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Rapid Response Opportunities

Rapid response opportunities have an internal deadline under 30 days.

2014 Fall ACS Institutional Research Seed Grant +
Deadline:
Amount:  $50,000

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is soliciting American Cancer Society-supported seed grants up to $50,000 for the period of January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. American Cancer Society (ACS) awards are intended to support independent, self-directed investigators early in their careers who have no current national grant support of their own.

 

Seed grants are intended to support beginning investigators in initiating cancer research projects that can generate preliminary results enabling them to compete successfully for national research grants in all areas of cancer research. Eligibility Requirements are as follows:

 

  • University of Nebraska investigators at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent who are eligible to apply as a principal investigator for grant support from national agencies (e.g., NIH, ACS, NSF).
  • The investigator must be within six (6) years of their first independent research or faculty appointment and have a commitment from the institution for salary and space.
  • Awards to postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and senior faculty are not allowed.
  • Recipients of the award must be, at the time of the application,United States citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents of the United States(see ACS BIG Guidelines).
  • Those selected for funding must present their projects to the scientific community and potential donors if requested by the American Cancer Society or the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. One written progress report and one written final report are also required

 

All applications must be e-mailed as a single, complete PDF to Matt Winfrey (winfreym@unmc.edu) and Tina Poole (tina.poole@unmc.edu) by 4:00 P.M., Thursday, September 4, 2014. Please include the last name of the Principal Investigator in the subject line of the e-mail. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once it is received. Announcements of funding decisions are expected in November, with funding to commence in January.

 

Format

 

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Seed Grant Application template must be used; and can be downloaded at http://www.unmc.edu/cancercenter/ . Required items include:

 

  • NIH Biosketch
  • Other Research Support
  • Publications
  • Description of Research Proposed (not to exceed 6 pages for sections A-E)
  • Proposed Budget
  • Budget Justification
  • Notarized statement of U.S. residency, if applicable

 

2014 Nebraska Biobank RFA +
Eligibility:  All University of Nebraska faculty.
Submission requirement:  Nebraska Biobank Application (attached) 
Submission receipt date: From now until 8/31/14. 

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 (dmeyerk@unmc.edu)

DoD Funding Opportunities +
This booklet of Department of Defense sponsored opportunities are provided as a quick reference for researchers. DoD opportunities should always be considered as rapid response with very short timelines between the call for proposals and the closing date.  Contact Dr. Paula Turpen (402-559-6162) in the Office of Research for questions regarding working with the Department of Defense.

Catalog of DoD Funding Opportunities

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.

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center's ACS Institutional Research Seed Grant +

Fall 2014 American Cancer Society

Institutional Research Seed Grant

 

Click here for the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center's American Cancer Society Institutional Research Seed Grant Announcement and Application. The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is soliciting American Cancer Society-supported seed grants up to $50,000 for the period of January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. American Cancer Society (ACS) awards are intended to support independent, self-directed investigators early in their careers who have no current national grant support of their own.

 

Seed grants are intended to support beginning investigators in initiating cancer research projects that can generate preliminary results enabling them to compete successfully for national research grants in all areas of cancer research. Eligibility Requirements are as follows:

 

  • University of Nebraska investigators at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent who are eligible to apply as a principal investigator for grant support from national agencies (e.g., NIH, ACS, NSF).
  • The investigator must be within six (6) years of their first independent research or faculty appointment and have a commitment from the institution for salary and space.
  • Awards to postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and senior faculty are not allowed.
  • Recipients of the award must be, at the time of the application,United States citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents of the United States(see ACS BIG Guidelines).
  • Those selected for funding must present their projects to the scientific community and potential donors if requested by the American Cancer Society or the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. One written progress report and one written final report are also required

 

All applications must be e-mailed as a single, complete PDF to Matt Winfrey (winfreym@unmc.edu) and Tina Poole (tina.poole@unmc.edu) by 4:00 P.M., Thursday, September 4, 2014. Please include the last name of the Principal Investigator in the subject line of the e-mail. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once it is received. Announcements of funding decisions are expected in November, with funding to commence in January.

 

Format

 

The attached Fred & Pamela Buffett Seed Grant Application template must be used; it can also be downloaded at http://www.unmc.edu/cancercenter/ . Required items include:

 

  • NIH Biosketch
  • Other Research Support
  • Publications
  • Description of Research Proposed (not to exceed 6 pages for sections A-E)
  • Proposed Budget
  • Budget Justification
  • Notarized statement of U.S. residency, if applicable

 

2014 Nebraska Biobank RFA +
Eligibility:  All University of Nebraska faculty.
Submission requirement:  Nebraska Biobank Application (attached) 
Submission receipt date: From now until 8/31/14. 

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 (dmeyerk@unmc.edu)

UNMC Bridge Funding Program +
  • 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.

Clinical and Translational Research Support Fund +
  • 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 

Proof of Concept Grant +
Deadline:  Open Submission Dates
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.

Direct link to RFA

Innovation Grants +
Deadline:  varies, contact UNeMED
Amount:  varies, $10,000 - $20,000

 

The Innovation Grant Program is designed to allow the further development of an early stage technology.

 Direct link to RFA

UNeMED Best New Invention Notification +
  • Application Deadline:  Annually (April)
  • $10,000
  • Fully Completed NIN required

Contact UNeMED for details.

IDeA Network Co-Funding +
In some years, NIGMS will co-fund awards made by other NIH institutes and centers (ICs) to support investigator-initiated research project grants at institutions within IDeA-eligible states, depending on the availability of funds. When appropriate, NIGMS will request the other NIH ICs submit to NIGMS for IDeA co-funding consideration eligible applications that have already been judged meritorious by NIH peer-review committees and IC national advisory councils, but are outside the range of applications currently under consideration for funding. Investigator-initiated applications (either new or competing continuation) submitted by investigators at institutions within IDeA-eligible states and assigned to any NIH IC may be considered. 

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.

Edna Ittner Pediatric Research Support Fund +
  • 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

 

Free Radicals in Medicine Program +
  • 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 (mczimmerman@unmc.edu or 402-559-7842).

Lymphoma SPORE Career Development Program +
UNMC researchers are eligible for the collaborative University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Lymphoma SPORE Career Development Program.  Contact Dr. Javeed Iqbal for more information.
Core Facility User Grant Program +
  • 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.

Nebraska Bankers Small Equipment Grant +
  • 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 (deb.hawkins@unmc.edu) by 5:00 PM, Thursday, January 17th.  Past Award Recipients

Nebraska University Foundation Grant Program +
  • 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.

2014 Nebraska Research Initiative (NRI) RFA - CLOSED- +
The RFP is an outgrowth of the 2010 Nebraska Research Initiative Review Team Report (7/26/10) which encouraged the support of “high quality research including basic, applied, developmental or clinical, and translation research in fields of strategic importance to the University and the State.” (p. 12) NRI is an investment by the State of Nebraska designed to build the research capacity within the University of Nebraska consistent with the interests of existing and potential growth areas of business and industry, agriculture, social services, and health care, and to encourage economic growth through specifically targeted research programs. 

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.)

Link to RFP
Link to Budget Page 
UPDATE:  A 2-page NIH Biosketch is required for each member of the team.

Please NoteInvestigators do not need to acquire campus signatures prior to submitting their proposals to their campus offices.

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Research +
There are three major focus areas of research at NWIHCS that involve:
  • 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.

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