Research Resources

  1. Introducing Pivot: Your Expert in Connecting Scholars to Funding Opportunities
  2. Call for Expressions of Interest for the AAAS-TWAS Train the Trainers Course on Science Diplomacy
  3. Update on radiation dosimeters
  4. Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Diseases Initiative Spring Symposium
  5. Undergraduate Research Information—Spring 2019
  6. Limited Submission Funding
    • Searle Scholars Program
    • William T. Grant Scholars Program
    • Pathway to Stop Diabetes Program
    • Pew Biomedical Scholars
    • Brain Research Foundation (BRF) Annual Scientific Innovations Award
    • Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grants
  7. Internal Call for Concept Papers—W. M. Keck Foundation
  8. Corporate and Foundation Funding
    • WT Grant Foundation—Research on Reducing Inequality
    • James S. McDonnell Foundation—Teachers as Learners
    • Templeton Foundation—Academic Cross Training Fellowship
    • Russel Sage Foundation—Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context
    • Russel Sage Foundation—Immigration Research
    • MacArthur Foundation—100&Change
  9. Intramural Funding
    • iNterdisciplinary Exchange for Utah Science (NEXUS) Pilot Grand Program
    • “Innovations in Aging Research” request for proposals
    • Call for applications of pilot/small research projects in occupational safety and health
  10. Extramural Funding
    • Growing Convergence Research (GCR)
  11. Research Administration & Training (RATS)

1. Introducing Pivot: Your Expert in Connecting Scholars to Funding Opportunities

Pivot is a new searchable database that is designed to support the research and scholarly community on campus by providing funding and publishing opportunities, assisting in collaborator identification, and organizing and managing researcher and scholarly profiles. Pivot is available to all University of Utah faculty, staff and students.

Research Education will be offering “Pivot – Funding Opportunities and Profiles” classes as part of the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

Pivot – Funding Opportunities and Profiles

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 2-4 p.m.
    Marriott Library, Room 1160
  • Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 2-4 p.m.
    HSEB, Room 2600

Participants will learn how to:

Log in and navigate the Pivot interface

Match research interests to financial support

How to locate collaborators with common research interests

These classes will be beneficial to investigators, research administrators, and research development professionals. There is no charge for these classes.

Click here for more information or to register to one of the classes above.

If you have questions about Pivot, please contact Gay Cookson (801-581-4168) or Mary Ann James (801-581-8077).


2. Call for Expressions of Interest for the AAAS-TWAS Train the Trainers Course on Science Diplomacy

Deadline to submit: April 30, 2019

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) invite expressions of interest for the first Train the Trainers Course on Science Diplomacy to be held on Aug. 26-28, 2019, in Trieste, Italy

The AAAS-TWAS Science Diplomacy training program was established in 2014 to expose scientists, policymakers, diplomats and other interested stakeholders and institutions to science diplomacy concepts, explore key contemporary international policy issues relating to science, technology, environment and health, and build a skillset to allow for careers at the intersection of science and diplomacy. Over the past five years, we have trained several hundred emerging leaders from more than 50 countries to address science diplomacy from global and regional perspectives. To scale up science diplomacy training and reach larger audiences around the world, AAAS and TWAS are launching the first Train the Trainers course to help organizations from all sectors (governments, universities, NGOs, scientific societies, national academies and multilateral organizations), as well as alumni from our previous courses, design and deliver contextually-relevant science diplomacy content to their home countries, institutions and communities. In addition, participants will benefit from networking and exchanging best practices with like-minded organizations for future collaborations.

This call is open to institutional representatives (not individual applicants) from any sector and region in the world, as well as AAAS-TWAS science diplomacy course alumni delivering (or planning to develop in the next year) science diplomacy training courses at their organizations. After taking part in the Train the Trainers course, participating institutions will be equipped with the knowledge, materials, instructional methodologies, and networks to develop and deliver a science diplomacy course tailored to their region, country or sector.

For full details on eligibility criteria and how to access the online application form, please visit our website. Please contact us with any questions.


