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Newsletter No. 117 -- July 2009

Funding Opportunities

Important:  PA-06-371 In Vivo Cancer Imaging Exploratory/Development Grants (R21) has expired.   Do NOT submit applications in response to this FOA.

EXPLORATORY GRANT AWARD TO PROMOTE WORKFORCE DIVERSITY IN BASIC CANCER RESEARCH (R21)
(PAR-09-162) (NCI)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): October 23, 2009; May 23, 2010; October 23, 2010; May 23, 2011; October 23, 2011
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): November 23, 2009; June 23, 2010,November 23, 2010; June 23, 2011; November 23, 2011
The purpose of this FOA is to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. This initiative will also provide a bridge to investigators that have completed their training and may need extra time to develop a full RO1 proposal.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-162.html

CENTERS OF CANCER NANOTECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE (CCNES)(U54) (RFA-CA-09-012)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date: September 14, 2009
Application Receipt Date(s): October 14, 2009
This FOA solicits grant applications to establish a collaborative network of Centers for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNEs) within the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer (The Alliance) program (http://nano.cancer.gov). Whereas CCNEs will form the core of the Alliance, they will be accompanied by smaller awards for cancer nanotechnology platform projects (CNPPs) and training programs.  This initiative is open to all qualified applicants regardless of whether or not they participated in the previous issuance of the program.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-09-012.html

CANCER NANOTECHNOLOGY PLATFORM PARTNERSHIPS (U01) (RFA-CA-09-013)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date: September 14, 2009
Application Receipt Date(s): October 14, 2009
The NCI anticipates holding a pre-application meeting on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 10 am EST to which all interested prospective applicants are invited.  
This FOA solicits applications for the development of cancer nanotechnology platforms. This initiative, to be known as the Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnerships (CNPPs), is an integral component of a broader program - the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer (The Alliance) (http://nano.cancer.gov).  The overall purpose is to enable the development of transformative nanotechnology solutions to cancer-relevant problems by supporting multi-disciplinary research under Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnerships (CNPPs) awards.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-09-013.html

CANCER INTERVENTION AND SURVEILLANCE MODELING NETWORK (CISNET) (U01) (RFA-CA-09-025)
Letters of Intent Receipt Date: October 3, 2009  
Application Receipt Date(s): November 03, 2009
This FOA is a continuation of Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) program.  The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) solicits applications for collaborative research projects using simulation and other modeling techniques for specific cancer sites.  Among the examples of groups that have collaborated with CISNET is ACRIN (the American College of Radiology Imaging Network).  Modeling could be done in the context of technology assessments, when appropriate,  as part of National Coverage Determination decisions for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), such as ACRIN has participated in . 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-09-025.html

NON-INVASIVE METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND PROGRESSION OF DIABETES, KIDNEY, UROLOGICAL, HEMATOLOGICAL AND DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND HYPERTENSIVE DISORDERS (R01) (NIDDK, NHLBI) (PA-09-181)
Application Receipt Date(s): Standard dates apply..
This FOA is a call for the applications to investigate imaging and other non- or minimally-invasive technologies to detect, characterize, diagnose, identify persons with predisposition to, or monitor treatment of diseases of interest to the NIDDK and NHLBI.  Also needed are new, robust surrogate markers for clinical trial endpoints, and new ways to characterize normal and pathological tissues in vivo.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-181.html

The following NIH funding opportunities mention the use of imaging in the performance of the relevant research.  Please see the individual announcements for more detail. 

Integrating Translational Neuroscience and Adolescent Drug Abuse Treatment (R21) (NIDA)  (RFA-DA-10-003)
Application Receipt Date(s): September 01, 2009
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-10-003.html

Safe and Effective Instruments and Devices for use in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (SBIR [R43])
(RFA-HD-09-017) (NICHD);(STTR [R41]) (RFA-HD-09-018) (NICHD, NHLBI)
Application Receipt Date(s): July 31, 2009
URL (R43): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-09-017.html
URL (R41): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-09-018.html

Mechanisms, Measurement, and Management of Pain in Aging: from Molecular to Clinical (NIA) [(R01)
(PA-09-193); (R21)(PA-09-0194); (R03) (PA-09-195)] .
National Institute on Aging
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
URL for R01:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-193.html
URL for R21:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-194.html
URL for R03: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-195.html

Advances in Polycystic Kidney Disease (R01) (NIDDK) (PA-09-202)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-202.html

Development and Validation of Disease Biomarkers (R01) (NIDDK, NIAAA, NINR, ODS) (PA-09-204)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-204.html

Partnerships for Biodefense Food- and Water-borne Diseases (NIAID) (R01) (RFA-AI-09-027)) and for Biodefense Viral Pathogens ((R01) (RFA-AI-09-028))
Application Receipt Date(s): September 23, 2009
URL Food- and Water-borne Diseases: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-09-027.html
URL Viral Pathogens:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-09-028.html

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (R24) (NICHD, NIBIB, NINDS) (RFA-HD-09-013)
Application Receipt Date(s): October 01, 2009
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-09-013.html

