Grants & Fellowships
NEW! *Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Law and Health Services Research
NEW! *Centers for Water Research on National Priorities Related to a Systems View of Nutrient Management
*American Federation For Aging Research Medical Student Training In Geriatric Research
*Lab Fellowships at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics 2013-2014
*University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Penn Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics
*Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
*Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters
*McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University, Post Doctoral Fellowships
*Spencer Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Equality of Opportunity and Education at Stanford University
*Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics
*Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research Grants
*Bioethics Fellowships, Clinical Center At The National Institutes Of Health
*10th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet - DEADLINE SOON!
*Ethical Issues in Research on HIV/AIDS and Its Co-Morbidities
*The Edmund Pellegrino Fellowship
The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Medicine and Harvard Medical School invites applications for a new postdoctoral fellowship in pharmaceutical law and health services research. Areas of focus include regulation, intellectual property, and comparative effectiveness, as well as the development, approval, and evidence-based use of drugs, devices, vaccines, procedures, or diagnostics. Applications are invited from scholars with doctoral degrees (M.D., J.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., or equivalent) or who will complete such training by July 2013. Fellows will have an appointment at Harvard Medical School, receive close mentorship from faculty members in the Division, and engage in one or more projects intended to start their careers in law and public health research. Appropriate candidates will also be able to enroll in the Harvard School of Public Health summer Clinical Effectiveness Program with the option to pursue a Master's degree in public health. Deadline is March 1, 2013. Email Aaron Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H. at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Solicitation Closing Date: January 15, 2013, 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program is seeking applications to establish Centers to conduct water research and demonstration projects that are innovative and sustainable using a systems approach for nutrient management in the Nation’s waters. This Request for Applications (RFA) is soliciting proposals that take a systems view of nutrient management. A systems view of nutrient management considers every potential link in the breadth of possibilities that may influence water quality. These involve societal and technological considerations and may include, but are not limited to: local resources, prevailing land uses, watershed health, manure management, energy costs, municipal wastewater treatment, in-building water reuse, or nutrient resource recovery. A systems view would also consider valuation of monetized and non-monitized possible co-benefits and consequences (e.g., decreased sediment runoff, improved recreational value) which may be part of a nutrient management program.
Proposed research areas should include:
- Science to achieve sustainable and cost effective health and environmental outcomes as part of water management.
- Demonstration projects to support efficacy of water management systems with and beyond current technology and information at appropriate scales.
- Community involvement in the design, acceptance and implementation of nutrient management systems.
Successful applicants will develop a multi component framework for research and development activities with a systems view of nutrient management. This framework will support restoration of watersheds; promote attainment of designated uses; encourage water reuse and recovery; provide environmental, economic and social benefits; and identify associated costs across community cohorts including those of limited means. Eligible applicants include public nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes public institutions of higher education and nonprofit hospitals) and private nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes private institutions of higher education and nonprofit hospitals) located in the U.S. State, local, and tribal governments are not eligible to apply under this solicitation. However, cooperative partnerships among the eligible lead grant recipient with academic, state, local, tribal and non-profit organizations to conduct research, development and field application of innovative water management are strongly recommended as they are important for successful applications. All applications should demonstrate community engagement as part of their project design. Collaboration amongst institutions/organizations is key to carrying out the water management research and demonstration envisioned in this RFA. Organizations with complementary capacities can provide the integrated and multi-disciplinary research, development and demonstration of innovative and sustainabile research and development necessary for this RFA. Groups of two or more eligible applicants may choose to form a consortium and submit a single application for this assistance agreement. The application must identify which organization will be the recipient of the assistance agreement and which organizations(s) will be subawardees of the recipient. Click here for more information. You are invited to attend an EPA hosted Webinar for potential applicants to our RFA for Centers for Water Research on National Priorities Related to a Systems View of Nutrient Management. The webinar will be held on December 13, 2012, 2:30-3:30 pm EST. You will learn about the major research elements of the RFA, administrative, electronic filing, eligibility, and peer review concerns, and will be able to get answers to frequently asked questions.
