Research Announcements

Grant Writing Bootcamp

Jennifer Larsen, MD, Vice Chancellor for Research, will lead a virtual grant writing “bootcamp” from 8 AM to 11 AM on Friday, November 6, 2020.

New and early-stage investigators, as well as students and administrators, must register online through NuRamp for this event, a confirmation email with the zoom link will be sent to registrants. 

The boot camp will give attendees a broad overview and the basics of grant writing, with a focus on helping early investigators who are just beginning to apply for federal funding.

Topics discussed throughout the morning will include:

  • Finding and using resources for grant preparation and submission;
  • A review of common grant elements;
  • Principles of good grant-writing and grantsmanship;
  • Understanding grant budget basics; and
  • Timelines and required processes.

Speakers will include:

  • Jennifer Larsen, M.D., vice chancellor for research;
  • Howard Fox, M.D., Ph.D., professor and senior associate dean for research, College of Medicine; and
  • Bethany DeCarolis, assistant director of sponsored programs administration.

Contact Max Kuenstling, with any questions related to this event.

Innovation Week begins October 26th

Every fall, UNeMed and UNMC’s Vice Chancellor Office for Research sponsors Innovation & Research Week, a popular series of events intended to celebrate and promote innovation and research at UNMC.

This year, Innovation Week will enter its 14th year as an all-virtual series of events. The week will begin Monday, Oct. 26, with an expert panel discussion at noon, and then culminate on Thursday, Oct. 29, with the awards ceremony. Events descriptions and schedules can be found here.

Changes to the HHS Notice of Award (NoA) Beginning October 1, 2020


This notice is to alert the AHRQ grant recipient community of upcoming changes to the format of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Notice of Award (NoA), the legal document issued to the recipient organization that indicates an award has been made and that funds may be requested from the designated HHS payment system.

As part of the HHS Reinvent Grants Management initiative, HHS has developed a standardized page (also referred to as “Page One”) that will serve as the first page of every HHS NoA for discretionary grants. This change is expected to be effective October 1, 2020.

Page One will be used consistently across HHS OPDIVs and will capture key award information in a digitally accessible format.

Click here to see the data elements that will be included.