Monthly Archives: May 2015

CDMRP Open Funding Opportunities

The following opportunities are NOW OPEN from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) through the Department of Defense (DoD) Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP)                                          NEW! Gulf War Illness Epidemiology Research Award Pre-Application: July 9, 2015 Invited Application: October, 29 2015 New Investigator Award Pre-Application: October 15, 2015… Read more »

Funding Announcements: May 13 – May 28, 2015


Deadline Sponsor Name Amount
June 17, 2015  Pre-Application Susan G. Komen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants *

Basic/Translational & Clinical

$60,000/year for 2-3 years
June 17, 2015  Pre-Application Susan G. Komen Foundation Graduate Training in Disparities Research Grants* $135,000/year for 3 years


New Investigator

Deadline Sponsor Name Amount
June 16, 2015 AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
June 17, 2015  Pre-Application Susan G. Komen Foundation Career Catalyst Research Grants *

Basic/Translational & Clinical

$150,000/year for 3 years


Established Investigators

Deadline Sponsor Name Amount
July 1, 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity $190,000 up to 18 months
July 13, 2015 National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation Research Grants $50,000
July 15, 2015 Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation PNH Research Grant $250,000 for 2 years
July 17, 2015 Letter of Intent Pfizer Facilitation of the Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis Up to $350,000

 * No citizenship requirements


All research applications should go through the Office of Sponsored Programs prior to submission. Please contact your pre-award analyst ( ) if you plan to apply for this opportunity.

PI must submit all material to the Office of Sponsored Projects ten (10) working days prior to the submission deadline.



UTMB Research Services arranges external reviews of research proposals.

1. It is all voluntary
2. Any proposal to an external agency or foundation with a total budget of >$275,000 qualifies for review
3. All UTMB faculty investigators, at all ranks and levels of experience, are encouraged to participate.

1. The faculty member alerts the intention to submit grant 45-60 days prior to submission date using the attached form. Please send the form to Ms. Lucy Gonzales,

2. The UTMB Research will contact potential reviewers and arrange compensation etc. For each proposal, one review will be sought from the scientific expert and one review will be sought for the grantsmanship.

3. The faculty member provides complete draft of Specific Aims and Research Strategy (e.g. 13 pages for an R01), Literature Cited, and biosketches, at least 30 days prior to submission deadline.

4. UTMB Research will ensure timely review, and provide such reviews as they are returned.

5. A database of reviewers contacted, those who agreed, their timeliness, and quality of reviews provided will be maintained for continuing use.

This review structure is initially intended for individual applications such as R01, R21 and K type applications. It is assumed that groups that are planning center grants, program projects and other large proposals will want to establish their own external reviews on an earlier schedule (e.g. 60 days prior to submission). The Office of Research will work with those groups to facilitate such reviews.
Please feel free to email Dr. Garg or Dr. Niesel with questions about this program.

REMINDER – NIH eRA Commons Outage

REMINDER: eRA is planning to migrate its databases to a new platform over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, as part of its data infrastructure upgrade. Both ASSIST and Commons will be unavailable during this migration for about 8 hours, beginning at 9 a.m. ET Saturday, May 23.

Influuent – Grants for Lunch

  Why is Influuent ™ a good tool for Researchers?  Find out more at Grants for Lunch! What Time:       Noon When:               May 21 Where:              Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304. Learn about this exciting free online tool for identifying collaborators, industry partnerships, and funding opportunities that will launched on May 15, 2015.… Read more »