Aktuella utlysningar, vecka 33, 2017

Publicerat 2017-08-10 10:12. Uppdaterat 2017-08-15 15:56

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Svenska och nordiska anslag

Joint Japan-Sweden Research Collaboration – STINT

The aim of Joint Japan-Sweden Research Collaboration is to strengthen Swedish research and higher education by developing and establishing international partnerships. The programme supports projects of high scientific quality which are clearly contributing to the activities of participating institutions.

Closing date: 15 Sept 2017

Joint Japan-Sweden Research Collaboration – STINT 

Joint South Africa-Sweden Research Collaboration – STINT

The aim of the Joint South Africa-Sweden Research Collaboration programme is to strengthen Swedish research and higher education by developing and establishing international partnerships. The programme supports projects of high scientific quality which are clearly contributing to the activities of participating educational establishments. The programme is jointly funded by STINT, the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Research Councils Formas and Forte on the Swedish side and the National Research Foundation on the South African side.

Closing date: 15 Sept 2017

Joint South Africa-Sweden Research Collaboration – STINT

Joint China-Sweden mobility – STINT

The aim of Joint China-Sweden Mobility is to strengthen Swedish research and higher education by developing and establishing international partnerships. The programme supports projects of high scientific quality which are clearly contributing to the activities of participating institutions.

Closing date: 26 Sept 2017

Joint China-Sweden mobility – STINT 

Postdoc stipendier - Birgit and Hellmuth Hertz' Foundation

Kungliga Fysiografiska Sällskapet i Lund inbjuder ansökningar om postdoktorsstipendium ur Birgit and Hellmuth Hertz’ Foundation. Detta ger yngre forskare möjlighet till förnyelse och forskning genom ett två eller tre-årigt projektanslag. Sökande ska ha avlagt doktorsexamen högst tio år före ansökningsdatum vid ett svenskt universitet eller teknisk högskola inom ämnesområdena naturvetenskap, medicin eller teknik. Anslag avser medel motsvarande lön samt drift om maximalt SEK 100,000 per år.

Closing date: 28 Sept 2017

Postdoc stipendier - Birgit and Hellmuth Hertz' Foundation 

PhD- and postdoc grants – The Nilsson-Ehle Endowments

The Royal Physiographic Society in Lund invites applications for the Nilsson-Ehle endowments. These support theoretical and applied research in genetics. Projects must have a direct bearing on the study of the structure, function and evolution of the genetic material or its practical use. Applicants must have at least two years of documented research experience in genetics. PhD students must include a letter of recommendation from the supervisor. Established researchers are not given preference over young researchers. Grants may cover costs for materials, laboratory animals and other running costs.

Closing date: 28 Sept 2017

PhD- and postdoc grants – The Nilsson-Ehle Endowments 

Geriatriska forskningsmedel – Stiftelsen för Gamla Tjänarinnor

Stiftelsen för Gamla Tjänarinnor utlyser forskningsmedel. Dessa främjar vetenskaplig forskning inom geriatriken.

Closing date: 30 Sept 2017

Geriatriska forskningsmedel – Stiftelsen för Gamla Tjänarinnor 

Forskningsanslag – Cancer- och Allergifonden

Cancer- och Allergifonden inbjuder ansökningar om forskningsanslag. Dessa stöder miljörelaterad cancer- och allergiforskning. Medel från fonden får inte användas till regelrätta djurförsök. Behöriga att söka är forskare anställda eller anknutna till svenska universitet eller högskolor. Anslag är värda upp till SEK 500,000 och omfattar ett år.

Closing date: 30 Sept 2017

Forskningsanslag – Cancer- och Allergifonden 

Symposieanslag

Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Internationellt Vetenskapligt Samarbete inbjuder bidrag för symposier. Dessa stöder anordning av internationella vetenskapliga symposier, forskar-utbildningsseminarier eller sommarskolor i Sverige. Ansökningar måste uppfylla följande kriterier: ha en tydlig akademisk förankring och håller hög vetenskaplig kvalitet; ha ett tydligt inslag av internationella föreläsare; äga rum i Sverige. Behöriga att söka är kvalificerade svenska forskare och institutioner. Ansökningar bör avse aktuella forskningsområden där svenska forskare är framstående.

Closing date: 1 Oct 2017

Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Internationellt Vetenskapligt Samarbete  

Patientnära forskning – Stiftelsen för Njursjuka

Dessa stöder forskning rörande patienter med kroniskt avancerad njursvikt eller som är njurtransplanterade. Den totala budgeten för år 2016 var SEK 400,000. Årets budget är ännu inte bestämd.

