Announcements and Funding Opportunities

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2016 Spring & Summer Grant Proposal Writing Coaching Groups - March 9, 2016

Coaching Groups for Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development

Actively Writing NIH-Style Proposals

NRMN continues to offer a series of four intensive coaching programs to support investigators who are at a later training stage, specifically postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. These programs are designed to enhance participants’ career development, preparing them to meet each program’s ultimate goal: the submission of strong research and research career development proposals for funding in the biomedical or biobehavioral sciences.

NRMN is accepting applications from two audiences:

  1. Postdoctoral Fellows & Junior Faculty - Apply to be a Mentee

    • Currently working on a grant proposal
    • Planning to work on a grant proposal in the next year
    • Read more about mentee opportunities here
  2. Experienced Faculty Investigators - Apply to be a Coach-in-Training

    • Interested in serving as a grant writing and professional development coach for individuals and groups
    • Desire to learn and apply the proposal writing and coaching strategies used in the NRMN models
    • Read more about coaching opportunities here

Application deadlines for the various upcoming groups are March 17, 28, 31, April 5, & May 6.

Program Features

  • Paid travel expenses for in-person meetings
  • Token stipends for coaches that complete the training
  • Networking with colleagues from across NRMN

About NRMN

NRMN is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture within mentoring relationships, and more broadly the research workforce. The goal of the National Research Mentoring Network is to enhance the diversity of the NIH-funded research workforce.


NIH-NMA Travel Award Program - February 16, 2016

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health in conjunction with the National Medical Association (NMA) are pleased to announce the NIH-NMA Travel Awards Program. The program provides an opportunity for selected residents and fellows who are interested in careers in academic medicine to attend the NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.

This year, the 116th Assembly will take place in Los Angeles, CA from

July 30 - Aug. 3, 2016

The NIH-NMA Workshop on Career Development in Academic Medicine will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2016 and Sunday, July 31, 2016

Apply online at: https://forms.niddk.nih.gov/nmatravelawards/


CTR-IN RFA Announcements - February 15, 2016

The Mountain West CTR-IN Visiting Scholars Program is looking for applicants! Faculty can apply for $10,000 in direct costs towards travel, housing, and research supplies (with all expenses posted by June 30, 2016).

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with notification - no later than 6 weeks after submission.

Apply Now

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The Mini-Sabbatical Program is back and better than ever! We seek to award 4 grants, up to $20,000 in direct costs - each to support travel, housing, and research supplies (with all expenses posted by June 30, 2016). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with notification - no later than 6 weeks after submission.

Apply Now


NIH Loan Repayment Programs - November 6, 2015

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs are accepting applications now through November 16, 2015.

In exchange for a two-year research commitment, the NIH LRPs will repay up to $70,000 in eligible student loan debt to researchers and health professionals conducting qualifying research funded by domestic non-profit or government organizations.

The 2016 Loan Repayment Programs applications deadline is November 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM. Please visit our webpage at www.lrp.nih.gov to learn more about eligibly and to apply.

If you are not eligible for the LRPs, kindly pass along this announcement to a colleague that may be interested.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our Information Center, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, EST. We can be reached by phone at 866-849-4047 and by email at lrp@nih.gov.

Our Information Center will be available to answer your questions on November 11 (Veteran’s Day) and on Saturday, November 14 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, EST.

Apply Today!


BRAIN RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2016 SEED GRANT PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT - October 5, 2015

Brain Research Foundation has invited eligible US institutions to nominate one (1) faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program. Invited institutions may submit 1 LOI. Nominated candidates must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), with a biosketch, by January 7, 2016.

Brain Research Foundation’s Annual Seed Grant Program was initiated in 1981. The purpose of the Program is to provide start-up money for new research projects and innovative programs that have the potential of becoming competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources. Our goal is to have this initial effort succeed in opening future opportunities for research, collaboration and scientific advancement.

We are contacting institutions to make sure that all eligible neuroscientists are aware of this upcoming funding opportunity. To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor working in the field of neuroscience. Each total award is limited to $80,000 (direct costs) for a two year grant period. The first grant payment of $40,000 will be made upon completion of the Seed Grant Acceptance Form (June 2016). The final payment of $40,000 will be made contingent upon receipt of a Preliminary Progress and Financial Report (June 2017).The support focus is for new research projects of the highest scientific merit.

Please alert qualified faculty at your institution of this upcoming funding opportunity. If your university has multiple Offices of Research (such as a medical school), your institution may have received duplicate announcements. Please note that a medical school falls under its larger university and BRF will consider them a single institution.

