The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), which helps analysis that advance understanding and higher methods of treating pulmonary fibrosis (PF), is asking for submissions for subsequent 12 months’s PFF Scholars program for rising scientists.
Program winners will obtain as much as $50,000 over two years for PF analysis which will finally result in impartial funding from federal businesses, personal foundations, or different sources. The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is Nov. 30. Full proposals should be submitted by March 15, 2021.
This system’s total aim is to help promising research into therapies and elements of PF that would result in improved affected person care and life high quality, whereas giving younger scientists alternatives to advance of their careers.
“The PFF Students are gifted and promising early stage researchers conducting mentored analysis that can finally result in impartial funding,” the inspiration states on a program webpage.
The grant program is accessible to post-doctoral trainees, instructors, or assistant professors who’re medical docs, docs of osteopathic drugs, registered nurses, or those that have a doctoral stage or different skilled diploma. Those that have held a college appointment for greater than seven years aren’t eligible for this grant.
Candidates should submit a letter of intent, which shall be evaluated by a PFF analysis assessment committee of worldwide consultants. Profitable candidates will then be requested to finish a full software, which should embrace analysis and profession growth plans, in addition to letters of advice from a mentor and relevant establishment. Purposes shall be assessed and scored partly for scientific benefit and innovation.
Grant awards additionally cowl a proportion of prices for added scholarly actions all year long, together with supplementary mentorship by a PFF Scholar Sponsor.
Grant winners shall be notified in Could 2021.
This 12 months’s PFF Scholars program recipients are finding out areas similar to lung cell differentiation and fibrotic tissue transforming in idiopathic PF, irregular cell signaling, the position of air air pollution within the growth and development of interstitial lung ailments, the connection between sufferers and caregivers, precision drugs approaches for analysis and therapy, and gene regulatory networks in key cells in fibrosis known as fibroblasts.
The PFF Students program is a part of the PFF Research Fund To Cure Pulmonary Fibrosis, which helps its personal grant awards along with partnership grants with different organizations. Analysis Fund grants help initiatives that supply a excessive probability of bettering the understanding of PF by fundamental science, translational analysis, medical examine, epidemiological analysis, or well being providers investigations.
“We’re growing this setting by immediately funding analysis, selling advocacy efforts, encouraging collaborative relations between business and tutorial researchers, delivering key communications to sufferers, and growing options to bridge current gaps in PF analysis,” the PFF states on a Analysis Fund webpage.
Go here for full eligibility tips for the PFF Students program, which replaces the I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator and the Albert Rose Established Investigator awards. For additional questions, contact Zoe Bubany at 888-733-6741 or by writing her at [email protected]
Take a look at the PFF Research Fund guidelines for extra analysis funding alternatives.