Closing date: 2 Oct 2017

Patientnära forskning – Stiftelsen för Njursjuka 

Postdoktorsstipendier för utbildning i Sverige – Wenner-Gren Foundations

Wenner-Gren Stiftelserna utlyser postdoktorsstipendier för utbildning i Sverige. Detta syftar till att möjliggöra för utländska disputerade forskare att verka vid en svensk vetenskaplig institution. Behöriga att söka är svenska forskare som är värd för en utländsk disputerad forskare. Den besökande postdoktorn skall ha avlagt doktorsexamen senare än fem år före ansökningstillfället och får inte ha vistats i Sverige mer än nio månader före ansökningstillfället. Ansökningar från unga forskare kommer att särskilt beaktas.

Closing date: 2 Oct 2017

Postdoktorsstipendier för utbildning i Sverige – Wenner-Gren Foundations 

Europeiska anslag

Innovative Medicines Initiative - IMI2 Calls 11 and 12

On July 19th, the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) launched the 11th and 12th Calls for Proposals under the IMI2 programme.

Call 11 supports the exploitation of results from specific, completed, IMI projects.

Call 12 is a two-stage call for collaborative research proposals on the following topics, with total budget from IMI of EUR 64 077 000:

Topic 1: Development and validation of technology enabled, quantitative and sensitive measures of functional decline in people with early stage Alzheimer’s disease (RADAR-AD)

Topic 2: FAIRification of IMI and EFPIA data

Topic 3: Development of sensitive and validated clinical endpoints in primary Sjögren’s Syndrome (pSS)

Topic 4: European Health Data Network (EHDN)

Topic 5: Analysing the infectious disease burden and the use of vaccines to improve healthy years in aging populations

Topic 6: Discovery and characterisation of blood-brain barrier targets and transport mechanisms for brain delivery of therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative & metabolic diseases

Topic 7: European Screening Centre: unique library for attractive biology (ESCulab)

Closing date: 24 Oct 2017

Innovative Medicines Initiative - IMI2 Calls 11 and 12 

Special call for proposals 2017: ‘Myelin: from lesion to reparation’ - ARSEP Foundation

The ARSEP Foundation invites proposals for its special call for proposals. This supports scientific projects that focus on myelin – from lesion to reparation. Proposals should include at least two research laboratories, including one in France. Between two and three projects will receive €300,000 each. Funding for laboratory expenses, equipment and fellowships can be requested.

Closing date: 27 Sept 2017

Special call for proposals 2017: ‘Myelin: from lesion to reparation’ - ARSEP Foundation

Research grants - European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

ESCMID research grants enable young investigators to conduct research in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, specifically bacterial infections and diseases including antibacterial susceptibility and resistance, diagnostics, pathogenesis, antibacterial stewardship, vaccines.

Applicants must be principal investigators of the proposed research and be ESCMID members, and must have been born on or after 1 January 1978. Grants are worth up to €20,000 each over a typical period of 12 months. Two grants of €50,000 are available for exceptional projects.

Closing date: 11 Oct 2017

Research grants - European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Excellence award for sex and gender aspects in health research -- Berlin Institute of Health, DE

This award aims to bring more visibility to sex and gender issues in translational research. It recognizes research excellence among renowned scientists working in the field of basic and/or clinical biomedical research with a focus on sex and gender aspects. Applicants must be renowned scientists in the field of basic or clinical biomedical research; have made significant contributions to translational research with high relevance to the mission and strategy of Berlin Institute of Health (BIH); and have a focus on sex and gender aspects in their research.

The winner of the award will receive 20.000€ for use on future research activities with a focus on sex and/or gender aspects. Furthermore, BIH may nominate laureates as an Einstein BIH Visiting Fellow or BIH Visiting Professor to the Charité Foundation, if applicable.

Closing date: Applications are due on Oct 15, 2017

Excellence award for sex and gender aspects in health research -- Berlin Institute of Health, DE

Amerikanska anlag

Federal Funding agencies

Dissemination and implementation research in health (R01, R03, R21) - NIH

A total of 18 participating institutes and offices of the National Institutes of Health invite applications for this funding opportunity, which supports proposals that will identify, develop, test, evaluate or refine strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices, such as behavioural interventions, prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and disease management interventions, quality improvement programmes, into public health, clinical practice, and community settings. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged.

Closing dates: Letters of intent due 30 days prior to the application due date; R01 applications due by 5pm local time of applicant organisation every 5 February, 5 June and 5 October until 8 May 2019 . R03 and R21 applications due by 5pm local time of applicant organisation every 16 February, 16 June and 16 October until 8 May 2019.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: PAR-16-238 (R01)PAR-16-237 (R03)PAR-16-236 (R21)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Exploratory clinical trials of mind and body interventions for NCCAM high priority research topics (R34)—NIH: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

This funding opportunity supports early-phase clinical trials of mind and body approaches for conditions that have been identified by NCCAM (also known as NCCIH) as high-priority research topics. It is intended to support exploratory clinical trials that will provide data critical for the planning and design of a subsequent controlled cohort study, clinical efficacy or effectiveness study, or a pragmatic trial.

