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Open Opportunities (2)

Announcements:

The recently-released CPRIT Individual Investigator Awards (IIA) do not limit the number of applications submitted per institution. You may not, however, apply to more than one IIA award program during the current cycle, as per the instructions.

Also, per CPRIT as of May 1, 2015:

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Internal Review Process

From time to time, granting agencies and foundations will restrict the number of proposals they will accept from any one institution. The Executive Vice President for Academic & Research Affairs (EVPARA) has instituted the following Limited Submission pre-application process for such programs:

  • Investigators interested in any of the programs noted below must submit a pre-application packet to Deanne Hernandez by the specified internal deadline. Unless noted otherwise in the instructions, each pre-application packet should include the following as a single PDF document:
    • A letter of interest;
    • The investigator's most recent CV; and
    • A brief (2-3 page) description of their proposed research to include how the research meets the sponsor's criteria for this award.
  • If the number of interested investigators exceeds allowable proposals, a committee comprised of the school Associate Deans for Research will review the pre-applications and recommend the best qualified applicant(s) to the EVPARA.
  • The EVPARA will communicate results of the selection process to both the investigators and the Office of Sponsored Projects.
  • Selected investigators are then responsible for submitting a full proposal to the sponsor by the program deadline. 

Please note that we make every effort to identify and post limited submission competitions on this web site as they become available. If you become aware of an limited opportunity that is not listed below, please send an email to Deanne Hernandez with the pertinent information.

*UPDATED* If a faculty member identifies a funding opportunity for which UTHealth is only allowed a limited number of applications, he/she should contact Deanne Hernandez in the Office of Academic and Research Affairs (ARA) as soon as possible (713-500-3192).  

  • If ARA is contacted two months or more in advance of the agency’s submission deadline, an internal competition will be announced on this page (http://www.uth.edu/evpara/funding.htm) and held as noted above to select the UTHealth nominee(s).
  • If ARA is contacted less than two months before the agency’s application deadline the UTHealth nominee(s) will be selected on a first come, first served basis, i.e., the first faculty member to contact ARA will be the UTHealth nominee.

 Current Limited Submission Opportunities

(1) 2016 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences Program

The Pew Charitable Trust has invited UTHealth to nominate one promising junior faculty candidate to its 2016 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences program. Awards provide funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.

Eligibility (from the Pew Trust directions)

The ideal candidates are outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level. A select list of eligibility criteria include:

  1. Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine or a related field.
  2. As of November 16, 2015, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor.
  3. On July 16, 2015, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before July 16, 2012), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track. Time spent in clinical internships, residencies or in work toward board certification does not count as part of this three-year limit.
  4. Candidates may be nominated by their institution two times in total. ALL applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2016 online application.
  5. If an applicant’s university has more than one eligible nominating institution or campus, that applicant may only apply from one institution; they may not reapply in a subsequent year from a different one.

Interested and eligible faculty members should first discuss this opportunity with their department chairs who are responsible for nominating candidates, with approval from the Dean. Chairs’ nominating letters should thus state explicitly that the nomination is approved by the Dean or designee.

Please submit pre-applications electronically to Deanne Hernandez at Deanne.M.Hernandez@uth.tmc.edu with the subject line to read “Pew Scholar Nomination.” The pre-application should be a single PDF document with the information below in the indicated order:

  • a letter of nomination from the department chair (nominator) explicitly addressing the candidate’s qualifications that meet the Pew Trusts’ criteria;
  • the candidate’s CV;
  • and a brief but explicit summary (not to exceed two pages) of his/her research proposal. 

The deadline for receipt is Friday, June 12, 2015. An internal selection committee comprised of notable UTHealth scientists will convene to review all pre-applications and select UTHealth's 2016 nominee.

UTHealth is limited to one nomination under the terms of this notice. This is an extremely competitive and prestigious award and institutions typically nominate faculty members who are the most highly competitive as starting assistant professors by national norms. 

Key dates are as follows: 

  • Internal Notice of Intent and Pre-Application Materials
  • Application (online only)
    • Application due: November 1, 2015


Past UTHealth Pew Scholar Recipients

Ambro van Hoof, PhD (2003) 
Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Medical School

Valentin Dragoi, PhD (2004) 
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, Medical School

Jianping Jin, PhD (2008) 
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical School 

Please click here to access more information on the Pew Scholar program.


(2) Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01)
(RFA-MD-15-010)

The goal of the NIMHD Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Program is to promote and support collaborative interventions that involve all relevant partners in the translational research process – planning, implementing, evaluating and disseminating community level interventions aimed at improving health and addressing health disparities.

The rationale for this program is two-fold: (1) To address the need for improved transdisciplinary and intervention research methods and approaches addressing health disparities; and (2) To strengthen the science of community engagement in addressing health disparities in socially disadvantaged population groups.

Please submit pre-applications electronically to Deanne Hernandez at Deanne.M.Hernandez@uth.tmc.edu with the subject line to read “Advancing Health Disparities.” The pre-application should be a single PDF document with the information below in the indicated order:

  • a letter of interest;
  • the PI’s CV; and
  • a brief but explicit summary (not to exceed two pages) of his/her research proposal. 

The deadline for receipt is Friday, May 29, 2015. Should more than one investigator wish to apply, an internal selection committee comprised of notable UTHealth scientists will review all pre-applications and select UTHealth's applicant.

Key dates are as follows: 

  • Internal Notice of Interest and Pre-Application Materials
  • Application
    • Application due: Monday, August 3, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization