March 22, 2012 | Research Alert

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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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Galileo (DARPA)
Deadline: April 30, 2012

In vivo Nanosensors for Diagnostics (DARPA)
Deadline: June 28, 2012

Novel Presentation of Health Related Data
Deadline: June 13, 2012

University and Non-Profit Scientific and Engineering Research Broad Agency Announcement
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2012

Department of Health and Human Services

Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 13, 2012; Application, May 21, 2012

Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents
Deadline: June 14, 2012

Department of the Interior

2012 National Geological & Geophysical Data Preservation Program
Deadline: April 26, 2012

Department of Justice

Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons (PDF)
Deadline: May 29, 2012

Desistance From Crime Over the Life Course (PDF)
Deadline: May 23, 2012

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Nursing Research
Summer Genetics Institute
Deadline: April 6, 2012

Virtual Reality Technologies for Research and Education in Obesity and Diabetes
Deadline: June 5, 2012

Exploratory Laboratory and Analysis Projects in Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 23, 2012; Application, May 23, 2012

Development and Translation of Medical Technologies to Reduce Health Disparities
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 21; Application, June 21, 2012

National Science Foundation

David Laude

Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum
Deadline: June 14, 2012

Sensors and Sensing Systems
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012

Geotechnical Engineering
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012

Civil Infrastructure Systems
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012

Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012

Hazard Mitigation and Structural Engineering
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012

Manufacturing Enterprise Systems
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012

Service Enterprise Systems
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012

Materials and Surface Engineering
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012

Control Systems
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012

U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission

Research Report on China-Iran Relations
Deadline: April 6, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Developing Innovative Methodologies and Device-Specific Infrastructure through the Medical Device Epidemiology Network: Applications for Medical Countermeasure-Associated Devices
Deadline: April 30, 2012

Arts, Humanities and Culture

Social Science Research Council
Our Shared Past
Deadline: May 31, 2012

W.E.B. Du Bois Library
Short-term Residential Fellowships
Deadline: April 20, 2012

National Historical Publications & Records Commission
Electronic Records Projects
Deadlines: Draft (optional), April 2, 2012; Application, June 7, 2012

Other Funding Opportunities

2012 ASPIRE Competitive Research Grant Awards: Narrow Spectrum Antibiotics for the Treatment of MRSA: Clinical Evaluation in Complex Adult Patients
Deadline: May 30, 2012

2012 ASPIRE Rheumatology Research Awards
Deadline: July 16, 2012

Deadline: May 14, 2012

Texas Water Resources Institute
Water Resources Competitive Grants Program
Deadline: May 1, 2012
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 email

Research Prizes and Honors

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

Butler School of Music Professor Receives Award from American Academy of Arts and Letters

Dan WelcherDan Welcher, composition professor and director of the university’s New Music Ensemble in the Butler School of Music, has received the music award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Eighteen recipients are honored with the award each year in music. The winners are selected by a committee of Academy members.

News and Information

Training Offered in Responsible Conduct of Research

A one-day training session for Responsible Conduct of Research will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 2 in Room 2.3 ACES Building. See the Office of Sponsored Projects web page for details, the agenda and registration information.

Quoted-UT Researchers in the News

The New York Times
March 20, 2012
HEADLINE: How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Marathon?

Hirofumi Tanaka (Hirofumi Tanaka and Edward Coyle, professors in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, were quoted in an article about race recovery.)

Hirofumi Tanaka, an exercise physiologist at the University of Texas at Austin, said the question of recovery “is a tough one.”

“The answer will be dependent on what element of recovery you are interested in,” he said. “We do have some information about how long it takes to replenish muscle glycogen, the primary energy fuel during strenuous distance running. But we have no idea on other elements.”

Edward Coyle

Athletes who consume carbohydrates and, even better, some protein after an event can refill their muscles with glycogen within 24 hours. But this is short-term recovery, not at all what my coach (the writer's coach) was talking about.

Edward Coyle, a colleague of Dr. Tanaka, defines recovery in terms of sore muscles. In his studies, he has found it takes about a week for muscles to stop hurting and full strength to return, an estimate that pretty much describes what happened to me.

Research Project

Research Collaboration Network for Managing Collaborative Research Centers

James HowisonRESEARCHERS: James Howison, assistant professor, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin, pictured, and Nicholas Berente, assistant professor, Department of Management Information Systems, University of Georgia
AGENCY: National Science Foundation
AMOUNT: $498,129

In this project, the researchers will build a cross-disciplinary community of scholars and practitioners interested in studying and improving the management of collaborative, distributed scientific research centers. Such centers are foundational to an increasing portion of contemporary science, growing in size and diversifying in scope, but there is a dearth of systematic exploration into the management practices that enable centers to operate effectively and innovate consistently.

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