VPR Research Updates-April 18, 2017

Research Federal Funding Fact Sheet

The Office of the Vice President for Research created a fact sheet on federal research funding. If you are interested in participating in the March for Science, a world-wide celebration of science on April 22, 2017, or planning a meeting with an elected representative, please contact Sonita Claiborne for a quick fact sheet on U of U research federal funding. Read more

International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups

When: April 25, 2017 from 12:30-4:30 pm
Where: Skaggs Pharmacy Building

This symposium highlights some of the many projects around the University of Utah campus focused on drug discovery in neuroscience. The purpose is to bring together the many research communities in neuroscience and drug discovery to share success stories and to talk about common interests, opportunities, and barriers.

The reception and poster session is from 4:30-6:00 pm on April 25th. If you would like to submit a poster please contact Eric Schmidt. Read more

Center on Aging 11th Annual Research Retreat

When: April 27-28th, 2017

Where: James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology/USTAR Building

The Center on Aging’s 11th Annual Research Retreat will feature a Poster Session on Thursday April 27, and a Keynote/Symposium Session on Friday, April 28. We are pleased to welcome four speakers to our 2017 Annual Research Retreat, titled “Resilient Places for an Aging Society: Adaptive Capacity Promotion for Healthy Living”. Read more

SBIR Road Tour Coming to Sandy, UT

When: Wednesday, May 3 – Sandy, UT
Where: Salt Lake Community College – Miller Campus

Attention Small Technology Firms, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Researchers:
Meet One-on-One with Federal Program Managers, Panel Discussions, State Resources and More!

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort bringing information and influencers of this non-dilutive technology funding opportunity directly to the states. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide $2.5 billion annually in funding to small technology firms to advance technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations. Together they represent Read more

HHMI New Investigator Competition

Deadline: June 27, 2017 by 3:00 pm EST

We invite researchers to apply who bring original and innovative approaches to the investigation of biological problems in biomedical disciplines, plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. Physician scientists are encouraged to participate in the competition. We expect to appoint up to 20 new investigators.

We ask that you encourage appropriate scientists to participate in HHMI Investigator Program. Eligible candidates apply directly without an institutional nomination, and there are no limits on the number of applicants or Read more

University of Utah Research Profiles

Research Profiles (also known as PURE) is a research management system available at the University of Utah, which aggregates information about faculty and researcher outputs – including publications, projects, awards, teaching activity, datasets, press clippings, posters. etc. Research Profiles includes a searchable web portal that enables you to find and discover University of Utah experts across all disciplines. Research Profiles automatically pulls publication data from Elsevier’s Scopus and combines it with data from other databases (Web of Science, PubMed) to create comprehensive profiles, allowing you to find and be found by 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

NSF CAREER Grant Writing Workshop

May 10th at 9 am – 1 pm
Location:  Eccles Board Room (1850 WEB)

The College of Engineering, The College of Science, and the Office of the Vice President for Research are jointly sponsoring an NSF CAREER Grant Writing Workshop. Any faculty on campus planning to submit an NSF CAREER grant for the July 2017 deadlines are welcome to join us for these workshops.


Workshop Leaders:
Dr. Cynthia Furse (ECE and AVP for Research)
Dr. Eric Eddings (Assoc. Dean for Research, College of Engineering)
Aaron Fogelson (Assoc. Dean for Research, College of Read more

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Online Mentoring Program

The College of Education has sponsored the University of Utah’s Institutional Membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring. Our faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars now have access to a large variety of services and resources including webinars, multi-week courses, guest lectures, accountability writing buddy matches, discussion forums, and much more.

If you have any questions, please contact Nadia Granados. Read more

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

Brain Research Foundation (BRF) Scientific Innovations Award
Internal Submission Deadline: May 16, 2017

Brain Research Foundation (BRF) Annual Scientific Innovations Award supports innovative discovery science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

Mallinckrodt Grants
Internal Submission Deadline: May 16, 2017

The mission of the Foundation is to support early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease.

The funds Read more

Intramural Funding Opportunities

grantsOccupational Safety and Health Pilot/Small Research Projects

Application Deadline: May 8, 2017

The purpose of this program is to enhance worksite-based occupational safety and health (OSH) and builds on the NIOSH “National Occupational Research Agenda” (NORA). The goals of the pilot/small research program are to improve workplace OSH, reduce the burden of workplace injuries, improve health, and lower workers’ compensation costs. Novel ideas as well as collaborative, interdisciplinary projects are encouraged. Read more

Extramural Funding Opportunities

NSF- Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Convergence Research

This Dear Colleague Letter describes an initial set of opportunities to explore Convergence approaches within four of the research-focused NSF Big Ideas:


  • Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering
  • Navigating the New Arctic
  • The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution
  • Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Shaping the Future

Another Big Idea, Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype, is actively promoting Convergence research through other mechanisms.

USTAR Grants

  • Science and Technology Initiation Grants (STIG)

Deadline: Rolling

Science and Technology Initiation Grants (STIG) Read more

Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

The May 5-7, 2017 Grant Writing Academy has reached capacity; however, the October GWA Flyer, October 2017 is now open for registration. For information please visit the Research Education website or contact Tony Onofrietti Director, Research Education. 


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 University research community.  The RAN further promotes opportunities for networking and potential research collaborations.

Monday, 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.

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