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  • Appeal of ‘genetic puzzles’ leads to National Medal of Science for UW’s Mary-Claire King Mon May 23 at 7am

    In a White House ceremony May 19, President Barack Obama presented the National Medal of Science to Mary-Claire King, University of Washington professor of genome sciences and medicine. The award, the nation’s highest recognition for scientific achievement, honors King’s more than 40 years dedicated to research in evolution and the genetics of human disease, as well as to teaching and outreach endeavors that have supported human rights efforts on six continents and reunited families.

    Read the full article in UWToday.

  • $750,000 Mellon Foundation grant will fund research, collaboration in arts Mon May 16 at 1pm

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Washington a three-year, $750,000 grant to support guest artists in developing new works, and to better integrate arts disciplines into the broader university curriculum.

    The grant will support a Creative Fellowships Initiative, under which guest performing artist fellows will be recruited from around the world for one- to three-year residencies in dance, music and theater.

    The initiative will mark the first time the UW’s performing arts units — the UW World Series, School of Drama, School of Music, Dance Program and Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXArts) — have joined together for an experiment of this scale.

    Read the full article in UWToday.

  • New handheld, pen-sized microscope could ID cancer cells in doctor’s offices and operating rooms Tue May 10 at 6am

    Surgeons removing a malignant brain tumor don’t want to leave cancerous material behind. But they’re also trying to protect healthy brain matter and minimize neurological harm.

    Once they open up a patient’s skull, there’s no time to send tissue samples to a pathology lab — where they are typically frozen, sliced, stained, mounted on slides and investigated under a bulky microscope — to definitively distinguish between cancerous and normal brain cells.

    But a handheld, miniature microscope being developed by University of Washington mechanical engineers could allow surgeons to “see” at a cellular level in the operating room and determine where to stop cutting.

    The new technology, developed in collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Stanford University and the Barrow Neurological Institute, is outlined in a paper published in January in the journal Biomedical Optics Express.


    Read the full article in UWToday.


  • UW team stores digital images in DNA — and retrieves them perfectly Fri May 6 at 2pm

    Technology companies routinely build sprawling data centers to store all the baby pictures, financial transactions, funny cat videos and email messages its users hoard.

    But a new technique developed by University of Washington and Microsoft researchers could shrink the space needed to store digital data that today would fill a Walmart supercenter down to the size of a sugar cube. Read the full article in UWToday.

  • F&A Rate Change Guidance Fri May 6 at 1pm

    Negotiations for the UW’s new Facilities & Administrative (F&A) rates are completed and are now applicable for FY2015-2020. Use the new rates for new & competing proposals immediately. Guidance and rates on how to apply the new rates are available.


  • UW undergraduate team wins $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for gloves that translate sign language Fri Apr 15 at 8am

    Two University of Washington undergraduates have won a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for gloves that can translate sign language into text or speech. Read the full article in UWToday.

  • Medicine, nursing programs top national rankings; dozens more UW programs highly rated Fri Apr 15 at 7am

    For the 22nd time in the past 23 years, the University of Washington ranked as the No. 1 primary care medical school in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Graduate School rankings released Tuesday. Read the full article on our ranking history in UWToday.

  • UW ranks No. 7 on Business First’s top 10 list Fri Apr 8 at 10am

    The University of Washington was ranked No. 7 by Business First, a Buffalo-based publication, for America’s top 10 best public colleges and universities, the publication released Tuesday, Feb. 23. Read the full article in UWToday.

  • NewsBeat reports, Microbicide reduces women’s HIV risk in large-scale trial Fri Apr 8 at 9am

    Two large clinical trials have found that a microbicide prevention method can safely help reduce new HIV infections in women. Read the full article in NewsBeat.

  • This smartphone technology 3-D maps your meal and counts its calories Fri Mar 18 at 1pm

    NutriRay3D combines laser mapping technology with a smartphone app to estimate the calories and other nutritional content on a plate of food. Read the full article in UW Today.

  • NIH Data Tables are Changing Tue Mar 8 at 9am

    NIH training grant data tables are changing. New tables are required for all RPPRs as of December 15, 2015, and for all new applications submitted after May 25, 2016. Read this presentation with an overview of changes to data tables and view annotated tables here.

  • West Coast study emphasizes challenges faced by marine organisms exposed to global change Fri Feb 19 at 1pm

    The Pacific Ocean along the West Coast serves as a model for how other areas of the ocean could respond in coming decades as the climate warms and emission of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide increases. This region — the coastal ocean stretching from British Columbia to Mexico — provides an early warning signal of what to expect as ocean acidification continues and as low-oxygen zones expand. Read the full article in UW Today.

