Jan. 20, 2016
This Friday
Finding and Using Census Data To Win Grants
10 - 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22
Board of Trustees Conference Room, Admin. Building, Boca campus
A U.S Census Bureau data dissemination specialist will present resources and data tools available to grant writers and researchers. Register here.
Frontiers in Science Lecture Series
3:30 p.m. Jan. 22
Room 126, BC-71 Medicine Bldg.
The College of Science kicks off the 16th season of their Frontiers in Science lecture series with opening remarks from V.P. for Research Daniel Flynn, Ph.D. To view the schedule, click here.
Neuroscience Seminar Series
4 - 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26
Room 106, EE-96 Engineering Bldg., Boca Campus
"Non-spatial sequence memory: Cells, systems, and aging" will be presented by Dr. Tim Allen, FIU Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience. To view the schedule, click here.
Insider's Tips on NIH Review
2 - 3:30 Jan.27
Board of Trustees Conference Room, Admin. Building, Boca campus
Daniel Flynn, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, will provide an "insider's" look into the NIH review process. To register, click here
Medicine Lecturer Series
12:45 - 1:50 p.m. Jan. 29
Room 130, Medicine (BC-71)
Associate professor of biomedical science Vijaya Iragavarpu, Ph.D., wi ll kick off the first of five lectures with a presentation on tumor growth.
To view the College of Medicine's distinguished lecture series schedule, click here .
NIH Workshop: ASSISTance with NIH's Online System
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3
OIT Computer Lab, Room 146
Learn about NIH's online system for the preparation, submission and tracking of grant applications. Space is limited to 20. Additional sessions will be offered if there's sufficient interest. To register, click here.
Funding Opportunities
Gulf Research Program
Multiple deadlines
The Gulf Research Program has announced three competitions and a synthesis grant. For more details, click  here.
Development of New Technologies and Bioengineering Solutions for the Advancement of Cell Replacement Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes
Letter of intent due: May 28, applications by June 28
This program seeks Small Business Innovation Research grant applications for funding to perform research leading to the development of innovative technologies that may advance progress toward more effective cell replacement therapies for Type 1 diabetes. Read more here.
More Funding Opportunities
Visit the Division of Research funding opportunities  page for additional solicitations. 
Bioengineer's New NIH Grant Will Develop Esophageal Cancer Stent
Bioengineer Yunqing (Kevin) Kang, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering, has received a $141,743 grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel biodegradable polymer stent for esophageal cancer. The stent will be designed to prevent complications  such as bleeding that result from  surgically implanted metal mesh stents, today's  gold standard for treating inoperable patients with this type of cancer. 

Kang's stent will be a drug delivery system. Today's stents are unable to deliver anti-cancer drugs to treat esophageal tumors and prevent  ... read more .
Pediatric Surgeon Researcher Appointed Interim Dean of the College of Medicine
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine announced last week the appointment of Arthur J. Ross, M.D., M.B.A., as interim dean. He succeeds David J. Bjorkman, M.D., M.S.P.H., who announced that he would step down as dean and executive director of medical affairs effective Jan. 1. As interim dean, Ross will determine how to best position the college for its next phase of growth.

Ross recently retired as dean at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is a past chair of the Governing Council for the American Medical Association Section on Medical Schools, and is the immediate past chair of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. READ MORE.
Virtual Fence System Protecting Human and Wildlife, Subject of Seminar on Boca Campus This Thursday
After building a virtual fence system, a computer scientist  and his team deployed it for human and wildlife protection in a tiger reserve in India and at a rhinoceros park in South Africa.  The system makes it possible to detect poachers, tigers and rhinos, with classification based on micropower radar and millimeter- scale computers. These tiny devices are part of a battery-powered wireless mesh network that reaches ranger base stations. 

FAU's Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering is hosting the computer scientist behind this system on Thursday on FAU's Boca Raton campus. In 
Taming the Environment in Wireless Sensor Network,  Anish Arora, Ph.D., will detail how data-driven machine learning has been used to achieve acceptably precise sensing. He will ... read more.
eRA Commons Status Screen for Principal Investigators Now Mobile Friendly 
The NIH updated their eRA system on January 15 to include mobile access to the eRA Commons Status Screen for PIs. This new feature will give investigators the convenience of tracking and managing grant applications on a wide range of devices such as smartphones and tablets. PIs can view the new mobile-friendly website by going to the eRA Commons mobile login page  and providing their credentials as they normally would when accessing eRA Commons. READ MORE. 
Tell Us About Your Research Successes for the Next Edition of the FAU Research Magazine 
The Division of Research invites ideas for its next edition of the
Owl Research & Innovation magazine. Stories on new externally funded research projects and significant new developments on currently funded sponsored research projects are encouraged. Coverage of major scholarly and creative projects, as well as student research achievements are welcome. Images that highlight the news items are also greatly appreciated. 

Send us your suggestions here

Expand Your Search for Research Funding 

To find university-based resources, expertise and collaborators, use Florida ExpertNet. Learn how to navigate Pivot, an online tool for funding and finding collaborators, with tutorial videos covering how to create an account, develop a profile, conduct online funding searches, etc. Click on the images below. 


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