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Seamless service for grant applications

Seamless service for grant applications

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. last spring and UNT worked quickly to respond by switching to remote operations, work in many departments pivoted to support the effort. In the middle of transitioning to working from home and figuring out plans to keep serving the UNT community, Grants and Contracts Administration was just ramping up. Chuck Tarantino, Assistant Vice President of grants...

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Autonomous vehicles that ‘talk’ to each other

Autonomous vehicles that ‘talk’ to each other

While autonomous vehicle technology has advanced significantly over the last decade, one persistent problem remains: perception. Like human drivers, autonomous vehicles can only react to the information they collect. But one UNT researcher believes he can make data collection and processing more efficient and robust.

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Providing COVID-19 health information to minority language groups

Providing COVID-19 health information to minority language groups

Researchers at UNT and Indiana University are partnering to communicate effectively about COVID-19 to one of the largest refugee groups in the U.S. — refugees of Myanmar, who are members of the Chin language community. A new study led by Shobhana Chelliah, Distinguished Research Professor of linguistics at UNT, and Kelly Harper Berkson, assistant professor of linguistics at IU, together with Sara...

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Three UNT researchers awarded NSF CAREER grants for excellence in their fields

Three UNT researchers awarded NSF CAREER grants for excellence in their fields

Three UNT researchers in linguistics, physics and mathematics were awarded more than $1.5 million total in grant money through the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program.

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Research and Innovation News

NSF updates Application Guide effective June 1

On June 1, NSF implemented the Grants.gov Application Guide (NSF 20-089). Overall, the Guide has been updated to align with the changes to NSF’s Proposal...

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Advancing biomedical research with computational chemistry

Advancing biomedical research with computational chemistry

G. Andrés Cisneros and his team at UNT’s Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling have received $1.5 million in grants from the NIH the NSF to look at how mutations of certain proteins may be related to cancer.

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$1 million gift establishes innovation center

$1 million gift establishes innovation center

A new collaboration between LaCore Labs and UNT will include a $1 million gift eligible for matching funds from the Texas Research Incentive Program, a new laboratory, sponsored research, a license to UNT technology and real-world opportunities for students.

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Research and Innovation News

NSF and NIH 2020 proposal document changes

The U.S. government has expressed serious growing concerns regarding inappropriate influence by foreign entities over federally funded research. One issue that has moved to the forefront is the failure of federally-funded researchers at U.S. institutions to disclose their relationships and activities with foreign institutions and funding agencies.

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Innovating through prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Innovating through prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Ifana Mahbub will create a new tool that may lead to treatments for chronic pain and stroke recovery.

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Partnering with Texas Parks and Wildlife

Partnering with Texas Parks and Wildlife

David Hoeinghaus is partnering with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to protect the fish and others in their ecosystem.

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Grantsmanship workshops empower researchers

Grantsmanship workshops empower researchers

Writing grants is a challenging process that will have a huge payoff for faculty members — thousands to millions of dollars and the opportunity to conduct new and innovative research. However, the process is not something all researchers feel is their area of expertise. 

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First Westheimer Fellow selected

First Westheimer Fellow selected

UNT Distinguished Alumnus Bruzzy Westheimer funded the new Westheimer Science Research Fellow program, specifically designed to support undergraduate research in UNT Mathematics' brand-new Statistics Lab. The first fellow, undergraduate Giorgio Di Salvo, and biostatistics professor Xuexia Wang are developing a novel and powerful statistical model to identify susceptible genes for complex diseases.

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 Alemneh to serve as Fulbright Scholar in Ethiopia

Alemneh to serve as Fulbright Scholar in Ethiopia

Daniel Alemneh of UNT Libraries was recently accepted as a Fulbright Scholar.

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UNT receives $10 million to expand additive manufacturing

UNT receives $10 million to expand additive manufacturing

It is a time of marvels and miracles, a time when 3D objects can literally be printed from a computer. It’s the Fourth Industrial Revolution, when manufacturing design, process and production are combining into one comprehensive whole.

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City of Dallas funds water conservation program

City of Dallas funds water conservation program

Rudi Thompson, associate professor of biological sciences, is successfully changing behavior and saving billions of gallons of water each year through the city of Dallas’ Environmental Education Initiative.

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