Deadline: November 15, 2019
The Nebraska Center for Nanomedicine, a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) is soliciting applications for vouchers to be used to access core facilities supported by the Center.
The goals of this voucher program are to encourage and support usage of the various imaging modalities and nanomaterial characterization methods by investigators for projects to help acquire preliminary data for external grant applications that would use the core facilities and to promote utilization of imaging methods in their research by users who are new to the technology.
Supported Core Facilities
- Bioimaging (small animal MRI)
- Ultrasound/Photoacoustic Imaging
- Intravital Microscopy
- Nanomaterial Characterization
Vouchers in amounts up to $5,000 per project will be made on a competitive basis. Funds must be billed by May 31st, 2020. These funds will not be allocated directly to the investigators’ laboratories but would instead be held in an account by the Core Facility to be expended as needed to subsidize usage fees for the Cores for the applicable projects.
Download the RFA for proposal requirements and eligibility.
Deadline for receipt of proposals: November 15, 2019. All applications must be submitted as pdf files via email to Tammy Slachetka (email). Earliest possible date vouchers would be available: December 1, 2019.
The Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network is pleased to announce an opportunity for pilot funding through an NIH/NIGMS grant. Successful applicants will receive up to $50,000 in direct costs for a one year project, as well as access to resources of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR to support their research efforts.
We are requesting a Letter of Intent (maximum of two pages) using the template provided on page 8 of the RFA. The LOI application process is outlined on page 3. Those invited to submit full proposals will be notified by September 27th, 2019. Solicited applications will be due November 15th, 2019. The requirements for invitees are also detailed in the RFA.
Please email your LOI and NIH biosketch as a single PDF document to the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the GP IDeA-CTR please visit our website. If you have any questions contact Heather Braddock or call 402.559.9870.
The Center for Neurosensory Systems, a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) is soliciting applications for vouchers to be used to access core facilities and stimulate new research directions. Applications can request up to $10,000 to fund projects in one of the core facilities supported by the COBRE. Faculty members from UNMC, Creighton University, or Boys Town National Research Hospital may apply.
Eligible Core Facilities:
Auditory Physiology (Creighton and Boys Town) Contact Dr. David He, email@example.com for ABR and DPOAE measurements on mice. Testing for Creighton researchers will be at Creighton, and testing for BTNRH and UNMC researchers will be at BTNRH.
The funds cannot be used to replace costs included in existing grants, and proposals must indicate how the results will be used to support new grant applications. Download the application form here. All applications must also be signed by the core director to indicate that the protocol has been reviewed.
Applications will be reviewed monthly in the order in which they are received. Funds must be billed by December 31st, 2019.
For additional information please contact:
Shelley D. Smith, Ph.D.
The Buffett Cancer Center is pleased to announce a new FPBCC bridge funding program intended to support the research of Cancer Center members who have received encouraging scores that fell below the funding threshold on recent cancer-focused grant applications. The purpose of this program is to support the efforts necessary to produce additional data for promising cancer research projects, in order to strengthen related proposal resubmissions to federal funding agencies.
The Buffett Cancer Center is primarily seeking to support proposals submitted after February 2017 that fit within the following criteria:
- New (A0) applications that received priority scores outside of the granting agency's current pay line; or
- Grants that have been submitted for competitive renewal and received a competitive but non-fundable score within two years from the expiration of the current award.
Eligibility for bridge funding extends to all Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Members who are applying for or renewing individual investigator awards, multi-investigator awards, center grants, and program project grants from federal funding agencies and/or nationally peer-reviewed organizations. Funding priority will be given to those who submitted applications to the NCI, followed by those with cancer-focused proposals submitted to other NIH institutes or other federal agencies.
To be considered for this opportunity, please review the request for applications available at: https://unmc.edu/cancercenter/research/research-funding-opp.html. Applications must be prepared in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the RFA and submitted as a single, complete PDF to both Matt Winfrey (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kelly Jordan (email@example.com). Proposals requesting bridge funding will be accepted on a rolling basis.Cancer Center leadership will review all submissions to identify promising candidates for bridge funding. It is the expectation of the Buffett Cancer Center that those competitive proposals selected for support will be able to move into the fundable scoring range during the following funding cycle.
- Application Deadline: Rolling
- up to $100,000
Bridge Funding is intended to provide critical support to established investigators threatened by an imminent lapse in research funding; both traditional bridge and retooling funding are available.
Contact Ken Bayles, PhD for information.
Application information for the Bridge Grant Program. Applications must include a letter of support from the applicant's dean/director/department or division chair. Completed applications should be submitted to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, attention: Pamela Welch (402-559-4837 or email)
The Research Support Fund is a Nebraska Medicine and UNMC funding mechanism for clinical and translational Pilot Grants. Approval allows the investigator to waive hospital-based costs of clinical and translational research, such as laboratory or radiologic tests, hospital bed costs or other hospital based services. The Research Support Fund does not provide funds for marketing, patient recruitment costs, or non-hospital testing such as send-out tests.
UNMC faculty who need to obtain preliminary data for extramural research applications or who have budget shortfalls for extramurally funded clinical trials are eligible to apply for this program.
