June 2013 Archives

SVN funding awarded

Kudos to Drs. Diane Treat-Jacobson and Laura Nelson Kirk for an award from the Society for Vascular Nursing to fund the "Long-term Outcomes of Supervised Exercise in Peripheral Artery Disease: Impact 1 to 4 Years Post-Intervention" project. This research focuses on outcomes of exercise training in patients with claudication from peripheral arterial disease.

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Suite of free software tutorials now available

Watch tutorials on 3D, audio, photography, video and web design. Learn new software programs from A-to-Z (Acrobat to Zoomerang). A new suite of software training resources is now available online at no cost to UMN students, faculty, and staff on all campuses. Check out Lynda.com, which is accessible through your X500 log-in.

Robertson selected for GIA

Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Robertson on Grant-in-Aid funding from the University of Minnesota Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). GIA awards fund independent research and artistic endeavors. Dr. Robertson is a training and response team member of the RESPOND project, which provides identification, investigation and analysis for zoonotic disease outbreak in foreign countries. She also participates in research involving community coping interventions for the Twin Cities Somali population.

Kubik R01 project funded

Congratulations to Dr. Marti Kubik who was awarded more than $3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health for her project "School Nurse-Directed Secondary Obesity Prevention for Elementary School Children."
~SoN press release
~Pioneer Press
~AHC Health Talk
~Savage Pacer

McMorris receives OJDP funding

Congratulations to Dr. Barb McMorris who received funding for her project "Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring Program" through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Previous research by Dr. McMorris includes restorative justice programs and interventions for youth.

FLRP deadline is June 27

The deadline to apply for the Faculty Loan Repayment Program through the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) is June 27, 2013. Details of FLRP include:

  • Provides a lump sum, up to $40,000, for a 2-year service commitment, but must include a funding match from your educational institution.
  • FLRP participants may re-apply for another qualifying loan provided their initial two-year service commitment is completed.
Sign up for notification when the 2014-2015 application cycle opens next year.
~More HRSA student nurse and faculty opportunities

New survey tool available

Qualtrics, a new survey tool, is now available to UMN faculty, staff, and students. Touted to be robust and user-friendly Qualtrics replaces UMSurvey, which will be decommissioned Aug. 1, 2013.

NIH publishes sequestration facts

Earlier this month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a fact sheet outlining the impacts of the sequestration. In sum, the sequestration went into effect on March 1, 2013 and required the NIH to cut 5 percent ($1.55 billion) of its fiscal year budget, which amounts to 700 fewer competitive grants issued this year and no stipend increase for National Research Service Award recipients in 2013. NIH estimates that 80 percent of its budget goes to nearly 300,000 research personnel at 2,500 nationwide universities and research institutions. Learn more.
~Comparison of FY 2012 to FY 2013

AHRQ announces limited CER funding availability

Thumbnail image for AHRQ logo.bmpThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is soliciting applications that will establish relationships with diverse stakeholders to identify effective strategies to reduce racial and ethnic health care disparity. Institutions will need to demonstrate how to reduce disparities through the translation, dissemination, and implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) findings.Application deadline is July 31. Learn more.

Children's cancer funds available

St. Baldrick's Foundation Is seeking applications for its fall 2013 cycle of infrastructure grants. Letters of Intent are due in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) by 4 pm on Thursday, June 20. See the application materials. Questions can be directed to collabor@umn.edu or call 612/625.2356.

Deadline June 14 for student sponsorships

The UMN Women's Center is offering two 2013-2014 sponsorships for undergraduate students for the "Art of Honoring Leadership Development Mentoring" Program, an opportunity that connects first generation, female, junior and senior college students of color with professional female organizational leaders. Deadline is Friday, June 14, 2013. Information on how to apply.
~UMN Women's Center YouTube video

NINR proposals are due June 16

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for NINR logo.bmpThe National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) seeks R21 proposals by June 16 to develop innovative measurement tools for community engaged research. The PA-13-212 announcement outlines the need for tools to measure public trust, collaboration and empowerment relating to outcomes of chronic conditions such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS and heart failure. Learn more.

