In this issue of Oregon Research Quarterly: letter from the Vice President, updates from our research units, September award report
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Oregon Research Quarterly – Fall 2015

Letter from the Vice President

Welcome back! The fall term has barely begun and already big things are happening — in our office and across the spectrum of research and innovation. We’ve released our latest numbers for the 2015 fiscal year, launched two research centers, unveiled new programs for undergraduates engaged in research and built out training and mentorship opportunities for our graduate students. There are many more developments on the horizon and I look forward to working with you in support of President Schill’s three core objectives, which include building our tenure-related faculty and promoting our academic research.

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Brad Shelton
Interim Vice President for Research & Innovation,
Vice Provost Budget & Planning
(541) 346-2090


September 2015 Monthly Award Report

Researchers at the University of Oregon received 24 new awards totaling more than $4.1 million in support of research activities in September 2015.

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From Our Research Units

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

New funding initiatives support undergraduate research, creative scholarship
Two new UO programs will offer new opportunities for undergraduates to get involved in research projects with faculty mentoring.

VPRI Undergraduate Fellowship
This fellowship awards students a $5,000 stipend to conduct research, creative scholarship or complete work on an innovative project full-time during the summer.

UROP Mini-Grants
This new program provides awards of up to $1,000 to support undergraduate student research, creative scholarship or work on an innovative project.

Research Development Services (RDS)

Funding opps from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 
October 22, from 11 a.m. to noon, RDS will host an information session with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) on funding opportunities designed to foster collaboration between researchers in the US and Japan.

UO postdoctoral fellowship workshop 
October 29th, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., RDS will host a UO Postdoctoral Association workshop on applying for fellowships, with particular emphasis on the NIH F32.

Faculty Research Awards information session 
RDS will conduct an information session on the Faculty Research Award program on Wednesday, November 4, from noon – 1 p.m.

Research at UO orientation 
If you're a new researcher at UO, come to the orientation hosted by Research Development Services on January 13, 2016, from 3 – 5 p.m.

Innovation Partnership Services (IPS)

New Innovate Collaborate Oregon (ICOregon) website
We are collaborating with OSU, OHSU, and PSU to promote interaction between industry and the state’s universities.

IP and Employment Law Workshop
RAIN, in partnership with IPS, will be offering a two-part workshop geared toward intellectual property and employment law on Thursday, October 29 and Monday, November 9.

Sponsored Projects Services (SPS)

DGA Advisory Committee
SPS welcomes Deanna Berglund to the DGA Advisory Committee. 

PI Annual Certification 
Head’s Up—beginning November 1, 2015, Principal Investigators and Co-Principal Investigators can expect to get a reminder notice that it’s time to renew your PI Certification.

SPS training 
SPS is pleased to announce the launch of our new online topic resources page! Please check out our current postings and visit often as new topics will be posted throughout the year.

DGA meeting 
The next Department Grant Administrators meeting will be on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Gumwood Room in the EMU.

New hires 
SPS is glad to welcome Eden Cronk as our newest Post-Award Sponsored Projects Administrator and Ana Vaquer-Flynn as Post-Award Fiscal Coordinator. Join us in welcoming Eden and Ana!

Research Compliance Services (RCS)

Research Compliance Services kicks off fall brown bag series
The brown bags offer an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to meet with members of the RCS team to explore hot topics in research ethics, specific research projects, and best practices in human subjects research. 

The first session will be hosted for researchers in the College of Education on Wednesday, October 28, from noon to 1 p.m., in room 119 of the Lokey Education Building.

Parting Shot

Image of a network of neurons lining the gut of a larval zebrafish. The photo was taken by a microscope currently under development in the laboratory of Raghu Parthasarathy, associate professor of physics in the UO's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).


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