WEEK OF 11/28-12/2
Monday, November 28
11am RM H203 CVM Infectious Diseases Seminar: Satoshi Kashiwagi, PhD., M.D. (Harvard Medical School) presents "“Near-infrared laser light to adjuvant vaccines”
2:30pm RM 107 Building 2315 PDRC Seminar: Ana Villegas (Master of Comparative Biomedical Sciences Candidate) presents "Rearing Primary Breeders in Colombia"
3:30pm RM 236 CVM Physiology and Pharmacology Seminar: Aaron Beedle, PhD (UGA, College of Pharmacy) presents "Mechanistic and Therapeutic Insights into Dystroglycan-Deficient Muscular Dystrophy"
Tuesday, November 29
12pm RM 150 CVM Histology Seminar: James Stanton, DVM, PhD, DACVP (UGA CVM, Dept. of Pathology) presents "TBD"
Wednesday, November 30
Thursday, December 1
12pm RM 150 CVM Pathology Seminar: Jonathon Towner, PhD (Viral Special Pathogens Branch, CDC) presents "TBD"
Friday, December 2
Third Annual UGA Core Crawl: Dec. 14
Faculty, post docs, and graduate students are invited to the third annual Core Crawl on Wed., Dec. 14, 3-5 p.m. in the Coverdell Center.
The event organized by Office of Research Core Facility Business Services (CoreServe) offers opportunities to:
learn about services, products, and expertise offered by UGA and Emory University core facilities meet core facility directors and lab managers to discuss current research and technologies available on campus and in Atlanta. network with UGA and Emory researchers. foster future research relationships. enjoy free food, drinks, and prizes.
Sponsored by the Office of Research, VWR, and The Pipette Solution.
6th Southeastern Mycobacteria Meeting: February 3-5th, 2017 at the University of Georgia Hotel and Conference Center
The goal of this gathering is to provide a platform to catalyze communication and collaboration between mycobacterial researchers and clinicians in the Southeastern United States. Primary investigators, postdoctoral scholars, medical professionals, technical assistants, graduate and undergraduate students interested in basic biology, epidemiology or clinical aspects of mycobacteria and mycobacterial diseases are welcome to attend. We encourage you to submit an abstract to present your current research and hope that you will join us for two exciting days of expert speakers, poster sessions, and social gatherings. For more information and to registers follow these links:
American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Awards Program: Nominations due January 22, 2017
The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) has issued a yearly call for nominations for its comprehensive Awards Program. These awards, sponsored by 20 industry partners, were designed to identify and recognize those who have made important contributions to the dairy industry and the association. Eligibility will vary by award, so please read the linked award descriptions carefully. http://adsa.org/Membership/ADSAAwards.aspx
CVM Internal: Grants on The Edge Program: Due December 9
The College of Veterinary Medicine and the OVPR are pleased to once again announce funding for the Grants on the Edge program, an internal small grant program aimed to help investigators strategically improve the viability of grant proposals for resubmission/submission to external funding sources. Grants will be awarded for the duration of the 2017 fiscal year up to $10,000. Applications are due November 1st, 2016, with awards available in January 2017. Please contact Dr. Smith-Garvin at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Limited Submission – NSF ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE): Internal deadlines begin November
Internal Deadlines: November 14, 2016 (Partnership track), February 1, 2017 (IT and Adaptation tracks)
Agency LOI Deadlines: December 14, 2016 (Partnership track), August 9, 2017 (Adaptation track)
Agency Preproposal Deadline: April 12, 2017 (IT track)
Agency Full Proposal Deadlines: January 11, 2017 (Partnership track), September 13, 2017 (Adaptation track), January 17, 2018 (IT track)
Despite significant increases in the proportion of women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctoral degrees, women are significantly underrepresented as faculty, particularly in upper ranks, and in academic administrative positions, in almost all STEM fields. The problems of recruitment, retention, and advancement that are the causes of this underrepresentation vary by discipline and across groups of women faculty (e.g., by race/ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, foreign-born and foreign-trained status, and faculty appointment type). The ADVANCE program is designed to foster gender equity through a focus on the identification and elimination of organizational barriers that impede the full participation and advancement of all women faculty in academic institutions. Organizational barriers that inhibit equity may exist in areas such as policy, practice, culture, and organizational climate. For example, practices in academic departments that result in the inequitable allocation of service or teaching assignments may impede research productivity, delay advancement and create a culture of differential treatment and rewards. Policies and procedures that do not mitigate implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could mean that women and underrepresented minorities are evaluated less favorably, perpetuating their underrepresentation and contributing to a climate that is not inclusive.
