Research Management Group (RMG)
   

Cardiovascular Disease Funding Opportunities

This webpage contains an overview of cardiovascular disease funding opportunities, including the American Heart Association (AHA) funding opportunities.


 

 

stanford cardiovascular institute (CVI) internal funding opportunities and training programs

 

 

Internal Stanford funding opportunity webpage:
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/internalfunding.html

 

Cardiovascular Institute (CVI)
Travel Award
Amount of funding: $750.
Eligibility: Postdoctoral fellows, Instructors, Nurses with an accepted abstract to a national or international meeting related to cardiovascular research. The abstract must list Stanford Cardiovascular Institute in the author affiliations when first submitted and the poster must acknowledge the support source: Stanford Cardiovascular Institute with CVI logo.
To become a CVI member, see this webpage >>.
Questions? Contact David Preston at David Preston at preston@stanford.edu
Deadline: June 10, 2018
Guidelines
http://med.stanford.edu/cvi/research/travel_grant_awards.html

 

Cardiovascular Institute (CVI)
Seed Grant Awards
Amount of funding: will be determined by committee and will range from $15,000 to $40,000
Funded in part by the Child Health Research Institute and the Steven M. Gootter Foundation.
To ignite innovative cardiovascular research projects that contributes to basic or clinical understanding of cardiovascular diseases. We encourage projects that initiate new interdisciplinary collaborations, work in areas of pediatric and obstetric related research, development of new methods or technology for heart and vascular biology, and research projects on sudden cardiac death.
Eligibility: Stanford Faculty and Instructor members* of the Cardiovascular Institute
*To become a member of CVI, see this webpage >>.
Questions? Contact Katy Claiborn at claiborn@stanford.edu
Deadline: Aug. 1, 2018
Guidelines:
http://med.stanford.edu/cvi/research/current-seed-grants.html

 

 

Cardiovascular Institute
Mechanisms and Innovations in Cardiovascular Disease T32 Training Grant
NIH T32 training grant
This program trains a total of six fellows over two years through the NIH T32 training grant "Mechanisms & Innovation in Vascular Disease" in the following areas of vascular medicine & research: Vascular Reactivity & Thrombosis, Vascular Regeneration & Development, Metabolic or Lifestyle Influences on Vascular Outcomes, Proteomic Markers & Genetic Determinants of Vascular Disease, Gender & Ethnicity Differences in Vascular Disease, and Vascular Bioengineering. Twenty-nine faculty mentors from eighteen different departments within the School of Medicine and the University provide a variety of angles from which to address fundamental questions about vascular disease.
Eligibility: Check to make sure you meet the following eligibility requirements (as per NIH policy) listed below:
1) You must be a US citizen or permanent resident
2) You must not have already received more than two years of post-doctoral funding from NIH training grants (e.g., T32, NRSA) in order to be eligible for this award
3) You must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree by the start of training.
4) During the fellowship MD fellows are limited to 10% clinical effort.
Questions? Contact David Preston, preston@stanford.edu, 650-725-7964
Deadlines (rolling): For start date:
Oct. 1, 2018 (two slots) apply by Aug. 26
Dec. 1, 2018 (one slot) apply by Oct. 28
Guidelines:
http://med.stanford.edu/cvi/education/mechanisms-and-innovations-t32.html

 

 

Cardiovascular Institute
Multidisciplinary Training Program in Cardiovascular Imaging T32 Training Grant
NIH/NIBIB training grant
The Multi-Disciplinary Training Program in Cardiovascular Imaging at Stanford is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health. The program is designed to train the next generation of CV imaging investigators by exposing them to three complementary areas – clinical, engineering, and molecular imaging. With the impact of cardiovascular disease on US and world health and the rapid advances in imaging technologies and cardiovascular biology, it is critical that fellows be provided a broad, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative training program to foster their ability to translate CV imaging research into clinical application.
Eligibility: Check to make sure you meet the following eligibility requirements (as per NIH policy) listed below:
1) You must be a US citizen or permanent resident
2) You must not have already received more than two years of post-doctoral funding from NIH training grants (e.g., T32, NRSA) in order to be eligible for this award
3) You must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree by the start of training.
4) During the fellowship MD fellows are limited to 10% clinical effort.
Questions? Contact David Preston, preston@stanford.edu, 650-725-7964
Deadline (rolling): Next start date: Nov. 1, 2018 (one slot) apply by Sept. 23
Guidelines:
http://med.stanford.edu/cvi/education/cardiovascular-imaging-t32.html

