Grant Proposals

Requesting “PeopleSoft pages” is the first step in UMKC’s grant application process—and it’s a requirement for every new or transferring proposal. (PeopleSoft is the university tool to manage and track your research and service projects throughout the life of a grant—from application to closeout.).

The Office of Research Administration creates PeopleSoft pages for all School of Medicine and School of Nursing & Health Studies faculty. To request PeopleSoft pages, send the following items to ORASOM no later than seven full business days prior to proposal deadline:

  1. PeopleSoft Questionnaire
  2. Abstract (draft is acceptable)
  3. Link to or copy of Request for Proposal (RFP)
  4. Detailed budget (NIH budget template suggested)
    1. Additional information on creating a budget.
    2. “Proof” of limited or absent indirect rate by sponsor if full UMKC Rates are not allowed (email, website, RFP)
  5. Copy of any forms that require Institutional Official signature
  6. Subcontract Documents, if UMKC is prime
  7. UMKC Investigator Form
  8. Any Letters of Support in collaboration of the proposal. This is particularly important for any In-Kind (cost-share) required by a sponsor and for cost-share provided by the institution or project sites – e.g., TMC, SOM Dept., etc.

Once all items are received, PeopleSoft pages will be generated and routed for signatures from PI, co-PI, co-I, PI/I’s department chairs, School of Medicine Dean/Associate Dean for Research, and School of Medicine Fiscal Officer.

ORASOM will submit PeopleSoft pages with all signatures to the Office of Research Services (ORS) no later than five business days per UMKC policy before proposal deadline.  UMKC ORS Policy – PDF attachment
Failure to comply with seven- and five-full business day policies may result in a denied proposal.

Submitting your proposal:
The Principle Investigator needs to submit their full, final application to:

Office of Research Services at ors@umkc.edu no later than two full business days prior to the deadline. ORS will review, approve, and submit the application directly or give the PI approval to submit.

The PI will also need to submit a copy of the proposal to the Office of Research Administration at SOMresearch@umkc.edu after or at the same time as ORS submission. Copies are kept to improve Post-Award management; failure to submit a copy of the application may hinder the processing of the PI’s next proposal.

Why is this required?

When a grant is submitted by UMKC faculty, the institution must approve the application’s financial details as UMKC resources, space, and people are being committed in the request. Since a grant agreement is a legal and binding contract, UMKC must ensure the grantor and institution requirements are upheld. Ample time to review the budget and other proposal documents prior to submission allows for better management of the grant after it is awarded.

University Policy

Example: NIH R01 grant application due Tuesday, Sept. 20th

Submit required documents to ORA before Thursday, Sept. 8.

ORA will submit signed/completed pages to ORS before Tuesday, Sept. 13 to ensure compliance with ORS five-business day deadline.

PI submits full application package to ORS (ors@umkc.edu) three full business days prior to the application deadline, so in this example, Sept. 14.

Who can be Principal Investigator?

For human subjects research reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Principal Investigator (PI) bears responsibility for directing the research protocol and maintaining compliance with relevant institutional polices and federal requirements including those that govern Human Subjects Research. For clinical research projects conducted at hospitals that have affiliate agreements with UMKC, typically the School of Medicine faculty member PI must be a member of the current Medical Staff at the clinical affiliate entity or employed by the clinical affiliate.

The UMKC IRB and the clinical affiliates have separate agreements that govern IRB review of research and IRB reciprocity.

To serve as a PI on a grant award (sponsored project) through the University, the individual must be:

  1. A current UMKC School of Medicine Faculty or Staff member, and
  2. Approved by the School of Medicine department to serve as a PI, and
  3. Employed by the University in some capacity, or
  4. Employed by one of these clinical institutions that has a formal affiliation agreement with the University: Children’s Mercy Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, or University Health.

Examples of individuals not eligible to serve as Principal Investigator:

  • Visiting faculty
  • Students
  • Medical residents
  • Temporary support staff

 

See the UMKC IRB policy and guidance on PI requirements: https://ors.umkc.edu/services/compliance/irb/irb-docs/12-investigator-responsibilities-february-2019.pdf

University information about a sponsored grant project versus a gift: https://ors.umkc.edu/resources/forms-and-policies.html

More University policies on grants: https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/policies/finance

Other helpful UMKC links for Pre-Award:

CITI Training

All research investigators and others listed on the project that will conduct research shall complete relevant educational courses through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program.

