HBC March 2016 News Bulletin

Monday, March 21, 2016


HBC Welcomes Back Grant Specialist

Donna Burruss has recently joined HBC’s Proposal Preparation Services.   Most of you remember that Donna worked in proposal preparation at HBC from 2008 to mid-2014.  She has returned to the HBC after spending a couple of years in other employs, the latter being at KUCR.  We are glad to have her back on our team!

 

Poster Printing

Spring often brings a higher demand for poster printing requests.   Please remember that capacity is limited, especiallyhttps://hbc.drupal.ku.edu/sites/hbc.drupal.ku.edu/files/teaser-images/home/other%20services.jpg during dates of large symposia events.  Also, remember to schedule your printing appointment at least two business days before your poster is needed to avoid a Rush Job that entails a $50 special service fee.  It is best to e-mail us at hbclfp@ku.edu to schedule an appointment as soon as you know when you will need a poster printed.  To obtain more information about our poster submission process, pricing and exact information that needs to be submitted with each poster file, please go to http://hbc.ku.edu/large-format-poster-printing

 

NIH  –  “Just-In-Time” (JIT) Requests

After a NIH proposal has gone through peer review and is being considered for funding, additional information may be needed by the NIH agency.  In such cases, the Principal Investigator will receive a Just-In-Time (JIT) request.  This allows the PI or the pre-award coordinators to submit additional information after the initial proposal was already submitted.  The information requested usually covers the following topics:

  • Current Other Support:  Active and pending support information needs to be provided for all designated senior/key personnel.
  • IACUC Approval:  For projects involving live vertebrate animals research, the verification of the date of IACUC approval is required.  Also required, is a contingency statement that compares the protocol to the actual science.
  • IRB Approval:  For projects involving human subjects research, the certification date of IRB review and approval is required.
  • Other Information:  Other JIT information may be requested by the awarding Institute/Center on a case-by-case basis.

This information must be submitted electronically through the eRA Commons website using the JIT feature.  More information on the JIT procedures is available on the NIH website.

 

Most Common Components of NIH Funded Applications

One other tidbit of information provided at the 2015 NIH Regional seminar last October was a list of common components that are usually a part of funded proposals.  That list is provided below:

  1. New or original ideas with potential for scientific impact
  2. Projects of high scientific caliber
  3. Solid qualifications for the investigator and key personnel
  4. A clear statement of need or problem statement
  5. Pilot data (essential for R01; less critical for Fs and Ks)
  6. A focused, incisive research plan
  7. A defined budget plan
  8. Knowledge of published relevant work
  9. Experience in the essential methodology
  10. Future direction and contingency plans


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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