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Newsletter No. 10 -- November, 1998

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

NIH Funding Opportunities

  1. BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH GRANTS (PAR-99-009)
    Applications for Bioengineering Research Grants are invited to support basic bioengineering research whose outcomes are likely to advance health or health-related research within the mission of the NIH. The application should propose to apply basic bioengineering design-directed or hypothesis-driven research to an important medical or biological research area, including any aspect of imaging.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-009.html
  2. BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS (PAS-99-010)
    Applications are invited for R24 awards to support Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRPs) to support basic bioengineering research addressing important biological or medical research problems, including any aspect of imaging. A BRP is a multidisciplinary research team applying an integrative, systems approach to developing knowledge and/or methods to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and understand health and behavior, and must include bioengineering expertise in combination with basic and/or clinical investigators. A BRP may propose design-directed or hypotheses-driven research in universities, national laboratories, medical schools, private industry and other public and private entities.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-99-010.html
  3. GUIDELINES FOR SUPPORT OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS BY NIH
    This notice reissues the guidelines for requesting funding for scientific meeting support under the R13 mechanism.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-151.html
  4. PROBES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR MICRO-IMAGING THE BRAIN (SBIR) PA NUMBER: PA-99-007
    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) issue this Program Announcement (PA) to invite grant applications for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects on micro-imaging the brain and other parts of the nervous system, with award duration and amounts greater than those routinely allowed under the SBIR program. The NIMH and NIDCD encourage applications from teams of investigators from commercial, academic and other sectors of the research community. Non-commercial partners, including those at colleges and universities, may play important roles in SBIR-supported research, and may receive substantial support for their efforts.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-007.html

National Science Foundation

  1. NSF POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
    As a means of preparing individuals with skills in science, mathematics, engineering and technology, the Foundation continues to offer Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education (PFSMETE). Approximately $1 M will be available to support up to 20 PFSMETE fellowships in FY 1999, contingent upon availability of funds. The PFSMETE program is aimed at recent Ph.D. graduates in science, mathematics, engineering or technology and seeks to draw broadly on the diversity of talent available in the U.S. population.
    URL: http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf9917

Foundations

  1. Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students SPONSOR: HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE (HHMI)
    DEADLINE: December 2, 1998; March 12, 1999
    SUMMARY: The program is designed to enable selected medical students with an interest in fundamental research to spend a year performing intensive work in a research laboratory. The Institute also has a program for medical students that is conducted jointly with the National Institutes of Health. The Research Scholars Program brings selected medical students to NIH for a year's research experience in the intramural program. This exposure to outstanding scientists and demanding laboratory environments strongly reinforces the students' interest in research.
    URL: http://www.hhmi.org/grants/graduate/medical/apply.htm

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VISIT US AT RSNA!

The Diagnostic Imaging Program is joining with the Radiological Society of North America in their Research Pavilion at their 1998 meeting in Chicago. The meeting will be November 29 to December 4 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Information about the meeting is available at the RSNA web site at: http://www.rsna.org

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