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									Funding Opportunities from the Office of Sponsored Research Administration To: Date: RE: Faculty/Staff September 8, 2006 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

From: Angela D. Wimes

Listed below are summaries of grant announcements in which your department or unit may have some interest. You may link to the full text of the announcement via your browser by clicking on the appropriate hyperlink contained within each summary.

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Membrane Protein Production and Structure Determination: The National Institutes of Health solicits applications to enhance the rate of membrane protein structure determination and to facilitate the determination of membrane protein structures. Methods development for expression, solubilization, stabilization, purification, characterization, crystallization, isotopic labeling of membrane proteins, and for determination of their structures by electron microscopic, x-ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometry, and other biophysical techniques are emphasized. Letters of Intent Receipt Date: September 27, 2006 Application Submission Date: October 27, 2006 See: Cooperative Reproductive Science Research Centers at Minority Institutions: The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Office of Research on Women’s Health invite new and established basic science, translational, and clinical investigators to submit grant applications that will participate in a cooperative program to augment and strengthen the research infrastructure and research capabilities of faculty, students, and fellows at minority institutions by supporting the development of new, and/or the enhancement of ongoing research that focuses on topics deemed to be of high priority and significance because of their critical importance to reproductive health. Letters of Intent Receipt Date: November 21, 2006 Application Submission Date: December 20, 2006 See: Short Term Educational Experiences for Research in the Environmental Health Sciences for Undergraduates and High School Students: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences solicits Research Education Project grant applications from organizations that propose an organized short term program for high school and undergraduate students of research experiences and informational exchanges designed to impart to participants an appreciation of research on the environmental impacts on human health Letters of Intent Receipt Date: December 11, 2006 Application Submission/Receipt Date: January 11, 2007 See:

Program Announcements____________________________________________
Deadlines are June 1, October 1, ad February 1, unless otherwise indicated. Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, & Management in Pain Research (R21) Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, & Management in Pain Research (R03) Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, & Management in Pain Research (R01) National National National National National National National National National National National Institute of Nursing Research Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Cancer Institute Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Institute on Aging Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Institute of Child Health and Human Development Institute on Drug Abuse Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowships In Epidemiology, Clinical Trials, and Outcomes Research In Orthopaedic Surgery(F32) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Application Receipt Date(s): October 23, 2006; February 23, June 23, October 23, 2007; and February 23, June 23, 2008 Cancer Education Grants Program (R25) National Cancer Institute Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/START) (R03) National Institute on Drug Abuse Immunology of Biofilms (R01) National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Immunology of Biofilms (R21) National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America Foundation (PhRMA):           Medical Student Research Fellowships Postdoctoral Fellowships in Health Outcomes Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pharmaceutics Predoctoral Training in Pharmaceutics Predoctoral Fellowship in Health Outcomes Progress Research Starter Grant in Health Outcomes Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics Sabbatical Fellowship in Health Outcomes The PhRMA Foundation Sabbatical Fellowship in Health Outcomes Sabbatical Fellowship in Pharmaceutics

Application Receipt Date: October 1, 2006 See: Tourette Syndrome Association: Tourette Syndrome Research and Training Grants - The Tourette Syndrome Association is requesting research grant proposals from Ph.D. and M.D.

researchers in basic and clinical studies on all aspects of Tourette Syndrome. Areas of specific interest include: animal models, basal ganglia physiology, behavioral neurosciences, clinical trials, neurochemistry, neuroimaging, and neuropathology. Other relevant fields of interest are biochemistry, epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology, neuroanatomy, neurology, neuropsychology, neurophysiology, pharmacology, psychiatry, and psychology. For preliminary screening, a Letter of Intent briefly describing the scientific basis and relevance of the proposed project is requested. The TSA will provide awards up to $40,000 for fellowships and $75,000 for research grants. Application Receipt Date: October 12, 2006 See: Institute for the Study of Aging: Novel Approaches to Drug Discovery for Alzheimer's Disease - The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), an affiliated public charity of the Institute for the Study of Aging (ISOA), invites scientists from the biotech industry and academia to apply for a research grant program entitled Novel Approaches to Drug Discovery for Alzheimer's Disease. The goal of the program is to facilitate the discovery and development of effective therapies for Alzheimer's disease. This program is made possible by a generous donation from Elan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and funds from ADDF. Application Receipt Date: October 13, 2006 See: L'ORÉAL USA Fellowships for Women in Science Program: L'ORÉAL USA Fellowships for Women in Science Program - Now in its fourth year, the L'ORÉAL USA Fellowships for Women in Science program announces the 2007 call for applications. Since its launch in May of 2003, the U.S. Fellowship program, which complements the company's international L'ORÉAL-UNESCO for Women in Science program has recognized and rewarded exceptionally talented young women engaged in breakthrough scientific research. In the past, the highly selective postdoctoral fellowship program has awarded $20,000 grants to each of five recipients annually. Beginning in 2007 however, the fellowship grants will increase in value to $40,000 per recipient. The L'ORÉAL USA Fellowships for Women in Science are awarded to women engaged in basic research in the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Application Receipt Date: October 31, 2006 See: (click on For Women In Science at top, then click on US Fellowship Program on the right, then 2007 Fellowship Application) American Parkinson's Disease Association Inc.: Medical Students Summer Fellowships The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) offer Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and related supporting activities in an effort to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in selected areas of science in the U.S. These fellowships support training and research at the postdoctoral level in a host institution in the areas of biology and social, behavioral, and economic sciences supported by NSF. Supporting activities are travel grants to graduate students to visit prospective sponsors, starter research grants for fellows, and an annual meeting of fellows and their mentors. Deadline: Application Receipt Date: November 6, 2006

American Heart Association: Bugher Award is presented to stimulate investigations that will support the development of better stroke preventive measures and better stroke interventions in the future.

Application Receipt Date: November 15, 2006 See: Announcements for: Alliance for Lupus Research, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, American Cancer Socie

(see 08.25.06 Bulletin); Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Program, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at RAMS ProposalCentral -

ANNUAL REPORT TO THE NATION FINDS CANCER DEATH RATES CONTINUE TO DROP A new report from the nation's leading cancer organizations finds that Americans' risk of dying from cancer continues to drop, maintaining a trend that began in the early 1990s. However, the rate of new cancers remains stable. The "Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2003, Featuring Cancer among U.S. Hispanic/Latino Populations" is published in the October 15, 2006, issue of "Cancer" . The report includes comprehensive data on trends over the past several decades for all major cancers. It shows that the long-term decline in overall cancer death rates continued through 2003 for all races and both sexes combined. The declines were greater among men (1.6 percent per year from 1993 through 2003) than women (0.8 percent per year from 1992 through 2003), although rates for men remain 46 percent higher than for women. Death rates decreased for 11 of the 15 most common cancers in men and for 10 of the 15 most common cancers in women. The authors attribute the decrease in death rates, in part, to successful efforts to reduce exposure to tobacco, earlier detection through screening, and more effective treatment, saying that continued success will depend on maintaining and enhancing these efforts. "The greater decline in cancer death rates among men is due in large part to their substantial decrease in tobacco use. We need to enhance efforts to reduce tobacco use in women so that the rate of decline in cancer death rates becomes comparable to that of men," said Betsy A. Kohler, President of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, Inc (NAACCR). Overall cancer incidence rates (the rate at which new cancers are diagnosed) for both sexes and all races combined have been stable from 1992 through 2003. Overall rates for men were stable from 1995 through 2003, while rates for women increased from 1979 through 2003. Notably, incidence rates for female breast cancer stabilized from 2001 through 2003, ending increases that began in the 1980s. Whether this first indication of a changing trend is real or a random fluctuation cannot be determined until data reporting in the next few years is complete. Also, the data suggest a small increase in the female lung cancer incidence rate from 1991 through 2003, which is a much slower rate of increase than in prior years. Among women, incidence rates decreased for: colon and rectum cancers and cancers of the uterus (1998 to 2003, the most recent time period studied) oral cancers (1980 to 2003) stomach and cervical cancers (since at least 1975) Among men, incidence rates have: decreased for colon and rectum cancers (1998 to 2003) decreased for stomach and oral cancers (since at least 1975) decreased for lung cancer (1982 to 2003) increased for prostate cancer (1995 to 2003) increased for myeloma, leukemia, cancers of the liver, kidney and esophagus (since at least 1975) Incidence rates for pancreatic cancer for men and women stabilized from 2000 through 2003, after decreasing for about 16 years. Among women, the rates for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), melanoma, leukemia and cancers of the lung, bladder, and kidney have been increasing since at least 1975. Thyroid cancer incidence rates among women have increased since 1981. The rate increased 2.2 percent per year from 1981-1993. The rate then increased 4.6 percent per year from 1993 to 2000. From 2000 to 2003, the rate increased 9.1 percent per year. These rising trends are likely explained in part by changes in medical surveillance, but may also be a result of changes in risk factors. More>>>> ###

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