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"The ORA submission process: A review for new investigators"
New PI Training 04-20-16 Final

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ORA News/Deadlines - August 21, 2017

Professional Workshop – “Your NIH Application: Writing for Reviewers

On Wednesday, August 30, the Office of the Vice President is hosting a professional workshop titled

Your NIH Application: Writing for Reviewers.” The presentation will provide a general overview of NIH

grant-writing with tips and suggestions about each section.  While the workshop generally targets

junior faculty, all faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  There will be time for questions and discussion

following the presentation. The workshop will be from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Bird Library Auditorium.  

*       Workshop:      “Your NIH Application: Writing for Reviewers”

*       Date:               Wednesday, August 30, 2017

*       Time:               4:00 – 5:00 pm

*       Location:         Bird Library Auditorium

*       Speaker:         Sally S. Atherton, PhD, Senior Associate, Health Research Associates

                        (see attachment for additional information on Dr. Atherton) S_bio information.pdf?ver=2017-08-21-101958-663


Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research (OCASCR)

Grant Deadline September 8, 2017.  For additional information go to:



SOCC – END2CANCER: Emerging Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery Applications for Cancer

December 14 and 15, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Ok

For schedule and registration information go to website:



Save the Date - ORA Noon Conference

The ORA Submission Process: A Review for New Investigators - This talk is intended to

provide a brief general overview of working with ORA when submitting or transferring a grant proposal.

We will briefly discuss the process, where to find forms and information, deadlines and waivers, and

resources. Wednesday, September 20, 2017; Bird Library Auditorium, LIB-299 from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm



NIH – 4 Questions for Researchers and Institutions Involved in Human Subjects Research

For additional Information and the NIH definition of a clinical trial please go to the following website:



The Office of Technology Development will offer the Innovation to Impact Series

Session 2 – “IP & Academia.” Topics to be discussed will be:  Why IP Matters; IP and Sponsored

Research and IP-based Agreements. This session will occur on August 30th from Noon- 1:00 pm in

Biomedical Research Center Building,  Room 103. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to by August 24th. Space is limited to the first 15 attendees.



8th Annual Promoting Undergraduate Research Conference – September 29, 2017 at

the Presbyterian Health Foundation Executive Conference Room.  See the attached document for

additional information.



OnPAR – Online Partnership to Accelerate Research

OnPAR was launched last March with the National Institute of Health (NIH) to match high-scoring

“unfunded applications” with non-government organizations. OnPAR with Dimensions covers all NIH

and all grants mechanisms from fellowships, R01 (Basic Research) to SBRI/

STTRs (Small Business Phase I/II).

The original idea was to collect highly scored unfunded applications and find non-gov organization

open to review and potentially fund these projects.  OnPAR is now the  only platform providing a

window into research projects that are not in the public domain – then, allowing organizations to find

partners/assets but also de-risk their internal/external R&D and/or funding decisions. 

OnPAR is in the process of expanding to other US agencies, i.e., NSF, DoD, CMS, NASA, DOE, and

others, and internationally, Canada (CIHR), UK (MRC), Australia (NHMR), EU Commission, Japan

(AMED), Singapore A-STAR and others.

The abstract submission/registration does not have to be routed through ORA. If the PI is contacted and

asked to submit, they must route at that time.  Please see the attachment for the current list of OnPAR

Members and additional information.


Mentoring Diabetes Research In OklahomaSeed Funds for Pilot Projects

See attached flyer for eligibility and more complete information.  Deadline is September 1, 2017



OSCTR TPIR Trainee Program

Seeking applicants for the fourth year of the research training program Translating Practice into

Research (TPIR). TPIR is a program for healthcare professionals, clinical investigators, and basic

Scientists and it is funded by the NIH Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources grant.

The goal of the TPIR trainee program is to produce a group of clinicians and scientists who have the

ability to translate their clinical observations and ideas for improving practice into practical and

feasible research projects. Attached is a detailed description and application due August 28, 2017.





