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Newsletter No. 23 -- November, 1999

See the DIP booth at the RSNA. We are combined with the RSNA Research and Education Foundation.

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

NIH

  1. Look at Concepts Cleared by the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors meeting for a DIP concept, after Nov. 18.
    URL: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/concepts/concepts.htm
  2. NIH Application Policies reminder
    http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not99-146.html
  3. BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS (PAS-00-006)
    Notice of Intent Receipt Dates: December 1, 1999 and June 30, 2000
    Application Receipt Dates: January 7, 2000 and August 10, 2000
    Participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invite applications for R01 awards to support Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRPs) for basic bioengineering research addressing important biological or medical research problems. A BRP is a multidisciplinary research team applying an integrative, systems approach to develop knowledge and/or methods to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and understand health and behavior. The partnership must include bioengineering expertise in combination with basic and/or clinical investigators.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-00-006.html
  4. INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH TEAMS FOR MOLECULAR TARGET ASSESSMENT-NCI (RFA: CA-00-001)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 1, 2000; Application Receipt Date: March 15, 2000
    The purpose of this initiative is to discover, develop and validate the research tools that will make mechanism assessment in clinical trials and preclinical cancer models a reality. The major objective is the development of methods to assess the effects of interventions directed at specific molecular targets that produce the cancer phenotype or are associated with it. We seek molecular assays, molecular and cellular imaging probes, and other tools that provide information on the extent to which molecular targets are affected in vivo by interventions in preclinical models and in proof-of-principle early clinical trials.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-00-001.html
  5. AGING WOMEN AND BREAST CANCER (PA-00-001)
    This program announcement (PA) replaces PA-96-034, which was published in the NIH Guide, Vol. 25, No. 12, April 19, 1996. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) invite research applications to focus on the unique problems of older women with breast cancer. Breast cancer affecting elderly women is a major health problem.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-001.html
  6. SPECIALIZED PROGRAM OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE (SPORE) IN HUMAN CANCER (PAR-99-167)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Dates: At least sixty days prior to the specified receipt dates below.
    Application Receipt Dates:
    Breast Cancer SPOREs: February 1, 2000
    Lung Cancer SPOREs: June 1, 2000
    Prostate & Genitourinary Cancer SPOREs: October 1, 2000
    The Organ Systems Branch of the Office of the Deputy Director for Extramural Science at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites grant applications (P50) for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) in organ-specific cancers.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-167.html
  7. CLINICAL TRIALS PLANNING GRANT (RFA: AR-99-007)
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: January 17, 2000; Application Receipt Date: February 17, 2000
    The purposes of the NIAMS Clinical Trials Planning Grant (CTPG) are: (a) to allow for early peer review of the rationale and design for complex or large-scale clinical trials in those areas that are in the NIAMS mission; and (b) to provide support for the development of a detailed clinical trial research plan, including a manual of operations and procedures, as a means of decreasing the long start-up time often needed for initiating large trials after funding has been awarded.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-99-007.html
  8. MENTORED CLINICAL SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD (K08) (PA-00-003)
    The purpose of the Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08) is to support the development of outstanding clinician research scientists. This mechanism provides specialized study for individuals with a health professional doctoral degree committed to a career in laboratory or field-based research.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-003.html
  9. MENTORED PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD (K23) (PA-00-004)
    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-00-004.html
  10. MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH (K24) (PA-00-005)
    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-00-005.html
  11. SCIENTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD FOR NEW MINORITY FACULTY (PAR-99-169)
    A paucity of minority scientists have been participating as principal investigators in the research programs of the National Institute of Mental Health. The purpose of this program announcement is to enable new minority faculty members to have the necessary time and assistance early in their academic careers to initiate a program of research and to help them to become outstanding independent investigators in mental health research.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-169.html

OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

  1. FUNDS FOR UPGRADING NUCLEAR REACTORS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT - DOE
    Federal Register: October 12, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 196)
    Date Issued: October 5, 1999; Applications due: December 8, 1999
    Solicitation Number DE-PS07-00ID13865--University Reactor Instrumentation (URI) Program.
    The U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office, is soliciting applications for awards of financial assistance (i.e., grants) that will support educational institutions in updating their nuclear reactors or related radiation laboratory equipment and instrumentation. The issuance date of Solicitation Number DE-PS07-00ID13865 is October 5, 1999
    URL: http://www.id.doe.gov/doeid/PSD/proc-div.html
  2. FERMILAB TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
    Deadline: December 1, 1999
    Fermilab participates in the Graduate Education for Minorities(GEM) program open to minority students enrolled in their junior or senior year in an engineering discipline.
    Fermilab sponsors a number of graduate and post-graduate level fellowships, participates in a Joint University-Fermilab Doctoral Program in Accelerator Physics and, in collaboration with other laboratories and U.S. universities, helps sponsor the U.S. Particle Accelerator School.
    Fermilab supports faculty members through a guest scientist program and as visitors to the Theory Group. These programs seek to increase the number of particle and accelerator physicists and to give faculty the opportunity to do research with state-of-the-art facilities.
    URL : http://www-ed.fnal.gov/search/univ_index.html#pgrad
  3. NRA-99-HEDS-03 RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN SPACE LIFE SCIENCES: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND COUNTERMEASURES PROGRAM (NASA)
    Letters of Intent Due: October 15, 1999; Proposals Due: December 1, 1999
    Proposals requested by this Announcement may be for ground-based research investigations or for space-flight experiments designed for the Shuttle middeck or for the early phase of utilization of the International Space Station. Research emphases include: Physiology, Behavior and Performance, Environmental Health Research, Clinical Research in Support of Space Missions, and Radiation Health Research.
    URL: http://peer1.idi.usra.edu/peer_review/nra/99_HEDS_03.html
  4. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH (ITR)- NSF 99-167
    Deadline Dates: Proposals With Budgets Over $500k
    Letters Of Intent (Required): November 15, 1999
    Pre-Proposals: January 5, 2000; Full Proposals: April 17, 2000
    Proposals With Budgets Not Exceeding $500k
    Letters Of Intent (Required): January 5, 2000; Full Proposals: February 14, 2000
    The purpose of this program is to augment the knowledge base and the workforce needed to enhance the value of information technology for everyone. This solicitation requests proposals for fundamental research in information technology, encouraging in particular research spanning information technology and scientific applications, and in the area of social, ethical and workforce issues
    URL : http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1999/nsf99167/nsf99167.htm
  5. MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION (MRI) PROGRAM - NSF 99-168 (Replaces NSF 99-34)
    DEADLINE: January 18, 2000
    The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) is designed to increase access to scientific
    and engineering equipment for research and research training in our Nation's academic institutions.
    URL : http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1999/nsf99168/nsf99168.htm
  6. CISE Research Infrastructure Program NSF 00-5
    Deadline date: January 25, 2000; subsequent fiscal years will have a due date on the third Monday in October of each year (2000 and after)
    The CISE (Computer and Information Science and Engineering) Research Infrastructure (RI) Program provides support to aid in the establishment, enhancement, and operation of major experimental facilities planned to support all of the research areas in the CISE Directorate. Projects may include activities for integration of research and education.
    URL: http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf005
  7. ARMY RESEARCH'S OFFICE Annual Broad Agency Announcement for FY 98-99-00 (DAAG55-98-R-BAA1)
    U.S. ARO supports extramural research in the biosciences. For those proposals related to purely medical topics, the investigator is invited to contact the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Consult Biosciences on the web page.
    URL: http://www.aro.army.mil/research/baa98-1/2baa98.htm#bio

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

  1. RSNA ADVANCED COURSE IN GRANT WRITING
    To be presented: April 14 15 2000, June 23 24 2000
    URL: http://www.rsna.org/REG/research/officeresdev/grantwriting/index.html
  2. Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc. (CCFA) Research Grant Award, First Award, Research Fellowship Awards, Career Development Awards
    URL: http://www.ccfa.org/medcentral/research/grants/grcguid1.htm
  3. AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY NUCLEAR AND RADIOCHEMISTRY UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
    Application Deadline: February 1, 2000
    The American Chemical Society's Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology is sponsoring 2 intensive 6-week Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for Undergraduates. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. For more information, contact Joseph R. Peterson, 423-974-3434, e-mail: joepete@utk.edu
    URL: http://www.cofc.edu/~nuclear/nukess.html

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