Notice of NEI’s Intent to Withdraw from PAS-06-207, Interactions Between Stem and Progenitor Cells and the Microenvironment (R03)

Notice Number: NOT-EY-06-007

Key Dates
Release Date: August 15, 2006

Issued by
National Eye Institute (


The purpose of this Notice is to inform the vision research field that the NEI will not accept applications for PAS-06-207, Interactions Between Stem and Progenitor Cells and the Microenvironment (R03), published on March 9, 2006 at  The NEI is no longer participating in the R03 grant program, as announced in NOT-EY-06-001, Notice of National Eye Institute Plans for Transition of Support for the Small Grant (R03) and Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) Mechanisms, published on March 8, 2006 at .

The NEI continues to invite applications for studies on the cellular and molecular signaling between the local environment within the visual system and stem and progenitor cells that are either introduced as transplants or that normally reside within the ocular system.  Such investigation can be supported through either of two Funding Opportunity Announcements of identical scientific scope which utilize the traditional research project grant (R01) [] and the exploratory/developmental (R21)[] award mechanisms, respectively.

The following Institutes continue to participate in this PAS:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute on Aging
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
National Cancer Institute
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


Inquiries associated with this Notice should be directed to:

Richard S. Fisher, Ph.D.
Director, Corneal Diseases Program
Division of Extramural Research
National Eye Institute
5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 1300
Bethesda, MD  20892-9300
Telephone:  (301) 451-2020

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