Research Funding

Health Disparities Pilot Grant RFA

Deadline:  March 15, 2018

PURPOSE: Reducing health disparities is one of UNMC’s primary goals. Often health disparities are complex and require larger teams with a variety of skills to identify novel strategies to address them. This RFA has been developed to support new or expand existing teams for the development or study of innovative strategies for reducing health disparities. Priority will be given to proposals focused on known health disparities of our region and proposals that will have the greatest reach for numbers of persons impacted.

Read the full RFA here.

AWARD DESCRIPTION: $50,000 for one year with potential renewal for an additional year.

ELIGIBILITY: Any UNMC faculty from any college; including faculty who have a signed employment agreement in place with a start date of November 1, 2017 or before.

Download the Health Disparities Application and the RFA Instructions

Download the required Budget and PHS forms

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on March 15, 2018.  Applications submitted after the deadline will be returned to the applicant without review.

Applications must be submitted electronically as a single pdf file to Deborah Hawkins at Deb.hawkins@unmc.edu.

For additional information contact:  Paula Turpen, Director of Research Resources (402) 559-6162.

IDeA Co-funding Initiative Announced

A request for nominations to the FY2018 IDeA Co-funding Initiative has been issued internally to NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs).

The IDeA Co-funding Initiative invites R01 and R15 submissions from NIH ICs.  The applications must be investigator-initiated and from institutions in IDeA-eligible states that were deemed meritorious in initial peer review, but are beyond the IC’s payline. The NIH ICs that have the primary assignment for the applications determine which of the applications they will nominate and send to NIGMS for consideration.

Investigators that are interested in their applications being considered for IDeA Co-funding should talk with the application’s Program Officer (PO) about their interest in this program. The deadline for nominations this year is COB April 6, 2018.

I serve as the NIGMS/IDeA point of contact for this initiative is and can be reached by phone (301-451-6416) or e-mail (rashada.alexander@nih.gov) with any questions about the program, so please contact me if you need more information. In addition, if your PO has questions about the program, please let them know that I am happy to answer their questions as well.

Best regards,

Rashada C. Alexander, Ph.D.
Program Director, Center for Research Capacity Building (CRCB)
National Institute for the General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
45 Center Drive, 2AS43V
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
(301) 451-6416
rashada.alexander@nih.gov 
Pronouns: she/her/hers

UNCA Core Facility Grant Program for New Users

This grant program is aimed at encouraging new users to employ NU core facilities in their research. The program is open to all faculty from any of the NU campuses. Awards are intended to be used to gather new or additional data for strengthening a grant proposal (new or resubmission) or for addressing reviewer concerns associated with a peer-reviewed manuscript.

Eligibility: Any faculty member (Assistant, Associate or Full Professors and equivalent-rank researchers) employed by any University of Nebraska campus is eligible to submit funding applications if they (or students/staff within their research group) have not used a specific core facility (or new technology platform within a core) during the last two fiscal years (2016-2017, 2015-2016) and who require these services to generate data to support new/resubmitted grants or resubmitted/revised manuscripts. Existing core users that request the same technologies/services from other cores (for example, standard electron microscopy on a different campus) are not considered new users.

Application Process:  Applications must be submitted electronically via grants-awards.nebraska.edu. Download RFA information, including restrictions, reporting requirements, and detailed application instructions here.

Amount: The maximum request is $5,000 per core facility and a total of $9,000 per new user if more than one core facility is to be used.

Deadline: Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please allow 2 – 3 weeks for review and decision on the proposal. Note that funds must be used by June 30, 2018; no new award will be made after May 1, 2018.

For more information about the campus cores on any campus or applications for this program, please contact your campus’ research office.  (UNMC: Paula Turpen, email or 402-559-6162)