Achieving Broader Impacts in Research – A Symposium on March 31
What are Broader Impacts and why should scientists care? Have you ever submitted a great research proposal that promises high value to society but it has been rejected? One possible reason might be that it doesn’t provide enough information about how society will benefit from your research, specifically underserved and diverse communities. This is where broader impacts enter.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and other federal research agencies are increasingly emphasizing the need to justify not only the “intellectual merit” of proposed research, but also its “broader impacts.” The Read more
1. USTAR Goali Program and Grant Opportunities
The NSF GOALI program is focused on finding opportunities for:
– Interdisciplinary university-industry teams to conduct collaborative research projects, in which the industry research participant provides critical research expertise, without which the likelihood for success of the project would be diminished;
– Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students to conduct research and gain experience in an industrial setting
– Industrial scientists and engineers to bring industry’s perspective and integrative skills to academia.
- Science and Technology Initiation Grants (STIG)
NSF Webinar: Improving the Reproducibility of Computational Research
Russell Poldrack is the Albert Ray Lang Professor in the Dept. of Psychology at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience will be presenting a lecture on March 29, 2017 from 12:00-1:30 pm MST. To view the webinar, don’t forget to register!
From the NSF announcement:
As the data collection ability of nearly every area of science has ballooned, so has the potential for problematic research practices that can lead to irreproducible results. I will discuss a set 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.
Utah Symposium in Science and Literature, The Provisional City
When: April 12-14th, 2017, view schedule
Registration is appreciated. Contact Whitney Reid to register, if you are registering for multiple people include their names as well. If possible, could you also let her know which Thursday afternoon activity you would like to attend as well, listed below:
Here are the three Thursday afternoon activities for the afternoon breakout session at NHMU from 2:00-4:00 pm:
1) BioBlitz: Join plenary speaker and renowned ornithologist John Marzluff
at the Natural History Museum of Utah to record and learn about spring
migrant birds and flowers.
2) TreeWatch: Join Read more
HHMI New Investigator Competition
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
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.
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
Fridays, 2:30 – 5:00pm Read more
NSF CAREER Grant Writing Workshop
The College of Engineering, The College of Science, and the VP for Research office 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.
To register, please Read more
Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
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 that want and utilize creativity, and invests in innovative projects to spark new, collaborative ideas. A key component of Creativity Connects is a grant opportunity in the Art Works category that supports collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between the arts and non-arts sectors.
Intramural Funding Opportunities
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
Would you be interested in serving as a reviewer of a NASA proposal? Detailed information regarding NASA EPSCoR proposal requirements and evaluation criteria are contained in the solicitation posted on NSPIRES.
Please view the solicitation to determine your interest in serving as an EPSCoR peer reviewer. If interested in reviewing, please register in NSPIRES and remember to respond via email as well.
It is anticipated that reviewers will be 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 Grant Writing Academy is now open for registration. For information please visit the Research Education website or contact Tony Onofrietti Director, Research Education.
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, March 27th
3:00pm Read more
Research News & Publicizing Research
Interested 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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