Research Mini-Fellowship Grant


SFRBM is pleased to announce the 2014 Research Mini-Fellowship Grant which will
provide additional research training opportunities for young investigators in the fields of
free radical chemistry, redox biology and antioxidants that are not available at their home
institution. The program allows young investigators to cultivate collaborative relationships
with established scientists, develop novel techniques or methodologies and expand their
career development and research opportunities. A total of four fellowships will be funded
each year. The deadline for the second cycle of 2014 is October 1, 2014 and two grants at a maximum of $5,000 USD will be awarded.

 

SECOND CYCLE 2013 RESEARCH
MINI-FELLOWSHIP GRANT RECIPIENTS NAMED

SFRBM is pleased to announce the second cycle of 2013 Research Mini-Fellowship Grants have
been awarded to Gopi Kolluru, Ph.D., Louisiana State University - Health Sciences Center and
Artak Tovmasyan, Ph.D., Duke University.

Gopi Kolluru, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University - Health Sciences Center
Research: Detection of Protin S-Nitrosation
Training Site: Medicial College of Wisconsin
Mentor: Neil Hogg, Ph.D.
Amount Funded: $2,500

Artak Tovmasyan, Ph.D.
Duke University
Research: Detection of Protein Thiol Modifications
Training Site: Emory University School of Medicine
Mentor: Dean Jones, Ph.D.
Amount Funded: $2,500

 

FIRST CYCLE 2013 FELLOWSHIP GRANT RECIPIENTS

Sumitra Miriyala, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University - Health Sciences
Research: Click Chemistry for identification 4HNE protein targets
Training Site: Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine
Mentor: Lawrence J. Marnett, Ph.D.
Amount Funded: $2,500

 

Rebecca Parodi
University of Puerto Rico
Research: In vivo model of myocardial infarction & ex vivo model of ischemia/reperfusion in mice
Training Site: University of Rochester Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology
Mentor: Paul S. Brookes, Ph.D.
Amount Funded: $2,500

 

 


Objectives

  • Provide additional research training opportunities for young investigators in the field of free radical biology that are not available at their home institution.
  • Cultivate collaborative relationships between established scientists and development of novel techniques or methodologies at applicant’s home institution.
  • Promote career development and research opportunities for young investigators.

Eligibility

  1. Applicant must be a current member of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine.
  2. Applicant must be one (1) of the following:
    • Student, enrolled in a Ph.D. graduate school training program.
    • Post-doctoral fellow.
    • Clinical fellow/medical trainee.
    • Investigator within five (5) years of obtaining their Ph.D.
    • Junior faculty within two (2) years of their initial appointment as Assistant Professor.
  3. Only one application per young investigator in each funding cycle (February-July and August through January) will be considered.

Application and Program Details

Applicants should submit a 3 page proposal that specifies:

  1. a brief description of the applicant’s current research program and justification of use of technical expertise that is not available at the applicant’s institution.
  2. description of the new methodology that will be used and its application to the applicant’s research project; as well as the research site where training will be obtained, and the mentor who will supervise research training.
  3. whether this new methodology will be applied to other ongoing research activities at the applicant’s home institution, and whether resources are available at home institution to implement the desired new methodology.

The project should focus on training of a specific analytical technique or methodology that relates directly to free radical biology, and is not available or developed at the trainee’s institution, and should describe how this technology/methodology supports the applicant’s current research program and her/his future career objectives. Examples include: specific analytical methods for analysis of biomarkers of oxidative stress, the use of EPR or radiolytic techniques for studying free radical reactions, molecular biology or cell culture techniques relevant to free radical research, in vivo techniques of oxygen tension or delivery, training in chemical synthesis of relevant molecules, etc.

The application should include CV that describes the applicant’s areas of expertise, a biographical sketch of the potential mentor, as well as support letters from the current mentor/supervision and from the research mentor at the host institution. The proposed mentor must be a member of SFRBM.

The duration of the project at the mentor's site should range anywhere from two weeks to two months.

Grant Amount and Budget: The maximum individual grant amount to be awarded is $5,000 for the Fall 2014 cycle. Awards can be used to cover travel expenses, accommodations and related costs near the host’s institution, and specific reagents/supplies. These awards are not intended to supplement other funding sources for ongoing research projects.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2014 and October 1, 2014

Complete applications should be submitted electronically to SFRBM at info@sfrbm.org as a single pdf document and should consist of: 1) a completed SFRBM Research Mini-Fellowship Application form (use template form); 2) a 3-page proposal description; 3) a detailed budget; 4) applicant’s CV; 5) a biographical sketch from the potential mentor; and 6) letters of support from both the current research mentor as well as the mentor at the host institution.

Proposal Review and Announcement
Proposals will be reviewed by the SFRBM Young Investigator Committee within one month of the application deadline. All applicants will be informed in May and November 2014 as to whether their proposal will be funded. Announcement of SFRBM Research Fellowship recipients will also be made at the Annual SFRBM Meeting (November).

Awards to be Funded in 2014
SFRBM intends to fund two (2) awards for each of the cycles described above (4 total).

Final evaluation and report
All Research Mini-Fellowship rotations must be completed within six months of receiving the award. The awardee should complete a brief evaluation form co-signed by the hosting mentor within 2 weeks of completion of the fellowship. Also, the awardee is requested to provide a 2-page summary (and potential publications or abstracts) describing the application of the new technique or methodology to her/his research program within 6 months after the completion of the program, and submit these materials to the SFRBM office.

Download Forms
> 2014 Research Mini-Fellowship Grant Application
> 2014 Research Mini-Fellowship Grant CV Form
> 2014 Potential Mentor Biographical Sketch Form
For a sample CV form, click here
For a sample Biographical Sketch, click here

If you have any questions, please contact SFRBM at (317) 205-9482 or via email at info@sfrbm.org.

 

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