December 2013 Archives

DOJ announces funding opportunities

The U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) seeks applications for research to reduce sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, anti-stalking and services to end abuse later in life. The OVW-2014-3699 opportunity has up to 20 awards totaling $300,000 each. Deadline to apply is Feb. 5, 2014. See the program solicitation for details.

The OVW-2014-3697 grant is designed to provide or enhance training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older. There is an estimated $3 million worth of funding in this program with approximately 8 awards up to $400,000 each. Deadline to apply is Feb. 5, 2014. See the solicitation for more information.

Proposals due Jan. 6

The UMN Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) Women's Center seeks presentation proposals by Jan. 6 for the 2014 Women of Color Student Conference, March 29-30, 2014. UMN faculty, staff, students, alumni - along with community members - are encouraged to submit proposals for the "Loving Each Other Harder: Women of Color, Community and the Intersections of Our Identities." Download the proposal form or access it in Google drive.

Deadline March 14: Regents professorship nominations

2Tiny UMN logo.jpg Nominate a colleague for UMN's highest faculty honor. Submit nominations for the 2014 Regents Professorship by March 14, 2014. Full professors are eligible for $50,000 awards. Learn more.

NIH TOC published for Dec. 20

On Dec. 20, 2013 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published its weekly table of contents (TOC):
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)(R25)
The goal of NHLBI PRIDE program is to enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.
Deadline: March 13, 2014
Coordination Center for Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (R01)
Deadline: March 13, 2014
~List of NHLBI research and career development opportunities

NIH offers career development funding

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)
Deadline: Feb. 12, 2014
NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
Deadline: Feb. 12, 2014
NIH Independent Scientist Award (K02)
Feb. 12, 2014
NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)
Deadline: Feb. 12, 2014
NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)
NIH Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24)
Deadline: Feb. 12, 2014
NIH Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (K25)
Deadline: Feb. 12, 2014

Apply for doctoral student program by Feb. 3

Applications are due Feb. 3, 2014 for pre-doctoral health sciences students (Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., Pharm.D.) who are interested in clinical or translational research are encouraged to apply for the Summer Advanced Research Program (ARP). The mentored, research training program from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Center for Health Equity (CHE) provides opportunities to develop research skills with a stipend of ~$560/week for 8-12 weeks over the summer and travel funding.
~CHE newsletters

AHRQ offers R21 funding

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks applications for "Deliberative Approaches: Patient and Consumer Input for Implementing Evidence-Based Health Care (R21) proposals. Funded research would offer insight into patient and public views that can inform and improve clinical, program, and policy decisions in healthcare. Letters of intent are due Jan. 6 and the deadline to apply is Feb. 7, 2014. See the RFA-HS-14-007 announcement for details.
~FAQs on 'deliberate methods' proposals (updated 12.30.13)
~General AHRQ funding opportunities

NIH TOC published for Dec. 13

On Dec. 13 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) weekly table of contents (TOC) published the following notices and opportunities:
Public Comments on Implementation of the Revised International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals - NOT-OD-14-030
The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) published comments received from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, 2013 regarding the revision of its Guiding Principles on care of laboratory animals used in scientific research.
Notice of Extension of Expiration date for PA-11-180 Research on Ethical Issues in Biomedical, Social and Behavioral Research (R01)
Also applies to R03 Small Grant PA-11-181 and R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant PA-11-182.

Juvenile Protective Factors and Their Effects on Aging (R03)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Deadline: Feb. 16, 2014
Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development et al (NICHD)
Office of the Director, NIH
Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R01)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2014
Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R21)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Deadline: Feb. 16, 2014
Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) et al
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2014
Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) et al
Deadline: Feb. 16, 2014

Nursing Research seminar set for Jan. 8

The Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship (ONRS) will host the first in a series of 2014 seminars. Librarians Lisa Johnston and Liz Fine Weinfurter will present "Creating a Data Management Plan for Your Grant Application" on Jan. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. in WDH 6-194. The seminar is available for responsible conduct of research (RCR) credit. You must attend the seminar in person to receive credit. Contact Dr. Ann Garwick or Christi Powers with questions.
Future seminar dates: Feb. 17 and March 3, 2014; Nursing Research Day - April 25, 2014

AHRQ adds tools and resources

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has commissioned a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) research method series that has comprehensive care, patient-centered, coordinated care and quality/safety resources. Information on the PCMH resource center site includes webinars, and a research methods section.

