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    Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
    Excellence in Science Award 2010

    The Excellence in Science Award is sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company to recognize outstanding achievement by women in biological science.

    All women who are members of one or more of the societies of FASEB will be eligible for nomination. Nominations recognize a woman whose career achievements have contributed significantly to further the understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research.

    Nominees are typically women who are relatively senior in their field and nationally known for their outstanding contributions in research, leadership and mentorship.

    The awarded will present an Excellence in Science Lecture. The award will be presented at an annual meeting of a FASEB member society. The award includes a $10,000 unrestricted educational grant; funded by Eli Lilly and Company, travel expenses, complimentary registration at the meeting and a plaque in recognition of the award.

    For complete details, please visit the FASEB website, www.faseb.org/excellenceinscience.

    Breakthroughs in Bioscience: From NIH-Funded Basic Research to Improved Health, a powerpoint presentation

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    Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
    Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program

    FASEB, in partnership with the U.S. National Institute of General Medicine Sciences (NIGMS), is offering travel grants to minority students at the undergraduate through post-doctoral fellow levels to attend the ASBMR Annual Meeting, or other eligible FASEB member society meetings. "Minority" is defined by the NIGMS as under-represented individuals in biomedical or behavioral research belonging to a particular ethnic or racial group. Nationally these individuals include, but are not limited to, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands.

    Two types of grants are available:

    • Poster/Oral Presenters Grant - Available to minority students presenting oral or poster abstracts (provides up to $1,350 per student plus the cost of the pre-registration fee) at the ASBMR Annual Meeting (or other eligible FASEB member society meetings). Funds are meant to defray air, ground ,and loging/subsistence expenses only. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.
    • Faculty/Student Grant - Available to a mentor and up to two minority students (provides up to $1,350 for each faculty member and student plus the cost of pre-registration fees) to attend the ASBMR Annual Meeting (or other eligible FASEB member society meetings). These grants are open to students not presenting abstracts and their faculty mentors. Funds are meant to defray air, ground, and lodging/subsistence expenses only. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

    The application forms and complete instructions are available online at http://marc.faseb.org/pages/page2c.htm.

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    Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Visiting Scientist and Peer Mentor Referral Network Program

    Visiting Scientist Responsibilites
    • Visit minority institutions for periods of one or more days to present lectures and seminars of general and practical interests.
    • Provide advice on research, curriculum, and graduate opportunities.
    • Discuss career trends and opportunities in the biomedical/behavioral sciences.
    • Assist in the preparation and development of grant proposals.

    Peer Mentor Responsibilities

    • Attend selected scientific meetings to mentor and serve as a guide for undergraduate students attending the meetings. Activities to include but not limited to: giving advice, visiting poster and oral presentations, guided tours through the exhibit halls that will help enhance the experience of the attending student.
    • Give presentations on topics such as:
      • Graduate school and/or postdoctoral experiences.
      • Selecting the correct mentors and advisors.
      • Staying motivated and committed to pursuing a career in life sciences.
    • Network with students to foster collaborative communications.

    Visits may be initiated by the Visiting Scientist, Peer Mentor or Host Institution. Follow-up visits by the scientists and peer mentors are encouraged. Visiting Scientist/Peer Mentor travel expenses and funds or necessary supplies, slides, reproduction, etc. are provided by the FASEB MARC Program.

    The Visiting Scientist or Peer Mentor must be an active member of one of FASEB's Consituent Societies.

    The application form is available online at http://ns2.faseb.org/vsp/vspapp.asp. Complete instructions are included on the form.

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    United States Bone and Joint Decade (USBJD)Young Investigators Initiative

    The United States Bone and Joint Decade (USBJD) offers a program for early-career clinical investigators that provides workshops and mentoring and gives them the opportunity to work with experience researchers in the filed to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills in their academic careers.

    More information is available on the USBJD website, www.usbjd.org.


    Application Deadline: January 15th
    Selection by Reviewers: February
    Invitations to attend workshops: March 1st
    Workshops: April 3-5, 2009, Chicago, Illinois
    Between Workshops : Work with Mentors
    Second Workshop October 31-November 2, 2008 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    For additional information, contact:
    U.S. Bone and Joint Decade
    6300 N. River Road
    Suite 515
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    E-Mail: usbjd@usbjd.org

    The National Osteoporosis Foundation Research Grants Program: 3 one year grants of $57,000 each

    The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) invites applications from qualified investigators for support of clinical or basic research related to the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree, must have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status, and must be affiliated with not-for-profit institutions within the U.S., its territories or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Federal agencies and their employees are not eligible. Grant applications may include salaries and up to 14% overhead costs.

