Research Funding

NE LB506 Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Fund

Internal Deadline:  Friday, January 19,2018

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NE DHHS) announced the Fiscal Year 2019 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 Friday, January 19, 2018.

Award

Up to $50,000 for the period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

  • 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

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2017 AIMM Call for Proposals Released

LOI Deadline: January 26, 2018
Award:  $350,000

The AIMM Research Award is intended to support highly creative and conceptually innovative high-risk research with the potential to accelerate critical discoveries or major advancements that will significantly impact military health and medicine. AIMM initiative funding supports novel research concepts and other efforts that initiate or enhance potential game-changers that may not be supported by other funding mechanisms or core programs. Applications using synthetic or systems biology-based approaches are highly encouraged.

The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY17 AIMM Research Award will not exceed $350,000. Refer to Section II.D.5, Funding Restrictions, for detailed funding information.

Funding for this award mechanism supports applied research. Applied research utilizes systematic studies to understand the means to meet a recognized and specific need. It is a systematic expansion and application of knowledge to develop useful materials, devices, and systems or methods. It may be oriented, ultimately, toward the design, development, and improvement of prototypes and new processes to meet general mission area requirements.  Applied research may translate promising basic research into solutions for broadly defined military needs, short of system development. Applied research may include hypothesis-testing and/or proof-of-concept studies as well as work that refines concepts and ideas into potential solutions with a view toward evaluating technical feasibility of emerging approaches, technologies, and promising new products.

Proposed research may involve human subjects, but clinical trials do not meet the intent of this award mechanism. A clinical trial is defined as a prospective accrual of patients (human subjects) in whom an intervention (e.g., device, drug, biologic, surgical procedure, rehabilitative modality, behavioral intervention, or other) is tested for a measurable outcome with respect to safety, effectiveness, and/or efficacy. This outcome represents a direct effect on the subject of that intervention or interaction.

Important aspects of the AIMM initiative are as follows:
• Impact: The proposed research is expected to make an important and original contribution to advancing solutions relevant to military health and medicine and
ultimately lead to improved outcomes for Service members, Veterans, or military beneficiaries.
• Innovation: Research deemed innovative may represent a new paradigm, challenge existing paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other uniquely creative qualities. Research may be innovative in study concept, research methods or technology, or adaptations of existing methods or technologies. Research that represents an incremental advance on previously published work is not considered innovative.

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Caspar Wistar Fellows Program

Deadline: January 29, 2018
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The Caspar Wistar Fellows Program (Program) will recruit two exceptional post-doctoral fellows as independent investigators, creating a springboard for the Caspar Wistar Fellows (Fellows) to facilitate a subsequent faculty appointment and join the next generation of scientific leaders.

The Wistar Institute Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center and The Wistar Institute Cancer Center comprise a group of 35 exceptional faculty dedicated to fundamental and translational research in cancer biology, immunology, virology and genetics. Fellows will be provided their own research space, resources and support needed to run their own labs and pursue their own independent research agenda. Fellows will be appointed for a three-year term with the possibility of extending an additional one to two years.  Two Fellows will be recruited in 2018: one Fellow with a cancer focus that will join Wistar’s NCI-designated Cancer Center and one with a vaccine/immunology focus that will join Wistar’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center.

Program candidates must demonstrate intellectual drive and superior research credentials, a particularly creative and innovative research plan, strong communication skills, and the motivation and demonstrated capacity to conduct research with minimal supervision. Candidates whose work is based on biological principles, but incorporates concepts from diverse fields, are encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Candidates are expected to have a strong publication.

The search committees will be led by established Wistar faculty and program leaders who are ideally suited to recognize how well a prospective candidate fits within the overall Wistar mission, and its specific programs. Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of previous research (one page), a concise statement of research plans (up to two pages), reprints of four publications and the names of three references to the attention of Maria Colelli, Search Coordinator Caspar Wistar Fellows Program (colelli@wistar.org).   Please see our ads online in Nature and Science magazines. Applications will be evaluated by January 29, 2018.   Interviews will be held beginning in April 2018.