 

 

American Heart Association (AHA) 2018-2019 Program RFPs

 

 

 

All Applicants and Awardees Must be AHA Professional Members
For programs with deadlines after June 1, 2018, all applicants -- including Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants -- must be American Heart Association Professional Members (memberships start at $81). Do not wait until the application deadline to renew or join. There is a 3-5 day waiting period to process membership. Applicants may renew or join via the Grants@Heart application site or by phone at 301-223-2307 or 800-787-8984. Beginning with award start dates on July 1, 2018, awardees must maintain AHA Professional Membership for the entire term of funding. AHA awardees may use their funding to pay AHA membership dues.

 

AWARD MECHANISMS:

American Heart Association
Pre-doctoral Fellowship

To enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are matriculated in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global cardiovascular health.
See the guidelines for science focus and disciplines, etc.
Eligibility: At the time of the application:
-Be a post-baccalaureate Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D., D.D.S., DrPH, or Ph.D. in nursing (or equivalent clinical health science) doctoral student who seeks research training with a sponsor prior to embarking upon a research career.
-be a full-time student working towards his/her degree.
-Have completed initial coursework and be at the stage of the program where he/she can devote full-time effort to research or activities related to the development into an independent researcher or a related career aimed at improving global cardiovascular health.
See the guidelines for other criteria.
Citizenship: U.S. citizenship, permanent residents, and individuals with certain visas (see the guidelines)
Institutional representative (RMG fellowship office) deadline: July 7, 2018
Full proposal Deadline: July 11, 2018
Guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443316_Predoctoral-Fellowship.jsp
*Institutional representative: please submit your fully approved and completed PDRF forms and application materials proposals to the RMG Fellowship office per the proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

American Heart Association
Postdoctoral Fellowship

To enhance the integrated research and clinical training of postdoctoral applicants who are not yet independent. The applicant must be embedded in an appropriate research group with the mentorship, support, and relevant scientific guidance of a research sponsor.
See the guidelines for science focus and disciplines, etc.
Eligibility:
At the time of award activation:
-the applicant may have no more than five years of research training or experience since obtaining a post-baccalaureate doctoral-level degree (excluding clinical training).
-the applicant must hold a post-baccalaureate Ph.D. degree or equivalent, or a doctoral-level clinical degree, such as M.D., D.O., D.V.M., Pharm.D., D.D.S., or Ph.D. in nursing, public health, or other clinical health science.
-The awardee will be expected to devote at least 80 percent of full-time work either to research or to activities pursuant to independent research Clinical, translational, population, and basic scientists are encouraged to apply.
See the guidelines for other criteria.
Citizenship: U.S. citizenship, permanent residents, and individuals with certain visas (see the guidelines)
All basic, clinical, translational, behavioral and population research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, behavioral, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems.
Institutional representative (RMG fellowship office) deadline: July 5, 2018
Deadline: July 12, 2018
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443314_Postdoctoral-Fellowship.jsp
*Institutional representative: please submit your fully approved and completed PDRF forms and application materials proposals to the RMG Fellowship office per the proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

AHA Institutional Undergraduate Student Award
Amount of funding:
see the guidelines. Term: 3 yrs.
Purpose: This is an institutional award (and not an individual award) made to qualified research institutions that can offer a meaningful research experience that supports the mission of the AHA to undergraduate college students. Research broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke and pertinent clinical, translational, population, basic science, bioengineering and biotechnology, public health, and multidisciplinary efforts.
The institution must demonstrate the ability to provide a meaningful research experience to students during the allotted 10-week fellowship experience.
PI Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver).
The Program Director is the applicant for the Award.
Citizenship: U.S. citizenship, permanent residents, and individuals with certain visas (see the guidelines)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: July 11, 2018
Full proposal deadline:  Juiy 18, 2018
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_431613_Institutional-Undergraduate-Student-Fellowship.jsp

