Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Simmons Foundation
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Simmons Foundation have partnered to create a new program, the 2016 Faculty Scholar Program, designed to support early-career scientists. The Faculty Scholars competition is open to basic researchers and physician scientists at more than 220 eligible institutions, including Case Western Reserve. The competition seeks scholars who will apply molecular, genetic, computational and theoretical approaches to fundamental problems in diverse areas of biology.
• PhD and/or MD (or the equivalent).
• Tenured or tenure-track position as an assistant professor or higher academic rank at an eligible U.S. institution, or, if at an eligible institution that has no tenure track, an appointment that reflects a significant institutional commitment. Federal government employees are not eligible.
• More than 4, but no more than 10, years of post-training, professional experience. To meet this requirement, the applicant’s post-training, professional experience must have begun no earlier than June 1, 2005, and no later than July 1, 2011.
• Principal investigator or Co-Principal investigator on at least one active, nationally competitive grant with an initial term of two or more years at some point from April 1, 2013 through July 1, 2015. Career development grants qualify. Multi-investigator grants may qualify.
• Up to 70 awardees will receive non-renewable grants ranging from $100k to $400k per year over 5 years ($500k - $2M per award).
• Faculty Scholars are required to devote at least 50% of their total effort to the direct conduct of research.
• Scholars conducting research at the interface of the biological and physical sciences are encouraged to apply.
• Scholars studying biological questions emerging from and applicable to global human health problems, including malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, and other diseases that disproportionately affect individuals living in low resource settings are encouraged to apply
• Women and minorities under-represented in the biomedical and biological sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: July 28, 2015
For more information visit the Howard Hughes Medical Institute website.
Department of Defense
The Department of Defense has announced the following new funding opportunities:
Department of the Army - USAMRAA
DoD Neurofibromatosis Clinical Trial Award
DoD Neurofibromatosis Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award
DoD Neurofibromatosis Investigator-Initiated Research Award
DoD Neurofibromatosis New Investigator Award
DoD Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award
DoD Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Pilot Clinical Trial Award
DoD Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Idea Development Award
Limited Submission Reminder: NIH: Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research
Key Deadlines: June 22, 2015, 5:00pm (Letter of Intent Deadline), August 3, 2015, 5:00pm EST (Agency Submission Deadline).
The overarching goals of the Community-Based Participatory Reserach (CBPR) Program are to enhance community capacity in research for which they will directly benefit, support collaborative intervention projects addressing health disparities, and accelerate the translation of findings into improved health and health outcomes. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support promising community interventions using CBPR principles and approaches aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating health disparities.
Applicants are encouraged to consult with their Associate Deans for Research prior to internal submission to assure they meet eligibility criteria and their projects meet stated program objectives.
Internal deadline for submission of a one-page Letter of Intent (LOI) is no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 22, 2015. The letter of intent should be a one-page explanation of what the researcher wants and how it meets the funding criteria. Materials should be submitted as a PDF attachment to an email sent to Dr. Suzanne Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Number of Applications Allowed: One
For more information on this limited submission opportunity, visit the Office of Research Administration website.
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National Science Foundation (NSF) & American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) have launched the Beyond the Box National Digitization Innovation Competition. The initiative will award $1 million to the individual or team who develops a novel way to accurately and efficiently capture digital images of insect specimens and their associated data from a standard museum drawer of insects.
The Beyond the Box Digitization Challenge has been designed to stimulate individuals or teams to solve a problem that is hindering scientific research and innovation - the inability to quickly and accurately digitize specimens and associated data in a standard tray of insects in a natural history museum. Solving this problem will help advance research as well as contribute to improved public health, environmental management, and agriculture by providing scientists, farmers, health care providers, and citizen scientists with access to our nation's insect collections. Moreover, the solution to this problem will almost certainly find additional applications in scientific and commercial settings.
The winning entry will receive up to $1 million for the development of a hardware and software system that automates digitization of pinned insect specimens, without damaging the specimens--one of the most challenging biocollections digitization tasks.
Visit the Beyond the Box website for more information on the challenge.
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