Up to one hundred and thirty scholarships will be provided for medical students at United States institutions for an eight- to twelve-week program in geriatrics. DEADLINE: January 31, 2013 POSTED: November 28, 2012
Four types of fellowships are open for the 2013-14 academic year.
1. Lab Fellowships and Projects: Funded residential and non-residential fellowships and projects for scholars and collaborators engaged in research and practice that directly address institutional corruption.
2. Applied Data Fellowship: A funded residential fellowship offered to a quantitative problem-solver who will translate the Lab's research into applied tools, and help to deliver the Lab's real-world impact on institutional corruption.
3. Investigative Journalists: Funded residential Lab fellowships for investigative journalists to write monographs about institutional corruption within selected institutions or fields.
4. Network Fellowships: Non-funded scholars working independently on projects related to institutional corruption.
Deadline is January 1, 2013. Email email@example.com for more information.
The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for a new postdoctoral Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics, beginning in September 2013. The mission of this 2--‐year Fellowship is to train scholars nd future leaders in academic biomedical ethics. Fellows will participate fully in the life of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, which is among the world’s leading bioethics departments. They will have full access to the intellectual resources of the larger Penn community. The core fellowship experience will consist of:
1. Mentored research: Working with one or more faculty mentors, Fellows will be expected to conduct original research that will lead to the publication of a minimum of 2 manuscripts in top--‐tier peer--‐reviewed journals.
2. Master of Science in Medical Ethics: Fellows will undertake a 2--‐year program of study that will lead to a Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME) degree. Coursework will include core topics in medical ethics (4 courses), a grounding in empirical research methods (4 courses), as well research--‐related electives.
3. Department seminars: Fellows will participate in and lead regular department seminars, including sessions devoted to works--‐in--‐progress, presentations by department and affiliated faculty as well as by invited scholars, and journal clubs devoted to critical analysis of conceptual and empirical articles in bioethics.
4. Ethics committee, consultation,and institutional review board experience: Consistent with their interests, Fellows will join an ethics committee and/or an institutional review board at a Penn--‐affiliated hospital and will participate in consultations, protocol reviews and other committee activities.
Applications are invited from scholars with doctoral degrees in hand (PhDs or equivalent, JDs, MDs),or who will have received such degrees by September 2013. Doctorates may be in any relevant field, including but not limited to philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, economics or anthropology. Fellows will receive an annual stipend, benefits, and full tuition for coursework required for the MSME degree. Interested applicants should send the following materials to Olivia Hamilton, Graduate Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org by January 2, 2013: 1.A curriculum vitae 2. Personal statement (maximum 1200 words) that describes your reasons for applying to the fellowship, your career goals, and your specific areas of interest, if any, within bioethics. 3. A published or unpublished writing sample (maximum 12 pages of text if a published work, 25 pages if an unpublished manuscript). 4. In addition, applicants should arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be submitted by individuals familiar with their academic work. Such letters must be submitted to Olivia Hamilton, Graduate Program Coordinator, email@example.com by the recommender, rather than forwarded by the applicant. 5. Physician applicants who are currently enrolled in a clinical or research training program at Penn should contact Autumn Fiester, PhD at the address below for additional requirements. For additional information, contact: AutumnFiester, PhD, Director of Education, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine firstname.lastname@example.org
Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Summer Training and Mentored Research Program for Early Career HIV Prevention and Drug Use Investigators
JULY 7 - 17, 2013
Fordham University Center for Ethics Education, New York City Funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Call for Applications
The Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) offers ethics training and financial support for a mentored research project that will contribute to evidenced-based research ethics practices. The broad aims of the RETI are to: (1) provide fellows with the knowledge and skills to identify, address, and study key ethical issues in HIV prevention research in drug using and other at-risk populations; and (2) create and maintain an ongoing information and collaborative research network fostering grant proposals, research, publications, and pedagogical materials to sustain advancements in national and international HIV research ethics practices and policies involving drug using and other vulnerable groups.
