University of Kentucky Research

Grants Bulletin

July 30, 2015

Limited Submissions

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

Aug. 7: 4th Annual UK-Natural Products Consortium Symposium

Friday, August 7, 2015
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (lunch included)
College of Pharmacy
789 S. Limestone St.

Building on the continued success of the UK Natural Products Consortium, we again will host a half-day meeting on campus to bring together all the UK lab groups working on Natural Products. The goal of this meeting is create a sense of our community and to present a convenient local format for exchanging ideas amongst ourselves, between grad students, postdocs, staff, and faculty and developing synergies. The format for this year will be similarly focused around local presenters and anchored by one external keynote speaker (Professor Sheryl Tsai, University of California-Irvine) and one consortium alumni (Dr. Uwe Rix, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute). There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Registration will be open until July 31. Click here to register.

July 23, 2015

Limited Submissions

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

Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK)

The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, the Kentucky Office of Rural Health, and the UK CCTS Community Engagement and Research Program are requesting applications for the Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK), a 4-5 week intensive leadership development training program. The CLIK is designed to enhance research and capacity-building competencies in community leaders (e.g., directors, administrators, and other persons who play a key role in using data and decision making). There are 8-12 slots available for the 2015 class.

In addition, each participant’s organization will receive a $2500 grant for their participation in this competitive program and completion of their proposed project over a 12-month period. The participant’s organization must have 501c3 status or a designated lead fiscal agency (health agency or non-profit) to receive and manage the grant award.

See the RFA here.

Key Dates
  • Applications due:  August 17, 2015
  • Applicants Notified:  September 11, 2015
  • Save the Required Training Dates (tentative):  October 13, October 20, and October 27, 2015
  • Save the Optional Training Date for Technical Assistance/Mentoring/Networking (tentative): November 3, 2015
  • Save the Required Graduation Date (tentative):  November 10, 2015

CCTS Call for Pilot Applications

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science at UK will accept applications for pilot projects according to the following schedule:

The categories of awards will be as follows:

This award is intended to support pilot studies by early stage investigators to obtain preliminary data for an eventual extramural grant submission.  The maximum award will be $25,000 which must be spent over 18 months.  This award is only open to investigators in the early stage of their career, or investigators who are transitioning into a new area. 

This award is for investigators at all stages of career development, junior, middle level, and senior, and is intended to stimulate innovation and to support pilot studies that will lead to extramural funding.  The total award is limited to $50,000 which must be spent over 18 months. 

Please note that the following emphasis areas will be considered for this round of funding:

  • Risk Related Behaviors with a focus on reducing the risk-related behaviors of obesity, tobacco, or substance abuse.
  • To support collaborations between basic scientists and clinician scientists and to promote clinicians scientists involvement in the proposed project, a supplement of up to $25,000 for up to 10% effort may be requested for the clinician scientist.

For questions, please contact Elodie Elayi.

July 16, 2015

Limited Submissions

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

New UK Research Development Database: ProQuest Pivot™

The Proposal Development Office is pleased to announce that beginning July 1, 2015, University of Kentucky researchers will have access to ProQuest Pivot™, a web-based workflow tool that combines a comprehensive global funding opportunities database with a collection of scholar profiles to facilitate research team building.  Pivot replaces InfoEd Global’s Sponsored Projects Information Network (SPIN) as UK researchers’ primary online resource for finding funding opportunities and identifying collaborators.

ProQuest Pivot™ is an outgrowth of the Community of Science™ (COS) to which UK had previously subscribed.  The individual COS profiles created by UK researchers are available in Pivot.  Researchers without existing profiles can access the database to set up a profile via the following link on the log-in button in the Get Started box.

For any questions about this new resource or to schedule a training session, contact PDO will also post Pivot open enrollment presentations on its workshop calendar.

University of Kentucky and Washington University Diabetes - related Pilot Grant Program

Funds from the Washington University Diabetes Research Center are dedicated to supporting Pilot & Feasibility Awards through a collaborative program with University of Kentucky. See the attached call for proposals document.

One or two awards of $40,000 for one year will be given to meritorious applications. The applications will be peer reviewed by UK and Washington University faculty, along with outside reviewers.   

Instruction for preparation and submission are found in the attached DRC Guidelines.

Grant Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm on September 4, 2015.

For questions, please contact Philip Kern.

Oct. 14-16: WVCTSI Annual Meeting & Appalachian Translational Research Network Health Summit

The UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science will join with the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) for the WVCTSI Annual Meeting & Appalachian Translational Research Network Health Summit. See the attached flyer.

Registration: Registration is open and accessed via the event webpage. (Click on "Register Here" on the webpage.)
Registration deadline:  Friday, August 21, 2015.

Call for Abstracts: To submit your abstract for consideration for a poster or oral presentation, please complete the abstract submission form, which is also available on the event webpage. The poster session and reception will take place the evening of Thursday, October 15. Those selected to give oral presentations should plan to present the morning of October 15.
Abstract Submission deadline:   Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST

July 2, 2015

NOTE: There will be no Grants Bulletin next week. The next Grants Bulletin will be issued July 16.

Limited Submissions

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

The Resource Center for Stable Isotope-Resolved Metabolomics (RC-SIRM) & CCTS Funding Opportunity

The University of Kentucky houses one of six NIH Common Funds Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores (RCMRC), which promotes the use of metabolomics in human health related research.  The Resource Center for Stable Isotope-Resolved Metabolomics (RC-SIRM) specializes in Stable Isotope Resolved Metabolomics (SIRM) anchored by a variety of high end mass spectrometry platforms and NMR.  The Center is tasked not only with establishing collaborations and fee-for service research, but also education and pilot projects.

Internal pilot projects are being funded by RC-SIRM in collaboration with the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS).

Funding Amount  
Individual project awards, up to $25,000 in total direct costs will be made on a competitive basis over a period of 12 months.
It is anticipated that 2 pilot or feasibility grants of up to $25,000 total costs will be awarded that have a substantial underlying metabolic component, such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes or inborn errors of metabolism.


  • Young investigators who wish to incorporate metabolic studies into their research programs
  • A demonstrated need for metabolomics especially with tracer methodology
  • A clear translational component


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. Investigators in training including residents, post-doctoral fellows, and clinical fellows are not eligible to serve as PIs but may be co-investigators.


  • Call for Applications: June 26, 2015
  • Full Application due: July 15, 2015
  • Funding decision: August 2015

For details regarding the “Full Application” submission, please see the attached RFA. Questions please email Elodie Elayi.


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