The NIH invites applications for R01 awards to support Bioengineering Research Grants (BRGs) for basic and applied multi-disciplinary research that addresses important biological, bioengineering or medical research problems. The BRGs support multi-disciplinary research performed in a single laboratory or by a small number of investigators that applies an integrative, systems approach to develop knowledge and/or methods to prevent, detect, diagnose, or treat disease or to understand health and behavior.
The National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies are co-sponsoring the National Robotics Initiative. The National Robotics Initiative seeks to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or cooperatively with, people.
The University of Washington Office of Research, UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital will co-host a conference about research ethics on September 22 and 23, 2011 in Meany Hall on the UW campus. The theme of this conference is Ensuring an Ethical Foundation for Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Biomedical Research and the Provision of Public Health Services.
Themes to be discussed during the conference include:
The University of Washington Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation has funds available to support graduate student travel "to assist graduate students with travel fares to major national or international conferences so they may present papers or posters, or to serve as invited speakers." Funds may be used only for airfare or other modes of transportation. Maximum award amounts are $300 for domestic travel and $500 for international travel. Graduate students associated with the CSNE are encouraged to apply for these awards.