This e-mail is to notify the research community of recently released Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) pre-announcements and funding announcements for Department of Defense (DOD) programs managed by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). 

Pre-announcements released:

The Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) released a pre-announcement for the following funding opportunities:

·       Neurofibromatosis Research Academy – Leadership Award

·       Clinical Trial Award

·       Exploration – Hypothesis Development Award

·       Early Investigator Research Award

·       Investigator-Initiated Research Award

·       New Investigator Award

·       Synergistic Idea Award

To view the pre-announcement visit

Funding announcements released:

The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP) released program announcements for the following funding opportunities:

·       Clinical Outcomes and Biomarkers Award

·       Pilot Clinical Trial Award

·       Therapeutic Development Award

·       Therapeutic Idea Award

To view the program announcements and submit a pre-application visit:

The Autism Research Program (ARP) released program announcements for the following funding opportunities:

·       Career Development Award

·       Clinical Trial Award

·       Idea Development Award

To view the program announcements and submit a pre-application visit:

The Epilepsy Research Program (ERP) released program announcements for the following funding opportunities:

·       Leveraging Research Award

·       Virtual Post-Traumatic Epilepsy Research Center (P-TERC) – Faulty Award 

·       Idea Development Award

·       Research Partnership Award

To view the program announcements and submit a pre-application visit:

The Hearing Restoration Research Program (HRRP) released program announcements for the following funding opportunity:

·       Focused Research Award 

To view the program announcement and submit a pre-application visit:

The Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program (PRARP) released program announcements for the following funding opportunities:

·       Transforming Care Award 

·       Transforming Diagnosis Award

·       Transforming Research Award

To view the program announcements and submit a pre-application visit:

The Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) released program announcements for the following funding opportunities:

·       Clinical Trial Award 

·       Clinical Translation Research Award

·       Translational Research Award

·       Investigator-Initiated Research Award

To view the program announcements and submit a pre-application visit:  

The Vision Research Program (VRP) released program announcements for the following funding opportunity:

·       Mentored Clinical Research Award 

To view the program announcement and submit a pre-application visit:


A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at prior to the pre-application deadline. 

All applications must conform to the final Funding Opportunities/Program Announcements and General Application Instructions which can be found on the website (  A listing of all CDMRP and other USAMRDC extramural funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420. Applicant organizations must be registered in SAM ( and receive confirmation of an “Active” status before submitting an application through  

For email notification when CDMRP funding opportunities are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at For more information about CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (

For more information on types of funding opportunities offered and application strategies, review the CDMRP Webinar Series:

I am writing to solicit your help in a search the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is conducting for an Assistant Teaching Professor. The appointment will begin in August 2024. The position is described in the enclosed advertisement text, and we believe that it presents a wonderful opportunity for someone with a strong commitment to undergraduate education who also is interested in teaching at a small liberal-arts-based research university.

To this end, if you or any of your colleagues know of a suitable candidate, I would greatly appreciate you letting them know of our search and our interest in receiving applications. 

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.


Luis Smith

Associate Professor of Chemistry 

Chair, Search Committee

This prestigious foundation opportunity is a limited submission with an internal deadline for Notice of Intent in InfoReady of April 19, 2024.  The full proposal deadline is September 5, 2024.  Please share with faculty members who have joined since June 2020 who fit the eligibility criteria.

Based on their performance during their education and training, candidates should demonstrate outstanding promise as contributors in science relevant to human health. This program does not fund clinical trials research. Candidates whose work is based on biomedical principles but who bring in concepts and theories from more diverse fields are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility for the 2025 Award:

Candidates must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Hold a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or a related field, including engineering or the physical sciences.
  • As of Sept. 5, 2024, run an independent lab and hold a full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor. (Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are not eligible).
  • Must not have been appointed as an assistant professor at any institutionprior to June 10, 2020, whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track. Time spent in clinical internships, residencies, in work toward board certification, or on parental leave does not count as part of this four-year limit. Candidates who need an exception on the four-year limit should contact Pew’s program office to ensure that application reviewers are aware an exception has been given. 
  • Please note that the eligibility criteria above have been temporarily expanded to account for COVID-related lab shutdowns. Please direct any questions to the program office at
  • May apply to the program a maximum of two times. All applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2025 online application.
  • If applicants have appointments at more than one eligible nominating institution or affiliate, they may not reapply in a subsequent year from a different nominating entity.
  • May not be nominated for the Pew Scholars Program and the Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer Research in the same year.

Investigator effort:

  • It is expected that Pew scholars will spend at least 80 percent of their time in work or activities related to the accomplishment of their overall research goals (which are not restricted to the specific aims proposed for this award). However, Pew provides flexible support to the general research aims of the scholar and does not require effort reporting.  The Division for Research and Innovation nomination committee will confirm unit and College support for this plan before selecting the final nominee.