3. Update on radiation dosimeters

University of Utah has changed radiation dosimetry providers; dosimetry previously provided by Landauer is now provided by Mirion. If you are a member of a research team that has historically received radiation dosimetry and have either not received the Mirion dosimeters, or have Landauer dosimeters that have not been returned, please contact Radiation Safety at 801-581-6141 for guidance.


4. Immunology, Inflammation and Infectious Diseases Initiative Spring Symposium

3i Initiative Spring 2019 Symposium
Friday, April 26, 2019 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Rice-Eccles Stadium Varsity Room (Sixth floor)

The Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative will be hosting its second spring symposium on April 26, 2019, at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The event will include talks from eight U researchers and an evening poster session/reception. The event is open to all personnel. Registration will open in early March. Additional information can be found here.

Any questions can be sent to the 3i Associate Director Dr. Nicole Frank.


5. Undergraduate Research Information for Spring 2019

The Undergraduate Research Symposium provides an opportunity for students to present their work in a scholarly setting to students, faculty and other members of the University of Utah community. Undergraduate students from all disciplines are invited to present their research and creative work.

Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Olpin Union Building

Undergraduate Research Education Series

The Office of Undergraduate Research offers educational events on topics of interest to undergraduate student researchers and their faculty mentors. These events are open to all and are designed specifically with undergraduate students in mind. Click here to download the Spring 2019 URES flyer.

To view additional classes, see the Undergraduate Research Education Series events scheduled for spring 2019. Please also take advantage of some of the other ways we can support your work:

You can learn more about our various programs here:


6. Limited Submission Funding

Searle Scholars Program
Internal submission deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Apply here.

The Searle Scholars Program is a limited submission award program which makes grants to selected academic and research institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Generally, the program makes 15 new grants annually.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. The Searle Scholars Program Scientific Advisory Board is primarily interested in the potential of applicants to make innovative and high-impact contributions to research over an extended period of time.
  2. Applicants for the 2020 competition (awards we anticipate will be activated on July 1, 2020) are expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.
  3. Applicants should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2018. The appointment must be their first tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent) at an invited institution.
  4. The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components. Potential applicants who are unsure if their research is appropriate for our Program are encouraged to examine the research interests of present and former Searle Scholars on this website.
  5. Applicants who were nominated for awards in the previous competition year but were not awarded may still meet the eligibility criteria for the current competition.

***Faculty members are responsible for reviewing the full program details. Please click on the website link to access the full program details and eligibility requirements***

William T. Grant Scholars Program
Internal submission deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Funding organization’s deadline: Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 3 p.m.

Apply here.

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers who work in one of the foundation focus areas of reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods and content areas.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be nominated by their institutions.
  • Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. We calculate this by adding seven years to the date the doctoral degree was conferred. In medicine, the seven-year maximum is dated from the completion of the first residency.
  • Applicants must be employed in career-ladder positions. For many applicants, this means holding a tenure-track position in a university. Applicants in other types of organizations should be in positions in which there is a pathway to advancement in a research career at the organization and the organization is fiscally responsible for the applicant’s position. The award may not be used as a post-doctoral fellowship.
  • Applicants outside the United States are eligible. As with U.S. applicants, they must pursue research that has a compelling policy or practice implications for youth in the United States.
  • Applicants of any discipline are eligible.

***Faculty members are responsible for reviewing the full program details. Please click on the website link to access the full program details and eligibility requirements***

Pathway to Stop Diabetes Program
Internal submission deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Funding organization’s deadline: Monday, July 1, 2019, at 3 p.m.

Apply here.

Pathway accepts nominations for exceptional investigators with medical and scientific backgrounds who propose innovative basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiological and health services research relevant to any type of diabetes, diabetes-related disease state or complication. Pathway solicits nominations for candidates in all disciplines as applied to diabetes including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering. In addition, nomination of scientists from diverse backgrounds, including minority groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, is strongly encouraged.

Each institution is allowed a maximum of one nomination per grant cycle to one of the Pathway Program Award types: Initiator, Accelerator or Visionary.