  1. Group 1 (Biomedical Investigator) – Human Subjects Research
    Group 1 training is required by UMKC and University Health  for clincal trials research, surveys or retrospective chart reviews conducted at UH. This training is good for 3 years and then researchers complete a Refresher Course.
  2. Add UMKC as an affiliation
    If you have taken CITI courses through another institution, you must affiliate with UMKC to select CITI courses at UMKC/UH.
  3. Conflict of Interest (COI)
    As a result of a DHHS-Public Health Services (PHS) mandated change intended to promote objectivity in research, COI training is required for the Principal Investigator (PI) as well as any other person, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research funded by PHS, or proposed for such funding, which may include collaborators or consultants. This training shall be completed every 4 years .
  4. Shipping and Transport of Regulated Biological Materials
    This training is aimed at researchers and staff that package and ship diagnostic materials, clinical human and animal specimens, human and animal pathogens, as well as other regulated biohazards  including shipments that contain dry ice. Prior to transport by air, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and shippers like Fed-Ex require training completion. This training is required every 2 years.
  5. Training Required for Staff in SOM Laboratories
    Research investigators, research staff, students, and volunteers that work in laboratories in the School of Medicine or that conduct research in a lab must complete  two CITI courses, the Basic Introduction to Biosafety course and the course titled Training for Investigators, Staff, and Students Handling Biohazards.
  6. Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Submissions
    The IBC ensures the safe use of biohazardous materials in research. At least one CITI  training module is required and the IBC may request additional modules dependent on the type of research
  7. Group 2 – Use of Animals in Research
    All investigators and appropriate staff engaged in animal research must complete the CITI Lab Animal Course every 3 years. Required CITI modules are species specific.
  8. FDA Good Clinical Practice standards (GCPs) training
    For projects defined as a clinical trial, the reviewing institutional review board may require researchers to complete the CITI Good Clinical Practice standards training courses. The CITI GCP courses comply with the NIH policy (NOT-OD-16-148) on GCP training and U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements on GCP training.
  9. Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS)
    The optional CITI HIPS course reviews the principles of data protection and focuses on healthcare-related privacy and information security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Clinical Research

Our clinical affiliates provide knowledgeable and productive clinical faculty to enhance research programs, as well as access to patients from diverse demographic backgrounds presenting a wide variety of clinical conditions.

Research Advisory Committee

Julie Banderas, PharmD, BCPS UMKC School of Medicine
Tim Dellenbaugh, MD UMKC School of Medicine
Lawrence Dreyfus, PhD UMKC School of Medicine
Steve Leeder, PharmD, PhD CMH and UMKC School of Medicine
Ellen McDowell, MSA Saint Luke’s Hospital
Nilofer Qureshi, PhD UMKC School of Medicine
Travis Solomon, MD, PhD UMKC School of Medicine
John Wang, PhD UMKC School of Medicine
Jakob Waterborg, PhD UMKC School of Biological Sciences
Karen Williams, PhD UMKC School of Medicine

Contacts

General inquires to the Office of Research Administration and Grant Proposal Submissions should be sent to:

somresearch@umkc.edu
Location: SOM, 4-Blue (M4-308)
Fax: (816) 404-4438

Key Contacts:

Norma Aguirre

Grant Support Specialist
Office of Research Administration
UMKC School of Medicine
Aguirre, Norma
235-6453
M4-313 (Blue 4)
Madison Shonka

Grant Support Specialist
Office of Research Administration
UMKC School of Medicine
Shonka, Madison
235-5366
M4-309
Mark Hecker, Pharm.D., M.B.A.

Director of Research Administration
Office of Research Administration
UMKC School of Medicine
Hecker, Mark
235-6015
M4-325
Traci McDonald

Grant Support Specialist
Office of Research Administration
UMKC School of Medicine
McDonald, Traci
235-6687
SOM M4-307 (4 Blue)
Paula Monaghan-Nichols, Ph.D.

Professor, Associate Dean - Research Administration, Chair - Biomedical Sciences
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine Monaghan-Nichols, Paula

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Community and Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatric Oncology

Monaghan-Nichols, Paula
235-6663
M3-403
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Office of Research Administration

UMKC Medicine Alumni magazine - 2019
One of the highest priorities in the School of Medicine’s strategic plan is to improve the research infrastructure to support the needs of existing faculty, to aggressively recruit new NIH-funded investigators, and to expand research training opportunities for medical students and residents.

