NIH Ends NIGMS Program Project Grants, Institutes Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Notice is to alert potential applicants to PAR-16-433, ‘Support of NIGMS Program Project Grants (P01),” that this FOA will expire after the September 8, 2017 due date and will not be renewed. Program Project Grant

The new funding opportunity announcement (FOA), Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams, is designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators. Collaborative program teams are expected to accomplish goals that require considerable synergy and managed team interactions. Project goals should not be achievable with a collection of individual efforts or projects. Teams are encouraged to consider far-reaching objectives that will produce major advances in their fields.

Any scientists with the interest and ability to develop a team science program to address an important research question is welcome to apply. NIGMS encourages the participation of junior, early, and mid-career investigators as part of the multiple PD/PI team, with advising as appropriate. ESIs and new investigators who participate as PD/PIs will lose their early stage status for future NIH applications, but ESI leads of pilot studies will not lose ESI status.

This is a very exciting development from the NIH. NIGMS is demonstrating significant leadership where team science is concerned by focusing on cross-disciplinary collaboration and encouraging leadership roles for researchers across multiple stages of their career. The first application deadline for this new mechanism is January 25, 2018.

For more on NIGMS see NIGMS (National Institute of General Medical Sciences)


As part of one of the world’s most innovative and recognizable brands, we are committed to support university research and innovation in North America, while also fostering partnerships with university faculty and researchers. This Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers. With awards up to $150,000 per year for each accepted proposal, both the Faculty Innovation Award and Focused Research Award create new opportunities for university faculties to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries and the future.

This is a courtesy reminder that the Sony Research Award Program proposal submission deadline is 11:59 pm PDT on September 15, 2017. The award is for up to $150K USD per year for each accepted proposal. Complete information regarding this year’s program is available at

Announcing Interdisciplinary Research Origination Awards

To encourage the creation of new interdisciplinary (IDR) research projects geared towards the capture of external funding, the University is funding IDR Origination Awards. Proposals should be submitted by teams of faculty from at least 3 different departments and 2 or more colleges. Proposals should:
• Create a strong potential for external funding following the IDR award
• Demonstrate the potential to produce significant scientific and societal impacts
• Have a clearly articulated problem statement
• Identify measures of success and achievable milestones
• Build or strengthen diverse interdisciplinary research partnerships

Anticipated funding is for 3 awards of up to $60K each year for 2 years. A Letter of Intent should be submitted by December 1, 2017. Full proposals should be submitted by January 16, 2018. Award decisions will be announced by March 15, 2018. For more information about this exciting new opportunity, sign up Research Networking Sign Up and attend the Research Networking Event on August 29, 2017 (there will be a presentation about the IDR Origination Awards), or go to the Research Development Website IDR Origination Award, or contact Conrad Monson (, Kristen Kellems ( or Jaynie Mitchell (

Faculty Research Networking

The 6th Faculty Research Networking Event provides faculty an opportunity
to learn about research across the university and look for possible research
collaborators.  The event features three-minute research presentations by
twenty to thirty faculty members with additional attendees who will listen
but not present.  Faculty from all colleges are encouraged to participate. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Research Presentations
9:30-11:30 AM
Lunch and Networking following in W170 BNSN


DARPA Webinar

Discover DSO Day
DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO), which identifies and pursues high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines, will host Discover DSO Day (D3) on June 15, in Arlington, Virginia.
The event is designed to:
(1) familiarize attendees with DSO’s mission and the nature of the efforts we support;
(2) promote understanding of how to do business with DSO and
(3) facilitate discussions with potential performers.

More Information

Webinar will be available in our conference room – 270 M 7:00AM – 2:00PM
6:30 am – 7:00 am Welcome/Intro
7:00 am – 8:00 am DARPA 101: Engaging DARPA
8:00 am – 9:00 am DARPA 102: Working with Universities
9:00 am – 10:00 pm DARPA 103: Doing Business with DARPA
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm Science – is it time to redefine the endless frontier?
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm DARPA 201: How Programs Are Developed