ONRS guides updated

Periodically, the Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship (ONRS) updates intranet resources. Check out the Grant Management Core Responsibilities overview and the Grant and General Resources Guide. The overview outlines specific roles and responsibilities while the guide contains boiler plate and other useful information for grant preparation.

Speaker selected for Nursing Research Day 2014

Newhouse.pngDr. Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, chair of the Organizational Systems and Adult Health unit at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, will be the keynote speaker for Nursing Research Day 2014. Her presentation, "Patient Center Outcomes Research (PCOR): Changing the Lens of Our Questions, Methods and Outcomes" will highlight the annual event slated for April 25, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center. Save the date and stay tuned.
~Baltimore Business Journal article, Oct. 21, 2013

Supervillain-sized magnet arrives at UMN

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Dec. 10, 2013
by Mark Reilly
Researchers at the University of Minnesota are unpacking an early Christmas present: the world's largest imaging magnet, which can create super-detailed maps of the human body, and hopefully pull in new grant funding. Read more.

AHRQ requests R21 proposals

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks R21 proposals for RFA-HS-14-007 entitled "Deliberative Approaches: Patient and Consumer Input for Implementing Evidence-Based Health Care." The grant is designed to gain insight into patient and public views for improved clinical programs and policy decisions. Letters of intent are due Jan. 6 and the application deadline is Feb. 8, 2014.Thumbnail image for AHRQ logo.jpg

View newsletter roundup

Check out these monthly newsletters:
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
NINR News and Notes
December 2013
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ Electronic Newsletter
Research Activities Newsletter
NIH Record (bi-weekly)
There are two ways to subscribe: You can send an email to with the words "Subscribe NIHRECORD" in the message body, or click on this link and follow directions.

IRB has new training requirement

Effective Feb. 1, 2014 the UMN Institutional Review Board (IRB) will require additional human subjects training for all investigators and staff listed on new biomedical and social IRB applications. Completion of Collaborative Institutional Training (CITI) will be required to help researchers develop and communicate their plans for the protection of human research subjects. See the Nov. 25, 2013 update from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) for details.

Intramural opportunity offered

The UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Office of Community Engagement for Health (OCEH) announces the 2014 Driven to Discover Community Health Research Grants Program. Designed to support pilot research about health issues in Minnesota, funded projects will be required to recruit and enroll subjects at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair in August.

This project coincides with the new Driven to Discover research facility that is being built with funding from the UMN Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) as a venue and resource for carrying out population-based research. Letters of interest are due Jan. 2, 2014 and the application deadline is Jan. 31, 2014. See the Request for Proposal (RFP) for details. Questions can be directed to Deborah Hendricks at 612/624-4247.

Foundation grants available

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published the following foundation grants:
Notah Begay III Foundation
Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Program
Twelve grants of up to $20,000 each will be awarded to organizations working to prevent childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes among Native American children. Preference given to applicants in Arizona, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.
Deadline: Dec. 16, 2013
Alzheimer's Association
Jerome H. Stone Philanthropy Award for Alzheimer's Research
The award recognizes entities that have made significant philanthropic investments to help promote, accelerate, and advance Alzheimer's research.
Deadline: Dec. 16, 2013
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization
Proposed projects should focus on research, demonstration and evaluation projects that examine major changes in health-care financing and their effects on public policy. Proposed projects should focus on improved access to more affordable and higher quality health services.
Calls for proposals are ongoing. Check the site for deadlines and FAQs.

