Tag Archives: CAREER

Funding Opportunity: Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS), NSF 14-574

By: Heather Lennon The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative, analytical, and statistical methods and models for those sciences.  MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields […]

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NCURA Region III Update: NSF

At the NCURA Region III Spring Meeting, I attended a session entitled “NSF Update” presented by Beth Strausser  from NSF. Here are the highlights: NSF’s FY16 budget request was $7.7B, an increase of $379.34M, which is a 5.2% increase over FY15. This is likely not going to happen. Hopefully they will get ~3%. NSF is closely following […]

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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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New NSF Features Transitioning to Research.gov

This just in from NSF:  As part of the effort to modernize FastLane, NSF will transition notifications and requests from FastLane to Research.gov. The first step in this transition will be rolled out on March 23, 2015, when three new requests will be released in Research.gov. These new requests are required by the Proposal and […]

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Funding Monday: Sign Up Now for Federal Workshops at VCU!

Jessica Venable at Resources for Researchers has posted some great opportunities for anyone who wants to learn more about the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and/or NSF! Reblogging here to get the word out: The Office of Research and Innovation will host a workshop spotlighting the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). An invited […]

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Lamar Smith Does It Again

This round of questioned NSF grants from Lamar Smith (R-TX) will definitely raise some eyebrows. The information requests have diverged from the usual somewhat obscure topics (shrimp on treadmills, anyone?) to things like… computer malware and math. No, I am unfortunately not kidding. Read all about it here. You will be glad you did (but […]

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New Report on Postdoctoral Training Highlights Need for Reform

A new report has been issued from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine about the US postdoctoral training system and the need for reforms including higher salaries and more emphasis on mentoring and alternative career paths for PhDs. The report largely echoes an earlier report in 2000 that brought […]

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NSF Issues New Proposal Guide

This just in from NSF! Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 15-1) has been issued.  The PAPPG has been revised to implement 2 CFR § 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance).  The Uniform […]

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Thursday Top Ten: Research Development Resources at VCU

This week’s Thursday Top Ten is all about research development at VCU.  Here are the top ten things you need to know: 1) Number One on the list is, of course, COS Pivot! This is the database of more than 26,000 funding opportunities worth more than $33 billion dollars! VCU faculty are very fortunate to […]

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