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Grants & You Newsletter Fall 2018: News & Deadlines

Grant Awards on the Rise at ATSU

ATSU principal investigators and project directors are generating positive trends in what remains an exceptionally tough climate for securing external grant dollars. FY 2018 data tracked by Sponsored Programs documents that the University received/processed just under $3.9 million in grant awards, of which ~$3.3 million was extramural funding. A review of the past 5 fiscal years (i.e., July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018) shows a consistent, upward swing in the number of notice of funding awards during ultra-competitive times on the federal, state, and foundation scenes. As depicted in Figure 1, ATSU Sponsored Programs reports a 32% increase in notices of award, growing from 44 in FY 2014 to 58 in FY 2018. The total value of all awards for FY 2018 was $3,897,381—a rise of more than $900,000 from the prior year. Figures 2 and 3 show the breakdown of those awards by source and funding category, respectively. While it is still early, the news for FY 2019 is also encouraging given that ATSU has already received several new notices of award, including some larger federal grants.

Become a Grant Reviewer for HRSA

Interested in helping HRSA select the best programs to fund? Become a grant reviewer. You will evaluate and score proposals, then meet virtually with other reviewers as needed. Acting as a reviewer provides a great opportunity to learn more about the grant making process, as well as a chance to network with colleagues. Find registration information here.

Five Things You Should Know about the Common Rule

Last year, the Common Rule was revised for the first time since its publication in 1991 to strengthen protections for study participants and lighten administrative workloads for researchers. Read about the revisions to go into effect on January 21.

Seminars and Conferences of Interest

  • The Fall 2018 NIH Regional Seminar will be held in San Francisco on October 17-19. Early registration discounts ended June 22, but you can still register here.
  • The National Science Foundation's Fall 2018 Grants Conference will be November 8-9 in New Orleans. Register here.
  • Faculty from SOMA and MOSDOH, particularly, may be interested in the 11th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, "Bridging the gap between research, practice, and policy in health and healthcare" to be held in Washington DC on December 3-5, 2018.

NSF 2026 Idea Machine

NSF is sponsoring a competition for ideas to direct future funding in basic science and engineering. Submit your ideas by October 26, 2018.

NIH Funding Opportunities & Notices

Other Funding Opportunities

Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine

The Robert Graham Center regularly collaborates with individuals & institutions to conduct or support primary care research & to expand its capacity for such research. The Center is a grant receiver and not a grant maker. No grants or RFPs are available. Still, access to its data and publications as well as fellowship and scholarship opportunities may interest individual ATSU scholars while the opportunity to provide topic suggestions and/or to co-host a primary care forum may be relevant to those focused on primary health care.

John Templeton Foundation

Templeton funds a wide variety of research projects and organizations focused on encouraging application of science to open-mindedness and advances in the spiritual domain. Templeton will consider various mechanisms, including conferences, curriculum and program development, publications, fellowships, and research, and favors proposals where the applicant has sought or secured partial funding from another source.

PCORI Funding Opportunities

This page lists all open and upcoming opportunities available through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

NIH Clinical Trials