July 2017 Newsletter

The Berlin Prize Application

Sponsor:

The American Academy in Berlin

Deadline:

September 29, 2017 (12 noon EST)

Summary:

The Academy seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. For 2018-19, the Academy is also interested in considering projects that address the themes of migration and social integration, as well as questions of race in comparative perspective.

For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work.

Eligibility:

Fellowships are restricted to US residents. US citizenship is not required. Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time of application. Candidates working in other fields—such as journalism, film, law, or public policy—must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers should have published at least one book at the time of application.

Available Funding:

Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, housing at the Hans Arnhold Center, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Academy during the entire term of the award, generally one academic semester.

Link to Full RFP:

Apply for a Fellowship

Blas Frangione Foundation 2018 Young Investigator Research Grant

Sponsor:
NYU Langone Medical Center

Deadline:

October 2, 2017

Summary:

Established in 2009 by Blas Frangione, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Psychiatry, the Frangione Foundation supports research in neuroscience. The 2018 Young Investigator Grant aims to fund the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas, who have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of brain function in normal and diseased states.

Submit a project proposal following the R03 NIH format, along with a biosketch, to Marlena Gordon.

Eligibility:

There is no tenure requirement and Instructors and Research Scientists are also eligible to apply.
Available Funding:

A 2-year award, totaling $100,000 with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2018. Only ONE award will be made.

Link to Full RFP:

Questions about the application should be directed to Dr. Blas Frangione.

Heineken Prizes 2018

Sponsor:

Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation and the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation. The selection of the prizes is entrusted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Deadline:

October 15, 2017

Summary:

The Heineken Prizes are intended explicitly for scientists and scholars who are currently active in their field and whose research still holds considerable promise for future innovative discoveries. International juries will select the winners.

Eligibility:

Prizes are available in the following fields:

Available Funding:

$200,000

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.knaw.nl/en/awards/awards/heinekenprizes/heinekenprijs-voor-de-milieuwetenschappen

Parkinson’s Research Program (PRP) – Investigator-Initiated Research Award (IIRA)

Sponsor:

U.S Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

Deadline:

Pre-application: 5 PM EST, August 17, 2017

Application: 11:59 PM EST, August 31, 2017

Summary:

The PRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award (IIRA) mechanism is being offered for the first time in FY17. The PRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award supports highly rigorous, high-impact research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to Parkinson’s disease research and/or patient care. This award mechanism supports the full spectrum of research from basic science through clinical research that specifically focuses on scientific and clinical Parkinson’s disease issues, which, if successfully addressed, have the potential to make a major impact in understanding, preventing, diagnosing, or treating Parkinson’s disease or enhancing the well-being of individuals experiencing the impact of the disease.
Consistent with the mission of the FY17 PRP to support research to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat Parkinson’s disease in patients, including Service members and Veterans, investigators are required to address at least one of the following FY17 PRP Focus Areas:
  1. Mechanisms of neuroplasticity in the Parkinson’s disease brain.
  2. Studies to identify gene-environment interactions in Parkinson’s disease cohorts (applications addressing this focus area have an additional submission requirement; please see RFP.
  3. Pathophysiological implications of tau protein in Parkinson’s disease.

Eligibility:

Independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) are eligible to submit an application as an Initiating or Partnering PI.
Preliminary data to support feasibility are encouraged. Any unpublished, preliminary data provided should originate from the laboratory of the PI or a member(s) of the research team. The preliminary data must support the feasibility of the study.
Partnering PI Option: The Investigator-Initiated Research Award mechanism includes an option for up to three PIs. One PI will be identified as the Initiating PI and will be responsible for the majority of the administrative tasks associated with application submission. The other PI(s) (maximum of two) will be identified as a Partnering PI(s). Initiating and Partnering PIs each have different submission requirements, please see full RFP.
Available Funding:
  • Single PI:  The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY17 PRP IIRA will not exceed $1M.  The maximum period of performance is three (3) years.
  • Multi PI: The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY17 PRP IIRA will not exceed $2.5M. The maximum period of performance is four (4) years.

