NIH eRA Services Unavailable Memorial Day Weekend

All NIH eRA services (including both the eRA Commons and ASSIST) will be completely shut down for system upgrading over the Memorial Day weekend.  The systems will be brought down at 9 p.m. on Friday, May 23 and are expected to be restored to service by Tuesday, May 27 at 7 a.m.

This downtime is necessary to complete the upgrade of all eRA systems so they are Unicode capable. As a result of this upgrade, eRA systems will be able to accept Greek characters and other scientific characters as they appear in the original scientific text submitted by applicants.

UNH Research Digest ‒ January 2014

The UNH Research Digest collects research news stories from across the University and provides brief summaries that showcase the breadth and depth of our research, scholarly activity, and artistic endeavors.

Preview a few of January’s stories below. Find the rest of the January Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site: http://www.unh.edu/research/unh-research-digest.

HR Issues for Growing Businesses - April’s Catalyst Seminar Recap

As start-ups and small businesses begin to grow, they inevitably need the services and skills of other people to stay competitive. April’s Catalyst Seminar (the last in our Lean Start-up Business Tactics Series) focused on some of the human resource (HR) issues that arise as companies begin to expand and add to their talent pool. Our speaker this month was Andrea Chatfield, Of Council at the law firm Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, p.l.l.c. Andrea has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of New Hampshire’s leading employment law attorneys.

Defense Health Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2014

Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) for Fiscal Year 2014 will solicit research applications for 25 topics areas. Relevance to the healthcare needs of the military service members, veterans, and beneficiaries is a key feature of each FY14 PRMRP award mechanism.

Patricia Stone Wilkinson Honored with Unsung Heroes Award

On May 2, 2014, Patricia Stone Wilkinson ‘88 of the University Instrumentation Center was awarded the UNH Chemistry Department’s Unsung Heroes award.  The Chemistry Department gives this award for going above and beyond in service of the department. 

An example of Pat’s outstanding support to the Chemistry Department is her collaboration with Chemistry Graduate Coordinator Howard Mayne on a new resume writing workshop.  Pat has also worked with undergraduate students on their resumes as part of an undergraduate senior seminar class for Chemistry students.

Grants.Gov System Enhancement Notice

GRANTS.GOV System Enhancement - Release 12.3.4-SAM Integration and Minor Enhancements:

  •          Production System will go Offline Saturday May 10, 2014 at 12:01 AM EST
  •          Production System will go Online Monday May 12, 2014 at 6:00 AM EST
  •          Training environment will go Offline Monday, May 12, 2014, at 12:01 AM EST
  •          Training environment will go Online Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 6:00AM EST


IES Releases all FY2015 Requests for Applications for Grant Competitions in Education Research and Research Training

The U.S. Dept. of Education, Institute for Education Sciences has released all FY2015 Requests for Applications for grant competitions in education research and research training.  All applications for FY2015 funding are due by 4:30 pm, Washington, D.C. time on August 7, 2014.

Both the National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research will be holding competitions for FY2015.

Seeking Trial Participants for New System to Treat Drinking Water Disinfectant By-Products

Disinfecting drinking water is an absolute must, but what can be done about the harmful trihalomethanes (THMs) by-products?

Congratulations to RCC’s Student Technical Writer

RCC’s student technical writer, Alicia O’Brien, along with Christopher Len and Kyle Ireland, won the top prize at the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium (ISES).  The ISES, held on April 23rd, was part of the 2014 Undergraduate Research Conference.

Alicia’s team took home first place in the Computer Science – Application category with their project titled, “Pac Help Application”.  Here’s how the team summarizes their project:

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Info Webinar - April 29 and 30

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Officers will be hosting informational webinars as listed below. The NRT webinars will provide an overview of the program solicitation and answer questions about the structure and goals of the new NRT program.

Register by clicking the webinar link and following the prompts:

Tuesday, April 29, 2:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT         


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