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KPMP Funding Opportunity: Travel Grants

Nov 12, 2018

This KPMP Opportunity Pool Funding Announcement awards 12 travel grants to the January face-to-face meeting (January 8th and 9th, 2019 at the Omni Shoreham DC) available for interested early-career investigators.

The announcement is posted on our external website here. Please share widely with interested candidates. A note, that submissions must be received no later than Monday November 19th, 2018 at 5:00PM EST. Applicants are encouraged to submit their bio-sketch and abstract sooner, if possible.

Contact kpmp@uw.edu for questions and submissions.

Here are more details on this opportunity:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requests applications for the Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP) Opportunity Pool Travel Grant. All applications are due by 5:00 PM EST on Monday November 19th, 2018 to kpmp@uw.edu.

The objectives of the KPMP are to ethically obtain and evaluate human kidney biopsies from participants with AKI or CKD, create a kidney tissue atlas, define disease subgroups, and identify critical cells, pathways, and targets for novel therapies.

The consortium would like to encourage wide participation in the KPMP face-to-face meetings held throughout the year. To this end, eligible investigators for this opportunity announcement would be any early career investigators who are engaged in basic, clinical, or translational research relevant to the goals of the KPMP and are not currently KPMP key personnel. For the purposes of this announcement, early-career investigators include graduate or medical students, post-doctoral fellows, clinical residents and fellows, and junior faculty. Early-career investigators attending the meeting will learn about KPMP protocols in development, scientific technologies to be applied to the interrogation of kidney biopsy tissue, the role of patient engagement in KPMP, and how data management and visualization tools will be applied to the creation of a kidney atlas. It is expected that this opportunity will lead to increased collaborations for the KPMP consortium. All eligible applicants, including past awardees are encouraged to apply. Lower priority will be given to applicants who have received KPMP travel support in the past year.

The KPMP consortium is hosting its next face to face meeting on January 8th and 9th, 2019 in the Washington D.C. area. Junior investigators conducting research of interest to KPMP and who are interested in attending may apply for a travel grant for up to $1,200 (based on space availability and scoring). Selected awardees must give a poster presentation on their submitted research at the meeting on January 8th, 2019. Up to 12 awardees will be selected to attend the meeting.

Award Terms

  • Up to $1,200 in travel costs (including: airfare, lodging, ground transportation, meals**). *Coach/Economy class. Fly America Act applies to Foreign National awardees. *Meals are reimbursed up to the allowable GSA.gov per diem rates. No alcohol can be reimbursed.

  • All travel costs must comply with the University of Washington’s travel policies.

  • Receipts (scanned and electronic) are required and must be submitted to the KPMP Administrator within 30 days after the meeting.

  • Award will be issued in the form of travel reimbursement to the awardee.

  • Awardees will be responsible for the costs of poster printing.

  • Travel awards cannot be used to fund key personnel travel.

  • Awardees from non-KPMP affiliated sites must agree to sign a confidential disclosure agreement upon acceptance of award.

To apply for the travel grant, please submit a NIH formatted biosketch and an abstract (single PDF file, maximum 250 words, may include one figure or table) of your proposed presentation to the KPMP Administrator, kpmp@uw.edu by 5:00 PM EST on Monday, November 19th, 2018. Abstract review will be facilitated by the KPMP, and awardees will be notified by December 10th, 2018.

For questions, contact: KPMP Administrator at kpmp@uw.edu.