March 16, 2017

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March, 2017 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. March 15, 2017 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access the March 15, 2017 Newsletter (enter your VCU eID and password) Vol 7, […]

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February 16, 2017

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February, 2017 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. February 15, 2017 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access the February 15, 2017 Newsletter (enter your VCU eID and password) […]

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January 17, 2017

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January, 2017 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. January 15, 2017 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access the January 15, 2017 Newsletter (enter your VCU eID and password) […]

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December 16, 2016

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December, 2016 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. December 15, 2016 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access the December 15, 2016 Newsletter (enter your VCU eID and password) Vol […]

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November 16, 2016

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November, 2016 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. November 15, 2016 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access the November 15, 2016 Newsletter (enter your VCU eID and password) Vol 7, […]

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October 17, 2016

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October, 2016 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. October 15, 2016 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access the October 15, 2016 Newsletter (enter your VCU eID and password) […]

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September 19, 2016

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September, 2016 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. September 15, 2016 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access the September 15, 2016 Newsletter (enter your VCU eID and password) […]

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August 22, 2016

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August, 2016 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. August 15, 2016 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access the August 15, 2016 Newsletter (enter your VCU eID and password) […]

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July 22, 2016

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July, 2016 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. July 15, 2016 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access the July 15, 2016 Newsletter (enter your VCU eID and password) […]

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June 16, 2016

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June, 2016 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. June 15, 2016 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access the June 15, 2016 Newsletter (enter your VCU eID and password) […]

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May 16, 2016

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May, 2016 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. May 15, 2016 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access the May 15, 2016 Newsletter (enter your VCU eID and password) […]

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April 19, 2016

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April, 2016 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community. We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. April 15, 2016 issue of […]

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March 15, 2016

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March, 2016 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. March 15, 2016 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to […]

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February 16, 2016

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February, 2016 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. February 15, 2016 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to […]

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January 21, 2016

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January, 2016 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. January 15, 2016 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to […]

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December 17, 2015

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Ready, Set, Grant! registration is taking a “pause”

Interest in Ready, Set, Grant! workshops on the Monroe Park Campus is quickly meeting, and exceeding, capacity. Currently 6 sessions are no longer accepting participants. Therefore, registration is taking a “pause”. Ready, Set, Grant! registration forms will be unavailable starting at noon on December 18, 2015, and will re-open at 9am on January 4, 2016.  During this “pause,” no new or modified requests […]

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December 15, 2015

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December, 2015 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. December 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access […]

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December 15, 2015

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Registration now open for Ready, Set, Grant!

Registration for VCU’s Ready, Set, Grant! workshops is now open. Ready, Set, Grant! offers an array of presentations and hands-on workshops designed to build the VCU community’s skills in competitive grantsmanship. Scheduled for January 12-14, 2016, attendees can participate in program of more than 40 workshops to gain knowledge, develop strategies, and access resources to increase their ability to […]

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November 18, 2015

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November, 2015 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. November 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access […]

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October 21, 2015

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Call for Applications for the Open Science Prize

Does your research facilitate the discovery, adaptation and use of open content? Then consider applying for The Open Science Prize. The Open Science Prize is a partnership between the Wellcome Trust, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to unleash the power of open content and data to advance […]

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October 16, 2015

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NIAID offers critical advice to grantwriters “Application Missteps”

In the most recent issues of NIAID Funding News, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases addresses common application pitfalls and how to avoid them. Many grant applications commit these mistakes, however it is difficult to tell through the coded language of reviewer comments. These articles may help demystify the sponsors’ understanding of what distinguishes a […]

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October 16, 2015

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Countdown to “Ready, Set, Grant!”

The Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Research and Innovation is pleased to host Ready, Set, Grant! on January 12-14, 2016.  These workshops will offer a broad array of information and strategies to strengthen your competitiveness for extramural funding. Ready, Set, Grant! is a university-wide effort. The agenda, which is now being finalized, features presenters who are experts in all stages of the sponsored […]

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October 16, 2015

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October, 2015 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. October 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access […]

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October 14, 2015

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Are You Ready for Public Access to Your Research?

