HBC April-May 2020 News Bulletin

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Equipment Award Competition

The HBC is offering investigators in HBC participating departments a chance to participate in an equipment award competition.  A Beckman Coulter SW 41 Ti Swinging-Bucket Rotor Package will be awarded to one investigator.  In October of 2015, Beckman Coulter offered this rotor to HBC at a third its purchase cost because of a large order.  Since then it has been nearly unused. The current list price for one of these rotors is $32,000.  You can view Technical documentation on the Beckman Coulter website but keep in mind that this particular item was purchased in 2015 and that any improvements made post 2015 will not be applicable to it.  If you are interested in applying please review the application criteria and submit the application form to hbcevents@ku.edu by May 21, 2020, at 5:00 pm. 



J.R. & Inez Jay Fund Proposal Submission

We would like to thank everyone who submitted a J.R. & Inez Jay Fund proposal application for consideration.  We received seven proposals this year.   The award recipients will be announced sometime late May or early June.


HBC Office

Although the on-site HBC office is closed (the HBC stockroom is open as usual), we are still available to assist you.  Our contact information is:

Pre- Award

Donna Burruss



Mickie Gillispie



Angela Loch




Matt Stevens



Sr. Principal Analyst

Nicole Suchy



Research Support Services Manager

André Faucher



Associate Director of Finance and Operations

Paula Hinman



Interim Director

John Stobaugh




NIH Updates

  • Reminder: for all NIH grant applications due on or after May 25, 2020, the NIH will require the use of updated instructions and application forms (FORM-F).  The application guide and forms are available for version F.
  • PIs can now use SciENcv (Science Experts Networks Curriculum Vitae) to create their NIH biosketch.  SciENcv helps users develop a biosketch by automatically extracting information from the NIH eRA Commons and from PubMed and it also formats the biosketch according to the NIH requirements.  This interface can also be used for NSF and IES (Institute of Education Sciences )  grant submissions.  Furthermore, the NSF will require the use of SciENcv for all biosketches and other supports starting June 1, 2020.


Have a great summer!

The next HBC News Bulletin edition will not be published until late July.   Therefore, the HBC staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone the best summer possible under these unusual circumstances.

Grant Submission Deadlines

December 1, 2020
Deadlines for K-INBRE awards submission (see details on the left).

December 1-3, 2020
American Heart Association (AHA) deadlines for AHA Predoctoral Fellowship (Dec. 1, 2020) and AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship (Dec. 3, 2020).

December 12, 2020
NIH standard deadline for Conference Grants and Conference Cooperative Agreements (R13 and U13) – new, renewals, resubmissions and revisions.

December 18, 2020
NSF deadline for the EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) (21-518) - Letter of Intent.  Full proposal due January 21, 2021.

January 14, 2021
American Heart Association (AHA) deadlines for Institutional Award for Undergraduate Student Training.

January 14, 2021
NIH deadline for R35: NHLBI Outstanding Investigator Award and NHLBI Emerging Investigator Award – Letter of Intent.  Full proposal due February 15, 2021.

January 19, 2021
NIH deadline for the NIGMS Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35).

January 25, 2021
NIH Standard deadline for all Program Project Grants and Center Grants (P series) and Research Service Awards and Other Training Grants (T & D series) – new, renewals, resubmissions and revisions.

February 5, 2021
NIH standard deadline for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R01 and U01) – new submissions.

February 12, 2021
NIH standard deadline for Research Career Development Awards (K series) new submissions.

Recent Awards

Heng Du, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, is transferring two grants from  the University of Dallas, Texas.  Both are National Institutes of Health projects and are entitled “Mitochondrial ATP Synthase Dysfunction and Synaptic Stress in Alzheimer's Disease” and “GHSR1A and Hippocampal Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease.”

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