NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 3, January 27, 1995

P.T. 34


  Grants Administration/Policy+ 

National Institutes of Health

This purpose of this notice is to announce a conference and workshop

on the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program of the

National Institutes of Health (NIH), which will be held at the Ramada

Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday and Monday, April

9-10, 1995.  The host and one of the sponsors of the conference is

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana; the other sponsors are the

American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the NIH.

The conference and workshop is limited to 300 registrants.

The purpose of the conference is to increase the awareness of the

importance of the AREA program to eligible educational institutions,

faculty, and students, thereby generating further support.  The

conference will include presentations by NIH staff and provide an

opportunity to discuss how the AREA program can be modified and

improved.  Also, the program includes a session on application

processing and peer review and one entitled "NIH Update."

Recipients of AREA grants who are registered participants of the

conference are encouraged to present a poster of the results of their

AREA research project(s).  In addition, a book of abstracts of

completed AREA work is being compiled.  Principal Investigators of

AREA grants, including those who are unable to attend the conference,

are urged to submit an abstract for inclusion in the abstract

publication.  The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 1,


The registration fee for the conference and workshop is $184.00,

which must be received by February 22, 1995.  A block of rooms at the

Ramada Plaza Hotel has been reserved for participants of the

conference at $72.00 plus tax per night for single or double

occupancy.  Logistics, registration, and coordination for the

conference are being handled through the Office of Academic Research

and Sponsored Programs of Ball State University.


For further information, contact:

Dr. Dorothy Adalis

Office of Academic Research and Sponsored Programs

Ball State University

Muncie, IN  47306

Telephone:  (317) 285-1600

FAX:  (317) 285-1624



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