Research Funding

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.

NPOD Seed Grant Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 30, 2018

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, pending NIH approval. This is special, one-time, funding available for projects with a required end date of May 31, 2019, with no option to obtain a no-cost extension.  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.

In this call for proposals, priority will be given to proposals in two areas:

  • Area 1: Prevention of obesity-related diseases through dietary molecules. Proposals targeting this area are expected to focus on the prevention of obesity-related diseases through essential and non-essential dietary compounds. Pharmaceutical approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease will not be considered.
  • Area 2: Interactions between diet and non-coding RNAs or Biomarkers of disease. Two lines of research will be considered for funding in Area 2, i.e., 1) proposals with a focus on the interactions among nutrition, non-coding RNAs, and disease, and 2) proposals with a focus on biomarkers of disease.

For more information and the application please visit  .