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NIH: Partnerships for Development of Vaccines Against Select Enteric Pathogens Monday, May 16, 2022 - Solicits research applications focused on advancing development of vaccine candidates against Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A, and two Shigella species.
NIH: Educational Hub for Enhancing Diversity in Computational Genomics and Data Science Monday, May 16, 2022 - Funds integration and dissemination of cloud-based education in computational genomics and data science.
NEH: Public Humanities Projects Monday, May 16, 2022 - Supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences.
New Office of Research Security and Export Controls Monday, May 9, 2022 - The new Office of Research Security and Export Controls (ORSEC), under the Office of Research Integrity and Safety umbrella, will continue its export controls and economic sanctions compliance mandate while responding to new and evolving federal guidelines related to research security requirements for federally funded research.
NSF: Leading Engineering for America’s Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure  Friday, May 6, 2022 - The LEAP HI program challenges the engineering research community to take a leadership role in addressing demanding, urgent, and consequential challenges for advancing America's prosperity, health and infrastructure.
NEH: Media Projects  Friday, May 6, 2022 - Supports collaboration between media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary films, radio, and podcasts.
IRB: Expiration of Approval Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - PIs are urged to have multiple tools and safeguards to ensure that they meet regulatory and institutional requirements pertaining to continuing review and maintaining approval of human research projects.
NSF: Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - Funds an Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Resource Center.
Travel, Shipping, and Activities involving Belarus, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria or Ukraine Friday, April 29, 2022 - Get help with travel, shipping and activities involving countries where the U.S. has imposed economic sanctions or trade embargoes.
Export Control Training Available for International Shippers Friday, April 29, 2022 - The Office of Export Control can provide in-person or video conference training for international shippers on compliance with export controls and economic sanctions.
NSF: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - Funds programs that prepare a wider, more diverse range of students to collaboratively use computation across a range of contexts and challenging problems in a scalable manner.
NSF: Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - Supports equity in STEM education from pre-kindergarten through high school by advancing the equitable and inclusive integration of technology in STEM education.
NIH: IND-enabling Studies of Somatic Genome Editing Therapeutic Leads Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - Funds team-based research projects to accelerate further optimization and development of genome editing-based therapeutic leads.
Introducing the Office of Business Engagement Sunday, April 17, 2022 - April 2022 As both a land- and sea-grant university, UGA’s mission to serve its community is embedded in its DNA. That community not only includes Athens and the rest of Georgia, it also extends to our larger community across our country and around the world. To amplify and extend our service to and collaboration with […]
Change in postdoc appointment and termination policies and procedures Thursday, April 14, 2022 - In addition to no longer requiring an RIF for grant-funded postdocs, units now have two distinct options for postdoc appointments: defined term and open term.
NEH: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - Funds projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education and public programming in the humanities.
NEH: Digital Projects for the Public Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - Supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats.
NIH: BRAIN Initiative: Exploratory Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - Supports interdisciplinary teams to elucidate the contributions of dynamic circuit activity to a specific behavioral or neural system.
NIH: Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - Supports an interdisciplinary team developing transformative genomic approaches to address a biomedical problem.
USDA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Sustainable Agricultural Systems Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - The AFRI SAS RFA is soliciting transdisciplinary team projects that integrate research, education and extension activities and converge science and technology to address food and agricultural production systems.
UGA innovation in 2022 Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - Recently UGA announced its Electric Mobility Initiative, which will bring together students, faculty and staff together from various disciplines to support research and development, sustainability, security and regulation, community and economic development, and business impacts from this industry. Together with private funding, UGA will invest $1 million to create new initiatives to support e-mobility research and development, including a new certificate program in the College of Engineering and battery research in our new I-STEM complex.
Terrazas, Ware named to positions in Office of Research Monday, March 14, 2022 - Shelly Terrazas and Amy Ware have been recruited to positions in the Office of Research.
Automated balance snapshots for new projects Monday, March 7, 2022 - For NEW projects beginning on or after April 1, 2022,  Principal Investigators will begin receiving monthly, automated project balance snapshots in the form of the Project Status Report (PSR) Lite.
Additions of Foreign Academic and Research Institutions to U.S. Lists of Parties of Concern Friday, March 4, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Commerce has recently added multiple foreign universities and affiliated labs and other research centers to either the Unverified List or the Entity List.
International Transaction Due Diligence  Friday, March 4, 2022 - international shipment, UGA personnel should contact the Office of Export Control to request review of the transaction.
100&Change Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - Supports solutions to the most significant problems that are transformational, evidence-based, feasible, durable and radically different in scale, scope and complexity.
Electric mobility technology in Georgia: a research opportunity and investment in our future Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - Recently UGA announced its Electric Mobility Initiative, which will bring together students, faculty and staff together from various disciplines to support research and development, sustainability, security and regulation, community and economic development, and business impacts from this industry. Together with private funding, UGA will invest $1 million to create new initiatives to support e-mobility research and development, including a new certificate program in the College of Engineering and battery research in our new I-STEM complex.