Check out July HRSA deadlines

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers the following opportunities:
Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network
Application deadline: July 1, 2013
Affordable Care Act - Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Expansion Grants
Application deadline: July 1, 2013
HRSA 13-261
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Application deadline: July 12, 2013

Grant funding available to benefit at-risk, homeless youth

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is sponsoring funding through the Administration for Children and Families Children's Bureau (ACYF-CB) to promote a "Responsible Fatherhood Research Network." The selected project would develop and oversee a multi-year plan to disseminate information about good fatherhood and parenting practices among economically disadvantaged populations. One grant of up to $800,000 will be awarded. Applications are due Aug. 2, 2013. See the summary for information and the announcement for details.

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) solicits proposals to enter into a cooperative agreement for an 18-month period to begin no later than September 15, 2013. Work will involve developing curriculum to train participants in the purpose, functions, and operational complexities surrounding the housing and treatment issues of inmates exhibiting signs and symptoms of mental illness. The selected project proposal will develop detailed narrative lesson plans, a participant manual, and presentation slides for each lesson plan. Applications are due July 3, 2013. See the guidance for details.

PCORI letters of intent are due June 19

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)seeks letters of intent by June for funding that develops and supports two types of networks: the Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs) and Patient-Powered Research Networks (PPRNs).

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will fund up to $56 million to support up to 8 new or existing CDRNs to conduct randomized comparative effectiveness studies using data from clinical practice in large, defined populations. PCORI also will fund up to $12 million to support up to 18 new or existing PPRNs and their progression toward a reusable, scalable, and sustainable research network. Application deadline is Sept. 27, 2013.Learn more.
~Full list of PCORI opportunities

SAHMSA seeks youth violence prevention proposals

Under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention(YVP-RC) is offering up to $6.1 million to develop a national training center to increase the effectiveness of youth violence prevention and to aid in treatment of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders among adolescents. Deadline to apply is July 1, 2013. See the announcement for more information.

RWJF launches competition

Last week the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced a "Hospital Price Transparency Challenge" offering a total of $120,000 to spark creative ways for use of hospital pricing data. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published prices of 100 common inpatient procedures provided by more than 3,000 hospitals.The competition encourages technology application development to leverage this CMS information so consumers can compare web-based hospital pricing. Submission deadline is Aug. 3, 2013 and pre-registration is required. Learn more.Hospitalpricing.bmp
RWJF is also seeking proposals on healthy eating research to prevent childhood obesity. Two types of awards are available: "Round 8" and "New Connections" grants totaling $1.6 million in potential funding. Selected concept papers, due July 10 2013, will be aimed at reducing obesity among lower income and minority populations.

Public health mentored research awards available

PHSSR logo.bmpThe National Coordinating Center for Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks (PHSSR) has partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to offer Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards that are designed to enhance early-stage career researchers to obtain advanced skills in order to compete for larger awards. Approximately 8 awards are available for up to $100,000 each for 2-year projects. Deadline to apply is Aug. 21, 2013. Watch the pre-recorded webinar for more information. Applications will be submitted through the RWFJ online application system. Contact the Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship to set up an initial meeting and create your RWFJ account.

Small business and technology innovation research grants sought

Under the National Institutes of Health, a host of federal agencies are sponsoring an omnibus grant bill to fund a wide variety of health topics. The small business innovation research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer (STTR) awards are offered in phase one, two and fast-track categories for projects with commercialization potential. Each participating agency has a list of SBIR/STTR topics. Abstracts of funded projects in 2012 are here and subjects related to nursing science might include:

Check out the PA 13-235 announcement for details and the companion PA 13-234 guide. Deadline to apply is Aug. 5, 2013.

NIH funding opportunities posted

Chronic Inflammation and Age-related Disease (R01)
National Institute on Aging (and participating federal agencies)
Application deadline: Sept. 5, 2013
Osteoarthritis Initiative(R01)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (et al)
Application deadline: Oct. 5, 2013
Osteoarthritis Initiative (R21)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (et al)
Application deadline: Oct. 16, 2013

GPS Alliance offers funding

The UMN Global Programs and Strategy Alliance seeks projects that will focus on global food security in South Asia. Award possibilities include major grants and seed grants. UMN faculty and academic staff with principal investigator eligibility may apply and projects should focus on any aspect of South Asia (defined for this competition as including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) and/or topics related to global food security. Up to four major awards of $50,000 will be issued and as many as three major awards up to $100,000 are available. A total of five possible seed grants will be awarded for up to $20,000 each. Deadline to apply for seed grants is Oct. 18, 2013. Deadline to apply for major grants is Oct. 26, 2013.
~Seed grant overview
~Major grant overview

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