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Newsletter No. 3 -- May 18, 1998

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

IMPORTANT:

  1. NIH - PAR 1. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF CANCER: PHASED INNOVATION AWARD (PAR-98-067) National Cancer Institute
    This may be of PARTICULAR INTEREST AND VALUE TO IMAGING RESEARCHERS developing any type of imaging technology that can contribute to the molecular understanding of cancer, cancer diagnosis or cancer therapy. The mechanism is similar in some ways to the SBIR program, but the new mechanism is open to all academic and industrial researchers. Researchers involved on imaging technology development should look closely at this new announcement. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-067.html>
  2. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF CANCER: SBIR/STTR INITIATIVE (PAR-98-066) National Cancer Institute See description above. PAR-98-066 applies to collaborations with small business. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-066.html>
  3. CORE GRANT FOR ENHANCING NEUROSCIENCE TRANSLATION (PAR-98-055)
    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites applications for Core Grants for Enhancing Neuroscience Translation (CoGENTs). These Core Grants will support shared research resources, or cores, to be used by groups of NIMH-funded investigators and research related to those shared resources. CoGENTs will enhance capabilities for conducting basic, clinical, and translational neuroscience research relevant to the mission of this Institute. Major goals of this initiative are to increase efficiency, synergy, and innovation of such research and to foster research interactions that cross disciplines, approaches and levels of analysis. Building and strengthening such links holds great potential for better understanding mental illness, and ultimately, for better treating and preventing such brain disorders.
    URL : http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-055.html
  4. SILVIO O CONTE FEASIBILITY CENTERS FOR NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH (PAR-98-056) Letter of Intent Receipt Date: July 1; Application Receipt Date: October 20
    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites research grant applications for Silvio O. Conte Feasibility Centers for Neuroscience Research (CFCNR). The primary goal of this initiative is to support early stage development of interdisciplinary teams of eminent investigators to study basic or basic and clinical neuroscience issues related to the mission of the NIMH, and in doing so, to prove the feasibility of working as a cohesive, interacting research team.
    URL : http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-056.html
  5. SILVIO O. CONTE CENTERS FOR NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH (PAR-98-057)/NOA - NIH Letter of Intent Receipt Date: July 1; Application Receipt Date: October 20
    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites research grant applications for Silvio O. Conte Centers for Neuroscience Research (CCNR). The purpose of this program is to provide a unifying framework for the pursuit of basic neuroscience research relevant to mental health and mental illness. A CCNR should conduct novel, integrative, and hypothesis driven research on a highly focused and well defined overarching neuroscience question which is relevant to the mission of NIMH. It is expected that these centers will encourage investigators representing a variety of disciplines and/or approaches to bring to the field of mental health research the full range of expertise and advanced technologies available in the basic sciences.
    URL : http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-057.html
  6. SILVIO O CONTE CENTERS FOR THE NEUROSCIENCE OF MENTAL DISORDERS (PAR-98-058) Letter of Intent Receipt Date: July 1; Application Receipt Date: October 20
    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites research grant applications for Silvio O. Conte Centers for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders (CCNMD): Schizophrenia, Manic Depressive Illness, Major Depression and Other Severe Mental Illnesses. The primary goal of this initiative is to support integration and translation of basic and clinical neuroscience research on severe mental illnesses. Research supported by these centers should seek to better understand the neural substrates of mental disorders, including the etiology and pathogenesis those disorders and the biological phenotypes associated with them. Such knowledge will ultimately enhance capabilities to prevent, diagnose, monitor and treat mental disorders.
    URL : http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-058.html
  7. NIH RFP: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FOR PEDIATRIC ANATOMIC NEUROIMAGING DATA BASE INITIATIVE SOL NINDS-98-RFI-01 DUE 052998 POC Raina Cervantes, Contracting Officer, (301) 496-1813.
    The NINDS, NIMH, and NICHD are putting forth an initiative to establish a pediatric brain MRI data base. They are requesting aid in planning and developing a possible solicitation for participating pediatric study centers. To have input into the planning process, send e-mail to E-MAIL: Laurie Leonard, ll44s@nih.gov, and ask to be included.
  8. PEDIATRIC BRAIN MRI DATABASE AND STUDY OF NORMAL DEVELOPMENT:CENTRAL COORDINATING SITE (RFP NIMH-98-DM-0002) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-061.html>
  9. NIH RFA: MENTAL RETARDATION RESEARCH CENTERS (HD-98-010)/NOA - NIH/NIC Letter of Intent Receipt Date: June 12, 1998; Application Receipt Date: July 30, 1998
    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), through the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Branch (MRDD), Center for Research for Mothers and Children (CRMC), invites research center core grant applications (P30) as part of the Institute's Mental Retardation Research Program to develop new knowledge in the field of diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Two centers may be supported in response to this Request for Applications (RFA). URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-98-010.html
  10. Non-NIH NSF 10. INTEGRATIVE GRADUATE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM - National Science Foundation 1998 Competition: PREPROPOSAL DEADLINE: July 1; PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Nov 23, 1998 1999 Competition: PREPROPOSAL DEADLINE: April 15; PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Sept 7, 1999
    The goal of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Program is to enable the development of innovative, research- based, graduate education and training activities that will produce a diverse group of new scientists and engineers well-prepared for a broad spectrum of career opportunities in industry, government and academia. Supported projects must be based upon a multidisciplinary research theme and organized around a diverse group of investigators from U.S. Ph.D.-granting institutions with appropriate research and teaching interests and expertise.
    URL : http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1998/nsf9896/nsf9896.txt
  11. FACULTY EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT (CAREER) PROGRAM GUIDELINES - NSF
    Proposal deadline:July 22, 1998. Program guidelines will be available only on http://www.nsf.gov To sustain and strengthen the Nation's science, mathematics, and engineering capabilities and to promote the use of those capabilities in service to society, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is dedicated to strengthening linkages among individuals and institutions committed to progress in research and education and to fostering the natural connections between the processes of learning and discovery. NSF aims to encourage integrated environments for research and education in which education is infused with the joy of discovery and research is informed by the needs of the learning process. Because of the critical roles played by faculty members in integrating research and education, NSF has established the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program. The award is for young faculty at institutions of higher education. URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1998/nsf98103/nsf98103.txt

Other Sources:

  1. 1999 Distinguished Investigator Award - National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression
    This NARSAD program provides funding for already existing projects and is designed to stimulate new approaches and projects from senior investigators. DEADLINE: 6/13/98
    URL : http://www.mhsource.com/advocacy/narsad/grants.html
  2. American Heart Association Funding is available for research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease, stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, and public health problems. Proposals are encouraged from all basic disciplines as well as for epidemiological and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.
  3. Established Investigator Grant: To support the career development of highly promising clinician-scientists and PhD's who have recently acquired independent status. Grant-in-Aid: To support research related to cardiovascular function by independent investigators. Scientist Development Grant: To fund the most innovative and meritorious research projects from scientists beginning their transition to independent investigators. DEADLINES: 6/15/98 URL: http://www.amhrt.org/catalog/Scientific_catpage114.html

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