Announcements

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)'s Multicultural Affairs Office and the Executive Committee on Research are inviting faculty and physicians pursuing an academic career as clinicians, teachers, community and/or administrative leaders to apply for its 2011Clinican-Teacher Development Award designed for MDs and/or PhDs at MGH who are under-represented in academic medicine.

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)'s Multicultural Affairs Office and the Executive Committee on Research are inviting basic, clinical, translational and health services investigators to apply for its 2011 Physician-Scientist Development Award designed for MD and/or PhD investigators at MGH who are under-represented in academic medicine.

New proposals or initiatives for biomedical, epidemiological, behavioral, legal, ethical, health systems or other research in Alzheimer's disease are encouraged. Two NIH-funded proposals for $25,000 in direct costs for 1-year, non-renewable studies will be awarded.

Are you a researcher with an interest in the area of late-life depression? On February 17, 2011, join a new working group at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated institutions to address gaps in research on geriatric depression for a full-day workshop called LaUNCH, which would include presentations by distinguished investigators and guest speakers.

The Working Group will focus on four different research tracks:

1.  Biomarkers and emerging translational tools

2.  Measurement, including refinements for diverse populations

The Fondation De Cooperation Scientifique Pour La Recherche Sur La Maladie D'Alzheimer & Les Maladies Apparentees (www.fondation-alzheimer.org) has issue a Call for Junior Researchers who have post-doctoral experiences to apply for a grant from the Fondation. The grant will offer a three-year salary that could be extended for two supplemental years.

The Fondation De Cooperation Scientifique Pour La Recherche Sur La Maladie D'Alzheimer & Les Maladies Apparentees (www.fondation-alzheimer.org) has issue a Call for Senior Innovative Team applications from investigators who have strong backgrounds in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders to apply for a grant from the Fondation. The grant will offer a five-year salary for the Principal Investigator, two additional salaries for co-applicants, and a budget for consumables and supplies.

The Massachusetts LIfe Sciences Center (www.masslifesciences.com) has announced a grant program that seeks to increase industry-sponsored research and facilitate access to scientific discoveries and inventions that will lead to beneficial medical applications.

The Massachusetts ADRC and the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center have joined forces to fund the best novel ideas for pilot projects aimed at understanding and developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.  Together, we are pleased to announce a joint call for pilot study applications from investigators within the Harvard community.  Grants with a dollar value up to $30,000 (direct costs) will be awarded for the duration of one-year.  A total of $180,000 is available.

The Charles A. King Trust will award two-year grants in the basic science and clinical/health services research beginning on July 1, 2011.  This grant is only available for researchers at Massachusetts institutions.

The funding period will be from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013, and fellowships will range from $43,500 - $51,000 annually, which is inclusive of a $2,000 expense allowance.

More information on eligibility, application guidelines and terms of the award are attached.

The objective of The Ellison Medical Foundation (www.ellisonfoundation.org) New Scholars Program is to support new investigators of outstanding promise in the basic biological sciences relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The award is intended to provide significant support to new investigators needed to permit them to become established in the field of aging.

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