NEWSLETTER JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
A list of current grant and other opportunities can be found at
The following items were added since the last issue of the Newsletter:
Exceptionally Innovative Tools and Technologies for Single Cell Analysis (R21).
The National Institutes of Health solicits early stage, high-risk/high-
impact applications to develop next-generation tools that distinguish heterogeneous states among cells in situ. The new tools should provide substantially
increased sensitivity, selectivity, spatiotemporal resolution, and scalability of multiple global or functional measures of single cells. A particular emphasis for
this program is on measures that minimize cell perturbation and permit viability of cells for repeated measures over time. Letter of intent deadline: March 4,
2014; application deadline: April 4, 2014.
Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25).
The National Institute of General Medical Science PREP program encourages
applications from research-intensive institutions that propose to develop recent baccalaureate science graduates from diverse backgrounds underrepresented
in biomedical and behavioral sciences so that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue PhD or MD-PhD degrees in these fields. The
program provides support for well-designed courses for skills development and extensive research experiences aimed at preparing individuals from diverse
backgrounds to complete doctoral degrees. Application deadlines: March 31, 2014; January 25, 2015; January 25, 2016.
Revisions to Add Single Cell Analysis to Active Research Projects (U01).
This National Institutes of Health funding opportunity aims to stimulate the
adoption and validation of novel powerful single cell analysis (SCA) approaches by supporting collaborations of currently funded U01 investigators with
developers of the SCA approaches. The collaborations must be new, possess the potential to substantially further the aims of the U01 project, and provide
iterative and informed feedback to the SCA developers for continued refinement. Collaborations of U01-funded investigators with investigators currently
funded through the Common Fund Single Cell Analysis Program are strongly encouraged. Letter of intent deadline: March 4, 2014; application deadline: April
Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10).
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research Infrastructure Programs Shared Instrument Grant
Programs encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially
available instrumentation or an integrated system that costs at least $100,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include,
but are not limited to, confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell-sorters, X-ray
diffraction systems, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers. Application deadline: March 21, 2014.
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Upcoming Local Meetings
ASCB is pleased to provide funds for young scientists (graduate students and postdocs) to organize one-day local meetings. Such
meetings involve two or more institutions (within the United States or international), and topics can range from basic science to
career development as long as there is clear relevance to the broadly defined field of cell biology.
The next deadline to apply for funds is April 1, 2014. Applicants must be or become members of the ASCB. For more
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Exploring Cell Biology through Protein–Protein Interactions
Ryerson University (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
February 21, 2014
Bay Area Postdocs: Workshop on Scientific Teaching
San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)
February 22, 2014
The Research Experience for Peruvian Undergraduates (REPU)
Yale University (New Haven, CT)
March 10, 2014
Navigating Lipid Research in Baltimore: Cell to System
Carnegie Institution for Science Rose Auditorium (Baltimore, MD)
April 11, 2014
Cell Biology across the Bay
Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
May 3, 2014
Visualizing Cancer: Microscopy and Beyond
CR-UK Beatson Institute (Glasglow, UK)
Triangle Cytoskeleton Dynamics and Regulation
Research Triangle Park (Durham, NC)
First Puerto Rico Cancer Research Meeting
Universidad Central del Caribe (Bayamon, Puerto Rico)
October 3, 2014