TSC Alert

Archive for September, 2017

American Psychological Foundation Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship

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The American Psychological Foundation (APF) issued a request for applications for their Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship. The call is open to doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy and are conducting research in child psychology (including child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology). More information about the program is available on the APF website. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 15.

American Brain Tumor Association Basic Research Fellowships

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The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) issued a request for applications for their Basic Research Fellowship Program. The call is open to postdoctoral fellows anywhere in the world pursuing careers in brain tumor research. More information about the program is available on the ABTA website. Letters of intent are due Wednesday, September 27 at noon Central.

TSC Biosample Repository Update – August 2017

Our TSC Biosample Repository now has 329 biosamples, including 203 blood, buccal, or tissue samples from participants enrolled in the Natural History Database project. The Biosample Repository also includes blood samples from children and many of their parents collected by the TSC Clinical Research Consortium through the Developmental Synaptopathies Consortium and the PREVeNT trial. High-quality biospecimens and their associated clinical data will enable researchers to discover biomarkers, establish human cell lines or tissue arrays for drug testing, and search for clues to understand why TSC is so different from person to person.

Grant Opportunities in Dermatology

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The American Skin Association and the Dermatology Foundation have issued calls for several grant opportunities relevant to researchers working on the skin manifestations of TSC. American Skin Association Research Scholar Award – $60,000 in bridge support for early-career investigators. American Skin Association Research Grants – $15,000 for research on five priority areas, including childhood skin diseases and quality of life studies. Dermatology Foundation Research Awards – many opportunities for dermatology researchers at various career stages. Please see the foundations’ websites for more information on these calls for applications.

Updates from NINDS

TSC Alliance Chief Scientific Officer Steve Roberds, PhD, serves on the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. During the open session of the Advisory Council meeting on September 7, 2017, NINDS staff discussed several upcoming funding opportunities: As part of an NIH-wide initiative to enhance diversity in the research workforce, NINDS soon plans to reissue a RFA for NIH Blueprint D-SPAN (F99/K00) award with a due date in December (see the previous RFA for reference). The purpose of the D-SPAN program is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who…