To access the LOI form and Project Summary form, please go to http://research.thebrf.org and sign in, or create an account, to download the form. (Please note that to edit and save the LOI form, it must be opened in Adobe Acrobat).

For complete Seed Grant submission information and guidelines visit www.theBRF.org.

Please Note: the deadline for the LOI is January 7, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. CST.

Email any inquiries to seedgrants@theBRF.org, by reply email, or call the BRF office at 312-759-5150.


Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program - October 1, 2015

The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program is now accepting applications for Spring and Summer 2016. The MHIRT Program is a research experience where students learn to conduct research during the spring semester and then conduct an 8-week research project on health and health disparities in Thailand or Cameroon during the summer.

The Program benefits include:

  • Quality experience in research

  • Summer stipend of $1000/month for 3 months

  • Roundtrip airfare and paid living expenses abroad

  • Life changing research and cultural experience

Applicants must be: 1) a US citizen or permanent resident, 2) from an under-represented minority background (which includes Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, Filipinos, Hispanic Americans/Latinos, African Americans/Blacks, American Indians and Alaska Natives), 3) from a socioeconomically disadvantaged background or 4) from rural areas.

The 2016 application is available at: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/tropicalmedicine/mhirt

The deadline for the 2016 program is December 1, 2015. For more information, contact Dr. Vivek R. Nerurkar (nerurkar@hawaii.edu) or Dr. Diane Wallace Taylor (dwtaylor@hawaii.edu).

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Expanding National Capacity in PCOR through Training (ENACT)

Now Accepting Fellowship Applications - Deadline December 1, 2015

www.icre.pitt.edu/ENACT

The goal of the program is to increase the capacity of the workforce to conduct high quality patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and build training and long-term PCOR infrastructure at institutions with NIH-funded Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMIs).

See flyer for more information
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Advanced Methods in Patient Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research

Now Accepting Applications - Deadline December 1, 2015

www.icre.pitt.edu/ENACT

The goal of this training is to deliver innovative online modules on Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) methods to NIH-funded Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMIs). The training will provide synchronous and asynchronous distance learning activities, peer-to-peer learning, and meaningful interactions with scientists, methodologists, and biostatisticians.

See flyer for more information
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The Mountain West CTR-IN seeks to fund Visiting Scholars!

providing opportunities for training in clinical and translational research

Visiting Scholar Award recipients will have the opportunity for an immersion experience with mentoring by experienced clinical and translational investigators, which is concordant with the goal of the CTR-IN to increase NIH-funded clinical translational research in the region. This is a competitive application to identify and select candidates.

  • Application due date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting August 3rd, 2015.
  • Opportunity will remain open until: March 1st, 2016, or until all funds have been awarded. Decisions will be provided within 6 weeks of application submission.
  • Notification date: Not later than 6 weeks after submission.
  • Earliest anticipated start date: One month following notification date.
  • Latest project end date: June 30th, 2016

Apply Now! For eligibility requirements and the application process click Visiting Scholars RFA

Further questions should be sent to the CREMCaD Director, john.mercer@unlv.edu


AACR Travel Grants - August 12, 2015

The American Association for Cancer Research has travel grants available to attend the AACR Annual Meeting and other special conferences.

  • AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards: Annual Meeting

  • Women in Cancer Research Scholar Awards

  • Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

  • Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

  • Bardos Science Education Awards for Undergraduate Students

  • AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards: Other Conferences and Meetings

More Information…


National Research Mentoring Network Coaching Groups for Grant Proposal Writing & Professional Development – August 10, 2015

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) invites post-doctoral/post-residency trainees and junior faculty to apply for the next Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development opportunity:

Grant writing for Underrepresented Minorities Seminar: Help, Opportunity, Experience (GUMSHOE)

About GUMSHOE
GUMSHOE is one of four professional development-training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants. It is hosted by the University of Colorado Denver and Washington State University.

GUMSHOE will link mentors from various disciplines who have highly successful track records in obtaining federal funding and grant writing coaches with early career faculty mentees from traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented minorities who wish to prepare an application to National Institutes of Health to conduct biomedical research. GUMSHOE will use a model based on innovation, best practices, and convene cohorts of junior faculty working with specific underserved and underrepresented populations.

