Visit http://go.osu.edu/grantwritingnews (OSU login required) to access the May 2013 issue.
Topics for this month include:
- USDA/AFRI Competitive Grants Program, 2014
- Red Teaming: Scalable, Adaptable & Versatile
- Budgeting Strategies for Team Proposals
- Logic Models
- News and other updates from federal agencies
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards call for nominations for 2014 is now open. “Founded in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership was created to recognize and promote women in science. Its programs reward established women scientists whose outstanding achievements have contributed to the advancement of scientific knowledge and of its benefits to society and provide support to promising young women scientists with worthy viable projects.”
If there is anyone in your community you would like to nominate, all nominations should be made online on www.fwis.fr. Additionally, please let anyone in your organization know who may be interested.
For your information, the nominating process closes Friday, June 14.
A webinar for junior faculty on how to write a successful CAREER proposal based on nine years of experience helping scores of faculty compete for CAREER grants. The webinar covered:
- How to decide when and if it’s the right time to apply for a CAREER grant
- How to position yourself and your research to be competitive for a CAREER
- How to structure your proposal
- How to develop an educational plan
- Keys to success and common mistakes to avoid
- A step-by-step discussion of each section of the proposal and what it needs to tell the reviewers
- How to interpret reviews and decide whether to revise and resubmit
- Questions and Answers
Additional materials, including example proposal sections, proposal outlines and helpful resources, are also included.
Access this recorded webinar at http://go.osu.edu/2013NSFCAREER (OSU login required). Available between April 19 and May 18, 2013.
This webinar is being sponsored by the College of Arts and Science. Thank you Chris Andersen, director, STEM Initiatives.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is announcing a new round of science education grants aimed at helping research universities improve persistence of students studying STEM disciplines and reinvigorating introductory science courses.
To read the full story, go to www.hhmi.org/news/resuniv20130416.html
The OERC is a network of Ohio-based researchers and research institutions that develops and implements a statewide, preschool-through-workforce research agenda to address critical issues of education practice and policy. The Investigator Initiated Research Program provides funds to encourage Ohio researchers to initiate research efforts with a high likelihood of attracting future external research funding. Attend an instructional webinar and visit the OERC online to learn more!
Contact: Sunny L. Munn at email@example.com
Read more: oerc.osu.edu/research/call-for-proposals
National Science Board Seeks Faculty Input on Administrative Workload Associated with Federal Awards
In 2005 and 2012, the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) conducted faculty burden surveys that indicate that administrative burdens associated with federal research funding consume roughly 42 percent of an awardee’s available research time.
The National Science Board (NSB), which establishes the policies of the National Science Foundation and recommends and encourages the pursuit of national policies for the promotion of research and education in science and engineering, recently established a Task Force on Administrative Burdens charged with examining faculty administrative workload as it relates to federally sponsored research.
The NSB Task Force has released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking recommendations from principal investigators for reducing the administrative workload associated with their federal awards. Responses to the RFI will be accepted through May 24, 2013.
In addition, the Task Force will be conducting three Roundtable Discussions to elicit feedback directly from faculty and administrators. To attend any of the discussions, please send email to Administrative-Reform-Inquiries@nsf.gov.
- April 16, 2013, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 4:00 PM, Location TBD
- April 30, 2013, Tufts University, Boston, MA, 11:30 AM, Winthrop Street Function Hall
- May 1, 2013, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, 1:30 PM, Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
On April 2, President Obama announced a new BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative designed to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain, to be funded with approximately $100 million in the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget.
Beginning in fiscal year 2014, the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the National Science Foundation will support approximately $100 million in “research to accelerate the development and application of new technologies that will enable researchers to produce dynamic pictures of the brain that show how individual brain cells and complex neural circuits interact at the speed of thought.” Federal agencies will partner with companies, foundations, and other private institutions, such as the Allen Institute, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Kavli Foundation, and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
The Undergraduate Research Office is seeking student registrations for its 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, an enrichment program for student researchersin any field, whether as independent researchers or members of a formal program. Faculty are asked to encourage their student researchers to register.
– > More information and registration materials are available at http://undergraduateresearch.osu.edu/suri/.
The Food Innovation Center is proud to announce its second annual Innovation Initiative competition. Awards earned will support multi-college teams building on the center’s existing team awards or in new collaborative research projects. FIC seeks new team research approaches in the areas of food security, behavior change campus and community nutrition, value-added foods, functional foods, commercialization of food intellectual property, or nutrition and immunity. Up to $50,000 in direct costs for one year per award may be requested, and as many as four high quality projects may be supported. Proposals are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 25 at 5 p.m.
– > Visit http://go.osu.edu/FICInnovationInitiatives for more information.
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