Research Funding

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.

Learn more here

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.

Any questions can be sent to

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




The U. S. Department of Energy’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for building EPSCoR-State/DOE-National Laboratory Partnerships. These partnerships are to advance fundamental energy oriented scientific and engineering research collaborations with the DOE Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (DOE FFRDCs hereafter referred to as the National Laboratories) (Information on the DOE National Laboratories can be found at ). Participation by graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows is required. Junior faculty from EPSCoR jurisdictions are encouraged to apply. Utilization of DOE user facilities is encouraged. (Information on the DOE Office of Science user facilities can be found at , information on the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy user facilities can be found at )

Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Area:

BER advances world-class biological and environmental research programs and scientific user facilities to support DOE’s energy, environment, and basic research missions.

The Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program supports fundamental research and scientific user facilities to address diverse and critical global challenges. The program seeks to understand how genomic information is translated to functional capabilities, enabling more confident redesign of microbes and plants for sustainable biofuel production, improved carbon storage, or contaminant bioremediation. BER research advances understanding of the roles of Earth’s biogeochemical systems (the atmosphere, land, oceans, sea ice, and subsurface) in determining climate so we can predict climate decades or centuries into the future, information needed to plan for future energy and resource needs. Solutions to these challenges are driven by a foundation of scientific knowledge and inquiry in atmospheric chemistry and physics, ecology, biology, and biogeochemistry.

General inquiries about this FOA should be directed to the Technical/Scientific Program Contact:

Dr. Tim Fitzsimmons


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