Office of Research & Engagement

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Webinar: Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review for AREA/R15 Award Applicants

The Office of Research & Engagement would like to encourage submissions to the National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program (R15). This is a special pool of funding available to institutions that have not received more than $6 million per year in NIH support in four of the last seven years. ORE would like to invite potential applicants to attend a webinar presented by the NIH Center for Scientific Review entitled “Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review for AREA/R15 Award Applicants,” which will teach applicants how to navigate the NIH peer review system and submit a strong R15 application.

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National Institutes of Health Policies and Procedures Update

This presentation will describe recent changes to various aspects of NIH proposal preparation, reporting and other post-award processes. Please attend for an overview of the latest NIH updates as well as to learn how the Office of Sponsored Programs can assist faculty and staff in navigating the implementation of these new requirements. Presented by the UT Office of Sponsored Programs.

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Call for Nominations: 2015 Chancellor’s Awards

The Office of Research and Engagement is soliciting nominations for three awards celebrating distinct faculty groups: one for a multidisciplinary team, one for junior faculty, and one for tenured faculty. These awards will be presented at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet on April 8, 2015.

If you know of a group or an individual who is deserving of such recognition, please submit a nomination for the following Chancellor’s Awards by January 23, 2015.

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Funding Opportunities Roundup: December 12, 2014

ARPA-E: Micro-scale Photovoltaics Funding Opportunities

ARPA-E has issued two new Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) through its Micro-scale Optimized Solar-cell Arrays with Integrated Concentration (MOSAIC) program. Both FOAs aim to develop micro-scale high-performance concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) technologies that enable significant geographic and demographic expansion of solar electricity generation.

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Conference: CUR Dialogues 2015

“Climbing the Ladder to Funding Success: Diverse Sources, Diverse Pathways”

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Dialogues conference is designed to bring faculty and administrators to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to interact with federal agency program officers and other grant funders. Attendees will also have the chance to engage in several networking opportunities.

Some of the agencies on hand include: National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Defense agencies, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund, American Education Research Association, and more.

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