LB692 New Initiative Grant

LB692 New Initiatives 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.


  • 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