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Faculty can apply for $242,000 in new collaborative research funding

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(Jan. 20, 2010)--The UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) is offering $242,000 to faculty to fund proposals to establish new and innovative collaborative and multidisciplinary research programs in one of more of the university's five strategic areas of excellence: health, security, energy and the environment, human and social development, and sustainability.

Proposals for UTSA's 2011-2012 Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program (CRSGP) and Tenure-track Research Award Competition (TRAC) are due at 5 p.m., Monday, March 8 in the Office of the Assistant Vice President for Research, Multidisciplinary Studies Building Room 4.03.55, Main Campus.

Funds awarded through the CRSGP and TRAC programs must be used exclusively for research activities and may not be used for non-research or administrative costs. Additionally, funding must be expended by Aug. 31, 2011.

Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program (up to $110,000 available in two proposal categories):

  • Proposals from multiple departments within a single college ($25,000 maximum award)
  • Proposals from multiple UTSA colleges, centers or institutes or a single UTSA organization with collaborators from one or more outside organizations, e.g.: Southwest Research Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio or industry ($30,000 maximum award).

Tenure-track Research Award Competition (up to $132,000 available):

The TRAC program encourages UTSA's junior faculty to pursue research in one or more of these areas: health, security, energy and the environment, human and social development, or sustainability. Proposals must include a completed application, budget, five-page narrative and the principal investigator's curriculum vitae.

For CRSGP and TRAC funding, the judging rubric used this year is different from last year's scoring guidelines. A description of the new scoring process is available in the "Guidelines" document for each award type at the UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research Web site. Decisions for 2011-2012 CRSGP and TRAC funding will be made during the spring semester. Funds for both programs will be distributed Sept. 1.

For more information, program applications and budget forms, visit the UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research Web site or contact Jim Massaro at 210-458-6691.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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