Monthly Archives: September 2015

GCC Updates

A Collaboration of Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Institute for Biosciences & Technology of Texas A&M Health Science Center   5th Annual NeuroEngineering Symposium,… Read more »

NIH/HHS Releases Contingency Plan in case of Government Shut-down

In Notice number NOT-OD-15-164 released on Monday, September 28, the NIH/HHS released guidelines for “an orderly execution of contingency plans” in the event a continuing resolution or the FY16 budget is not passed before midnight tonight (September 30). Non-Excepted Programs: Should a lapse in funding occur, HHS’ National Institutes of… Read more »

Funding Announcements: September 10 – September 28, 2015


Deadline Sponsor Name Amount
November 13, 2015 Autism Science Foundation Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards & Medical Student Gap Year Research Training Awards $25,000 – predoctoral and medical students

$35,000 – postdoctoral students


New Investigator

Deadline Sponsor Name Amount
October 8, 2015

Letter of Intent

January 14, 2016

Invited Application

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Awards $100,000/year for 2 years
October 27, 2015 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant $600,000 in 2 phases

Mentored Phase $75,000/year for 2 years

Independent Phase: $150,000/year for 3 years

December 1, 2015

Register online by 11/16

Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer research Scientific Scholar Award $60,000/one year
December 31,2015 National Blood Foundation Research Grants $75,000/year for 2 years
January 29, 2016 American Gastroenterological Association AGA-Caroline Craig Augustyn & Damian Augustyn Award in Digestive Cancer $40,000 for 1 year
February 15, 2016 abmrf/Foundation for Alcohol Research Research Grants $75,000/year for 1 or 2 years


Established Investigators

Deadline Sponsor Name Amount
Open Deadline

Send Letter of Intent for Invitation to submit application

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health Budgets should meet proposal requirements


October 26, 2015 Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Wendy Walk/ACGT Sarcoma Research Grant $500,000 for 2-3 years incl. 10% indirect
December 1, 2015 The Macula Society Research Grant Program $50,000 for 1 year
January 1, 2016 The Glaucoma Foundation Research Grant $40,000 for 1 year, $50k renewal possible.
January 1, 2016 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine AOSSM / Sanofi Biosurgery Osteoarthritis Grant $50,000 for 1 year for either clinical or basic science project.


Pilot Grants

Deadline Sponsor Name Amount
December 1, 2015 Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer research Pilot Study Program $75,000/one year



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.


PCORI Board Approves $83 Million to Fund Rare Disease Research, Hepatitis C, and Other Patient-Centered Studies

The PCORI Board of Governors approved $83 million to fund 26 patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research studies today. $29.5 million will be split between two awardees to support studies on hepatitis C virus treatment. $7.4 million will fund research on rare conditions. Three projects were funded in 2015 in Texas.… Read more »

NSF Releases Funding Hiatus Plan

FY 15 federal funding ends on Wednesday, September 30 and as of Monday morning, September 28 there are no plans in place to continue. While US Congressional leaders and the Administration are both promising that they are doing everything possible to avert a forced work stoppage, federal funding agencies –… Read more »

NIH Precision Medicine Report Receives Go Ahead to Move Forward

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group presented their final report for approval in a meeting today of the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD). Upon hearing the highlights of that report, the ACD recommended that Director Collins move forward immediately with the Precision Medicine Initiative. Upon receiving the… Read more »

SAVE THE DATE – November 10 – UTMB Research Technology Information Mini-Symposium

Are you a research faculty or staff member? Do you have questions about what electronic systems are available at UTMB to help you? Want to learn more? Then mark Tuesday, November 10, 2-6 on your calendar.  The Departments of Research Services and information Service Enterprise are sponsoring a Research Technology… Read more »

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Defines Latest Grand Challenges and Other RFAs

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting applications that address specific challenges defined in the grant programs below. For details and application instructions, please visit the new Grand Challenges website. Note that descriptions of the challenges will soon be available on the website in Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.… Read more »