Limited Submissions Opportunities

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program
Deadline: December 11, 2018

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program. The purpose of this program is to support innovative academic-practice partnerships to prepare primary care advanced practice registered nursing students through academic and clinical training for practice with a focus on rural and underserved populations. The partnerships support traineeships as well as academic-practice program infrastructure for schools of nursing and their practice partners to deliver longitudinal primary care clinical training experiences with rural and/or underserved populations for selected advanced practice nurse practitioner (NP), clinical nurse specialist (CNS), and nurse- midwifery students in primary care programs. The partnerships will also help link program graduates to the HRSA Health Workforce Connector and other existing support resources so they can find employment in rural and underserved community-based settings.

Internal applications are available on InfoReady.

NIH – Outstanding New Environmental Scientists (ONES) Award
Deadline: December 14, 2018
 

The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award is intended to identify the most talented Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the Environmental Health Sciences and assist them in launching an innovative research program focused on the understanding of environmental exposure effects on people’s health.

Internal applications are available on InfoReady. For more information please see NIH funding opportunity please see RFA-ES-18-001.

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Intramural Funding Opportunities

Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF)
Deadline: January 15, 2019

The Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) provides support to faculty and core facilities for new equipment purchases and to replace or upgrade existing research instruments. Funding comes from the University’s indirect cost reimbursements. Equipment purchased with central funds is meant to be shared as broadly as possible.

Eligibility

The Research Instrumentation Fund is available to individuals who currently hold a faculty appointment at the University of Utah and to recognized University of Utah core facilities.  There are separate applications available for Faculty and Core Facilities. Please make sure you choose the correct application. Only core facility directors should initiate core equipment requests.

The grant period is for one year only and funds must be expended within that year. Only in unusual circumstances will a written request for an extension be considered. If awarded, please identify the PI on any/all requisitions. 

Matching Funds

Matching funds are required for an application to be considered for a RIF award, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Matching funds are an indicator of support and demonstrate the importance of the acquisition to those supporting the application. The amount and sources for the matching funds will be important in the evaluation and prioritization of a RIF request.  Unless there are documented exceptional circumstances, a minimum of 30% in matching funds is requested.

We highly encourage faculty and cores to seek the best price for equipment, and to provide documentation of this negotiation as support for their application.  Such discounts will be considered in the evaluation of the RIF application. Manufacture discounts and in-kind donations, however, are not considered matching funds.

CORE and Faculty applications for the Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) competition are available on InfoReadyFor more information about the Research Instrumentation Fund please visit the VPR website.

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Extramural Funding Opportunities

National Science Foundation – Smart and Connected Health
Deadline: December 11, 2018

The goal of the interagency Smartand Connected Health (SCH): Connecting Data, People and Systems program is to accelerate the development and integration of innovative computer and information scienceand engineering approaches to support the transformation of health and medicine. Approaches that partner technology-based solutions with biomedical and biobehavioral research are supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of this program is to develop next-generation multidisciplinary science that encourages existing and new research communities to focus on breakthrough ideas in a variety of areas of value to health, such as networking, pervasive computing, advanced analytics, sensor integration, privacy and security, modeling of socio-behavioral and cognitive processes and system and process modeling. Effective solutions must satisfy a multitude of constraints arising from clinical/medical needs, barriers to change, heterogeneity of data, semantic mismatch and limitations of current cyberphysical systems and an aging population.

Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps (DSC) Program Webinar
Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:30am

The National Science Foundation will hold a webinar (teleconference seminar) to outline the goals of, and proposal-submission requirements for, the new program Harnessing the Data Revolution: Data Science Corps (HDR DSC).

The webinar will take place on Monday, December 17, 2018 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, EST (Eastern Standard Time; GMT-05:00).  To participate, please see the information on the NSF Event page for the webinar.

The Data Science Corps is one of the components of the NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) ecosystem, focusing on building capacity for harnessing the data revolution at the local, state, national, and international levels to help unleash the power of data in the service of science and society. The Data Science Corps will provide practical experiences, teach new skills, and offer teaching opportunities, in a variety of settings, to data scientists and data science students. It will also strive to promote data literacy and provide basic training in data science to the existing workforce across communities.

