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 Issue 5  •  May 1, 2019                                                                                       PMI Grants Team
Spotlight on Research 
For this edition, the PMI Grants team visited with Jeffrey Rathmell, Ph.D.  Dr. Rathmell is Associate Director of Molecular Pathology & Immunology Ph.D. Program, Associate Director of the Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4), Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Immunobiology,  Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Professor of Cancer Biology, and Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Immunobiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Here, Dr. Rathmell shares reflections on his career path, current work, and funding acquisition.  

Submission Deadline Reminder
Due to construction on the 5th floor, please plan to submit proposals transmitted via Coeus (NIH/DoD) no later than the morning of the deadline due date.  We may experience intermittent power outages because of nearby construction and want to ensure no interference occurs with submissions during this time.

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.
   NIH Deadlines    
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
R01 (New) Routing: 05/24, Sponsor: 06/05
U01 (New) Routing: 05/24, Sponsor: 06/05
K Series (New) Routing: 05/31, Sponsor: 06/12 
R21 (New) Routing: 06/05, Sponsor: 06/16 
R01 (Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 06/24, Sponsor: 07/05
U01 (Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 06/24, Sponsor: 07/05
K Series (Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 07/01, Sponsor: 07/12 
R21 (Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 07/03, Sponsor: 07/16 
F series (New, 
Renewal, Resubmission)  Routing:07/29, Sponsor: 08/08
R13, U13 (New, 
Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routin
g: 07/31, Sponsor: 08/12

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    
PEW Biomedical Scholars Program.  $75,000/year for four years. Internal applications due 05/09. For more details, please email
2020 Pew- Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program $75,000/year for four years.  Internal applications due 05/09.
American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant Funding Opportunity $30,000. Due 05/20  For further details, please contact Erin Hertha.
Searle Scholars Program Nominations open 06/01.  Full application due 09/27.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2019 Physician Scientist Award. $100,000 for annual direct costs plus $10,000 (10%) for annual indirect costs for one or two years.  Due 06/07
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award $200,000/year for two years, no indirects.   Due 07/01
ADA 2019 call for applications Research, Development, and Training Awards. $47,000-$138,000 per year.  Due 07/15.
NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional).  Due 09/21.
AHA 2020 Merit Award $200,000/year, plus 10% indirects/year for 5 years. LOI due 07/01.  Full application (by invitation) 09/24. 

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.

 Research Awards Administration Website 

Are you a Principal Investigator, Fellow, or Student looking for additional grant resources?  Check out the PMI Research Awards Administration Website, your one-stop shop for: funding opportunities, various agency submission checklists, and training.
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