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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, with an emphasis on broadening participation of groups who are underrepresented and underserved by traditional computing courses and careers.

Amount: $2,000,000

Deadline: Aug. 18, 2022

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Supports equity in STEM education from pre-kindergarten through high school by advancing the equitable and inclusive integration of technology in STEM education to prepare a highly proficient and diverse technological and computational STEM workforce through public and private partnerships and collaborations.

Amount: $5,000,000

Due date: Aug. 1, 2022

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Funds team-based research projects to accelerate further optimization and development of genome editing-based therapeutic leads towards IND-enabling studies and an IND (Investigational New Drug) application submission to the FDA.

Amount: $5,000,000

Deadline: July 19, 2022

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Announcements From the VPR

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 these communities, the university actively fosters partnerships with individuals and organizations, including businesses large and small.

Indeed, strong partnerships with industry are critical for UGA to reach its goals, including our research goals. Industry partners support the research enterprise by providing pathways to market for faculty inventions, as well as funding cutting-edge research and scholarship to expand human understanding and drive innovation. UGA’s industry partners also provide valuable experiential learning opportunities for our students, such as internships and coops, not to mention hiring our students once they graduate.

For example, UGA’s longstanding relationship with Boehringer-Ingelheim has produced numerous, tangible outcomes that have advanced human and animal health around the world, provided rich experiential learning and professional development opportunities for UGA students, and helped to prepare the next generation of leaders in veterinary medicine.

To support and expand vital collaborations like the one we’ve enjoyed with Boehringer-Ingelheim, last year the university created the Office of Business Engagement (OBE) reporting jointly to the Office of Research (OoR) and Development & Alumni Relations (DAR). Led by Executive Director Kyle Tschepikow, OBE’s mission is to cultivate long-term, holistic partnerships with companies that help expand the positive impact of the business and our university. It focuses on three primary objectives:

  • Connecting companies to programs and people across campus
  • Facilitating university-industry research collaboration
  • Attracting philanthropic support to advance UGA’s mission

OBE is meant to serve as UGA’s front door for companies looking to partner with us, while also providing resources, support and guidance to faculty who wish to engage in industry-sponsored activities. The office works closely with Innovation Gateway, Sponsored Projects Administration, the UGA Career Center, schools, colleges and other units to support a coordinated and strategic approach to industry engagement.

Physically located within the Innovation District (the innovation spaces at the interface of UGA and downtown Athens) at One Press Place, OBE’s joint reporting line to Research and DAR recognizes its importance as a connector, an organizer and a facilitator across the university. Through its activity, OBE will also work alongside our Small Business Development Center, Student Entrepreneurship Program and Innovation Gateway to grow UGA’s culture of innovation.

Indeed, if we are to grow that culture of innovation, we must do it collaboratively with our industry partners. They provide the vital pathway that connects many of our research discoveries with their practical application in the world. I’m excited about the potential of this new OoR/DAR initiative; please do reach out to Kyle at kyletsch@uga.edu if you have questions about forming or expanding partnerships with industry.

Wishing you a smooth transition to a productive and refreshing summer.

Karen J. L. Burg
Vice President for Research
Harbor Lights Chair in Biomedical Research

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In response to the change in UGA RIF requirements, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has revised its policy and guidelines for postdoc appointments and terminations.

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. Faculty/units can choose which best suits their needs based on the nature of the funding available. The defined-term option requires an up-front defined end date and formal continuation letters, and has less notice requirement at the time of separation, while the open-term option does not require a defined end date or formal continuation letters, but requires additional notice at termination (and may be subject to RIF if the position is state funded). 

Details of these changes can be found on pages 3 and 4 of the updated UGA Policy for Postdoctoral Appointments, found here. Updated templates for both defined-term and open-term offer letters can be found here and must be used for all new postdoctoral appointments effective April 11, 2022.  

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Announcements Find Funding Humanities and Arts Large Grant Opportunities

Funds projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education and public programming in the humanities, strengthening efforts to make humanities collections widely accessible.

Amount: $350,000

Deadline: July 19, 2022

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Announcements Find Funding Humanities and Arts Large Grant Opportunities

Supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats to attract a broad, general, nonspecialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries or other cultural institutions.

Amount: $400,000

Deadline: June 8, 2022

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Supports teams of three or more PIs to cross boundaries of interdisciplinary collaboration to elucidate the contributions of dynamic circuit activity to a specific behavioral or neural system.

Amount: $7,200,000

Deadline: June 14, 2022

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Supports a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary team developing transformative genomic approaches to address a biomedical problem using a clinical application of genomic knowledge, data and methods.

Amount: $11,325,000

Deadline: June 22, 2022

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The AFRI SAS RFA is soliciting creative and visionary projects developed by transdisciplinary teams that integrate research, education and extension activities and effectively use a systems approach to promote convergence of science and technology to solve challenges to current and future food and agricultural production systems. Projects that use genomics, prescriptive interventions, artificial intelligence, data systems management and/or automation for providing solutions in the topic areas of focus are encouraged.

Amount: $10,000,000

Deadline: July 28, 2022

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