(3) weeks prior to the monthly Review Committee meeting (Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month)
See the CRC Web site for instructions and application forms.
Applications are accepted quarterly: March 1, Jun1, September 1, December 1
Eligible applicants must have a faculty appointment at UNMC, but they can be primarily based at Children's Hospital & Medical Center or Creighton University Medical Center. Applicants from non-Pediatric departments who have a primary research commitment to pediatrics are also eligible. UNMC residents, fellows and medical students are encouraged to apply.
Two categories of grant applications will be considered: Pediatric Research Grants and Pediatric Mini-Grants.
- Pediatric Research Grants will be funded for a maximum of $50,000. Applicants must have a faculty level appointment. A clinical division can be awarded no more than one Pediatric Research Grant per year.
- Pediatric Mini-Grants will be funded for a maximum of $5,000. The Mini-Grant is designed for small research studies, exploratory projects, case studies, etc. Applicants may be faculty, residents, fellows or medical students. Applicants in-training are encouraged to apply and must list a faculty mentor who will supervise the project and attest to the applicant's commitment and availability.
Grant awards will be for a period of one year with the option to carry over funds for a second unfunded year, if requested. Unspent funds will revert back to the Pediatric Research Fund after completion of the research period.
The Innovation Micro-Grant is by nature a rarely used program designed to further the development of previously submitted inventions that generate commercial interest. UNeMed initiates and drives the application process for inventions that attract keen interest from investors or industry representatives.
The intent of the awards is to fill small funding gaps to support additional experiments, analysis, rapid prototyping or other developmental steps that a potential commercial partner might require before entering a licensing agreement. A technology’s licensing manager will determine whether an Innovation Micro-Grant is an appropriate course of action.
Contact UNeMED for details.
Amount: up to $250,000 per project
The purpose of the Proof of Concept (POC) grants is to provide funds for additional development of selected technologies to increase their commercialization potential and value. POC grant funds are provided through the University of Nebraska Central Administration, via the Nebraska Research Initiative, and were initiated in the fall of 2011. It is the intent of the grants to increase the value of a technology beyond the cost of the grant, thereby generating a positive return to fund additional research.
- Alcohol and Addictive Disorders
- Obesity and Type II Diabetes Mellitus
- Rheumatology and Immunology
Additional areas of research include work in Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Liver Disease, Immunology, Endocrine/Diabetes/Obesity, Pulmonary Airway Inflammation and COPD, Rheumatology Arthritis, Infectious Disease, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, GI Physiology (obesity emphasis), Surgical Wound Healing, Cancer Treatment Trails, Reproductive Endocrinology, Video-laryngoscopy and Virtual Perioperative Care, Vascular Diseases/gait, Dental Prosthetics, Quality of Care and Patient Safety. Conducting research on each of these areas which impact on the health and care of veterans is consistent with the NWIHCS and VA mission.
Contact NWI VAMC Research for current funding opportunities in these areas.
This grant program is aimed at encouraging new users to employ NU core facilities in their research. The program is open to all faculty from any of the NU campuses. Awards are intended to be used to gather new or additional data for strengthening a grant proposal (new or resubmission) or for addressing reviewer concerns associated with a peer-reviewed manuscript.
Eligibility: Any faculty member (Assistant, Associate or Full Professors and equivalent-rank researchers) employed by any University of Nebraska campus is eligible to submit funding applications if they (or students/staff within their research group) have not used a specific core facility (or new technology platform within a core) during the last two fiscal years (2016-2017, 2017-2018) and who require these services to generate data to support new/resubmitted grants or resubmitted/revised manuscripts. Existing core users that request the same technologies/services from other cores (for example, standard electron microscopy on a different campus) are not considered new users.
Application Process: Applications must be submitted electronically via grants-awards.nebraska.edu. Download RFA information, including restrictions, reporting requirements, and detailed application instructions here.
Amount: The maximum request is $5,000 per core facility and a total of $9,000 per new user if more than one core facility is to be used.
Deadline: Proposals will be reviewed quarterly during the first 3 quarters of the fiscal year (July/August, October/November, and January/February). Please allow 2 – 3 weeks for review and decision on the proposal. Note that funds must be used by June 30, 2019; no new award will be made after March 31, 2019.
For more information about the campus cores on any campus or applications for this program, please contact your campus' research office. (UNMC: Paula Turpen, email or 402-559-6162)
- Internal Deadline: CLOSED January 16, 2019
- Amount: $5,000 - $15,000 for equipment
- Request for Proposals released January 3, 2019
- Download: Application Guideline
The Banker's grant program is intended to support equipment for research or research education activities that will impact a large number of individuals. Proposals that have the potential to leverage existing resources for the greatest impact will be given priority. Past Award Recipients
Applications are due to the Vice Chancellor for Research Office by noon, January 16, 2019, addressed to Deborah Hawkins.
Application Form *adobe plugins must be enabled in your browser and you may need to download the form in order to view it.
