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Scholarly Messenger
February 7, 2013

Office of Research Services Unveils New Proposal Submission System
A new electronic proposal submission system will simplify the creation, review, approval and electronic submission of grant proposals. Read more >>

New Website Coming for ORS
The new website is designed to easily guide researchers through the funding process from start to finish. Read more >>
Sign in to Research.gov using eRaider
IT makes it possible for faculty, staff and students to access Research.gov using your eRaider login information. Read more >>

An Analysis of Three Lab Accidents: Could having a PHA/JHA make the difference?
A review of three laboratory accident investigations shows that if the researchers had implemented a PHA or JHA, and incorporated it into their standard operating procedures (SOP), they could have identified the hazards and critical steps, and might have prevented the accidents. Read more >>

Report on Submitting Similar Proposals to Different Agencies
A recent audit of three major funding agencies raises questions about submitting similar proposals to different agencies. Read more >>

RCR & Research Integrity

Objectivity, Bias and (Financial) Conflict of Interest
An argument that financial disclosure and management of conflict of interest is simply another way to avoid bias in research. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

Cayuse Training
The Office of Research Services is offering training in Cayuse, the new electronic proposal submission system this month. Called Cayuse 424, the system will offer researchers a fast, easy-to-use Web application created specifically to simplify the creation, review, approval and electronic submission of grant proposals.
  • March 1, 2013
    2-4 p.m.
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library
  • March 15, 2013
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 151 in the Library
  • March 29, 2013
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
Register here >>
Registration is required as seating is limited. Please indicate the time and date of the session you will attend.

Research.gov Webinar The National Science Foundation is hosting a series of webinars for researchers interested in learning more about Research.gov. Each webinar will review current and upcoming services and tools for the research community, including:
  • The transition of annual, final and interim project reports to Research.gov
  • Financial services available on Research.gov and the upcoming Automated Cash Management $ervice (ACM$)
  • Access Services such as InCommon and Single-Sign On with FastLane
Webinars are scheduled for:
  • March 8: Project Reports on Research.gov: What's in it for me?
  • March 28: A New Approach to Award Payments
More information or to register for a Research.gov webinar, email webinars@research.gov.

Budget Basics
The Office of Research Services is conducting a Budget Basics workshop to help faculty and research staff. The session will cover types of budgets, personnel costs, fringe benefits, indirect costs, subcontract requirements, graduate student tuition and fee remission, cost sharing, budget justification and the ORS budget worksheet. Attendance is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged.
  • February 8, 2013
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
  • March 22, 2013
    10 - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
  • April 12 2013
    10 am - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
  • May 10, 2013
    10 a.m. - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
Register here >>
Registration is required as seating is limited. Please indicate the time and date of the session you will attend.

NSF FastLane
The Office of Research Services is conducting training to help faculty and staff understand the changes as NSF transitions to FastLane.
  • February 22, 2013
    10 am - noon
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
Register here >>
Registration is required as seating is limited.

Faculty Proposal Development Program
The Office of the Vice President for Research offers a proposal development program for all faculty, but primarily aimed at junior faculty interested in learning more about writing proposals. The program requires a time commitment from the faculty member and support from the college and department.
  • *March 8 - Young Investigators Forum
    Experimental Science Building, Room 120
    Time: TBA
    More information coming soon
    *Please note date and location change
  • April 5
    1:30-3 p.m.
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library
  • May 3
    1:30-3 p.m.
    Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, Room 153 in the Library

Funding & Award Opportunities

Limited Submissions: A number of limited submissions can be found on the OVPR Limited Submissions webpage.

National Research Council of the National Academies Research Associateship Programs
The National Research Council of the National Academies announces the 2013 graduate, postdoctoral and senior research associateship programs. Application deadlines are May 1, Aug. 1 and Nov. 1. Read more >>

Community of Science: Community of Science Pivot provides funding opportunities from federal sources as well as foundations.

Funding Opportunities: A listing of external and internal funding opportunities is available on the OVPR's Funding Resources website.