Tell us about your exciting accomplishments!

OVPR staff is excited about the breakthroughs in research and scholarly accomplishments on our campus. If you have been awarded a grant, submitted a paper for publication or been notified that your research is being published in a scholarly journal, please contact us at so we can share the news with the rest of the OUHSC research community.

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

Other helpful information

On this page, you will also find useful Institutional Data that you may be asked to provide when submitting a proposal.   Please let us know if there is additional information or links you would like to see on our site. Simply complete our Suggestion Form.

ORA Research News - Monday, December 17, 2018

There will not be an ORA Newsletter on Monday, December 24th.



UPDATE!   Don’t miss out!  ORA/GCA/Purchasing Workshop

Ever wondered who we are and what we do?

Ever needed help with a grant submission?

Not quite sure how to support your faculty with their grants and contracts?

Are you struggling with a human subjects section of your proposal?

Are budget and compliance questions keeping you from your real job?

Finally the moment you’ve been waiting for….

We are pleased to announce a joint workshop, “The OUHSC World of Grants & Contracts” for

faculty and staff.  This workshop will offer a one-day training on sponsored research topics. 

The information will be provided in a variety of formats ranging from talks to breakout sessions

with experts sitting at tables eager to answer all your questions.

WHEN:  January 8 and 10, 2019

Agendas and Overviews are attached.

Registration Link: 8 2019 Agenda_The OUHSC World of Grants Contracts Workshop.docx?ver=2018-12-17-073357-027 10 2019 Agenda_The OUHSC World of Grants Contracts Workshop.docx?ver=2018-12-17-073357-027 Session Overviews Draft.docx?ver=2018-12-17-073357-447


Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research (OCASCR) 

EXPANSION OF AREA OF FUNDING - Call for Applications – Due January 18, 2019

OCASCR has expanded the applications it will accept for funding to include, in addition to adult

stem cell research projects, research in regenerative medicine - a field that is closely related to

adult stem cell biology and that strives to restore the normal functions of cells, tissues, and

organs that have been damaged by disease.  For applications focused on regenerative

medicine, those projects related to diseases caused by smoking or obesity (i.e. cancer,

cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc.) will be prioritized.  Additional information on this Call

for Applications and links to grant application forms and instructions can be found at:




The Revised Common Rule is quickly approaching (1/21/2019)!

See the attached HRPP announcement for a list of key changes and important dates!

These dates not only affect your new study submissions, but also your access to iRIS in

January 2019.

See attached document for additional information. Announcement - Revised Common Rule and iRIS Transition Plan.pdf?ver=2018-12-17-073357-027


Call for Applications: 2019-2020 Awards Supported by the San Antonio Nathan

Shock Center

The San Antonio Nathan Shock Center is soliciting applications to support the research of any

investigator who is developing a new project in the basic biology of aging.  Applications are

accepted from investigators at any US academic institution.  Junior investigators are

encouraged to apply. We can consider applications from any investigator who is eligible to

receive NIH grants according to the rules of their home institution. The projects should utilize

one or more Cores of the Center. Projects that propose creative uses of more than one Core

are encouraged. Awards will be made for the next budget year (July 1 2019 to June 30 2020).

Funds will be allocated for Core services. Only under very unusual circumstances and careful

justification will we consider awarding funds directly to the PI’s lab. Applications are due 

January 15, 2019.  For additional information go to:



Submissions are requested for pilot project proposals for funding through the Pilot Project Core of

the OMRF Developmental Biology COBRE: Expanding Excellence in Developmental

Biology in Oklahoma. Proposals should address novel, exciting research questions that are

related to developmental biology and have outstanding potential to attract future NIH/NSF funding. 

Submission deadline is December 21st.  See attached document for complete application information. Pilot Application DevBio.docx?ver=2018-12-03-073329-093


The Graduate College is now receiving applications for the 2019 Summer Undergraduate

Research Programs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  There are four

separate programs: the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), the Native American

Research Centers for Health (NARCH), The Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical Research

Excellence (OK-INBRE), and the Cancer Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Summer

Programs. Again this year, approximately 60 students will be hosted in labs on the OUHSC campus

and across the OK-INBRE network. All participants will receive valuable research experience, be

given the chance to present their summer projects at a poster competition, and receive a generous


The deadline to apply is February 5th, 2019.

The online application and additional information about these programs are on the SURP website:



OK-INBRE Research Project Investigator (RPI) Program

Proposal deadline: February 22, 2019

Call for proposals:

The Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (OK-INBRE) is requesting

applications for Research Project Investigator Awards (RPI).  The program seeks to support

proposals designed to generate preliminary data that enhances the competitiveness of the

OUHSC/OMRF investigators for future extramural funding.  The proposed project must align

with one of the biomedical research themes of the OK-INBRE program: Cancer, Developmental

Biology or Infectious Diseases.  The RPI project period is 2 ½ years in duration funded at

$100,000 in direct costs per year.  Selected projects will commence in May 2019.



ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) Program

The FY 2019 competition for collaborative awards of up to $75,000 to be shared between the

university and ORAU researchers is now open. We anticipate and expect that these seed funds

will position the collaborative teams to be more competitive for new, external funding opportunities.

The deadline for joint ORAU/university proposals is March 25, 2019 and potential university

partners are encouraged to submit concepts for discussion with ORAU partners as soon as possible.





Notice: Changes to the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)/R15 Program



Request for Information (RFI): Input on Draft Report from Working Group on Reducing

Administrative Burden to Researchers for Animal Care and Use in Research (NOT-OD-19-028)


Addition of SBIR Direct-to-Phase II Application Type to NIAAA PA-18-578 "Investigational New

Drug (IND)-Enabling Development of Medications to Treat Alcohol Use disorder and Alcohol-

Related Disorders (U44 - Clinical Trial Optional)" (NOT-AA-18-013)


Notice to Specify High-Priority Research Topics for PAR-19-070 (NOT-AG-18-052)


Notice of NIDCR Interest in Supporting Administrative Supplements for Collaborative Science



Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Career Pathway to

Independence in Blood Science Award for Physician Scientists (R00 Clinical Trial Optional)



Notice of Change in Award Budget for RFA-MH-19-411 "Promoting Reductions in Intersectional

StigMa (PRISM) to Improve the HIV Prevention Continuum (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)



Notice of Change to Key Dates and Change to Matching Requirement Instructions for

RFA-NS-19-010 "Optimization of Non-Addictive Therapies (Small Molecules and Biologics)

to Treat Pain (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" (NOT-NS-19-026)



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.




U.S.-Brazil Collaborative Biomedical Research Program (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (RFA-AI-18-054)

Deadline March 8, 2019


Career Pathway to Independence in Blood Science Award for Physician Scientists (K99/R00

Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-HL-20-001) – Deadline March 1, 2019


Career Pathway to Independence in Blood Science Award for Physician Scientists (K99/R00

Independent Clinical Trial Required) (RFA-HL-20-002) – Deadline March 1, 2019





David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA – The Switzer Prize – Deadline February 28, 2019


Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) – Traffic Safety Project – Deadline January 31, 2019

See attached for additional information or go to: Grant Announcement Website.pdf?ver=2018-12-17-073357-133