Important University Research Deadlines
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.
Department of Defense
Text Analytics for Data to Decisions (PDF)
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013
Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare Applied Research and Advanced Technology Development (PDF)
Deadlines: White Paper, Jan. 15, 2013; Application, April 15, 2013
DoD Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Assistive Technologies Research Award
Deadlines: White Paper, Jan. 8, 2013; Application, March 13, 2013
Department of Energy
Electrochemical Storage Technologies Suitable for Automobile Industry Applications
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2013
Kepler Participating Scientist Program
Deadlines: Notice of Intent, Jan. 18, 2013; Proposal, March 1, 2013
National Institutes of Health
NIAMS Small Grant Program For New Investigators
Deadline: March 20, 2013
NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Research on Men's Health
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Jan. 6, 2013; Application, Feb. 6, 2013
[This is a limited submission. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.]
National Science Foundation
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013
Collaborative Opportunity for Research Between I/UCRCs
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2013
Deadlines: Jan. 15, 2013, regular research; Feb. 15, 2013 dissertation research
Deadlines: Jan. 24, 2013, regular research; Feb. 15, 2013 dissertation research
Arts, Humanities and Culture
Darwin College Cambridge
Moses and Mary Finley Research Fellowship
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2013
New York University
Center for the United States and Cold War Fellowships
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2013
Other Funding Opportunities
The Welch Foundation
Deadlines: Initiate Proposal Review Form and submit the signed original application, including a signed original budget, to the Office of Sponsored Projects no later than Jan. 16, 2013; Feb. 1, 2013, foundation deadline
Foundation Grants (in floriculture and related fields)
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Research Associateship Programs
Research Prizes and Honors
[Have you or a colleague won a research-related prize or honor? Let the Research Alert know.]
Developers of Manufacturing Technology Named Inventors of the Year
The University of Texas at Austin honored two researchers whose collaboration led to a company that aims to change how electronics are made.
Professors C. Grant Willson and S.V. Sreenivasan received the Inventor of the Year award for developing a nanolithography process used for manufacturing computer chips, hard drives and other electronic components.
They took their research beyond the laboratory in co-founding Molecular Imprints Inc., an Austin-based company with more than 100 employees.
Researchers who received patents during the year also were recognized at a reception organized by the Office of Technology Commercialization.
News and Information
OSP Expects High Proposal Volume in January 2013
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) Proposal Team expects a heavy proposal load in early 2013 due to many competing deadlines.
OSP requests that those planning a submission between now and Feb. 5, 2013 give Proposal Specialists as much lead time as possible to review and submit applications on their behalf.
If your completed proposal is not received by OSP within four full business days before the funder's submission deadline, OSP cannot guarantee that your proposal will be reviewed and submitted. Proposals will be reviewed and submitted in the order in which they are received.
OSP Offers Grant Lifecycle Classes
Sign up via TXClass. Find more information at the Office of Sponsored Projects website.
SP101-Life Cycle of a Sponsored Research Grant-Pre-award
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Feb. 27, 2013
SP102-Life Cycle of a Sponsored Research Grant-Post-award
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Feb. 27, 2013
Sponsored Projects, Industry Engagement Offices Set Winter Break Schedule
The Offices of Sponsored Projects and Industry Engagement will be closed for Winter Break from Dec. 24, 2012 through Jan. 1, 2013. Researchers must work with OSP and OIE to submit proposals and finalize award actions prior to close of business on Dec. 21, 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.
Find information about these programs at Resources for Researchers page on the Vice President for Research website.
Please direct questions to Liza Scarborough or 471-2877.
Quoted-UT Researchers in the News
(In an article in the Austin American-Statesman, Barbara Jones, associate professor and co-director of the Institute for Grief, Loss and Family Survival at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work, talked about how people can use the Web to keep memories alive.)
Since the rise of the Internet, there have been online support groups to express grief and connect with others who are mourning. But social media has accelerated the input and output of even that kind of information. Is it possible that such a high-volume medium is beneficial to the grieving process beyond simply making someone feel more connected when they might otherwise feel alone?
“Grief can be isolating for people,” said Barbara Jones, an associate professor and co-director of the Institute for Grief, Loss and Family Survival at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work. “Using the web to memorialize someone you care about means that your grief is seen and witnessed by others. The person you cared about is still virtually living in some way.”
RESEARCHERS: Mary Wheeler, director, Center for Subsurface Modeling in ICES, principal investigator, and Sanjay Srinivasan, associate professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, co-principal investigator
AGENCY: National Science Foundation
The application of high performance computing to model subsurface processes occurring over multiple spatial and temporal scales is a science grand challenge that has important implications to society at large. Research on this grand challenge is at the confluence of advanced mathematics, computer science, fluid and solid mechanics and applied probability and statistics.
The researchers propose a fresh new perspective by investigating and formulating rigorous error estimators for the numerical schemes employed to model multiphysics, multiscale processes in subsurface media. These error estimators when coupled with advanced computational methods can significantly speed up the task of uncertainty assessment and feedback control of subsurface processes. The uncertainty quantification scheme will use a computer framework that rigorously takes into account the dynamic and complex communication and coordination patterns resulting from multiphysics, multinumerics, multiscale and multidomain couplings. In addition, this project investigates realistic physical models such as carbon sequestration in saline aquifers with real field data from the Cranfield Mississippi demonstration site.