Info for Researchers

Info for Researchers

  1. Finding Funding Opportunities: Foundation Directory Online and SciVal
  2. Electronic Lab Notebooks for Lab Classes and Research
  3. What Can You Spend Grant Money On? Understanding the New Omni-Circular
  4. Patent Searching and the Patent Landscape: Using Patent Resources to Find, Identify, and Collaborate
  5. Undergraduate Research Training
  6. Research Education Invites Research Administrators to Join the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)!
  7. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities
  8. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)
  9. Research News and Publicizing Research

 

1. Finding Funding Opportunities: Foundation Directory Online and SciVal

The Foundation Directory Online and SciVal are online resources for funding and research opportunities.

The Foundation Directory provides a variety of information about foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities. Over 120,000 profiles, 1,000,000 searchable IRS forms, and numerous maps charts of grants data are contained within this database. Foundation Directory Online is accessible through the Research Databases page on the Marriott Library website. The University of Utah’s Office of Development has also coordinated a web-based training and is located on the Foundation Center Adobe Connect Video.

Information and funding opportunities are also available on SciVal. This is a database that allows users to search and match funding opportunities from a variety of sources including governments, private entities, corporations, and organizations. SciVal currently contains over 15,000 funding opportunities, as well as historical data on awarded grants. For additional information, please visit the SciVal website.

 

 

2. Electronic Lab Notebooks for Lab Classes and Research

LabArchives is an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) that stores and catalogs all of your research for easy retrieval and publication. This laboratory notebook software will help organize, preserve, and share information within your laboratory. ELN is used in lab classes and will integrate with Canvas for faculty convenience. LabArchives is $10 for each student per semester, and the service is free for all TAs and professors. For additional information, please visit LabArchives website.

Matt Miller from LabArchives will be visiting the U on December 2-3, 2014 and is available to meet with any interested faculty. If you would like to set up a meeting with Matt Miller, please email Daureen Nesdill to schedule the consultation. A presentation will be held on campus regarding the use of LabArchives in lab classes. Please see the following information on the presentation:

Using Lab Archives in Class
Presenter: Matt Miller
December 2, 2014 at 10:00 am
Location: Marriott Library Gould Auditorium

 

 

3. What Can You Spend Grant Money On? Understanding the New Omni-Circular 

Research Education and the Office of Research Management & Compliance are offering informational sessions on the new OMB Uniform Guidance, which becomes effective for all new federal awards, and new funding for existing awards, on December 26, 2014.  The new OMB Uniform Guidance will supersede administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements previously described in OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 for federal awards to educational institutions.  Participants will learn about the specific changes in regulations that impact the University and will have the opportunity to ask questions.  The following dates are open for registration:

Monday, November 24, 2014
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Intermountain Network Scientific CC (INSCC) Auditorium

Thursday, December 4, 2014
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Rm. 1750           

For complete information and to register online, please visit the Special Events page on the Research Education website.

 

 

4. Patent Searching and the Patent Landscape: Using Patent Resources to Find, Identify, and Collaborate

Are you a campus researcher or PI?  Have your students, staff, or assistants asked you for suggestions for post-graduation employment or additional research opportunities? Have you considered using the U.S. Patent databases to identify future employers or research collaborators?

Dave Morrison is the Marriott Library’s expert on patent searching and can help you learn strategies to search patent databases on your students’ behalf, or can guest lecture for your engineering and medical classes. Dave Morrison also provides a how-to guide, which has additional information on patents, trademarks, and copyrights. For more questions or to set up a guest lecture, please contact Dave Morrison by email or phone at (801) 585-802.

 

 

5. Undergraduate Research Training

All University of Utah undergraduate students are invited to attend the upcoming Office of Undergraduate Research seminars and workshops. For any questions regarding details on upcoming events, please contact Rachel Hayes-Harb.

Undergraduate Student Research Presentations
Friday, December 12, 2014
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Heritage Center 2A/B

 

 

6. Research Education Invites Research Administrators to Join the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)!

The mission of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) is to provide informative peer-to-peer networking, support and guidance for the benefit of the University Research Administrative community. By becoming a member of the RAN you will receive notifications about new funding opportunities, announcements about upcoming research-related events, and will gain access to the RAN Canvas™ Site, which offers numerous resources including a real-time Peer Discussion Board. To become of member of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) please email Research Education Project Coordinator, Danny Trujillo, or call 801-585-3958.

 

 

7. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities

Limited Submission Opportunities

Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
Internal Submission: December 12, 2014

Intramural Funding Opportunities:

Seed Grant Program:
Internal Deadline: August 20 and February 15

University Research Committee:

Faculty Research and Creative Grant Program
Internal Deadline: August 20, November 20, and February 15

URC Faculty Fellow Awards
Internal Deadline: October 23

Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Awards
Internal Deadline: October 15

Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) Program:
Internal Deadline: December 15, 2014

 

 

8. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

For questions concerning RATS, please contact Tony Onofrietti (801-585-3492) or visit the RATS website.

OMB Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New OMNI-Circular
Monday, Nov. 24
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Intermountain Network Scientific CC Auditorium (INSCC)

Patent and Trademark Searching
Tuesday, Nov. 25
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Informed Consent: Models and Requirements
Monday, Dec. 1
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Mandatory Effort Reporting (PAR) Training
Tuesday, Dec. 2
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Laboratory Leadership and Staffing
Wednesday, Dec. 3
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1730

OMB Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New OMNI-Circular
Thursday, Dec. 4
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

 

Grant Writing Crash Course

May 1-3, 2015
The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort

Park City, Utah



Open to all Faculty members from the Health Sciences and Main Campus!

Using a unique and proven method to learn how to write a fundable proposal, the Grant Writing Crash Course provides one-on-one mentoring by successful University of Utah Faculty Grant Writers. Participants complete a series of short exercises prior to the Grant Writing Crash Course, drafting text that will be refined and assembled under the guidance of faculty mentors into critical sections of their proposal. Several essential topics are covered in focused brief lectures and discussions, including the strategies and mechanics of effective proposal writing, how to sell your project (and yourself as Principal Investigator) to a sponsoring agency, the criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your proposal, pitfalls to avoid in grant writing, how to develop aims and justifications, the ins and outs of major funding agencies, and the political, social, and psychological aspects of “grantsmanship.” Focused, intensive work sessions provide participants with ample uninterrupted time to craft and recraft their thinking, writing, and presentation based on real-time constructive feedback from faculty mentors, enhancing their proposals and increasing the likelihood of their success.

Attendance is highly limited. Registration fees for the May program include two nights lodging at the Deer Valley Resort, use of recreational facilities, and most meals. A spouse/partner and up to two children are welcome to accompany the participant (additional charge if more than two children attend). If you do not have seed or personal funding available for the registration fee, we encourage you to discuss other options with your Department Chair or Research Dean.

To register for the May 2015 program, or for more information, please email Tony Onofrietti , Director, Research Education, or call 801-585-3492

The Grant Writing Crash Course program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and are led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy.

 

 

9. Research News & Publicizing Research

Interested in the cool research going on at the U? For the latest news on research, go to news.If you are interested in publicizing your research, guidelines and information on howto, along with contact information, may be found at: Publicizing Research and Working with the Media.

Info for Researchers

Research Updates

 

  1. Patent Searching and the Patent Landscape: Using Patent Resources to Find, Identify,
    and Collaborate
  2. Brown Bag Mentor Workshop – Generating Research Ideas
  3. Undergraduate Research Training
  4. Research Education Invites Research Administrators to Join the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)!
  5. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities
  6. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)
  7. Research News and Publicizing Research

   

 1. Patent Searching and the Patent Landscape: Using Patent Resources to Find, Identify, and Collaborate

Have you considered using the U.S. Patent databases to identify research organizations or find companies that might want to collaborate with you in your areas of technical research?

The U.S. patent and Esp@cenet foreign patent databases will help you find patents granted and pending in your areas of research.  A patent list can be exported into spreadsheet files and sorted by the names of inventors and companies who own those patent rights. This gives you a handy list for collaborative research or licensing opportunities.

Dave Morrison is the Marriott Library’s expert on patent searching and can be reached by email or phone at (801) 585-6802.  Dave Morrison also provides a how-to guide , which has additional information on patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

 

 2. Brown Bag Mentor Workshop – Generating Research Ideas 

The Office of the Associate Vice President for Research & the Grant Resource Center is pleased to announce a new Brown Bag Research Series held in the Marriott Library beginning October 2014. Come learn what the Grant Resource Network has to offer you as you prepare your next research proposal. Grab a lunch at the library café, network with your colleagues, and discover the possibility of new collaborations. For additional information, please visit Resources and Services under “Grant and Proposal Writing Tools”.

All workshops will be held in the Marriott Library Rm, 1170.

Generating Research Ideas
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Grant Writing – Support Available
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Time and Stress Management/Work-Life Balance
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Mentoring Graduate Students
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

 

3. Undergraduate Research Training

All University of Utah undergraduate students are invited to attend the upcoming Office of Undergraduate Research seminars and workshops. For any questions regarding details on upcoming events, please contact Rachel Hayes-Harb.

Editing Workshops for Abstracts
Presented by Aaron Philips (Writing & Rhetoric)
Monday, November 24, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Union Den

Undergraduate Student Research Presentations
Friday, December 12, 2014
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Heritage Center 2A/B

 

4. Research Education Invites Research Administrators to Join the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)!

 The mission of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) is to provide informative peer-to-peer networking, support and guidance for the benefit of the University Research Administrative community. By becoming a member of the RAN you will receive notifications about new funding opportunities, announcements about upcoming research-related events, and will gain access to the RAN Canvas™ Site, which offers numerous resources including a real-time Peer Discussion Board. To become of member of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) please email Research Education Project Coordinator, Danny Trujillo, or call 801-585-3958

 

5. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities

 Limited Submission Opportunities

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Program
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

Dana Foundation-David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

David and Lucille Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

Edward J. Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation-Mallinckrodt Scholar Awards
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards
Internal Submission Date: November 17, 2014

Intramural Funding Opportunities:

Seed Grant Program:
Internal Deadline: August 20 and February 15

Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) Program:
Internal Deadline: December 15, 2014

University Research Committee:

Faculty Research and Creative Grant Program
Internal Deadline: August 20, November 20, and February 15

URC Faculty Fellow Awards
Internal Deadline: October 23

Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Awards
Internal Deadline: October 15

External Funding Opportunities

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
External Deadline: December 1, 2014

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation has several grant opportunities for the upcoming 2014-2015 grant cycle. Letters of intent for the PDF Postdoctoral Fellowship (for Basic Scientists and Neurologists) open Saturday, November 1st, and are due Monday, December 1st.

The foundation also provides summer fellowships for medical and undergraduate students to conduct research, travel awards for graduate and medical students to present data at PD-related conferences, conference awards for established investigators to organize a meeting on PD, and partnership awards with the Parkinson Study Group and Howard Hughes Medical Institute for clinicians.

For additional information on funding opportunities, please visit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

American Asthma Foundation Scholars Program
Deadline: February 4, 2015

The American Asthma Foundation (AAF) supports highly innovative research from all fields relevant to asthma. The AAF’s mission is to improve treatments, seek prevention methods, and find a cure for asthma by developing important new pathways of investigation in basic research. All grants will be appointed to investigators who are within 10 years of their first independent faculty appointment.

