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Newsletter No. 40 -- November, 2000

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

CIP Web Site: http://www.cancer.gov/bip

NIH

  1. CHANGE OF RECEIPT DATE FOR IN VIVO CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR IMAGING CENTERS (ICMICs) (NOTICE: CA-01-008) (NCI)
    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) wishes to give notice of a change of receipt date for applications submitted in response to RFA CA-01-014, IN VIVO CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR IMAGING CENTERS (ICMICs). This RFA can be accessed at the following URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-01-014.html.
    The previous receipt date of November 28, 2000 has been changed to February 16, 2001.
    New Letters of Intent Receipt Date: January 2, 2001; Application Receipt Date: February 16, 2001
    Previously sent Letters of Intent do not have to be resubmitted.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-01-008.html
  2. CANCER CARE OUTCOMES RESEARCH AND SURVEILLANCE CONSORTIUM (NCI) (CA-01-013)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: October 15, 2000 Application Receipt Date: January 24, 2001
    The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) invites applications for funding to support a new collaborative research consortium that would conduct Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS). Research institutions are invited to apply for primary data collection and research site (PDCR) awards that would support the conduct of prospective studies in newly diagnosed cohorts of lung and colorectal cancer patients. NCI has established a CanCORS website which includes answers to frequently asked questions to further assist potential applicants: http://www-dccps.ims.nci.nih.gov/ARP/cancors.html
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-01-013.html
  3. Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study: Clinical Centers (NICHD)
    Deadline: 12/11/2000
    SOL RFP NICHD-2000-12 DUE 121100 POC Mr. Harvey Shifrin, Contracting Officer, 301-435-6963
    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is soliciting proposals for clinical centers to conduct a multicenter longitudinal investigation of normative bone density, skeletal, and pubertal maturation in children. Those offerors that believe they have the necessary qualifications to perform the study as described above, should review the RFP NICHD-2000-17, which can be found at the NICHD Home Page: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/oam_cmb
    URL: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/funding/funding-opps_rfp.htm
  4. BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK (NCRR) (RR-01-005)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: December 1, 2000 Application Receipt Date: January 23, 2001
    This Request for Applications (RFA) is to establish Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks to further enhance the research capacity of institutions through collaborative partnerships to allow them to more fully participate in the competition for NIH awards. Institutions in 23 states and Puerto Rico are eligible.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-01-005.html.
  5. WEB-BASED ASSISTANCE IN FINDING RESEARCH COLLABORATORS
    A. Office of Technology and Industrial Relations
    URL: http://otir.nci.nih.gov/ir/sci_collab.html
    B. Alliance Seeker
    This is a utility whereby chemists with libraries and biologists with screens can register in their respective "Columns" and then search the registered users for possible collaborators. Accessible from DTP webpage http://dtp.nci.nih.gov
  6. INNOVATIVE USE OF NON-MAMMALIAN MODEL ORGANISMS TO STUDY MEMBRANE TRANSPORT (NIDDK, NIGMS) (DK-01-012)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 22, 2001 Application Receipt Date: March 22, 2001
    Abnormalities in membrane transport processes are associated with many human diseases such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, renal tubular acidosis, congestive heart failure (hypokalemia), and several intestinal disorders, all of which contribute to a major health care burden for the United States population.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-01-012.html
  7. BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK (NCRR) (RR-01-005)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: December 1, 2000 Application Receipt Date: January 23, 2001
    This Request for Applications (RFA) is to establish Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks to further enhance the research capacity of institutions through collaborative partnerships to allow them to more fully participate in the competition for NIH awards. The purpose of the NIH IDeA program is to provide funding for capacity building assistance for biomedical research in those states which have not previously participated fully in the research programs of the NIH. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-01-005.html
  8. CENTERS OF BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH EXCELLENCE (COBRE) (NCRR) (RR-00-006)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: December 1, 2000 Application Receipt Date: January 12, 2001
    The purpose of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program is to foster health-related research and increase the competitiveness of investigators through support for faculty development and enhancement of the research infrastructure of institutions located in states with historically low aggregate success rates for grant awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-00-006.html
  9. NCI RESEARCH RESOURCES
    NCI is introducing the NCI Research Resources website http://cancer.gov/resources. This one-of-a-kind directory has over 100 entries, including specimen banks, datasets, computer software, chemical repositories, and more. These NCI-developed products and services are available without extensive negotiations or intellectual property issues. The NCI Research Resources website is integral to NCI's commitment to provide basic, clinical and epidemiological researchers with tools and resources to facilitate cancer research.

Other Organizations

  1. SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE PILOT RESEARCH GRANTS Deadline: 12/15/2000
    Investigators in nuclear medicine need to test and document new ideas before they can secure major research grant support. This need is especially acute for young investigators. The Foundation provides support for these projects, on a limited basis, and each year has been able to fund several Pilot Research Grants ($5,000 maximum).
    URL: http://www.snmerf.org/fsga.htm
  2. GE-AUR RADIOLOGY RESEARCH ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIPS
    Deadline: December 1, 2000
    This is a reminder that nominations for 2001 GE-AUR Radiology Research Academic Fellowships (GERRAF) are now being accepted. Selected recipients will receive 2-year GERRAF fellowships effective with the academic year beginning July 2001. GERRAF fellowships provide a stipend of $65,000 for each of 2 years to support original clinical and health services research in technology assessment, health and economic outcome methods, decision analysis in diagnostic imaging, informatics, and related areas of diagnostic imaging.
    URL: http://www.aur.org
  3. WHITAKER FOUNDATION RESEARCH GRANTS
    Deadline: 12/1/2000
    The Whitaker Foundation offers the following biomedical engineering grant programs: Biomedical Engineering Research Grants; Graduate Fellowships in Biomedical Engineering ; Special Opportunity Awards in Biomedical Engineering; Industrial Internships for Biomedical Engineering Students; Teaching Materials Program; Leadership-Development Awards.
    URL: http://www.whitaker.org/grants/rganc.html
  4. AACR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
    Deadline: December 15, 2000
    AACR also offers research support for a growing number of outstanding junior investigators engaged in cancer research anywhere in the world. The AACR Career Development Awards are available to scientists in the first or second year of a faculty appointment. The AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award is made to a scientist at the level of junior faculty. AACR Research Fellowships are available to scientists at the level of postdoctoral or clinical fellow.
    URL: http://www.aacr.org/
  5. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR BASIC AND PHYSICIAN SCIENTISTS
    (Cancer Research Fund of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation) Runyon-Winchell Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are granted for a three-year term with second- and third-year funding contingent upon satisfactory progress reports. Only candidates who are beginning their first full-time postdoctoral research fellowship are eligible.
    URL: http://www.cancerresearchfund.org/

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