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News Roundup: Records Management, Leadership, and More

Are you following the proper Records Management procedures? This is an important, but often overlooked part of our responsibility as research administrators. There have been some changes at VCU recently, so the Records Management Office announces that registration for basic records management training is now open. The Records Management program seeks to educate all employees on […]

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Special Update: OSP Staffing Levels are Critical!

We received an email from our central OSP office this morning that we need to share with you. This is OSP’s current proposal pipeline for this week:   Our OSP office works very hard, but they are deluged with proposals and they are effectively at half their normal staff.  This is unprecedented and ultimately critical […]

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“Faculty Speed Dating” for Research Comes to VCU!

Are you a VCU faculty member looking for research partnerships?  Meet researchers outside your discipline at this fast-paced networking event for clinicians, scientists and engineers! Talk for a minute, listen for a minute, exchange business cards, and then move on!  This event is part of the Ready, Set, Grant! series of workshops and is sponsored by […]

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Top Ten: Tips for Success in Writing

It’s time for a Top Ten List! It’s been a little while, and even though it isn’t Thursday (and Thursday is now Policy Spotlight day!) the Top Ten lives on! Today’s Top Ten centers on tips for success in grant writing (but these tips can apply to all types of writing). 1) Schedule your writing […]

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Ready, Set Grant! You Need to Sign Up for This!

We’ve been working with a team of grant professionals from across VCU on a new 3-day conference-style event that you cannot miss! Set for January 12-14, 2016, this program will feature speakers from federal agencies and private sponsors, as well as mock proposal reviews, hands-on sessions, and more. Check out the Ready, Set, Grant! blog […]

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NEH Announces Major New Funding

The first awardees under NEH’s new Public Scholar program have been announced.. over $36 Million! “This funding will support a wide variety of projects including traveling exhibitions, the creation of new digital research tools, the preparation and publication of scholarly editions, professional development opportunities for teachers and college faculty, the preservation of cultural collections, collaborative […]

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Thursday Top Ten: VCU Libraries Resources to Help with Grant Writing and Research

Today’s Top Ten comes to us from guest blogger Margaret Henderson, of VCU Libraries fame! Here are the top ten resources available to grant writers and researchers at VCU Libraries: DMPTool – There are customized templates for data management or sharing plans for most of the funders who now require a plan with your grant. […]

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Thursday Top Ten: Things You Should Never Say to a Research Administrator

This week’s Top Ten features the top things you shouldn’t say (but probably do!) to your research administrator. I’ve heard them all. Multiple times..this week.  I still love you all.  1) “Just push the button.”  Research administration is not, as many seem to think, a “button pushing” or “data entry” type of job. Many people […]

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Applications Now Being Accepted for VCU 2015-2016 CAREER Academy!

The Call for Application for VCU’s 2015-2016 CAREER Academy is now open! All the details are on Jessica Venable’s blog, Resources for Researchers. Applications are due by June 15, 2015.

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VCU 2015-2016 CAREER Academy

This just in from the Office of Research: Dear Colleagues, The Office of Research and Innovation is pleased to announce that we will support another cohort of the VCU CAREER Academy in 2015-2016. The CAREER Academy provides a year of intensive, proposal development training and support to VCU faculty who will be applying to the […]

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