HISTORY PROFESSOR RECEIVES BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD
Carolyn Eastman, an assistant professor in the Department of History, won the James Broussard Best First Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
In the book, “A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution,” Eastman argues that ordinary men and women gave meaning to American nationhood and national belonging by first learning to imagine themselves as members of a shared public, according to the publisher, the University of Chicago Press.
FUNDING AVAILABLE FROM OFFICE OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS: DEADLINE SEPT. 13
University Cooperative Society Undergraduate Research Fellowships for 2010-2011 in amounts up to $1,000 are awarded through two competitions, Fall 2010 and Spring 2011. Faculty, lecturers and full-time research scientists/engineers may supervise undergraduate students in independent research projects. The deadline for the Fall 2010 competition is Sept. 13, 2010. The Spring 2010 deadline will be Jan. 24, 2011.
RESEARCH GRANTS: DEADLINE SEPT. 7
Research Grants for 2010-2011 in amounts up to $6000 provide research support for specific projects of individual tenured and tenure-track faculty members. The deadline is Sept. 7, 2010.
SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS: APPLICATIONS OPEN SEPT. 1
Special Research Grants for 2010-2011 in amounts up to $750 are awarded to tenured and tenure-track faculty throughout the year until the money is gone. Applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 1, 2010.
SUBVENTION GRANTS: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
University Cooperative Society Subvention Grants for 2010-2011 are awarded to faculty authors and members of the research staff (Code 1000). These grants have no submission deadline, and are available until current fiscal year funding is expended.
Submit all applications to the Office of the Vice President for Research in MAI 302, Campus Mail Code: G1400.
Find more information on the Vice President for Research Web site.
Direct questions to Liza Scarborough at email@example.com or 471-2877.
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Aug. 17, 2010
HEADLINE: Objectives of charter schools with Turkish ties questioned
Edward Fuller, a special research associate in the Department of Educational Administration, provided context for numbers cited by a group of schools in an article in USA Today.
Ed Fuller, a University of Texas-Austin researcher, found that Harmony schools throughout Texas had an “extraordinarily high” student attrition rate of about 50% for students in grades six through eight.
“It’s not hard to be ‘exemplary’ if you lose all the kids who aren’t performing,” Fuller says.
AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT
The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Black Carbon’s Role In Global To Local Scale Climate And Air Quality
Deadline: Sept. 22, 2010
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. 15, 2010; Application, Oct. 15, 2010
NIDCD Research on Hearing Health Care
Deadline: Oct. 5, 2010
Science of Structure, Organization and Practice Design in the Efficient Delivery of Effective Healthcare
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Sept. 26, 2010; Application, Oct. 26, 2010
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2011
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Oct. 4, 2010; Preliminary Proposal, Nov. 8, 2010; Full Proposal, April 1, 2011
Deadline: Nov. 23, 2010
Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Jan. 2, 2011; Planning Grant and Full Center Proposal, March 6, 2011
Population and Community Ecology
Deadline: Jan. 9, 2011
Biomolecular Systems Cluster
Deadline: Jan. 12, 2011
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2011
ARTS, HUMANITIES AND CULTURE
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
The Lawrence Gelfand Armin Rappaport Dissertation Fellowship (for dissertation research travel related to U.S. foreign relations history)
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2010
Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
Post-Doctoral Fellowships 20112012
Deadline: Nov. 10, 2010
Social Science Research Council
Abe Fellowship (for International Multidisciplinary Research on Topics of Pressing Global Concern)
Deadline: Sept. 1, 2010
OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Robert Bowne Foundation
National Afterschool Matters Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. Research Grants (for research about organizations serving youth during the out-of-school hours)
Deadline: Sept. 27, 2010
American Foundation for Aging Research
The CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) Fund, Inc. (to encourage exploratory and developmental AD research projects within the United States)
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Dec. 1, 2010; Full Application (by invitation), Feb. 16, 2011
The Spencer Foundation
Dissertation Fellowship Program (for research relevant to the improvement of education in any field)
Deadline: Oct. 27, 2010
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Simultaneous Decomposition and Predictive Modeling on Large Multi-Modal Data
RESEARCHER: Joydeep Ghosh, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, principal investigator
AGENCY: National Science Foundation
The broad goal of the project is to develop a comprehensive framework for predictive modeling on large, heterogeneous, multi-relational data based on “Simultaneous Decomposition and Prediction” (SDaP) approaches that iteratively partition the problem into more homogeneous and manageable pieces while concurrently building multiple predictive models, one for each piece.