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Research Prizes and Honors
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JOURNALISM PROFESSOR HONORED FOR DIVERSITY RESEARCH
Paula Poindexter, associate professor and graduate adviser in journalism, is the inaugural recipient of the Lionel C. Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education presented by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
News and Information
TWO STATE PROGRAMS ARE ACCEPTING PROPOSALS
–TEXAS IGNITION FUND–
The Texas Ignition Fund (TIF) has opened its latest round of funding. The TIF is a proof-of-concept grant program designed to stimulate commercialization activities at University of Texas System institutions by providing grants up to $50,000 for the development and maturation of research discoveries into marketable intellectual property.
The deadline to submit proposals to the Office of the Vice President for Research is Sept. 25, 2009. The TIF deadline is Oct. 9, 2009.
–THECB NORMAN HACKERMAN ADVANCED RESEARCH PROGRAM–
The Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program, administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), also is seeking proposals. It has $16.4 million available for grants during the State of Texas 2010-2011 biennium budget cycle.
It is a competitive, peer-reviewed grants program that supports basic research projects of faculty members at Texas public and independent higher education institutions. It is administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
The internal OSP deadline is Sept. 3, 2009. The deadline for registration and pre-proposals is Sept. 15, 2009.
QuotedUT Researchers in the News
[A sampling of recent quotes by university faculty members and researchers. To be included in this section, let the Research Alert know when you or a colleague have been quoted.]
Aug. 24, 2009
HEADLINE: Learning to Live (and Love) in an Empty Nest
(From an article about how parents cope when their children leave home.)
Interestingly, parents who feel good about the way their kids have turned out tend to cope better, while those who aren’t as confident have a harder time, says Norval Glenn, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin who specializes in marriage.
Important university research deadlines:
Awards and Grants
AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT
The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.
Hubble Space Telescope
Multi-Cycle Treasury (MCT) Programs
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Nov. 18, 2009
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Research to Understand and Inform Interventions that Promote the Research Careers of Students in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Sept. 22, 2009; Application, Oct. 22, 2009
Centers for Membrane Protein Structure Determination
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Sept. 28, 2009; Application, Oct. 28, 2009
Contextual Approaches to Prevention of Unintended Pregnancy
Deadline: Oct. 16, 2009
2010 NIH Directors Pioneer Award Program
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2009
Bioengineering Research Grants
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2010
Image-guided Drug Delivery in Cancer
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2010
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2010
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Oct. 9, 2009; Preliminary Proposal, Nov. 13, 2009; Full Proposal, March 31, 2010
Law and Social Sciences Program
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2010
ARTS, HUMANITIES AND CULTURE
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
The Lawrence Gelfand – Armin Rappaport Dissertation Fellowship
Membership in Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations is required
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2009
Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
Fellowships Research and Travel, Dissertations, Publication Assistance, Outreach, Performance
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2009
Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships (anthropology)
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2009
OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
National Academy of Education
Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 6, 2009
American Psychological Foundation
Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: Nov. 16, 2009
American Foundation for Aging Research
CART Fund, Inc. (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust)
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Dec. 1, 2009; Invited Full Application, February 17, 2010
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