A monthly publication of the UGA Office of Research with the latest funding opportunities and announcements in support of our research community.
A summer update on research infrastructure
Many of you no doubt saw the news last month about Georgia’s FY2023 state budget commitment of nearly $40 million toward the renovation of Science Hill. The Office of Research (OoR) serves a vital coordinating role among UGA researchers, academic units, Finance and Administration (F&A), Facilities Management Division (FMD), University Architects and other units to help prioritize and financially support research-related capital improvements.
Humanities & Arts Opportunities
Limited Submissions: NEH Summer Stipend
- Deadline: Aug. 5, 2022
- Summer stipends support continuous, full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.
For more information and proposal support for foundation opportunities, please contact Matt Pruitt at email@example.com.
Grant for Free Speech and Open Inquiry
- Deadline: Aug. 1, 2022
- $5,000 - $25,000
Awarded to faculty interested in fostering free speech and civil discourse in academia through research, campus events and curricula. Funds cannot be used to support institutional overhead or indirect costs. Relevant subject areas include the history and theory of free speech, its philosophical and legal defenses, the importance of open inquiry and intellectual diversity in higher education, and more.
Institutional Challenge Grant
- Deadline: Sept. 14, 2022
- Up to $50,000
The award supports research institutions in building sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
Kinship Foundation: Searle Scholars Program
- Deadline: June 30, 2022
- The goal of the Searle Scholars Program is to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as tenure-track assistant professors.
SEC: Faculty Travel Program 2022-2023
- Deadline: July 13, 2022
- $1,000 - $2,500
The SEC Faculty Travel Program gives faculty members from one SEC university the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals and conduct research.
NSF: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development
- Deadline: July 29, 2022
An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.
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Schmitz named finalist for prestigious early career award
Bob Schmitz, who holds a UGA Foundation Professorship of Plant Sciences and is the Lars G. Ljungdahl Distinguished Investigator, was chosen as a finalist for the 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the world’s largest unrestricted prize honoring early career scientists and engineers.
The Office of Research maintains a list of external honors and awards to encourage faculty applications.
IACUC revised policy
The IACUC has revised its Policy on Reporting Unexpected Outcomes Affecting Animal Well-Being. The main revisions include clarifications of what is considered an unexpected outcome, and of what does and does not need to be reported to the IACUC with respect to unexpected outcomes. This and other IACUC policies and guidelines can be viewed online at https://research.uga.edu/documents/#oacu.
SOPH Conference: Abstracts due July 15
The annual State of the Public’s Health Conference, sponsored by UGA’s College of Public Health, is accepting abstracts (deadline July 15; conference Oct. 27). The conference brings together professionals working to advance the health of Georgia communities, with a focus this year on work addressing maternal, child and reproductive health; mental and behavioral health; and climate change. Full guidelines and submission link.
Graduate Tuition Return Incentive Program replaces VIP Program on July 1
On July 1, the Voluntary Tuition Incentive Program will transition to the Graduate Tuition Return Incentive Program (GTRIP). GTRIP introduces new incentives for PIs, along with new expectations for including GRA tuition in direct cost budgets for new proposals. Additional information is available in a June 8 Administrative Memo.
CTEGD seminar: Christopher King
Friday, June 24, 12 p.m.
175 Coverdell Center
Christopher King, associate vice president for research integrity & safety, speaks on “Research Integrity: Doing the Right Thing.” Sponsored by the T32 Training program in Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.
CTEGD seminar: Jason Wallace
Thursday, June 30, 12 p.m.
175 Coverdell Center
Jason Wallace, associate professor in CAES, speaks on “Rigor and Responsibility in Research.” Sponsored by the T32 Training Program in Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.
Research Administrators Discussion Group
Tuesday, July 12, 2-3:30 p.m. (virtual)
RADG meetings are geared toward central and departmental personnel supporting UGA-sponsored activities and allow members to share information on proposal preparation through financial managements and closeout topics. Register by July 11 in the Professional Education Portal: http://pep.uga.edu/.
This rainbow-colored forest image was created by Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources faculty member Cristian Montes, who used LiDAR to scan a tree stand. LiDAR—which stands for “light detection and ranging”—uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure distance, and the tool could be used by the timber industry to measure a tree’s size and help determine its potential value. Read the full story.