Important University Research Deadlines
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Monitoring cause-specific school absenteeism for estimating community wide influenza transmission
Deadline: March 7, 2013
[The solicitation is limited to one applicant and those interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. The chosen candidate must submit the proposal for this opportunity through the Office of Sponsored Projects via the Proposal Review Form. For questions, please call 471-6424 or email email@example.com.]
Department of Defense
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013
FY13 Funding Opportunity for the National Consortium for Measurement and Signature Intelligence Research Program
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013
Department of Energy
FOA: Algae Biofuel Yield
Deadline: April 1, 2013
SunShot Incubator Program (PDF)
Deadline: May 29, 2013
National Institutes of Health
The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and Family Functioning
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2013
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, May 5, 2013; Application, June 5, 2013
Research Answers to NCI’s Provocative Questions- Group A
Deadline: Letter of Intent, May 20, 2013; Application, June 20, 2013
Delivering Therapeutics to Residual Active HIV Reservoirs
Deadline: Letter of Intent, June 24, 2013; Application, July 24, 2013
FY 2012 - 2013 Broad Agency Announcement
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013
National Science Foundation
Campus Cyberinfrastructure - Network Infrastructure and Engineering Program
Deadline: April 3, 2013
Deadline: June 3, 2013
Research Initiation Grants in Engineering Education
Deadline: March 28, 2013
Arts, Humanities and Culture
Endangered Language Fund
Requests for Proposals 2013
Deadline: April 22, 2013
Library of Congress
David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
Deadline: April 17, 2013
Other Funding Opportunities
James S. McDonnell Foundation
Studying Complex Systems
Deadline: March 13, 2013
Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
Request For Proposals on HIV Research and Treatment (PDF)
Deadline: Rolling Deadline
Research Prizes and Honors
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UT Austin Takes First Place in National Nanosatellite Competition
The University of Texas at Austin’s Satellite Design Lab won first place in the national University Nanosatellite Program competition for a small satellite called ARMADILLO.
Led by Professor Glenn Lightsey in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, the Satellite Design Lab is the first research group to win the University Nanosatellite competition twice as an individual team. In 2005, the lab won first place in the national competition with its entry, FASTRAC, a nanosatellite that was launched into space in 2010.
News and Information
Stampede Era Begins
Stampede, The Texas Advanced Computing Center's latest system, is operational and available to the national open science community (as of January 7, 2013). Stampede is one of the world's most comprehensive systems for the open science community as part of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) XSEDE (formerly NSF TeraGrid) program.
Stampede provides unprecedented computational capabilities to the national research community enabling breakthrough science that has never before been possible. The scale of Stampede delivers opportunities in computational science and technology research, from highly parallel algorithms to high-throughput computing, from scalable visualization to next generation programming languages.
The principal investigators on the Stampede project are, left to right, Tommy Minyard, Bill Barth, Jay Boisseau, Dan Stanzione, Karl Schulz.
Training Session on Responsible Conduct of Research to be Held
A training session on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 15, 2013 in Avaya Auditorium in the ACE building.
The training, sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP), is part of an effort by the university to provide undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty who require the training with superior educational opportunities for professional growth. This training has been developed to increase awareness of ethical issues that may occur while conducting research. At the end of this training, participants will have acquired skills that will help identify ethical dilemmas and resources available to you to help.
Find more information at OSP's website.
Quoted-UT Researchers in the News
(Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez, an associate professor in the Department of American Studies, was quoted in an article about the role played by Michelle Obama.)
Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez, an associate professor at the University of Texas who blogs for Ms. Magazine, has closely followed the anti-obesity work the first lady has done with American Indian, Latino and African American children — “with American children more broadly, but with a focus on minority children.”
Obama “refocuses the conversation around black womanhood and black motherhood away from the welfare queen and into the middle class,” Guidotti-Hernandez says. “It’s a different version of race and motherhood that as a nation, and for me as a Latina, is really important.”
In the second term, Guidotti-Hernandez says, she’d love to see the first lady take on women’s pay equity.
RESEARCHERS: Michael Mauk, professor, Section of Neurobiology
AGENCY: National Institute of Mental Health
These studies investigate the mechanisms in prefrontal cortex of working memory. Working memory deficits are known to be associated with attention disorders such as ADD and ADHD, and with forms of age-related senility including Alzheimer's disease. As such, understanding the normal operation of working memory mechanisms is as fundamental to the treatment and prevention of these disorders as understanding how a car works is to being a car mechanic.