Info for Researchers

Research Updates

  1. NSB Examines Regulatory Burden on PIs
  2. Electronic Lab Notebooks
  3. Writer’s Workshop
  4. Science Filmmaker’s Workshop Announced
  5. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities
  6. Grant Writing Crash Course
  7. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series
  8. Research News


1.            NSB Examines Regulatory Burden on PIs – Please comment

The National Science Board, the National Science Foundation’s policy and advisory board, has issued a request for information for principal investigators with Federally funded research activity to identify those Federal policies and institutional requirements that increase the investigator’s administrative workload. The request for information, published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2013 (78FR19329) and available on the NSB website requires comments no later than May 24, 2013.  Please go to the website and comment. To read more, click here.


2.           Electronic Lab Notebooks

The market for ELNs has changed drastically and for the better. They are more versatile and can address more than the bio/chem tests used in pharmacy – like engineering. They can be cloud-based and tablet/smartphone compliant. A number of vendors and researchers on this campus have contacted Daureen Nesdill about these new ELNs as a result of a library guide that was developed.

In May, three of the vendors (IrisNote, iLabber and eCat) will be demonstrating their products via webinar. If you would like to attend one or all the presentations, please let Daureen Nesdill know. The room seats 45, so if you bring additional folks let her know. A 1.5 hour time frame has been scheduled for each session just in case they need extra time.

Monday, May 6, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,1170 Marriott Library

Wednesday, May 15, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.,1170 Marriott Library

Thursday, May 23, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., 1170 Marriott Library


3.             Writer’s Workshop

Women in Medicine & Science and the Center for Clinical & Translational science presents the Writer’s Workshop. They are providing a dedicated space for writing. You can write in peace or bounce ideas off of peers. There’s no need to sign up beforehand; just stop by when you can.

When: Friday, April 26 – May 31, 2 – 4 p.m.

Where: CCTS Conference Room-Garden level, Eccles Health Sciences Library

For questions, please email or call Gina Bacon, 801-587-8559


4.             Science Filmmaker’s Workshop Announced

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education is pleased to announce the Filmmaking Workshop. This intensive workshop provides effective tools and training for University of Utah faculty, staff and students who wish to use the medium of film to disseminate scientific and/or mathematic information. For more information, click here.


5.             Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities

CDMRP Research Funding for 2013
The Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for the peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. This is a pre-announcement from the following programs:

Autism Research Program
Bone Marrow Failure Research Program
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program
Lung Cancer Research Program
Multiple Sclerosis Research Program
Ovarian Cancer Research Program
Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program

Descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements and funding can be found in the respective program pre-announcement.  FY13 pre-announcements can be found in the CDMRP home page.

Limited Submission Opportunities
Scalable Nanomanufacturing
Internal Submission Deadline: May 3, 2013

Brain Research Foundation
Internal Submission Deadline: June 1, 2103

William T. Grant Scholars
Internal Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013

Edward J. Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation
Internal Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013

Diabetes Research Career Initiator Award and Diabetes Research Accelerator Award
Internal Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013

Searle Scholars
Internal Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013

External Funding Opportunities
Alfred P. Sloan: Research Fellows
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2013

National Science Foundation: Faculty Early Career Development Program
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2013

The Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2013

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy: The Fund for Discovery

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

NASA asks Universities for early stage innovation tech proposals.  To view the NASA press release click here.


6.             Grant Writing Crash Course

October 11-13, 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 “granstmanship.” 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 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


7.             Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series

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

Best Practice Roundtable: Strategies for Supporting Junior Faculty
Monday, April 29, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
HSEB, Rm. 4100A

Roles of the Scientist in Society
Tuesday, April 20, 2 – 4 p.m.
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Effective Negotiation in Research: The Art of Advocacy and Agreement
Wednesday, May 1, 2 – 4 p.m.
HSEB, Rm. 1750


8.             Research News

For the latest news on research, go to news

One Response to Info for Researchers

  • Sydney Cheek-O'Donnell says:

    Just wondering why almost all of the “information for researchers” is aimed at people in the so-called STEM fields. Are there no opportunities upcoming for those in the humanities and arts?

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