Tag Archives: scholarship

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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Funding Monday: NEH Public Scholar Program

By: Heather Lennon Interested in presenting your research to a wide audience?  Check out the Public Scholar Program from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Public Scholar Program supports well-research books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership.  Specifically, the Program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Integrity and Compliance Training

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Spotlight on Policy:  Integrity and Assurances In the spirit of the Integrity and Compliance Training VCU requires its employees to complete every year around this time, this week’s Spotlight on Policy blog post covers a few of the gems covered in the training and how they may be connected to Research Administration. […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Intellectual Property

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak What is Intellectual Property? “Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.” (World Intellectual Property Organization)   “IP is protected in law by for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from […]

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Let Them Study Literature!

We’ve posted before about the tendency for politicians and the general public to equate university education with trade school, or to view all education as simply job training. Everything has to have an economic use, or else it’s useless. We tend to view everything in terms of money. It’s unfortunate, but true. A recent article in […]

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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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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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News Roundup: Understanding NIH Peer Review, More on Ethics, Impact of Humanities Research

Ever wondered what’s up with peer review at NIH? The amazing Salley Rockey has the answers over at Rock Talk. In other NIH news, you can still give your feedback on the RPPR updates until September 21 this year. In case you want to do some reading about research ethics, here’s an interesting “roundup” post […]

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NEH Announces Major New Funding

The first awardees under NEH’s new Public Scholar program have been announced.. over $36 Million! “This funding will support a wide variety of projects including traveling exhibitions, the creation of new digital research tools, the preparation and publication of scholarly editions, professional development opportunities for teachers and college faculty, the preservation of cultural collections, collaborative […]

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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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