Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

August 15, 2017
by Baylor OVPR
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OSP to host informational sessions for faculty and staff

Staff members from the OVPR and the Office of Sponsored Programs will provide guidance and answer questions about research administration and the proposal and award process at a series of informational sessions next month.  They’ll cover topics including proposal preparation and submission, award setup, subcontract issues, compliance and updates on the latest grant guidelines.

Check out the schedule of sessions below and contact the OSP at 254-710-3817 with any questions.

Wednesday, Sept. 13
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Baylor Sciences Building, room E234

Thursday, Sept. 14
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Baylor Sciences Building, room E234

Tuesday, Sept. 19
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Baylor Sciences Building, room E234

Wednesday, Sept. 20
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Reynolds Conference Center

Wednesday, Sept. 27
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Baylor Research & Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) symposium room 3160

August 10, 2017
by Baylor OVPR
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Baylor profs’ film earns festival honors


“Blur Circle,” the latest film by director Christopher J. Hansen, associate professor and chair of Baylor’s department of film and digital media, was recently named the winner of the audience award for best dramatic feature at the Woods Hole Film Festival. The eight-day festival, which featured 130 independent films from emerging filmmakers, was held earlier this month in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Brian Elliott, senior lecturer of film and digital media, wrote and produced the film.

The film tells the story of a single mother still frantically searching for her young son two years after his disappearance.  When she meets an unusual man with a shrouded past of his own, she is forced to reevaluate her life and the way she has responded to grief.

“Blur Circle” was previously screened at festivals across Texas and was named best feature film at the Deep in the Heart Film Festival in Waco this past February.  The work is scheduled to appear at events in Tennessee and Kansas later this year.

Check out the official trailer for “Blur Circle” above and visit the film’s website for information on future screenings.

August 7, 2017
by Baylor OVPR
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OVPR announces 8th annual proposal development seminars

Click the image above to download a flyer about the events.

Registration is now open for the OVPR’s annual proposal development seminars!

This year, we will offer the all-day “Planning and Writing Successful Proposals” program on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as well as two two special half-day sessions focused on federal career development grants. The first half-day session, on the morning of Friday, Jan. 5, is focused on STEM awards like the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. The second, on the afternoon of Jan. 5, covers biomedical career development programs like the National Institutes of Health’s Career Development Awards, including the mentored K-awards and the F-series fellowships for pre- and postdoctoral students. Special eligibility requirements apply to the half-day sessions; see the program descriptions below for specific information.

Our speaker for each of the sessions is Dr. Peg AtKisson, a neuroscientist and former director of proposal development in the Office of the Vice Provost at Tufts University.

Click here to register for the seminars. Contact Dr. Stacey L. Smith at 254-710-3252 with questions.

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