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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Research Alert gets a makeover

research_alertThe Research Alert, the e-newsletter for the university’s research community, has entered the 21st with a new look.

Now in html format, the Research Alert e-mail is brighter, cleaner and easier to read and includes photos and other images.

The weekly Research Alert notifies researchers of funding opportunities in the sciences, arts and humanities. The newsletter is put together and published by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The Research Alert also has news about awards made to UT Austin researchers, information about conducting research, a spotlighted research project and a quote from a university researcher in the news.

The first Research Alert was issued on Feb. 1, 1995, as an online bulletin board.

Its mission, stated in the first issue, is still in effect:

We hope to convey news about opportunities as soon as this information is received. For this reason, a brief summary of mail describing new opportunities will be sent each week to those who request this service. We hope that this knowledge will stimulate thinking that may lead to new directions for individuals and small groups as well as to create new collaborations between investigators from disciplines that are not traditionally linked.

Today, the Research Alert is still geared to the research community at The University of Texas at Austin, but is available to just about anyone who wants to subscribe.

The Research Alert will be available online at at the same time the e-mail version is sent out. It also remains available in the plain text format.

To subscribe, send an e-mail to

Or subscribe through UTlists by sending an e-mail to with the following request in the body text: subscribe research_alert.

You can also visit and select the “Subscribe” link in the left navigation panel.

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