  • New Field for International Work in SAGE Fri Feb 19 at 1pm

    Added Field for International Work in SAGE: A newly added multi-select Country field on the eGC1 will become visible when answered ‘YES’ to the question of whether your work will be performed internationally.

    Want to see more? Login to SAGE to experience the new features.

  • Research News: OR Horizon: A Culture of Partnership Fri Feb 19 at 12pm

    Check out our most recent newsletter: OR Horizon:A Culture of Partnership.

  • AAAS names four UW researchers as fellows Thu Dec 3 at 2pm

    Four UW researchers are among 347 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers.

    Qiang Fu, professor of atmospheric sciences

    Kathleen A. O’Connor, professor of anthropology

    Peter S. Rabinovitch, professor of pathology

    Ning Zheng, professor of pharmacology

    Read the full article in UW Today.

  • New Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease at UW Medicine Mon Nov 30 at 7am

    A new Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease at UW Medicine seeks to become a world leader in finding therapies to regulate the body’s defense system and fend off a wide variety of diseases. Among these are infectious illnesses like Ebola, influenza and dengue fever, autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus, and common, complex conditions, like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Read the full article in UW Health Sciences NEWSBEAT.

  • UW climbs to No. 11 in U.S. News Global University Rankings Wed Oct 7 at 1pm

    The University of Washington moved up three spots to No. 11 overall in the second edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Global University Rankings. The UW is also the third-ranked public university on the global list, behind University of California, Berkeley (third) and UCLA (eighth).

    Other rankings of import:

    Read the full article in UW Today.

  • The Shaw Prize awarded to E. Peter Greenberg and Bonnie Bassler (Princeton) in Life Science and Medicine Wed Jun 17 at 12pm

    The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine for 2015 was awarded to E. Peter Greenberg from the University of Washington and Bonnie Bassler from Princeton for their discovery of quorum sensing, a process whereby bacteria communicate with each other and which offers innovative ways to interfere with bacterial pathogens or to modulate the microbiome for health applications.

    The Shaw Prize honors individuals, regardless of race, nationality, gender and religious belief, who have recently achieved significant breakthrough in academic and scientific research or applications and whose work has resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind.

  • New York Times Article Highlights work of Mary-Claire King Fri Mar 13 at 3pm

    Read the full article.




  • ARPA-E new funding opportunity for Distributed Power Fuel Cell Technologies Mon Nov 25 at 10am

    Today, ARPA-E announced it is making up to $30 million in funding available for a new program focused on the development of transformational electrochemical technologies to enable low-cost distributed power generation. ARPA-E’s Reliable Electricity Based on ELectrochemical Systems (REBELS) program will develop fuel cell technology for distributed power generation to improve grid stability, increase energy security, and balance intermittent renewable technologies while reducing the carbon dioxide emissions associated with current distributed generation systems. 


    ARPA-E is encouraging outstanding scientists and engineers from different organizations, scientific disciplines, and technology sectors to form new project teams for REBELS applications and projects. ARPA-E believes that interdisciplinary and cross-organizational collaboration can facilitate scientific and technological discoveries that a single group alone would not be able to achieve.  


    The deadline to submit a Concept Paper for REBELS is 5 p.m. ET on January 8, 2014. Additional information on REBELS, including the full Funding Opportunity Announcement and how to find teaming partners, can be found on ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE

  • PCORI Funding Opportunities and Information Tue Nov 12 at 4pm

    Funding Opportunities


    Our Latest Deadlines

    Researchers interested in funding for a clinical trial of a strategy to prevent fall-related injuries in older adults have until 5 p.m. ET tomorrow, Wednesday Nov. 13, to submit applications. We’ve committed up to $30 million to fund this trial in partnership with the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, which is administering the application and peer-review process. Visit our Funding Center for more details and a link to the Request for Applications.


    We’re still looking for proposals from those interested in helping us develop an action plan to promote dissemination and implementation of our research findings and a process for evaluating those efforts. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. ET Friday, Nov. 22. See our RFP for more information.


    Webinar for Potential Tier I Pipeline Awards Applicants

    We’ll hold an informational webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 13, for individuals considering applying for one of our new Tier I Pipeline to Proposal awards. These awards aim to develop partnerships and research project ideas involving individuals and groups not usually involved in such efforts. This webinar is open to potential applicants in the 13 Western states where we launched a pilot of this initiative on Oct. 15. We’ll announce more Tier I opportunities throughout the rest of the country in early 2014. Register for the webinar here.


