NSF Posts

September 16th, 2020

NSF Funds Dr. Michael Kesden’s Gravitational Lensing Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Michael Kesden $299,876 for his research project WoU-MMA: Gravitational Lensing of Photons and Gravitational Waves in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics. The project will examine whether upcoming electromagnetic surveys like the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) can provide catalogs to help identify the host galaxy of lensed gravitational …read more

August 10th, 2020

Dr. Qing Gu’s Novel Laser Research Earns CAREER Award from NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Qing Gu, Assistant Professor of electrical and computer engineering, a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her continuous research on developing novel lasers. Dr. Gu’s Environmentally Stable Electrically Pumped Perovskite Laser project will enable efficient and low-cost integrated photonic solutions for confocal microscopy, on-chip fluorescent sensing, …read more

June 2nd, 2020

NSF Funds Dr. Valladares’ Space Science Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF), supported by the Geospace Facility’s Distributed Arrays of Small Instruments (DASI), funded Dr. Cesar Valladares’ research on DASI Track 2: Low-latitude Ionospheric Sensor Network (LISN) Investigations of Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances (TIDs) and Plasma Irregularities. The nearly $900,000 project seeks to provide the operations and maintenance of the LISN. His research …read more

May 19th, 2020

NSF Career Previous Awardee Panel Webinar

This panel discussion provides practical tips and guidance on not only program development and writing, but what happens during the review process.  The panelists include Drs. Kyle Fox, Yifei Lou, and Faruck Morcos, with Dr. Ravi Prakash participating as the moderator.

November 6th, 2019

NSF Funds Dr. Amy Walker’s Efforts to Diversify STEM

Dr. Amy Walker received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her work with UT System’s Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Bridge-to-Doctorate (BD) program, through the University of Texas at Dallas . The $1 million award will support underrepresented minority (URM) students in completing doctoral degrees in STEM and will develop …read more

October 8th, 2019

Dr. Kamil Sarac Awarded $4 million from NSF

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Kamil Sarac of the department of Computer Science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Sarac was awarded over $4 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Sarac is the Director of Cyber Security Education Programs in the University’s Cyber Security Research and Cyber …read more

March 28th, 2017

Q&A with NSF Fellowship Awardee, PhD Chemistry Student

Over 13,000 students applied to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation (NSF), but only 2,000 succeeded in receiving an award. Candace Benjamin, UT Dallas PhD student and “super scientist” in the Gassensmith Lab, shines among those winners. Candace will receive three years of financial support towards a research-based masters or …read more

July 13th, 2016

Federal Funding Opportunities for New and Young Faculty

A quick search of research opportunities for new faculty/investigators in the grant searching database Pivot yielded 6,544 results. That is a lot of opportunities and they vary in sponsor types (federal government, private institutions, and professional societies), areas of research, and practically every other area in which they can vary. So, the good news is …read more

May 10th, 2016

Q&A with Computer Scientist Ryan McMahan

Dr. Ryan McMahan is an assistant professor in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communications. His research focuses on the “effects of system fidelity for virtual reality (VR) applications and systems.” Recently, Dr. McMahan was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Grant that …read more