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Research Prizes and Honors
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MECHANICAL ENGINEER RECEIVES STATEWIDE INNOVATOR AWARD
Dr. S.V. Sreenivasan, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the 2010 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Technology Innovation from the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas.
The award recognizes outstanding achievements by a Texas-based researcher whose work meets the highest standards of professional performance, creativity and resourcefulness. Sreenivasan was recognized for his work in developing imprint lithography as both a Texas university researcher and high-tech entrepreneur.
News and Information
OSP SETS DEADLINES FOR BUSY JANUARY
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) expects high volumes during January and it cannot guarantee that proposals will be reviewed and submitted if internal deadlines are not met. Proposals submitted after the internal deadlines will be reviewed and submitted in the order in which they are received. Check the Office of Sponsored Projects Web site for updates.
OSP internal deadlines are:
—American Heart Association, Jan. 19, 2010
—NIH, Jan. 29, 2010
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2009
The Office of the Vice President for Research is accepting applications for Spring 2010 Undergraduate Research Fellowships (URFs). The deadline is Feb. 1, 2010. The program provides support for specific scholarly research projects conducted by full-time undergraduate students enrolled in any department. More information is found under Fellowships on the VPR Web site.
HAMILTON BOOK AWARD SUBMISSIONS DUE FEB. 1, 2010
The Office of the Vice President for Research is accepting submissions for The Hamilton Book Author Awards, underwritten by The University Co-operative Society. Submit nominations according to the guidelines at the Hamilton Book Author Awards Web site.
UNIVERSITY CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking nominations for The University Co-operative Society’s Research Excellence Awards. Each dean or vice president may submit one nominee for each of the two categories of Research Excellence Awards. The awards are:
Career Research Excellence Award – For a researcher who has maintained a superior research program across many years. The award comes with $10,000.
Best Research Paper Award – For a researcher who was the principal or sole author of a peer-reviewed scholarly paper reporting original research that was published during calendar year 2009 in recognized research outlets in his or her field of study. The award comes with $5,000.
Nominations are due in the Office of the Vice President for Research on Feb. 22, 2010. For more information, contact your dean or vice president, or visit Awards, Fellowships and Grants on the VPR Web site.
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.]
The New York Times
Jan. 13, 2010 Wednesday
HEADLINE: Fierce Quake Devastates Haiti; Worst Is Feared
(Paul Mann, a senior research scientist at the Institute for Geophysics, provided time-scale perspective on earthquakes in the Caribbean.)
The Caribbean is not usually considered a seismic danger zone, but earthquakes have struck here in the past.
”There’s a history of large, devastating earthquakes,” said Paul Mann, a senior research scientist at the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas, ”but they’re separated by hundreds of years.”
Important university research deadlines:
Awards and Grants
AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT
The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Recovery Act Limited Competition: Research On Biosamples From Selected Diabetes Clinical Studies
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Feb. 11, 2010; Application, March 11, 2010
Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network Short-term Mentored Career Development Awards in the Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences for Mid-career and Senior Investigators
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Jan. 20, 2010; Application, Feb. 18, 2010
Recovery Act Limited Competition: Methodology Development in Comparative Effectiveness Research
Deadline: Feb. 26, 2010
Ground-Based Studies in Space Radiobiology
Deadlines: Step 1 proposals, Feb. 16 2010; Invited Step 2 proposals, April 20, 2010
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Alcohol Research Education Project Grants
Deadline: May 25, 2010
Technology Development for High-Throughput Structural Biology Research
Deadline: May 25, 2010
Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Drug Abuse Research
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, four weeks prior to planned submission date; Applications due March 9, 2010, June 9, 2010, Sept. 10, 2010, Dec. 9, 2010
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Sociology (Dissertation Research)
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2010
Interdisciplinary Grants in the Mathematical Sciences
Deadline: Feb. 19, 2010
ARTS, HUMANITIES AND CULTURE
Harry Ransom Center
2010-2011 Research Fellowships (for short-term, travel, or dissertation research)
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2010
OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
James S. McDonnell Foundation
21st Century Research Awards
Deadline: March 17, 2010
Packard Foundation, David and Lucille
Fellowship for Science and Engineering
Deadlines: Institutional Nomination, Mar. 15, 2010; Application, April 20, 2010
[This is a limited submission. For more information, including OSP Internal deadlines, contact email@example.com.]
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Low Fat Entrees And School Lunch: Moderators Of Selection And Participation Rates
RESEARCHER: John Bartholomew, associate professor, Kinesiology and Health Education
AGENCY: National Institutes of Health
Understanding the factors that affect student food preferences across gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status is important in creating healthier school menus that appeal to children without reducing participation rates in the National School Lunch Program. A combination of qualitative and quantitative methods is proposed within a large, diverse group of elementary school children to understand food selections at school lunch.