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Join us tomorrow for May’s Funding Focus – Understanding Foundation Funding

Are you familiar with NIH funding but not sure where to start when it comes to foundations? Maybe you need seed funding for a new project or you’re planning a conference and could use help finding corporate sponsors. Join us for May’s Funding Focus seminar, Understanding Foundation Funding on: Thursday, May 21 12 to 1 p.m.  Mackenzie Hall 2201 We’ll cover: Key differences between government and private funding How to target your research proposal to a specific … Read More

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute seeks input on research priorities

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is looking for input from scientists–and the public–to help shape its funding priorities. If you’re funded by NHLBI, or hope to be, or if you benefit from the several hundred million dollars per year that they spend on biomedical research–in short, if you are living and breathing, this is your opportunity to shape the research of the future. Specifically, they want to identify the most compelling questions … Read More

Funding Focus this Thursday, Apr. 16 – New Ways of Finding Funding

This is a reminder to join us for April’s Funding Focus seminar to learn New Ways of Finding Funding at OHSU. The seminar will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 16, in Mackenzie Hall 2201. We’ll be discussing: GrantScoop – a newly acquired software tool for identifying both private and government funding opportunities. GrantScoop is specifically designed for research scientists seeking grant funding and allows for selective searches with extensive filtering … Read More

Research Week 2015 conference program now live!

The schedule of events for this year’s conference is now available on the Research Week website. The online schedule allows you view the entire line up of events as well as to access abstracts of presenters. This year’s conference features some new events in addition to those held annually such as keynotes, oral and poster presentations, the 3MT competition, and career networking night. New on the roster: CorExtravaganza: Find out from various (Core) directors about … Read More

Funding Focus: New Ways to Find Funding, Thursday, Apr.16

Join us for April’s Funding Focus seminar to learn New Ways of Finding Funding at OHSU. The seminar will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 16, in Mackenzie Hall 2201. We’re excited to introduce: GrantScoop – a newly acquired software tool for identifying both private and government funding opportunities. GrantScoop is specifically designed for research scientists seeking grant funding and allows for selective searches with extensive filtering capabilities. This tool is … Read More

NIH unveils new new biosketch form

Early today, the National Institutes of Health announced it is revising, again, its biosketch form. Here’s a preview: Contributions to Science. Please fill in the blanks as indicated. I was the [adjective] investigator in the following studies. My [adverb] publications [adverb] [verb] in [noun]. However, because [adjective] [noun] did not [verb], I believe [noun] will become a [adjective] issue in the field. The [adjective] publications here found that [adjective] [plural noun] showed increased [noun] when … Read More

Funding News from HHMI, the Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation

Speaking of funding innovations, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have teamed up to offer a new award for junior faculty members. These early career scientists–called Faculty Scholars–would receive a one-time award of $100,000-400,000 over five years. Funds can be used for the following: Partial salary for faculty (up to 3 months and no more than $70,000) Salary for lab personnel Equipment Supplies Travel Publications Indirect costs … Read More

NCI experiments with staff scientist funding

Later this year, the National Cancer Institute will be offering a new “research specialist” award, using a K05 mechanism, to support scientists who are not PIs–think lab scientists and core facility managers. This award would require sponsorship from a PI, similar to other K awards, although recipients could take it with them if they moved to another lab. This new funding mechanism was discussed at NCI’s recent meeting of the Board of Scientific Advisors (if … Read More

Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., selected as Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience

Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., has been chosen for a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Sloan Fellowship recipients are nominated by fellow scientists and selected by an independent panel of senior scholars based on independent research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become a leader in his or her field. O’Roak studies the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders, including groundbreaking research into the underpinnings of autism.  Check out OHSU’s media release.

Special Characters in Grants: Not Yet

A note from the OHSU Office of Proposal and Award Management director, Deborah Golden-Eppelein: On January 30, 2015, NIH published the following in the NIH Guide:  Expanding Support of Unicode Character Set in Grant Applications Submitted after February 17, 2015.  In this notice, the NIH announced that Unicode characters such as Greek letters will be functional in Grants.gov after February 17. But OHSU investigators should NOT use these codes yet. Grants.gov might be able to handle … Read More

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