Deadline quickly approaching for final Jumpstart workshop

News for Researchers

Posted July 18, 2018 by Jeff Wilkerson

July 25 is the deadline for University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty to apply for the Office of Research and Economic Development’s final Jumpstart workshop on funding opportunities related to pathogen-host interactions. The event is Aug. 8-10 at the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center, 4240 Fair St.

Faculty from all ranks and disciplines are encouraged to apply, as the workshop aims to connect participants with other researchers outside their disciplines. ORED administrators and workshop leaders will select up to 35 faculty to participate. Knowinnovation’s Andy Burnett and Donnalyn Roxey will facilitate the event.

Guided by information generated from previous Jumpstart events, faculty will have the opportunity to form collaborative teams that could generate funding ideas on pathogen-host interactions. Attendees may also be able to serve as principal investigators on proposals requesting seed grant funding for up to $150,000 over two years, which support new lines of research.

Additionally, ORED is hosting a “coffee talk” from 8:30-10 a.m. July 31 at The Mill Coffee & Bistro at Nebraska Innovation Campus. This informal event will allow Nebraska researchers to continue discussions that have taken place about pathogen-host interactions. Complimentary coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided. Faculty can RSVP online.

For more information about these events, please contact Deb Hamernik, interim associate vice chancellor for research and associate dean, Agricultural Research Division, at 402-472-2045; or Nathan Meier, assistant vice chancellor for research, at 402-472-3902.

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