NIH-Targeted Initiative to Enhance
Purdue’s Research Portfolio
The Executive Vice President for the Office of Research and
Partnerships and the Office of the Provost have established four
new targeted programs with the goal of increasing Purdue’s
National Institutes of Health research portfolio.
Funds are available through four distinct programs, each target-
ing a different NIH funding mechanism:
» New R01 Program: This program is intended to increase
R01/U01/P01 awards by enabling the success of new projects developed by faculty with a consistent record of external research funding from NIH or other agencies. Faculty
(tenure-track/tenured and research) on the West Lafayette
campus who have exhausted startup funds are eligible to
» Competing Renewal R01 Program: Faculty who hold
active NIH R01 grants and anticipate submitting a
competitive renewal within 12-18 months of submission
deadlines are eligible to apply for additional funds to
extend studies, try higher risk approaches or gain access to
samples/materials that are beyond available means.
» New NIH Centers Program: Designed to help fund the
early stages of a planned center proposal or resubmission,
the program is available to faculty (tenure-track/tenured
and research) on the West Lafayette campus who plan to
apply for P30 or selected cooperative agreement Center
» Selected NIH Training Grant Program: Faculty (
tenure-track/tenured and research) on the West Lafayette campus
are eligible to apply for the program, which will provide
grant-writing assistance and a research assistantship to the
PI following submission of the NIH Training Grant proposal
and another research assistantship if the proposal is funded.
See http://bit.ly/1AUE7Hw for more information. Or contact
Perry Kirkham, project coordinator in Research Development
Services: email@example.com or (765) 496-3645.
REQUEST FOR CONCEPT PAPERS
for Pillars of Excellence in the
In the interest of broadening a campus-wide effort focused
on advancing and investing in the Life Sciences, the Office
of the Provost and the Office of Executive Vice President
for Research and Partnerships are requesting concept
papers for developing “Pillars of Excellence in the Life
The goal of the “Pillars of Excellence in the Life Sciences”
is to strengthen the reputation of Purdue Life Sciences, by
improving our national/international rankings. Rankings of
particular interest are those “core” to fundamental biology:
biochemistry/biophysics/structural biology; cell biology;
ecology/evolutionary biology; genetics/genomics/bioin-formatics; immunology/infectious diseases; microbiology;
molecular biology; and neuroscience/neurobiology.
The investment by the two offices is expected to coalesce
faculty with synergistic research interests into one or more
identifiable and cohesive groups and provide significant
resources to enable a high national impact. Coupled with
Purdue’s ongoing NIH-targeted Initiative, the effort is
intended to significantly strengthen Purdue’s national/
international recognition in the life sciences. For information on the concept paper requirements, please visit
http://bit.ly/1HxCvCe. Contact Marietta Harrison
( firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Pillars of Excellence teams were required to register
the launching leader’s contact information with Perry
Kirkham, email@example.com, by April 6. Contact
Perry for questions.
Concept papers should be submitted to Perry Kirkham
by 5 p.m., May 12.
The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) adoption of the Uniform Guidance has
brought about many changes to administrative requirements, cost principles and audit
requirements for existing and future contracts and grants from extramural sponsors. While
these changes were an attempt to streamline federal awards, the volume of documentation
can be overwhelming.
Since the announcement of Uniform Guidance, Purdue has had an implementation team
focused on analyzing and assessing the impact of the new guidance on our sponsored
programs. The group has developed a website to house key communications and tools to
assist research administrators and principal investigators in understanding the new guidance. See http://bit.ly/19xfx3v.
Specifically for assisting faculty and researchers, the team has created a faculty guide to the Uniform Guidance and a short
20-minute PowerPoint highlighting key changes, available at http://bit.ly/1E26hQo.