Cutting-Edge Basic Research Awards (CEBRA) (R21) (NIDA) (PAR-09-222)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): non-AIDS and AIDS applications: August 21, 2009, December 21, 2009, August 20, 2010, December 21, 2010, August 19, 2011, and December 21, 2011
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-222.html

Calcium Oxalate Stone Diseases (R01) (NIDDK) (PA-09-213)
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-213.html

Mechanisms Underlying the Links between Psychosocial Stress, Aging, the Brain and the Body (R01) (NIA, NCI, NIMH) (PA-09-216)
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-216.html

The Role of Apolipoprotein E, Lipoprotein Receptors and CNS Lipid Homeostasis in Brain Aging and Alzheimers Disease (R01) (NIA) (PA-09-217)
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-217.html

AHRQ Developing Prospective Practice-based Comparative Effectiveness Research Clinical Registries: Orthopedic Devices, Drugs, and Procedures (P50) (AHRQ) (RFA-HS-10-008)
Application Receipt Date(s): September 23, 2009  
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-10-008.html

NIH NRSA Awards (Application Deadlines: Standard dates apply): 
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (F30) (PA-09-207) (Multiple Institutes, not NCI)
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-207.html

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (F31) PA-09-208) (Multiple Institutes, not NCI)
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-208.html

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (PA-09-209) (Multiple institutes, including NCI)
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-209.html

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) (PA-09-210) (Multiple institutes, including NCI)
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-210.html

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (F33) (PA-09-211) (Multiple institutes, including NCI)
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-211.html

Other Funding Opportunities

Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).
Deadlines: August 3, 2009
The mission of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is to advance computer applications and information technology in medical imaging through education and research. A number of grants are offered, such as the Small Grant for Product Support Development, the Small Grant for Imaging Informatics Training, the Research Grant, the Micro Grant, and the Emeritus Mentor Grant. 
URL:  http://www.scarnet.org/index.cfm?id=63

Notices

RECOVERY ACT OF 2009: REVISED NIH AWARD TERMS AVAILABLE (NOT-OD-09-120)
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-120.html

EXTENSION OF MODIFIED APPLICATION SUBMISSION, REFERRAL AND REVIEW FOR APPOINTED NIH ADVISORY GROUP MEMBERS (NOT-OD-09-114)
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-114.html

NIH EXTRAMURAL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS (LRP) (NOT-OD-09-107)
Annual Application Receipt Date: September 1 - December 1, 8:00 p.m. EST
The NIH invites qualified health professionals who contractually agree to engage in NIH mission-relevant research for at least two years, and who agree to engage in such research for at least 50 percent of their work schedule (not less than 20 hours per week based on a 40-hour work week), to apply for participation in the extramural LRP.
URL:  .http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-107.html

NCI-Supported R25 Cancer Education Grant Programs In Integrative Science (NOT-CA-09-027)
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-09-027.html

CIP Announcements

CIP DCIDE PROGRAM
The Cancer Imaging Program of the NCIrequests submissions for its Development of Clinical Imaging Drugs and Enhancers (DCIDE) initiative. The goal is the rapid movement of promising, novel cancer imaging enhancers or molecular probes from the laboratory to proof-of-principle clinical trials. See the web site for details.
URL:http://imaging.cancer.gov/programsandresources/specializedinitiatives/dcide

GUEST AUTHOR OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NIH MICAD DATABASE
The Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database (MICAD) program has been developed as a key component of the NIH Molecular Imaging Roadmap to provide freely accessible online scientific information on in vivo molecular imaging and contrast agents. To accelerate expansion of the database to include all published agents, the MICAD program has implemented a procedure for members of the imaging community to write and submit entries (chapters) as guest authors to the database. All members of the imaging community are encouraged to consider this guest author opportunities. For further information, please contact the MICAD staff at micad@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Individual guest authors will be provide with detailed instructions, style guidelines, and a chapter template. The name of the contributing author(s) will be acknowledged and included in the MICAD online publication.
URL: http://micad.nih.gov
URL: http://bookshelf.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bookres.fcgi/micad/infoguest.html)

Meetings

51st AAPM Annual Meeting
July 26-30, 2009, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
URL: http://www.aapm.org/meetings/09AM/ 

American Chemical Society Fall National Meeting
Probe Development in Molecular Imaging and Therapy, August 16-20, 2009, Washington, DC
URL:  http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content   and choose Meetings tab

Imaging in 2020
September 13-17, 2009, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
URL:  http://www.imagingin2020.com/

International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity
September 14-17, 2009, The Netherlands
URL:  http://www.uth.tmc.edu/schools/med/rad/elasto/conference/

World Molecular Imaging Congress
September 23 - 26, 2009,Montreal, Quebec Canada
URL: http://www.wmicmeeting.org/dev/

RSNA 2010 Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop
January 9-15, 2010, Hyatt Regency, Scottsdale, Arizona
Apply on line by June 8, 2009.
URL:  http://www.rsna.org/Research/educational_courses.cfm
Application:  http://www2.rsna.org/clinicalstudies/app_login.cfm

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Cancer Imaging Program,
Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis,
NCI 6130 Executive Boulevard - MSC-7412
Bethesda, MD 20892-7412
Tel: 301 496 9531
Fax: 301 480 3507