Rapid Response Opportunities
Rapid response opportunities have an internal deadline under 30 days.
We are soliciting applications for the "Graduate Training in Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics (SBMB) Program" that was funded by the Department of Education GAANN program.
This competition is open to any graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents that are UNMC students performing their doctoral thesis research in Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics (SBMB).
Interested students should supply a short paragraph and title describing your project by February 21, 2014 to allow for review planning. Please respond to Dr. Gloria Borgstahl is you are interested in applying for this opportunity.
If you have eligible students that would like to apply, please have them assemble the following items and send them directly to Darcy Jackson (campus zip 6805; email firstname.lastname@example.org) before April 14:
1. One page research summary. Note that successful applicants are expected to have SBMB as a major component of their doctoral research.
2. Printout or photocopy of undergraduate and graduate school courses and grades
3. List of current and pending support (i.e. fellowship applications; grants awarded to primary thesis advisor)
4. List of publications (published or in press), presentations (talks or posters) and any awards
5. Letter of reference from primary thesis advisor (this should also include a brief description of the SBMB research component)
We need to receive these materials by no later than April 14, 2014 at 5 PM.
Please, feel free to call (9-8578) or email me if you have questions.
Happy International Year of Crystallography 2014!
Professor, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer & Allied Diseases
Member, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
987696 Nebraska Medical Center
10732A Lied Transplant Center
Omaha, NE 68198-7696
Office (402) 559-8578
FAX (402) 559-3739
Hobbies: Protein Crystallography, Cancer, Biochemistry, DNA Metabolism, Modulated Crystals
Interests: Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, BRAN, RAGBRAI, golf and lately superspace groups
Principal Investigators (PIs) interested in submitting applications for the NE DHHS 2014 Stem Cell Research Project competition must first participate in UNMC’s internal screening by submitting a one-page project description plus biosketch to Deborah Hawkins by February 24, 2014. UNMC is allowed to submit only five applications to NE DHHS, thus necessitating the need for internal screening.
UNMC Internal Review
Applicants must email a one-page project description and biosketch in PDF format to Deborah Hawkins by February 24, 2014. An internal review committee will evaluate project descriptions based on selection criteria in the linked RFA and invite five investigators to submit full applications to NE DHHS.
Based on previous reviews of the full applications, it is recommended that special emphasis is placed on the translational merits of the proposed projects. Thus, in addition to the “Selection Criteria” indicated in the RFA, the internal review committee will be asked to evaluate the therapeutic potential associated with each proposed project.
Up to $110,000 for a one-year period (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015)
- Salary support for the PI, doctoral level co-investigators, and administrative/clerical assistance is unallowable
Note: UNMC requires an investigator to commit effort to a project for which s/he will serve as PI. To minimize cost-share, SPAdmin recommends committing no more than ten percent (10%).
- Indirect costs are unallowable
In 2008, the Nebraska State Legislature adopted the Stem Cell Research Act (LB 606), which established a Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee to facilitate awarding of grants to Nebraska institutions or researchers for conducting stem cell research that does not use human embryonic stem cells. A total of $437,000is available for the 2014 competition.
Monday, February 24 One-Page Project Description plus Biosketch (PDF only) due to Deb Hawkins
Wednesday, March 5 Five (5) UNMC Applicants Announced by Review Committee
Tuesday, March 25 Full Applications due to SPAdmin
Friday, March 28 Signed Applications submitted to NE DHHS by SPAdmin via PDF
Mid-June Awards selected by NE DHHS
Application and Instructions for NE DHHS 2013 Stem Cell Research Project(including definition of research projects that are acceptable)
UNMC Internal Screening – contact Dr. Bayles at email@example.com or 9-4945
Nebraska Center for Cellular Signaling Pilot Project Grants Call for Proposals
Deadline: February 10, 2014
Budget: not to exceed $100,000
Eligibility: Restricted to NCCS members and their collaborators; collaborative teams must include at least one NCCS member. Preferences will be given to collaborative teams with evidence of ongoing scientific interactions. Details can be found in the full announcement. Contact Wally Longo for a current listing of NCCS members.
This notice represents our official request for collaborative applications. This funding is available to support collaborative projects amongst current and past NCCS CoBRE investigators and their collaborators.
Our goal is to support projects where it is very likely that the investigators will submit meritorious, multi-investigator proposals to external agencies within 6 months after the completion of the NCCS pilot project. We also wish to promote appropriate application and use of NCCS core technology, especially the UNMC Light Microscopy Facility. More mature collaborations that utilize this core facility will have an advantage over less developed partnerships.
Please direct all questions to Keith Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 559-3890 or Rick MacDonald at email@example.com or 559-7824. Applications must be submitted electronically to Wally Longo ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) no later than February 10, 2014.
Internal Funding Opportunities
Internal funding opportunities require a UNMC faculty member to be a named PI or Co-I on the proposal and may or may not have departmental restrictions.
Submission requirement: Nebraska Biobank Application (attached)
Submission receipt date: From now until 5/30/14.
Background: The Nebraska Biobank is a new University of Nebraska resource funded, in part, by the Nebraska Research Initiative and developed by University of Nebraska Medical Center with The Nebraska Medical Center. The biobank samples are de-identified (and thus IRB approval is not required for their use) but linked to data abstracted to health data including age, sex, race/ethnicity, smoking status, estimated geographic location, medications, diagnoses, and laboratory data. DNA and serum is available from samples that were kept at 4oC for 48 hours prior to storage at -80oC.
Submission process: Email completed application to Tara Stafford (402-559-6803). She will send an email confirming receipt to the individual submitting the proposal.
Note: Sample acquisition and DNA extraction fees are waived for all approved proposals for this RFA. DNA samples will not be given to the investigator but delivered to the UNMC Genomics Core for analysis, or another facility if specially approved. Standard fees for requested genomic services will be applied. A data use agreement will be required when the final DNA data set is provided. Serum samples can be picked up by the investigator or mailed but the cost of mailing or dry ice for transport is the responsibility of the investigator.
Scientific Review. All proposals will undergo peer review. Some requests may not be fulfilled at this time because of inadequate number of samples. The request can be held until the time that samples are available. Criteria to be used in review of the proposals:
- Availability of samples requested
- Scientific merit including likelihood of data supporting or leading to extramural grant application and funding
Notice of Award: Rolling review to begin after June 1.
Post-award Requirements: For all approved projects, investigators must acknowledge use of the Nebraska Biobank in all manuscripts and provide a progress report of outcome of studies at 12 months including all manuscripts or grants. Description of Nebraska Biobank and standard sample fees for grant applications are available by request.
Questions: Direct to Deb Meyer, RN (email@example.com)
- Application Deadline: Rolling
- $50,000 - $100,000
Bridge Funding is intended to provide critical support to established investigators threatened by an imminent lapse in research funding; both traditional bridge and retooling funding are available.
Contact Ken Bayles, PhD for information.
- Application Deadline: (3) weeks prior to the monthly Review Committee meeting (Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month)
- Amount: Varies
The Research Support Fund is a source of funding for UNMC faculty investigator-initiated clinical research to obtain preliminary data for extramural research applications. Approved research allows the investigator to waive hospital-based costs of clinical and translational research, such as laboratory or radiologic tests, hospital bed costs or other hospital based services. The Research Support Fund does not provide funds for marketing, patient recruitment costs, professional fees, or non-hospital testing such as send-out tests. Instructions and Application
Amount: up to $250,000 per project
The purpose of the Proof of Concept (POC) grants is to provide funds for additional development of selected technologies to increase their commercialization potential and value. POC grant funds are provided through the University of Nebraska Central Administration, via the Nebraska Research Initiative, and were initiated in the fall of 2011. It is the intent of the grants to increase the value of a technology beyond the cost of the grant, thereby generating a positive return to fund additional research.
Amount: varies, $10,000 - $20,000
The Innovation Grant Program is designed to allow the further development of an early stage technology.
- Application Deadline: Annually (April)
- Fully Completed NIN required
Contact UNeMED for details.
Certain populations (Native Americans, Aleuts, Native Alaskans, Hispanics and Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders) within IDeA-eligible states are disproportionately affected by numerous diseases. Support for studies of diseases that have a disproportionate effect on their health—health disparities—is also provided by the IDeA program. To learn more about these opportunities contact Dr. James Turpen, INBRe Principal Investigator or visit the INBRe and NIH IDeA websites.
- Application Deadline: Annually, July
- Awards up to $50,000 (indirect costs are unallowable)
The Edna Ittner Pediatric Research Support Fund awards grants for the study of diseases and birth defects of children. Research proposals may be basic, translational or patient-oriented. Applications are submitted to UNMC Sponsored Programs Administration (SPAdmin) and inquiries may addressed to Amy Carson (402-559-2174). RFA
- Application Deadline: June 4th
- Amount: $30,000
- Multi-Institutional Teams must have a UNMC Faculty Lead
- Link to RFA
The goal of this pilot project funding is to help initiate new research collaborations in the field of free radical biology and medicine, which will ultimately enhance investigators’ competitiveness for multi-PI/joint-PI extramural funding.
The Free Radicals in Medicine Program (FRMP) seeks to promote the development of new multi-PI collaborative research projects focusing on the role of free radicals, oxidants, and/or antioxidants in the pathogenesis of human disease. The overall mission of the FRMP is to:
1. Promote and stimulate the development of collaborative research programs between clinical and basic scientists with a focus on free radicals in biology and disease
2. Use interdisciplinary approaches to advance the scientific knowledge of how oxidants and antioxidants contribute to the pathogenesis of human disease
3. Provide expertise and training in the use of these interdisciplinary approaches to the University’s biomedical trainees, including medical students, graduate students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows.
If you have questions about this RFA, please e-mail or call Dr. Matthew Zimmerman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-559-7842).
- Application Deadline: Spring and Fall Bi-Annually; Dates to be Announced
- Up to $5,000 for use in UNMC Core Facilities
This grant program is aimed at supporting research involving the use of UNMC core facilities. Awards of up to $5,000 can be specifically applied toward core facility user fees. Unlike a bridge grant program that provides funds for personnel, this program is intended to support the generation of data from core facility use. Applications should be submitted directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research Office (402-559-8444). For more information about this program, please contact Paula Turpen, PhD or Ken Bayles, PhD
Core Facility User Grant Program description.
- Internal Deadline: January Annually
- Amount: $5,000 - $15,000 for equipment
- 2014 Request for Proposals is now Closed
The Nebraska Bankers Association Small Equipment Grant RFA was released, January 11, 2013. The Banker's grant program is intended to support equipment for research or research education activities that will impact a large number of individuals. Proposals that have the potential to leverage existing resources for the greatest impact will be given priority.
Attached are the RFA and Application form to be used. Applications are due to the Vice Chancellor for Research Office, addressed to Deborah Hawkins (email@example.com) by 5:00 PM, Thursday, January 17th. Past Award Recipients
- Application Deadline: February Annually
- Global Engagement Planning Grants, limit $30,000
- Equipment Grants up to $230,000
- Past Recipients
The guidelines and procedures established by the University of Nebraska Foundation Grants Committee for the awarding of grants provide for the president to select a common theme or focus for funding each year. The program is not open for 2014, and future priorities have not been released. For information contact the Director of Research Resources, Paula Turpen, PhD.
The purpose of this request for faculty research proposals is to encourage economic growth through specifically targeted research programs. While all full-time faculty members within the University of Nebraska are eligible to apply, only proposals that represent collaborations by teams of faculty will be considered. Eligibility restrictions are described in the complete RFP.
Note: Electronic proposals are due in the Office of Research on November 1, 2013. (Note that proposals with UNMC lead PI should be submitted to Deborah Hawkins. Questions may be directed to Deborah or the Director of Research Resources, Paula Turpen, PhD.)
Please Note: Investigators do not need to acquire campus signatures prior to submitting their proposals to their campus offices.
- Alcohol and Addictive Disorders
- Obesity and Type II Diabetes Mellitus
- Rheumatology and Immunology
Additional areas of research include work in Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Liver Disease, Immunology, Endocrine/Diabetes/Obesity, Pulmonary Airway Inflammation and COPD, Rheumatology Arthritis, Infectious Disease, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, GI Physiology (obesity emphasis), Surgical Wound Healing, Cancer Treatment Trails, Reproductive Endocrinology, Video-laryngoscopy and Virtual Perioperative Care, Vascular Diseases/gait, Dental Prosthetics, Quality of Care and Patient Safety. Conducting research on each of these areas which impact on the health and care of veterans is consistent with the NWIHCS and VA mission.
Contact NWI VAMC Research for current funding opportunities in these areas.
Find Funding Opportunities
The Vice Chancellor for Research and the Dean of the College of Medicine have teamed together to bring SciVal Funding, a searchable database of funding opportunities from over 4,000 public and private funding sources, to UNMC researchers. SciVal Funding targets funding opportunities based on your own publication history and will deliver them directly to your in-box. This unique tool also allows campus researchers to search current opportunities by keyword, set up alerts for new programs and view recommended opportunities based on their individual research profile.
SciVal Funding can be accessed from all campus workstations using the links provided in the right side-bar. Off campus researchers can access SciVal Funding using their LDAP accounts to log into the McGoogan Library secure server. Researchers may also create a personal account which will allow them to access the system from anywhere, by simply using the “Create an Account” link from the “My Profile” page.
“Funding: Finding the Perfect Fit” an orientation video presentation may be viewed from the Research User Group (RUG) website. Read the SciVal Funding White paper. Questions regarding the tool may be directed to Linda Wilkie, Institutional Research Analyst/Coordinator, Office of Research.