HBC April-May 2016 News Bulletin

Thursday, April 28, 2016


NIH Proposal Guideline Changes effective May 2016

This is a reminder that Phase II of NIH’s modifications to proposal guidelines will become effective for all applications submitted on or after May 25, 2016.  The three modifications implemented in January (increase of rigor and transparency, reduction of vertebrate animals’ paperwork, and the new definition of a child) will also apply to institutional training and fellowship grant applications.  In addition for this phase, all applicants submitting a grant application on or after May 25, 2016 need to be aware of the following:

  • The New Forms-D application package:    Forms D
  • The PHS Assignment Request Form to communicate requests to the NIH in regard to the assignment and initial peer review of a grant application:  NOT-OD-16-008.
  • New Font Guidelines for all PDF attachments submitted with the grant application:  NOT-OD-16-009.
  • Biosketch Clarified Instructions when putting together biosketches:  NOT-OD-16-080.
  • The Inclusion Enrollment Report, if needed, to be submitted in place of the Planned Enrollment Report or Cumulative Inclusion Enrollment Report
  • A Data Safety and Monitoring Plan to be included with all applications involving clinical trials.
  • The modified Research Training Data Table:  NOT-OD-16-007.

For more detail, please visit the KU Office of Research or the NIH webpages.  Also, a short NIH  YouTube video is available to tour the new Application Guide.

 

NIH Progress Report (RPPR) and Renewal Application instruction change

New instructions have also been issued by the NIH regarding the reporting of publications supported by Shared Resources when submitting a RPPR or a Renewal Application.  Please take a moment to review these new guidelines if they apply to you.  Also, remember that the awardees are responsible to meet the publications public access requirements and failure to do so may cause NIH to withhold a grant’s funding:  NOT-OD-16-079.

 

Submissions to HBC Proposal Preparation Services

Because of the ever changing requirements issued by granting agencies, it is strongly encouraged that all final grant proposal materials be submitted to the HBC’s grant office at least 48 hours before the agency submission deadline.  This will allow the HBC to maintain a high quality of service by giving HBC’s personnel the time to review the proposal materials and make sure they are compliant with KU and agency regulations.  If final files are not submitted to HBC within this time frame, the proposal may not receive a thorough review.  Our goal is to present a solid research plan and not have any administrative errors that may cause the proposal to be rejected.  If you have any questions please contact Linda Carlyle at carlyle@ku.edu.

 

Have a great summer!

The HBC News Bulletin next edition will not be published until late July.   Therefore, the HBC staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a great summer time!

 

Summer field


Grant Submission Deadlines

August 12, 2018
NIH standard deadline for R13, U13 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision.

August 28, 2018
DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) – Horizon Award Letter of Intent (Application deadline: September 26).

Recent Awards

David Davido, Associate Professor, Molecular Biosciences Department, was awarded $189,375 by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for his project entitled: “Identification of novel HSV-1 ICP0 E3 ligase targets by mass spectrometry in neurons.”

Audrey Lamb, Professor, Molecular Biosciences Department, was awarded $53,688 by the American Heart Association as a mentor for Jeff McFarlane’s project entitled: “Staphylopine Biosynthesis as an Antimicrobial Target in Staphylococcus aureus Infective Endocarditis.”

Scott Lovell, Director, COBRE PSF Protein Structure Core Laboratory, was awarded $64,372 by Kansas State University for his project entitled: “Small Molecule Protease Inhibitors against MERS-CoV” and also $57,501 by Louisiana State University for his project entitled: “Chemical Tools for Perturbing Iron Homeostasis in P. aeruginosa.”

Wendy Picking, Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, was awarded $5,877,170 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “Vaccines to counter emerging antibiotic resistance.”

David Volkin, Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, was awarded $3,272,927 by the Gates Foundation Fund for his project entitled: “HPV Preservatives Grant.”

Shi Du Yan, Distinguished Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology Department, was awarded $2,842,115 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “Pink1 amyloid pathology, and mitochondrial quality control in Alzheimer's Disease” and also $47,644 by Mitokinin Inc., for her project entitled: “Effect of Mitokinin (MTK-115) on Aβ and tau phosphorylation  and mitochondrial function in vitro cultured neurons.”

Yong Zeng, Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, was awarded a supplement of $62,875 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “Integrated exosomes profiling for minimally invasive diagnosis and monitoring of cancer.”

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