Publicerad: 2022-04-05 17:02 | Uppdaterad: 2022-04-05 17:39

Aktuella utlysningar, vecka 14, 2022

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Svenska och nordiska anslag

 

Visiting academic scholars from Ukraine - Knowledge Foundation

Supports academic scholars from Ukraine to find professional refuge at a Swedish university college or new university. Sweden’s university colleges and new universities may apply. The Knowledge Foundation welcomes applications within all subject areas. The programme offers funding for visiting academic scholars (researchers/academic teachers) from Ukraine. The visiting scholar should be an already identified individual with a Ukrainian citizenship who (at the outset of 2022) was active at a Ukrainian higher education institution. The programme addresses visiting academic scholars from PhD students and upwards the academic career. Funding is worth up to SEK 3 million lasting between three months to three years.

Closing date: Open until further notice

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Projektanslag - Familjen Kamprads stiftelse

Stiftelsen utlyser projektanslag inom området ”Medicin: Psykisk ohälsa och/eller långvarig smärta”. Stiftelsen kommer att stödja projekt som bidrar till ny kunskap om existerande behandlings­former, nya innovativa insatser och ökad tillgänglighet i vården för barn, unga vuxna och vuxna. Stiftelsen lägger särskild vikt vid projekt där samverkan sker mellan akademi och andra samhällsaktörer genom nya samarbetsformer. Ansökan sker genom en tvåstegsprocess.

Closing date: 28 April 2022

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Project grants in endocrinology and metabolism: Nordic region - Novo Nordisk Foundation

Support basic and clinical research projects within the endocrine system and metabolism relating to cellular energy homeostasis. Grants are worth between DKK 300,000 and DKK 1 million per year for one to three years.

Closing date: 2 June 2022

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Europeiska anslag

 

Coming soon: HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01 – EIC Pathfinder challenge driven call

Horizon Europe: Innovative Europe, under the European Innovation Council, invites applications for its pathfinder – challenge driven call. This supports new, cutting-edge directions in science and technology to disrupt a field and a market or create new opportunities by realising innovative technological solutions to selected challenges. Challenges are:

•carbon dioxide and nitrogen management and valorisation;

•mid to long term and systems integrated energy storage;

•cardiogenomics;

•towards the Healthcare Continuum – technologies to support a radical shift from episodic to continuous healthcare;

•DNA-based digital data storage;

•alternative approaches to quantum information processing, communication and sensing.

Proposals may be submitted by a coordinator on behalf of a consortium that includes at least two independent legal entities or by a single legal entity; for full eligibility requirements, see the EIC 2022 Work Programme. The indicative budget is €167 million and grants are worth up to €4 million each.

Closing Date: 19 October 2022

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Research grants on daylight and healthy ageing - Velux Foundation

The Velux Foundation invites applications for its research grants on daylight and healthy ageing. These support research on issues related to daylight and healthy ageing.

PIs must be permanent employees of a university or other permanent research institution. International and interdisciplinary collaborations are welcome. Applications must establish why sufficient support cannot be obtained through other sources.

Grants are typically worth between CHF 50,000 and CHF 100,000 each, lasting between one to four years.

Closing Date: 30 April 2022

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Research grants in ophthalmology - Velux Foundation

The Velux Foundation invites applications for its research grants. These support projects that will induce a change of perspective in ophthalmology research and in the long run will provide innovative and effective solutions for the challenges in eye health specific to LMICs. The focus is on:

•interdisciplinary biomedical research projects in ophthalmology aiming to develop and assess new diagnostic, prevention, or treatment methods for eye diseases adapted to the local context and environment of LMICs;

•institutional research capacity building projects projects aiming at sustainably building, developing or reinforcing institutional structures enabling biomedical ophthalmology research.

Projects combining both aspects are welcome.

Applicants must be permanent employees of a university or other permanent research entity. Consortia of research groups with at least one partner based in an LMIC may apply. The involvement of Swiss partners is welcome. At least one PI or co-PI must be an established or leading researcher in ophthalmology. Grants are worth between CHF 50,000 and CHF 100,000 each per year for between one and four years.

