Research Announcements

PPRN Research Demonstration Projects: LOI Applicant Town Hall

PCORI Event Date and Time: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm EDT

Event Type(s): Applicant training
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This town hall will provide an overview of PCORI and help ensure that applicants submitting to the Patient-Powered Research Networks (PPRN) Research Demonstration Projects PFA have the information needed to submit a responsive letter of intent (LOI).

Rachael Fleurence, PhD, Director, CER Methods and Infrastructure Program
Sarah Daugherty, PhD, MPH, Senior Program Officer, CER Methods and Infrastructure Program

Tech Transfer Bootcamp

In response to increased interest in its internship program, UNeMed has developed a week-long, interactive training camp to help prepare participants for a career in technology transfer.  Read Program Content.

The program is designed to provide practical guidance that will give participants a comprehensive understanding of their role in technology transfer and emerge better prepared for a career in the field of research commercialization.

Admission to the short course is based on the strength of the application including: academic accomplishments, career interests, and enthusiasm for technology innovation and commercialization.

Doctoral candidates that have completed their comprehensive examination and Postdocs are preferred, but individuals from all colleges across campus are encouraged to apply. All graduate students and Postdocs that wish to apply must have a research adviser that is supportive of the time commitment away from the lab and the student’s alternative career interests.

Cost is free, but space is limited. An application is required.

Questions regarding the Bootcamp can be directed to Agnes Lenagh at

Grant Resource Library Launches

Introductory Seminar:
April 8, 2015; 1:00 PM; DRC 1004

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has established a grant resource library to complement efforts of investigators and faculty to prepare competitive grant applications.  The library features examples of:

  • several types of successful grants;
  • links to UNMC seminars on grant writing;
  • templates;
  • boilerplate language that can be applied to a variety of grant applications, and more.

Melody Montgomery, Grant Editor and developer will present an introduction to the resource available to all faculty in Blackboard.  Faculty and staff who do not already have access to the resource can self-enroll in blackboard or request authorization from the development team.  Read more…