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Creating proposal budgets and budget justifications: Do them right, and they can help you get to ‘yes’
Proposal reviewers love tight, well justified budgets, clearly presented in the format specified by the funding agency. Do they love yours?
To help your budget and your proposal get the love they deserve, the Division of Research and Economic Development will host a Lunch & Learn event, “Developing Proposal Budgets and Budget Justifications,” on Tuesday, September 23, noon to 1 p.m. in the Fort IRC, Room 410.
Ms. Tonjia May, DORED’s Budget Manager, will be presenting. This session will focus on how to develop a budget for a sponsored project.
Please register by September 16; click here for the registration page. Sign up and bring your lunch to learn valuable information.
UPDATE: New venue for this week’s ERC seminar and new set of locations for the seminars this semester.
Two weekly seminar series will begin this week for the fall semester. The Biology seminar series is held on Wednesdays at noon in Barnes Hall Room 224. The Engineering Research Center seminars are held on Friday, 11 a.m. Check weekly for location, which alternates among three locations in McNair (Room 128; Room LR4, an A/V- and distance learning-enabled classroom, and the Auditorium).
Biology: Wednesday, August 27, Noon
From Dr. Barrick’s bio page:
“We use experiments with microorganisms, nucleic acids, and digital organisms to study evolution in action with the ultimate goal of understanding and harnessing evolution as a creative force. To ask how different types of mutations impact evolutionary potential, we are using deep sequencing to monitor the competitive dynamics of spontaneous beneficial mutations in these populations and also engineering specific genomic changes. Systems biology and biochemistry approaches are used to link the effects of mutations on cell physiology to how they affect competitive fitness at the organism level, and bioinformatics and comparative genomics are used to investigate whether similar mutational pathways are important in nature. Other research interests include investigating the functions of cryptic genomic elements and using mark-recapture techniques on microbial genomes to watch them as they evolve in the context of complex wild and pathogenic communities.”
Engineering Research Center: Friday, August 29, 11 a.m.
Pectus excavatum (PE) is the most common chest wall deformity. In PE patients, the middle lower portion of the sternum is depressed producing concavity of the anterior part of the chest wall. Correction is accomplished by using minimally invasive technique of chest remodeling developed by Dr. Donald Nuss in 1987. A curved metal bar is implanted to lift the sternum to its normal position. Upward force from the bar is opposed by downward sternal force, partially flattening the bar. The bar may be removed 1-2 years later without PE recurrence provided that sternal force has become negligible. There is currently no method available for the in vivo measurement of sternal force. This project sought a noninvasive assay of sternal force using bar end-to-end distance.
In five fast-paced minutes, UNC-TV tells you just about everything you need to know about Eco-Core, the material N.C. A&T engineers have created from fly ash, part of the coal ash produced by coal-powered power plants. Its tremendous fire resistance, strength, water resistance and very light weight make it a miracle material and part of the solution to the coal ash problem.
To all who were gone over the summer, welcome back. Here’s a rundown of the top research-related news at A&T since May:
- New catalog of Piedmont Triad’s aerospace assets
features N.C. A&T and JSNN research capabilities, August 13
- Translational and clinical sciences researchers:
Hold Wednesday Oct. 1 for NC TraCS open house, July 25
- Latest trend seen in comments from NSF reviewers:
Give more specifics on how mentoring is assessed, June 24
- Eco-Core: N.C. A&T composite material for the Navy
provides a productive use for problematic coal ash, June 18
- Hypoallergenic peanuts developed by N.C. A&T
licensed for use in food products, immunotherapy, June 10
- A&T researcher’s work on COPD among ag workers
wins support from NC TraCS program for scholars, May 19
- A&T and UNC-CH researchers launch investigation
into triple-negative breast cancer’s link to viral RNA, May 6
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If you have been to Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, or Sierra Leone in the past month, there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to Ebola. Ebola is the cause of a viral hemorrhagic fever disease. Symptoms include fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, lack of appetite, and abnormal bleeding. Symptoms may appear from two to 21 days after exposure to Ebola virus; eight to 10 days is most common.
You can get Ebola only from:
- Contact with bodily fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola, or
- Exposure to contaminated objects, such as needles.
Ebola is not spread through air, water, or food. It is not spread by individuals who have been exposed but have no symptoms.
Stay calm and get informed. Individuals from the affected areas, those who have traveled to the areas in the past month, and/or who are experiencing any of the symptoms should call 911; the Guilford County Department of Public Health, 336 641-7777; or Sebastian Health Center, 336 334-7880, for more information.
The University of North Carolina system, N.C. A&T, and the system’s other constituent institutions are monitoring the outbreak of the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in West Africa and the public health response, both internationally and within North Carolina. The General Administration has identified best practices for notification, planning, and response should it be necessary. This webpage provides the most accurate and current resources on the outbreak from global authorities.
The North Carolina Aerospace Initiative has published a new document titled, “Catalog of Innovation Assets Supporting Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturers,” focusing on the Piedmont Triad Region.
It provides an extensive rundown of labs, research centers and organizations of interest to aerospace firms, with much of the catalog devoted to N.C. AT&T and JSNN. Facilities listed for the two institutions include:
- JSNN: NanoBio Launchpad, Gateway Materials Testing Center, and NanoManufacturing Innovation Consortium.
- A&T: College of Engineering, Center for Human Machine Studies, Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures, Center for Composite Materials Research, NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, the Transportation Institute , Center for Autonomous Control and Information Technology, Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences, Center for Aviation Safety, Center for Cyber Defense, Waste Management Institute, Center for Energy Research and Technology (CERT), NSF CREST Bioenergy Center, NOAA Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology Cooperative Science Center, International Trade Center, Interdisciplinary Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business, and the FAA Center for Excellence for General Aviation.
The report was prepared by RTI International for the Piedmont Triad Partnership.
A leader of the NC TraCS Institute will visit campus on Tuesday and throughout the semester to answer faculty members’ questions about biomedical, health sciences and translational research funded by the institute.
Dr. David Carroll, Director, Research Funding Development, will be be in the Fort IRC, Room 408, on Tuesday, August 12th, 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
If you or a colleague at A&T are working on an NC TraCS or NIH proposal or have questions about the NC TraCS/NIH proposal process, please click here to sign up for an appointment to meet with him.
Dr. Carroll will be on campus twice monthly this semester. Contact Dr. Laura Collins, 285-3188 for specific dates.
The next monthly NC TraCS $2K proposal deadlines are August 19 and September 16.