Vol 9. Issue 13 / April 20, 2009

In Brief

STSI Invites Grant Applications

The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), supported by the National Institutes of Health, is starting its next cycle of grants to support translational and clinical research for pilot and methodological studies. All Scripps Research faculty members and "of subject" appointments on the La Jolla, California campus are eligible to apply for the grants, which consist of approximately $50,000 of direct funds for clinical and translational research with the potential to directly impact the future of medicine.

The deadline for this round of applications May 15, 2009 (awards to be made by July 2009). The last cycle had more than a 30 percent funding success rate! The Science Review Committee, let by Scripps Research Professor Frank Chisari, includes more than 20 highly regarded peers in basic and clinical research and has helped to make many of the pilot study initial applications quite successful on resubmission by providing insightful critique.

Applications (forms and submission via the website) are now live and can be accessed via the STSI website at: http://www.stsiweb.org/index.php/support/pilot_funding_opportunities.

New English-as-a-Second-Language Classes to Begin

A new series of English-as-a-second-language classes will begin Tuesday, April 14. The class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 PM every Tuesday in the Immunology building west conference room, La Jolla campus. The price for three months (12 classes) is $60.

Each intermediate-level English class is divided into speaking and listening, idioms and vocabulary, and reading and writing. If you would like to improve your English communication skills, as well as understand your friends and colleagues, movies, television shows, and the news, this class is for you. The teacher uses movies, games, television shows, grammar books, songs, drawing and novels to teach standard American English. Have fun and learn English at the same time! For more information, please leave a message at x4-2176.


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