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ORA News/Deadlines – February 27, 2017

ORA Noon Conference

March 22, 2017 Bird Library Auditorium 12:00-1:00 pm Samantha Harbert, IRB Education Coodinator, will speak about Research Protections and Funding. 


CALL FOR PHF GRANT APPLICATIONS Proposals are being accepted for six PHF funding opportunities.  Please note that the  initial call for PHF Collaborative Science Grant applications has been withdrawn and replaced with the call for PHF Team Science Grant applications.  Investigators planning to submit a PHF Collaborative Science Grant application should be eligible to submit a PHF Team Science Grant application.

            Bridge Grant – Deadline April 14, 2017

            Seed Grant – Deadline March 31, 2017

            Team Science Grant – Deadline March 31, 2017

            Equipment Grant – Deadline March 31, 2017

            Clinical Scientist Development Grant – Deadline March 31, 2017

            Symposium Grant – Deadline March 31, 2017



American Diabetes Association – Pathway to Stop Diabetes Program  Applications for this award require an institutional nomination.  Each institution is allowed to submit only one nomination.   Any faculty member wishing to apply for this award must submit the following information:

  1. Cover letter describing rationale for applying, general summary of project, statement of support by Departmental Chair (or equivalent) (1 page)
  2. NIH Biosketch
  3. Research Plan (3 pages)
    1. Specific Aims
    2. Significance
    3. Research Design

These materials need to be submitted to Sheri Melton ( in the Office of Vice President for Research by March 17, 2017.  Selection of the OUHSC nominee for this award will be done by a nomination committee.  The OUHSC nominee will be notified no later than March 31, 2017.  The application is due to American Diabetes Association July 3, 2017.   For additional information see:


OUHSC/OU-Norman Symposium on Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare: Nicholson Conference Center on the OUHSC campus March 24th, 2017.  Registration and Poster submission instructions can be found at:  The Symposium aims to bring together the biomedical science and engineering community from the OU-Norman campus with researchers and healthcare professionals at OUHSC to engage clinicians, basic scientists, and engineers to build new partnerships and collaborations. See attached document.  


2017 OU Health Disparities, Social Science and Humanities of Health Symposium April 14, 2017 at the Samis Educational Center – See attached document for more details.


IDeA Co-funding Initiative of R01 and R15 Applications NIGMS has announced that it will activate the IDeA Co-Funding initiative for FY2017. Please be aware that if you have an R01 or R15 application that is on or close to the pay line you should contact your PROGRAM OFFICER to see whether you qualify for the Institutional Development Award (IDeA): Co-Funding Implementation Plan for FY2017.  Your Program Officer has the ability to nominate applications from IDeA states for this award. The deadline for Program Officers to nominate applications for this award is April 6, 2017. This program is for grants submitted to almost all NIH Institutes and Centers, not just NIGMS. If you or your Program Officer have any questions please contact NIGMS/IDeA point of contact for this initiative Dr. Rashada Alexander, Phone: 301-451-6416, E-mail:  Also more information is available at


College of Medicine Alumni Association (COMAA) Funding Opportunity Deadline April 14, 2017 Proposals are being accepted from faculty of the College of Medicine for grants to be awarded from the College of Medicine Alumni Association with proceeds generated from the Evening of Excellence dinner fund.  COMAA awards are intended to be an important resource for funding basic and clinical research projects of new and early stage investigators in the College of Medicine. The guidelines are attached to this notice.




FDA Will Not Be Receiving Applications in 2017 for the Collaborating Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation Funding Opportunity Announcement (NOT-FD-17-002)


Impact of Washington, DC Area Federal Office Operating Status on AHRQ Grant Application Due Dates (NOT-HS-17-007)


NICHD Call for Administrative Supplements to PA-16-287 in High Priority MPID and HIV/AIDS OAR Areas (NOT-HD-17-002)


NICHD Interest in Administrative Supplements for Enhancing Multipurpose Technology for the Prevention of Pregnancy and HIV (NOT-HD-17-003)


Notice of Change of Key Dates for PAR-17-125 "Perception and Cognition Research to Inform Cancer Image Interpretation (R01)" (NOT-CA-17-031)


Notice of Change of Key Dates for PAR-17-124 "Perception and Cognition Research to Inform Cancer Image Interpretation (R21)" (NOT-CA-17-032)


Notice of Extension of the Expiration Date and Change in Agency Contacts for PA-15-109 "Supplements to Advance Research (STAR) from Projects to Programs (Admin Supplement)" (NOT-AR-17-016)


Notice of Informational Webinar for Applicants of NIMH Institutional Training Grants (T32) (NOT-MH-17-013)


Notice of NCATS Participation in PA-17-090 "NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp)" (NOT-TR-17-009)


Rescinding Notice For NOT-HL-16-329: Administrative Supplements to Enhance HIV-Related Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Research (NOT-HL-17-487)


Update on Clinical Trial Funding Opportunity Announcement Policy (NOT-OD-17-043)


Please Note:  When only one application is allowed per Institution according to the sponsor instructions, a one-page letter of intent summarizing the proposed project should be submitted to the Vice President for Research at least one month prior to the application deadline (unless otherwise noted).  The letters of intent will be reviewed and a single application will be chosen for submission from the University.




Aging Biology Research to Address Health Disparities (Admin Supp) (PA-17-164) Deadline May 3, 2017


Early Phase Clinical Trials in Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions (R01) (PAR-17-167) - Deadline June 28, 2017


Environmental influences on Placental Origins of Development (ePOD) (R01) (RFA-ES-17-005) – Deadline June 30, 2017


Formative and Pilot Intervention Research for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (R34) (PA-17-166) - Deadline May 7, 2017


Limited Competition for NIH-Industry Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules (UG3/UH3) (RFA-TR-17-002) – Deadline September 15, 2017


Limited Competition for NIH-Industry Program: Discovering Pediatric New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules (UG3/UH3) (RFA-TR-17-003) – Deadline September 15, 2017


NCATS Pilot Program for Collaborative Drug Discovery Research using Bioprinted Skin Tissue (U18) (RFA-TR-17-007) – Deadline April 14, 2017


NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01) (RFA-MH-18-200) – Deadline June 20, 2017


Oral HIV Vaccination: Strategy Synergistic to Systemic Vaccination (R01) (RFA-DE-18-008) – Deadline November 24, 2017


Pre-application for the NIH-Industry Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules (X02) (RFA-TR-17-001) – Deadline April 17, 2017


Research Education Program Grants for CryoEM Curriculum Development (R25) (RFA-RM-17-004)  - Deadline July 25, 2017


Research To Address Sleep Disorders in the Context of Medical Rehabilitation (R01) (PAR-17-163) - Deadline April 21, 2017


Research to Support the Reduction and Elimination of Mental Health Disparities (Admin Supp) (PA-17-165) – Deadline April 1, 2017


Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic Neuroscience or Translational Mental Health Research (P50) (PAR-17-168) – Deadline May 24, 2017



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