Read the research blog Further Findings.
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PROFESSOR EMERITUS WINS FOUNDATION AWARD
Dr. James Boggs, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded the 2010 Dr. Barbara Mez-Starck Foundation Award.
The Dr. Barbara Mez-Starck Foundation, in Freiburg, Germany, awards the prize for outstanding contributions in experimental structural chemistry and molecular physics.
EVALUATE SCIVAL, A RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY DATABASE
There’s less than a month and a half to test SciVal, a research database the university is evaluating. The free trial ends April 30, 2010. The Office of the Vice President for Research wants your feedback on it. Let us know what you think of SciVal by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUNDING STILL AVAILABLE FROM OFFICE OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH
Special Research Grants for 2009-2010 in amounts up to $750 are still available for tenured and tenure-track faculty until the funds are expended. Applications will be processed in the order received. Direct questions to Liza Scarborough at email@example.com or 471-2877.
[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.]
March 12, 2010
HEADLINE: Black Leaders Ask: Where’s Our President?
Obama’s election epitomized the rise of the new class of African-American leaders that included not only [Gov. Deval] Patrick, but also high-profile mayors Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., and Adrian Fenty of Washington, D.C.
But as prominent movement leaders leave the stage because of age or, in the case of longtime New York Congressman Charlie Rangel, age and scandal, some African-Americans say they feel abandoned by the new wave.
“When I look at Patrick, Booker and Obama, they are not traditional black politicians – they’re not from the black community and they don’t have a natural base,” says Leonard Moore, author of Carl B. Stokes and the Rise of Black Political Power.
“Obama wanted to come in as a new kind of politician, and, with the others, wanted to posture as de-racialized politicians,” says Moore, an assistant vice president at The University of Texas at Austin. “But they need to understand that it still matters.”
AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT
The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
ARRA OS Recovery Act Limited Competition: Impact of Decision-Support Systems on the Dissemination and Adoption of Imaging-Related Comparative Effectiveness Findings
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, April 5, 2010; Application, May 5, 2010
[Please submit your proposal through the Office of Sponsored Projects via the Proposal Review Form. For questions, please call 471-6424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.]
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
FY11 Communications and Networking Discovery and Invention (Opens PDF)
Deadlines: White Paper, April 4, 2010; Application, June 30, 2010
Air Force Fiscal Year 2010 High Energy Laser Multidisciplinary Research Initiative
Deadline: April 20, 2010
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Next Generation Genetic Association Studies
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, May 17, 2010; Application, June 15, 2010
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
NSF-NRI Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Supplements to NSF Centers in Nanoelectronics
Deadline: May 10, 2010
Deadline: June 1, 2010
Improvements to Biological Research Collections
Deadline: July 23, 2010
Law and Social Sciences
Deadline: Aug. 15, 2010
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2010
Catalysis and Biocatalysis
Deadline: Sept. 23, 2010
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2010
ARTS, HUMANITIES AND CULTURE
Economic History Society
Research Fellowships (for graduates or post-docs in Economic/Social History)
Deadline: April 5, 2010
OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
March of Dimes
Year 2011 March Of Dimes Research Program Request For Proposals
Deadline: April 30, 2010
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