UK Sponsored Program Development

Grants Bulletin

May 25, 2017

 

Limited Submissions

3rd Annual Society of Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium
Friday, June 2, 2017, William T. Young Library
Keynote Speaker: James C. Gould, PhD, Director, Office for Postdoctoral Fellows, Harvard Medical School.
Poster and oral presentations from any discipline welcome.
Registration and abstract submission: http://tinyurl.com/SPS2017
For more information, go to http://sops.as.uky.edu


 

May 18, 2017

NCATS Opportunity for collaborators at 2 CTSA Hubs: Limited Competition: Exploratory CTSA Collaborative Innovation Awards (R21)
PAR-16-343 is still open, the announcement is soliciting collaborative projects between 2 CTSA Hubs. Many of us are talking, even collaborating, with partners at CTSA Hubs. This may be an opportunity to grow the resources behind those efforts.
Application Deadlines
July 31, 2017, November 29, 2017, March 29, 2018, July 30, 2018
The Purpose
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support highly innovative, exploratory collaborative research projects in the NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, with the goal of assessing utility and feasibility of proposed innovation(s). Contact CCTS@uky.edu with questions.

NIH Releases Notice - Implementing Limits on NIH Grant Support to Strengthen Biomedical Research
NIH Director Francis Collins recently announced steps that will be implemented over the next several months to apply limits on NIH Grant Support for individual laboratories. NIH will monitor, on a trans-agency basis, investigators’ Grant Support Index (GSI, originally termed the Research Commitment Index), with the idea that over time and in close consultation with the extramural research community, the agency will phase in a resetting of expectation for total support provided to any one investigator. The plan is to implement a GSI cap of 21 points, essentially the equivalent of 3 single-PI R01 grants. Implementing this limit is expected to enable funding of 1600 additional research project grant awards. NIH will continue to seek input and to refine the index over the next few months and plans to implement this cap potentially in September 2017 with May 2018 Council considerations.

The policy will not affect current funding – NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research Mike Lauer has stated that there is little immediate to short-term impact. Once the policy is in place, it will be applied to incoming applications. Applicants currently holding the equivalent of three single-PI R01 awards will still be able to submit, but there will need to be a plan in the new application for adjustment of the existing grant load. Grant funding from other non-NIH sources will not factor into the GSI. Guidance on changing PIs for existing awards because of GSI will be developed prior to implementation. For more complete details, please see NIH’s Open Mike blog post dated May 2, 2017 at https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2017/05/02/nih-grant-support-index/.


May 11, 2017

 

Limited Submissions

Women and Philanthropy call for Proposals
The UK Women & Philanthropy Network is calling for submission of proposals for potential funding in 2018.
Guidelines can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-monSkMaG_yQmxfTWNQb1k5SmF5d1doOVhETFU2bmtNdndZ
Application is available for download here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-monSkMaG_ybHNFT3NzZ1V4MXhqdFJEb2Q4enNqQnRKajR3
See a list of past funded projects here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-monSkMaG_yRjN1WHZ2YWREZzdrNDVaNWZDSW9fS1pEX3FV
For questions or more information, contact Paula Pope at 257-3187

CCTS Clinical Research Update
“Use of Emerging Digital Technology in Clinical Research”
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:30 – 1:30 pm (Lunch at 12 pm)
HG 611 (6th Floor Auditorium in Pavilion H)
Presentations:
“OpenEddi: Leveraging Social Networks for Communication and Behavior Change” Kate Eddens, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Behavior, College of Public Health, UK.
“Use of Video Chat Applications for the Delivery of Psychological Therapies” Elizabeth G. Salt, PhD, RN< APRN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, UK.
“Using Crowdsourcing to Conduct Research” William W. Stoops, PhD, Associate Professors, Depts. Of Behavioral Science, Psychiatry and Psychology, Director of CCTS Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core, UK.
Registration is required. Email CCTS@uky.edu by Monday, May 15. Call 323-8545 for special arrangements.

NIH Releases Notice - Implementing Limits on NIH Grant Support to Strengthen Biomedical Research
NIH Director Francis Collins recently announced steps that will be implemented over the next several months to apply limits on NIH Grant Support for individual laboratories. NIH will monitor, on a trans-agency basis, investigators’ Grant Support Index (GSI, originally termed the Research Commitment Index), with the idea that over time and in close consultation with the extramural research community, the agency will phase in a resetting of expectation for total support provided to any one investigator. The plan is to implement a GSI cap of 21 points, essentially the equivalent of 3 single-PI R01 grants. Implementing this limit is expected to enable funding of 1600 additional research project grant awards. NIH will continue to seek input and to refine the index over the next few months and plans to implement this cap potentially in September 2017 with May 2018 Council considerations.

The policy will not affect current funding – NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research Mike Lauer has stated that there is little immediate to short-term impact. Once the policy is in place, it will be applied to incoming applications. Applicants currently holding the equivalent of three single-PI R01 awards will still be able to submit, but there will need to be a plan in the new application for adjustment of the existing grant load. Grant funding from other non-NIH sources will not factor into the GSI. Guidance on changing PIs for existing awards because of GSI will be developed prior to implementation.
For more complete details, please see NIH’s Open Mike blog post dated May 2, 2017 athttps://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2017/05/02/nih-grant-support-index/.


May 4, 2017

APC Regulation of Breast Cancer Chemoresistance
Presentation by Jeni Prosperi, PhD
Visiting KL2 Scholar - Indiana University
May 8, 2017 from 12 - 1 pm
MN363, Medical Sciences Building
Lunch will be provided.
To attend, please email ccts@uky.edu by Friday, May 5, 2017

"How Computers See People"
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 12 - 1 pm (lunch served at 11:50)
UHS 130 (Beside Employee Health)
Presenter: Nathan Jacobs, PhD., Associate Professor, College of Engineering, UK
Registration is required. Email ccts@uky.edu by Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Call 323-8545 to make special physical arrangements.

SOPS Postdoctoral Research Symposium
Friday, June 2, 2017 in the William T. Young Library.
Keynote speaker: James C. Gould, director of the Office for Postdoctoral Fellows at Harvard Medical School.
There will be a lunch panel with several area industry representatives.
Abstract submission (for oral or poster presentations) deadline is May 19, 2017.
Submit abstracts and register at www.tinyurl.com/SoPS2017.
Contact marina.fosso@uky.edu with questions or for additional information.