AHA Career Development Award
Amount of funding: $77,000 per year, including 10% institutional indirect costs for 3 years. ( $231,000 total award)
Purpose: supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals, in the early years of one’s first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training necessary to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and stroke research.
See the guidelines for science focus, disciplines, etc.
Eligibility:  Stanford assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved PI waiver);  Instructors, Clinical Instructors, Academic Staff-research (i.e., research associates); Senior postdocs (in their final year)
 At the time of application (Oct. 17, 2018), the applicant must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S., or equivalent post-baccalaureate doctoral degree.
At the time of award activation (July 1, 2019):
Must hold a faculty/staff position up to and including the rank of assistant professor (or equivalent).
No more than four years may have elapsed since the first faculty/staff appointment (after receipt of doctoral degree) at the assistant professor level or equivalent (including, but not limited to, instructor, research assistant professor, research scientist, staff scientist, etc.).
Applications may be submitted for review in the final year of a postdoctoral research fellowship or in the initial years of the first faculty/staff appointment.
Citizenship: U.S. citizenship, permanent residents, and individuals with certain visas (see the guidelines)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline:  Oct. 10, 2018
Application deadline:  Oct. 17, 2018
Guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/UCM_495968_Career-Development-Award.jsp
Institutional representatives:  these are mentored career development grants, so all PIs must alert their RPMs in RMG asap about their plans to submit a proposal so the RPMs can begin to build their budgets, etc..

 

AHA Established Investigator Award
Amount of funding: $80K/yr including 10% IDC x 5 yrs ($400K total award)
Purpose: To support mid-career investigators with unusual promise and established records of accomplishments; candidates have a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science as indicated by prior publication history and scientific accomplishments. A candidate's career is expected to be in a rapid growth phase.
See the guidelines for science focus and disciplines, etc.
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained though their RPM at least 1-2 weeks prior to the LOI submission)
At the time of the award activation (by April 1, 2019), applicants must be at least four (4) years but no more than nine (9) years (i.e., eight years and 12 months) since the first faculty/staff appointment at the assistant professor level or equivalent (including, but not limited to, research assistant professor, research scientist, staff scientist, instructor, etc.) See other criteria, including citizenship & visa requirements.
Citizenship: U.S. citizenship, permanent residents, and individuals with certain visas (see the guidelines)
Timeline:
Letter of intent (required) deadline: Oct. 23, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal please alert your RPM in RMG asap.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: TBD (by mid-December)
Full proposal deadline: Jan. 15, 2019
Guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_321935_Established-Investigator-Award.jsp

 


AHA Merit Award
Amount of funding: $200K per yr x 5 years ($1 million total award) (2 to be awarded)
Purpose: To fund highly promising investigators with stellar track records of accomplishment, demonstrated by federal or equivalent funding [NIH, AHRQ, HRSA, etc.] from multiple sources and excellent publication records with accelerating impact, who have the potential to move a field of science forward with creative approaches that are aligned with the mission of the AHA.
This award will support individual scientists with a trajectory of success, who propose novel approaches to major research challenges in the areas of CV and stroke that have the potential to produce unusually high impact.
See the guidelines for science focus and disciplines, etc.
Eligibility (clarification): Stanford tenured or tenure-track associate professors or higher (per the AHA, our MCL Associate Professors are also eligible); Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or equivalent).
Be the principal investigator on multiple active, national peer-reviewed research awards of at least three years’ duration, such as an NIH R01 grant, at the time of application. Mentored awards, career development and training grants do not qualify.
Awarded investigators are required to devote at least 75% of their total effort to the direct conduct of research. An appropriate effort must be devoted to the work related to this award.
Citizenship: U.S. citizenship, permanent residents, and individuals with certain visas (see the guidelines)
Timeline:
Letter of intent (required) deadline:  July 24, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal, please alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: Oct. 4, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: Oct. 11, 2018
Guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/UCM_475359_Merit-Award.jsp

 

 

