Pilot Grants Available from CGREAL
The Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law (CGREAL) is currently accepting applications for pilot projects from Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic faculty who are interested in developing research on:
These grants are designed to support exploratory efforts towards the development of larger scholarly projects or lines of research related to CGREAL’s mission to facilitate interdisciplinary inquiry into the ethical, legal, and social implications of new advances in genetic and genomic science.
- Ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) in the design and conduct of human genetic research, or
- The translation of research results into clinical medicine, public health, and health policy needs related to genetics.
Criteria for evaluation will focus on the potential for expanding and enriching the range of perspectives being brought to genetic research ethics and law at CGREAL. Preference will be given to projects that are deemed likely to foster further collaborative research opportunities.
Requests may be made for up to $5,000. Funds may not be used for faculty salary support. Applications are encouraged from Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic faculty at any rank/level.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and funding for awarded seed grants will be available immediately upon project approval.
Interested faculty should contact Aaron Goldenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-368-8729).
For further information on the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, see http://www.case.edu/med/bioethics/cgreal/
William T. Grant Foundation
The William T. Grant Foundation's Distinguished Fellows Program is designed to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research in the service of improved youth outcomes. To accomplish its goals, the program gives influential mid-career researchers the opportunity to immerse themselves in practice or policy settings and gives influential practitioners and policy makers the opportunity to work in research settings.
To that end, the program encourages mid-career researchers to submit proposals that are designed to deepen their understanding of policy processes and practice settings. The program also invites policy makers and practitioners to propose projects that will enhance their capacities to recognize and use high-quality research.
Proposed fellowships must fit the Grant Foundation's research interests. The foundation currently supports research to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth in the United States. Specifically, the foundation funds studies that enhance the understanding of how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how its use can be improved.
Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than January 6, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications.
The 2014-15 Distinguished Fellows Application Guide, which includes a complete description of the program, eligibility guidelines, and application instructions, is available at the William T. Grant Foundation website.
Avoiding Problems with Suspension and Debarment
Federal regulations require Case Western Reserve University to conduct
business only with vendors, subcontractors, subawardees and individuals who
are in good standing with the federal government. Anyone who is not
in good standing with federal agencies cannot work on or provide services for
government grants or contracts. People and entities who are subject to these
restrictions are generally described as having been "debarred,"
"suspended" or "excluded."
To avoid inadvertent problems, visit http://www.sam.gov and verify that study staff, collaborators and vendors are not debarred, suspended or otherwise ineligible to receive federal funds.
Department of Defense
OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Broad Agency Announcement - BAA -15-1
Apply early. Funding is limited and subject to availability.
The BAA is continuously open, and accepts proposals on a rolling basis. Pre-proposals may be submitted and will be evaluated at any time throughout the year.
Scope: The USAMRMC's mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American warfighter. Projects must pertain to at least one of the research areas of interest outlined in the BAA.
Funding: Budgets are not capped and must reflect the scope of the work. Funding can be requested for up to 5 years.
Areas of interest:
1. Military Infectious Diseases Research Program
2. Combat Casualty Care Research Program
3. Military Operational Medicine Research Program
4. Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program
5. Medical Biological Defense Research Program
6. Medical Chemical Defense Research Program
7. Medical Simulation and Information Sciences Research Program
8. Radiation Health Effects Research Program
9. Special Investment Areas/Innovation Funding
Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI): Case School of Medicine's OSI can work with you to make sure that you meet the current goals and objectives of the USAMRMC that is paramount for your success. OSI can assist you in preparing a competitive proposal and can help guide your efforts from the first draft of the pre-proposal to submission of the full application.
Timeline: Invitation to submit a Full proposal will be given within 90 days of submission of the pre-proposal. An additional 90 days is provided to the applicant to complete the full application. Allow for at least 6 months between submission of the whitepaper to submission of the full application.
Contact us: If you are planning on submitting a pre-proposal, have questions, or would like more information - contact OSI Project Manager Irene Shaland - email@example.com - 216.368.4970
New Policy from NIH to Balance Sex in Cell and Animal Studies
NIH announced last week a new policy requiring "a balance of male and female cells and animals in preclinical studies in all future applications." In this week's Nature, Janine Clayton and Francis Collins write, "The over-reliance on male animals and cells in preclinical research obscures key sex differences that could guide clinical studies. And it might be harmful: women experience higher rates of adverse drug reactions than men do. Furthermore, inadequate inclusion of female cells and animals in experiments and inadequate analysis of data by sex may well contribute to the troubling rise of irreproducibility in preclinical biomedical research."
Read more at: http://ow.ly/wSqy6.
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