Funding

 

WFCDD Request for Applications

 

Application deadline: November 15, 2017 (5pm EDT)

Award notification: January 1, 2018

Submit applications in pdf format here

The Warren Family Center for Drug Discovery & Development (WFCDD) is a state-of‐the-art resource for drug discovery researchers who have interest in the development of molecular probes and/or drugs that may treat neurological and central nervous system disorders, infectious disease, cancer, rare diseases, and other issues of human health. Our Mission is to serve as a bridge that enables multidisciplinary collaborations and cross-institutional connections between researchers at the University of Notre Dame, as well as external partners, other academic institutions, and the pharmaceutical industry.

 

The Chemical Synthesis & Drug Discovery Facility supports translational biomedical research by providing expertise to enable the preparation of small molecules for use in hit validation, lead compound development, and midsize scale-up. In addition, the core supports the preparation of biological probes (affinity, fluorescently tagged, etc.), active pharmaceutical agents as experimental controls, and small chemical libraries for the establishment of preliminary structure-activity relationships and optimized pharmacological properties.

 

Opportunities also exist to support collaborative efforts between the Computer-Aided Molecular Design Core Facility as well, which aims to provide a wide range of computational assistance from in silico screening to advanced computational analysis.

 

Funding:

The Center is looking to expand its interactions and collaborations on campus by providing resources (<$25,000) available within the core to support new and existing collaborations that utilize the core’s strength and expertise. No more than 3 applications will be funded during this initial period.

 

Application Guidelines:

Applicants should include a succinct 2-page proposal that succinctly describes the proposed work, the significance and impact of such studies, as well as a plan to pursue externally funded grants (also include an NIH Biosketch). 

 

Drug Discovery and Development

Hit-to-Lead Optimization

Molecular Probe Development

Chemical Synthesis/Medicinal Chemistry

Drug Metabolism/Pharmacokinetics

Rational Drug Design

Computational Analysis

In-silico screening


Indiana CTSI Postdoctoral Training Awards in Translational Research

 

Full Submission Deadline: November 22, 2017 

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is seeking applicants for special postdoctoral training awards in translational research. In biomedical terminology, translational research refers to what is popularly termed as “bench to bedside”; the process by which research in the lab translates into patient treatment. Translation may involve applying discoveries made during research (in the lab, through animal studies, etc.) to the development of clinical trials and studies in humans, or carrying out research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices, or both. To be eligible, candidates must have received a PhD or equivalent degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Please refer to the competition guidelines for full eligibility criteria. 

Opportunities available for CTSI Postdoctoral Trainees include: 

  • Annual stipend aligned with NIH postdoctoral fellowships
  • Mentoring with a faculty member whose research program includes peer reviewed, extramurally funded clinical or translational research
  • Networking with other pre and post-doctoral trainees, program mentors, and allied researchers from multiple institutions in Indiana to develop a cross-disciplinary community of scientists
  • Attendance at a national meeting that involves similar trainees from 40 other medical schools and research institutions
  • Funding is for one year and is renewable for one additional year pending review and demonstration of satisfactory progress 

    Contact Information: Andy Bullock, Ph.D. sabullock@nd.edu or Bruce Melancon, Ph.D. melancon.1@nd.edu
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Indiana CTSI Predoctoral Training Awards in Translational Research

 

CV Submission Prior to Application Deadline: November 8, 2017 via ictsi@purdue.edu 
Full Submission Deadline: November 15, 2017 


The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is seeking applicants for special predoctoral training awards in translational research. In biomedical terminology translational research refers to what is popularly termed “bench to bedside”, the process by which research in the lab “translates” into patient treatment. Translation may involve applying discoveries made during research (in the lab, through animal studies, etc.) to the development of clinical trials and studies in humans, or carrying out research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices, or both. These two types of translational research are usually described as consisting of either “T1 research” (basic biomedical research, e.g. study disease at a molecular or cellular level, as it progresses to the development of new treatment options at the clinical level) or “T2 research” (enhancing access to and the adoption of evidence- based strategies in clinical and community practice, institutionalizing programs, products, and services to improve health). These awards are aimed at predoctoral students whose research is at any point along this spectrum. 

Funding is for two years (with the 2nd year of funding contingent upon satisfactory progress). Benefits include a stipend as well as health insurance and partial coverage of tuition and fees. 

Opportunities available for CTSI predoctoral trainees include: 

  • Annual stipend comparable to other pre-doctoral training positions
  • Partial tuition and fees for coursework relevant to the applicant’s research
  • Mentoring with a faculty member whose research program includes peer reviewed, extramurally funded clinical or translational research
  • Networking with other pre and post-doctoral trainees, program mentors, and allied researchers from multiple institutions in Indiana to develop a cross-disciplinary community of scientists
  • Attendance at a national meeting that involves similar trainees from 40 other medical schools and research institutions
  • Funding is for one year and is renewable for one additional year based upon progress attained 

    Interested candidates must be prescreened for eligibility. Submit a copy of your CV to Dr. Colleen Gabauer in advance of the application deadline at ictsi@purdue.edu by November 8, 2017 

    Contact Information: Colleen Gabauer, PhD cgabauer@purdue.edu or Bruce Melancon, Ph.D. melancon.1@nd.edu
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