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1 LOOKING FOR FUNDING IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES Julie C. Kong, MEd, RD, LDN, CRA Associate Director University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health Office of Research Services January 18, 2013

2 SPH Office of Research Services: Review the sponsor's RFP/RFA specifications; Obtain the required information (biosketches, letters of support, etc.) for proposal submission; Schedule scientific/technical grant team meetings Develop budget and budget justification; Manage the proposal development process for the PI; Ensure format grant documents (i.e. abstract, graphs, images, tables, appendices, etc.) meet sponsor specifications; Complete the Proposal Approval Form (PAF), including securing signatures and obtain approval of the UIC Office of Research Services; Prepare and submit the proposal to the sponsor by the deadline.

3 Getting Started

4 Timing is Everything!  Use standard grant cycles to plan your research interests  Principal Investigator Initiated Research Grants (R Series) – due dates are February, June and October of each year  Research Career Development (K Series) due dates are February 12, June 12, and October 12 of each year  Getting a grant takes time. Begin your funding search early. It can be 6 months to a year before beginning of the grant (period between an application deadline and notification of an award).

5 Example of Resources at College Level (SPH) Look for collaborators within School of Public Health using SPH abstract search (FY2010 to present). /r/keyword/research_abstract_search_t4. asp


7 Resources for Grant Writing: NIH on YouTube

8 Resources for Grant Writing: NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePorter)

9 Resources for Grant Writing: NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePorter)

10 Use the Latest Set of Policy Guidelines PHS 398 Application SF424 Grant Application

11 Internal UIC Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Students

12 School of Public Health URL: nouncements/fundingopportunityannounce ments/

13 Pilot Grants Available for Doctoral Candidates Studying Health Promotion among Older Minority Adults Due Date: Dec. 3, 2012 The Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation seeks pilot grant applications from UIC doctoral students studying health promotion among older minority adults at risk of disability. The center will consider proposals requesting up to $12,500 for one- year projects that focus on health promotion (exercise, diet, substance abuse, sleep, stress, health screenings), factors that enhance motivation for behavior change, and factors that promote the translation of evidenced-based programs into activities sustainable at the community level.

14 UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS)

15 “Just in Time" funding program is designed to increase the competitiveness of selected external grant proposals ("parent grant") by helping investigators (a) bolster preliminary data for upcoming submission of new or competing renewal grant proposals or (b) address critiques of a summary statement from a reviewed grant proposal. Eligibility Principal Investigators must be clinical, research, or tenure track UIC faculty or must be affiliated with other CCTS partners. Rolling Submission; $15,000 for 1 year

16 UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) Clinical and Translational Research Support for Pre-doctoral Students - Supports the dissertation research of basic biomedical PhD candidates who are preparing for careers as translational researchers. Post Doctoral Trainee Opportunities in Translational and Transformational Research to Improve Home, Community & Work Participation Access and Opportunities with People with Disabilities qualified candidates in any relevant discipline for postdoctoral research training experiences in community-based participatory research (CBPR) to improve community living, participation and work opportunities with people with disabilities, including the development and evaluation of innovative demonstration projects done collaboratively with people with disabilities.

17 To foster outstanding new clinical and translational research at UIC by supporting the development of preliminary data that can be used to launch new NIH or other externally-funded research proposals; To encourage interdisciplinary teams of investigators to develop collaborations or new research avenues; To promote interactions between basic and clinical scientists; and To support research collaborations with community partners and organizations. Topics Health Information Focused Drug Discovery Public Health/Health 2 years in duration ($30,000 each year)and focus specifically on activities needed to prepare competitive NIH grant proposals. Deadlines for the Winter 2013 pilot grant program: Feb 1, 2013 P.I. Eligibility: clinical, research, or tenure track UIC faculty UIC CCTS Pilot Grant

18 The Provost’s Awards for Graduate Research Intended to recognize outstanding researchers among UIC graduate students and enhance the quality of their research through financial support. Date due: October 15, 2012 and Spring, March 18, 2013.

