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UH Receives $1.39 Million Grant to Develop Faster, More Reliable Writing Assessment

Milena Keller-Margulis, associate professor of school psychology in the College of Education, is principal investigator of a new federal grant to improve writing assessments.

The research comes amid ongoing criticism of lengthy test preparation happening in some schools across the country, with students spending hours on practice exams. Instead, Keller-Margulis focuses on educators using a short but effective approach to check students’ basic academic skills and then track their progress.

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Campus News

Research Yields New Clues to the Origin of Tamu Massif

Tamu Massif made news in 2013, thought to be the world's largest volcano. New research offers a better look at the volcano's formation and throws doubt on that claim.

Teets Receives Two NSM Faculty Awards

Thomas Teets, assistant professor of chemistry, is the first faculty to receive both the John C. Butler Excellence in Teaching Award and the NSM Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Research.

Bauer Assistant Dean Shares Research on Gen Z in the Workforce

As Gen Z begins to enter the workplace, we are noticing the creativity, competitive spirit and entrepreneurial mindset they bring to work. The best companies are realizing the only way to compete and thrive in the future, is to involve our future leaders in the process of their corporate growth now.

Upcoming Events

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

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

Announcements

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 | Internship Opportunities at NASA

Learn More

Division News

 

2018 Research & Innovation Annual Report

The UH Research & Innovation report is a comprehensive overview of the collective and individual research and commercialization outcomes achieved by the UH community. The report highlights major institutional initiatives as well as statistical data that captures performance across UH’s enterprise.

View Report

View past announcements on the Division of Research website.

Recent Grant Awards

PRINCIPLES FOR TUNING TARGET SELECTIVITY IN SIGNALING PROTEINS

PI/Department: Margaret Cheung-Wyker, Physics
Sponsor: National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Amount: $1,131,944


INNOVATIVE FINANCING STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN HURRICANE PRONE REGIONS

PI/Department: Lingguang Song, Construction Management
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration flow thru from U.S. Department of Commerce
Amount: $750,000


IPA FOR CRAIG GLENNIE TO USACE-ERDC CRREL

PI/Department: Craig Len Glennie, Civil Engineering
Sponsor: U.S. Army Engineer Research & Dev. Ctr, Cold Regions Research & Eng. Laboratory
Amount: $466,723


COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: DESIGNING NEW PHOSPHORS USING COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL CO-DISCOVERY

PI/Department: Jakoah Brgoch, Chemistry
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Amount: $213,332


A 3-MONTH, RANDOMIZED, PLACEBOCONTROLLED, DOUBLEMASKED, MULTI-CENTER STUDY TO EVALUATE THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF TOPICAL OCULAR UNR844 IN SUBJECTS WITH PRESBYOPIA

PI/Department: Kathryn L. Richdale, Optometry
Sponsor: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Amount: $141,225


Noyce Master Teacher Fellowship Program

PI/Department: Robert Wimpelberg, Education
Sponsor: Rice University flow thru from National Science Foundation
Amount: $116,933


DEMOCRACY AND THE NEXT AMERICAN ECONOMY: WHERE PROSPERITY MEETS JUSTICE

PI/Department: Nicolas Kanellos, Hispanic Studies
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Amount: $75,000


PROTOCOL 885: A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE BIOTRUE ONEDAY FOR ASTIGMATISM SOFT CONTACT LENS WHEN WORN ON A DAILY BASIS

PI/Department: Jan Pg Bergmanson, Optometry
Sponsor: Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America
Amount: $54,800


PRISM: PERSON-CENTERED RESEARCH ON THE IMPACT OF SKIPPING MEALS

PI/Department: Craig Allen Johnston, Health and Human Performance
Sponsor: The Peanut Institute
Amount: $50,000


COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS ANALYSIS OF CHOKE VALVES

PI/Department: Kamran Alba, Engineering Technology
Sponsor: Master Flo Valve (USA), Inc.
Amount: $6,017

Featured Funding Opportunities

Health Science, Engineering & Technology Social Sciences, Art & Humanities Education
Image Health

Funding Agency: NIA
Title: Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Internal Deadline: 8/30/19
Application Deadline: 10/22/19

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to develop and maintain a Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center (NSC3). Applicants should be familiar with Nathan Shock Centers (NSC) activities, but they do not need to be part of an active Center.