  • Pathway Program Award types: Initiator, Accelerator or Visionary:
  • Initiator (for researchers in postdoctoral training)
  • Accelerator (for early-career diabetes investigators)
  • Visionary (for established investigators, new to diabetes)

Please indicate which award type you are applying for in your internal submission.

***Faculty members are responsible for reviewing the full program details. Please click on the website link to access the full program details and eligibility requirements***

Pew Biomedical Scholars
Internal submission deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Funding organization’s deadline: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

Apply here.

For the 2020 Pew Biomedical Scholars Award, one nomination will be invited from each of the participating institutions

  • Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine or a related field.
  • As of Oct. 17, 2019, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor. (Appointments such as research assistant professor, adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor research track, visiting professor or instructor are not eligible.)
  • On June 14, 2019, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (not appointed before June 14, 2016), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track. Time spent in clinical internships, residencies, in work toward board certification, or on parental leave does not count as part of this three-year limit. Candidates who took parental leave should contact Pew’s program office to ensure that application reviewers are aware of their circumstances.
  • Candidates may be nominated by their institution two times in total. ALL applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2020 online application.

***Faculty are responsible for reviewing the full program details. Please click on the website link to access the full program details and eligibility requirements***

Brain Research Foundation (BRF) Annual Scientific Innovations Award
Internal submission deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Apply here.

Brain Research Foundation has invited eligible US academic institutions to nominate one senior faculty member (Associate and Full Professor) to submit a Letter of Intent for the Scientific Innovations Award (SIA). Brain Research Foundation’s Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

***Faculty are responsible for reviewing the full program details. Please click on the website link to access the full program details and eligibility requirements***

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr Foundation Grants
Internal submission deadline: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Funding organization’s deadline: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019

Apply here.

The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grant funds are designed to provide faculty members who hold M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees, and who are in the first to fourth year of a tenure-track position, with support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. Applicants with current R01 funding should not apply.

Institutions may submit one proposal annually.

***Faculty is responsible for reviewing the full program details. Please click on the website link to access the full program details and eligibility requirements***


7. Internal Call for Concept Papers—W. M. Keck Foundation

The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Development Office are seeking interdisciplinary and transformative project concepts for the W.M. Keck Foundation. If you would like to submit an initial project idea, please complete this online form and submit a one-page concept paper using this template. Specific details and eligibility requirements on this opportunity can be found on the online form.

To learn more about the W.M. Keck Foundation, please plan to attend one of the two Q&A information sessions:

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 2-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Please email Chris Ostrander if you would like to attend. We strongly recommend attending one of the information sessions before applying. Light refreshments and beverages will be available.

To learn more about The W. M. Keck Foundation and their current funding interests and past grant abstracts, please visit their website. You can also review the W. M. Keck Foundation’s FAQ and Grantee Responsibility sections for additional information.


8. Corporate and Foundation Funding

Corporate and foundation partners are looking to support projects and programs at the U that are unique, exciting, and stand out from the crowd. The University of Utah Corporate and Foundation Relations program can help facilitate the relationship between you and potential partners. Our team can advise strategic approaches, arrange visits, review draft proposals and help translate ideas into fundable projects or programs. Contact Chris Ostrander, ext. 5-7220 if you are interested in applying for an opportunity listed below.

Sloan Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has established a new, dedicated component within its Energy and Environment program focused on supporting energy and environmental science. The Foundation is currently soliciting Letters of Inquiry for innovative, collaborative academic research projects led by early- and mid-career scholars that use sensor technologies to monitor and analyze energy or environmental systems at a granular level in the United States.

A small number of full proposals will be invited from submissions responding to this Call. Award amounts are expected to range from $1-1.5 million over a three-year period.

WT Grant Foundation–Research on Reducing Inequality
Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Grant amount: Up to $600,000

The research grants programs support high-quality field-initiated studies that are relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States. Research proposals are evaluated on the basis of their fit with a given focus area; the strength and feasibility of their designs, methods, and analyses; their potential to inform change; and their contribution to theory and empirical evidence.

In our focus area of reducing inequality, we support research to build, test and increase understanding of approaches to reducing inequality in youth outcomes, especially on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status or immigrant origins. We are interested in research on programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality in academic, social, behavioral, and economic outcomes.