    We’ve Reorganized Our Funding Cycles

    Please note some important date and name changes related to our application and funding cycles. We’re moving from three cycles per year to four to increase the amount of research support we award annually.  The Winter 2014 cycle — formerly the December 2013 cycle — now has an application due date of Tuesday, Jan. 21. The Spring 2014 cycle opens on Wednesday, Feb. 5, with required letters of intent due Friday, Mar. 7, and applications due Tuesday, May 6. Visit our Funding Center to find more.


    Research Update


    Upcoming Workshops Explore Potential Research Funding Opportunities

    Our Science team is holding several teleconferences/webinars in December to gather insights on topics that could serve as the foundation for future PCORI Funding Announcements.

    • Our Addressing Disparities program, working with MillionHearts, will convene a workgroup to explore clinical interventions to reduce hypertension disparities on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Learn more here.
    • Our Improving Healthcare Systems (IHS) program will convene a workgroup on Friday, Dec. 6, to discuss patient-empowering care management, focusing on questions important to patients and other stakeholders facing a life-changing diagnosis. Register here.
    • IHS staff will convene another workgroup to explore unanswered questions related to the integration of mental health care and primary care on Friday, Dec. 13. Register here.

    Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute | 202-827-7700 | |
    1828 L Street, NW
    Suite 900
    Washington, DC 20036

  • EPA Urban Waters Program Funding Opportunities Tue Nov 12 at 2pm

    National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Request for Proposals for the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program


    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced an RFP for Five-Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants.  The grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships for wetland, forest, riparian and coastal habitat restoration, stormwater management, outreach and stewardship with a particular focus on water quality, watersheds and the habitats they support. This opportunity is sponsored in part by the Urban Waters Federal Partnership, to improve urban water quality, increase public access and restore riparian habitat and urban forests in developed watersheds throughout the United States.

    Also in this RFP, EPA makes funding available through its Five Star Program for on-the-ground restoration projects that include on-the-ground wetland, riparian, in stream and/or coastal habitat restoration. For more information please visit EPA’s Five Star Website at: .

    There is a webinar about the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant program for potential applicants on Thursday, December 5 (2-3:30 pm EDT). The webinar will review the RFP and provide an overview of the program. First time applicants and anyone with questions about the RFP are strongly encouraged to participate in the webinar. Registration information can be found on the website at

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the National Association of Counties, and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forest Service (USFS), the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Southern Company, FedEx and PG&E, have created a combined total funding opportunity for the 2014 Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program of approximately $1,800,000. Applications for this RFP must be submitted online in Easygrants by 11:59 pm EDT, Wednesday, February 5, 2014.   See the RFP to learn more about using Easygrants.

    EPA Urban Waters Small Grants Information Session Available Nov. 14

    EPA issued the 2013/2014 Urban Waters Small Grants Requests for Proposals (RFP) on September 26, 2013 and posted information about the small grants program and the upcoming webinar for applicants at: (

    There will be a webinar for those seeking additional information on the RFP on November 14, 2013 at 2:00 EDT. Registration is open at: .

    Small grant awards under this competition will range in the amount of approximately $40,000 to $60,000 in federal funding, and EPA expects to award up to $1.6 million in total funding. The funding is for projects taking place in 18 Eligible Geographic Areas that protect and restore urban waters by improving water quality through activities that also support community revitalization and other local priorities. The 18 Eligible Geographic Areas are listed and illustrated in maps found at the Urban Waters Small Grants program mapping website .

    A complete recording and transcript will be posted after the information session. The deadline for proposals is December 16th, 2013.



  • American Heart Association is accepting application for Research Funding Thu Nov 7 at 12pm

    AHA is accepting applications for research funding for awards that will begin on July 1, 2014. Deadlines vary for affiliate and national programs and for certain award programs. Please see our funding opportunities page for program details and deadlines.

    NEW PROGRAM – Strategically Focused Research Network
    The Strategically Focused Research Network for this deadline will focus on PREVENTION.

    The AHA is interested in the science community exploring all aspects of prevention, which can assist the AHA in reaching its 2020 Goals and overall mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. To that end, the AHA pursues research from the basic, clinical and population sciences. This RFA will require that each submission have an overall application from the Center Director, as well as three proposals from project Principal Investigators:

    • One proposal addressing basic science discovery in prevention
    • One proposal addressing clinical science discovery in prevention
    • One proposal addressing population science discovery in prevention

    A Center application can comprise projects from more than one institution, as long as there is a named sponsoring institution, where the Center Director is located and will manage the oversight and financial responsibilities. Thus, applications should convey how these different areas of science will collaborate, both in their science discoveries and through joint team communication and integration. This program is offered by the AHA National Research Program.

    To read the full Request for Applications please visit our Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network page.

    Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, December 16, 2013 5:00 PM Central Time

    Mentor/AHA Mentee Award – NEW PROGRAM
    This unique program funds mentors to work with AHA early career grantees who are:

    • working in new/difficult areas of inquiry or potential for new discovery,
    • underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in science, or
    • conducting research at NIH AREA-designated institutions.

    This program is being offered by the AHA National Research Program. It is for investigators who are intermediate level or recognized investigator – instructor, assistant professor or other first academic appointment or equivalent, associate professor or equivalent, professor or equivalent. Applicants are expected to be independent investigators. Visit Mentor/AHA Mentee Award for details. 


  • American Heart/Stroke Association Focused Research Funding Opportunities Thu Nov 7 at 12pm

    AHA/ASA/American Brain Foundation Lawrence M. Brass, M.D.
    Stroke Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

    Special funding is available from the American Brain Foundation to support a training award for an individual interested in embarking on a career in stroke research related to vascular neurology, stroke and neurocritical care. Individuals should not have more than 5 years of postdoctoral research training. Interested parties should submit a postdoctoral fellowship application to their local affiliate.

    AHA/CCF Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Joint Research Award
    The Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to establish a research award for investigators conducting research specific to pediatric cardiomyopathy. CCF will provide $35,000 per year for two years to fund one project related to pediatric cardiomyopathy research. The AHA will provide the balance of the funds needed to fully fund the selected award. Interested parties should submit a Beginning Grant-in-Aid or Grant-in-Aid to their local affiliate.

    AHA/ Gerontological Society of America National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
    Special funding is made available from the Gerontological Society of America-National Hartford CGNE to support an investigator proposing innovative basic, clinical or translational research projects relevant to gerontological nursing, aging, cardiovascular disease and /or stroke. In addition to an RN degree, applicants must hold a PhD, DN.Sc. or equivalent degree at the time of award activation. DNP applicants are not eligible. The chosen awardee will be expected to attend the GSA Leadership Conference both years of the fellowship. Interested parties should submit a postdoctoral fellowship application to their local affiliate.

    AHA/Myocarditis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
    Supports an investigator proposing innovative basic, clinical or translational research projects relevant to the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment epidemiology and/or prevention of myocarditis. Interested parties should submit a postdoctoral fellowship application to their local affiliate.

  • New Call joint funding program with NSF and NIH in Computational Neurosciences Mon Nov 4 at 5pm


    The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation is pleased to announce a recent CALL FOR PROPOSAL (see link below) for its newly established joint funding program with the NSF and NIH in Computational Neurosciences. This is the latest of the series of joint funding programs with the NSF that are currently either implemented or under discussion, and in which the U.S grantees will be funded by the NSF (or by the NIH in this program), while the Israeli grantees will be funded by the BSF. In the CALL you will find a link to the relevant solicitation document of the NSF.


    We hope that you consider taking advantage of this new funding opportunity.


  • SFARI announces Innate Immune System Impact RFA Fri Nov 1 at 2pm

    The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is pleased to announce a new request for applications for research focused on the impact of the innate immune system on autism-related disorders.

    To this end, we seek applications for investigations of the impact of physiologically relevant activation of the innate immune system on behavioral, circuit, synaptic and neuronal functions in animal models of autism. SFARI encourages applications that address either of the following two issues: (1) Effects of activation of the maternal innate immune system on embryonic central nervous system development in genetic models of autism and controls; (2) Effects of activation of the innate immune system in genetic autism models and adult controls.

    SFARI especially encourages submission of proposals that are collaborations between immunologists and neuroscientists.

    You may access this RFA and accompanying guidelines here. The deadline for full proposal submission is 3 March 2014, and notification of award is expected by 1 July 2014.

  • Melanoma Research Alliance 2013-2014 RFP Wed Oct 30 at 3pm

    This is a reminder about upcoming application deadlines for the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA).

    Young Investigator Award and Academic-Industry Partnership Award applications are due November 13, 2013.

    Proposals should be submitted via the Proposal Central on-line application tool:

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute calls for applications for uterine fibroids research Wed Oct 30 at 10am

    Applications Sought to Build Uterine Fibroids Registry for Treatment Research

    The federal government shutdown has not affected the Monday, Dec. 16 due date for funding applications for our project to improve treatment for uterine fibroids, a joint effort with the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). We will commit up to $20 million over five years to an awardee to develop a large registry of women treated for uterine fibroids and conduct comparative studies of therapies using registry data. AHRQ is administering the application process through a Request for Applications (RFA). Letters of intent, though not required, may be submitted to AHRQ by Friday, Nov. 15.

