Sponsored Programs Hot Topics: Closing Out Awards

Title: "What You Should Know About Closing Out Awards"
Presenters: Grants and Contracts Accounting Management

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304


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*Formerly "Office of Sponsored Programs Roundtable"

 

NCATS Announces New Funding Opportunity for Institutional CTSAs and Technical Assistance Webinar

The National Institutes of Health today released a new Funding Opportunity Announcement, RFA-TR-006 for Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA). These integrated academic homes for the clinical and translational science continue to focus on enhancing the quality, safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness of translational research and training the translational research workforce.

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), which administers the CTSA program, will host a Technical Assistance Webinar on July 23, 2012, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET. All potential applicants are encouraged to register for the webinar by July 20; however, participants can join the event through its conclusion.

Key CTSA FOA submission dates are as follows:

  • Letter of Intent Due: December 10, 2012
  • Application Due: January 8, 2013
  • NIH Peer Review: February/March 2013
  • NCATS Advisory Council Review: May 2013
  • Earliest Award Start: July 1, 2013
For more information, read the FAQ and visit the related CTSA page of the NCATS website. For those who have additional questions after reading the FOA and FAQ, please forward inquiries to CTSAFOAQuestions@mail.nih.gov.


Research Coordinators Monthly Education Series

Topic: "Budget Negotiation Skills"
Speaker: Dorothy Santini-Zakin, Research Services/Clinical Trials
Thursday, July 19
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.
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Clinical Research Course 2012-2013

“Clinical Research:  Tools and Techniques”, is a series of 35 weekly sessions offered to faculty, fellows, residents, graduate students and others interested in clinical investigation by the Institute for Translational Sciences – Education Office (Karl E. Anderson, M.D. Course Director).  This course will begin Monday, August 13, 2012, 5:15 p.m., Children’s Hospital, Room 2.312.  The one-hour sessions provide an overview of ethics, methods, and issues in the conduct of research involving human subjects.  Click here for a brochure further describing the sessions.  Risk Education, and GME credits are available for selected sessions.  The course is also offered to students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as PHS 6135.

To register, complete and submit the registration form located on the brochure or on the course website. Those who register may choose to attend any or all sessions and may make up missed sessions the next year.  Upon request, participant attendance and self-assessment results may be reported to training program directors. 

For more information contact the Institute for Translational Sciences - Education Office at 772-1484.  The course fee of $55 covers registration, letter of completion, Risk Education and GME credit, and refreshments. 


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


Neuroscience / IHII Predoctoral Fellowship

Neuroscience/IHII Predoctoral Fellowship


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