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Research Prizes and Honors
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SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR WINS MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH AWARD
Catherine E. Ross, a professor in the Department of Sociology, has been named to receive the 2010 Leonard I. Pearlin Award from the American Sociological Association.
The Leonard I. Pearlin Award is given each year for outstanding contributions to the sociological study of mental health.
News and Information
CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE CALLS FOR CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas is seeking papers for presentation at its annual conference. The conference will be Nov. 17-19, 2010 at the Austin Convention Center.
OSP OFFERS GUIDANCE ON RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH CONDUCT
Find information about training in responsible conduct in research from the university’s Office of Sponsored Projects.
CLASSES OFFERED IN MANAGING RESEARCH GRANTS
Note: If attending both classes, sign up separately for each. Sign up via TXClass.
SP101 Life Cycle of a Sponsored Research Grant – Pre-award
July 28, 2010
Participants will learn about the services available from the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) which serves as the coordinating office for externally funded research projects submitted by The University of Texas at Austin. OSP assists faculty and professional research staff in their efforts to secure external funding for their research interests.
This presentation will provide an overview of the grant award process and will include information and tips on using electronic research administration tools, budget development, and other pre-award issues. Related University policies and procedures will also be discussed. This class is open to everyone but is most appropriate for entry-level research administrators.
SP102 Life Cycle of a Sponsored Research Grant – Post-award
July 28, 2010
Participants will learn about the services available from Sponsored Projects Award Administration (SPAA), a section of the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP). This presentation will provide an overview of grant account administration issues. Related University policies and procedures will also be discussed. This class is open to everyone but is most appropriate for entry-level research administrators.
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
June 27, 2010
Global Migration: A World Ever More on the Move
The United Nations estimates that there are 214 million migrants across the globe, an increase of about 37 percent in two decades. Their ranks grew by 41 percent in Europe and 80 percent in North America. “There’s more mobility at this moment than at any time in world history,” said Gary P. Freeman, a political scientist at The University of Texas.
June 24, 2010
UT Professors simulate hurricane or tropical storm’s impact on Gulf spill
“We don’t know exactly what’s going to happen that’s why we have to do computer modeling so at least we can study these phenomena and see what are the possibilities,” said Clint Dawson, one of two engineering professors at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas.
Important university research deadlines:
Awards and Grants
AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT
The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DoD Spinal Cord Injury Investigator-Initiated Research Award (Opens pdf)
Deadlines: Pre-application, Aug. 5, 2010; Invitation to Submit an Application, Sept. 30, 2010; Application Submission, Dec. 1, 2010
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
New Strategies for Growing 3D Tissues
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Aug. 2, 2010; Application, Sept. 1, 2010
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Dear Colleague Letter for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research Related to the Gulf Oil Spill and Other Disasters
Frontiers in Earth System Dynamics
Deadlines: Preliminary Proposal, Oct. 1, 2010; Full Proposal, March 15, 2011
Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2010
Deadline: Nov. 2, 2010
Deadline: Nov. 7, 2010
Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry
Deadlines: Vary with programs
CANCER PREVENTION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS
Cancer Prevention Microgrants (Opens pdf)
Evidence-Based Primary Prevention, Early Detection and Survivorship Services (Opens pdf)
Health Promotion, Education, and Training for Public and Health Care Professional Audiences (Opens pdf)
More information is at: http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/
Deadline for all three programs: Sept. 21, 2010
ARTS, HUMANITIES AND CULTURE
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Curatorial Research Fellowships (for travel and research in contemporary art)
Deadline: Sept. 1, 2010
National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2010
OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
International Rett Syndrome Foundation
IRSF’S Translational Research Grant Program (second grant item on page)
HeART Award (Help Accelerate Rett Therapeutics)
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Aug. 16, 2010; Application, Sept. 30, 2010
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EATING DISORDERS PREVENTION: AN EFFECTIVENESS TRIAL FOR AT-RISK COLLEGE STUDENTS
RESEARCHERS: Eric Stice, Oregon Research Institute, principal investigator for overall project and the Oregon site; Meghan Butryn, Drexel University, principal investigator for the Philadelphia site; and Christopher Beevers, Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, principal investigator for the Austin site
AGENCY: National Institutes of Health
AMOUNT: $3 million ($652,831 to The University of Texas at Austin)
This 5-year, multi-site project is an effectiveness trial to determine whether an eating disorder prevention program with strong efficacy data produces similar effects under ecologically valid conditions among 432 college students at high risk for eating pathology.