The School’s Office of Research provides the base for these efforts by:

  • Preparing signature information in PeopleSoft for School of Medicine grant submissions.
  • Processing and reviewing biannual University grant effort verification reporting.
  • Hosting a research Listserv for information dissemination and faculty discussion.
  • Contract and budget development for industry funded clinical trials at TMC.
  • Coordinating the participation of School of Medicine students in the annual UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit.
  • Ensuring department and administrative approval at TMC for non-funded faculty, resident and student research.
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Jenifer Allsworth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

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235-1781
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Jannette Berkley-Patton, M.A., Ph.D.

Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine Berkley-Patton, Jannette

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

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235-6362
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Jared Bruce, Ph.D.

Professor, Director of Psychiatric Research,
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine
Bruce, Jared
235-1068
M5-124
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Xiang-Ping Chu, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Tenured
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
Section: Neurosciences
UMKC School of Medicine Chu, Xiang-Ping

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Anesthesiology, Neurology, Pediatric Prenatal

Chu, Xiang-Ping
235-2248
M4-108
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Betty M. Drees, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.

Professor, Dean Emerita, Program Director - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship, President - Stowers Institute for Medical Research Graduate Program, James B. and Annabel Nutter/Harry S. Jonas Endowed Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine, Biomedical and Health Informatics
Section: Endocrinology
UMKC School of Medicine, University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District Drees, Betty
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Karl Kador, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmology
UMKC School of Medicine Kador, Karl
Kador, Karl
235-6766
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Peter Koulen, Ph.D., FARVO

Professor, Felix and Carmen Sabates / Missouri Endowed Chair in Vision Research, Director of Basic Research, Vision Research Center
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmology
Section: Neurosciences
Vision Research Center Koulen, Peter
Koulen, Peter
235-6773
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Sheshadri Madhusudhana, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Hematology/Oncology
University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Hematology/Oncology

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Paula Monaghan-Nichols, Ph.D.

Professor, Associate Dean - Research Administration, Chair - Biomedical Sciences
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine Monaghan-Nichols, Paula

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Community and Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatric Oncology

Monaghan-Nichols, Paula
235-6663
M3-403
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Nihar Nayak, DVM, Ph.D

Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Department(s) of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Nayak, Nihar
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Michael Moncure, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor
Department(s) of Surgery
University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District
Moncure, Michael
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Annette Quick, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Cardiovascular Disease
University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

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Quick, Annette
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Nilofer Qureshi, Ph.D.

Professor, Director – Shock/Trauma Research Center, Director, Molecular & Cellular Immunology
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
Section: Microbiology
UMKC School of Medicine Qureshi, Nilofer
Qureshi, Nilofer
235-1056
MG-CO5E
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Gary A. Salzman, M.D.

Professor, Senior Docent
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Respiratory and Critical Care
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Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

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Salzman, Gary A.
235-1974
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John A. Spertus, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Daniel J. Lauer / Missouri Endowed Chair in Metabolic and Vascular Disease Research, Clinical Director
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Internal Medicine
Section: CV Disease
Saint Luke's Hospital Spertus, John

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

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Spertus, John A.
932-8270
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Mark T. Steele, M.D.

Professor, Associate Dean - Truman Medical Center, Chief Medical and Operating Officer
Department(s) of Emergency Medicine
University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District Steele, Mark
Steele, Mark T.
404-5300
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Gary Sutkin, M.D., M.B.A.

Professor, Associate Dean of Women's Health, Victor and Caroline Schutte Chair in Women’s Health
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District Sutkin, Gary
Sutkin, Gary
235-6785
M3-204
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Michael Wacker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Associate Dean - Academic Affairs, Vice-chair - Biomedical Science
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
Section: Physiology
UMKC School of Medicine Wacker, Michael

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Cardiology, Cell Biology

Wacker, Michael
235-6069
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John Q. Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Westport Anesthesia / Missouri Endowed Chair for Research
Department(s) of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine Wang, John

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Biochemistry, Cardiology, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Prenatal, Neurology

Wang, John Q.
235-1907
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