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CIP Newsletter No.131 - February 2011

CIP Newsletter No 131

Funding Opportunities

PHS 2011-02 OMNIBUS SOLICITATION OF THE NIH, CDC, FDA AND ACF FOR SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS (PARENT SBIR [R43/R44]) (PA-11-096)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-096.html


PHS 2011-02 OMNIBUS SOLICITATION OF THE NIH FOR SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER GRANT APPLICATIONS (PARENT STTR [R41/R42]) (PA-11-097)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-097.html

SBIR PHASE IIB BRIDGE AWARDS TO ACCELERATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF CANCER THERAPEUTICS, IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES, INTERVENTIONAL DEVICES, DIAGNOSTICS, AND PROGNOSTICS TOWARD COMMERCIALIZATION (R44) (NCI) (RFA-CA-11-002)
Letter of Intent Due Date: March 7, 2011
Application Receipt Date: April 07, 2011
This Funding Opportunity Announcement solicits Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) applications from small business concerns that seek additional funding to support the next stage of development for projects that were previously funded by NIH SBIR Phase II awards. Projects proposed in response to this FOA must be applicable to one of the following areas: (1) cancer therapeutics; (2) cancer imaging technologies, interventional devices and in vivo diagnostics; or (3) in vitro and ex vivo cancer diagnostics and prognostics.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-11-002.html

LASKER CLINICAL RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM (SI2) (MULTIPLE ICS, INCLUDING NCI) (RFA-OD-11-001)
Letter of Intent Due Date: March 4, 2011
Application Receipt Date(s): April 04, 2011
This FOA solicits applications for the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program, for the purpose of supporting the research activities during the early stage careers of independent clinical researchers. 
The program offers the opportunity for a unique bridge between the NIH intramural and extramural research communities, and contains two phases, in the first of which Lasker scholars will receive appointments for up to 5-7 years as tenure-track investigators within the NIH Intramural Research Program with independent research budgets, and in the second successful scholars will be eligible to apply for up to 5 years of NIH support for their research at an extramural research facility; or, the scholar can be considered to remain as an investigator within the intramural program.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-11-001.html

NIH-DUKE TRAINING PROGRAM IN CLINICAL RESEARCH
The deadline for applying is April 29, 2011. 
Applications are being accepted for the 2011-2012 NIH-Duke Training Program in Clinical Research.  The program is designed primarily for physicians and dentists who desire formal training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research.  Courses are offered at the NIH Clinical Center via videoconference technology.  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

RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL PREDOCTORAL MD/PHD AND OTHER DUAL DOCTORAL DEGREE FELLOWS (PARENT F30) (MULTIPLE ICS, INCLUDING NCI) (PA-11-110)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (Kirschstein-NRSA) is to provide support to individuals for combined MD/PhD and other dual doctoral degree training (e.g. DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD).
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-110.html

NHLBI RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL PREDOCTORAL MD/PHD FELLOWS (F30) (NHLBI) (PA-11-125)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is interested in supporting individual predoctoral fellowships for combined MD/PhD training in research areas relevant to the mission of the NHLBI.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-125.html

RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL PREDOCTORAL FELLOWS (PARENT F31) (MULTIPLE ICS, INCLUDING NCI) (PA-11-111)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) during the tenure of the award.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-111.html

RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY IN HEALTH-RELATED RESEARCH (PARENT F31 - DIVERSITY) (MULTIPLE ICS, INCLUDING NCI) (PA-11-112)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to improve the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the training of predoctoral students from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-112.html

NINDS RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL PREDOCTORAL FELLOWS IN MD-PHD PROGRAMS (F31) (NINDS) (PAR-11-127)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who are enrolled in combined MD-PhD programs, who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-127.html

RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS (NRSA) FOR INDIVIDUAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS (PARENT F32)(MULTIPLE ICS, NOT INCLUDING NCI) (PA-11-113)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support to promising Fellowship Applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-113.html

RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS (NRSA) FOR INDIVIDUAL SENIOR FELLOWS (PARENT F33) (MULTIPLE ICS, INCLUDING NCI) (PA-11-114)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards individual senior level research training fellowships to experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent investigators in research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-114.html

INTERNATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE FELLOWSHIP (F05) (MULTIPLE ICS, NOT INCLUDING NCI) (PAR-11-106)
Letter of Intent Due Date:  July 16, 2011, 2012
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 16, 2011, 2012
The goal of the International Neuroscience Fellowship (INF) is to advance the training of qualified foreign neuroscientists and clinicians at the early or mid-career level, by enhancing their basic, translational or clinical research skills in a research setting in the U.S.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-106.html

THE PLACEBO EFFECT: MECHANISMS AND METHODOLOGY (R21) (NIDA, NCCAM, NIAAA) (RFA-DA-12-004)
Letter  of Intent Due Date:  April 24, 2011
Application Receipt Date(s): May 24, 2011
This FOA will use the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) mechanism (to elucidate the underlying biological pathways that lead to placebo effects and to better understand how to recognize and enhance the therapeutic benefits of placebo effects in clinical research and practice.   
URL  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-12-004.html

SILVIO O. CONTE CENTERS FOR BASIC AND TRANSLATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH (P50) (NIMH) (PAR-11-126)
Letter of Intent Due Dates:  May 23, 2011; April 25, 2012; April 25, 2013
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 21, 2011; May 25, 2012; May 25, 2013
The NIMH invites applications for Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic or Translational Mental Health Research. The institute seeks teams of researchers working at different levels of analysis and employing integrative, novel, and creative experimental approaches to address high-risk, high-impact questions with the primary objective of: (a) advancing the state of the science in brain and behavior research that provides the foundation for understanding mental disorders relevant to mental health; (b) supporting the integration and translation of basic and clinical neuroscience research on severe mental illnesses; and/or (c) advancing our understanding of the neurobehavioral developmental mechanisms and trajectories of psychopathology that begin in childhood and adolescence.
URL; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-126.html

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE PILOT CLINICAL TRIALS (R01) (NIA, NINR) (PAR-11-100)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 18, 2011 then Standard dates apply.
This FOA issued by the NIA and the NINR encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to initiate pilot clinical trials for treatment or prevention of MCI, AD, and/or age related cognitive decline.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-100.html

ANCILLARY STUDIES IN CLINICAL TRIALS (R01) (NHLBI) (RFA-HL-12-012)
Letters of Intent Due Dates: April 27, 2011; August 29, 2011; December 27, 2011
Application Receipt Date(s): May 27, 2011; September 27, 2011; January 27, 2012
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research grant applications to conduct time-sensitive ancillary studies related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders in conjunction with ongoing clinical trials and other large clinical studies supported by NIH or non-NIH entities.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-12-012.html

Other Funding Agencies

Notices

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI): CREATION OF A CONSORTIUM-BASED REPOSITORY OF FMRI-BASED CONNECTIVITY BRAIN SCANS FROM SUBSTANCE-USING OR ABUSING CLINICAL RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS (NIDA) (NOT-DA-11-008)
Response date: March 15, 2011
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DA-11-008.html

NIH POLICY ON LATE SUBMISSION OF GRANT APPLICATIONS (NOT-OD-11-035)
Read this carefully.  The notice includes information about allowed reasons for late submission. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-035.html

MODIFICATION OF THE BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH IN NIH GRANT APPLICATION FORMS (PHS 398, PHS 2590, AND THE SF 424 R&R) TO PERMIT A DESCRIPTION OF FACTORS THAT MAY HAVE REDUCED PRODUCTIVITY (NOT-OD-11-045)
This modification of the Biographical Sketch will permit Program Directors/Principal Investigators and other senior/key staff to describe personal circumstances that may have reduced productivity.    Peer reviewers and others will then have more complete information on which to base their assessment of qualifications and productivity relevant to the proposed role on the project.  The change begins with applications submitted for May 25, 2011, and afterward. 
URL; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-045.html

CIP Announcements
CIP DCIDE PROGRAM MORPHS INTO NExT
The Cancer Imaging Program's DCIDE program for providing data to investigators for their IND filings is being absorbed by the NCI Experimental Therapeutics Program (NExT).  Submissions are due quarterly, on the 15th of February, May, August and November. 
URL: http://next.cancer.gov/ 
 
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

Breast Cancer Imaging: State of the Art 2011: Diagnosis, Therapy and Beyond
April 21-22, 2011, Bethesda, Maryland
The Natcher Center, National Institutes of Health
URL:  http://www.snm.org/breast2011

2011 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration: Phoenix, AZ & Ft. Lauderdale, FL (NOT-OD-10-129) and (NOT-OD-11-038)
April 27, 2011 - NIH Electronic Research Administration (eRA) computer workshops
April 28-29, 2011 - 2011 Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration
Location:  Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
June 22-24, 2011 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL: (Registration expected to open early 2011).
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-129.html URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-038.html
URL for NIH Seminars:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminars.htm

19th ISMRM Scientific Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 7-13 May 2011
URL:  http://www.ismrm.org/meetings-workshops/future-ismrm-meetings/

2011 Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting
June 4-8, 2011, San Antonio, Texas
URL:  http://www.snm.org/index.cfm?PageID=10192

2011 International Symposium on Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization
June 13 - 15, 2011, Palomar Hotel, Arlington, VA
URL:  http://uitc-symposium.org/

Frontiers of Biomedical Imaging Science III
June 13 - 16, 2011, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
URL:  http://www.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=99aea581-fbed-4e5d-8691-91d940bb5eb5

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