Priority areas include:

• the mind and body or integrated approach, including spinal manipulation, mobilisation, massage, tai chi, qi gong, yoga, acupuncture, hypnosis, guided imagery, light therapy, breathing activity, progressive relaxation, meditation, biofeedback, or mindfulness techniques;

• symptom management for chronic pain syndromes, reduction of prescription drug use or abuse in patients with chronic pain, medication adherence, post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, sleep disorders or disturbances, anxiety, depression, promotion of psychological resilience, weight loss and weight loss maintenance, smoking cessation and promotion of healthy eating and physical activity.

Closing date: Oct 18, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: PAR-14-182

Strengthening implementation and use of effective health information systems through improved governance, design, planning and technical implementation under the President’s emergency plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR) -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US

This aims to:

• support the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of interoperable health information systems;

• improve policy, governance, and infrastructure needed to implement HIS;

• protect, secure, standardise, exchange and share data to improve health and increase sustainability and country ownership;

• sustain informatics workforce and capacity development.

Up to two awards worth up to USD 7.5 million each are available.

Closing date:  Estimated application due date: 11.59pm ET, 29 Sept 2017.

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH18-1840

Healthy habits: timing for developing sustainable healthy behaviors in children and adolescents (R01, R21) -- NIH: National Institute of Nursing Research, US and other funders

This funding opportunity encourages applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and promote positive sustainable health behavior in children and youth up to the age of 21. Applications to promote positive health behavior should target social and cultural factors, including schools, families, communities, population, food industry, age-appropriate learning tools and games, social media, social networking, technology and mass media. Applications from multidisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged. The maximum project period is five years.

Closing dates: Applications due by 5pm local time of the applicant organisation on 5 Oct 2017 (R01) and 16 Oct, 2017 (R21)

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: PA-14-177 (R01), PA-14-176 (R21)

Spatial uncertainty: data, modeling and communication (R01, R03, R21) -- NIH: National Cancer Institute, US and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

This funding opportunity supports research that identifies sources of spatial uncertainty in public health data, incorporates the inaccuracy or instability into statistical methods and develops novel tools to visualise the nature and consequences of spatial uncertainty.

Closing dates: R01 applications due by 5pm local time of applicant organisation on 5 Oct, 2017. R03 and R21 applications due by 5pm local time of applicant organisation on 16 Oct, 2017.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: PA-15-010 (R01), PA-15-011 (R03), PA-15-009 (R21)

Physical activity and weight control interventions among cancer survivors: effects on biomarkers of prognosis and survival (R01, R21) - NIH: National Cancer Institute, US and other funders

This announcement encourages transdisciplinary and translational research that will identify specific biological or biobehavioural pathways through which physical activity or weight control may affect cancer prognosis and survival. Research applications should test the effects of physical activity, alone or in combination with weight control, on biomarkers of cancer prognosis among cancer survivors. Research topics of interest include:

•clinical studies to determine the optimal type and intensity of intervention for different subgroups of cancer survivors;

•studies with animal model components.

Closing dates: R01 applications due by 5pm local time of the applicant organisation every 5 Feb, 5 June and 5 Oct until 8 Sept 2018. R21 applications due by 5pm local time of applicant organisation every 16 February, 16 June and 16 October until 8 September 2018.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: PAR-16-122 (R01), PAR-16-123 (R21)

Advancing understanding, prevention and management of infections transmitted from women to their infants (R01, R21) - NIH: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, US and other funders

This announcement supports research that will increase scientific understanding of and treatments for high-priority perinatal infections. The aim is to stimulate investigations including translational, epidemiologic and clinical studies and trials that improve the understanding, prevention and clinical outcomes of non-HIV infections transmitted from women to their offspring during pregnancy, labour and delivery and breast-feeding.

