~ From the team at Alaska INBRE ~

Weekly Update
November 21, 2022
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The Alaska INBRE team wishes you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Our offices will be closed November 24 & 25
Alaska INBRE
Award Opportunities
Now Open for
Sustaining Research Excellence Awards (SRE) Request for Proposals:
Announced - Nov 16, 2023
Submission Date/Time:  January 31, 2023 5pm AKT
Budget total = up to $80,000
Awards Announced: April 2023
Funding Period: July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024

As part of the Sustaining Research Excellence (SRE) Core of AK INBRE 4, successful biomedical and health researchers within the INBRE network may be nominated to receive funding for the support of graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and technicians, the purchase of equipment, and/or to provide for buyouts from teaching or clinical duties. This support is meant as an incentive for successful investigators to remain in Alaska and further develop their research program through the continued acquisition of major grants. 
Request for Proposals

Summer 2023 Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) Awards
Announced: Nov 21, 2022
Submission Date:  Feb 3, 2023
Awards Announced:  Feb 28, 2023
Funding Period:  May 7 to Aug 12, 2024

The Alaska IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. The primary objective of Alaska INBRE Undergraduate Reserarch Assistantship (URA) initiative is to provide support for a project in the biomedical sciences and health with mentorship from UA biomedical or health faculty. Students funded through this program will gain valuable experience in designing, conducting and reporting biomedical research. The purpose is to train undergraduate students in scientific methods, scientific writing, reporting, and presentation preparation. This URA opportunity is for students at UAA and UAF. Note: URAs at UAS are funded through a different mechanism.
Award Announcement

Summer 2023 Diversity Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URAD) Opportunity
Announced: Nov 21, 2022
Submission Date:  Feb 3, 2023
Awards Announced:  Feb 28, 2023
Funding Period:  May 7 to Aug 12, 2024

The Alaska IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is supported by a grant from the NIH. The primary objective of the Alaska INBRE Summer Academic Enrichment Diversity Undergraduate Research Opportunity initiative is to provide support for a project in the biomedical sciences and health with mentorship from a UA faculty member. Students funded through this program will gain valuable experience in designing, conducting, and reporting biomedical research. The purpose is to train undergraduate students in scientific methods, scientific writing, reporting, and presentation preparation. Priority will be given to Alaska Native students and students from other underrepresented groups as defined by NIH. Students will be funded through this solicitation for conducting research at UAF, UAA, or UAS.
Award Announcement
ndividual Growth & New Ideas Through EPSCoR/INBRE

January 11 & 12, 2023
Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks
FREE! Sign up TODAY! Spaces are limited

Targeted professional development for researchers, faculty, staff, and students (graduate & upper division undergraduates)

Topics covered include:
  • Finding appropriate funding sources
  • Budgeting
  • Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
  • Career paths
  • Award letter navigation
In addition to the wonderful itinerary of professional development sessions led by our colleagues, we also have several speakers we are excited to announce:
  • Dr. Sharon Milgram, Director of the Office of Intramural Training and Education at the NIH. Dr. Milgram leads a series on resilience that promotes the mental health and well-being of the academic research community. We are accited to announce that Dr. Milgram will be attending and presenting several sessions on reiliency at our IGNITE workshop.
  • Dr. Kevin Chu, Senior Vice President and CEO of The Implementation Group. Dr. Chu will be joining us to talk about the ins and outs of grant writing.
  • Geoff Welch is a local small business owner and performance coach. He is passionate about helping individuals reach their full potential and do their most important work.
Current schedule:
Wed, Jan 11 - 10:30am - 7pm
Thurs, Jan 12 - 8:30am - 3:30pm

Everyone must register to attend. Each track has space for 25 attendees on a first come, first serve basis. After the first 25 registrants, participants will be placed on a waitlist.

