October 7 — Last day this year to submit unsolicited proposals for NSF 05-7564, Integrative, Hybrid, and Complex Systems program, which supports innovative research in areas that integrate device concepts and systems principles in the design, development, and implementation of new nano/micro/macro hybrid and complex systems with engineering solutions for domain-specific applications.
October 9 — Full proposal target date for NSF 05-600, Microbial Observatories and Microbial Interactions and Processes activities. These awards will support research to discover and characterize novel microorganisms, microbial consortia, communities, activities and other novel properties, and to study their roles in diverse environments.
October 12-13 — Philadelphia’s Doubletree Hotel hosts Statistical Learning and Data Mining II: Tools for Tall and Wide Data, a two-day course given by Trevor Hatie and Robert Tibshirani of Stanford University.
October 13 — First day to submit applications in response to NIH RFA for Biomarker Development for Diabetic Complications, DK-06-004. Investigators are invited to propose exploratory and developmental research on biomarkers for the micro- and macro-vascular complications of diabetes.
November 28 — Proposal deadline for NHGRI’s Technology Development for the Comprehensive Determination of Functional Elements in Eukaryotic Genomes. This is a reissuance of an RFA previously released in 2001, and is now being issued as two RFAs. For the R01 grant mechanism, see RFA-HG-07-029; R21 grant hopefuls should refer to RFA-HG-07-028.