WEEK OF 09/29/2014-10/03/2014
Monday, September 29
J. Michael (Hawkeye) Pierce, PhD, presents, “A Family of Lectins That Function in Innate Immunity to Target Bacterial Pathogens.” Location: Coverdell, Room S175. Time: 2:30 p.m. Dr. Pierce is the Director of the UGA Cancer Center and a Distinguished Research Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia.
Larissa Pickler, PhD candidate, presents, “Salmonella Control in Broiler Chickens.” Location: PDRC Building 2315, Room 107. Time: 2:30 p.m. Dr. Pickler is a PhD candidate at the University of Parana, Brazil and a Research Scholar in the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center at the University of Georgia.
Tuesday, September 30
Wednesday, October 1
Martin Furr, DVM, PhD, presents, "Challenges Facing Veterinary Medical Education Over the Next Decade." Location: CVM Room H237. Time: 11:00 a.m. DR. Furr is a candidate for associate dean of academic affairs at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.
Thursday, October 2
Friday, October 3
Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine
Deadline December 5, 2014
Annual scholarship award to assist College of Veterinary students and faculty with attending Certified Veterinary Acupuncture programs at the Chi Institute. For more details, please visit http://www.tcvm.com/Resources/CVMScholarships.aspx for more information.
American Heart Association Cardiovascular Genome Phenome Study
Grand Challenge Award Letter of Intent Due October 1.
The Cardiovascular Genome Phenome Study (CVGPS) is a collaborative effort, spearheaded by the American Heart Association (AHA), to accelerate the future of cardiovascular medicine. CVGPS combines the power of long-term population studies with the precision of molecular analysis to unravel key distinctions between and within subgroups of patients. The discoveries it generates will point the way toward better-targeted, safer, and more effective treatments, based on a deeper understanding of patients’ characteristics, including e.g. risk profiles and therapeutic needs.
The CVGPS is a collaboration among AHA, Boston University (BU) and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), the academic coordinating center homes, respectively, of the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) and the Jackson Heart Study (JHS). The Jackson Heart Study also involves Jackson State University (JSU) and Tougaloo College (TC) as partner institutions.
Through the rich diversity of constituent participant/patient populations, CVGPS research will bring inter-individual and patient-to-patient differences into ever sharper focus for common diseases such as atherosclerosis and hypertension.
To accomplish the promise of the CVGPS, AHA is offering the CVGPS Grand Challenge Award, which is funded at $500K/year for 4 years for a total of $2MM. AHA will award one Grand Challenge Award this year.
The Letter of Intent for the Grand Challenge Award is due October 1, 2014. The letter should be sent electronically via email to the American Heart Association at firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of Grand Challenge Award LOI.
The full application will be available on October 6, 2014 and will have a deadline of December 2, 2014. This is a modification of the timeline previously announced in the Request for Applications.
View more details regarding the CVGPS Grand Challenge Award Letter of Intent.
For additional information about the desired characteristics and peer review criteria view the full Request for Applications.
Alpaca Research Foundation (ARF)
Pre-proposals are due November 1. Successful applicants will be notified in January and invited to submit a full proposal. The deadline for full proposals is April 1. The earliest funding date is September 1.
Please find more informationon submission for pre-proposals here and the forms for submission here.
NIH Loan Repyament Programs Open for Researchers
Morris Animal Foundation Announces Call for Wildlife/Exotics Proposals
Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to wildlife/exotics health and welfare. To learn more about each of these grant types and the application process for each, please visit the Researchers page of the Foundation’s website. Please note that this call for proposals is only for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Studies relating to wildlife/exotics. To access the online application form directions, click here.
USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program
The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support research grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Single-function Research Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities (see Foundational Program RFA for details). Please find more information here.