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.

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