Fall 2015-Winter 2016 GUMSHOE Details:

Dates: October 21-23, 2015 kick-off in Denver, Colorado, followed by distance communication and mentoring over the subsequent 6-months Population of Focus: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders
Application Deadline: Monday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m. PST

To learn more about GUMSHOE, and to apply, please visit the website.

About NRMN
The National Institutes of Health-funded NRMN was created to address the unmet need for greater diversity in the biomedical and biobehavioral research workforce.

The NRMN is offering a series of four intensive coaching programs to support investigators from underrepresented populations who are at a later training stage, specifically postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. These programs are designed to enhance participants’ career development, preparing them to meet each program’s ultimate goal: the submission of strong research and research career development proposals for funding in the biomedical or biobehavioral sciences. Learn more about the four programs here.


Funding Opportunities – July 13, 2015

  • Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers (LRP-CR)
    (NOT-OD-15-121) National Institutes of Health

  • Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Pediatric Research (LRP-PR)
    (NOT-OD-15-122) National Institutes of Health

  • Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research (LRP-HDR)
    (NOT-OD-15-123) National Institutes of Health

  • Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Contraception and Infertility Research (LRP-CIR)
    (NOT-OD-15-124) National Institutes of Health

  • Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (LRP-IDB)
    (NOT-OD-15-125) National Institutes of Health

  • NIMHD Loan Repayment Program Technical Assistance Webinar

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Loan Repayment Program will conduct a technical assistance webinar on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM EDT (3:00 PM CDT; 2:00 PM MDT; 1:00 PM PDT; 12:00 PM AKDT; 10:00 AM Hawaii). The purpose of the webinar is to discuss the program purpose, the application process, components of an application that is competitive and responsive to the funding opportunity announcements, criteria for review of applications, and the financial vetting process. There will be an opportunity to receive responses to specific questions submitted in advance. - See more at:
(NOT-MD-15-013) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities


DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Horizon Award – July 6, 2015

New for FY15, the Horizon Award supports junior level scientists to conduct impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher (i.e., Mentor). The Horizon Award challenges junior scientists to develop and implement research in the cancer field. This opportunity allows for junior investigators to develop a research project, investigate a problem or question in the field of cancer, and further their intellectual development as a cancer researcher of the future.

Application Closing Date: Sep 29, 2015

More Information…
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Howard Hughes Institute/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Simons Foundation Funding – June 1, 2015

The Howard Hughes Institute/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/the Simons Foundation are soliciting open applications for a combined national 2016 Faculty Scholars competition. Basic through translational research projects will be considered. Only Assistant Faculty (or higher), whose first appointment began no earlier than June 1, 2005 and no later than July 1, 2011 are eligible. Full details may be downloaded from the HHMI site: http://www.hhmi.org/programs/biomedical-research/faculty-scholars

Overview:

  • Total $500,000-$2,000,000 ($100,000 to $400,000 per year);

  • 5-year non-renewable grant;

  • Anticipated number of grants - up to 70;

  • LOIs: July 28, 2015 / Finalist selection: July 2016 / Awards: November 2016.

Applications of particular interest include:

  • Interface of biological and physical sciences;

  • Emerging biological questions related to global health diseases, especially affecting individuals in low resource areas disproportionately;

  • Women and under-represented biomedical and biological scientists are strongly urged to apply;

  • Please note that clinical trials and research on health education, health care delivery or health services are not eligible to apply.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • PI or Co-PI on at least 1 active, nationally competitive grant with an initial term of 2 or more years at some point from April 1, 2013 through July 1, 2015;

  • PhD and/or MD Assistant faculty (or higher) with more than 4, but no more than 10 years of professional experience (at any institution).

The foundations encourage applicants to contact the HHMI program officer directly at: facultyscholars@hhmi.org . As usual, Division and Center approval are required prior to submission. Corporate & Foundation Relations (C&FR) group can assist with editing suggestions if desired.


National Research Mentoring Network Coaching Groups for Grant Proposal Writing & Professional Development – May 13,2015

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) invites applications from two audiences for Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development opportunities:

1. Postdoctoral Fellows & Junior Faculty

  • Currently working on a grant proposal

  • Planning to work on a grant proposal in the next year

2. Experienced Faculty Investigators

  • Interested in serving as a grant writing and professional development coach for individuals and groups

  • Hoping to learn and apply the proposal writing and coaching strategies used in the NRMN models

  • Committed to the career advancement of investigators from underserved populations

The National Institutes of Health-funded NRMN was created to address the unmet need for greater diversity in the biomedical and biobehavioral research workforce.

