Info for Researchers

Research Updates

  1. Where are the Repositories for your Research Data?
  2. NIH Salary Cap
  3. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities
  4. Grant Writing Crash Course
  5. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)
  6. Research News & Publicizing Research

1. Where are the Repositories for your Research Data?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00pm
1705F, the Faculty Center, Marriott Library

Researchers are now expected to deposit research data into repositories for all to reuse and repurpose. So what repositories exist for this purpose? Come learn about the resources available to find a repository for your discipline. We will investigate what information about your research is needed for depositing data. In addition, we will discuss obtaining credit for publishing data and how to appropriately cite datasets in your publications.

2. NIH Salary Cap

The NIH salary cap has been increased by 1 percent to $181,500 as of today. NIH ties the salary cap to the Federal pay scale for employees in “Executive Level II” positions. The President increased the cap for these and other positions via executive order. Please see the NIH announcement.

3. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities

Intramural Funding Opportunities
Community Based Research
Deadline: February 18

Funding Incentive Seed Grant
Deadline: February 18

University Research Committee Faculty Research & Creative Grant
Deadline: February 18

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

Department of Commerce
2014 Marine Education and Training Mini Grant Program Modification 1
Deadline: February 28, 2014

National Institutes of Health
Development of an NIH BD2K Data Discovery Index Coordination Consortium
Deadline: March 6, 2014

Particulate Matter and Related Pollutants in a Changing World
Deadline: March 14, 2014

National Science Foundation
Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES)
Deadline: April 8, 2014

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 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.

5. 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

Grant-Writing Workshop: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Tuesday, February 18 2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Registries, Databases and Secondary Data Analyses in Human Subject Research
Wednesday, February 19 2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Investigator Training Workshop: Post-Award Session

Wednesday, February 19 3:30pm-5:30pm
RAB, Rm. 117

Financial Management in Clinical Research
Thursday, February 20 2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Best Practice Roundtable: Use of Focus Groups in Research
Tuesday, February 25 10:00am-11:30am
HSEB, Rm. 3515D

Data and Safety Monitoring: Plans, Boards & Committees
Tuesday, February 25 2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Mentoring for Fun and Profit!

Wednesday, February 26 2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Introduction to SciVal Funding
Wednesday, February 26 2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Lab 3100C

Best Practice Roundtable: Establishing an Umbrella IRB Application for Secondary Data Analyses
Thursday, February 27 10:00am-11:30am
HSEB, Rm. 3515D

Governing Regulations for Grants and Contracts
Thursday, February 27 2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

6. 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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