May 1 ‘Jumpstart’ to uncover potential for NIH funding

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Posted April 26, 2018 by Ashley Washburn

Nebraska researchers are invited to a May 1 kickoff event for an initiative to spark new research teams and support projects eligible for National Institutes of Health funding.

“Nebraska Research Jumpstart: NIH Funding” is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Nebraska Union’s Ballroom. Complimentary lunch is provided, and registration is required.

Jumpstart’s goal is to engage researchers across disciplines who are interested in exploring new research partnerships and funding opportunities. The Jumpstart launch will focus on forming new teams in areas where Nebraska has critical mass and a competitive advantage when pursuing external funding from NIH, said Nathan Meier, assistant vice chancellor for research.

Scholars from arts and humanities; behavioral, social and educational sciences; agricultural, life and physical sciences; engineering; and policy and law are encouraged to attend.

Jumpstart is based on the Ideas Lab method developed by Knowinnovation. Institutions and funding agencies use the process to help scholars make connections and generate novel ideas for interdisciplinary research to help secure grant funding. Knowinnovation helped launch Nebraska’s NU FEWS initiative, leading to new research teams that have received nearly $11 million in funding since 2015.

During the luncheon, participants will share ideas for potential NIH research areas that will serve as the focus for one or more Jumpstarts focused on NIH funding. Facilitators also will begin to guide participants through the process of establishing teams.

For more information about Jumpstart, contact Meier at 402-472-3902; or Deb Hamernik, interim associate vice chancellor for research and associate dean, Agricultural Research Division, at 402-472-2045.

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