The Institute for Translational Sciences Seminar

Protein S-nitrosylation in Health & Disease


Sponsored Programs Hot Topics in June

Title: "Financial Reporting"

Presenters: Brenda Garner/Roberto Hernandez
Research Services/Grants & Contracts Accounting

Thursday, June 21, 2012
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304


RSVP at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining


Research Coordinators Monthly Education Series- June 21

Topic: "Getting the Most from Excel: Intermediate to advance skills to aid with study coordination"

Speakers: Research Education
Thursday, June 21
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304


Please send questions or suggested topics of discussion prior to the meeting to research.education@utmb.edu.

RSVP at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining


Genomics Pilot Funding Available

The Institute for Human Infections and Immunity is pleased to announce the availability of seed funds for pathogen genomics and other infectious disease and immunology initiatives involving next generation sequencing. Applicants must be IHII members and may request a one-time award of up to $5,000 to cover reagents and sequencing costs in the Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine Next Generation Sequencing Core Facility and/or the GNL Assay Development Service Division.

To apply, an abstract of no more than 400 words, along with a budget and biosketches of key personnel, should be sent to Dr. Andrew McNees (amcnees@utmb.edu). Applications should explain how the sequence data will be used to develop new projects or extend existing projects and lead to external grant funding. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Dr. Naomi Forrester in the IHII Pathogen Genomics Program for assistance in planning and budgeting their project. There is no deadline for applications, but the review of proposals will begin on June 15, 2012, and will continue until the available funds are exhausted. It is not yet known if additional funding will be available next fiscal year (beyond August 2012.)

Questions should be directed to Dr. Naomi Forrester.

Genomic Pilot Funding Contacts
www.utmb.edu/ihii/path.shtml

Pathogen Genomics Program:
Naomi Forrester, PhD
naforres@utmb.edu
(409) 266-6927

Application Submission:
Andrew McNees, PhD, MBA
amcnees@utmb.edu

Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine Next Generation Sequencing Core Facility:
Tom Wood, PhD
tgwood@utmb.edu

GNL Assay Development Service Division:
Rick Pyles, PhD
rbpyles@utmb.edu


Research Project Management 101 in June

Session 1: "My PI has an idea…"
Tuesday, June 12, 8:30-11:30 am

Session 2: "I got the award…now what do I do?"
Tuesday, June 19, 8:30-11:30 am

Both sessions will be in Rebecca Sealy Hospital East, Room 4.302/4.304
Register at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining

Prerequisites for the course are "Research Financial Grants Management" and "General Level of Effort Reporting & ECRT Training." Upon registration in Research Project Management 101, you will be assigned the two online courses if necessary, and you will need to complete them prior to attending the Research Project Management 101 sessions.

Please contact Heidi Lutz at Ext. 69432, or Christy Taylor at Ext. 69431, with any questions.


Neuroscience / IHII Predoctoral Fellowship

Neuroscience/IHII Predoctoral Fellowship


Genomics Pilot Funding Available

Institute for Human Infections and Immunity announces availability of GENOMICS PILOT FUNDING

The Institute for Human Infections and Immunity is pleased to announce the availability of seed funds for pathogen genomics and other infectious disease and immunology initiatives involving next generation sequencing. Applicants must be IHII members and may request a one-time award of up to $5,000 to cover reagents and sequencing costs in the Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine Next Generation Sequencing Core Facility and/or the GNL Assay Development Service Division.

To apply, an abstract of no more than 400 words, along with a budget and biosketches of key personnel, should be sent to Dr. Andrew McNees. Applications should explain how the sequence data will be used to develop new projects or extend existing projects and lead to external grant funding. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Dr. Naomi Forrester in the IHII Pathogen Genomics Program for assistance in planning and budgeting their project. There is no deadline for applications, but the review of proposals will begin on June 15, 2012, and will continue until the available funds are exhausted. It is not yet known if additional funding will be available next fiscal year (beyond August 2012.)

For more information, visit www.utmb.edu/ihii/path.shtml
Questions should be directed to Dr. Naomi Forrester.


SRA Webinar Series:
Essentials for the Research Administrator

Research Services is hosting an SRA webinar series on the Essentials for the Research Administrator. All webinars will be 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304.
Please register for each webinar separately at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining. You may attend one or all.

May 23 - Reviewing the Award Document
Sample award documents from major public sponsors such as NIH, NSF and others will be reviewed. The presenter will go through the major elements on the award document and provide background on interpretation. Focus will be on "what information do I need to establish an award?

May 30 - When do I Hold-up an Award?
Much to the frustration of the PI, sometimes an organization will receive an award that must be held before an award can be set up. The reasons vary from lack of certain compliance approvals to incomplete information on the award document. This Webinar will outline the most common and critical reasons for holding up establishment of an award and provide suggestions and best practices for moving forward.

June 6 - Post-Award Considerations
Post-award administrators need to be familiar with the many issues that can arise during the management of sponsored programs. Attend this Webinar to learn best practices, guidance and valuable resources related to essential elements of successful post-award administration such as: transfers, reporting and timely closeouts.

Date to be announced – Basic Proposal Development Priorities
Every sponsor, regardless of whether or not they require Grants.gov, Fastlane or other submission tool, requests a different set of information as part of the proposal. This Webinar will provide useful tips regarding the critical elements that need pre-submission review.

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Institute for Human Infections & Immunity Accepting Applications for Interdisciplinary Predoctoral Fellowships

SCSBMB / IHII Predoctoral Fellowship
The Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics and the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity announce the availability of an interdisciplinary joint predoctoral fellowship for a PhD student studying structural and/or computational aspects related to infectious diseases and/or immunology. Applications will be accepted from students who propose interdisciplinary research and who have a strong co-mentoring plan to include faculty members in both the SCSBMB and the IHII. The fellowship will cover the GSBS stipend of $27,000 per year and tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year, with the potential for an additional year of funding subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funding.

Application deadline for SCSBMB/IHII fellowship: 5:00 p.m., June 1, 2012

Neuroscience / Infectious Disease Predoctoral Fellowship
The Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology and the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity announce the availability of a predoctoral fellowship for a PhD student working at the interface between neuroscience and infectious disease. Applications will be accepted from students who propose truly interdisciplinary research and who have a strong co-mentoring plan to include faculty members of both the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology and the IHII. The fellowship will cover the GSBS stipend of $27,000 per year and tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year, with the potential for an additional year of funding subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funding.

Application deadline for Neuroscience/IHII fellowship: 5:00 p.m., July 2, 2012

Application materials are the same for both fellowships and are available at
www.utmb.edu/ihii/fellowships.shtml

Contacts: IHII - Melissa Jones || SCSBMB - Desi Miller || Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology - Dr. Darren Boehning