For additional information, please visit the American Asthma Foundation.

 

6. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

For questions concerning RATS, please contact Tony Onofrietti (801-585-3492) or visit the RATS website

Research Participants and the Informed Consent Process
Monday, Nov. 10
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Human Subject Research
Tuesday, Nov. 11
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Research Data Management, Sharing and Ownership
Wednesday, Nov. 12
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 2120

Budget Preparation and Development
Thursday, Nov. 13
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Principles of Contracts, Subcontracts and SubAwards
Monday, Nov. 17
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Best Practice Roundtable: Office of Sponsored Projects
Tuesday, Nov. 18
10:00 am – 11:30 am
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Source Documentation for Clinical Data Management
Tuesday, Nov. 18
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Grant-Writing Workshop: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Wednesday, Nov. 19
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1730

Fundamentals of Effort Reporting, Audits and Recharge Centers
Thursday, Nov. 20
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Introduction to SciVal Funding
Thursday, Nov. 20
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Computer Lab 3100C

OMB Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New OMNI-Circular
Monday, Nov. 24
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Intermountain Network Scientific CC Auditorium (INSCC)

Patent and Trademark Searching
Tuesday, Nov. 25
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Grant Writing Crash Course

May 1-3, 2015
The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort

Park City, Utah



Open to all Faculty members from the Health Sciences and Main Campus!

Using a unique and proven method to learn how to write a fundable proposal, the Grant Writing Crash Course provides one-on-one mentoring by successful University of Utah Faculty Grant Writers. Participants complete a series of short exercises prior to the Grant Writing Crash Course, drafting text that will be refined and assembled under the guidance of faculty mentors into critical sections of their proposal. Several essential topics are covered in focused brief lectures and discussions, including the strategies and mechanics of effective proposal writing, how to sell your project (and yourself as Principal Investigator) to a sponsoring agency, the criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your proposal, pitfalls to avoid in grant writing, how to develop aims and justifications, the ins and outs of major funding agencies, and the political, social, and psychological aspects of “grantsmanship.” Focused, intensive work sessions provide participants with ample uninterrupted time to craft and recraft their thinking, writing, and presentation based on real-time constructive feedback from faculty mentors, enhancing their proposals and increasing the likelihood of their success.

Attendance is highly limited. Registration fees for the May program include two nights lodging at the Deer Valley Resort, use of recreational facilities, and most meals. A spouse/partner and up to two children are welcome to accompany the participant (additional charge if more than two children attend). If you do not have seed or personal funding available for the registration fee, we encourage you to discuss other options with your Department Chair or Research Dean.

To register for the May 2015 program, or for more information, please email Tony Onofrietti , Director, Research Education, or call 801-585-3492

The Grant Writing Crash Course program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and are led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy.

 

7. Research News & Publicizing Research

Interested in the cool research going on at the U? For the latest news on research, go to news.If you are interested in publicizing your research, guidelines and information on how to, along with contact information, may be found at: Publicizing Research and Working with the Media.

Info For Researchers

  1. Are You Conducting Surveys?
  2. P2P Announcement: Signature Cards Retire Soon – Need Online Signatures!
  3. Brown Bag Mentor Workshop
  4. Undergraduate Research Training
  5. What Can You Spend Grant Money On? Understanding the New Omni-Circular
  6. Grant Writing Crash Course
  7. Research Education Invites You to Join The Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)!
  8. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities
  9. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)
  10. Research News and Publicizing Research 

 1. Are You Conducting Surveys?

Do you have a secure server to store data? Do you know how to de-identify the data so it can be shared with other researchers and the public to accommodate federal mandates?

The University of Utah is affiliated with REDCap (Research Electronic Data CAPture) for managing online surveys and databases. REDCap is a free web-based application that allows users to build and manage online surveys while accessing databases quickly and securely. It is supported by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Biomedical Informatics Core and charges may apply.

For additional information about REDCap at the U, please visit the Biomedical Informatics Core website . For training, please contact Mei Xue in Biomed Informatics Core CCTS.

 2. P2P Announcement: Signature Cards Retire Soon – Need Online Signatures!

The Signature Authorization Form is going paperless! Grant Financial Authority (GFA) will be replacing the use of signature cards by November 30, 2014. FBS needs your help to meet this deadline to capture all needed signatures for the Electronic signature card. You can use you smartphone or tablet to capture signatures for all PIs and account executives, alternates, and ORG Heads. PIs and Account Executives can also designate and approve alternates online. Here are some more helpful hints:

  • We can deliver GFA styluses to your department and provide help with the process in either one-on-one or group training. Submit Request Form Here Invite us to your next staff meeting, or simply have styluses delivered for you and your staff.
  • PIs and Account Executives can save time approving alternates if all alternate signatures have already been captured.  (Approval will be “pending” until alternate signature is available.)
  • GFA is available on CIS under FBS|Processing, or login directly to GFA here.

Need to know more? Check out the GFA page and instructional videos!

3. Brown Bag Mentor Workshop

The Office of the Associate Vice President for Research & the Grant Resource Center is pleased to announce a new Brown Bag Research Series to be held in the Marriott Library beginning this October 2014. Come learn what the Grant Resource Network has to offer you as you prepare your next research proposal. Grab a lunch at the library café, network with your colleagues, and discover the possibility of new collaborations.

All workshops will be held in the Marriott Library Rm, 1170.

Finding Funding
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
12:15 am – 1:15 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Generating Research Ideas
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Grant Writing – Support Available
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Time and Stress Management/Work-Life Balance
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Mentoring Graduate Students
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

4. Undergraduate Research Training

All University of Utah undergraduate students are invited to attend the upcoming OUR seminars and workshops. For any questions regarding details on upcoming events, please contact Rachel Hayes-Harb.

Creating Effective Research Posters
Presented by Kristie Durham (Linguistics)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Union Den

Ethics of Human Subjects Research
Presented by Dennis O’ Rourke (Anthropology, Institutional Review Board)
Monday, October 27, 2014
3:30 PM– 4:30 PM
Location: Union Room 312

Developing the Research Abstract
Presented by Zac Chatterly (Writing & Rhetoric)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
Location: Union Den

The Institutional Review Board
Presented by John Stillman (Institutional Review Board)
Friday, November 7, 2014
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Union Room 312

Editing Workshops for Abstracts
Presented by Aaron Philips (Writing & Rhetoric)
Monday, November 24, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Union Den

Undergraduate Student Research Presentations
Friday, December 12, 2014
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Heritage Center 2A/B

5. What Can You Spend Grant Money On? Understanding the New Omni-Circular

Research Education and the Office of Research Management & Compliance are offering informational sessions on the new OMB Uniform Guidance, which becomes effective for all new federal awards, and new funding for existing awards, on December 26, 2014.  The new OMB Uniform Guidance will supersede administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements previously described in OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 for federal awards to educational institutions.  Participants will learn about the specific changes in regulations that impact the University and will have the opportunity to ask questions.  The following dates are open for registration:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
10:00am – 11:30am
Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Room 1750

For complete information and to register online, please visit the Special Events page on the Research Education website.

6. Grant Writing Crash Course

May 1-3, 2015
The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort

Park City, Utah



Open to all Faculty members from the Health Sciences and Main Campus!

Using a unique and proven method to learn how to write a fundable proposal, the Grant Writing Crash Course provides one-on-one mentoring by successful University of Utah Faculty Grant Writers. Participants complete a series of short exercises prior to the Grant Writing Crash Course, drafting text that will be refined and assembled under the guidance of faculty mentors into critical sections of their proposal. Several essential topics are covered in focused brief lectures and discussions, including the strategies and mechanics of effective proposal writing, how to sell your project (and yourself as Principal Investigator) to a sponsoring agency, the criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your proposal, pitfalls to avoid in grant writing, how to develop aims and justifications, the ins and outs of major funding agencies, and the political, social, and psychological aspects of “grantsmanship.” Focused, intensive work sessions provide participants with ample uninterrupted time to craft and recraft their thinking, writing, and presentation based on real-time constructive feedback from faculty mentors, enhancing their proposals and increasing the likelihood of their success.

Attendance is highly limited. Registration fees for the May program include two nights lodging at the Deer Valley Resort, use of recreational facilities, and most meals. A spouse/partner and up to two children are welcome to accompany the participant (additional charge if more than two children attend). If you do not have seed or personal funding available for the registration fee, we encourage you to discuss other options with your Department Chair or Research Dean.

To register for the May 2015 program, or for more information, please email Tony Onofrietti , Director, Research Education, or call 801-585-3492

The Grant Writing Crash Course program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and are led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy.

7. Research Education invites you to join the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)!

The mission of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) is to provide informative peer-to-peer networking, support and guidance for the benefit of the University Research Administrative community. By becoming a member of the RAN you will receive notifications about new funding opportunities, announcements about upcoming research-related events, and will gain access to the RAN Canvas™ Site, which offers numerous resources including a real-time Peer Discussion Board. To become of member of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) please email Research Education Project Coordinator, Danny Trujillo, or call 801-585-3958.

8. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities

Limited Submission Opportunities

IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers (RED)
Internal Submission: October 14, 2014

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
Internal Submission: October 30, 2014

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Program
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

Dana Foundation-David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

David and Lucille Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

Edward J. Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation-Mallinckrodt Scholar Awards
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

Intramural Funding Opportunities: 

Seed Grant Program:
Internal Deadline: August 20 and February 15

University Research Committee:
Faculty Research and Creative Grant Program
Internal Deadline: August 20, November 20, and February 15

URC Faculty Fellow Awards
Internal Deadline: October 23

Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Awards
Internal Deadline: October 15

Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) Program:
Internal Deadline: December 15, 2014

MRSEC Seed Grant Program
Internal Deadline: October 15, 2014

The NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Utah is pleased to announce the fourth round of competition for Seed funding that will support new research related to the goals of the MRSEC. This program will potentially support basic and translational studies in materials science and engineering that would otherwise be considered eligible for support through the Division of Materials Research (DMR) of the NSF. The emphasis of this program is on developing new directions that can potentially form a third independent Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG). The current two existing IRGs are (i) Plasmonic Metamaterials and (ii) Organic Spintronics.

Successful proposals will discuss how the proposed research could lead to the formation of a new IRG, why the proposed research is a promising area for an independent new IRG, and whether or not other large-scale centers already exist in the area of the proposed research. Given the broad research topics covered within an IRG, Seed proposals from a group of investigators are strongly recommended.

One copy of the proposal should be submitted, along with the Document Summary Sheet, to the MRSEC Seed Program Committee . Proposals will not be returned. If human subjects or animal research is involved, provide one copy of the IRB or IACUC. Applications must be made and approved prior to funds being released.

The application must include the following:

  1. Abstract of the proposal: 1 page
  2. Technical proposal (including a statement of why the proposed research is a promising 
area for an independent new IRG): limited to 3 pages
  3. References: limited to 1 additional page
  4. Budget (Excel format)
  5. Current and pending support (list yearly direct funds for each grant)
  6. Biographical sketch: (limited to 3 pages)
  7. Letter of support from department chair
  8. List of 4 potential reviewers – 2 can be within your department and 2 outside your 
department; must be University of Utah faculty, excluding members of the MRSEC Executive and Seed Program Committees.

