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Read below for the latest news regarding research activities on campus. Find information about special funding opportunities, important updates to policies and procedures and upcoming events for the research community. To receive direct updates to your email inbox, *subscribe to the Research Listserv.

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AFRL's Minority Leaders Research Collaboration Program

UTA has recently become a member of AFRL’s Minority Leaders Research Collaboration Program (ML-RCP). This program enables faculty and researchers at UTA to present research ideas to AFRL for funding. This program is being managed by Ohio State University (OSU), who will be responsible for assisting UTA faculty and researchers submit their concepts and engage with appropriate AFRL personnel. The ML-RCP will also work to provide a unique educational experience for students participating in funded research. Students and faculty alike that participate in the program will obtain mentorship by outside parties (e.g. AFRL researchers), will become familiar with AFRL research and federal research procedures, and have increased opportunities for research and work experience outside of their academic setting with AFRL.

Currently OSU is accepting white papers for funding consideration. Awards are expected to be between $50,000 - $250,000 and will range from 1-2 year projects, with the option of an extension of that effort. Proposals will be considered as they are received, and it is ML-RCP’s intention to award funds as soon as possible. By submitting white papers now, there will be fewer proposals to compete against and faculty will be able to directly propose ideas instead of submitting against a directed request for proposal (RFP).

After receipt of the white paper, Ohio State will ensure that it is reviewed by technical experts at AFRL. If AFRL is interested in considering the project for funding, they will request a full proposal for consideration. Visit resources.uta.edu/research, and click on Consortium Opportunities for more information about the program and proposal process. 

 

This page was updated on November 3, 2022.

Department of Energy - Conflict of Interest Policy and Requirements for Grant Recipients

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a new policy titled "FAL 2022-02 Department of Energy Conflict of Interest Policy Requirements for Financial Assistance," to establish standards that provide a reasonable expectation that the design, conduct, and reporting of projects wholly or in part funded under DOE financial assistance awards (e.g., a grant, cooperative agreement, or technology investment agreement) will be free from bias resulting from financial conflicts of interest or organizational conflicts of interst. The requirements of the new policy will be enforceable through the Special Terms and Conditions for DOE financial assistance awards. Investigators that apply for or renew existing DOE funding must now complete the following:

  • Submit a research conflict of interest disclosure to UTA and renew or recertify it at least annually. (Access the UTA RCOI Disclosure Form in Mentis.)
  • Disclose the occurrence of any reimbursed or sponsored travel (i.e., that which is paid on behalf of the investigator and not reimbursed to the investigator so that the exact monetary value may not be readily available) related to your institutional responsibilites, provided that this does not apply to travel that is reimbursed/sponsored by a Federal, state, or local government agency of the U.S.; a domestic institution of higher education; or a domestic research institute that is affiliated with a domestic institution of higher education. (Travel should be disclosed in No. 5 of the UTA RCOI Disclosure Form.)
  • Complete UTA's "Conflicts of Interest in Research: Disclosure, Management, and Reporting" training module at least once every four years. (Access the training module here.)
  • With each new proposal submission, the principal investigator, each senior person, and any proposed subaward must provide a list of all sponsored activities, awards, and appointments, paid or unpaid; provided as a gift without terms or conditions; full-time, part-time, or voluntary; faculty, visiting, adjunct, or honorary; cash or in-kind; foreign or domestic; governmental or private sector; directly supporting the individual's research or indirectly supporting the individual by supporting students; research staff, space, equipment, or other research expenses. All foreign government-sponsored talent recruitment programs must be identified in current and pending support.

For questions pertaining to research conflicts of interest, including the disclosure process and training, contact regulatoryservices@uta.edu.

For questions pertaining to current and pending support in grant proposals, contact preaward@uta.edu.

 

This page was updated on November 3, 2022.

 

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This page was updated on November 3, 2022.

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Software Acquisition

Researchers who are interested to acquire software or cloud-based services for use in their research must complete the Technology Approval Process (TAP) through the Office of Information Technology (OIT). This process is managed and coordinated by OIT, and all questions should be directed to Enterprise Architecture at oit-ea@uta.edu