Fall 2008
Improvements in NUgrant will expand the electronic research administration system's capabilities and make it even easier to manage grants and fulfill federal reporting requirements.

On Jan. 1, UNL's Office of Research will unveil NUgrant 3.0, the most substantial upgrade yet. This version features several technical enhancements and new resources, including a module for reporting animal care and use, an updated interest reporting form and a more robust invention disclosure form. MORE ...
UNL's research community has had much to celebrate this semester. Buoyed by several major grants, external research funding for fiscal year 2009 totaled $59.6 million on Nov. 30, up 9 percent from the same period last year.

"We're off to a great start this year, thanks to our faculty's hard work, vision and innovation," said Prem Paul, vice chancellor for research and economic development. "We recently celebrated several major grants that reflect our strengths in diverse disciplines, from nanotechnology to digital humanities. I challenge our faculty to continue to build on these early successes throughout the year." MORE ...

Having a Nobel Prize winner among your authors tends to turn things upside down in wild and wonderful ways. Just ask the staff of the University of Nebraska Press.

The Oct. 9 announcement naming French author Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio the 2008 Nobel Laureate in Literature created a whirlwind of excitement, international attention and quick work for the Press, which publishes two of the few Le Clézio titles available to American readers in English. MORE ...



This fall semester has been busy and exciting at UNL. We dedicated the Morrison Life Sciences Research Center, celebrated several major grants and hosted an excellent NSF Regional Grants Conference. MORE ...



It's time to share your accomplishments from the past year. The Office of Research invites UNL faculty to provide information about their major successes for the 2008 edition of the booklet Major Sponsored Program and Faculty Awards for Research and Creative Activity that features faculty achievements. MORE ...
The latest information on National Science Foundation initiatives, priorities and funding opportunities was featured at the National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference in Omaha earlier this fall. MORE ...
More than 100 people turned out for the dedication of the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center, the Nebraska Center for Virology's new home and UNL's newest building. MORE ...
Ryan Anderson has joined the Office of Research as director of corporate and foundation relations for UNL. Anderson will focus on building private-public partnerships to increase industry and foundation funding for UNL. MORE ...



Starting Jan. 15, UNL will be required to use the government's E-Verify system to verify the work eligibility of employees who work on certain federal contracts. MORE ...
The Office of Research recently introduced the Research Road Map, an interactive Web tool to help faculty and grants administration staff understand the various processes associated with the start-to-finish management of a research project. MORE ...
The Office of Postdoctoral Studies' new Web site provides a variety of resources for postdocs and faculty mentors. MORE ...
If your lab has made a discovery or developed something new and you aren't sure if it's patentable, NUtech Ventures can help. MORE ...
The National Institutes of Health is preparing to make changes in its peer review system based on a formal review of the system. MORE ...
Starting in January, faculty will have only one chance to revise and resubmit grant applications to the National Institutes of Health. NIH's goal is to reduce administrative delays and fund outstanding projects sooner. MORE ...
Many eye and face injuries are easily prevented by wearing industrial-grade eye protection in laboratories and studios. MORE ...
The UNL Research Council has changed the deadline for proposals for its Visiting Scholars and Symposia/Distinguished Scholars internal grant competitions to March 23. Previously, these proposals were due in February. MORE ...
NIH has a new Web-based tutorial to help investigators refresh their knowledge of the agency's financial conflict of interest requirements. MORE ...
The Office of Research continues to offer a workshop in NUgrant Basics the final Wednesday of each month, January-May 2009. MORE ...
Faculty can learn how to prepare successful proposals at the Write Winning Grants seminar March 13. MORE ...





Beginning in early 2009, the Grants.gov system will eliminate its daily e-mail notifications for new grant opportunities in favor of an RSS (really simple syndication) feed. This change will help Grants.gov reduce the more than 700,000 e-mails the system sends each day. MORE ...



The research, creative and scholarly activities of UNL faculty often garner media coverage. Here are a few examples of national coverage since August. Web links are provided when available. MORE ...



Recent awards, recognition and accomplishments by UNL faculty for research, scholarly and creative endeavors. We'll highlight faculty accomplishments in each issue of Research News. Let us know about yours by e-mailing the information to vmiller2@unl.edu. MORE ...



The following list includes all arts and humanities grants of $10,000 or more and all other grants of $200,000 or more awarded to UNL faculty between July 23, 2008, and Nov. 20, 2008, as reported through NUgrant, UNL's electronic research administration system. MORE ...



Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research grants
Water, Energy and Agriculture Initiative grants Research Council



Dec. 17, NUgrant IRB training workshop, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 201 Alexander West

January through May, NUgrant Basics: Introduction to NUgrant, last Wednesday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m., 201 Alexander West

March 13, Write Winning Grants seminar, Nebraska Union

March 13, ADVANCE-Nebraska professional development workshop

April 14-16, UNL Research Fair, Nebraska Union