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Biometrics Section Invites Applications for Grants to Enhance Awareness of Biostatistics

1 April 2016 71 views No Comment
Edited by Sheng Luo, Biometrics Section Publications Officer

The ASA Biometrics Section invites applications for funding to support projects developing innovative outreach projects focused on enhancing awareness of biostatistics among quantitatively talented U.S. students. Of particular interest are projects that will encourage students to pursue advanced training in biostatistics.

The section anticipates funding up to three projects this year, with total funding of $3,000–$5,000 per project. The project timelines are 1–1.5 years. Investigators at all levels are encouraged to apply; however, award recipients must be ASA and Biometrics Section members prior to project initiation.

A three-page application is due May 30 and should be in the following format:

  • Title, Objectives, and Specific Aims
  • Background, Significance, and/or Rationale
  • Design and Methods
  • Deliverables/Products
  • Personnel/Budget

Allowable expenditures include supplies and other program costs, domestic travel (when necessary to carry out the project), professional expertise (e.g., instructional designer or webmaster), and cost of computer time. Expenditures not allowed are secretarial/administrative personnel, tuition, foreign travel, faculty salaries, research expenses, and honoraria and travel expenses for visiting lecturers to the investigator’s home institution.

A project period with a start date no earlier than July 1 and an end date no later than December 31 also should be specified.

Applications should be submitted electronically to the Strategic Initiatives Subcommittee chair, Tanya Garcia, at tpgarcia16@gmail.com. All investigators will be expected to submit a brief report at the conclusion of the project to the subcommittee chair. Questions should be addressed to either Garcia or to the subcommittee co-chair, Page Moore, at PMoore@uams.edu.

The section will also sponsor five continuing education courses and six invited sessions at the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago. See last month’s section news for details.

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