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Fun Friday: Dinosaurs were big chickens

Today’s Fun Friday is a wealth of trivia on dinosaur mating habits.  Basically they were giant featherless chickens.  Check it out here. 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers!

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News Roundup: IP Policy, Updated FAQs on UG, and More

Input requested on national policies relating to intellectual property: The federal government is seeking input from “interested parties” on its strategic plan for intellectual property enforcement for 2016-2019. You can read about the initiative here. The COFAR FAQs have been updated. Check them out here. Technical corrections are also being made to the Uniform Guidance.  Read […]

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Special Reminder: CHS Incentive for NEH Summer Stipend Applications!

This just in from the Associate Dean for Research: The internal deadline for this year’s NEH Summer Stipend applications is approaching this Friday! VCU is limited to two candidates for this annual highly competitive fellowship. Therefore, please submit complete proposals by email (rtombes@vcu.edu) no later than Friday, Aug 28th. If there are more than two applicants, proposals […]

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News Roundup: NIH and NSF Agree on Animal Welfare, Tips on Proposal Writing, and More

NIH has entered into an MOU with NSF to ensure “consistent and effective oversight of the welfare of animals used in activities funded by the NSF.” In other NIH news, they are also seeking comments on the restructuring of the NIH grant application instructions. ConservationBytes.com has an excellent list of tips for writing a good research […]

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Funding Monday: Research Experiences for Undergraduates

This just in from the Office of Research (and NSF): For those of you who actively engage undergraduate students in your research, this NSF program may be an opportunity for you to receive additional funding to support students. Program Overview:    The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students […]

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CHS-OSP is busy

I have so many things to tell you, dear readers, and so little time to write blog posts! Next week will be better. I hope.

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Fun Friday: How Many National Labs Can You Name?

How many national labs can you name?  Hint: there are 17, and most people can’t name them. One guy can, though. Check out this fun YouTube video. 

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day from all of us at CHS-OSP! Stay safe and enjoy America’s birthday party!

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Reminder About Change in Deadline for NIH Reports

This just in from NIH:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-111.html Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-111 Key Dates Release Date:   June 17, 2015 Related Announcements NOT-OD-14-084 Issued by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Purpose The purpose of this Guide Notice is to remind recipients of a recent change to the deadline for the submission of the final reports required for grant closeout […]

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