Research Announcements

Tapping Federal Research Funding Opportunities Outside of the NIH

Invited Speaker!  November 6, 2018
Tuesday, 11:00 – 11:50 AM
DRC 1005

The federal medical research landscape in the United States is supported by a variety of agencies that spend billions to seek answers to a wide range of health challenges. While the largest is NIH, the Defense Department has numerous offices that fund medical and biological research, from basic research to advanced development. In addition, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Veterans Affairs, NASA, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture also fund biomedical research and health-related programs. To help with these agencies, UNMC works with Brian Detter, a leading consultant knowledgeable about obtaining federal grants outside of NIH.

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is Soliciting Proposals in Response to the RFA from the NIGMS CoBRE Program

Deadline Extended!  The internal competition for a new Phase I CoBRE has been extended to December 1, 2018 for consideration of submission January 2020.  Please contact Paula Turpen in the office of research if you have questions.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is soliciting proposals from UNMC faculty in response to the Request for Applications (RFA) from the National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program

NIGMS has issued an RFA announcing the 2019 rounds of COBRE competition. UNMC has a long history of competing successfully for these $10 million awards and is now eligible to submit an application for a new COBRE grant. Only one proposal may be submitted per eligible institution per fiscal year. The eligible institution is responsible for selecting and approving that project before it can be submitted.

One of the principal mechanisms of IDeA support for research is the COBRE grant, which supports thematic, multidisciplinary centers that augment and strengthen institutional biomedical research capacity. This is accomplished by expanding and developing biomedical faculty research capability and enhancing research infrastructure, including the establishment of core facilities needed to carry out the objectives of a multidisciplinary, collaborative program.

NIH-funded investigators with expertise central to the theme of the grant proposal lead these centers. The centers promote collaborative, interactive efforts among researchers with complementary backgrounds, skills and expertise.

In some instances, COBRE support facilitates the development of new, disease-specific research centers or augments the capability of existing centers. Researchers supported through COBRE are expected to compete independently for external peer-reviewed grant support.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research evaluates potential UNMC proposals for COBRE grants and is currently soliciting outlines of prospective projects that could be developed into full-scale COBRE proposals for the January 2020 deadline.

Senior scientists are encouraged to submit a two-page outline of their proposed project that summarizes how they propose to address each of the COBRE components, which can be downloaded here. Outlines should follow this template format.

These two-page summaries are due to Deb Hawkins on December 1st.

From these summaries, UNMC deans and directors (or their designates) will identify the project to develop into a full COBRE proposal for submission by January 2020. Questions can be directed to Paula Turpen at 402-559-6162

GP IDeA-CTR Annual Scientific Meeting

On behalf of the Great Plains IDeA Clinical and Translational Research Network (GP IDeA-CTR), you are cordially invited to join us for our second annual meeting.

There is no charge to attend, however, preregistration is necessary. We hope you can join us!
*CE Credits are available*

 

   GP IDeA-CTR 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting
                  October 10th-11th, 2018
                    Truhlsen Events Center

 

To register, click here.

For the agenda and additional information, please visit our website.