Tag Archives: budget

News Roundup: Drama, Drama, Science, Drama!

Drama over cancer research data: Vice President Biden’s proposal regarding cancer research data has touched a nerve in the biomedical research community.  Read about it here. Sponsor news: Want to learn more about DARPA? Look no further.  NSF’s 2017 Budget: You can see a summary here, or get more information here. And speaking of budgets, […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Cost Share

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Today’s spotlight is a light refresher on Cost Share.  Once the cat is out of the bag (or the cost share is proposed), we can’t just forget about it.  There is an important amount of follow up to do post-award, and today’s post will provide some general background, remind us what follow […]

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News Roundup: LEIE Updates, Happy Birthday UG! and More

The List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) is now available for download in new CSV formats. This database file can be downloaded and used to verify whether individuals or entities proposing to work with us on grant projects are on the “No” list.  The databases are updated monthly to add new exclusions and to remove those […]

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Audit Curious?

In the category of Interesting Things I Stumbled Across Online, today’s post concerns audit findings and investigations related to federal programs. The 146-page report by Charlene Blevens (Palm Beach State College) has been out there for a while, but it’s truly fascinating.  The summary lists audits, settlements, and investigations going all the way back to […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Cost Transfers

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Spotlight on Policy is a new feature here at CHS Sponsored Programs! We will be featuring a common research administration related issue each week, and delving into the “VCU Way.” Today’s Spotlight on Policy issue is Cost Transfer! What are Cost Transfers?  Cost transfers occur when reallocating an expense from one sponsored account […]

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Funding Monday: VCU Global Impact Awards

By: Heather Lennon Interested in receiving funds for a project that will make a “global impact”?  Check out the VCU Quest Global Impact Awards! The Quest Global Impact Awards fund proposals from VCU academic units to develop new and innovative programming in support of VCU’s three global priorities, which include… 1) Improving the recruitment and […]

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Salley Rockey Explains IDC

Salley Rockey of NIH fame has a great blog post on Rock Talk about indirect costs and NIH’s viewpoint. It’s a great primer, if you have questions! Check it out here.

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Dashboard Monthly Expense Report Training for PIs

The awesome team at the School of Medicine’s Research Administration office is holding a training for faculty on how to use the PI Dashboard’s Monthly Expense Report feature! This is a great session for new investigators, or investigators new to research at VCU, to attend.  Administrators are welcome. “An overview of the process for PI`s […]

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Thursday Top Ten: Questionable Purchases Using Grant Funds

This week’s Top Ten is a list of the most questionable purchases made (or attempted!) by PIs using grant funds. I put the question out to the research administration community: What is the craziest thing you’ve ever seen attempted on a grant project? Boy, did they deliver! With no identifying information (of course!), here are […]

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News Roundup: NSF Compliance Update, Animal use in biomedical research, NIH eRA Commons Accounts, and more

This week’s news roundup is chock full of fun: NSF is making updates to FastLane on July 24 that will implement a new set of automated compliance checks in the system.  This makes it more likely that your proposal will not make it to review (or possibly even submission) if you don’t follow the guidelines! […]

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