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ORCA Internal Funding Deadlines Annouced

The Office of Research and Creative Activity is pleased to announce deadlines for all 2014-2015 internal funding opprtunities for faculty and students. They are the following:

Faculty Opportunities Proposal Deadlines Website
University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA) Full proposals: 11/03/2014 and 2/02/2015

Minigrants: First working day of each month, October through February
UCRCA
Fund for Investing in the Research Enterprise (FIRE) 12/16/2014 FIRE
Faculty Research International (FRI) 01/30/2015 FRI


Student Opportunities Proposal Deadlines Website
Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE 10/14/2014 and 02/17/2015 FUSE
Graduate Research and Creative Activity (GRACA) 01/20/2015 GRACA
University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA) First working day of each month, October through February UCRCA

Request for proposals will be released 8-10 weeks prior to each deadline. Further questions should be directed to unoorca@unomaha.edu



Winners of the 5th Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair Announced

As a student-focused university, UNO provides a variety of quality research and creative activity opportunities for students. To showcase these opportunities, we invited students to participate in the 5 th annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair. Prizes were given for top display/exhibits, oral presentations, performances, and posters. View a list of the recipients here.

To find out more about the fair visit the RCAF Page.

Further questions should be directed to unoorca@unomaha.edu



FY 2012 Services Report Now Available

On behalf of Dr. Scott Snyder, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity, we are pleased to provide the Services Report for Fiscal Year 2012 from the Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA).

This report includes all internal and external proposals submitted by UNO faculty and staff and awards received between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

To view the report, click on the link below or visit the SPR web page under the Newsletters and Reports tab. If you have any questions or comments, please contact ORCA at 554-2286.

FY 2012 Services Report



IRB Education Series Announced

Associate Vice Chancellor Scott Snyder and UNO's Office of Research and Creative Activity have coordinated with the UNMC/UNO Institutional Review Board to develop a spring semester IRB Education Series for the UNO community. The series provides a great way for faculty, staff and students who are involved or interested in human subject research to understand and navigate the IRB process.

The series kicked off on Thursday, January 31, with a presentation by Joe Brown, UNO Professor of Psychology and Vice Chair of the UNMC/UNO Institutional Review Board, who will share insights regarding "Recruitment and Compensation for Research Subjects: What is Ethical." The series continues with monthly presentations in February, March, and April and features speakers who will discuss various human subject research topics.

All sessions will be held from 12:00pm-1:00pm in UNO's Milo Bail Student Center, Gallery Room. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

See the attached flyer for the schedule of presentations and for registration information. UNO is not handling registration for these sessions. Attendees must register directly with IRB via the link on the flyer.

We hope you will join us for these interesting and informative sessions.



Nominations for the FUSE Speaker Series Now Being Accepted

The Office of Research and Creative Activity is accepting nominations for the 2013 FUSE Speaker Series. The Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) Speaker Series provides an opportunity for UNO students with FUSE grants to interact with those who are pursuing a successful career in research and creative activity. It encourages students to think about "Next Steps" and provides a forum for them to discuss potential issues as well as strategies for success. Faculty are invited to submit names of potential speakers. Nominations of young UNO alum speakers are encouraged but any distinguished speaker will be considered.

Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis

Speaker Series Nomination Page

For questions, please email unofuse@unomaha.edu or call Beth White at (402) 554-2292.



"Insights from the Inside" Brown Bag Powerpoint Now Available

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research hosted a brown bag event on November 8, 2011 to assist faculty and staff with their pursuits for external funding. In “Insights from the Inside.” Associate Vice Chancellor Scott Snyder will shared his insights on the pursuit of external funding, based on his serving over two years as a program director at the National Science Foundation.

His presentation is now available online.

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