You are invited to A Peek Inside the Grant Review Process at National Institutes of Health (NIH), which will be held Friday, November 12, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Broad Auditorium at the Claude Pepper Center. This presentation will be given by Dr. Marvin L. Salin, Special Review and Logistics Branch, Division of Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute, NIH, PHS, DHHS. The event is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, and the FSU Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences. For more information, contact Dr. Robert Moffatt at email@example.com .
The Office of the Vice President for Research will conduct its fifteenth CReATE workshop on November 18-19. This will be a 2-day intensive overview of the proper administration of grants and contracts. Although faculty are encouraged to attend, the course, Compliance and Research Administration Training and Education (CReATE), is especially designed for college/school departmental and center/institute staff who manage and administer sponsored research grants and contracts. Click HERE to view the course description and registration form. Please pass this information on and encourage those in your area who would benefit to attend.
The Office of Institutional Research and the Division of Sponsored Research will provide training on Faculty Assignments Commitments and Effort Report Tracking(FACET) Wednesday, November 10 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Student Services Building, Room 203, for departmental representatives.
FACET has a new look for the Summer 2010 certification cycle that will open around November 15. The purpose for this change is to align the upcoming Assignment of Responsibilities (AOR) rollout with the Effort certification page. The training will be a joint effort of Sponsored Research Services (SRS), Sponsored Research Accounting Services (SRAS) and the Office of Institutional Research (IR). The target audience for this training session is FACET reps and department grants support staff. Topics will include:
Please register for the training session in OMNI. The navigation is Self Service>Learning and Development>Request Training Enrollment. The course code is BTFAC1. For additional information, please contact Rick Burnette at 644-1532 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Diana Key at 644-8648 or email@example.com or Roberta McManus at 645-2485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Institutional Research and the Division of Sponsored Research will also be providing two training opportunities for faculty on FACET as follows:
FACET has a new look for the Summer 2010 certification cycle. The purpose for this change is to align the upcoming Assignment of Responsibilities (AOR) rollout with the Effort certification page. The training will be a joint effort of Sponsored Research Services (SRS), Sponsored Research Accounting Services (SRAS) and the Office of Institutional Research (IR). The target audience for this training session is faculty and employees that will need to certify their effort for the Summer 2010 term. Topics included are the same as those shown for the departmental representative training (listed in the previous article).
Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Rick Burnette at 644-1532 or email@example.com , Diana Key at 644-8648 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Roberta McManus at 645-2485 or email@example.com.
All Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for CRC programs have been posted to the CRC website. November, December, January and February deadlines are:
Coming up: Fall Planning Grant decisions will be made November 17. Fall Small Grant decisions will be made December 15.
Faculty members intending to submit a proposal to any of the crc programs are advised to carefully read and absorb the detail in the various RFP documents on the CRC website then click on the Programs tab.
All CRC proposals MUST have a fully completed and ink signed original of the Proposal Transmittal Form (DSR Form 1) delivered to Jan Townsend in 3012 Westcott North on or before the posted deadline of 4:30 pm on the deadline day. In the interest of timely receipt of your Proposal Transmittal Forms, do not use campus mail!! Instead either the PI or department staff or department student should make the hand delivery.
Please also note that CRC programs have their own DSR Form 1 specific to a program. In those forms some of the important blanks have already been completed for you. You MUST use all appropriate and, in some instances, revised forms that will be listed inside each program's web link. Electronic uploading of actual proposal documents is permitted until 11:59 pm on the deadline day. Questions? Email Jan Townsend at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that Jan Townsend is in a new location - 3012 Westcott North. There is a link to a map inside each of the RFP sites.
Those faculty members conducting research involving animals or humans are asked to please notify Sponsored Research and the appropriate IRB office on campus if you receive any type of notification, whether formal or informal, that an award is forthcoming. That way SRS can get awards set up in a timely manner and the successful proposals can be reviewed against and matched with approved protocols.
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On September 16, six weeks in advance of the October 28 submission deadline, a change was posted at the top of the guidelines for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Scholarly Editions and Collaborative Research competitions. For these competitions, notifications will not be sent until August, 2011, and the earliest start-by date would now be September 1, 2011. It is important for all applicants to be aware of this change.
NSF hasn’t yet released this year’s solicitation for the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program, but NSF has announced that it expects to issue a new solicitation at the end of October, with a competition deadline of January 27, 2011. This program provides an excellent opportunity for universities to enhance their research infrastructure by purchasing or developing instruments that can enable new research and education activities at their campuses and in their region. A key point to keep in mind when writing an MRI proposal is that it's not enough just to discuss the research that will be performed by the new instrument; you must describe clearly the research of interest to NSF that will be enabled by the instrument that would not otherwise take place (or would not take place nearly as well). The MRI page provides several links to helpful presentations on the MRI.
Ever wanted to share an idea but were afraid you might lose your rights to the idea? Want to know how to protect your rights?
FSU faculty and staff members are encouraged to learn more information at the Fall 2010 Workshop hosted by the FSU Office of Intellectual Property Development and Commercialization. Wednesday, November 17, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the University Center, Building B, 5th Floor, Pensacola Room.
The program will be divided into two parts. Part I will feature a presentation by guest speaker Greg Nelson, a partner with the Novak, Druce, and Quigg law firm. Mr. Nelson will concentrate his presentation on the acquisition and enforcement of intellectual property rights, as it pertains to patents. Included in this session will be information on FSU’s policies regarding patents. Part II will feature a panel of faculty who will share their patenting and technology transfer experience. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the discussions.
Look for future updates on the Office of Research workshops page www.research.fsu.edu/facultystaff/workshops.html and in future issues of this publication.
The James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program is releasing Calls for Grant Applications for five grant types. All applications will undergo scientific peer review and funding decisions will be based upon those scientific merit scores. In addition, up to $50,000 will be awarded for collaborative biomedical research projects within the state’s historically black colleges and universities. For information on how to apply for this award send an e-mail to email@example.com. Go to www.floridabiomed.com for more information.
The Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program is releasing Calls for Grant Applications for five grant types. All applications will undergo scientific peer review and funding decisions will be based upon those scientific merit scores. Go to www.floridabiomed.com for more information.
Apply Online Now for Possible Awards of Up to $35,000 Annually
The NIH is accepting applications for its extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) now through 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on November 15.
These programs often allow scientific investigators to remain in the research workforce, achieve research independence and focus their efforts on advancing the health of the nation. Opportunities are available in clinical research, pediatric research, health disparities research, contraception and infertility research, and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Each year, some 1,600 research scientists benefit from the more than $70 million NIH invests in their careers through the extramural LRPs.
For guidance on the application process and NIH Institute and Center (IC) research priorities, potential applicants should review “Tips for Completing a Competitive Application” at http://www.lrp.nih.gov/pdf/0310_1_application_tips.pdf and contact an IC LRP liaison. The list of ICs and their liaisons can be found athttp://www.lrp.nih.gov/contact_us/contact_list.aspx
QUESTIONS? Visit the LRP website at www.lrp.nih.gov for more information and to access the online application. For additional assistance, call or e-mail the LRP Information Center at (866) 849-4047 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, receive application cycle updates through Twitter @NIH_LRP or www.twitter.com/NIH_LRP.
The deadline for submitting proposals for the eleventh round of the Equipment and Infrastructure Enhancement Grant (EIEG) has passed. Twelve proposals were submitted by faculty and staff for a total request of over $400,000. The EIEG Review Panel will meet and make funding recommendations by the end of November. The next competition is scheduled for Spring 2011. For more information about the Equipment Grant Program, please visit www.research.fsu.edu/techtransfer/eieg/