Pledge to the Foundation | Contact Us |
Login to Members Center   Email:     Password:     
Need your password?

Funding Opportunities

If you are aware of a funding opportunity open to pediatrics, please contact webmaster@aps-spr.org.
Current
AMERICAN SIDS INSTITUTE RESEARCH GRANTS

The American SIDS Institute invites qualified investigators to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a research grant related to sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). Applicants must have a faculty appointment or the equivalent at a U.S.-based university, hospital, research institution, or medical examiner office. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, pathology, physiology, neonatology, cardiology and epidemiology. The intent of this funding opportunity is to support innovative research leading to subsequent extramural grant funding regarding SUID or related causes of sudden unexpected death. Priority will be given to research proposals related to one of the top ten research priorities identified by the Global Action and Prioritization of Sudden Infant Death (GAPS) Project.

More information available here.

NIH ANNOUNCEMENT
Research Questions and Funding Opportunities Related to Zika Virus


Please find the announcement from NICHD and several other NIH ICs regarding information and funding opportunity announcements to pursue research questions related to the causality and prevention of the Zika virus.

Notice of NICHD, NINDS, NIDCR and NIAID's Interest to Prioritize Zika Virus (ZIKV) Research Areas
Notice Number: NOT-HD-16-004
Key Dates
Release Date: February 5, 2016
Related Announcements: NOT-AI-16-026

More information available here.

 
Deadline Passed
Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program.

Understanding the effects of environmental exposures on child health and development remains a priority for the National Institutes of Health. To advance knowledge in this area, NIH has launched a new seven-year initiative called the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program. ECHO is designed to leverage investments made in extant programs to support multiple synergistic, longitudinal studies that represent a broad range of environmental exposures (e.g., physical, chemical, biological, behavioral, social).
Additional details on the program can be found on the ECHO website (http://www.nih.gov/ECHO). NIH has released seven funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to support the ECHO program.

Links to the FOAs can be found in the table below. Further, NIH will be posting documents to address questions that may arise, and will be hosting two webinars early next year  -  January 14 and February 1 (exact times will be announced soon).
 

Title
ID Number Earliest Submission Date Letter of Intent Due Date Application Due Date
Clinical Sites for the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (UG1) RFA-OD-16-001 March 15, 2016 March 15, 2016 April 15, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Data Coordinating and Operations Center for the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (U24) RFA-OD-16-002 March 15, 2016 March 15, 2016 April 15, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes: Patient Reported Outcomes Research Resource Center Core (ECHO PRO Core) (U24) RFA-OD-16-003 March 15, 2016 March 15, 2016 April 15, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Pediatric Cohorts (UG3/UH3) RFA-OD-16-004 March 15, 2016 March 15, 2016 April 15, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Data Analysis Center (U24) RFA-OD-16-005 March 15, 2016 March 15, 2016 April 15, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Coordinating Center (U2C) RFA-OD-16-006 March 15, 2016 March 15, 2016 April 15, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Limited Competition: Exposure Analysis Services for the Environmental Influences on Children's Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program (Admin Supplement) PA-16-046 March 15, 2016 March 15, 2016 April 15, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Pediatric Research Best Paper Travel Award for Young Investigators

The International Pediatric Research Foundation invites nominations for a Best Paper Travel Award for papers that were published in the journal Pediatric Research within the past year. The award will support two young investigators' participation in an upcoming annual PAS or ESPR meeting with a reimbursable amount of up to $2,500 for travel-related expenses for the meeting. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2016.

More information available here.

$100,000 Taubman Prize for Translational Medical Science | DEADLINE: February 1, 2016

In October, the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan awarded the fourth annual $100,000 Taubman Prize for Translational Medical Science to Dr. Mahlon DeLong, the William Timmie Professor of Neurology at the Emory University School of Medicine, for his landmark research that has improved the quality of life for tens of thousands of Parkinson's disease patients.

Dr. DeLong's research explored the anatomical brain circuits involved in the clinical features of Parkinson's disease and identified a novel target for surgical intervention, the subthalamic nucleus, a portion of the basal ganglia, brain structures located deep in the brain. This finding paved the way for the application of high frequency deep-brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus, a technique now used worldwide for advanced Parkinson's disease patients. More than 100,000 individuals have received the treatment, which suppresses tremor and other motor impairments and improves the ability to carry out the normal activities of daily living.

The Taubman Prize was established in 2012 to recognize work by clinician-scientists in the crucial field of translational research. Each year, a new recipient will be presented the prize and asked to serve as the keynote speaker at the Taubman Institute's annual symposium, which in 2016 is scheduled for October 21.

A panel of nationally prominent clinician-scientists will judge nominees based on their contribution to translating basic research findings into clinical applications and by the manner in which their clinical practice connects to their research. All clinician-scientists, regardless of country, are eligible, excluding U-M researchers.

Contest rules and nomination forms can be found at: http://www.taubmaninstitute.org/taubman-prize


The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) - $25,000 to US $50,000 | DEADLINE: June 12, 2015

The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) is pleased to announce the availability of one-year research grants for studies focused on all forms of pediatric cardiomyopathy (Dilated, Hypertrophic, Restrictive, Left Ventricular Non-Compaction or Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy).

Please visit CCF’s website http://www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org/site/grants.php for application guidelines and to view past grant awards. For more information, contact Lisa Yue, founding executive director, at lyue@childrenscardiomyopathy.org.


$100,000 Taubman Prize For Excellence in Translational Medical Science | DEADLINE: February 1, 2015

This award is presented annually by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan. It is meant to recognize work in the crucial field of translational research being conducted by the clinician-scientist who has done the most to transform laboratory discoveries into clinical applications for patients suffering from disease.

Nomination guidelines and forms can be found at: http://www.taubmaninstitute.org/taubman-prize


IPRF Early Investigators' Exchange Program - (2) Awards at $20,000 | DEADLINE: September 1, 2014

The Early Investigators’ Exchange Program is funded by the International Pediatric Research Foundation to promote basic, clinical, and translational research directed to the prevention, causes, and treatment of pediatric diseases. The program promotes pediatric research through short-term, international research exchanges (<12 months) for investigators in the early phase of their career. The program encourages research groups to share methodology and content expertise and promote international collaboration. The funding limit is $20,000 USD and the deadline for applications is September 1st 2014. One to two grant proposals are funded each year.


Pediatric Research Best Paper Travel Award - (2) Awards at $2,500 each | DEADLINE: April 1, 2014

(Printable Copy)

The International Pediatric Research Foundation invites nominations for a Best Paper Travel Award for papers in PEDIATRIC RESEARCH. The award will support two young investigators' participation in an upcoming annual PAS or ESPR meeting with a reimbursable amount of up to $2,500 for travel-related expenses for the meeting.

There are TWO pathways to nominate a Best Paper junior author.

  • Senior authors may nominate junior first authors and their papers published in PEDIATRIC RESEARCH during the past calendar year.
  • or
  • Members of APS/SPR/ESPR may nominate the junior author on a particularly stellar article in PEDIATRIC RESEARCH that was published in the past calendar year. If you are a member of the organization(s) and would like to nominate a junior author, please contact the Editorial Office for specific information regarding the article at info@pedres.org.

A "junior author" is defined as an early career investigator with less than 5 published papers. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2014.

An international jury will select the two best nominations and make a recommendation to the IPRF council. Papers will be judged on the basis of (1) novelty, (2) expected impact, and (3) clarity of presentation. Decisions will be made by mid-April 2014, allowing the two winners to attend an upcoming PAS or ESPR meeting.

For specific information about nomination requirements, please contact the Editorial Office at info@pedres.org.