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The Importance of Logistics

July 28, 2016
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On the advice of several good friends, I started The Flash, a show about the DC Comics superhero by that name. My friends were right; it is a fun show. But, I want to reflect on one thing about the show’s first season that made me crazy and how you can make sure you don’t… read more


Federal Funding Opportunities for New and Young Faculty

July 13, 2016
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A quick search of research opportunities for new faculty/investigators in the grant searching database Pivot yielded 6,544 results. That is a lot of opportunities and they vary in sponsor types (federal government, private institutions, and professional societies), areas of research, and practically every other area in which they can vary. So, the… read more


Three NSF Winners Recognized for Outstanding Research

June 16, 2016
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In recent UT Dallas news, researchers Melanie Maurer, Arden Wells, and Maria Castaneda have made headlines, each securing a coveted Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF fellowship program aims to promote exceptional graduate students who are pursuing research-driven master’s and doctoral degrees in… read more



Bioengineering and Sciences Building Dedication

June 2, 2016
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On May 25th, the University hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication to celebrate the opening of the Bioengineering and Sciences Building (BSB). The building, built by The Beck Group and designed by ZGF Architects, is the largest academic building on campus at 220,000 square feet and connects to the Natural Sciences and Engineering… read more


Limited Submissions Due this Summer

May 17, 2016
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Below are some of the limited submissions with internal deadlines in late May into early August. To be considered for these opportunities, please send a letter of intent (LOI) to Beth Keithly by the internal deadline. The LOI for any internal limited submission needs to be a one page document (it may be a bit longer… read more


Apply for The Exley and UGRA

May 12, 2016
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Hey undergrads! Congratulations on completing one more semester at UTD! Now that class projects are submitted and final exams concluded, it’s time to dive into summer. As you plan your best summer yet, consider participating in the two program opportunities specifically for undergraduates. They can help expand your research career goals and add… read more


The Finals: 2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Contest

April 28, 2016
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Contest: Sheridan Helen Cavalier: Abnormal Synaptic Protein Expression in the VPA-Rat Model of Autism Following Fear Extension Training (faculty advisor: Dr. Christa McIntyre) Anthony Quang Dao: Cell-permeable and Nuclear-targeting Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles (faculty… read more


Hello, I’d Like Some Funding: Writing Your Grant Introduction

April 26, 2016
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Hello, I’d Like Some Funding: Writing Your Grant Introduction You’ve heard the expression, “You do not get a second chance to make a first impression.” The same thing is absolutely true for proposal writing. Getting the project description introduction right is key to keeping your readers’ attention. The trick to writing a good… read more


Writing for Reviewers

April 12, 2016
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Grant proposal writing can be an intimating undertaking. You take a piece of your life’s work, attach a price tag to it, and send it to strangers to judge. But thinking about it that way negates the fact that you need money to do your life’s work, and those strangers have some to give. So… read more