March 23, 2007
Human Growth Foundation Small Grants Program
DEADLINES ANNOUNCED: 05/15/2007 and 09/01/2007
The Human Growth Foundation's (HGF) announces its Small Grants Program for investigation of human growth and its disorders. Special consideration will be given to new investigators and ideas new to the field. Postdoctoral research dealing with all aspects of normal and abnormal growth in the areas of biological, psychological, educational, and dietary will be considered. Special consideration will be given for the chondrodystrophies.
SUPPORT PROVIDED: Up to four grants in the amount $7,500 to $10,000 each will be awarded in 2007. Grants are not distributed before the end of the year; no part of the grant shall be used toward administrative overhead; and a synopsis of the research results is required to be submitted the following year.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a standard NIH-type biographical sketch and a two-page letter of intent by May 15, 2007. All letters received by HGF will be submitted to the HGF Research Committee, members of which consist of scientists and physicians. The topics most relevant to HGF interests will be selected. The applicants selected will be notified by mail by June 30, 2007, at which time HGF will request submission of a full grant application prepared in NIH format. Although the use of the NIH form is not necessary, it is recommended that the applicant use the NIH form as a guideline. This final application will be due at the HGF national office at the above address no later than September 1, 2007. Notice of awards will be sent out on or near November 15, 2007. Applications may also be transmitted to the Human Growth Foundation via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the application attached in a readable/printable presentation format.
Posted by sharum at 8:48 AM
March 12, 2007
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP Pilot Grants are intended to provide seed money for new research projects. Grants can be directed toward research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, and many others. Pilot Grants are not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments, or other interventions that do not have a significant research component. Grants are awarded by AFSP with the understanding that the recipient
individual or institution will not accept funds for the same purpose from any other granting agency.
SUPPORT PROVIDED: Pilot Grants provide up to $20,000 over one or two years. Allowable costs include compensation for investigators; professional and technical assistance, including stipends for graduate students and postdoctoral assistants; research supplies; domestic travel required to conduct the proposed research; subject fees; and costs of computer time. Nonallowable costs include indirect costs; construction, alteration, or maintenance of buildings; standard office equipment or furniture; durable computer equipment; international travel; expenses related to conference attendance or presentations at conferences; purchasing and binding of books; and periodicals; recruiting and relocation expenses; nonmedical or personal services to patients; per diem charges for hospital beds; and tuition.
APPLICANT INFORMATION: Pilot Grants may be awarded to investigators of any academic rank, and to those who do not have previous suicide research experience. Research grants are awarded to not-for-profit institutions and/or organizations in the US and abroad. Grant applications are not accepted from for-profit organizations or state or federal government agencies.
Posted by sharum at 2:14 PM