VPR Research Updates-March 7, 2017

Look for ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ Survey

This year the University of Utah will again be participating in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces. Part of the program involves an employee survey distributed to a sample of each institution’s full-time faculty, administrators, exempt and non-exempt staff.

This survey was designed specifically for higher education. On March 21, 2017, this survey will open and be distributed to a random selection of our employees. Those that are included in this random sample of 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

Free Campus-Wide License Available for Electronic Lab Notebooks (LabArchives)

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 documents, share information with you team remotely, and more.

If you are interested Read more

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants
Internal Submission Deadline: March 20, 2017

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.

Art Works: Creativity Connects
Internal Submission Deadline: March 23, 2017

Creativity Connects* is an initiative that shows how the arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem, investigates how support systems for the arts are changing, explores how the arts can connect with other sectors Read more

Intramural Funding Opportunities


2017 Pilot Grant Program Request for Proposals
Deadline: March 17, 2017

The Center on Aging sponsors an annual pilot grant program to promote the development of aging research at the University of Utah. The goal of this program is to encourage new investigator career development, attract established investigators to aging research, and stimulate interdisciplinary research collaborations – ultimately leading to new externally funded research. If you would like additional information regarding the program, please visit the Center on Aging website.

Occupational Safety and Health Pilot/Small Research Projects
Application Deadline: Read more

Extramural Funding Opportunities

DoD Precision Trauma Care Research Award
Pre-Application Submission Deadline (required): March 17, 2017

The intent of the Precision Trauma Care Research Award (PTCRA) is to support research applying precision medicine concepts to trauma care. In order to improve the care of combat casualties, the JPC-6/CCCRP requires capabilities to more accurately diagnose and treat injuries. In general, the field of trauma care progresses as empirical evidence accumulates. Accumulated evidence supports the reduction of unwarranted practice variability (e.g., protocol-driven care).

NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) seeks reviewers
Proposal Assignments Posted: March Read more

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 Administrators’ Network (RAN) Meetings, Spring 2017
The mission of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) is to provide a forum for colleagues to share ideas and to offer general peer support and guidance for the benefit of the 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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