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, July 29, 2019

ORA Research News - Monday, July 29, 2019



Executive Order 13861 (

the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) was signed March 5, 2019.

VA is pleased that this EO effort is led by an inter-agency Cabinet-level Task Force and Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen as the Executive Director.

The goal of the Task Force is to create a Roadmap that will reduce suicide by empowering veterans to pursue an improved quality of life,

prioritizing research, and establishing collaboration across the public and private sectors.  The Roadmap will utilize a public health

approach with the goal of changing the culture of how veteran suicide is approached, discussed and prevented. It will be a comprehensive

plan building on existing efforts from each agency and office that is represented on the Task Force. It also intends to reach out across all

communities collaborating under this EO.  For additional information see the attached document.


OSCTR TPIR Trainee Program

Seeking applicants for the sixth 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 September 3, 2019. Pilot instructions 2019.pdf?ver=2019-07-01-074315-210 CERE Instructions 2019.pdf?ver=2019-07-01-074315-177



Bridge Grant Program – DUE DATE AUGUST 16, 2019 (REVISED GUIDELINES)

The primary objective of the PHF Bridge Grant program is to provide funding to enhance OUHSC faculty competitiveness for extramural

funding.  OUHSC Principal Investigators who have submitted an extramural application that was scored but not funded within the past

18 months and is requesting over $750,000 in total direct costs and over $200,000 in total facilities and administration (F&A) costs and

received a review that ranks applications and provides critiques are eligible.  This program can provide funding for up to $75,000 for

one year.  Guidelines and Application Form is attached or can be found at: Grant Guidelines - August 16 2019.docx?ver=2019-07-16-080651-860


The Diabetes CoBRE Program at OUHSC intends to support pilot projects. The goal is to provide seed funds to support

projects that have the potential to receive NIH funding in the future. Any investigator working in the state of Oklahoma who meets the

requirements defined below, and who has a project related to diabetes or diabetic complications, is welcome to apply.  The application

deadline is 5pm, August 16, 2019.   Funding starts by October 1, 2019.  See the attached document and go to: Projects in Diabetes CoBRE flyer 2019.pdf?ver=2019-07-22-082134-707


The University has contracted with a new vendor for biomedical waste transport and treatment.  Capital Waste Solutions, LLC has

been awarded the new contract that becomes effective August 1, 2019.  During the next 30 days, Stericycle will contact each

department to schedule final pickup services and also to retrieve their containers and bins.  Also during this 30 day transition, it is

important that you make arrangements with the new contracted vendor; Capital Waste Solutions, LLC to set up your departmental

account and billing information, and arrange a new pickup schedule.  Please reference OU RFP# R-20009-20.  Information for the

account representative and contact information is below and will also be listed on the Purchasing website.  If you have questions about

this transition, you can email  and identify your department and campus and someone will assist you.  

Capital Waste Solutions, LLC 

Lonnie McPheter

Cell phone:  918-500-0369

Office phone: 918-477-0100


Purchasing website link:



IBEST-OUHSC Funding for Interdisciplinary Research – Request for Applications to support collaborative research activities

between OUHSC researchers and OU-Norman researchers in the area of biomedical engineering - Deadline August 1, 2019.

Please see guidelines and face page attached page_final.pdf?ver=2019-07-01-074315-193

The Oklahoma Clinical and Translational Science Institute (OCTSI) and Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources (OSCTR) .

is soliciting applications for its Clinical and Translational Research Pilot (CTRP) Grants Program and its Community Engaged Research

Exploratory Awards.

Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources Clinical and Translational Research Pilot (CTRP) Grants

The purpose of the program is to provide funding for collaborative and/or multi-disciplinary clinical and translational pilot projects between

investigators of the OSCTR member institutions. The program seeks to support proposals designed to generate preliminary data that will

result in improved health and/or healthcare for citizens of Oklahoma and other IDeA states and enhance the competitiveness of the

investigators for future extramural funding. The program also seeks to fund innovative concepts, approaches, and methodologies that bring

fresh new ideas to solving the health issues of those living in Oklahoma and collaborating IDeA states. Projects that focus on the medically

underserved and on health concerns prevalent within Oklahoma and our OSCTR partners will be a priority. Only projects which meet the

NIH definition of clinical and/or translational research will be accepted.

