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 Issue 8 • November 06, 2019                                                                                     PMI Grants Team
Spotlight on Faculty Research 
For the fall edition, the PMI Grants team connected with Louis Rollins-Smith, Ph.D.  Dr. Rollins-Smith is Associate Professor or Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics. Here she outlines her current research on immune defenses in amphibians. 
Spotlight on Fellow Research 
Recent K99 award recipient, Lauren Palmer, Ph.D., touched base with the PMI grants team on her curent project.  Dr. Palmer hails from the Seattle area and is a Research Fellow in the Skaar lab.  Here, she discusses her research experience and work on the opportunistic pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii.  

Tools for Grant Writing
The VUMC Office of Research website is a valuable resource that includes useable grant text, tips for writing a research project application, and links to additional sources for proposal preparation.  

From the Office of Sponsored Programs
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is operating under a continuing resolution until November 21, 2019.  As a result and in line with past practices, NIH will begin issuing non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award.  Generally amounts to 90% of the previously committed level, NOT-OD-20-003

Coeus Routing Requirements
The PMI Grants team generated a list of items required for submission that lock after routing to OSP for approval.  Elements included apply to standard R01 submissions. 
  NIH Deadline
F series (New, 
Renewal, Resubmission)  Routing:11/27, Sponsor: 12/08
R13U13 (New, 
Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 12/02, Sponsor: 12/12
AIDS and AIDS-related applications (New, 
Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 12/23, Sponsor: 01/07
P Series (New, Renewal,Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 01/15, Sponsor: 01/25 
 R18U18R25 (New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision) Routing: 01/15, Sponsor: 01/25
T & D Series (New, Renewal, Resubmission, Revision)  Routing: 01/15, Sponsor: 01/25
R01 (New) Routing: 01/27, Sponsor: 02/05
U01 (New) Routing: 01/27, Sponsor: 02/05
K Series (New) Routing: 01/31, Sponsor: 02/12 
R21 (New) Routing: 02/05, Sponsor: 02/16 

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    

pcori Engagement Award: Community Convening Around Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)   $100,000 including 40% indirects for one year.  LOI due 11/15.  Full proposals due 40 days after review and approval of LOI. 
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation- 2020 Clinical Scientist Development Award  $150,000 directs,  Pre-proposal due 11/19. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact
AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award $75,000 for one year. Must be AACR member. Application due 11/21/2019 via proposalCENTRAL. 
Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center Pilot Project Funding (VDDRC) $40,000 award for one year.  LOI due 12/02 to, full application 01/16/2020. 
2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant $500,000 over two years. Due 12/06 via proposalCENTRAL.
Ford Foundation Fellowship: One-year stipend $45,000. Due 12/10.
2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development Award.  $200,000 over two years.  Due 12/13 via proposalCENTRAL.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program $70,000 salary and $20,000 expense allowance/ year for fellow phase. Additional $250,000/year, up to four years, for faculty phase. Applications due 01/08. 
VUMC Faculty Research Scholars $100,000/year, SOI: 01/15, full application 02/15.
AHA Tranformational Project Award $100,000/year for three years, including 10% indirects. Full application: 01/22.
Sarcoma Foundation of America Research Grants – 2020 Funding Opportunity $50,000 for one year.  Full application due 01/31 via proposalCENTRAL
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health open call for proposals. No explicit range for allowable budget requests.  Typical duration for funded grants is 36 months. 

 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.
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