The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other identities in STEM academic careers. The ADVANCE program contributes to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce because of the focus on equity for STEM academic faculty who are educating, training, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
There are three program tracks. All projects are expected to build on prior ADVANCE work and gender equity research and literature to broaden the implementation of organizational and systemic strategies to foster gender equity in STEM academic careers. All ADVANCE proposals are expected to recognize that gender does not exist in isolation from other characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, foreign-born and foreign-trained status, faculty appointment type, etc., and should offer strategies to promote gender equity for all faculty:
The Institutional Transformation (IT) track supports the development of innovative organizational change strategies to produce comprehensive change within one non-profit two-year or four-year academic institution across all STEM disciplines. IT projects are also expected to contribute new research on gender equity in STEM academics. Projects that do not propose innovative strategies may be more appropriate for the Adaptation
The Adaptation track supports the adaptation and implementation of evidence-based organizational change strategies, ideally from among those developed and implemented by ADVANCE projects. Adaptation awards may support the adaptation and implementation of proven organizational change strategies within a non-profit two-year or four-year academic institution that has not had an ADVANCE IT Adaptation awards may also be made to a STEM organization to implement systemic change strategies focused across all STEM disciplines, several STEM disciplines, or within one STEM discipline.
The Partnership track will support partnerships of two or more non-profit academic institutions and/or STEM organizations to increase gender equity in STEM academics. Projects should have national or regional impact and result in systemic change within one STEM discipline, several STEM disciplines, or all STEM disciplines. Partnering STEM organizations can include any entity eligible for NSF support. Partners may include professional societies, industry, non-profit organizations, publishers, policy and research entities, state systems of higher education, higher education organizations, as well as institutions of higher education. Partnership proposals must include a final year focused on sustainability and/or scale-up, communication, and evaluation.
Please read the full announcement before preparing your internal application. For instructions on internal submission follow this link: https://research.uga.edu/research-announcements/2016/10/05/nsf-advance/
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Foundation: Letters of Intent due December 1
The ACLAM Foundation Committee members are pleased to announce our solicitation of research proposals in Laboratory Animal Science and Medicine. The deadline for Letters of Intent is December 1, 2016. Applicants invited to submit full proposals will be contacted by January 31, 2017. Foundation research awards will be distributed by July 1, 2017.
The Mission of the ACLAM Foundation is to expand the body of knowledge in the fields of laboratory Animal Science and Medicine through funding research grants. The ACLAM Foundation has developed a two-tiered system for competitive review of grant proposals. Submission of a letter of intent is followed by a request for a full grant proposal to selected applicants. The Foundation will fund studies in the following six laboratory animal research subjects: Analgeisa/anesthesia; Behaviour/well-being; Husbandry; Refinement of animal models [Note: Emphasis is on Russell & Birch 3R's - reduction, refinement, replacement - not on new research model development.]; Zoonotic disease.
Successful grantees are encouraged to publish their results in peer-reviewed journals and must agree to provide summary research reports in lay language suitable for inclusion in ACLAM Foundation communications, fund raising solicitations and the ACLAM Newsletter.
Limited Submission: W. M. Keck Foundation Research Program, December Cycle: Internal Deadline, December 1
Internal Deadline: December 1, 2016 – concept paper due for Pre-application Counseling
Agency Deadlines: Pre-Application Counseling will occur between January 1, 2017 and February 15, 2017
May 1, 2017 – Phase I Pre-proposal is due
The Research Program sponsored by the W. M. Keck Foundation seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas: (1) Medical Research and (2) Science and Engineering. These projects are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies. Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million and are typically $2 million or less.
Keck encourages institutions to submit their ideas for grants early in the form of single-page concept papers to allow time to schedule a possible consultation. This Pre-Application Counseling session is limited to 4 applicants in the Medical Research area and 4 applicants in the Science and Engineering area. An internal competition will be held by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) to select UGA’s applicants.
This funding opportunity operates on a two-phase application system. Phase I involves the submission of one Pre-Proposal per area of emphasis. These are selected based on the feedback received from Keck during the Pre-Application Counseling session. The Foundation will then notify Phase I applicants if they are invited to submit a full proposal for Phase II. Please see the full Application Process page for details.
It is highly recommended that potential applicants read the Grant Abstracts for projects that have been previously awarded Keck funds.
Participation in the Pre-Application Counseling session is mandatory for all potential UGA submissions. If you are interested in having a concept paper reviewed for Pre-Application Counseling, you must submit an internal application to OVPR according to the guidelines below. Up to 4 applicants per area of emphasis may be chosen to proceed.
For instructions on internal submissions follow this link https://research.uga.edu/research-announcements/2016/10/03/keck-december/
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation seeks to invest in early-stage inventors who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s areas of interest: scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care. The Moore Inventor Fellowships will focus on investment at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed.
