American Pain Society Accepting Applications for 2015 Rita Allen Award in Pain

The Rita Allen Foundation and the American Pain Society are accepting applications for the 2015 Rita Allen Award in Pain.

Proposed research projects should be directed toward the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness.

Eligible candidates must have completed their training and be able to provide persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in basic science research in pain. In addition, candidates must be in the early stages of their career with an appointment at the faculty level.

To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate the strong support of the appropriate administrators and department chair or institute head; have been on a tenure track for no more than three years (support will be reconsidered if a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar is awarded tenure); and conduct his or her research at an institution in the United States or Canada.

The program will award two grants in the amount of $50,000 a year, for a period of up to three years. The entire award must be allocated to projects specifically chosen by the recipient. Institutional overhead is not supported, but eligible grant expenses may include the principal investigator’s salary.

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Epidemiology of Drug Abuse

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to support research projects to enhance our understanding of the nature, extent, distribution, etiology, comorbidities, and consequences of drug use, abuse, and addiction across individuals, families, communities, and diverse population groups.

This FOA strongly encourages applications that reflect the breadth of epidemiology research by addressing multiple levels of risk, resilience, and causation across scientific disciplines; by applying novel methods to advance knowledge of the interplay among genetic, environmental, and developmental factors and between social environments and associated health and disease outcomes; and by building on the research investments of NIH and sister HHS agencies to harness existing data on the epidemiology and etiology of drug abuse to improve public health prevention and treatment programs.

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American Music Therapy Association Issues Call for Applications for Arthur Flagler Fultz Award

The American Music Therapy Association, a professional association dedicated to the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings, is accepting applications for the annual Arthur Flagler Fultz Award.

The award program is designed to encourage, promote, and fund music therapy research and the exploration of new and innovative music therapy treatments.

1) Clinical research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the efficacy of music therapy interventions and help define best practice.

2) Health services research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the role of music therapy practice in the context of emerging healthcare delivery models.

A single grant of $15,000 will be awarded for projects in either of the above categories.

To be eligible, the project’s primary investigator must be an AMTA member in good standing.

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National Cancer Institute Program Project Applications

With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for investigator-initiated program project (P01) grants.

Proposed program projects may address any of the broad areas of cancer research, including (but not limited to) cancer biology, cancer prevention, cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, and cancer control. Basic, translational, clinical, and/or population-based studies in all of these research areas are appropriate.

Each Program Project application must consist of at least three projects. The projects must share a common central theme, focus, and/or overall objective.

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American Psychological Foundation Seeks Applications From Early Career Psychologists

The American Psychological Foundation provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential, both today and for generations to come.

Through its John and Polly Sparks Early Career grant program, the foundation will award one grant of $10,000  to an early career psychologist in support of research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. Priority will be given to a project that has the potential to provide a model for broad-based applications across the country.

To be eligible, applicants must be a psychologist with an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.

Deadline: 15 May 2015

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Russell Sage Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Future of Work Research

The foundation’s program on the Future of Work supports research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately-skilled workers in the United States. The foundation seeks research proposals related to the role of changes in employer practices; the nature of the labor market; and public policies concerning the employment, earnings, and quality of jobs of American workers.

The foundation encourages methodological variety, but all proposals should have well-developed conceptual frameworks and research designs. Analytical models should be specified and research questions and hypotheses should be clearly stated. Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results.


Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to qualified organizations.


Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than January 16, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by March 16, 2015.


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NIH Loan Repayment Programs

Participants in the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) receive up to $70,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract.Loan such as payday loans explain in this pay day loan website.

Approximately 1,500 researchers benefit from the more than $70 million the NIH invests each year.

The application cycle closes on November 17

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Major Research Instrumentation Program

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation’s institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.

Each MRI proposal may request support for the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use. Development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged.

The MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of a shared research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. The program does not fund research projects or provide ongoing support for operating or maintaining facilities or centers.

Initial Due Date: January 22, 2015
Estimated Number of Awards: 160
Anticipated Funding Amount: $75,000,000

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Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Grants Opportunity

STS is an interdisciplinary field that investigates topics relating to the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines, including medical science. STS research uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate STEM theory and practice with regards to history and socio-cultural formation, philosophical underpinnings, and impacts of science and technology on quality of life, culture, and society. STS researchers strive to understand how STEM fields contribute to the development and use of systems of knowledge, the production and use of materials and devices, the co-evolution of socio-technical systems and their governance, and the place of science and technology in the modern world.


The STS program supports proposals across the broad spectrum of STS research areas, topics, and approaches. Examples include, but are by no means limited to:

  1. Societal aspects of emerging high-tech technologies (e.g., nanotechnology, synthetic biology, neuroscience, robotics, drones, ubiquitous computing, crowd sourcing, remote-sensing)
  2. Societal aspects of emerging low-tech technologies (e.g., paper microscopes; whirlwind wheel chairs)
  3. Issues relating to equity, ethics, governance, sustainability, public engagement, user-centeredness, and inclusiveness.
  4. Integration of traditional STS approaches with innovative perspectives from the arts or humanities.
  5. Ethical, policy, and cultural issues regarding big data, surveillance and privacy in an increasingly networked world, and
  6. The science of broadening participation in STEM disciplines.


Deadline: February 2nd, 2015
Estimated Number of Awards: 40
Anticipated Funding Amount: $6,200,000

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Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health

The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and its cosponsors invite institutional career development award applications for Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Career Development Programs, hereafter termed “Programs.”

Programs will support mentored research career development of junior faculty members, known as BIRCWH Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to women’s health, and where appropriate the use of both sexes to better understand the influence of sex as a variable on health and disease.

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