If you experience difficulty opening the application form try right-clicking on the link and choose download to open in Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Still having difficulty? Contact Linda Wilkie, 402-559-7649 or email
Internal Deadline: 2019 CLOSED
Program Summary & Background
In 2008, the Nebraska State Legislature adopted the Stem Cell Research Act (LB 606), which established a Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee to facilitate the awarding of grants to Nebraska institutions or researchers for conducting stem cell research that does not use human embryonic stem cells.
UNMC is allowed to submit five applications to NE DHHS so Principal Investigators (PI’s) who are interested in submitting applications must first participate in UNMC’s internal screening process by submitting a one-page project description and biosketch. A total of approximately $436,500 is available for the 2019 competition.
UNMC Internal Review Process
Applicants must email the following to Deborah Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 24th:
- One page project description in PDF format
- Biosketch in PDF format
An internal review committee will evaluate the project descriptions based on the selection criteria in the linked RFA and invite five investigators to submit full applications to NE DHHS. Based on previous reviews of the full applications, it is recommended that special emphasis be placed on the translational merits of the proposed projects. Thus, the internal review committee will be asked to evaluate the therapeutic potential associated with each proposed project, in addition to the “Selection Criteria” indicated in the RFA.
Up to $110,000 for a 12 month period (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020)
- Indirect cost requests are not allowed
- Salary support for the PI, doctoral level co-investigators, and administrative or clerical assistance is unallowable
- A proposal may not be an extension of a project previously funded by LB606; it should be substantially different enough to be clearly a new project
- Renewals of existing projects are not allowed
- There is no prohibition for a current grantee to apply for the new RFA
Wednesday, April 24……..One-page Project Description & Biosketch (PDF only) due to Deb Hawkins (email@example.com)
Wednesday, May 1………Five (5) UNMC Applicants announced by Review Committee
Wednesday, May 15……..Full applications due to SPAdmin by 5:00 pm to allow for processing
Monday, May 20………….Signed applications submitted to NE DHHS by SPAdmin via PDF
Late June……………..........Selection of awards by NE DHHS
July 1………………..……….Grant period begins
For more information:
- Click here for the Stem Cell Research Project 2019 RFA (click here for the Word version)
- UNMC Internal Screening: contact Dr. Ken Bayles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9-4945
- Contact your Sponsored Programs Grants & Contracts Specialist
Application Deadline: 2019 Call for applications is CLOSED
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 UNMC Department of Pediatrics if the number of scientifically meritorious requests exceeds available funds.
Up to $35,000 for a one-year period (November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020)
- Indirect costs are not allowed
- Faculty salary is not allowed
- Three proposals will most likely be funded
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, 01/2018 revision)
- Research Plan (PHS 398 Continuation Format Page, 01/2018 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, 09/2017 revision)
- More information on the current NIH biosketch format can be found here.
- Budget (PHS 398 Form Page 4, 01/2018 revision)
- Budget Justification (PHS 398 Continuation Format Page, 01/2018 revision)
Applications may be submitted to SPAdmin in one of two formats: 1) PDF emailed to email@example.com or 2) one original (unstapled) hard copy.
Friday, September 13, 2019 ……… Applications due to SPAdmin no later than 5pm
Friday, November 1, 2019……...Award announced by Review Committee
For more information:
Application Deadline: CLOSED
The Otis Glebe Medical Research Foundation, which awards grants to projects focused on translational research, is now open for applications. Projects of particular interest will be those that emphasize the translation of laboratory findings to clinical practice and those that facilitate the application of research findings to the community to enhance the adoption of best practices.
All current UNMC faculty members are eligible to apply. Only one application per faculty member.
The Glebe Foundation anticipates that it will fund up to two grants of up to $90,000 for a one-year period.
- Indirect costs are unallowable
- Salary for the Principal Investigator is not allowed
Application Submission Requirements
Proposals must be submitted in accordance with NIH application standards and should include:
- Face Page
- Lay Summary - avoid using scientific terms or abbreviations; the Glebe Foundation will rely heavily on this component of the application to finalize its funding decision.
- Research Plan (PHS 398 Continuation Format Page, 1/2018 revision)
- Specific Aim(s) one page limit
- Rationale, brief Experimental Design, and future funding plans two page limit
- While preliminary data is not required, relevant data can be included within the two page limit
- Appendices will not be accepted
- Biosketch (NIH Biographical Sketch Format Page, 9/2017 revision)
- Must be submitted for the Principal Investigator
- More information on the current NIH biosketch format can be found here
Applications may be submitted to SPAdmin as a PDF emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review Process: Proposals will be submitted to an internal committee of UNMC reviewers for initial consideration. Finalists are expected to prepare and present a brief summary of their proposal to the Otis Glebe Medical Research Foundation who will make the final selection. Funds will typically be available within one month of award notification.
A lay report of activity including any abstracts, manuscripts, patent applications, grant application or awards should be sent to SPAdmin by email no later than October 31, 2020 for later presentation to the Otis Glebe Medical Research Foundation.
Monday, November 4, 2019……Applications due to SPAdmin no later than 5pm; a PDF may be emailed to email@example.com.
For more information: