March 21, 2012
Depending on the type of software resource needed, OIT can
OIT provides two levels of support for its resources: full and minimal. Fully supported software is recommended, supported, tested, and taught. Minimal support involves only software installation and data import/export.
The symposium welcomes graduate students, post-docs, residents, interns, & research assistant professors who work in human or animal health. Topics may range from bacterial virulence and transmission to bovine diseases and theriogenology, from nutrition and metabolism to public health systems and services research, and other similar areas.
Sponsors of the symposium include the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research, the Graduate School of Medicine, Tennessee AgResearch, the UT Graduate School, and the UT Knoxville Office of Research.
Key Date: April 23, 2012, at 5 p.m. – Submission of abstracts
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More Information The 2012 Governor’s Innovation Conference will be held April 26–27 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel. The conference is part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s INCITE initiative, a $50 million program designed to support innovation across the state. The goal of INCITE is to raise Tennessee’s profile in innovation-based economic development and drive growth in the creation of knowledge-based jobs.
More Information The second TN-SCORE Annual Conference has been scheduled for June 14-15, 2012, in Nashville. The conference promotes Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storage Using Outreach, Research, and Education (TN-SCORE), the program funded by the National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). EPSCoR is designed to help Tennessee’s research institutions develop a research infrastructure to win more funding support for science and engineering.
More Information The 2012 Tennessee Valley Solar Solutions Conference will take place April 10-11, 2012, at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis. Julia Hamm, president and CEO of Solar Power Electric Association, will speak at the conference.
The event is sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Solar Institute, as well as UT-Battelle and other industry participants. There is no registration charge for attendees.
Key Date: March 23, 2012 - Registration closes. (Registration may be extended depending on number of registrants.)
More Information The Scholarly Activity and Research Incentive Funds (SARIF) program provides specific support for tenure-track and research faculty members needing to visit funding agencies. The TEPO (Travel to Engage Program Officers) Fund covers one third of transportation expenses for trips to meet program directors and managers of federal, corporate, and foundation funders. Applications for TEPO support require a detailed description of the meeting(s) or conference and are reviewed as received by the associate vice chancellor for research, who administers the SARIF program.
The awards offer an annual stipend, health insurance and research-related allowances, and limited relocation expenses. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education administers the awards program.
Key Date: May 1, 2012 – Submission of application
More Information The FY 2012 Defense Appropriations Act provides funding for a number of programs doing research on health-related problems. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command administers the research programs through the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. Programs with pending deadlines are listed below.
The Army MRM Command issues advanced notice of pending announcements so that researchers can make plans and marshal resources. Pre-applications (letter of intent) may be required.
The Lung Cancer Research Program will offer three types of awards:
The Ovarian Cancer Research Program offers Outcome Consortium Development awards, in which an independent investigator at least at the assistant professor level develops a consortium specifically focused on identifying and understanding predictors of disease outcomes in ovarian cancer patients.
NOTE: The web link includes a total of four award mechanisms for the Ovarian Cancer Research Program.
Key Date: May 9, 2012 – Submission of pre-application
The Multiple Sclerosis Research Program will focus on the pathophysiological basis of disease progression, biological mechanisms of cortical damage in MS, pathological basis for cognitive impairment in MS, and new or improved measures for evaluating cognition in clinical research. The Idea award mechanism will be used, in which investigators at least at the assistant professor level will pursue conceptually innovative, high-risk/high-reward research on the MS topics listed above.
Key Date: April 24, 2012 – Submission of pre-application
The Bone Marrow Failure Research Program will offer two types of awards:
Gulf War Illness Research Programs will offer three types of awards:
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program will offer two types of awards: