Research Announcements

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

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 Jan. 24, 2019 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 October 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 Jan. 24, 2019. The PI/PD of the project will be notified by October 15, 2018. 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.

 

Small Business Roundtable Discussion with DOD-Navy

Thursday, August 30th, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Lincoln, NE Innovation Campus
Register Here

Join the Director, Department of the Navy, Office of Small Business Programs, Ms. Emily Harman for a Roundtable Discussion at Nebraska’s Innovation Campus:

  • Listen to confirmed guest speakers from Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs and a distinguished retired Naval Sea System Command SES discuss the SBIR/STTR Program
  • Participate in a Roundtable discussion where small businesses will share their experiences and problems with opinions on potential solutions

One-on-ones with a former executive of the Department of the Navy will follow the discussion

For more information contact:

Wei Jing
Nebraska Business Development Center
wjing@unomaha.edu

For directions to the Nebraska Innovation Campus, Lincoln NE, click here.