The Healthy Eating Research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a new call for proposals (CFP attached).
This CFP is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic: Round 9 grants (Deadline for concept papers: June 24, 2015 and August 12, 2015 (3PM Eastern)) and New Connections grants (deadline for concept papers: July 1, 2015 (3PM Eastern)). More information is available at the website as well: http://healthyeatingresearch.org/
Please feel free to forward this information to colleagues who may be interested in this funding opportunity as well.
Click to view this year’s Diversity Grant information. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2015.
You can apply here: http://www.chestnet.org/Foundation/What-We-Do/Grants/Apply-for-a-Grant
Helping Minority Ph.D.’s in STEM: Something’s Working
By Lee Gardner
Samuel Attoh, dean of the Graduate School at Loyola U. Chicago, created dissertation boot camps for Ph.D. candidates and set aside grant funds specifically for students who are close to completing their degrees but who are running out of money.
Earning a Ph.D. in a STEM field is meant to be challenging, but data has shown it can be especially so for minority students. While universities have had some success in diversifying their STEM graduate ranks in recent years, completion rates for Ph.D. candidates who are African-American, Latino, Native American, or Alaska Native have lagged behind those of their white counterparts.
A report released on Tuesday by the Council of Graduate Schools offers some good news: Seven-year Ph.D. completion rates for minority students at institutions surveyed rose by 5 percent from 1996 to 2005, the most recent cohort it examined. That means that something the universities are doing is working.
Gates – Simons Foundation: Faculty Scholar awards for early career scientists –
Deadline July 28
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation would like to call your attention to a joint national competition for grants to outstanding early career scientists as Faculty Scholars. Awardees will receive a five-year, non-renewable grant whose size will be based on several factors, including the amount of external funding the scientist has at the time of the grant. The grants will range from $100,000 to $400,000 per year for direct costs. There are no limits on the number of applicants or awardees from any eligible institution, and candidates apply directly without an institutional nomination. Both basic researchers and physician scientists are welcome in this open competition. HHMI, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation encourage applications from women and minorities under-represented in the biomedical and biological sciences. For more information, including eligibility criteria, see www.hhmi.org/faculty-scholars.
We appreciate your help in distributing this announcement to departmental colleagues and others at your institution to whom this may be of interest. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information: http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228707/
Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships to Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in the life sciences from underrepresented backgrounds. These scholarships, of up to $1,200 USD each, are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including meeting registration fee, abstract fee, airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation and lodging costs. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement for travel expenses other than registration fees. Keystone Symposia strongly encourages those with disabilities to apply for these scholarships (for more information, visit Keystone Symposia Policy on Accessibility). Upcoming Keystone Symposia meetings open for NIH MARC T36 scholarship applications are those taking place in January and February 2015. The application deadline for the last eligible meeting (Hematopoiesis B6 – February 22-27, 2015) is October 22, 2014. There are 21 Keystone Symposia meetings (January and February 2015) that are eligible for UR Trainee Scholarships. The application deadline varies with each meeting; each deadline can be found on the Keystone Symposia website. Determination of awardees is made by the meeting organizer based on the abstract submitted.
A1 – Precision Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology – January 11—16, 2015 in Big Sky, Montana
A2 – Viral Immunity – January 11—16, 2015 in Breckenridge, Colorado
F1 – The Biological Code of Cell Signaling: A Tribute to Tony Pawson – January 11—16, 2015 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
J1 – Integrating Metabolism and Tumor Biology – January 13—18, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
J2 – PI 3-Kinase Signaling Pathways in Disease – January 13—18, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
A3 – Immunity to Veterinary Pathogens: Informing Vaccine Development – January 20—25, 2015 in Keystone, Colorado
J3 – Host Response in Tuberculosis – January 22—27, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
J4 – Granulomas in Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases – January 22—27, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
A4 – Epigenetics and Cancer – January 25—30, 2015 in Keystone, Colorado
A5 – Neuroinflammation in Diseases of the Central Nervous System – January 25—30, 2015 in Taos, New Mexico
J5 – Mitochondria, Metabolism and Heart Failure – January 27—February 1, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
J6 – Diabetes and Metabolic Dysfunction – January 27—February 1, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
B1 – Autoimmunity and Tolerance – February 3—8, 2015 in Keystone, Colorado
B2 – Endoderm Lineages in Development and Disease – February 8—13, 2015 in Keystone, Colorado
B3 – Plant Receptor Kinases: From Molecules to Environment – February 8—13, 2015 in Taos, New Mexico
J7 – Tumor Immunology – Multidisciplinary Science Driving Combination Therapy – February 8—13, 2015 in Banff, Alberta, Canada
J8 – Antibodies as Drugs: Immunological Scaffolds as Therapeutics – February 8—13, 2015 in Banff, Alberta, Canada
B4 – Systems Biology of Lipid Metabolism – February 9—13, 2015 in Breckenridge, Colorado
G1 – RNA Silencing in Plants – February 17—22, 2015 in Keystone, Colorado
B5 – Neuroepigenetics – February 22—26, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
B6 – Hematopoiesis – February 22—27, 2015 in Keystone, Colorado
To be eligible for an Underrepresented Trainee Scholarship, you must be:
· United States Citizen or United States Permanent Resident
· A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic program at the start of the meeting for which you are applying
· From one of the following federally designated underrepresented backgrounds listed below:
(If you have a disability, please contact email@example.com for instructions to complete the application):
o Hispanic American
o African American
o Native American or Alaska Native
o Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
o Bicultural (claims parental heritage to one of the above populations in the United States)
· An applicant is eligible to receive one award per meeting year (July 1st – June 30th)
If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend.
It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion.
· Complete the Underrepresented Trainee application on the Keystone Symposia website (http://www.keystonesymposia.org/financialaid)
· Submit an abstract for the meeting to which you are applying (with paid abstract fee)
· Have your mentor submit a letter via our website to verify your status as a student or postdoc
Contact: Jeff Lehman, Scholarship Coordinator
Posted Date: 09/23/2014
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): March 17, 2015
Hot off the press – the Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01) has just been released.
Two differences from the previous RFA;
- Two due dates per year instead of one – the first due date is February 18, 2015, followed by October 15, 2015.
- All due dates may be found in the RFA.
· Unlike previous K01 Diversity RFAs, this does not include a “Re-entry” component.
Good News! The K-award payline was recently increased from a priority score of 25 to 30.
See link for current paylines: Current Paylines
Posted Date: 10/29/2014
Administrative supplement funding opportunity-Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Dear NHLBI Investigators:
This is to bring to your attention about an administrative supplement funding opportunity for eligible grants and contracts. The program is “Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research”
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/training/application-guidelines.htm . Please explore the link and then contact us with any questions.
The overall goal is to increase the diversity of individuals in biomedical research workforce by providing training opportunities to individuals. The NHLBI is committed to providing research opportunities to support qualified, eligible candidates, with additional funding, to work in your group under your appropriate mentorship. Opportunities are available for candidates from the high school through junior investigator levels.
The Research Supplements Program is of particular interest to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). If we may be of assistance at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Nara Gavini, PhD. MPhil.
Chair, Diversity Programs Working Group
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Two Rockledge Center, Suite 9093
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7913
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Posted Date: 10/01/2014