    Category I: Individuals at the beginning or early in their faculty careers beyond postdoctoral training (1 -10 years of receiving their PhD or MD) with limited experience in metabolic bone disease research.
    Category II: Individuals who are early in their careers as osteoporosis researchers and wish to further their research efforts in osteoporosis.
    Category III: Individuals interested in extending already established careers in osteoporosis research into areas that require substantial preliminary data or other help to become competitive for more definitive funding.

    Deadlines and Application Instructions

    November 17, 2008—Call for Letters of Intent: Submit a one page letter of intent along with your current CV, detailing the goals, methods and scope of the proposed research project, the qualifications of the applicant and his/her institution to perform this work and institutional support for the project.

    December 19, 2008—Call for Grant Applications: After peer review and scoring, selected researchers will be asked to submit full research grant proposals. PIs will be notified via email by this date if a full proposal is requested for funding consideration. Formal notification will be mailed as soon as possible thereafter. Grant application instructions and forms will be made available to selected applicants.

    February 23, 2009—Grant Applications Submission Deadline

    For additional information, contact Betty Hawkins, Resarch and Education Assistant, researchgrants@nof.org or write to Lawrence Raisz, M.D., Chairman, Research Subcommittee, National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1232 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. More information is also available at www.nof.org/grants/.

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    The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation Michael Geisman Research Fellowships

    The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, Inc. invites applications for OI Foundation Michael Geisman Research Fellowships. Funding is available for fellowships for young investigators working to develop expertise in OI research.

    2008 Funding:

    Michael Geisman Research Fellowships will be funded at up to $50,000 per year ($35,000 toward the investigator's salary and up to $15,000 per year for supplies), one for basic and one for clinical research. Second year funding may be available.

    Seed Grants for basic or clinical studies with relevance to OI may be funded at up to $60,000 for one year. Seed grants do not support indirect costs or principal investigators’ salaries. (No reference letters required.)

    Clinical Seed Grants may be funded at up to $120,000 for two years (grants do not support indirect costs or principal investigator salaries). In addition to projects at institutions, these grants offer an opportunity to study people with OI and their families at the OI Foundation's National Conference, scheduled for summer 2004. Population
    demographics are available from the OI Foundation. (No reference letters required.)

    The Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Foundation, Inc. was organized in 1970 as a 501(c)(3) voluntary national health organization dedicated solely to alleviating problems associated with osteogenesis imperfecta. The purpose of the OI Foundation is to improve the quality of life for individuals affected with OI, through funding research into the causes, treatment, and eventual cure of OI, and through education, awareness, and mutual support.

    The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2008. Grant application forms are available on the OI Foundation's website www.oif.org, or by mail or fax. Funding begins July 1 or October 1, 2009. Previously submitted proposals are eligible for competitive resubmission.

    Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
    804 West Diamond Avenue, Suite 210
    Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20878 USA
    (301) 947-0083
    (301) 947-0456

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    International Myeloma Foundation Brian D. Novis Research Grant

    The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) awards the Brian D. Novis Research Grant in December of each year. This $40,000 grant will go to a researcher/doctor working in the field of multiple myeloma.  For information concerning eligibility, deadline, criteria and applications, please contact:

    International Myeloma Foundation
    12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206
    North Hollywood, California 91607 USA
    Phone: (818) 487-7455
    Fax:       (818) 487-7454
    E-Mail: TheIMF@myeloma.org

    The International Myeloma Foundation disseminates information regarding the latest treatment and management for multiple myeloma, and provides many services, including:

    • A Toll-Free Hotline at (800) 452-2873
    • An Award Winning Website at www.myeloma.org
    • Patient and Family Seminars
    • Clinical Conferences
    • The Quarterly Newsletter, Myeloma Today
    • Funding for Myeloma Research.

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    Endocrine Fellows Foundation Research Grants

    Endocrine Fellows Foundation (EFF) was founded in 1990 to provide support to endocrine fellows in such areas as education, research grant funding, and career guidance. Another goal is to provide both fellows and endocrinology professionals with cutting-edge research results on developments in the fields of endocrinology, metabolism, and diabetology. These goals are accomplished through ongoing programs, including research grants to fellows, professional publications, and scientific forums. These resources are also available to other physicians in training with an interest in endocrine and metabolic diseases. Each academic year, the EFF awards a maximum of 24 research grants.

    For details, contact:

    Endocrine Fellows Foundation
    Attn: Marilyn Fishman
    Suite 578
    5959 W. Century Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    Phone: (310) 877-6515
    Fax:       (310) 216-0677
    E-Mail: endofellowsfnd@cs.com 

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    NMF Request for Grant Proposals on the Marfan Syndrome

    The National Marfan Foundation (NMF) accepts applications on a yearly basis for one- or two-year grants in basic, translational or clinical research. Applications with budgets up to $50,000 per year are acceptable. Grant awards are based on peer review by the NMF Scientific Advisory Board with the approval of the NMF Board of Directors. For guidelines and application forms, please visit www.marfan.org.

