Research Funding

AUR Research and Education Foundation Seeking Applications for Ethics and Professionalism Grants for Radiologists

Deadline:  January 10, 2015

The goals of the AUR Research and Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the Association of University Radiologists are to encourage excellence in radiological laboratory and clinical investigation, teaching and clinical practice; to stimulate an interest in academic radiology as a medical career; to advance radiology as a medical science; and to represent academic radiology at a national level.

The foundation is currently accepting applications its Ethics and Professionalism in Radiology Project Grants, which are designed to improve patient care and safety, and to promote social responsibility in medical care and practice by providing funding opportunities for the study and teaching of ethics and professionalism in radiology.

Projects that address any aspect of ethics and professionalism in radiology will be considered. Examples of types of projects include, but are not limited to, research of ethical dilemmas faced by academic radiologists or radiology physicians-in-training and the methods by which the dilemmas are addressed and educational programs to teach ethics and professionalism to practicing radiologists, to radiology physicians-in-training, or to allied members of the academic radiology community.

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in a single year. The awards may be used for salary support and/or other project costs. Through this grant program, the AUR Research & Education Foundation does not pay institutional indirect costs or overhead costs, or tuition.

Any member of AUR is eligible to apply as principal investigator. However, it is not necessary for all members of the research or development team to be AUR members.  Eligibility of the principal investigator must be maintained throughout the grant period.

See the AUR website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Pfizer Accepting Applications for 2015 ASPIRE Rheumatology and Dermatology Research Awards

Deadline:  June 30, 2015 Pfizer is committed to supporting research in autoimmune diseases within the specialties of rheumatology and dermatology. To that end, the ASPIRE Rheumatology and Dermatology Research Awards are designed to fund research that can further the understanding of certain autoimmune diseases within rheumatology (rheumatoid arthritis) and dermatology (plaque psoriasis) and contribute to excellence in patient care. Research areas of interest in rheumatoid arthritis and plaque psoriasis include use of biomarkers in the assessment and management of rheumatoid arthritis; use of imaging in the assessment and management of rheumatoid arthritis; co-morbid conditions in rheumatoid arthritis; approaches to help rheumatoid arthritis patients improve adherence to therapy; approaches to improving the management of rheumatoid arthritis; genomic research to improve understanding of the heterogeneity of plaque psoriasis; signaling pathways implicated in the pathogenesis of plaque psoriasis; factors that contribute to differences in physician and patient ratings of severity of plaque psoriasis; approaches to improving adherence to therapy in plaque psoriasis patients; co-morbid conditions in plaque psoriasis; and approaches to improving the management of plaque psoriasis. Up to five research awards of up to $150,000 over two years will awarded in 2015. To be eligible, applicants must have a professional degree (M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., or equivalent) and reside in the United States. Applications must be submitted to Pfizer online. For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions, visit the Aspire Awards website.

CDMRP Lung Cancer Research Program

Concept Award
Award Amount:  $100,000
Pre-Application Deadline:  July 28, 2015
Link to RFA

The goal of the FY15 LCRP is to eradicate deaths from lung cancer to better the health and welfare of military Service members, Veterans, their families, and the American public. As such, the LCRP will support and integrate research from multiple disciplines for risk assessment, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for the control and cure of lung cancer.

FY15 LCRP Areas of Emphasis

 To be considered for funding, applications for the FY15 LCRP Concept Award must address at least one of the seven Areas of Emphasis listed below:

  • Identify or develop noninvasive or minimally invasive tools to improve the detection of the initial stages of lung cancer.
  • Identify, develop, and/or build upon already existing tools for screening or early detection of lung cancer. Screening may include, but is not limited to imaging modalities, biomarkers, genetics/genomics/proteomics/metabolomics/transcriptomics, and assessment of risk factors.
  • Understand the molecular mechanisms of progression to clinically significant lung cancer.
  • Understand the molecular mechanisms that lead to various subtypes of lung cancer.
  • Identify innovative strategies for prevention and treatment of early and/or localized lung cancer.
  • Understand predictive and prognostic markers to identify responders and nonresponders.
  • Understand susceptibility or resistance to treatment.