Call for Academic Life Hacks & Advice Blog: @EdgeforScholars offering travel award to attend Translational Science 2018 for most viewed post between now and Feb 13https://goo.gl/hPTRA8

Researchers at any career stage from undergraduate to emeritus faculty.

Call for Applications: @ParkinsonDotOrg Clinical Research Award Letters of Intent due Jan 22https://goo.gl/zp6tHx

This Award is open to all clinician-scientists who are licensed to care for patients regardless of nationality or location.  Physicians must have completed a residency in neurology or be able to justify the relevance of their training pathway is of benefit to people with PD.  Allied health professionals must hold an advanced research degree, typically a PhD. All applicants must demonstrate a significant research focus on PD. February 2018.

Call for Applications: The Ryuji Ueno Award is given annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on his/her research in wound healing, tissue remodeling, organ regeneration, or stem cell biology. Relevant projects can include a range of topics in fundamental research; ranging from exploring the cellular and molecular physiology of these processes to the impact on organism physiology. Deadline extended to Jan 30https://goo.gl/jQoNCY

Applications are accepted from The American Physiological Society (APS) members who hold an academic rank of faculty member, no higher than assistant professor, or a comparable position if the member is not affiliated with an academic institution. The award of $30,000 is designated for use in the awardee’s research program in the area of interest to the S&R Foundation. The award does not include any indirect cost reimbursement. The recipient receives complimentary registration to attend the Experimental Biology Meeting and a certificate presented at the Society’s Business Meeting.


Call for Applications: The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) Offers The Following 2018 Grants For Cleft And Craniofacial Research: Subtelny Speech Research Grant- one 1-year grant for $5,000; Subtelny Orthodontic Research Grant- one 1-year grant for $5,000; Paul W. Black, MD Grants for Emerging Researchers- two 1-year grants for $5,000 each. Due Feb 1. https://goo.gl/PBWuVR

Senior investigators include those who have attained a professional and/or scientific degree (MD, DDS, PhD,DVM) or equivalent. They have completed an accredited training program related to a discipline recognized by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA). Junior investigators refer to those enrolled in accredited graduate training programs related to the disciplines recognized by ACPA; those holding the academic rank of assistant professor or below; or those who are no more than 5 years past their PhD or specialty professional training. Grant applications from junior investigators must include a clear mentorship and collaborative plan with an established research and/or research team. Eligibility for specific grants includes: ACPA Clinical Research Grant- Senior Investigators only; ACPA Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Research Grant- Senior or Junior Investigators; Subtelny Clinical Research Grants- Senior or Junior Investigators; Paul W. Black, MD Grant for Emerging Researchers- Junior Investigators only.

Call for Applications: @ASTRO_org Targeting Cancer Care 2018 Minority Summer Fellowship Award due Feb 2. https://goo.gl/sTVrVu

Applicant must be enrolled in a U.S. medical school and be in good standing at the time the application is submitted.

Call for Applications: The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. Due Feb 2. https://goo.gl/N7PGBc

Register free online at Trialect.com to access opportunity details and application.  The eligibility criteria are as follows: Must have a conferred PhD and have started in a postdoctoral research position by February 2, 2018; Must maintain the status of postdoctoral researcher throughout the fellowship year; Must be American born, naturalized citizen or permanent resident; Must be affiliated with a U.S. based academic or research institution; Must plan to conduct their postdoctoral studies and research in the U.S.; Must be involved in basic research in the life and physical/material sciences, engineering & technology, computer science and mathematics Cannot be in a faculty position; Must commit to at least twenty hours of activity in support of women and girls in science (e.g. mentoring, classroom visits, media, events); Must be available the week of October 22, 2018 for the For Women in Science Awards Week.

Call for Applications: University of Buffalo Innovation Lab Driving Successful Earl-Career Grants April 23-27 in Airlie, VA. Theme of this second lab is Staying Power: Developing Lifestyle Interventions that Last due Feb 9https://goo.gl/1Ve3zJ

Imagination is key – early career investigators from any discipline and background who can bring a novel look at the challenge will enrich the work of the Innovation Lab. Applicants should be early stage investigators (NIH-defined as “within 10 years of completing his/her terminal research degree or is within 10 years of completing medical training (residency or fellowship)”) who are emerging as independent scholars. 

Call for Applications: The Human Vaccines Project funding announcement for early career investigators. The Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research will award $150,000 each to two early career investigators applying innovative research concepts to significantly advance the development of vaccines and immunotherapies for major global diseases. Pre-application deadline Feb 12.  https://goo.gl/9z9Ebh

To be considered, applicants must show how they are going beyond conventional approaches in their field and clearly articulate how their contribution will make a lasting impact on human immunology and vaccine research. Early career scientists across a wide array of disciplines, including biomedical, bioengineering, artificial intelligence/machine learning and nanotechnology, are encouraged to apply. For further questions please contact: michelsonprizes@humanvaccinesproject.org

Call for Applications: Organization for Autism Research Graduate Research Grant program due Feb 12. https://goo.gl/VJ7rtj

$1,000 for students conducting autism research as a requirement in pursuit of a master’s degree and $2,000 for students who are doctoral candidates or post-doctoral students.

