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  Issue 9  • January 08, 2020                                                                                    PMI Grants Team
Spotlight on Faculty Research 
For our first edition of the new decade, the PMI grants team visited with Vivian Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology.  Dr. Weiss is a multi-funded PI, with recent awards from American Thyroid Association, Children's Cancer Research Fund, V Foundation for Cancer Research, and American Cancer Society.  Here, she shares thoughts on her current work and tips for funding acquisition.
Spotlight on Fellow Research 
Postdoctoral fellow William Beavers grew up in Middleburg, VA, near Washington, D.C. Following graduation from Old Dominion University he worked in the Blais Proteomics Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Currently in the Skaar lab, Dr. Beavers research focus is on how Staphylococcus aureus avoids killing by the human immune system.

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. 
New from NIH: FORMS- F
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.  NIH released a document outlining High-level changes in FORMS-F application packages.  -Includes changes to the PHS assignment request form and some elements of Human Subjects and Clinical Trials information. 
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 electronic submission errors
NIH recently released a couple articles that may be of benefit: Applying Early To Guard Against Electronic Submission Errors and How we check for Completeness on NIH proposals.

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 Deadlines
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: 01/24, Sponsor: 02/05
U01 (New) Routing: 01/24, Sponsor: 02/05
K Series (New) Routing: 01/31, Sponsor: 02/12 
R21 (New) Routing: 02/05, Sponsor: 02/16 
R01 (Renewal, resubmission, revision) Routing: 02/24, Sponsor: 03/05
U01 (Renewal, resubmission, revision) Routing: 02/24, Sponsor: 03/05
K Series (New) Routing: 03/02, Sponsor: 03/12 
R21 (New) Routing: 03/04, Sponsor: 03/16 

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    
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. 
Kenneth Rainin Foundation Innovator Awards $200K + 10% indirects over one year. Letter of Inquiry available: 01/15/20-02/18/20. Full proposal by invitation due, 05/18/20.
NOSTER & Science Microbiome Prize $25K.  Essay due 01/24/20.
L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program $60K. Application due for submission here, by 01/31/2020.
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research 3 year fellowship: $52K yr1, $54K yr 2, and $56K yr 3.  Proposals due: 02/01/20.
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science two grant options available: Standard $50K and small $7,500.  Proposals due: 02/01/2020.
ATA Call for Research Grants Opens December 2019.  Deadline: 02/02/2020.  For further inquiries please contact
Chancellor Faculty Fellows  $80k over two years.  Department chairs and/or deans may nominate candidates by submitting materials via the InfoReady Review Portal by February 10, 2020. 
MMPC MICROMouse Program Pilot Research Projects $75K (total costs) for one year, to fund projects for scientist 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 fellowships provide a stipend: $55,000 Yr 1, $57,000 Yr 2, and $59,000 Yr 3.  Applicatons due April 1.

 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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