Research Tracks

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

September 17, 2015
by Baylor OVPR
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Upcoming event: NIH Regional Seminar in San Diego, Oct. 14-16

NIH-SeminarThe National Institutes of Health will present the final regional seminar of the year next month in San Diego.  Dozens of NIH officials will be on hand to share information and strategies on every aspect of sponsored biomedical research.  For those new to NIH research, a newly redesigned new investigator track will provide step-by-step guidance for career advancement.

There will also be opportunities for one-on-one meetings with program officers as well as the chance to network with colleagues from around the country.

Regular registration rates apply until Sept. 14, so make plans to attend soon.  More information and registration information is available on the NIH Office of Extramural Research website.

February 2, 2015
by Baylor OVPR
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NSF announces spring 2015 grants conference

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The National Science Foundation has announced its 2015 spring grants conference. The two-day event will feature presentations from NSF officials on topics including current agency priorities, upcoming funding opportunities, strategies for proposal development and administrative issues related to sponsored research.

There will also be breakout sessions organized by scientific discipline and opportunities for networking with program officers, colleagues and administrators from universities across the nation. Investigators who are considering applying for NSF research funding— especially new faculty members — are encouraged to attend.

WHEN
June 1-2, 2015.

WHERE
The conference will take place in Tampa, Florida, hosted by the State University System of Florida.

MORE INFORMATION
Click here to learn more on the NSF’s outreach website. Prospective attendees may also click here to sign up to receive notification when the conference’s registration is available.

November 11, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Upcoming conference on undergraduate research: CUR Dialogues 2015

Council on Undergraduate ResearchThe Council on Undergraduate Research is offering  a series of dialogues discussing this year’s topic, Climbing the Ladder to Funding Success: Diverse Sources, Diverse Pathways, at the nation’s capital. The dialogues are open to anyone involved in undergraduate research. The series will be held from Feb. 19 through 21, 2015 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, located in Arlington, Virginia. 

The dialogues are designed to provide attendees a unique opportunity to communicate with a variety of federal and private foundation program officers and experts in research advocacy and grant preparation. Participants will also have the opportunity to network and collaborate with each other.

For more information regarding the CUR Dialogues, click here to visit the CUR website. 

October 2, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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CUR announces call for session presenters, posters for 2015 URPD Conference

Council on Undergraduate ResearchThe Council on Undergraduate Research has requested proposals for session presentations and posters to be included in the 2015 Undergraduate Research Programs Development conference, taking place June 23-25, 2015 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

The conference targets university faculty and administrators with an interest in promoting and improving undergraduate research through discussion and sharing of best practices.  Sessions will include 90-minute panel discussions, 75-minute interactive sessions and 10-minute short presentations, as well as a poster session and networking lunch.

The deadline to submit proposals for interactive sessions and short presentations is Nov. 14, 2014.  The deadline to submit poster proposals is Feb. 27, 2015.  Submissions should focus on one of the conference’s four themes: “High-impact Learning,” “Ensuring Access for All,” “Administrative Nuts and Bolts,” and “Assessment.”

Click here for more information on the conference and submission instructions.

 

May 23, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Baylor institute to host international conference on new religions

CESNUR_PosterScholars from around the world will visit Baylor’s campus next month when the Institute for Studies of Religion hosts the annual meeting of CESNUR — the Center for Studies on New Religions.  The conference, organized around the theme, “The Vitality of New Religions: Thinking Globally, Existing Locally,” takes place June 4-7 at the Truett Seminary.

The conference’s paper presentations are free to attendees, but there is a modest charge for meals and an optional Saturday field trip to the Homestead Heritage community north of Waco.  Click here for more information on the ISR website.

 

 

May 12, 2014
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CUR announces upcoming institutes

Council on Undergraduate ResearchThe Council on Undergraduate Research has announced dates for three upcoming workshops for faculty who are interested in developing or expanding undergraduate research programs. Click the links below for more information or application instructions for the programs.

Proposal Writing Institute

Next offering: July 17-21, 2014 – University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
Application deadline: May 21, 2014

“This institute will bring together faculty and administrators interested in preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies. The four-day institute will consist of one-on-one work with a mentor, writing, small group discussions, and critiquing of proposals. The institute has been developed to assist novice to experienced proposal writers in drafting complete proposals for submission. Prior to the institute participants will be able to access information that will help them begin to draft their proposal.”

Click here for more information.

Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities Institute

Next offering: Nov. 7-9, 2014 – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting in July 2014.
Application deadline: Sept. 19, 2014.

“The Institute will assist teams of 3-5 faculty and administrators in developing transformative opportunities for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity (URSC) in the arts and humanities.”

