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  • Idaho Transportation Department Research Program Request for Qualifications and InterestResearch Updates
  • Grant Writing Crash Course
  • Community-Based Research Grant
  • Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities

 1.    Idaho Transportation Department Program Request for Qualifications and Interest

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is issuing a Request for Qualifications and Interest for several new research projects in fiscal year 2013. ITD is soliciting proposals from researchers at public universities or public agencies who are interested in conducting research in the following areas:

Solicitation # Project Title
2013-01 Development of Work Zone Positive Protection Guidelines for Idaho
2013-02 Methodology for Prioritizing Appropriate Mitigation Measures to Reduce Big Game Animal-Vehicle Collisions on Idaho Highways
2013-03 Light Emitting Diode (LED) Fixtures for Roadway Sign Illumination

The solicitations listed above can be found here. Information about the solicitation process, and the required format and content of proposals is also available on the proposals webpage. Proposal must be received by ITD’s Research Program staff no later than 5:00p.m. MST on Jan 18, 2013. Questions pertaining to Request for Qualifications and Interest should be sent here

2.   Grant Writing Crash Course

Apr. 26-28, 2013
The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort
Park City, Utah

Open to all Faculty members and Postdoctoral Scholars

Experienced University of Utah faculty will provide individualized instruction in the mechanics of effective grant proposal writing, how to sell your idea to a sponsoring agency, how to develop specific aims and justifications, and the political and social aspects of “grantsmanship”. Participants will work on their grant proposals at the GWCC, receiving real-time feedback to strengthen their proposals and enhance their likelihood of funding. A high faculty-to-trainee (PI) ratio is provided and attendance is highly limited. 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. Registration fees 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). To register, or for more information, please contact Tony Onofrietti, Director of Research Education at 801-585-3492.

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

3.    Community-Based Research Grant

Due Feb. 15, 2013

The Community-Based Research Grant seeks to fund research that has emerged from community-engaged work done in collaboration with community partners, and with reciprocal benefit from the research for both U and community partners (it does not fund the partnership/program work itself). The grant provides either one award of $20,000 or two of $10,000. If you have been involved in community-engaged work, you are encouraged to consider whether the grant could fund collaborative research projects you or your students are interested in pursuing. Those interested in applying should plan to attend the CBR Grant workshop on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, 12:30 p.m., at UNP (1060 South 900 West). Link to the CBR Grant here. RSVP to Sarah Munro or call (801) 972-3596.

4.    Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities

Intramural Funding Opportunities
URC Faculty Research and Creative Grant
Deadline: Feb 15, 2013

Funding Incentive Seed Grant
Deadline: Feb 15, 2013

Other Funding Opportunities

DoD Defense Medical Research and Development Program Announcement
Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunity, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the Program Announcement.  The Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the website (, the CDMRP website ( and the CDMRP eReceipt System (

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