Strategy

Learn more about the Research Strategy, a transformative plan developed to guide us to 2025.

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coronavirus research guidance

As we continue to navigate COVID-19 on the University of Utah campus, we are committed to reassessing and following thoughtful guidelines for operation. Press Learn More to see the Central Research Operations Guidance for Research Planning and Continuity.

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UCTSI Advances Efforts to Translate Discoveries to Impact Human Health

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COVID-19 Research Support

University of Utah Invests $1.3 Million in COVID-19 Research.

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Advancing Medicine & Science

The Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Research Unit serves the University of Utah health sciences community in pursuit of discovery and innovation that advances medicine and science. The office seeks to strengthen all departments and colleges within the University of Utah health sciences by assisting in:

  • research strategic planning,
  • decision support,
  • goal setting,
  • administrative and programmatic expertise, and
  • program development.

The research unit’s major functions include institutional goal setting, oversight of graduate programs, the summer medical research program, training grant proposal support, financial modeling, pre-award support for basic science departments, research space management, new program development, and execution of the Health Sciences’ Research Strategic Initiatives.

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Vitae 2021 | Research Stories
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Nov 15, 2021

Vitae 2021 | Research Stories

Join us for the 9th annual Vitae. We will be regaled by the stories of six rising faculty members. They'll share their journey of how they came to be focused on their respective areas of expertise and what their research promises for the future. ... Read More

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R01 Writing Groups - June 2022 Submission
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Nov 15, 2021

R01 Writing Groups - June 2022 Submission

Submitting a first successful R01 is a major challenge. The University's KL2 program, a part of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, is again organizing R01 writing groups that will include up to five NIH defined new investigators who are pursuing their first R01 NIH award (or equivalent). Each group will be headed by one or two senior faculty members with extensive success with NIH awards and study section reviewer experience. The groups will foster peer and senior mentoring to produce top quality grant submissions. The groups are not intended to replace grant writing courses or seminars, but, rather, to provide advice, mentoring and time management for the grant writing process. As such, prior participation in grant writing courses or seminars, formal or informal, is encouraged.... Read More

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Research Incentive Seed Grant Program
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Nov 15, 2021

Research Incentive Seed Grant Program

This is a simple reminder that Research Incentive Seed Grant Program applications are due for all colleges on December 1. Tenure-line faculty and Career-line faculty who hold at least a .75 FTE appointment and are in residence at UU are eligible to apply. ... Read More

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Funding Opportunity | American Lung Association: Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award
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Nov 15, 2021

Funding Opportunity | American Lung Association: Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award

The American Lung Association and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award represents a joint effort to encourage and support applicants who hold a primary faculty appointment in a clinical allergy and immunology division and who are conducting research into advancing the understanding of allergic respiratory disease. One of the goals of this collaboration is to fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers.... Read More

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Funding Opportunity | Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
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Nov 15, 2021

Funding Opportunity | Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports promising research and development projects that appear likely to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States. Welfare is broadly defined to include physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, play, familial support, acculturation, societal integration and childcare. ... Read More

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3i Funding Opportunities
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Nov 15, 2021

3i Funding Opportunities

There are two opportunities in the realm of 3i that investigators and graduate students should be aware of. The first is our next round of Team Building Grants. The second opportunity is a call for applications for 3i Graduate Student Fellowships. ... Read More

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Message from the Associate Vice President for Research

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Will Dere
Associate Vice President for Research

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Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Research Unit

University of Utah Skaggs Hall
30 S 2000 E Suite 250
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-585-0851