University of Kentucky Research

Grants Bulletin

Issued: November 25, 2014

Limited Submissions

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Proposal Preparation under the Uniform Guidance (UG)

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has combined many federal circulars into a single guidance document (known as Uniform Guidance or 2 CFR 200,) that must be used by all agencies. These new regulations will become effective December 26, 2014. This quick guide highlights select changes in the UG that you should consider in conjunction with the Funding Opportunity Announcement as you prepare proposal budgets for federal sponsors.

Read the Investigator Quick Guide

Fall Newsletter for the CCTS Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN)

ATRN is a collaborative network including Marshall University, Ohio University, The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, and West Virginia University. The ATRN is committed to addressing the significant health challenges and disparities specific to Appalachia by enhancing research collaborations to speed the translation of scientific discoveries to health improvements for this region. See the fall newsletter here.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Open Access Policy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to information sharing and transparency. We believe that published research resulting from our funding should be promptly and broadly disseminated. We have adopted an Open Access policy that enables the unrestricted access and reuse of all peer-reviewed published research funded, in whole or in part, by the foundation, including any underlying data sets. Read the policy here.

Issued: November 20, 2014

Limited Submissions

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Holiday Announcement

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (257-9420), the Proposal Development Office (257-2861), the Office of Research Integrity–IRB & IACUC– (257-9428), and the Survey Research Center (257-4684) will be closed Thursday, December 25 through Friday, January 2, 2015 and will reopen on Monday, January 5, 2015.  If you anticipate a need for services provided by any of these offices during this time, please call the appropriate office(s) as soon as possible so that assistance may be provided before the break. 

  • Note for Human Research Investigators: If you have received an IRB continuation review reminder, please be sure to check your approval end date and deliver materials to ORI as soon as possible to ensure IRB review and prevent lapse of approval. The last medical IRB meeting in 2014 is December 17th  (submission deadline December 2nd) and the last nonmedical IRB meeting is December 12th (submission deadline November 24th).

  • Attention:  Those with IACUC protocols: The last IACUC meeting in 2014 will be held on December the 10th (second Wednesday of the month rather than the third).  If you have received an annual review, or 3-year rewrite reminder, please be sure to submit your protocol by the recommended date to ensure IACUC review and prevent lapse of approval.


CTSA KL2 Career Development Program

UK’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has funds to support junior faculty committed to developing careers focused on clinical and/or translational research.  The CTSA KL2 Career Development Program will have 1 open position on 2/1/2015 and the strong possibility of one or more additional open positions in Spring 2015.  The program provides annual salary support up to a maximum of $90,000 per year plus benefits, with an additional $23,000 for research personnel and supplies, travel to present at appropriate research conferences, and materials for course work pertaining to the proposed research and career development. Support will be for up to 2 years.

Eligible candidates must have a terminal professional degree, such as an MD, DMD, RN/PhD, PharmD, or PhD, meet NIH K12 Career Development eligibility requirements (see RFA-RM-10-001), and be either US citizens, non-citizen nationals or have permanent US residency  Individuals who were, or currently are the Principal Investigator (PI) on NIH R01, R29, P01, K01, K08, K22 and K23 awards or have a K-series grant application in review are not eligible.  Candidates must have a faculty appointment and commit 75% effort to research and career development (certain surgical subspecialties may require 50% effort to maintain skill levels). 

Deadlines:  Letter of intent – November 21, 2014; Informational meeting – November 25, 2014 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. and full applications – December 22, 2014.

See the attached solicitation and guidelines for details on the application process.

Questions concerning the CTSA KL2 Career Development Program should be directed to Dr. Victoria L. King, Career Development Director (or 323-1225).

Save the Date: CCTS Spring Conference, March 25, 2015

10th Annual CCTS Spring Conference
"Physical Activity Across the Lifespan"
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Lexington Convention Center

Additional conference details will be released in early 2015.

Issued: November 13, 2014

Limited Submissions

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence on Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases (COCVD), The Barnstable Brown Diabetest and Obesity Center (BBDOC) & The Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) Funding Opportunity

The NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases, in collaboration with the Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) announce the availability of limited funds to support pilot projects focused on research examining obesity-associated diseases (cardiovascular, diabetes, others). These pilot grants are intended to assist investigators new to this area of research to generate sufficient data to be competitive for extramural funding.  Junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply.