Link to Full RFP:

http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pa/FY17-PRP-IIRA.pdf

Parkinson’s Research Program (PRP) – Early Investigator Research Award

Sponsor:

U.S Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

Deadline:

Pre-application: 5 PM EST, August 17, 2017

Application: 11:59 PM EST, August 31, 2017

Summary:

The PRP Early Investigator Research Award (EIRA) mechanism is being offered for the first
time in FY17. The PRP Early Investigator Research Award supports Parkinson’s disease-focused research opportunities for individuals in the early stages of their careers, under the guidance of a designated Mentor.
Consistent with the mission of the FY17 PRP to support research to understand, prevent,
diagnose, and treat Parkinson’s disease in patients, including Service members and Veterans,
investigators are required to address at least one of the following FY17 PRP Focus Areas:
  1. Mechanisms of neuroplasticity in the Parkinson’s disease brain.
  2. Studies to identify gene-environment interactions in Parkinson’s disease cohorts (applications addressing this focus area have an additional submission requirement; please see RFP.
  3. Pathophysiological implications of tau protein in Parkinson’s disease.

 

Eligibility:

 The Early Investigator is considered the Principal Investigator (PI) of the application and must exhibit strong potential for, and commitment to, pursuing a career as an investigator at the forefront of Parkinson’s disease research; however, the PI is not required to have previous Parkinson’s disease research experience. Clinical fellows applying to the PRP EIRA mechanism should be specializing in movement disorders.

The investigator must be a postdoctoral or clinical fellow within three years of advanced degree or residency training (or equivalent) as of the application deadline

Applications must include at least one Mentor, appropriate to the proposed research project, who has experience in Parkinson’s disease research and mentoring as demonstrated by a record of active funding, recent publications, and successful mentorship. The selected Mentor(s) should also demonstrate a clear commitment to the development of the PI toward independence as a Parkinson’s disease researcher.

Available Funding:

The anticipated total (direct plus indirect) costs budgeted for the entire period of performance will not exceed $321,000. The maximum period of performance is two (2) years. The PRP’s FY17 appropriation is $16M.

Link to Full RFP:

http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pa/FY17-PRP-EIRA.pdf

MSK Lymphoma SPORE 2017-2018 Career Enhancement Program (CEP) Awards

Sponsor:
Hosted at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – Funded by the National Institutes of Health

Deadline:

July 28, 2017

Summary:

The aim of this RFA is to identify, train and/or develop talented individuals to become successful translational investigators in the field of lymphoma. The program will support 1 or 2 individuals per year for up to two years per awardee, based on competitive renewal. Awardees will be integrated into the SPORE in order to monitor their progress and ensure successful outcome of their research projects, and will be prepared to obtain independent peer-reviewed funding.

Eligibility:

Investigators at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Columbia University, Mount Sinai Hospital, and NYU, are eligible.
Funds from this program may be used to support junior faculty or established investigators who wish to enhance or refocus their careers on translational research. Eligible candidates will include individuals with the following qualifications:
a) M.D. (or D.O), PhD, or MD/PhD degree. This program is not a training program and does not support pre- or post-doctoral fellows, either pre-clinical or clinical. However, advanced post-doctoral or clinical fellows who provide a letter from an institution stating that the candidate will be joining its faculty within the year are eligible for this program.
b) Commitment to a career path in translational lymphoma research. Candidates must have demonstrated a strong aptitude for and interest in biomedical research, as evidenced by experience in the laboratory or other relevant research.
c) Exceptional clinical candidates that do not currently have an active laboratory program may also apply, provided they have a strong scientific/laboratory background, and are working with a laboratory mentor who can provide them with the necessary guidance and resources to develop a hypothesis that can be tested in the clinical setting
d) Investigators supported by NCI career development awards (K series) may also be eligible for support through this program. Investigators with previous R01 or equivalent level of funding related to lymphoma translational research are not eligible

Anticipated Funding Amount:

The program will support 1 or 2 individuals per year for up to two years per awardee, based on competitive renewal. The maximum award will be $50,000 for one year. Applicants will be funded for a maximum of two years with funding for the second year contingent on documented significant progress during the first year of funding, and peer review evaluations.

