Funding Opportunities

Rapid Response Opportunities

Rapid response opportunities have an internal deadline under 60 days.

NCCS Collaborative Pilot Project Grants  

The Nebraska Center for Cellular Signaling, with funding provided by NIGMS, the Buffett Cancer Center, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Dean of the College of Dentistry, is again offering funding for our Pilot Project Grant Program for 2015.  Details of the funding opportunity, eligibility criteria, and directions for preparation and submission of the application are provided in the attached announcement.

Award Amount:  up to $100,000
Deadline:  May 1, 2015

Please direct all questions to Keith Johnson at or 559-3890 or Rick MacDonald at or 559-7824. Applications must be submitted electronically to Tina Poole at no later than May 1, 2015.

Scientific Innovations Award - Brain Research Foundation  

Internal Deadline:  May 18, 2015
See Competition Announcement

The Brain Research Foundation’s Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

UNMC Internal Review Process

Applicants must email the following to Deborah Hawkins at by Monday, May 18, 2015:

  • Draft versions of the Letter of Intent and Project Summary forms prepared in accordance with the RFA
    • Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file

    An internal review committee will evaluate the project descriptions based on the selection criteria in the linked RFA and invite 3 investigators to submit LOIs.


    Up to $150,000 (direct costs) for a two-year period (January 2016 – December 2018)

2015 Nebraska Biobank RFA  
Eligibility:  All University of Nebraska faculty.
Submission requirement:  Nebraska Biobank Application 
Submission receipt date: From now until 12/31/14. 

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.

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