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Newsletter No. 2 -- April 24, 1998

A. NIH - RFA's

  1. CHEMOPREVENTION IN GENETICALLY-IDENTIFIED HIGH-RISK GROUPS: INTERACTIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS (CA-98-012)
    Letter of Intent Receipt : July 15, 1998; Application Receipt: August 26, 1998 To establish integrated, multidisciplinary research programs that define and evaluate chemopreventive strategies in asymptomatic subjects at high risk for cancer. This RFA will use the research program cooperative agreement (U19) mechanism, which is essentially the cooperative agreement version of the P01 (Program Project Grant) funding mechanism. Correlative studies using digital radiography, mammography, MRI, ultrasound, optical imaging, nuclear medicine, etc. are encouraged. Medical imagers may have significant contributions to make to projects submitted in response to this RFA, but they may not be in contact with investigators who are planning submissions. Please call Dan Sullivan at 301-496-9531 if you wish to discuss participation and to facilitate contact with P.I.s.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-98-012.html

NIH - RFP's

  1. PEDIATRIC BRAIN MRI DATABASE AND STUDY OF NORMAL DEVELOPMENT: CENTRAL COORDINATING SITE - NIH/NIMH SOL NIMH-98-DM-0002 DUE 06/09/98
    A contract to organize a network of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquisition and data analysis sites and supervise a multicenter study of normal brain development. RFP available April 22, 1998; receipt date of proposal June 9, 1998.
    URL: http://www.nimh.nih.gov, select "Grants and Contracts", then select "NIMH Request for Proposals (RFP)", and lastly select "NIMH-98-DM-0002."
  2. NIMH PSYCHOACTIVE DRUG SCREENING PROGRAM - NIH/NIMH SOL NIMH-98-DB-0005 DUE 06/11/98
    Contract is to provide pharmacological and functional screening of novel synthetic compounds and natural products for potential use as PET ligands for functional brain imaging, research tools or probes for preclinical research, and therapeutic agents for mental disorders. RFP available April 22, 1998; receipt date of proposal June 11, 1998.
    URL: http://www.nimh.nih.gov, select "Grants and Contracts", then select "NIMH Request for Proposals (RFP)", and lastly select "NIMH-98-DM-0005."

NIH Training Programs

  1. CLINICAL RESEARCH CURRICULUM AWARD (OD-98-007)
    Letter of Intent Receipt: September 23, 1998;
    Application Receipt: October 21, 1998
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites educational and research institutions to apply for the new Clinical Research Curriculum Award(CRCA) (K30). This program will be supported by all NIH Institutes and Centers. The CRCA is an award to institutions and addresses, in part, the NIH's initiative to improve the quality of training in clinical research.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-98-007.html
  2. MENTORED PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD (PA-98-052)
    The purpose of the 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-98-052.html
  3. MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH (PA-98-053)
    The purpose of the Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) is to provide support for clinicians to allow them protected time to devote to patient-oriented research and to act as mentors for beginning clinical investigators.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-98-053.html
  4. NCI INFORMATION: Brief information about new and current NCI funding initiatives is available at: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/
    Some of these are so new that they will have not been announced in the NIH Guide when you see them.

B. Non-NIH ITEMS OF INTEREST

  1. Fedix Opportunity Alert will offer a series of grant-related seminars in Rockville, MD from June 15-17. Seminars will also be held in: Newark, New Jersey (April 27-29), Cleveland, Ohio (May 18-20), Raleigh/Durham (May 27-29), Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 3-5), San Francisco, California (July 13-15), Detroit, Michigan (August 17-19). Contact the sponsors at
    http://www.rams-fie.com/seminars or by calling 1-800-875-2562 or 301-975-0103.
  2. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAM - DOD The 1998 Defense Appropriations Act provides 111 million to continue the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP). Call for proposals in three categories: (1) Research Awards -- Approximately 80 million will be allocated for Research Awards. Research Awards include Idea and Clinical Translational Research (CTR) awards. (2) Training/Recruitment Awards -- Approximately 26 million will be allocated for Training/Recruitment Awards. (3) Academic Awards - Approximately 5M will be allocated to fund established and productive scientists.
    URL: http://mrmc-rad6.army.mil/documents.html
  3. Pharmaceutical Roundtable Patient Care and Outcomes Research Program - American Heart Association ACTION: Research that will guide future effective strategies for reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke. DEADLINE: Letter of intent due: May 15, 1998; applications due July 15, 1998. The AHA has set aside 5.6 million dollars and anticipates awarding up to 12 grants in 1998. The maximum award amount per grant will be 500,000 for up to 3 years of funding. Information and application materials via: Phone: 214-706-1458, -1457, -1158 Fax: 214-706-1341 E-mail: ncrp@amhrt.org AHA's WWW homepage: http://www.americanheart.org
    URL: http://www.americanheart.org/Scientific/research/program/98ap_fm.html
  4. AHCPR HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH - PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT (PA-98-049)
    AHCPR seeks research on a wide range of topics under the Priority Program Areas: 1) Support Improvements in Health Outcomes, 2) Strengthen Quality Measurement and Improvement, and 3) Identify Strategies To Improve Access and Foster Appropriate Use and Reduce Unnecessary Expenditures.
    URL : http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-98-049.html

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