As a first step in establishing the Data Science Corps, this solicitation focuses specifically on enabling participation by undergraduate students in the Data Science Corps, by supporting student stipends for participation in data science projects and supporting integration of real-world data science projects into classroom instruction.

Proposals responding to this solicitation must be structured to include one coordinating organization, and one or more implementation organizations. The lead PI’s organization will serve as the coordinating organization and undertake responsibilities related to coordination, monitoring, and evaluation. One or more implementation organizations should be affiliated with each coordinating organization. A single organization may occupy both roles—coordinating and implementation. However, participation by more than one organization is expected in each Data Science Corps award.

Enabling Quantum Leap: Quantum Idea Incubator for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QII – TAQS)
LOI Deadline: January 7, 2019

In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of “Big Ideas,” 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering (see https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp). The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. As such, when responding to this solicitation, even though proposals must be submitted to the Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences/Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (MPS/OMA), once received, the proposals will be managed by a cross-disciplinary team of NSF Program Directors.

The Quantum Idea Incubator for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QII – TAQS) program is designed to support interdisciplinary teams that will explore highly innovative, original, and potentially transformative ideas for developing and applying quantum science, quantum computing, and quantum engineering. Proposals with the potential to deliver new concepts, new platforms, and/or new approaches that will accelerate the science, computing, and engineering of quantum technologies are encouraged. Breakthroughs in quantum sensing, quantum communications, quantum simulations, or quantum computing systems are anticipated. This Quantum Idea Incubator solicitation aims to support the process of translating such ideas into reality.

This solicitation calls for proposals focused on interdisciplinary research that includes elements from the following thrust areas: (i) fundamental science such as, but not limited to, physics, chemistry, materials science, mathematics, biology, or geoscience, as well as foundational concepts and techniques in quantum information science and engineering; (ii) communication, computation, and modeling; and (iii) devices and engineered systems. Proposals must articulate how the project leverages and/or promotes advances in knowledge in the selected thrust areas. Proposals should be innovative and must focus on quantum functionality and must result in experimental demonstrations and/or transformative advances towards quantum systems and/or proof-of-concept validations. Competitive proposals will come from an interdisciplinary research team led by at least three investigators who collectively contribute synergistic expertise from one or more engineering domains, from mathematics, computational and/or computer and information science, and from one or more physical, chemical, biological, or materials science domains. Proposals will be judged on how likely the integrated effort is to lead to transformative advances in quantum systems. Both fundamental and applied topics are encouraged

NSF—Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
Deadline: January 17, 2019

The Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering funded by NSF the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit.

PFI has five broad goals, as set forth by the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2017 (“the Act”, S.3084 — 114th CongressSec. 602. Translational Research Grants): (1) identifying and supporting NSF-sponsored research and technologies that have the potential for accelerated commercialization; (2) supporting prior or current NSF-sponsored investigators, institutions of higher education, and non-profit organizations that partner with an institution of higher education in undertaking proof-of-concept work, including the development of technology prototypes that are derived from NSF-sponsored research and have potential market value; (3) promoting sustainable partnerships between NSF-funded institutions, industry, and other organizations within academia and the private sector with the purpose of accelerating the transfer of technology; (4) developing multi-disciplinary innovation ecosystems which involve and are responsive to the specific needs of academia and industry; (5) providing professional development, mentoring, and advice in entrepreneurship, project management, and technology and business development to innovators.

NASA Centennial Challenges Program
Deadline: January 24, 2019 

In accordance with the NASA Prize Authority, the NASA Centennial Challenges program has released Phase 1 of the CO₂Conversion Challenge.  Interested teams that wish to compete may now register on the official Challenge site at www.co2conversionchallenge.org.

NASA Centennial Challenges is a program of prize competitions to stimulate innovation in technologies of interest and value to NASA and the nation.  NASA is providing the prize purse, and NASA Centennial Challenges will be managing the Challenge with support from Common Pool.

