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The New York Academy of Sciences

2020 Innovators in Science Award in Rare Diseases

https://www.nyas.org/awards/innovators-in-science-award/?tab=overview

 

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

 

Institutional Eligibility:  Invited academic institutions are drawn from the 2020 QS World University Rankings®, rankings 1-400. Based on six performance indicators, the ranking assesses university performance across four areas: research, teaching, employability, and internationalization. Invited institutions are listed in alphabetical order by region (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania), as reported by the 2020 QS World University Rankings®.

 

PI Eligibility: 

Early-Career Scientist

The nominee must:

  • Have been engaged in active research for a length of time of 10 years or less since gaining their doctorate degree or equivalent.
  • Hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
  • Currently hold a junior level Post-doctoral or Faculty position at an invited academic, government, or non-profit institution or equivalent.
  • Have made impactful research contributions and show exceptional promise for significant future achievement in the Award field.

In the event that an Early-Career Scientist nominee has taken a maternity, paternity, adoptive, family care, military, or extended sick leave (in line with their current institution’s policies) during the 10 years since gaining their doctoral degree or equivalent, they can qualify for an extension of the eligibility timeframe. Instructions regarding how to request an extension are provided the Requesting and Eligibility Exception section..


Senior Scientist

The nominee must:

  • Have been engaged in active research for a length of time of more than 10 years since gaining their doctorate degree or equivalent.
  • Hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
  • Currently hold a senior level Faculty position at an invited academic, government, or non-profit institution or equivalent.
  • Have made multiple, extensive, and impactful research contributions to advance the Award field.

 

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

 

Proposal Limit: 2 -  One Early-Career Scientist nomination and one Senior Scientist nomination

 

Summary:  The 2020 Innovators in Science Award recognizes a promising Early-Career Scientist's and an outstanding Senior Scientist’s research in Rare Diseases, and is intended to support their commitment to innovative research.

 

Two prizes of US$200,000 will be awarded, one to an Early-Career Scientist and the other to a well-established Senior Scientist from across the globe. The winning scientists will have distinguished themselves for the creativity and impact of their research.

 

Dates:

 

September 24, 2019

Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. 

 

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

October 1, 2019

Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

 

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

 

The internal proposal will reflect the nomination requirements of the sponsor.  Be prepared to upload your internal proposal including:

 

  • Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae (4-page maximum, PDF).
  • Nominee’s Research Summary (1,000-word maximum, PDF).
  • Nominee’s Future Research Plan (500-word maximum, PDF) [required of Early-Career Scientist nominees only].
  • Full-text publications and/or patents representing the nominee’s work (up to 4 publications, PDF).

 

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.  Once you log-in to e-proposal, choose “Limited Submission Grant” from the Available Grants section.


If you have any questions, please contact:

 shelly.martin@tamu.edu  or 979.862.2233.

 

October 22, 2019

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition

November 22, 2019

Sponsor deadline for nominations by 11:59 PM EDT

January 17, 2020

Letters of support due

 

 

Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.