Major activities of the proposed NSC3 will include improving visibility of the NSC nationally and internationally, improving collaboration and coordination among NSC, enhancing NSC training activities, facilitating the sharing of resources, and interacting with NIA and NSC to develop strategies and plans for further development. The successful application will include a proposal to improve transparency and the interactions of NSC with the research community. It should also leverage existing bioinformatics resources. Limited Submission Applications are submitted through this Sharepoint site.

Funding Agency: NIH
Title: Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging (P30 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
LOI Deadline: 9/21/2019
Application Deadline: 10/21/19

This FOA aims to provide support, including competitive renewals, for the Centers known as the Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging (NSC). These Center grants will provide funding for leadership, training, and research activities that will increase and disseminate scientific knowledge in the research areas supported by the NIA's Division of Aging Biology (https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dab).

The NSC provide intellectual leadership and innovation, training, pertinent cores focused on the needs of the field and opportunities for research career development for future leaders, both within and beyond their institutions. They also collaborate substantially with other NSCs, the NSC Coordinating Center and other NIA-funded Centers. The NSC awards are intended for institutions committed to research on the basic biology of aging, but previous funding in this area is not necessary.

Funding Agency: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Title: Blood Cancer Discoveries Grant Program
LOI Deadline: 9/3/19
Notification of Full Application Invite: 9/16/19
Full Application Deadline: 11/4/19

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group call for competitive proposals to support groundbreaking early-stage research that can lead to advances in the treatment and cure of blood cancers and potentially other cancers as well.

Image Science, Engineering, & Technology

Funding Agency: NIH
Title: Improvement of Animal Models for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (R24)
Application Deadline: 9/7/19

This FOA encourages applications from institutions and organizations proposing research aimed at characterizing animal stem cells and improving existing and creating new, animal models for human disease conditions. The intent of this initiative is to facilitate the use of stem cell-based therapies for regenerative medicine.

The initiative focuses on the following areas: 1) comparative analysis of animal and human stem cells to provide information for selection of the most predictive and informative model systems; 2) development of new technologies for stem cell characterization and transplantation; and 3) improvement of animal disease models for stem cell-based therapeutic applications.

Funding Agency: NASA
Title: ROSES 2019: Heliophysics System Observatory Data Support
Application Deadline: 8/1/19

The Heliophysics System Observatory Data Support (HSO Data Support) program solicits proposals for ground-based solar and coronagraphic observations that would complement and provide context for the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) data set, and enable an enhanced science return from the mission. These observations are expected to cover as much as possible of the 30 days before and 30 days after the 2019 and 2020 perihelia: 1 September 2019, 29 January 2020, 07 June 2020, and 27 September 2020.

Social Science, Arts and Humanities

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Title: Media Projects: Production Grants
Internal Deadline:7/17/19
Application Deadline:8/14/19

The Media Projects program supports documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. (You can find a more detailed description of the humanities here.)

Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects that we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience. Limited Submission Applications are submitted through this Sharepoint site.

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Title: Media Projects: Development Grants
Internal Deadline: 7/17/19
Application Deadline: 8/14/19

The Media Projects program supports documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical.

The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects that we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience. Limited Submission Applications are submitted through this Sharepoint site.

Funding Agency: The Trull Foundation
Title: Grants
Internal Deadline: 8/5/19
Application Deadline: 9/16/19

The Foundation strives to help children; those affected by substance abuse; the Palacios Texas area; and the coastal Texas environment. Grants must be used for charitable or educational purpose.

The Foundation may:

  • Help prospective grantees consider their funding resources and help plan project assistance.
  • Support established agencies in development of new programs or in expansion of existing programs.
  • Give priority to projects in Texas, rural Texas communities, and the Foundation's four focus areas.
  • Match other resources and offer challenge grants.
  • Cooperate with other foundations in funding projects.

Limited Submission Applications are submitted through this Sharepoint site.

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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