Funding Opportunities

Rapid Response Opportunities

Rapid response opportunities have an internal deadline under 60 days.

Health Disparities Pilot Grant  

A Vice Chancellor for Research Pilot Grant Program

Deadline:  September 15, 2016
Award:  $50,000

Purpose:  Reducing health disparities is one of UNMC’s primary goals. Often health disparities are complex and require larger teams with a variety of skills to identify novel strategies to address them. This RFA has been developed to support new or expand existing teams for the development or study of innovative strategies for reducing health disparities, particularly those identified within our region.

Health disparity Definition (per Healthy People 2020): “Although the termdisparities is often interpreted to mean racial or ethnic disparities, many dimensions of disparity exist in the United States, particularly in health. If a health outcome is seen to a greater or lesser extent between populations, there is disparity. Race or ethnicity, sex, sexual identity, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and geographic location all contribute to an individual’s ability to achieve good health”https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/foundation-health-measures/Disparities

Download the RFA
Download Application and Budget Sheet

Submission Information

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on September 15th, 2016.  Applications submitted after the deadline will be returned to the applicant without review.

Applications must be submitted electronically as a single pdf file to Deborah Hawkins at Deb.hawkins@unmc.edu.

For additional information contact:  Paula Turpen, Director of Research Resources (402) 559-6162.

Edna Ittner Pediatric Research Support Fund Program  

2016 Call for Proposals is OPEN

Program Summary

The Edna Ittner Pediatric Research Support Fund, which awards grants for the study of diseases and birth defects of children, is now open for applications.

Eligibility

All UNMC faculty members are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to requests from faculty members in the UNMC Department of Pediatrics if the number of scientifically meritorious requests exceeds available funds.

Award

Up to $35,000 for a one-year period (November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2017)

  • Indirect costs are unallowable
  • Faculty salary is not allowed

Historically, the Ittner Trust has funded up to three grants annually.  

Application Submission Requirements

The proposal must be submitted in accordance with NIH application standards.  Applications should include:

 Applications may be submitted to SPAdmin in one of two formats: 1) PDF emailed to spadmin@unmc.edu or 2) one original (unstapled) hard copy. 

Timeline

Friday, September 30, 2016………………Applications due to SPAdmin no later than 5pm                             

Friday, October 28, 2016………………     Awards announced by Review Committee

 For more information:

 Edna Ittner Program Guidelines

Nebraska EPSCoR First Awards  

Pre-Proposal Deadline:  September 19, 2016
Award:  $25,000

Nebraska EPSCoR has created a competitive FIRST Award grant program to help Nebraska early career faculty members initiate their research programs. This program is funded by an NSF infrastructure grant to Nebraska EPSCoR. The FIRST Award grant is limited to $25,000 for one year with a 100% matching requirement. Nebraska EPSCoR anticipates awarding approximately six grants. Each grantee is required to submit a CAREER grant proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) during or immediately after the end of the award period.

Who may apply: Assistant Professors in a tenure-leading position in any college/university in the state who are: a) in the first four years of their academic career; and b) eligible to apply for an NSF CAREER grant during the award period.

Type of eligible project: Any project that could qualify for support by a National Science Foundation standard research grant is eligible for a FIRST Award.

Match requirement and duration: An award amount is limited to $25,000 and requires a one for-one non-federal match (cash or in-kind). No Indirect Costs are allowed. FIRST Awards are granted for a period of one year, starting April 1, 2017, and ending February 30, 2018.

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NPOD Special Seed Grant Funding RFA  

Amount:  $27,624 with no option to renew
Due Date:  September 30, 2016
Funding Period:  Intended start December 1, 2016. Concludes May 31, 2017

The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD), funded by a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence grant (Award Number P20GM104320) from the NIH, invites applications for its SEED GRANT competition. This is special, one-time, funding of $27,624 available for projects with a required end date of May 31, 2017, with no exceptions.  The primary objective of this seed grant program is to stimulate research in the area of obesity research and nutrient signaling and to enhance competitiveness in obtaining extramural support.

More information and the application can be found here: http://cehs.unl.edu/npod/seed-grant-rfa-2016/

Vouchers for Core Facilities  

The Center for Neurosensory Systems, a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) is soliciting applications for vouchers to be used to access core facilities and stimulate new research directions.  Faculty members from UNMC, Creighton University, or Boys Town National Research Hospital may apply. The funds cannot be used to replace costs included in existing grants, and proposals must indicate how the results will be used to support new grant applications.

Application Deadline: Rolling, applications will be reviewed quarterly (First review is November 4th, 2015)

Award Amount: Up to $5,000

Application Form & Guidelines

Contact Shelley Smith, PhD, FACMG, for more information.

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

OnPAR Online Partnership to Accelerate Research  

The Online Partnership to Accelerate Research (OnPAR) was conceived to re-accelerate the biomedical research and development enterprise by seeking a larger return on NIH's peer review investment on research proposals evaluated in the top 30% in each NIH Institute and Center.  The goal of OnPAR is to match quality biomedical research projects with priority areas of interest of private foundations, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies and/or other private biomedical research funders.

How to Apply

Leidos has worked with NIH Program Officers to inform applicant Principal Investigators that have scored well, but below the Institute/Center payline, about OnPAR. If an applicant scored in the top 30% and is not funded by NIH, he/she is welcome to submit an abstract for consideration. Qualified applicants are invited to register with OnPAR and participate in the submission and review process. It is not necessary to re-write an application. OnPAR will accept the NIH abstract that was submitted by the applicant, and if invited, his/her submitted NIH application and Summary Statement. 

Read more about the application process and register for OnPAR

Otis Glebe Medical Research Foundation  

Application Deadline:  2015 Deadline is CLOSED

Program Summary

The Otis Glebe Medical Research Foundation, which awards grants to projects focused on translational research, is now open for applications. Projects of particular interest will be those that emphasize the translation of laboratory findings to clinical practice and those that facilitate the application of research findings to the community to enhance the adoption of best practices. 

 Eligibility

All current UNMC faculty members are eligible to apply.

Award

The Glebe Foundation anticipates that it will fund one grant of up to $90,000 for a one-year period.

  • Indirect costs are unallowable
  • Salary for the Principal Investigator is not allowed

 Application Submission Requirements

Proposals must be submitted in accordance with NIH application standards and should include:

  • Face Page – does not need to be signed (shortened version can be found here)
  • Internal forms in ADIS are not required at the time of application

 Applications may be submitted to SPAdmin as a PDF emailed to spadmin@unmc.edu.

Review Process: Proposals will be submitted to an internal committee of UNMC reviewers for initial consideration. The final selection will be made by the Otis Glebe Medical Research Foundation. Funds will typically be available within one month of award notification.

 Deadline

Monday, September 21, 2015……Applications due to SPAdmin no later than 5pm; a PDF may be emailed to spadmin@unmc.edu.                           

 For more information:

  •  Otis Glebe Medical Research Foundation Program Guidelines (click here)
  • If you have questions, please contact Holly Dunning, Coordinator, Sponsored Programs Administration, at 402-559-7456 or holly.dunning@unmc.edu