VPR Research Updates-May 16, 2017-Updated

Limited Submission Deadlines TODAY, 5/16

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


Name Change: Radiation Safety Office

It doesn’t happen all that often, but departments on campus change their names.  The Radiological Health Department (RHD) is changing its name to the Radiation Safety Office (RSO). 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. Read more


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 Read more


CORRECTION: 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 (this was mistakenly referred to as a Biosketch template in the previous post).  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. Read more


Upcoming NSF CAREER Grant Webinars

NSF/EHR Career Webinar
(Times are in Eastern Time)
When: Webinar #1 May 15, 2017 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm (past)
Webinar #2 May 26, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 pm
Webinar #3 June 1, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 pm

The NSF/EHR CAREER Working Group is hosting a webinar to answer participants’ questions about developing and submitting proposals to the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The webinar will provide information specific to CAREER submissions to EHR and will give participants the opportunity to interact with members Read more


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 Read more


University of Utah is ranked No. 1 for Technology Commercialization

On April 20, 2017, the Milken Institute released a report announcing the University of Utah as the top rated research university for commercializing innovative technologies. The university’s lead ranking is based off of the Milken Institute’s University Technology Transfer and Commercialization Index, which includes the following key indicators for ranking universities:

  • Maintain basic scientific research funding.
  • Incentivize technology transfer through a new federal commercialization fund.
  • Increase technology transfer capacity through federal matching grants.
  • Increase technology

Read more


Marriott Library- Grant Will Foster Creation of Newspapers Platforms

The J. Willard Marriott Library at The University of Utah has been awarded, along with the Boston Public Library (BPL), a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to develop open source software that will allow organizations worldwide to more easily make their historic newspaper collections digitally accessible.

 

The proposal, entitled “Historical Newspapers in Hydra: Building a platform to restore access to cultural treasures” with Principle Investigator (PI) Harish Maringanti (Utah) and co-PI Eben English (BPL), received a 2-year, $249,999 grant. As a founder of one of the nation’s first Read more


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.


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.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

5/18/2017 11:30- 2:00 Marriott Library*

MBTI is a leadership development tool which, very simplistically, provides feedback in 4 main areas: where you primarily direct your Read more


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 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


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


Intramural Funding Opportunities

UCEER Call for Small/Pilot Grant Proposals
Application Deadline: June 15, 2017

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 Read more


Extramural Funding Opportunities

Notice of Upcoming PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA)
Full Announcement Release Date: June 23, 2017

We would like to inform you about a new, upcoming funding opportunity from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), entitled, “Symptom Management for Patients with Advanced Illness”.  This advanced notice, which can also be found on our website, is being provided to allow potential applicants additional time to identify collaborators, obtain stakeholder input on the research question, and develop responsive, high-quality proposals. Please share this advanced notice widely with others who may be interested.

NSF- Dear Colleague Letter: Read more


Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

The October 27-29, 2017 Grant Writing Academy is now open for registration. 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. 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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Limited Submission Deadlines TODAY, 5/16

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 are designed to provide faculty members who hold M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees, and who are in the first to fourth year of a tenure-track position, with support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained.  Applicants with current R01 funding should not apply.

Pathway to Stop Diabetes
Internal Submission Deadline: May 16, 2017

Pathway solicits nominations for candidates in all disciplines as applied to diabetes including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering. In addition, nomination of scientists from diverse backgrounds, including minority groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, is strongly encouraged.

Pew Biomedical Scholars
Internal Submission Deadline: May 16, 2017

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.

Searle Scholars Program
Internal Submission Deadline: May 16, 2017

The Searle Scholars Program is a limited submission award program which makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment.

William T. Grant Scholars Program
Internal Submission Deadline: May 16, 2017

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as an emphasis on community and collaboration.

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Name Change: Radiation Safety Office

It doesn’t happen all that often, but departments on campus change their names.  The Radiological Health Department (RHD) is changing its name to the Radiation Safety Office (RSO). 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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CORRECTION: 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 (this was mistakenly referred to as a Biosketch template in the previous post).  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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Upcoming NSF CAREER Grant Webinars

NSF/EHR Career Webinar
(Times are in Eastern Time)
When: Webinar #1 May 15, 2017 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm (past)
Webinar #2 May 26, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 pm
Webinar #3 June 1, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 pm

The NSF/EHR CAREER Working Group is hosting a webinar to answer participants’ questions about developing and submitting proposals to the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The webinar will provide information specific to CAREER submissions to EHR and will give participants the opportunity to interact with members of the EHR CAREER Working Group in a question-and-answer format. This webinar provides information specific to submitting a CAREER proposal to EHR. For comprehensive information about this NSF-wide program, participants should consult the CAREER Program Solicitation (NSF 17-537).

NSF CAREER Program Webinar
(Times are in Eastern Time)
When: May 22, 2017 1:00-3:00 pm

The NSF CAREER Coordinating Committee hosts a webinar to answer participants’ questions about development and submission of proposals to the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). The webinar will give participants the opportunity to interact with members of the NSF CAREER Coordinating Committee in a question-and-answer format.

In preparation for the webinar, participants are strongly encouraged to consult material available on-line concerning the CAREER program. In particular, the CAREER program web page has a wealth of current information about the program, including:

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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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University of Utah is ranked No. 1 for Technology Commercialization

On April 20, 2017, the Milken Institute released a report announcing the University of Utah as the top rated research university for commercializing innovative technologies. The university’s lead ranking is based off of the Milken Institute’s University Technology Transfer and Commercialization Index, which includes the following key indicators for ranking universities:

  • Maintain basic scientific research funding.
  • Incentivize technology transfer through a new federal commercialization fund.
  • Increase technology transfer capacity through federal matching grants.
  • Increase technology transfer efficiency by adopting best practices.

The report states in the original rankings from 2006 the University of Utah was ranked 14th . Milken Institute commends the university for its Technology and Venture Commercialization (TVC) office as “one of the best in the nation in evaluating and minimizing risk, as well as aiding in the commercialization process”.

For more information, read the full story here.

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Marriott Library- Grant Will Foster Creation of Newspapers Platforms

The J. Willard Marriott Library at The University of Utah has been awarded, along with the Boston Public Library (BPL), a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to develop open source software that will allow organizations worldwide to more easily make their historic newspaper collections digitally accessible.

 

The proposal, entitled “Historical Newspapers in Hydra: Building a platform to restore access to cultural treasures” with Principle Investigator (PI) Harish Maringanti (Utah) and co-PI Eben English (BPL), received a 2-year, $249,999 grant. As a founder of one of the nation’s first and largest public digital newspapers programs – the Utah Digital Newspapers – the Marriott Library is uniquely positioned to collaborate and lead in the development of this software. This work will support the needs of both the general public and scholars who use the content.

 

The Marriott Library and the Boston Public Library will work collaboratively, with input from peers across the nation, to develop newspaper specific functionality within the open source framework, Hydra. Originally developed by Stanford University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Hull (UK), the Hydra framework is highly scalable and sustainable, which is important for libraries and cultural heritage organizations that are just starting to build their digital collections platforms. With the IMLS grant funding, the staff at the Marriott Library and Boston Public Library will use Hydra in developing digital newspaper collections with peer institutions. Read more…

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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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