Angelman Syndrome Foundation Invites Applications for 2014 Joseph E. Wagstaff Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline:  October 1, 2014

The Angelman Syndrome Foundation strives to improve the lives of those with Angelman syndrome and their families by supporting research on the clinical and basic science aspects of the Angelman syndrome.

To that end, ASF seeks applications for postdoctoral fellowships in  preclinical, translational, and clinical research on all aspects of Angelman syndrome. The purpose of the award is to promote Angelman syndrome-related research by a young investigator, support novel research initiatives, and further existing Angelman-related research projects.

The amount of the award equals $55,000 per year for two years, contingent on an adequate progress report during the first year.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the ASF website.

Vasculitis Foundation Invites Proposals for Research Projects

Deadline:  August 4, 2014

The Vasculitis Foundation empowers patients with vasculitis and their family members through education, raises awareness of vasculitis in the general public and medical community, and funds research to determine the cause, develop more effective treatments, and discover the cure for all types of vasculitis.

To that end, the foundation is inviting grant proposals for pilot studies related to the treatment and/or finding a cure for the disease. The foundation hopes to support research that will lead to and provide the basis for much larger multi-year studies that would be funded by larger agencies such as the National Institutes of Health.

Grants of up to $100,000 for up to two years will be awarded for research related to etiology/pathogenesis (could include a broad range of studies of immunity, inflammation, or vascular biology); epidemiology, including genetics; diagnosis, including identification of disease subtypes; and treatment/management, including therapeutics to treat vasculitis or prevent complications, biomarkers, and psychosocial outcomes.

To ensure that the foundation can support as many investigators and as many approaches to research in vasculitis as possible, preference will be given to studies with a total budget of $50,000 or less.

For complete program guidelines, information about past grant recipients, and application instructions, visit the Vasculitis Foundation website.

Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Programs

The Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Programs ( ) provide financial support to junior faculty researchers for a 2-year period. Each award is funded up to $130,000, to be paid in annual installments of up to $65,000 per year for 2 years. Funding for the second year is contingent upon submission of a progress report and approval by the Scientific Review Committee Chair. Recipients of these competitive awards are selected by Committees comprised of leaders in the fields of pulmonary arterial hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cystic fibrosis, hematology/oncology, and liver disease.  For a complete overview of the program, please go to:


The mission of the Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Hematology/Oncology (the “program”) is to support innovative scientific research that will advance knowledge in the field of hematology/oncology and provide support for research career development. Gilead Sciences, Inc. hopes that the research supported by these awards will enhance understanding in hematology/oncology.


Submission Deadline: Midnight, Eastern Daylight Time, September 5, 2014. No applications will be accepted after this date.


Applications must be completed online and submitted electronically with the required Supplementary Materials.


If you have any questions, or require further information, please contact:


Research Scholars Program Coordinator

Telephone: 646-674-1820



Applicants must complete the online Application Form (all fields must be completed or applicant will not be able to submit) and include the following Supplementary Materials as specified:


    Research Abstract – No more than 325 words

    Research Proposal – No more than 5 pages, not including the bibliography or budget, using 11 point Arial font or larger, and single-spaced

    Applicant’s NIH biosketch, inclusive of publications, if applicable

    Mentor’s NIH biosketch

    Letter of Support from mentor which includes a track record of productivity, funding, and success; descriptions of planned interaction with the applicant, and available resources at the institution

    Bibliography of relevant references (maximum of 40)

    Detailed budget and completed budget summary

    Acknowledgement of Indirect Costs Limitation, using the template provided (Download Acknowledgement of Indirect Costs Limitation Template)

    Certification of Faculty Appointment, using the template provided (Download Certification of Faculty Appointment Template)

    Current or Pending Applications for Funding, using the template provided (Download Current or Pending Applications for Funding Template)