Monthly Archives: February 2016

Gulf Coast Consortia 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 www.gulfcoastconsortia.org GCC SPONSORED EVENTS Keck Seminar… Read more »

Next PCORI Letters of Intent Due March 2

PCORI Letters of Intent  for the following awards are due March 2, 2016 Limited PCORI Funding Announcement: Dissemination and Implementation of PCORI Funded Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Results and Products in Real World Settings – Cycle 1 2016 Application Due: June 6, 2016                                          Total Direct Costs:  $300,000 Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis,… Read more »

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Explorations 17 Opened

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding partners in the Grand Challenges family of grant programs are inviting innovators to apply for three grant opportunities: The Grand Challenges Explorations  fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges.… Read more »

NSF Releases NEW Initiative

In a Dear Colleague letter issued yesterday, February 22, 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the new INCLUDES initiative and available funding.  The INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) solicitation aims to fund approximately 40 Design and Development Launch… Read more »

CDMRP Open Funding Opportunities

The following opportunities is currently accepting applications from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) through the Department of Defense (DoD).   FY16 Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP) Idea Development Award Eligible PIs: Independent investigators at any level (Established and Early Career Investigators) Budgets: Maximum funding of $315,000 direct… Read more »

Four Research Strategy Areas Vital for Rigor & Transparency

 The fifth installment of the new NIH rules on rigor, transparency, and reproducibility, will discuss the four areas in the Research Strategy vital to demonstrate the researcher’s commitment to rigor and transparency .  Investigators should look for special presentations in April covering more on this topic. The new instructions focus… Read more »

Funding Announcements

Foundations, State and Local Funding Opportunities Funding Announcements      As of Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Graduate/Post Doc Deadline   Sponsor Name/Link Amount/Time Frame OPEN Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education for DOE Violence Prevention ORISE Postdoctoral Fellowship – CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Based on Experience March… Read more »

Research Strategy and Rules on Rigor, Transparency, and Reproducibility.

In  this, the fourth installment covering the new NIH rules on rigor, transparency, and reproducibility, we will discuss how the new rules will affect how researchers prepare and write the Research Strategy portion of their NIH proposal.  Investigators should look for special presentations in April covering more on this topic.… Read more »