19 Campus Research Board Pilot Grants Award: Up to $20,000 for one year (Last competition Aug. 2012) Eligibility Principal Investigator must have a full-time (at least.8 FTE) UIC faculty appointment. PI must be within 8 years of her/his terminal degree as of the application deadline Tenure-Track or tenured faculty Purpose: This support is intended to help emerging researchers develop preliminary data or other materials necessary for new extramural submissions, or in some cases, to resubmit applications based upon sponsor reviews.

20 The Chancellor's Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research - FY2013 Competition Pilot grant program intended to support up to five new multidisciplinary collaborations led by emerging research leaders at UIC. Purpose of this program is to foster academic inquiry that draws on the expertise and innovations of multiple disciplines, to nurture the research career trajectories of promising early stage investigators, and to help awardees leverage extramural funding. This program includes an incentive to encourage new interdisciplinary collaborations involving the humanities. Due: Feb. 15, 2013

21 Community of Science (COS) Pivot

22 COS - Search by Faculty

23 COS – Funding News

24 Grants.Gov


26 Grants Resource Center /

27 Grant Resource Center: Funding Search User name: UIC Password: Awards

28 Grant Forward

29 Grant Forward: Search Function

30 Example: Grant Forward

31 Grant E-Mail Alert Results

32 National Institutes of Health

33 NIH Activity Codes

34 Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities

35 NIH

36 Research (“R”) Funding Opportunity Mechanisms  Program Announcement (PA) - Released by the institute to announce its interest in building or enhancing its research program in a particular area. The PA typically is an ongoing solicitation, accepting applications for multiple receipt dates, for up to three years.  NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21)  Provide support for the early and conceptual stages of project development  Project period of up to two years. Direct costs for the two year project period may not exceed $275,000  PA-11-105 - Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21) PA-11-072-Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R21)

37 Requests for Applications (RFA) Typically one-time solicitations for grant applications addressing a defined research topic. Each RFA specifies the scope and objectives of the research to be proposed; application requirements and procedures; and the review criteria to be applied in the evaluation of applications submitted in response to the RFA. RFA-AG-13-009 Secondary Analyses and Archiving of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03)

38 Research (“R”) Types of Funding Opportunities  Small Grant Program (R03)- supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time (up to 2 years) with limited resources (e.g. data analysis) and a budget for direct costs of up to two $25,000 modules or $50,000 per year. PA-12-112 -Research on the Health of LGBTI Populations [R03] PAR-12-035- Small Grants for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control (R03) PA-11-328 Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R03)

39 “R” Dissertation Grants Dissertation research grant (R36) – Support research undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for a doctorate. Examples:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36) PA-12-256PA-12-256  National Institute of Mental Health: Mental Health Dissertation Research Grant to Increase Diversity (R36) PAR-12-103PAR-12-103  National Institute of Aging: Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36) PAR-11-291PAR-11-291  National Institute of Drug Abuse: Drug Abuse Dissertation Research: Epidemiology, Prevention, Treatment, Services, and/or Women and Sex/Gender Differences (R36) PAR-10-020PAR-10-020

40 Dissertation Grant Successes in UIC School of Public Health The Relationship between Hospital Market Competition, Performance, and Mortality - Jared Maeda (Health Policy and Administration- 2009) Innovations To Inform Occupational Disease Etiology Using Biomonitoring Methods - Jo Anna M. Shimek (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences - 2009) Impact of Cognitive Training on Balance and Gait in Older Adults - Renae L. Smith Ray (Community Health Sciences Division - 2009) An Epidemiologic Investigation of Restaurant Inspection Frequency and Food Handler Training with Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in the US - Mindi Manes (Epidemiology/Biostatistics- 2012)

41 PA-12-149 Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research  NIH research grants that funds are available for administrative supplements to existing grants for the support and recruitment of underrepresented minority investigators and students ($5K to $75K).  PIs at domestic institutions who hold an active grant may be eligible to submit a request for an administrative supplement to the awarding component of the parent grant (2 yrs left).  Earliest Start Date: Within 6 mos of the receipt of the application (Notification approximately 10 weeks after receipt

42 “F” Grants - Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Fellowship Funding Opportunities “K” Grants - Faculty Career Development

43 F31Predoctoral Training Grant Considerations F programs support research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree. Maximum of 5 years of support available. Fellow applicants are assessed on: their potential for a productive career; the need for the proposed training; the degree to which the research training proposal, the sponsor, and the environment will satisfy those needs. Mentors must: Be able to supervise all aspects of applicant training Be an active researcher Have availability of sufficient research support and facilities for high-quality research training Have successful track record of mentoring predoctoral students Prepare the application with the applicant

44 F31Opportunities at Predoctoral Level Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity) (PA-11-112) (2/10/2011) The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to improve the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the training of predoctoral students from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31) (PA-11-111) (2/10/2011) The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

45 NIH F Kiosk

46 Career Development (K Grants)

47 SPH Faculty/Postdocs with K Awards TypePrincipal Investigator DivisionNIH InstituteTitle of Grant K01Dardynskaia, Irina EOHS, SPH Faculty National Institute For Occupational Safety And Health Reproductive Outcomes Due To Past Exposure To Dioxins K01 Erdal, SerapEOHS, SPH Faculty National Institute For Occupational Safety And Health Fundamental Study Of Welding Fume Inhalation K02Losasso, Anthony HPA, SPH FacultyAgency For Healthcare Research And Quality Workplace Health Benefits And Employee Health K02Olshansky, Stuart Epi, SPH FacultyNational Institute On Aging Training Program On The Biodemography Of Aging K08Dorevitch, Samuel Epi, SPH FacultyNational Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences Demolition And Asthma In Chicago Public Housing K23Joslin, CharlotteOphthalmology And Visual Sciences, SPH Student National Eye Institute Corneal Refractive Power Post Refractive Surgery K99Slater, SandyInstitute For Health Research And Policy, SPH Postdoc National Institute Of Child Health And Human Development Is The Built Environment Associated With Youth Physical Activity And Weight? K99Seijeoung KimEpi, PostDocNational Institute on Drug Abuse Incarceration Effect On Prevention Of Drug Use, STI/HIV, And Recidivism In Women

48 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions. PCORI’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, and the science that supports those options

49 PCORI Funding Opportunities

50 Local Government Foundations Funding Opportunities

51 State of Illinois Request for Proposals Due: 4 p.m. CST, Friday, September 14, 2012 Center for Minority Health Services Brothers And Sisters United Against HIV/AIDS (BASUAH) Communities of Color Initiative Funds HIV prevention, education, testing, and care programs targeting communities of color –specifically programs with the capacity to reach special at risk minority populations to include men who have sex with men, homeless, ex-offenders, sex workers, those with a history of mental illness or substance abuse, and other hard to reach populations. Due: Aug. 13, 2012 Office of Women's Health Women’s Health Mini-grant Program The Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health, is pleased to announce the availability of funds for the Women’s Health Mini-grant Program. These state funds support community activities addressing women’s and girls’ health issues.

52 Finding Funding from Private Funders to Start/Maintain Programs

53 Proposal Central

54 Robert Wood Johnson Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research This program supports educational and other nonprofit institutions where highly qualified individuals propose to undertake broad studies of America’s most challenging policy issues in health and health care. Deadline: January 16, 2012 Program Area: Human CapitalHuman Capital Public Health Services and Systems Research RWJF seeks to expand the evidence base for effective public health policy and practice through investment in Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR). PHSSR, a multi-disciplinary field of study, provides a framework for examining the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services within communities and the impact of those services on the health of the public. Deadline: December 18, 2012 Program Area: Public HealthPublic Health

55 American Cancer Society Audience: Independent investigators, mentored training and career development, predoctoral training, professorships, special initiatives, and international research programs. IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Cancellation of Spring 2013 Grants Cycle We plan to return to two grant cycles in 2014, and anticipate adjusting eligibility and resubmission guidelines to accommodate those applicants that will be affected by the suspension of the spring 2013 cycle. Research Grants for Independent Investigators Mentored Training and Career Development Grants Professors New Initiatives and Request for Applications International Programs

56 Donors Forum


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