Share this:
  Issue 11  • October  28, 2020                                                                                    PMI Grants Team

Spotlight on Fellow Research
Helen Hay Whitney award recipient, Aaron Wexler, Ph.D hails from Lebanon, Pennsylvania.  After earning his Ph.D from Yale University, he joined the Skaar lab, where he studies the nutrient metal utilization by the gut microbiota.  Here, Wexler discusses his current work on Clostridioides difficile, as well his funding acquisition journey
Planning a proposal submission in the next 2-3 months?
In an effort to better serve you, the PMI grants team requests that PIs and Fellows notify us as far in advance as possible, of submission plans.  This ensures ample time to complete departmental requirements and also route to OSP for review, by their deadline.   For reference, here is our Grants Submission Timeline which includes key milemarkers, OSP deadlines, and corresponding action-items. 
COVID-19 Funding opportunities across all scientific disciplines
Edge for Scholars, a community site for researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has developed a resource to exhaustively identify COVID-19 funding opportunities across all scientific disciplines.
GrantForward -Free access to a list of funding opportunities in the area of COVID-19.
Office of Research VUMC offers a curated collection of COVID-19 funding opportunities.

CoeusWeb: A new way to submit!  
OSP has developed a new tool within the CoeusWeb application to submit proposals directly to  This is in addition to the traditional method using Coeus Premium.  OSP created a short PDF guide including screenshots, of what the PI will see during the process. The grants team will continue to be available to support PIs during the final approval and submission.  

Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications for the Fall 2020 Due Dates During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This Notice provides guidance for investigators and institutions preparing NIH grant applications for the May 2021 Council round, beginning with applications submitted for the September 25, 2020 due date. NOT-OD-20-122

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' current paylines: NIAID, NIDDK, NCI, NHLBI.

Notice on Policy Regarding Minimum Level of Effort for NCI-Funded Awards
In addition to previously established policies for specific grant mechanisms that have been described in funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), Principal Investigators (PIs), including Project Leaders on multi-project grants, will be required to commit a minimum level of effort to be eligible for NCI funding through R01, U01, P01, and R21 grant mechanisms.  The minimum levels of effort are available via this link: NOT-CA-20-047.
NIH grant applicants must use FORMS-F application packages for due dates on or after May 25, 2020.  Here is a brief list of changes that may apply to you. 
  NIH Deadlines 
R01 (Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 10/26, Sponsor: 11/05
U01 (Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 10/26, Sponsor: 11/05
K Series (Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 11/02, Sponsor: 11/12 
R21 (Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 11/04, Sponsor: 11/16 
F series (New, 
Renewal, Resubmission)  Routing:11/25, Sponsor: 12/08
R13U13 (New, 
Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 12/02, Sponsor: 12/12
AIDS and AIDS-related applications (New, 
Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 12/28, Sponsor: 01/07
P Series (New, Renewal,Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 01/13, Sponsor: 01/25 
 R18U18R25 (New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 01/13, Sponsor: 01/25
T & D Series (New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision)  Routing: 01/13, Sponsor: 01/25
R01 (New) Routing: 01/26, Sponsor: 02/05
U01 (New) Routing: 01/26, Sponsor: 02/05
K Series (New) Routing: 02/02, Sponsor: 02/12 
R21 (New) Routing: 02/04, Sponsor: 02/16 

Additional Funding Opportunities    
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Various fellowships and grants.  LOI (where applicable), due 10/30.
2021 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development Award $200K over two years.  Application due: 11/20.
Cancer Research Institute Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP) -Up to $200K over two years.  LOI: 11/01, Full application: 02/01
Cancer Research Institute Technology Impact Award provides seed funding of up to $200K to be used over 12-24 months to address the gaps between technology development and clinical application of cancer immunotherapies. LOI: 11/15, Full application by invitation, 03/15.
AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship -NIH level stipend/year for two years.  Additionally, $10,850/year for health insurance, and $3K/year in project support. Full application due 12/03 via ProposalCentral.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation- 2021 Clinical Scientist Development Award  $150,000 directs,  Pre-proposal due 11/13, Full proposal by invitation, 01/15. 
VUMC Faculty Research Scholars $110,000/year, SOI: 01/15, full application 02/15.
The CRI Lloyd J. Old STAR Program Cancer Research Institute.  $1.25 Million over 5 years to mid-career scientists. Provides a degree of flexibility and freedom for investigators to explore out-of-the-box and disruptive avenues of research. Full application due 01/15.
Sarcoma Foundation of America Research Grants – 2021 Funding Opportunity $50,000 for one year.  Full application due 02/01 via proposalCENTRAL

 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.