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New Sponsored Research Administration (SRA) Pre-Award Staff Assignment Sheet Available

SRA has published a new staff assignment sheet effective immediately.  Click here to access.

NIH to limit total number of grants awarded to any one individual investigator

NIH announced that it will propose new procedures to limit the total number of grants going to an individual investigator through the use of a newly developed Grant Support Index. NIH plans to take feedback from the community as the final policy is developed over the next few months. Deputy Director for Extramural Research Michael Lauer (our speaker at last year’s SUS R&D Workshop) posted a blog yesterday with extensive background on the concept: https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2017/05/02/nih-grant-support-index/. NIH Director Francis Collins also posted a short announcement at this link: https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/who-we-are/nih-director/statements/new-nih-approach-grant-funding-aimed-optimizing-stewardship-taxpayer-dollars

First Year Assistant Professor (FYAP) Workshop

This year’s workshop will take place on Thursday, May 11.  This is a requirement for all first year Assistant Professors.  Also attending will be last year’s FYAPs, who will be presenting posters of their research.  Click here to register.  For more information, contact Grace Adkison at gadkison@fsu.edu

SRA Financial Management Workshop- May 8, 2017

This session will encompass compliance requirements and OMNI inquiry/OBI reporting tools for managing Sponsored projects including looking up available balances by project/department and running monthly reports. To register, click here.  For more information, contact SRA-Pre@fsu.edu .

FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Open House: Coastal Literacy - Connecting Marine Science to Society

This year's event highlights the importance of improving human awareness of the tight linkages between healthy ecosystems and healthy societies. Active engagement in protecting our oceans and coastlines is something we all can do. We celebrate that ability and our scientific knowledge of the sea in our 2017 Open House, “Coastal Literacy - Connecting Marine Science and Society”. Please join us on April 22nd, 2017 - Earth Day - for a day at the lab with family and friends. Click here for more information.

Broader Impacts Fair May 23

In response to faculty requests for Broader Impacts assistance, OPD has organized the Broader Impacts Fair, an opportunity for FSU researchers to network with groups engaged in education and outreach work. Representatives from nearly twenty campus and community organizations will be available to meet with faculty.  For more information, click here.