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.


LOI Deadline:  February 21, 2014; Title and short paragraph describing your project to Dr. Gloria Borgstahl to be used to plan review panels

Deadline:  April 14, 2014, 5:00 PM

Dear Colleagues,

We are soliciting applications for the “Graduate Training in Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics (SBMB) Program” that was funded by the Department of Education GAANN program.

This competition is open to any graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents that are UNMC students performing their doctoral thesis research in Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics (SBMB).

If you have eligible students that would like to apply, please have them assemble the following items and send them directly to Darcy Jackson (campus zip 6805) before April 14:
1. One page research summary. Note that successful applicants are expected to have SBMB as a major component of their doctoral research.
2. Printout or photocopy of undergraduate and graduate school courses and grades 3. List of current and pending support (i.e. fellowship applications; grants awarded to primary thesis advisor)
4. List of publications (published or in press), presentations (talks or posters) and any awards
5. Letter of reference from primary thesis advisor (this should also include a brief description of the SBMB research component)

We need to receive these materials by no later than April 14, 2014 at 5 PM.

Please, feel free to call (9-8578) or email Gloria Borgstahl, PhD if you have questions.

Young Investigator Initiative Career Development & Grant Mentoring Program

Sponsor:  Bone and Joint Initiative
Deadline:  January 15, 2014

RFA:  Bone&JointDec2013

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada are dedicated to raising public awareness and to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases. Research in the musculoskeletal diseases performed by young investigators is not keeping pace with the increasing burden of these diseases. In response, the Young Investigator Initiative is a career development and grant mentoring program provides early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.