Research Funding

Barancik Prize for MS Research Innovation

Deadline:  January 31, 2016

The Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research recognizes an exceptional scientist or a team of scientists whose work in MS research has demonstrated outstanding innovation and originality.

This annual prize, made possible by the generosity of the Charles and Margery Barancik SO Foundation, is $100,000 to be used at the discretion of the recipient.

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Pipeline to Proposal Awards Tier I Cycle 3 – Pre-Engagement/Community Projects

Deadline:  January 20, 2016

The purpose of the Pipeline to Proposals Initiative is to cultivate the development of proposals with sound scientific rigor and robust patient engagement. PCORI expects the Pipeline to Proposals project will help individuals form new collaborations that can produce meaningful research proposals. The emphasis in all three funding tiers is to actively integrate patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as members of the patient-centered outcomes research/comparative effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) process. Applicants can be an individual or group of patients, stakeholders, or researchers focused on a particular health issue that can lead to a patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER) project.

For Tier I, the specific CER question does not need to be specified at the point of applying for Tier I – Pre-Engagement/Community Projects: Up to $15,000 for up to Nine-Month Project Term.

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LB506 Cancer & Smoking Disease Research Program Now Accepting Applications

The application period is between November 23, 2015 and January 25, 2016.

The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Program is now accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2017 Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Grants.

The Nebraska Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Program was created by the Nebraska Legislature in 1981, when one-cent (1¢) of the tax per pack of cigarettes sold in the state was designated to fund the program.

A portion of the revenue generated from the tax also funds the University of Nebraska Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases and the Cancer Registry at the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. The remainder is awarded to all campuses of the University of Nebraska and Creighton University which compete annually for the funds. Click here for a listing of the currently awarded grants.

In 1993, the Nebraska Legislature increased the tobacco excise tax on cigarettes and appropriated an additional two cents (2¢) per pack for cancer and smoking disease research. The revenue from the two-cent program is distributed to the University of Nebraska Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, and other postsecondary educational institutions having colleges of medicine located in Nebraska which have cancer research programs (Creighton University). The primary purpose of the program is to build research capacity


In order to be considered for funding, applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2016 – NO EXCEPTIONS.

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Download the application instructions 2016-17_CSDR_506Instructions  or from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website