DHSS Office of Human Research Protection Notice of Proposed Rule Making

Interested Rutgers researchers and IRB members met over the past few weeks to discuss the DHSS Office of Human Research Protection Notice of Proposed Rule Making. The notice details major changes in the regulations for researchers conducting human-subject research. Rutgers University will be submitting general comments to the revisions. However, for those who wish to submit a comment on your own individual opinion (not as an official representative of Rutgers), instructions are provided below. The deadline to send comments is January 6, 2016.

ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

ORAU Powe Junior Faculty Awards – Internal Deadline: noon, November 23, 2015

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000. The applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. This is a one-year grant (June 1 to May 31).

Rutgers Scientists Develop Therapy for Fatal Childhood Disease

The R&D Council of New Jersey has honored two Rutgers University professors with its Edison Patent Award for discovering the cause of a rare but devastating and fatal childhood disease and developing a potential drug therapy now being tested in a clinical evaluation.

Peter Lobel and David Sleat, who conduct research at the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, received the council’s Edison Award November 12 at its annual awards dinner.

Rutgers Achieves Double-digit Gain in Research Grants and Contracts

New data show growth in federal funding while most agencies were unable to increase their level of research support 

National Science Foundation program, Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity

The solicitation below describes the National Science Foundation program titled Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC).” It is a submission opportunity limited to two proposals as a lead institution, preferably involving distinct application areas. Further, the PI cannot concurrently be a PI on more than one active PFI: BIC award.