Important University Research Deadlines
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.
Department of Agriculture
Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program
Deadline: Jan. 18, 2013
Department of Commerce
FY 2013 Coastal Resilience Networks
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Nov. 19, 2012; Proposal, Jan. 11, 2013
Department of Defense
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program
Deadline: Jan. 8, 2013
Knowledge Superiority Broad Agency Announcement
Deadline: Oct. 22, 2013
National Institutes of Health
NIH Director's Early Independence Awards
Deadline: Letter of Intent, Dec. 30, 2012; Application, Jan. 30, 2013
[This is a limited submission. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Research on Malignancies in the Context of HIV/AIDS
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2013
Delivering Therapeutics to Residual Active HIV Reservoirs
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2013
Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2013
Outcome Measures for Use in Treatment Trials for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2013
Mentored Research Scientist Development Award in Metabolomics
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2013
National Science Foundation
Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012
Deadline: Dec. 5, 2012
Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities
Deadline: Proposals Accepted Anytime
Documenting Endangered Languages
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2013
Arts, Humanities and Culture
Round 8 of The Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Dec. 4, 2012
New Music USA
MetLife Creative Connections
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2013
Other Funding Opportunities
American Federation for Aging Research
New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease
Deadline: Dec. 17, 2012
UNCF●Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship
Deadline: Dec. 3, 2012
Union for International Cancer Control
Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial international study grants
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013
American Association for Cancer Research
AACR Dharma Master Jiantai Innovative Grant for Lung Cancer Research
Deadline: Nov. 20, 2012
National Lung Cancer Partnership and Uniting Against Lung Cancer
Deadline: Pre-application: Nov. 12, 2012; Application, by invitation.
Research Prizes and Honors
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Briscoe Center's "When I Rise" Honored At International Filmmaker Festival
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History's documentary film "When I Rise" has won two awards at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in Kent, United Kingdom.
"When I Rise" documents the story of Barbara Smith Conrad, an African American University of Texas at Austin music student who became the target of racial discrimination after being cast in an opera alongside a white classmate.
The film won Best Short Documentary and Best Editing, Short Documentary. It was nominated for four awards. Produced by the Briscoe Center, "When I Rise" is an Alpheus Media Production, in association with Allentown Productions. It is distributed internationally by Mercury Media.
News and Information
NIH Loan Repayment Applications Due Nov. 15
The National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) encourage promising researchers and scientists to pursue research careers by repaying up to $35,000 of their qualified student loan debt each year. Researchers and scientists conducting research at universities and other nonprofit organizations are eligible for the NIH's Extramural LRPs.
For more information, visit the Loan Repayment Program website. The deadline for making an application is Nov. 15, 2012.
Research Funding Available
Funding is available for 2012-2013 Special Research Grants and Subvention Grants. Also, nominations for the Hamilton Book Awards competition and the University Co-op Research Excellence Awards are being accepted.
SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS for 2012-2013 in amounts up to $750 are awarded to tenured and tenure-track faculty throughout the year until funds are expended. Applications are being accepted.
HAMILTON BOOK AWARDS PROGRAM is accepting all books, including scholarly monographs, creative works (e.g., novels and anthologies of poetry), exhibition catalogues, textbooks, and edited collections published in calendar year 2012 by university faculty and staff. Deadline is Jan. 18, 2013.
UNIVERSITY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDS. Nominations are being accepted to recognize a faculty member or staff researcher who has maintained a superior research program across many years (Career Research Excellence Award), or is the principal or sole author of a peer-reviewed scholarly paper reporting original research (Best Paper Award). Deadline is Feb. 18, 2013.
SUBVENTION GRANTS. Applications for 2012-2013 Subventions are being accepted until funds run out. The University of Texas at Austin Subvention Grants program, which provides a maximum award of $5,000, is designed to assist faculty authors in the publication of scholarly books. Preference will be given to assistant and associate professors. Frequently, university and other scholarly presses demand that authors provide funds to underwrite the publication of scholarly monographs and books. Subvention awards provide financial assistance to faculty members when departments and deans are unable to provide needed support.
Information and applications for all programs are available at the Vice President for Research website. Early application is recommended. Please direct questions to Liza Scarborough or 471-2877.
Quoted-UT Researchers in the News
(Michael Webber, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, said that coal is declining as a U.S. energy source, no matter who becomes president.)
“The future of coal as a fuel of choice for power plant operators appears to be on an irreversible decline regardless of who is elected, though who is elected will affect the rate of decline,” said Michael Webber, associate director of the Center for International Energy and Environment Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. “Obama would speed it up and Romney would slow it down, but it will happen regardless. Even the president, as powerful as he is, cannot overcome the fundamentals of the market, and the market says coal’s days are numbered and the market sees gas as the rising star.”
RESEARCHERS: Deana Erdner, associate professor, Department of Marine Science, principal investigator, and James McClelland, associate professor, Department of Marine Science, co-principal investigator.
AGENCY: National Science Foundation
This project addresses fundamental issues underlying the most widespread of all harmful algal blooms (HAB) poisoning syndromes, paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), a major form of shellfish poisoning that affects countries throughout the world. Project results can also assist in policy decisions about pollution control and other bloom mitigation strategies, and can be applied to a range of HAB species - those that produce saxitoxins, as well as those that produce other toxins that are nitrogen rich.
The project is a collaboration that's part of a larger project with researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Stony Brook University.
A more detailed description of the project is at the NSF's website.