Research Funding

2015 RFA Center for Leukemia and Lymphoma Research Pilot Projects

Deadline:  August 1st, 2015

The Center for Leukemia and Lymphoma Research (CLLR) at UNMC FPBCC desires to support pilot research projects that promote the identification of novel biomarkers and compounds for targeted therapy in hematological malignancies, including, but not limited to, lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma. Two awards up to $50,000 for one year per grant are available each cycle. Potential supplemental fund may be available with demonstrated significant progress of the project.  The deadline for this cycle of application is August 1st, 2015 with anticipated funding for successful applications started on September 15th, 2015.

Prior to submission, each applicant is strongly encouraged to contact Center Co-leaders Julie Vose and Kai Fu to determine whether their research project fits within CLLR programmatic interests.  Approved applications must be e-mailed as a single, complete PDF to Dr. Kai Fu ( Please include the “CLLR 2015 RFA” and the last name of the Principal Investigator in the subject line of the e-mail. Following receipt of each application, the applicant will receive an e-mail confirming receipt. Funding decisions will be made following review of each application by CLLR and FPBCC senior leadership.


Imaging Related Pilot Project Grants

Call for Applications from the Nebraska Center for Nanomedicine (NCN) for Imaging Related Pilot Project Grants

Submission deadline: July 15, 2015
Peer Review Date(s): August 30, 2015
Start Date(s): October 01, 2015

It is recognized that adding non-invasive imaging studies to characterize biodistribution and efficacy is difficult and expensive. This Request for Applications is designed to remove the steep initial barrier to investigating the ability of imaging methods to enhance studies developing nanoformulated drugs. This funding is available to support costs of imaging and image processing among current and potential future NCN CoBRE investigators and their collaborators.

Awards will be made for 1 year with funded amounts up to $10,000 per project.

Budget Guidelines

The budget must not exceed $10,000 total.

The budget will cover time charges for instrument use. MRI scan costs are $160/hr and SPECT/CT time charges are $100/hr. Time charges includes the cost of a trained technologist for animal handling and scanning as well as aid and training for data processing and interpretation.


Please direct all questions to Michael Boska at or 559-3138 or Tatiana Bronich at or 559-9351. Applications must be submitted electronically to Chris Allmon ( no later than July 15, 2015.

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AUR Research and Education Foundation Seeking Applications for Ethics and Professionalism Grants for Radiologists

Deadline:  January 10, 2015

The goals of the AUR Research and Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the Association of University Radiologists are to encourage excellence in radiological laboratory and clinical investigation, teaching and clinical practice; to stimulate an interest in academic radiology as a medical career; to advance radiology as a medical science; and to represent academic radiology at a national level.

The foundation is currently accepting applications its Ethics and Professionalism in Radiology Project Grants, which are designed to improve patient care and safety, and to promote social responsibility in medical care and practice by providing funding opportunities for the study and teaching of ethics and professionalism in radiology.

Projects that address any aspect of ethics and professionalism in radiology will be considered. Examples of types of projects include, but are not limited to, research of ethical dilemmas faced by academic radiologists or radiology physicians-in-training and the methods by which the dilemmas are addressed and educational programs to teach ethics and professionalism to practicing radiologists, to radiology physicians-in-training, or to allied members of the academic radiology community.

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in a single year. The awards may be used for salary support and/or other project costs. Through this grant program, the AUR Research & Education Foundation does not pay institutional indirect costs or overhead costs, or tuition.

Any member of AUR is eligible to apply as principal investigator. However, it is not necessary for all members of the research or development team to be AUR members.  Eligibility of the principal investigator must be maintained throughout the grant period.

See the AUR website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.