Oct. 28, 2010 | Research Alert

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A.             Research Prizes and Honors
B.             News and Information
C.             Quoted
D.             Research Opportunities
E.             Research Project

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A.             Research Prizes and Honors
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ENGINEERING PROFESSOR RECEIVES BEST PAPER AWARD

Gustavo de Veciana, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and collaborators Ángel Cuevas and Manuel Urueña from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, received the best paper award at the ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems October 2010.

Find more at http://www.ece.utexas.edu/aboutece/news_detail.cfm?id=283

B.             News and Information
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RESEARCHER NAMED CHIEF SCIENTIST OF U.S. ARMY

Scott Fish, director of the Institute for Advanced Technology (IAT) at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named the Army’s chief scientist within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

Fish has taken a leave from the university to serve with the Army. Ian McNab, IAT's chief scientist, will be acting director of the institute.

http://www.utexas.edu/news/2010/10/27/chief_scientist/

C.             Quoted—UT Researchers in the News
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Wall Street Journal
Oct. 27, 2010
HEADLINE: In Heat of Contest, Incumbent Is Cool
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303891804575576693678937692.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

[James Henson, a political scientist at the university, confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that anti-incumbency tremors have not shaken up the Texas governor's race.]

Although Gov. (Rick) Perry has been in office for 10 years, Mr. (Bill) White has been unable to channel the fervent anti-incumbent sentiment in the state against his opponent, they add.

"Those elements are in the White messaging, but it doesn't seem to be having a big impact," said Jim Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project, a program at the University of Texas in Austin.

D.             Research Opportunities
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IMPORTANT UNIVERSITY RESEARCH DEADLINES
http://www.utexas.edu/research/vp/awards/

LIMITED SUBMISSION UNIVERSITY DEADLINES
http://www.utexas.edu/research/osp/limited_submission/index.html

AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT
The University of Texas at Austin Recovery Act Web page is online at: http://www.utexas.edu/research/resources/recovery/index.php

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

---DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program (NOAA)
Note: This funding opportunity is limited to small businesses but
proposals can have a university component
https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=4e803200b47c769dba9d8130b9d3e08d&tab=core&_cview=1
Deadline: Jan. 12, 2011

NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/cgc/index.html
Deadline: Jan. 17, 2011

---DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

DARPA/Prophecy (to successfully predict the natural evolution of any
virus)
http://www.darpa.mil/dso/solicitations/baa10-93.htm
Deadline: Jan. 4, 2011

---DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Computational Materials and Chemical Sciences Network Program
http://www.sc.doe.gov/bes/csgb/funding.html
Deadlines: Preliminary proposal, Oct. 1, 2010; Proposal (by
invitation), Jan. 18, 2011

---ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

8th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_p3.html
Deadline: Dec. 22, 2010

---NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

Comprehensive Partnerships to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-11-001.html
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Dec. 6, 2010; Application, Jan. 6, 2011

NINDS Diversity Research Education Grants in Neuroscience
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-010.html
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Dec. 25, 2010; Application, Jan. 25, 2011

Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-006.html
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2011

Translational Scholar Career Awards in Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-009.html
Deadline: Feb. 12, 2011

---NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
[The NSF links might not immediately work. The agency's Web site was down at the time the Research Alert was sent out.]

Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11502/nsf11502.htm
Deadlines: Dec. 1, 2010-Jan. 19, 2011, Type I Full Proposal Window; Dec. 1, 2010-Jan. 20, 2011, Type II Full Proposal Window

Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10615/nsf10615.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Deadline: Jan. 5, 2011

Geotechnical Engineering
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13351
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2011

Civil Infrastructure Systems
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13352
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2011

Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13353
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2011

Mechanics of Materials
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13355
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2011

Hazard Mitigation and Structural Engineering
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13358
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2011

Geomechanics & Geomaterials
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13350
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2011

---ARTS, HUMANITIES AND CULTURE

Rockefeller Foundation
Bellagio Center Residencies
Scholarly Residencies for researchers in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and other academic disciplines
Creative Artist Residencies for artists, composers, writers
Practitioner Residencies for policymakers, nonprofit leaders, journalists and public advocates
http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center/residency-programs
Deadlines: Dec. 1, 2010 for scholars and creative artists; rolling deadline for practitioners

---OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

IEEE History Center
IEEE Fellowship in Electrical History
http://www.ieee.org/about/history_center/fellowship.html
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2011

E.             Research Project
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INCREASING FRUITS, VEGETABLES, AND WHOLE GRAINS IN PRESCHOOL SACK LUNCHES

RESEARCHER: Margaret E. Briley, professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
AGENCY: National Institutes of Health
AMOUNT: $167,884

The primary aim of this study is to revise, implement and evaluate a behaviorally-based intervention, the Lunch Box Program (LBP), to increase the servings of fruits, vegetables and whole grains parents pack in preschool child lunches.

This study will be implemented in three phases. Phase 1 (months 1 through 6 of the project) includes a planning meeting with a select advisory group as well as focus groups with child care personnel and focus groups with parents to adapt the LBP with a behavioral focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains as well as editing and evaluation of tools to measure program-specific behavioral outcomes (e.g., parents' expectations and intentions for packing more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in the lunches).

Phase 2 (months 6 through 10) includes focus testing and finalizing adaptations to the LBP as well as recruitment of families to participate in a pilot of the adapted LBP.

In Phase 3 (months 11 through 19), a pilot of the adapted LBP will be conducted with the participation of 40 families at three childcare centers randomly assigned to intervention and 40 families at 3 centers assigned to comparison. The intervention will be conducted over six weeks, with pre- and post-tests consisting of observations of the sack lunches and parent questionnaires. Process data also will be collected to evaluate dose, fidelity and feasibility of the intervention for sustainable implementation in childcare settings.

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