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UH Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Mission

To honor this historic event, the University of Houston will celebrate the lunar landing and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon.

The celebration includes:

The Driven to Explore Exhibit | Google Space Virtual Reality | Micro-G Next | Space Rocks | Artemis Program | Moonshot: Historical Documents Exhibit | Human Space Exploration: Past and Future Challenges Panel Discussion | Internship Opportunities at NASA

Learn More >

Campus News

UH System Launches $2 Million Technology Bridging Fund

The Chancellor’s Technology Bridging Fund will offer grants to qualifying faculty to cover costs between proof of concept and commercialization.

The Role of Racial Discrimination in Alcohol Abuse

Associate professor of Psychology Andres Viana will study a group of 150 self-admitted Latinx drinkers and will examine whether negative experiences, such as racial discrimination, increase their anxiety and drinking patterns.

New Low-Cost Thermoelectric Material Works at Room Temperature

Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH Director Zhifeng Ren and post-doctoral researcher Jun Mao say a new thermoelectric cooling material is inexpensive to produce and works efficiently at room temperature.

Upcoming Events

July 22-26: Moonshot: Historical Documents on Human Space Flight
2nd floor of MD Anderson Library

July 24: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Mission
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
UH Student Center

July 24: Human Space Exploration: Past and Future Challenges Panel Discussion
12 p.m.-2 p.m.
UH Student Center Theater

July 25: Machine Learning and Geophysical Inversion
11:30 p.m.-1 p.m.
Classroom and Business Building (CBB), Room 310

July 25: Startup Pains: What I Wish I Knew
4 p.m.
UH Technology Bridge, Innovation Center, Building 4, Floor 2

July 25: Comedy Show: Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to go to Graduate School
6 p.m.
UH Student Center Theater

August 6 & 7: Big Data & Machine Learning
10 a.m. -4 p.m.
Agrawal Engineering Research Building, Room 200

Announcements

Startup Pains: What I Wish I Knew

Startup Pains is a monthly talk given by researchers-turned-entrepreneurs. These researchers share their experiences about starting a company and the transition from scientist to business owner. This month's speaker is Carlos Genty, CEO & CTO of Critical X Solutions.

Join us from 4 to 5pm on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

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Division News

 

The Health Research Institute Launches New Website

The Division of Research is thrilled to announce the launch of the Health Research Institute (HRI) website.

HRI participates in a vast array of research projects that range from substance abuse, access to health care, social determinants of health and much more. The new website aims to connect HRI with other researchers across the nation to affect positive change in diverse communities.

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View past announcements on the Division of Research website.

Recent Grant Awards

AEROSOL AND PM EMISSION OPTIMIZATION OF THE COMMUNITY MULTISCALE AIR QUALITY MODELING SYSTEM (CMAQ) WITH DEEP NEURAL NETWORKS

PI/Department: Yunsoo Choi, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Sponsor: Anyang University flow thru from National Institute of Environmental Research
Amount: $37,930

Featured Funding Opportunities

Health Science, Engineering & Technology Social Sciences, Art & Humanities Education
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Funding Agency: NIA
Title: NIA Program Project Application (P01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Abstract Deadline: 9/25/19

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites the submission of investigator-initiated program project (P01) applications addressing scientific areas relevant to the NIA mission. Each application submitted to this FOA must include at least three related research projects that share a common central theme, focus, and/overall objective and an administrative core to lead the project. Revision applications should include expansion of an existing, or proposal of a new, project or projects within a program project.

Funding Agency: NIAAA
Title: Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers (P60 Clinical Trial Optional)
Application Deadline: 10/19/19

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers using the P60 mechanism which requires a dissemination core to initiate and expand community education related to the activities of the center. The overall purpose of the NIAAA Alcohol Research Center program is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute's mission.

These topics include, but are not limited to: the nature, etiology, genetics, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of alcohol use disorder, alcohol-related end organ diseases and their biomedical, psychosocial, and economic consequences across the lifespan and racial/ethnic groups and other health disparity populations. Centers also are regional or national resources that contribute to the development of new research methods, technologies and approaches that sustain innovative goal-directed research.

Funding Agency: NIAAA
Title: Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)
Application Deadline: 11/14/19

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for specialized Alcohol Research Centers using the P50 mechanism. The overall purpose of the NIAAA Alcohol Research Center program is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute's mission.