  • PCORI announces new funding cycle dates Wed Oct 30 at 10am

    New Funding Cycle Dates and Names

    PCORI is moving from three funding application cycles per year to four as part of our effort to increase the amount of research support we award each year. As a result, our cycles will have new deadline names. The December 2013 cycle is now called Winter 2014 and the application due date is changing from Monday, Dec. 16 to Tuesday, Jan. 21. The Spring 2014 cycle will open on Wednesday, Feb. 5, with required letters of intent due Friday, Mar. 7, and applications due Tuesday, May 6. Please visit our Funding Center to find more information.

  • MacArthur Foundation grant anouncement: Strengthening American Democracy Wed Oct 30 at 9am

    Strengthening American Democracy

    MacArthur today announced nine grants totaling more than $1.2 million to support information sharing and research on the role of money in politics and efforts to improve election administration.

    Over the last years, MacArthur has been exploring how to strengthen democracy in the U.S., given the widespread view that the political system has failed to address adequately major issues confronting the nation, from climate change to healthcare, from our fiscal future to the criminal justice system, from immigration to education. The rising frustration of citizens, documented in poll after poll, is influenced by an economy that is improving too slowly, a sense that the social and cultural ground is shifting in unpredictable ways, and a perception on the part of many that the political system is distorted by the large amounts of money being spent on campaigns.

    “The recent government shutdown demonstrated once again that our public debate is too partisan, too shrill, too heavily influenced by campaign fundraising, and too often grounded in ideology rather than evidence. Yet virtually all of the work that we do as a foundation requires thoughtful and responsive public policy and an effective government,” said MacArthur President Robert Gallucci, who recently published an opinion-editorial about the need for philanthropy to do more to help address the challenges facing American democracy. “MacArthur is proud to make these additional investments in strengthening our democracy.”

    For more information

    About MacArthur’s grantmaking to strengthen American democracy ›

    Democracy commentary by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci ›


    The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.


    John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation | 140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1200, Chicago, Illinois 60603-5285
    Phone: (312) 726-8000 | TDD: (312) 920-6285 | | | © Copyright 2013




  • Collaborative Science Award Letter of Intent due Friday, November 1 Mon Oct 28 at 11am

    Collaborative Science Award Letter of Intent due Friday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. CT.
    The Collaborative Science Award allows a minimum of two primary investigators from disparate science disciplines, with histories of innovative collaborations, to work on a project that is achievable only with efforts from both disciplines. Collaboration should foster innovative, unique and novel discoveries and may combine basic, clinical, population and/or translational research.

    Please note: only those applicants who submit a Letter of Intent and are invited to apply may submit a full application.
    This award is offered by the AHA National Research Program. Letters of Intent must be submitted through  Grants@Heart.

    For additional information regarding the Collaborative Science Award, view the Letter of Intent instructions and  full program description.

  • NYSERDA seeks proposals for its Advanced Building Program – Deadline: December 31, 2013 Thu Oct 24 at 1pm

    PON 2606 Advanced Buildings Program


    NYSERDA seeks proposals for development and demonstration activities that advance the energy performance of both new and existing buildings in the residential, multi-family or commercial sector. Technology areas of interest include, but are not limited to: construction materials, strategies and practices; HVAC and lighting technologies, automation technologies enabling load flexibility and smarter background operations; and building integrated renewable energy systems. Energy improvements in buildings can also result from activities that do not involve development of new products or construction methods; improvements can result from new policies, regulations or assessments. NYSERDA also seeks proposals for activities to remove inadvertent barriers that hinder the wider use of promising technologies. Added consideration will be given to technologies and opportunities that in addition to improving the energy and environmental performance, increase building resiliency, recovery, and adaptability to disruptions in the electric grid. The total available funding under six rounds of this solicitation is $25 million.  The solicitation and associated documents can be found at





    A informational webinar regarding NYSERDA’s Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 2606 Advanced Buildings Program will be held on November 5th, 2013 at 1 PM EST. The webinar will provide information on the solicitation including technology areas of interest, eligible project categories and funding, program requirements, and the proposal submission process.



    The webinar will provide answers to frequently asked questions and offer participants the opportunity to submit additional questions.  Proposals for Round 3 of this solicitation must be received on December 3rd, 2013 by 5:00 pm Eastern Time.








  • Assaypro announces grant program for flourescent dye design Wed Oct 23 at 11am


    Assaypro is pleased to announce a grant program for researchers working in the field of fluorescent dye design. The Phase I grant of $30,000 will support research related to fluorescent dyes. The selected researcher will set a milestone with Assaypro for the Phase I research study. If the milestone is reached, Assaypro will fund a Phase II grant towards continuing the research. Interested applicants must submit a Grant Proposal to Deadline for application is December 30, 2013.



