NIH Annual Student Visit Week: Deadline extended to May 6!

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering an opportunity for INBRE affiliated undergraduate students to apply to attend their annual NIH Visit Week (July 11-15, 2015), a one-week summer enrichment program to expose Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students to the NIH and to biomedical research and healthcare careers. Selected students will participate in science career workshops, interactions in selected NIH laboratories and clinical research settings, a science journal club, informational interviews and professional networking opportunities throughout the week.
Students should complete a brief online application at to be eligible for selection to attend the NIH Visit Week. *Please select “INBRE” under “Your Affiliation” under “Education History” in addition to referencing INBRE in the cover letter. For detailed instructions, please read the NIH announcement letter.

Don't Forget! There's a NEW Biosketch Format

NIH has announced a new biosketch format for application due dates on/after May 25, 2015 (NOT-OD-15-032). The SF424 (R&R) forms page now includes directions and forms for both the standard and fellowship- specific biosketch, that must be used for individual predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships, dissertation research grants (R36), and Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supplement).  For more information visit the Biosketch FAQ page.

eRA Commons IDs Required

The NIH now requires an eRA Commons ID for all individuals in postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate student roles who participate in NIH-funded projects for at least one person month (160 hours) or more. This information will be collected by INBRE for the NIH annual Research Performance Program Report (RPPR). Graduate students and post-docs will be required to complete their eRA Commons Profile, which includes demographic questions and educational degree information. RPPRs lacking this data will receive an error and the RPPR will not be accepted by the NIH. Anyone wishing to establish an eRA Commons account or affiliate with the University of Alaska must make a request to authorized personnel at their respective campus. To find out who the authorized representative(s) are at your campus, please email For the full notice, please see NIH Notice NOT-OD-13-097. The following tools for creating eRA Commons Accounts are also available:

eRA Commons Personal Profile Overview (video)
Personal Profile Online Help

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One Health Seminar Series 

Don't miss this semester's One Health Seminar Series sponsored by UAF Vet Medicine, BLaST, and Alaska INBRE.  Presentations will be every Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the Murie Auditorium on the UAF campus. If you are at another campus other than UAF...see the below list of areas to see a LIVE transmission of the presentation!
UAA in Anchorage ISB 101D
Illisagvik in Barrow Library
UAF, KUC in Bethel Room 139
UAS in Juneau Anderson Room 204
UAF, SFOS in Kodiak Seafood & Marine Science Center rm 225
UAS in Sitka Room 106
Alaska Sealife Center in Seward Library Rm

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