WEEK OF 03/03/2014-03/07/2014
Monday, March 3
P.S. (Mohan) MohanKumar, BVSc, PhD, presents, “Hormones and Hypertension: A Focus on Estradiol.” Location: CVM, Room 311. Time: 8:30 a.m.
Krzysztof Czaja, PhD, DVM, presents, “Creative Destruction in the Peripheral Nervous System: Are Exogenous Stem Cells Really Necessary?” Location: CVM, Room 311. Time: 8:30 a.m.
Sheba M. J. MohanKumar, BVSc, MS, PhD, presents, “Programming Obesity: The Effects of Prenatal Stress.” Location: CVM, Room 311. Time: 9:45 a.m.
Vijay Durairaj, PhD, presents, “Avian Mycoplasma: A New Approach.” Location: Poultry Diagnostic Research Center, Room 107. Time: 2:30 p.m. Dr. Durairaj is a postdoctoral research associate in the Poultry Diagnostic & Research Center at the University of Georgia.
Mei-Zhen Cui, PhD, presents, “Lysophospholipids in the Development of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis.” Location: CVM, Room 236. Time: 3:30 p.m. Dr. Cui is a professor in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.
Tuesday, March 4
Susan M. Williams, DVM, PhD, DACPV, presents, “Oh No, Not Chickens Again!!” Histo Seminar. Location: CVM Room 150. Time: 12 p.m. Dr. Williams is an associate professor at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
John Maron, PhD, presents, “Indirect Effects of Top Predators in a Grassland.” Location: Ecology Auditorium, Room 201. Reception: 3:30 p.m. Seminar: 4:00 p.m. Dr. Maron is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana.
Wednesday, March 5
Thursday, March 6
Timothy LaBranche, DVM, PhD, DACVP, presents, “Ethical Issue: Dosing to Toxic Effect in Toxicology Studies.” Research Seminar. Location: CVM Room 150. Time: 12 p.m. Dr. LaBranche is an associate research fellow at Pfizer, Inc.
Friday, March 7
AKC Canine Health Foundation Request for Proposals
2014 Active Acorn Research Program Area Requests for Proposals
Dermatology and Allergic Skin Disease Request for Proposals
Due Date: April 9, 2014
Reproduction Research Request for Proposals
Due Date: May 6, 2014
Combined Musculoskeletal and Neurology Request for Proposals
Due Date: June 3, 2014
Ophthalmology Research Request for Proposals
Due Date: July 1, 2014
General Canine Health & Obesity Research Request for Proposals
Due Date: August 5, 2014
2014 Active Special Emphasis Requests for Proposals
Development of an Accurate Diagnostic Assay for Canine Hypothyroidism
Due Date: May 13, 2014
Epilepsy Research Initiative
Due Date: May 13, 2014
2014 Manuscript Request:
Risk Assessment and Management Strategies to Prevent Transmission of Infectious Disease in Dogs
Letter of Intent Due Date: April 22, 2014
Project Completion by January 1, 2015
Please find more information here.
The Michelson Grants
Found Animals offers Michelson Grants of up to $750,000 USD for research in pursuit of a single-dose, permanent, nonsurgical sterilization product or technology for use in male and female cats and dogs. To qualify for a Michelson Grant, a proposed project must pursue a technology, mechanism, or pathway representing an innovative approach to nonsurgical sterilization. Investigators are encouraged to submit for "proof of concept" studies in cell culture, rodents, and/or target species. Scientists from a wide range of fields are encouraged to apply. Please see more information about the Michelson Grants here.
Alpaca Research Foundation
Please visit the website here to obtain all of the specifics for grants available in the areas of health, husbandry, genetics and fiber.
USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program
The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support research grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Single-function Research Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities (see Foundational Program RFA for details). Please find more information here.
InterDisciplinary Proposal Development Program at UGA
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and the Office of the Vice President for Research announce a new internal funding program designed to encourage competitive extramural interdisciplinary grant proposals. The explicit goal of the Interdisciplinary Proposal Development (IPD) program is to support cross-disciplinary teams of faculty, perhaps with partners from other research institutions, government or private sector, in their efforts to prepare competitive proposals for grand challenge-type multi-investigator/multi-institution grants. These funds are being distributed in order to generate more external dollars to UGA and all activities supported by IPD should be undertaken with this overriding objective in mind.
Up to $200,000 per fiscal year will be available to support the IPD. Maximum awards will be $75,000 but typical awards will be at or below $50,000. Appropriate uses of these funds might be to support the generation of pilot data, travel to meet with potential partners, and payment of external expert reviews. Funds are not intended to support conferences.
IPD proposals of no more than 10 pages in length should:
Identify the external funding opportunity in appropriate detail (agency, specific call for proposal and deadline if known) and describe the timeline for grant proposal preparation and submission. Document advanced outreach to the funding entity.
State specifically how the IPD award would establish or improve a track record of collaboration for the planned extramural submission. Include a description of prior work as a team, if any.
Explicitly describe how the funds will be used.
Explain why the particular funding opportunity is an especially attractive one for UGA. Why will UGA and its partners be especially competitive for the award?
List participating UGA faculty from two or more colleges/schools along with the credentials of the group’s leadership (including relevant funding history).
List participants from other institutions should be listed along with a rationale for their inclusion, and provide documentation of their willingness to participate.
Include a budget that clearly shows how funds will help prepare a competitive grant proposal.
Not included in the page limit but required: letter of support from appropriate deans.
In accepting IPD planning awards, teams commit to submitting a grant proposal for the identified external funding opportunity by the agency deadline. Successful teams will be strongly encouraged to work with the OVPR GrantSMART team, which was specifically established to assist faculty in assembling complex, multi-investigator/multi-institution proposals (http://www.ovpr.uga.edu/grantsmart/).
Proposals for IPD funding should be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Research (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for receipt of initial proposals is March 14, 2014. Please direct any questions to VP for Research, David Lee (email@example.com). An information/help session will be held at noon on January 10, 2014 in Coverdell Room S175; please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals will be reviewed by a team of faculty and administrators jointly assembled by the Provost and VP for Research. Proposals will be judged on the basis of their competitiveness for the indicated funding opportunity. Criteria will include the strength of the leadership, the UGA team and its institutional partners, the extent of outreach, and the quality of the plan leading up to proposal submission. Only meritorious proposals will be selected for funding. Winners will be announced by March 28, 2014.
United States Equestrain Federation, Inc.: Equine Health Research Fund
Proposals are solicited in areas of special concern to performance and show horses. Please see more information and guidelines here.
National Research Council of the National Academies: Research Associateship Programs
Applications sought for Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Awards. Please see more information here.