Travel support may be provided as needed based on available funds. For more information regarding this event, please contact 
Alaska INBRE Graduate Research Assistantship Request for Proposals - Alaska INBRE is accepting proposals for approximately eight Graduate Research Assistantships for AY 23-24 and Summer 2024. Submission date for Administrative Review is January 9, 2023, and the Submission Due Date is January 13, 2023. Awards will be announced February 15, 2023. 
Read the Request for Proposals/Funding Opportunity Announcement here
Apply here

EPA Request for Applications - Center for Early Lifestage Vulnerabilities to Environmental Stressors - Cumulative Health Impacts for Children in Underserved Rural Agricultural Communities in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications to establish a research center to better understand the cumulative health impacts of early lifestage exposures to multiple pollutants in conjunction with other relevant non-chemical stressors in underserved, rural agricultural communities in the U.S. 
  • New opportunity opened Nov 10, closes Jan 11, 2023
  • Informational Webinar - Dec 6, 2022, 1pm ET (9am Alaska Time)
  • Read the RFA and Apply here
Kenneth Toovak & Max Brewer Memorial Research Award will offer successful awardees free logistical support for field research conducted in and/or around Utqiaġvik. The application deadline is January 31, 2023. Details and how to apply.

in on
UAF Metabolomics Journal Club - Fridays at Noon -  via Zoom  with limited seating in Murie 230 to allow for social distancing.
UAA Biological Sciences Seminars:  Seminars are held in-person at UAA in CPISB 120 on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at 2:00 pm. Our seminar series is free and open to the public.
Dec 9 @ 2pm - Dr. Tanya Cheeke will present "Evolution and ecology of plant-fungal interactions"

NIH Mental Health and Well-being Series for Biomedical Researchers. This series will address nuanced areas of mental health that directly impact the biomedical field. Studies have found that symptoms of anxiety and depression are linked to other mental health issues such as perfectionism, trauma responses, suicide and numbing behaviors. This series will cover such topics to continue to promote well-being and thriving for the community. Many talks in the series will be followed by a focused "OITE Thriving Thursday" discussion to more deeply explore issues raised in the talk. This webinar is open to all NIHers and folks outside the NIH, including students, fellows, staff, and faculty. The talk will be recorded and will be accessible within 24-48 hours. Register here. To watch webinars from the 2021-22 Series, visit their YouTube page.
  • Dec 12 - Trauma and its Workplace Impacts
  • Jan 9 - Self-Awareness Strategies for Positive Mental Health
  • Feb 6 - Perfectionism
  • Mar 6 - Addressing Numbing Behaviors: Breaking Unhelpful Habits and Becoming More Present in Our Lives
  • Apr 10 - Suicide Awareness and Response
  • May 1 - Mental Health Series Wrap Up
Upcoming Webinars/Conferences
Human Subjects Research - Policies, Clinical Trials, and Inclusion presented by NIH Central REsource for Grants and Funding Information:  Dec 6-7, 2022  FREE
Join experts from the NIH Division of Human Subjects Research and HHS Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) for answers to important questions regarding human subjects in research, and provide additional valuable information and resources. During this 2-day event, these NIH and HHS experts will share policies, resources, guidance, and case studies in this informative and engaging, live event. 
More information     Register here

NAIPI Annual Meeting - Virtual Format - December 12-14, 2022. Registration is now open! The NISBRE is a national scientific meeting to showcase the scientific and training accomplishments of the IDeA program of the NIGMS. The registration fee is $200 per program (COBRE, INBRE, CTR). This registration fee will allow investigators, faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students to register for free and submit abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations. Alaska INBRE has registered for the event. If you have problems registering, please email and we'll see what we can do to help. REGISTER HERE

2023 One Health, One Future Conference - Early Bird Registration is Open!  The conference will be held from February 28th - March 3rd, 2023 in-person or online.  Apply Here!   Interested in presenting?  
PROJECT MANAGER FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION RESEARCH PROJECT:  The Center for Alaska Native Health Research (CANHR) is seeking a full-time Project Manager to oversee the management and conduct of funded research studies focused on promoting food sovereignty, diet qualty and health equity among Alaska Native families and communities. Projects include co-developing a conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between a subsistence way of life and holistic health, using an equity-driven approach to document parents' lived experience feeding young children nutritious foods, and conducting a community readiness assessment around health eating. See the job posting here. Open until filled.
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