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Newsletter No. 109 -- December 2008

Newsletter No. 109 - December 2008 - Training Edition

NIH

RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL PREDOCTORAL FELLOWS IN PHARMD/PHD PROGRAMS (F31) (NIGMS) (PA-09-029)
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-029.html

NIH PATHWAY TO INDEPENDENCE AWARD (K99/R00)(MANY INSTITUTES) (PA-09-036)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
The primary purpose of the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented NIH-supported independent investigators.  The program is designed to facilitate a timely transition from a mentored postdoctoral research position to a stable independent research position with independent NIH or other independent research support at an earlier stage than is currently the norm.  
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-036.html

MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH (K24) (PA-09-037)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates
The purpose of the NIH Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) is to provide support to mid-career health-professional doctorates or equivalent who are typically at the Associate Professor level or the equivalent for protected time to devote to patient-oriented research (POR) and to act as research mentors primarily for clinical residents, clinical fellows and/or junior clinical faculty. 
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-037.html

INDEPENDENT SCIENTIST AWARD (K02) (PA-09-038)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates
The purpose of the NIH Independent Scientist Award (K02) is to foster the development of outstanding scientists and enable them to expand their potential to make significant contributions to their field of research.  The K02 award provides three, four, or five years of salary support and "protected time" for newly independent (see IC provisions) scientists who can demonstrate the need for a period of intensive research focus as a means of enhancing their research careers. 
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-038.html

MENTORED QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AWARD (K25) (PA-09-039)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates
The purpose of the Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25) is to attract to NIH-relevant research those investigators whose quantitative science and engineering research has thus far not been focused primarily on questions of health and disease. 
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-039.html

MENTORED RESEARCH SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD (K01) (PA-09-040)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates
The purpose of the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support and "protected time" (three, four, or five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence.  Some ICs use the K01 award for individuals who propose to train in a new field or for individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career because of illness or pressing family circumstances. Other ICs utilize it to increase research workforce diversity by providing enhanced research career development opportunities.  Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the relevant NIH staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information: Table of Institute and Center Contacts. NCI is NOT participating.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-040.html

ACADEMIC CAREER AWARD (K07) (MULTIPLE ICS) (PA-09-041)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates
The purpose of the NIH Academic Career Award (K07) is to provide support to increase the pool of individuals with academic and research expertise to become academic researchers and to enhance the educational or research capacity at the grantee sponsoring grantee institution.  The Academic Career Award supports K07 Development awards for more junior level candidates and K07 Leadership awards for more senior individuals with acknowledged scientific expertise and leadership skills. 
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-041.html

NCI MENTORED CLINICAL SCIENTIST RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY (K08) (PAR-09-050)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): standard dates
The primary purpose of the NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Awards (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This NCI-sponsored K08 award is specifically designed to promote career development of racially and ethnically diverse individuals who are underrepresented in health-related science and for those who are committed to a career in cancer health disparities, biomedical, behavioral or translational cancer research.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-050.html

MENTORED CLINICAL SCIENTIST RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD (K08) (PA-09-042)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates
The primary purpose of the NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Awards (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation.  This program represents the continuation of a long-standing NIH program that provides support and "protected time" to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical and behavioral research, including translational research.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-042.html

MENTORED PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD (K23) (PA-09-043)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates
The purpose of the NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) is to support the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented research. 
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-043.html

NCI MENTORED PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY (K23) (PAR-09-051)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
The NCI's Diversity Training Branch (DTB) and the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) announce the availability of the "Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Award to Promote Diversity" for career development of ethnically and racially diverse individuals with a health professional doctoral degree from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related science. The purpose of the NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) is to support the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on patient-oriented cancer research.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-051.html

NCI MENTORED RESEARCH SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY (K01) (PAR-09-052)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
The purpose of the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support and "protected time" (three, four, or five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Awards are not renewable and they are not transferable from one principal investigator (PI) to another. The Diversity Training Branch (DTB) and the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD), at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), invite career development award applications (K01) from individual representatives of groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related science, who have been recipients of an NIH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity Award, any Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (individual F31/F32 or institutional T32), or can demonstrate that they have been supported in a mentored capacity within any research grant equivalent to an NIH peer-reviewed research grant (e.g., American Cancer Society [ACS] research grant).
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-052.html

