Guest post by Tali Kapadia, Ph.D. | Hello! We are management scholars interested in understanding how emotions motivate people to persevere through the ups and downs of long-term creative projects. We are inviting any postdocs, master’s or Ph.D. students working in research laboratories to participate in this research study.
By David Proudlock, Consultant at The Pistoia Alliance
The Pistoia Alliance runs a yearly President’s Startup Challenge, as part of its commitment to supporting informatics and technology startups that focus on transforming R&D in life science. Now in its fifth year, the entry requirements for the challenge have been expanded to include digital health offerings and emerging technologies and sciences. This was an important step as more and more innovations are now happening at the interfaces between disciplines.
Guest post | Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Michelson Prizes. The Michelson Prizes are focused on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery.
Guest post | Johnson & Johnson is now accepting global applications for nominations for its 2020 Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award. Recipients will receive $150,000 — $50,000 each year for three years — and three years of mentorship from leaders at Johnson & Johnson.
Guest post | Travel to scientific conferences is an important part of career development and collaboration in the field of science. As part of Antibodies.com‘s mission to facilitate scientific discovery, it offers a travel grant each quarter of up to £500 to help cover the cost of attending a conference.
Guest post | Research shows that individuals with mentors have improved academic, social and economic prospects. For women in the STEM fields, this becomes increasingly important as young women look to role models to help them gain their confidence and increase opportunities in STEM fields. It is even more important when we see that the gender gap in STEM emerges as early as elementary school! UC Davis is strongly committed to changing this.
Earlier this year, we received a grant to help us to create and launch a program we call Snap The Gap.
Guest post | The Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, presented by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, recognizes the outstanding achievement of a promising young scientist in biomedical research. Nominations of scientists deserving of the $100,000 prize are due by 5 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 12.
Guest post | Join us as a mentor for the 2019–2020 BioBuilderClub season!
BioBuilder Educational Foundation is seeking STEM-minded, volunteer mentors to support BioBuilderClub high school students.
The Fulbright Program in Israel, which is funded by the United States and Israeli governments to promote cultural exchange and academic excellence, is looking for the brightest and most innovative scholars planning to pursue research in Israel.
By Michael Blinov (on behalf of the organizers)
We’re happy to announce that funds from the National Science Foundation are available to support students traveling to the 10th Computational Modeling in Biology Network (COMBINE) meeting, which will be held July 15–19 in Heidelberg (Germany).
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.