As part of Open Access Week 2015, VCU Libraries will host sessions that may be of particular interest to grant writers: Taking Open Access to the Next Level: Hosting Journals and Conferences with Scholars Compass Monday, October 19, 2015, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (lunch provided), Cabell Library, 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room (Room 250) This event will […]

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October 14, 2015

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VCU Quest Innovation Funds Proposals due October 30

The VCU Quest Innovation Fund (QIF) has recently been announced, and the internal grant program has undergone notable changes since applications were last solicited. Designed to foster the growth of Virginia Commonwealth University’s culture of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, the QIF now offers three funding pools that reflect important elements of our role in the […]

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October 14, 2015

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Policy Events for VCU Researchers

VCU’s newly-created Office of Public Policy Outreach (OPPO) is offering two events of interest to investigators. Both sessions will be held at the Virginia Capitol Building, Senate Room 1. Policy in Action: A Behind the Scenes Look (download flyer) Monday, October 19, 2015, 9:00-11:00 a.m.  Join your colleagues for an in-depth look at the legislative process and public […]

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September 30, 2015

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Our Monroe Park Campus office has moved!

The Office of Research and Innovation has long maintained two locations to better serve the VCU community: one office on the MCV campus at Biotech One, and one office on the Monroe Park Campus. This fall, our Monroe Park Campus office has moved to a new location: 817 Cathedral Place, rooms 3001-3002. We share space […]

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September 29, 2015

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“IOS in Focus” Features Unique Approaches to Broader Impacts

IOS In Focus, a blog of the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems at the National Science Foundation, has started a new feature called Focus on Broader Impacts. They state: While there’s no magic formula for proposing and completing Broader Impacts activities, IOS will use this feature to highlight awardees with unique and/or creative approaches to Broader Impacts. In […]

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September 28, 2015

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Army Research Laboratory Open Campus Open House

Registration is now open for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)’s Open Campus Open House, to be held at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD on November 3 & 4, 2015. ARL has been a national leader in fundamental research for over 20 years. ARL’s research spans the spectrum from high strain rate mechanics and novel materials manufacturing, to cyber defense and […]

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September 24, 2015

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September, 2015 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. September 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access […]

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September 22, 2015

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Upcoming Internal Grant Deadlines

Various units across Virginia Commonwealth University make small grant awards to leverage a projects’ competitive for future extramural funding and to meet the institution’s strategic goals. Several of those programs have deadlines within the next few weeks or months, so make sure that you are preparing your applications. Please go to the program webpage for details and a […]

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August 19, 2015

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August, 2015 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. August 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access […]

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July 17, 2015

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July, 2015 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. July 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access […]

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July 16, 2015

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Science Priorities for FY17 Budget

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) reports that the the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued their annual joint memo identifying science and technology priorities for the FY 2017 budget. AAAS says Of particular interest to VCU investigators, this list of priorities […]

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June 19, 2015

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June, 2015 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. June 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access […]

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June 4, 2015

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How to be a grant reviewer, Part 1

You have probably received the advice that one of the best ways to write competitive grants is to serve on a grant review panel. I even give it as Principle #10 of Competitive Proposal Writing: So how do you become a grant reviewer? Most federal agencies rely heavily on faculty and scholars to review and advise them […]

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May 18, 2015

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May, 2015 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. May 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access […]

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May 4, 2015

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Watch the “Funding Opportunities at AHRQ” Workshop

On April 15, 2015, the Office of Research and Innovation hosted a funding workshop entitled “Getting Funded: An AHRQ Grants Overview.”  A video of that workshop is now available. The session was presented by Brent Sandmeyer, MPH, Grants Lead/Social Science Analyst at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Policy. Mr. Sandmeyer discussed: The structure and priorities of […]

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April 16, 2015

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April, 2015 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. April 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access […]

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April 15, 2015

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IES Releases Funding Announcements

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences has released FY2016 funding announcements for grant competitions in education and special education research and training. The competitions are: Education Research Grants (84.305A); Special Education Research Grants (84.324A); Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences (84.305B); Research Training Programs in Special Education (84.324B); Education Research and Development […]

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March 27, 2015

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Register for the 2015 Community Engagement Institute

The Division of Community Engagement, along with the Center for Clinical and Translational Research, will host VCU’s annual Community Engagement Institute. Participants will be exposed to two days of Service Learning and three days of Community-Engaged Research learning and networking opportunities.

