Tag Archives: proposal development

Fun Friday: Oh, NIJ!

This week’s Fun Friday touches on all the fun we had last week in CHS-OSP! Now that we’ve had a little while to catch our breath after a truly insane deadline stackup (NSF-NIJ-NIH trifecta struck again!), we can laugh about it!   Props to our own Heather Lennon for this awesome meme!    

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Special Update: OSP Staffing Levels are Critical!

We received an email from our central OSP office this morning that we need to share with you. This is OSP’s current proposal pipeline for this week:   Our OSP office works very hard, but they are deluged with proposals and they are effectively at half their normal staff.  This is unprecedented and ultimately critical […]

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News Roundup: NIH Special!

We have a special News Roundup for you this week, and it’s all about NIH. NIH has raised the salary cap. NOT-OD-16-045 raises the maximum salary on NIH support from $183,300 to $185,100  effective January 10, 2016. We’ve updated our salary cap cost share calculator spreadsheet to assist you with calculations. CHS CSA for Sal Cap (MS Excel, 87 […]

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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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“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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Top Ten: Tips for Success in Writing

It’s time for a Top Ten List! It’s been a little while, and even though it isn’t Thursday (and Thursday is now Policy Spotlight day!) the Top Ten lives on! Today’s Top Ten centers on tips for success in grant writing (but these tips can apply to all types of writing). 1) Schedule your writing […]

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Funding Monday: When You Should NOT Submit a Proposal

Philanthropic News Digest has a great post on their site right now about the timing of proposal requests to foundations. Basically, if the financial markets take a nosedive right before your submission is set to go out, it might be wise to wait! The article lists three things you should do to improve your strategy […]

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Funding Monday: The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)

If you’re interested in the study of infectious disease and its transmission, NIH, NSF, and USDA have a combined funding program for you! It’s called The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) and this year it awarded $18 Million for basic and applied research on infectious diseases. You can read more (including who the awardees […]

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Thursday Top Ten: Reasons We Love Research Administration

This week’s Top Ten focuses on the reasons we love this profession. Our daily lives are often so busy and stressful that we can lose sight of all the positives involved. These are the top ten reasons why research administration is a great profession:   1) It’s interesting. I can tell you that as the poster […]

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NCURA AM57 Recap

Heather and I really enjoyed last week’s NCURA Annual Meeting in Washington DC!   Here’s a quick recap of the conference (with more specific info to come, of course!): Our very own Thursday Top Ten post went slightly viral (or as viral as you can be as a research administrator). Research administrators from all over […]

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