National Science Foundation Revises Award Terms and Conditions for 2012

NSF’s entire suite of Award Terms and Conditions (see full listing below) has been revised to implement two new requirements, which are either mandated by regulation or legislation.  The revised Terms and Conditions will apply to all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing NSF awards issued on or after February 1, 2012.

Each set of terms and conditions is accompanied by a comprehensive summary of the changes made to that document.  In addition to clarifications and other changes made to the conditions, significant changes include:

New Director of Animal Resources Office

Dean Elder, D.V.M. is the new Director of the UNH Animal Resources Office (ARO).  Dean has worked in the ARO since 2005 in various positions, including Associate Director.   He has been Interim ARO Director since mid August.   Dean is also UNH’s Attending Veterinarian, the IACUC Veterinarian, the IACUC Vice Chair, and UNH’s authorized DEA representative for controlled substances.   He also works for COLSA as the Agricultural Experiment Station Veterinarian.

AHRQ Keeps Expiring Funding Opportunities Open

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has extended the expiration dates for 7 AHRQ Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) by one year.   Notice Number: NOT-HS-12-001 lists the programs and new expiration dates.

UNH Will Provide Instruments for Upcoming ESA and JAXA Satellite Missions

Scientists and engineers from the UNH Space Science Center (SSC) have been selected to provide instruments for two upcoming satellite missions led by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

The successful proposals draw upon the long history of work done at UNH for other satellite missions, including NASA’s Solar-Terrestrial Observatory (STEREO) that was launched five years ago.

Nov 4th History Conference on Revolutions Open to the Public

Historians from across the world will gather at the University of New Hampshire Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, to discuss the revolutionary movements that transformed Europe, Africa, and the Americas during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

“Atlantic Networks and the Problem of Liberty in the Age of Revolutions, 1776-1815” will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Elliott Alumni Center. The conference is free and open to the public.

Notice of Award activity will be sent to Deans and Directors

Beginning October 21st, 2011, Sponsored Programs Admnistration will copy Deans and Institute Directors on e-mail notifictions of all award activity.

UNH Doctoral Student Wins 2011 Switzer Environmental Award

UNH graduate student Matthew Vadeboncoeur was recently awarded a 2011 Switzer Environmental Fellowship by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. The fellowship is one of just 20 awarded this year by the foundation for emerging environmental leaders who are pursuing graduate degrees and are dedicated to working towards positive environmental change in their career work. Fellows, chosen from universities in New England and California, each receive $15,000 to help them complete their degrees.

Space Plasma Physics Explained in Two Minutes

What's space plasma physics, and why is UNH so good at it? Watch this animated video to find out. As we say here in New England, you'll be wicked smaht.

Measuring Power - An Improved Tool for Cycling Fitness

New research from exercise scientists at the University of New Hampshire has found that effective cycling training regimens, which generally are created after expensive, time-consuming laboratory tests, can be developed from a relatively simple, do-it-yourself test.

Multibeam Sonar Can Map Undersea Gas Seeps to Gain Understanding of Ocean Environments

A technology commonly used to map the bottom of the deep ocean can also detect gas seeps in the water column -- a conceptual “column” of water from surface to the seafloor -- with remarkably high fidelity.



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