VPR Research Updates–February 7, 2017

Upcoming Symposia on Campus

  • Annual Digital Humanities Symposium

When: February 10-11, 2017
Where:  Marriott Library

Registration is now open for the second annual Utah Symposium on the Digital Humanities (DHU2), which will be held at the University of Utah Marriott Library on February 10-11, 2017.

DHU2 will feature keynote speaker Alan Liu from the University of California, Santa Barbara, NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities Program Officer Perry Collins, and panel presentations from speakers around the Mountain West. This event aims to continue the scholarly conversation about Digital Humanities theories, research, tools, and programs being Read more


Utah Symposium in Science and Literature Call for Proposals

Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 8.58.19 AMDeadline: February 15, 2017

Our title is “The Provisional City: Observing, Imagining, and reMaking Home,” and we will look at the complex ways that we interact with the built environment. Our speakers are poet Cole Swensen, author most recently of “Landscapes from a Train”, biologist John Marzluff, author most recently of “Welcome to Subirdia”, and visual/environmental artist Mel Chin.

If you would like to be part of the interdisciplinary panels at this year’s symposium, by giving a short 15-minute presentation, please submit your proposals to Read more


Need help with Statistics? The Marriott Library has what you need.

Where: Marriott Library, Suite 2110
When: By appointment only, availability listed below
Questions? Contact Lorelei Rutledge, Assistant Librarian, Marriott Library

Come see our Statistics Graduate Teaching Assistant Lu Tian!

Lu can help you select software to assist with data analysis, provide tutorials on SAS, STATA, and R and help you to review your data analysis for errors in assumptions.

Lu Tian is available in the Marriott Library Suite 2110:

Tuesdays, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Thursdays 11:30am-5:00pm
Fridays, 2:30 – 5:00pm Read more


OSP Department Administrator Survey

Writing2The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) is in the process of developing new tools and resources to further support faculty and staff in sponsored project management. Whether you’re a new administrator or an experienced administrator, we want your input! Please help us focus development efforts and improve these resources by taking this 10 minute survey.

We also invite department administrators and managers to participate on an advisory group tasked with reviewing training tools and providing recommendations. If you are interested, please provide your contact information at the end of Read more

NEW Good News about Electronic Lab Notebooks (LabArchives)

Two Sessions: March 2, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 am in MLIB Rm 1109
March 16, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 am in HSEB Rm 2600

Thanks to the Office of the Vice President for Research , the University now has a site license for Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN) from LabArchives. If you have been holding back on implementing LabArchives into your research team’s workflow, now is the time to investigate LabArchives. Lab Archives allows you to enter and store data and files of all kinds in person or remotely, maintain versioning of Read more


Intramural Funding Opportunities

grantsDiabetes and Metabolism Center Type 1 Diabetes Pilot Grant Competition
Deadline: March 6, 2017

The Diabetes and Metabolism Center (DMC) at the University of Utah is pleased to announce a request for proposals for pilot projects related to Type 1 Diabetes. We encourage applications from all research disciplines including basic, translational, clinical, outcomes, population health, and behaviors. The goal of this pilot project program is to provide initial support to develop hypotheses and preliminary data that will allow competitive applications for funding by the NIH or other agencies and foundations.

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Extramural Funding Opportunities

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USTAR University Technology Acceleration Grants
Deadline: February 23, 2017
LOI (not required) Deadline: February 10, 2017

The Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative will open the second round of their University Technology Acceleration Grant (UTAG) program for applications on Monday, January 23.

UTAG is a competitive research grant program, available to individual researchers or ad-hoc teams employed by Utah colleges or universities, to advance the maturity of or de-risk technology that has been developed in university labs.

If you have questions regarding UTAG, please contact Danuta Petelenz of TVC.

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Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

main_logoRegistration for the May 5-7, 2017 Grant Writing Academy (GWA) is now available. For information please visit the Research Education website or contact Tony Onofrietti Director, Research Education. 

Also, if you are interested in knowing more about how to write a proposal for the National Science Foundation online materials are available through RATS Online Classes.

Research Data Management, Sharing and Ownership in the Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
2:00-4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm 1750

Grant-Writing Workshop: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Monday, February 13, 2017
2:00-4:00 pm
WEB, Rm L112

Best Practice Roundtable: Utilizing Startup Agreements Read more


Research News & Publicizing Research

newsInterested 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.

Stay Connected with the Office of the Vice President for Research

Interested in the latest research updates at the University of Utah? Follow the Office of the Vice President for Research on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Read more


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