Celebration of Life for Wanda Bowen

A celebration of life for Wanda Bowen is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2nd at 6pm in the Murie Auditorium on the UAF campus.
Should friends desire, contributions in Memory of Wanda Bowen may be sent to the Fairbanks Animal Shelter Fund at PO Box 71267, Fairbanks, AK  99707.  You can also make a contribution at the September 2nd event to either the Fairbanks Animal Shelter or to the American Heart Association.  If you have any questions regarding contributions, please contact Jynene Black at
If you have a photo to share of Wanda, please send it to Paige Ruesch at

Wanda Bowen

We are saddened to share the news that long-time University of Alaska Fairbanks and Institute of Arctic Biology staff member Wanda Bowen died August 19, 2015. Wanda was, most recently, the fiscal officer for the Alaska IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (AK-INBRE) program. ... more

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 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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By Photo (c)2006 Derek Ramsey

Alaska INBRE Annual Retreat

Denali National Park

September 12-13th, 2015

Registration Details will announced shortly!


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