FYI Posts

April 5th, 2016

Exhibition in Excellence in Undergraduate Research

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

March 24th, 2016

Logo Design Challenge Winner Announced

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 of ORD’s new …read more

March 15th, 2016

Trust, but Verify: Effort Certification

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

March 7th, 2016

Limited Submissions Due in March and April

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

March 1st, 2016

Spin It

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

February 23rd, 2016

10 Books You Ought to Read

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

February 10th, 2016

Office of Research Development Logo Design Challenge

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 shops, …read more

February 2nd, 2016

Proposal Writing Tips for Non-Native English Speakers

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.

January 19th, 2016

Upcoming Due Dates for Limited Submissions

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

January 11th, 2016

NABI Develops Broader Impacts Guiding Principles

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 NSF proposals and to assist …read more