One core activity within NRMN is focused on creating - and disseminating nationally - transformative, high impact, professional development programs that foster the persistence and advancement of research trainees and early-career investigators from underserved populations in the U.S.

Beginning June 2015, the NRMN is offering a series of four intensive coaching programs to support investigators who are at a later training stage, specifically postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. These programs are designed to enhance participants’ career development, preparing them to meet each program’s ultimate goal: the submission of strong research and research career development proposals for funding in the biomedical or biobehavioral sciences.

  • Paid travel expenses for in-person meetings
  • Token stipends for coaches that complete the training
  • Networking with colleagues from across NRMN’s network

To learn more about the programs, and to apply, please visit the website.
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Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program Si2/R00 - May 13, 2015

Si2 Intramural Clinical Research Scholar Award

R00 Research Transition Award

This FOA encourages applications for the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program for the purpose of supporting the research activities during the early stage careers of independent clinical researchers.

The program offers the opportunity for a unique bridge between the NIH intramural and extramural research communities and contains two phases. In the first phase, Lasker scholars will receive appointments for up to 5-7 years as tenure-track investigators within the NIH Intramural Research Program with independent research budgets. In the second phase, successful scholars will receive up to 3 years of NIH support for their research at an extramural research facility; or, the scholar can be considered to remain as an investigator within the intramural program.

More Information…
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Mountain West CTR-IN Grant Writing Workshop

Grant Writing Courses organized by CTR-IN’s Clinical Research Education and Career Development Key Component Activity. The programs will provide training for faculty at Mountain West CTR-IN Institutions who have authored proposals assessed as being most likely to result in a competitive Federal or major not-for-profit grant submission. Top-tier individuals will be selected to participate in one of the CTR-IN Grant Writing Workshops. Tuition and travel expenses will be provided for those eligible to attend.

WANT FUNDING??????????

We’ve GOT YOU COVERED! If you are seeking grant funding, these Grant Writing Workshops may be what you are looking for!

Learn More

Any faculty member at a CTR-IN Partner Institution with an extramural grant application (draft) that is progressing toward submission should APPLY NOW

Email a current draft of your grant proposal in progress to: kirsten.connelly@unlv.edu

Two workshop dates available: May 5 - 6 or June 11 - 12. Apply Now! Limited space.
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NIH-NMA Travel Award Program - April 23, 2015

Application Deadline May 1, 2015

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in conjunction with the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the National Medical Association (NMA) are pleased to announce the NIH-NMA Travel Awards Program. The program provides an opportunity for selected residents and fellows who are interested in careers in academic medicine to attend the NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.

This year, the 114th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly will take place in Detroit, Michigan from August 1-5, 2015. The NIH Workshop on Career Development in Academic Medicine will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 and Sunday, August 2, 2015.

See the program flyer for more information…


Cardiovascular COBRE Program Pilot Project Program - April 23, 2015

Call for Applications

Application Receipt Date: May 15, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. HST, E-mail to Li Forsman (forsman@hawaii.edu), 692-1570
Anticipated Completion of Internal Review: July 10, 2015
IRB and/or IACUC Approvals Due: June 19, 2015
Anticipated Award Date: September 1, 2015

Purpose
The goal of the Cardiovascular COBRE Pilot Project Program is to provide funds for junior investigators to produce preliminary data required for a larger externally funded cardiovascular investigation. We will also provide bridge funding to investigators at any stage with a scored but unfunded submission who need modest additional support to submit a successful application to the NHLBI, AHA, or other external agency.

See the RFA for complete information…


The National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) Career Development Awards – April 1, 2015

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) invites your participation in mentored and non-mentored Career Development Award Funding Opportunities:

Application Submission Deadlines: February 12, June 12 and October 12

NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01)
PAR-15-064
BASIC/POPULATION SCIENCE

  • Individuals with Research or Health Professional Doctoral Degree
  • 100K Salary/30K R&D
  • 3 - 5 years support

NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K08)
PAR-15-060
TRANSLATION

  • Individuals with Health Professional Doctoral Degree
  • 100K Salary/30K R&D;
  • 3 - 5 years support

NCI Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K23)
PAR-15-062
CLINICAL

  • Individuals with Health Professional Doctoral Degree
  • 100K Salary/30K R&D
  • 3 - 5 years support

NCI Transition Career Development Awards to Promote Diversity (K22)
PAR-15-063
BASIC, TRANSLATIONAL, POPULATION AND CLINICAL

  • Individuals with Health Professional Doctoral Degree
  • 100K Salary/50K R&D
  • 3 years support

If you are interested in learning more about these K-series funding opportunities, please contact Heidi Harbach Tham (hharbach@fredhutch.org) - your GMaP Region 6 Regional Coordinator.

Mentorship Program Available!
GMaP Region 6 is home to numerous seasoned cancer health disparities researchers who have a wealth of experience in writing and conducting grants. Feedback from such experts can be invaluable to early stage and new investigators submitting a competitive grant application. We encourage all those interested in having their career development proposals reviewed by a senior investigator to contact Heidi Harbach Tham at hharbach@fredhutch.org.

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March 23, 2015 - Announcement from the Simons Foundation

Simons Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Announce 2016 Faculty Scholars Competition

The Simons Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are pleased to announce the Faculty Scholars Competition, a national competition for grants to outstanding early-career scientists.

The three philanthropies will award a total of $148 million over the program’s first five years, awarding up to 70 grants every two and a half to three years. The awards are intended for basic researchers and physician scientists who have already demonstrated significant research accomplishments and show potential to make unique and important contributions to their fields.

The Faculty Scholars Competition marks the first time that HHMI, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Simons Foundation have formally undertaken an initiative together.

The deadline for application is July 28, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Learn more here.

The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.

160 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010 - 646.654.0066 - www.simonsfoundation.org


Whitehall Foundation Invites LOIs for Bioscience Research Projects

Whitehall Grants Website

The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences through its research grants and grants-in-aid programs. It is the foundation’s policy to support dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. The foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers, as well as productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest.

Research grants of up to $225,000 over three years will be awarded to established scientists of all ages working at accredited institutions in the United States. Grants will not be awarded to investigators who have already received, or expect to receive, substantial support from other sources, even if it is for an unrelated purpose.

One-year grants of up to $30,000, called grants-in-aid, will be awarded to researchers at the assistant professor level who experience difficulty in competing for research funds because they have not yet become firmly established. Grants-in-aid can also be made to senior scientists.

To be eligible, applicants must hold the position of assistant professor or higher; have principal investigator status; and be considered an “independent investigator” with his/her own dedicated lab space or with lab space independent of another investigator.

Letters of Intent must be received no later than April 15, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit complete applications.

For complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application procedures, visit the Whitehall Foundation website.
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CTR-IN RFA Announcement – January 30, 2015

Research, Study and Stay Awhile …

You are invited to apply!

The Mountain West CTR-IN Visiting Scholar Program will award 3-5 grants of approximately $9,000 each. Upon successful completion, Visiting Scholar participants may have the opportunity to attend and participate in the CTR-IN Annual Meeting in Las Vegas Nevada!

The Mini-Sabbatical Program is back and better than ever! We seek to award four grants, up to $20,000 each!

Participation is limited for both programs, early application is highly recommended.

TO APPLY, click on the following link: Mountain West CTR-IN
Click on the RFA tab and select the funding mechanism from the dropdown menu.

Visiting Scholar/Mini-Sabbatical Program Key Dates

Visiting Scholars:

  • Release Date: July 1, 2014
  • Earliest Application Receipt Date: August 1, 2014
  • Application Due Date: March 2, 2015 (extended to March 16!)
  • Notification Date: April 1, 2015
  • Earliest Anticipated Start Date: April 6, 2015
  • Latest Project End Date: June 30, 2015 *Funds must be used by June 30, 2015

Mini Sabbaticals:

  • Release Date: July 1, 2014
  • Earliest Application Receipt Date: August 1, 2014
  • Application Due Date: May 1, 2015
  • Notification Date: June 1, 2015
  • Earliest Anticipated Start Date: July 15, 2015
  • Latest Project End Date: June 30, 2016 *Funds must be used between July 15, 2015 and June 30, 2016

You may email questions to the CREMCaD Director at: jillian.inouye@unlv.edu


FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship – January 6, 2015

Launched in 2012, this regulatory science fellowship is a collaborative program between the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). It is designed for mid-career professionals to gain experience and expertise to further define and develop the field of regulatory science as it relates to the regulation of tobacco products and FDA’s new authorities under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

The fellowship is a 12-month, multidisciplinary residential program at CTP in Maryland. Fellows will be placed in one of six areas within the CTP: Compliance and Enforcement; Health Communication and Education; Management; Policy; Regulations; or Science.

