Monthly Archives: September 2016

GCC Updates

News from the Gulf Coast Consortia 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 of Biosciences & Technology of Texas A&M Health Science Center www.gulfcoastconsortia.org GCC… Read more »

External Reviews Offered to UTMB Investigators

Grantsmanship Review by Dr. Stephen L Gordon Grants are very difficult to obtain from federal and private sources because of fierce competition that has become even more difficult with sequestration related cuts. Dr. Gordon provides a competitive advantage by providing a critical, independent, pre-submission review. He provides feedback with a… Read more »

HHMI Launches New Fellowship for Early Career Scientists

      The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) recently announced a new program to recruit and retain early-career scientists who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Through an open competition, HHMI plans to select scientists early in their training… Read more »

AHRQ Announces Revised Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy

  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) this week published a policy announcing the agency’s acceptance of multiple Principal Investigators/Program Directors for appropriate grant applications. The notice states, “The traditional AHRQ research project grant consists of a single Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI)…[this model] does not always work well… Read more »

NIH Announces New BRAIN Initiative Funding

The NIH this week announced multiple funding opportunities under the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, originally launched in FY 2014. The opportunities include: BRAIN Initiative Fellows, NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) – Due Date: March 15, 2017; Data Archives for the BRAIN Initiative (R24) – Due Date:… Read more »

NSF Implements automated proposal compliance checks

As part of NSF’s efforts to modernize proposal submission and increase competitive fairness in the proposal process, the Foundation continues to focus on implementing automated proposal compliance checks in FastLane. Effective September 26, 2016, FastLane will now check to ensure that the combined text of the Project Summary text boxes… Read more »

NanoX Mini-Symposium – October 4

ALL clinical, translational, and basic science researchers are invited to hear about existing nano research in the Houston/Galveston area and to present research/ideas for collaborative projects that require nano/engineering expertise.  The Mini-Symposium will provide the opportunity to showcase your research via short 3 minutes talks and/or a poster session and… Read more »

Important Information Regarding Compliance Improvements of NSF Proposals

As part of NSF’s efforts to modernize proposal submission and increase competitive fairness in the proposal process, the Foundation continues to focus on implementing automated proposal compliance checks in FastLane. Effective September 26, 2016, FastLane will now check to ensure that the combined text of the Project Summary text boxes… Read more »