Artificial Intelligence (AI) has advanced tremendously and today promises personalized healthcare; enhanced national security; improved transportation; and more effective education, to name just a few benefits. Increased computing power, the availability of large datasets and streaming data, and algorithmic advances in machine learning (ML) have made it possible for AI development to create new sectors of the economy and revitalize industries.
Submitting your first successful R01 is a major challenge, but there is a way to make that task more productive and enjoyable! The University of Utah's KL2 Program, (part of the Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (Utah CCTS)) is organizing R01 writing groups that will include up to 5-7 junior faculty members each that are pursuing their first R01 NIH award (or equivalent). Each group will be headed by one or two senior faculty members with extensive success with NIH awards and study section reviewer experience. The groups will foster peer and senior mentoring to produce top quality grant submissions.
Cities are hotspots of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Achieving livable climate scenarios in the future depends on cities reducing carbon emissions today. Complex societal problems, such as reducing emissions and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, can be effectively addressed only through interdisciplinary research that identifies new approaches and opportunities.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking interdisciplinary and transformative project concepts for the W. M. Keck Foundation. Keck seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in a field. Funding requests are for $1,000,000 in direct costs over three years. Indirect costs are not supported. Larger budget requests and award extensions are not allowed.
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.