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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


NABI Develops Broader Impacts Guiding Principles

January 11, 2016
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The National Association for Broader Impacts (NABI) Broader Impacts Working Group has developed a guiding document for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) broader impacts (BI) criterion. Released on December 8, 2015, this document exists to assist NSF program managers, proposal reviewers, and review panels in evaluating the BI component of… read more


Helping at-risk students find mentors with Mentor MAPS

May 1, 2015
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Dr. Nadine Connell and her team are dedicated to creating a safe space for adolescents and helping them succeed. As a result, Mentor MAPS was created to use an online platform that pairs at-risk high schoolers with UTD student mentors who will help prepare them for academic and personal success.… read more