AHRQ Announces Interest in Innovative Methods Research to Increase the Utility of Systematic

Reviews (NOT-HS-17-019)


NINDS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

(R41, R42, R43, R44) (NOT-NS-18-002)


Notice of Applicant Information Webinar for NHGRI IGNITE II RFAs: RFA-HG-17-008, RFA-HG-17-009

and RFA-HG-17-010 (NOT-HG-17-014)


Notice of Change to Expiration Date in NOT-DA-17-049 " Request for Information (RFI): Patient and

Family Needs and Requirements to be Addressed by the Small Business Programs of the National

Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)"  (NOT-DA-17-053)


Notice Of Change to RFA-ES-16-004 Maintain and Enrich Resource Infrastructure for Existing

Environmental Epidemiology Cohorts (R24) (NOT-ES-17-007)


Notice of Clarification for Other Attachments in PAR-15-316 "Limited Competition for the Renewal of

the National Cell Repository of Alzheimer's Disease (NCRAD) (U24)" (NOT-AG-17-014)


Notice of Extension of NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience

Research (K01) to up to 5 Years of Support (NOT-NS-18-001)


Notice of Informational Webinar for RFA-NS-17-024 "NINDS Clinical Research Sites for the Network

of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT sites) (U24)" (NOT-NS-17-039)


Notice of NCI's participation on PAR-17-450 "Limited Competition: Lasker Clinical Research Scholars

Transition Award (R00)" (NOT-CA-17-080)


Notice of NIDA's Participation in PAR-17-257 "PsychENCODE: Non-coding Functional Elements in the

Human Brain and their Role in the Development of Psychiatric Disorders (U01)" (NOT-DA-17-052)


Notice of NIMH's Participation in PAR-17-438 "Assay Development and Screening for Discovery of

Chemical Probes or Therapeutic Agents (R01)" (NOT-MH-17-041)


Notice of NINR's Participation on PAR-17-450 "Limited Competition: Lasker Clinical Research

Scholars Transition Award (R00)" (NOT-NR-17-025)


Notice of a Pre-Application Webinar for the Common Fund Metabolomics Program Stage 2 FOAs

(RFA-RM-17-011, RFA-RM-17-012, RFA-RM-17-013, and RFA-RM-17-014) (NOT-RM-17-036)


Notice of Update to Omics Services included in PAR-16-021 "NHLBI TOPMed: Omics Phenotypes

of Heart, Lung, and Blood Disorders (X01)" (NOT-HL-17-351)


Notice to Extend the Expiration Date for PA-14-190 "Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol

Research (R01)" (NOT-AA-17-009)


Notice to Extend the Expiration Date for PA-14-189 "Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol

Research (R03)" (NOT-AA-17-010)


Notice to Extend the Expiration Date for PA-14-188 "Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol

Research (R21)" (NOT-AA-17-011)


Notice to Extend PA-14-172 "Novel Tools for Investigating Brain-derived GPCRs in Mental

Health Research (R43/R44)" (NOT-MH-17-042)


Notice to Extend PA-14-171 "Novel Tools for Investigating Brain-derived GPCRs in Mental

Health Research (R41/R42)" (NOT-MH-17-043)


Request for Information on Bioethics Issues in Cancer Research and Care (NOT-CA-17-079)


Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments on the Environmental Influences on Child Health

Outcomes (ECHO)-wide Cohort Data Collection Protocol (NOT-OD-17-090)



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.




Limited Competition: Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Transition Award (R00) (PAR-17-450)

Deadline September 25, 2017 and January 7, 2018


NIAID Research Education Program (R25) (PAR-17-455) – Deadline December 6, 2017


Systems Developmental Biology for Understanding Embryonic Development and the Ontogeny

of Structural Birth Defects (R01) (PAR-17-454) – Deadline December 6, 2017





Department of Defense (DOD) – Reconstructive Transplant Research Program – Concept Award

Required Letter of Intent Deadline November 15, 2017


Department of Defense (DOD) – Reconstructive Transplant Research Program – Technology

Development Award – Required Letter of Intent Deadline September 20, 2017


Department of Defense (DOD) – Reconstructive Transplant Research Program – Qualitative

Research Award – Required Letter of Intent Deadline September 20, 2017


Department of Defense (DOD) – Reconstructive Transplant Research Program – Investigator

Initiated Award – Required Letter of Intent Deadline September 20, 2017