Call for Applications: The Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award (JPIA) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was established to recognize outstanding surgeons engaging in research, advancing the art and science of surgery, and demonstrating early promise of significant contribution to the practice of surgery and the safety of surgical patients. The award, in the amount of $30,000, is supported through a generous endowed fund established by the donors and administered by the ACS Surgical Research Committee. Due Feb 23.  https://goo.gl/5MNTWF

Candidate must be a Fellow or an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Candidate must be board certified in a surgical specialty and must have completed surgical training, including fellowship, in the last six years. This does not include military, medical, or family leave. Candidate must hold a faculty appointment at a research-based academic medical center or hold a military service position. Candidate must have received peer-reviewed funding such as a K-series award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Veterans Administration, National Science Foundation, or U.S. Department of Defense merit review to support their research. Surgeon-scientists who are well established (for example, recipients of NIH R01 grants, Veterans Affairs Merit grants, or equivalent grants from other agencies) are NOT eligible. Only one application per surgical department will be accepted. Special consideration will be given to surgeons who are at the “tipping point” of their research careers with a track record indicative of early promise and potential (for example, degree program in research or K-award).


Call for Abstracts and Videos: Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum offers researchers the opportunity to present the results of their original, basic science, clinical, education, health sciences, and translational research. Due Mar 1https://goo.gl/Aqb1VU

Abstract submissions: Open to Surgeons and scientific investigators of all levels, Surgical residents, and Medical students. Submit 250-maximum word abstract that presents a concise summary of hypothesis-testing research—either completed or in progress—that has not been presented or previously published. Case reports will not be accepted and will be removed from the committee’s review. Revisions are not accepted after the deadline, including changes to the author/co-author order. Accepted abstracts will be selected for ONE presentation: An oral (8-minute PowerPoint presentation); Quick shot (3-minute oral presentation); e-Poster format (3-minute e-poster presentation). Submitters should designate all presentation methods they wish to present their research if they are accepted. Notification will be sent in June 2017. The first author will be notified via e-mail. Co-authors will not be notified. Please make sure to add scientificforum@facs.org to your approved senders list.
Video submissions: Open to Surgeons and Surgical residents. Video content should be consistent with the purpose of ACS Video-Based Education, which is to educate surgeons and members of surgical teams to improve the care of the surgical patient as well as safeguard the standards of care in an optimal practice environment. Narration is required and must be in English. Duration: The video length should not exceed 10 minutes. Upon completion of your abstract submission, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you with video submission instructions.

Call for Applications: @damonrunyon Cancer Research Foundation accepting applications for Fellowship Awards due March 15. https://goo.gl/dyiJdn

Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM. Basic and physician-scientists must have received their degrees no more than 18 months prior to the application deadline date. Applicants must not have been in their Sponsors’ labs for more than one year prior to the application deadline date* and are expected to devote 100% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research activities. Physician-scientist applicants (MD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM or the equivalent) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, must be board eligible in the United States at the start date of the Damon Runyon Fellowship, and be able to devote at least 80% of their time and effort to Damon Runyon-supported research activities. Applicants may apply at any time prior to their initial assistant professorship appointment (or equivalent); postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and clinical instructors are eligible to apply. Candidates holding or awarded NIH K awards at the time of application are not eligible to apply. Candidates holding institutional K12 awards may apply, but must turn-back K12 funding if they are awarded a Damon Runyon Fellowship.


Call for Applications: @ashaweb America Speech-Language-Hearing Association seeks applications for Advancing Academic-Research Careers Awards due April 15.  https://goo.gl/DyqQFg

The AARC Award is intended to support the academic-research careers of junior-level faculty in the field of communication sciences and disorders (CSD). The AARC is an award that supports mentored activities in both teaching and research. 

Coming up…

Call for Applications: @STTI  Sigma Theta Tau International Global Nursing Research Grant due May 1. https://goo.gl/tCL7xK

The principal investigator(s) should be registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license and have at least a master’s in nursing (or country equivalent).

Call for Applications: The APS Research Career Enhancement Award (RCEA) is designed to enhance the career potential of regular members of APS who hold the rank equivalent to Assistant Professor or above. The award of up to $20,000 allows an individual in the early phases of his/her career to obtain special training or an individual in the later phases of his/her career to develop new skills or retrain in areas of developing interest. Due May 15https://goo.gl/7nUYFa

Applications submitted for the May 15 deadline should request funding for career enhancement activities that will be undertaken after July 15. Applicants should note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed. A condition of the award is that successful applicants complete a short survey on the outcomes of their career enhancement activity 3-5 years after its completion. In addition, the Award should be acknowledged in any publications arising from the Research Career Enhancement Award. Applicants must: Be a member in good standing of the APS for a minimum of two years at the time of application; U.S. residency is NOT required; Hold a rank equivalent to Assistant Professor or above.

Call for Proposals: American Psychological Foundation accepting applications for David Wechsler Grant due June 15https://goo.gl/XprnKy

Up to $25,000 to support early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence and/or the assessment aspects of cognition. Those who work on positive applied neuropsychology are encouraged to apply. 

Call for proposals: @AmerUrological for 2018 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Program due Oct 13. https://goo.gl/NnzCtz

Applicants must be AUA member urologists who have demonstrated a commitment to or have a keen interest in the field of health policy and who are dedicated to advancing urology’s health policy agenda. Applications open Summer 2018.

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