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Newsletter No. 53 -- February 2002

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE IMAGING RESEARCH COMMUNITY:

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

Meeting Announcements:

  1. American Chemical Society Division Of Nuclear Chemistry And Technology 223rd ACS National Meeting
    Orlando, Florida (April 7-11, 2002)
    Included in program: Award Symposium: Glenn T. Seaborg Award in Nuclear Chemistry (in Honor of Joanna S. Fowler)
    URL: http://www.cofc.edu/~nuclear/2002Orlando223.htm
  2. Society of Nuclear Medicine
    June 15, 19, 2002
    Los Angeles, California;
    NCI Cancer Imaging Program Booth No. 112
    URL: http://www.snm.org
  3. The First Annual Meeting of the Society of Molecular Imaging
    August 24-26, 2002
    Boston, Massachusetts
    URL: http://www.molecularimaging.com/meeting.php3
  4. The Academy of Molecular Imaging announces the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for the 2002 Annual Conference, October 23-27, 2002 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina, San Diego, California.
    Deadline for submission is April 30, 2002
    URL: http://www.ami-imaging.org

NIH

  1. 1. UPDATE OF THE PHS 398 INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS (NOT-OD-02-027) There are notable changes in the instructions for preparing the budget and in the instructions in the "Human Subjects Research" section.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-027.html
  2. NIH EXTRAMURAL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM REGARDING CLINICAL RESEARCHERS (LRP-CR) (NOT-OD-02-024)
    The LRP-CR provides for the repayment of the educational loan debt of qualified health professionals who agree to conduct clinical research. The program provides for the repayment of up to $35,000 of the principal and interest of the educational loans of extramural grantees or awardees for each year of obligated service. Also, NIH covers the Federal taxes on the loan repayments, which are considered taxable income to program participants.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-024.html
  3. NIH EXTRAMURAL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCHERS (NOT-OD-02-025)
    Same as above for pediatric researchers.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-025.html
  4. SALARY LIMITATION ON GRANTS, COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS (NOT-OD-02-030)
    Effective January 1, 2002, the Executive Level I salary level increased to $166,700; this is the cap for direct salaries paid under grants and cooperative agreements or applicable contracts.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-030.html
  5. NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD (NRSA) STIPEND INCREASE AND OTHER BUDGETARY CHANGES EFFECTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002 (NOT-OD-02-028)
    The budgetary changes described for Fiscal Year 2002 NRSA awards affect the stipend levels for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows. In addition, the Training Related Expenses for trainees and the Institutional Allowance for individual fellows are being increased.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-028.html
  6. CANCER THERAPY-RELATED USE OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED MICE (NCI) (PAR-02-051)
    Application Receipt Date: April 19, 2002 The goal of this program announcement is to encourage the use of genetically engineered mouse cancer models for cancer therapy-related goals. Mouse cancer-prone models with heritable genetic alterations are usually derived to explore mechanisms that underlie basic cancer or tumor biology.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-051.html
  7. NIH/NSF Training Opportunity Web Site
    In response to recommendations resulting from the June 13 -14, 2001, NIH/NSF Workshop on Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Research Training and Education, a Web site containing information on NIH and NSF training opportunities by career level has been developed. The purpose of this Web site is to provide a complete compilation of NIH and NSF training opportunities and related information to ensure that opportunities offered by both agencies are accessible to the quantitative science and biomedical research communities.
    The Web site can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training/trainingopps.html
  8. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOLECULAR IMAGING (NIBIB) (RFA-EB-02-001)
    Letter Of Intent Receipt Date: March 29, 2002;
    Application Receipt Date: April 24, 2002
    The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering invites applications for NIH Research Project Grant (R01) awards to support interdisciplinary basic research or Phased Innovation (R21/R33) awards to support novel investigations for molecular imaging and spectroscopy development that can be broadly applied to research on biological or disease processes. The anticipated award date is September 30, 2002.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-02-001.html
  9. EXPLORATORY/DEVELOPMENTAL GRANTS: TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS TO NIAID-FUNDED RESEARCH - ADDENDUM TO PAS-02-031 (NOT-AI-02-006)
    The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), is joining the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on this exploratory/developmental PA.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-02-006.html
  10. NEW RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT OF BONE QUALITY (RFA-AR-02-002)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 21, 2002;
    Application Receipt Date: March 21, 2002
    The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) invites research applications that provide novel means to assess bone quality and elucidate the relationships among disease- and aging-related changes in bone quality, gender-related variations in bone quality, and increased bone fragility and fracture susceptibility. Applications may be in the form of individual research projects (R01) or exploratory/developmental research grants (R21).
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-02-002.html
  11. COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING IN PRIMARY CARE PRACTICE (NCI, AHRQ) (PAR-02-042)
    Letter of Intent Date: May 16, 2002; September 18, 2002; January 16, 2003; May 16, 2003
    Application Receipt Date: June 20, 2002; October 23, 2002; February 20, 2003; June 20, 2003
    The National Cancer Institute and Agency for Health Care Research and Quality are interested in promoting research to enhance understanding of colorectal cancer screening delivery, utilization, and outcomes in primary care practice. The objective of this Program Announcement is to encourage applications for exploratory/developmental grants (R21) designed to improve the delivery and uptake and evaluate the short-term outcomes of colorectal cancer screening in primary care practice.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-042.html
  12. NIAID INVESTIGATOR-INITIATED SMALL RESEARCH (R03) GRANTS (PA-02-038)
    This announcement redefines the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Small Grant (R03) mechanism and extends its use to unsolicited applications in addition to its use in individual Requests for Applications (RFA) and Program Announcements (PA). The total project period for an application submitted in response to this PA may not exceed two years. Support may be requested for up to $50,000 (direct costs) per year.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-038.html
  13. COLLABORATIVE CENTERS FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH (NIEHS) (RFA-ES-02-003)
    Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 14, 2002;
    Application Receipt Date: March 14, 2002
    To accelerate the pace of progress in this important area and the translation of findings into the public health arena, the NIEHS is creating a Collaborative Centers for Parkinson's Disease Environmental Research (CCPDER) Consortium Program to foster multidisciplinary research approaches to elucidate gene-environment interactions in PD.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-02-003.html
  14. NCRR SHARED INSTRUMENTATION GRANT (PAR-02-036)
    Application Receipt Date: March 22, 2002
    The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) is continuing its competitive Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program initiated in Fiscal Year 1982. The objective of the program is to make available to institutions expensive research instruments that can only be justified on a shared-use basis and for which meritorious research projects are described. The SIG Program provides a cost-effective mechanism for groups of NIH-supported investigators to obtain commercially available, technologically sophisticated equipment costing more than $100,000.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-036.html
  15. IMAGING - SCIENCE TRACK AWARD FOR RESEARCH TRANSITION (I/START) (PAR-02-058)
    Application receipt date is May 14, 2002 with next receipt date of October 1, 2002; standard receipt dates thereafter.
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) seeks to facilitate the entry of new investigators in the area of brain imaging/clinical neurobiology research. This Program Announcement invites applications for the Imaging Science Track Award for Research Transition (I/START) program, which is a new program developed by NIDA to foster new investigators in areas of brain imaging and drug abuse research. This PA will use the NIH Small Grant (R03) award mechanism. For this specific announcement, an award may not exceed $150,000 in direct costs and is for a period of one year only.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-058.html
  16. FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COLLABORATION AWARD (FIRCA) (PA-02-057)
    Application Receipt Dates: March 25, July 25, November 25
    The Fogarty International Research Collaboration Award (FIRCA) facilitates collaborative research between U.S. biomedical scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and investigators in the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, as well as in countries of the former Soviet Union (FSU), and Central and Eastern Europe. The FIRCA will extend and enhance the research interests of both the U.S. scientist and the collaborating scientist, and will help to increase the research capacity of the foreign scientist and institution. Awards are made to the U.S. applicant institution to support a collaborative research project that will be carried out mainly at the foreign collaborator's research site.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-057.html

