Travel and Family Support Awards for Hallmarks of Cancer

The Hallmarks of Cancer Symposium will bring together global leaders in cancer research and provide a forum for exchanging ideas and establishing a dialogue amongst clinicians, scientists and drug development companies. To help support and encourage participation, the following awards are being offered:

  • Seahorse Bioscience Travel Awards – $500-700 for graduate students, postdocs and young investigators who have presented or will present a poster or presentation citing data generated using XF technology at an eligible conference.
  • Elsevier Family Support Awards – Up to $500 for graduate students, postdocs and young investigators to help offset the costs of childcare during conference attendance.

For more information and to submit your applications, see the Cell-VIB Symposia: Hallmarks of Cancer website. The abstract submission deadline is August 19, 2016.

PLOS Early Career Researcher (ECR) Initiative

In order to better serve this growing global community, PLOS has developed a new initiative for science undergrads, grad students and early career researchers (studying or working in any discipline). The PLOS ECR Initiative has three main components:

  1. PLOS ECR Community Blog – A new blog forum to serve as a venue for the sharing and discussion of research and issues confronting young scientists
  2. PLOS ECR Travel Award Program – A funding opportunity for ECRs who have published in PLOS and are presenting at scientific conferences. This year, there will be multiple application periods, the first round ending on May 31, 2016
  3. PLOS ECR Resource Center (in development) – A “living online library” to help ECRs better navigate their chosen education and career paths

For more information, see the recent blog post: Introducing the PLOS Early Career Researcher (ECR) Initiative and Year Two of the PLOS ECR Travel Awards Program.

Grants and Grant Programs to Help Build a National Culture of Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funds a wide variety of program and policy initiatives in order to address four focus areas: Health Leadership, Health Systems, Healthy Communities, and Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight. Take a look at a few of the funding opportunities currently being offered:

  • Clinical Scholars – 3-yr fellowship for clinically active health care providers to build and develop unique skills
  • Interdisciplinary Research Leaders – 3-yr fellowship for mid-career researchers to become leaders in population health and health equity research
  • New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming – 12-month program for early-career scholars from backgrounds that are historically disadvantaged or underrepresented in research disciplines

Funding is awarded through open and targeted calls for proposals. For more information and to access recorded web conferences about the programs, see the RWJF’s Funding Opportunities.