AHA Collaborative Science Award
Amount of funding: $250,000 per year, including 10% institutional indirect costs for 3 years ($750,000 total award)
Purpose: To foster innovative collaborative approaches to research projects that propose novel pairings of investigators from at least two broadly disparate disciplines.
See the guidelines for science focus, disciplines, etc.
Eligibility for PIs and Co-PIs: independent investigators-faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver obtained through his/her RPM at least 1-2 weeks prior to the LOI deadline)
An application must be submitted jointly by at least two co-principal investigators, but no more than four:
At least one Co-PI must work in cardiovascular or stroke-related research.
At least one Co-PI must work in a divergent/disparate discipline (e.g. engineering, computer science, chemistry, mathematics, psychology, health law, etc.) and/or without prior focus in cardiovascular or stroke-related research
At least one Co-PI must be an early-career (assistant professor or equivalent) or mid-career (associate professor or equivalent) investigator.Co-PIs must be independent researchers (i.e. must meet their institutions’ eligibility to apply for independent awards). This award is not intended for individuals in research training or fellowship positions.
Co-PIs may be from the same institution, or from different institutions.
Citizenship: U.S. citizenship, permanent residents, and individuals with certain visas (see the guidelines)
Timeline:
Letter of intent (required) deadline: Oct. 9, 2018
If invited to submit a full proposal please alert your RPM in RMG asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: Jan. 24, 2019
Full application (by invitation only) deadline: Jan. 31, 2019
Guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/UCM_460459_Collaborative-Sciences-Award.jsp




AHA Transformational Award

This webpage has not been updated with the 2019 award deadline and information
Deadline: Jan. 23, 2019
Guidelines:
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/UCM_497208_Transformational-Project-Award.jsp

 


AHA Innovative Project Award
This webpage has not been updated with the 2019 award deadline and information
Deadline: Jan. 17, 2019
Guidelines
http://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/UCM_497202_Innovative-Project-Award.jsp

 

 



AHA Research partnership programs


 

AHA/Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF)-Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards

  • Purpose: to provide support for investigators who are actively conducting basic, clinical, population or translational research directly related to congenital heart defects (CHD).
  • How to apply: Investigators must apply through any of the investigator-initiated AHA 2018-2019 RFPs listed above.
  • Notify AHA:  Once the application is complete and has been submitted, please send an email to promo@heart.org notifying the AHA Research Administration that you have submitted an application relevant to congenital heart defects.

 

AHA-Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) Physicians Research Awards

  • Purpose: to fund meritorious research to advance vascular science and foster the development of early career scientists.
  • How to apply: investigators must submit applications through the AHA 2018-2019 Post-doctoral fellowships or Career Development grants.

 

 

AHA/The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Research Awards (cardiothoracic surgery)

  • Purpose: to provide support to investigators conducting research related to cardiothoracic surgery. STS and AHA are jointly funding the program.
  • How to apply: Interested parties should submit an application to any AHA 2018-2019 investigator-initiated RFPs listed above. Thoracic Surgeons are eligible to apply to any post graduate awards.

 

 

AHA Enduring Hearts Foundation Research Awards

  • Purpose: The Enduring Hearts Foundation is working together with the American Heart Association (AHA) to establish a research award for investigators conducting research specific to solid organ transplantation longevity
  • How to apply: Interested parties should submit an application to any AHA 2018-2019 investigator-initiated RFPs listed above. Thoracic Surgeons are eligible to apply to any post graduate awards.

 


AHA/ASA/American Brain Foundation (ABF) Lawrence M. Brass, M.D. Stroke Research Award

  • Purpose: to support a training award for an individual interested in embarking on a career in stroke research related to vascular neurology, stroke and neurocritical care.
  • How to apply: investigators must submit applications through the AHA 2018-2019 Post-doctoral fellowship.

 


AHA/Myocarditis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

  • Purpose: Foundation to support a postdoctoral fellowship award for an investigator proposing innovative basic, clinical or translational research projects relevant to the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment epidemiology and/or prevention of myocarditis
  • How to apply: investigators must submit applications through the AHA 2018-2019 Post-doctoral fellowship.

 


AHA/Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) Joint Research Award

 

 

 

 



foundations

 



Special announcements

 

Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Stroke Shield Foundation
Blood Pressure Management Program: Community-research partnerships to reduce
stroke rate and hypertension in underserved communities in Alameda County, CA
*Request for Proposals*
New $210,000 funding opportunity from a local foundation for Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver). With this request for proposal, JTSSF seeks to demonstrate the public health impact of combining the resources of medical researchers and local community providers to optimally and aggressively manage high blood pressure and healthy lifestyle choices inunderserved, high-risk hypertensive patients in Alameda County, CA. See the RFP and eligibility for more details.
Timeline
Letter of intent (required) deadline:   July 29, 2018*
If invited to submit a full proposal please alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline:  Aug. 30, 2018
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: Sept. 6, 2018
Start of the grant period: Nov. 1, 2018
Guidelines
https://strokeshieldfoundation.org/researchers/grant-program/
LOI instructions:
https://strokeshieldfoundation.org/researchers/applying-for-a-grant/




