Research Announcements

Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum Seeking Faculty Reviewers

UNMC and the Creighton University Medical Center are seeking faculty reviewers for the 48th Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum (MSBRF), to be held on March 4. The forum depends on volunteer faculty support from both UNMC and CU to review and critique abstracts prior to the forum and to judge oral and poster presentations the day of the forum. Each abstract is evaluated by three judges prior to the forum and the actual presentations on March 4 also will be scored by three different judges. Interested faculty should complete this form. Please be as specific as possible when indicating areas of qualification and interest for judging. Please return the form by Dec. 9.

IDeA-CTR Funding Programs Announced

Deadline:  Multiple Deadlines (January 2017)

The GP-IDeA CTR has announced two funding opportunities.  The IDeA-CTR Scholars Program and the IDeA-CTR Pilot Grant Program.  Download the RFAs to read the details for each program and their deadlines.

Pilot Grant RFA
Scholars Program RFA

For information regarding the Pilot Grant Program contact Dr. Howard Fox.  For information regarding the Scholars Program contact either Dr. Ted Mikuls or Dr. Lani Zimmerman

LB506 Cancer and Smoking Grants 2017 Call OPEN

Deadline:  Friday, January 20, 2017

Program Summary

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NE DHHS) announced the Fiscal Year 2018 Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Funds grant competition. Funded by LB506, this program focuses on reducing cancer and smoking-related diseases. The program gives priority to scientific technical or behavioral research proposals relating directly to the prevention of cancer and smoking-related diseases. Preferred applications will focus on innovative, new research that could support future proposals for external peer-reviewed funding.

Interested Principal Investigators (PIs) must submit applications to SPAdmin by Friday, January 20, 2017.


Up to $50,000 for the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

  • No indirect costs allowed
  • No salary support for the PI or other faculty on full-time appointments allowed
    • UNMC requires researchers to commit effort to projects for which they will serve as PIs. To minimize cost-share, SPAdmin recommends committing no more than 10%

Download the RFA

Download the UNMC Internal Instruction Summary

Questions?  Contact Sponsored Programs Administration