Research Funding

PCORI Reopened Funding Announcements Focus on Opioids, MS

PCORI is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) under two reopened targeted PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs). In one, PCORI is offering up to $30 million for studies comparing two or more strategies to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), focusing on therapeutic effects, quality of life, and functional status. In the other, PCORI is offering up to $19 million for studies of clinical strategies for managing and reducing long-term opioid use.

LOIs are due Tuesday, Nov. 1.

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NPOD Special Seed Grant Funding RFA

Amount:  $27,624 with no option to renew
Due Date:  September 30, 2016
Funding Period:  Intended start December 1, 2016. Concludes May 31, 2017

The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD), funded by a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence grant (Award Number P20GM104320) from the NIH, invites applications for its SEED GRANT competition. This is special, one-time, funding of $27,624 available for projects with a required end date of May 31, 2017, with no exceptions.  The primary objective of this seed grant program is to stimulate research in the area of obesity research and nutrient signaling and to enhance competitiveness in obtaining extramural support.

More information and the application can be found here:

2016 Nebraska EPSCoR First Awards

Pre-Proposal Deadline:  September 19, 2016
Award:  $25,000

Nebraska EPSCoR has created a competitive FIRST Award grant program to help Nebraska early career faculty members initiate their research programs. This program is funded by an NSF infrastructure grant to Nebraska EPSCoR. The FIRST Award grant is limited to $25,000 for one year with a 100% matching requirement. Nebraska EPSCoR anticipates awarding approximately six grants. Each grantee is required to submit a CAREER grant proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) during or immediately after the end of the award period.

Who may apply: Assistant Professors in a tenure-leading position in any college/university in the state who are: a) in the first four years of their academic career; and b) eligible to apply for an NSF CAREER grant during the award period.

Type of eligible project: Any project that could qualify for support by a National Science Foundation standard research grant is eligible for a FIRST Award.

Match requirement and duration: An award amount is limited to $25,000 and requires a one for-one non-federal match (cash or in-kind). No Indirect Costs are allowed. FIRST Awards are granted for a period of one year, starting April 1, 2017, and ending February 30, 2018.

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