PROPOSAL PROCESS:

Proposals cannot be currently funded by an extramural agency or foundation. The budget is limited to $50K/year (direct costs. No indirect costs). Proposals must be submitted to Felicia Reid reidf@mskcc.org by July 24th, 2017.

REQUIRED INFORMATION:

Research proposals must be no longer than 5 pages (excluding budget) and should follow the format for an R01 grant application; the length of the final proposal are limited to 6 pages. The proposals will require the following standard NIH format:
Format: Applications must be in 11-point Arial. Margins must be at least 0.50 inches wide on all sides of each page.
1) Face Page (including Title, Name of Applicant, and Names of Key Collaborators)
2) Abstract (250 words max)
3) Research Plan (5-page limit). Include the following content: Specific Aims, Preliminary Studies, and Research Strategy (a. Significance, b. Innovation, c. Approach)
4) Research environment (1 page)
5) Include up to 6 Literature Citations
6) Human Subjects or Vertebrate Animals. (Please follow the NIH guidelines)
7) NIH Biosketch for all key personnel (5 pages each in NIH-specified format)
8) Budget and Budget Justification. Include a detailed NIH-format Budget for one year totaling $50,000 direct costs. The application must include a detailed budget for the initial year, a summary budget, and a budget justification.
9) The application should include a statement of long-term career goals, letter of support from the mentor with the Mentor’s CV, and 3 letters of recommendation.
REVIEW CRITERIA:
Applications will be reviewed and scored by the CEP Committee, which is composed of a diverse pool of experienced individuals with laboratory and clinical expertise. The CEP Co-Directors will assign two reviewers from the CEP Committee (one primary and one secondary reviewer) for each proposal. The initial selection will be based on the following criteria:
1. Scientific merit of the proposed project
2. Innovation
3. Approach
4. Qualifications of the investigator
5. Qualifications of the mentor
6. Research environment
IRB approval (or waiver) will be required before funding if the study involves human subjects.
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW COMMITTEE:
The CEP Co-Directors will assign two reviewers from the CEP Committee (one primary and one secondary reviewer) for each proposal.
FUNDING CYCLES:
Awards will begin in August 2017
Authors must cite the MSK Lymphoma SPORE (P50 CA192937) in the funding acknowledgements when submitting a manuscript based on research supported, in whole or in part, by this SPORE-Career Enhancement Program.
Written progress and final reports will be required at the end of funding period. Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Felicia Reid reidf@mskcc.org or to the CEP directors; Dr. Riccardo Dalla Favera rd10@cumc.columbia.edu or Dr. Andrew Zelenetz Zelenetz a-zelenetz@ski.mskcc.org.
KEY DATES:
• Applications are due on July 24th, 2017
• Award Announcements by August 18th, 2017
• Award Start Date: August 30th, 2017
SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
Proposals must be submitted electronically to Felicia Reid reidf@mskcc.org. Proposals must be submitted as a compiled PDF document.
ADDITIONAL BUDGET INFORMATION:
Up to $50K direct costs for one year, may be renewable for an additional year based on review
Expenditures allowed
1 Research supplies and animal maintenance.
2 Technical assistance.
3 Publication costs, including reprints.
4 Data analysis.
5 Special fees (pathology, photography, etc.).
6 Stipends for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
The following expenditures will not be considered:
1 Secretary or administrative personnel.
2 Office equipment or supplies.
3 Laboratory equipment or computers.
4 Tuition.
5 Foreign travel.
6 Honoraria and travel expenditures.
7 Recruitment.
8 Patient care charges (requires justification if a clinical trial is proposed).
9 Non-medical or personal services to patients