November 2009
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NIH Transformative Research Projects Program

This program supports innovative, high risk, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new or challenge existing scientific paradigms. For complete details on this important program, please click here: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-09-022.html.

Letters of intent due: December 22, 2009
Application deadline: January 22, 2009


Funding for Prostate Cancer Research

DEADLINE: Monday, January 4, 2010

Funding is available to support multi-disciplinary research in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund. Awards of a maximum of $75,000 per year for up to two years are available to fund career development and developmental research programs (pilot projects).

New Ideas Encouraged!

For more information, visit the website @: http://prostatecancerprogram.onc.jhmi.edu/


Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

The "Era of Hope Scholar Awards" and "Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards" Program Announcements are open for submissions. The following funding opportunity information may interest newer faculty and postdoctoral researchers in bio-life, basic, bio-engineering, epidemiology, behavioral, and social scientists considering innovative research in breast cancer research.

DoD BCRP Era of Hope Scholar Awards and Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards: The quick reference synopsis tables for these programs are located at: http://cdmrparmy.mil/funding/pdf/09bcrpreftable2.pdf. The Program Announcement and application instructions are available on: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/bcrp.htm . The Program Announcement is also available on the Grants.Gov website http://www.grants.gov and the CFDA Number is 12.420. Below are a few details about these awards, however full reading of the Program Announcement and Application Instructions are necessary for a successful submission.

The Era of Hope Scholar Award supports individuals who have high potential for innovation in breast cancer research early in their careers. Experience in breast cancer research is not required; however, the application should focus on breast cancer research, and the PI must commit at least 50% of his/her full-time professional effort during the award period to breast cancer research. Principal Investigators (PIs) must be independent, non-mentored investigators within 6 years of their last mentored position. A maximum of $2,500,000 for direct costs over a 5 year maximum performance period, plus indirect costs as appropriate, is offered. The CDMRP expects to allot approximately $12M of the $150M FY09 BCRP appropriation to fund approximately 3 Era of Hope proposals, depending on the quality and number of proposals received.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards support exceptionally talented recent medical or other doctoral graduates in their pursuit of innovative, high-impact breast cancer research during their postdoctoral training and allows them to obtain the necessary experience for an independent career at the forefront of breast cancer research. The postdoctoral trainee is considered the Principal Investigator (PI) and, as such, should write the project narrative with appropriate direction from the mentor. While the PI is not required to have previous experience in breast cancer research, this application must focus on breast cancer research. As of the application submission deadline, the PI must have been in the laboratory in which this research is to be performed for no more than 2 years, and he/she must have a total of less than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience (excluding clinical residency or fellowship training).

A maximum of $300,000 ($100,000 per year) for direct costs over a 3 year maximum performance period, plus indirect costs as appropriate, is offered. The CDMRP expects to allot approximately $8M of the $150M FY09 BCRP appropriation to fund approximately 25 Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants, depending on the quality and number of proposals received.

DEADLINES:

  • Pre-Application through http://cdmrp.org/ required and due: November 18, 2009, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Confidential Letters of Recommendation through the http://cdmrp.org/ , are required and due: December 2, 2009, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Application is to be submitted through http://www.grants.gov/ due December 2, 2009, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.


Klarman Family Foundation Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research

The Program's short-term goal is to support the most outstanding science and expand the pool of scientists whose research explores the basic biology of eating disorders. The long-term goal is to improve the lives of patients suffering from these conditions.

Examples of funding areas include but are not limited to molecular genetic analysis of relevant neural circuit assembly and function; animal models created by genetically altering neural circuits; testing of new chemical entities that might be used in animal models as exploratory treatments; and brain imaging approaches that identify neurochemical pathways in patients with these disorders.

Two-year awards of $400,000 USD ($200,000 per year inclusive of 10% indirect costs) and one-year pilot studies of up to $150,000 USD (inclusive of 10% indirect costs) will be made. The application deadline is December 8, 2009. For complete details and application instructions, click here: http://www.hria.org/tmfgrants/klarman/


Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research

The purpose of the Young Investigator Grant for Probiotic Research is to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the United States and to impact academic and career development of young investigators, attracting them into the field of probiotics and microbiota. Two $50,000 grants will be awarded. The application deadline is February 16, 2010. For more details and application instructions, click here: http://www.probioticsresearch.com/


The Professor Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program

The United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) has announced the availability of funds for short scientific trips by young American or Israeli scientists to the other country. In 2010, a total of 10 grants will be awarded, each for $4,000.

The deadline for the submission of applications is December 17, 2009. Please follow the instructions given on the BSF website (http://www.bsf.org.il/bsfpublic/
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November 2009 articles:
Seminar Series
NIH Transformative Research Projects Program
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)
Klarman Family Foundation Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research
Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research
The Professor Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program
 
NIH Loan Repayment Program
NIH Transformative Research Projects Program

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