Name Change: Radiation Safety Office

It doesn’t happen all that often, but departments on campus change their names.  The Radiological Health (RH) is changing its name to the Radiation Safety (RS). Although the name is changing, the mission remains the same: overseeing all aspects of the radiation protection program at the University of Utah in order to protect the university community, the environment, and members of the public. The primary purpose of the name change is to better reflect the work that we do.

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UCEER Call for Small/Pilot Grant Proposals

The University of Utah Center for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social (ELSI) Issues in Genetic Research (UCEER) is accepting applications for pilot grants from students and scholars from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds including University of Utah graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.  The pilot grant program supports small, well-defined projects from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds that focus on ethical, legal, and social issues relevant to human genetics.

In addition to traditional research projects, research is defined broadly to include scholarly activities conducted by those in disciplines such as humanities, fine arts, and health sciences. All proposed activities must be related to ELSI issues in human genetics.

Awards will be up to $10,000 for one-year projects.

Applications are due June 15th with the earliest start date of August 15th.

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USTAR Grant Seminar & Funding Opportunities

Seminar:

Ivy Estabrooke will be hosting a seminar on USTAR grant opportunities on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Warnock Engineering Building in room 2250.

Please contact Cynthia Furse’s assistant, Mandi Peterson, if you have any questions.

Funding Opportunities:

  • Energy Research Triangle (ERT)

LOI Deadline (required): June 16, 2017
Application Deadline: June 27, 2017

The grant program is split into two categories. The Energy Research Triangle – Professors grant (ERT-P) provides $125,000 per team of researchers. The program requires that at least three researchers from three different non-profit institutions of higher education in Utah collaborate on a single project. This approach optimizes research efforts and stimulates new solutions to current energy-related challenges. The second category, the Energy Research Triangle – Scholars grants (ERT-S), provides $15,000 per student at any non-profit institution of higher education in Utah.

  • Science and Technology Initiation Grants (STIG)

Deadline: Rolling

Science and Technology Initiation Grants (STIG) provide research funding to individual or teams of researchers from universities or colleges in Utah that eventually leads to the submission of proposals for larger federal grants, or private funding. Collaboration between researchers of different backgrounds, and institutions, is highly recommended. The program will fund technologies in the early development stages ranging from, basic observation to proof of concept.

Questions regarding the Science and Technology Initiation Grant must be submitted in writing via email, inquiries made via phone or other method will not be accepted.

  • Industry Partnership Program (IPP)

Deadline: Rolling

Driven by industry demand, the Industry Partnership Program (IPP) promotes the development, acceleration and commercialization of innovative technologies by teaming industry and university research expertise to address specific technology problems or gaps identified by a company. The program is open to companies that have a substantial presence in Utah and have identified a specific technology challenge that, if solved, would result in a positive economic impact for the state.

Questions regarding the Industry Partnership Program must be submitted in writing via email. Inquiries made via phone or other method will not be accepted.

For more information, please visit the USTAR programs page.

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Updated Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) Template for NSF Proposals

NSF has updated their requirements for Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) information.  As of April 24, 2017, NSF will require the use of an Excel template for identifying collaborators and other affiliations.  These templates can be downloaded from the OSP website. You can find the COA Excel Template (second bullet point) on the NSF website as well.

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NSF Grants and Supplements for Liaisons with Industry

GOALI is a program that seeks to stimulate collaboration between academic research institutions and industry. It requires the participation of an industrial partner. Starting January 30, 2017 the GOALI program has changed, significantly, and now offers two separate options:

  • A GOALI proposal – must be submitted to an active NSF funding opportunity, AND must be submitted in accordance with the deadlines specified therein.
  • GOALI supplemental funding – adds GOALI elements to a currently funded NSF research project.

If you have questions about the NSF GOALI program please email or call Danuta Petelenz at 801-213-3585.

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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 the fact sheet on U of U research funding, please contact Sonita Claiborne.

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Summer 2017 Postdoc Workshop Series

The summer program is intended to assist postdocs in Career Planning and Core Competencies, which fulfill the professionalism competency component in the professional development plan recommended by The National Postdoctoral Association.

*All workshops will take place in the Marriott Library Administration Board Room on the 5th Floor. Lunch will be available.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Anne Berzins.

 

Mentoring and Professional Development

6/22/2017 11:30- 2:00 Marriott Library*

We will discuss the nature of mentoring and professional mentoring relationships, the respective mentor and mentee roles and learn how to maximize the mentoring relationship for professional development. This session will also include the mechanics of giving and receiving feedback

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

The assistantships offered by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) are a great way for students to create their own projects, or to help faculty members with their current ones. It is a semester long opportunity that has the possibility to extend through a second semester. If you, or students you know, would be interested in this program, here are some deadlines to be aware of:

June 30, 2017—Fall 2017 UROP Student Application Due

July 7, 2017—Fall 2017 Faculty Mentor References Due

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Arts-in-Health Inventory Survey

The University of Utah’s Arts-in-Health Think Tank is working to identify arts-in-health* activities on campus, including research, teaching, and community engagement.

If you are currently engaged in this work, or are interested in getting involved in it, please complete our survey. It should take 5-10 minutes.

We plan to use the information we gather to direct institutional efforts to advance arts-in-health at the U by identifying current strengths and future opportunities and by connecting interested members of the campus community with one another. We will not share your information with anyone without prior written consent.

If you have questions about this survey or the Arts-in-Health Initiative, please contact Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell, Associate Dean for Research, College of Fine Arts.

*What is Arts-in-Health?

There are many different activities that fall under the umbrella of “arts-in-health,” but they all focus on the ways in which active engagement in the arts impacts health and wellbeing of both individuals and communities. Arts-in-health includes arts in healthcare environments, participatory arts programs, arts in medical training, arts therapy, and arts on prescription, among other things.

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Call for Participation: University of Utah Research Data Repository Pilot Project

Deadline: June 19, 2017

The University of Utah created, The Hive, an institutional research data repository, to help researchers fulfill funding agency, and journal mandates; to share data, and to encourage transparent research. As part of a pilot project, we would like to work with a select number of researchers on campus to deposit data into The Hive and to learn what we can do to better meet the needs of researchers on campus. If you are interested in participating in this pilot project, or would like to learn more, please fill out this short online application. Participants will work with a librarian to describe and ingest their dataset into The Hive repository.

Datasets ingested into The Hive as part of this pilot project must be:

  • Authored by a member of the University of Utah research community
  • Be complete,
  • Digitally available,
  • Less than 500 GB, AND
  • Publicly available by August 2017.

We are not accepting confidential or sensitive data into The Hive at this time. Please feel free to contact Rebekah Cummings or Daureen Nesdill if you have any additional questions!

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