RETI 2-Year Summer Program
RETI fellows are expected to make a 2-year commitment beginning with an intensive 10-day summer program conducted by our interdisciplinary faculty of experts in HIV research ethics and substance abuse. The summer institute offers lectures, discussions, skill-based exercises and mentoring for fellows to: (a) gain knowledge of ethical issues such as recruitment, confidentiality and informed consent in HIV research among drug using and other at-risk populations; (b) acquire skills to empirically examine research ethics challenges; and (c) develop a proposal for a mentored research project. The following summer, fellows will give formal presentations on their mentored research projects and receive intensive guidance in writing for publication, presentation and future funding. Fellows will receive support for travel, lodging, and meals for both summer institutes.
Mentored Research Project (MRP)
During the first summer institute, fellows receive mentoring and faculty and peer feedback on their proposed study. Fellows receive a small grant of up to $18,000 for the MRP upon project approval. Data collection is expected to be completed during year 1 and findings submitted for publication or as pilot data for an NIH grant in year two.
Applicants must have: (a) a doctoral, medical or equivalent degree in social, behavioral, medical, public health or related fields; (b) demonstrated scholarship in HIV prevention research; (c) 6 years or less post-doctoral experience; and (d) meet requirements to apply for NIH funding. Special attention will be given to those applicants whose proposed research ethics plan includes drug using populations.
· An online application form, an official transcript from your last completed degree, and a current curriculum vitae.
· A 300-word description of your HIV research training and scholarship (i.e. publications, funding presentations), experience working with drug using or other vulnerable populations, and immediate and long-term research and career goals.
· A 150-word statement describing your interest and relevant training or experience in research ethics generally and HIV and/or drug use research ethics specifically.
· A 150-word preliminary description of the mentored HIV prevention research ethics study you would like to conduct, including a description of the proposed participant demographics (Current MRP abstracts are available at www.Fordham.edu/EthicsInstitute)
· 2 letters of recommendation, including 1 from a senior member of your current institution indicating the institution?s endorsement of your 2 year participation in the project.
Applications must be received by MARCH 8, 2013. Applicants will be notified of award decisions by April 12, 2013.
For application and additional information please visit WWW.FORDHAM.EDU/ETHICSINSTITUTE
Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES)
The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) announces its participation in a multi-directorate NSF Program: Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES), NSF 12-610. A variety of factors are contributing to escalating personal and financial costs resulting from disasters linked to natural phenomena. The Hazards SEES Program is aimed at addressing the critical need for scientific research into the understanding of natural and technological hazards linked to natural phenomena. The objective of such research is to help mitigate the effects of hazards, and to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. DMS will play an important role in this activity. The mathematics and statistics communities have been engaged in such investigations in the past, frequently with partners from other disciplines. The participation of DMS in the new solicitation is intended to broaden the involvement of these communities in larger scale investigations which will help reduce the increasing personal and financial costs of disasters brought on by natural and technological hazards. DMS recognizes the potential in its communities to address this need and anticipates DMS investigators will join with other disciplines to submit proposals which will contribute to these issues of national and global importance.
The following list provides some examples of interdisciplinary research related to hazards where mathematicians and statisticians can play a role:
- Developing interdisciplinary models that link and couple risk assessment between systems. For instance, coupling tropical cyclone predictions, ocean wave models, and surge models with damage assessment and population evacuation and dislocation models to capture the effects of cascading hazards moving from one system to another and to assess the vulnerability and risk accordingly;
- Linking seismic and wind models of hazard impacts with infrastructure and structural damage models with business interruption models, coupled with population displacement and dislocation estimation models to develop new knowledge and policies to minimize casualties and damage during a hazardous event;
- Developing improved multi-scale, time-dependent models, mathematical and statistical models, data analytics, computational simulators, and data visualization techniques that integrate physical, chemical, biological, social, behavioral, and economic data to better understand fundamental processes related to natural hazards, forecast or predict the occurrence and consequences of these events, and to quantify the uncertainty in predictions;
- Developing techniques that optimize siting of sensors and advance techniques to assimilate current and next-generation of observations that improve forecasts of environmental contributions to hazards; and integrate these technical improvements with increased understanding of human, organizational, and community responses to these forecasts.
