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June 27, 2014

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Visit our Funding for Researchers web page for a complete list of funding opportunities.

Open Access Collaborative Publications Funding
Purdue University Mellon Grand Challenge Exploratory Awards
June 30, 2014
Indiana CTSI Indiana Drug Discovery Alliance
July 1, 2014
NIH Centers for Medical Countermeasures against Radiation Consortium (U19)
LOI Due: September 3, 2014
Application Due: October 3, 2014
NIH Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research (U54)
LOI Due: November 4, 2014
Application Due: December 4, 2014
Purdue EVPRP (Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, formerly OVPR)
Funding Resources:
The EVPRP (formerly OVPR) website includes a link entitled Funding Resources. This link includes sections containing Internal and External Funding Resources.  Additionally, there is a link for Search Tools and Alerts.  Those who would like assistance in setting up their Pivot E-mail funding alerts may want to take advantage of our tutorial, which may be found on the Search Tools and Alerts link.
The newest issues of Research Development and Grantwriting News.
Another resource for corporate and foundation funding opportunities is the University Development Office.  UDO lists funding opportunities here.

Center for Cancer Research Seminar Series
Upcoming Seminar
September 11, 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Drug Discovery Building, 1st Floor

Janaiah Kota, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Medical & Molecular Genetics, IUSCC
IUPUI Pancreatic Cancer Signature Center
Experimental & Development Therapeutics
Indiana School of Medicine

"Title TBA"

Other Purdue Seminars:
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Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology seminar calendar: Click here

Please welcome Patrick Salame to the Center

Hello Everyone, it is my pleasure to introduce Patrick Salame as our new Operations Manager in the Center for Cancer Research.  Patrick will be managing data/reporting and systems for our CCSG grant.  Patrick’s background in science and business will be a great asset.  Join me by welcoming Patrick to our Team! 

Patrick can be reached at psalame@purdue.edu and 496-3993.
-Douglas Cuttell, Managing Director

Vera Bradley Scholars Program at IU Simon Cancer Center

Dear Colleague,
We are writing to you with much enthusiasm about the new Vera Bradley Foundation Scholars program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.
Made possible by the generosity of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, the program provides funding for two years to junior breast cancer scientists.  Specifically, the program offers post-doctoral fellows, who received their doctorate within the past five years, with funding for basic and translational breast cancer research.  In addition, the program trains young physicians in precision therapeutics research and patient care, while clinical fellows with an interest in translational research will be given the opportunity to participate in laboratory and clinical research initiatives that hone their acumen in the development and delivery of personalized medicine to breast cancer patients.
We are seeking applicants until the end of July.  Please encourage your young investigators to apply.  You can download a promotional flyer at http://cancer.iu.edu/vbs to post in areas on your campus.  If you have any difficulties, please contact the cancer center’s communications manager, Michael Schug, at maschug@iupui.edu.
We thank you for helping us to recruit our first class of Vera Bradley Scholars.
Kathy D. Miller, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Ballve Lantero Scholar in Oncology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Co-leader, breast cancer research program
IU Simon Cancer Center
Harikrishna Nakshatri, B.V.Sc., Ph.D.
Marian J. Morrison Professor in Breast
Cancer Research
Professor of Surgery
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Co-leader, breast cancer research program
IU Simon Cancer Center
NSF Dear Colleague Letter – Announcement of Change to the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Stystems Unsolicited Proposal Submission Window
The Division of CBET within the Directorate for Engineering has changed the unsolicited proposal submission window for all 17 programs to one single submission window, October 1 through November 5.

OVPR Name Change to EVPRP

Hi Everyone,
The OVPR naming and acronym will be replaced by EVPRP for Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships.  Please use EVPRP for the initials.  Do not add an “O” in front.  
When referring to the office functions and staff working in EVPRP, please use the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships.
Please note these changes on your email signatures, nametags, and other materials.
Give me a call if you have any questions.
Thank you.
Pamela Burroff-Murr
Director, Research Communications and Partnerships
Office of the
Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships
Purdue University
765 496-3381

Pew and the Stewart Trust Launch Scholars Program Targeting Center

Philadelphia—The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust announced the inaugural class of Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research. Five promising early-career scientists will receive funding for research aimed at finding cures for cancer using approaches that include genetics, pharmacology, and structural biology.
“Cancer continues to take a terrible toll on human health worldwide, and creative approaches are vital for the development of novel therapies,” said Rebecca W. Rimel, Pew’s president and CEO. “We are delighted to partner with the Stewart Trust to expand our commitment to science and eagerly anticipate the discoveries these talented researchers will make to address these challenges.”
Pew has supported innovative research by young scientists through its biomedical scholars program since 1985 and through the Pew Latin American fellows program launched in 1991.
“Some of the most important health advances have stemmed from curiosity-driven investigations, and young researchers seem particularly primed to seed innovation in the field of cancer,” said William Bierbower, executive trustee for the Stewart Trust, which for over 15 years has backed researchers probing the mechanisms of cancer.
“By combining forces with Pew, whose biomedical programs set the standard for selecting outstanding researchers, we believe we can leverage the most talented scientific minds to discover novel means of preventing, treating, and eventually curing cancer.”
The Pew-Stewart scholars are assistant professor-level cancer researchers. They receive funding over four years and will have the opportunity to collaborate with Pew biomedical scholars and Latin American fellows at Pew’s annual biomedical meeting.
Also announced today were the newest members of Pew’s biomedical scholars and Latin American fellows programs, which support groundbreaking research by promising early-career biomedical researchers in the United States and Latin America.
The 2014 Pew-Stewart scholars for cancer research are:
Arvin Dar, Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Oncology and chemical biology
Agnel Sfeir, Ph.D.
New York University School of Medicine
Chromosome biology
Shawn Douglas, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Pharmacology and nanotechnology
Roberto Zoncu, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Cell biology and cancer metabolism
Andrew Holland, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Cell biology and oncology
For the scholars’ full abstracts and for more information about the program, please visit www.pewtrusts.org/projects/Pew-Stewart-Scholars-for-Cancer-Research/.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Learn more at www.pewtrusts.org.
Established in 1947, the Alexander & Margaret Stewart Trust is a charitable foundation supporting nonprofit organizations that research, treat, and prevent (a) cancer and (b) pediatric illnesses. The Stewart Trust distributed over million in grants in calendar year 2009. For 50 years, the Trust awarded grants largely for cancer treatment—principally for indigent care and for hospice services. Learn more at www.stewart-trust.org.

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