University of Kentucky Research

Grants Bulletin

Issued: December 18, 2014

Limited Submissions

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

Issued: December 11, 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. 

Additions to PDO Funding Alert Subject Mailing Lists

The Proposal Development Office (PDO) has created four subject mailing lists to distribute funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) through PDO Funding Alerts:

  • Big Data
  • Immunology/Autoimmune Disorders
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

PDO monitors and disseminates FOAs from federal agencies as well as numerous foundations and professional associations. The new lists have been added to the more than 130 PDO Funding Alert subject lists, also used to disseminate limited submission announcements. To subscribe to PDO Funding Alerts, click here.  To change or adjust your current PDO Funding Alert subscription profile, email PDO or call us at (859) 257-2861.

New Accounts for Sponsored Projects Involving Human Subjects

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration is changing the procedure for establishing new accounts for awards involving the use of human subjects.  Prior to establishing a new account, OSPA will require a copy of Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval or a form letter signed by the Principal Investigator which indicates no human subjects activity will take place until IRB approval is obtained.    This will enhance the university’s ability to document compliance with federal requirements and is consistent with the procedure currently in place for industry funded clinical trials.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Debbie Davis, Director of OSPA, 257-8311

Financial Conflict of Interest in Research Forms

Several forms are available on the Conflict of Interest site of the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration website: “Conflict of Interest Management Plan”, “University Personnel Notification Form” and “Annual Reporting of the Management of COIs.” The templates are occasionally updated to provide clarification or to add a provision that the Research Conflict of Interest Committee consistently requests be included in plans. Use of the current version of the forms provides consistency and reduces the need to go back to the investigator to supply further information. For these reasons,  the central Research COI Committee will now require the use of the current version of each form.    Some colleges have developed very good templates and a college is free to have additional requirements, including use of a college form. However, the standard forms available on the COI website are the forms required by Research COI Committee.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Robert Shapiro (257-9852), chair of the Research Conflict of Interest Committee or Kelley Davis (257-0579), Conflict of Interest Administrator.

NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy

NIH Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-124
Release Date: August 27, 2014

Implementation of the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy for NIH Grant Applications and Awards

NIH Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-111
Release Date: August 27, 2014

Update: New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant Applications Submitted for Due Dates on or After May 25, 2015

NIH Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-032
Release Date: December 5, 2014

CCTS "Small Grants Program" Revised RFA

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Pilot Research Program announces the availability of limited funds through the CCTS ”Small Grants Program”. The program is designed to support small, well-defined projects which will lead to measured outcomes, such as critical preliminary data for a grant submission.
Please see the current attached REVISED RFA.

  • Funding Information - Individual project awards, up to $10,000 in total direct costs, will be made on a competitive basis. Up to $5000 may be used for research supplies, services or support critical to completion of the project, including research assistant salaries. The remaining $5000.00 must be dedicated for use of CCTS services if needed.
  • Deadline - Applications for "Small Grants Program" will be accepted on a ROLLING BASIS, with review and notice of funding occurring within 30 days of submission.


21 CFR Part 11 Compliance Information Needed

Researchers/Investigators: Bill Cotter (IT Security Risk Management) & Marietta Barton-Baxter (CCTS) are collaborating on a 2014 survey to verify UK HealthCare’s compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations FDA guideline 21 CFR Part-11. These guidelines cover electronic records and electronic signatures required by agencies and sponsors in conjunction with clinical studies and electronic data.

The FDA guidelines state that application software and systems involved in processing electronic data and used in conjunction with electronic records and signatures, must implement controls that include security audits, system validations, audit trails and documentation.

If you submit your research to the FDA as completely paper-based, and include your signature on the paper documents, then you may disregard this request. Otherwise:

21 CFR Part 11 are FDA guidelines regarding electronic record keeping and electronic signatures that applies to researchers and investigators who submit electronic data to agencies (FDA, etc), and/or retain electronic data as evidence for such agencies. If you are utilizing electronic data to support your research we need the following information for updating our master list of systems to be assessed for compliance.

  • Principal Investigator or Researcher
  • Where you collect data used to support your research
  • Software application(s) used in collection
  • Database(s) used in collection
  • Technical support contact in your department or college that manages the software/database
  • Vendor contact information if available

Please return this information to Bill Cotter no later than December 19th.  Once this list is compiled we will start the process of verification.

Issued: December 4, 2014

Limited Submissions

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

New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant Applications Submitted for Due Dates on or After January 25, 2015

NIH Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-024
Release Date: November 26, 2014

Uniform Guidance Update

A meeting will be held on Thursday, December 11 from 10:00 – 11:00 in room 102 Mining and Minerals Resources Building to update the campus community on progress towards being in compliance with the federal Uniform Guidance. The meeting is open to all.

New Security, Breach Notification and Contract Language

This is a set of new requirements mandated by state law, that includes the obligation to protect certain data (both computer based and old-fashioned paper), investigate breaches or losses, and if appropriate notify affected individuals. It also obligates us to pass this obligation on to third parties that access or create data for us. The law becomes effective 1.1.15, and it mandates a contract clause that needs to be included in any form of agreement we enter into with a third party where “personal information” is to be shared (or such information created for us). As defined in this statute, the term “personal information” is very broad. It’s pretty much any use of name or unique biomarker plus any other personal information/number. All student records and PHI is automatically included. Any time we allow someone not our employee to have access to “personal information,” this clause needs to be included. So the clause will need to be in a large number of research-related agreements, as well as contracts for personnel, instruction, goods and services, outside contractors.

Read the full memo here.

Dec. 11: CCTS Clinical Research Update

“Reproducibility of Data: New NIH Guidelines for Journal Reporting”
Presenters: Mary Vore, PhD; Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc; Don M. Gash, PhD

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
HG 611 (Pavilion H Auditorium)
Lunch at 12:00 p.m.
Presentation 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

RSVP to CCTS by Friday, December 5.

University of Kentucky | UK Research
Updated 12.18.14 by Alicia Gregory

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