    Assaypro, LLC

    Tel: 636-447-9175 or 800-807-3203
    Fax: 636-447-9475 or 866-658-9331

  • American Asthma Foundation 2014 Scholar Awards Wed Oct 23 at 9am



    2014 AAF Scholar Awards

    for early- to mid-career scientists from all fields


    The American Asthma Foundation supports highly innovative research from all fields relevant to asthma.  We wish to draw outstanding investigators from other fields into the study of asthma, and most of our investigators are studying asthma for the first time.  All grants will be to investigators who are within 10 years of their first independent faculty appointment.  Recipients will be designated AAF Scholars.

    AWARD AMOUNT:  Up to $450,000 ($150,000 per year for up to 3 years.)  Funds for institutional overhead are not provided.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 12, 2014

    START DATE:  July 1, 2014


    ·   Scientists in the United States from any relevant field are eligible.

    ·   Initial independent faculty appointment should be on or after February 1, 2004.

    ·   Applicants should have an independent research program, with national-level, independent funding.

    ORGANIZATION:  The American Asthma Foundation is the largest private funder of asthma-related research, having awarded over $100 million to scientists since 2000.

    REVIEW CRITERIA:  Innovation, research proposal, relevance to asthma, investigator

    NOTE:  The application is short (maximum 7 pages).  Preliminary data are not required.



    Valerie Dougherty, Program Manager

    William Seaman, M.D., Research Director

    American Asthma Foundation

    4 Koret Way, LR-216

    UCSF Box 0509

    San Francisco, CA  94143-0509

    (415) 514-0730

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund accepting preproposals – deadline 11/18/2013 Tue Oct 22 at 3pm

    Now accepting preproposals


    The Innovation in Regulatory Science Award provides $500,000 over five years to support investigators who are addressing research questions that will lead to innovation in regulatory science, with ultimate translation of those results into improving the regulatory process.


    To find out more information, please visit the Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards website.


    The preproposal deadline is November 18, 2013.


  • The Office of Research Campus Update is Available Online Tue Apr 2 at 1pm

    The Office of Research Campus Update is now available online. Read about sequestration, an update on the Research Roadmap and a variety of topics of interest to the research community.

  • New FCOI training available Thu Jun 7 at 10am

    The online Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) training is now available at Starting August 24th, 2012, Public Health Service (PHS)-funded investigators or investigators anticipating receiving PHS funds must complete the online FCOI training prior to the expenditure of funds on any new awards.

  • New eRA Search Tool Mon Feb 13 at 8am

    Try the New LikeThis Search Tool Available Through eRA Commons


    Principal Investigators, have you ever wanted to see what NIH has awarded in your area of interest? Would you like to find out which study section reviews the applications similar to the ones you are proposing?


    If so, we encourage you to explore LikeThis (beta), a new search tool linked to the eRA Commons! You can enter a scientific abstract or access your own applications or grants and then click on LikeThis to get a listing of similar grants and/or publications.


    No need to worry about your proposed research strategy being seen by others.  The LikeThis beta version requires a Commons login, so any information you enter is confidential.

    After you log into Commons, you will find the link along the right side of the home page at the bottom of the Additional Links section.


    Here are some helpful resources — an Overview, a User Guide and FAQs to navigate LikeThis.


    So go ahead and use the LikeThis tool and send us your feedback or questions to the LikeThis mailbox.


    In case the new tool makes you want to sing, go ahead and get your beat box on…


    Ya wanna find new ideas for research on the fly?

    Do it LikeThis!

    Wanna find a grant like yours in just one try?

    Do it LikeThis!


    Planning to submit some grant applications?

    You can look for the right study sections.

    Avoid all the other frustrations!

    Find it LikeThis!


    Joe Schumaker


    eRA Communications

    Division of Communications and Outreach

    NIH Office of Extramural Research


    Help us improve our communications; send your suggestions and feedback to or call 301-435-8185.



