Share this:
  Issue 10  • March 04, 2020                                                                                    PMI Grants Team
Spotlight on Faculty Research 
Heather Pua, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, was recently awarded the National Institutes of Health New Innovator (DP2) Award!.  Here, she discusses her current work, investigating the sources, targets, and functions of exRNAs.
Spotlight on Fellow Research
For the March edition, recent NIH F99/K00 award recipient, Jackie Bader, Ph.D., visited with the PMI grants team. A postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Jeff Rathmell's laboratory, she is originally from the DC area, and played soccer competitively through college.  Dr. Bader focuses primarily on tumor associated macrophage (TAM) behavior in colorectal cancer. 

OSP Reminder: NIH Warning Regarding Graphics in the Specific Aims and/or Abstract
“The file attached to Specific Aims/Abstract on the Research Plan form contains graphic files. Please make sure the specified attachment does not contain any graphic files.” -Although this policy has not yet taken effect, the above-warning serves as a notice to the research community that a change is forthcoming. Until NIH formally updates and releases their new policy, this warning will not prevent the application from moving forward for review; however, it is OSP’s recommendation that applicants heed the new warning and refrain from including digital images in either the specific aims or abstract. 

Just-In-Time (JIT)
When do you need to submit a JIT for NIH and how does it work? Click here for detailed information about NIH's Just-in-Time mechanism and PMI JIT policy. 
Here are a few links for various institutes' paylines: NIAID, NIDDK, NCI, NHLBI
Applicants must use FORMS-F application packages for due dates on or after May 25, 2020 and must use FORMS-E application packages for due dates on or before May 24, 2020.  Here is a brief list of changes that may apply to you. 
For personnel who will be supported by an NIH training (T), fellowship (F), education, or career development (K) award in fiscal year (FY) 2020, an ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) must be created and associated with respective eRA Commons Personal Profile.  Starting with the January 25, 2020 receipt date, eRA COMMONS will check investigators applying for individual F and K awards.
  NIH Deadlines
K Series (New) Routing: 03/02, Sponsor: 03/12 
R21 (New) Routing: 03/04, Sponsor: 03/16 
SBIR/STTR, CRP only.  Routing: 03/25, Sponsor: 04/05
F series (New, Renewal, Resubmission)  Routing: 03/27, Sponsor: 04/08
R13 & U13 (New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 04/01, Sponsor: 04/12
R18U18R25 (New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 05/13, Sponsor: 05/25
P Series (New, 
Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 05/13, Sponsor: 05/25
T & D Series (New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision)  Routing: 05/13, Sponsor: 05/25
R01 (New) Routing: 05/26, Sponsor: 06/05
U01 (New) Routing: 05/26, Sponsor: 06/05
K Series (New) Routing: 06/02, Sponsor: 06/12 
R21 (New) Routing: 06/04, Sponsor: 06/16

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

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.

Additional Funding Opportunities    
V Foundation - 2020 V Scholar Award in Adult Cancer Research $200K paid over two years.  Does not cover indirects.  Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit requested materials to  by 5:00 p.m. 03/09
Lupus Research Alliance Distinguished Innovator Award up to $1 million over 4 years.  LOI due: 03/16
American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grants $165K/year for direct costs. Full application due: 04/01 via proposalCENTRAL
2021 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program $75K/year for four years.  Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit requested materials to by 5:00 p.m. 04/02.
 2021 Pew Biomedical Scholars Program   Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit requested materials to  by 5:00 p.m. 04/02.
Lupus Research Alliance Global Team Science Award up to $3 million over 3 years.  LOI due: 05/01.
American Society of Hematology (ASH Bridge Grant) $150K for one year, for an ASH member who applied for NIH R01 grant or equivalent and were scored but not funded.  Full application due: 05/01.
MMPC MICROMouse Program Pilot Research Projects $75K (total costs) for one year, to fund projects for scientists using mice to study diabetes and obesity. Applications are reviewed quaterly (March 1, June 1, Sept 1, and Dec 1).  LOI due two weeks prior to submission of application.
Cancer Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship provides a stipend: $55,000 Yr 1, $57,000 Yr 2, and $59,000 Yr 3.  Applications due April 1.
NIH S10 program Internal proposals. Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG): $50,000-$600,000.  High-End Instrumentation Grant (HEI): $600,001-$2,000,000.  Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant: $50,000 - $750,000. Due April 2 @ 5pm.  To submit an internal proposal, please complete the VUMC S10 Internal Proposal Form.  Please contact
DiaComp Pilot and Feasibilty Program NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) offers up to $100K for one year.  Application due: 06/10.
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Litwin IBD Pioneers Award one-to-two years.  Awards are generally not funded above $130,000 including 10% indirect costs, for clinical trials; and above $110,000, including indirect costs, for lab-based studies.  LOI due: 05/05.  Full application by invitation, 07/20.  
Crohn's & Colitis Career Development Awards $90k/year for up to three years.   LOI: 05/05, full application by invitation: 07/20.

 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.

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.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1161 21st Ave S | Nashville, TN 37232 US
powered by emma
Subscribe to our email list.