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AAAAI Allergy/Immunology Fellowship of Excellence Training Award

Total of $100,000 paid over two years to support the training of an allergy/immunology fellow from an underrepresented minority community at an ACGME-accredited allergy/immunology training program in the U.S. Eligibility: internal medicine or pediatric residents who have applied for an allergy/immunology fellowship through the Match Program. For more information regarding elibility requirements, terms or research objectives, contact Jerome Schultz or visit the AAAI research grant website.

http://www.aaaai.org/members/grants_awards/
jschultz@aaaai.org
(414) 272-6071
AAAAI Summer Research Fellowship Medical Student Grants

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology grants $2,000 to medical students wishing to conduct clinical research in allergy/immunology during their summer recess in order to encourage their consideration of careers as a clinician in allergy/immunology. These grants will be awarded to outstanding medical students who wish to pursue clinical research. Research examples include optimizing health care of asthma, collecting a series of cases with an interesting diagnosis and preparing a literature review of the topic, a case report with a literature review, reviewing practice parameters related to management of a problem in allergy/immunology and applying to care in a clinic or office, as well as other topics of interest in the practice of allergy/immunology.

http://www.aaaai.org/members/grants_awards/
Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center Scholars Program

The Scholars Program is to nurture the careers of future leaders in the area of HIV/AIDS research. The Scholar should be capable of establishing and maintaining an independent research program and will be provided laboratory space, resources and salary support at the junior faculty level for up to 3 years. This program is ideal for postdoctoral scientists who are preparing to make the transition into faculty positions at academic institutions. Successful candidates will have completed an advanced degree and have demonstrated excellence in their chosen field of research based on publication record and letters of support by mentors and other experts in their field. For more example, see the online brochure.

http://www.iasociety.org/Web/WebContent/File/ADARC%20Scholars.pdf
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grants

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants year-round. Visit their site to learn more about what the Foundation does and does not fund, the grant application process, letters of inquiry, guidelines for submitting grant proposals, and general resources for grant-seekers. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants in six broad subject matters, known within the Foundation as major program areas: basic research, science education, public understanding of science, economic performance and the quality of life, select national issues and civic initiative (go to http://www.sloan.org/program/1 for details about major program areas). Grants are applied for as either awards of less than or greater than $125,000. For more information on applying for grants, go the website below.

http://www.sloan.org/apply
(212) 649-1649
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellows

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate research by early-career scientists of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships of $50,000 are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Eligibility requirements: 1) hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent), 2) be members of the regular faculty (i.e., tenure track) in the United States or Canada, and 3) be no more than six years from completion of the most recent Ph.D. or equivalent. Exceptions exist (see website). If any of the above circumstances do apply, the nomination letter should provide a clear explanation. For more information, go to their website or contact the fellowship administrator, Erica Stella.

http://www.sloan.org/fellowships
stella@sloan.org
(212) 649-1632
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald - Alfried Krupp Fellowships

The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald will award 3-6 Alfried Krupp Senior Fellowships and 3-6 Alfried Krupp Junior Fellowships each year. Academics who have proven themselves by outstanding research and teaching may apply for the Alfried Krupp Senior Fellowship. The Alfried Krupp Junior Fellowships are awarded to qualified young academics with doctorates. The award enables the fellows to concentrate on a major scientific or scholarly project, free of extensive teaching duties. The Institute also offers the opportunity to discuss their discipline with colleagues and students at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald. Fellows are appointed either for a semester or for a whole academic year. Accommodation, working facilities and stipend is provided.

http://www.wiko-greifswald.de/en/advertisements/fellowships_2010_11.html
reinold.schmuecker@wiko-greifswald.de
+49-3834-8619001
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy - The Fund for Advancement

Awards up to $1 million to Principal Investigators conducting translational research that will move gene therapies from the laboratory towards clinical trials. The Investigators Award in Clinical Translation of Gene Therapy for Cancer distributes funds over 3-5 years, inclusive of a maximum of 10% indirect costs. Candidates must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree and be a tenure-track or tenured faculty. The investigator must be conducting original research as an independent faculty member. ACGT has no citizenship restrictions; however, research must be conducted at medical schools and research centers in the United States and Canada. Entering into clinical translation during the funding period is a requirement. For more information, go to their website.

http://www.acgtfoundation.org/grants.html
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy - The Fund for Discovery

