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Dr. AyAlew OSena Awarded new Grants FROM NSF AND NCA&T

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Dr. Ayalew Osena, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, recently received 2 new grant awards. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Osena a four-year, $818,000 grant for the project “Boosting Agrobacterium-mediated transformation efficiency in the orphan crop tef (Eragrostis tef) for trait improvement.” This project involves research at … Continued

Dr. Maia Popova Receives New NSF Grant To reform Chemistry Lab Instruction

Dr. Maia Popova and Dr. Mitchell Croatt have received a new five-year, $967,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to explore ways to improve chemistry instruction and student learning in laboratory courses. The project — Broadening Instructional Innovation in the Chemistry Laboratory through Excellence in Curriculum Development — is a … Continued


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UNCG’s International Programs Center will host the “Fulbright Festival of Opportunities” on March 21 from 4-6 PM in the EUC Alexander Room. The event is geared for faculty but students are also welcome. Hear from current and past Fulbright recipients and learn about the varied programs Fulbright offers.

Upcoming trainings for UNCG Faculty & Staff managing research grants

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If you are a UNCG faculty member who has a research grant or a departmental admin who supports those faculty members, check out these upcoming trainings of interest. February 27, 11 AM – POST AWARD GRANT ADMINISTRATION (Level II) – An in-depth discussion of grants management topics, specifically around cost … Continued

You WON an NSF Grant? Congrats, Now Complete RCR Training

From UNCG’s Office of Research Integrity: The National Science Foundation has updated their proposal and award policies and procedures. For NSF proposals submitted on or after July 31, 2023, all faculty and other senior personnel must complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training before funding can be awarded. The requirement … Continued

Webinars Worth Watching

This annual competition for UNCG graduate students provides a chance to win cash prizes for the most effective research presentation (10 minutes). Webinars do not need to present a thesis or dissertation; they can share any original student research. Interested graduate students should register by January 26! Optional virtual training … Continued

Dr. ChunJIANG ZHU & Colleagues Receive NSF “REU” Award

Dr. Chunjiang Zhu and a team of faculty in the Computer Science department have been awarded a $372,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a 3-year “Research Experiences for Undergraduates” site at UNCG. The project – “Graph Learning and Network Analysis: From Foundations to Applications” – will bring … Continued


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UNCG’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is offering proposal development services to faculty members through a new partnership with Hanover Research Services. This support is available at no cost to the faculty member or department. Instructions and details can be found on the Project Request Form. Email completed forms to Chinaemeze … Continued


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Several CAS faculty have secured new and continuing research funding this fall. Kudos to Dr. Wasserberg, Dr. Eger, Dr. Oberlies, Dr. Osena, Dr. Zhang, Dr. Cech, and Dr. DeJesus! Read more about their projects below. Jasmine DeJesus (Psychology) was granted a continuation award as part of an NIH-funded collaborative research … Continued