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ORA Research News - Monday, February 25, 2019

Save the Date - ORA Noon Conference   

Beyond the Basics: Writing for NIH Grants

Location: Bird Library Auditorium, LIB-299

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 12-1pm

This talk goes beyond the basics of grant writing to discuss considerations for the research plan,

convey the NIH-recommended format and approach for each subsection, address and explain

core-review criteria, and discuss scoring conventions, rigor, and reproducibility.



ORA asks that when drafting a proposal to NIH please include the full name of all personnel

listed on your proposal.  We are required by NIH to verify that individuals are not listed on the

exclusion list provided by the federal government.  Sometimes names are very similar and we

need the complete names to verify correctly.



Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases – Centers of Biomedical

Research Excellence (CoBRE) Call for Proposals – Deadline April 15, 2019 – For additional

information see the attached document.



Due to the recent lapse in appropriations, implementation of the revised NSF Proposal and

Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 19-1) was postponed. We are

pleased to announce that the revised PAPPG will now be effective for proposals submitted, or

due, on or after February 25, 2019.  

You are encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided in the Introduction

section of the PAPPG.  To learn about the changes in the revised PAPPG (NSF 19-1), please

view the latest NSF Proposal and Award Policy Update webinar.

While this version of the PAPPG becomes effective on February 25, 2019, in the interim, the

guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 18-1) continue to apply.  We will ensure that

the current version of the PAPPG remains on the NSF website, with a notation to proposers that

specifies when the new PAPPG (including a link to the new Guide) will become effective.

Associated award terms and conditions (including RTC NSF Agency Specific Requirements,

GC-1 and FL-26) will also be effective for proposals submitted or due, on or after, February 25, 2019.

Cooperative Agreement Conditions (CA-FATC) and CA-FATC Modifications and Supplemental terms

and conditions are effective for new awards and funding actions to existing awards beginning on

February 12, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the DIAS/Policy Office at



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

Session 6  “Understanding SBIT/STTR Opportunities.” Tom Wavering will be the presenter. 

This session will occur on February 27th from Noon- 1:00 pm in Biomedical Research Center

Building,  Room 103. Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to by February 22nd.

Space is limited to the first 15 attendees.



The Oklahoma Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Structural Biology (OCSB)

invites proposals for pilot project grants to be funded through our NIH/NIGMS COBRE award

(due March 29, 2019).  The OCSB seeks to promote and support research that combines structural

biology approaches (defined broadly) with other functional characterization of important biomolecules

relevant to the NIH mission of improving human health. The OCSB anticipates funding 4-5 applications

at up to $50,000/year (direct costs) plus institutional F&A costs for projects external to OU-Norman for

up to 2 years of funding.”



3rd Annual OU-OUHSC Biomedical Engineering Symposium – Friday, March 29, 2019.

Call for Abstracts Deadline is Tuesday, February 7, 2019.  For additional information see the attached

document or go to



Presbyterian Health Foundation (PHF)for specific programs and deadlines go to:



COMAA DEADLINE – Deadline April 1, 2019.  For additional information please see the attachment.



Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST)

Deadline of March 1, 2019       

Health Research Program (HR)

            Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (HF)

            Oklahoma Applied Research Support Program (AR)

Faculty and Student Intern Partnership (IP)



Grants and Contracts Accounting – Cost Transfers Class – Thursday, April 18, 2019

at 2:00PM.  Please go to the OUHSC HR Training Site for more complete information and to sign up.



