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Newsletter No. 79 -- May, 2005

FROM: Cancer Imaging Program, National Cancer Institute, May 2005. Electronic Newsletter, No. 79

CIP Web Site: http://imaging.cancer.gov/

NIH - New Funding Initiatives

  1. COLLABORATIONS WITH NATIONAL CENTERS FOR BIOMEDICAL COMPUTING (PAR-05-063) (NCI)
    Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): April 19, 2005; December 19, 2005; same through 2008
    Application Receipt Dates(s): May 17, 2005; January 17, 2006; same through 2008
    The purpose of this program announcement is to provide support for investigators working in collaboration with the NIH National Centers for Biomedical Computing (NCBC) using the R01 mechanism. Details about the specific NIH NCBCs already awarded can be found at http://www.bisti.nih.gov/ncbc/.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-063.html
  2. EXTENSION OF BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH GRANT (BRG) PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT (PA-02-011) (NOT-EB-05-005)
    Application Deadlines: June 1, 2005, and October 1, 2005
    This notice is to inform potential applicants that the program announcement for the BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH GRANTS at http://grants/nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-001.html will remain active until a revision is issued later in 2005.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-EB-05-005.html
  3. NIH ROADMAP (abbreviation RM)
    The NIH Roadmap is an integrated vision to deepen our understanding of biology, stimulate interdisciplinary research teams, and reshape clinical research to accelerate medical discovery and improve people's health. Most of the initiatives will begin in FY 2004. Other initiatives will start in FY 2005 and beyond, depending upon the budget and other emerging needs. The three NIH Roadmap themes are as follows: new pathways to discovery, research teams of the future, and re-engineering the clinical research Enterprise.
    URL: http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/
  4. CANCELLATION: PLANNING GRANTS FOR REGIONAL TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH CENTERS (NOT-RM-05-011)
    The purpose of this notice is to inform the research community that NIH is canceling RFA-RM-05-008, "Regional Translational Research Center Planning Grants," that was released in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts on October 1, 2004. As a result, RTRC planning grant applications will not be reviewed. The NIH will hold a meeting on May 23, 2005 at the DoubleTree Crystal City National Airport Hotel in Arlington, Virginia to discuss NIH's new direction to enhance the discipline of clinical and translational research and re-engineer the clinical research enterprise.
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-05-011.html
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-05-006.html
  5. EXTENSION OF EXPIRATION DATES FOR VARIOUS RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD TRAINING AND NIH CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES (NOT-OD-05-047)
    URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/NOT-OD-05-047.html
  6. JAPAN SOCIETY FELLOWSHIPS
    The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) conducts fellowship programs for foreign researchers to promote international cooperation in and mutual understanding through scientific research in Japan. Research applications are accepted at the Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), which acts as a nominating authority for JSPS programs.
    JSPS Invitation Fellowships
    JSPS conducts short-term (14-60 days) and long-term (61 days -10 months) programs under the Invitation Fellowship Program. The fellowship is funded by a subsidy from the Japanese government, to promote international cooperation and mutual understanding through scientific research. Scientists employed at designated Japanese research institutions and laboratories to invite fellow researchers from the U.S. to Japan to participate in cooperative activities. Application deadline: October 31, 2005
    JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships
    The JSPS conducts short-term (15 days - 11 months) and long-term (12-24 months) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, to assist promising and highly-qualified young researchers wishing to conduct research in Japan. Postdoctoral Fellowship (short-term) Application deadline: October 31, 2005; Postdoctoral Fellowship (long-term) Application deadline: June 30, 2005
    Contact: Maria "Mili" Ferreira, JSPS Program Assistant, Division of International Training and Research, Fogarty International Center, Tel: 301 594-9778; Fax: 301 402-0779; e-mail: ferreima@mail.nih.gov
    URL for Fogarty International Center: http://www.fic.nih.gov/index.html

Other Organizations Funding Opportunities

  1. FACULTY EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT (CAREER) PROGRAM (NSF-050579)
    Deadlines for 2005: July 19: BIO, CISE, HER; July 20: ENG; July 21: GEO, MPS, SBE, OPP
    The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.
    URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05570/nsf05579.htm for announcement and
    http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf05027 for FAQs
  2. DOD FY05 CHRONIC MYELOGENOUS LEUKEMIA RESEARCH PROGRAM (CMLRP)
    Submission Deadline: June 7, 2005
    Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award
    Therapeutic Development Award
    URL: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/cmlrp.htm
  3. CHARLOTTE GEYER FOUNDATION GRANTS
    Deadline: June 1, 2005
    The Charlotte Geyer Foundation provides interim funding to researchers whose proposals have been reviewed by the National Cancer Institute and were ranked within ten percentage points of the NCI payline.
    URL: http://www.charlottegeyer.org

Announcements

INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON BIOMEDICAL IMAGING IN ONCOLOGY
Tuesday, July 12th from 8:30am to 12:30pm in EPN Building 6130 Executive Boulevard.  The deadline for submissions is May 31st. The Interagency Council on Biomedical Imaging in Oncology brings together representatives of the Federal Government and technology developers to expedite the process of bringing new products to market. The following meeting will be Tuesday, November 1, 2005.
URL: http://cancer.gov/dctd/icbio