Fondation Leducq
Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Research
Amount of funding: up to $6M over 5 yrs (up to 5 to be awarded)
Purpose: promotes internationally collaborative basic, translational, and clinical research in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease. The principal aim of this program is to foster outstanding and innovative scientific research by bringing together international teams of researchers with complementary expertise and resources to work together on a common thematic problem.
Each network is built around a transatlantic research alliance involving two network coordinators, the European Coordinator and the North American Coordinator.
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Timeline:
Letter of intent (required): Sept. 5, 2018 Paris Time (via proposal central)
If invited to submit a full proposal, please alert your RPM asap:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: Feb. 7, 2019
Full proposal (by invitation only): Feb. 14, 2019 via proposal central
Overview webpage:
https://www.fondationleducq.org/transatlantic-networks-of-excellence/how-to-apply-overview/ 2018:

 

January



Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Sarnoff Fellowship Program (Medical students)

The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research facility in the United States, other than the medical school in which they are enrolled. Fellows are selected on the basis of a national competition. Sarnoff seeks individuals with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership ability.
Although applicants may have prior research experience, applications are also encouraged from students without extensive prior research experience. Applicants enrolled in an MD/PhD program will not be eligible for a Sarnoff Fellowship.
Applications are encouraged from second and third year medical students. Fourth year medical students are required to submit an official letter from their medical schools granting graduation deferment.
There are no citizenship requirements for application, but those who are not U.S. citizens must have and maintain an appropriate visa. The Foundation will not handle visa matters for applicants.
The Sarnoff Foundation is committed to promoting diversity in the biomedical and scientific community. We strongly encourage applicants from members of underrepresented or historically disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Preceptor provides an appropriate research project and oversees the Fellow's research training. It is not necessary for the applicant to have developed a research project or to have identified potential Preceptors at the time of application.
The Fellow is assigned an Advisor from the Sarnoff Scientific Committee. The Advisor assists the Fellow in selecting a Preceptor who can direct a project in the area of the Fellow's interest, which must be broadly within the cardiovascular or cerebrovascular sciences.
Deadline: January
Guidelines:
http://www.sarnofffoundation.org/?page=Fellowship_Info
You do not have to submit your application through your institutional representative (i.e., RMG Fellowship office) because you will be assigned to another institution for the one year.

 

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)
Norman E. Shumway Career Development Award

$80,000 per year x 2 yrs
No citizenship requirement
Eligibility: Stanford Assist. Prof with PI eligibility (see other criteria). The applicant will have already established a record in the field of heart or lung transplantation, the failing heart or lungs or mechanical circulatory support and will aim to further their career in one of these areas.
Institutional representative deadline: Jan. 8, 2017*
Deadline: Jan.
http://www.ishlt.org/awards/awardCareerApp.asp
*reminder: because of the holiday closure period, PIs are encouraged to alert their RPM in early Dec. re: their plans to submit a proposal.

 

February

 

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)
Research Fellowship Opportunities in Cardiac Electrophysiology

Amount of funding: $50,000 stipend for 1 year
For individuals interested in clinical and basic research relationg to the latest advances in electrophysiology
Eligibility:
Must have a MD, PhD, DO, DVM or equivalent degree by June in the year of the award activitation;
may not have completed three cumulative years of post-medical school or graduate school research;
sponsor must be a member of HRS by activation of the award
Applicants must devote at least 80% of their effort to research or activities directly related to the proposed research.
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship office) deadline: Jan.
Deadline:   Feb.
Guidelines:
http://www.hrsonline.org/Career-Resources/Fellowships-Program-Directors/Scholarships-for-EP
Institutional representative: submit your fully approved and completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship office via the proposal checklist on this webpage >>

 

