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ORSP provides information, services, and support so that members of the UALR Community may compete successfully for outside funding to conduct scientific research; create works of art; compose music; write books and articles; improve their performance in the classroom; and better serve their students, professions, and the public.In accomplishing this mission, ORSP ensures accountability, compliance, and stewardship for sponsored programs as directed by all applicable Federal, State, Local, and Institutional policies, procedures, and regulations.

Research Cluster Seed Grant Competition

The Research Cluster Seed Grant Competition will seed funds to support development of faculty/staff-led multidisciplinary research clusters to bolster and expand scholarly activity. Two awards will be given in the amount of $50,000 ($25,000 per year for two years)
Deadline: November 14, 2014. Competition Guidelines.

Latest Award

Dr. Kenji Yoshigoe
MRI: Acquisition of Peta-scale Data Storage System for Big Data Exploration in STEM Fields


Dr. Kenji Yoshigoe, associate professor and chair in the Department of Computer Science, has received a $291,908 grant from the National Science Foundation. This is a prestigious and competitive three-year grant is for deployment of a high performance peta-scale storage system, which will be a first at this scale for higher education and research in Arkansas.

This acquisition will expand the ability of the high-performance computing (HPC) systems already available at the UALR Computational Research Center (CRC) for conducting cutting-edge big data research and promote STEM education in Arkansas.

Dr. Yoshigoe and his collaborators are particularly interested in exploring large-scale medical image analysis, complex social network analyses, large-scale entity resolution, and protein structure prediction. However, the requested instrument can impact on research, training, and teaching beyond the proposed research projects. The acquiring system will facilitate a wide range of big data research projects throughout Arkansas including the computational chemistry group and the UALR-UAMS joint bioinformatics program, and open to all UALR researchers and their collaborators. It can also be integrated to the visualization equipment array for the new Emerging Analytic Center. Read more on this grant.

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NIH Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities Following Shutdown

Please access the following link for updates on NIH submissions and revised dates:NOT-OD-14-007.

NSF Guidance on Resumption of NSF Activities Following Shutdown

Updated 10.28.2014