March 29, 2012 | Research Alert

Research Alert

Quick Links

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 Agriculture

Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Program
Deadline: April 16, 2012

Scientific Cooperation Research Program FY12 RFA
Deadline: April 18, 2012

Biomass Research and Development Initiative
Deadlines: Pre-Application, April 24, 2012; Full Application (by invitation), Aug. 3, 2012

Department of Defense

DOD logo

 

FY11 Militarily Relevant Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program (MRPRA)
Translational Research Award
Deadline: April 16, 2012

Department of Energy

Predictive Modeling for Automotive Lightweighting Applications and Advanced Alloy Development for Automotive and Heavy-Duty Engines
Deadline: May 7, 2012

Scientific Collaborations at Extreme-Scale
Deadline: April 27, 2012

Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies -- Request for Information
Deadline: April 6, 2012

Department of Health and Human Services

Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 16, 2012; Application, May 14, 2012

Department of Justice

Mentoring Best Practices Research
Deadline: May 1, 2012

Department of State

Establishment of a University Partnership in Studies of the United States with Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Deadline: May 3, 2012

English Access Microscholarship Program
Deadline: May 14, 2012

National Institutes of Health

Research to Assist Informal Caregivers in Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 21, 2012; Application, May 21, 2012

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Underserved Rural Communities
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Dec. 11, 2012; Application, Jan. 11, 2013

Translational Research at the Aging/Cancer Interface
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, May 5, 2012; Application, June 5, 2012

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

Improving Translational and Basic Research to Control Itch in Humans
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, May 5, 2012; Application, June 5, 2012

Research to Assist Informal Caregivers in Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 21, 2012; Application, May 21, 2012

Grants for Research in Glomerular Diseases
Deadline: June 5, 2012

National Science Foundation

David Laude

 

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

Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys
Deadline: June 6, 2012

Scalable Nanomanufacturing
Deadline: June 4, 2012

Research in Disabilities Education
Deadline: June 1, 2012

Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics
Deadlines: Preliminary Proposal, July 2, 2012; Full Proposal (by invitation), March 4, 2013

Arts, Humanities and Culture

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies
Archaeology Fieldwork Bursaries
Deadline: May 15, 2012

Social Science Research Council
Our Shared Past -- A collaborative grants program offered by the British Council and the Social Science Research Council
Deadline: May 31, 2012

Other Funding Opportunities

Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations
C-DEBI Graduate Fellow Program
Deadline: April 2, 2012

Research Prizes and Honors

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

Historian's Book Picks Up Two Major Prizes

Frank GuridyDr. Frank Guridy's first book, "Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow," has received two major book awards. He is an associate professor in the Department of History.

The American Historical Association and The Association for the Study of African American Life & History’s Wesley-Logan Prize for 2011 was presented to Guridy at the American Historical Association's annual meeting in January. Forging Diaspora also received the Elsa Goveia book prize for 2009-2010 by the Association for Caribbean Historians.

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 2.302 ACES Building. See the Office of Sponsored Projects web page for details, the agenda and registration information.

Quoted-UT Researchers in the News

US News
March 28, 2012
HEADLINE: How to Protect Yourself from Bad Break-Ups

Debra Umberson (Debra Umberson, a professor in the Department of Sociology, was quoted in an article about the emotional and financial impact of the break up of a relationship.)

The end of a marriage can be devastating for health, says Debra Umberson, a sociologist at The University of Texas at Austin. "And a bad marriage is worse than no marriage at all when it comes to health," she adds. "Serious marital strain really takes a toll on your health."

Research Project

Latent Classes and Transitions for Brief Alcohol Interventions in Trauma Settings

Gerald CochranRESEARCHER: Gerald “Jerry” Cochran, Ph.D. student, School of Social Work
AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AMOUNT: $42,000

Alcohol misuse is the primary risk factor for injury in the United States, and health care providers are positioned to deliver alcohol interventions to individuals admitted to health care facilities for injury treatment. This dissertation uses latent variable statistical modeling of data from a clinical trial conducted in a Level-1 trauma center to identify profiles of patients who experienced the greatest benefit from Screening and Brief Interventions (SBI) for alcohol. A better understanding about which injured patients respond best to SBI will increase the ability of policymakers, health care administrators and clinicians to make potentially necessary changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of medical centers delivering SBI services to injured patients.

The Research Alert is an electronic publication from the Office of the Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at Austin. It includes news of research honors and awards, news of research programs and deadlines, researchers quoted in news media, a listing of funding opportunities and a look at a current research project. It is available by e-mail and on the Web.

Subscribe to the Research Alert by sending an e-mail to sympa@utlists.utexas.edu with the following command in the body text: subscribe research_alert or by visiting https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa/info/research_alert and selecting the "Subscribe" link in the left navigation.

Unsubscribe to the Research Alert by sending an e-mail to sympa@utlists.utexas.edu with the following command in the body text: unsubscribe research_alert or by visiting https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa/info/research_alert and selecting the "Unsubscribe" link in the left navigation.

To send questions, comments or news items, contact the Office of the Vice President for Research.