(March 29, 2010)--The UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research announces the Connect Program, a new Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program (CRSGP) to stimulate inter-organizational research between the Southwest Research Institute and UTSA in fields such as advanced materials, chemistry and chemical engineering, energy, environment, security and manufacturing.
A single combined proposal for the initial round of funding must be submitted to the UTSA Office of the Assistant Vice President for Research by 5 p.m., Monday, May 3. The UTSA principal investigators must be tenured or tenure-track faculty members. The SwRI principal investigators must be full time employees.
An ad-hoc review committee with representatives from both organizations will review the proposals. The award or awards will be announced by June 4 with an estimated start date of July 1, 2010, and end date no later than Aug. 31, 2011. UTSA will be the lead institution for collection and administration of the grant.
>> Download the application and instructions at the UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research Web site.
The Connect Program was established to explore a collaborative approach similar to CRSGP and the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI) and involves the staff of both organizations. Each organization will commit up to $100,000 to fund a proposal or proposals that involve a minimum of two principal investigators (one from each organization) to conduct research that leads to proposals for externally funded CRSGPs.
For more information and proposal guidelines and forms, contact Jim Massaro at 210-458-6691.
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H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.
Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Building atrium, Main Campus
The College of Engineering Student Council and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce host this fun and education event. Erika Camacho is the keynote speaker. Children and families are welcome.
East Campus Parking Lot, Valero Way, Main Campus
UTSA Arbor Day event where volunteers will plant trees and give away 100 sapling trees to neighbors in the surrounding communities.
Brackenridge Ave. Lot 5, Main Campus
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