Click here for more information.

Beginning a Research Program in the Natural Sciences at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution

Next offering: Nov. 2014.
Registration opening soon.

“Starting a successful research program and doing scholarly work at a predominantly undergraduate institution pose unique challenges for a beginning faculty member. A goal of the institute is to give individual pre-tenured faculty members the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experienced faculty how to establish and manage a research program with undergraduates. While at the institute, participants will also prepare plans for starting and/or advancing their individual research programs at their respective campuses.”

Click here for more information.

April 15, 2014
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CUR offers grants to offset travel costs for CUR Conference 2014 attendees

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The Council on Undergraduate Research is offering a limited number of $250 grants to help offset travel costs for individuals attending the CUR Conference 2014, “Creating the Citizens of Tomorrow: Undergraduate Research for All.”  The conference takes place June 28-July 1 in Washington, D.C.

According to the CUR website, preference will be given to individuals from historically under-represented institutions, first-time conference attendees and those who demonstrate financial need.

Click here for more information and application instructions.  The deadline to apply for the grants is April 25.

February 19, 2014
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CUR extends deadline for poster abstract submission

CUR_Conf_logoThe Council on Undergraduate Research has extended the deadline to submit poster abstracts for presentation at the 16th CUR Conference. Abstracts are now due by Feb. 28. The 2014 CUR Conference takes place June 28-July 1 in Washington, D.C.

CUR invites submissions of research posters from any discipline, with the following themes encouraged:

  • Undergraduate Research for the Public Good
  • Undergraduate Research for All! Ensuring Access to High Quality Opportunities
  • Undergraduate Research for High-Impact Learning: Scaling Up and Scaffolding
  • Undergraduate Research for Transformation: Assessing the Impact
  • Undergraduate Research for Mentors: Support and Sustenance
  • Funding for Undergraduate Research: Finding and Leveraging Resources
  • Undergraduate Research for the Future: Exploring New Directions
  • Other non-theme proposals are welcome

Click here for abstract requirements and submission instructions, or click here for more information on the 2014 CUR Conference.

June 4, 2013
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Reminder: Texas SBIR/STTR Summit & Conference, June 12 in Austin

It’s not too late to register for the 2013 SBIR/STTR Summit & Conference, taking place June 12 in Austin.

Texas SBIR/STTR Summit & Conference FlyerWHO
Entrepreneurs, researchers, and small business owners in need of research and development funding

WHAT
A one-day conference designed to provide all of the key resources for winning SBIR/STTR awards, featuring one-on-one interaction with program managers from the biggest SBIR/STTR granting agencies, including DoD, NSF, NASA, DOE, NIH and DHS. Just added: welcome by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, chair of the U.S. House Committee on Space, Science and Technology.

WHY
Network with industry experts, potential research partners, and other small business owners who have been successful at winning numerous SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) awards. Hear directly from the agencies about their pressing technical needs and promote your technologies and capabilities. Learn about planning for the new TETF SBIR/STTR Matching Program. Meet federal prime contractors, investors, university representatives, peer mentors and other resources to assist you in creating a winning SBIR/STTR proposal.

Sign up for the Texas SBIR/STTR Mentoring Network, a range of free and low-cost tools and advisory services to help Texas companies. Build your team, learn insider secrets at advanced tutorial sessions, get program updates for every major SBIR granting agency, and connect with investors and prime contractors.

WHEN
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
8:15 AM to 5:30 PM

WHERE
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Amphitheater Room 204
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705

MORE INFORMATION
Click here to learn more or to register. The regular registration fee is $149, but Baylor faculty are eligible for a discounted rate of $99. Contact Blake Thomas in the OVPR for discount code.

The Texas SBIR/STTR Summit & Conference is presented by the Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities, a nonprofit funded in part by the Office of the Governor to accelerate job growth and global competitiveness in emerging technology industries. 

May 15, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Upcoming event: Texas SBIR/STTR Summit & Conference

SBIR/STTR Summit and ConferenceBaylor faculty are invited to participate in the Texas SBIR/STTR Summit & Conference, June 12 at the AT&T Center in Austin.

The conference will provide guidance on creating successful proposals for federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), as well as opportunities for one-on-one networking with entrepreneurs, business leaders and program managers from SBIR/STTR granting agencies.

WHAT
Texas SBIR/STTR Summit & Conference

WHEN
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
8:15 AM to 5:30 PM

WHERE
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Amphitheater Room 204
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705

MORE INFORMATION
Click here for more information or to register. Regular registration fee is $149, but Baylor faculty are eligible for a discounted rate of $99. Contact Blake Thomas in the OVPR for discount code.