Fellows are expected to complete the full 12-month residential fellowship. Each fellow will be awarded up to $95,000 based on salary history. Fellows may choose to enroll in a health insurance plan through the IOM or get reimbursed for a Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act plan (COBRA). Fellows with a sponsoring institution may be compensated for fringe benefits. In addition, each fellow may be eligible to receive a relocation fund (not to exceed $10,000).

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New Connections: Increasing Diversity of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Programming – January 6, 2015

Proposal Deadline: January 21, 2015 (3 p.m. ET) – New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming is a career development program for early- and mid-career researchers and consultants from underrepresented groups.

The program aims to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to the Foundation in order to help address research and evaluation needs.

More details and how to apply:


Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) Funding Opportunity Announcement: Pilot Grant Program – December 8, 2014

The CTR-IN is pleased to announce the Round 3 Pilot Grant RFA …

The CTR-IN Pilot Grant Program is a Limited Competition, Mentored Career Development funding opportunity.

The mission of the CTR-IN is to build clinical and translational research capacity, and facilitate extramural funding success, among investigators with faculty appointments at the 13 universities in the Mountain West Research Consortium.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Opportunities – October 8, 2014

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications for three new Grand Challenges:

  • Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
  • Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development (part of the All Children Thriving platform)
  • New Interventions for Global Health

Applications for these new challenges will be accepted beginning on November 4, 2014. Please also note that we are still accepting applications for six Grand Challenges Explorations topics.

For links to more information on these challenges, please visit the grant opportunity page at www.grandchallenges.org, which features a new homepage to support the next phase of Grand Challenges launched today with international partners at the 10th annual Grand Challenges meeting.


RTRN SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM – September 19, 2014

The RTRN Small Grants Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the 2015-2016 cycle has been issued. Please encourage your faculty to consider applying. The RTRN Research Coordinating Center and Data Coordinating Center are standing by to offer assistance.

Informational webinars will be held, beginning in October. In the meantime, please contact us if you have any questions or problems.

LETTER OF INTENT DUE DATE: January 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm Eastern time
APPLICATION DUE DATE: February 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm Eastern time
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW PERIOD: March - April 2015
FUNDING DECISION AND APPROVAL PERIOD: May - June 2015
EARLIEST ANTICIPATED AWARD DATE: July 1, 2015

We encourage inquiries concerning this FOA. Details will be sent to the comprehensive RTRN listserv and made available on the RTRN website at http://www2.rtrn.net/rtrn-small-grants-program/. In addition, informational webinars for prospective applicants will be held on several occasions to answer any questions.

RTRN Small Grants Program FOA (PDF)

Richard Yanagihara, M.D.
RCC Director
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa
651 Ilalo Street, BSB320L
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: (808) 692-1610
Email: ryanagih@hawaii.edu

Pamela Bullard
RCC Administrative Coordinator
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa
651 Ilalo Street, MEB401G
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: (808) 692-1475
Email: pbullard@hawaii.edu


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DEADLINE EXTENDED–DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! - September 18, 2014

CREMCaD-Education, Mentoring & Career Development

Offers new opportunities for training in clinical and translational research …

The CTR-IN Visiting Scholar and Mini-Sabbatical Program are both underway.There’s still time to apply!

The MW CTR-IN Visiting Scholars Program is set to award 3-5 grants this year!

This program is for New or Early-stage Investigators. We anticipate awarding 3 to 5 grants of approximately $9,000 direct costs each!

Key dates to remember:

Release date: July 1, 2014
Application due date: November 26, 2014
Results of review available: January 23, 2015
Earliest start date: March 1, 2015.
All activities completed by: June 30, 2015

The MW CTR-IN Mini-Sabbaticals Program is set to award 4 grants this year!

The Mini-Sabbatical Program seeks to fund mid-career and senior investigators (CTR-IN Fellow) with a background in basic research. The CTR-IN hopes to enable PIs to establish new translational or clinical research programs with a collaborator at a center with an established clinical or translational program. The program expects to award four grants!

Key Dates to remember:

Release date: July 2, 2014
Application due date: November 26, 2014
Results of review available: January 23, 2015
Earliest start date: March 1, 2015
All activities completed by: June 30, 2015

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and select the RFAs dropdown menu on the header.
You may also email questions to the CREMCaD Director at: jillian.inouye@unlv.edu


The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Announces 2015 Clinical Scientist Development Award Competition - September 15, 2014

Pre-proposals are being sought from junior physician-scientist faculty conducting clinical research in any disease area. It is recommended that applicants have significant research experience and strong publication records consistent with the rank of assistant professor.