The CO₂ Conversion Challenge is devoted to fostering the development of CO₂ conversion systems that can effectively produce singular or multiple molecular compounds identified as desired microbial manufacturing ingredients and/or that provide a significant advancement of physicochemical CO₂ conversion for the production of useful molecules.  NASA envisions this competition having two phases with a total prize purse of up to $1 million.  Phase 1 (the current phase) is the Concept Phase with a prize purse of up to $250,000 to demonstrate capabilities to develop technologies to manufacture “food” for microbial bioreactors from CO₂ and hydrogen molecules, with the ultimate goal of producing glucose.   The initiation of Phase 2, a Demonstration Challenge with a prize purse of up to $750,000, is contingent on the emergence of promising submissions in Phase 1 that demonstrate a viable approach to achieve the Challenge goals. The official rules for Phase 2 will be released prior to the opening of Phase 2.

Official documentation related to this Challenge can be found at www.co2conversionchallenge.org.

Interested teams should submit their registration by 5:00pm Central Time on January 24, 2019.  Submissions must be received by 5:00pm Central Time on February 28, 2019.  No further requests for review will be accepted after this date.

L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program
Deadline: February 1, 2019

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. Since 2003, we’ve awarded 75 postdoctoral women scientists nearly $4 million in grants. We’re seeking five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Candidates are selected from a variety of fields including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral position by the application deadline.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Rachel Pacifico.

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Fellowship
Deadline: February 15, 2019

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is excited to announce that the INL Graduate Fellowship postings are now open. This year there are two INL Graduate Fellowship postings. The first is specific to National and Homeland Security research, the second is associated with other INL mission areas.

The INL Graduate Fellowship program is designed to identify exceptional talent in research areas aligned with INL’s strategic agenda to enable the current and future mission of the INL. The program, a collaboration between INL and universities, provides mentoring and financial support for outstanding students who plan to enroll in graduate degree programs.

Applicants are invited to apply online through inl.gov/careers job posting numbers 12535 and 12584. The postings will close February 15, 2019. Selections will be announced in May. Letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to Ali Josephson.

Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research (FW-HTF)
Deadline: March 6, 2019

The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), one of the Big Ideas, is one mechanism by which NSF is responding to the challenges and opportunities for the future of jobs and work. The overarching vision is to support convergent research to understand and develop the human-technology partnership, design new technologies to augment human performance, illuminate the emerging socio-technological landscape, understand the risks and benefits of new technologies, understand and influence the impact of artificial intelligence on workers and work, and foster lifelong and pervasive learning.

The specific objectives of the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier program are:

  1. to facilitate convergent research that employs the joint perspectives, methods, and knowledge of computer science, engineering, learning sciences, research on education and workforce training, and social, behavioral, and economic sciences;
  2. to encourage the development of a research community dedicated to designing intelligent technologies and work organization and modes inspired by their positive impact on individual workers, the work at hand, the way people learn and adapt to technological change, creative and supportive workplaces (including remote locations, homes, classrooms, or virtual spaces), and benefits for social, economic, and environmental systems at different scales;
  3. to promote deeper basic understanding of the interdependent human-technology partnership to advance societal needs by advancing design of intelligent work technologies that operate in harmony with human workers, including consideration of how adults learn the new skills needed to interact with these technologies in the workplace, and by enabling broad workforce participation, including improving accessibility for those challenged by physical or cognitive impairment; and
  4. to understand, anticipate, and explore ways of mitigating potential risks arising from future work at the human-technology frontier.

A proposal for a research grant in this program must focus on advancing fundamental understanding of future work, and potential improvements to work, workplaces, workforce preparation, or work outcomes for workers and society. It must be convergent research that addresses the technological as well as the human and societal dimensions and potential impact of future work, and in doing so, make significant contributions to both intellectual merit and broader impact. Achieving this goal requires integration and convergence of disciplines across computer science, engineering, learning sciences, research on education and workforce training, and social, behavioral, and economic sciences.

