Research Funding

NE LB506 Cancer and Smoking Research

UNMC Deadline Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Program Summary

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NE DHHS) announced the Fiscal Year 2020 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 Wednesday, January 2, 2019.


Up to $50,000 for the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

  • No indirect costs allowed
  • No salary support for the PI or other faculty on full-time appointments allowed
    • To minimize cost-share, PIs or other faculty should commit no more than 2% effort


Deadline Who Task Detailed Instructions
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 PI/Dept. Application and appendix documents due to SPAdmin Email application PDF and appendix PDF to by 5 PM

·         Use the application face page and application form

·         Prepare one PDF of application and letters

PDF Title: PI name (Last, First) – LB506 – 2020

·         Prepare one PDF of all appendix materials

PDF Title: PI name (Last, First) – Appendix

To ensure a competitive application, please be available for questions prior to the NE DHHS deadline.

Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 PI/Dept. ADIS Internal Forms due to SPAdmin Generate routing and budget forms in ADIS; route for “SPA review”
Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 SPAdmin Applications due to NE DHHS Upon final review and authorized signature, SPAdmin will submit application/appendix to NE DHHS
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 PI/Dept. Protocol applications due to UNMC regulatory offices Submit IRB, IACUC, and IBC materials to the applicable UNMC regulatory office for approval by 5 PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 SPAdmin Protocol approvals due to NE DHHS Send verification of protocol approval for IRB, IACUC, and IBC to NE DHHS

Approvals required by this date or NE DHHS will consider the application incomplete and return without review

Saturday, June 1, 2019 NE DHHS announces awards

For more information

2019 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science.

Deadline: February 1, 2019

The Taubman Institute at the University of Michigan has opened the nomination period for the 2019 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science.   The awardee,  to be selected by a national panel of past prize recipients and other leaders in academic medicine, will receive $100,000 and be hosted at U-M in Ann Arbor for a two-day visiting professorship.

The Taubman Prize was established in 2011 to recognize significant research findings that have made an impact on the care of patients and treatment of disease.

The deadline for entries is Feb. 1, 2019.  We would be grateful if you could inform your faculty members of the opportunity offered by the Taubman Prize to reward those doing important  work in translational research.  Please note that nominees no longer need hold an MD degree; the prize is open to PhD researchers as well.

Contest rules and nomination form, along with a list of previous years’ winners, are available at:

Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (Data Access Award)

2018 Call for Proposals

    Release Date: October 30, 2018 | Application Deadline: December 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET


The Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (Data Access Award) (HD4A) program will support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. Applicants under this Call for Proposals (CFP) will write a proposal for a research study using data from one of the following four data providers: the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)OptumLabsCareJourney, or athenahealth. The proposed studies should enable relevant, innovative, and actionable research that uses the available data to answer important, policy-relevant questions. Successful applicants will receive access to these data, which are described in greater detail in the CFP.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Researchers, as well as practitioners in the public and private sector working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. See data provider descriptions in the CFP for specific eligibility criteria.
  • Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research; economics; sociology; program evaluation; political science; public policy; public health; public administration; law; business administration; or other related fields. Use of the data under this CFP is restricted to noncommercial purposes.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.


Key Dates

October 30, 2018
Call for proposals released.November 9, 2018 (1:30–3:00 p.m. ET)
Prospective applicant informational webinar. The recording is now available here.

December 14, 2018 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of brief proposals.

February 22, 2019
Applicants notified whether invited to submit full proposals.

April 5, 2019 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of full proposals.

July 22, 2019
Notification of finalists.

September 15, 2019
Grants start.

Total Awards

  • Successful applicants will be given access to the selected dataset at no cost to the grantee.
  • No financial awards of any kind, including salary support, will be given under this CFP.
  • Data access will accommodate studies of up to 12 months.
  • We anticipate awarding up to nine projects using HCCI data; up to six projects using OptumLabs data; up to six projects using CareJourney data; and up to five projects using athenahealth data.