Any questions or concerns regarding eligibility of applicants and areas of research eligible for funding under this program should be directed to the chair of the MRSEC Seed Program Committee, Michael H. Bartl, prior to preparing an application.

External Funding Opportunities 

NSF: Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NSF – NCS)
Letter of Intent Deadline: December 10, 2014
External Deadline: January 26, 2015

This solicitation describes the first phase of a new NSF program to support transformative and integrative research that will accelerate understanding of neural and cognitive systems. NSF seeks exceptional proposals that are bold, potentially risky, and transcend the perspectives and approaches typical of disciplinary research programs. For additional information, please visit the Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NSF-NCS) Proposal. 

NIH: Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R01)
External Deadline: February 5, 2015

NIH: Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R21)
External Deadline: February 16, 2015

NIH: Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R15)
External Deadline: February 25, 2015

The purpose of this initiative is to support research in self-management focused across conditions. A recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) identifies the epidemic of chronic condition as the nation’s leading health challenge and calls for cross-cutting, coordinated public health actions for “living well with chronic illness”.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) addresses that recommendation by describing an initiative that focuses on self-management as a mainstream science in order to reduce the burden of chronic illnesses/conditions. Self-management is the ability of the individual, in conjunction with family, community, and healthcare professionals, to manage symptoms, treatments, lifestyle changes, and psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual consequences associated with a chronic illness or condition. For more information, please visit Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R21) Proposal at GRANTS.NIH.GOV. 

Minerva Research Initiative
White Papers Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014 by 3:00 PM EST
Full Proposal External Deadline: January 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM EST

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)-led Minerva Research Initiative (http://minerva.dtic.mil), a DoD-sponsored, university-based social science research program initiated by the Secretary of Defense.

The program focuses on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. It seeks to increase the Department’s intellectual capital in the social sciences and improve its ability to address future challenges and build bridges between the Department and the social science community. Minerva brings together universities, research institutions, and individual scholars and supports multidisciplinary and cross-institutional projects addressing specific topic areas determined by the Department of Defense. The Minerva Research Initiative aims to promote research in specific areas of social science and to promote a candid and constructive relationship between DoD and the social science academic community.

White papers and full proposals are solicited which propose basic research in the following four topics / eleven subtopics listed below.  The detailed descriptions of each — found in Section VIII of the BAA referenced above — are intended to provide the proposer a frame of reference and are not meant to be restrictive.  Topics are not mutually exclusive and proposals may consider issues relating to questions, scope, or regions beyond those listed.

(1) Identity, Influence, and Mobilization

(1-A)   Culture, identity, and security

(1-B)   Belief formation and influence

(1-C)   Mobilization for change

(2) Contributors to Societal Resilience and Change

(2-A)   Governance and rule of law

(2-B)   Resources, economics, and globalization

(2-C)   Additional factors impacting societal resilience and change

(3) Power and Deterrence

(3-A)   Power projection and diffusion

(3-B)   Beyond conventional deterrence

(4) Innovations in National Security, Conflict, and Cooperation

(4-A)   Analytical methods and metrics for security research

(4-B)   Emerging topics in conflict and security

Proposals will be considered both for single-investigator awards as well as larger, multidisciplinary and multi-institution teams.  This competition is open to institutions of higher education (universities), including DoD institutions of higher education and foreign universities.  Non-profit institutions and commercial entities are also eligible to compete as collaborators on university-led proposals. For more information, visit the Minerva Research Initiative Proposal at GRANTS.GOV. 

Alan T. Waterman Award
External Deadline: October 24, 2014

The National Science Foundation is pleased to accept nominations for the 2015 Alan T. Waterman Award. Each year, the Foundation bestows the Waterman Award to recognize the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher. The award consists of a $1,000,000 prize, a medal, a certificate, and a trip for two to Washington, DC, to receive the award. Nominees are accepted from any field of science or engineering and must be submitted electronically through the NSF Fastlane System. For more information, visit the Alan T. Waterman Award Proposal at NSF.GOV.

 9. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

For questions concerning RATS, please contact Tony Onofrietti (801-585-3492) or visit the RATS website

OMB Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New OMNI-Circular
Tuesday, Oct. 14
10:00 am – 11:30 am
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Tissue Banking in Research
Tuesday, Oct. 14
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 175

Protocol Billing Grids (PBG) and Medicare Coverage Analysis (MCA)
Wednesday, Oct. 15
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1730

Introduction to REDCap
Thursday, Oct. 16
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Pandemic Flu: What to Know & What to Do
Monday, Oct. 20
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Project Management: Implementing the Award Process
Tuesday, Oct. 21
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Investigator Training Workshop: Researcher Resources and Funding Searches
Wednesday, Oct. 22
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Computer Lab 3100C

Best Practice Roundtable: Onboarding Research Staff and Student Research Assistants
Thursday, Oct. 23rd
10:00 am – 11:30 am
HSEB, Rm. 2948

Introduction to Technology Commercialization & Intellectual Property
Thursday, Oct. 23
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Investigator Training Workshop: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
Monday, Oct. 27
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Best Practice Roundtable: Consent Document Simplification
Tuesday, Oct. 28
10:00 am – 11:30 am
HSEB, Rm. 3515D

Proposal Preparation, Processing and Review
Tuesday, Oct. 28
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

 10. Research News & Publicizing Research

Interested in the cool research going on at the U? For the latest news on research, go to news.If you are interested in publicizing your research, guidelines and information on howto, along with contact information, may be found at: Publicizing Research and Working with the Media.

Info For Researchers

  1. Additional Grant Writing Support Now AvailableResearch Updates
  2. Brown Bag Mentor Workshop
  3. Mentoring Topic of the Month
  4. Undergraduate Research Training
  5. What Can You Spend Grant Money On? Understanding the New Omni-Circular
  6. Grant Writing Crash Course
  7. Research Education Invites You to Join The Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)
  8. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities
  9. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)
  10. Research News and Publicizing Research

 

 1. Additional Grant Writing Support Now Available

Grant Development Team

Building on the success of the Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) the vice president for research has increased the level of grant writing support available to faculty through the Office of Sponsored Projects via the creation of a new Grant Development Services team. Grant Development Services will support faculty on strategic, catalytic and capacity building research development activities by matching funding opportunities with resources, promoting new and junior faculty research, promoting large center grants and facilitating multi/interdisciplinary research programs.

The Grants Development team will provide services in three key areas:

Opportunity Matching  

  • Identify new and diverse funding opportunities
  • Assist in identifying research affinity groups and resources
  • Train faculty and staff on funding opportunity identification tools
    • Evaluate opportunities and match to available resources (i.e., people, equipment, and centers of expertise)

Program Development 

  • Support establishment of collaborative multi/interdisciplinary research teams and strategic alliances for major programmatic grants and contracts
  • Coordinate research development events to foster new research initiatives and opportunities
  • Facilitate and coordinate meetings and communications between university team members
  • Facilitate and coordinate external partner relationships for both pre-award and post-award activity
  • Draft institutional elements of programmatic proposals and coordinate individual elements
  • Review and evaluate proposals for competitiveness vis-a-vis funding agency and funding program guidelines and missions
  • Provide institutional guidance on long-term proposal and program planning

Proposal Development 

  • Provide grant writing training and proposal development tools and templates
  • Facilitate pre-submission review
  • Maintain a database of successful proposal and reviewer feedback to increase proposal quality and competitiveness
  • Support proposal preparation for new and junior faculty by:
        • Matching new faculty with successful mentors
      • Providing customized funding opportunity searches
      • Providing hands-on grant writing consultation

Grant Development Space in the Faculty Center at the Marriott Library-

In partnership with the J. Willard Marriott Library, the new home for the Grant Development Services team will be in the Faculty Center on the 1st floor of the Marriott Library. This centrally located space is convenient for a significant portion of campus. Through this collaboration, the Faculty Center is able to offer a significant variety of research development services in a single location.

The Grant Development team is comprised of:

Kathy Christiansen
Karen Krapcho
Dawn Porter
Ceceilia Tso

For more information, please contact any member of the team or Brent Brown, director, Office of Sponsored Projects, or visit OSP Grants Development Team & Grant Resource Center.

 

 2. Brown Bag Mentor Workshop

The Office of the Associate Vice President for Research & the Grant Resource Center is pleased to announce a new Brown Bag Research Series to be held in the Marriott Library beginning this October. Come learn what the Grant Resource Network has to offer you as you prepare your next research proposal. Grab a lunch at the library café, network with your colleagues and discover the possibility of new collaborations.

All workshops will be held in the Marriott Library Rm, 1170.

Finding Funding
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
12:15 am – 1:15 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Generating Research Ideas
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Grant Writing – Support Available
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Time and Stress Management/Work-Life Balance
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Mentoring Graduate Students
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

 

 3. Mentoring Topic of the Month 

First Year Faculty: Finding Funding

Finding funding is one of a researcher’s biggest thoughts and concerns. Here are a few questions sometimes asked about developing a research strategy and finding funding:

  • Where do people in my discipline commonly find funding?
  • Are there other creative places my work might be funded?  Is there funding specific to an application of your idea rather than just the idea itself?  What about foundations or corporations?
  • How many grants should I write? Should they be ‘big grants’ or smaller ones?
  • How can I find collaborators? How can I decide if I should be the PI or the coPI on these grants?
  • Should I start with a good idea, and then find funding that may or may not match it perfectly, or should I start with a good source of funding (an upcoming deadline, for instance), and then think of a good idea that matches that funding really well?

Here are resources available at the U:

To Do:

  • First, please give us feedback. We want to know if you contacted your mentor/mentee last month, how this online mentoring backbone is working for you, and any special questions you might like to see addressed that aren’t already in our list.
  • Plan your short and long term research strategy.
  • Talk with your mentor/mentee about it.
  • Sign up for SciVal funding search tool , if you haven’t already.
  • Sign up to receive Research Updates from the vice president for research (if you are a currently funded PI, you will receive these automatically).

Second Year Faculty: Publication 

Publication of your research results is an exciting way to share your ideas with other researchers in your area, with people who might apply your findings and with the general public. The culture of publication can be different from discipline-to-discipline, so it is especially useful to talk with your mentor/mentee and other colleagues about this. If you are working in a new area, talk with your collaborators and others in that discipline to learn more.

Here are some common questions about publication:

Here is a link to resources for aspects of sharing your research on the OSP Grants LifeCycle.

Choosing a journal:

  • Which publication(s) are most highly respected in your area? Information on Citation and Metrics may be helpful, but seasoned experience can also help choose the right journal for your work.
  • Which are most appropriate for your research results? For example, if you find yourself ‘referencing’ papers from a particular journal, maybe that is where you work would fit as well. If you have no references from a particular journal, the editor may wonder if your work fits there.
  • Check out UofU RATS training on this subject.

Culture and Changes in Publication:

  • How much should I put in my paper?  Some disciplines complete several years of work before publicizing results, and others expect more incremental updates along the way.  What is yours like?

Self-Plagiarism:  Your publications are likely to naturally build upon each other.

