Research Announcements

Food for Health Retreat Registration Open

The Food for Health Initiative, a university-wide collaboration initiative, has released the Request for Applications and opened Registration for the Retreat.  Read more …

Applicants for the Food for Health research awards are required to attend the Retreat, Scheduled for November 13th, in Lincoln.

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Register for the Retreat

Contact Dr. Paula Turpen, for questions regarding the funding competition.

Food for Health Initiative

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds, PhD has announced a university-wide Food for Health initiative.  This program is designed to increase multicampus collaborations and incentivize new research that will address critical food and health issues important to Nebraskans.

Faculty are invited to complete an interest survey in preparation for a team building retreat planned for November 13th in Lincoln.

Dr. Jennifer Larsen, Vice Chancellor for Research, conducted a Q & A forum for UNMC faculty to answer questions regarding the topics, collaborative teams, and funding opportunities associated with the Food for Health initiative.

See the Food for Health website for details.


Rural Futures Conference Seeking Posters

The 2015 Rural Futures Conference poster competition is open for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to present a poster on “big idea” research questions that showcase new knowledge and bold ideas.

Participants must submit a 250-word abstract by Sept. 18 to be considered for the competition. Up to $1,500 in cash will be awarded in the undergraduate category and up to $2,000 in cash in the graduate category.

Submission details

The deadline for submission is Sept. 18. For more details on the submission guidelines, prizes and deadlines, phone 402-472-4977 or click here. Complete details on additional engagement opportunities and the entire conference agenda are available here. For the latest information follow Rural Futures on Twitter or Facebook.

Posters will be presented at the National Rural Futures Conference (RFC) set for Oct. 21-23. The conference aims to engage University of Nebraska faculty, staff and students — along with community and organizational partners — in envisioning a brighter future for rural communities.