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Newsletter No. 13--February, 1999

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

NIH

  1. NEW IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES (RFA: AI-99-004)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: March 15, 1999; Application Receipt Date: May 6, 1999
    This initiative, sponsored by a number of institutes, invites applications for research project grants to develop new methods for in vivo imaging of the immune system in small animal models of human autoimmune diseases. Support will be provided for the development of high-resolution imaging technologies to visualize active processes of immune cells in vivo, including instrumentation and computational improvements, and the design, development, synthesis and testing of new contrast agents. These projects will require the coordinated effort of experts in imaging and immunology to develop innovative approaches for imaging immune cell movement, behavior and functions in vivo using animal models of human autoimmune diseases.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-99-004.html
  2. ACADEMIC RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT AWARD (AREA) (PA-99-062)
    Application Receipt Dates: May 25, September 25, January 25
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is continuing to make a special effort to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate training for a significant number of the Nation's research scientists but that have not been major recipients of NIH support.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-062.html
  3. THE HOWARD TEMIN AWARD (PAR-99-063)
    National Cancer Institute
    The goal of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Howard Temin Award is to bridge the transition from a mentored research environment to an independent research career for scientists who have demonstrated unusually high potential during their initial stages of training and development.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-063.html
  4. CORE GRANTS FOR ENHANCING NEUROSCIENCE TRANSLATION (PAR-99-061)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    This Program Announcement (PA) supersedes PAR-98-055, "Core Grants for Enhancing Neuroscience Translation" (CoGENTs), and will govern all new applications for CoGENT awards beginning with the June 1, 1999 application receipt date. These Core Grants will support shared research resources, or cores, to be used by groups of NIMH-funded investigators and research related to those shared resources. CoGENTs will enhance capabilities for conducting basic, clinical, and translational neuroscience research relevant to the mission of this Institute.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-061.html
  5. MOUSE BRAIN ATLAS FOR FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS (PAS-99-060)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: April 19; Application Receipt Date: May 19
    The Brain Molecular Anatomy Project (BMAP) is a multi-institute initiative that supports research on the genomics of the nervous system, with initial efforts focussing on the discovery of new genes and the study of gene expression patterns in mouse and human brains. This initiative will provide the capability to quantify and track the expression of tens of thousands of genes in space and time, and will generate enormous amounts of such data.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-99-060.html

Other US Government Agencies

  1. LOW DOSE RADIATION RESEARCH PROGRAM - DOE
    Office of Science Financial Assistance Program Notice 99-14;
    Preapplication date: Febrary 23, 1999; Formal Applications Due: April 13, 1999
    The Offices of Science (SC) and Environmental Management (EM), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announce their interest in receiving applications for research that supports the Low Dose Radiation Research Program. Research is sought in the following areas:
    (1) Low dose radiation vs. endogenous oxidative damage the same or different?
    (2) Understanding biological responses to radiation and oxidative damage. (3) Thresholds for low dose radiation: fact or fiction?
    (4) Genetic factors that affect individual susceptibility to low dose radiation.
    (5) Communication of research results.
    URL: http://www.er.doe.gov/production/grants/fr99_14.html

Other Agencies

  1. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR BASIC AND PHYSICIAN SCIENTISTS - CANCER RESEARCH FUND OF THE DAMON RUNYON-WALTER WINCHELL FOUNDATION
    The Fund encourages all theoretical and experimental research that is relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.
    DEADLINE: March 15; August 15; December 15
    URL: http://www.cancerresearchfund.org/

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