The foundation anticipates investing $33.75 million to support 50 Moore Fellows. The inaugural cohort of 2016 Fellows was recently announced. This year, the competition will focus on inventors at Research 1 universities, additional institutions from among the top 50 National Institutes of Health-funded medical schools and universities, and selected non-academic environmental research institutions. The eligibility pool may be expanded in subsequent years.
Each fellow will receive a total of $825,000 over three years to drive their invention forward, including $50,000 per year from their home institution as commitment to these outstanding individuals. Beginning with these five fellows in 2016, the foundation will invest nearly $34 million during the next ten years to support 50 Moore Inventor Fellows.
All candidates must be within ten years of receiving their Ph.D., M.D., M.S. or other terminal degree. There is no specific cutoff date; a degree received anytime within 2007 is acceptable. Fellows must be engaged in the pursuit of their invention at least 25 percent time for the three-year duration of the award.
Each nomination must be for a single individual who can be considered the project lead.
Winn Feline Foundation Call for proposals, including New Feline Investigator Grant Award: Due December 12
Projects should have discrete and achievable goals within the $25,000 limit. They must demonstrate their relevance or benefit to domestic cats. Studies applicable to all cats are encouraged. Winn Feline Foundation is also interested in projects that address issues in individual breeds, nutrition and behavior. Although we are interested in all areas of feline health, we have dedicated funds for research in feline infectious peritonitis (Bria Fund), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (Ricky Fund), and lung cancer in cats. In addition to the aforementioned funds, current breed specific special funds are available for Norwegian Forest Cat and Persian HCM studies, Birman heart disease studies, health issues in Abyssinians, and amyloidosis in Siamese-related breeds. Additional funding is available for research related to diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of abdominal cancer (liver, pancreas, intestinal tract).
Winn Feline Foundation has established a New Feline Investigator Grant Award that will begin with the 2017 Winn Grant Review. One grant will be awarded in the amount of $15,000 with $13,000 available for research and $2,000 available for travel expenses to present the study results at a major veterinary conference. Eligibility: Candidates for the award must be in a DVM/PhD program pathway at a college or school of veterinary medicine which currently applies for grants from Winn along with having an interest and working in feline health research. The candidate must be the primary principal investigator on the project and should select the application box for the New Feline Investigator Award on the 2017 Winn Grant cover sheet. The guidelines related to types of health studies, format and progress reports/publications would apply to this award in the same manner as other Winn grant awards. Winn will also require the acceptance of a written agreement to release funding for this award.
Association of Avian Veterinarians Research Grants: preproposals due February 1
Pre-proposals for research projects addressing clinical aspects of exotic and wild birds, including diagnostic tests, drug pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, practice management, and avian conservation, are now being accepted for consideration for funding by the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV). Grants are limited to $10,000.00 US for individual projects.
The full project, or portion of the project for which funding is requested, must be completed within one (1) calendar year upon acceptance.
Costs such as travel expenses, publication costs, investigator or assistant salaries, major equipment purchases, and overhead shall not be funded by the AAV.
All prospective research studies funded by the AAV must receive full approval by the facility’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or equivalent research review entity. If IACUC (or equivalent) approval is pending at the time of full proposal submission to the AAV, proof of subsequent complete approval must be made available to the AAV before funds can be released for the research project.
Although not a mandatory requirement for funding, selected investigators are strongly encouraged to publish their results in the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery (JAMS) and/or submit presentation proposals for the annual conference of the AAV. Selected investigators will be required to provide a written research update to the AAV at the end of the first calendar year from funding, and to submit a final research summary suitable for publication in JAMS and presentation on the AAV research website once the project is completed.
Completed pre-proposals (one page form only) must be received by February 1, 2016. Final proposals, upon invitation only, based on the evaluation of the pre-proposal, must be received by May 1. Grants will be announced at the annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, August 27-September 1, 2016.
Morris Animal Foundation: Small Animal Studies: Due March 15
Proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to small animal health and welfare.
The Collie Health Foundation is soliciting research grant proposals for research into canine health problems associated with the collie. OF particular interest is collie breed-specific research which includes but is not limited to: Gastric Volvulus-Torsion, Autoimmune Skin Disease and Dermatomyositis, Epilepsy, Infertility, Urinary Incontinence in spayed females, and MDR1 clinical application. We will consider quality research of any disease affecting the canine.
If you have such a project for which you would like to seek funding from the Collie Health Foundation, please fill out the Letter of Intent and/or the full application form. Our application process continues year-round.
Conact:Nancy L Kelso, DVM at email@example.com, 410-730-2122
Maddie's Fund® is interested in providing grants to U.S. Colleges of Veterinary Medicine for the discovery of new shelter medicine information that helps advance adoption guarantee shelter practices and methods. More information can be found here.