FYI Posts

What About the Other Breast?

October 13, 2016
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To join in on Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), Sips of Science has planned a very interesting talk on the topic of contralateral breast cancer – cancer that appears in the healthy breast and the most common secondary cancer found in women with primary breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Our guest speaker… read more


Catastrotunity: Using Rejected Proposals For Good

July 5, 2016
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There are very few things I am willing to guarantee. However, if you submit grant proposals, you will get rejected. It is going to happen. I guarantee it. When it happens, it is going to be upsetting. Because you have spent a lot of time putting together a grant proposal for a project that is… read more


NIH Announces Changes to Their Grant Application Rules

June 7, 2016
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National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released their new grant application policies and instructions for due dates on or after May 25, 2016. The changes focus on the following areas: Rigor and transparency in research grant applications (including small business and complex research grant applications) – NOT-OD-16-011 and NOT-OD-16-012… 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


2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Contest

April 20, 2016
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April 11th through 15th was the 5th Annual Exhibition of Excellence in Undergraduate Research, or simply Research Week, as it has come to be known. During the weeklong series of events, student recipients of Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards present their research at a poster exhibition open to the community. Judges from UT… 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


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