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CWRU ORA - News and Funding Opportunities
June 23, 2017  

Funding Opportunities
American Library Association
The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users in the United States to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, and college librarians. Administered by the American Library Association, the program seeks nominations that describe how a librarian is improving the lives of people in a school, campus, or community.

Up to ten winners will be selected to receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and $500 travel stipend to attend the awards reception in New York City.

Nominees must be a librarian with a master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies or a master's degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees also must currently be working in the U.S. in a public library, in a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or at an accredited K-12 school.

Nominators of public librarians must be public library users. Nominators of librarians in college, community college, or university libraries must be users of those libraries (e.g., students, faculty, or staff members). Nominators of school library media specialists must be library users (e.g., students, teachers, school administrators or staff members, or parents or caregivers of children at schools where the school library media specialist works).

Nomination Deadline: September 18, 2017

For more information visit the I Love Libraries website.

American Psychological Association – Abe Fellowships
The American Psychological Association is inviting applications for its 2018 Abe Fellowship Program. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. The program provides fellows with a minimum of three and a maximum of twelve months of full-time support over a twenty-four-month period.

The program is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States. Applicants must hold a PhD or the terminal degree in their field, or have attained an equivalent level of professional experience at the time of application. Applications from researchers in professions other than academia are encouraged with the expectation that the product of the fellowship will contribute to the wider body of knowledge on the topic specified.

Application Deadline: September 01, 2017

For more information visit the APA website.

Harrington Discovery Institute
Harrington Discovery Institute announces the call for proposals for the 2018 Harrington Rare Disease Scholar Award.

The Harrington Rare Disease Scholar Award was created to advance breakthrough research into cures for rare diseases. The program is sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and overseen by Harrington Discovery Institute.

U.S.-based PhD or MD researchers whose discoveries show promise for translation into novel treatments for rare diseases are eligible to apply.

Letter of Intent Deadline: July 19, 2017

For more information visit the Harrington Discovery Institute website.

Harvard Catalyst
Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center and the Crowd Innovation Laboratory at Harvard Business School invite you to participate in a new ideation challenge.

Challenge: Can you identify a human health problem that might be resolved with big data and a computational solution? Are you working on a problem that could benefit from new algorithmic solutions or improvements? Are you aware of a dataset that could be used to solve this problem or generate further ideas for solutions?

The problem must fall into the clinical and translational research realm. Topics covered might include diagnostics, therapeutics, public health, technology, or outcomes.

This challenge is open to the public. Multiple prizes between $500 and $1500 will be awarded, up to $10,000 in total. Submission Deadline: July 13, 2017.

For more information visit the Harvard website.

Microsoft - Microsoft Azure for Research
Cloud computing lets you spend more time on your research, providing all the computing you need, exactly when you need it Whether it’s a computer with more memory, a cluster with thousands of cores, a big data platform, an internet of things solution, or open-source machine learning at scale, you can achieve more using the cloud. Microsoft Azure for Research awards offer large allocations of cloud computing for your research project, and already supports hundreds of researchers worldwide across all domains.

What it is
Azure cloud computing helps you accelerate your research by providing what you need, when you need it. The Microsoft Azure for Research program awards cloud computing time, training, and resources to help you achieve more.

Who it’s for
Faculty, researchers, and graduate students are qualified to submit proposals for Azure awards for research projects. Masters and undergraduate students require a faculty project supervisor to submit their proposal.

Apply now for cloud computing resources for your research project. Proposals are evaluated every two months.

If you have any questions about our program, please contact

Next Deadline: August 15, 2017. Proposals are evaluated every two months.

For more information visit the Microsoft website.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will evaluate an updated literature review and analysis of potential long-term health effects on Army test subjects. The review includes studies on over 100 test agents, including biological and chemical agents, drugs, and medications. The committee will determine whether the report appropriately identifies potential long-term health effects from exposure during testing and uses an adequate weight-of-evidence approach to characterize the strength of association between agents and their potential effects.

To View the Statement of Task and nominate an individual to serve on the study committee, view the NASEM website.

Nomination Deadline: July 7, 2017

National Institutes of Health - Cellular and Molecular Biology of Complex Brain Disorders (R01)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications directed toward the discovery of the impact of alterations associated with complex brain disorders on the fundamental cellular and molecular substrates of neuronal function.

Application Deadline: September 07, 2020

For more information visit the Grants.Gov website.

National Science Foundation - Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS)
The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the need for promoting research at the interface between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences. This program is designed to encourage new collaborations, as well as to support existing ones.

Proposal Deadline: September 18, 2017

For more information visit the NSFwebpage.

Stand Up To Cancer - $10 Million Dream Team of Top Investigators
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research, is inviting Letters of Intent for a new $10 million Dream Team of top scientific investigators searching for new strategies to prevent or treat cancer.

Unlike other Dream Team grants offered by SU2C in recent years that focused on specific types of cancer, such as colorectal cancer or lung cancer, the SU2C Dream Team Translational Cancer Research Grant program is open to any type of translational cancer research. The program will support a single translational cancer research project that will address critical problems in patient care and deliver near-term patient benefit through investigation by a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, collaborative Dream Team of expert investigators.

Projects may focus on particular organ sites, patient populations (such as pediatrics), or on innovative methods of treatment. Projects must be designed to accelerate the application of new preventive, diagnostic, or therapeutic approaches to the clinic that lead to patient involvement within two to three years from the beginning of the grant.

In addition, through collaboration with the leading healthcare research and innovation center, OptumLabs, the team will have the opportunity to gain access to, and to conduct research using, OptumLabs’ proprietary database of de-identified medical claims and electronic health record clinical data, analytic tools, and research support to pursue the goals of the Dream Team.

To maximize creativity, innovation, and collaboration, the Dream Team must include laboratory and clinical researchers, senior and/or young investigators, and senior scientists who have not worked together in the past.

Letter of Intent Deadline: September 05, 2017
Invited Application Deadline: January 16, 2017

For more information visit the SU2C website.

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