External Events, Grants, and Conferences

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NIH K99/R00 Grants

The NIH Pathway to Independence Award provides an opportunity for promising postdoctoral scientists to receive both mentored and independent research support from the same award. The award provides up to 5 years of support consisting of two phases. The initial, or mentored phase (K99) provides 1-2 years of mentored support to promising postdoctoral research scientists. The K99 phase is followed by up to 3 years of independent support (R00) contingent on the scientist securing an independent research position. Award recipients are expected to compete successfully for independent NIH Research Project Grant support (e.g., R01 or R35 MIRA for early stage investigators) during the career transition award (R00) period. The Pathway to Independence Award is limited to postdoctoral trainees who propose research relevant to the mission of one or more of the participating NIH institutes and centers.


Summer 2022

 

Knowledge Gaps in Treatment of Acute COVID-19 and Management of Post-COVID Conditions in Outpatient Settings

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Specific Area of Interest: Through this RFP it is our intent to support educational programs that address that raise awareness and understanding of the treatment of acute COVID-19 and the management of post-COVID conditions in outpatient settings. More specifically, we intend to support programs designed to increase the understanding of:

Post-COVID conditions in terms of epidemiology, management and outcomes

Application Due Date: 27 July 2022


Digital Education to Address Patients with COVID-19 and High Risk of Complications

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Specific Area of Interest: Through this RFP it is our intent to support digital/online educational programs for primary care clinicians designed to increase the understanding of:

Treatment of acute COVID-19 in a primary care setting 

Application Due Date: 10 August 2022

 


Pfizer Addressing Knowledge Gaps in Aplastic Anemia

pfizer_logo.jpgPfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.

Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a general area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an internal Pfizer review process to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the knowledge gaps as outlined in the specific RFP.

For all independent medical education grants, the grant requester (and ultimately the grantee) is responsible for the design, implementation, and conduct of the independent initiative supported by the grant. Pfizer must not be involved in any aspect of project development, nor the conduct of the independent education program

Application due date 10 August 2022

 


 Bristol Meyers Squibb and Pfizer, Advancing Management and Care in Atrial Fibrillation and Venous Thromboembolism

pfizer_logo.jpgPfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) are collaborating to provide grant support for continuing professional education in the areas of atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism. We are committed to supporting innovative, independent medical education for healthcare professionals.

 

 bristol-myers-squibb-new-logo.pngPfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.

Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted general Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a general area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an internal Pfizer review process to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the knowledge gaps as outlined in the specific RFP.

For all independent medical education grants, the grant requester (and ultimately the grantee) is responsible for the design, implementation, and conduct of the independent initiative supported by the grant. Pfizer and BMS must not be involved in any aspect of project development, nor the conduct of the independent education program.

Application Due Date: August 3, 2022 


Pfizer: Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

pfizer_logo.jpgPfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.

Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a general area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an internal Pfizer review process to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the knowledge gaps as outlined in the specific RFP.

For all independent medical education grants, the grant requester (and ultimately the grantee) is responsible for the design, implementation, and conduct of the independent initiative supported by the grant. Pfizer must not be involved in any aspect of project development, nor the conduct of the independent education program.

Application Due Date: 8 August 2022


sharp-flyer-8.5x11_reg-open_2022.jpgPostdoc Bootcamp, Skills for Health and Research Professionals, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

This year, we've added some exciting new topics (Climate Change and Health for research, database SQL, etc.) for a total of 20 live-stream summer trainings [publichealth.columbia.edu], many of which I believe will be of interest to your biomedical postdocs and trainees. Each training has scholarships for postdocs from any institution [publichealth.columbia.edu], with the main deadline around the corner on 3/15.


We also have a new 11 month Career MODE program [publichealth.columbia.edu] (10hrs/month) for postdocs from any institution that partners closely with the SHARP Program to provide supplemental training in crucial professional research skills, mentoring, and networking to foster pathways to independence using omics and data science. 


 

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Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

In order to promote young scientists early in their careers, SciLifeLab and Science magazine/AAAS have joined forces in creating a global prize awarding the best PhD thesis work in life science. An essay based on the thesis is submitted to the editorial board of Science and four winners are selected each year.

As a winner, you will have your essay published by Science, receive up to 30,000 USD and be invited to Sweden where you receive your award, present your research and meet with leading scientists in your field. The award banquet is held in the Hall of Mirrors at Grand Hôtel, the original venue of the Nobel Prize.

Make sure not to miss any Science & SciLifeLab Prize updates – sign up to the updates list.


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Annual Nonlinear Analysis Workshop, 25-29 July

Participants will learn how to use nonlinear methods to analyze real biological data by first learning about the underlying mathematics of each nonlinear method in a simple and friendly fashion. Instructors will use class discussions and hands-on practice to facilitate understanding of the material covered in the lectures.

This course is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to nonlinear analysis tools. Participants with varied backgrounds are welcome. Researchers, clinicians, and graduate students of all levels are encouraged to attend. Knowledge of basic college algebra, trigonometry, and statistics are needed to be successful in this workshop. Basic computer skills are also needed. Participants will need access to MATLAB.


 

biokansas_3001-300x135.jpegInnovation Festival, 5-6 August 2022, Kansas City, Missouri

BioKansas has developed a novel event to assist students and academic institutions with more rapid transitions into career and training positions post-degree. The Mechanisms of Disease Research and Recruitment Conference [theinnovationfestival.com] is part of the larger Innovation Festival [theinnovationfestival.com] . We are reaching out to you to ask for your assistance in promoting this opportunity within your undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc populations.  

 Thanks to a generous donation from K-INBRE and SHARPhub, all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdocs accepted for the conference will receive free registration. They will also be able to apply for a travel award to cover additional costs to attend.  

 I want to thank you in advance for helping inform your scientists and aspiring scientists about this event. We’re working to ensure this is a worthwhile investment that promotes students, postdocs, and institutions throughout the Midwest. I’ve included draft messaging below that can be sent out. I also welcome any input or guidance on how we can better customize the event to support your institutional

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boot050422.jpgTech Transfer Bootcamp presented by UNeMed, 8-12 August

Tech Transfer Boot Camp is aimed at scientists and students interested in what it takes to commercialize a new invention or discovery. The week-long event can also jump-start an alternate career in science as a technology transfer professional.

The program helps scientists gain a wide range of skills and experience that match their scientific knowledge and training. Applications are open through July 31, and will be reviewed in the order they are received until all spaces are filled.

 

Fall 2022

Warren Alpert Foundation Distinguished Scholars Fellowship

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The Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars Fellowship Award is closed at this time and will  re-open on July 1, 2022 and continue to November 1, 2022.

The Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars program will support individual scientists of exceptional creativity who have an MD or PhD degree (or both) and who have completed a minimum of three years  of a post-doctoral fellowship by July 1, 2023 in the field of  neurosciences and hold a post-doctoral research position at a United States medical school, research institute or academic hospital.

These awards are given as a transitional post-doctoral award for recipients to enable their advance to a full-time faculty member at the Assistant Professor level or higher and/or to assist in the development of a laboratory program that would lead to independent funding. The medical school, research institute or academic hospital appointing the scholar will be awarded $200,000 annually for two years to cover their salary, lab costs, and related expenses.  Under certain circumstances, the awardee may transfer funding to support their faculty position.  Indirect cost of up to 15% of direct costs, may be included in the $200,000.  All applicants are required to provide 75% effort.