Funding Opportunities

Rapid Response Opportunities

Rapid response opportunities have an internal deadline under 60 days.

Chronic HIV and Aging In NeuroAIDS, Developmental Core RFA  

Description:  The Chronic HIV and Aging In NeuroAIDS Grant (P30 MH062261) Developmental Core provides grant funding in support of new investigators and investigators proposing new ideas in HIV/AIDS research related to aging.

Applications are now being accepted from junior investigators who hold a faculty appointment and from established investigators in other fields applying their expertise to HIV/AIDS. All applicants must have faculty-level appointments at a CHAIN Center member institution (University of Nebraska Medical Center; University of Nebraska, Lincoln; University of California, San Diego; or The Scripps Research Institute).

Funding:  Developmental grants range from $30,000 - $90,000

Application deadline:  Friday, February 27, 2015 (4 p.m. Central Time)

For complete details and application forms, visit the CHAIN RFA web site.

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.

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