January 2014 Archives

Casey Hooke receives GIA funding

Thumbnail image for CaseyHooke.png Congratulations to Dr. Casey Hooke who received grant-in-aid funding from the UMN Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) for her "Measuring Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents with Cancer" project, in which Dr. Ulf Bronas will be a co-investigator.

PCORI approaches spring funding cycle

On Feb. 5 the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will open its application system for the spring 2014 cycle. Upcoming opportunities include:
Obesity Treatment Options Set in Primary Care for Underserved Populations
Funded projects will determine real-world comparative effectiveness of obesity treatment options in racial/ethnic minorities, low socio-economic and rural populations. Up to $20 million is available for this program with maximum annual project budgets of $10 million for 5-years. Letters of intent are due March 7.
The Effectiveness of Transitional Care
Selected proposals will help determine which transitional care service clusters are most effective while optimizing readmission rates in at-risk populations within different healthcare contexts (e.g., fee-for-service, capitation, new payment models, medical homes, and integrated delivery systems). Up to $15 million is available per 3-year project. Letters of intent are due March 7.
~List of all PCORI grants
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NINR posts grant opportunities

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for NINR logo.bmpThe National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) offers funding for self-managed biobehavioral projects in an effort to centralize health research resources. For both grants, letters of intent are due Feb. 11 and the application deadline is March 11, 2014.
Centers of Excellence in Self-Management: Building Research Teams for the Future (P20)
Funding would support a P20 nursing research center employing complementary, thematic and synergistic research activities.
Centers of Excellence in Self-Management Research (P30)
Funding would provide a basis to establish a center of excellence for interdisciplinary, biobehavioral nursing research.

Jan. 2014 NINR News & Notes

NIH has 3 big data grants available

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative enables researchers to extract full value from biomedical big data. NIH seeks proposals for the following grants that will facilitate big data use, develop new software tools, enhance training, and discover and disseminate advances in data science. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2014.
Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science for Clinicians and Doctorally Prepared Scientists (K01)
Courses for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (R25)
Open Educational Resources for Biomedical Big Data (R25)

In case you missed it

The Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship (ONRS) presented "Creating a Data Management Plan for Your Grant Application" on Jan. 8, 2014 with Lisa Johnston and Liz Weinfurter, UMN Libraries. The RCR-eligible seminar focused on factors to consider in creating a data management plan with a focus on data preservation and tools for sharing data, such as subject-based repositories.
~Creating a Data Management Plan_Nursing_01.08.14.pptx

CTSI has 3 new types of funding

The UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has the following funding opportunities, which require letters of interest by Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. with full proposals (by invitation) to be completed by April 9, 2014.
Community Health Collaborative Grants
Supports community-university pilot research projects that address important Minnesota-specific health issues. A total of $270,000 is available to fund up to 8 proposals.
Research Services Pilot Funding Program
Program funds clinical research pilot projects and is designed to provide pilot data to poise researchers for extramural funding. As many as 5 projects will be awarded up to $25,000 each.
Translational Grant Program
Awards of up to $50,000 each support research to develop new therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and treatment approaches. Awarded projects will be appointed a development team to determine project milestones.
~Jan. 13 - CTSI Blog post- University of Minnesota partners with other CTSA institutions to successfully secure an award to form a national data network

UMN officials offer 2014 research funding outlook

Federal research funding agencies have seen slight budget increases in 2014 after major cuts in the previous biennium. Check out recent research-related news stories with perspectives from UMN administrators.
~Jan. 28, 2014 - Minnesota Daily - Research funding gets a bump for 2014
~Jan. 26 - Star Tribune - Decline in federal grants threatens state research
~Jan. 17 - MSP Business Journal- Face time: Brian Herman, University of Minnesota research VP
~OVPR 2013 research highlights
~UMN 2013 business highlights

Health disparity pilot grants available

The UMN Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR) requests pilot grant proposals for community-based research to eliminate health disparities. Proposals should focus on:
~health disparities from second hand smoke in Minnesota
~cancer-related health disparities in Minnesota or
~any health disparities topic in North Minneapolis
Letters of intent are due Feb. 11 and teams will be invited to apply on Feb. 17, 2014. See the guidance and FAQs for details.
Jan. 30, 2014 - MPR News article - 'Structural racism' blamed for some of state's severe health disparities

