Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS: JULY 15, 2019
Fall Workshop – October 25-27, 2019, 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 262 participants (60%) have successfully obtained $486 million in grants for 1,627 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 unique aspect of this program is the opportunity for attendees to maintain a relationship with a mentor until their application is funded. The Fall 2019 workshop is scheduled to take place on October 25-27, 2019, in Toronto, Canada. The deadline for this workshop is July 15, 2019.
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National Institute of Health HEAL Initiative Funding Opportunities
The NIH has announced the release of over 30 new funding announcements to combat the opioid crisis through research across the spectrum including areas of pain, addiction, complementary medicine and treatment. Through these and other investments, NIH plans to award more than $850 million in support of HEAL Initiative research in fiscal year (FY) 2019. Areas of interest include enhanced pain management and improved treatments for opioid misuse and addiction, discovery and validation of druggable alternative targets for pain, better understanding and treatment for chronic low back pain, tissue chips and preclinical screening platforms for identifying promising leads, development of medical devices to treat pain, anatomical and functional mapping of pain circuitry to understand visceral pain, optimization of non-addictive therapies, clinical trials networks to test promising new treatments and alternative therapies.
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Faculty Positions – Research
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Harvard Medical School are seeking faculty for appointment at the associate professorial level to support the research mission of the Network and the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Faculty with expertise in the spinal cord injury neurorehabilitation research area are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidates should have met the requirements for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. The candidates will be expected to lead a large and established set of clinical and research programs and provide oversight of teaching and training. An established record in administration; basic science, clinical and/or outcomes investigation; and mentoring residents and faculty members is required.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is one of the largest rehabilitation facilities in the U.S., providing comprehensive rehabilitation treatment. Our network includes 132-bed main hospital, over 60 physicians on staff, 6 specialized inpatient programs in rehabilitation, 23 outpatient centers throughout Massachusetts, and more than 200 physical, occupational, speech-language and recreational therapists. Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is a member of Partners Healthcare, an organized system of quality healthcare delivery serving individuals, families and communities in New England, and affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Harvard Medical School are Equal Opportunity Employers. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Please send applications or nominations, together with current curriculum vitae, to: Lara Hauslaib, MPH: email@example.com
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Announces 2019 Funding Opportunity for Nonprofit Organizations that Create Opportunities and Independence for Individuals Living with Spinal Cord Injury
11/9/2018 – The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is pleased to announce its 2019 funding opportunity for qualifying nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the quality of life for individuals living with or affected by spinal cord injury.
The Neilsen Foundation’s Creating Opportunity & Independence (CO&I) Project Grants are one-year grants, ranging from $25,000 – $100,000, targeting innovative approaches that empower individuals with SCI to live independently and enjoy improved emotional and physical well-being. Click here for additional information
North American Spine Society – 2020 Research Funding
NASS had funded more than $3.9 million in multidisciplinary spine-related research since 1989. The following are the types of funding available: Research Grants, Young Investigator Grants, Nontraditional Nonsurgical Treatment Grants, Clinical or Research Traveling Fellowships.
To list your opportunity here, contact Carolyn Moffatt at the ASIA office- firstname.lastname@example.org