  • Can you re-use figures, introductory material, etc. from one paper to the next? What about writing a journal article to follow a conference presentation (how much can you re-use)?  What about writing a paper for a technical journal and similar material for an application-specific journal or the popular press, as well? What are the standards of self-plagiarism in your particular discipline? See the ORI Link on Ethics in Writing .

Open-Access / OA / Publically-Available Research:

  • Many sponsors (most notably NIH) require public access to publications, data, etc. created under their funding.  There are many discussions about Open Access Publications, where the material is free for the reader, but the author pays the publication costs.  Many faculty want to put links to their publications, so prospective students, colleagues, etc. can find their work quickly and easily. What are the standards and discussions within your discipline?

Your Career:

  • Expectations for publication vary from discipline to discipline and therefore from department to department.  What are the expectations in your department?
  • How can you increase the IMPACT and VISIBILITY of your work? Check out the UofU RATS training on this subject.
  • What are the relative merits of journal articles, conference presentations, performances, recordings, books or book chapters, invited presentations, keynote presentations, patents, mass media and other public outreach, etc.?
  • Check out ‘Things I Wish They Had Told Me’ by Richard Felder.

Writing:

  • How do you find the time to write???!  See ”How to Write Anything “ by Richard Felder.
  • How can you write better?
  • How can you help your students be better writers, so you can publish together more easily?
  • The UofU Writing Center is here to help you and your students with writing and editing grants, papers, and thesis/dissertations.

To Do:

  • Start by making a list of all of the past/existing work you may not yet have ready for publication, and ideas for future work that will hopefully lead to additional publications.
  • Talk with your mentor about publication in your discipline.
  • Find out about publication expectations in your department and college.  Talk with your mentor, chair, and others.
  • Decide how you want to create and measure the IMPACT and VISIBILITY of your research. How is this typically done in your field? If applicable in your area, check out the citations on your current publications, and metrics on journals you have published in or are considering publishing in.  Citation and Metrics 
  • Plan your publication strategy (what publications you want to do, and when).  Put this on your calendar.
  • Find out more about copyright and self-plagiarism in your discipline.
  • Schedule regular to time(s) to write on your weekly calendar.

 

 4. Undergraduate Research Training

All University of Utah undergraduate students are invited to attend the upcoming OUR seminars and workshops. For any questions regarding details on upcoming events, please contact Rachel Hayes-Harb.

The Art of Abstract Writing
Mon, Oct. 6, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Union Den

Are you planning to submit an abstract to UCUR, NCUR, or Research Posters on the hill? Would you like help polishing your UROP abstract? The Art of Abstract Writing presentation will acquaint students with the basic conventions of abstract writing. Zac Chatterley and Aaron Philips will be the presenters at this event.

Community-Based Research
Thurs, Oct. 9, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Union Room 323

Come learn about the opportunities for Community-Based Research from the new director of the Bennion Center, Dean McGovern. Please invite your friends and colleagues!

 

5. What Can You Spend Grant Money On? Understanding the New Omni-Circular

Research Education and the Office of Research Management & Compliance are offering informational sessions on the new OMB Uniform Guidance, which becomes effective for all new federal awards, and new funding for existing awards, on December 26, 2014. The new OMB Uniform Guidance will supersede administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements previously described in OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 for federal awards to educational institutions.  Participants will learn about the specific changes in regulations that impact the University and will have the opportunity to ask questions.  The following dates are open for registration:

Monday, September 29, 2014
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Intermountain Network Scientific CC (INSCC) Auditorium

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
10:00am – 11:30am
Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Room 1750

For complete information and to register online, please visit the Special Events page on the Research Education website.

 

6. Grant Writing Crash Course

May 1-3, 2015
The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort
Park City, Utah

Open to all Faculty members from the Health Sciences and Main Campus!

Using a unique and proven method to learn how to write a fundable proposal, the Grant Writing Crash Course provides one-on-one mentoring by successful University of Utah Faculty Grant Writers. Participants complete a series of short exercises prior to the Grant Writing Crash Course, drafting text that will be refined and assembled under the guidance of faculty mentors into critical sections of their proposal. Several essential topics are covered in focused brief lectures and discussions, including the strategies and mechanics of effective proposal writing, how to sell your project (and yourself as Principal Investigator) to a sponsoring agency, the criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your proposal, pitfalls to avoid in grant writing, how to develop aims and justifications, the ins and outs of major funding agencies, and the political, social, and psychological aspects of “grantsmanship.” Focused, intensive work sessions provide participants with ample uninterrupted time to craft and recraft their thinking, writing, and presentation based on real-time constructive feedback from faculty mentors, enhancing their proposals and increasing the likelihood of their success.

Attendance is highly limited. Registration fees for the May program include two nights lodging at the Deer Valley Resort, use of recreational facilities, and most meals. A spouse/partner and up to two children are welcome to accompany the participant (additional charge if more than two children attend). If you do not have seed or personal funding available for the registration fee, we encourage you to discuss other options with your Department Chair or Research Dean.

To register for the May 2015 program, or for more information, please contact Tony Onofrietti, director, Research Education, at 801-585-3492.

The Grant Writing Crash Course program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and are led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy.

 

 7. Research Education invites you to join the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)!

The mission of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) is to provide informative peer-to-peer networking, support and guidance for the benefit of the University Research Administrative community. By becoming a member of the RAN you will receive notifications about new funding opportunities, announcements about upcoming research-related events, and will gain access to the RAN Canvas™ Site, which offers numerous resources including a real-time Peer Discussion Board. To become of member of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) please contact Danny Trujillo, research education project coordinator, at 801-585-3958.

 

8. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities 

Limited Submission Opportunities

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Sciences
Internal Deadline: September 17, 2014

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Internal Deadline: September 23, 2014

Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)
Internal Deadline: September 26, 2014

Intramural Funding Opportunities:

Seed Grant Program:
Internal Deadline: August 20 and February 15

University Research Committee:
Faculty Research and Creative Grant Program
Internal Deadline: August 20, November 20, and February 15

URC Faculty Fellow Awards
Internal Deadline: October 23

Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Awards
Internal Deadline: October 15

Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) Program:
Internal Deadline: December 15, 2014

MRSEC Seed Grant Program
Internal Deadline: October 15, 2014

The NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Utah is pleased to announce the fourth round of competition for Seed funding that will support new research related to the goals of the MRSEC. This program will potentially support basic and translational studies in materials science and engineering that would otherwise be considered eligible for support through the Division of Materials Research (DMR) of the NSF. The emphasis of this program is on developing new directions that can potentially form a third independent Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG). The current two existing IRGs are (i) Plasmonic Metamaterials and (ii) Organic Spintronics.

Successful proposals will discuss how the proposed research could lead to the formation of a new IRG, why the proposed research is a promising area for an independent new IRG, and whether or not other large-scale centers already exist in the area of the proposed research. Given the broad research topics covered within an IRG, Seed proposals from a group of investigators are strongly recommended.

One copy of the proposal should be submitted, along with the Document Summary Sheet, to the MRSEC Seed Program Committee at mrsec@eng.utah.edu. Proposals will not be returned. If human subjects or animal research is involved, provide one copy of the IRB or IACUC. Applications must be made and approved prior to funds being released.

The application must include the following:

  • Abstract of the proposal: 1 page
  • Technical proposal (including a statement of why the proposed research is a promising 
area for an independent new IRG): limited to 3 pages
  • References: limited to 1 additional page
  • Budget (Excel format)
  • Current and pending support (list yearly direct funds for each grant)
  • Biographical sketch: (limited to 3 pages)
  • Letter of support from department chair
  • List of 4 potential reviewers – 2 can be within your department and 2 outside your 
department; must be University of Utah faculty, excluding members of the MRSEC Executive and Seed Program Committees.

Any questions or concerns regarding eligibility of applicants and areas of research eligible for funding under this program should be directed to the chair of the MRSEC Seed Program Committee, Michael H. Bartl prior to preparing an application.

External Funding Opportunities

Minerva Research Initiative
White Papers Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014 by 3:00 PM EST
Full Proposal External Deadline: January 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM EST

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)-led Minerva Research Initiative (http://minerva.dtic.mil), a DoD-sponsored, university-based social science research program initiated by the Secretary of Defense.

The program focuses on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. It seeks to increase the Department’s intellectual capital in the social sciences and improve its ability to address future challenges and build bridges between the Department and the social science community. Minerva brings together universities, research institutions, and individual scholars and supports multidisciplinary and cross-institutional projects addressing specific topic areas determined by the Department of Defense. The Minerva Research Initiative aims to promote research in specific areas of social science and to promote a candid and constructive relationship between DoD and the social science academic community.

White papers and full proposals are solicited which propose basic research in the following four topics / eleven subtopics listed below.  The detailed descriptions of each — found in Section VIII of the BAA referenced above — are intended to provide the proposer a frame of reference and are not meant to be restrictive. Topics are not mutually exclusive and proposals may consider issues relating to questions, scope, or regions beyond those listed.

(1) Identity, Influence, and Mobilization

(1-A)   Culture, identity, and security

(1-B)   Belief formation and influence

(1-C)   Mobilization for change

(2) Contributors to Societal Resilience and Change

(2-A)   Governance and rule of law

(2-B)   Resources, economics, and globalization

(2-C)   Additional factors impacting societal resilience and change

(3) Power and Deterrence

(3-A)   Power projection and diffusion

(3-B)   Beyond conventional deterrence

(4) Innovations in National Security, Conflict, and Cooperation

(4-A)   Analytical methods and metrics for security research

(4-B)   Emerging topics in conflict and security

Proposals will be considered both for single-investigator awards as well as larger, multidisciplinary and multi-institution teams.  This competition is open to institutions of higher education (universities), including DoD institutions of higher education and foreign universities.  Non-profit institutions and commercial entities are also eligible to compete as collaborators on university-led proposals. For more information, visit the Minerva Research Initiative Proposal at GRANTS.GOV.

Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE)

The Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) pilot seeks to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research. INSPIRE has no targeted themes and serves as a funding mechanism for proposals that are required both to be interdisciplinary and to exhibit potentially transformative research. Complementing existing NSF efforts, INSPIRE was created to handle proposals whose:

  • Scientific advances lie outside the scope of a single program or discipline, such that substantial funding support from more than one program or discipline is necessary.
  • Lines of research promise transformational advances.
  • Prospective discoveries reside at the interfaces of disciplinary boundaries that may not be recognized through traditional review or co-review.

To receive funding as an INSPIRE-appropriate project, all three criteria must be met. INSPIRE is not intended to be used for interdisciplinary projects that can be accommodated within other NSF funding mechanisms or that continue well-established practices.

Prospective Principal Investigators must receive approval to submit a proposal from at least two NSF Program Officers, in intellectually distinct programs, whose expertise is most germane to the proposal topics. Consultations with Program Officers prior to submission are required in order to aid in determining the appropriateness of the work for consideration under the INSPIRE mechanism. Only after approval is provided by at least two NSF Program Officers in distinctly different research areas may a proposal be submitted. For more information, please visit the INSPIRE Proposal at NSF.GOV. 

