WEEK OF 4/25/16-4/29/16
Monday, April 25
11am RM H203 CVM Infectious Diseases Seminar: Joanna Davis, DVM (Emergency Coordinator, SRPS District 2 USDA APHIS Veterinary Services) presents "Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza 2015-2016: Federal and State Response to a High Consequence Transboundary Disease Outbreak".
2:30pm RM 107 Building 2315 PDRC Seminar: Kiril M. Dimitrov, PhD, DVM (SEPRL, ARS-USDA, SAA) presents "Newcastle Disease Viruses Causing Recent Outbreaks Worldwide Show Unexpectedly High Genetic Similarity with Historical Virulent Isolates from the 1940's".
3:30pm RM 236 CVM Physiology and Pharmacology Seminar: Carrie Ferrario, PhD (University of Michigan, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology) presnets "Neurobiology of obesity: food craving gone awry".
Tuesday, April 26
12:00pm RM 144 CVM Histology seminar: Wilson Yau, DVM (Anatomic Pathology Resident) presents "Monkey Business".
4:00-5:00pm Main Conference Room Office of International Education, 1324 Lumpkin Street UGA Fulbright Scholar Reception and Faculty Networking. Fulbright scholar alumni and faculty interested in applying for Fulbright awards are encouraged to attend this reception. Attendees will hear about Fulbright experiences and network with others on campus.
Wednesday, April 27
Thursday, April 28
12pm RM 150 CVM Pathology Seminar: TBD
Friday, April 29
9:30-11:00am RM 175 Coverdell Coffee with the Pros: Puliyir Mohankumar (Physiology & Pharmacology), Christopher Whalen (Epidemiology & Statistic) and Franklin West (Animal & Dairy Sciences) present "How to Submit Successful R01 Proposals".
Important Information for Proposal Budgets
UGA Women in Agriculture Leadership Initiative: Inaugural Luncheon May 11th
The UGA Women in Agriculture Leadership Initiative has been established by the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences and we extend an invitation to all those who work in similar fields within the university community and beyond. The goal of this initiative is to expand individual networks, foster a better understanding of the vast scope of agricultural work, promote collaborations, enhance friendships and provide support. While we plan to feature women leaders in agricultural positions, these gatherings are definitely not limited to females. All faculty, staff and students as well as other interested individuals outside of the University, are invited to join.
The inaugural luncheon is scheduled for May 11, 2016 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. For this first session, lunch will be provided; we just ask that you pre-register prior to May 6 to allow us to prepare. The speakers will present from Room 210 in Conner Hall on the UGA Athens campus. The event will be simulcast to audiences on the Griffin (Room 214 in the Flynt Building) and Tifton (Room 14 in the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center) campuses. Attendance is free and a complimentary lunch will be provided at all 3 locations to everyone who is pre-registered by May 6.
Dr. Maria Navarro (Associate Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication) and Dr. Kristen Navara (Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Dept. of Poultry Science) will be presenting.
NIFA Webinars on New Veterinary Services Grant Program May 10, 11 and 15th.
The Veterinary Services Grant Program is authorized by Section 7104 of the 2014 Farm Bill and received a first-time appropriation of $2.5 million in the FY16 federal budget. NIFA anticipates releasing the first Request for Applications for this program in April 2016 and announcing the first grants awarded under this program by October.
NIFA will host three Veterinary Services Grant Program webinars to provide information to applicants and address their questions. Eligible entities interested in the education objective of the program should join the May 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT webinar. Eligible entities interested in the rural practice enhancement objective of the program should join either the May 11 or May 15 webinar, scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Webinars will be recorded and posted after the events. Any questions not address during the webinars can be addressed to email@example.com.
Webinar Link: http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/vsgp/
Access Code: 1966323#
Required Online Lab Safety Course for Research Staff
If you work in a lab you may have received communication about completing a required online lab safety course by June 14th. Lab Safety Basics will provide foundational information about basic laboratory risks and approaches to mitigation. Eventually, this course will be compulsory for everyone working or taking classes in a lab at UGA. We recognize that many of you have years of experience in safe lab practices, but we want to provide a consistent baseline for training that can only be established and documented by your participation in this basic training. Further, this will inform those of you that supervise students of the content of the training required for personnel in laboratory spaces. Those of you who are not involved in laboratory work should be able to opt out via a preliminary one-question qualifier quiz. Please login to your eCL account and check under "My Courses" for a course entitled Safe Secure Science - STAFF. The training will take about an hour adn doesn't have to be completed in one sitting. Please contact SSStraining@uga.edu if you have any problems or questions.
The National Pork Board: Due April 26, May 17
1. Mitigation of The Impact of Seasonality on Boar Fertility: Due April 26
2. National Pork Board Spring 2016 RFP: Due May 17
The National Pork Board is soliciting research proposals dealing with these categories:
PORK SAFETY – Post-Harvest
PORK QUALITY – Pork Quality
SUSTAINABILITY – Manure
SUSTAINABILITY – Water
SWINE HEALTH – PRRS
3.The National Pork Board’s (NPB) Swine Health Committee and Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Disease (CEEZAD) - SWINE HEALTH – FOREIGN ANIMAL DISEASE: Due May 17
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has identified the need to tackle the growing problem of tick-borne diseases in dogs by funding critical research to find new ways to prevent infections, and to recognize, diagnose and treat tick-borne diseases before they become debilitating or fatal to dogs. Diseases of interest include Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Hepatozoonosis, Babesiosis, Bartonellosis, Hemotropic Mycoplasmosis and Lyme disease. CHF supports a One Health and multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the health needs of all dogs and their people. CHF is seeking innovative approaches to tick-borne disease, including the study of co-infections.
US Poultry and Egg Association: Preproposals due May 2
The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is dedicated to the growth, progress, and welfare of the poultry industry and all of its individual and corporate interests. The promotion of problem-related research and the concomitant training of graduate students is high on the association's agenda.
Researchers should submit only a one-page preproposal summary that describes the problem(s) they wish to address, what they propose to do, and how their proposed project relates to USPOULTRY's published research priorities. A title, the researcher's name and affiliation, and an email address should be included on the preproposal. Details of procedures or budget specifics should not be included in the submissions. Preproposals should be submitted in Microsoft Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Augusta University and the University of Georgia (UGA) are pleased to announce that applications will be accepted for a third year for this program that is designed to help inter-institutional teams of faculty successfully compete for externally funded research grants. Letters of Intent are not required this year. For the purposes of this program, Augusta University faculty include those located at the Augusta University-UGA Medical Partnership in Athens as well as those located at Augusta University in Augusta. Similarly UGA faculty include members of the UGA College of Pharmacy located in Augusta, as well as those faculty located at UGA in Athens. The goal of the program is to foster collaboration between UGA and Augusta University faculty, regardless of where they are located.
This program is available for researchers seeking to address a wide range of health issues.
Maximum award of $50,000 per team; Each university will manage their PI’s funds;
Awards are funded for one year only (FY 2017, July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017) and balances may not be carried forward;
These awards may not be used for salary support of primary PIs at either institution or for travel to conferences;
Awards are made through a competitive process.
Application and instructions can be found here.
Provides assistance in the form of round-trip airfare for travel to foreign destinations specifically to participate in conferences for faculty and graduate students through a competitive process.
Deadlines: Second Tuesdays in January, March, May, July, September and November.
Eligibility: Faculty members, research professionals, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students are eligible. All Adjunct professors and Non-UGA paid employees are ineligible.
Amount: The lowest round-trip airfare available
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Open Grant Opportunities: Due May 11, June 30
1. Grand Challenges Explorations due May 11. Opportunities in six research areas: Accelarate Development of New Therapies in Childhood Cryptosporidium Infection, Assess Faimly Plannin gNeed, Preferences and Behaviors to Inform Innovations in Contraceptive Technologies and Services, Design New Analytics Approaches for Malaria Elimination, Develop Novel Platforms to accelerate Contraceptive Drug Discovery, Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas, Novel Approaches to Characterizing and Tracking the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance.
2. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), The Wellcome Trust and The Gulbenkian Foundation, are jointly holding a competition to award grants to outstanding early career scientists working outside the United States and other G7 countries. This International Research Scholars program aims to provide support for promising international scientists and to bring them into an eco-system that can foster their work and allow them to better understand and address biomedical issues of global relevance. We invite you to check this blog by Dr. Chris Wilson. Application deadline is June 30, 2016.
3.The Blue Economy Challenge: Launching a Blue Revolution for Aquaculture: This challenge aims to find solutions to three important issues of aquaculture: 1) Rethinking feed for aquaculture 2) New ocean products and 3) Sustainable design by encouraging innovations that will revolutionize aquaculture in the developing world with a focus on the Indian Ocean region, where transformations in aquaculture can help eradicate poverty, end hunger, and preserve ecosystems. Applicaiton Deadline is June 30, 2016.
NSF-USDA Joint Funding Opportunity - Early Concept GRants for Exploratory Research (EAGERs) to Develop and Enable Breakthrough Technologies for Animal and Plant Phenomics and Microbiomes: 2 page summary: Due May 12
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have established a joint funding opportunity to support the development of transformative plant and animal phenomics, and microbiome technologies. This opportunity seeks to advance our understanding of basic biological mechanisms and principles. Insights thus gained have the potential to result in improved agricultural productivity and more efficient use of natural resources such as land, water, nitrogen, and phosphorous.
This NSF-BIO and USDA-NIFA Joint Activity is soliciting Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals to support development of innovative approaches for phenotyping and microbiome characterizations, as well as for elucidating the role of microbiomes in plants and animals. In part to more fully realize the potential of low-cost high throughput sequencing and genotyping technologies, this activity addresses critical gaps in tools available for characterizing plant and animal phenotypes and microbiomes. Types of projects that might be appropriate include but are not limited to:
-Technologies that increase the accuracy and throughput of existing phenotypic and microbiome data acquisition
-Extending the diversity of phenotypes that can be measured.
-Automation or mechanization, including robotics and sensors, for phenotyping
-Standardization of ontologies, interoperability of platforms and systems, and integration of datasets
-Technologies that would identify the metabolic activities specific to particular microbes within a microbiome as well as facilitating elucidation of biochemical communication between microbes, and between microbes and their hosts
-Novel modeling approaches that address problems in phenotyping or microbiome structure and function
Proposed studies should be potentially transformative and may be considered "high-risk, high-payoff", and be compatible with the budget and time limits ($300,000, 2 years) of the EAGER funding mechanism. For more information on EAGERs, please review the NSF Grant Proposal Guide.
USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture - Special Research Grants Program Aquaculture Research: Due May 17
The purpose of the Aquaculture Research program is to support the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. and generate new science-based information and innovation to address industry constraints. Over the long term, results of projects supported by this program may help improve the profitability of the U.S. aquaculture industry, reduce the U.S. trade deficit, increase domestic food security, provide markets for U.S.-produced grain products, increase domestic aquaculture business investment opportunities, and provide more jobs for rural and coastal America. The Aquaculture Research program will fund projects that directly address major constraints to the U.S. aquaculture industry and focus on one or more of the following program priorities: (1) Genetics of commercial aquaculture species. (2) Critical disease issues impacting aquaculture species. (3) Design of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture production systems. (4) Economic research for increasing aquaculture profitability.
CVM Internal: Grants on The Edge Program: Due June 1
The College of Veterinary Medicine and the OVPR are pleased to once again announce funding for the Grants on the Edge program, an internal small grant program aimed to help investigators strategically improve the viability of grant proposals for resubmission/submission to external funding sources. Grants will be awarded for the duration of the 2017 fiscal year up to $10,000. Applications are due June 1st, 2016, with awards available in July 2016. Please contact Dr. Smith-Garvin at email@example.com for the full request for proposals and application instructions.
CVM Internal: Swanson Feline Research Grant: Due July 1
The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine is now accepting proposals for the 2016 Swanson Feline Research Grant. The Swanson Feline Research Grant is a new multiyear award that provides support for feline research, particularly in the areas of feline disease prevention and feline population control. Funding is available for a maximum of $10,000 per year for three years. Please contact Dr. Smith-Garvin at firstname.lastname@example.org for the full request fro proposals and application instructions.
Morris Animal Foundation - Large Animal Studies: Due July 13
Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease: Preproposals Due July 15
The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award provides $500,000 over five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters.
The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study what happens at the points where the systems of humans and potentially infectious agents connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of these encounters: how colonization, infection, commensalism, and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones.
PATH is a highly competitive award program that provides $500,000 over a period of five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis. The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry, stimulating higher risk research projects that hold potential for significantly advancing understanding of how infectious diseases work and how health is maintained.
The Collie Health Foundation is soliciting research grant proposals for research into canine health problems associated with the collie. OF particular interest is collie breed-specific research which includes but is not limited to: Gastric Volvulus-Torsion, Autoimmune Skin Disease and Dermatomyositis, Epilepsy, Infertility, Urinary Incontinence in spayed females, and MDR1 clinical application. We will consider quality research of any disease affecting the canine.
If you have such a project for which you would like to seek funding from the Collie Health Foundation, please fill out the Letter of Intent and/or the full application form. Our application process continues year-round.
Conact:Nancy L Kelso, DVM at email@example.com, 410-730-2122
Maddie's Fund® is interested in providing grants to U.S. Colleges of Veterinary Medicine for the discovery of new shelter medicine information that helps advance adoption guarantee shelter practices and methods. More information can be found here.