Funding Amount:  
Individual project awards, up to $50,000 in total direct costs will be made on a competitive basis which must be spent over 12 months.  Renewal contingent upon annual review and availability of resources. 

Eligibility is limited to full-time regular, special and clinical title faculty as well as full time research faculty of the University of Kentucky and affiliated institutions. Junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply. 


  • Call for Applications:  November, 10 2014
  • Letter of Intent due: December 12, 2014 by 5:00 pm.

To submit an application, please provide (1) NIH format biosketch with other support, (2) Abstract (1 page), (3) Research Proposal (6 pages) and budget with justification.  The Research Proposal should follow standard NIH format, with specific aims, background/significance, preliminary data, and experimental approach.
Applicants do not need IRB or IACUC approvals to submit a pilot grant application, but will need approval before funding.
Please submit your Full Application to Mary Lowell.

Please see the COCVD website for a description of the overall program to assist you in developing your proposal. 

For questions, please contact Mary Lowell at 218-1390.

Nov. 13: ResearchMatch Monthly Researcher Trainings

ResearchMatch is a free recruitment tool and feasibility analysis resource that connects willing volunteers with researchers who are searching for appropriate participants for their studies. ResearchMatch is available to UK researchers through the UK CCTS Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Click here to register for the upcoming GOTO ResearchMatch Monthly Research Training on Tuseday, November 13 from 3-4pm.

Issued: November 6, 2014

Limited Submissions

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Nov. 11: CCTS Clinical Research Update

"Circadian Rhythms, Clocks and Human Health" 
Presented by Karyn Esser, Ph.D., Dept. of Physiology, Center for Muscle Biology

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
HG 611 (Pavilion H Auditorium)

Lunch at 12:00 pm
Presentation 12:30 - 1:30 pm

RSVP by November 7 by emailing CCTS. The full CRU schedule may be viewed here.

Nov. 11 & 19: Pre-Accreditation Site Visit Education Opportunity

The Researcher’s Role in Meeting Human Research Protection Standards

On January 21-23, 2015, representatives from the  Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP) will be on site to  assess the University of Kentucky Human Research Protection Program. 

Anyone listed as study personnel on an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved human research protocol could be selected for an interview by the site reviewers. 

If you conduct human subject research or hope to do so in the future, join the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) for one of the following overview presentations on the role you play in protecting the rights and welfare of research participants.

1st Offering:
The Researcher’s Role in Meeting Human Research Protection Standards

Tuesday, November 11th
10:30 am—Noon   
102 Mining & Minerals Bldg.
Beverages Provided (Feel free to bring your lunch.   Lunch will NOT be provided.)
Speakers: ORI Education Coordinator Belinda Smith with ORI Director Ada Sue Selwitz


2nd Offering:
The Researcher’s Role in Meeting Human Research Protection Standards

Wednesday, November 19th
Noon—1:30 pm
014 Wethington Bldg.
Beverages Provided  (Feel free to bring your lunch.   Lunch will NOT be provided.)
Speakers: ORI Education Coordinator Belinda Smith with ORI Director Ada Sue Selwitz
RSVP to Selena Smith, 257-0582. Please indicate which session you plan to attend.

Nov. 13: Proposal Development Office Workshop

An Overview of the National Science Foundation (NSF)

When: Thursday, Nov 13 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: William T. Young Library, Alumni Gallery I-62, South Wing (near Auditorium)
Speaker: Barbara Duncan

Topics covered:

  • Disciplines funded/organizational structure
  • Types of funding opportunities (standard, early stage)
  • Agency statistics (funding rates, average award)
  • Standard grant example
  • Review process and criteria
  • General advice

This workshop is geared toward faculty, students, and staff from the science disciplines, including biology, computer science, engineering, chemistry, physics, mathematics, social sciences, communications, law, political science, anthropology, geography, education (and others).

To register for this event, please contact and provide your name, status (faculty/staff/student), and department. To assure space, please register by Nov 10.

Nov. 17: Pizza & Proposals

Monday, November 11, 2014
MDS 220

12:00 - 12:30 pm - "Probabilistic Record Linkage in Health Research" presented by Michael Singleton
12:30 - 12:50 pm - Open consultation time with BERD members

RSVP to Barb Ramsey by November 14.

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Updated 11.25.14 by Alicia Gregory

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