The National Institutes of Health Common Fund recently posted two funding opportunities. The NIH Director's Pioneer Award supports innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research. Deadline is Oct. 7. Applications do not require preliminary data or detailed budgets and provide up to $2.5 million over 5 years. Read RFA-RM-11-004 for detailed instructions on how to apply.
By receiving the Clinical and Translational Science Award, the University of Minnesota is now required by NCRR and NIH to ensure an acknowledgment of the CTSA in any publications that result from UMN CTSI assistance with a project.
Learn about new treatments for genetic neurologic disorders. Dr. Chester Whitley is the next featured speaker for the CTSI Science Café on Sept. 22 at 7:30 AM in Coffman Memorial Union's Mississippi Room. Dr. Whitley will discuss his clinical research that spans a spectrum of metabolic and enzyme deficiencies resulting in conditions such as Hurler syndrome, Hunter syndrome, Gaucher disease, Sanfilippo syndrome and Tay-Sachs disease. Contact Christi Powers or more information.
The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics has released their 2011 Request for Research Proposals, offering up to $3 million in total costs. Awards of any size will be considered; most proposals will be in the $200,000 to $1,000,000 range.
On Monday, August 1, CTSI released a new web-based system to request research support services, such as project management, regulatory support, clinical procedures, and biostatistical collaboration. The new Request for Services system is part of the launch of the Clinical Translational Research Portal, designed to provide personalized, secure access to research project information for investigators, study teams, and administrators.