Awards up to $500,000 to Young Investigators (tenure track assistant professors) conducting innovative exploratory research. The Young Investigators Award distributes funds over 3 years, inclusive of a maximum of 10% indirect costs. The overall objectives of this grant are to advance gene therapy into the causes, treatment and prevention of all types of cancer by promoting development of novel and innovative studies by young investigators. At the time of award activation, candidates must hold an MD, MPH, PhD, or equivalent degree and be a tenure-track Assistant Professor within five years of their initial appointment to this rank. For more information on eligibility requirements and research objectives, visit their website.

http://www.acgtfoundation.org/grants.html
Alliance for Lupus Research - Functional Genomics and Molecular Genetic Pathways in SLE Grant

Research Grants of up to $350,000 for two years (non-renewable) and Pilot Grants of up to $75,000 for one year (non-renewable). Applications should focus on two principal areas: (1) functional validation to determine which candidate genes/variants identified in human lupus have an authentic role in the disease and (2) detailed elucidation of the molecular pathways modulated by these candidate genes/variants identified in human lupus. Applications may be submitted by investigators working anywhere in the world. Applications are open to investigators working at established research institutions (both for profit and not-for profit). For more information on elibility criteria or research objectives contact Diomaris Gonzalez or visit the grant website.

http://www.lupusresearch.org/GeneticPathways2008.htm
dgonzalez@lupusresearch.org
1-800-867-1743
Alliance for Lupus Research - Grant for Target Identification in Lupus

Under our Target Identification in Lupus (TIL) grant program, investigators leverage a two-year, up-to-$500,000 award to remove the barriers to new treatments and a possible cure. All research funded under the TIL program is based on realizable goals for translation into therapeutic discovery programs -that is, research that can move quickly from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside. Eligibility criteria include: doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent). There are no geographic restrictions on applicants. Investigators working anywhere in the world are eligible and encouraged to apply. Research in industry or collaborations between academia and industry are eligible. For more information on elibility criteria or research objectives contact Diomaris Gonzalez or visit their website.

http://www.lupusresearch.org/research/TIL.html
dgonzalez@lupusresearch.org
1-800-867-1743
Alliance for Lupus Research - Pilot Grant Program

A one-year award of up to $75,000 to pursue high-risk but promising approaches to possible near-term results. The Pilot program’s streamlined application process is designed to entice new minds to lend their talents to lupus research and to encourage well-established names in the field to try their hands at highly novel investigations. Applications are open to investigators working at established research institutions (both for profit and not-for profit) as well as investigators at state health agencies, the FDA, VA and at intramural divisions of NIH. Applications may be submitted by investigators working anywhere in the world. For more information on eligibility requirements or research objectives, contact Diomaris Gonzalez or visit the grant website.

http://www.lupusresearch.org/research/pilot.html
dgonzalez@lupusresearch.org
1-800-867-1743
Alpha Omega Alpha Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Award

The AOA Helen H. Glaser Essay Award was established to encourage medical students to address nontechnical topics in medicine. Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society instituted this competition to recognize and reward excellent and thoughtful student compositions.Authors must be enrolled at medical schools with active AOA chapters, but need not be members of AOA. Only one entry may be submitted by an author. See website for further details. First prize is $2,000. Second, third prizes are $750 and $500, respectively. Honorable mention awards are $250.

http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org/programs/StudentEssayAwards.htm
(650) 329-0291
AMA Minority Scholars Award

The AMA Foundation and the AMA Minority Affairs Consortium (MAC), with support from Pfizer Inc, offers the Minority Scholars Award. Approximately twelve Minority Scholars Awards are awarded annually, each in the amount of a $10,000 scholarship. You must be a current first or second-year student and a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S. Eligible students of minority background include African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino. Each medical school is invited to submit up to two nominees. Contact your medical school if you are interested in being nominated for the Minority Scholars Award.

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/20116.html
dina.lindenberg@ama-assn.org
(312) 464-4193
AMA Seed Grant Research Program

The AMA Foundation established the Seed Grant Research Program to encourage medical students, physician residents and fellows to enter the research field. The program provides $2,500-$5,000 grants to help them conduct small basic science, applied, or clinical research projects. Seed grant funds cannot be used for salary or stipend, indirect/administrative costs, to hire a consultant or contractor, and solely for travel expenses. Applicants must be a medical student, physician resident or fellow of an accredited US medical school or institution and either a US citizen or a permanent resident of the US. Projects must be applicant-conceived, rather than ongoing research of their mentor or Principal Investigator.

