December 14, 2009
The Ohio Department of Development issued FY 2010 requests for proposals for the Third Frontier Biomedical Program and the Medical Imaging Program. The RFPs, application, and budget forms are available on the Internet at www.thirdfrontier.com.
Key program dates and events include:
- Jan. 5, 2010: A Bidder’s Conference for prospective respondents to the RFPs, at which Department of Development staff will present information and answer questions. The meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio. Attendance at the Bidder’s Conference is encouraged, but is not mandatory.
- Jan. 25, 2010: Letters of Intent to file a full proposal are due by 2:00 p.m.
- Feb. 22, 2010: The Department of Development will respond to written questions through this date.
- March 1, 2010: Full proposals are due to the Department of Development by no later than 2:00 p.m.
- May 2010 (approximately): Review and awards.
December 11, 2009
The latest edition of Research News, published by Wright State University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP), is now available online (PDF). Content includes:
- Recap of 2008-2009 External Funding
- Notes from the AVP
- Information about the upcoming Research Celebration
- Sponsor Alerts
- List of all external funding from May 2009 through August 2009
December 9, 2009
You can follow up on the Dec. 9 faculty workshop on “NIH Peer Review and Compliance Issues” by downloading Associate Dean Robert Fyffe’s presentation (PDF). Also See the NIH document “Details of Application Changes for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements” (PDF; for due dates on or after January 25, 2010). Check the NIH web page on Enhancing Peer Review for regular updates on the progress of this initiative.
December 7, 2009
The BSOM Office of Research Affairs and the WSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) will hold a faculty workshop on “NIH Peer Review and Compliance Issues” on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 from 1:00–3:00 p.m. in 101 White Hall (Gandhi Auditorium) on the WSU main campus.
This workshop will be of interest to faculty, residents, advanced graduate and medical students, and others involved in or likely to become involved in the submission of NIH research grants and/or in the administration of funded proposals. Although focused on NIH grants, the compliance topics will be of interest to all extramurally funded investigators. The workshop will include brief presentations and opportunity for discussion of issues including the new NIH scoring system, new page limits, and grant compliance.
Everyone is welcome, but if you wish to attend, please RSVP to Mark Willis (email@example.com; 775 3814).
NIH Peer Review and Grant Compliance program:
- 1:00-1:25 p.m.: Changes in page limits for NIH grant applications – Robert Fyffe
- 1:25-1:45 p.m.: Enhancing Peer Review – the “1-9” scoring system – Robert Fyffe
- 1:45–2:30 p.m.: Grant Compliance Ellen Reinsch Friese & Robert Fyffe
- 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Final discussion and wrap-up
Please download this announcement (PDF) to post in your office or lab:
December 2, 2009
The Ohio Third Frontier will issue a request for proposals (RFP) in December for Biomedical Program Grants. To assist its members in preparing proposals, BioOhio will hold a Third Frontier RFP Readiness Workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 11:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m., at TechColumbus (1275 Kinnear Rd. in Columbus).
BioOhio member Bill Timmons of CGK Consultants will present:
- How the Third Frontier Biomedical Cluster Program works
- Key techniques for writing a winning Third Frontier proposal
- How to determine if you have a winning technology
- Important changes from last year
William (Bill) Timmons, Ph.D., founder of CGK Consultants, LLC, has over 25 years experience in technology innovation and development. His team has helped raise more than $100 million in grants for their clients, with a federal success rate more than twice the national average, and a Third Frontier success rate over 50%.
Lunch is included. Registration is $15 for BioOhio Members; $25 for non-members. To register, visit:
BioOhio is a non-profit membership organization designed to build and accelerate bioscience industry, research, and education in Ohio.
December 1, 2009
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for a new grant program to develop point-of-care diagnostics for the developing world.
$30 million in new grants will be available through Grand Challenges Diagnostics, a part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. The program will develop components and technologies that allow assessment of multiple conditions and pathogens at the point-of-care in a variety of settings.
The Gates Foundation intends to fund the development and optimization of novel, accurate, feasible technologies that are low cost, easy to use, functional at high temperatures and humidity, and do not require refrigeration, reagents, water or lab equipment.
Details and application instructions are available at: http://www.grandchallenges.org/diagnostics/Pages/Introduction.aspx.
Letters of inquiry will be accepted online until Feb. 16, 2010. After a review of submitted letters of inquiry, the foundation will invite full grant proposals from selected applicants.