Rapid Response Opportunities
Rapid response opportunities have an internal deadline under 60 days.
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.
All UNMC faculty members are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to requests from faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics within the College of Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center if the number of scientifically meritorious requests exceeds available funds.
Up to $35,000 for a one-year period (October 15, 2015 to October 14, 2016)
- 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:
- Face Page – does not need to be signed (PHS 398 Form Page 1, 8/2012 revision)
- Budget Justification (PHS 398 Continuation Format Page, 8/2012 revision)
- Research Plan (PHS 398 Continuation Format Page, 8/2012 revision)
- Limited to five pages
- Specific Aim(s)
- Brief Experimental Design
- References (not included in the five-page limit)
- Preliminary data is not required and appendices will not be accepted
- Biosketch for Key Personnel (NIH Biographical Sketch Format Page, 5/2012 revision)
- More information on the current NIH biosketch format can be found here
- Budget (PHS 398 Form Page 4, 8/2012 revision)
Applications may be submitted to SPAdmin in one of two formats: 1) PDF emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 2) one original (unstapled) hard copy.
Friday, September 11, 2015………………Applications due to SPAdmin no later than 5pm
Thursday, October 15, 2015………………Awards announced by Review Committee
For more information:
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.