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Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

RATS Classes

Research Education offers training and instruction through several methods to support your individual profession needs, including Live Instruction, Online Classes, Best Practice Roundtables, and many Special Events including the Research Administrators’ Network meetings. These trainings are a free service that provide professional development opportunities for all faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, students, and members of the University research community. For more information please go to our website, or contact the Office of Research Education at 801-587-3958 or by emailing Corrie Harris or Sam Ma.

Overview of Research Administration
Monday, January 14, 2019
2:00pm-4:30pm
HSEB, Rm. 1730

Special Events

Part of the Special Events offered through Research Education is membership in the Research Administrators’ Network, which provides a forum for colleagues to share ideas and 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.

The Revised Common Rule: What Study Teams Need to Know
Thursday, December 13, 2018
2:00pm-3:30pm
RAB, Conference Room 117

Electronic Lab Notebooks: Using LabArchives to Increase the Efficiency and Reproducibility of Research
Thursday, January 3, 2019
10:00am-11:30am
HSEB Computer Lab 3100C

Thank you for your ongoing support of Research Education!
Questions about the GWA or RATS? Contact Corrie Harris at (801) 587-3958.

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MRSEC Proposal Development Workshop | Location: NEXUS Room at Gardner Commons (GC3393)

NSF has recently announced the next round of the Materials Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) competition, which is under the Division of Materials Research (DMR). DMR intends to expand its research portfolio through this solicitation to include aspects of data science, quantum science, and bioscience. Funding for a successful MRSEC is approximately $15M to $24M over the course of six years. A campus-wide meeting will be held on Dec. 18, 2-4pm, to plan for a response to this program; preliminary proposals are due June 24, 2019.

The Dec. 18 meeting is intended to provide an overview of the MRSEC program and expectations, and to assess the interest in, and viability of, a response. The core components of a MRSEC are the Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs). At this point, we are particularly interested in identifying and/or building competitive IRGs. If you have interest in this program, please review the solicitation and DMR’s strategic directions below. Even if you don’t have a well-defined IRG in mind, we encourage you to attend as you may link up with other faculty.

The tentative meeting agenda is as follows:

  • MRSEC overview; what makes a successful MRSEC?
  • IRG overview, DMR priorities; what makes a successful IRG?
  • Rapid fire presentations – potential IRG topics
  • IRG teaming and viability assessment
  • Report out
  • Next steps: process for supporting, evaluating and selecting IRGs

In advance of the meeting, we are soliciting ideas for IRGs. Ideas don’t need to be complete and can be a starting point for further team building. Submitter’s will be given five minutes to present at the meeting (note that some down-selection may be performed prior to the meeting, depending on the response). Please submit your IRG suggestions using this form by Dec. 14. The event will be held in the NEXUS Room at Gardner Commons (GC3393). Please contact Jesse Morris if you have any questions.

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) program provides sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. Each MRSEC addresses research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and multidisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. [NSF 19-517]

Interdisciplinary Research Group [excerpted from NSF 19-517]:

Provide a concise description of the long-term research goals and intellectual focus, and outline the planned research activities. The need for an interactive, interdisciplinary approach involving several investigators, and the means of achieving this, should be clearly established. IRGs are sought that solve fundamental, timely and complex materials problems that are intellectually challenging and important to society. 

(Used in evaluating preliminary and full proposals)

  1. Does the IRG describe a well-integrated research program distinguished by intellectual excellence and driven by a clear vision leading to fundamental advances, new discoveries, and/or technological developments that could have national and international significance?
  2. Are the capabilities of the investigators, technical soundness of the proposed approach, and adequacy of the resources (available or proposed), including instrumentation and facilities appropriate for a center?
  3. Are the benefits of a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary approach to address a major topic or area normally supported by the Division of Materials Research for each IRG clearly laid out? Does cooperation and interdependence of the investigators within the IRG come across?
  4. Is the work of a scope and complexity that requires Center support?
  5. Is the IRG addressing cutting edge science?

