April 5, 2012 | Research Alert

Research Alert

April 5, 2012

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Research Opportunities

Important University Research Deadlines

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.

Funding Sources

Department of Defense

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Diverse Accessible Heterogeneous Integration (DAHI) Foundry Technology
Deadline: July 9, 2012

Department of Education

Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 19, 2012; Application, June 21, 2012

Mathematics and Science Education
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 19, 2012; Application, June 21, 2012

Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 19, 2012; Application, June 21, 2012

Transition Outcomes for Secondary Students with Disabilities
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 19, 2012; Application, June 21, 2012

Effective Teachers and Effective Teaching
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 19, 2012; Application, June 21, 2012

Professional Development for Teachers and Related Services Providers
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 19, 2012; Application, June 21, 2012

Department of Energy

Theoretical Research in Magnetic Fusion Energy Science
Deadline: May 31, 2012

Fiscal Year 2012 Methane Hydrates Funding Opportunity Announcement
Deadline: June 1, 2012

Department of Justice

Using DNA Technology to Identify the Missing (PDF)
Deadline: May 29, 2012

National Institutes of Health

Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain Their Health and Independence in the Community
Deadline: June 5, 2012

Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings
Deadline: June 5, 2012

Data Concepts and Terminology Standards for Clinical Research and Drug Development
Deadline: June 1, 2012

National Science Foundation

David Laude

Biophotonics
Deadline: Sept. 18, 2012

Process and Reaction Engineering
Deadline: Sept. 18, 2012

Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering
Deadlines: Mid-scale Projects, June 13; Small Projects, July 11, 2012

Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics
Deadline: Sept. 18, 2012

Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering
Deadline: Sept. 18, 2012

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

IARPA Incisive Analysis Office Wide Broad Agency Announcement
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2012

Arts, Humanities and Culture

The Center for the Future of Museums/EmcArts
The Innovation Lab for Museums (PDF)
Deadline: May 14, 2012

The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation
Research Grant
Deadline: May 18, 2012

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
East European Studies Junior Scholars' Training Seminar
Deadline: April 15, 2012

Other Funding Opportunities

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
NIOSH Pilot Projects Research Training Program
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 16, 2012; Proposal, April 30, 2012
Please submit your proposal through the Office of Sponsored Projects via the Proposal Review Form. For questions, please call 471-6424 or email osp@austin.utexas.edu

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
Deadlines: Pre-proposal, June 1, 2012; Full Proposal, Sept. 4, 2012

Research Prizes and Honors

[Have you or a colleague won a research-related prize or honor? Let the Research Alert know.]

2012 Journal of Polymer Science Award in Honor of Christopher Bielawski

Chris Bielawski The Journal of Polymer Science recognized Christopher Bielawski, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, with its 2012 Journal of Polymer Science Award for his outstanding achievements in research innovation and his contributions to the field of polymer science.

The award marks significant research innovation and achievement in a polymer scientist under 40.

News and Information

Federal Government Announces Research Efforts In Big Data

The federal government has announced the Big Data Research and Development Initiative, presenting research opportunities across a range of disciplines.

Learn more about ongoing federal government programs that address the challenges of, and tap the opportunities afforded by, the big data revolution in the Big Data Fact Sheet.

Quoted-UT Researchers in the News

CQ Researcher
Feb. 17, 2012
HEADLINE: Invasive Species

Damon Waitt (In an article in CQ Researcher, Damon Waitt, senior director at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, adds perspective to the threat of invasive plants.)

“Plenty of exotic plants are useful. The corn on my table is exotic to North America. Invasive is about the ability of a plant to take over. It’s not about where it came from, it’s about what it does when it gets here.” Damon Waitt, senior director and senior botanist, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin.

Research Project

Unhealthy Food and Beverage Advertising around Schools

Keryn PaschRESEARCHER: Keryn Pasch, left, assistant professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, principal investigator
AGENCY: National Cancer Institute
AMOUNT: $71,589

Because youth are exposed to advertising around schools on a daily basis, it is crucial to determine how this form of advertising might influence preferences and choices for unhealthy (i.e., energy-dense, low nutrition) foods and beverages. The overarching goal for this study is to develop and validate a spatial, GIS-based measurement tool and protocol that will document and describe outdoor food and beverage advertising around schools. While this measurement tool will be created using data collected around schools, it could be used to document outdoor food and beverage advertising in other venues, as well such as after-school programs, homes, neighborhoods, churches, and parks. Data collected with this tool can then be used by school personnel, local, state, and national policy makers, as well as community and advocacy groups. In addition, the measurement tool and protocol can be used by researchers and practitioners who are interested in analyzing the outdoor food and beverage advertising environment.

The specific aim of this study is to develop and validate a measurement tool and coding protocol to document and describe outdoor food and beverage advertising around 30 middle schools.

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