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Proposal Writing Institute

The Proposal Writing Institute (PWI) is the annual, intensive training workshop offered each Spring by the Research Development division that is designed to assist researchers in learning the tools and techniques to develop high-quality proposals. The PWI features a small-group setting, allowing for individualized attention, and participants actively work on a proposal during the [...]

Getting Started as a Successful Proposal Writer

Date: Fall 2017 Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm Place: Eccles Conference Center, USU Logan campus Registration: TBA This seminar teaches new investigators how to write a grant application, a subject that is missing from the formal educational backgrounds of most junior faculty members. The program content is appropriate for those who have yet to [...]

Write Winning Grant Proposals

Date: Fall 2017 Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm Place: Eccles Conference Center, USU Logan campus Registration: TBA The Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing competitive grant proposals. It is appropriate for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers and administrative staff who have had some exposure [...]

Utah State University Reports Record Research Funding

Utah State University Reports Record Research Funding Utah State University received a record $187 million in research awards during the 2010 fiscal year, a 29 percent increase over funding received in 2009. Total sponsored programs funding in 2010 was $42 million more than the 2009 figure. That is the largest increase—both dollars and percentage-wise—on record. [...]


Letters The Impact of USU Research In this ninth edition of Research Matters we feature USU researchers who are making a difference in very real ways. They are affecting people’s daily lives by improving food quality, family relationships and personal spending and saving habits. On a global scale, USU researchers are working to [...]

By the Numbers

By the Numbers Facts and figures about research at Utah State University Sponsored Program Funding, FY 2006-2010 Research Awards by Federal Agency, FY 2010 Research Awards by Source, FY 2010 Research Awards by College, FY 2010 Research Funding Stats 29% increase in research funding from FY 2009 - 2010, [...]

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards Notable research achievements by USU faculty in 2010 Mark Brunson (Environment and Society) named the 2010 Range Manager of the Year by the Utah section of the Society for Range Management. YangQuan Chen (Electrical and Computer Engineering) received the IFAC FDA 2010 Dissemination Award. Dee Child (Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education) received [...]

In the News

In the News A few national mentions of USU research. USU-made NASA Telescope Set to Finish Sky Survey USA Today, July 19, 2010 “A telescope made by Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Lab for NASA is on track to complete its first sky survey. So far, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer — or WISE — [...]


Books USU faculty academic books published in 2010 Christine F. Cooper-Romato (English) The Gift of Tongues: Women’s Xenoglossia in the Later Middle Ages, Pennsylvania State University Press. David F. Lancy (Anthropology) The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood, AltaMira Press. Janis L. Boettinger (Plants, Soils & Climate) [...]

Bright and Early

Forecasting Climate Change Impacts Peter Adler Wildland Resources Variations in rainfall and temperature aren’t the only factors plants must cope with when it comes to climate change—reactions of neighboring species can matter too. Adler’s NSF CAREER research combines long-term observational data, mathematical models and field experiments to test predictions about the nature of [...]