Research Alert | May 2, 2013

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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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Military Infectious Diseases Applied Research Award (PDF)
Deadlines: Pre-Application, June 10, 2013; Application (by invitation), Sept. 30, 2013

Advanced Combat Identification Technologies or Systems (PDF)
Deadline: June 24, 2013

Department of Education

Institute of Education Sciences: Statistical Research Methodology in Education (PDF)
Deadline: Sept. 4, 2012

Department of Energy

Concentrating Solar Power: Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium Mechanisms for Engineering New Thermochemical Storage (PDF)
Deadlines: Concept Paper, May 23, 2013; Application, July 23, 2013

National Institutes of Health

National Institute on Aging and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
UK-US Collaborative Funding in the Biology of Aging
Deadlines: Cycle II: BBSRC Je-S proforma: May 22, 2013; NIA, June 5, 2013; Cycle III: BBSRC Je-S proforma, Sept. 5, 2013; NIA, Oct. 5, 2013/>

Methods Development for Obtaining Comprehensive Genomic Information from Human Specimens that are Easy to Collect and Store
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, June 28, 2013; Application, July 29, 2013

Functional Characterization of Oral Cancer Initiating Cells
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, July 15, 2013; Application, Aug. 15, 2013

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Cooperative Research Projects
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Aug. 16, 2013; Application, Sept. 16, 2013

Biophysical and Biomechanical Aspects of Embryonic Development
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Aug. 17, 2013; Application, Sept. 17, 2013

Innovative Measurement Tools for Community Engaged Research Efforts
Deadline: Oct. 16, 2013

National Science Foundation

David Laude

EHR Core Research
Deadline: July 12, 2013

Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry
Deadline: July 16, 2013

Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2013

Water Sustainability and Climate
Deadline: Sept. 10, 2013

Arts, Humanities and Culture

National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Deadline: July 18, 2013

Other Funding Opportunities

BIRD Energy
U.S. - Israel Joint Renewable Energy Proposals
Deadlines: Executive Summary, June 26, 2013; Proposal, Aug. 21, 2013

American Sociological Association
Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline
Deadline: June 15, 2013

Oak Ridge Associated Universities
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Deadline: July 1, 2013

National Ataxia Foundation
Ataxia Research Grants
Deadlines: See website for specific research programs and deadlines

Research Prizes and Honors

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Pharmacy Professor Receives Award from Addiction Medicine Group

Carlton EricksonCarlton Erickson, professor and associate dean of research in the College of Pharmacy, received the Annual Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine. ASAM consists of physicians interested in treating addiction.

The award was "for expanding the frontiers of the field of addiction medicine and broadening our understanding of the addiction process, through research and innovation."

News and Information

Nominations Open for 2012-2013 University Co-operative Society Creative Research Award

The Vice President for Research is seeking nominations for the University Co-operative Society Creative Research Award. Nominations can be made by deans, the Provost and each vice president to whom an organized research unit reports. Each dean or vice president may submit one nominee for consideration. Eligible are tenured and tenure-track faculty, senior lecturers and lecturers, and members of the research staff (Code 1000 personnel and postdoctoral fellows).

The award comes with a certificate and $5,000. The winner will be announced at a banquet to be hosted by the University Co-operative Society in October 2013.

The nomination deadline is May 13, 2013. For more information, see the Awards, Fellowships and Grant page on the Vice President for Research website.

This award is made possible by a generous gift from the University Co-operative Society, which has made it possible for The University of Texas at Austin to recognize and reward truly outstanding creative scholarly efforts of our faculty and research staff.

Quoted-UT Researchers in the News

Wired Science
May 23, 2013
HEADLINE: All Living Presidents Gather in Dallas to Dedicate George W. Bush Library

HW Brands(H.W. Brands, professor of history, joined other historians on the PBS "NewsHour" to discuss the current view of President George W. Bush's legacy as his library and museum opened.)

And I am with Michael in saying that this seems to me somebody who is very well-adjusted. The presidency was an important part of his life, but politics wasn't the sum of his life. And I think he's moved on to the next phase. I think he's been very smart in staying out of the limelight, because presidents who can't figure out what to do with themselves after they leave office generally get themselves into trouble of one sort or another.

Research Project

Role of Mechanisms of Efflux in Manganese Homeostasis and Detoxification

Somshuvra MukhopadhyayRESEARCHER: Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, assistant professor, College of Pharmacy
AGENCY: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
AMOUNT: $249,000

Manganese is an environmental and occupational toxin that leads to the onset of a Parkinson-like neurologic disease with no cure. The proposed work will determine the mechanism by which manganese is removed from human cells. This will lay the foundation for making drugs that increase removal of cellular manganese for the treatment of manganese toxicity in the future. It will also enable us to determine if genetic or acquired defects in manganese removal exist in the population that increase the risk of developing manganese-induced neurotoxicity.

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