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April 29, 2019

April 29 - Alaska INBRE Special Requests RFP

April 29 - INBRE & COBRE/CTR

April 30 - Alaska EPSCoR Travel Awards
Complete information provided below

Alaska INBRE
Special Requests
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Announcement Date:  April 22, 2019
Submission Date & Time:  April 29, 2019 at 5pm AKST
Awards Announced:  variable
Funding Period:  FY19 May 2019-June 30, 2019
OR FY20 July 1, 2019-December 31, 2019

Alaska INBRE's primary aim is to expand the multi-disciplinary research and teaching network to support biomedical and health research expertise, infrastructure, and translational capacity. Requests must meet one of the goals of Alaska INBRE, which is to increase capacity in Alaska for biomedical and health research, including One Health and basic biomedical research themes. This award is divided into two categories and is intended to address the needs for special requests as follows:

Category 1 - Urgent Requests:  Expenditure deadline June 30, 2019. Allowable expenditures include salary support, service contracts, supplies, and contractual services. No carryover is allowed.

Category 2 - Equipment and Other Support:  Expenditure deadline December 31, 2019. Allowable expenditures include one-time items like equipment. Other requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Equipment requests may require the approval of NIH and no carryover is allowed.



Announcement Date: April 9, 2019
Submission Date & Time: 
April 29, 2019 at 5pm AKST
Awards Announced: expected August 2019
Funding Period:  August 2019-July 2020

This is a pre-proposal opportunity announcement.  The selected applicants will be required to submit a full proposal to NIH in coordination with the INBRE PI/Director Brian Barnes by May 31, 2019 via PAR-18-591 following the guidance in NOT-GM-19-025. 
The complete Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) can be found HERE  
The Administrative Supplement Submission Form can be found HERE

Check out these great opportunities from Alaska NSF EPSCoR program...
TRAVEL AWARDS:  The EPSCoR Fire and Ice project will competitively award travel funds to UA faculty, staff and students to present their research, to interact with colleagues and mentors, and/or to obtain training in science related to program goals. Travel may be to conferences, workshops, trainings, or other appropriate academic settings, and should relate to Fire and Ice project goals. Awards are for up to $3,500 and cover domestic travel only. Travel must be completed by September 1, 2019. Application deadline is April 30. For more information visit our website, or contact Faye Gallant,

INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGES WORKSHOP:  EPSCoR invites University of Alaska faculty, staff, students and affiliates to a workshop examining key questions about the role of Indigenous Knowledges in academia. Topics include how Indigenous Knowledges can be engaged in teaching and research with integrity, using authentic and decolonizing methods. Co-leaders Drs. Ocean Mercier and Beth Leonard will briefly present on their collaborative work, lead a roundtable discussion that examines successes and challenges, then assist participants in generating plans or strategies for engaging Indigenous Knowledges in their future teaching and/or research. Workshop will be held at UAA on May 6, and at UAF on May 10. Travel funding may be available for UA affiliates in Juneau. Registration is free but space is limited. For more information, visit our website or contact Courtney Breest,

Fulbright Scholar Seminar
May 2 @ 3pm, UAF Murie Auditorium
The Center for Alaska Native Health Research (CANHR) is hosting Fulbright Scholar, Jon Petter Stoor.  Stoor will speak from his paper titled  “We are like lemmings:” Mental health and suicide prevention in Sápmi.

Thesis Defense
May 2 @ 2pm, UAF Elvey Auditorium
Sara Wilbur, MS Thesis Defense "Telomere dynamics in arctic ground squirrels"

2019 Bioinformatics Workshop
May 13-17, 2019 @ UAF
Workshop in Next Generation DNA Sequencing and Analysis

One Health Research Conference of Alaska 2019 (ORCA)
May 15-17, 2019 @ UAF
Click here for more information

NIH Regional Seminar & OHRP/NIH OER
May 15-17, 2019 @ Baltimore, MD

Program Funding and Grants Administration
Pre-Seminar Education Workshop on human subjects protection

University of New Hampshire UNHInnovation
June 2-5, 2019 @ Philadelphia, PA
I-Corps Bio-Entrepreneurship Workshop

14th Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities
June 6-7, 2019 @ Ft. Worth, TX

Social Epigenomics & Health Disparities

MW CTR-IN 6th Annual Meeting
June 10-11, 2019 @ Las Vegas, NV 

"Advancing Health Disparities related clinical Translational Research in the MW Region"

NIH IDeA Western Regional Meeting
Oct 7-9, 2019 @ Las Vegas
Registration Now Open!

Check HERE for updates and information as the event approaches.
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