2009 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (NIH Roadmap)(X02)(PAR-09-013) (DP2) (RFA-RM-09-003)
Pre-Application Receipt/Submission Date: January 15, 2009
Application receipt date, for those invited: May 27, 2009
The NIH Director's New Innovator Award is designed to support new investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. Biomedical and behavioral research is defined broadly in this announcement as encompassing scientific investigations in the biological, behavioral, clinical, social, physical, chemical, computational, engineering, and mathematical sciences. The research proposed for a New Innovator Award may be in any scientific area relevant to the mission of NIH (biological, behavioral, clinical, social, physical, chemical, computational, engineering, and mathematical sciences) but need not be in a conventional biomedical or behavioral discipline. The focus is on innovation and potential impact. Investigators (PD/PIs) must hold an independent research position at a domestic (U.S.) institution as of September 19, 2009 and must have received their most recent doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., PharmD, or equivalent) or completed their medical internship and residency no earlier than 1999 and no later than the due date for pre-applications. PDs/PIs must meet the definition of "new investigator."
URL for pre-application (PAR-09-013): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-013.html
URL for applications from those invited to submit: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-09-003.html

 

BIOBEHAVIORAL RESEARCH AWARDS FOR INNOVATIVE NEW SCIENTISTS (BRAINS)(NIMH) (R01) (RFA-MH-09-100)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date: January 5, 2009
Application Receipt Date(s): February 03, 2009
The Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) is intended to support the research and research career development of outstanding scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH.  Special emphasis is placed on multi-disciplinary (e.g., biological and behavioral) research approaches, utilizing humans and/or model organisms that address the priorities including research to develop, test, and validate biologically based markers (e.g., genetic, proteomic, imaging) to improve diagnosis, identify risk indicators in order to preempt illness, evaluate treatment response, or identify risk for potential side effects of drug treatments.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-09-100.html

 

OTHER AGENCIES

Society of Nuclear Medicine Funding for Research Grants
Application deadlines: February 20, 2009
URL: http://interactive.snm.org/index.cfm?PageID=2255
Molecular Imaging Awards
Application deadlines: January 20, 2009
URL: http://interactive.snm.org/index.cfm?PageID=7252

 

NIH-DUKE TRAINING PROGRAM IN CLINICAL RESEARCH
Applications are being accepted for students entering the NIH-Duke Training Program in Clinical Research in 2009-2010. Courses are offered at the NIH Clinical Center via videoconference technology with Duke. Academic credit earned by participating in this program may be applied toward satisfying the degree requirement for a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research from Duke University School of Medicine.
URL: http://tpcr.mc.duke.edu.

AAPM FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
2009-2011 AAPM Support for Clinical Residency in Imaging
Application deadline: February 3, 2009
URL: http://www.aapm.org/education/ClinicalResidency/
2009 Research Seed Funding Initiative
Application deadline: February 16, 2009
URL: http://www.aapm.org/education/ResearchSeed/
2009 Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
Application deadline: February 2, 2009
URL: http://www.aapm.org/education/SUFP/
2009 Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience (MUSE) Program
Application deadline: February 6, 2009
URL: http://www.aapm.org/education/MUSE/
ASTRO/AAPM Offer Grants for Radiation Oncology Physics Residency Training Programs
Application Deadline: June 15, 2009
URL: http://www.aapm.org/education/ROPRTG/

Notices

Revised New and Early Stage Investigator Policies (NOT-OD-09-013)
NIH recently announced the establishment of the Early Stage Investigator (ESI) category4.  An ESI is a New Investigator who is within 10 years of completing his/her terminal research degree or is within 10 years of completing medical residency (or the equivalent).  By encouraging ESIs to apply for NIH support, the NIH hopes to accelerate the transition to an independent scientific career with substantive NIH research grant support.  Applications from ESIs will be identified so that the career stage of the applicant can be appropriately considered.  Based on preliminary analyses, it is expected that ESIs will constitute the majority of New Investigators supported under this announced policy.  
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-013.html

 

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