Closing Date: 31 May 2022

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Healthcare research project grants - Motor Neurone Disease Association, GB

The Motor Neurone Disease Association invites applications for its healthcare research project grants. These support research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and related conditions in all relevant disciplines. The purpose is to support a piece of work designed to answer a single question or a small group of related questions.

Work must be carried out in conjunction with universities, hospitals and other established research institutions and organisations. Researchers based at institutions outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland may submit applications if the project involves significant collaborative component with a UK institute and the research outcomes are applicable to the UK healthcare environment. Grants are worth up to £70,000 per year for up to three years.

Closing Date: 29 April 2022

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Amerikanska anslag

 

Federal Funding agencies

 

Enhancing HIV Reservoir Susceptibility to Elimination (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), US

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support basic research to define cellular and molecular mechanisms within persistent HIV reservoir cells that promote survival and resistance to virus-induced and immune-mediated cell death, and to identify novel therapeutic targets that could sensitize HIV-infected cells to eradication strategies.

Specific areas of research interest include but are not limited to:

  • Defining specific programmed cell death pathways involved in HIV reservoir survival, longevity, expansion, and responses to virus production or targeted immune responses
  • Exploring the contribution of epigenetic regulation, proviral sequence, or integration site to HIV reservoir cell susceptibility to virus- or immune-mediated cell death
  • Identifying factors that counteract virus-induced downregulation of MHC or impaired HIV antigen presentation
  • Identifying factors in the intracellular or extracellular microenvironment that inhibit reservoir elimination or promote reservoir survival or expansion
  • Determining whether mechanisms of resistance to virus- or immune-mediated cell death are specific to persistent reservoirs and whether these mechanisms change over the course of infection and treatment
  • Characterizing individual cellular responses to viral expression and immune targeting in different reservoir cell types and subtypes within blood and tissue compartments
  • Applications that include therapeutic strategies and/or preclinical animal models, including humanized mice or SIV- or SHIV-infected non-human primates, to test mechanistic hypotheses

Closing date: August 3, 2022. Applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-AI-22-025

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Studies of Cytosolic DNAs in the Interactions of Aging Hallmarks (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), US

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications on novel studies of the cytosolic DNA sensing mechanisms in the interactions of aging hallmarks. This FOA supports applications that will lead to an in-depth understanding of the molecular mechanisms that determine the effects of cytosolic DNAs on aging hallmarks in the context of aging and longevity. Research supported by this FOA should lead to new insights to address some critical mechanistic questions relevant to the role of aging hallmarks in aging and aging-related diseases. This FOA encourages innovative, mechanistic approaches to identify and characterize interactions of aging hallmarks mediated by cytosolic DNAs that ultimately modulate the regulation of healthspan and/or longevity.

Potential areas of research of successful applications may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Investigate the origins and identities of cytosolic DNAs and how they are generated and accumulated, together with associated changes in aging hallmarks.
  • Determine the additive, synergistic, or antagonistic effects of different aging hallmarks on the accumulation of cytosolic DNAs, and vice versa.
  • Investigate whether there are any common or special features among cytosolic DNAs of different origin and their relationship with different aging hallmarks.
  • Determine the causal or correlative relationship between cytosolic DNAs and aging hallmarks, particularly their temporal sequence and the threshold of these events in leading to cellular and physiological dysfunctions in aging.
  • Examine whether and how these cytosolic DNAs induce other signals, in addition to cGAS-STING pathway and SASP production, to contribute to the cellular dysfunctions in aging.