Click here to learn more. To apply to this opportunity, please contact Chris Ostrander, 5-7220.

James S. McDonnell Foundation–Teachers as Learners
Deadline: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Grant amount: Up to $100,000

In 2017, the James S McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) inaugurated a program supporting use-oriented research expanding our understanding of teachers as learners and as agents of change in education. The focus of the program’s call for pre-proposals in 2017 and 2019 is on facilitating high-quality communication in classrooms. The 2018 cohort of funded projects can be viewed here.

To contribute to filling an existing research and knowledge gap, the James S McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) is announcing its second call for pre-proposals for team-based research as described in detail below. Following review of pre-proposals, a select set of teams will be invited to submit full proposals for funding consideration. Up to six projects could be selected for funding.

This second call for pre-proposals continues JSMF’s commitment to supporting projects taking a cognitive and developmental science approach to understanding teachers as learners in the context of the many influences on teacher change across career trajectories. A survey of the current landscape reveals that there is a significant focus on small-scale experimental work on student cognition and on descriptive work on teaching–but the lack of a cognitive science framework for how teachers learn to process, evaluate, improve and change their use of evidence­ based practices within a complex, dynamic system.

JSMF encourages pre-proposals for projects that have the capacity to bridge gaps in the topics represented in the currently funded projects or that complement the current projects by focusing on subject matter content or teacher and classroom populations that might be under-represented. Proposed projects should consider the ecological constraints of the educational context in order to address the lack of sustainability and/or retention of interventions and practice changes.

Click here to learn more. To apply to this opportunity, please contact Chris Ostrander, 5-7220.

Templeton Foundation–Academic Cross Training Fellowship
Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019
Grant amount: Up to $220,000

The John Templeton Foundation invites applications for its Academic Cross-Training (ACT) Fellowship program through May 3, 2019, with fellowships to begin Fall 2020. The ACT Fellowship program is intended to equip recently tenured philosophers and theologians with the skills and knowledge needed to study Big Questions that require substantive and high-level engagement with empirical science.

Each ACT Fellowship will provide up to $220,000 (US dollars) for up to three contiguous years of support for a systematic and sustained course of study in an empirical science such as physics, psychology, biology, genetics, cognitive science, neuroscience, or sociology. Acceptable courses of study might include a plan to audit undergraduate and graduate-level courses, a plan to spend time in residence at a research lab or a plan to earn a degree in empirical science. This iteration of the program will also permit applicants to request that up to one year of the ACT Fellowship be used to support a small-scale pilot scientific research project that improves or enhances the capacity, skill, and talent of the fellow to investigate the above-described Big Questions. Fellows may undertake their study at their home institution or another institution. All fellows must have a faculty mentor in their cross-training discipline.

Eligibility:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited university.
  • Employment by an accredited U.S. or non-U.S. university or college. The employer agrees to sponsor the applicant, be the ultimate recipient of fellowship funds, administer the distribution of funds, and make reports to JTF on the use of the funds.
  • Received tenure after Sept. 1, 2008.
  • Primary faculty appointment within a philosophy, religious studies, religion, or theology department.

Click here to learn more. To apply to this opportunity, please contact Chris Ostrander, 5-7220

Russel Sage Foundation–Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context
Deadline: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Grant amount: $175,000

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) is launching a new special initiative on Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context that will support innovative research on decision making across the social sciences that examines causes, consequences, processes, or context from a behavioral or alternative perspective. We seek to support a wide range of research on decision-making in context by scholars in psychology, political science, sociology and other social science fields who are pursuing questions consistent with the aims of the Foundation. This initiative complements RSF’s long-standing Program which continues to encourage the submission of proposals.

This initiative will support research proposals from multiple methodological perspectives that will further our understanding of decision-making processes and human behavior in the contexts of work, race, ethnicity, immigration, and social inequality, broadly conceived, in the U.S. Priority will be given to research related to our core programs and other special initiatives. Limited consideration will be given to projects that test well-established behavioral effects without examining the overarching context or the underlying mechanisms.

