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Dr. Erin Rothwell is named Interim Vice President for Research

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On December 1, 2021, President Taylor Randall has named Dr. Erin Rothwell as the interim vice president for research (VPR) of the University of Utah. Dr. Rothwell will fill the interim VPR vacated from Dr. Andy Weyrich who is departing the U to serve as president of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Dr. Rothwell will assume position on January 3, 2022.

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NSF MRSEC (NSF 21-625) Internal Competition Details

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The Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) program provides sustained support for materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. Each MRSEC addresses research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and multi-disciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. The MRSECs support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international organizations, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership, and is composed of two to three Interdisciplinary Research Groups, IRGs, each addressing a fundamental materials science topic aligned with the Division of Materials Research, DMR.

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U-POWER Research Pilot Project Program

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The Utah Center for Promotion of Work Equity Research (U-POWER), a NIOSH-funded Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health® is pleased to announce our first annual Research Pilot Project Program (RPPP) grant program! U-POWER is interested in innovative research from any discipline that explores the role of power in defining conditions of work that create inequity in work and affect the safety, health, and well-being of workers and communities. Applicants may request between $5,000 and $15,000 to perform research at any point along the research-to-practice continuum. We anticipate awarding between 2-5 awards during 2021-2022.

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Extramural Funding Opportunities in EDI Research

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The Vice President for Research Office has collected a list of extramural funding opportunities as part of our on-going commitment to support equitable, diverse, and inclusive research on our campus and in our broader communities. All available opportunities are published HERE, and will be updated bi-monthly. Please check each sponsor's solicitation for the most up-to-date information for each program, as the sponsor can change the details of the opportunity without notification.

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FY22 Distinguished Research Awards (DRA)

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The Distinguished Research Award (DRA) recognizes outstanding achievements in research by University of Utah tenured faculty. Up to three awards for outstanding achievements in research are awarded to University of Utah tenured faculty each year. This prestigious research award provides the faculty member with a $10,000 grant to pursue research and/or creative pursuits and recognition at the UofU Commencement.

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