Identifying upcoming seminars, workshops, funding announcements, events, and conferences of interest to VTPP. I hope it serves as an accessible archive and reference for upcoming research events and deadlines, and sources of information to support our next discoveries.

The recent meeting of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Advisory Council focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by CSR, which oversees review for the majority of NIH funding applications. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, CSR managed receipt and referral of 90,000 applications for NIH funds. Of these, review for 61,000 applications was managed by CSR, guided by 247 scientific review officers and 18,000 external reviewers during 1,600 review meetings. The cost of NIH peer remains steady at about $2,000 per application. (for more details see

Banner announcing International Embryo Technology Society 45th Annual Conference.The initial call for abstracts and applications to attend the 45th annual conference of the IETS, January 20–23, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA has been circulated.

Details about the program, including the invited speakers and titles of their presentations, are currently available on the IETS website. Stay tuned to VTPP Success for more information as it becomes available.

The 10th Annual Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience Symposium

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Friday, April 6, 2018, Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building
The event will take place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lunch will be provided.
For more information, click here.

Collage of two images showing newly painted walls in the Vivarium and RSL labs. Second picture is of the ground breaking.There is increased activity on the research front at both the Vivarium and RSL with ongoing lab improvements underway. Painting and groundbreaking are actively progressing. Stay tuned for more updates!

Upcoming NIH and other Grant Deadlines

CPRIT: March 7-June 6, 2018
May 25: NRSA T32 program
June 5: New R01 submissions
June 16: NewR03, R21, R33, submissions
October 22: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program