Creighton Internal Grant Opportunities

Internal Grant Opportunities

Creighton University offers the following internal grant funding opportunities for faculty members.

Future Opportunities

Philip E. Heflin Auditory Research Fund

Philip E. Heflin Auditory Research Fund

Philip E. Heflin Auditory Research Grants are seed grants for full-time Creighton University School of Medicine faculty in the auditory research field. These grants are made possible by a grant from the Omaha Community Foundation through the Philip E. Heflin Auditory Research Fund. The goal of this funding mechanism is to promote auditory research undertaken to ultimately cure auditory defects. This seed grant program will enhance the ability of faculty to develop sufficient preliminary data for competitive NIH grant applications. These grants are for $20,000 over a two-year project period.

Eligibility:

  • Full-time School of Medicine tenured or tenure-track faculty, or resident/assistant professors are eligible for this opportunity. Part-time faculty including those who hold contributed service, special rank, or visiting designations are not eligible for this program.
  • Investigators should not submit more than one grant proposal to be considered.

Budget Restrictions: The following are not allowable expenses: faculty salaries, space, travel to conferences or scientific meetings, repairs, renovations, and indirect costs.

Deadline: 2022 date TBD

Bellucci Translational Hearing Research Fund

Bellucci Translational Hearing Research Fund

Thanks to a generous donation to the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Translational Hearing Center, we solicit research proposals from life sciences faculty that fit the theme of translational hearing research. As stipulated by the Bellucci Foundation, intended recipients of these research awards will be faculty members who are (i) junior investigators (without an R01-level award as PI to date), (ii) in gaps between grants, or (iii) exploring new (unfunded) translational auditory neuroscience projects.

Eligibility:

Investigators must be full-time Creighton University Life Sciences tenured or tenure-track faculty or resident/research assistant professors. Part-time faculty, including those who hold contributed service, special rank, or visiting designations, are not eligible for this program.

Contact Information:

Application deadline: 2021 deadline TBA

Magis Core Curriculum Faculty Development Grants

Magis Core Curriculum Faculty Development Grants

The Magis Core Curriculum Director invites applications from any full-time member of the university faculty whose appointment will extend through 2021-22 for Magis Core Curriculum Faculty Development Grants for 2020-21. The purpose of the grants is to facilitate the development of new courses to be offered as part of the Magis Core Curriculum. Grants will be available in amounts up to $2000, including materials and stipend.

Grant proposals may be submitted for courses satisfying any requirement of the Magis Core Curriculum. Special consideration will be given to grant proposals that address one of the following program priorities:

  • First priority: Intersections courses that will be approved for Academic Service-Learning*.
  • Second priority: Any Magis Core course that will be approved for Academic Service-Learning.
  • Third priority: In certain cases, a sector of the university (a program or department) may recognize a need for a particular Magis Core course, but the course sponsor may need funding to help to achieve those means that the department or program cannot cover. In those cases, the program director may communicate with the Director of the Magis Core to determine whether the course sponsor would be eligible to apply for a Magis Core grant.

*Academic Service-Learning is an experiential educational strategy that integrates community service into academic courses so that learning is enhanced and community partners receive concrete benefits. Proposals deemed "adequate" would address the following:

  • clear learning outcomes which are attached to possible community partners;
  • an engagement with the self-identified needs of community partners; and
  • multiple strategies for student reflection based on their service.

Application deadline: 2021 deadline TBA

Presidentís Distinguished Curriculum Innovation and Pedagogical Research Grant

Presidentís Distinguished Curriculum Innovation and Pedagogical Research Grant

Awards

Creighton University strives to recognize the efforts and achievements of its faculty as they prepare students to learn, work, lead, and serve in an increasingly complex world. The President's Distinguished Curriculum Innovation and Pedagogical Research Grant award specifically aims to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) through curricular innovation and pedagogical research dedicated to student learning and enrichment of the curriculum by members of the faculty. Grant awards are available for this use in the following four categories:

  • Interdisciplinary or Inter-professional Health Education
  • Lifelong Learning Innovation (e.g., graduate level programs, certificate programs, nontraditional students, career enhancement and transition, etc.)
  • Community Engagement (e.g., North Omaha place-based learning, population health, etc.)
  • Exigent Issues of Global Concern (e.g. racism, refugees, immigration, 

Internal Grant Program Application Limitations

Per the Policy on Concurrent Submission of Similar or Identical Applications, two (or more) similar, identical, or essentially identical applications cannot be under review at the same time, even if they are submitted to different internal funding opportunity announcements."

Application Deadline: 2022 date TBD

Health Science Strategic Investment Fund Faculty Development Grants

Health Science Strategic Investment Fund Faculty Development Grants

Health Science Strategic Investment Fund Faculty Development Grants are seed grants for full-time faculty members developing new biomedical research projects. Grants are for $50,000 over a two-year project period.
 
