Archives—January 2013

Workshop Addresses Federal A21 Rate Process and Results

The Vice President of Research Office will host an educational session, “Intro to the A21: Facilities and Administration Rate” from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12. The session will be in the Memorial Union Ballroom A2.

This session will help faculty and staff understand the process that brought Michigan Tech to its new federal Facilities and Administration Rate and how this rate affects sponsored research projects. The session will also address the practical results of F&A charges and how those resources are allocated among the campus partners that support research at Tech.

To register for this session, see A21 F&A Intro. Registration deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. If you have questions, please contact Mike Hendricks at 487-2155 or mfhendri@mtu.edu.

This workshop is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Feel free to bring your lunch.


NSF Reporting Method to Change Starting Feb. 1

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is transitioning annual, final, and interim project reporting from FastLane to Research.gov. NSF is committed to continuing to work with the research community and NSF awardees on achieving a smooth transition.

What do I Need to Know Now?
Principal Investigators (PIs) and co-PIs must stop submitting new project reports in FastLane starting on February 1, 2013. On March 18, 2013, NSF will transfer its current project reporting service from FastLane to Research.gov. You should pay particular attention to your reports that are currently in progress and reports previously submitted and returned by your NSF Program Officer.

Project reports that are in progress as well as those reports that are returned by NSF Program Officers should be revised and resubmitted prior to February 1. To assist the research community with this transition, the overdue dates have been extended for all project reports originally scheduled to become overdue between January 31 and April 30, 2013. Starting March 18, 2013, you can use Research.gov to submit project reports.

Where Can I Find More Information?
For more information about the transition of annual, final, and interim project reporting to Research.gov, please visit Project Report Information. For technical assistance, contact the Research.gov Help Desk, 7 a.m.–9 p.m., Monday through Friday (except for federal holidays), at rgov@nsf.gov or 1-800-381-1532.


Research Workshop Scheduled: “Finding Funding”

Sponsored Programs Enhancement will host an educational session, “Finding Funding,” from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, January 29. The session will be in the Memorial Union Ballroom A-2.

This session will help faculty and staff develop strategies to identify and secure sources of financial support for research and related activities. Topics covered will include: planning, research, funding sources, and the new online Grant Forward program for research funding and collaboration.

To register for this session, see Finding Funding. Registration deadline is 9 a.m. on Friday, January 25. If you have questions, please contact Peter Larsen at 487-2906 or palarsen@mtu.edu.

This workshop is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Feel free to bring your lunch.