    • The application deadline is April 1, 2008
    • Award Announcements will be made on October 1, 2008
    • Funds are available January 2009

    National Marfan Foundation
    22 Manhasset Avenue
    Port Washington, NY 11050
    Phone: 1-800-8-MARFAN
             or (516) 883-8712 ext. 17
    Fax:       (516) 883-8040
    Website www.marfan.org
    E-mail: research@marfan.org.

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    Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. Evelyn V. Hess Award

    In recognition of her outstanding contributions to lupus research over the course of her long career, the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) has established the Evelyn V. Hess Award, to be given annually to a clinical or basic researcher whose body of work has advanced understanding of the pathophysiology, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, or treatment of lupus.

    Award Information:

    Candidates for this award must meet the following criteria:

    • Academic degree of M.D. or Ph.D.
    • A career of achievement in basic or clinical research in lupus
    • Academic appointment at the level of Associate Professor or above

    Nomination packets must include:

    • A nominating letter describing the candidate's contributions to lupus research
    • A seconding letter
    • The candidate's CV

    How To Submit Nominations:

    Please send all materials to the attention of Susan Drinan-Bowes, via e-mail, at bowes@lupus.org, or by mail to the LFA National Office, 2000 L Street NW, Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036. For questions or additional information, please call 202-349-1153.

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    The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Grants

    The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) supports one of the scientific community's most innovative and responsive research grant programs. Since the MMRF was founded in 1998, it has raised nearly $55 million to fund more than 130 research grants in more than 70 research institutions around the world.

    All grant applicants are selected based on their scientific novelty and significance as well as their potential to advance myeloma research and drug discovery efforts. The MMRF supports innovative research efforts in the most promising areas of multiple myeloma research through several grantmaking programs.

    For more information regarding grant award areas, award amounts, and deadlinesplease visit theMMRF website at: http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/research/. Or contact the Foundation via e-mail: themmrf@themmrf.org; or call (203) 972-1250.

    The Melorheostosis Association Research Grant

    Funding Opportunity for study with relevance to the rare bone disease, melorheostosis. A seed grant of $30,000. is offered by the Melorheostosis Association, which has the world’s largest database of melorheostosis patients and a tissue repository at the NIH. Medical Panel Chair, Dr. Fred Kaplan. Grant applications and further in structions are available on the Melorheostosis website at www.melorheostosis.com.

    Kathleen Harper, President
    Melorheostosis Association
    410 East 50th Street
    New York, NY 10022
    Fax: 212 308-0794
    E-Mail: ResearchGrant@melorheostosis.org

    U.S. DOD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

    The Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09) Defense Appropriation Act (Public Law 110-329) provides research funding for the following programs managed by the Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP):

    • Breast Cancer Research Program $150 Million
    • Prostate Cancer Research Program $80 Million
    • Ovarian Cancer Research Program $20 Million
    • Neurofibromatosis Research Program $10 Million
    • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program $6 Million
    • Autism Research Program $8 Million
    • Gulf War Illness Research Program $8 Million
    • Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program $50 Million

    Research topics under the FY09 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Programs are restricted to: Alcoholism, Autoimmune Diseases, Blood Cancer, Childhood Asthma, Drug Abuse, Epilepsy, Kidney Cancer, Listeria Vaccine for infectious disease and cancer, Lupus, Mesothelioma, Molecular Signatures in Tumors, Neuroblastoma, Osteoporosis and related bone disease, Paget's Disease, Pediatric Cancer, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Social Work Research, Tinnitus, West Nile Virus Vaccine.

    Each announcement will be available for downloading from the Grants.gov website at http://www.grants.gov and the CDMRP website http://cdmrp.army.mil upon its release.

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Early Scientist Competition

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has announced a new award aimed at researchers who are early in their careers and are at a critical point in establishing their own independent research programs. The HHMI will select up to 70 scientists who will receive six-year, non-renewable appointments to HHMI and substantial research support necessary to move their research in creative, new directions. For more information and application details, please visit www.hhmi.org.

    Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Fellowships

    The mission of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation is to support young scientists in fields that are important to the pharmaceutical industry. The PhRMA Foundation offers competitive rsearch fellowships and grants to young scientists to help them pursue careers in research and education related to drug discovery.

    The PhRMA Foundation offers fellowships in five areas:

    • Health Outcomes
    • Informatics
    • Pharmacology/Toxicology
    • Clinical Pharmacology
    • Pharmaceutics

    For specific information including deadlines and how to apply, please visit www.phrmafoundation.org.