  • New IDC Policy from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Wed Feb 8 at 9am

    Dear Colleagues,
    We have good news from the Gates Foundation on F&A recovery. Last week the Gates Foundation announced a new policy on F&A for grants and contracts. The policy is attached below but we have provided a few key points as well.
    · The UW Foundation may receive 15% F&A. Therefore we will submit all proposals from UW through the UW Foundation and then transfer the award to the UW through OSP. We have discussed this with Gates Foundation in the spirit of transparency.
    · The policy covers both grants and contracts.
    · The policy allows full F&A on most direct cost categories. The list is provided in the policy and also included is a listing of costs that Gates considers indirect costs. Direct costs include:
    Administrative and clerical salaries may be charged as a direct cost,
    Sub-grants and sub-contracts
    Travel and per diem
    · Certain items will be considered direct costs only if directly attributable to the project AND newly acquired for the project including. If they are direct costs, F&A may be calculated:
    Equipment may be a direct cost if newly purchased for the project
    Facility charges will be direct costs only if they are newly acquired or newly expanded specifically for the project.
    · Rates and limitations apply to both sub-awardees and prime awardees. Each may receive F&A up to their applicable rate.
    · Community Colleges are now eligible for a 10% F&A rate.
    · Submit your proposal through the UW Foundation.
    · Dr. Connie Kravas will be the signatory on the proposal.
    · The proposal will be submitted by the UW Foundation on behalf of the University of Washington
    · Proposals should use the address (see below) and EIN (94-3079432) for the UW Foundation.
    · The payment address is the UW Foundation rather than  GCA.
    · The award will be made to the UW Foundation
    · When the award is made, the UW Foundation will facilitate transferring the award to the UW through OSP.
    · An eGC1 will be completed by the PI/Department and sent through SAGE for routing to OSP.
    · OSP Administrator will review the agreement and negotiate the agreement with the Gates Foundatoin as necessary.  OSP will then forward the agreement with the acceptable terms and conditions to Connie Kravas for her signature
    · Upon receipt of the signed agreement from the UW Foundation, OSP Administrator will issue a Funding Action and release it to GCA to establish account.
    NOTE: Submitting the proposal through the UW Foundation will not affect the normal re-allocation of F&A to campus.
    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact either Dondi Cupp, Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations or to Lynne Chronister. Our contact information is below.
    Thank you,
    Lynne and Dondi
    University of Washington Foundation
    407 Gerberding Hall
    Box 351210
    Seattle, WA 98195-1210
    Lynne Chronister
    Ass’t Vice Provost for Research and
    Director of Sponsored Programs
    Dondi Cupp
    Assistant Vice President for Corporate & Foundation Relations
    and Constituency Programs

  • NHLBI Funding & Research Opportunities, Aug 2011 Tue Aug 9 at 1pm

    From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute:

    The following funding opportunities from the NHLBI or other components of the National Institutes of Health, might be of interest:

    NIH Guide Notice:

    Program Announcement (PA):

    Please note that most links to RFAs, PAs, and Guide Notices will take you to the NIH Web site. RFPs will take you to FedBizOpps. Links to RFPs will not work past their proposal receipt date. Archived versions of RFPs posted on FedBizOpps can be found on the FedBizOpps site using the FedBizOpps search function. Under “Document to Search,” select Archived Documents.

  • Research Integrity Conference at the UW Fri Jun 17 at 1am

    The University of Washington is hosting the next US Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity sponsored conference, Ethical Considerations in Research Collaborations:

    Thursday September 22, 2011 and Friday September 23, 2011

    Meany Hall, University of Washington

    Nationally recognized speakers from across the country will focus on ethical challenges in three areas of research collaborations:

    University-Industry Collaboration

    Researcher to researcher collaboration

    Collaboration in the International Arena

    Read more and register for the conference here. Read the preliminary agenda here.

  • ITHS – PreApplication for C4C Ignition Award Fri Jan 14 at 4pm

    Translating Idea to Impact

    The University of Washington Center for Commercialization (C4C) and Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) are pleased to sponsor a new Ignition Award focused on early-phase translational research.  These funds are intended to support the development of important new medical products and enhance the opportunities for their commercialization.   These projects could either be appropriate for licensing to an existing company or could serve as the focus for a start-up within a two to four year time frame.

    To increase the likelihood that the selected projects will be successful, the C4C/ITHS Ignition program will be integrated with other services and resources from the UW Center for Commercialization, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), and the ITHS. Some examples of in-kind services and resources available to grant recipients include the following:

    • ITHS Preclinical Regulatory Consulting
    • ITHS Assessment of Clinical Indication
    • An Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) or New Ventures Mentor (NVM) to provide expertise in the project domain/industry
    • A CIE second-year MBA student to conduct additional market research and commercialization assessment
    • A UW Center for Commercialization Patent Agent to conduct freedom-to-operate and other patent landscape analyses
    • Fund sourcing, either through grant programs or equity-based sources
    • Technology commercialization/entrepreneurship programs and workshops

    A total of $50,000 (no indirect costs can be charged) will be awarded.  It may be awarded to one project, or split between several smaller projects each up to 12 months in duration.

    Key Dates:

    • February 18th: Pre-Applications due
    • March 18th: Investigator notified of status
    • April 11th: Full Applications due
    • June 3rd: Applicants notified
    • July 1st:  Budget Initiated

    All UW faculty members or those with equivalent titles are eligible to apply.

