Our friends at the Genetics Society of America, one of ASBMB’s “sister” societies, alerted us to the forthcoming deadline for the Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award. The award is for women in the first three years of independent faculty positions. Nominations, including self-nominations, are due April 15.
The Association of Public Health Laboratories and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are seeking applicants for the APHL–CDC Antimicrobial Resistance Fellowship. APHL’s website says the program exists “to introduce scientists to public health laboratory science while building the workforce needed to detect and respond to existing and emerging forms of (antibiotic resistance).” The deadline to apply for this yearlong fellowship is Feb. 28.
Since 2016, the journal Science and PINS Medical have teamed up to run an annual essay contest for researchers working on neuromodulation. The submission deadline for the 2019 prize is March 15.
The NIH Common Fund 4D Nucleome program has released a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit feedback from the national and international scientific community on the challenges that remain towards a comprehensive analysis of the mammalian 4D nucleome.
By Brad Stubenhaus
The National Institutes of Health Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2018: Path to Treatment and Prevention, which took place in early March in Bethesda, Md., gathered experts from academia, government, industry, and nonprofit organizations for the purpose of synthesizing perspectives to create a “roadmap for an integrated, multidisciplinary research agenda.”
The recommendations presented, which were recently put forward, will help guide the diverse group of people working toward the ultimate goal of the summit: to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease by 2025.
Two NIH-supported resource centers—part of NIDCR’s Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Tissue Regeneration Consortium (DOCTRC)—are currently soliciting pre-proposals for their Interdisciplinary Translational Project (ITP) programs. The one-year awards of up to $150,000 will enable ITP teams to access and collaborate with a resource center to establish technology readiness toward submission of IND/IDE applications to the FDA for therapies in the dental, oral, and craniofacial realm.
The State Department is seeking applications from and nominations of early-career researchers for the 2018 United States ASPIRE Competition. This year’s theme is “Smart Technologies for Healthy Societies.”
By Alison Gillespie, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Researchers who work with stem cells have ambitious goals. Some want to cure cancer or treat heart disease. Others want to grow the tissues and organs that patients need for transplants. Some groups are even working to develop highly personalized medicines, tailored to an individual’s genetics. All of these ideas face a similar hurdle, however: The development of measurement tools for stem cell production is challenging, making it hard to determine what makes various new stem cell-related products safe, effective or high-quality.
The American Association of Medical Colleges will be holding its third annual Virtual Medical School Fair on Feb. 15. AAMC reports that more than 60 institutions slated to participate in the free nine-hour virtual event.
“How can social media help build trust in science and the research enterprise?” That’s the question the Lasker Foundation is asking contestants in its annual essay competition to answer in 800 words or fewer.
American Board of Medical Specialties is will host a webinar for those interested in applying for the organization’s Visiting Scholars Program. The webinar will be held at 7 p.m. Eastern on March 27.
By Rachel Evans
A new funding opportunity is providing support to young investigators in vaccine and immunology research who show creativity and innovative thinking.
The Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research are available to anyone working to improve our understanding of human immunology and advance vaccine research, including those working in biomedical, bioengineering, and computer science. The ultimate goal is to give young researchers the means to perform inventive research that will increase knowledge and enable life-saving medical advances.
The Center for Dental, Oral, & Craniofacial Tissue & Organ Regeneration (C-DOCTOR) and the Michigan–Pittsburgh–Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center (MPWRM Resource Center) are soliciting pre-proposals for their Interdisciplinary Translational Project programs.
Científico Latino is a growing platform created by STEM graduate students aiming to improve diversity in STEM and to encourage minority students to pursue higher education by providing resources to all undergraduates and graduate students in STEM. Their vision is to expand awareness of its platform across high schools, community colleges, underrepresented-serving institutions, colleges and universities, and professional societies in STEM in order for everyone, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, or immigration status to have equal access to STEM opportunities and know they belong in STEM.
Applications are now being accepted for Stanford PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine). In mid-March, the PRISM program will host select late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds who are planning their postdoctoral training. The purpose of this weekend is to provide students who might not currently be considering a postdoctoral position at Stanford with a first-hand look at our training environment.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition. This program seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Through their successful careers as academic scientists, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will move science forward and inspire future generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool.
Calling all #WomenInSTEM: Your advice will inspire!
Girls in Technology is looking for professional women to join us as mentors for our 2017–2018 STEM mentoring program located in Rockville, Md.
The Union of Concerned Scientists is running a campaign to communicate the value of science and contributions of scientists.
Science Breakthoughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agriculture Research is a study of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to identify the next big research directions for food and agriculture sciences. A committee of experts will examine knowledge and tools from across the science and engineering spectrum. The primary goal of this study is to develop a compelling scientific strategy for food and agriculture research for the next decade and beyond that will not only catalyze new research directions and partnerships, but also attract new research talent, stimulate entrepreneurship, increase and diversify funding opportunities, and open new paths to a safe, healthful, and sustainable food supply.
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Advancing laboratory discoveries through the translational science process is critical to developing innovations that can improve public health, but too often there are barriers, such as insufficient funding and related support, that make these innovations difficult to move forward. Through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences’ (NCATS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programsbiochemist and molecular biologist entrepreneurs may find what they need to advance their research toward commercialization.