2022 Core Usage Voucher Program

Friday, January 14, 2022           

Cognitive Neuroscience of Development & Aging (CoNDA) Center

Funding Opportunity (CoNDA Core Usage Voucher Program)

Application Deadline: 5:00 PM on Monday, February 14, 2022

Request for Applications: CoNDA Core Usage Voucher Program

Program Summary: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Development and Aging (CoNDA) Center, a NIH/NIGMS funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) offers research vouchers to pay for services provided by the Research Cores that support data collection for research proposals and stimulate new research directions within the Center’s theme.  Successful applicants will receive services from CoNDA Center cores for up to $5,000 (in $1,000 increments) to be utilized in 1 year.

Funding Objective/Eligibility/Preferences: This Voucher Program will provide access to Core Resources to investigators carrying out promising research aligned with the Center priorities. This program is targeted towards investigators in a faculty position at CoNDA participating institutions (UNMC, UNO, Creighton & Boystown). Preference will be given to investigators eligible to be (or are) a Research Project Leader (junior investigators who have not received peer reviewed R01 level funding from Federal or non-Federal sources as the PI). Applications from underrepresented minorities, including women and people of color are encouraged as outlined in Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity. Applicants cannot be concurrently funded by another IDeA award (e.g. IDeA-CTR).  

Pre-Evaluation from CoNDA Core Directors: Applicants must consult with the Core Directors to ensure feasibility of the proposed project and budget. Use of one or more core is permitted. Core Director(s) will need to review and sign applications (Use Adobe Sign) prior to final submission.

Relevant Areas of Research: Applications focused on the below issues are of high interest to the CoNDA Center. Applications proposing the study of animal models or human subjects will be considered.

Voucher Application and Submission Information: Utilize the Voucher Application File to generate your project proposal. Provide a 1–2-page description to explain the study design and the need for core usage. In the Introduction briefly explain how this Project will enhance the competitiveness of your R01 or other federal grant application. The funds cannot be utilized to replace costs included in existing grants. Voucher Application must describe how the results generated will be utilized to support new research proposals. Use Adobe Signature to send your application for review/signature(s) by the CoNDA Core Director(s). E-mail completed and signed application with your NIH BioSketch to (Raj S. Dave, PhD), by 5PM CST on Monday, February 14th, 2022.

Evaluation: Each application will be reviewed for innovation, feasibility, scientific merit, relevance to CoNDA research priorities, and potential for generating subsequent publications and federal funding. Anticipated project start date is April 1, 2022 and applicants will be notified upon completion of the review.


Anna Dunaevsky, Ph.D.

Director, CoNDA & Professor        

Department of Neurological Sciences, UNMC

Raj S Dave, Ph.D.

Project Coordinator, CoNDA & Instructor,

Department of Neurological Sciences, UNMC