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News Roundup: School Reform, Benefits for Postdocs, and More

School reform may impact higher ed. Congress has voted to scrap the No Child Left Behind act. Now they are working on what will replace it. Read more here.  “University lobbyists are hoping that Alexander can also wave his magic wand to make government oversight of academic research less onerous. He has promised to incorporate […]

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Are You Ready?

Today’s post is reblogged from Jessica Venable’s official Ready, Set, Grant! blog! Make sure you sign up for and attend these exciting sessions!  After months of planning, we are pleased to announce the Ready, Set, Grant! program of workshops and registration are now available. This event, scheduled for January 12-14, 2016 in the Academic Learning Commons, is a […]

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News Roundup: Gene Editing, NSF T/C, and More

In research administration news this week: Debate on the ethics of gene editing: As debate continues, US News and World Report has a great primer article about gene editing and its ethical issues. Targeting of scientists: PETA has sent out hundreds of letters to the neighbors of an NIH director and research scientist, urging people to […]

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News Roundup: NSF Presentation Slides, Strategic Award Decisions, and More

Want to know more about NSF? You can learn a lot about their OIG and the common audit findings on NSF projects here. If you want to know more about the various funding mechanisms available at NSF, there’s a great presentation from Jean Feldman here that will get you started. Strategic Awarding Decisions. Dr. Michael […]

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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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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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News Roundup: NIH Policy Updates, Intellectual Property

NIH 2016 Grant Policy Updates are out!  Check out the significant changes here. Need to use the Closeout features in eRA Commons, but don’t know how? Not anymore!  FAQs are available here. Missing Salley Rockey?  Me too.  But to make it easier, Open Mike is now open for business!  Open Mike is the new Rock Talk in case […]

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Funding Monday: Humanities Research Center Grants for Summer 2016

By: Heather Lennon Calling all VCU faculty members working in the humanities!  Interested in traveling to archives this summer and looking for funding?  Look no further than the Humanities Research Center Grants for Summer 2016… The Humanities Research Center (HRC) is continuing its annual competition for Research Grants designed to foster excellence in research and […]

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News Roundup: New Rules, Political Bullying, and Opportunities at VCU

OHRP is holding a series of webinars about new rulemaking: DHHS and 15 other federal units have announced plans to “modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.” “In order to help the public better understand the goals and impact of the new proposals, the Office for Human […]

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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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