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Funding Opportunities Roundup: February 27, 2015

DARPA – BAA-15-28 Future Arctic Sensing Technologies (FAST)

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of novel Arctic sensor systems. In particular, DARPA is interested in concepts for low-cost, rapidly-deployable, environmentally friendly, unmanned sensor systems, including deployment and data reach-back from above the Arctic Circle that can detect, track and identify air, surface and subsurface targets.
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Workshop: ASSIST – NIH’s New Submission Portal

NIH has opened their submission portal, ASSIST (Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking), for submission of R03 and R21 proposals. By the end of the year, NIH plans to have the ASSIST portal as a submission option for all proposal types. Join us for a training session to get an overview of the portal and learn the benefits of using ASSIST.
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New UT Committee for Lab Safety on Campus

Laboratory accidents are not only a threat to the safety of our students, faculty and staff, but the media exposure can be a threat to the reputation of an institution as well.

January 7, 2010, chemistry laboratory explosion at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

January 7, 2010, chemistry laboratory explosion at Texas Tech University. Photo by U.S. Chemical Safety Board

Texas Tech University

Four people were taken to the hospital for minor injuries following a chemical explosion at a Texas Tech University chemistry building on February 2, 2015. A university spokesperson confirmed that the explosion was caused by chemical waste products.
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