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

UNMC Multiple Myeloma Program Travel Award

The UNMC Multiple Myeloma Program announces that funds will be available to help support travel costs for trainees presenting myeloma-related research at national meetings. The awards will be up to $1000 and will help cover the costs of the meeting (e.g., registration, travel, lodging).

Criteria for the awards are:

  • Trainee status
  • First authorship on an abstract
  •  Abstract accepted for presentation
  • Myeloma-related research

Please mail (Zip 6840) or email the completed form and supporting documentation (see attached) to Sarah Holstein.  download the form UNMC Multiple Myeloma Program Travel Award Application Form.  Please contact Dr. Holstein with questions.

Nebraska EPSCoR FIRST Awards Grant

Deadline for Pre-Proposals:  5 PM, Monday, October 1, 2018

Funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) infrastructure grant to Nebraska EPSCoR, the competitive FIRST Award grant program provides assistance to Nebraska’s early-career, tenure-track faculty. The grants are designed to help early career faculty initiate their research programs and compete more effectively for NSF CAREER grants. Any project that could be supported by a National Science Foundation competitive research grant is eligible.

Approximately six FIRST Award grants are awarded each year; the awards are limited to $25,000 each and require a one-for-one match. An assistant professor in a tenure-leading position in any of the the colleges or universities in the state is eligible to submit a pre-proposal. The faculty member must be in his or her first four years of initial academic appointment at the time of submittal. Any project that potentially could be supported by a NSF competitive research grant is eligible.

Phase one of the application process involves the submission of a short pre-proposal that will be reviewed by a panel comprised of members of Nebraska’s scientific community. Ten or fewer proposals are invited to advance to the final phase: the submission of a full, NSF CAREER-like proposal. Full proposals from these finalists will be evaluated using NSF proposal review criteria by external experts in the field. The Nebraska EPSCoR Committee will select FIRST Award recipients.

Grantees are required to submit a CAREER Award proposal to NSF within the next award period. Check Nebraska EPSCoR’s Requests for Proposals page for submission details and to submit a pre-proposal online.