Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program
Fall Workshop – November 9-11, 2018 Toronto, ON
The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada are dedicated to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases. To keep pace with the high and increasing burden of these diseases, a higher level of research performed by young investigators in the musculoskeletal diseases is required, and future levels of research assured. This is particularly important given the current environment for research funding, and academic careers. In response, the Young Investigator Initiative is a grant mentoring program providing early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.
To date 222 participants (57%) have successfully obtained $354 million in grants for 1,359 new musculoskeletal research studies. Participants consider this program instrumental to their success. They rate highly the one-on-one mentoring with experienced researchers, the opportunity for inter-disciplinary and peer-to-peer exchange, and collaborations established during workshops.
This grant mentoring program and career development program is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows or post-doctoral researchers nominated by their department or division chairs seeking to pursue a career in clinical or basic research. It is also open to senior fellows or residents that are doing research and have a faculty appointment in place or confirmed. Basic and clinical investigators, without or with training awards, are invited to apply. Investigators selected to take part in the program attend two workshops, 12-18 months apart, and work with faculty between workshops to develop their grant applications. The Fall 2018 workshop is scheduled to take place on November 9-11, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario. The unique aspect of this program is the opportunity for attendees to maintain a relationship with a mentor until their application is funded.
For more about the program and detailed application instructions, please refer to https://www.usbji.org/programs/yii
Spinal Cord Injury Research Program Funding Opportunities
The FY18 Defense Appropriation provides $30 million (M) to the Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP). The SCIRP challenges the scientific community to design research that will foster new directions for and address neglected issues in the field of SCI-focused research. Focus Areas for FY18 are: Early Care of SCI; Biomarkers; Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction and Neuropathic Pain; Psychosocial Issues; Rehabilitation and Regeneration. The program offers Clinical Trial, Investigator-Initiated Research, Qualitative Research and Translational Research Award funding opportunities. The managing agent for the Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Information on award mechanisms and areas of encouragement is found at http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/scirp. All award applications require submission of a pre-application. The deadline for pre-application submission is 9 July 2018.”
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation – Funding Opportunity for Psychosocial Research
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has announced the launch of this year’s Psychosocial Research (PSR) grants cycle, opening February 8, 2018. Eligible organizations conducting research to address psychological and social factors that affect health, functioning and quality of life for people living with SCI are encouraged to apply. Award amounts range from $150,000 to $400,000. PSR funding categories range from postdoctoral fellowships to pilot and demonstration project grants. A goal of the funding is to identify and prioritize critical gaps in the psychosocial field and develop more effective interventions to improve health and participation in individuals with SCI across the lifespan. To learn more about the different funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines, visit chnfoundation.org/how-to-apply/ to review the PSR Grant Application Guide. Interested applicants must submit a required Letter of Intent, by March 23, 2018, via proposalCENTRAL.
2018 React Center Pilot Award – Applications being Accepted!
The central goal of the National Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT) Pilot Studies Program is to catalyze the success of medical rehabilitation researchers and interdisciplinary teams by providing consultation, seed funds, key expertise and resources for the conduct of innovative pilot projects, early-stage proof-of-concept studies, and futility studies needed to shape more definitive clinical trials. REACT, based at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), invites letters of intent for pilot studies that address novel scientific questions related to medical rehabilitation that will lead to more definitive clinical trials.
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation 2018 COI Project Grant Announcement
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Announces its 2018 funding opportunity for qualifying nonprofit
organizations that strive to improve the quality of life for individuals living with or affected by spinal cord injury (SCI). The one-year Project Grant application process begins with submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI). The 2018 Project Grant LOI application process will open on proposalCENTRAL (https://proposalcentral.altum.com) on Monday, December 4, 2017. The 2018 Application Guide and deadline information will also be available on our website (www.chnfoundation.org) by December 4. Contact Jane Otto, Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Details here.
North American Spine Society Research Funding Available
The North American Spine Society (NASS) is the leading multidisciplinary medical organization representing caregivers and research scientists in the field of spinal disorders. NASS supports basic, clinical and translational science performed with integrity. The goal is to improve quality spine care for patients and understanding of underlying disorders. NASS membership is not required to apply for funding.
To list your opportunity here, contact Carolyn Moffatt at the ASIA office- email@example.com