Feb. 19: Free AHRQ webinar for APNs

Thumbnail image for AHRQ logo.jpgRegister now for the free Feb. 19, 2014 AHRQ webinar from 2 to 3 p.m. CDT on evidence-based preventive health practices for advanced practice nurses. In collaboration with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) the interactive presentation will guide you through AHRQ online resources, explain the functionality of the ePSS (electronic preventive services selector) tool and describe five steps on how to conduct a systematic review. The webinar is approved for one contact hour of AANP CE credit.
Related: AHRQ January Research Activities newsletter

Recognize a community-engaged scholar

Each year the UMN President's Community-Engaged Faculty Scholar Award recognizes one UMN faculty or P&A staff member for exemplary public-engaged scholarship. The $15,000 award is funded by the UMN Office of Public Engagement and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty-Academic Affairs. Nominations are due March 28, 2014.
~Release form
~Nomination form

Private funding available

Check out Philanthropy.com for a free list of private funding opportunities that include:
Deadline is Feb. 27, 2014 for AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation awards. The 2014 Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM program provides grants of $150,000 or more for U.S. nonprofit organizations working at the local level to improve cardiovascular health. See FAQ page for details.
Deadline for letters of inquiry is June 1, 2014 for Gerber Foundation grants that provide up to $300,000 for 3-year pediatric health research projects.

Leadership nominations due March 14

U of M Brief
Jan. 29, 2014
by Adam Overland
Nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals are due March 14, 2014. The U-wide award recognizes leadership by international alumni, former students, and friends of the University, and highlights their outstanding accomplishments. Recipients have included the "father of air conditioning" in India and the governor of the Bank of Turkey. For guidelines and profiles of past recipients, see Leadership Award.
The U of M will expand its MN-IP program to promote industry partnerships and boost regional economies. The Minnesota Innovation Partnerships (MN-IP) program was launched in 2011 to provide easy access to already developed University technologies by lowering the cost and risk companies may face when sponsoring U research. Now called MN-IP Create, the program streamlines the process of sponsoring research and licensing intellectual property.

Event: "Success in lean times: We're talking about NIH"

On Feb. 18, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at the UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Dr. Jasjit S. Ahluwalia will present strategies to secure funds in a tough federal grant economy. Located at 717 Delaware St. SE, room 105, the "Success in Lean Times (We're Talking About NIH)" interactive discussion will offer insight into NIH funding and tips to compete for limited extramural funding. RSVP by Feb. 14 to ctsieduc@umn.edu to reserve your free lunch.

10 MnDRIVE grants available

The UMN Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) seeks proposals for transdisciplinary projects based on core research foci of the MnDRIVE initiative. Up to 10 grants will be awarded for a 2-year period for funding not to exceed $500,000 per project. Letters of intent are due March 14 and the proposal deadline is April 21, 2014. Learn more.

Wyman receives Jonas scholars award

JeanWyman.pngKudos to Dr. Jean Wyman who will receive a Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare scholars award, which will support doctoral nursing students in leadership and veterans healthcare research for 2014-2016.

Cheung selected in inaugural competition

Corjena_Thumbnail_01.28.14.jpgCongratulations to Dr. Corjena Cheung for selection in the inaugural UMN Powell Center's competition for research in mature women's health. The two-year scholarly award will assist Dr. Cheung in her research on the short and long term effect of yoga on knee osteoarthritis in older women.
~Powell Center RFA

ISW grants offered

The UMN Center for Writing offers interdisciplinary writing research grants to support the inquiry of writing literacy. Letters of intent are due Feb.10, 2014. For applications and more information see ISW grants.

HRSA announces telehealth funding

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) seeks applications by Feb. 25, 2014 for HRSA-14-079, the Telehealth Resource Center grant program. The purpose of telehealth is the use of electronic communication technologies to provide cost-effective health programs that are otherwise unavailable in outlier regions.
~Institute of Medicine report 2012: "The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment."

PCORI offers 2013 recap

On Dec. 30, 2013 Dr. Joe Selby, director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute(PCORI), offered a 2013 agency recap of research investments amounting to 200 awards in 2013 totaling more than $440 million.

"Together, we believe we are demonstrating that we can conduct comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) in ways that are both different from and that improve on traditional approaches."
Of those,175 are considered primary research projects. More specifically, some 29 projects relate to PCORnet, the agency's clinical research data network, which is a focus for 2014. Sign up for PCORI news and announcements.


