Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) gathered in Geneva, Switzerland to declare an international public health emergency over the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The response comes after an alarming number of cases were being reported across Latin America, including a worrying number of infants being born with abnormally small brains and skulls, a birth defect …read more
Proposals often require specialized language, providing a special challenge for non-native English speakers even though they may be very proficient in English. Because grammatical errors and awkward phrasing can distract reviewers from the content of the proposal, PIs should make every effort to avoid these mistakes. Below are a few mistakes that are commonly made by PIs whose native language is not English.
Below are some of the limited submissions with internal deadlines in February and March. 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 or shorter, …read more
Last week, it was announced that four new elements would be added to the periodic table, a collaboration from researchers in Russia, Japan and the U.S. Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118, which will complete the seventh row, are superheavy elements, that have an atomic number greater than 104. UT Dallas Vice President for Research, Dr. …read more
Summarizing your research in layperson’s terms is a critical skill to get funding. It is also a requirement of nearly all grant applications. Funding organizations will ask you to summarize your work for the people they answer to, which means you need to be able to explain to Congress (or perhaps a Board of Directors …read more
Writing anything can be a difficult process. Staring at a blank page can be frightening, especially when you have people like me saying how important it is to start with something engaging in order to get the reviewers interested in your work. So, while I stand by how important it is to start with something …read more
Taken directly from the National Science Foundation (NSF) solicitation: “The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in the nation’s institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The Program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation …read more
Dr. Marion Underwood, dean of graduate studies and professor of psychological sciences, helped contribute to a study about cyber aggression and the effects on teens for CNN’s special #Being13 that aired last Monday. Read the full article on the UT Dallas News Center. Photo by R. Gabe Cavazos