HBC March 2019 News Bulletin

Thursday, March 28, 2019


HBC Proposal Submission Funds Available

If your position is 100% funded on grants and you want to write a proposal within the next two months, the HBC currently has funds available to cover proposal submission effort for HBC participants.  These funds need to be expended by the end of Fiscal Year (June 30, 2019).  Please e-mail Paula Hinman (phinman@ku.edu) with a description of the work you plan to do and an estimate of the funds needed to do it.  These funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

 

Communicating HBC research

Mindie PagetMindie Paget recently joined the Office of Research as director of external affairs. Part of her role is to communicate the value and impact of KU’s research community within and beyond campus. To that end, she would love to hear from HBC researchers when:

  • You secure significant funding for a new or existing research program.
  • You achieve results that impact daily life, advance your field significantly, are new or unexpected, go against current consensus or are related to current events.
  • You have expertise that could provide context or clarity related to current events.
  • Your techniques and/or results include striking imagery or video potential.

When you anticipate a story, it is important to reach out as early as possible to allow time for meeting, content gathering and production, possibly in a variety of formats (text, photo, video, etc.).

Do you have news to share? Contact Mindie at mpaget@ku.edu or 785-864-0013.

 

CDMRP Funding Opportunity and Strategies for Success

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) will post two new webinars in April as part of their webinar series:

  1. "Funding Opportunities for the Development of Technology and/or Resources” (April 8) will cover requirements for funding opportunities that solicit applications to support technology/resources development.
  2. “Funding Opportunities for Early Career Investigators” (April 24) will be an overview of funding opportunities that target early career investigators and some of the criteria used in these funding opportunities.

Links to past webinar recordings are posted on the webinar schedule page.  All CDMRP program announcements can be found at the Grants.gov (CFDA #12.420) and CDMRP websites, and at the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP).

 

NIH eRA website upgrade

The electronic Research Administration (eRA) redesigned and upgraded website will be released in April.  It will feature a new design, new categories of information and updated information, will include navigation improvements, and will be mobile-friendly.  Note that the URLS will be changing so you will need to update your bookmarks.

eRA New Site

 Old Homepage vs New Homepage. Digital Image. NIH eRA Items of Interest — March 2019, 21 March, 2019, https://era.nih.gov/news_and_events/era-item-March2019.htm#best.

 

New NIH “All About Grants” Podcast

A new NIH  “All About Grants” podcast was posted on the NIH website on March 15, 2019.   The podcast titled “Using RePORT Web Tools Throughout the Grants Process” shares information on how to use the NIH RePORT suite of tools to help you with the development of your grant application.  The podcast covers areas such as whom to contact at NIH to discuss your research ideas, see what research projects NIH has funded, and see how to apply these tools to strengthen your grant application.



Grant Submission Deadlines

September 18, 2019
AHA deadline for the Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship.

September 25, 2019
NIH Standard deadline for all Program Project Grants and Center Grants (P series) – new, renewals, resubmissions and revisions.

October 3, 2019
NIH deadline for the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) for Early Stage Investigators.

Recent Awards

Josephine Chandler, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $1,840,725 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “Quorum sensing evolution and function in mixed bacterial communities.”

Mark Farrell, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Adam Smith, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, were awarded $30,000 by the J.R. & Inez W. Jay Fund for their project entitled: “Sugar coated vaccines for the treatment of opioid use disorder.”

Audrey Lamb, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $400,000 by the National Science Foundation for her project entitled: “Collaborative Research: The Chemistry of Riboflavin Biosynthesis.”

Stuart Macdonald, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $122,836 by the National Institutes of Health as mentor to Elizabeth Everman for the project entitled: “Genetic dissection and characterization of variation in copper resistance in Drosophila melanogaster.”

Eli Michaelis, Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center, was awarded $63,551 by KU Medical Center, for his project entitled: “KU ADC Mitochondrial Genomics and Metabolism Core Supplement.”

Mark Richter, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $30,000 by the J.R. & Inez W. Jay Fund for his project entitled: “Continuous monitoring of histamine in the brain.”

 

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