Special Issue
Funding Connection

The Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC),   through its  CoV Pandemic Response Request for Information ,  is seeking white papers for solutions to the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pandemic in the following areas:  diagnostics/monitoring, surveillance, information systems for point of care, therapeutics, prophylactics, and clinical trials.  While white papers will be accepted through May 31, MCDC is requesting them by 4 pm on March 21, 2020 due to the urgency of the situation.

The National Institutes of Health have issued a  Notice of Special Interest (NOSI)  to highlight the urgent need for research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and on biological effects of its causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Topics of specific interest to include host response, associations with heart, lung, and blood (HLB) diseases, potential impacts on transfusion safety, and clinical outcomes of infected individuals.  Researchers may request supplemental funding ( PA-18-591 ) or as an Urgent Competitive Revision (   PA-18-935 ) to an existing grant.  

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program, Autism Research Program, and Ovarian Cancer Research Program
Due to impacts of COVID-19, the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP), Autism Research Program (ARP), and Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) have extended the pre-application submission deadline. The extension is for all applicants. 
Requests for further extensions to the new pre-application submission deadlines will not be accepted. The FY20 ALSRP released funding opportunities on January 17, 2020. The FY20 ARP and FY20 OCRP released funding opportunities on February 27, 2020.

Guidance and definitions for researchers during COVID-19 reduction in on-campus operations
Read an update and information related to RSCAD activities during limited on-campus operations from Peter Dorhout, vice president for research.
Events and announcements
Updates from federal agencies
National Endowment for the Arts:

Department of Defense (DOD):

Department of Energy (DOE): 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): 

National Institutes of Health (NIH):

National Science Foundation (NSF):

Office of Management and Budget (OMB):
  • OMB has released M-20-17, “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations” which provides similar administrative relief as listed in M-20-11 to an expanded scope of recipients affected by the loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19 crisis.  
Additional resources
New APLU COVID-19 Resource Website
APLU launched a new  resource website   to track pertinent information regarding COVID-19. The website includes analysis of various agency guidance/responses and relevant action on Capitol Hill. APLU will continuously update the website to reflect new developments. 

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset
The National Institutes of Health released the  COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)  of scholarly literature about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, and the coronavirus group. The CORD-19 resource is available at   SemanticScholar.org  and will continue to be updated as new research is published in archival services and peer-reviewed publications. Researchers should submit the text and data mining tools and insights they develop in response to this call to action via the  Kaggle platform . These tools will be openly available for researchers around the world.

The University-Industry Demonstration Partnership, UIDP, offers workshops with best practices on how universities and faculty can interact with industry partners on collaborative research partners. UIDP is offering this workshop to anyone affiliated with a UIDP partner like K-State.

Rather than relinquishing victory to COVID-19 concerns, UIDP has transitioned much of the content planned for our March 23-26 spring conference to a virtual event—and we’re cordially inviting you to log in, contribute, and help us make our inaugural virtual conference one for the record books.

Comp. Code: UIDPVC_500

Research Brownbag Discussions
Join Vice President for Research Peter Dorhout and staff to learn how the university is addressing the changing compliance landscape around international travel, research data management, attending conferences in embargoed nations and new regulations. Discuss your concerns or questions that you have around these topics. What is K-State doing to protect our researchers? What are best practices and protocols at this time?

All brownbags will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. on the following dates via Zoom .
  • Monday, April 13 – Topic: TBA
  • Monday, May 11 – Topic: TBA

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 360 831 780

Registration is not required. Please reach out to comply@k-state.edu with any questions.
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