Grants & You May/June 2014
NIH Extramural Grant Systems Upgrade for Unicode Compatibility – NOT-OD-14-071
Electronic Research Administration (eRA) has scheduled downtime for the 2014 Memorial Day weekend, while systems are upgraded and the information in the databases is converted to support Unicode compatible data. Unicode is a computing standard that allows systems to handle virtually any type of text expressed in the world’s written systems. As a result of this upgrade, eRA systems will be able to accept Greek characters as they appear in the original scientific text submitted by grantees.
NIH Project Title Field Expanded
NIH’s eRA systems and databases are now able to accept grant application titles up to 200 character, surpassing the earlier limit of 81 characters. Note: When submitting a Revision application, applicants must use the exact project title displayed in eRA Commons for the awarded application.
Maintaining Confidentiality in NIH Peer Review – NOT-OD-14-073
NIH reminds its peer reviewers and Advisory Council members of their responsibility concerning, and rules that apply to, confidentiality in the NIH peer review process.
NIH and AHRQ Announce Update Policy for Application Submission – NOT-OD-14-074
A new NIH and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) policy update relaxes the previous restriction (imposed in 2009) that prevented further consideration of proposals following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application. Effective immediately, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application, which need not demonstrate substantial changes in scientific direction compared to previously reviewed submissions, and will not contain an introduction responding to prior critiques.
Physicians who successfully complete NIH’s Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) online training are now able to earn up to 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ for continuing medical education (CME).
The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) have released a web-based interactive training video, The Research Clinic, to teach clinical and social researchers how to better protect research subjects and avoid research misconduct. The video allows the viewer to assume of the role of one of four research study characters, and determines the outcomes of a storyline by selecting decision-making choices for each “playable” character.
Official success rates (PDF) for the fiscal year are defined based on the number of awards made, divided by the sum of the applications reviewed for that fiscal year, where revisions submitted in the same fiscal year are collapsed and counted as one application. Funding Rate references the number of individual investigators that are seeking and getting funding, in a given fiscal year, which is a person-based rather than application-based statistic. Funding rates, which are higher than either award or success rates, represent a more accurate picture of NIH funding prospects.
Key Facts on US Foundations is an annual report produced by The Foundation Center which provides information about the scale of the nation’s foundation community and the grant making priorities of the largest foundations.
Funded and submitted grant proposals +
**Doris Fountain, RN, and Barbara Stone, PT, KCOM AHEC Program Office, “Chronic Disease Self-Management Education – Year 2 (University of Missouri-Columbia Regional Arthritis Center Prevention and Public Health Fund subaward to KCOM-AHEC),” Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $6,217, September 2013 – August 2014.
*Christopher Halliday, DDS, MPH, MOSDOH, “Establishment of a High-Need Dental Education Clinic in St. Louis,” Missouri Foundation for Health, $1,000,000, April 2014 – December 2014.
** Brian Degenhardt, DO, C-NMM/OMM, A.T. Still Research Institute, and Jane Johnson, MA, ATSU Research Support, “Patient-reported Side Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment,” American Academy of Osteopathy – Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee, $35,000, July 2014 – June 2016.
**C. Colby Gage, DMD, Jeremiah Sturgill, DMD, MPH, and Jae Park, DMD, MSD, MS, PhD, ASDOH Post Graduate Orthodontic Program; and Kellie Bliven, PhD, ATC, ASHS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, “Power Production and Bite Force with Performance Mouth Guards: A Repeated Measures Comparison Study Using Electromyography (EMG),” Academy of Sports Dentistry, $5,000, May – July 2014.
*Peter Kondrashov, PhD, KCOM Anatomy, “Development of Clinical Skills in NRMC Residents and Third- and Fourth-Year Osteopathic Medical Students with a Hands-on Simulation Surgical Skills Lab Using Cadaveric Material,” Northeast Missouri Osteopathic Charitable Trust, $50,571, July 2014 – June 2016.
*Debra Loguda Summers and Carolyn White, Museum of Osteopathic Medicine, “Improvement of Museum Environment Monitoring Equipment,” National Endowment of Humanities, $1,625, January 2015 – June 2016.
Tara McIsaac, PT, PhD, ASHS Physical Therapy, “Dual Task Attention, Priority, and Multi-limb Control in Parkinson’s Disease,” Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, $3,000, June – September 2014.
William Sexton, PhD, KCOM Biomedical Sciences, and Andrew Goodrich, MS, KCOM Biomedical Science Fellow, “Preliminary Study of Peel Force of Adhesive Barriers on Facial and Abdominal Skin,” Hollister, Inc., $4,760, March – July 2014.
*Yvette Thornton, RDH, ASDOH, “Smiles Across Pinal County,” National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, $19,925, August 2014 – July 2015.
