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The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) is soliciting applications for the 2015 Clinical Scientist Development Award. The purpose of this award “is to provide grants to junior physician-scientists to facilitate their transition to independen [...] the 2015 competition. Pre-proposals are due no later than 3:00 pm EDT October 31, 2014. By December 22, 2014, up to 50 applicants will be invited to submit full proposals. Full proposals will be due on February 24, 2015, 3:00 p.m. EST.

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Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award   11269

In an effort to confront the crisis arising from a growing dearth of physician-scientists, Damon Runyon wishes to encourage more physicians to pursue research careers. To do so, the Foundation is establishing a pilot program designed to recruit o [...] • No more than two awardees will be funded to work with the same Mentor at any given time.

One page proposal, name of mentor, mentor’s biosketch and applicant’s biosketch due to Dr. Sid Kar ( by September 30, 2014

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Allen Distinguished Investigators Program (ADI) (Internal limited submission competition)   11268

The University of Pittsburgh is invited to submit up to TWO proposals for the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. (ADI Program) For more specific details, refer to the guidelines at
Internal Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 01, 2014       
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Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases    11264

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has announced a program to “support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and [...] , a letter of recommendation from the nominee’s department chair/dean should be included.

Internal expression of interest: noon, Monday, September 29
Selected applications due to the Foundation: 4:00 pm, Monday, November 3, 2014

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Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) – Research (U01)/Research Training (U2R)    11212

Please see the following for information regarding only one allowed application from Pitt:
Pitt nomination

This Funding Opportunity Announcem [...]>RFA-TW-14-002 will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.)

Letter of Intent Date: October 19, 2014
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Limited Competition: AIDS Malignancy Consortium (UM1)    11211

The purpose of this limited competition funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to continue support of the research activities of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium which are: 1) design, development, and evaluation of clinical interventions for the [...] fining Cancers.

Only the current awardees of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium are eligible to apply to this FOA.

Letter of Intent Date: Saturday, December 06, 2014
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This linked FOA is meant to support a low or middle-income country (LMIC) and a U.S. institution that partner to serve as a hub for collaborative environmental and occupational health research and training. U.S. institutions of higher education [...] files/RFA-TW-14-002.html>RFA-TW-14-002: Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) – Research Training (U02) (

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American Heart Association Strategically Focused Hypertension Research Network Request for Applications   11127

The American Heart Association has released a request for applications for the Strategically Focused Research Network program, specifically in the area of hypertension. The goals of the network are to produce new investigators in the field of hyp [...] hensive, institution-wide response. Collaboration with the group of investigators at MWRI, while encouraged, is not required.

Letter of Intent Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
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Outstanding Investigator Award (R35)   11115

The NCI is pleased to announce the Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) funding opportunity announcement: PAR-14-267. The OIA will support investigators with outstanding r [...] s for the entire University.)

UPCI Deadline: Thursday, July 31, 2014
External Deadline: Letter of Intent Due - Saturday, September 20, 2014
-------------------------Full Application Due - Monday, October 20, 2014

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Simons Foundation (Investigators Programs - 2014) Limited Submission Opportunity   11088

The Simons Foundation has invited the University of Pittsburgh to submit nominees for the following; The Simons Investigators programs in Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems, and our new Mat [...]>

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