NSM Faculty/Staff Newsletter

From the Office of the Dean

Office of Research Update

If you haven’t already done so, please review our submission timetable. We routinely have multiple grants due at or near the same time, so it is imperative that everything is in order well ahead of the deadline. This also gives us time to properly check for errors.

For those of you who submit or plan to submit proposals to NSF, please create an account with SciENcv. As of October 5, 2020, you need to use SciENcv to create your biosketch and current and pending support documents. There are YouTube videos on the SciENcv homepage that explain how to use the service.

Let us create your budgets! Many of you like to fill in the UH budget worksheet yourself, but we end up transferring that information to the most current version and looking up everyone’s salary and benefits information anyway. It is simpler to just send us an outline of what you would like in the budget, and let us create it for you. A great way to do this is to make a draft of your budget justification. We can use that to create the budget.

Please check out the NSM Office of Research website for useful links and information.

– The NSM Research Team

Awarded Research Grants

Congratulations to the following faculty members for their recent awards:

Liming Li (Physics) was awarded a $359,889 grant from NASA: “Studying the Dynamics of Saturn’s Relatively Deep Atmosphere Via Cassini/Vims Observations.”

Loi Do (Chemistry) was awarded a $239,548 grant from UCLA: “CCI Phase I: NSF Center for Integrated Catalysis.”

Aron Laszka (Computer Science) was awarded a $210,479 grant from Vanderbilt University: “SCC-IRG Track 1: Mobility for All - Harnessing Emerging Transit Solutions for Underserved Communities.”

Andrew Renshaw (Physics) was awarded a $162,118 grant from NSF: “Cybertraining: Implementation: Small: Enabling Dark Matter Discovery Through Collaborative Cybertraining.”

Jimmy Flynn (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences) was awarded a $75,000 grant from Los Alamos National Laboratory: “The ARM Mobile Facility One (AMF1) / Tracer Campaign.”

Ed Hungerford (Physics) was awarded a $50,000 grant from U.S. DOE: “Search for Lepton Flavor Violation Clfv at Fnal.”


National Institute of Health (NIH)
New Vertebrate Animals Section Training Module

Calling all applicants proposing research with vertebrate animals – check out the latest online learning module on the Vertebrate Animals Section in grant applications. This interactive module will assist applicants in preparing this section of the application and will serve as a valuable resource for reviewers in evaluating the Vertebrate Animal Section of applications and proposals.

This engaging module takes 30 minutes or less to complete and includes:

  • An overview of the requirements,
  • A checklist for applicants and reviewers,
  • Detailed instructions, and
  • Responsibilities of applicants, reviewers, and NIH staff.

See additional resources on the humane care and use of animals in PHS-supported research on NIH’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) website.

Internal Awards

Update: Limited Submissions

The Limited Submissions page has been updated to clarify the documents that are required for an internal limited submission application. Specifically, the requirements include a two-page limit for the abstract.

Click on the “Apply for Limited Submissions” button on the right-hand side of the page to find a list of open, internal limited submission opportunities and/or to apply for an internal limited submission opportunity.