*Full proposal development and support provided by the ATSU Sponsored Programs team
**Technical support provided by the ATSU Sponsored Programs/Research Support team(s)
Intramural funding - 2014 cycle - applications submitted
ATSU Strategic Research Fund (SRF)
Kellie Bliven, PhD, ATC, ASHS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, “Responsiveness of the Functional Arm Scale of Throwers© (FAST ©) in Injured Athletes,” $14,700.
Parker Crutchfield, PhD, MOSDOH, “Establishing the MOSDOH Oral Health Practice-Based Research Network,” $8,046.
Jane Johnson, MA, ATSU Research Support, and Brian Degenhardt, DO, C-NMM/OMM, A.T. Still Research Institute, “Patient-reported Side Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment,” $10,250.
Vineet Singh, PhD, KCOM Microbiology/Immunology; Inder Makin, MD, PhD, SOMA; Marc Shlossman; DMD, ASDOH, and Dale DeWan, DMD, MS, MOSDOH, “A Rapid PCR Assay for Periodontal Bacteria,” $27,000.
Cailee Welch, PhD, ATC, ASHS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences; Melissa Kay, AT, ATC, and Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA, ASHS Athletic Training; Gary Keenan, MMS, PA-C, and Ian McLeod, MEd, MS, ATC, PA-C, ASHS Physician Assistant Studies; and Michelle Weber, MS, ASHS Human Movement, “Perceptions of Concussion Management Among Healthcare Professionals,” $21,102.
ATSU Community Health Research Program
James Guillory, DO, MPH, FACPM, SHM Public Health, “Community Factors Associated with Low Birth Weight in Rural vs Urban Kansas,” $2,000.
Mary-Katherine Smith, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, David Line Denali, PhD, MPH, MSW, and Greg Loeben, PhD, SHM Public Health, “An Application of the Vineland II to Determine Impact of Dolphin-Assisted Therapy on Adaptive Behavior Skills on Individuals with Special Medical Needs,” $2,000.
Warner/Fermaturo and ATSU Board of Trustees Research Funds
Ann Lee Burch, PT, MS, MPH, EdD, ASHS, Barbara Maxwell, PT, DPT, MSc, Cert THE, FNAP, Interprofessional Education, and Mary Busch, RDH, BS, ASDOH Integrated Community Service Partnerships, “Enabling Success in Living with Diabetes Type II,” $4,000.
James Cox, PhD, KCOM Biochemistry, “Cystatin C as an Anti-metastatic Agent,” $4,000.
Parker Crutchfield, PhD, MOSDOH, and Vanessa Pazdernik, MS, ATSU Research Support, “Cross-Modal Influences on the Oral Size Illusion,” $684.68.
Jaana Gold, DDS, PhD, SHM Public Health, “WIC Oral Health Program,” $2,000.
Sherif Hassan, PhD, KCOM Anatomy, and Dale DeWan, DMD, MS, MOSDOH, “Maxillary Artery Variation in the Infratemporal Fossa in Relation to the Inferior Alveolar Nerve when Using the Gow-Gates Anesthetic Technique,” $4,000.
John Heick, PT, DPT, OCS, NCS, ASHS Physical Therapy, Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA, ASHS Athletic Training, and Curt Bay, PhD, ASHS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, “Test-retest Reliability and Concurrent Validity of the King-Devick Test in Healthy Individuals,” $3,147.
Joan Leafman, PhD, and Kellie Bliven, PhD, ATC, ASHS Human Movement; and Kathleen Mathieson, ASHS Health Sciences, “A Study of Patient Preferences for Receiving Telemedicine Patient Education,” $4,000.
Joy Lewis, PhD, SOMA, and Isaac Navarro, DMD, ASDOH Alumnus, “Primary Care Provider Ability to Identify, Treat and Account for the Social Determinants of Health at Community Health Centers,” $4,000.
Chelsea Lohman, MAT, LAT, ATC, CSCS, ASHS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, and Michael Smith, PhD, ATC, ‘97 ASHS ; “Immunohistochemical Analysis of Nociceptors in Foraminal Ligaments of the Cervical Spine,” $3,539.80.
Tara McIsaac, PT, PhD, ASHS Physical Therapy, “Dual Task Attention, Priority, and Multi-limb Control in Parkinson’s Disease: A Pilot Translational Study,” $4,000.
Ian McLeod, MEd, MS, ATC, PA-C, ASHS Physician Assistant Studies, and Cailee Welch, PhD, ATC, ASHS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, “Physician Assistant Educators’ Knowledge, Perceptions and Incorporation of Evidence-Based Practice Throughout Physician Assistant Education Programs,” $3,407.50.
David Middlemas, PhD, KCOM Pharmacology, “Requirement of Ovarian Hormones in Corticosterone Induced Depressive-like Behavior,” $4,000.
