In this Issue:
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reminder of Policy Changes for proposals
  • URCA due April 5
  • Higuchi - KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards
  • New policy regarding use of UAS on campus
  • WSU team creates device that will aid in orofacial research
  • WSU graduate wins prestigious national innovation award
  • New team member to join Post Award
  • Upcoming workshops and Events
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reminder of Policy Changes for proposals
For your convenience, here is a roundup of recently announced changes impacting grant application submission for due dates on or after January 25, 2019.

  • NIH Policy and Guidelines on the Inclusion of Individuals Across the Lifespan as Participants in Research Involving Human Subjects (NOT-OD-18-116)
  • Review Criteria Updates (Fellowship – NOT-OD-18-227; Research – NOT-OD-18-228; Career Development – NOT-OD-18-229)
  • Changes to the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) Program (NOT-OD-19-015)
  • Reinstatement of NIH SBIR Direct-to-Phase II Authority (NOT-OD-19-019)
  • New Funding Opportunity Announcements Targeting Basic Experimental Studies with Humans (NOT-OD-19-024)
  • Harassment and Discrimination Protections in NIH Training Applications (NOT-OD-19-029)
  • NIH Implementation of the Final Rule on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule; NOT-OD-19-050)
  • Application Instruction Updates

Please let the Office of Research know if you have any questions about these policy changes by emailing us.
URCA due April 5

University Research/Creative Projects are to retool or reestablish productive research/creative projects agenda. In areas where external funding is available, the URCA may be used as seed money to develop pilot data.

  • Areas where access to external sources is limited may receive special consideration.
  • Grants may be for up to $4,500 awarded in two separate competitions: New - tenure-eligible faculty in their first or second year of probation to initiate research/creative projects, and Established - tenured faculty or probationary faculty in their 3rd (or more) year of probation to retool or re-establish productive research/creative agenda.
  • A faculty member may receive only one of the following in a fiscal year: an URCA, an Award for Research/Creative Projects in Summer (ARCS), or a Multidisciplinary Research Project Award (MURPA).
Higuchi - KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards
The University of Kansas is seeking nominations for the annual Higuchi—KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. Late Distinguished Professor Takeru Higuchi and his wife, Aya, along with KUEA created four awards to recognize individuals for their accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative activity. Faculty from any Kansas Regents institution are eligible. Winners receive $10,000 in support of research activities.
 
  • The Balfour Jeffrey Research Award in the field of the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • The Olin Petefish Research Award in the field of Basic Sciences
  • The Dolph Simons Research Award in the field of Biomedical Sciences
  • The Irvin Youngberg Research Award in the field of Applied Sciences
 
Nominations are confidential. Deadline is May 1, 2019.
New policy regarding use of UAS on campus

Prior to operating a UAS on WSU’s campus, a  Flight Plan request form  must be completed and approved by the University Police Department.

WSU has a policy regarding the use of a UAS on campus – please visit the WSU Policies & Procedures manual for more information. WSU Policy  11.03 Unmanned Aircraft Systems
WSU team creates device that will aid in orofacial research
A Wichita State University interdisciplinary team has been accepted to participate in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program for a device they created that could make a huge difference in orofacial research.

WSU graduate wins prestigious national innovation award
2018 Wichita State grad Brock Milford developed a test to help prevent fuel from catching fire on airplanes. Now he has won the prestigious FAA Centers of Excellence DOT Secretary of Transportation Student RAISE Award for his design.

New team member to join Post Award

Andrew Pierce will join the Post Award team for Office of Research on Monday Feb. 11. Please help us give Andrew a warm welcome when he arrives.
Upcoming workshops and events
March 8
NOON - 1:30 p.m.
Jardine Hall 405

May 15-17
Baltimore, MD

May 20-21
Los Angeles, CA
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