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Newsletter No. 11 -- December, 1998

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

NIH

  1. NCI INITIATIVES APPLICABLE TO PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH
    National Cancer Institute
    INDEX: CANCER
    http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-180.html
    *Look for Diagnostic Imaging in particular*
  2. NEUROBIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF ADOLESCENT ALCOHOL ABUSE
    RFA: AA-99-003
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 23, 1999
    Application Receipt Date: March 23, 1999
    PURPOSE: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is seeking research grant proposals to conduct basic research, using animal models and non-invasive imaging techniques in humans, to identify the neurobiological, physiological, genetic, and environmental factors that lead to adolescent alcohol abuse and dependence.
    URL : http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-99-003.html
  3. NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD (NRSA) STIPEND INCREASE
    Effective with all awards made on or after October 1, 1998, the new annual stipend levels apply to all individuals receiving support through institutional or individual National Research Service Awards (NRSA), including the Minority Access to Research Career (MARC) and Career Opportunities in Research (COR) programs.
    URL:http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-161.html
  4. NIH NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS (F32)
    PA-99-025
    PURPOSE: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards NRSA individual postdoctoral fellowships (F32) to the most promising applicants to support full-time research training related to the mission of the NIH constituent institutes and centers. This notice supersedes that appeared in the NIH Guide, Vol. 25, No. 31, September 20, 1996.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-025.html
  5. THE NCI SCHOLARS PROGRAM
    RFA: CA-98-026
    National Cancer Institute
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 16, 1999
    Application Receipt Date: March 22, 1999
    PURPOSE: The purpose of the NCI Scholars Program is to provide an opportunity for outstanding new investigators to begin their independent research careers first within the special environment of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and second to continue their careers at an institution of their choice. This program is designed to encourage exceptionally well qualified new investigators to establish themselves in the cancer research field by providing them with independent research funding. This is accomplished by providing through an NCI intramural funding mechanism for three to four years the necessary resources to initiate an independent research program at the NCI, followed by support for two years through an extramural funding mechanism (K22) of their research program at the extramural institution to which they are recruited.
    URL : http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-98-026.html
  6. CANCER SURVEILLANCE USING HEALTH CLAIMS-BASED DATA SYSTEM
    PA-99-015
    National Cancer Institute
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
    PURPOSE: The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCPPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), and the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) invite investigator-initiated grant applications for research to investigate the utility of health claims information as a reporting source for assessing the national cancer burden.
    URL : http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-015.html
  7. POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE: IMAGING TO ASSESS PROGRESSION - NIH
    RFA: DK-99-003
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 10, 1999
    Application Receipt Date: March 10, 1999
    PURPOSE: The Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases (DKUHD) of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) invites Cooperative Agreement Applications for a Consortium of Participating Clinical Centers (PCCs) and a Data Coordinating and Imaging Analysis Center (DCIAC) to develop and implement studies to test whether imaging techniques can provide accurate and reproducible markers of progression of renal disease in patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). The DCIAC will propose initial study protocol(s) for the imaging studies and will be responsible for the collection, management and analysis of both the radiologic and clinical data.
    URL : http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-99-003.html
  8. RAID - RAPID ACCESS TO INTERVENTION DEVELOPMENT
    RAID is a new program designed to facilitate translation to the clinic of novel, scientifically meritorious therapeutic interventions originating in the academic community. It does this by making available to the academic research community, on a competitive basis, NCI resources for the pre-clinical development of drugs and biologics. It is intended to remove the most common barriers between laboratory discoveries and clinical trials of new molecular entities. The goal of RAID is clinical "proof of principle" that a new molecule or approach is a viable candidate for expanded clinical evaluation. In principle, RAID is applicable to interventions of all sorts. During its initial phases, RAID's focus is on therapeutics.
    URL: http://epnws1.ncifcrf.gov:2345/dis3d/raid982.html
    URL for Addendum: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-175.html

National Science Foundation, etc.

  1. MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION (MRI) PROGRAM - NSF
    DEADLINE: February 16, 1999
    The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) is designed to improve the condition of scientific and engineering equipment for research and research training in our Nation's academic institutions. Proposals submitted in response to this program solicitation will be competing for about $50 million in Fiscal Year 1999. The overall proposal funding rate for the FY 1998 MRI competition was approximately 34%.
    URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1999/nsf9934/nsf9934.txt
  2. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ANNOUNCES FY 1999 PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAM
    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) will issue a Program Announcement to solicit proposals for the Fiscal Year 1999 (FY99) Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). Approximately $50 million dollars have been appropriated to fund peer reviewed research. The release date of the Prostate Cancer Research (PCRP) Program Announcement will be in December 1998 or January 1999.
    URL: http://cdmrp.army.mil/
    URL: http://cdmrp.army.mil/prostate/99newsrel.html

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