Summer 2007

The Office of Research will launch a comprehensive research administration education program this fall with a workshop series for UNL faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students who conduct, support or administer research projects.

Called NURAMP (Research Administration Management Program), the goal is to ensure that UNL research continues to move forward in compliance with funding requirements and in support of the principles of institutional integrity and credibility. NURAMP provides the latest information on research regulations, policies and procedures, and access to resources and contacts for further assistance in managing research projects and programs. MORE ...


Dean Sicking
UNL civil engineer Dean Sicking has been awarded the nation's highest honor for technology for his contributions to roadside and race track safety.

Sicking is a recipient of the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor the U.S. president bestows on America's leading innovators. President George Bush was scheduled to present Sicking and the other medal winners with their awards at a Presidential Awards Ceremony July 27. The White House ceremony was part of a day of events honoring the 2005 and 2006 winners of the National Medals of Technology and Science. MORE ...




Prem Paul
When I first set foot in Huskerland, I was amazed by the talented faculty, staff and students. Six years later, I remain impressed with the talent at UNL. I am extremely proud of my colleagues, your hard work, your accomplishments and the recognition you bring to the university and the state. MORE ...

Ideas and strategies sparked at this year's UNL Interdisciplinary Faculty Retreats are providing the foundation for enhanced collaborative energy sciences research and minority graduate recruitment. MORE ...
Zambian faculty and graduate students recently got hands-on training in proposal writing thanks to a UNL team. Nathan Meier, a proposal development specialist for the Office of Research, spent May 29 to June 7 in Zambia, where he led a proposal writing workshop for 28 faculty and graduate students at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka. MORE ...
The University of Nebraska ranks 27th among all U.S. public universities - up six places from the previous year - in research and development spending, according to the latest statistics from the National Science Foundation. FY2005 expenditures, which are the most recent available, show all campuses of the University of Nebraska with $333.1 million in R&D spending. MORE ...
Geoscientist Sheri Fritz will present UNL's fall Nebraska Lecture Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union auditorium. Fritz, a Willa Cather Professor in the Department of Geosciences and School of Biological Sciences, will present "Through Layers of Mud and Time: A Long-term Perspective on Environmental Change." MORE ...



As of July 1, all Institutional Review Board (IRB) information must be submitted online through the NUgrant research administration system. Training sessions are being offered to help faculty, staff and graduate students take advantage of the new online process. MORE ...

Exploring ways to enhance UNL's "chain of innovation" was the focus of the first-ever Faculty Forum on NUtech Ventures that drew about 60 faculty, staff and students in April. MORE ...

The American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Learning Library offers online training for researchers, veterinarians and others who work with animals in research or education settings, including some required courses. MORE ...

The National Institutes of Health is asking researchers for suggestions about how to improve its peer review process for grant applications. MORE ...

The Nebraska Business Development Center is offering a FastTrac TechVenture program that may be of interest to UNL faculty, staff and students. MORE ...

Faculty, graduate students and lab personnel are encouraged to attend one of five chemical safety training sessions offered Sept. 18-19. 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 March 16 and July 16, 2007, as reported through NUgrant, UNL's electronic research administration system. MORE ...




Biomedical research collaboration seed grants
Strategic research cluster awards
Nebraska Research Initiative






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



If you're an NSF investigator, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the agency's new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 07-140). The guide, which took effect June 1, contains updated information about NSF's proposal preparation and submission guidelines. 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 ...




Sept. 18-19, Chemical Safety - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, various locations

Sept. 27, Celebration of 3 millionth volume in UNL Libraries' research collection, ceremony and lecture, Love Library, auditorium

Oct. 23, Writing Winning Grants seminar, East Campus Union

Nov. 1, Nebraska Lecture: Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series, Geoscientist Sherilyn Fritz, Nebraska Union

April 1-3, 2008, UNL Research Fair

Please e-mail general interest events for the fall newsletter to vmiller2@unl.edu.