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Member Advisory--September 21, 2005


Information on Model House of Representatives


The American Youth Scholarship Foundation’s United States Model House of Representatives will be held April 17-21, 2006 in Washington, DC, uniting the nation’s most outstanding University students in the national capitol for five days of enriching and rewarding debate, discovery, and development. This unique program provides students with the foremost experience and education in policy making, relationship building, and negotiation skills, within the walls of Capitol Hill.


The application deadline is November 18, 2005.  College students are encouraged to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  To learn more, click here.


Upcoming NIH Funding Opportunity for Minority-Serving Institutions


The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NCCAM/NIH) expects to publish a program announcement (PA) that will invite applications for small grants (up to $50,000 in direct costs for each of two project years) from minority-serving institutions to plan, in collaboration with research-experienced institutions, subsequent R21 or R01 research project grant applications in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).  A "concept" paper describing the proposed PA may be found on NCCAM's website at


The goals of the Program Announcement are to:

·         Increase CAM research capacity at minority institutions;

·         Assist investigators at minority institutions in preparing CAM research project grant applications;

·         Stimulate research on CAM and health disparities;

·         Establish productive research collaborations between investigators at minority institutions and investigators at research-experienced institutions; and

·         Diversify the CAM research community.


In order to know when the PA is released, please sign up to receive NCCAM's electronic bulletin at, or watch the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts Web page (which publishes notices of funding opportunities) at


If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Morgan N. Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Office of Special Populations at (301) 402-1278 or


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