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 Issue 4  •  March 20, 2019                                                                                       PMI Grants Team
Spotlight on Research 
For the spring edition, the PMI Grants team checked in with Dr. Andrew Monteith, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Skaar laboratory.  Monteith hails from the Chicagoland area, and embarked on a career in science with the aim of advancing human health.  Here, Monteith  shares thoughts on his current work, research goals, and suggestions for funding acquisition.  

Tools for Grant Writing Success
Looking for guidance on your federal or nonfederal grant application?  The Office of Research and the PMI Research Awards Administration website,    offer a diverse array of grant-writing resources including VUMC grant-ready text, tips from NIH, as well links to internal and external sources to aid in your proposal development.  

CDMRP Webinar Series
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) presents a webinar series on types of funding opportunities offered and strategies to increase the success of applications submitted to different CDMRP programs. The first of these webinars is titled “Funding Opportunities and Strategies for Success” and is posted on the CDMRP website.

NIH Reminders from OSP
The Office of Sponsored Programs recently posted a reminder regarding non-conformity with NIH application requirements and possible consequences, including application withdrawal during the receipt, referral, and review process. Examples include non-compliant biosketches, disallowed materials, and applications submitted late.

Grant Coming to an End?  Avoid and Survive a Funding Gap
Take a look at this recent article from NIAID, with tips and suggestions incuding renewals, multiple funding streams, and publishing.
   NIH Deadlines          
F series (New, Renewal, Resubmission)  Routing 03/27, Sponsor: 04/08
R13 & U13 (New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 04/02, Sponsor: 04/12                    
P Series (New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision)  Routing: 05/15, Sponsor: 05/25 
 R18, U18, R25 (New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 05/15, Sponsor: 05/25
T & D Series (New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision)  Routing: 05/15, Sponsor: 05/25

Planning a proposal submission in the next 2-3 months?

Reference our Grants Submission Timeline.  Includes: key milemarkers, OSP deadlines, and corresponding action-items.  Contact Karin Sack

Additional Funding Opportunities    
Vanderbilt University Medical Center now has an institution-wide subscription to GrantForward, a searchable database of grant opportunities from over 12,500 sponsors.  For more info, watch this overview webinar or refer to the Researcher Welcome Guide.  Contact VUMC’s Corporate and Foundation Relations team or for assistance.
2019 FNIH Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists recognizes the outstanding contributions of early career clinician-scientists whose work has the potentional to or has lead to innovations in patient care. $10,000 honorarium and prize.  Nominations due 03/29.
 NIH S10 program Internal proposals. Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG): $50,000-$600,000.  High-End Instrumentation Grant (HEI): $600,000-$2,000,000.  Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant: $50,000 - $750,000. Due April 2.  Please contact
2019 V Foundation Translation Research Awards- Adult Cancer Research. $200,000 directs/yr (including 10% indirects) for three years.  Internal applcations due 03/28, full application, 05/30.
Vanderbilt O’Brien Kidney Center (VOKC) and Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease (VCKD) Pilot and Feasibility Awards The VOKC/VCKD are seeking applications for pilot project proposals. Deadline 04/01$25,000-$40,000/yr in direct costs. 

Have a pressing inquiry regarding submissions or post-award items? 

We're here to help!  Candice Stevens, Associate Director, Lauren Milam, Administrative Manager, Karin Sack, Grants Manager, Leigh Thompson, Budget Accounting Analyst Post-Award, and Alethea Kelly, Budget Accounting Analyst Pre-Award.
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