Research in this area is expanding rapidly. RSF is open to a range of questions consistent with its mission, and has a particular interest in the following research areas:

  • Biases and misperceptions
  • Motivations and incentives
  • Habits and behavior change
  • Affect and emotions
  • Networks and contexts

Click here to learn more. To apply to this opportunity, please contact Chris Ostrander, 5-7220

Russel Sage Foundation–Immigration Research
Deadline: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Grant amount: Up to $150,000

The Russel Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration seeks to support innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status, and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the Native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. The funder is especially interested in novel uses of under-utilized data and the development of new methods for analyzing these data.

Click here to learn more. To apply to this opportunity, please contact Chris Ostrander, 5-7220

MacArthur Foundation—100&Change
Deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019
Grant amount: $100,000,000

MacArthur has launched a new round of its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical social challenges. 100&Change remains open to organizations and collaborations working in any field, anywhere in the world. Proposals must identify a problem and offer a solution that promises significant and durable change; they will be accepted online only from April 30 to Aug. 6, 2019

The U will hold an info and Q&A session on Tuesday, April 23, at 10 a.m. for faculty, students, and staff interested in applying for the 100&Change program. Please email Chris Ostrander to RSVP.


9. Intramural Funding

For full application details and to apply to this opportunity, please see the Request for Applications (HatchAwardRFA).

interdisciplinary EXchange for Utah Science (NEXUS) Pilot Grant Program
Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2019, 5 p.m. (MST)

NEXUS mission:
“Facilitating research and solutions to society’s grand challenges through interdisciplinary collaboration”

The NEXUS Program is pleased to announce its interdisciplinary research pilot grant program focused on interdisciplinary research that will seed the creation of knowledge and solutions to society’s grand challenges.

We are requesting applications that fit into one of two categories

  1. Research proposals that address society’s grand challenges as well as topics in the domain of the Transformative Excellence Program. Budget cap of $15,000 for one year and would lead to strong extramural grant applications.
  2. Expedition proposals that are designed to encourage teams to explore a new topic and to determine if it has potential for a larger proposal, book project, or other product. Budget cap of $2,000 for one semester. Funded proposals in this category would generally entail team meetings twice a month.

Send all proposals to the NEXUS Administrative Coordinator, Austin Westley, by 5:00 pm, April 26, 2019. Please see the Pilot Grant Call PDF for full details.

“Innovations in Aging Research” Request for Proposals
Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (MST)

The Center on Aging is pleased to announce a new “Innovations in Aging Research” Request for Proposals (RFP).  This RFP is distinct from the Pilot Grant program RFP that was announced last month. The CoA leadership recognizes that today there are unprecedented opportunities to advance aging research and that these advances will most likely be driven by new, interprofessional collaborations in team-based approaches. The target of this new Innovations RFP is to reach beyond a single investigator-initiated award by supporting the development of larger, multi-investigator projects based on a thematic area. The goal of this program is to promote collaborations and provide funding support to enhance preliminary/project data that will allow competitive applications for multi-PI extramural funding by the NIH or other agencies and foundations, such as multi-PI R01s and P01s and center grants (P30, P60 and others).

RFP Link

Any questions please contact either Dr. Mark Supiano or Heather Podolan.

Pilot/Small Research Projects in Occupational Safety and Health
Deadline: Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH), Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, invites applications for short- term research project funding in occupational health and safety for the 2019-2020 academic year. Graduate students, junior investigators, and established investigators with new interests in occupational health and safety are encouraged to apply.

Please see the attached Call for Applications PDF for full details and requirements.


10. Extramural Funding

Growing Convergence Research (GCR)
Deadline: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of “Big Ideas”, 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. As such, when responding to this solicitation, even though proposals must be submitted to the Office of Integrative Activities, once received, the proposals will be managed by a cross-disciplinary team of NSF Program Directors.

Growing Convergence Research(GCR)at the National Science Foundation was identified as one of 10 Big Ideas. Convergence research is a means for solving vexing research problems, in particular, complex problems focusing on societal needs. It entails integrating knowledge, methods, and expertise from different disciplines and forming novel frameworks to catalyze scientific discovery and innovation.