The Marfan Foundation
Early Investigator Grant Program
$37,500/yr for 2 years for basic or clinical research
Eligibility:
Stanford assist. prof. with PI eligibility and CE assist. prof. (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Applicants must have less than seven years experience in a faculty position and have never received an NIH R-01 grant award. Appointments associated with clinical house staff/fellowship training positions are excluded from the seven-year faculty limit.
Award winners cannot hold concurrent NIH K award, or similar training grant.
No citizenship requirement.
The principal investigator must hold an MD, DO, PhD, ScD, DDS, DVM, or equivalent degree. The investigator must have proven ability to pursue independent research* as evidenced by original research publications in peer-reviewed journals.
*Not eligible
: Instructors , Clinical Instructors and Academic Staff-research (i.e., research associates) because Stanford does do consider those positions to be independent or faculty-level positions.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Feb.
Deadline:    Feb.
http://www.marfan.org/resources/researchers/grants

 

The Marfan Foundation
Victor A. McKusick Fellowship Program

The Victor A. McKusick Fellowship is a two-year-award available for PhDs for up to $50,000 per year and MD’s up to $75,000 per year.
Eligibility: Fellows up to postgraduate year six are considered.
No citizenship restriction but research must be done in the U.S.
Through this fellowship, we hope to cultivate promising young physician scientists or research scientists conducting basic, translational or clinical research in the field of Marfan syndrome and related disorders, and to stimulate their advancement toward independent research in this field. Marfan syndrome is caused by a defect (mutation) in the gene that tells the body how to make fibrillin-1 -- a protein that is an important part of connective tissue. Marfan syndrome features are most often found in the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints, and eyes. Sometimes the lungs and skin are also affected.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: Feb.
Deadline:    Feb.
http://www.marfan.org/resources/researchers/grants
Institutional representative: postdocs/fellows-your department's Research Process Manager (RPM) in RMG.
RPM assignments >>

 

March

 

Progeria Research Foundation
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome ("Progeria", or "HGPS")
Research Grants

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome ("Progeria", or "HGPS") is a rare, fatal genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children. Children with Progeria die of atherosclerosis (heart attacks or strokes) at an average age of thirteen years.
PRF is seeking proposals that address the following priorities:
1. Discovery of biological markers of disease in HGPS that can be assessed in human and/or mouse samples. Highest priority will be given to those markers that can be assayed in easily obtainable human samples such as blood, urine, and cheek swabs. In addition, proposals that explore biomarker relevance to disease process and /or change in markers with disease treatment are encouraged.
2. Discovery and/or testing of candidate treatment compounds in both cell based and mouse models of HGPS. Of note, proposals should test compounds in a progerin-producing mouse model as the priority. Comparisons to other mouse models of disease, such as ZMPSTE24 -/- and other non-progerin producing mouse models is acceptable, but only as a comparison to progerin-producing models.
Funding categories:
Innovator Awards: up $75K per year for up to 2 years. The aim of the Innovator Award is to allow an investigator to embark on new lines of investigation, and to produce enough preliminary data to be competitive for longer-term funding by NIH and/or other agencies
Established Investigator Awards: up to $100K/yr for up to 3 years. These awards are designed for advanced investigations in areas critical to the goals of PRF by senior investigators established either in the field of Progeria or a field that can be directly applied to Progeria
Specialty Awards: Specialty awards are for smaller, more technology-driven projects, e.g., sequencing, screening potential drugs, obtaining cell lines (including IPSCs) and preparation of antibodies. Funding amounts will range from $5,000-$50,000 and the length of the project is usually 1 year or less.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Not eligible: Instructors, Clinical Instructors and Academic Staff-Research (i.e., research associates) are not eligible because Stanford does not consider these position to be independent or faculty-level positions.
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: March
Deadline:  March
http://www.progeriaresearch.org/research_funding_opportunities/
Download the PDF file of application guidelines:
http://progeriaresearch.org/assets/files/pdf/RFP-Listing-for-PRF-Grants---Spring-2017.pdf April

 

The Marfan Foundation
Faculty Grant Program
$50,000 per year x 2 years
We award an additional one or two $100,000 two-year grants in basic or clinical research
Eligiblity: Associate Professor or above with PI eligibility;
the investigator must have proven ability to pursue independent research as evidenced by original research publications in peer-reviewed journals. Basic research, translational studies and clinical studies in cardiovascular, orthopedic, pulmonary, ophthalmologic, pain and other pertinent areas utilizing synergistic collaborations; integration of novel theories from non-traditional researchers into established paradigms; novel animal model systems; innovation; and the distillation of knowledge into practical new therapies.
No citizenship requirement
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) deadline: April
Deadline:    April
http://www.marfan.org/nm-cma-faculty-grant


