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CIP Newsletter No.133 - May 2011

CIP Newsletter No 133

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

EARLY PHASE CLINICAL TRIALS IN IMAGING AND IMAGE-GUIDED INTERVENTIONS (R21) (PAR-11-216) (NCI)
Application Receipt Date(s): July 27, 2011; November 10, 2011; March 13, 2012; July 11, 2012; November 13, 2012; March 13, 2013; July 11, 2013; November 13, 2013; March 13, 2014.
The purpose of this CIP initiative is to support clinical trials of the preliminary evaluation of the safety and efficacy of imaging agents, as well as an assessment of imaging systems, image processing, image-guided therapy, contrast kinetic modeling, and 3-D reconstruction and other quantitative tools. As many such preliminary evaluations are early in development, this initiative will provide investigators with support for pilot (Phase I and II) cancer imaging clinical trials, including patient monitoring and laboratory studies. 
Applicants previously responding to PAR-08-147 should use this FOA for amended applications.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-216.html

CLARIFICATION OF THE SCOPE AND REQUIREMENTS OF PAR-11-150, QUANTITATIVE IMAGING FOR EVALUATION OF RESPONSES TO CANCER THERAPIES (U01) (NOT-CA-11-011)(NCI)
QIN applicants should consult this notice. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-11-011.html

PREDICTIVE BIODOSIMETRY: DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT OF BIOMARKERS FOR ACUTE AND DELAYED RADIATION INJURIES (R01) (RFA-AI-11-033) (NIAID)
Letter of Intent Due Date:  October 3, 2011
Application Receipt Date: November 02, 2011
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop/discover biomarkers to predict acute and delayed radiation injuries to physiological systems/organs/tissues that can be used for triage and prompt treatment decisions in all segments of the civilian population after a radiological/nuclear terrorist incident.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-11-033.html

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT GROUPS (NCDDDG) FOR THE TREATMENT OF MENTAL DISORDERS, DRUG OR ALCOHOL ADDICTION (UM1: PAR-11-206; U19: PAR-11-207)  (NIMH, NIAAA, NIDA)
Letter of Intent Due Dates: May 24, 2011; September 26, 2011; January 24, 2012; May 22, 2012; September 24, 2012; January 22, 2013
Application Receipt/Submission Dates: June 24, 2011; October 24, 2011; February 24, 2012; June 22, 2012; October 22, 2012; February 22, 2013
The purpose of the National Cooperative Drug Discovery/Development Group (NCDDG) Program is to create multidisciplinary research groups or partnerships for the discovery of pharmacological agents to treat and to study mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction. The objectives of this program are to: accelerate innovative drug discovery; develop pharmacologic tools for basic and clinical research on mental disorders, or drug or alcohol addiction; develop and validate models for evaluating novel therapeutics for mental disorders; and support early phase human clinical testing to rapidly assess the safety and efficacy of promising drug candidates and new indications for IND-ready drugs for the treatment of mental disorders or alcohol addiction.  Included among NIMH's examples that projects or components may focus on is ligand discovery for therapeutics development and as research tools (e.g., imaging probes) for novel molecular targets implicated in mental illnesses
URL for UM1: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-206.html
URL for U19: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-207.html

NLM EXPRESS RESEARCH GRANTS IN BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS (R01) (PAR-11-208) (NLM)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
The National Library of Medicine supports research grants that advance the science of biomedical informatics. Informatics is concerned with the optimal organization, management, dissemination and use of information. Biomedical informatics can be defined as the intersection of computer and information sciences with an application domain such as health care, public health, basic biomedical research, or clinical translational research.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-208.html

INTEGRATING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL DATA TO EXPLORE MECHANISMS UNDERLYING MENTAL DISORDERS (R01)(RFA-MH-12-020) (NIMH)
Letter of Intent: June 20, 2011
Application Receipt Date(s): July 20, 2011
This FOA targets the need to solve the complex data dimension and discovery problems encountered in studies of mental disorders. The outcomes sought are to develop approaches that facilitate the integration of multiple data sets exemplified by genome-wide, epigenomic data, neuroimaging, and physiological data with that of defined clinical phenotypes. Such approaches will require the development of novel bioinformatics and statistical tools to facilitate discovery of the mechanisms underlying the development of mental disorders.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-12-020.html

BASIC RESEARCH IN CALCIFIC AORTIC VALVE DISEASE (R01)(RFA-HL-12-015)(NHLBI)
Application Receipt Date(s): October 11, 2011
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage innovative molecular and physiological research that could lead to early diagnosis or effective medical therapy for calcific aortic valve disease.  Applications from investigators in related fields, including molecular imaging, are strongly encouraged.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-12-015.html

PULMONARY VASCULAR-RIGHT VENTRICULAR AXIS RESEARCH PROGRAM (R01) (RFA-HL-12-021) (NHLBI)
Letter of Intent Due Date: September 13, 2011
Application Receipt Date: October 13, 2011
This FOA solicits research grant applications from organizations proposing to study right ventricular (RV) function/dysfunction and disease.  Projects proposing to develop new reagents for use in human subjects studies of the pulmonary vascular-right ventricular axis, apply novel imaging approaches or modalities, develop model systems using human subjects research-derived data, or invent tools for advancing mechanistic research into human lung vascular disease and RVF, will also be considered responsive to this Program.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-12-021.html

