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Newsletter No. 22--September, 1999

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

NIH

  1. The NCI has established at new web page: "Funding Opportunities." The site is a link off of the NCI home page. Check it out. If you can't find something you would like to see, please let us know.
    URL: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/funding.htm
  2. REMINDER - POLICIES ON APPLICATION SUBMISSION - NIH
    This notice addresses several issues regarding application submission. It does not contain any new policies, but is a reminder and further explanation of existing policies. Four topics are discussed: 1) Submission of Duplicate Applications; 2) Limitation on Submission of Amended/Revised Applications; 3) Type Size and Page Limitations; and 4) Submission of AIDS and AIDS-related Applications.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not99-146.html
  3. BUILDING INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH CAREERS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH (RFA: OD-99-008)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: October 11, 1999; Application Receipt Date: December 10, 1999
    The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and cosponsors invite institutional career development award applications for BIRCWH Career Development Programs. Programs will support research career development of junior faculty members, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who are commencing basic, translational, clinical and/or health services research relevant to women's health. The mechanism of support is the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Mentored Research Scientist Development Program Award (K12) mechanism. The K12 awards will be for a period of five years. The anticipated award date is July 1, 2000.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-99-008.html
  4. Proposed Changes for NIH's Center for Scientific Review. See Science 1999; 285:666-667 as well as
    URL: http://www.csr.nih.gov/bioopp/select.htm
  5. CANCER INTERVENTION AND SURVEILLANCE MODELING NETWORK (CISNET) (RFA: CA-99-013)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: October 21, 1999; Application Receipt Date: November 18, 1999
    The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), invites applications from domestic and foreign applicants to support collaborative research using simulation and other modeling techniques to describe the impact of interventions (i.e., primary prevention, screening, and treatment) in population-based settings in the United States or in non-US settings that will shed light on US population-based trends. The administrative and funding instrument to be used for this program will be a cooperative agreement (U01). The total project period for applications submitted in response to the present RFA may not exceed four years. The anticipated award date is July 2000.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-99-013.html
  6. MONITORING OF CLINICAL TRIALS
    The purpose of this Notice is to announce the availability of the "Policy of the National Cancer Institute for Data and Safety Monitoring of Clinical Trials." The policy requires that all clinical trials supported or performed by NCI be monitored in some form commensurate with the degree of risk involved in participation and complexity of the clinical trial.
    The details of this policy including requirements for data safety and monitoring can be found at the following location:
    http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/grantspolicies/datasafety.htm
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not99-140.html
  7. SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY (PAR-98-073) NIAID
    Application Receipt Dates: April 15, August 15, and December 15
    This Program Announcement, SBIR-AT-NIAID, invites grant applications for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects with award duration and amounts greater than those routinely allowed under the SBIR program. PAR-98-073 originally appeared in the May 22, 1998 issue of the NIH Guide. This update includes clarified instructions for applicants, new points of contact for information, and additional links to appropriate NIH Internet sites. All other parts of the program announcement, including Research Objectives and Scope, are unchanged.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-073.html
  8. MINORITY INVESTIGATOR RESEARCH ENHANCEMENT AWARD
    The Minority Investigator Research Enhancement Award (MIREA) provides support for faculty members of minority institutions to allow them to collaborate with principal investigators of active research grants funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Any domestic institution wishing to include faculty of minority institutions in one of its NIAMS-funded research projects may submit a supplemental grant application for this purpose.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not99-119.html
  9. NIGMS MARC PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS - NIH (PAR-99-142)
    Application Receipt Dates: April 5 and December 5
    This program announcement (PA) replaces the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) for National Research Service Award (NRSA) MARC Predoctoral Fellowships. MARC Predoctoral Fellowships will provide up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or other combined professional degree/Ph.D. in the biomedical or behavioral sciences, including mathematics. The intent of the MARC Predoctoral Fellowship Program is to encourage students from minority groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to seek graduate degrees.
    URL : http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-142.html

Other Government Agencies

  1. DOD DIAGNOSTIC AND SURGICAL BREAST IMAGING ANNOUNCEMENT - DOD (SOL CBD-SBI-0826 )
    DUE October 27, 1999
    The Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 Defense Appropriations Act provides funds for specified biomedical research in the area of Diagnostic and Surgical Breast Imaging (DSBI). These funds are administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Specified Appropriations Program of the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The amount available to fund DSBI proposals is 1.7 million dollars.
    URL: http://cdmrp.army.mil
  2. PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION (POWRE)
    Program Announcement NSF 99-164 (Replaces NSF 98-160)
    Proposal receipt deadline: December 9, 1999
    URL: http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf99164

Other Agencies

  1. RESEARCH DISSERTATION GRANTS - AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
    DEADLINE: October 1, 1999; November 1, 1999
    To assure that talented investigators continue to pursue lung-related research.
    ALA funds a comprehensive Research Grants and Awards Program.
    URL : http://www.lungusa.org
  2. FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM - CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Deadline: October 1
    The goal of the fellowship program is to support talented postdoctoral researchers at leading universities and research centers who wish to receive training in cancer immunology or general immunology.
    URL : http://www.cancerresearch.org/crigrant.html

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