Eligibility:

    • Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members (health science and non-health science schools/colleges) or resident/research assistant professors conducting biomedical research are eligible for funding. Part-time faculty, including those who hold contributed service, special rank, or visiting designations, are not eligible for this program.
    • Recipients of a Health Science Strategic Investment Fund Faculty Development grant in the past two years are not eligible to apply this cycle.
    • Recipients of a Health Science Strategic Investment Faculty Development grant may not be funded by another internal Creighton University grant mechanism at the time of award.
    • Investigators should not submit more than one grant proposal to be considered.
    • The two-year award is not allowed an extension or renewal.

    Budget Restrictions: The following are not allowable expenses: faculty salaries, space, travel to conferences or scientific meetings, repairs, renovations, computer equipment, and indirect costs.

    Internal Grant Program Application Limitations: Per the Policy on Concurrent Submission of Similar or Identical Applications, two (or more) similar, identical, or essentially identical applications cannot be under review at the same time, even if they are submitted to different internal funding opportunity announcements."
     
    Application Deadline: 2022 dates TBD

    Dr George F Haddix President's Faculty Research Fund

    Dr George F Haddix President's Faculty Research Fund

    The Dr. George F. Haddix President's Faculty Research Fund supports and enhances the research and scholarly productivity of full-time faculty at Creighton University. Faculty are encouraged to involve students in their research programs and scholarly endeavors.
     
    Three categories of applications will be considered for support:

    1. New investigators or initiation of a research project that represents a new direction for established faculty with the intent to build on this work and/or seek external funding.
    2. Scholarship of teaching/learning and/or mission-based projects.
    3. Of particular interest in this year's round of funding will be interdisciplinary team-focused projects that cross two or more Creighton University schools or colleges or two or more disciplines.

    Please note: Only one no-cost extension will be allowed for any Haddix grant.

    Internal Grant Program Application Limitations: Per the Policy on Concurrent Submission of Similar or Identical Applications, two (or more) similar, identical, or essentially identical applications cannot be under review at the same time, even if they are submitted to different internal funding opportunity announcements."

    Application deadline: 2022 date TBD

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    LB692 New Initiatives Grant

    LB692 New Initiatives Grant

    LB692 Nebraska Tobacco Settlement Biomedical Research Development New Initiative Grant

    LB692 New Initiative Grants are seed grants for full-time faculty to develop new avenues of investigation in biomedical research. The goal of this funding mechanism is to enhance the ability of faculty to develop sufficient preliminary data for successful NIH grant applications. These grants are for $75,000 over a one-year project period.

    Eligibility:

    • Omaha Campus full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members (health science and non-health science schools/colleges) or resident/research assistant professors conducting biomedical research are eligible for funding. Part-time faculty, including those who hold contributed service, special rank, or visiting designations, are not eligible for this program.
    • Preference will be given to those faculty who have not previously been funded by this mechanism.
    • Recipients of a New Initiatives grant in the past two years are not eligible to apply this cycle.
    • Principal Investigators (PI) or co-investigators cannot be funded concurrently by other LB692 or LB595 support mechanisms.
    • Investigators should not submit more than one grant proposal to be considered.
    • The one-year award is not allowed an extension or renewal.

    Budget Restrictions: The following are not allowable expenses: faculty salaries, space, travel to conferences or scientific meetings, repairs, renovations, computer equipment, and indirect costs.

    Internal Grant Program Application Limitations: Per the Policy on Concurrent Submission of Similar or Identical Applications, two (or more) similar, identical, or essentially identical applications cannot be under review at the same time, even if they are submitted to different internal funding opportunity announcements."

    Application Deadline: 2022 dates TBD

    LB595 Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Program Development Grant

    LB595 Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Program Development Grant

    LB595 Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Program Development Grants are to assist full-time Health Science faculty to develop new research projects in cancer and smoking-related diseases that would ultimately be competitive for extramural funding. These grants are for $60,000/year for a total of $120,000 and a maximum of two years.

    Eligibility:

    • Omaha Campus Health Sciences tenured or tenure-track faculty or resident/research assistant professors. Part-time faculty, including those who hold contributed service, special rank, or visiting designations, are not eligible for this program.
    • Preference will be given to those faculty who have not previously been funded by this mechanism.
    • Recipients of a LB595 Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Program Development Grant in the past two years are not eligible to apply this cycle.
    • Principal Investigators (PIs) or co-investigators cannot be funded concurrently by other LB692 or LB595 support mechanisms.
    • Investigators should not submit more than one grant proposal to be considered.
    • The two-year award is not allowed an extension or renewal.

    Budget Restrictions: The following are not allowable expenses: faculty salaries, space, travel, repairs, renovations, computer equipment, direct patient treatment costs, clinical trials (any human subject investigation that involves a drug or device and is conducted at multiple institutions), and indirect costs.

    Internal Grant Program Application Limitations: Per the Policy on Concurrent Submission of Similar or Identical Applications, two (or more) similar, identical, or essentially identical applications cannot be under review at the same time, even if they are submitted to different internal funding opportunity announcements.

    Application Deadline: 2022 dates TBD


    Creighton Global Initiative CURAS Summer Faculty Research Fellowship Awards Teaching and Learning Center Faculty Development Grant for Assessment of Student Learning CURAS Faculty Research Fund