June

 

Children's Heart Foundation
Medical Research Grant

Up to $100K/yr for 2 years
This RFP supports clinical and basic science research in congenital heart disease-including but not limited to these areas: molecular genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology devices, and procedural research (cardiac catherization and surgery) and long-term care of adults with congenital birth defects.
Eligibility:
faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: May
Full application: June
http://www.childrensheartfoundation.org/for-scientists/grant-application

 

Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation
Research Grant Program
Amount of funding: up to $50,000 for one year of total direct costs.
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Principal investigator must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree and reside in the United States or Canada. The investigator must have a faculty appointment at an accredited U.S. or Canadian medical institution
Letter of intent (required) deadline: June
If invited to submit a full proposal:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) complete by date: Sept.
Full proposals (by invitation only) deadline: Sept.
http://www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org/site/grants.php

 

 

 

NIH


See the NIH resource section on the RMG Funding Information Resources webpage >>

 

Stanford resources

 

 

Institutional representatives (RPMs/RMG and OSR) and
Internal Proposal Deadline Policy & Best Practices

School of Medicine PIs:

SoM internal proposal deadline policy, best practices**, FAQs: webpage >>
**You are encouraged to alert your RPM 3-4 weeks prior to any sponsor’s deadline so that your budget can be completed no later than 10 days prior to the sponsor’s deadline. Per the above policy, the institutional representative deadline is the complete by date** and not the “let’s get started date”. [**5 working days prior to the sponsor’s deadline your fully approved and completed PDRF form and application materials must be provided to your RPM/RMG or OSR.]
RPM department assignment webpage >>

PIs in Other Schools:

Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs, and Contract Officer department assignments:
DoResearch webpage >>

 

Foundation Relations: MCD and LPFCH
The Corporate and Foundation Relations team in the Medical Center Development office is available to assist School of Medicine faculty with a review and editing of your proposal. This office facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between faculty and private and philanthropic organizations. Please contact Joy Morimoto, Director, at 650-736-9749, joym@stanford.edu, or Kimberly Meyers Hewlett, Associate Director, at 650-497-3832, myers@stanford.edu for assistance. For assistance with proposals in children’s health research, please contact Ann Rose ann.rose@lpfch.org 650-497-8444 or Jasan Zimmerman at Jasan.Zimmerman@LPFCH.ORG 650-736-2927 in Foundation Relations at Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

 

Stanford Research Development Office (SRDO), School of Medicine
The SRDO is an additional and optional resource for School of Medicine faculty applying for grants. Its priorities for grants include large center or program project grants, grants on topics aligned with the Dean's initiatives, and junior faculty, i.e., assistant professors, applying for their first major research grants, such as NIH R01 and similar grants. SRDO's services will include identification of funding opportunities, editing of proposals, project management and assembly of large proposals, interfacing with sponsors and university central offices, and promoting collaborations. The contacts are Michael K. Helms, PhD, MBA (mkhelms@stanford.edu, 650-723-4526), Director of SRDO, and Sandra Holden, PhD (srholden@stanford.edu, 650-724-5345), Grant Development Officer. The

 

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD)-School of Medicine
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) is a unique resource for School of Medicine faculty applying for grants. Its priorities include junior faculty, i.e., instructors and assistant professors, applying for their first major research grants, such as the NIH career development K awards, R01 and similar grants. In addition to workshops on grantsmanship and transition to independence, OFDD services include individual mentorship and one-on-one advising designed to edit proposals, define, develop and elucidate scientific questions related to these efforts, establish project management parameters and facilitate and improve manuscript writing. More information on these services can be found on the OFDD website at: http://med.stanford.edu/facultydiversity/faculty-development or by contacting OFDD directly at: facultydevelopment_som@stanford.edu

Shared Facility/Service Center Resource
You are encouraged to discuss shared facility, service center, core facility resources with Bruce Koch, Senior Director, Discovery and Technological Service Centers, Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Research at bruce.koch@stanford.edu.
Spectrum webpage "Enabling Technologies" (includes links to shared facilities) http://spectrum.stanford.edu/page_listings/enabling-technologies
School of Medicine Service Centers: http://corefacilities.stanford.edu/
DoResearch Shared Facility webpage: http://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-scholarship/shared-facilities


 

 

 






 

 




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