Leah Gorman, MS, MEd

Strategic Research Development Specialist

Office for Research Advancement

Division of Research and Innovation

Oregon State University

Tel: (541) 737-1755

Pronouns : She/Her/Hers

Faculty and staff input on institutional policies and procedures is essential to the overall governance of the University. For this reason, standing committees comprised of faculty (academic, research and professional faculty) and classified employees are formed annually to address topics and issues of interest. Committee participation is a beneficial staff development opportunity that increases department and unit visibility and supports the development of our university. In addition, promotion and tenure expectations require faculty to perform appropriate service that contributes to the effectiveness of their units, colleges, the University and of their professions. Participation also offers an opportunity to become acquainted with others throughout the OSU community.

On behalf of the university, I invite you to volunteer for committee service by completing the online form. This information will be provided to the various offices involved in making committee selections. Although we cannot guarantee membership on the committee of your choice, we will do everything possible to make use of your talents. Please complete the online form only, and do not send additional materials such as vitae, etc. 

You may preview the committees available to both classified employees and faculty (academic, research and professional faculty) prior to accessing the online form. Faculty may select up to three groups for both Faculty Senate committees (Group A) and University committees (Groups B-G), for a total of six choices, in addition to Group H where you may indicate a particular area of interest. Please note that many of the committees and councils have an associated link. If a committee or council in which you are interested has such a link, you are encouraged to review the Standing Rules/charge to ensure that this group does what you are expecting and that you are eligible to serve. Some committee and council entries also provide information related to meeting frequency and required training; training need not be accomplished prior to being appointed. 

If you wish to resign from current committee membership, please email and include your name, the name of the committee from which you wish to resign and your effective date of resignation.

Thank you for your willingness to participate in shared governance.

Vickie Nunnemaker | (she/her/hers)

Special Assistant to the Faculty Senate President

Faculty Senate Office | Oregon State University

A008 Kerr Admin. Bldg. – Corvallis OR 97331-8655

Phone: 541-737-6268 (ofc); 541-737-4489 (fax)|

Note: The Faculty Senate Office has temporarily moved to A008 Kerr Admin. Bldg.

The Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University (OSU) invitesapplications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, regular, fixed-term Instructor position. A 9-month position is also negotiable. This is a renewable position and is eligible for promotion to Senior Instructor I and II.

This position focuses on undergraduate instruction and innovation in general chemistry and will often involve working as part of a teaching team. An M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required, and prior experience with Chemistry teaching and curriculum design is preferred.

The salary range for this position is $60,000-70,000 depending on education/experience, plus a generous benefits plan. The anticipated start date of this position is September 1, 2024, but an earlier/later start date may be negotiable. The application includes a

cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a philosophy of

teaching statement, and a diversity statement. The full posting can be found here:

For full consideration, applications should be received by April 30, 2024; however, the position will remain open until filled.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Supporting outstanding early career faculty committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Scholars are HHMI employees, and each is appointed for up to two, five-year terms, receiving up to $8.6 million over 10 years, including salary, research budget, and equipment.

This is not a limited submission.  However, principal investigators are requested to submit acourtesy notification in InfoReady as soon as possible and by April 15, 2024 to coordinate support from the OSU Foundation Relations team for this opportunity. You will receive an email in response to this notification to set up a meeting to discuss support of your application.


Full applications are due to the sponsor: May 15, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

Degree(s): PhD and/or MD (or the equivalent).

Have a research focus in the biological and biomedical sciences, working across many scientific disciplines in a wide range of organisms

Academic position: Tenure-track faculty position at an eligible US institution. Federal government employees are not eligible. 

Eligibility window: The first post-training position and the first tenure-track position must have begun on or after March 1, 2020, and no later than March 1, 2025. For applicants who have accepted an offer for a tenure-track position that will not begin until after the application deadline of May 15, 2024, the institutional offer letter must be signed by both the faculty member and the institutional official before May 15, 2024.

Supported disciplines:

Note: HHMI has indicated that environmental or ecological topics will be less competitive.

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biophysics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics Immunology
  • Medicine & Translational Research
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Parasitology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Structural Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Virology

Leah Gorman, MS, MEd

Strategic Research Development Specialist

Office for Research Advancement

Division of Research and Innovation

Oregon State University

Tel: (541) 737-1755

Pronouns : She/Her/Hers

Polar STEAM is an NSF-funded program recruiting researchers to collaborate (virtually or in the field) with educators, artists and writers. Annual cohorts include facilitated matching with collaborators, cohort mentorship and support in building your broader impacts toolkit. Applications are open for 2025/26. We encourage applications from polar researchers across disciplines spanning social sciences to the physical sciences and mathematics. Visit the Polar STEAM website ( to learn more, request a consultation with the team, register for an upcoming webinar and apply. 

The Military & Veteran Resource Center will host a social event on April 26. Lunch will be provided with a guest appearance by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. The company will be discussing possible employment opportunities for graduating students. In addition, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will also be conducting an interactive session where students can ask questions and gain insights into the industry. To register: