The National Institutes of Health announce the 2006 NIH Director's Pioneer Award. A key component of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, the NIH Director's Pioneer Award supports exceptionally creative scientists who propose pioneering approaches to major challenges in biomedical research. In September 2006, NIH expects to make five to ten new awards of up to $500,000 in direct costs per year for five years. Women, members of groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, and individuals in the early to middle stages of their careers are especially encouraged to apply. This opportunity is open to scientists who are U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents, currently engaged in any field of research, interested in exploring biomedically relevant topics, willing to commit at least 51% of their research effort to the Pioneer Award project. Those who are interested may apply online between January 15 and February 27, 2006 at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-06-005.html. For more information, see the Pioneer Award Web site, http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/pioneer or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Academy of Periodontology is offering a wide range of fellowships and scholarships. A complete listing of opportunities, deadlines, and downloadable applications can be found at www.perio.org/foundation/applications.html. For more information please contact Sharon K. Mellor, Executive Director, AAP Foundation, (800) 282-4867, ext 3256, email email@example.com.