Other Government Agenices

  1. Cognitive Neuroscience (NSF 02-031)
    Deadline: 7/15/2002
    FULL PROPOSAL TARGET DATE(S): March 15, 2002; January 15 of each year (starting 2003); July 15 of each year Synopsis of Program:
    The Cognitive Neuroscience emphasis seeks highly innovative and interdisciplinary proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such processes develop and change in the brain and through evolutionary time.
    URL: http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02031

Other Agenices

  1. CHARLOTTE GEYER FOUNDATION
    The Charlotte Geyer Foundation supports research into the cause, prevention and treatment of cancer. The Foundation reviews proposals three times per year and awards grants up to $100,000 each. The purpose of Foundation awards is to provide one year's funding to exceptional proposals to give investigators the opportunity of advancing and improving projects to the point where they are able to successfully compete for an R01 or other award.
    URL: http://www.charlottegeyer.org/
  2. AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY & RADIOCHEMISTRY
    Applications due: March 1, 2002
    The Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society sponsors summer schools in nuclear and radiochemistry funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. These six week summer schools in 2002 will be held from June 16 to July 27 at: San Jose State University, San Jose, CA and Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY.
    URL: http://www.cofc.edu/~nuclear/nukess.html
  3. 2002 CaP CURE Research Award
    CaP CURE 2002-2003 Young Investigator Award
    The Association for the Cure of Cancer of the Prostate, CaP CURE, is soliciting proposals for outstanding prostate cancer research for its 2002/2003 funding year.
    URL: http://www.capcure.org/research/applications.html

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