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.

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