NSF Big Ideas and DMR strategic directions [excerpted from NSF 19-517]:

Specifically, it should be stressed that DMR plays an important role in the following NSF Big Ideas:

  • Harnessing the Data Revolution;
  • The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier;
  • Understanding the Rules of Life;
  • The Quantum Leap.

In addition, potential research topics to broaden the current MRSEC portfolio include, but are not limited to:

  • Use of supervised and unsupervised Machine Learning addressing materials science complex problems, and in particular as applied to traditional materials science problems in ceramics, metals, metallic alloys and others.

Finally, a few additional strategic research areas of DMR interest have also been identified:

  • Synthetic Materials Biology: in such an effort biologists and system engineers work with materials scientists to identify materials challenges hindering advancements of Synthetic Biology, as well as to generate new Synthetic Biology approaches to materials development i.e., “Materials Biology”;
  • Structural Materials under Extreme Conditions: this effort addresses fundamental challenges in ceramic, metallic, and polymeric materials and their composites for applications under extreme conditions;
  • Recyclable Plastics and Alternative Materials for Sustainable Development: these efforts could include the development of intrinsically recyclable polymers, a better understanding of mechanical properties of recycled plastic products, strategies to improve the properties of recycled plastics, and materials alternatives for plastics.

In summary, proposed IRGs research topics would normally be aligned with DMR typically supported research; deviations from such research efforts, however, may be considered upon prior consultation with the cognizant NSF Program Officer listed in this solicitation

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Associate Vice President for Research (Internal Posting)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) seeks a dynamic University of Utah faculty partner to serve as an Associate Vice President for Research (AVPR) at 0.5 FTE, to assist in overseeing VPR administrative units committed to providing quality support, resources, and strategic investments to the University of Utah’s research community.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of federal, state, foundation and industry funding agencies, and have a proven track record of successfully obtaining funds for their own research program. In addition, the candidate will be familiar with non-biomedical and biomedical research across campus, and have demonstrated strengths in interdisciplinary research partnerships/relationships. A tenured faculty member at the University of Utah with academic leadership experience is preferred. A PhD, MD or other terminal degree is required. The ability to commit 0.5 FTE to the position is required.

For more details on this opportunity please see PRN18942B.

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W. M. KECK FOUNDATION – Internal Call for Concept Papers

W. M. KECK FOUNDATION – Internal Call for Concept Papers (Apply)

The Vice President for Research and the Corporate and Foundation leadership team are seeking interdisciplinary and transformative project concepts for the W. M. Keck Foundation. If you would like to submit an initial project idea, please complete the form here and submit a one-page concept paper using the template attached. The deadline to submit concept papers is Monday, December 3, 2018 (this is the first of three steps needed for an award decision in December 2019). The process is highly competitive, and after the initial concept papers stage, the foundation receives 60-80 submissions for each Phase I call for proposals and ultimately funds 3-6 Phase II requests in each category.

FUNDING CATEGORIES

Science/Engineering Research

  • Grants range from $500,000 to $1 million (typically no more than $1 million). Contrary to what is listed on the website, the Foundation has asked that we only submit papers for projects that are $1,000,000 and under. Please check the website for Eligibility and priorities.
  • Proposals should indicate that other avenues of funding have been sought but declined to demonstrate the need for Keck support.

Medical Research

  • Grants range from $500,000 to $1 million (typically no more than $1 million). Contrary to what is listed on the website, the Foundation has asked that we only submit papers for projects that are $1,000,000 and under. Please check the website for Eligibility and priorities.
  • Proposals should indicate that other avenues of funding have been sought but declined to demonstrate the need for Keck support.

Undergraduate Education

  • Grants range from $200,000 to $300,000. Except in very rare cases, the Foundation typically funds at the $200,000 level. Please check the website for Eligibility and priorities.
  • Project must be unique to a research university and cannot be replicated at a private liberal arts or predominately undergraduate institution.