Check out weekly NIH TOC for Dec. 6

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) publishes a weekly table of contents (TOC) as a guide for grants, contracts and notices related to federal funding. The Dec. 6, 2013 TOC includes:
NRSA Institutional Research (parent) Training Grant (T32)
PA-14-016 (reissue of PA-11-184)
Deadline: Jan. 25, 2014
NRSA (short-term) Institutional Research Training Grant (T35)
PA-14-016 (reissue of PA-14-015)
Deadline: Jan. 25, 2014
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) (R01)
Proposals will promote nutrition research related to nutrigenetics or nutrigenomics through collaborative interaction among nutrition researchers and experts in omics technologies.
Deadline: Letters of intent are due 30 days before the application due date, which is March 20, 2014.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
The Palliative Care Research Cooperative: Enhancing Sustainability and Building the Science of Palliative Care (R01)
Deadline: Feb. 6, 2014
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Seeding Collaborations for Translational Research to Discover and Develop New Therapies for Diseases and Conditions within NIDDK's Mission (R01)
Letters of intent are due 30 days before application deadline, which is Feb. 5, 2013
~NIH Weekly TOC for Nov. 22, 2013

HRSA funding opportunities posted

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) published the following funding opportunities:
Nursing Workforce Diversity Program
Up to $4 million available for funding that aims to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Deadline: Jan. 24, 2014
Advanced Nursing Education Program
Up to $16.2 million in funds for projects that address healthcare needs of persons with multiple chronic conditions.
Deadline: Jan. 28, 2014
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program
Up to $7 million to fund 3-year interprofessional collaborative practice cooperative agreements to increase access to quality care and population-centered health outcomes.
Deadline: Feb. 3, 2014
Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health: Healthy Start Initiatives (3 opportunities)
These grants, with up to nearly $52 million in awards, will refund research to reduce infant morbidity and address the ongoing needs of high-risk women and their families before, during and after pregnancy.
Deadline: Jan. 17, 2014

McKnight applications due Feb. 3

The nomination deadline for 2014 Distinguished McKnight University Professorship Awards is Feb. 3, 2014. The awards recognize outstanding faculty members who have recently achieved full professor status. For nomination information, see 2014 McKnight awards or email Chris Bremer or call 612/625-6176.

Proposals sought by UMN Institute for Advanced Study

Proposals for 2014-15 research and creative collaboratives awarded through the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) are due Jan. 31. IAS seeks systemwide participation among UMN faculty, students or staff for funding requests up to $12,000 each. and encourages graduate student participation. See the application details.

FY 2012 research statistics available

The UMN Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) website has published fiscal year 2012 research statistics that include collegiate compact research data, national rankings, proposals and awards, sponsored expenditures and technology commercialization data.

According to the National Science Foundation (NSF) the UMN ranked 8th in 2011 among the top 20 research universities in terms of research and development expenditures.The 2008-2012 report prepared by OVPR shows that the UMN-School of Nursing submitted 55 proposals in 2012 amounting to $12,336,419 worth of funding. The U.S. Health and Human Services Agency (HHS), which oversees the National Institutes of Health (NIH), provided UMN with the greatest funding support totaling $332,125,344; of this total $300,153,058 was funded directly by NIH.

Seeking new funding sources?

Check out SciVal Funding, an Elsevier suite of online resources offered through the UMN Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). Funding opportunities in 2014 include:
~APN and DNP student fellowship opportunities offered by the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, which states there are more than 70 opportunities and $500K worth of awards, scholarships and research grants
~Macy Faculty Scholars program that provides a total of 5 awards for up to $100K of faculty salary support in academic health disciplines. Learn more.
~Sigma Theta Tau International grants funded through the National League for Nursing (NLN).
~PIVOT (foundation and federal agency grants)
~Aug. 5, 2012 OVPR blog post about subscribing to these resources

Dec. 6, 2013
by Zack Budryk
A series of nurse-led initiatives in Indiana improved patient outcomes and is projected to save healthcare organizations in the state more than $5.2 million, lending credence to calls for expanded responsibilities for nurses, according to Infection Control Today. Read more.
~Dec. 3, 2013: As market worsens for hospital jobs, nurses look elsewhere

AHA offers video resource

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) has created a new resource on its career center website. Nursing Success TV offers professional nursing coach advice and information on products and services. Also, check the site in 2014 to learn about National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN) financial scholarships. The $1500 stipend is awarded to help cover educational expenses for students and professionals.

Need help with that acronym?

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Check out the U of M commonly used acronym wiki. From AAN (Academic Advising Network) to WmC (Women's Center) you will find help to decipher cryptic abbreviations within the UMN lexicon.

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