All posts by dmmessin

Workshop Addresses Finding Funding

The Research Development Office and Corporate Partnerships Office will host an educational session, “Finding Funding,” from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3. The session will be in Memorial Union Ballroom A2.

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 online Grant Forward program for research funding and collaboration.

The session will offer a high-level look at strategies for seeking funding from corporate, foundation, and government sponsors.

To register for this session, see Finding Funding. Registration deadline is 9 a.m. on Monday, December 2.  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.


New On-demand Training Module: Grants.gov

Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce an on-demand training module for the Grants.gov website. This module will cover the basics of searching for funding as well as downloading and completing an application package for sponsored projects using the Grants.gov website. This training is directed towards principal investigators. Please consider taking advantage of this resource.

The Grants.gov training module can be found on the VPR training webpage under the subheading “Applying for Grants & Contracts.” In the future, more on-demand trainings will be made available and announced.


Research Workshop: Review of Foreign National Restrictions on Awards

The Vice President for Research Office will host an educational session, “Review of Foreign National Restrictions on Awards,” from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 19 in Memorial Union Ballroom A2.

This session will help faculty and staff understand and address foreign national restrictions considerations when conducting research. Topics covered will include: managing technical data, intellectual property, and proprietary materials; defining and working with foreign nationals, publishing, and teaching; and exporting and licensing considerations.

To register for this session, see Research Workshop: Review of Foreign National Restrictions on Awards. Registration deadline is 9 a.m. on Monday, November 18. If you have questions, please contact Jay Meldrum at 487-3178 or jmeldrum@mtu.edu.

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


Revised NSF and NIH Proposal Deadlines

Due to the government shutdown, NSF and NIH have revised proposal deadlines.

REVISED NSF PROPOSAL DEADLINES

Revised due dates for NSF funding opportunities that fall between October 1 and 25 have been posted on the Resumption of Operations webpage on the NSF website. These revised dates apply whether the proposal is being submitted via the NSF FastLane System or Grants.gov. Due to compressed proposal deadlines resulting from the shutdown, proposers are advised that they may experience a delay when contacting IT Help Central with technical support questions. Frequently asked questions regarding these date changes also are available on the Resumption of Operations page.

REVISED NIH PROPOSAL DEADLINES

All October grant application submission deadlines have been rescheduled and can be found on the NIH grants website. NIH has issued guidance on resumption of activities following the government shutdown, which is available on-line at NOT-OD-14-007 as well as http://grants.nih.gov/grants/2013_shutdown.htm.


Government Shutdown: Impact on Proposal Submissions and Award Expenditures

The federal government’s fiscal year ended on Sept. 30, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. A new FY14 Appropriations Act was not signed into law; therefore, the federal government is now under a partial shutdown. The best course of action is for our research community to proceed with ongoing research unless notified otherwise.

For all upcoming proposals, please continue to submit proposals and internal paperwork to SPO/IIE following the deadlines currently published by the sponsor and by the appropriate internal deadline. Sponsored Programs staff will process your proposal according to the best and most recent directions provided to us by each agency. In many cases, applications are not currently being accepted; however, it is important to proceed as if they are because we cannot predict when submission systems will begin accepting proposals again.

The federal shutdown also means the University is now spending our own cash reserves to cover current sponsored programs expenditures until federal reimbursement occurs. Therefore, to the extent possible, please be prudent when incurring expenditures on federal and federal pass through grants and contracts until the shutdown ends and reimbursement can continue.

Feel free to contact Sponsored Programs at 7-2226 if you have any questions.