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Applying for the Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship

NNPDF Peter G. Pentchev
2014 Research Fellowship Request for Applications (RFA)

The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a lethal neuro-degenerative disease for which there are no effective therapies.

Those eligible to apply for funding are:

Preference will be given to research projects developing new therapies for NPC, and translational research projects that improve our understanding of the biology, pathogenesis and potential treatment of NPC Disease.

The NNPDF Fellowships provide support of $50,000 per annum for two years ($30,000 per annum for three years for predoctoral fellowships) and are renewable based on performance.  Applicants must be currently associated with a recognized laboratory.

Applications are due May 1st, 2014, and should be submitted by email to the NNPDF Central Office.  Information regarding application procedures is below.  Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by September 1st, 2014, via email.  Fellowships awarded will begin October 1st, 2014.

For further information please contact the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation's Central Office.

Printable Flyer/Poster about the Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship


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QUALIFYING PROJECTS AND CANDIDATES

The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation has established two-year post-doctoral fellowships for the purpose of funding outstanding candidates working on state-of-the-art projects that directly investigate Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC). The Fellowships provide support of $50,000 per annum for two years and may be renewable based on performance.

(Click here to read about current and previously-funded research fellowships)

Applications are accepted from both U.S. and non-U.S. scientists.

Eligibility qualifications are listed below:

FELLOWSHIP DEADLINES

Our next fellowship grant deadline is May 1st, 2014. Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by September 1st, 2014. Fellowships will begin October 1st, 2014.

EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS

The primary criteria used to evaluate applications are:

All fellowship awards are approved by the NNPDF Board of Directors acting upon the recommendation of the Scientific Advisory Board (help by tradece potter). The Board of Directors consists mainly of parents of children with Niemann-Pick Disease, therefore the Lay Summary is a very important part of the proposal.

APPLICATION FORMAT: Postdoctoral, Early Career Investigator & Predoctoral

Postdoctoral:

Applications must be submitted in a format which allows for on-line storage and retrieval - preferably as an email attachment; or on CD (formatted for the PC only).

Edward Schuchman and Peter Pentchev NNPDF Postdoctoral fellowships ($50,000/year for two years) Application Form consists of the following::

Early Career Investigator:

Applications must be submitted in a format which allows for on-line storage and retrieval - preferably as an email attachment; or on CD (formatted for the PC only).

The Edward Schuchman and Peter Pentchev NNPDF Early Career Development Award ($50,000/year for 2 years)- this is funding for a new principal investigator in their first independent laboratory following post doctoral work  Application Form consists of the following:

Predoctoral:

Applications must be submitted in a format which allows for on-line storage and retrieval - preferably as an email attachment; or on CD (formatted for the PC only).

Edward Schuchman and Peter Pentchev NNPDF Predoctoral fellowship ($30 000/year for 3 years)- this fellowship is intended for predoctoral fellows enrolled in an accredited doctoral program, have already been accepted within a lab, and have had his/her thesis proposal accepted by their program Application Form consists of the following:

FILE FORMAT, SIZE & NAMING STANDARDS

The file format used to submit your fellowship application must be one of the following:

Application files must not exceed 500KB in size (uncompressed). To remain within this limit, we recommend that all graphics be sent in a separate file. (Please note naming standards below.)

Please give your application file an 8-character filename with a 3-character extension as follows:

As an example, if Dr. Jerome Paretti applies to the NNPDF for a post-doctoral fellowship and submits his application as a Microsoft Word document, his file should be called "faparett.doc". His associated graphics file should be named "faparett-pics.doc".

FILE FORMAT APPLICATION FORM
Microsoft Word
(file extension ".doc")

Click to open or right click to save

Portable Document Format
(file extension ".pdf")

Click to open or right click to save

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Applications should be emailed as an attachment to the NNPDF Central Office.   If submitting on CD, enclose in a protective mailer and mail to the NNPDF Central Office at: P.O. Box 49
                                                                      Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0049

PLEASE NOTE: Email submission is preferred.

Within 24 hours of emailing your application, you should receive an email confirming receipt by the Research Committee Chair. If this confirmation is not received, please contact the NNPDF by telephone.

TERMS OF THE AWARD

CONTACT INFORMATION

Questions may be addressed to:

Research Committee Chair
c/o NNPDF
P.O. Box 49
401 Madison Ave., Suite B
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Tel: 920-563-0930
Fax: 920-563-0931
Toll-free: 877-287-3672
nnpdf@nnpdf.org

       

Andrew Lieberman, MD PhD
Gerald D. Abrams Collegiate Professor of Pathology
Director of Neuropathology
University of Michigan Medical School
3510 MSRB 1
1150 W. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0605
Phone: 734-647-4624
Fax: 734-615-3441

liebermn@umich.edu

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