Further details about Hazards SEES program can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504804&org=DMS&from=home
McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University, Post Doctoral Fellowships
For 2013-2014, we seek up to four new post doctoral fellows. We welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from diverse backgrounds including philosophy, the social sciences, and professional schools. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in inequality, human rights, immigration, and environmental justice, but we welcome all applicants with strong normative interests that have some practical implications. Fellows will teach one class, participate in a Political Theory Workshop, interact with undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Honors Program and help in developing an inter-disciplinary ethics community across the campus. The appointment term is September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014; however, the initial term may be renewed for an additional year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by June 30, 2013. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree (i.e., September 2010). Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions. Salary is competitive. For information on how to access the online system to submit your application, visit our website http://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/grants-fellowships/postdoctoral-fellowships/. Contact person: Joan Berry at email@example.com
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Spencer Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Equality of Opportunity and Education at Stanford University
For 2013-2014, we seek up to two post doctoral scholars for a project focused on issues of equality of opportunity and the public provision of education. These fellowships have been created with funding by the Spencer Foundation. The fellows will join the community of post doctoral fellows at the Center but will be selected on the basis of their fit with this multi-year project on Equality of Opportunity and the Public Provision of Education. We seek scholars with a PhD (from disciplines such as philosophy, education or one of the social sciences) or a JD with research interests related to (any of) the following questions:
1. What ideal of equality should govern the public provision of education?
2. What are the implications of this ideal for concrete decisions about school financing, admissions practices, and the national, state, and local distribution of educational responsibility?
3. What are the practical obstacles to achieving this ideal in education?
Fellows will receive training and mentorship; work closely with distinguished faculty related to the project; participate in multi-disciplinary seminars and conferences and meet with leading scholars and policy makers in the field. Fellows may be assigned some teaching responsibilities (at most one course per year), and will be asked to participate in faculty-graduate student workshops, interact with undergraduates in the School of Education and Ethics in Society program and help in developing an inter-disciplinary ethics community across the campus. The appointment term is September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by June 30, 2013. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree (i.e., September 2010). Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions. Salary is competitive. For information on how to access the online system to submit your application, visit our website http://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/grants-fellowships/postdoctoral-fellowships/. Contact person: Joan Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of medical professionals in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program about contemporary medical ethics. Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both history and the ethical issues facing their profession today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered. The tentative program dates for FASPE Medical are June 16 – June 27, 2013. Completed applications must be received by January 11, 2013. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit: http://www.faspe.info If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Thorin Tritter at ttritter@FASPE.info.
The Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) competition seeks to support research conducted by behavioral and social scientists as collaborating members of teams that come from multiple disciplines, who engage in integrated research that employs methods and techniques from multiple disciplines, and whose results are likely to enhance theories and/or methodological approaches or have other stimulating and/or catalytic impact across a range of disciplinary fields. The IBSS competition invites proposals for two different kinds of projects:
- IBSS Large Interdisciplinary Research Projects. Large interdisciplinary research projects may be supported by awards as large as $1,000,000.
- IBSS Interdisciplinary Team Exploratory Projects. Exploratory research by emerging multidisciplinary teams may be supported by awards as large as $250,000.
