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JUST ANNOUNCED- SOM Pilot Programs (10.20.15)

The School of Medicine announces TWO pilot funding opportunities- the Basic and Clinical Science Pilot Program and the Clinical Investigator Kickstart (CLIK) Pilot Program. These mechanisms support development/pilot projects leading to submission of competitive applications for extramural funding. Application materials are below.


Basic & Clinical Science Pilot Program Description

Basic & Clinical Science Pilot Program Cover Page & Application


CLIK Pilot Program Description

CLIK Pilot Program Cover Page & Application


The deadline for submission is Monday, December 14, 2015 by 11:59p.m. CST. Applications will be peer-reviewed via an NIH-like study section, with anticipated proposal start dateso n or around January 25, 2016. Proposals should be submitted electronically in a single PDF file attached to an email to Please refer any questions regarding this funding opportunity to Courtney Peebles, or 210-562-6869.


Resources and Environment Sample Language (3.27.15)

At the request of SOM faculty, the Vice Dean for Research's Office has developed a document with sample language to be used in the Resources and Environment section of grant applications. The information included is intended to provide a limited amount of background information for grant applications, and should not be considered an exhaustive list. Investigators intending to use the information should ensure all data is up to date before using it in their application(s), and are encouraged to contact the resources listed as appropriate and/or required for their applications. To download the document, please select the following link.


Resources and Environment Template


Any questions about the document, or suggestions for additions can be directed to Courtney Peebles, MPH, Project Coordinator at or 562-6869.


PCORI Funding Workgroup Meeting Materials (3.2.15)


In response to great faculty interest in pursuing PCORI funding as evidenced by attendance at our recent PCORI workshops, the Research Dean's Office is coordinating a meeting where faculty from all UTHSCSA schools can discuss upcoming submissions and funding mechanisms, and network with others interested in patient-centered outcomes research. Our three scheduled presenters and their topics are listed below


Alex Foster, MD, MPH- Reducing Disparities in Early Childhood Obesity via a Parent Mentor Partnership

Pamela Otto, MD- Decreasing Patient Anxiety, Improving Access, and Decreasing Disparities Related to Screening Mammography and Breast Cancer Diagnosis to Include Women of Low Socioeconomic Class and Lower Educational Levels

Gail Tomlinson MD, PhD- Establishment of a County Hospital-Based Program for Older Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer


All of our presenters will be discusing their LOIs for the March 6 PCORI cycle, and are interested in feedback from PCORI Funding Workgroup members. As with our last meeting, we anticipate a lively and respectful discussion among all participants. The meeting information is as follows:


Additional workgroup sessions will be scheduled based on continued interest and participation. Please email if you are interested in presenting at a future PCORI Funding Workgroup.


If you would like to sign up to receive announcements and information for the PCORI Funding Workgroup, please click the following link to subscribe to our mailing list.


Grant Writing Resources Now Available! (11.10.14)

In early October, the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI) sponsored three lectures on writing successful grant proposals. Presented by Robert Porter, PhD, the series presented a general workshop for writing successful proposals, a workshop specifically targeting National Science Foundation (NSF) proposals, and a final workshop on preparing a successful proposal for the National Institutes for Health (NIH). Documents provided at all three workshops are available below.


Writing Successful Grants: A Twelve Step Program

Presentation Slides: Writing Successful Grants

Exercises in Grant Writing

Why Academics Have a Hard Time Writing Good Grant Proposals

Goals, Hypotheses, Research Questions, and Project Objectives

List of Active Verbs for Grantwriting


Building the NIH Grant Proposal

Presentation Slides: Building the NIH Grant Proposal

NIH Abstract and Specific Aims

Types of Grant Programs- Funding and Guideline Information

Academic Research Enhancement Award- Parent R15

NIH Proposal Outline- Six Page Limit

NIH Proposal Outline- 12 Page Limit

Sample R01 Proposal

Sample R01 Proposal with Reviewer Comments

Sample R21 Specific Aims Page

When to Contact an NIAID Program Officer


Building the NSF Grant Proposal

Presentation Slides: Building the NSF Grant Proposal

Twelve Steps to a Winning Research Proposal

Proposal Preparation Instructions

CV, Budget, Pending Support, Facilities and Equipment, Cover Sheet for NSF Proposal

Addressing the "Broader Impacts" Portion of the Merit Review Criteria

Sample NSF Proposal- Computer Science Project Summary and Description

Sample NSF Project Summary

Sample NSF Workplan

Sample Postdoctoral Researcher Mentoring Plan for NSF Proposal

Advice for Meeting Directors at NSF


Development Opportunity: Early Career Reviewer Program

The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has an Early Career Reviewer Program, designed for junior faculty who have not previously served as CSR reviewers. Applicants selected for this program get to attend and participate in CSR study sections. Information about the program and application process is available at the following link: CSR Early Career Reviewer Program



Now Available- Updated Lab Transfer Information document (10.15.14)

The SOM Research Dean's Office has updated the Lab Transfer document. This document contains information intended for investigators to ease the process of moving their labs to UTHSCSA.


UTHSCSA Lab Transfer Information


If you have any questions about the document, please contact Courtney Peebles, MPH, or 562-6869.


SciVal How-To Videos and Information (10.15.14)

SciVal is an expertise profiling and research networking tool that can be searched by UTHSCSA department, concept, last name, or free text. The database contains information on experts’ publications, grants, journals, research/institutional/and coauthor networks, topic/concept area fingerprint, similar experts, and trends. Investigators may find this useful for indentifying similar experts, or expanding their research network. Another unique feature is that investigators are able to update their profile information on SciVal. The following links were created by Elsevier, the publishing company behind SciVal, to provide investigators with training on how to use SciVal to its utmost efficiency.


Elsevier Training Desk- SciVal Experts

Elsevier Training Desk- SciVal Funding


SciVal is in a period of transition, and new features are expected to be rolled out soon. More information about these features is available from Elsevier's website.



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