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HIV-ASSOCIATED NEURODEGENERATION IN AGING POPULATIONS ON LONG-TERM ANTI-RETROVIRAL THERAPY (R01: RFA-MH-12-070; R21: RFA-MH-12-071)  (NIMH, NIA, NINDS)
Letter of Intent Due Date: August 9, 2011
Application Receipt Date(s): September 09, 2011
The 3 institutes invite research grant applications focused on elucidating the mechanisms of HIV-associated neuropathogenesis in the context of aging, chronic infection with HIV, and long term exposure to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART).  Among research areas pertinent to this research are those which utilize imaging approaches to understand HIV-related neurodegeneration in relation to age-related neurodegenerative diseases.
URL for R01::  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-12-070.html
URL for R21:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-12-071.html

NLM ADVANCED INFORMATICS FOR HEALTH (R01) (RFA-LM-11-002) (NLM)
Letter of Intent Due Date: June 25, 2011
Application Receipt Date: July 25, 2011
This FOA solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations proposing exceptionally innovative informatics research on novel hypotheses or difficult problems relating to complex health decisions.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-11-002.html

MENTORED RESEARCH SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD (PARENT K01) (PA-11-190) (MULTIPLE ICS, NOT INCLUDING NCI)
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.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-190.html

INDEPENDENT SCIENTIST AWARD (PARENT K02)(PA-11-191) (MULTIPLE ICS, NOT INCLUDING NCI)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
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.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-191.html

ACADEMIC CAREER AWARD (PARENT K07)(PA-11-192)(NCCAM, NIA, NIAAA, ODS)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
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-11-192.html

MENTORED RESEARCH SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD (PARENT K01) (PA-11-190) (MULTIPLE ICS, NOT INCLUDING NCI)
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.
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-190.html

INDEPENDENT SCIENTIST AWARD (PARENT K02)(PA-11-191) (MULTIPLE ICS, NOT INCLUDING NCI)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
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.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-191.html

ACADEMIC CAREER AWARD (PARENT K07)(PA-11-192)(NCCAM, NIA, NIAAA, ODS)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
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-11-192.html

MENTORED CLINICAL SCIENTIST RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD (PARENT K08) (PA-11-193) (MULTIPLE ICS, INCLUDING NCI)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
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. 
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-193.html

MENTORED PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD (PARENT K23)(PA-11-194) (MULTIPLE ICS, INCLUDING NCI)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
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-11-194.html

MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH (PARENT K24)(PA-11-195) (MULTIPLE ICS, INCLUDING NCI)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
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 (see Section III. Eligible Individuals) 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-11-195.html

MENTORED QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AWARD (PARENT K25)(PA-11-196) ) (MULTIPLE ICS, INCLUDING NCI)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
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.  The K25 award will provide support and "protected time" for a period of supervised study and research for productive professionals with quantitative (e.g., mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, informatics, physics, chemistry) and engineering backgrounds to integrate their expertise with NIH-relevant research. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-196.html

NIH PATHWAY TO INDEPENDENCE AWARD (PARENT K99/R00) (PA-11-197) (MULTIPLE ICS, INCLUDING NCI)
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-11-197.html

PREDICTIVE MULTISCALE MODELS FOR BIOMEDICAL, BIOLOGICAL, BEHAVIORAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLINICAL RESEARCH (INTERAGENCY U01) (PAR-11-203) (MULTIPLE ICS AND AGENCIES, INCLUDING NC)
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 17, 2011, September 27, 2011, January 31, 2012, May 31, 2012, September 27, 2012, January 31, 2013, May 31, 2013, September 27, 2013, January 31, 2014
The goal of this interagency funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support the development of multiscale models to accelerate biological, biomedical, behavioral, environmental and clinical research. 
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-203.html

Other Funding Agencies

Notices

Notice of Correction in Review Criteria for PA-10-071: NIH Support for Conferences and  Scientific Meetings (Parent R13/U13)(NOT-OD-11-074)
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-074.html

NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards FY 2011 (NOT-OD-11-068)
URL:  http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-068.html

Clarification of NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards FY 2011 (NOT-OD-11-077)
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-077.html

Appeals of NIH Initial Peer Review (NOT-OD-11-064)
This is an important update of 1997 policy, to become effective for applications received after January 25, 2011
URL:   http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-064.html

CSR: Evaluation of Unallowable Resubmission and Overlapping Applications
NIH limits the number of times you can resubmit an application with essentially the same content and scope as an earlier application. Rules and policies published in the NIH Guide include detailed guidance about the standards and limitations used by NIH to evaluate potential duplicate and overlapping applications: NOT-OD-10-080 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not-od-10-080.html ) and NOT-OD-09-100 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-100.html ) ,
URL:  http://cms.csr.nih.gov/ResourcesforApplicants/OverlapEvaluation.htm

CIP Announcements
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

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

Final Opportunity to Attend a 2011 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration: Weston, Florida - June 22-24, 2011  (NOT-OD-11-078)
URL:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-078.html
URL for NIH Seminars: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminars.htm

2011 International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences
August 28 - September 2, 2011, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
URL:  http://www.isrs2011.org/

2011 World Molecular Imaging Congress
September 7-10, 2011, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
URL:  http://www.wmicmeeting.org/home/

10th International Tissue Elasticity Conference
October 12th - 15th, 2011, Sheraton Arlington Hotel, Arlington, TX
URL: http://www.elasticityconference.org/

IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
October 23rd - 29th, 2011, Valencia, Spain
URL: http://www.nss-mic.org/

The Cancer Imaging Program at NCI has created this e-mail distribution list to notify interested people about funding opportunities and other issues related to imaging research. Its primary purpose is to call your attention to important, relevant information on NIH Web pages, or in the NIH Guide. Occasionally it may be used to clarify areas of confusion, or disseminate answers to frequently asked questions.
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