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CCI Faculty Expand Their Research Horizons

Research Faculty JUN/JULSeveral CCI faculty members received Summer 2015 grant writing and research support to assist their external research funding efforts. Recipients of summer support included:

Julie Andsager (JEM) and Devendra Potnis (IS) were chosen by UT’s Office of Research and Engagement to join a select group of faculty from across campus to attend the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. Faculty were selected based on engaging in a productive research agenda that aligns with NIH priorities.  

Julie Andsager (JEM), Vandana Singh (IS) and Candace White (AdvPR) were selected to participate in the UT Office of Research and Engagement’s 2015 Grant Proposal Writing Institute (GPWI) taking place in early August.  They were selected to participate in the GPWI based on their research activity and their strong potential for successfully attracting new external funding.  

Dean’s Summer Research Support (DSRS) was awarded to eight CCI researchers who are using the funding to advance their research during the summer. The competitive award process recognized clearly articulated research proposals that were reviewed based on the following criteria:  potential for generating additional research funding (i.e., a proposal for external funding), potential for publication, and support for the faculty member’s research agenda.  The following CCI faculty members received Dean’s Summer Research Support funding: Beth Avery (AdvPR), Wade Bishop (IS), Moonhee Cho (AdvPR), Nick Geidner (JEM), Roxanne Hovland (AdvPR), Mark Littmann (JEM), Peiling Wang (IS), and Erin Whiteside (JEM).

“We are very excited to provide additional funding to help CCI faculty members expand their research horizons by helping them gain the leading edge knowledge required to pursue nationally competitive grants and contracts,” said Suzie Allard, CCI associate dean for research and director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies. “I look forward to working with each of the recipients of summer research funding along with other CCI faculty members to grow and develop our ability to secure an increasing amount of extramural funding.”