Get ethics questions answered

Drs.Steven Miles and Debra DeBruin have scheduled regular office hours on the third Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. in Boynton, room N504. You can get ethics consultation on research projects on a drop-in basis during that time.
~UMN Center for Bioethics resources
~Professor Joan Liaschenko, PhD, RN, FAAN is also a member of the Center for Bioethics faculty

Funds available to prevent violence against women

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for USDOJ.jpgThe U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) requests proposals by Jan. 23, 2014 to fund projects that prevent violence against women. A total of 50 awards are available with a $400,000 per project maximum. See the OVW-2014-3698 funding opportunity for details.

NIH has 3 new diversity workforce funding mechanisms

Thumbnail image for african-americans-stem-jobs.jpgLast month the NIH launched the Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce program to promote recruitment and retention of individuals from diverse backgrounds so they can succeed in biomedical research careers. This program will establish a national collaborative to develop, implement and evaluate initiatives to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. Opportunities include:

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)
Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)
Coordination and Evaluation Center (CEC)

Each opportunity requires a letter of intent by March 2 and applications are due March 18, 2014.

Check out NIH weekly TOC items

Each Friday the National Institutes of Health (NIH) publishes its weekly table of contents (TOC) of funding opportunities. The Jan.10 TOC includes:

Request for Information:Topics to be Considered for Systematic Reviews and a Possible Update to Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Asthma
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute seeks input on topics to be considered by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) for compilation of guidelines and to develop recommendations on how to treat asthma.
Centers of Excellence in Self-Management: Building Research Teams for the Future (P20)
Deadline: March 11, 2014
Centers of Excellence in Self-Management Research (P30)
Deadline: March 11, 2014
Notices and Opportunities from the Jan. 3, 2014 NIH TOC include:

Notice of National Cancer Institute (NCI) Participation in PA-13-354 Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01)
Notice of National Cancer Institute (NCI) Participation in PA-13-355 Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R21)
Notice of National Cancer Institute (NCI) Participation in PA-13-356 Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R03)

Using Social Media to Understand and Address Substance Use and Addiction (R01)
Deadline: March 25, 2014
Using Social Media to Understand and Address Substance Use and Addiction (R21)
Deadline: March 25, 2014

NIH offers new tools to search projects

Thumbnail image for NIHRePORTER.pngThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) has enhanced its Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) website so users can submit abstracts or other scientific text to find similar projects.

The Matchmaker query also enables users to creates charts of the most common peer review study sections, funding institutes and centers (ICs). In addition, Matchmaker has activity codes of similar projects to help narrow which study sections reviewed projects, so you can understand which NIH ICs fund similar work. Learn more in the Dec. 18 issue of The Resource newsletter.

Sign up now for Jan. 22 grant writing seminar

Learn how to write successful health research grants on Jan. 22, 2014 at McNamara Alumni Center. Hosted by the UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Center for Health Equity (CHE) the session runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is facilitated by Dr. John D. Robertson, who has served on editorial boards, grant review panels and obtained extramural funding. Cost is $75 and includes lunch and a grant writing book. More information.

CTSI offers student training opportunities

The Summer Advanced Research Program opportunity is open to doctoral-level health sciences students (PhD, MD, DDS, PharmD) who are interested in clinical or translational research. Awardees will receive a $560 weekly stipend and travel funding for 8-12 weeks between June 2 and Aug. 22, 2014. Apply online by noon Feb. 3, 2014. Learn more.

The UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) also offers mentored research funding for undergraduate students interested in health equity or minority research. Apply by noon on March 7, 2014 for the CTSI Undergraduate Research Program (URP).
~Download the Request for Applications (RFA)
~Complete an application
~View a list of potential mentors.

CTSI announces grant program for health research at state fair

The UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will launch a new grant program for health researchers this summer. The Driven to Discover Community Health Research Grants Program will support pilot research that involves participation by Minnesota State Fair attendees in the new UMN research facility. Up to six awards totaling $30,000 each will be selected. Proposals are due Jan. 31, 2014. See the RFP for details.

Apply now for spring grant-in-aid

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) offers Grant-in-Aid program funding for UMN faculty and graduate students. See the guidelines for supported research and activities. Applications must be submitted electronically and are due Feb. 10, 2014. Contact ONRS or the Research Advancement 612/625-2356 office (facgrant@umn.edu) with questions

AHRQ seeks proposals

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks applications for Health Services Research Projects (R01). Proposals for PA-13-045 funding need to address an AHRQ portfolio priority area. Deadline to apply is Feb. 5, 2014.
AHRQ also requests proposals for Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18). See the PA-13-046 funding announcement for details. Deadline to apply is Jan. 25, 2014.

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