March 7, 2012
The requirement is designed to promote best practices in the protection of human subjects and to provide the UT campus with ways to document continuing education in IRB issues.
Information about registration, training access, and certification is available by contacting email@example.com.
Faculty, staff, or students involved with sponsored research funded by an outside agency should use the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training on human subjects and should be sure to affiliate with UT Knoxville. Students and faculty doing nonsponsored research can use the online training available through UT Knoxville’s Blackboard program by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Information A dozen UT Knoxville faculty members have been selected for the UT Office of Research spring Grant-Writing Institute.
“This is a remarkably diverse group, representing eight departments in five colleges,” said Robert Porter, director of research development for the office. Participaants include
The UT Office of Communications and Marketing won a total of six awards, including a first-place award for the Chancellor’s Report.
More Information UT faculty who have published books in 2011 or more recently will be honored with a reception at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012, in the Jack Reese Galleria of the John C. Hodges Library.
Faculty books will be on display during the event, which is sponsored by the Office of Research and University Libraries.
RSVP: Patty Boling (email@example.com, 865-974-6600) Faculty and staff involved in STEM outreach are invited to a preliminary brownbag lunch to collaborate on ways to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics opportunities in UT programs.
The agenda will include inductions all around, funding forecasts for STEM activities, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, as well as collaboration on broader impact and other issues.
Key Date: Friday, March 16, 2012, from noon to 1 p.m.
Place: CURENT offices in Min Kao Building
Contact: Elizabeth Burman (firstname.lastname@example.org, 974-8363) Nominations are being taken for the 2012 Environmental Leadership Award from the Committee on the Campus Environment. Gordie Bennett, sustainability manager for UT’s Facilities Services and Operations, has announced the competition to identify and honor faculty, staff, or students who display exceptional environmental leadership.
One faculty member, one staff member, one graduate student, and one undergraduate will be recognized for demonstrated and continuing commitment to campus environmental leadership through education, peer outreach, and/or individual actions.
The four award winners will be recognized in Earth Day activities on April 20 sponsored by Students Promoting Environmental Action in Knoxville.
Persons nominated must be currently associated with UT Knoxville (part-time or full-time), and faculty and staff nominees cannot be a member on the Committee on the Campus Environment. Persons who have won an Environmental Leadership Award in the past five years are not eligible. Self-nominations are not permitted.
Key Date: March 23, 2012 - submission of electronic nomination form
More Information TN-SCORE is cosponsoring the 2012 Electrochemical Energy and Conversion Forum to be held April 19-20 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Invited speakers from industry and academia will present on state-of-the-art advances in lithium batteries, low-temperature fuel cells, and flow batteries.
The event will include poster sessions for students and networking opportunities with engineers in the nation’s electrochemical power industry.
Matthew Mench, UT professor mechanical and chemical engineering, is conference chair. He directs the Fuel Cell Dynamics and Diagnostics Laboratory at UT and has a joint appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Other sponsors include the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, the UT College of Engineering, and the National Science Foundation Great Lakes Fuel Cell Education Partnership.
Grand Challenges Explorations
The latest Gates Grand Challenges request for proposals includes two new solicitations for innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions:
Key Date: May 15, 2012 - online submission of proposals
More Information This is the second call for innovative prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities. Focuses will be on transformative approaches in science and technology, service delivery, and demand-side innovation.
Key Date: April 2, 2012 - submission of proposal
More Information Potential investigators may also want to look at Grand Challenges Canada, which is focused on emerging innovators from low-income or lower-middle income countries.
Key Date: March 23, 2012 - submission of proposal
More Information The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and related defense, service, and veterans agencies has announced plans to solicit proposals for AFIRM II - the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a program dedicated to repairing battlefield injuries through the use of regenerative medicine technologies and sciences.
AFIRM II will focus on various aspects of extremity regeneration, craniomaxillofacial regeneration, skin regeneration, composite tissue allotransplantation and immunomodulation, and genitourinary/lower abdomen reconstruction.
AFIRM II is to be funded in federal fiscal year 2013. The formal announcement is expected in March 2012, at which time official deadlines will be published. On publication of the announcement and deadlines, interested applicants must submit a pre-application (letter of intent). The agency has released this pre-announcement to allow interested researchers to prepare for the formal announcement.
Grants.gov will be the venue for the pending announcement and for submission of proposals. The U.S. Department of Defense through the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command plans to announce a solicitation for innovative research into bone marrow failure.
The official announcement is expected in March 2012 and will include Idea Awards of up to $360,000 and postdoctoral fellowship training awards.
A pre-application will be required, the deadline for which will be announced when the solicitation is published.
More Information A number of institutions across the country are offering research experiences for undergraduates in summer 2012. Faculty who have undergrad students who might benefit from exposure to undergraduate research opportunities at other universities can pass along this information appropriately.
Virginia Tech — “Hands-on Minds-on”: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Societal Violence
An interdisciplinary program funded by the National Science Foundation that will include scholars from engineering, liberal arts and human sciences, and science in the study of societal violence. Topics may include the socialization of children’s emotions, bullying prevention through actively caring, reinforcing anti-violence attitudes through exposure to violent media content, and social technology and conflict.
Details: May 21-July 27 - $4,500 stipend plus travel, housing, and meals
Key Date: March 30, 2012 - deadline for application
Contact: Diana M. Ridgwell (email@example.com)
Rutgers — Research in Science and Engineering (RiSE)
An opportunity to participate in research projects in the sciences (biological, physical, and social), math, engineering, and interdisciplinary studies.
Details: Date unspecified - $4,000 stipend plus travel, housing, and meals
Key Date: Deadline is open. Participants are chosen as applications come in.
Evolution 2012 — Undergraduate Diversity at SSE/SSB 2012
A program to increase the number of undergraduate students from underrepresented groups at the Evolution meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution and Society of Systematic Biologists to be held in Ottowa, Canada, July 6-10, 2012. The program is led and funded by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent).
Key Date: March 30, 2012 - submission of online application
Application | More Information This summer internship requires a commitment of 8 to 12 weeks. Interns are highly encouraged to obtain funding from outside sources, as the internship is unpaid. Arrangements can be made for work/study or course credit. Interns will work under the direct supervision of the DVD’s paralegals and will gain experience by working on the following: