Research Funding

Otis Glebe Medical Research Foundation

Application Deadline:  Monday, September 21, 2015

Program Summary

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.


The Glebe Foundation anticipates that it will fund one grant 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 – does not need to be signed (shortened version can be found here)
  • Internal forms in ADIS are not required at the time of application

Applications may be submitted to SPAdmin as a PDF emailed to

Review Process: Proposals will be submitted to an internal committee of UNMC reviewers for initial consideration. The final selection will be made by the Otis Glebe Medical Research Foundation. Funds will typically be available within one month of award notification.


Monday, September 21, 2015……Applications due to SPAdmin no later than 5pm; a PDF may be emailed to

 For more information:

  •  Otis Glebe Medical Research Foundation Program Guidelines (click here)
  • If you have questions, please contact Holly Dunning, Coordinator, Sponsored Programs Administration, at 402-559-7456

AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program

R36 Dissertation Award
Application Due Dates:  November 1, 2015; February 1, 2016; May 1, 2016; August 1, 2016; November 1, 2016

Research Objectives

Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work within HHS and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.  Within the mission, AHRQ’s specific priority areas of focus are:

  • Improve health care quality by accelerating implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
  • Make health care safer
  • Increase accessibility by evaluating expansions of insurance coverage
  • Improve health care affordability, efficiency and cost transparency

AHRQ research priority areas are described at

Applicants are strongly encouraged to focus on topical areas unique to AHRQ, demonstrating how expected results can be used or made available for use to enhance healthcare quality. Results should be directly relevant to customers, such as providers and practitioners, administrators, payers, consumers, policymakers, and insurers.

Candidates are encouraged to address health services research issues critical to AHRQ priority populations, including: individuals living in inner city or rural (including frontier) areas; low-income and minority groups; women, children, the elderly; and individuals with special health care needs, including those with disabilities and those who need chronic or end-of-life health care.

Candidates must conduct dissertation projects which focus on health care delivery in the United States. AHRQ will not accept international health care research projects.

– See more at:

Postdoctoral Position – RNA Sequencing

La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology

This postdoc will be responsible for performing and analyzing single-cell and bulk RNA-Seq assays on a large, multi-center project characterizing the memory T cell immune signatures associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and dengue virus infection. These analyses will define the transcriptomic profiles of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in individuals previously exposed to either pathogen, currently experiencing active disease, or who have been vaccinated; the overall goal is to determine whether certain immune signatures are associated with preferential expansion or contraction of certain pre-existing subsets of T cells. This is a large-scale study employing samples from numerous sites around the globe, allowing conclusions regarding the extent of generalizability.

To submit your application, please click on this Apply through website link.

Desired skills and experience

The ideal postdoctoral candidate will have experience in molecular biology and immunology,. The candidate should also be comfortable working in a large, interdisciplinary research group, as this project will involve extensive interaction with immunologists, clinical coordinators, and bioinformaticians.

Interested individuals must include their curriculum vitae and the names of three references.

About the employer

Our independent, non-profit research institute is currently seeking a highly motivated researcher for an immediate opening in the research group of Dr. Alessandro Sette.

Successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary group of researchers dedicated to the identification and characterization of protective T cell epitopes from a variety of complex antigens, such as allergens, viruses, and bacteria.