Funding Opportunities

Rapid Response Opportunities

Rapid response opportunities have an internal deadline under 60 days.

Imaging Related Pilot Project Grants  

Call for Applications from the Nebraska Center for Nanomedicine (NCN) for Imaging Related Pilot Project Grants

Submission deadline: July 15, 2015
Peer Review Date(s): August 30, 2015
Start Date(s): October 01, 2015

It is recognized that adding non-invasive imaging studies to characterize biodistribution and efficacy is difficult and expensive. This Request for Applications is designed to remove the steep initial barrier to investigating the ability of imaging methods to enhance studies developing nanoformulated drugs. This funding is available to support costs of imaging and image processing among current and potential future NCN CoBRE investigators and their collaborators.

Awards will be made for 1 year with funded amounts up to $10,000 per project. 

Budget Guidelines

The budget must not exceed $10,000 total.

The budget will cover time charges for instrument use. MRI scan costs are $160/hr and SPECT/CT time charges are $100/hr. Time charges includes the cost of a trained technologist for animal handling and scanning as well as aid and training for data processing and interpretation.


Please direct all questions to Michael Boska at or 559-3138 or Tatiana Bronich at or 559-9351. Applications must be submitted electronically to Chris Allmon ( no later than July 15, 2015.

Read RFA

Center for Leukemia and Lymphoma Research  

The Center for Leukemia and Lymphoma Research (CLLR) at UNMC FPBCC desires to support pilot research projects that promote the identification of novel biomarkers and compounds for targeted therapy in hematological malignancies, including, but not limited to, lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma. Two awards up to $50,000 for one year per grant are available each cycle. Potential supplemental fund may be available with demonstrated significant progress of the project.  The deadline for this cycle of application is August 1st, 2015 with anticipated funding for successful applications started on September 15th, 2015.  

Prior to submission, each applicant is strongly encouraged to contact Center Co-leaders Julie Vose and Kai Fu to determine whether their research project fits within CLLR programmatic interests.  Approved applications must be e-mailed as a single, complete PDF to Dr. Kai Fu ( Please include the “CLLR 2015 RFA” and the last name of the Principal Investigator in the subject line of the e-mail. Following receipt of each application, the applicant will receive an e-mail confirming receipt. Funding decisions will be made following review of each application by CLLR and FPBCC senior leadership.

Deadline:  August 1st, 2015
Full RFA 

2015 Nebraska Biobank RFA  
Eligibility:  All University of Nebraska faculty.
Submission requirement:  Nebraska Biobank Application 
Submission receipt date: From now until 12/31/15. 

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.

Link to RFA

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