Featured Events

The Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research is committed to supporting BU faculty in their research endeavors. The following presentations, workshops, and events are sponsored by the Office to provide information and advice and generate discussion and collaboration. Please check back frequently for updates on upcoming events, as well as after events for related materials, videos, and announcements.

Research on Tap: Discover how your work is part of the conversation

We are excited to announce another year of “Research on Tap” events. These gatherings, each organized by a different faculty member, bring together groups of BU researchers focused on a specific topic. Each participant presents a three-minute micro-talk on his/her work. Attend these wine and cheese receptions to network with your colleagues and perhaps meet your next research collaborator. Please note: “Research on Tap” events are for faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.

Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 4-6 p.m.
Barristers Hall
765 Commonwealth Ave.

Hosted by Richard Myers, Director, BU Genome Science Institute, and Professor, Neurology, MED; and Anita DeStefano, Associate Director, BU Genome Science Institute, and Professor, Biostatistics and Neurology, SPH and MED

One of the biggest challenges in translational research is the development of methods to predict phenotype—an organism’s physical characteristics—from what we know about the genome and environment. Unpacking phenotypic complexity will require the convergence of research across biology, computer science, medicine, engineering, and others.* Attend this Research on Tap to learn what BU faculty are doing to unlock the mysteries of phenotype. RSVP

*Description courtesy National Science Foundation


Research How-To’s

K Award Checklist: Putting Together a Competitive Application for K99 Awards

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 2:30-4 p.m.
Trustee Lounge
1 Silber Way, 9th Floor

Featuring Sarah Hokanson, Director, Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs

Hear a general overview of the Mentored K series of awards from the National Institutes of Health and bring questions about your upcoming application during this interactive session led by Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs. RSVP

The National Science Foundation’s Ten Big Ideas for the Future and Current Funding Opportunities

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Kenmore Conference Room
1 Silber Way, 9th Floor

Featuring Dr. Suzi Iacono, Head, Office of Integrative Activities (OIA), National Science Foundation

Sustained advances in science and engineering research and education are vital for the United States to remain at the forefront of discovery and innovation. Dr. Suzi Iacono will present NSF’s Ten Big Ideas, aimed at driving the U.S. economy, enhancing the nation’s security and sustaining global leadership in science and engineering over the coming years. Dr. Iacono will also provide an overview of various current funding opportunities. RSVP.


Affiliated Events

Grant Seeking Workshop for Humanities Faculty: A How-To Session on Raising Funds from Private Foundations

March/April 2017

Hosted by Foundation Relations and Gene Jarrett, Professor, English, and Associate Dean of the Faculty/Humanities, CAS

In coordination with Professor Gene Jarrett, Associate Dean of the Faculty/Humanities, CAS, the Foundation Relations team within Development & Alumni Relations will convene 90-minute workshops for faculty during the spring semester. Each workshop is designed to gather a group of BU humanities faculty to guide them through the process of identifying potential donors, analyzing funding opportunities, and crafting effective inquiries to foundations. Depending on faculty availability, this “how-to” session, which includes a demonstration of funder databases that are accessible to BU faculty, will include lunch.

Interested in participating? Please sign up and Foundation Relations will follow up with you to coordinate details.

2017 a2ru National Conference
Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement

November 1-4, 2017

Hosted by Northeastern University, with additional events hosted by BU, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is pleased to announce its 2017 National Conference, which will use the city of Boston as a starting point for discussion and engagement within the public sphere. a2ru is currently inviting proposals from researchers, field leaders, and practitioners investigating the intersections, synergies, and interfaces of arts in the public sphere and their influence on civility, advocacy, and engagement. Learn more


For a full listing of research-related events taking place throughout BU, please view our calendar.