These topics include, but are not limited to: the nature, etiology, genetics, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of alcohol use disorder, alcohol-related end organ diseases and their biomedical, psychosocial, and economic consequences across the lifespan and racial/ethnic groups and other health disparity populations. Centers also are regional or national resources that contribute to the development of new research methods, technologies and approaches that sustain innovative goal-directed research.

Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Title: Health Care’s Role in Meeting Patients’ Needs
Pre-Application Deadline: 8/15/19
Application Deadline: 10/14/19

The goals of the program are to: Use evidence and engagement to articulate a set of principles describing bold aspirations for the health care sector to be responsive to patients' goals, needs, and life circumstances, along the full spectrum of population health improvement activities.

These principles should be supported by a set of clear, tested messages that resonate with audiences we aim to reach and influence (Part I, Clear Principles); Demonstrate-with concrete examples, and using the principles identified in Part I-how health care can and should help the people they serve live their healthiest lives, with a focus on making change within health care delivery systems (Part II, Guidance); Identify and execute communications strategies targeted to health care leaders and stakeholders (Parts I and II, Clear Principles and Guidance).

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Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Title: Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program focuses on geochemical processes in terrestrial Earth's surface environmental systems, as well as the interaction of geochemical and biological processes. The program supports field, laboratory, theoretical, and modeling studies of these processes and related mechanisms at all spatial and temporal scales. Studies may address:

1) inorganic and/or organic geochemical processes occurring at or near the Earth's surface now and in the past, and across the broad spectrum of interfaces ranging in scale from planetary and regional to mineral-surface and supramolecular; 2) the role of life in the transformation and evolution of Earth's geochemical cycles; 3) surficial chemical and biogeochemical systems and cycles, including their modification through environmental change and human activities; 4) low-temperature aqueous geochemical processes; 5) mineralogy and chemistry of earth materials; 6) geomicrobiology and biomineralization processes; and 7) medical mineralogy and geochemistry.

The Program encourages research that focuses on geochemical processes as they are coupled with physical and biological processes in the critical zone. The Program also supports work on the development of tools, methods, and models for the advancement of low-temperature geochemistry and geobiology.

Funding Agency: NCI
Title: Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
Application Deadline: 12/4/19

The purpose of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students recognized by their institutions for their high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers.

The award will facilitate the transition of talented graduate students into successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments, and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) does not allow applicants to propose to lead an independent clinical trial, but does allow applicants to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a sponsor or co-sponsor.

Funding Agency: DARPA
Title: Securing Information for Encrypted Verification and Evaluation (SIEVE)
Abstract Deadline: 7/31/19
Application Deadline: 9/20/19

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of zero-knowledge proofs for complex, DoD-relevant capabilities. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.

Social Science, Arts and Humanities

Funding Agency: Department of Education
Title: American History and Civics Education: National Convenings
Internal Deadline: 7/29/19
Application Deadline: 8/12/19

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)'s Division of Education Programs is offering a fifteen-month cooperative agreement to a qualified organization to:

1) host two national convenings with the goal of assessing the state of, and best practices in, the teaching of American history, civics, and government in K-12 education; 2) publish a report to disseminate the convenings' findings, including a national forum in Washington D.C. to launch the report and 3.) implement a robust national publicity strategy to the education community and general public. The goal of the project will be to highlight innovative evidence-based approaches, learning strategies, and professional development, with an emphasis on activities and programs that benefit low-income and underserved populations.

Limited Submission Applications are submitted through this Sharepoint site.

Funding Agency: Department of Labor
Title: Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor
Nomination Deadline: 8/19/19

The purpose of the award is to recognize exceptional efforts to reduce the worst forms of child labor--in view of inspiring and motivating others working toward this end. The award's two major goals are:

- To honor and give public recognition to a recipient demonstrating extraordinary efforts to combat the worst forms of child labor internationally, and who shares qualities demonstrated by Iqbal Masih including leadership, courage, integrity, and a search to end the labor exploitation of children

- To raise awareness about the worst forms of child labor internationally

For more information about available grants, visit our Pivot system or Grants.gov.

Lindsay Lewis | University of Houston Division of Research
lrlewis@uh.edu | uh.edu/research | 713-743-0951

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