Research Tracks

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

November 4, 2014
by Baylor OVPR

Funding opportunity: The Self, Motivation & Virtue Project

Marquette University, with a generous grant from the Templeton Religion Trust, has announced a new research initiative to promote collaboration between scientists and humanities scholars on the topics of the self, motivation, and virtue. Approximately ten research proposals of $190,000 each will be funded through this initiative.

Successful teams will be comprised of at least one humanities scholar and one scientist who are fully and equally invested in the research project from its inception to its completion. The aim of the program is to encourage awardees to think outside of their own disciplinary perspectives, and to broaden their research horizons in ways conducive to creative collaborations and results.  Research collaborations between younger and more established scholars are especially encouraged.

Awards are intended to support research from September 1, 2015 through May 31, 2017 (two academic years and one summer).

More information, the full request for proposals and application instructions are available on the Self, Motivation & Virtue Project website. Letters of intent are due no later than November 15, 2014, and must be submitted online. Full proposals are accepted by invitation only, and will be due no later than June 1, 2015. Contact with questions about the program.

November 4, 2014
by Baylor OVPR

Upcoming event: BRIC Foundations series presents Paul Evans of Southwest Research Institute


American manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance. Long identified with such terms as “good old American know-how” and “Yankee ingenuity,” American industry is again rising to world prominence after decades of decline. It is a rebirth driven in large part by dramatic increases in productivity made possible by advances in manufacturing processes and technologies. Yet there remain many obstacles to a full realization of the potential of the American manufacturing sector.

Join us for: “Enabling Manufacturing Innovation in America”
Mr. Paul T. Evans, P.E.
Director, Manufacturing Systems Department
Southwest Research Institute

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
6:00PM – 7:00PM

BRIC Symposium 3160
Reception before the lecture at 5:30PM at the BRIC Symposium 3160 atrium.

Contact Sherri Honza at 254-710-1271 for more information.

November 3, 2014
by Baylor OVPR

Reminder: Internal pre-proposals for NSF MRI program due Dec. 11 National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program provides funds for the acquisition or development of science or engineering instruments for research or research training.

Because applications to the program are limited, the OVPR conducts an internal competition to determine which proposals will be certified to represent Baylor with a full proposal to the NSF.  Internal pre-proposals are due to the OVPR on Dec. 11, 2014.

Click here for information and instructions on submitting pre-proposals for the MRI program.  Click here for more information about the NSF MRI program.

November 3, 2014
by Baylor OVPR

Funding opportunity: NIH Loan Repayment Programs

NIH_LogoTo encourage outstanding professionals to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research, the National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) offer to repay student loans for individuals conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit organization or U.S. federal, state, or local government entity.

The LRPs may repay up to $35,000 of qualified student loan debt per year for individuals who make a two-year commitment to qualified research programs.  The program can be used for repayment of student debt accrued in undergraduate, graduate or medical school.  In addition to the loan repayment benefits, students will also receive an institutional salary for their research.

Applications to the LRPs are due by Nov. 17, 2014. Click here for program eligibility information and application instructions.