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Angelman Syndrome Foundation solicits applications

The Angelman Syndrome Foundation announces the availability of up to $1,000,000 (USD) to be awarded in support of research on Angelman syndrome.  Angelman syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by deficiency of the ubiquitin protein ligase UBE3A in the brain. Applications in the preclinical, translational and clinical research areas that investigate all aspects of Angelman syndrome will be considered. Highest priority will be given to pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome. Researchers from all countries are encouraged to apply.  One- or two-year grants will be awarded for amounts ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 per year.  Deadline for applications is 4/12/13.


NIH invites applications for Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers

NIDDK announced issuance of a limited submission FOA for for Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (DDRCCs).  The DDRCCs are part of an integrated program of digestive and liver diseases research support provided by the NIDDK.  The purpose of this Centers program is to bring together basic and clinical investigators as a means to enhance communication, collaboration, and effectiveness of ongoing research related to digestive and/or liver diseases.  DDRCCs are based on the core concept, whereby shared resources aimed at fostering productivity, synergy, and new research ideas among the funded investigators are supported in a cost-effective manner.  Each proposed DDRCC must be organized around a central theme that reflects the digestive or liver diseases research focus of the center members.  NIDDK intends to commit $3.6 million for three awards in FY2014 and $4.8 million for four awards in FY 2015.  Application budgets are limited to $750,000 direct costs per year for up to five years.  The deadlines for receipt of optional letters of intent are: June 14, 2013 and October 15, 2013. The deadlines for receipt of full applications are: July 15, 2013 and November 15, 2013.


British Medical Association Invites Applications for New Funding Round

BMA announced a request for applications for the 2013 round of it research grants program. Approximately 10 research grants totaling £500,000 are awarded each year.  The grants provide funding for a variety of different subject areas, ranging from research into rheumatism and arthritis, to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological disorders.  Deadline for submitted online applications is  15 March 2013.   


NSF Announces EarthCube

NSF announced a solicitation of applications for the EarthCube program.  EarthCube is a community-driven activity sponsored through a partnership between the NSF Directorate of Geosciences and Office of Cyberinfrastructure to transform the conduct of geosciences research and education.  . EarthCube aims to create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, thus accelerating the ability of the geosciences community to understand and predict the Earth system.  Funding of up to $3.0 million is available for EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance to develop and test an EarthCube governance. Test Enterprise Governance proposals must be collaborative and broadly inclusive of geoscientists, cyberinfrastructure and computer scientists.  Funding of up to $300,000 is available for EarthCube Research Coordination Networks intended to advance geosciences cyberinfrastructure through interaction and understanding between geoscientists, CI experts, and computer scientists.

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