Estimated Number of Awards: 10 to 15 Depending on the quality of proposals for projects of different size and the availability of funds, NSF anticipates making 10 to 15 awards annually. NSF expects to have at least $10,000,000 available to support awards resulting from this competition. January 23, 2013 is the first full proposal submission deadline. For more information click here.
Post baccalaureate and post doctoral fellows will conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research related to the ethics of health policy, human subject research, international research ethics, genetics, or other bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple publications in premier academic journals. Fellows will participate in case conferences, ethics consultations, review of research protocols, bioethics seminars and many other educational opportunities. No bioethics experience required or expected. Two-year positions begin September 2013. Students planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD or other graduate degrees or those who have achieved these degrees are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with Federal guidelines. Applications to include: resume/CV, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one or more writing sample/s that demonstrate analytical or critical thinking ability (not to exceed 30 pages collectively), three letters of recommendation (preferable from individuals familiar with your academic work), and a 1000-word statement of interest which may include discussion of how the fellowship fits into your career goals and potential topics you would like to investigate while here. You may also choose to discuss how you can lend a unique perspective to the department or contribute to the department’s diversity. POSTDOC APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2012; POST BAC AND PRE DOC APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2013. Mail applications to: Becky Chen, CC Bioethics – NIH, 10 Center Drive 10/1C118, Bethesda, MD 20892-1156.
10th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
Open Date: 09/12/2012 - Close Date: 12/11/2012
Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Award program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people-- people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability. Please see the P3 website (http://www.epa.gov/P3) for more details about this program.
A new FOA issued by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health, encourages grant applications from institutions/ organizations on Ethical Issues in Research on HIV/AIDS and Its Co-Morbidities. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications addressing ethical issues in research relevant to populations with HIV and associated co-morbidities, and populations at high risk of HIV acquisition. The bioethics projects supported through this program announcement will focus on at least one of the following three goals:
1) Development of the empirical knowledge base for human subjects protection and ethics standards in HIV/AIDS research;
2) Development of conceptual bioethics approaches to advance scholarship on difficult ethical challenges in HIV/AIDS research;
3) Supporting the integration of bioethics work with ongoing research in HIV/AIDS.
Applications from foreign and domestic institutions are accepted. The program announcement invites proposals involving conceptual or empirical work or a combination or of the two. Projects involving empirical methods may use qualitative or quantitative methods or both. Specific topics described in the Program Announcements include: Standards of care in clinical research; Ethics of research involving pregnant women; Ethical issues in research with adolescents; Ethics of research in settings of stigma, discrimination and oppression; Ethical issues in research with new technologies; Ethics of community engagement; IRBs/ethics committee effectiveness; Ethical issues in research with human specimens; Ethical issues in research on an HIV cure; Ethical issues in TB research. Please note that empirical research on informed consent, except in relation to the topic on addolescents as research participants, will not be supported under this Program Announcement.
Grant Amount: Unspecified. The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application Due Date: 1/7/2013
Links to program announcements:
The Edmund Pellegrino Fellowship
Application Deadline June 1st Annually
We are pleased to announce a unique opportunity to study bioethics with Dr. Edmund Pellegrino at the Georgetown University Center for Clinical Bioethics. A Pellegrino Fellow will be named annually for a one-month residential fellowship.
The Fellowship will include: A mentored experience with Dr. Pellegrino and a stipend ($5000 US) for travel, living, and scholarly expenses.
Health Care Professionals
Students in doctoral or post-doctoral health care programs
* Significance of research/scholarly project
* Compatibility of project with Dr. Pellegrino's scholarly interests
* Potential of the mentored fellowship to promote career development
* Preference given to studies addressing fundamental ethical issues
Full curriculum vitae
Budget for the $5,000 award
Summary of research/scholarly project
Letter of support from applicant's institution
Letter of recommendation from faculty member
Send applications to:
Mary Lee Seaman CPS
Center for Clinical Bioethics
Washington, DC 20057-1409
Please visit the Center's website at http://clinicalbioethics.georgetown.edu