February 11, 2008
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY –Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI)
Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) are intended to foster the early career development of postdoctoral scientists with backgrounds in the physical/computational sciences whose work addresses biological questions and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. Applicants are expected to draw upon their training in a scientific field other than biology to propose innovative approaches to answer important questions in the biological sciences. Proposals that include experimental validation of theoretical models are particularly encouraged.
An institution (including its affiliated hospitals or research institutes) may nominate up to FOUR candidates. If the institution nominates more than two, then at least one of the candidates must be a female and at least one of the candidates must be a member of an underrepresented minority group**.
This is a multi-college funding opportunity. The SOM Proposal Selection Committee will review and rank submissions and forward to the Provost's Office. Final nominees will be selected by a review panel to be convened by Deputy Provost Lynn Singer.Internal Deadline: February 13
External Deadline: April 15
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR INTERNAL COMPETITION:
Send materials electronically to Richard.Sohn@case.edu (ONE document if feasible)
For details, please click here.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– DOD Breast Cancer Research Program
The Department of Defense (DOD) has released the FY08 BCRP Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from Grants.gov, CDMRP website, and the CDMRP eReceipt Website.
Clinical Translational Research Award
Era of Hope Postdoctoral Award
Era of Hope Scholar Award
HBCU/MI Partnership Training Award
Synergistic Idea Award
New for 2008–In order to clarify the CDMRP Program Announcements and proposal submission process, CDMRP has divided these documents into the following:
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES– 2008 Ovarian Cancer Research Program
Department of Defense FY08 Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) Program Announcements are expected to be released in February 2008. The announcements will describe opportunities for funding by the following award mechanisms:
Brief descriptions of each of these mechanisms are being released in the News Release on the CDMRP website. Requests for e-mail notification when Program Announcements are released may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– AACR/ASCO Workshop
AACR/ASCO are currently accepting applications for their workshop Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, August 2-8 at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort in Vail, Colorado.
This event is described as "an intense workshop in the essentials of effective clinical trial designs of therapeutic interventions in the treatment of cancer for clinical fellow and junior faculty clinical researchers in all oncology subspecialties, including radiation and surgical oncology and radiology".
Application Deadline: March 17
For more information, click here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Roswell Park Cancer Institute Lecture
Please mark your calendars for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Inaugural Dr. Hohn Lecture on Health Policy. Guest lecturer, Irving Weissman, MD, PhD, will present Stem Cells: Regenerative Medicine, Cancer, and Politics on March 17 at 5:00 pm in the David C. Hohn Lecture Hall Research Studies Center at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Weissman is a Professor of Pathology and Developmental Biology, Director of the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, and Director of the Cancer Center at Stanford University. Dr. Weissman first isolated and identified stem cells and characterized their stages of development. In 2005, he was awarded the Linus Pauling Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Science.
The Hohn Lecture Series, featuring distinguished speakers in the field of health policy, was established in honor of David C. Hohn, MD, President Emeritus and Executive Director of Health Policy at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, with a grant from the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation.
For directions to this event, click here.
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
Cancer Research Highlights
NIH CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC REVIEW NEWSLETTER
The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has released the January 2008 issues of its newsletter Peer Review Notes. This issue covers a variety of topics that are of interest to investigators.
The first section discusses new benefits for reviewers, such as the movement of study sections to cities besides DC, and the approval of an online review system. The next section covers new input and actions for CSR and NIH, such as the result of their year–long study to improve CSR Review Groups. There is also a section in which study section chairs share insight for applicants. To view the newsletter, click here.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Cancer Genetics/ Biology Journal Club
CSCRM Pluripotency Meeting
Physiology & Biophysics Minisymposium: Phenotyping Genetically Modified Mice
Skeletal Research Center Seminar
Cancer Biology Seminar
Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Best of San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Aging–Cancer Research seminar cancelled
Taussig Cancer Center Core Curriculum Series
Taussig Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Systems Biology Basic Science of Cancer Focus Group meeting
Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Prevention and Control Seminar
Tumor Cell Adhesion, Growth Factor Receptor Signaling, Stromal Interactions, Migration and Metastasis Basic Science Focus Group Mini Retreat
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS
**For more information on these symposiums, please contact Christine Rhoads.
Geriatric Oncology and Primary Care: Promoting Partnerships in Practice and Research
Update on Cervical Cancer Prevention: New Technology, New Evidence, and New Recommendations
Annual Update on Breast Cancer: Highlights of the National Meetings
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Neurosciences Seminar Rescheduled
The Neurosciences Seminar originally scheduled for January 31 has been rescheduled for Monday, February 25 at 12:00 pm in SOM E609. P. Hunter Peckham, PhD will present Neuroprostheses for Restoration of Motor Function. Dr. Hunter is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics at CWRU, and Director of the Functional Electrical Stimulation Center at the VA Medical Center and Metrohealth.
GRANTS.GOV TRANSITIONING FROM PUREEDGE TO ADOBE
In an effort to better serve the grant community and increase site accessibility, Grants.gov has committed to transitioning from the previous PureEdge based application system to an Adobe Reader based application system. The Adobe Reader applications offer more functionality and expansive system compatibility. The Adobe Reader applications are compatible with most operating systems including all Windows (Vista, Windows 2007), Mac OSX (Tiger, Leopard), Linux and UNIX.
The system transition will not affect the application process itself. Grants.gov is working with agencies to identify specific dates when the agencies will transition to Adobe Reader. Some agencies are currently posting opportunities in Adobe. The transition is tentatively scheduled to be completed by the end of fiscal year 2008. During the transition period applicants will need to have both PureEdge and Adobe Reader 8.1.1 software installed on their computers, since not all applications from all agencies are transitioned to Adobe Reader. Both PureEdge and Adobe Reader 8.1.1 software are available for free download on Grants.gov.
MESSAGE FROM DR. GEORGE STARK
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George Stark (email@example.com)
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – ISCT Regional Meeting
The International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) will be holding a regional meeting on April 4-5 at the Ohio State University Biomedical Research Tower in Columbus, Ohio. This meeting is targeted towards laboratory practitioners and technicians working in cellular therapy, and anyone interested in networking with cell therapy practitioners at a small, technically focused, reasonably priced meeting.
For more information, click here.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Landon Foundation–AACR Innovator Award for Cancer Prevention Research
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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