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Thursday Top Ten: Things I Learned While Working From Home

This week’s Top Ten is all about what I learned while working from home during the UCI World Cycling Championships last week. 1) I am much more productive with fewer interruptions! 2) No matter what else is going on in the world, the grants still get submitted.  The world came to Richmond, and we still […]

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Thursday Top Ten: Questionable Purchases Using Grant Funds

This week’s Top Ten is a list of the most questionable purchases made (or attempted!) by PIs using grant funds. I put the question out to the research administration community: What is the craziest thing you’ve ever seen attempted on a grant project? Boy, did they deliver! With no identifying information (of course!), here are […]

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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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Thursday Top Ten: Things You Can Do in a RAMS-SPOT Proposal Record

Today’s top ten focuses on what you can do from within your RAMS-SPOT proposal record! 1)  You can access the system at https://spot.research.vcu.edu. Log in with your VCU EID and password. Your home page in RAMS-SPOT will show you all the proposals you have in the system.  To look at a particular record, click on […]

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Thursday Top Ten: Our Top Ten Sponsors

Today’s Thursday Top Ten is all about our sponsors! By dollar amount (largest to smallest, including direct and indirect costs), these were our top ten sponsors in the College of Humanities and Sciences last fiscal year (FY14): 1) National Institutes of Health (NIH) was our largest sponsor in terms of dollars. 2) National Science Foundation […]

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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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