Research Funding

Women Investing in Nebraska

Deadline:  LOI February 20, 2015

Nebraska nonprofit organizations and University of Nebraska groups striving to address critical community needs or wishing to make a significant local or state impact are invited to submit their funding ideas to Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN). Qualifying Nebraska organizations must be designated as nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charities. Organizations and groups affiliated with the University of Nebraska are also encouraged to submit a Letter of Inquiry.

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Nellie House Craven Scholarship in Academic Medicine

Deadline:  February 27, 2015
Release Date:  January 15, 2015

Dr. Gerald Moore, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs announced the nomination cycle for the Nellie House Craven Scholarship in Academic Medicine today.

The award is available for the 2015-2016 academic year and covers a significant portion of tuition, living stipend, and travel

The purpose of this special award is to identify and motivate qualified individuals toward a career in academic medicine. This objective is best met by identifying and assisting students who have a clear commitment to research with academic medicine as a career goal.

Individuals do not apply for this award, but rather candidates are identified and nominated by faculty. A faculty member willing to serve as a research advisor must prepare a written nomination which must include information about the candidate’s qualifications and a research proposal (see attachment). The nomination and research proposal must be approved by a department chairperson. The qualifications of the candidate, the proposed program of training, and the research program of the faculty member are all considered in judging a nomination.

The nomination deadline for the 2015-2016 selection cycle is February 27, 2015.  Nominations are to be returned to Gerald F. Moore, COM dean’s office, zip 5520.

Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging


Deadline:  Letter of Intent Required, due March 3, 2015

The program was developed to address the current concerns about an adequate funding base for postdoctoral fellows (MD, MD/PhD and PhD) who specifically direct their research towards translational findings and who will demonstrate how their research will have direct benefits to human aging. Postdoctoral fellows at all levels of training are eligible. Up to ten one-year fellowships will be awarded. The award levels range from $49,000 to $60,000, based on years of relevant experience.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a postdoctoral fellow (MD and/or PhD degree or equivalent) at the start date of the award (October 1, 2015).
  • The proposed research must be conducted at any type of not-for-profit setting in the United States.
  • Individuals who are employees in the NIH Intramural program are not eligible.
  • Applicants who have received postdoctoral training beyond 5 years (before October 1, 2010) must provide a justification for the additional training period.
  • Fellows may not hold any concurrent foundation, not-for-profit or government funding.

Former Ellison/AFAR and Glenn/AFAR postdoctoral fellowship awardees may apply if the criteria above are met.

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