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 of Availability of Funds for Revision Applications for Research Centers with a Focus in Chronic

Disease and the Reduction of Health Disparities (P50, P30, U54) (NOT-OD-19-070)


Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Building Interdisciplinary

Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH); K12 Clinical Trial Optional (NOT-OD-19-073)


Notice of Extension of the Expiration Date for PA-16-141 "Development of Animal Models and

Related Biological Materials for Research (R21)" (NOT-OD-19-074)


Request for Information (RFI): Input on NIH Tickborne Diseases Strategic Plan (NOT-OD-19-077)


Update to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Policy on Post-Submission Materials (NOT-OD-19-083)

Notice of Special Interest on "Development and Dissemination of Behavioral Treatments for Alcohol

Use Disorder" (NOT-AA-19-010)


Notice of Participation of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in PA-19-094 "Emotion Regulation,

Aging and Mental Disorder (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" (NOT-AG-19-004)


Notice of Participation of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in PA-19-095 "Emotion Regulation,

Aging and Mental Disorder (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" (NOT-AG-19-005)


Notice of NIAMS Participation in RFA-AT-19-005 "HEAL Initiative: Pragmatic Randomized Controlled

Trial of Acupuncture for Management of Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults (UG3/UH3 Clinical

Trial Required)" (NOT-AR-19-035)


Notice of NCCIH Pre-Application Webinar for RFA-AT-19-008 and RFA-AT-19-009, "Exploring the

Mechanisms Underlying Analgesic Properties of Minor Cannabinoids and Terpenes" (NOT-AT-19-023)


Notice of CDCs Participation in SBIR Omnibus/Parent Clinical Trial Required Funding Opportunity

Announcement PA-18-573 (NOT-CD-19-001)


Notice of Special Interest: Collaborative Activities to Expedite Environmental Health Science Research,

Translation, and Community Engagement Across EHS Core Centers (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not

Allowed) (NOT-ES-19-007)


Notice of Additional Receipt Dates for RFA-ES-16-005 "Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Opportunities

in Environmental Health Sciences (R21)" (NOT-ES-19-008)


Extend Application Deadline- Cooperative Agreement to Support the Illinois Institute of Technology's

Institute for Food Safety and Health (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) (NOT-FD-19-006)


Notice to Clarify Institutional Eligibility and Application Instructions for the Plan for Instruction in the

Responsible Conduct of Research in PAR-17-339 "NIH Science Education Partnership Award

(SEPA)(R25)" (NOT-GM-19-014)


Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Integrative Omics Analysis of NHLBI TOPMed Data

(Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (NOT-HL-19-676)


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for PA-19-166 "Implementation of Shared Decision Making for

HLBS Diseases and Conditions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)" (NOT-HL-19-683)


Notice of NIMHD Participation in PA-19-165 "Administrative Supplement for Research on

Sex/Gender Influences (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)" (NOT-MD-19-021)  

Notice of Removal of Matching Requirements for RFA-NS-18-041 Discovery of Biomarkers,

Biomarker Signatures, and Endpoints for Pain (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional) (NOT-NS-19-036)


Notice for the All of Us Research Program Communications and Marketing Partners Funding

Opportunity and Informational Webinar (NOT-PM-19-002)


Notice for the All of Us Research Program Engagement and Retention Innovators Funding

Opportunity and Informational Webinar (NOT-PM-19-003)



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.




Cooperative Agreement to Support the Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute for Food Safety

and Health (U19 Clinical Trial Optional) (RFA-FD-19-003) – Deadline April 20, 2019


Enhancing Regulatory Science for the Risk Based Quality Assessment of Complex Products (U01)

Clinical Trials Optional (RFA-FD-19-011) – Deadline April 22, 2019


Post-Stroke Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID) in the United

States Including in Health Disparities Populations (U19 Clinical Trial not Allowed) (RFA-NS-19-012)

Deadline April 17, 2019


Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Courses (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

(PAR-19-185) – Deadline May 25, 2019




National Institute of Justice (NIJ) – NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY 2019

Deadline May 6, 2019


Department of Defense (DOD) – Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)

Clinical Translational Research Award – Required PreApplication Deadline is April 18, 2019

and Proposal Deadline is May 9, 2019


Department of Defense (DOD) – Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)

Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award – Required PreApplication Deadline is April 18, 2019

and Proposal Deadline is May 9, 2019


Department of Defense (DOD) – Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)

Idea Development Award – Required PreApplication Deadline is April 18, 2019 and Proposal

Deadline is May 9, 2019