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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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The F & M Bank Merit Award for High School Seniors, USA

The F & M Bank Merit Award for the 2011-2012 will be given to a senior at each high school in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties. The scholarship will be in the amount of $500. Should a student qualify for need-based funds, the scholarship becomes part of the total financial aid package.
To be considered for a F & M Bank Award for the 2011-2012
academic year, the student must meet the following criteria:
1. The student must be a graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
2. The student must demonstrate academic promise and exhibit the personal characteristics that will lead to success in college.
3. A high school transcript and two letters of recommendation that support the student’s potential for college success must be
submitted with the scholarship application.
4. The student must agree to enroll at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College for the fall semester following spring high school
graduation, as a full-time (at least 12 semester hours) curriculumstudent for a full academic year.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 April 2011

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Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, USA

In addition to completing FAME’s application, a student must:
-Be a Maine resident and high school/home schooled senior graduating by June 2011
-Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average based on a 4.0 scale
-Demonstrate academic rigor and community service involvement
-Be enrolled full-time at an eligible post-secondary school beginning fall 2011
-Submit all required supplemental forms and documents by the required deadline

The award amount for the 2011-2012 academic year is $1,500.

You must submit all required documents for your application to be considered complete.Applications that are not complete by the deadline date indicated will be ineligible. FAME assumes no responsibility for identifying missing or erroneous information.

Scholarship Application Deadline: May 1, 2011

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