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/7785.html
seedgrants@ama-assn.org
(312) 464-4200
Amer. Assoc. for Cancer Reseach: FNAB Fellows Grant for Translational Pancreatic Cancer Research

One-year grant of $35,000. Research projects are restricted to translational pancreatic cancer research that includes the use of human tissue and has implications for therapeutic application and individualized medicine. Proposed research must have implications for individualized cancer treatment and must make use of human biopsies or samples, such as needle biopsies or circulating cancer cells. In vivo primary tumor explants meet these criteria, but xenografts from established cell lines do not.

http://www.aacr.org/home/scientists/research-funding--fellowships/fellows-grants.aspx
Amer. Assoc. for Cancer Research: Anna D. Barker Fellowship in Basic Cancer

AACR Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to Postdoctoral Fellows and Clinical Research Fellows who are working at an academic facility, teaching hospital, or research institution and who will be in the first, second, or third year of their postdoctoral training at the start of the fellowship term. One-year grant of $40,000.For more information, see the website.

http://www.aacr.org/home/scientists/research-funding--fellowships/postdoctoral-fellowships.aspx
grants@aacr.org
Amer. Assoc. for Cancer Research: Astellas USA Foundation Fellowships in Basic Cancer Research

AACR Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to Postdoctoral Fellows and Clinical Research Fellows who are working at an academic facility, teaching hospital, or research institution and who will be in the first, second, or third year of their postdoctoral training at the start of the fellowship term. One-year grant of $30,000. For more information on eligibility and research objectives, see the website.

http://www.aacr.org/home/scientists/research-funding--fellowships/postdoctoral-fellowships.aspx
grants@aacr.org
Amer. Assoc. for Cancer Research: AstraZeneca Fellowship for Translational Lung Cancer Research

AACR Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to Postdoctoral Fellows and Clinical Research Fellows who are working at an academic facility, teaching hospital, or research institution and who will be in the first, second, or third year of their postdoctoral training at the start of the fellowship term. This is a two-year grant of $90,000. For more information on details such as eligibility, please see the website.

http://www.aacr.org/home/scientists/research-funding--fellowships/postdoctoral-fellowships.aspx
grants@aacr.org
Amer. Assoc. for Cancer Research: Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Fellowship in Clinical Cancer Res.

AACR Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to Postdoctoral Fellows and Clinical Research Fellows who are working at an academic facility, teaching hospital, or research institution and who will be in the first, second, or third year of their postdoctoral training at the start of the fellowship term. This is a one-year grant of $40,000. For more information on details such as eligibility, please see the website.

http://www.aacr.org/home/scientists/research-funding--fellowships/postdoctoral-fellowships.aspx
grants@aacr.org
Amer. Association for Clinical Chemistry: General Research Grant Funded by the Van Slyke Foundation

From the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, the general research grant is for Van Slyke Foundation (VSF) and is targeted to clinical laboratorians who need limited research funds to explore new ideas in areas where funds are not normally available.For more information, please contact Michele Horwitz or visit the website.

http://www.aacc.org/about/vsf/awards_grants/Pages/vsf_grant.aspx
(800) 892-1400 ext. 1723
American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery - Leslie Bernstein Grant

A grant for residents or fellows for up to $25,000 and up to 3 years for research in Plastic/Recon-structive Surgery. Must be (1) resident of the U.S. or Canada, (2) member or candidate for membership in the AAFPRS, (3) hold a doctoral degree, and (4) have no previous Society or NIH funding. Note: this grant is considered one of the “CORE” grants of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and will be applied for through that organization. For more information on elibility criteria or research objectives, visit their website.

http://www.entnet.org/EducationAndResearch/coreGrants.cfm
American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery - Leslie Bernstein Investigator Grant

A career development grant by the American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive surgery for junior clinical faculty researching topics related to Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery. Grants for up to $15,000 for up to 3 years. Must be (1) a resident of the U.S. or Canada, (2) member or candidate for membership in the AAFPRS, (3) hold a doctoral degree, and (4) have no previous Society or NIH funding. Note: this grant is considered one of the “CORE” grants of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and will be applied for through that organization. For more information on elibility criteria or research objectives, visit their website.

