FYI Posts

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


Exhibition in Excellence in Undergraduate Research

April 5, 2016
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Ah, spring, when all thoughts turn to celebrating undergraduate research. What? Yours don’t? Well, that is certainly where my thoughts turn. And a wonderful time of the year it is. Undergraduate Research Week is the week of April 11 this year, and not just on our campus, but nationally, as selected by Council of Undergraduate… read more


Logo Design Challenge Winner Announced

March 24, 2016
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The Office of Research Development (ORD) has chosen its winner for their Logo Design Challenge. Kwan “Danny” Woo Park, who is working toward his masters degree in Biomedical Engineering, submitted the winning design earning himself a $150 Visa Gift Card. Danny’s simplistic and fun design will make its debut in the Fall as part… read more


Trust, but Verify: Effort Certification

March 15, 2016
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As anyone with a grant will tell you (whether you ask or not), there are a lot of reporting requirements, and it makes sense why. Someone has given you money and probably never sees you, so keeping up on how you are spending that money requires trust as well as some verification. One of those… read more


Limited Submissions Due in March and April

March 7, 2016
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Below are some of the limited submissions with internal deadlines in March and April. 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


Spin It

March 1, 2016
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Recently, I got to speak at my son’s elementary school’s Career Day. I did it the year before and had a great time, so I signed up again. The format is pretty consistent. I got a few minutes per class to tell them about my career path, focusing heavily on my education, and then what… read more


10 Books You Ought to Read

February 23, 2016
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I don’t think it will come as a particular shock to anyone that I refer to books when I need to learn something new or increase my current pool of knowledge. As a result, I have quite a collection of books about all kinds of things, and a lot of them are on writing and… read more


Office of Research Development Logo Design Challenge

February 10, 2016
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The winner will receive a $150 Visa Gift Card!   Unleash your creativity! The Office of Research Development needs help designing a logo for their “science café” program called, “Sips of Science.”   What is Sips of Science? UT Dallas faculty members present their research in layman’s terms in public spaces such as coffee… read more


Proposal Writing Tips for Non-Native English Speakers

February 2, 2016
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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… read more


Upcoming Due Dates for Limited Submissions

January 19, 2016
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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