Research Funding

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.

AHA Vascular disease Research Network RFA

American Heart Association’s Vascular Disease Research Network
Request for Applications Now Available Online

The full Request for Applications is now available online!

Prospective applicants are requested to submit a Letter of Intent for the AHA Vascular Disease Network on or before August 1, 2017. Letters of Intent may be submitted via Grants@Heart beginning July 1, 2017. View the Letter of Intent Instructions for more details.

While a Letter of Intent is not required in order to submit a full application and does not enter into the review of said subsequent application; the information provided in a Letter of Intent allows AHA staff to estimate the potential peer review workload and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the peer review process. It also allows AHA to provide potential applicants with updated information about the application process if necessary.

For more information, including the full request for applications, visit the Vascular Disease Research Network website.