Pandurangan Ramaraj, PhD, KCOM Biochemistry, “In-Vitro Effect of Andogens (DHEA, AD, T) on Melanoma Cell Growth,” $1,500.
Neil Sargentini, PhD, and Deborah Hudman, MS, KCOM Microbiology and Immunology, “Survey of Adair County Ticks for Bacterial Agents of Human Disease,” $4,000.
Vineet Singh, PhD, KCOM Microbiology and Immunology, “Impact of Branch-Chain Fatty Acids on Staphylococcal Physiology and Antimicrobial Susceptibilities,” $4,000.
Funding opportunity announcements +
The following table lists RFAs, PAs, and PARs recently released by the National Institutes of Health. If any of these opportunities are of interest to you, contact Sponsored Programs or Research Support at ext. 2860. Learn more about grant guidelines and submission deadlines for all active NIH funding opportunities . To learn more about the grants process, see Grants Process Overview.
Research Grants (R Series)
NIH Small Grant Programs
Grant FOA number *Effects of Cannabis Use and Cannabinoids on the Developing Brain PA-14-164 *Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research PA-14-189
NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) (R15)
Grant FOA number *Community Partnerships to Advance Research (CPAR) PA-14-140
NIH Research Demonstration and Disseminations Projects (R18)
Grant FOA number Accelerating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care Practice RFA-HS-14-008
Clinical Trial Planning Grants (R34)
Grant FOA number Exploratory Clinical Trials of Mind and Body Interventions for NCCAM High Priority Research Topics PAR-14-182
NIH Research Project Grant Programs (R01)
Grants FOA number *Community Partnerships to Advance Research (CPAR) PA-14-142 *Establishing Behavioral and Social Measures for Causal Pathway Research in Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Health PAR-14-143 Evaluation of AHRQ Initiative to Accelerate the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care RFA-HS-14-009 Partnerships for Diagnostics to Address Antimicrobial Resistance of Select Bacterial Pathogens RFA-AI-14-019 *Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community PA-14-161 Leveraging a Recovery Act Resource to Accelerate Research on Neurodevelopment RFA-MH-15-400 *Effects of Cannabis Use and Cannabinoids on the Developing Brain PA-14-163 Early Phase Clinical Trials in Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions PAR-14-166 *Biology of Manual Therapies PA-14-168 Dimensional Approaches to Research Classification in Psychiatric Disorders RFA-MH-15-500 *Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents PA-14-177 *mHealth Tools for Underserved Populations with Chronic Conditions to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management PA-14-180 *Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research PA-14-190 Early Stage Development of Technologies in Biomedical Computing, Informatics, and Big Data Science PA-14-155 Extended Development, Hardening and Dissemination of Technologies in Biomedical Computing, Informatics and Big Data Science PA-14-156 *Temporal Dynamics of Neurophysiological Patterns as Potential Targets for Treating Cognitive Deficits in Brain Disorders PAR-14-153 Clinical Studies of Mental Illness Not Involving Treatment Development, Efficacy, or Effectiveness Trials PAR-14-165
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Awards (R21)
Grants FOA number *Community Partnerships to Advance Research (CPAR) PA-14-141 *Establishing Behavioral and Social Measures for Causal Pathway Research in Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Health PAR-14-144 *Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community PA-14-159 *Effects of Cannabis Use and Cannabinoids on the Developing Brain PA-14-162 *Biology of Manual Therapies PA-14-167 *Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents PA-14-176 *mHealth Tools for Underserved Populations with Chronic Conditions to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management PA-14-181 Undiagnosed Diseases Gene Function Research RFA-RM-14-005 Exploratory Clinical Trial Grants in Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases PAR-14-192 *Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research PA-14-188 Disseminating and Implementing Evidence from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Clinical Practice Using Mobile Health Technology RFA-HS-14-010 *Temporal Dynamics of Neurophysiological Patterns as Potential Targets for Treating Cognitive Deficits in Brain Disorders PAR-14-158
Resource-Related Research Projects (R24)
Grant FOA number High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants RFA-NS-14-006 Enabling Resources for Pharmacogenomics PAR-14-185
Education Projects (R25)
Grant FOA number Special Topic Research Education Course: Exploring Auditory and Vestibular biology RFA-DC-15-001
*Denotes multiple mechanism offerings
Other Extramural Funding Opportunities
Foundation for Physical Therapy – Now Accepting Applications
Deadline: August 6, 2014
Purpose: The Foundation for Physical Therapy is dedicated to the goal of improving the quality and delivery of patient care. This is accomplished by providing support to emerging investigators to promote scientifically based and clinically relevant research related to the effectiveness of PT practice. The Foundation supports research projects in any specialty, but only intervention studies provided by PTs, or selected components provided by PT assistants under the direction and supervision of a PT.
The Foundation is currently accepting applications for: