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dkNET community events and announcements in August, 2018

dkNET community events and announcements in August, 2018

Dear dkNET Community,

dkNET provides updates on activities of interest to the NIDDK-supported community. You could keep up to date on these activities through our Twitter feed @dkNET_info, through our Community Calendar, or through dkNET e-mail list. If you have an event or funding opportunities you'd like to advertise, please contact us info_at_dknet.org.


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  • New resources added to dkNET
Center for Animal Resources and Development (RRID: SCR_016400) is an international repository and distribution center for production, cryopreservation, and supply of genetically engineered mice. It provides a summary of institutions, organizations, and individuals contributing mouse resource information to the IMSR database.


Animal Resources Centre (RRID:SCR_016402) is a self-funding Statutory Authority of the Government of Western Australia for biomedical research to produce and supply genetically-defined, specific pathogen free (SPF) research rats and mice. Provides contribution of mouse resource information to the IMSR database.



Events in August, 2018

Aug. 1-3, 2018

KUH Undergraduate Summer Research Conference 2018

This meeting is the culminating experience for the undergraduate participants sponsored by the Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases Summer Research Program. The conference will bring all of the students together to share their research accomplishments, network with peers and distinguished faculty, and receive timely career development advice. This added exposure to professional and scientific opportunities in renal, urologic, and hematologic diseases will entice undergraduates to continue their medical or graduate careers in areas within the research mission of the Division.

Location: Boston, MA, USA

Aug. 14, 2018 

Pre-Application Webinar for the NIH Common Fund Somatic Cell Genome Editing program 

The NIH will hold a pre-application interactive Q&A webinar for the Somatic Cell Genome Editing (SCGE) program (https://commonfund.nih.gov/editing). NIH staff will discuss the following funding opportunities and answer questions from prospective applicants: (1) Development of Cell and Tissue Platforms to Detect Adverse Biological Consequences of Somatic Cell Genome Editing (U01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-RM-18-022) (2) Innovative Technologies to Deliver Genome Editing Machinery to Disease-relevant Cells and Tissues (UG3/UH3 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-RM-18-023) (3) Expanding the Human Genome Editing Repertoire (U01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-RM-18-024) (4) Innovative Technologies to Non-Invasively Monitor Genome Edited Cells In Vivo (UH2/UH3 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (RFA-RM-18-025). Webinar Information: Date/Time: August 14, 2018 from 12p-2p ETLink for attendees: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=e763511456612dd9acf0dde40160eff07
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208Event number: 627 840 766Event password: SCGE2018

More information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-RM-18-020.html



Aug. 26-31, 2018

The 22nd International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC) 2018

As all the previous editions, IMSC 2018 will cover all aspects of mass spectrometry, from fundamentals to instrumentation and applications. The conference is organized with short courses, tutorial lectures, oral and poster sessions, workshops, awards, commercial exhibition, social program (including a welcome mixer, the social dinner in an exclusive place, and a program for accompanying persons), and companies user meetings. All of them will be defined shortly.
Location: Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

    More information:  http://www.imsc2018.it


    Funding opportunities information and deadlines in August, 2018

    Aug 6, 2018 

    Funding Opportunity Application Due Date: Michigan Diabetes Research Center And Michigan Center For Diabetes Translational Research Pilot/Feasibility Grant Program

    The purpose of this Pilot /Feasibility Study (P/FS) Grant Program is to promote research in diabetes by new and established investigators at the University of Michigan. The ultimate goal of the program is to accelerate the pace of research and enable awardees to generate sufficient preliminary data for successful applications for major research funding from the NIH or other national granting agency.Grant proposals may be in areas of basic biomedical, clinical, behavioral, epidemiological, health services, or type 2 translational research and should address key questions regarding the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of diabetes, its complications, or related endocrine or metabolic disorders (for example: obesity, metabolic syndrome, counter-regulatory proteins). Type 2 translational research projects should focus on the translation of research advances into clinical or community practice and include the identification of barriers to widespread adoption of new science and the testing of interventions to overcome these barriers. Eligibility: Individuals who have full-time instructional, research or clinical faculty positions at the University of Michigan.

    More information: http://diabetesresearch.med.umich.edu/PilotFeasibility.php



    Aug 10, 2018 

    Funding Opportunity Application Deadline: The University Of Arizona Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center Pilot Projects

    Description:

    The start date and end date below are meant to suggest that applications can be submitted at any time. Visit the website for further information. The Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC), an NIEHS funded Center at the University of Arizona, announces the availability of funds for pilot projects. To assist center members as they prepare to submit grant applications specifically to NIEHS, we are moving to a more flexible and targeted approach to using the funds that are budgeted for pilot projects. Rather than complete projects from start to end with full budgets, a set submission date, and open competition for a limited number of grants, the center will now be evaluation requests for specific assistance on a rolling basis. There are no limits to the assistance that can be requested, either in terms of the type of assistance, time-frame for the assistance, or the dollar value. It is anticipated that awards as little as $500 will be given regularly throughout the year. Eligibility: The Pilot Projects program announcements have resulted in applications from across the state. Since the funding increase in 2007, 68 applications have been received from 19 different University Departments or Centers at the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and Arizona State University.

    More information: http://swehsc.pharmacy.arizona.edu/administration/pilot-projects/about



    Aug. 20, 2018 

    NIDDK Funding Opportunity Application Deadline: University Of Wisconsin-Madison—Washington University Diabetes Research Center Collaborative Pilot & Feasibility Awards 

    Funds from the Washington University Diabetes Research Center are dedicated to supporting Pilot & Feasibility Awards through a collaborative program with University of Wisconsin-Madison. The goal of these funds is to develop preliminary data leading to the submission of new applications for independent (NIH, JDRF, or ADA) research grants. Faculty members from any department at University of Wisconsin-Madison are encouraged to apply.


    Aug. 29, 2018 

    Funding Opportunity Application Deadline: University of Kentucky - Washington University Diabetes Research Center Collaborative Pilot and Feasibility Awards

    Funds from the Washington University Diabetes Research Center are dedicated to supporting Pilot & Feasibility Awards through a collaborative program with University of Kentucky. The goal of these funds is to develop preliminary data leading to the submission of new applications for independent (NIH, JDRF, or ADA) research grants. Applicants must hold a faculty appointment and be independent investigators in any department at University of Kentucky. Postdoctoral Fellows or their equivalent are not eligible.

    Description:

    More information: https://dknet.org/about/funding


    Aug. 29, 2018 

    Funding Opportunity Application Deadline: University Of Utah—Washington University Diabetes Research Center Collaborative Pilot & Feasibility Awards

    Funds from the Washington University Diabetes Research Center are dedicated to supporting Pilot & Feasibility Awards through a collaborative program with the University of Utah. The goal of these funds is to develop preliminary data leading to the submission of new applications for independent (NIH, JDRF, or ADA) research grants. Applicants must hold a faculty appointment and be independent investigators in any department at the University of Utah. Postdoctoral Fellows or their equivalent are not eligible.



    Aug. 31, 2018 

    Funding Opportunity Application Deadline: University Of Chicago Digestive Diseases Research Core Center Pilot And Feasibility Program

    The overarching theme of the DDRCC is research in Digestive Health and Disease, including inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and related areas of intestinal inflammation, immunology, the gut microbiome, metabolism, and epithelial biology/cancer of the GI tract. Pilot and Feasibility applications focused on these “mission” areas will receive higher priority. Broad aspects of basic and translational/clinical research related to enteric microbiology, inflammation, and immunology of the digestive tract and pathogenesis, genetics, pathophysiology, and bench-to-bedside aspects of inflammatory bowel diseases will be given higher priority. In addition, proposals focused on the examination of growth and differentiation, cancer biology, intestinal epithelial biology and pathobiology of the gastrointestinal tract (including the luminal GI tract, liver, pancreas, biliary system, etc.), as well as basic or clinical research in the areas of nutrition, metabolism, and digestive diseases are appropriate topics for Pilot & Feasibility studies.





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