Save the Date: Grant Writing Workshop on November 8, 2006
Mark your calendars for November 8, 2006, when OCCAM leads an upcoming workshop Strategies for Success: How to Write a Grant in Cancer CAM. This technical assistance workshop will be offered as a preconference activity during the 3rd International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO). Held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, this one day workshop is intended for researchers with an interest in cancer CAM and will address many of the issues raised by review committees.
Specifically, the workshop will focus on the challenges unique to preparing applications in cancer CAM topics and will present some of the potential solutions for applicants. In addition to a mock review session, the agenda will also include presentations from NIH program staff interested in supporting research in cancer CAM. The workshop will be helpful for those preparing grant proposals to the NCI as well as other peer-review funders providing support for scientific cancer CAM research.
Dr. Hongjie Zhang, a previous workshop participant from the University of Illinois at Chicago, says, "The workshop gave me a clear picture of what OCCAM [NCI] is looking for and what I should do when writing a proposal. The mock grant review let me know how my submitted proposal would be evaluated. Great workshop."
For more information about the workshop or SIO's 3rd International Conference, please visit http://www.integrativeonc.org/index.php.
Enhanced Version of Cancer Research Portfolio Released
More information about cancer and CAM research projects and contracts, clinical trials, funding opportunities, and research tools are now available to you than ever before through the enhanced Cancer Research Portfolio.
Updates to this resource, including several new features to the database, were launched this past spring. In addition to NCI-supported projects, cancer-related projects funded by the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse are now also searchable. Other recent improvements integrated into the database include the ability to find projects supported by a specific funding opportunity, access to the International Cancer Research Portfolio, and clearly defined limitations to database search results.
On the OCCAM Web site, results of pre-canned searches of the Cancer Research Portfolio supply you with CAM projects as they apply to prevention, treatment, and the supportive care of patients and survivors. To view this information, please visit http://cam.cancer.gov//research_portfolio.html.