http://www.entnet.org/EducationAndResearch/coreGrants.cfm
American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery: Leslie Bernstein Resident Grant

A grant for residents of up to $5,000 and up to 2 years for research with focus on Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery. Must (1) have a doctoral degree (MD, DO or equivalent), (2) reside in the U.S. or Canada and (3) be a member or candidate for membership in the AAFPRS. Note: this grant is considered one of the “CORE” grants offered through the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and will be applied for through that organization. For more information on elibility criteria or research objectives, visit their website.

http://www.entnet.org/EducationAndResearch/coreGrants.cfm
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

Funding for basic science and clinical pilot studies to generate preliminary data for application to larger funding sources. Research topics include: (1) allergy testing techniques, (2) incidence of specific allergies, (3) use of allergy in disease management and (4) specific therapeutic interventions. Funded studies are expected to submit the results for presentation at AAOA annual meeting and publication in the journal of the AAOA–Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Each protocol should include 20 subjects (10 subjects and 10 controls), be completed in 12 months, and will be eligible for up to $5,000 of funding. Studies with controls, preferably double-blinded, will be given priority. For more information on elibility criteria or research objectives, email or visit their website.

http://www.aaoaf.org/members/grant.asp
info@aaoaf.org
202-955-5010
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) Foundation Research Grant

A grant of up to $10,000 for 1 year for research with focus on Otolaryngic allergy, rhinology, or related immunology for medical students, residents, postdocs, fellows and faculty. Must be (1) member or candidate for membership in the AAOA, (2) hold a doctoral degree, and (3) have no current NIH funding.Note: this grant is considered one of the “CORE” grants of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and will be applied for through that organization. For more information on elibility criteria or research objectives, visit their website.

http://www.entnet.org/EducationAndResearch/coreGrants.cfm
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA): ROAD Scholarship Program

The Research in Otolaryngology & Allergy Development (ROAD) Scholarship Program was developed by the AAOA for medical residents and young investigators throughout the country who are being trained in otolaryngology and allergy with an interest in otolaryngic allergy to submit a proposal describing an original research idea or case study. The committee will award up to 10 applicants with the highest grant scores individual scholarships of up to $5,000, made payable to their affiliated institutions, to execute their research. Scholarship recipients will present their findings during the AAOA annual meeting and will submit their research to Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. For more information on elibility criteria or research objectives, visit their website.

http://www.aaoaf.org/members/news_details.asp?id=36
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) - Rande H. Lazar Grant

A grant of up to $10,000 for 1 year for medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, postdocs and investigators performing ENT socioeconomic health services research. Must be (1) a resident of the U.S. or Canada, (2) a member or candidate for membership in the AAO-HNS and (3) hold a doctoral degree. Note: this grant is considered one of the “CORE” grants of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and will be applied for through that organization. For more information on elibility criteria or research objectives, visit their website.

http://www.entnet.org/EducationAndResearch/coreGrants.cfm
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Health Services Research Grant

A grant of up to $10,000 for 1 year for medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, postdocs, and investigators with scientific research in health services research in any area of ENT. Must be (1) resident of the U.S. or Canada, (2) member or candidate for membership in the AAO-HNS and (3) hold a doctoral degree. Note: this grant is considered one of the “CORE” grants of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and will be applied for through that organization. For more information on elibility criteria or research objectives, visit their website.

http://www.entnet.org/EducationAndResearch/coreGrants.cfm
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Maureen Hannley Research Grant

A grant of up to $15,000 for 1 year for research training of a resident or fellow in any ENT topic. Must be (1) a resident of the U.S. or Canada, (2) a member or candidate for membership in the AAO-HNS, (3) hold a doctoral degree, and (4) have a requisite mentor/preceptor with a training plan. Note: this grant is considered one of the “CORE” grants of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and will be applied for through that organization. For more information on elibility criteria or research objectives, visit their website.

http://www.entnet.org/EducationAndResearch/coreGrants.cfm
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Percy Memorial Research Award

A grant of up to $25,000 for 1 year for investigators with scientific research in any ENT focus. Must be (1) resident of the U.S. or Canada, (2) member or candidate for membership in the AAO-HNS and (3) hold a doctoral degree. Note: this grant is considered one of the “CORE” grants of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and will be applied for through that organization. For more information on elibility criteria or research objectives, visit their website.

http://www.entnet.org/EducationAndResearch/coreGrants.cfm
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