The Office of the Associate Dean for Research fosters the growth of research opportunities within the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Our faculty and student researchers work on innovative solutions to complex problems in a wide range of engineering disciplines, and collaborate with industry and other academic institutions to provide research results that positively impact society.

Jonsson School Center Initiative Program

In order to foster the establishment of major collaborative centers, the Office of the ADR will provide financial support for faculty to explore planning workshops and draft multi-university/multi-investigator center grants to organizations such as the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health.

Read about some of our recent innovations in the latest edition of The Jonsson School Research Newsletter


Sponsor Updates

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In an effort to report the results of all NIH-funded trials in a more efficient and expeditious manner, NIH has modified their definition of a clinical trial. New clinical trial allowed and clinical trial not allowed solicitations, including parent announcements, are being issued daily. Be very careful the solicitation you have identified meets your needs in terms of human subjects, as well as the institute you are soliciting. Visit the Extramural Nexus Open Mike blog for more information on how to determine if your research now qualifies as a clinical trial.

Proposals submitted after January 29, 2018 will be subject to the new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG). Key changes include:

  • Project Description must now contain a separate section specifically identified as ‘Intellectual Merit’, in addition to the ‘Broader Impacts’ section
  • Budget justification page limit increases to five pages per proposal
  • Further guidance on COA template, including on FAQ
  • Clarification on what projects should be included in the ‘Prior NSF Results’ section
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