News and Events
Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP)
The Coordinating Board posted a new Request for Application (RFA) for the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP) on its website at http://www.THECB.state.tx.us/NHARP. Some significant program components are listed below:
Maximum award is $100,000 for the two-year grant period.
Targeted research areas are basic research in:
Energy and the Environment
There are no limits on the number of pre-proposals that institutions may submit. If the statewide number of pre-proposals exceeds 150, then institutions will be asked to select a smaller number of pre-proposals submitted to go forward to review. The smaller number will be based on a proportional share of statewide pre-proposal submissions.
Only “Early Career Investigators” may submit a proposal.
Principal investigators are limited to one submission.
Notice of intent and pre-proposal are required for each proposal.
Budget cannot include faculty summer salaries.
An “Early Career Investigator” is defined as a non-tenured, tenure track faculty member or a research professional (not including post-doctoral students, research assistants/associates, or instructors) from an eligible institution who has been employed at the institution in that capacity for not less than two years and not more than five years, as of the pre-proposal submission date.
LAST DAY FOR NOTICE OF INTENT:October 31, 2013, 5:00 PM C.T.
PRE-PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 31, 2013, 5:00 PM C.T.
DEADLINE FOR INSTITUIONAL SELECTION OF PRE-PROPOSALS: November 21, 2013, 5:00 p.m. C.T.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 20, 2014, 5:00 PM C.T.
The deadline for UT Arlington to submit notices of intent is October 31, 2013. This same date is also the deadline for required Pre-Proposals submissions so it is imperative that eligible faculty contact Julia McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate the application process and obtain additional details.
FriscoTechVentures is an intimate technology conference for innovative emerging companies co-hosted by NTEC and TMAC on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the NTEC Conference Center in Frisco Texas. FriscoTechVentures brings entrepreneurs together with Service Providers, Angel Investors and Venture Capital to network, collaborate and learn. Starting at 1:00pm, the program brings real entrepreneurs from an incubator to discuss the experiences of starting a new venture through a business incubator. TMAC experts will discuss the philosophy of I2C (Innovation to Commercialization). The Conference also brings subject matter experts together for a comprehensive panel of Services every start-up company needs to consider when striving for success. Four start-up companies will be highlighted to pitch their concepts and status. The Conference concludes with a networking social event held (5:30-7pm) onsite where entrepreneurs, service providers and funding come face-to-face to mingle and collaborate. Learn More
Forty-eight individuals and organizations are one step closer to joining an elite group of people known as the best of the best in the North Texas technology industry. The Metroplex Technology Business Council has announced the finalists for the 2013 Tech Titans award. Four finalists were selected in each of 12 categories. One in each category will be crowned a Tech Titan at the Tech Titans gala Aug. 23 at the Hotel InterContinental.
UTA's finalist is Dr. Jianzhong Su from the Mathematics Department. Congratulations Dr. Su!
New Faculty Orientation/Resource Fair
New Faculty Orientation for tenure-track faculty on Monday, August 19th in the Carlisle Suite, E.H. Hereford University Center.
Orientation will include a Resource Fair where representatives from Grant and Contact Services, Office of Technology Management, and Regulatory Services will be available to answer questions and talk with faculty one-on-one. The Fair will be from 10:50 to 11:30 a.m. in Rio Grande.
VP FOR RESEARCH
New Shimadzu Institute Names Director
March 28, 2013
The University of Texas at Arlington has hired an experienced laboratory researcher to serve as director of its new Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, a $25.2 million endeavor fueled by a recent corporate gift.
Joe A. Barrera earned his doctorate in cell and molecular biology from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2009. Most recently, he was a postdoctoral fellow in UT Southwestern’s department of pediatrics. Read more >
Carolyn Cason Named VP for Research
October 19, 2012
The University of Texas at Arlington announces the appointment of Carolyn L. Cason, a former associate dean for research in the College of Nursing, as vice president for research. Read more >
GRANT AND CONTRACT SERVICES
OMB Releases Sequestration Report
September 18, 2012
On September 14, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a detailed report (PDF) outlining the funding impacts of sequestration. According to the report, which had been mandated by Congress, defense programs would decline by 9.4 percent, while nondefense programs would decline by 8.2 percent (both figures refer to discretionary spending only). This would amount to roughly $12.3 billion in R&D cuts: $7.4 billion on the defense side, and $5.0 billion on the nondefense side. View/Download PDF
New Conflict of Interest (COI) Regulations
August 24th, 2012
On August 24th, new conflict of interest (COI) regulations from the Public Health Service (NIH, HRSA, FDA, CDC, etc.) went into effect. In response to these regulatory changes, UT Arlington has developed a new platform for the COI Disclosure Form (for all researchers), a new online training module (for PHS Investigators), and a new COI Policy for Disclosure, Management, and Reporting of Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research. To find out more about the COI program and if the Policy applies to you. Read more >
Controlling Life and Limb
Working with a $2.2 million grant from the Department of Defense, Dr. Romero-Ortega is helping soldiers who have been wounded and lost one or more limbs.