Approved CTRP grants will be funded for a period starting January 1, 2020 contingent on NIH approval of just in time (JIT) information.

All funds are required to be expended by December 31, 2020.

The forms, instructions, and submission link can be found at:

Deadlines for submission:   Pilot Proposal – Friday, August 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM CDT

Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources Community-Engaged Research Exploratory (CERE) Awards

This program is intended to support community engagement to develop funded research partnerships. Funds can be used for research

development activities, including convening partners, working with individuals pursuing related work, and conducting needs assessments

in community settings. The funds cannot be used to support actual human-subjects research protocols, which can be funded under other

OSCTR pilot research programs and/or external funding.

The application should consist of a 2-page letter from the main applicant (which can be either a community agency or an academic

researcher) describing the collaboration, the contributions that the proposed work will make to a successful research partnership, and a

line item budget. Budget requests are expected to be $5,000-$10,000 with budgets that permit the expenditure of the entire award by

June 30, 2020. A separate letter of support from either the academic or community partner indicating their agreement with the proposed

activities should also be included. Proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis beginning July 1, 2019. Please submit proposals by email



Interested applicants can discuss their proposal, eligibility, allowable budget items, and available funding by contacting the OSCTR

staff at or call 405-271-3480.



Harold Hamm Diabetes Center (HHDC) - Please mark your calendar for the 16th Annual Harold Hamm

Diabetes Center Research Symposium.  This event will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Samis Education Center

at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. Deadline for abstracts will be announced later this summer.  Additional details will be posted

on  Questions?  Please email





Revised NIAID Policy Defining the Institutes Use of the Mentored Research Scientist Career Development (K01) Award (NOT-AI-19-061)


Pre-Application Webinar for RFA-CA-19-055 "Novel Technology Tools to Facilitate Research Using Next Generation Patient-derived

Cancer Models (U01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)" (NOT-CA-19-060)


Request for Information (RFI): National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2020-2025



Correction to RFA-CA-19-034 "Feasibility and Planning Studies for Development of Specialized Programs of Research Excellence

(SPOREs) to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities" (NOT-CA-19-061)


Notice of Change to the Award Budget for PAR-18-303 Innovative Molecular Analysis Technology Development for Cancer Research

and Clinical Care (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (NOT-CA-19-062)


Notice of NIDA Participation in PAR-18-901, "Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty I

nternational Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) (D43 Clinical Trial Optional)"


Notice of Change to Application Due Date and to the Multi-Component Application Instructions for RFA-DK-19-003, "Cystic Fibrosis

Research and Translation Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)" (NOT-DK-19-023)


Notice to Extend Application Deadline, Change of Funds Available and Award Budget for RFA-FD-19-029 "Rare Disease Clinical

Outcome Assessment Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" (NOT-FD-19-014)


Notice of Change to Award Project Period in PAR-19-253 Focused Technology Research and Development (R01 - Clinical Trial Not

Allowed) (NOT-GM-19-049)


Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing

Data (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (NOT-DA-19-035)


Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Reissue NIDA Program Project Grant Applications

(P01 Clinical Trial Optional) (NOT-DA-19-059)


Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers (LRP-CR) (NOT-OD-19-116)


Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Pediatric Research (LRP-PR) (NOT-OD-19-117)


Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research (LRP-HDR) (NOT-OD-19-118)


Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (LRP-IDB) (NOT-OD-19-119)


Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Contraception and Infertility Research (LRP-CIR) (NOT-OD-19-120)


Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Accelerate Dissemination of Emerging Glycoscience Tools through Collaborations Between

Developers and Early Adopter (NOT-RM-19-012)



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.




Advancing Research on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Alzheimer's-Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) (R43/R44 Clinical Trial

Optional) (PAS-19-316) – Deadline January 5, 2020


Advancing Research on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Alzheimer's-Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) (R41/R42 Clinical Trial

Optional) (PAS-19-317) – Deadline January 5, 2020.


The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) (RFA-CA-19-057)
Deadline December 4, 2019





BrightFocus Foundation – National Glaucoma Research – Deadline November 8, 2019


The Dickson Prize in Medicine – Deadline October 4, 2019