April 18, 2014



Click here for the 2013-14 Small Grants Master Calendar.  Visit our Funding for Researchers web page for a complete list of funding opportunities.
Center for Cancer Research and Purdue sponsored CURRENT funding opportunities:

Phi Beta Psi Charity Trust Award April 18, 2014
Open Access Collaborative Publications Funding Open
Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy opportunities April 18, 2014
Purdue University Mellon Grand Challenge Exploratory Awards June 30, 2014
Indiana CTSI
Collaboration in Translational Research Awards May 9, 2014

NEW External funding opportunities:

DOD/CDMRP: New application system at
DOD-CDMRP Lung Cancer Research Program June 3, 2014 (Pre-application)
DOD-CDMRP Ovarian Cancer Research Program June 3, 2014 (Pre-application)

Funding Resources: 
The OVPR website includes a link entitled Funding Resources. This link includes sections containing Internal and External Funding Resources.  Additionally, there is a link for Search Tools and Alerts.  Those who would like assistance in setting up their Pivot E-mail funding alerts may want to take advantage of our tutorial, which may be found on the Search Tools and Alerts link.
The newest issues of Research Development and Grantwriting News are available at:
Another resource for corporate and foundation funding opportunities is the University Development Office.  UDO lists funding opportunities here.

Center for Cancer Research Seminar Series
The 2013-2014 Purdue University Center for Cancer Research seminar series schedule is available on the website.   Seminars are 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.
Upcoming PUCCR Seminar

April 24, 2014 WSLR 116 Dr. Shihuan Kuang
Assistant Professor
Animal Sciences
College of Agriculture
Purdue University
"Notch signaling in adult stem cells and tissue homeostasis.”

Other Purdue Seminars:
Biochemistry seminar calendar: Click here

Axelrod Lecture:
Kathy Gould, Dept. of Cell & Development Biology, Vanderbilt University
Tuesday, April 22 at 3:30 pm in PFEN 241.
“Splitting up is hard to do: regulating the end of the cell cycle”
Wednesday, April 23 at 4:00 pm in PFEN 241
“At the breaking point: molecular control of cytokinesis”

Bioinformatics seminar calendar: Click here
Biology seminar calendar:  Click here
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology seminar calendar: Click here

If you have not already done so, please take 1 minute to complete a short survey to examine the potential use of an LCM in your research.

Effectiveimmediately, for application due dates after April 16, 2014, following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate due date. The NIH and AHRQ will not assess the similarity of the science in the new (A0) application to any previously reviewed submission when accepting an application for review. Although a new (A0) application does not allow an introduction or responses to the previous reviews, the NIH and AHRQ encourage applicants to refine and strengthen all application submissions.  For details see the link:

Call for abstracts for IU Simon Cancer Center’s Cancer Research Day

The IU Simon Cancer Center currently is accepting abstracts for posters to be presented at Cancer Research Day, which is Thursday, May 29. The deadline for submitting abstracts is now Wednesday, April 30.
Students, fellows, and faculty conducting cancer research at IUPUI, Indiana University-Bloomington, Purdue University, and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a collaboration between the IU School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame, are eligible to participate in Cancer Research Day. This annual event aims to increase understanding and awareness of IU Simon Cancer Center research endeavors and encourage collaboration with other cancer research institutions in Indiana.
Cash awards will be given for best poster(s) in each research category, by group. A panel of judges will be assigned to review abstracts and posters by research category and group. Individual laboratories may submit multiple abstracts; if space becomes limited, each laboratory will be asked to identify only one poster.
Abstracts should be submitted for one of the following research categories:

Abstracts will be divided and compared by the following groups within each research category:

Cancer Research Day will take place at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., Room CE 450 (Multi-Purpose Room). This year, Cancer Research Day will begin with a two-hour symposium on cognitive dysfunction among breast cancer patients. Tim A. Ahles, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will deliver the day's keynote address. His research interest is on the cognitive effects of cancer treatment. Watch for further details.
Visit to submit your abstract.

OVPR Event: NIH Office Hours
Perry Kirkham from the Research Development Office of the OVPR will begin offering drop-in office hours for any faculty interested in submitting an NIH proposal.  These sessions will be open format, suitable for discussion of proposals from the idea stage through just prior to submission.  For questions please contact Perry Kirkham,, 496-3645.  The remaining sessions are:

Monday, April 28, Hovde 312, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Monday, May 5, Hovde 312, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, May 6, Lilly Hall 1-410 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

OVPR Workshop:  Overview of the NSF CAREER Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research will host a workshop for untenured faculty in all disciplines who are interested in developing a proposal for the NSF CAREER competition on Thursday, May 1, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, in Stewart Center, Room 322 (Please note the date change from the one originally announced in the Dimensions of Discovery).  Richard Buckius, Vice President for Research, and Sue Grimes, Assistant Director of Research Development Services, will present an overview of the CAREER program and discuss key points to consider when writing a proposal.  Lunch will be provided so pre-registration is required at the link above.  The deadline to register is Monday, April 28th.  For more information, please contact Sue Grimes at  Information about the CAREER program may be found at

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