- Community-based research awards for undergraduate students are open for applications through Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019. Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience, contribute to a project that benefits the community, and work one-on-one with an agency and mentor. Tell your students to apply today!
- On-Going External Reviews of Proposals: Submit your proposal for review by an expert consultant.
All division announcements, new external funding opportunities and division event invites are sent out through our researchnotes group email list.
Research & Innovation events
Research ethics, responsible conduct and safety
Whether you’re working with animal or human subjects, in an art studio or a lab, the University expects everyone to do their part to conduct ethical, safe and responsible research. Advisors and mentors need to assure that they are meeting regulations within their space and that students and trainees receive guidance in areas such as: research integrity, data acquisition and management, authorship, research collaborations, conflicts of interest, and others as appropriate.
Research compliance and training
- Expectations for responsible conduct of research
- Compliance and conduct training
- Guidance on research misconduct
- Guide to research and sponsored project compliance
- Roles and responsibilities for PIs and college leadership
Working with animals
Visit Animal Resources for assistance with any research or teaching use of vertebrate animals.
Working with human subjects
- Quickstart guide to basic IRB submission info
- Human subjects research and Institutional Review Board resources
Health and safety for your space
Visit Environmental Health & Safety for assistance with any of the topics listed below or any other health and safety related issues.
- Establish a lab, studio or creative space
- Your responsibilities in terms of safety
- Required training for your research group
- Waste disposal practices (chemical, biological, radioactive, electronic)
- Injuries or exposure to hazardous materials
- Working with biological agents
- Wearing respirators
- Certifying or repairing a biosafety cabinet
- Building environmental permits
The commercialization of technology is a multi-stage process with the goal of finding suitable application in the marketplace. The process starts with the researcher’s discovery. From there, Enterprise & Innovation will work with the researcher to help protect the invention. This includes working closely with both the inventor and appropriate patent offices.
Funding and grant support
- Contact Enterprise & Innovation for:
- Letters of support for grant proposals
- Help with commercialization plans for grant proposals
- Advice on SBIR/STTR grants
- Apply for the annual InNEVenture Fund for proof-of-concept funding
Celebrating research through awards and fellowships
Research & Innovation is continually working on initiatives to recognize faculty and reward creativity, productivity and innovative research endeavors.
Regents' Awards for Research
Nominations for the annual Regents’ awards for research are reviewed through Research & Innovation. The awards are given annually to NSHE faculty members at UNR, UNLV and DRI. Any NSHE employee or student can nominate faculty members for the campus selection process.
- Regents’ Researcher of the Year Awards – $5,000 for distinguished records in research
- Regents' Researcher of the Year – Distinguished-Career
- Regents' Researcher of the Year – Mid-Career
- Regents’ Creative Activities Award – $5,000 for a distinguished record in creative activities
- Regents’ Rising Researcher of the Year Award – $2,000 for early-career accomplishments
Research & Innovation Leadership Fellows Program
This professional development program offers faculty the opportunity to gain experience toward potential career opportunities in research administration. The Research & Innovation Leadership Fellow will develop a deeper understanding of the administration of a research enterprise; interact with University leadership and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and international level; and participate in the development of policies and procedures relevant to faculty members and the research enterprise. This is a six month appointment for an equivalent of one day per week (20% effort).
On the genetic frontier: Helping plants develop, survive and produce in extreme conditions
Jeff Harper's research explores an important topic at an important time. The University's 2018 Outstanding Researcher studies how plants use genes to develop and survive under extreme environmental conditions such as drought, cold, heat and salt stress. Conducting this work in the driest state in the nation and in the face of climate change makes Harper's work all the more relevant for both Nevada and the world.