- Full time faculty at participating institutions (see below), with preference given to individuals at the rank of Assistant Professor (MD, PhD, or equivalent)
- Eligible to apply for NIH funds (e.g., US citizen or a permanent resident)
- Has an established focus of relevant clinical, clinical-translational, or community translational research without previous NIH R01 or equivalent funding, and is not on a currently mentored K award or a funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) or IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). Current and former PD/PIs of an NIH Small Grant (R03), Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21), Dissertation Award (R36), or SBIR/STTR (R41, R42, R43, R44) remain eligible
- Boys Town Natl. Research Hospital (BTNRH) – Lori Leibold (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Children’s Hospital and Medical Center (CHMC)- Ann Anderson Berry (email@example.com)
- Creighton University (CU)- Peter Steyger
- Omaha-VA Medical Center (O-VAMC)- Fred Hamel
- University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) – Kimberly Carlson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) – David Hansen (email@example.com)
- University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) – Ted Mikuls (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) – Sara Myers (email@example.com)
Participation in the Scholars Program will include:
- Become a member of the GPCTR via our website.
- Devote at least 50% effort to the program.
- Complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training within first 6 months of funding (if not already completed).
- Remain current on all required regulatory training based on your project and institutional requirements and provide all updated approvals to the GP IDeA-CTR program coordinator. In addition to the reporting required for adverse events, as a courtesy, we ask that you notify the GP IDeA-CTR program coordinator if the study has any adverse events (AE’s).
- Submit an Individual Development Plan (IDP) within 6 months of entrance to the program.
-Meet with your primary mentor weekly and other mentors as needed to discuss progress and concerns.
-Meet with your full mentoring team at least every 6 months.
-Meet (along with your mentor[s]) with the Scholars Program leadership team twice a year.
- Submit an electronic progress report to the Scholars Program leadership twice a year.
- Complete CTR Leadership Seminars 901 and 903 (to begin Fall 2022), if not already completed, or completion of a comparable training.
- Participate in a Research Studio for an external grant submission during the program. For more information on the studio process please visit our website, here.
- Attend the Annual Scientific Meeting where you will present your project and progress to date to the External Advisory Committee and meet with NIGMS program officers as requested.
- Attend or watch a minimum of 8 out of 12 monthly lectures offered annually by the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network.
- Maintain all IRB/IACUC documentation and approval status, as applicable.
- Submit an R01, K or equivalent extramural grant application within 2-3 years of selection.
- Maintain engagement with the Great Plains IDeA-CTR after graduation via regular communications. For example, this might include possible participation in future Annual Scientific Meetings, Research Studios, providing invited presentations or acting as a mentor.
- Complete post-graduation evaluations and assist with post-award tracking (e.g., papers, promotions, grants, etc.).
- Cite the GP-CTR/NIGMS grant in all publications and presentations as appropriate. This information can be found, here.