Michael Geisman Fellowship awards to post-doctoral trainees (that is, those with an MD,
DDS, DO, or PhD) who are currently working on projects with clear relevance to
OI, or who have projects that will enable them to develop expertise in OI
A qualified applicant must hold an
MD, DDS, DO, or PhD, and be appointed at the level of a post-doctoral trainee,
or equivalent, within an academic institution. An applicant should have
completed their Ph.D. or their clinical training within the past five
years. Fellowship awards provide up to $50,000 per year, which can be
used for salary, fringe benefits, and supplies. Research must be done
under the supervision of a mentor with training and experience in Osteogenesis
Imperfecta research or research in a related field. Fellowship awards are
for one year; a second year of funding may be approved based upon satisfactory
performance during the first year of funding. Fellowship applications
require that the mentor submit a copy of his/her NIH biosketch and a letter of
recommendation on behalf of the trainee, which also confirms that the mentor
will supervise the trainee’s research. Fellowship applications also
require two additional letters of recommendation from scientists or clinicians
who can comment upon the applicant’s training, ability, and potential to
develop expertise in OI research.
Applications available here
The OI Foundation also has limited investigator meeting grant funds available
to OI scientists wishing to travel to OI related scientific meetings in the
United States and in other countries. This program is funded on a rolling basis
and each request will be reviewed separately. Those receiving travel grants
will be asked to provide a meeting summary to the OI Foundation to be used in
various OIF publications.
Applications will be available in Fall 2016.
Pulmonary Function Research- Request for
The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation is an organization
dedicated to meeting the needs of persons living with OI through education,
advocacy, mutual support and research.
In late 2015 the OI Foundation began a multiple pronged effort
to address the issue of the seeming rise in adults with OI experiencing
pulmonary complications after and during “routine” medical procedures;
experiencing severe pulmonary complications while battling a respiratory
illness; and experiencing an increased dependence on supplemental oxygen to
help keep lung function at a productive level.
The OI Foundation and a group of dedicated OIF volunteers have raised
funds to conduct research into this area.
The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation is currently seeking
applications to conduct research into the cause, diagnosis and/or treatment of
compromised pulmonary function in adults with osteogenesis imperfecta. The OI Foundation is most interested in
funding applications that would answer the following questions:
- How do you best measure true pulmonary function
in a person with OI of varying severity
- How will measurement affect treatment
The grant will be available for one year at $50,000 with the
possibility of renewal for a second year.
Applications will be reviewed by a scientific advisory committee that is
free of conflict of interest and has relevant and appropriate expertise related
to the issue.
Researchers with a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent)
at any stage of their career in any country are eligible to apply.
Applications are due by December
1, 2016 with a start date of January 1, 2017.
Application available here
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USBJI Career Development and Grant Mentoring Program
States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada are
dedicated to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases. The USBJI
has developed a grant mentoring program to provide early-career investigators
an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them
in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic
program is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows or post-doctoral
researchers nominated by their department or division chairs. It is also open to senior fellows or residents that are
doing research and have a faculty appointment in place or confirmed. Basic and clinical investigators, without or with
training awards (including K awards) are invited to apply. Investigators
selected to take part in the program attend two workshops, 12-18 months apart,
and work with faculty between workshops to develop their grant
applications. The next workshop is scheduled to take place April 7-9,
2017 in Rosemont, Illinois (Chicago). The unique
aspect of this program is the opportunity for attendees to maintain a
relationship with a mentor until their application is funded.
Deadline to apply for the Spring 2017 Workshop is January
15, 2017. To apply for this program, please go to their web-site, www.usbji.org/programs/yii/call-for-applications