TIMELINE
(for awards in December 2019 – this varies from the timeline on the website)

December 3, 2018: Deadline to submit 1-page Concept Papers
December / January 2019: Internal submission review / Keck Foundation consultation*
February 16, 2019: Faculty and areas notified of concept paper status**
April 9, 2019: Phase I application due (internal deadline)
July 15, 2019:  Notification of invitation to submit Phase II full proposal
August 1, 2019: Phase II full proposal (internal deadline)***

*The University is permitted to initially present no more than 12 concepts to the Foundation this round. These may include up to 4 concepts in each of the program areas: 1) Science / Engineering Research, 2) Medical Research and 3) Undergraduate Education Program.
**University is only allowed to submit one Phase I application per category.
***Site-visit and/or call with the foundation to follow.

To learn more about The W. M. Keck Foundation and their current funding interests and past grant abstracts, please visit their website. You can also review the W. M. Keck Foundation’s FAQ and Grantee Responsibility sections for additional information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contacts us:

Dhiraj Chand | Corporate and Foundation Relations | 5-9847 |d.chand@utah.edu
Chris Ostrander | National Foundation Relations | 5-7220 | chris.ostrander@utah.edu
Lynn Wong | U of U Health Foundation Relations | 7-1066 | lynn.wong@hsc.utah.edu

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Army Research Lab to visit University of Utah December 6, 2018

The Army Research Lab works closely with collaborators to solve the Army’s current and future challenges. We are honored to welcome special guest Peter Khooshabehadeh, the Army Research Director of the Western United States. By partnering with research universities, the Army leverages regional expertise and facilities to accelerate the discovery, innovation and transition of science and technology.

Agenda

8:00 – 9:30       General Session
9:45 – 11:00      Breakout Sessions with ARL
11:30 – 12:45    Lunch
1:00 – 13:00     1:1 visits with ARL
3:00 – 5:00      Lab Visits
5:00 – 6:30      Networking Reception

ARL Visitors

Kathy Kehring, Technology Transfer and Outreach Office
Shashi Karna, Sr. Research Scientist, Weapon and Materials Research Directorate
Michael Geuss, Human Research and Engineering Directorate
Brent Kraczek , Computational and Information Sciences Directorate
Meredith Reed, Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate
Peter Khooshabehadeh, ARL-West Regional Lead
Steven Taulbee, General Engineer, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate

To participate, please complete this form no later than November 28, 2018.

Please email Gay Cookson with any questions.

 

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2019 VPCAT Scholar Announcement

Announcing the 2019 Vice President’s Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Scholars: The VPCAT Research Scholar Program is excited to announce our new 2019 scholar cohort. The official announcement (attached) provides links to additional information on each scholar. Further information regarding the VPCAT Program can be found on our website at http://UofUMedicine.org/vpcat. We look forward to working with these excellent young investigators!

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uNID-based Account Archiving

In order to streamline centrally administered uNID-based account management and reduce risk for the University of Utah, starting Tuesday, December 18, 2018 and monthly thereafter, the Identity Access and Management team will archive the accounts of inactive users who meet all the following criteria:

  • Not a current employee/student/affiliate, and
  • Account has existed for at least 18 months, and
  • User has not logged in for at least 18 months, and
  • Password not changed in at least 18 months

In addition, accounts of university affiliates who are “current,” meet all the above selection criteria, and have no end date will be selected for archiving. If/when an archived user returns to the U and needs his/her account re-activated, an automatic process running twice per day will move the account out of archived status.

What won’t be affected as part of this project (out of scope):

  1. UMail account access and UMail forwarding capability for inactive users
  2. Accounts for systems managed locally (e.g., department, college, and business unit-specific accounts)
  3. Access changes on termination
  4. Access changes on org moves

The U’s Strategic Information Technology Committee approved this project and process. Currently there are a total of ~400,000 inactive personal accounts, ~172,000 of which have never been used, and ~270,000 of which meet all of the above criteria. A university-wide awareness campaign has begun, and individuals with inactive accounts will be contacted directly prior to the archive date and given instructions to keep their accounts active, if desired.

If you have any questions, please contact the UIT Help Desk at helpdesk@utah.edu or 801-581-4000.

UIT Help article: Archived uNID-based accounts

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