Read the research blog Further Findings.
[Have you or a colleague won a research-related prize or honor? Let the Research Alert know.]
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN STUDENT WINS MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP
Grace Eckhoff, an undergraduate at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a Marshall Scholar, one of 40 scholars from across the nation who earned the scholarship to study abroad in the United Kingdom.
Eckhoff is a Plan II Honors student in the College of Liberal Arts and an Honors biology major in the Dean’s Scholars Honors program in the College of Natural Sciences. As a Marshall Scholar, she’ll pursue a master of science degree in public health in developing countries at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Read about Eckhoff’s tuberculosis research.
OSP WILL BE CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and the Sponsored Projects Award Administration (SPAA) will be closed for winter break from Dec. 22, 2009-Jan. 1, 2010. Researchers must work with OSP to submit proposals and finalize award actions prior to the close of business on Dec. 21, 2009.
A skeleton crew will not be available during the break. All inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The OSP mailbox and OSP voicemail will be checked on limited days during the Winter Break and someone will respond only to emergency requests.
NSF TO RE-ESTABLISH “APPLY” OPTION TO GRANTS.GOV
The National Science Foundation plans to re-establish the option for grantees to apply for NSF funding opportunities on Grants.gov no later than Dec. 1, 2009. NSF continues to make all of its funding opportunities available on Grants.gov FIND.
EVALUATE SCIVAL, A RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY DATABASE
The University is in the process of evaluating a new research database called SciVal, which provides a service similar to that of the Community of Science. The system will remain open to UT free of charge through April 30, 2010. The information is live and current.
Send feedback about SciVal to email@example.com.
CHANGE MADE TO VISITING RESEARCHER/SCHOLAR PROGRAM
On Nov. 2, 2009, the Visiting Researcher/Scholar Program, was incorporated into Phase 2 of the Human Resource Management System (HRMS), under the Affiliated Worker module. The HRMS document will serve as the nominating instrument, while a curriculum vitae and appropriate agreement will continue to be required as backup documentation. Please consult with your departmental human resources manager for internal procedures on visiting scholar nominations and access to HRMS.
[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.]
Nov. 19, 2009
HEADLINE: BOILING UP WITH ANGER;
Americans seem mad a lot: Is stress or the Internet to blame?
(From an article about anger expressed in public.)
More and more, though, we see people losing their cool in public. And the kind of outbursts seen at town hall meetings on health care reform, on tennis courts, on the Internet and even during speeches by the president are increasingly a part of everyday life.
“There is very little, if any, social consequence to turning on the flames,” says Art Markman, a psychology professor at The University of Texas at Austin, who has written about the anonymity of the Internet making people feel freer to express anger.
AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT
The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Effectiveness Research on Smoking Cessation in Hospitalized Patients
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Dec. 18, 2009; Application, Jan. 19, 2010
Neurobiology of Adolescent Drinking in Adulthood
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Jan. 2, 2010; Application, Feb. 2, 2010
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Translational Tools for Clinical Studies of CAM Interventions
Deadline: March 23, 2010
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Population and Community Ecology
Deadline: Jan. 9, 2010
Deadline: Jan. 9, 2010
Power, Controls and Adaptive Networks
Deadline: Feb. 7, 2010
Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering
Deadline: Feb. 25, 2010
Software Development for Cyberinfrastructure
Deadline: Feb. 26, 2010
ARTS, HUMANITIES AND CULTURE
National Endowment for the Arts
Education Leaders Institute Call for State Teams
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2010
NEA Universal Design Leadership Project, FY 2010
Deadline: Feb. 9, 2010
New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War
Fellowships (dissertation or postdoc fellowships, travel grants)
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2010
CANCER PREVENTION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS
CPRIT Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
CPRIT Recruitment of Rising Stars
CPRIT Recruitment of Established Investigators
OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
American Brain Tumor Association
2010 Fellowship and Translational Research Funding Opportunities
Deadline: Jan. 8, 2010
Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation
Grants for research and educational projects in floriculture and related fields
Deadline: April 1, 2010
Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program
[Let the Research Alert know about your research projects.]
No project this week.