The University Record, December 6, 1999

Research Reporter

Research opportunities, application deadlines, U-M policies concerning sponsored research, campus research resources and more are available on the Research Web site. Point your browser to www.research.umich.edu. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Division of Research Development and Administration.


DRDA Holiday Closing

DRDA will close for the holidays at noon Dec. 23 and reopen at 8 a.m. Jan. 3. Faculty, research staff and others who plan to process materials through DRDA on Dec. 23 are reminded that only limited staff will be available and that arrangements should be made with the appropriate project representative well in advance to ensure sufficient time for handling deadline materials.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) Clinical Scientist Development Awards for Junior Faculty and Clinical Research Fellows

The purpose of the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Award Program is to help prepare and support new investigators with an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. as they begin their careers as independent clinical researchers. The program is limited to the development of researchers in cardiovascular diseases, cancer, AIDS, and sickle cell anemia and other blood disorders. DDCF’s definition of clinical research specifically includes: studies on the etiology and pathogenesis of these diseases in man; therapeutic interventions; clinical trials; disease control research that investigates how scientifically obtained information on prevention, early detection and early diagnosis can be efficiently applied; epidemiological studies; health outcomes research that either attempts to determine systematically the risk/benefits and costs of various medical practices or attempts to utilize these results in defining more effective medical practice guidelines.

This year the Clinical Scientist Development Awards are being offered to two groups of physician-scientists—research fellows (Clinical Research Fellowship Awards) and junior faculty members (Tenure-Track Faculty Awards). For further information contact Jan Rosan at 763-4086.

As the University is limited to two applications (one at the research fellow level and one at the faculty level) per disease area, we are asking that a nominating letter, a resume, a one-page summary of the research to be pursued, and an indication of the category for which the nominee wishes to be considered an applicant be submitted to Jan Rosan, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, M7300 Med Sci I, 0624, by Dec. 8 for consideration. A non-binding letter of intent is due to the Doris Duke Foundation on Dec. 15 by those who are selected. The Web site is http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/dorisduke/medical.html.

DRDA’s Arts & Humanities Sponsored Projects Workshop

The Arts and Humanities Workshop will be an introduction to DRDA and sponsored projects at the University, focusing specifically on the needs of arts and humanities scholars.

Areas covered include contacts and services at DRDA, finding funding opportunities, writing letters of inquiry and proposal narratives, developing a project budget and proposal processing. Sample funding searches, letters of inquiry, proposal narratives and budgets will be reviewed, and there will be plenty of opportunities for questions and answers.

The workshop will be presented by Chris Black, Addie Ryznar and Jamie Saville 8:30 a.m.–noon Jan. 27 in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower. To register for the workshop, consult the Research Web site ( www.research.umich.edu) for on-line registration instructions. Cost of the workshop is $10 for materials. If you have any questions, contact Janet Seegert, 764-7241 or jseegert@umich.edu).

Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Post Doctoral Fellowship Program

The Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Post Doctoral Fellowships, sponsored by the Office of Energy Research, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) and administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, are tenable at Department of Energy laboratories having substantial research programs supportive of the OBER mission. This mission is directed at understanding the health and environmental effects associated with energy technologies and developing and sustaining basic and applied research programs at the frontiers of biomedical and environmental sciences in which the DOE has responsibilities or unique capabilities. OBER’s research mission includes atmospheric, marine, and terrestrial processes; molecular and subcellular mechanisms underlying ecological, human somatic, and genetic processes; mapping and sequencing the human genome; nuclear medicine; structural biology; computational biology; and development of instrumentation necessary to achieve programmatic success. The application deadline is Jan. 15. Contact David Plawchan at 764-7237 or davedrda@umich.edu. Detailed information concerning this program can be found at www.orau.gov/ober/hollaend.htm.

2000 Pfizer/WHR Scholars Grants for Faculty Development in Women’s Health

The Scholars Grant Program represents the mutual commitment of Pfizer and the Society for Women’s Health Research (WHR) to the scientific and academic advancement of M.D. or D.O. medical school faculty members interested in advancing the science of women’s health. Candidates must indicate a serious commitment to research involving the biological mechanisms of diseases in women in one of three areas: cardiovascular disease, mental health and reproductive physiology. In addition, the applicant must have completed his or her clinical training and have a university appointment at the commencement of the grant. The University may nominate one candidate in each of the three areas. A nominating letter, a CV, a one-page summary of the research proposed, and an indication of the area for which the nominee wishes to be considered should be sent to Jan Rosan, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, M7300 Med Sci I, 0624, for consideration by Dec. 17. DRDA Contact: Sharyn Sivyer, 764-7250 or ssivyer@umich.edu.