The Clinical Scientist Development Award does not require institutional nomination.
This competition employs a two-stage process.

Pre-proposals will be reviewed and up to 50 applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

In keeping with the wishes expressed in Doris Duke’s will, experiments that use animals or primary tissues derived from animals will not be supported by this program.

For complete details, visit the
Clinical Scientist Development Award web page.

Application Deadlines
Application Website Opens: October 1, 2014
Pre-Proposals Due: October 31, 2014
Invitation to Submit Full Proposal: December 22, 2014
Full Proposals Due: February 24, 2015
Award Start Date: July 1, 2015


Apply for NIH Loan Repayment Program Awards – September 4, 2014

The National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) repay the student loans of doctoral level, biomedical or behavioral scientists conducting research funded by nonprofit institutions. The application cycle opens on September 1, 2014 and closes on November 17, 2014. You may be eligible to receive up to $70,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a 2 year contract.

Apply Now
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KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA FELLOWS PROGRAM – August 5, 2014

The Keystone Symposia Fellows Program is a high-level mentoring and positioning program for senior postdocs and Assistant Professors (or those from industry at an equivalent level). For more information to include eligibility requirements and a downloadable application, go to Keystone Symposia Fellows Program. The deadline for applications is September 3, 2014.
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EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATOR TRAVEL AWARDS - August 5, 2014

Keystone Symposia is offering a limited number of travel awards to early-career investigators at the Assistant Professor or equivalent industry scientist level to attend a Keystone Symposia meeting. Awards are on a “first come, first served” basis. This is a reimbursement award for up to $2,030 to defray the travel costs of attending a Keystone Symposia meeting (airline, lodging and ground transportation). For more information to include eligibility requirements and a downloadable application, go to Keystone Symposia Early Career Investigator Travel Award Program.
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Mountain West Clinical Translational Research - Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) FELLOWS PROGRAM RFA - Visiting Scholars – December 9, 2013

The Mountain West CTR-IN seeks to fund Visiting Scholars to provide additional opportunities for training in clinical and translational research. Visiting Scholar awards will be targeted to New Investigators or Early-Stage Investigators, as defined by the NIH, for details see: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/. Support of these investigators is central to the mission of the CTR-IN, and the provision of an immersion experience with mentoring by experienced clinical and translational investigators is concordant with the goal of the CTR-IN to increase NIH-funded clinical translational research in the region. This is a competitive application to identify and select candidates.

Visiting Scholars will receive mentoring and research experience coordinated by the Clinical Research Education, Mentoring, and Career Development Core Key Component Activity (CREMCaD KCA). Funds will be awarded to support reasonable travel, housing, and research supply costs. A central component of the Visiting Scholar experience will be time spent in the laboratory, clinic, or other research environment with his/her mentor(s). Time spent on “exchange” will vary, depending on the amount of release time and availability of the mentors, but a minimum of one month will be required with a maximum of 4 months.

For more information, see the CTR-IN Visiting Scholar RFA


ORS Grant and Contract Certification Program Registration – September 8, 2013

ORS Grant and Contract Certification Program Registration is now open, please see information and registration at the following link:

http://www.ors.hawaii.edu/index.php/education-a-training/104-education-and-training/109


Funding Opportunities in Medicine and Public Health – August 20, 2013

Sponsor National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Sponsor Type Federal
Title Aging Studies in the Pulmonary System (R01)
Announcement The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote research to explore age-associated mechanisms in pulmonary physiology, pathology and function, and their relationship to respiratory conditions and diseases that commonly occur in older populations.
Additional Information Performance period is five years.
Award Amount Award amount not specified.
Deadline October 1, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time
Program URL http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-255.html

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Sponsor National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Eye Institute (NEI)
Sponsor Type Federal
Title NEI Center Core Grants for Vision Research (P30)
Announcement An NEI P30 Center Core Grant combines one or more research cores for a group of R01 investigators to enhance their research, consolidate resources, avoid duplication of efforts, and/or contribute to cost effectiveness by providing a service with lower cost or higher quality than could be attempted for independent projects by several individual PDs/PIs. Shared resources and facilities that are accessible to a group of independently funded investigators lead to greater productivity for the separate projects, and can provide instrumentation and facilities that are too costly to be maintained by an individual investigator. This program is designed to enhance an institution’s environment and capability to conduct vision research and to facilitate collaborative studies of the visual system and its disorders.
Additional Information Performance period is five years.
Award Amount $2,000,000 in direct costs over performance period
Deadline September 30, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time
Program URL http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-269.html

