02/03/2014 - The CITI Program (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) is an online provider of research education -- including human subjects, animal care, conflict of interest, and responsible conduct of research training. All UWF researchers and co-investigators involved in human subjects research must undergo training. As a subscribing CITI institution, UWF faculty, staff, and students can complete these widely-used online training modules at no-cost. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) will still accept NIH training; however, all new researchers and investigators completing training prior to 2011 are encouraged to complete the CITI training. For more information, please visit the IRB training web page.
02/03/2014 - Upcoming Event: Acquiring Funding for Research Workshop: Did you know that SCAC grants are not the only funding source for graduate students? Those interested in learning about other funding opportunities may be interested in an upcoming event presented by the Graduate Student Association (GRSA). The GRSA is hosting the Acquiring Funding for Research Workshop on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 4 p.m. in Building 13 Room 216. Susan Feathers, Senior Grants Specialist, UWF Research and Sponsored Programs will introduce you to the Pivot Funding Database. Pivot, designed for faculty and graduate students, allows researchers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate with their colleagues. RSVP by sending an email (including your first and last name) to email@example.com. Also, please register with Pivot before the workshop at https://pivot.cos.com/register.
01/27/2014 - Research & Sponsored Programs has posted the web presentation Informational Session for Graduate Students: Applying for SCAC Research Grants Spring 2014 for graduate students interested in applying for the Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant. The video is available on the Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee (SCAC) Graduate Student Research Awards page along with all the guidelines for submitting an application for these prestigious awards. Deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 P.M., CST, February 12, 2014.
01/27/2014 - The Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee (SCAC) is pleased to announce the competition for the 2014 Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Awards. All full-time, non-visiting faculty members are invited to submit applications in support of research or creative activities. Proposals for projects that have potential to produce external funding support are especially encouraged. Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded. Detailed application guidelines are available on the SCAC website. The application deadline is Friday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m. CST.
01/17/14 Explore Research Integrity at Luncheon Book Studies: Research and Sponsored Program's annual Exploring Research Integrity event is here! This year, two book study events will be held. On Feb. 20, join Dr. Carla Thompson as she leads a discussion on ethical research, conflict of interest, and responsible authorship as it relates to "Hooked: Ethics, the Medical Profession, and the Pharmaceutical Industry" by Howard Brody (2007). On April 15, Dr. Susan Jans-Thomas will facilitate a discussion of "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley (1823). Discuss the relationship between science and society, motivations of researchers, and more in this classic novel. A light lunch will be provided. Attendance is limited! RSVP early or email for more information. Information: Christi Boddiford, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ext. 6378.
01/08/14 - Graduate Student Research Grant Awards Available: The Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee (SCAC) is pleased to announce the competition for Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grants for the Spring 2014 semester. Graduate students in good standing may now submit applications for independent projects, conference travel or research required for degree completion. Grants of up to $1,000 may be given. Guidelines and application forms are available below. The application deadline is 5:00 P.M., CST, February 12, 2014. Proposals not meeting formatting requirements or that are received after the deadline will be ineligible to compete for an award. Questions should be directed to Research and Sponsored Programs at 850-857-6378, email@example.com or visit us in Building 11, Room 110.