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December 13th, 2016

How to Contact Program Officers

The role of a Program Officer (or Program Manager or Technical Point of Contact, depending on the sponsor) varies a lot between sponsors. For example, while it is extremely difficult to get Department of Defense funding without talking to the Program Officer, it is quite common to get funding from the National Institutes of Health …read more

December 6th, 2016

Q&A: Neuroscience Expert Shares Addiction Research

Dr. Francesca Filbey has made a name for herself through her research on the cognitive neuroscience of addiction. A graduate of King’s College in London, Dr. Filbey is an associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) at UT Dallas and the Director of Cognitive Neuroscience of Addictive Behaviors at the Center …read more

November 29th, 2016

Discover Opportunities by Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

College is a great time for self-discovery and creating new experiences. You can take part in one or a few of the hundreds of student organizations on campus and start new friendships by meeting people. The undergraduate experience at UT Dallas is no exception. With new student organizations being created every semester and various, new …read more

November 22nd, 2016

Nine Questions to A Focused Proposal

On more than one occasion, I have discussed how important it is to address the “who, what, when, where, and why” of your research project when writing a proposal. One way of addressing those issues in a very systematic manner is by using the Heilmeier Catechism. The Heilmeier Catechism (sometimes called The Heilmeier Criteria or …read more

November 1st, 2016

DARPA Young Faculty Award

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) is designed to give researchers a good look at the challenges and needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and national security as a whole. The purpose, like the other young faculty programs, is to give researchers the opportunity to build relationships and understanding …read more

October 6th, 2016

Think Pink! Cancer Researchers Give Gift of Insight

You may have noticed that Fall has finally arrived and department stores are gearing up with the type of seasonal items that are synonymous with giving. Whether it’s trick-or-treat candy, Thanksgiving cornucopias, or holiday decorations, it’s also worth noting that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and three leading researchers on campus are currently at …read more

September 27th, 2016

Advancing the Field: Dr. Dussor Tackles Migraine Research

Dr. Gregory Dussor’s career in migraine research isn’t built on hope. As a leader in migraine studies, and Associate Professor in Behavioral Brain Sciences at UT Dallas, his playbook is built with a desire to make the quality of life more fulfilling for others who suffer from this debilitating disease. As a 2008 recipient of the Future Leaders in Pain Research Award from the American Pain Society, Dr. Dussor’s dedication and effort created the exposure to propel his team to continue advancing the field of migraine education.

September 20th, 2016

Outreach: Bringing Order to the List

I suspect this conversation happens regularly: Grant proposal writer: I am writing a grant and I have to write an outreach section. Any tips on what I should put in? Writer’s colleague: You do a ton with the camps and departmental programming, so just list all of the stuff you do over the summer, and …read more