GCR identifies Convergence Research as having two primary characteristics:

Research driven by a specific and compelling problem. Convergence Research is generally inspired by the need to address a specific challenge or opportunity, whether it arises from deep scientific questions or pressing societal needs.

Deep integration across disciplines. As experts from different disciplines pursue common research challenges, their knowledge, theories, methods, data, research communities and languages become increasingly intermingled or integrated. New frameworks, paradigms or even disciplines can form sustained interactions across multiple communities.

A distinct characteristic of convergence research, in contrast to other forms of multidisciplinary research, is that from the inception, the convergence paradigm intentionally brings together intellectually diverse researchers and stakeholders to frame the research questions, develop effective ways of communicating across disciplines and sectors, adopt common frameworks for their solution, and, when appropriate, develop a new scientific vocabulary. Research teams practicing convergence aim at developing sustainable relationships that may not only create solutions to the problem that engendered the collaboration but also develop novel ways of framing related research questions and open new research vistas.

This GCR solicitation targets multi-disciplinary team research that crosses directorate or division boundaries and is currently not supported by NSF programs, initiatives and research-focused Big Ideas. Proposers must make a convincing case that the research to be conducted is within NSF’s purview and cannot be supported by existing NSF programs and multidisciplinary initiatives. Proposals involving convergence in areas covered by existing programs and solicitations will be returned without review.

The proposers should outline a five-year research plan delineated in two phases, Phase I: years 1-2, and Phase II: years 3-5.  Successful proposals will be funded initially for two years and then each team’s progress will be evaluated based on a report and presentation that the team will make to a panel of reviewers at NSF.  Teams that show significant progress during the first two years will receive funding for an additional three years. Interested researchers may request up to $1,200,000 total for the first two years and $2,400,000 for the last three years.


11. Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

Grant Writing Academy Workshop
Registration for the Research Education Grant Writing Academy, May 17-19, 2019,  is now open.

The Grant Writing Academy is an intensive weekend-long program which applies proven strategies and techniques to develop successful proposals for a variety of funding agencies. This program offers a valuable and unique opportunity to focus on one’s writing, to receive educated and constructive critique, to rewrite and recraft, and to repeat the evaluation and editing process toward a final draft. The Grant Writing Academy provides a high faculty-to-participant ratio to facilitate the development of productive and independent research scientists. Future program dates include May 17-19, 2019, and Oct. 25-27, 2019.

Given the increasingly competitive environment for federal funding, it is essential that the University provide clear guidance and strong mentorship for our junior faculty members in refining their grant proposals and enhancing their likelihood of funding.

RATS Classes

Research Education offers training and instruction through several methods to support your individual professional needs, including Live Instruction, Online Classes, Best Practice Roundtables, and many Special Events including the Research Administrators’ Network meetings. These trainings are a free service that provides professional development opportunities for all faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, students, and members of the University research community. For more information please go to our website, or contact the Office of Research Education at 801-587-3958 or by emailing Corrie Harris or Sam Ma.

Managing and Maintaining Your Scholarly Profile
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 2-4 p.m.
HSEB, Room 2110

Grant-Writing Workshop: Foundations and Charities
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 2-4 p.m.
HSEB, Room 2110

Introduction to Technology Commercialization & Intellectual Property
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 2-4 p.m.
HSEB, Room 2600

Special Events

Part of the Special Events offered through Research Education is membership in the Research Administrators’ Network, which provides a forum for colleagues to share ideas and offer general peer support and guidance for the benefit of the University research community. The RAN further promotes opportunities for networking and potential research collaborations.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Research Education! Questions about the GWA or RATS? Contact Corrie Harris at 801-587-3958.

Best Practice Roundtable: Cultural Competency, Diversity and Equity in Research Participation
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 10-11:30 a.m.
HSEB, Room 5100D

The Revised Common Rule: What Study Teams Need to Know
Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 2-4 p.m.
RAB, Conference Room 117

Thank you for your ongoing support of Research Education!
Questions about the GWA or RATS? Contact Corrie Harris at 801-587-3958.