Johns Hopkins Gazette | December 18, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 18, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 15



Vietnam Era Oral History Project

The Department of History's spring course about the Vietnam era will have a co-requisite media lab where students will produce a variety of projects including oral history interviews.

The department needs to identify local people--preferably Johns Hopkins affiliates--who have had experiences either in the military or as a war protester during that time so that students can learn and practice recording oral histories. Interviews will take place in one week in either February or March. For more information, e-mail


Cancer Research Grants

The American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant program provides seed money for the initiation of promising new projects by independent junior investigators so they may obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. Grants are for one year and cannot exceed $30,000 (direct costs only); the grants are primarily for research supplies and technical services.

Senior investigators, postdoctoral fellows and junior investigators who have competitive national research grants or who have received prior support from the IRG are not eligible. Applications will be accepted only from full-time, tenure-track JHU faculty members at the ranks of instructor and assistant professor or equivalent who are within six years of their first independent research or faculty appointment.

Relevance to the cancer problem is important and must be well-documented. Within this research scope, a wide breadth of research approaches will be considered; these include basic laboratory studies and clinical research.

Guidelines, details for proposal preparation and submission, and the required application form are available at

Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on March 1. Submit an original and 11 copies to Grace Bigelow, Research Projects Administration, Suite W400, Wyman Park Building. Awards will be announced in April with a July 1 start date.


Volunteer Opportunity

The Greater Homewood Adult Literacy Program is seeking volunteers to tutor adults in basic math, reading and writing. Training and materials will be provided. The program is located across from the Homewood campus. For more information, call 410-261-3524.


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