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Studying Binary Star Systems

'Upside-down planet' reveals new method for studying binary star systems

Frogs Left Homeless by Global Warming

Amphibians in a vise: Climate change robs frogs, salamanders of refuge

Warmer Winter Bad for Shrubs

Shrub growth decreases as winter temps warm up

Aerial Surveys of Oso Landslide

UW researchers, radar company conduct aerial surveys of Oso site

Video Stories Build Bonds

Video stories, other bonding exercises could help foster families connect

Greenland Melting

Greenland melting due equally to global warming, natural variations

Regenerate Heart Muscle

Stem cell therapy regenerates heart muscle in primates

Animal-Ancestor Breakthrough

Marine apprenticeships give UW undergrads role in animal-ancestor breakthrough

High-Tech Entrepreneurs

$31M gift will fund early stage UW research

Uniform Grant Guidance (Omni-Circular)

The Office of Management and Budget released its grant reform regulations called the Uniform Grant Guidance (Omni-Circular). This guidance relates to administrative requirements, cost principles and audit requirements for federal awards.

The Omni Guidance Core Team was assembled to track and report on differences between past and new federal requirements including policy, procedure, and system changes. See the Uniform Grant Guidance webpage for timelines, and UW and federal/sponsor information.

Innovation Awards – Applications due October 1, 2014

Two categories of awards are open to faculty on all three campuses. The awards are seeded through existing gift funds — including the President’s Fund for Emerging Priorities.

Innovation Research Awards (FY15): support unusually creative early and mid-career faculty in health, natural, social and engineering sciences. The goal is to foster high-payoff work that promises to be transformational but for which other funding sources are limited.

  • one award in biomedical sciences (up to $250K for each of two years)
  • one award in the social sciences (up to $100K for each of two years)

Innovation Education Awards (FY15): to foster new levels of student engagement and understanding, especially through active learning. The goal is to encourage teaching innovations that are novel in approach, result in better student learning outcomes, can scale for broader impact, and add to the field of evidence-based teaching and learning.

  • one award (up to $100K for each of two years)

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