The full Request for Applications is now available online!
Prospective applicants are requested to submit a Letter of Intent for the AHA Obesity Network on or before August 25, 2016. Letters of Intent may be submitted via Grants@Heart beginning on June 20, 2016. View the Letter of Intent Instructions for more details.
While a Letter of Intent is not required in order to submit a subsequent full application and does not enter into the review of said subsequent application; the information provided in a Letter of Intent allows AHA staff to estimate the potential peer review workload and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the peer review process. It also allows AHA to provide potential applicants with updated information about the application process if necessary.
For more information, including the full request for applications, visit the Obesity Research Network website.
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[posted 6/20/2016]

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Please join NCI’s Implementation Science Team and representatives from the Institutes and Centers contributing to the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health, for a webinar on the newly updated FOA. The webinar will be held three days after the official FOA release, on May 11, 2016.

For those who cannot make the webinar – The session will be recorded and archived on the Implementation Science Team website approximately two weeks following the live session.

On May 8, 2016 the revised Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01/R21/R03) will be released. The purpose of these FOAs is to support innovative approaches to identifying, developing, testing, evaluating and/or refining strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices (e.g. behavioral interventions; prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and disease management interventions; quality improvement programs) into public health, clinical practice, and community settings. Conversely, there is a benefit in understanding circumstances that create a need to “de-implement” or reduce the use of strategies and interventions that are not evidence-based, have been prematurely widely adopted, yield sub-optimal benefits for patients, or are harmful or wasteful. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged.

The session will present an overview of the re-issued Trans-NIH FOAs for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health including the revised focus and opportunities in these re-issued FOAs. You are encouraged to bring your questions as representatives from multiple ICs will be available to address them.

[posted 5/9/2016]

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The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute from August 15, 2016, to August 19, 2016. The Institute aims to foster individual research projects of promising scientists and motivated research scholars with the overall goal to stimulate innovative research in the minority health and health disparities sciences. Please forward this message to anyone who may be interested in applying.

What the Health Disparities Research Institute Is: This program provides a unique opportunity for early career researchers, interested in addressing health disparities and minority health research, to learn about the latest science and receive guidance on their own research projects from leaders in the field.

Who Should Apply: Early career investigators, including postdoctoral researchers, research associates and assistant professors, engaged in health disparities and minority health research are encouraged to apply. We seek participants from diverse backgrounds within and outside of academia, such as from community-based and nonprofit organizations.

Cost: There is no cost, but admission is competitive and participants are required to attend all daily sessions. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation, room, and board. Limited scholarships will be available to cover travel expenses based on need. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, who require financial assistance are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

How to Apply: The online application is now open on the NIMHD website: http://bit.ly/hdinstitute16.
The due date for submitting an application is 5:00pm local time on June 1, 2016.
Application Information: Selection will be based on the following criteria

• Professional experience and educational achievements.
• A brief essay (no more than 250 words) addressing interest in the program and outlining objectives for participation in the program
• A one-page abstract with specific aims of a proposed research project
• One letter of recommendation providing evidence of potential success in minority health and health disparities research

Approximately 60 participants will be accepted and preference will be given to those who demonstrate high potential to incorporate training into their own research.

Program Information: The program will feature lectures, seminars, small group discussions, and sessions with scientific staff from across NIH Institutes and Centers. Lectures and seminars will include the following topics:

• Population science and health disparities
• Research design and measurement approaches
• Intervention science methods
• Healthcare disparities and outcomes research
• Community-based participatory research

Small group discussions will be tailored to the research interests of the participants. NIH staff will also consult on research strategies and methodologies specific to the participant’s project and how to develop the project into an R01, R21, or K award application.
For additional information, contact the course planning committee at NIMHDHealthDC@mail.nih.gov.

NIMHD Home page

[posted 5/13/2016]

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• Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER2) – Clinical Sites with Enhanced Diversity (U01)
(RFA-HG-16-011)
National Human Genome Research Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): August 5, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.
• Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)
(PAR-16-221)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 9, 2016; April 11, 2017; April 11, 2018; April 11, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.
• Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21)
(PAR-16-222)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 9, 2016; April 11, 2017; April 11, 2018; April 11, 2019 , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.


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[posted 5/13/2016]

Jul 162015

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.

[Posted 5/11/2015]

Apr 242015

Click to view this year’s Diversity Grant information. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2015.

[Posted 4/24/2015]

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.

Read more.

[Posted 4/14/2015]

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 facultyscholars@hhmi.org.

For more information: http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228707/

[Posted: 3/24/2015]

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.

Eligible Meetings

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

Eligibility

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 scholarships@keystonesymposia.org 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)

Application Process

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

Questions?

Contact: Jeff Lehman, Scholarship Coordinator

jeffl@keystonesymposia.org

Posted Date: 09/23/2014

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