Announcements

March 14, 2017

2012 Neurodegenerative Diseases Pilot Study Grants Program

The Massachusetts ADRC, Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center and the MGH Neurology Clinical Trials Unit 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, including the affiliated hospitals and institutions. In addition, investigators from the University of Massachusetts community are encouraged to submit ALS-related purposals. Grants with a dollar value up to $40,000 (direct costs) will be awarded for the duration of one-year. A total of $400,000 is available.

Applications will be judged on the basis of scientific merit, novelty and the value of the project in obtaining preliminary data that could lead to sponsored research (investigator-initiated R01 research grants, career development awards, industry or foundation support). Availability of appropriate facilities and the technical ability to carry out the project are fundamental. Clinical projects as well as basic research will be considered. Priority will be given first to junior investigators, then to senior investigators who are new to neurodegenerative disease research, and finally, to established investigators with a new line of investigation that lacks funding. Use of Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center cores, ADRC cores or MGH Neurology Clinical Trials Unit resources is strongly encouraged.

All applications should be prepared according to the same rules and criteria and submitted electronically to neurodiscovery@hms.harvard.edu by 5pm November 18th, 2011.

More information on the program may be found at neurodiscovery.harvard.edu

Applications Due Date:  November 18, 2011
Recipients Announced:  December 15, 2011
Awards Start:  January - April 2012

March 14, 2017

Request for Applications: 2011 Harvard/MIT Join Research Grant Program in Basic Neuroscience

The Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center (www.neurodiscovery.harvard.edu) is pleased to announce the 2nd year of a major funding opportunity for collaborative basic neuroscience research across the Harvard and MIT communities. Up to 5 $200,000 grants ($100,000 per year for 2 years) may be awarded each year.

The deadline for this year's application is September 1, 2011.

Please refer to the attached documents for more specific details.

 

March 14, 2017

Call for Proposals: ADDF and the AFTD Invite Scientists to Apply for FTD Biomarker Grants

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) invite scientists from academia and the biotechnology industry worldwide to apply for research grants to develop Frontotemporal Dementia-specified biomarkers that reflect pathological and clinical differences so that appropriate patients can be selected for clinical trials and responses to investigational treatments can be monitored.

More information regarding the Call is attached, and may also be found at www.theaftd.org/research/aftd-research-initiatives/current-rfps

March 14, 2017

2012 Memory Disorders Clinical Research Fellowship

The Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) has an opening for a two-year Clinical Research Fellowship in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham & Women's Hosptial (BWH) beginning July 1, 2012.

 

Fellow will engage in neuroimaging, biomarker and drug trials in aging and early AD, and participate in lumbar puncture (LP) procedures at the MGH & BWH Memory Disorders Clinics. Access to state-of-the-art facilities will enable Fellow to develop innovative research projects, with the potential for promotion to a Harvard Medical School faculty position.

 

Candidates must have an M.D. (U.S. medical license and board-eligible/certified) with residency training in neurology, psychiatry or geriatrics.

 

Please send/email C.V. and 2 letters of reference to:

 

 

Reisa A. Sperling, MD, MMSc

c/o Liang Yap, PhD

 

Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Department of Neurology

 

Warren 844, 55 Fruit Street

 

Boston, MA 02114

 

lyap@partners.org

March 14, 2017

Call for Applications: 2011 MGH Clinician-Teacher Development Award (Four Year Awards for Junior & Mid-Career Clinicians and Teachers Under-Represented in Academic Medicine)

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 award is intended to provide transitional funding for support in the development of such clinicians/teachers, and an amount of $30,000 per year, plus 15% indirect costs will be provided for each awardee. The award has two components:  A minimum of $15,000 may be used for salary and non-capital equipment, and a maximum of $15,000 to repay qualified educational loans.

Under-represented minorities in academic medicine include Hispanics, African-Americans, Alaskan Natives and American Indians.

More information regarding the Call is attached.

The deadline for applications is March 17, 2011 (4pm EST).

March 14, 2017

Call for Applications: 2011 MGH Physician-Scientist Development Award (Four Year Awards for Investigators 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.

The award is intended to provide transitional funding for support in the development of such physicians/scientists, and an amount of $30,000 per year, plus 15% indirect costs will be provided for each awardee. The award has two components:  A minimum of $15,000 may be used for laboratory assistance and non-capital equipment, and a maximum of $15,000 to repay educational loans.

Under-represented minorities in academic medicine include Hispanics, African-Americans, Alaskan Natives and American Indians.

More information regarding the Call is attached.

The deadline for applications is March 17, 2011 (4pm EST).

March 14, 2017

Call for Applications: Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Core Center's 2011 Pilot Grants

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.

The Pilot Grant funding mechanism is intended to support new investigators from other fields eager to bring their research expertise to bear on Alzheimer's disease, as well as feasibility testing of new drug and management approaches. Pilot study support is not intended for large undertakings by established investigators, or to enhance ongoing research projects.
More information is attached.

http://madrc.mgh.harvard.edu/call-applications-boston-university-alzheimers-disease-core-centers-2011-pilot-grants

 

March 14, 2017

Harvard Catalyst Geriatric Depression Working Group and LaUNCH

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

3.  Comorbid illnesses and management

4.  Prevention and intervention strategies

The full-day LaUNCH workshop will be held at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115) on Thursday, February 17, 2011.

Please contact Amy Webber at 617-432-7810 (email:  researchnavigator@catalyst.harvard.edu).

March 14, 2017

2011 French Fondation Plan Alzheimer Research Grants Competition: Call for Junior Researcher Position Applications

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.

Applications must be submitted in conjunction with a French hosting partner involved in neurobiology and/or neurodegenerative disorders, and candidates must have technical/methodological skills that complement the hosting laboratory.
More information regarding the Call is attached.

 

March 14, 2017

2011 French Fondation Plan Alzheimer Research Grants Competition: Call for Senior Innovative Team Applications

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.

Applications must be submitted in conjunction with a French hosting partner, and the Team should be hosted in an environment with dedicated research facilities.

More information regarding the Call is attached.

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