Addendum to RFA-DK-04-017: Beta Cell Biology Consortium (U19) and RFA-DK-04-018: Beta Cell Biology Consortium (U01)

Notice Number: NOT-DK-04-016

Key Dates
Release Date: October 05, 2004

Issued by
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) (

This addendum is to inform potential applicants of additional information on resources that the Beta Cell Biology Consortium will provide to all awardees. The specific core resources that the BCBC will provide are posted at the following web site:

It is anticipated that RFA awards will be made by August 1, 2005. In lieu of the Fall Steering Committee Meeting 2005, all PIs will be expected to attend a Beta Cell Biology Consortium Kick-off retreat, and apply the appropriate budget for travel and per diem from their grants to attend this meeting. This retreat is scheduled to be held at Vanderbilt University on August 25-26, 2005. This will be an intensive two day meeting that will focus on stimulating interactions and in determining the organization for all new BCBC activities. This meeting will be designed to provide the optimal environment to engage groups in creative thought, planning and action. Ideas will be presented, discussed, and prioritized, and both the objectives, and participants for new collaborative projects will be determined. It is expected that these new group activities will commence by early 2006.

The full text of the RFAs, which were published June 21, 2004, can be found at the following locations:

Inquiries regarding this notice may be directed to:

Sheryl Sato, Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
6707 Democracy Boulevard Room 6105
Bethesda, MD 20892-5460
Telephone: (301) 594-8811
FAX: (301) 480-2688

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