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

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ORA Research News - Monday, November 26, 2018

ORA Research News - Monday, November 26, 2018



ORA/GCA/Purchasing Workshop -- Save the date and Take the Survey!

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 (same topics on both days with morning and afternoon sessions

switched in case one time of day is better than another)

We want to make sure that the topics match your interests and requirements.  To do so, we are

asking that you participate in a very short (less than 5 minutes) online survey.   Please write in 

any other topics or specifics that you would like to learn more about.

Survey Link:

If you’d like to provide even more detailed feedback or specifics, feel free to send an email to

After the results are in, we will send out a detailed agenda to the campus.  We look forward to

seeing you at the workshop!



The University has recently seen an increase in contracts for services with foreign

countries.  A foreign tax implication can arise from one of three instances: a foreign company

paying for services in a foreign country, a foreign company paying for services in the US or a

domestic company paying for services provided in a foreign country.  Any contract with a foreign

entity or that includes services being performed in a foreign country must be reviewed for potential

tax implications.  The University will perform a preliminary review to identify potential tax implications,

but all income tax and value added tax (VAT) filings must be performed through Financial Services

with the assistance of international tax consultants Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG). 

Depending on the complexity of the tax laws involved, the University may also require KPMG’s

assistance in determining if there is a tax implication.  The cost for all KPMG tax services are

roughly $400 per hour.  The cost of the services provided by KPMG will be charged to the contract/

department for which the services are provided.  Please contact BJ Loving or Tamara Franklin in

Financial Services if you have any additional questions.



The Office of Technology Development will offer the Innovation to Impact Series Session 4

“New Ventures and Conflict of Interest.”  This session will occur on November 28th  from Noon-

1:00 pm in Biomedical Research Center Building,  Room 103. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to Space is limited to the first 15 attendees.



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,




NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1) - effective

for proposals submitted or due on or after January 28, 2019, and awards made on or after January

28, 2019 at



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.



DOE Scholars Program - The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college

graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.

Why should I apply?

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students

post graduates during the internship period

  • Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
  • Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts
  • Be a U.S. citizenship
  • Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher

education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.

  • Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a

science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest

or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission. 

Veterans are encouraged to apply.  DOE Scholars selected by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) 

are given a Veteran's Preference. Selected veterans will be placed at various federal agencies in Washington, D.C.

Veteran candidates who have received a college degree in an appropriate science, technology, engineering or

math discipline within ten years of their starting date are eligible for appointments.

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

Application deadline: December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM EST

For more information: Visit


Please share this information with friends and colleagues who might be interested in opportunities with DOE.

DOE has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program



OUHSC Faculty and Staff: Questions about your VA appointment and externally funded research

Forms, information, and FAQs can be found here:


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.



END2CANCER: Emerging Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery Applications for

Cancer Conference

Dates: December 6-7, 2018

Location: Samis Education Center

Registration and Call for Abstracts:

Summary: The END2CANCER conference will start the morning of December 6th, 2018 and conclude

in the afternoon of December 7th, 2018. The conference will bridge laboratory research conducted in

the areas of nanotechnology and drug delivery to clinical application for the detection, diagnosis,

imaging and treatment of cancer. The conference will host keynote, plenary and invited lectures by

eminent scientists who will discuss new and emerging concepts, technologies and challenges in

translating nanomedicine from bench-to-bedside.

Topics to be discussed in the planned thematic sessions include barriers in drug delivery, discovery

and applications, biological and non-biological systems as carriers and therapeutics, molecular imaging,

biomimetics, immune-oncology, toxicology and clinical trials.

The multi-disciplinary two-day conference will bring together physicians, basic scientists, engineers,

physicists, chemists, post-doctoral fellows, high-school and college students, patient advocates,

business professionals, educators and technology transfer specialists. Students and fellows will have

an opportunity to present their work as a poster presentation and compete for awards.





NIH to Host Second Informational Webinar on Proposed Key Provisions for a Future Draft Data

Management and Sharing Policy (NOT-OD-19-034)


Request for Information (RFI) on the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Strategic Directions for

Research (NOT-AG-18-034)


Notice of Pre-Application Webinar for RFA-AG-19-025 and RFA-AG-19-026, "Development of

Personalized In Vitro Assays to Quantitatively Assess Age-related Changes in Cellular Resiliencies

to Physiologic Stressors (SBIR/STTR)" (NOT-AG-18-045)


NCI Request for Information (RFI): Input to Advance Computational Approaches in Cancer Prevention

Science (NOT-CA-19-010)


Request for Proposals (RFP) N01CN87006-18 "PREVENT Cancer Preclinical Drug Development

Program: cGMP Production of Vaccines and Biologicals for Cancer Prevention" (NOT-CA-19-011)


Request for Information (RFI) on Optimal Duration of Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder



Notice of Correction to RFA-DA-19-009, Modeling HIV Neuropathology Using Microglia from Human

iPSC and Cerebral Organoids (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (NOT-DA-19-009)


Notice of Correction to RFA-DA-19-010 , Modeling HIV Neuropathology Using Microglia from Human

iPSC and Cerebral Organoids (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) (NOT-DA-19-010)


Notice of NIDCD participation effective immediately in PA-19-056 NIH Research Project Grant

(R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (NOT-DC-19-002)


Notice of NEI Withdrawal from Participation in PAR-19-055 "Research Project Grant

(Parent R01 Clinical Trial Required)" (NOT-EY-19-004)


Notice of NEI Participation in PAR-19-056 "Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not

Allowed)" (NOT-EY-19-005)


Notice to Extend PAR-18-267 "Pilot Services Research Grants Not Involving Interventions

(R34 Clinical Trial Optional)" (NOT-MH-18-073)


Notice of NIMH's Participation in PA-19-055 "Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial

Required) (NOT-MH-18-076)



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.




Medications Development for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

(RFA-AA-19-005) – Deadline February 11, 2019


Single-Cell Multi-Omics of HIV Persistence (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-AI-18-053)

Deadline March 13, 2019


Implementation Science for Cancer Control: Developing Centers (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)

(RFA-CA-19-005) – Deadline February 11, 2019


Implementation Science for Cancer Control: Advanced Centers (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)

(RFA-CA-19-006) – Deadline February 11, 2019


Enabling Technologies to Accelerate Development of Oral Biodevices (R21 Clinical Trial Not

Allowed) (RDA-DE-19-008) – Deadline January 28, 2019


Enabling Technologies to Accelerate Development of Oral Biodevices (R01 Clinical Trial Not

Allowed) (RFA-DE-19-009) – Deadline January 28, 2019


Medical Simulators for Practicing Patient Care Providers Skill Acquisition, Outcomes Assessment

and Technology Development (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PA-19-065) – Deadline February 5, 2019


Processing and Presentation of Non-Conventional MHC Ligands (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

(PA-19-066) – Deadline February 16, 2019


Processing and Presentation of Non-Conventional MHC Ligands (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

(PA-19-067) – Deadline February 5, 2019


Secondary Analysis of Existing Datasets for Advancing Infectious Disease Research (R21 Clinical

Trial Not Allowed) (PA-19-068) – Deadline February 16, 2019


Small Research Grants for Analyses of Data for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Data Resource

(R03 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PAR-19-069) – Deadline February 16, 2019


Research on Current Topics in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias (R01 Clinical Trial

Optional) (PAR-19-070) – Deadline March 11, 2019


Research on Current Topics in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias (R21 Clinical Trial

Not Allowed) (PAR-19-071) – Deadline March 11, 2019