Alan T. Waterman Award
External Deadline: October 24, 2014

The National Science Foundation is pleased to accept nominations for the 2015 Alan T. Waterman Award. Each year, the Foundation bestows the Waterman Award to recognize the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher. The award consists of a $1,000,000 prize, a medal, a certificate, and a trip for two to Washington, DC, to receive the award. Nominees are accepted from any field of science or engineering and must be submitted electronically through the NSF Fastlane System. For more information, visit the Alan T. Waterman Award Proposal at NSF.GOV.

NIH: Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R01)
External Deadline: February 5, 2015

NIH: Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R21)
External Deadline: February 16, 2015

NIH: Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R15)
External Deadline: February 25, 2015

The purpose of this initiative is to support research in self-management focused across conditions. A recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) identifies the epidemic of chronic condition as the nation’s leading health challenge and calls for cross-cutting, coordinated public health actions for “living well with chronic illness”.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) addresses that recommendation by describing an initiative that focuses on self-management as a mainstream science in order to reduce the burden of chronic illnesses/conditions. Self-management is the ability of the individual, in conjunction with family, community, and healthcare professionals, to manage symptoms, treatments, lifestyle changes, and psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual consequences associated with a chronic illness or condition. For more information, please visit Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R21) Proposal at GRANTS.NIH.GOV.

 

9. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

For questions concerning RATS, please contact Tony Onofrietti (801-585-3492) or visit the RATS website 

OMB Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New OMNI-Circular
Monday, Sept. 29
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
INSCC Auditorium

Best Practice Roundtable: Establishing an Umbrella IRB Application for Secondary Data Analyses
Tuesday, Sept. 30
10:00 am – 11:30 am
HSEB, Rm. 3515D

Introduction to the IRB, the IACUC and the IBC
Tuesday, Sept. 30
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Getting Published: Responsible Authorship and Peer Review
Wednesday, Oct. 1
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1730

Financial Management in Clinical Research
Thursday, Oct. 2
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Grant-Writing Workshop: Foundations and Charities
Friday, Oct. 3
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marriott Library, Rm. 1170

Mandatory Effort Reporting (PAR) Training
Monday, Oct. 6
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Introduction to Research Integrity
Tuesday, Oct. 7
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Introduction to Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) and Radiological Health
Wednesday, Oct. 8
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 2120

Investigator Training Workshop: Clinical Research Session
Wednesday, Oct. 8
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
RAB, Main Conference Room 117

Researcher Resources and Funding Searches
Thursday, Oct. 9
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 4100B

OMB Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New OMNI-Circular
Tuesday, Oct. 14
10:00 am – 11:30 am
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Tissue Banking in Research
Tuesday, Oct. 14
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 175

 

10. Research News & Publicizing Research

Interested in the cool research going on at the U? For the latest news on research, go to news.If you are interested in publicizing your research, guidelines and information on howto, along with contact information, may be found at: Publicizing Research and Working with the Media.

 

Info for Researchers

 

  1. New Faculty IT Quick Start Guide Research Updates
  2. Data Management Plans and U
  3. What Can You Spend Grant Money On? Understanding the New Omni-Circular
  4. Research and Scientific Management Workshop, Fall 2014
  5. Grant Writing Crash Course
  6. Research Education Invites You to Join The Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)
  7. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities
  8. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)
  9. Research News and Publicizing Research

 

1. New Faculty IT Quick Start Guide

The University Information Technology (UIT) department has created a quick start guide for all faculty members on digital resources available on campus. This includes video conferencing, telephone service, free or discounted software, IT help and more. Please visit the New Faculty Guide to Digital Resources website for more information.

 

 2. Data Management Plans and U

A recent ruling by NIH states that genomic researchers are required to not only store but also share the data gathered under NIH sponsorship quickly (within 6 months) in a government database or recognized alternative. Data management plans are required for grants from NSF (National Science Foundation), NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities), NIH (National Institutes of Health), NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), IMPS (Inst. Of Museum and Library Services), Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and DOE (Office of Science).

This ruling helps set the standard and recommended practices in data management. Many disciplines have well-respected data repositories that are specific to their work, and if your discipline is one of these, you are probably already using that data. When it comes time to write your data management plan for your next grant, it is considered ‘best practices’ to store and share your data where similar data gathers.

If you are unfamiliar with a well-respected data repository, Repositories for Research Data can assist you in finding one for your data management plan.

The University of Utah also has an archival data repository www.uspace.utah.edu (final data here for permanent archiving) and non-archival file sharing via www.box.utah.edu (files or data you are sharing with current collaborators) that can be used by researchers, free of charge. For more information and assistance with your data management plan, visit the J. Willard Marriott data management link. If you do choose to indicate in your data management plan that you will be using USpace, please contact Daureen Nesdill daureen.nesdill@utah.edu before submitting the grant proposal.

 

3. What Can You Spend Grant Money On? Understanding the New Omni-Circular

Research Education and the Office of Research Management & Compliance are offering informational sessions on the new OMB Uniform Guidance, which becomes effective for all new federal awards, and new funding for existing awards, on December 26, 2014. The new OMB Uniform Guidance will supersede administrative requirements, cost principles and audit requirements previously described in OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 for federal awards to educational institutions. Participants will learn about the specific changes in regulations that impact the university and will have the opportunity to ask questions. The following dates are open for registration:

Monday, September 29, 2014
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Intermountain Network Scientific CC (INSCC) Auditorium

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
10:00am – 11:30am
Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Room 1750

For complete information and to register online, please visit the Special Events page on the Research Education website.

 

4. Research and Scientific Management Workshop, Fall 2014

Open to all faculty members and postdoctoral fellows from the Health Sciences and main campus. Registration is available at no cost. Attendance is expected at all six sessions. Most new faculty members are surprised to learn of the overwhelming number of diverse new activities they need to manage as academicians. Although incredibly busy as postdocs, each was able to focus most of his or her energy on conducting their research and managing only one person: himself or herself. As faculty members, in addition to conducting research, they now often manage several different types of people (e.g., undergraduate students, medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians, etc.), and they need to successfully fulfill many other obligations such as classroom teaching, serving on committees, providing clinical care, advising and training students and reviewing and writing manuscripts and grant proposals. As a result of these many demands, the management needs of the laboratory and one’s focus on the science often suffers.

Through a series of six two-hour sessions, attendees will learn proven techniques and begin to apply these to their own research groups through in-class exercises. Attendees will better understand some of the critical factors that motivate people and to use this understanding to negotiate win-win situations with trainees and staff within the research group. Proven methods for increasing group productivity and using change to sustain and advance the group’s long-term success will be examined. The goal of the workshop in aggregate is to enhance individual and group productivity, achieve better work-life balance, reduce work-related stress, and increase the likelihood of having a satisfying, successful, and lifelong career as a scientist / laboratory director.

Session 3: Managing People, Part 2: Negotiation for Laboratory & Group Success
10:00am – 12:00pm / Tuesday, September 16th

Session 4: Managing Laboratory & Group Time
10:00am – 12:00pm / Thursday, September 18th

Session 5: Managing Change for Laboratory & Group Success
10:00am – 12:00pm / Tuesday, September 23rd

Session 6: Managing Laboratory & Group Productivity
10:00am – 12:00pm / Thursday, September 25th

All sessions will be held in the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Room 2110.  The workshop will be led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomy.

For complete information and to register online, please click here or contact Tony Onofrietti, Director, Research Education at 801-585-3492.

 

5. Grant Writing Crash Course

October 10-12, 2014
The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort
Park City, Utah

Open to all Faculty members from the Health Sciences and Main Campus!

Using a unique and proven method to learn how to write a fundable proposal, the Grant Writing Crash Course provides one-on-one mentoring by successful University of Utah faculty grant writers. Participants complete a series of short exercises prior to the Grant Writing Crash Course, drafting text that will be refined and assembled under the guidance of faculty mentors into critical sections of their proposal. Several essential topics are covered in focused brief lectures and discussions, including the strategies and mechanics of effective proposal writing, how to sell your project (and yourself as Principal Investigator) to a sponsoring agency, the criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your proposal, pitfalls to avoid in grant writing, how to develop aims and justifications, the ins and outs of major funding agencies and the political, social, and psychological aspects of “grantsmanship.” Focused, intensive work sessions provide participants with ample uninterrupted time to craft and recraft their thinking, writing, and presentation based on real-time constructive feedback from faculty mentors, enhancing their proposals and increasing the likelihood of their success.

Attendance is highly limited. Registration fees for the October program include two nights lodging at the Deer Valley Resort, use of recreational facilities and most meals. A spouse/partner and up to two children are welcome to accompany the participant (additional charge if more than two children attend). If you do not have seed or personal funding available for the registration fee, we encourage you to discuss other options with your Department Chair or Research Dean.

To register for the October 2014 program, or for more information, please contact Tony Onofrietti, Director, Research Education, at 801-585-3492 or at tony.onofrietti@hsc.utah.edu.

The Grant Writing Crash Course program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and are led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy.

 

 6. Research Education invites you to join the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)!

The mission of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) is to provide informative peer-to-peer networking, support and guidance for the benefit of the university research administrative community. By becoming a member of the RAN you will receive notifications about new funding opportunities, announcements about upcoming research-related events and will gain access to the RAN Canvas™ Site, which offers numerous resources including a real-time Peer Discussion Board. To become of member of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) please contact Danny Trujillo, Research Education Project Coordinator, at 801-585-3958 or at danny.trujillo@hsc.utah.edu.

 

7. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities

Limited Submission Opportunities

NEH Summer Stipends
Internal Deadline: September 10, 2014

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Sciences
Internal Deadline: September 17, 2014

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Internal Deadline: September 23, 2014

Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)
Internal Deadline: September 26, 2014

Intramural Funding Opportunities:

Seed Grant Program:
Internal Deadline: August 20 and February 15

University Research Committee:
Faculty Research and Creative Grant Program
Internal Deadline: August 20, November 20, and February 15

URC Faculty Fellow Awards
Internal Deadline: October 23

Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Awards
Internal Deadline: October 15

Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) Program:
Internal Deadline: December 15, 2014

MRSEC Seed Grant Program
Internal Deadline: October 15, 2014

The NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Utah is pleased to announce the fourth round of competition for Seed funding that will support new research related to the goals of the MRSEC. This program will potentially support basic and translational studies in materials science and engineering that would otherwise be considered eligible for support through the Division of Materials Research (DMR) of the NSF. The emphasis of this program is on developing new directions that can potentially form a third independent Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG). The current two existing IRGs are (i) Plasmonic Metamaterials and (ii) Organic Spintronics.

Successful proposals will discuss how the proposed research could lead to the formation of a new IRG, why the proposed research is a promising area for an independent new IRG, and whether or not other large-scale centers already exist in the area of the proposed research. Given the broad research topics covered within an IRG, Seed proposals from a group of investigators are strongly recommended.

One copy of the proposal should be submitted, along with the Document Summary Sheet, to the MRSEC Seed Program Committee at mrsec@eng.utah.edu. Proposals will not be returned. If human subjects or animal research is involved, provide one copy of the IRB or IACUC. Applications must be made and approved prior to funds being released.

