Published: 2020-11-11 15:13 | Updated: 2020-11-11 15:15

Current calls, week 46, 2020

Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls.

Swedish and Nordic calls

Clinical fellowships - Medtech4Health

Enable health care staff to expand their knowledge in artificial intelligence-based methods in imaging diagnostics. Grants are worth up to 50 per cent of costs for project proposals of between SEK 100,000 and SEK 400,000.

Closing date: 23 November 2020

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Vinter: lösningar för en digital plattform om diabetes - Vinnova

Stöder lösningar som möjliggör en digital plattform som uppfyller nödvändiga tekniska och juridiska krav för att hantera och återanvändbar data om diabetespatienter. Stöd uppgår till som högst SEK 5 miljoner för ett projekt.

Closing date: 10 December 2020

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International postdoctoral programme - Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte)

Enables early career researchers from Swedish institutions to stay in another country, or early career researchers from other countries to stay at a Swedish institution. The total budget is worth SEK 35 million and grants are worth SEK 2.3 million over two years.

Closing date: 28 January 2021

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JSPS/STINT short-term postdoctoral fellowship programme - Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education

In collaboration with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), STINT awards scholarships for research stays in Japan. The JSPS short-term Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is open for research in all fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Fellowships can have a duration of 1 to 12 months.

Closing date: 31 January 2021

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Postdoctoral fellowships in Japan - Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)

In collaboration with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), SSF awards fellowships for Swedish researchers with a background in the life sciences, engineering or the natural sciences to conduct co-operative research activities with leading Japanese research groups at a academic institution in Japan. Two fellowships are available for a duration of one to two years.

Closing date: 31 January 2021

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European calls

Call: Eurolife Postdoc Mobility and Knowledge Exchange grants (6th Call)

Researchers at KI are invited to apply for short-term research exchange grants funded by Eurolife. Previously known as Eurolife Short-term Research Exchanges, the Eurolife Postdoc Mobility and Knowledge Exchange initiative offers 9 grants to researchers from the Eurolife member institutions with the goal to facilitate further research collaboration.

The grants on 1 500 EUR will support travel and living expenses for junior scientist to travel to another Eurolife institution and perform research for a period equal to or longer than 2 weeks during the period 1 March – 31 December 2021.

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2020

More information on the call, its requirements and application is found on the Eurolife website on Postdoc Mobility and Knowledge Exchange 

KI contact: Anna Dahlerus, Eurolife Administrator (Network Liaison Officer), Faculty Office and External Relations

ERS/EMBO joint long-term fellowships - European Respiratory Society

The European Respiratory Society and the European Molecular Biology Organization invite applications for their joint long-term fellowships. These support clinicians in performing basic science in the field of respiratory health with a research project in the field of molecular biology.

Closing date: 4 January 2021

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Development incubator - AO Foundation

The AO Foundation invites proposals for its development incubator. This supports the development and execution of a proof-of-concept within the field of treatment of patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The area of focus is improvement in patient care, as it applies to orthopaedic trauma, spinal conditions, craniomaxillofacial surgery and veterinary surgery. Proposals addressing surgical instruments, pure research, education or pharmaceuticals are ineligible.

Anyone within or outside the AO Foundation may apply. The intellectual property involved in the project must not be older than five years. Additional project partners may be involved.

Closing date: 30 April 2021

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Gagna A and C Van Heck prize - Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)

The Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders (FWO) invites applications for the Gagna A and C Van Heck prize. This recognises researchers who have contributed to the treatment of a disease currently incurable, or who have raised hopes for curing the disease.

Candidates must be proposed by a person who is duly qualified to appreciate the candidates work. Candidates may not have received an equivalent or superior prize in the course of the last ten years.

Closing date: 18 january 2021

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António Champalimaud vision award - Champalimaud Foundation

The Champalimaud Foundation invites nominations for the António Champalimaud vision award. This recognises a research group for basic or clinical research that has led to a breakthrough in the understanding or the preservation of vision. Nominees may involve active research groups from more than one institution or discipline and may apply directly, be nominated by recognised members of the scientific and medical community. The award is worth €1 million.

Closing date: 31 December 2020

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US calls

Utilising in vitro functional genomics advances for gene-environment discovery and validation (R01 clinical trial not allowed), NIH

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications that fully integrate recent innovative advances of in vitro functional genomics tools/technologies and approaches for environmental health and toxicology research. The overall goal of this NIEHS led initiative is to generate proof-of-principle studies incorporating these new in vitro approaches, together with well characterized exposures, to further our understanding of gene-environment (G x E) interactions in complex human disorders.

Closing date: February 1, 2021. All applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-ES-20-018

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BRAIN initiative – biology and biophysics of neural stimulation and recording technologies (R01 clinical trial optional), NIH

A central goal of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is to develop new and improved perturbation technologies suitable for controlling specified cell types and circuits to modulate function in the central nervous system. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications to systematically characterize, model, and validate the membrane, cellular, circuit, and adaptive-biological responses of neuronal and non-neuronal cells to various types of stimulation. Research outcomes may include cell activation thresholds, sub-threshold changes to membrane voltage, cellular morphological changes, metabolic changes, changes in cell-cell interactions, possible aspects of local circuit plasticity in response to varied stimulation protocols, defining principles by which signals decay or amplify across scales or understanding of the relationship between structure and function of defined units in the brain using recording techniques. Mechanistic trials or studies may be part of the research project. Development of new technologies and therapies, as well as of disease models are outside the scope of this FOA. However, activities related to combining multiple recording modalities are allowed. As part of this program, investigators will be required to participate in a consortium to develop standards and model systems for the evaluation of current and next generation neuromodulation technologies.

Closing date: February 2, 2021, June 1, 2021, October 1, 2021, February 1, 2022, June 1, 2022, and October 3, 2022 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-NS-20-006

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Basic neurodevelopmental biology of circuits and behaviour (R01, R21 clinical trial not allowed), NIH

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research projects focused on the dynamic and mechanistic links between the maturation of brain circuits and behaviors across development in rodents and non-human primates. The goal is to build a foundation for understanding how interactions within and among brain regions change over pre- and post-natal development, allowing for the emergence of cognitive, affective and social behaviors. To this end, projects supported will focus on neurodevelopmental trajectories and investigate questions using in vivo neural measures in awake, behaving animals.

This funding opportunity uses the NIH research project (R01) grant mechanism and runs in parallel with one of identical scientific scope, PA-19-028, which solicits applications under the NIH exploratory/developmental (R21) grant mechanism. High risk/high payoff projects that lack preliminary data may be most appropriate for the R21 mechanism, while applicants with preliminary data may wish to apply using the R01 mechanism.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): PAR-19-027 (R01), PAR-19-028 (R21)

Closing date: Standard dates apply. All applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

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Multidisciplinary approach to study vaccine-elicited immunity and efficacy against malaria (U01 clinical trial not allowed), NIH

The purpose of this initiative is to support research to advance understanding of the underlying immune mechanisms that contribute to malaria vaccine-elicited protection or vaccine hypo-responsiveness in endemic regions by capitalizing on recent research advances in systems vaccinology and systems immunology as well as emerging opportunities in data science and informatics. Multidisciplinary science and collaboration among investigators from the malaria vaccine research field and other relevant scientific areas are highly encouraged. The goal is to identify host signatures and mechanistic factors that influence malaria vaccine performance in endemic regions to guide and improve future vaccine design and evaluation.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-AI-20-064

Closing date: February 8, 2021. All applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

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Research grants, North American Spine Society, US

The North American Spine Society invites letters of proposal for its research grants. These support basic, clinical or translational research projects in spine-related specialties.

Qualified applicants from any field and of any nationality may apply. The principal investigator must be a member of the society. New investigators are especially encouraged to apply. Medical residents may apply provided that they have a mentor or faculty support.

Eligibility: The Principal Investigator is required to be a NASS member.
Budget: Grants are generally worth between USD 20,000 and USD 40,000 per year for one to two years. In rare cases, grants may be worth up to USD 50,000 per year. Cost sharing is encouraged. INDI should not exceed 10%-15% of the budget.

Closing date: Letters of proposal due by 8 February 2021, 11.59pm CST; invited full applications due by 10 May 2021, 11.59pm CST.

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Keith Michael Andrus Cardiac award, Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, USA

The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) invites letters of intent for the Keith Michael Andrus Memorial award. This supports research focusing on advancing understanding the pathogenesis of the cardiomyopathy associated with Friedreich’s Ataxia, and developing therapies to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by cardiac disease.

Applications from junior investigators and young clinicians are encouraged.

Budget: The award is worth up to USD 150,000 per year for one to two years. FARA funds only direct costs. Indirect costs will not be awarded.

Closing date: Letters of intent due by January 15, 2021; full applications due by 1 March 1, 2021.

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