Announcements and Events
Improving Mobility through Simulation
August 27, 2018
Focusing on mobility and cognition, the Mind & Brain Health Lab at UNMC studies how humans behave when interacting with technology in-the-lab and in-the-field. Learn how simulation and research has developed intervention techniques to improve health, mobility, and the quality of life in individuals of all ages.
Small Business Roundtable Discussion with DoD-Navy
August 30, 2018, 1-4pm
Lincoln, NE Innovation Campus
Join the Director, Department of the Navy, Office of Small Business Programs, Ms. Emily Harman for a Roundtable Discussion at Nebraska's Innovation Campus:
- Listen to confirmed guest speakers from Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs and a distinguished retired Naval Sea System Command SES discuss the SBIR/STTR Program
- Participate in a Roundtable discussion where small businesses will share their experiences and problems with opinions on potential solutions
- One-on-ones with a former executive of the Department of the Navy will follow the discussion
How and Why AVR Is Changing the World
September 14, 2018
EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual and Augmented Reality based knowledge transfer for industry and education. We believe that knowledge is a Human Right, and it’s our goal to make knowledge available, affordable, and accessible for every human on the planet. To do this, we’re creating the next generation of Virtual and Augmented Reality tools to increase the world’s knowledge transfer capabilities.
National Modeling & Simulation Coalition
September 25-26, 2018
The 2018 National Modeling & Simulation Coalition (NM&SC) National Meeting will take place September 25-26 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. The 2018 NM&SC National Meeting, centered on the theme of Improving Human Performance & Effectiveness, will feature several noteworthy keynote speakers, engaging panel sessions and unparalleled networking opportunities.
2018 Regenerative Medicine Inner Ear Biology & Regeneration Research Conference
FY 18 Funding Opportunities for the Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program
Pre-Application Deadline: October 18, 2018
The intent of the GWIRP NIA is to support investigators new to the field of GWI research at different stages of career development. This award enables such investigators to compete for funding separately from investigators with established programs of GWI research. Previous experience in GWI research is allowed, but not required. However, applications naming a Principal Investigator (PI) with limited background in GWI research are strongly encouraged to include collaboration with investigators who are experienced in GWI research and/or possess other relevant expertise to strengthen the application. The application should describe how the collaboration(s) will augment the PI’s ability to address the research question.
29th Annual Nebraska Data Users Conference
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
8:30AM - 4:30PM
University of Nebraska at Omaha, CPACS Building
Registration before August 8: $75 (includes materials, parking, and lunch)
Registration after August 8: $90
FY 18 Funding Opportunities for the Department of Defense Vision Research Program
Pre-Application Deadline: September 4, 2018
The FY18 VRP FTTSA is intended to support a highly collaborative and translational team
initiative that will fundamentally advance the understanding and treatment of eye injury and/or
visual dysfunction that result from a military-relevant traumatic event (e.g., blast, blunt, thermal,
chemical, biological, directed energy, ionizing radiation).
Core Facility Grant Program for New Users
Deadline: Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please allow 2 – 3 weeks for review and decision on the proposal. Note that funds must be used by June 30, 2019; no new award will be made after March 31, 2019.
This grant program is aimed at encouraging new users to employ NU core facilities in their research. The program is open to all faculty from any of the NU campuses. Awards are intended to be used to gather new or additional data for strengthening a grant proposal (new or resubmission) or for addressing reviewer concerns associated with a peer-reviewed manuscript.
UNO’s eligible core facility:
• Machining and Prototyping Core Facility
Great Plains IDeA-CTR 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting
NU Collaboration Initiative and November 9th Retreat
The Collaboration Initiative is designed to help University of Nebraska researchers become more competitive for extramural funding. It helps foster meaningful collaborations that leverage the full intellectual capacity of faculty across the campuses.
This year’s faculty-grant Request for Applications (RFA) will solicit proposals from multi-campus multidisciplinary teams that help position them to compete for extramural funding. Researchable topics will not be administratively predefined, but applications must be designed to strengthen the team’s future funding proposal.
The University of Nebraska also will introduce a Big Ideas initiative jointly with the University of Nebraska Foundation. Faculty ideas will be solicited, via a proposal process, that build upon the University’s strengths to impact Nebraska and the world. Big Ideas will require an investment of more than $25 million and will be used by the University and Foundation to attract and inspire private giving in the years ahead.
Retreat (mandatory to be eligible for Planning Grant or Seed Grant funding): Friday, November 9, 2018 from 9:30AM - 3:30PM in Lincoln, NE. Registration opens September 24.
Proposals due: January 11, 2019.
Questions? Contact Angela Dibbert in the Provost's Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Plains IDeA-CTR and Center for Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) Mentoring Workshop
November 8th-9th, 2018 at UNMC
CIMER provides resources for organizations and institutions to improve research mentoring relationships. These workshops do not teach attendees mentoring best practices, but instead aim to increase attendees' knowledge of the Entering Mentoring and Entering Research curricula and help them gain confidence in their facilitation skills. Up to 2 individuals from UNO, who would be willing to provide future research mentor training on campus, may attend this training.
In this two-day event, participants will learn about what being is Trained Facilitator is all about (https://sites.google.com/view/nrmnfacilitatorcertification/home/nrmn-trained-facilitator) training curriculum designed for research mentors across career stages. Participants will have the opportunity to focus on a specific curriculum from the Entering Mentoring series, including Mentor Training for Researchers in the medical sciences.
During Day 1, participants will learn evidence-based approaches to research mentor training.
During Day 2, participants will gain the knowledge, confidence, and facilitation skills needed to design and implement trainings at their institution or organization.
Who Might Be Interested in Participating:
- Faculty or administrators from colleges/universities
- Those who are mentoring trainees in Health Science fields or working with mentors whose trainees are in Health Science area.
NOTE: This is not a mentee facilitator training.
Contact Dr. Sara Myers at email@example.com to indicate your interest in participating.
MavGrants Training Dates
Fall 2018 training dates coming soon. To request a group training, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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