Travel Applications for Faculty, Postdocs, and students are STILL available
UA faculty, postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students may now apply for travel funds to present their research, engage with mentors, and/or obtain technical training in science related to the specific aims of the Alaska INBRE Program. To learn more about the travel awards please visit the Faculty/Postdoc Funding Opportunities page or the Student Funding Opportunities page.
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) that Alaska INBRE submits each year. Graduate students and post-docs will be required to complete their eRA Commons Profile, which includes certain demographic questions related to their date of birth, gender, race, ethnicity, disabilities, US citizenship status, and country of citizenship. And, where applicable, they will need to indicate their highest educational degree and the institution where it was earned. 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 email@example.com. For the full notice, please see NIH Notice NOT-OD-13-097. The following tools for creating eRA Commons Accounts are also available:
News & Events
Alaska INBRE GRA advocates for biomedical research funding
Melanie Alvarado, a current INBRE Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) at UAA, was among 20 young researchers who participated in the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's (ASBMB) 7th annual Hill Day on June 11, 2015 in Washington D.C. This group of young scientists, which included undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars from colleges and universities across the United States, met with senators and representatives about the value of biomedical research. Melanie met with Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan to discuss reasons why NIH funding needs to be increased as well as the amazing research she is personally conducting at the UAA campus.