Tag Archives: trends

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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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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“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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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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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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Spotlight on Policy: Export Controls

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak What is an Export? When an item is transferred physically from the U.S. to a foreign country An export includes actual shipment of goods or carried during international travel, An export is also when information is transmitted to a person or entity in a foreign country, whether in writing, or via email, […]

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Audit Curious?

In the category of Interesting Things I Stumbled Across Online, today’s post concerns audit findings and investigations related to federal programs. The 146-page report by Charlene Blevens (Palm Beach State College) has been out there for a while, but it’s truly fascinating.  The summary lists audits, settlements, and investigations going all the way back to […]

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News Roundup: NIH Rule Changes, Federal Budget News

NIH has released new guidance on the requirements of the Vertebrate Animals Section (VAS) of grant applications, cooperative agreements and contract proposals. The VAS section is being simplified to eliminate redundancy. NIH and AHRQ are making additional changes to policies, instructions and forms for 2016 grant applications as well. The planned changes include the following areas: Rigor and […]

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