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Newsletter No. 4 -- June 22, 1998

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

NIH Information

  1. NIH REGIONAL SEMINAR IN PROGRAM FUNDING AND GRANTS ADMINISTRATION URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-080.html
    A regional seminar covering topics related to National Institutes of Health extramural program funding and grants administration has been scheduled for Thursday and Friday, July 9-10, 1998, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration Fee: 145 Registration and Inquiries: Judy Martinez Office of Sponsored Projects University of Utah 1C 47 School of Medicine 50 North Medical Drive Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 801/581-8949 801/585-3300 fax Email: judy.martinez@osp.utah.edu
    One or two seminars will be held in fiscal year 1999, one probably in the eastern/mid-Atlantic region. Information on upcoming regional seminars will be published in the NIH Guide and on the NIH home page (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/policy.htm) as it becomes available.

NIH RFA/RFP

  1. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL TRIALS SUPPORT (RFA CA-98-006) Letter of Intent Receipt Date: July 7, 1998 Application Receipt Date: August 11, 1998 Purpose: To solicit applications to generate a resource that will facilitate the conduct of National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored clinical trials in 3-dimensional radiation therapy treatment planning and delivery (3D-CRT), stereotactically directed radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and brachytherapy in both pediatric and adult patients. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-98-006.html>

NIH PA/PAR

  1. SMALL GRANTS IN DIGESTIVE AND NUTRITIONAL DISORDERS (PAR-98-071)/NOA - NIH URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-071.html
    The Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDDN), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), began using the small grants (R03) mechanism in 1995 to support short-term clinical studies related to digestive diseases and nutritional disorders. This mechanism helps to stimulate the translation of promising and potentially relevant new developments from the laboratory to the clinical setting. Standard application deadlines in PHS 398 apply.
  2. INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO DEVELOPING NEW TECHNOLOGIES URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-047.html URL for SBIR/STTR: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-075.html.
    Application Receipt Dates: June 1 and October 1 (universities); April 1, August 1, and December 1 for STTR; April 15, August 15, and December 15 for SBIR
    This Program Announcement (PA) from the Biomedical Technology area of the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) encourages submission of new Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) applications to support innovative approaches to the development of technologies exploring new research paradigms in engineering, instrumentation, physical sciences, mathematics or computer science applicable to all areas of biomedical research.

Non-NIH

  1. Charlotte Geyer Foundation
    The Charlotte Geyer Foundation supports research into the cause, prevention and treatment of cancer. The Foundation annually makes several awards in amounts up to one-hundred thousand dollars each, including overhead. The Foundation will consider recent proposals that were submitted to the National Institutes of Health and assigned to the National Cancer Institute; received a peer review ranking in the ten percentiles above the NCI payline; and did not receive funding. Proposals are assessed three times a year. Submission deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1 with award announcements made within thirty days of the deadline date.
    Direct all inquiries and submissions to: Nancy Falletta, Executive Director Telephone: (716) 632-6448 The Charlotte Geyer Foundation Fax: (716) 632-6098 P.O. Box 1276 Williamsville, NY 14231-1276 or 9 Clarion Court Williamsville, NY 14221
  2. FRIENDS YOU CAN COUNT ON
    Friends...you can count on is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and education about breast cancer. In 1998, awards are being offered up to 40,000 (total costs) which may be used over a 2-3 year period of time at the discretion of the investigator. The foundation is especially interested in the development of new techniques in the areas of biological or immunologic methods to detect early stage breast cancer.
    Deadline for application is July 1, 1998. Direct all inquiries and/or completed proposals and four copies (including copies of all appendices, etc.) to: Dr. Kenneth Karb, Chairman, Medical Advisory Board Friends...you can count on P.O. Box 29524 Greensboro, NC 27429-9524 Telephone: 888-792-3062. Ms. Shirley R. Carr Executive Director

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