The application must include the following:

  1. Abstract of the proposal: 1 page
  2. Technical proposal (including a statement of why the proposed research is a promising 
area for an independent new IRG): limited to 3 pages
  3. References: limited to 1 additional page
  4. Budget (Excel format)
  5. Current and pending support (list yearly direct funds for each grant)
  6. Biographical sketch: (limited to 3 pages)
  7. Letter of support from department chair
  8. List of 4 potential reviewers – 2 can be within your department and 2 outside your 
department; must be University of Utah faculty, excluding members of the MRSEC Executive and Seed Program Committees.

Any questions or concerns regarding eligibility of applicants and areas of research eligible for funding under this program should be directed to the chair of the MRSEC Seed Program Committee, Michael H. Bartl michael.bartl@utah.edu prior to preparing an application.

External Funding Opportunities

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program
External Deadline: Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 5:00 pm ET

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2014 solicitation. 

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

2014 NASA EONS Solicitation New Appendix
External Deadline: November 12, 2014

NASA’s Office of Education is accepting new proposals under the Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2014 NASA Research Announcement for the MUREP Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO) appendix. This effort was previously titled as the NASA University Research Centers Project and has now been consolidated into the MUREP Program within the NASA Office of Education.

MIRO awards aim to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) literacy and to enhance and sustain the capability of minority serving institutions to perform NASA-related research and education, which directly supports NASA’s four Mission Directorates – Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration and Space Operations, Science, and Space Technology. For more information, visit the NASA NSPIRES website for the MIRO solicitation.

 

8. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

For questions concerning RATS, please contact Tony Onofrietti (801-585-3492) or visit the RATS website

Electronic Application through Grants.Gov
Monday, Sept. 15th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Understanding IRB Applications in ERICA: New Studies, Amendments and Continuing Review
Tuesday, Sept. 16th
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Collaborative Research and the Roles of the Scientist in Society
Thursday, Sept. 18th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB Rm. 1750

Grant-Writing Workshop: The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Monday, Sept. 22nd
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Understanding IRB Report Form Submissions in ERICA
Tuesday, Sept. 23
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Introduction to ClinicalTrials.gov
Wednesday, Sept. 24
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Computer Lab 3100C

Investigator Training Workshop: Post-Award Session
Wednesday, Sept. 24
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
RAB, Main Conference Rm. 117

Introduction to the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)
Thursday, Sept. 25
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Introduction to SciVal Funding
Thursday, Sept. 25
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Computer LAB 3100C

OMB Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New OMNI-Circular
Monday, Sept. 29
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
INSCC Auditorium

Best Practice Roundtable: Establishing an Umbrella IRB Application for Secondary Data Analyses
Tuesday, Sept. 30
10:00 am – 11:30 am
HSEB, Rm. 3515D

Introduction to the IRB, the IACUC and the IBC
Tuesday, Sept. 30
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

9. Research News & Publicizing Research

Interested in the cool research going on at the U? For the latest news on research, go to news. If you are interested in publicizing your research, guidelines and information on how to, along with contact information, may be found at: Publicizing Research and Working with the Media.

 

Info for Researchers

  1. New Find Equipment linkResearch Updates
  2. What Can You Spend Money Grant On? Understanding the New Omni-Circular
  3. Research and Scientific Management Workshop, Fall 2014
  4. Grant Writing Crash Course
  5. Research Education Invites You to Join The Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)
  6. Teaching with the Flipped Classroom
  7. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities
  8. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)
  9. Research News and Publicizing Research

 

 1. New Find Equipment Link

Looking for Equipment on Campus? Check out our new Find Equipment Link . PIease use this tool to find equipment (needed for a project) that is already on campus, but is not fully utilized. Investigate your potential cost savings! To use this link, enter what you are looking for in this format: %WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR%

 

 2. What Can You Spend Grant Money On? Understanding the New Omni-Circular

Research Education and the Office of Research Management & Compliance are offering informational sessions on the new OMB Uniform Guidance, which becomes effective for all new federal awards, and new funding for existing awards, on December 26, 2014.  The new OMB Uniform Guidance will supersede administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements previously described in OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 for federal awards to educational institutions.  Participants will learn about the specific changes in regulations that impact the University and will have the opportunity to ask questions.  The following dates are open for registration:

Monday, September 8, 2014
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB, Room 1750

Monday, September 29, 2014
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Intermountain Network Scientific CC (INSCC) Auditorium

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
10:00am – 11:30am
Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Room 1750

For complete information and to register online, please visit the Special Events page on the Research Education website.

 

3. Research and Scientific Management Workshop, Fall 2014

Open to all Faculty members and Postdoctoral Fellows from the Health Sciences and Main Campus. Registration is available at no cost. Attendance is expected at all six sessions. Most new faculty members are surprised to learn of the overwhelming number of diverse new activities they need to manage as academicians. Although incredibly busy as postdocs, each was able to focus most of his or her energy on conducting their research and managing only one person: himself or herself. As faculty members, in addition to conducting research, they now often manage several different types of people (e.g., undergraduate students, medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians, etc.), and they need to successfully fulfill many other obligations such as classroom teaching, serving on committees, providing clinical care, advising and training students, and reviewing and writing manuscripts and grant proposals. As a result of these many demands, the management needs of the laboratory and one’s focus on the science often suffers.

Through a series of six 2-hour sessions, attendees will learn proven techniques and begin to apply these to their own research groups through in-class exercises. Attendees will better understand some of the critical factors that motivate people and to use this understanding to negotiate win-win situations with trainees and staff within the research group. Proven methods for increasing group productivity and using change to sustain and advance the group’s long-term success will be examined. The goal of the workshop in aggregate is to enhance individual and group productivity, achieve better work-life balance, reduce work-related stress, and increase the likelihood of having a satisfying, successful, and lifelong career as a scientist / laboratory director.

Session 1: Introduction & Overview
10:00am – 12:00pm / Tuesday, September 9th

Session 2: Managing People, Part 1: Motivation for Laboratory & Group Success
10:00am – 12:00pm / Thursday, September 11th

Session 3: Managing People, Part 2: Negotiation for Laboratory & Group Success
10:00am – 12:00pm / Tuesday, September 16th

Session 4: Managing Laboratory & Group Time
10:00am – 12:00pm / Thursday, September 18th

Session 5: Managing Change for Laboratory & Group Success
10:00am – 12:00pm / Tuesday, September 23rd

Session 6: Managing Laboratory & Group Productivity
10:00am – 12:00pm / Thursday, September 25th

All sessions will be held in the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Room 2110.  The workshop will be led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomy.

For complete information and to register online, please click here or contact Tony Onofrietti, Director, Research Education at 801-585-3492.

 

4. Grant Writing Crash Course

October 10-12, 2014
The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort
Park City, Utah

Open to all Faculty members and Postdoctoral Scholars

Using a unique and proven method to learn how to write a fundable proposal, the Grant Writing Crash Course provides one-on-one mentoring by successful University of Utah Faculty Grant Writers. Participants complete a series of short exercises prior to the Grant Writing Crash Course, drafting text that will be refined and assembled under the guidance of faculty mentors into critical sections of their proposal. Several essential topics are covered in focused brief lectures and discussions, including the strategies and mechanics of effective proposal writing, how to sell your project (and yourself as Principal Investigator) to a sponsoring agency, the criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your proposal, pitfalls to avoid in grant writing, how to develop aims and justifications, the ins and outs of major funding agencies, and the political, social, and psychological aspects of “grantsmanship.” Focused, intensive work sessions provide participants with ample uninterrupted time to craft and recraft their thinking, writing, and presentation based on real-time constructive feedback from faculty mentors, enhancing their proposals and increasing the likelihood of their success.

Attendance is highly limited. Registration fees for the October program include two nights lodging at the Deer Valley Resort, use of recreational facilities, and most meals. A spouse/partner and up to two children are welcome to accompany the participant (additional charge if more than two children attend). If you do not have seed or personal funding available for the registration fee, we encourage you to discuss other options with your Department Chair or Research Dean.

To register for the October 2014 program, or for more information, please contact Tony Onofrietti, Director, Research Education, at 801-585-3492.

The Grant Writing Crash Course program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and are led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy.

 

 5. Research Education invites you to join the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)!

The mission of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) is to provide informative peer-to-peer networking, support and guidance for the benefit of the University Research Administrative community. By becoming a member of the RAN you will receive notifications about new funding opportunities, announcements about upcoming research-related events, and will gain access to the RAN Canvas™ Site, which offers numerous resources including a real-time Peer Discussion Board. To become of member of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) please contact Danny Trujillo, Research Education Project Coordinator, at 801-585-3958.

 

 6. Teaching with the Flipped Classroom

Ready to flip your classroom? Find out more about flipping your class, active learning strategies, and making great videos from veteran flippers Dr. Cynthia Furse (Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Associate VP for Research), Dr. Donna Ziegenfuss (Associate Librarian, Marriott Library, veteran MOOC-er), and Dr. Stacy Bamberg (Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering) at the University of Utah.

Online class begins Sept. 8, 2014. There will be six modules (one module per week) and an optional brown bag “Flip and Chips” lunch on Mondays, 12 pm – 1 pm starting Sept. 15, 2014.

For registration and more information, go to www.Teach-Flip.utah.edu or canvas.net.

 

 7. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities

Limited Submission Opportunities

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Internal Deadline: September 30, 2014

Internal Funding Opportunities:

Seed Grant Program:
Internal Deadline: August 20 and February 15

University Research Committee:
Faculty Research and Creative Grant Program
Internal Deadline: August 20, November 20, and February 15

URC Faculty Fellow Awards
Internal Deadline: October 23

Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Awards
Internal Deadline: October 15

Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) Program:
Internal Deadline: December 15, 2014

 

External Funding Opportunities

Mathematical Sciences Innovation Incubator (MSII)

The Division of Mathematical Sciences wishes to foster the participation of more mathematical scientists, from every area of mathematics and statistics, in such important interdisciplinary work. In support of this goal, the MSII activity provides funding to catalyze the involvement of mathematical scientists in research areas where the mathematical sciences are not yet playing large roles.

To apply for MSII support, after submitting a proposal to a non-DMS program for a research project that involves mathematical scientists, or a supplement request to include new mathematical scientists in a research project supported by a non-DMS award, the Principal Investigator must send an e-mail message specifying the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the mathematical scientist(s) and the NSF proposal ID to DMScofunding@nsf.gov. Transmission of this e-mail message will constitute a request that DMS consider the proposal or supplement request for MSII funding. For more information, visit the National Science Foundation website.

UTAH NASA EPSCoR: Minigrant Research Proposal Opportunity
Internal Deadline: September 22, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Cooperative Research (EPSCoR) is to help develop core expertise and infrastructure to enable investigators to successfully compete at the national level for resources on research projects and programs in alignment with the missions of the NASA Mission Directorates.

NASA EPSCoR of Utah plans to fund a total of 4 minigrant awards for 2014-15. Two awards will be made among the following research institutions: University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and Weber State University. The maximum funding is $25,000 and all electronic submittals must be emailed to Kim Olson by Sept. 22, 2015, 5:00 pm.

Please review the following information for eligibility and proposal guidelines:

      1. Eligibility: Faculty member PI at rank below full professor
      2. Proposal not more than six pages, not including the cover page and CV
      • Cover page
      • Description of research
      • Tasking schedule
      • Expected outcomes
      • Potential for follow-on funding
      • Proposed budget
      • Curriculum vitae

Please visit NASA.GOV for more information on the EPSCoR program or contact Kim Olson.

