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March of Dimes Foundation Research Grants, Australia: projects related to causes of prematurity

The March of Dimes seeks applications requesting grant support for Research & Global Programs projects related to causes of prematurity. Research proposals of new paradigms based on strong conceptual frameworks are invited. The intent is to provide new insights into the large, and increasing,proportion of preterm deliveries in which the cause (and thus the means of prevention) remains elusive. The proposals need to consider especially, but not be limited to, genetics, gene-environment interactions, and animal models. We encourage novel approaches. Applicants must be members of not-for-profit institutions. Potential applicants should submit electronically the required administrative information and a Letter of Intent addressed to the Senior Vice President for Research and Global Programs summarizing the proposed studies via our online system

The Letter of Intent must include the following information in this order:

1. Its objective.
2. Major hypothesis to be tested and key specific aims.
3. Any preliminary data.
4. A brief description of the study design including key outcome variables and the statistical framework that
will be applied to the analysis.
5. A plan for evaluating the results.
6. Projected time frame for the investigation.
7. Current financial support: list each current grant or contract for the conduct of this and any other research. If there are no other grants, state “NONE.”
8. If this is a request for a renewal of a current March of Dimes grant, it must include a summary of its progress.
The online process must be completed by April 15, 2011.

Please do not include References Cited with your Letter of Intent. These grants do not cover the recipient’s or other faculty salaries, but do provide salary support for technical help. The grants are awarded for a three-year period. For your information, the financial characteristics of the
previous year’s grant cycle.

Scholarship Application Deadline: April 15, 2011.

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NMF-National Marfan Foundation Research Grants 2011 in USA: cardiovascular,orthopedic andophthalmologic

The National Marfan Foundation (NMF) is requesting applications for one- and two-year grants for basic or clinical research on the Marfan syndrome. The NMF’s grant program is designed to provide financial support for investigators studying any or all disciplines involved in the Marfan syndrome. Three one year grants not to exceed $50,000 each (or two $50,000 one year grants and one $100,000 two year grant) will be made in January 2012 from the NMF Research Fund.The principal investigator must hold an MD, DO, PhD, ScD, DDS, DVM or equivalent degree.

The investigator must have proven ability to pursue independent research as evidenced by original research publications in peer-reviewed journals.The National Marfan Foundation is currently accepting proposals for basic and clinical research related to the Marfan syndrome and related tissue connective tissue disorders. Each application should have the quality of an NIH proposal.

Scholarship Application Deadline:April 11, 2011

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2011-Mazda Foundation Research Grants

The Foundation periodically identifies a priority area of focus. The Foundation’s current priority area of focus is Programs focused on identifying and/or remedying reading issues in children, with a particular interest in early intervention programs.Rather than inviting applications from a broad section of the public, the Foundation will each year identify potential candidates for grants in the Foundation’s nominated priority area. Each year the independent Board of Directors of the Foundation expects to identify a select number of projects for which an agreed contribution will be made to the approved organisation(s).

Although organisations should no longer apply to the Foundation for a grant, if an organisation has a project which relates to the Foundation’s current priority area, it may register a request to be considered by the Foundation by lodging a Project Notification in the form attached. Such notification may be lodged electronically or by hard copy to the Foundation.

Scholarship Application Deadline:31 March 2011

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