Closing date: October 11, 2022. Applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-AG-23-015

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Inter-Organelle Communication as a Platform to Interrogate the Interactions of Hallmarks of Aging (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), US

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative, mechanistic approaches to identify and characterize interactions of aging hallmarks shaped by inter-organelle communication.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages comprehensive, collaborative research to achieve an in-depth, mechanistic understanding of novel interplays among hallmarks of aging at the level of organellar communication impacting aging. Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Identification and characterization of novel organelle communication impacting the interactions of aging hallmarks
  • Investigation of whether inter-organelle communications are mechanistically involved in lifespan-extending interventions (e.g., pharmaceuticals, diet, exercise, etc.)
  • Investigation of the mechanistic roles of inter-organelle communication in adaptations to stressors and maintaining homeostasis
  • Characterization of regulatory roles of inter-organelle communication in influencing the aging process at the organ and organismal levels

Closing date: October 11, 2022. Applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-AG-23-012

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Mapping Interconnectivity Among Hallmarks of Aging under Lifespan Modifications (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), US

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits research projects with the goal of increasing our understanding of the interactions among hallmarks of aging and their regulation. Research supported by this FOA should explore the timing and possible priorities (hierarchy) among the hallmarks in various cells/tissues across the normal lifespan, and whether the interactions between the hallmarks are an adaptive response to maintain health at different stages of life. This is one of three inter-connected FOAs with an overarching focus on the interactions of aging hallmarks as a framework for innovative research in aging biology.
Potential areas of research may focus on, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Characterization of the interactions among hallmarks of aging in various cells/tissues across the normal lifespan, to provide information about timing and priority (hierarchy).
  • Evaluation of whether the interactions between the hallmarks are adaptive responses to maintain health as the organism ages. In other words, can hallmark interactions be observed as an adaptation in response to stress/perturbation to maintain health?
  • Characterization of the interactions to determine if a threshold mechanism exists that leads to specific aging phenotypes. For example, does the scoring of one hallmark predict the identification of a second, and do single-gene perturbations reveal the importance of the second hallmark in the biological outcome?
  • Investigation of which interaction(s) among the hallmarks is (are) necessary and sufficient to change aging trajectories.
  • Evaluation of the impact of lifespan-extending interventions on multiple hallmarks of aging in different tissues and different cell types, as a means to uncover interactions as the organism ages.

Closing date: October 11, 2022. Applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-AG-23-013

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Foundations
 

Practice research training scholarship, American Academy of Neurology, US

The American Academy of Neurology invites applications for its practice research training scholarship. This supports young investigators in conducting practice-based research, which is defined as clinical research that evaluates translation of evidence into best clinical practice. This may include evaluation of health services, quality of care, implementation of therapies, physician performance or patient adherence.

Applicants must be AAN members who have completed residency or a PhD within the past five years. They must identify a mentor.
The scholarship is worth USD 65,000 per year for two years, plus USD 10,000 per year to support education and research-related costs.

Closing date: September 1, 2022

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Neuroscience research training scholarship. American Academy of Neurology, US

The American Academy of Neurology invites applications for its neuroscience research training scholarship. This supports training in laboratory and preclinical neuroscience research.
Applicants must be members of the academy who are pursuing an academic career in neurological research and have completed residency or a PhD no more than five years ago.
The scholarship is worth USD 150,000 for two years. Additional funding is acceptable up to USD 75,000 per year. The awards are worth USD 250,000 each over two years.

Closing date: 1 September 2022

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Research grants. Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, US

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research invites applications for its research grants. These support innovative Prader-Willi syndrome research. Projects that will lead to new interventions to alleviate the symptoms associated with PWS are of particular interest. Priority is given to the following areas of research:

  • Genotype to phenotype: understanding PWS genetics / how loss of PWS-critical region genes leads to the phenotype
  • Neurobiology of hunger / feeding behavior in PWS
  • Neurobiology of cognitive deficits, maladaptive behavior and mental illness in PWS
  • Clinical care research: evaluation of existing drugs and interventions to improve health and quality of life in PWS
  • Therapeutics development for PWS- Genetic therapies; novel pharmaceuticals; drug repurposing for PWS

Eligibility:  Principal Investigators must have a primary faculty appointment at the level of Instructor or higher. This grant program will be useful for junior faculty in the early stages of their careers, established investigators in other areas of research who wish to enter the field of PWS research, or investigators in the PWS field who are seeking funding to support pilot studies in a new area of PWS research. FPWR seeks to support innovative, high-risk/high reward research.

Closing date: Letters of Intent due September 9th, 2022. Proposals due November 18th, 2022

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