 

8. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

For questions concerning RATS, please contact Tony Onofrietti (801-585-3492) or visit the RATS website

Purchasing and Procurement
Thursday, Sept. 4th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 3515C

OMB Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New OMNI-Circular
Monday, Sept. 8th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Effective Negotiation in Research: The Art of Advocacy and Agreement
Tuesday, Sept. 9th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Investigator Training Workshop: Pre-Award Session
Wednesday, Sept. 10th
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
RAB, Rm. 117

Governing Regulations for Grants and Contracts
Thursday, Sept. 11th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Electronic Application through Grants.Gov
Monday, Sept. 15th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Understanding IRB Applications in ERICA:  New Studies, Amendments and Continuing Review
Tuesday, Sept. 16th
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

 

9. Research News & Publicizing Research

Interested in the cool research going on at the U? For the latest news on research, go to news.If you are interested in publicizing your research, guidelines and information on howto, along with contact information, may be found at: Publicizing Research and Working with the Media.

 

Commuter’s Guide to the U

Commuter

Commuter’s Guide to the U

Info for Researchers

 

Research Updates

  1. Travel Grants Available to Visit DARPA Program Managers
  2. Pilot Ends for Open Access Publishing Fund
  3. Summer 2014 Post-Doc Professional Development Series
  4. Sex and Gender Differences Subcontract Call for Videos
  5. Mentoring Topic of the Month: Sign-up for 2nd Year Mentoring
  6. Professional Development Orientation
  7. OMB Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New Omni-Circular
  8. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities
  9. Research and Scientific Management Workshop, Fall 2014
  10. Grant Writing Crash Course
  11. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)
  12. Research News and Publicizing Research

 

1.    Traveling Grants Available to Visit DARPA Program Managers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency at the Pentagon, known as DARPA, provides funding for research in a wide variety of disciplines and areas, now including the new Biotechnology area. Please click here  for information on opportunities including the broad BAA: DARPA-BAA-14-46.

STEP 1: If you see a potential match for your research, Cynthia Furse can help you make contact with a DARPA program manager.

STEP 2: Once you have made contact by email and/or phone with your program manager, it may make sense for you to visit your program manager.

At this stage, you are eligible to apply to the VPR for a travel grant of up to $1000 to visit a program manager who has expressed interest in your idea.

Submission Guidelines

To apply for travel funds, email the following information to AskVPR@utah.edu:

  1. Your name and contact information
  2.  Your program manager’s name and contact information
  3. Submit a 1-2 page white paper detailing the project you are proposing to your program manager.
  4. What contact you have had with the program manager (email/phone) and attach any email correspondence.
  5. When (approximately) would you plan to visit DARPA?
  6. Explain whether or not other funds are available to support your travel.  (If startup, overhead return, etc. are available to you, please use those first.)

 
Travel Grant Submission Deadline:  Aug. 30, 2014 and Ongoing

 

2.    Pilot Ends for Open Access Publishing Fund

Marriott Library’s pilot open access publishing fund ended in June 2014 since no additional budget money was allocated. The fund supported the direct payment of article processing fees in open access journals. The library encourages researchers to utilize grant money to defray the cost. Based on the pilot, the average fee was $1300.

If your current grant doesn’t include a line for open access (OA) publishing, you could choose a journal with no publishing fee and the library could provide public access to your article (in accordance with the terms of the author agreement) by means of USpace, the U’s digital archive. 

For a list of journals in your field–both OA and non-OA–click here.

And for a list of OA journals without an article processing fee, use the Publication Charges search feature available from the Directory of Open Access Journals > Advanced Search > Publication Charges.

For more information, contact Allyson Mower, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian, Marriott Library, (801) 585-5458, allyson.mower@utah.edu.

 

3.    Summer 2014 Post-Doc Professional Development Series

Post doctoral development summer workshop dates are now available. All workshops will take place at the Human Resources Building in the Training Room. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Anne Berzins.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Friday, August 1, 2014
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The MBTI workshop will provide insights, which influence our interactions and participation in collaborative-based environment. Prior to this class participants will complete the MBTI on-line. Participants must attend class to receive MBTI results. Please click here to register for this workshop:

Conflict Styles
Friday, August 8, 2014
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Conflict Styles workshop will explore the nature of conflict and identify skills and ways to address conflict. Participants will complete the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI). Participants must attend class to receive TKI results. Please click here to register for the workshop:

Negotiating Essentials
Friday, August 15, 2014
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Negotiating Essentials workshop will explore a number of concepts integral to effective negotiation and the behavioral aspects of negotiation including dealing with emotion. You will take away insights and strategies to build or enhance your effectiveness. Please click here to register for the workshop:

Mentoring and Professional Development
Friday, August 22, 2014
11:30 am – 2:00 pm 

The Mentoring and Professional Development work ship will discuss the nature of mentoring and professional mentoring relationships, the respective mentor and the mentee roles, and how to maximize the mentoring relationship for professional development. Please click here to register:

Time Management
Friday, August 29, 2014
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Time Management workshop will give helpful insight on time management, controlling the use of resource-time, and understand your unique style and ways to manage your day-to-day commitments. Please click here to register:

 

 4.    Sex and Gender Differences Subcontract Call for Videos

Need peers to connect with to work on your research topic that relates to sex and gender differences?  Why not create a video that highlights your research and the type of partner(s) you are seeking?  Here’s a sample.   Contact Jean Shipman or 801-581-8771 to arrange a free video appointment.

 

 5.    Mentoring Topic of the Month: Sign-up for 2nd Year Mentoring

Summer is a great opportunity to visit and talk with your mentors. ‘Most everyone is more relaxed, and it is a good time to talk about your research direction, how your teaching went, the level of service commitment you are engaged with and where your career is heading.

Please feel free to continue to use the mentoring resources.They will be up on this site forever. If you would like to be added to a ‘Year 2 Mentoring’ list, please email cfurse@ece.utah.edu. We’ll be expanding the topics and sending them out monthly as we have this year. If you have specific topics you would like to address, please send your thoughts.

 

6.    Professional Development Orientation 

Research Education is hosting a Professional Development orientation. This orientation is a great opportunity to learn more about a variety of research training and opportunities available through the Research Administration Training Series (RATS). Spots are filling up, so please register soon for this special event. The orientation will be held on:

Tuesday, July 29th
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
HSEB, Alumni Hall (Rooms 2110 & 2120)

For complete information and to register online, please visit the Special Events page on the Research Education website.

 

 7.    OMB Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New Omni-Circular

Research Education and the Office of Research Management & Compliance are offering informational sessions on the new OMB Uniform Guidance, which becomes effective for all new federal awards, and new funding for existing awards, on December 26, 2014.  The new OMB Uniform Guidance will supersede administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements previously described in OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 for federal awards to educational institutions.  Participants will learn about the specific changes in regulations that impact the University and will have the opportunity to ask questions.  The following dates are open for registration:

Monday, September 8, 2014
2 – 4 p.m.
Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB, Room 1750

Monday, September 29, 2014
1 – 3 p.m.
Intermountain Network Scientific CC (INSCC) Auditorium

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Room 1750

For complete information and to register online, please visit the Special Events page on the Research Education website.

 

 8.    Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities

Limited Submission Opportunities

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-Stem)
Internal Deadline: July 21, 2014

Burroughs Wellcome-Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
Internal Deadline: August 15, 2014

Burroughs Wellcome-Career Awards for Medical Scientists
Internal Deadline: August 15, 2014

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
Internal Deadline: August 15, 2014

Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: August 15, 2014

Bridges to Baccalaureate Program (25)
Internal Deadline: August 28, 2014

Bridges to Doctorate (R25)
Internal Deadline: August 28, 2014

 

9.    Research and Scientific Management Workshop, Fall 2014

Open to all Faculty members and Postdoctoral Fellows from the Health Sciences and Main Campus. Registration is available at no cost. Attendance is expected at all six sessions.

Most new faculty members are surprised to learn of the overwhelming number of diverse new activities they need to manage as academicians. Although incredibly busy as postdocs, each was able to focus most of his or her energy on conducting their research and managing only one person: himself or herself. As faculty members, in addition to conducting research, they now often manage several different types of people (e.g., undergraduate students, medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians, etc.), and they need to successfully fulfill many other obligations such as classroom teaching, serving on committees, providing clinical care, advising and training students, and reviewing and writing manuscripts and grant proposals. As a result of these many demands, the management needs of the laboratory and one’s focus on the science often suffers.

Through a series of six 2-hour sessions, attendees will learn proven techniques and begin to apply these to their own research groups through in-class exercises. Attendees will better understand some of the critical factors that motivate people and to use this understanding to negotiate win-win situations with trainees and staff within the research group. Proven methods for increasing group productivity and using change to sustain and advance the group’s long-term success will be examined. The goal of the workshop in aggregate is to enhance individual and group productivity, achieve better work-life balance, reduce work-related stress, and increase the likelihood of having a satisfying, successful, and lifelong career as a scientist / laboratory director.

Session 1: Introduction & Overview
10:00am – 12:00pm / Tuesday, September 9th

Session 2: Managing People, Part 1: Motivation for Laboratory & Group Success
10:00am – 12:00pm / Thursday, September 11th

Session 3: Managing People, Part 2: Negotiation for Laboratory & Group Success
10:00am – 12:00pm / Tuesday, September 16th

Session 4: Managing Laboratory & Group Time
10:00am – 12:00pm / Thursday, September 18th

Session 5: Managing Change for Laboratory & Group Success
10:00am – 12:00pm / Tuesday, September 23rd

Session 6: Managing Laboratory & Group Productivity
10:00am – 12:00pm / Thursday, September 25th

All sessions will be held in the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Room 2110.  The workshop will be led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomy.

For complete information and to register online, please click here or call visit  or contact Tony Onofrietti, director, research education at 801-585-3492.

 

10.    Grant Writing Crash Course

October 10-12, 2014
The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort
Park City, Utah

Open to all Faculty members and Postdoctoral Scholars!

Using a unique and proven method to learn how to write a fundable proposal, the Grant Writing Crash Course provides one-on-one mentoring by successful University of Utah Faculty Grant Writers. Participants complete a series of short exercises prior to the Grant Writing Crash Course, drafting text that will be refined and assembled under the guidance of faculty mentors into critical sections of their proposal. Several essential topics are covered in focused brief lectures and discussions, including the strategies and mechanics of effective proposal writing, how to sell your project (and yourself as Principal Investigator) to a sponsoring agency, the criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your proposal, pitfalls to avoid in grant writing, how to develop aims and justifications, the ins and outs of major funding agencies, and the political, social, and psychological aspects of “grantsmanship.” Focused, intensive work sessions provide participants with ample uninterrupted time to craft and recraft their thinking, writing, and presentation based on real-time constructive feedback from faculty mentors, enhancing their proposals and increasing the likelihood of their success.

Attendance is highly limited. Registration fees for the October program include two nights lodging at the Deer Valley Resort, use of recreational facilities, and most meals. A spouse/partner and up to two children are welcome to accompany the participant (additional charge if more than two children attend). If you do not have seed or personal funding available for the registration fee, we encourage you to discuss other options with your Department Chair or Research Dean.