New Research Advisory Group formed Friday, January 28, 2022 - The Office of Research is hosting a Research Advisory Group with the goal of fostering open and ongoing discussion on opportunities to save time, remove obstacles and improve service and support for our research community. 
Leading Culture Change Through Professional Societies of Biology Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - The BIO-LEAPS program aims to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the biological sciences broadly by leveraging the leadership, broad reach and unique ability of professional societies to create culture change in the life sciences.
A Resolution for 2022: Improving Listening, Learning, and Communicating Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - Vice President for Research Karen Burg discusses a very important topic: communications. Simply put, an organization with dysfunctional communications is very likely to be dysfunctional itself.
NSF updated Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide Thursday, January 13, 2022 - NSF's updated Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide went into effect Oct. 4, 2021.
New DOE interim conflict of interest policy Monday, January 10, 2022 - DOE issued an interim conflict of interest policy that addresses both financial and organizational conflicts of interest.
NIH expands requirements for reporting scope of other support Monday, January 10, 2022 - Starting Jan. 25, 2022, Investigators identified as senior/key personnel on new National Institutes of Health projects and renewals will need to provide expanded disclosures of other support including third party contracts and agreements.
FY2023 Faculty Seed Grants in the Sciences Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - The Office of Research announces the FY2023 cycle for the Faculty Seed Grants in the Sciences: Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering. Deadline: March 1, 2022.
The First Five Months in Review Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - Vice President for Research Karen Burg looks back on the first few months of her tenure, including initiatives to make improvements to Office of Research human infrastructure, IRB approval timelines for human subjects research, physical and information-technology infrastructure, internal communications, and support for the humanities and arts.
NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - The S&CC program supports integrative research that addresses fundamental technological and social science dimensions of smart and connected communities and pilots solutions together with communities.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: UGA Collaboration Discovery Channel on MS Teams Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - Join the UGA Collaboration Discovery channel on MS Teams to share your research, find partners, build teams, discuss new ideas, and get updates on the various research projects across campus.
IACUC updated guidelines Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - IACUC updated guidelines for ferret housing in T2000 containment caging and ferret inhalant anesthesia for brief, non-painful procedures.
Meet our Research OIT team! Monday, November 15, 2021 - The Office of Information Technology within the Office of Research works to improve the IT applications and services on which many UGA researchers rely.
UGA joins ResearchMatch Monday, November 8, 2021 - UGA is now a member institution of ResearchMatch, an online tool to help researchers conducting health-related human research studies with participant recruitment. 
Airgas – Liquid Nitrogen Purchasing Challenges & Solutions Friday, October 22, 2021 - Airgas informed UGA that they are experiencing shortages of 230L containers as well as labor challenges. While Airgas is low on 230L liquid nitrogen cylinders, they have a surplus of 180L cylinders. Airgas is working to resolve both of these issues.
NSF: Biodiversity on a Changing Planet (BoCP) Thursday, October 21, 2021 - The Biodiversity on a Changing Planet program is a cross directorate and international program led by NSF that invites submission of interdisciplinary proposals addressing grand challenges in biodiversity science within the context of unprecedented environmental change.
CDC: Vector-Borne Disease Regional Centers of Excellence Thursday, October 21, 2021 - The purpose of this NOFO is to support research to improve national capacity to address the growing problem of vector-borne diseases via continued support for regional Centers of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases.
New working group will address research infrastructure Monday, October 18, 2021 - Watch for opportunities to contribute to the working group’s discussion of needs to support our research enterprise.
NSF: Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase II (TRIPODS) Monday, October 18, 2021 - NSF's Harnessing the Data Revolution Big Idea is a national-scale activity to enable new modes of data-driven discovery that will allow fundamental questions to be asked and answered at the frontiers of science and engineering.
NSF: Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Community Research Infrastructure Program Monday, October 18, 2021 - The Computer and Information Science and Engineering Community Research Infrastructure program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines by funding the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure.
NIH: Development of Microbiome-Related Approaches for Diagnosis/Mitigation/Treatment of Radiation Injuries (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Monday, October 11, 2021 - The purpose of this FOA is to support research that will advance the understanding of how the microbiome affects radiation injury.
DOC: US Marine Life Observations: Coordinated Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) and Animal Telemetry Network (ATN) Activities to Ensure Resilient, Productive Ecosystems and Human Communities in the Face of Change Monday, October 11, 2021 - This program supports proposals that: (1) build upon the foundation established by MBON, ATN and the US IOOS Regional Associations to work across sectors and disciplines towards an integrated, sustained marine life observing capability for the U.S. ocean, coasts and Great Lakes, from estuaries to the deep ocean.
NIH: Systems Biology for Infectious Diseases (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Monday, October 11, 2021 - The purpose of the FOA is to support research that employs systems biology approaches to human pathogens.
IRB Turnaround Times Monday, October 11, 2021 - Due to recent staff turnover, the turnaround times for IRB reviews are longer than usual.