Research Funding

Edna Ittner Pediatric Research Support Fund Program Released

Deadline:  Friday, September 29, 2017

Program Summary 

The Edna Ittner Pediatric Research Support Fund, which awards grants for the study of diseases and birth defects of children, is now open for applications.


All UNMC faculty members are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to requests from faculty members in the UNMC Department of Pediatrics Center if the number of scientifically meritorious requests exceeds available funds.


Up to $30,000 for a one-year period (November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018)

  • Indirect costs are unallowable
  • Faculty salary is not allowed

Historically, the Ittner Trust has funded up to three grants annually.

Application Submission Requirements

The proposal must be submitted in accordance with NIH application standards.  Applications should include:

Applications may be submitted to SPAdmin in one of two formats: 1) PDF emailed to or 2) one original (unstapled) hard copy.


Friday, September 29, 2017 ……… Applications due to SPAdmin no later than 5pm

Wednesday, November 1, 2017…………. Awards announced by Review Committee

For more information:

RFA: New Pilot Project Applications

NCIBC ( seeks to fund several new Pilot Projects in the center’s focus areas as broadly defined below. Pilot Projects are one year award with a limited possibility of renewal.

Deadline:  August 15, 2017

  • Individuals must qualify as an “Early Stage New Investigator” 1 according to NIH guidelines, have a full-time tenure-leading appointment at UNL or UNMC, and not be supported by another CoBRE Center.
  • The proposed research must fall into the areas of NCIBC focus as listed in the RFA with preference given to collaborative projects involving NCIBC members and to projects that will make use of the NCIBC Systems Biology Core and/or Data Management and Analysis Core facilities.
  • NCIBC Pilot Project Leaders must become participating members of the center.

Download the RFA here

Questions may be addressed to James Takacs, Charles J Mach University Professor of Chemistry: or Concetta C. DiRusso, George Holmes University Professor of Biochemistry:


American Skin Association Grants Announced

The American Skin Association’s (ASA) 2018 funding opportunities in dermatology have been announced.  ASA seeks to provide funding for top researchers, physicians, and medical students who are dedicated to the field of dermatology.  Through these grants, ASA hopes to broaden understanding and increase knowledge of various skin diseases.

ASA is currently inviting application submissions from medical students and established researchers alike.  The following grants are being offered this year:

  • Milstein Research Scholar Award in  Melanoma/Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer ($60,000)
  • Calder Research Scholar Award in Vitiligo/Pigment Cell Disorders ($60,000)
  • ASA Research Scholar Award in Dermatology ($60,000)
  • Research Grants in the areas of Childhood Skin diseases/Disfigurement, Psoriasis/Inflammatory Skin Diseases, Skin Cancer & Melanoma, and Quality of Life/health Services/Outcomes Studies ($15,000)
  • Hambrick Medical Student Grants for those students working in the area of Melanoma & Skin Cancer ($7,000)


Submission deadline is Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:59 EST.  All applications should be completed online at

For submission instructions and award information click here.