To register for the Oct. 2014 program, or for more information, please contact Tony Onofrietti, director, research education, at 801-585-3492.

The Grant Writing Crash Course program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and are led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy.

 

11.      Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

For questions concerning RATS, please contact Tony Onofrietti (801-585-3492) or visit the RATS website.

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Sponsored Projects (OSP) Training

Tuesday, July 29th
10:00am-12:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 2938

 

12.        Research News & Publicizing Research

Interested in the cool research going on at the U? For the latest news on research, go to news. If you are interested in publicizing your research, guidelines and information on how to, along with contact information, may be found at: Publicizing Research and Working with the Media.

 

Info for Researchers

Research Updates

  1. Mentoring Topic of the Month
  2. National Research Priorities for 2015
  3. NIH Changes Application Submission Policy
  4. Work Smarter, Not Harder! Contact your Librarian!
  5. For Scifinder Users
  6. Core Facility Available
  7. Supporting Scientific Discovery through Norms and Practices for Software and Data Citation and Attribution
  8. 3rd Annual Science Filmmaking Workshop
  9. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities
  10. Grant Writing Crash Course
  11. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)
  12. Research News & Publicizing Research

 

1. Mentoring Topic of the Month

The end of semester is a busy time! Summer is right around the corner and it is often the most productive research “season” on campus. Start thinking now about what you would like your graduate students to accomplish over the summer. Since your students’ success is your success, developing great practices in graduate student mentoring will pay big dividends throughout your career.

So, this month’s topic is devoted to Best Practices in Graduate Student MentoringDavid Kieda, dean of the Graduate School, has provided some very good advice, resources and recommendations.  Please take a moment to read through these ideas and think about them with others in your department. They will help you plan and execute an excellent research summer.

 

2. National Research Priorities for 2015

At a recent meeting of the ASEE Engineering Research Council in Washington, DC representatives from many of the government funding agencies made presentations about their funding priorities and anticipated funding levels for FY2015. PDF copies of their presentations available for your review are located here.

 

3. NIH Changes Application Submission Policy

On April 17, the National Institutes of Health made a major change to its application submission policy. Previously, NIH had a ‘two strikes’ policy that gave investigators only one additional chance to resubmit a proposal to the NIH before being required to substantially change the scientific focus of any subsequent applications. Under the new relaxed policy an investigator will still be given a second chance to resubmit a research proposal after incorporating reviewer’s comments. However, if the proposal still fails to be accepted after a second review, investigators now will be able to resubmit the same research idea as a new application multiple times. As noted in a Science Insider article, this is a significant change that should help new investigators in what can be a very competitive process.

 

4. Work Smarter, Not Harder! Contact your Librarian!

Librarians at the University of Utah are available to help you navigate the information maze. We invite you to schedule a one-on-one research consultation with library experts and subject liaisons. Areas we can help you with include:

  • Identifying appropriate databases and resources to locate information for research grants, projects and assignments, and developing successful search strategies
  • Using citation management tools like EndNote, EndNote Basic and Zotero to organize citations and full-text articles, and writing papers with correctly cited references
  • Setting up monthly, weekly or daily saved searches and alerts
  • Using citation metrics to determine the impact of your research
  • Partnering with you to create a thorough literature search for grant proposals including writing data management plans and searching patents
  • Uploading  your presentations, posters and articles to USpace (our institutional repository)
  • Providing access to and help using technology, including 3D printing, a Bloomberg Terminal, and a wide variety of software applications

The above list is just a summary of how we can help! Librarians are committed to supporting and facilitating the research activities of the University; we organize, maintain and provide access to literature and information resources in order to ensure 24/7 access to online resources and offer consultations to ensure your success in using these tools.

If you need help finding information you can schedule an appointment to meet with your academic librarian, or just stop by the service desk.

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

  • Phone: 801-581-5534
  • Email: ehsl-reference@lists.utah.edu
  • Consultations: http://bit.ly/1eL2qZ2
  • Ask A Question: http://library.med.utah.edu/ask

J. Willard Marriott Library

 

5. For Scifinder Users

Have you learned to use the Sciplanner and incorporated it into your workflow? What is CAS doing about the Java issue? Have you noticed that structure drawing has been simplified by the integration of Scifinder into ChemDraw? Are you not getting the results you want from your searches of Scifinder and can use some assistance?

Representatives from CAS are coming to present on Scifinder, May 8, 2014,10:00-11:30 a.m. in HEB room 4429TBBC and again, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in HSEB room 3515C. Please RSVP Daureen Nesdill  letting her know which session you will attend.

 

6. Core Facility Available

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance:  Providing Answers to Scientists and Engineers for 60 Years

Rabi and coworkers made the first observations of the intrinsic angular momentum of nuclei (nuclear spin) by applying resonance techniques to molecular beam experiments in the late 1930’s. The phenomenon was named Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). A decade later Block and Purcell made the first observations of NMR in the condensed phase (liquids and solid materials). Based on an extensive early characterization of nuclear spin properties, it was recognized that the local chemical environment of the nuclei influenced the signals recorded by the NMR experiment. Pake, Freeman, and Richards established that NMR could be used as a tool for determining molecular structure by analyzing the NMR spectra of gypsum samples.  Martin Packard made the first high resolution NMR observations in the liquid state in 1960, and within a couple of years the first commercial NMR instruments appeared. The field has been driven by a continuous and remarkable series of innovations through to the current time.

NMR provides strategically important answers in two main areas of research. One area involves confirmation of the presence of a specific molecule. For example, a researcher may wish to confirm that a specific (previously known) molecule is present in a sample. Over the past decades the NMR spectra of virtually all commercially available small molecules have been recorded in one of several spectral databases. Many research compounds have also been included in the spectral databases. Comparison between the spectrum of the research compound and the reference data can be used to confirm the presence of the compound. In some case, the NMR spectra can serve as a fingerprint for the sample, which can be compared with spectra of other samples to confirm identity. Fingerprinting is especially useful in application to complex materials which include mixtures. Another common use for NMR is to identify an unknown compound. Imagine that you have obtained material from a natural source and have identified components that have interesting physical or chemical properties. Detailed analysis of NMR data of the purified fractions can be used to determine complete structure of organic natural products and both homo- and heteropolymers.

Samples can be liquids, most commonly solutions, or solid materials. Solution NMR analysis can be conducted on sub-milligram quantities of material in favorable cases. Solid state NMR analysis generally requires more material than does the solution NMR case, in the range of 100mg to 300mg.  Analysis most commonly focuses on the NMR spectra of protons (1H nuclei) and the 13C isotope of carbon, but virtually isotope with a non-zero spin is a candidate for NMR investigation (2H, 11B, 15N, 19F, 17O, 23Na, 29Si, 31P, and more).

The University of Utah maintains excellent NMR facilities, with state of the art instrumentation, easy access, and abundant opportunities for training. The best way to determine whether NMR can aid your research program is with a consultation, which costs nothing other than a few minutes of your time.  For further information please contact Dr. Peter Flynn, Director, D.M. Grant NMR Center by telephone at 801-581-3828, or via Email.

 

7. Supporting Scientific Discovery through Norms and Practices for Software and Data Citation and Attribution

Please read the Dear Colleague Letter regarding Supporting Scientific Discovery through Norms and Practices for Software and Data Citation and Attribution

 

8. 3rd Annual Science Filmmaking Workshop

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Science Filmmaking Workshop, May 5-9, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the University of Utah. This intensive workshop, taught by two National Geographic documentary filmmakers, provides effective tools and training for faculty, staff, students, and other community members who wish to use the medium of film to disseminate scientific and/or mathematic information. Visit the CSME website or see this flyer for more information!

To register for the workshop, please fill out our online form and make your final payment at least two weeks before the event.

 

9. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities

Limited Submission Opportunities
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Internal Deadline: May 6, 2014
NEA Art Works
Internal Deadline: May 19, 2014

Diabetes Research Career Initiator Award
Internal Deadline: June 1, 2014

Diabetes Research Accelerator Award
Internal Deadline: June 1, 2014

Brain Research Foundation
Internal Deadline: June 1, 2014

Edward J. Mallinckradt Jr. Grants
Internal Deadline: June 1, 2014

William T. Grant Scholars
Internal Deadline: June 1, 2014

Searle Scholars Program
Internal Deadline: June 1, 2014

External Funding Opportunities
Dana Foundation: Clinical Neuroscience Research
Dana Foundation accepts applications on a rolling basis.

NASA
Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences-2014 (ROSES-2014)
Deadline: April 30, 2015

NASA
Faculty Research Infrastructure Award Program
Deadline: May 1, 2014

 

10. Grant Writing Crash Course

October 10-12, 2014

The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort

Park City, Utah

Open to all Faculty members and Postdoctoral Scholars!

Using a unique and proven method to learn how to write a fundable proposal, the Grant Writing Crash Course provides one-on-one mentoring by successful University of Utah Faculty Grant Writers. Participants complete a series of short exercises prior to the Grant Writing Crash Course, drafting text that will be refined and assembled under the guidance of faculty mentors into critical sections of their proposal. Several essential topics are covered in focused brief lectures and discussions, including the strategies and mechanics of effective proposal writing, how to sell your project (and yourself as Principal Investigator) to a sponsoring agency, the criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your proposal, pitfalls to avoid in grant writing, how to develop aims and justifications, the ins and outs of major funding agencies, and the political, social, and psychological aspects of “grantsmanship.” Focused, intensive work sessions provide participants with ample uninterrupted time to craft and recraft their thinking, writing, and presentation based on real-time constructive feedback from faculty mentors, enhancing their proposals and increasing the likelihood of their success.

Attendance is highly limited. Registration fees for the October program include two nights lodging at the Deer Valley Resort, use of recreational facilities, and most meals. A spouse/partner and up to two children are welcome to accompany the participant (additional charge if more than two children attend). If you do not have seed or personal funding available for the registration fee, we encourage you to discuss other options with your Department Chair or Research Dean.

To register for the October 2014 program, or for more information, please contact Tony Onofrietti, Director, Research Education, at 801-585-3492 or at tony.onofrietti@hsc.utah.edu.



The Grant Writing Crash Course program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and are led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy.

 

11. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

For questions concerning RATS, please contact Tony Onofrietti (801-585-3492) or visit the RATS website

Establishing an Umbrella IRB Application for Secondary Data Analyses
Tuesday April 29 10-00-11:30am
HSEB, RM. 3515D

Introduction to ClinicalTrials.Gov
Tuesday April 29 2:00-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 1730

Utah Population Database: Use of a Pre-Research Query Tool
Wednesday April 20 11:00am-1:00pm
HSEB, Lab 3100A

Clinical Research Budget Development, Negotiation and Oversight
Thursday May 1 2:00-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 1730

Publishing Smart: How to Make Your Article Visible
Thursday May 8 10:00am-12:00n
M Lib, Lab 1735

Utah Population Database: Access and Approval for Research Projects
Thursday May 15 10:00am-12:00n
HSEB, Rm. 3515C

 

12. Research News & Publicizing Research

Interested in the cool research going on at the U? For the latest news on research, go to news. If you are interested in publicizing your research, guidelines and information on how to, along with contact information, may be found at: Publicizing Research and Working with the Media.

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