Spring 2007



Prem Paul
It's my pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural issue of Research News. The Office of Research team designed this newsletter to keep our campus community informed about research-related news and information. It's my hope that this will become another tool from our office to help enhance your success. MORE ...


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Register for lunch & learns
Research and creative activities take the spotlight April 10-12 during the fifth annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Fair at the Nebraska Union.

"The Research Fair is a chance to recognize our faculty's accomplishments and hear firsthand from representatives of some of our leading funding agencies," said Vice Chancellor for Research Prem Paul. "This is a great time to celebrate our successes. I encourage all our faculty, staff and students to participate as much as they can." MORE ...


Brian Larkins
The world's population is expected to reach 9 billion people in the next 40 years. Brian Larkins will discuss the challenges agriculture faces in feeding this growing population at UNL's spring Nebraska Lecture April 10.

Larkins joined UNL in March as associate vice chancellor for research and a distinguished university professor of life sciences. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, he is internationally known for pioneering research on the nutritional quality of corn and other cereal grains. MORE ...

Twenty-first century problems increasingly demand interdisciplinary solutions. UNL faculty will have the opportunity to explore strategies for innovative collaborations and learn more about their colleagues' diverse research in May at the second annual Interdisciplinary Faculty Retreats. MORE ...



A journal article reporting interdisciplinary research findings by UNL scientists has earned an "exceptional" rating by the Faculty of 1000, an international research service that reviews and evaluates journal articles worldwide. The rating is reserved for what the service considers "a landmark paper representing the top 1 percent of publications." MORE ...
More than half of U.S. federal research and development funding goes to five states: California, Michigan, Massachusetts, Texas and New York. Why? These states have large populations with industrial and business sectors, more private sector research and more universities and are historically connected to federal research and development through large federal investments in labs, military bases and infrastructure. How can states that lack all of these resources compete for funding? MORE ...
More than 25 Nebraska scientists, university leaders, policymakers and economic development experts will head to Boston for the 2007 BIO International Convention May 6-9 to demonstrate Nebraska technology, research and development for 20,000 visitors. MORE ...



All UNL faculty interested in NUtech Ventures are invited to an open forum April 27. MORE ...

Starting next month, researchers will be able to create and submit Institutional Review Board (IRB) information online through the NUgrant research administration system. MORE ...

The National Institutes of Health Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program accepts only one application per institution during each funding cycle, so the UNL Office of Research is sponsoring an internal competition to select the most competitive proposal for development into a full application. MORE ...

Jeanne Wicks, formerly director of post-award in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), has been named director of OSP. This change came after Norm Braaten resigned Feb. 28 as director of pre-award in OSP to accept a position as compliance coordinator at South Dakota State University. See the next issue of Research News for more information on the reorganization of this office. MORE ...

UNL's Facilities and Administrative Cost (F&A) rates for all externally funded grants and contracts have changed. UNL's newly negotiated F&A agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took effect Feb. 7. MORE ...

More than 150 higher education research administrators are expected to attend the Big XII Sponsored Programs Conference at Lincoln's Embassy Suites April 11-13. MORE ...

The National Institutes of Health has revised its deadlines for submitting unsolicited proposals in order to spread receipt of applications over a longer period.
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New UNL Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review procedures have been implemented for some projects involving animals in research and teaching. MORE ...

Each week the Office of Research distributes an e-mail list of funding opportunities appropriate to UNL expertise.
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It's time for some faculty and staff to complete the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) refresher course. MORE ...

The Office of Research's Human Research Protections Program is offering an online Limited Research Workers Abbreviated Training Option. MORE ...




The following is the list of all arts and humanities grants of $10,000 or more and all other grants of $200,000 or more awarded to UNL faculty between Jan.1 and March 15, 2007, as reported through NUgrant, UNL's electronic research administration system. MORE ...



Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research grants
Arts and Humanities Research Enhancement Fund
Research Council Awards
Layman Awards





As strange as it may seem, some people write a proposal without reading more than the first page or two of the application guidelines. MORE ...




The research, creative and scholarly activities of UNL faculty often garner media coverage. Here are a few examples of national coverage since Jan. 1. MORE ...




Recent awards, recognition and accomplishments by UNL faculty for research and 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 ...




Nebraska Lecture, Brian Larkins, Feeding 9 Billion People and Other Challenges to Agriculture, April 10, Nebraska Union

Research Fair, April 10-12, Nebraska Union

Big XII Sponsored Programs Conference, Embassy Suites, April 11-13

Communicating Science to Broader Audiences Conference, Nebraska Champions Club, April 12-13

Faculty forum on NUtech Ventures, April 27, Wilderness Ridge

UNL's internal competition deadline to compete for NIH's COBRE Program, May 15

UNL Faculty Interdisciplinary Retreats, May 15-16, Lied Lodge & Conference Center, Nebraska City

NSF's Faculty Early Career (CAREER) Program deadlines, July 17-19

E-mail general interest events to be included in the June newsletter to vmiller2@unl.edu.