    Note:  All applicants must submit an Record of Innovation to UW C4C on the subject matter of the grant application and join ITHS prior to submitting an application.  All resulting intellectual property will be managed by UW C4C.  If a UW faculty member has additional appointments to other institutions, there must be an agreement in place prior to award regarding management of intellectual property.

    Please see attached Flyer for more details and  visit our website to apply at:

    Kathleen Long
    CSR Project Manager
    Institute for Translational Health Sciences
    University of Washington
    (206) 616-9195   Box 358051


  • ORIS Learning Opportunities Wed Jan 12 at 4pm

    ORIS has posted classes and materials to support the January SAGE System update:

    • New online tutorial to explore the improvements to managing people in your eGC1
    • SAGE Budget drop in sessions- multiple sessions, multiple locations
    • SAGE 101 class scheduled for January

    You can access these materials from the ORIS Learning webpage.

    Who should attend SAGE Budget Drop-In Sessions?

    Researchers and administrators who currently work with budgets, as well as those interested in learning more about the features just released

    What will you learn?

    • The difference between the budget page and the budget building capabilities of SAGE Budget
    • An overview of how to use SAGE Budget, demonstrating the newest features to create your budget quickly
    • How to use the power of SAGE Budget for real time salary, benefit and F&A rates and generate a budget that can be attached to your current or new eGC1.
    • How to copy budgets to create templates for future use.

    Is there a cost for these classes?

    No, all of these classes are free of charge. Registration is required to ensure enough class room space and materials are available.

    To register, go to ORIS Learning

  • Environmental Health & Safety Training Classes for Winter Quarter will start January 5th Wed Jan 12 at 3pm

    View available online courses and register online.

  • NSF Requirement for a Data Management Plan Tue Jan 11 at 9am

    NSF has instituted a new requirement for data management and sharing of the products of research. All new proposals submitted or due on or after January 18, 2011 must include a supplementary document of no more than two pages labeled “Data Management Plan”. Note that if a Data Management Plan would not be applicable to the proposed scope of work, a clear justification should be included. If it is applicable, the supplement should describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results (see AAG Chapter VI.D.4), and may include:


    1.  the types of data, samples, physical collections, software, curriculum materials, and other materials to be produced in the course of the project;


    2.  the standards to be used for data and metadata format and content (where existing standards are absent or deemed inadequate, this should be documented along with any proposed solutions or remedies);


    3.  policies for access and sharing including provisions for appropriate protection of privacy, confidentiality, security, intellectual property, or other rights or requirements;


    4.  policies and provisions for re-use, re-distribution, and the production of derivatives; and


    5.  plans for archiving data, samples, and other research products, and for preservation of access to them.


    Data management requirements and plans specific to the Directorate, Office, Division, Program, or other NSF unit, relevant to a proposal are available at: If guidance specific to the program is not available, then the requirements established in this section apply.


    NOTE: The UW eScience Institute has provided some guidance on language for the Data Management Plan requirement that may apply. The guidance can be found at

  • Energy website article in Uweek Fri Feb 26 at 3pm

    Uweek has a fascinating article on our energy website.  See the Uweek article at:

  • New Energy Website Launched! Fri Jan 29 at 11am

    Energy researchers at the University of Washington are involved in scientific discovery, technology innovation, and society impacts research, and are involved in a broad range of energy projects that are making a difference and changing lives. The new website is designed to build the reputation of the UW in energy research, to increase our visibility, and to serve as a resource to find expertise in a given research area.  Visit Energy Research at the UW.

  • Guidance for Completing the Performance Site Location on Grant & Contract Applications Fri Dec 4 at 4pm

    The Primary Performance Site should reflect the location where the research is being performed and the indirect cost rate used on the application. All on-campus research and projects at Harborview Medical Center should use the OSP address, while all other locations should use their building address. If more than one location is used, then the primary site should be entered first, followed by all other sites. This guidance reflects the negotiated federal Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Cost Rates.

    F&A Rate Address
    75% Primate Center (other) Washington National Primate Center, Box 357330, Seattle, WA 98195-7330
    44% Primate Center (core) Washington National Primate Center, Box 357330, Seattle, WA 98195-7330
    66% South Lake Union (SLU sites) 815 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109-4714
    56% On Campus (including Harborview) 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Box 359472, Seattle, WA 98195-9472
    26% Off Campus Actual performance site location
    17% Applied Physics Lab (APL) 1013 NE 40th Street, Seattle, WA 98105
    Multiple Locations – Split Rates Primary location, Secondary location, etc.