Info for Researchers

Research

  • Undergraduate Research for Credit & Overhead Reminder
  • 2013 AFOSR Spring Review
  • Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)
  • Grant Writing Crash Course in Deer Valley

1. Undergraduate Research for Credit & Overhead Reminder

Undergraduate research is one of the important signature experiences available at the University of Utah.

  • There are several ways to get students involved in your research:
  • Many departments offer credit for research. To see what your department offers, check the link at the lower right of the Office of Undergraduate Research website
  • UROP provides student assistantships at $1200 for a first semester and $600 for a one-time renewal (next deadline April 18)
  • If you choose to fund undergraduates on a research project, F&A on their salaries is waived. Charge account 53400, and no F&A will be calculated on their salary, returning that F&A directly to the research account.
  • Opportunities for students to publish or present their work can be found at Office of Undergraduate Research website
  • Students in the Honors program do a senior thesis. For a list of honors students in your department contact the HONORS College

Consider having an undergraduate help you with your existing research, a project you might like to try just for fun, help your existing graduate students with their projects, or help gather preliminary results for a proposal. This is a great way of expanding your research, recruiting soon-to-be graduate students, and expanding the broader impacts of your work while providing a great experience for a young researcher.

For ideas on mentoring undergraduate researchers: Click here

2. 2013 AFOSR Spring Review

The 2013 AFOSR Spring Review is an opportunity to learn more about AFOSR funding programs, which may be suitable to support university research. You can find the agenda here:

This will be held March 4-8 and there is a streaming video option available:

3. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

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

Proposal Preparation, Process & Review
Tuesday, March 12 2:00-4:00p.m.
HSEB Rm. 1750

Protocol Billing Grids (PBG) & Medicare Coverage Analysis (MCA)
Thursday, March 14 2:00-4:00p.m.
HSEB Rm. 1750

Project Management: Implement the Award Process
Tuesday, March 19 2:00-4:00p.m.
HSEB Rm. 1750

Mentoring for Fun & Profit
Wednesday, March 20 2:00-4:00p.m.
HSEB Rm. 1750

Patent & Trademark Searching
Thursday, March 21 2:00-4:00p.m.
HSEB Rm. 1750

Investigator Training Workshop: Researcher Resources Session
Thursday, March 21 3:30-5:30p.m.
HSEB Lab 3100C

4. 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 U 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).  The Grant Writing Crash Course is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and led by Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor of neurobiology and anatomy. To register, or for more information, contact Tony Onofrietti, director of research education at 801-585-3492.

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