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Sponsor National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Sponsor Type Federal
Title Revolutionary Genome Sequencing Technologies – The $1000 Genome (R01)
Announcement Grant applications are being accepted to develop novel technologies that will enable extremely low-cost, high quality DNA sequencing. The goal of this initiative is to reduce the cost of sequencing a mammalian-sized genome to approximately $1000. Applicants may propose to develop full-scale sequencing systems or to investigate challenges underlying key system components. Exploration of methods other than those currently being pursued as potential $1,000 genome technologies is encouraged. High-risk/high-payoff applications are appropriate to achieve the goals of this FOA.
Additional Information Performance period is up to four years.
Award Amount Up to $1,000,000 per year
Deadline Letters of Intent: September 1, 2013, Applications: October 17, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time
Program URL http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-13-005.html

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Sponsor National Institutes of Health (NIH) / U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Sponsor Type Federal
Title Tobacco Control Regulatory Research (R03)
Announcement Applications are being accepted to encourage biomedical, behavioral, and social science research that will inform the development and evaluation of regulations on tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, and marketing. Research results from this FOA are expected to generate findings and data that are directly relevant to inform the FDA’s regulation of the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products to protect public health.
Additional Information Performance period is up to two years.
Award Amount $50,000 in direct costs per year.
Deadline Letters of Intent: December 15, 2013, Applications: January 15, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time
Program URL http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-13-012.html

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Sponsor National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Sponsor Type Federal
Title Centers for Advanced Diagnostics and Experimental Therapeutics in Lung Diseases Stage II (CADET II)(UH2/UH3)
Announcement Applications are being accepted to accelerate the development of novel products for the treatment of lung diseases and sleep disordered breathing using strategies based on relevant pathobiologic processes. CADET I, provided the opportunity to explore and validate potential therapeutic targets, the current funding opportunity, CADET II, will support preclinical research on therapeutic products for which the target has been validated. It is anticipated that CADET projects may vary substantially in their objectives and scope of research.
Additional Information Maximum project period is five years (two years for the UH2 portion and three years for the UH3 portion). Funded grants will receive UH3 funding contingent on successful completion of pre-negotiated milestones for the UH2 period.
Award Amount $1,000,000 per year in direct costs
Deadline Letters of Intent: September 17, 2013, Applications: October 17, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time
Program URL http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-001.html

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Sponsor National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Sponsor Type Federal
Title Secondary Analyses of Alcohol and Chronic Disease (R01)
Announcement This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages R01 applications that propose to conduct secondary analyses of alcohol as it relates to chronic disease etiology and epidemiology. The goal of this program is to facilitate innovative yet cost-effective research utilizing previously collected data.
Additional Information Project period may not exceed 5 years
Award Amount Award amount not specified.
Deadline October 5, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time
Program URL http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-260.html

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Sponsor National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Sponsor Type Federal
Title Limited Competition for the Continuation of a National Endoscopic Database (U01)
Announcement Application are being accepted for the competing continuation of a national endoscopic database to understand how endoscopy is used and if it is effective, data must be obtained from diverse practice settings (academic, private practice, rural and urban). CORI/NED is an endoscopic database of gastrointestinal procedures from 48 practice sites.
Additional Information Project period may not exceed 5 years
Award Amount Direct costs will be between $600,000 and $700,000 per year. Total costs cannot exceed $1 million
Deadline Letters of Intent: October 20, 2013, Applications: November 20, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time
Program URL http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-504.html

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Sponsor Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) / Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) / Oral Health
Sponsor Type Federal
Title Perinatal & Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement (PIOHQI) Pilot
Announcement Applications are being accepted to integrate a successful community-based approach into a health care system with statewide reach, accomplishing statewide availability and increased utilization of quality preventive dental care and restorative services for pregnant women and infants most at risk. The long-term goal of this effort is to achieve sustainable improvement in the oral health care status of this MCH population. Documentation of successful outcomes and lessons learned will be applied to the development of a national strategic framework for the purpose of replicating effective and efficient approaches to serving the oral health care needs of this targeted MCH population.
Additional Information This program will provide funding for a four-year project period, September 30, 2013 through September 29, 2017.
Award Amount $200,000 for year one; $175,000 for years two, three and four
Deadline August 19, 2013, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Program URL Download the solicitation

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