REMINDER: MANDATORY USE OF NEW INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS FOR PHS 398 (DHHS PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE GRANT APPLICATION) AND PHS 2590(DHHS PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE NON-COMPETING GRANT PROGRESS REPORT) (NOT-OD-05-043)
Deadline: May 10, 2005, for PHS 398; May 1, 2005, for PHS 2590
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-043.html

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: IMAGING SCIENTIFIC EDITOR - NIH IMAGING AGENT DATABASE
ComputerCraft Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland, posted May 26, 2004
Computercraft seeks an experienced imaging scientist / editor to provide scientific leadership in the development and maintenance of a new imaging database project at the National Institutes of Health. The individual will work with NIH staff scientists and extramural advisors onsite at the NIH campus. This diversified and challenging position requires a Ph.D. (strongly preferred) or M.S. degree in imaging sciences or highly related field; additional post-Doctoral or post-Master laboratory experience is desired. For consideration please submit cover letter, resume/CV, salary history, salary requirements, and U.S. employment eligibility (you must currently reside in the U.S. and be eligible to work). Contact Computercraft for details.
Email: hr@computercraft-usa.com; Fax: 301-493-1288
Mail: Computercraft, Attn: HR, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 401, Bethesda, Maryland 20817

SCIENTIFIC CURATOR - NIH IMAGING AGENT DATABASE
Computercraft seeks an experienced imaging scientist to provide curatorial responsibilities for implementing and maintaining the NIH imaging agent database. The individual will work with NIH staff scientists and extramural advisors onsite at the NIH campus. Join our team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals as we participate in the development of a new centralized database of in vivo imaging agents. This innovative database will include agents developed for position-emission tomography (PET), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and optical imaging. The database will be located within the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This diversified and challenging position requires a Ph.D. (strongly preferred) or M.S. degree in imaging sciences or highly related field. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable knowledge of the chemistry and developmental process of in vivo imaging agents, experience with current analytical tools in both chemistry and biology, and a working knowledge of the issues associated with the information technology and cheminformatics required to successfully implement this database. The ability to extract and summarize scientific information in a textual format is essential. Contact Computercraft for details.
Email: hr@computercraft-usa.com
Fax: (301) 493-1288
Mail: Computercraft, Attn: HR, 6701 Democracy Blvd.,Suite 401, Bethesda, MD 20817

UPDATED INSTRUCTIONS TO THE PHS 398 (DHHS PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE GRANT APPLICATIONS) NOW AVAILABLE (NOT-OD-05-039) Updated instructions to the PHS398 Application are now available. Notable changes in the instructions are marked in purple. Updates of note since the initial November 2004 release include: Additional acceptable fonts are specified. Applicants may now use an Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype or Georgia typeface and a font size of 11 points or larger. (A Symbol font may be used to insert Greek letters or special characters; the font size requirement still applies.) See the notice and web site for more information. URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm

SECOND PHASE OF THE NIH ROADMAP EXPLORATORY CENTERS FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH (NOT-RR-05-003)
The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants about the plans for the second phase of the Interdisciplinary Research Centers program which is part of the NIH Roadmap.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-RM-05-006.html

CIP DCIDE PROGRAM
The Cancer Imaging Program of the NCI requests submissions for its Development of Clinical Imaging Drugs and Enhancers (DCIDE) initiative. The goal is the rapid movement of promising, novel cancer imaging enhancers or molecular probes from the laboratory to proof of principle clinical trials. See the web site for details.
URL: http://imaging.cancer.gov/programsandresources/specializedinitiatives/dcide

NIH COMMONS
The NIH Commons web site allows all NIH grantee organizations to interact with grants data, to check the status of grant applications, including viewing scores and summary statements when they are ready, and to submit progress reports on line, among a number of functions. Applicants and grants administrators should become familiar with the Commons.
URL: https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons/index.jsp

Meetings

ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY RADIOLOGISTS
Includes 1-day course on Molecular Biology for Imagers
May 3-7, 2005, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
URL: http://www.aur.org

SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
June 18-22, 2005, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
URL: http://interactive.snm.org/index.cfm?PageID=264&RPID=10

CARS 2005 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
19th International Congress and Exhibition
June 22-25, 2005
International Congress Centre Berlin, Germany
URL: http://www.cars-int.org/

NIH REGIONAL SEMINAR IN PROGRAM FUNDING AND GRANTS ADMINISTRATION ( NOT-OD-05-019)
June 23-24, 2005 hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. NIH electronic research administration labs will be offered on Wednesday, June 22.
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminars.htm

IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER-BASED MEDICAL SYSTEMS (CBMS 2005)
June 23-24, 2005, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
URL: http://conferences.computer.org/CBMS2005/index.html

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
24th-28th of June 2005, Iowa City, Iowa.
URL: http://www.radiology.uiowa.edu/ISRC2005

CITSA´05/ISAS´05
11th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis: ISAS´05 and 2nd International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and
Applications: Orlando, FL, July 14-17, 2005.
URL: http://www.infocybernetics.org/citsa2005/

SOCIETY FOR MOLECULAR IMAGING
September 7-10, 2005, Cologne, Germany
URL: http://www.molecularimaging.org/


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