Important University Research Deadlines
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.
Department of Defense
New and Innovative Ideas for Air, Space and Missile Defense Technology
Deadline: April 4, 2014
AFRL Research Collaboration Program
Deadline: Dec. 20, 2017
Department of Energy
Uncertainty Quantification Methodologies for Enabling Extreme-Scale Science (PDF)
Deadlines: Pre-Application, April 24, 2013; Application, May 24, 2013
Department of the Interior
2014 Earthquake Hazards Program
Deadline: June 6, 2013
National Institutes of Health
Collaborative Research in Integrative Cancer Biology
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, May 18, 2013; Application, June 18, 2013
Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis in the United States
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, June 1, 2013; Application, July 1, 2013
Methods Development in Natural Products Chemistry
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, July 2, 2013; Application, Aug. 2, 2013
Structural Interventions, Alcohol Use, and Risk of HIV/AIDS
Deadline: Oct. 5, 2013
National Science Foundation
Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics
Deadline: July 16, 2013
Science, Technology and Society
Deadline: Aug. 1, 2013
Chemistry of Life Processes
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2013
Deadline: Feb. 20, 2014
Arts, Humanities and Culture
Short-Term Grants for Research on the Former Soviet Union
Deadline: June 1, 2013
German Academic Exchange Service
Research Visit Grant & Arts Study Visit For Faculty
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Other Funding Opportunities
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences
Deadlines: Initial inquiry, June 5, 2013; Proposal, Aug. 21, 2013
Proposals for this grant should be submitted through the Office of Sponsored Projects via the Proposal Review Form. For questions, please call 471-6424 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Evidence for the Classroom Request for Proposals
Deadline: June 11, 2013
Research Prizes and Honors
[Have you or a colleague won a research-related prize or honor? Let the Research Alert know.]
UT Austin Students Team Up to Win Energy Challenge
A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas at Austin won first place and a $10,000 award in the Power Across Texas Energy Innovation Challenge. As part of the competition, teams developed proposals to bring power to colonias, unincorporated neighborhoods with inadequate infrastructure and substandard housing across Texas’ border with Mexico.
The winning team proposed a sun-to-grid model in which solar installations would temporarily provide electricity until colonia households could connect to the more reliable energy grid.
The team members were Carlos Olmedo, a Ph.D. student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Charles Upshaw, a Ph.D. student at the Cockrell School of Engineering, and Patricia Varraveto, a second-year MBA student at the McCombs School of Business. Fred Beach, a research associate and lecturer with the Jackson School of Geoscience’s Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy and member of the Cockrell School’s Webber Energy Group, was the team’s adviser.
News and Information
Researchers Asked to Participate in AAAS Questionnaire
The Ethics and Human Rights Working Group of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition and the AAAS Program on Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law invite scientists and engineers to complete a brief questionnaire aimed at identifying how they view their responsibilities. You can find the questionnaire here. Queries about the questionnaire can be directed to Mark Frankel.
Subvention Funding No Longer Available
The funding for the 2012-2013 Subvention Grants Program has been depleted.
Please direct questions to Liza Scarborough, 471-2877.
Quoted-UT Researchers in the News
(In an article about immigration reform proposals, Nestor Rodriguez, professor in the Department of Sociology, commented on border surveillance.)
Nestor Rodriguez, a professor at The University of Texas who has studied the Southwestern border, said that although it is possible to surveil the entire border, it might not be necessary, especially considering the enormous financial investment required.
The Measurement and Assessment of Inequalities on a World Scale
RESEARCHERS: James K. Galbraith, professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs and Department of Government, and Wenjie Zhang, graduate student and research assistant, LBJ School of Public Affairs
AGENCY: Institute for New Economic Thinking
This project will extend the work of the University of Texas Inequality Project, permitting new data development and research in two technical and at least three substantive areas. The technical projects are: (1) updating the core global inequality data-sets from 2000 through the Great Financial Crisis; (2) GIS mapping of changing inequalities using global and national data. The substantive projects include: (1) assessment of the effects of financial crisis on inequality; (2) inequality and demographic factors, including health, life expectancy and fertility; and (3) a comparative assessment of social, political and financial factors that reduce and increase inequality.