December 20, 2011

Federal Limited Submission Funding Opportunities: lower urinary tract research and shared instrumentation

Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) (U01)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the development of a cooperative research network (Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network, or LURN) to develop and qualify symptom-based instruments to measure early, late, transient and persistent symptoms both in males and females, and to better define the phenotypes of men and women with symptoms of lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD).

Link to the program announcement: RFA-DK-11-026

Vanderbilt is limited to one application for a Research Site and one application for a Data Coordinating Center to this program.

All applicants for federal limited submission funding opportunities should notify the Office of Research of their intention to apply. An internal proposal should be submitted; if necessary a faculty review committee will select the institutional applicant(s). Unless otherwise specified, internal proposals should include the following:

• Faculty PI/PD(s)
• Tentative title of the intended proposal
• Names of other key faculty, departments expected to participate
• A brief (one-page maximum) summary of the scope and content of the program.

Additional information may be requested.

Questions? Contact Susan Meyn in the Office of Research for more information, or to submit an internal proposal.

Internal proposal deadline: Jan. 6, 2012.
Application due date: March 14, 2012.

Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)

Investigators intending to apply to the S10 Shared Instrumentation program should submit an internal proposal to the VUMC Office of Research for review by the VUMC Institutional Shared Resource Oversight Committee (ISROC). The ISROC will resolve any conflicts between potentially overlapping proposals and recommend eligibility for School of Medicine (SOM) matching funds.

Link to the program announcement: PAR-12-017

Note: An internal proposal is required for projects that will request VUSM matching funds. Proposals submitted on behalf of or in collaboration with a VUMC core facility or shared resource will be prioritized for VUSM matching funds.

To submit an internal proposal, please click on the link to the VUMC SIG Internal Proposal Form below and complete all fields. Be sure to scroll down to click "Submit" once all information has been entered or uploaded. You will be contacted if more information is needed.

VUMC SIG Internal Proposal Form:

Internal proposals are due to the Office of Research no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Susan Meyn in the Office of Research at or 322-0470.