Weekly Update

Keeping you informed of upcoming opportunities and events
~ From the team at Alaska INBRE ~

October 7, 2019

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Multi-Year Pilot Opportunity
Student Travel Application Form
Student Mentor Letter of Support Form 
Faculty and Researcher Travel Application Form
Exceptional Request Application Form
Bioinformatics Service Request Application Form

Currently soliciting proposals from investigators to support and develop research programs relevant to AI-AN health disparities in Montana and Alaska. All investigators planning to submit Pilot or Development Awards must register in the electronic portal by February 6, 2020. All applications are due March 23, 2020. Award amounts will be up to $100,000, to be spent by July 31, 2021. Full Request for Proposal

MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) application deadline Feb. 12, 2020

MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Cooperative Agreement to Promote Diversity (UE5) application deadline Nov. 15, 2019.


Upcoming Presentations, Talks, and Lectures

ONE HEALTH SEMINARS - Mondays 4-5pm @ UAF Murie Auditorium
Oct 7 - Marc Cox, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso, presents "Academic Entrepreneurship: Translating Science into Marketable Technologies to Impact Health and the Environment."
Oct 14 - Dr. Christa Mulder, Professor of Ecology at UAF, presents "Tales of the unexpected: Phenology of Boreal berry-producing plants under climate change."
Oct 21 - Dr. Shere Byrd, Professor of Biology at Fort Lewis College, presents "A 'Dirty Mouse' Model for Studying Immune Response."

RESEARCH CAREER FAIR - Thursday, Oct 10, 3:30-6pm, UAA ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building atrium. Research career fair for students who are interested in pursuing a career in research, but are uncertain about what that entails.

EVENING AT EGAN - Fridays 7-8:30PM @ UAS Egan Library
Oct 11 -  Jacob Adams, Attorney and Cultural Heritage Researcher, presents "Cultural Appropriation and Traditional Arts in a Contemporary World."
IAB LIFE SCIENCE SEMINARS - Fridays 4-5pm @ UAF Murie Auditorium
Oct 11 - Mat Wooler presents "Strontium isotopes within multi-isotope approaches to ecological and paleoecological research: A case study tracking the movement and feeding ecology of a 17,000-year-old woolly mammoth"
Registration opens in November 2019!
Are you a researcher or public health professional interested in Alaska Native health research? Are you Alaska Native or American Indian and interested in health research? Are you at least 18 years old? The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Alaska Pacific University (APU) invite you to to attend up to three weeks of courses held at APU covering:
  • Indigenous and Western research methodologies
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Culturally responsive community engagement and communication
  • Health research ethics
  • Health research and historical trauma
Courses are designed for varying levels of experience from beginners to experienced researchers and public health professionals. Choose the week(s) that best fits your needs (listed above).

For more information:
Contact Lauren Smayda at or (907) 729-4551. You can also visit the program web page at


Career Development 
REDCap Training: October 22, 2019, 2-4pm MT (via Zoom) Please join the Mountain West CTR-IN and University of New Mexico's CTSC via Zoom Video Conferencing for our live REDCap Basic Training. REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. While REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data, it is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for clinical and translational research studies and operations. The training is designed for beginners. It provides an introduction to REDCap and its features, and is a good place to start for new users. Registration is required (click here).

I-Trep One-to-One Consulting Service:  Open Now - awards are first-come, first served! Continuing with their mission to promote success in biomedical entrepreneurship, the I-Trep program offers individual one-to-one consulting to assist in the preparation of proposals and the management of awarded SBIR/STTR grants. Assistance is available for: SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II submission or resubmission; accounting and compliance assistance for awarded grants.

Fall 2019 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration:
Nov. 6-8, 2019, Phoenix, AZ 
The NIH Regional Seminar serves the NIH mission of providing education and training for the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists. The seminar is intended to demystify the application and review process, clarify federal regulations and polices, and highlight current areas of special interest or concern. General registration deadline ends Oct 11, 2019; late/onsite registration Oct 12-Nov 8.

NCGR Fall 2019 Bioinformatics Workshop on Differential Gene Expression 
Nov 11-15, 2019  National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, NM, This program is geared towards training biologists (undergrads, grads, and researchers) with minimal or no bioinformatics experience. Space is limited.


15th of each month
Alaska INBRE travel award application deadline

Oct. 8
Diversity Program Consortium
Award opportunity DPC DaTA (U01)

Oct. 10
Alaska INBRE Multi-Year Developmental Research Pilot Project letter of intent submission deadline

Oct. 11
NIH Regional Seminar
registration deadline


Oct. 13
BLaST Faculty Pilot Project
submission deadline

Oct. 14
EPSCoR Seed Grants
submission deadline

Nov. 15
Alaska INBRE Multi-Year Developmental Research Pilot Project application deadline
We make data on all funded NIH grants available to the public on the RePORT website. One of the ways we provide information is by school/department, which you can explore using the Awards by Location feature. Because of inconsistencies in the way information on department and school names are provided in grant applications, grantee officials may want to make changes in how that information is reflected in NIH systems. NIH's fiscal year ended on Sept 30, 2019, so now is the time for Signing Officials to verify the accuracy of their grant assignments to departments or components within institutions of higher education using the Grant Re-assign function in eRA Commons. Since the data in these files are "frozen" annually to ensure the reporting files produce consistent and meaningful results, any corrections must be made by 8:00 PM EDT on Friday, October 11, 2019 to be reflected in NIH annual reports. Read the NIH Guide Notice for more information.

When in Doubt, Reach Out
New Post on NIH Extramural Nexus
The NIH Grants & Funding website has a wealth of information to help applicants and grant recipients navigate application submission and grant administration requirements. When you can't find what you need online, don't hesitate to reach out to NIH staff. Often, the best folks to talk to will be in one of the NIH institutes or Centers. Our Contacting Staff at the NIH Institutes and Centers page can help you understand the roles of NIH staff and help you contact the right person at each phase of the application and award process.

Having trouble navigating our eRA systems? Check out our general Help page for eRA Service Desk and other general support contacts.

Communicating with NIH staff is not only okay, it is encouraged. When in doubt, reach out - we're here to help.

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