Tag Archives: grants.gov

NCURA Region III Update: NIH

While at the NCURA Region III Spring meeting last week, I had a chance to attend a session called “Ask NIH” where attendees could ask DD Rutberg (from the Dental Institute at NIH) all their burning NIH questions. Here’s a recap of the discussion: Q: ASSIST has been opened up to R01 and R21 submissions now. […]

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Thursday Top Ten: What YOU Need to Know About RAMS-SPOT

This week’s Thursday Top Ten is all about RAMS-SPOT! No doubt you’ve been hearing a lot about this system lately at VCU, especially if your work includes any type of grant management activity! Here’s what you need to know: 1)  RAMS-SPOT is the new database system being implemented to replace VCUeRA. The vendor for RAMS-SPOT […]

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It’s Only Quiet on the Blog

I apologize in advance for the dearth of blog posts this week. We are, in a word, slammed. Drowning in proposals. Completely snowed under. Working all hours. Not entirely sure we will survive. While stressful, this means that we are doing something right! Keep ’em coming! Oh, and please be patient with us. We will […]

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RAMS-SPOT is the New VCUeRA

As we’ve discussed before, VCU’s Office of Research is in the process of implementing a new database system to replace our current one (VCUeRA). The new system is called RAMS SPOT, and there have been several informational sessions about it thus far. CHS-OSP has attended all of the available training and informational sessions, and we […]

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Thursday Top Ten: Uniform Guidance Updates

This week’s Thursday Top Ten post focuses on the new Uniform Guidance, which will replace the current OMB circulars (A-21, A-110, and A-133) on December 26, 2014. You’ll recall our original post about the UG.. but a lot has changed or been clarified since then!  Here are the top ten latest updates on the UG: […]

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Thursday Top Ten: Tips for NIH Newbies

Today’s post is a very special one– the first written by Heather Lennon, our grant research administrator! Thanks for the great tips, Heather! This week’s Thursday Top Ten is all about NIH proposals.  In early November, the School of Education hosted a talk by Dr. Brett Miller from NIH’s Child Development and Behavior Branch.  Below […]

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Interested in Department of Education Funding? Here’s Their 2015 Funding Forecast!

The US Department of Education has published their 2015 funding forecast. The forecast lists all funding programs for FY15 that are being solicited now, or are planned this year by the Department of Education, with links and contact information for the program officers. Note:  The bold notice at the beginning about SAM registration is not applicable to […]

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Coming (Maybe) Soon: NIH eRA Commons User IDs Required for Students

This just in from NIH*:  Since August 15, 2013, the functionality to create accounts for students has been available.  However, as part of the NIH effort to improve data on the biomedical workforce (BMW), undergraduate and graduate students who participate in NIH-supported projects for at least one person-month of full-time work will eventually be required […]

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NIH Updates: Things You Need to Know About eSubmissions to NIH

This post comes to us from Sheri Cummins, Chief, Grants Information in the Division of Communications and Outreach at NIH’s Office of Extramural Research.  She offers some great advice: Don’t Forget the eSubmission Basics  I had the privilege of spending some time last week with the eRA Commons Help Desk and posed the question – […]

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COFAR Warns of Grant Scam

This just in from our friends at COFAR.   Over the past few months, the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) has received inquiries and complaints from persons targeted by a fraudulent grants scheme. According to reports, the scam artist claims to represent the COFAR when contacting the individual. Victims are told they have been […]

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