Closing dates: R01 applications due by 5pm local time of applicant organisation every 5 February, 5 June and 5 October until 8 September 2019. R21 applications due by 5pm local time of applicant organisation every 16 February, 16 June and 16 October until 8 September 2019.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: PA-16-032 (R01), PA-16-031 (R21)

Epilepsy research programme – US Department of Defense, US

Epilepsy risk factors award. This supports proposals to conduct preliminary studies to support prospective, longitudinal epidemiological research relevant to the characterization of post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE). Study design should indicate how the research strategy can generate preliminary data capable of supporting larger, more complex studies.  The proposed study design may be either prospective or retrospective.  Applications should describe how the association of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and subsequent PTE will be characterized. Applications should address at least one of the following Focus Areas:
 *   Epidemiology
 *   Markers and Mechanisms

Closing dates: Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (ET), Sept 6, 2017. Application Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET, Sept 20, 2017

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: W81XWH-17-ERP-ERFA

Idea development award. This supports research to understand the magnitude and underlying mechanisms of post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE). Two levels of funding are offered under this call:

Funding Level I is intended to support high-risk or high-gain research. The Principal Investigator must be at or above the level of postdoctoral fellow (or equivalent), but below the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent). The following Focus areas are open to Level I:
*   Epidemiology
 *   Markers and Mechanisms
 *   Models of PTE
 *   Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures
Funding Level II is intended to support a more mature, hypothesis-driven research project. The Principal Investigator must be an independent investigator at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent).

Closing dates: Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (ET), Sept 6, 2017. Application Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET, Sept 20, 2017

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: W81XWH-17-ERP-IDA

Peer reviewed Alzheimer's research programme – US Department of Defense, US

Convergence science research award. This supports efforts to generate research resources and tools, or novel research efforts for professionals and practitioners in health sciences in the areas of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its consequences on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRD).

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: W81XWH-17-PRARP-CSRA

Quality of life research award. The intent of the research funded through this award is to (1) support research to alleviate, stabilize, or characterize the symptoms or deficits common to TBI,  AD, and ADRD and (2) reduce the burden of care on the caregivers for individuals living with the common symptoms of TBI and AD/ADRD. Research may be proposed to either facet of the intent.  Both are equally important.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number:  W81XWH-17-PRARP-QUAL

Research Partnership Award. The intent is to create an avenue for collaborative research partnerships between investigators to address a research problem or question in a manner that would be unachievable through separate efforts. Applications must include clearly stated plans for interactions between the partners.  The plans must include communication, coordination or research progress and results, and data sharing between all investigators and organizations participating in the project.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number:  W81XWH-17-PRARP-RPA

New Investigator Award. The intent is to support early-career investigators interested in novel research efforts or new technologies addressing TBI and AD/ADRD. The PI must be an independent, early-career investigator within 4 years of his/her first independent faculty position (or equivalent).

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number:  W81XWH-17-PRARP-NIRA

Closing dates: Pre-applications due by 5pm ET, 6 Sept; full applications due by 11.59pm ET, 20 Sept 2017.

Foundations

Specialized center of research program - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, US

LLS’s Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) grant program is intended to bring together established investigators from one or several institutions to develop a focused research program, foster new interactions and cooperation, and enhance interdisciplinary research among the participants. The overall goal of this mechanism is to enhance the development of innovative strategies for the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of hematological malignancies. Strategies that move discoveries from the bench to the clinic are of high importance as are integrated translational projects.

Each SCOR is comprised of a minimum of three scientific Projects and a minimum of two scientific Cores that will cooperate under the leadership of a SCOR Director. There must be objective evidence of interdisciplinary research among the Projects and Cores. The maximal annual total cost is $1,000,000 for each year of the five year grant.

Closing dates: Letters of Intent due Sept 22, 2017 by 3:00 PM ET; Full Applications (by invitation only) due March 3, 2018 by 3:00 PM ET.

Specialized center of research program - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, US 

Eugene Washington engagement awards - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, US

PCORI invites letters of intent for the Eugene Washington engagement awards. These support projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centred outcomes and clinical effectiveness research enterprise.
 
Foreign organisations and non-domestic components of US applicant organisations may apply as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system and patient-centered research, and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Awards are worth up to USD 250,000 for a maximum of two years.

Closing date: Letters of Intent (LOI) due Sept 29, 2017 by 5 p.m. ET.  Full proposals are due 40 days after review and approval of the LOI.  

Eugene Washington engagement awards - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, US 

Global oncology young investigator award -- American Society of Clinical Oncology, US

This aims to develop the next generation of researchers to address global oncology needs by supporting early-career investigators to undertake oncology research. The goal is to apply the concepts of global health to cancer, and adopt an approach to the practice of oncology that acknowledges the reality of limited resources in most parts of the world.  

Proposed research projects could include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical and translational research
  • Innovative care delivery
  • Prevention and palliative care
  • Implementation research
  • Health Systems, Outcomes and Economics research related to cancer control and care

Applicants must apply within the last year of training or during the first two years of faculty or staff appointment or employment. They are not required to have oncology-specific training but should demonstrate an interest in oncology or related branch of science and be working in an oncology setting. 

Closing dates: Applications due Sept 21, 2017

Global oncology young investigator award -- American Society of Clinical Oncology, US 

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