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NSF Accepting RAPID Proposals Related to Ebola Virus Research

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In light of the recent cases of the Ebola virus in the United Sates, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical care research that can be used immediately to better understand how to model and understand the spread of Ebola, educate about prophylactic behaviors, and encourage the development of products, processes, and learning that can address this global challenge.

Researchers are encouraged to use the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism, which allows for the acceptance and reviewal of proposals that have “a severe urgency with regard to availability of, or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events.”

For more information, read the letter from the director of the NSF, Dr. France A. Cordova and find guidance on submitting a RAPID proposal.

UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists Call for Grant Proposals

Alliance of Women PhilanthropistsThe UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists is accepting grant applications for its Giving Circle grants program. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm ET in order to be eligible for consideration.

Applicants may develop a new project or program which benefits their campus or expands upon an existing program. Winning initiatives will promote the spirit of the Alliance by providing opportunities which inspire leadership and collaboration within the UT community. Grants range from $2,500 to $25,000 and are awarded annually to the most innovative and deserving applicants as determined by the Alliance’s Executive Board.

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Nominations for NAI Fellowship Due November 1

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) will accept nominations for the annual NAI Fellowship through November 1, 2014. Election as an NAI Fellow is a distinction accorded to inventors who have demonstrated innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made an impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

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Webinar Series: What You Need to Know About NIH Application Submission and Review

NIH released a notice on October 3,2014 announcing a series of webinars to be presented in November.

The Webinar series is entitled: What You Need to Know About NIH Application Submission and Review/ (NOT-OD-15-002) Office of the Director, NIH.

For additional information, please see the particulars listed below:
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Courage to Climb award Call for Nominations

The Division of Student Life has announced the call for nominations for the Courage to Climb award.  As a commitment to celebrating and supporting UT’s outstanding students, the Courage to Climb award seeks to recognize those who show promise in the areas of:

  • Research
  • Community service
  • Promotion of civility and inclusion
  • Leadership development and/or
  • Campus involvement

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Library Offering Workshop on DMPTool

DMPTool logoMany grant funding agencies require researchers to plan ahead for data preservation and sharing as part of their research projects. To aid with these requirements, the UT Libraries subscribes to an online tool that makes the process a little easier – the DMPTool. The Libraries’ data curation librarian will offer a workshop on October 2.

Find more information at the Library’s website. View other helpful research tools available.

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