A monthly publication of the UGA Office of Research with the latest funding opportunities and announcements in support of our research community.
Celebrating humanities & arts
Last month at UGA, we celebrated the importance of artistic expression in all forms through our Spotlight on the Arts. That monthlong event, drawing participation from across campus and involving the efforts of students, faculty, staff and alumni, reminds us each fall that some ideas and passions can only be adequately communicated through art.
NIH: Pilot Projects Enhancing Utility and Usage of Common Fund Data Sets (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: Nov. 3, 2023
Supports innovative research to enhance the utility and usability of selected Common Fund data sets using bold, innovative and often risky approaches to address problems that may seem intractable or to seize new opportunities that offer the potential for rapid progress.
USDA: Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program
Deadline: Feb. 16, 2023
Seeks applications for projects to develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, small processors or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers.
NSF: Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)
Deadline: Feb. 23, 2023
Funds innovative, scalable training, education and curriculum/instructional materials—targeting one or more of the solicitation goals—to address emerging needs and unresolved bottlenecks in S&E research workforce development, from the postsecondary level to active researchers to CI professionals.
NIH: Innovative Biospecimen Science Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R61 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: March 1, 2023
Supports the development of tools, devices, instrumentation and associated methods to preserve or protect sample integrity; to establish verification criteria to enhance research in cancer biology, early detection and screening, clinical diagnosis, treatment, or epidemiology; or to address issues associated with cancer health disparities.
Humanities & Arts Opportunities
Willson Center Graduate Research Award
Amount: Up to $1,250
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2023
These awards support research and practice‐related expenses for arts and humanities projects. Application is open to any humanities and arts graduate student and should explain the importance of their proposed activity and justify it within their field(s) of study in a context of research excellence.
Willson Center Faculty Research Grants
Amount: Up to $15,000
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2023
Supports and encourages development of a research program or creative practice/activity by faculty in the humanities and arts. Grants are considered seed money and should lead to the growth and development of continuing research or creative programs.
Willson Center Research Seminar Grants
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2023
Provides $2,000 to faculty organizing yearlong interdisciplinary discussion groups on particular research topics. The Funds are to be used to bring to campus scholars from other institutions. The Award is for the following academic year.
Willson Center Distinguished Artist or Lecturer Grants
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2023
Supports individual faculty or interdisciplinary groups in bringing leading thinkers and practitioners to campus in support of ongoing research projects. Faculty are encouraged to conceive of broader impacts that include engagement with the student body, the public, the locality and state.
NEA: Literature Fellowships: Prose, FY2024
Deadline: March 8, 2023
Funds time for writing prose and poetry, research, travel, and general career advancement.
Amount: Grants average $50,000
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2022 (LOI)
Supports research and development projects to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States. Topics of interest include early childhood welfare, education and play, and parenting education.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grant)
Amount: up to $50,000
Deadline: three dates for 2023: Jan. 12, April 12 and July 12
Promotes the growth of new connections between scholars, practitioners, educators and/or communicators working to understand and mitigate the impacts of climate change on human health.
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Haire named Frank J. Goodnow Award recipient
Susan Brodie Haire, a professor in the School of Public and International Affairs’ Department of Political Science, has been selected to receive the Frank J. Goodnow Award from the American Political Science Association. The award was established in 1996 to honor the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups and public and private organizations to the development of the political science profession.
English Professor Susan Rosenbaum earns collaborative scholarship prize from MLA
Susan Rosenbaum, associate professor of English at UGA, has been awarded the 2022 Modern Language Association Prize for Collaborative, Bibliographical or Archival Scholarship with SuzanChurchill, professor of English at Davidson College, and Linda Kinnahan, professor of English at Duquesne University, for their work on the digital scholarly platform, “Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde.”
The Office of Research maintains a list of external honors and awards to encourage faculty applications.
"How Not to Research Alone: Creating Meaningful Relationships with Funders,” part 1
Introduction: It’s All About Relationships
11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 13
Register via Zoom.
Part 1 of the workshop series, “How Not to Research Alone: Creating Meaningful Relationships with Funders,” sets the stage addressing the critical common characteristics of successful funder relationships. This session will show that building a long-term relationship with those you seek to fund your work is no different than building any other lasting relationship—it must be grounded in shared value and trust.
Workshop: Advice from Successful Faculty and Tips for Faculty Productivity Profiles
9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11
Register via professional education portal.
This workshop will feature a panel of faculty who have achieved a successful promotion. They will share their tips and insights regarding how to build early career success. They will also discuss their use of Elements, the web-based system by which UGA faculty collect and report their work in research, scholarship, creative works, and other professional activities. Elements plays a crucial role in the annual performance evaluation process. Participants will learn how to access and manage your their profile in Elements.
Exhibition: Decade of Tradition: Highlights from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection
Wednesday, Dec. 21 - Saturday, Dec. 31
Georgia Museum of Art
This exhibition includes works from the 2011 traveling exhibition “Tradition Redefined,” which preceded the gift, as well as subsequent works added in recent years that have not been on view in other galleries. These works celebrate the expansion of the museum’s permanent collection through this transformative gift of works by African American artists.
This double frontispiece opens a collection of Persian Sufi poetry, an example of “Book of Hours” medieval manuscripts held in UGA’s Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Created long before the invention of the printing press, these books often include text, prayers and psalms that were selected by a wealthy owner and written and illustrated by hand. Read the full story. (Photo by Camie Williams)