The Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) provides support to faculty and core facilities for new equipment purchases and to replace or upgrade existing research instruments. Funding comes from the University’s indirect cost reimbursements.
On August 23rd, 2019, Professors Keunhan Park, Stephan LeBohec, Vikram Deshpande, and Yue Zhao obtained a formal membership into the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC). The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) is an international community of scientists focused on the direct detection of gravitational waves to study and explore the physics of gravity, gravitational wave science, and astronomical phenomena. This is the first LSC membership that has ever been granted in the University of Utah.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is launching a targeted seed grant program that is intended to foster campus-wide collaborations to facilitate the formation of new interdisciplinary, multi-investigator teams that will pursue significant external funding. In Fall 2019, the program will target two focal research areas:
Intramural funding opportunities are supported within the University of Utah and cater to University of Utah faculty looking for support on advanced or preliminary research projects. This includes seed and engine funding as well as specific challenges, initiatives and fellowships offered by various department, colleges or research units.
As of July 1, 2019, Dr. Jeff Botkin will officially step down from his role as the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance. Dr. Erin Rothwell, PhD, has been appointed as the new Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance for the University of Utah. Dr. Rothwell will have oversight for the Human Subjects Protection Program and the related compliance offices, including the Intuitional Review Board (IRB), Conflict of Interest (COI), Research Misconduct, Resource for Genetic and Epidemiologic Research (RGE), Research Education, and the Biosafety Committee.