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March 26, 2015

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2015 NSF CAREER Proposal Planning Session

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released its 2015 solicitation for the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). For those faculty who intend to apply to this year’s competition, the Office of Research and Innovation is holding a 2015 CAREER proposal planning meeting. This session is designed to get VCU PIs prepared to submit a competitive proposal […]

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March 18, 2015

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March, 2015 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. March 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access […]

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March 13, 2015

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2015 NSF CAREER Solicitation Issued

The National Science Foundation has just issued the new solicitation (NSF 15-555) for the 2015 cycle of its Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) competition. Although most information and requirements remain the same as in past years, investigators should take note of the following: Submission Deadlines Full Proposals to BIO, CISE, and EHR are due July 21, 2015. […]

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March 10, 2015

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“Funding Opportunities at AHRQ” Workshop, April 15

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supports research to improve the quality, effectiveness, accessibility, and cost effectiveness of health care. On April 15, 2015, the Office of Research and Innovation will host a workshop to introduce researchers to this funding agency. This session is presented by Brent Sandmeyer, MPH, Grants Lead/Social Science Analyst at […]

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March 5, 2015

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“How to Write a Winning NSF CAREER Proposal” Webinar, March 24

The VCU Office of Research and Innovation and the School of Engineering will host “How to Write a Winning NSF CAREER Proposal,” a live webinar presented by Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC. The session will provide faculty and proposal development staff insight into writing a successful proposal to National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). […]

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March 4, 2015

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FAQs: VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund

With any procedural change, there will be some questions and confusion. The VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund implemented a new on-line submission system with the 2015 call for proposals. Here, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation is collecting and answering FAQs. This page will be updated periodically as additional questions are posed. […]

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March 4, 2015

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Save the Date: AHRQ Workshop, April 15, 2015

The Office of Research and Innovation will host a workshop spotlighting the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). An invited program officer will discuss funding opportunities through AHRQ and what makes for a successful proposal to that agency. Date:  Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Time:  9:30 – noon Location:  Biotech 1, Ball Conference Room Additional information and […]

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February 24, 2015

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Funding for Social and Behavioral Science Research

The Consortium of Social Science Associations has just released a series of fact sheets describing state-by-state funding for social and behavioral science research. COSSA states: In Virginia, colleges and universities received a total of $84 million in FY12 federal dollars to support social and behavioral science research. Virginia Commonwealth University, along with the University of Virginia, led […]

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February 18, 2015

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February, 2015 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. February 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access […]

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February 2, 2015

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2015 Call for Proposals: VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund

The Office of Research and Innovation announces the call for 2015 VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (formerly “PRIP”) proposals to support new, emerging, or continuing research in any discipline or area of focus. All full-time VCU faculty, regardless of rank or tenure status, are eligible to apply. These internal grants make awards up to $50,000 and require […]

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January 29, 2015

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Tips from the NIH “Insider’s Guide to Peer Review”

Even if you’re not targeting the National Institutes of Health for extramural funding, their Insider’s Guide to Peer Review has some important tips that that will help improve proposal development across the board. For example, the Guide says: Propose something significant: Identify an area of current controversy and importance within your field. Make it something that […]

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January 27, 2015

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Spring 2015 Pivot Training Schedule

The Office of Research and Innovation will continue offering both group and individual grant search training using Pivot. Pivot can be used to search for research-related grants from government agencies, private foundations, and other organizations. Group Training Sessions Attendees will establish a Pivot account, and run through a live demonstration of the funding database’s features including custom […]

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January 13, 2015

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Webinar on NSF’s Migration to Research.gov

The National Science Foundation  will hold a second informational webinar on the Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) initiative, in which the agency’s proposal submission system will modernize and migrate from FastLane to Research.gov. The webinar is scheduled for January 22, 2015, 1:00-2:00pm EST. It is targeted to Principal Investigators and Research Administrators. The session will focus on: Improving and tailoring the […]

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January 12, 2015

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January, 2015 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from theSubscriptions section of the blog. January 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access […]

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January 8, 2015

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NIH Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2015 Conference

When:  June 2-5, 2015 Where: NIH Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda MD Abstract Submission Deadline: February 12, 2015 For more details and to register: http://www.scienceofteamscience.org/  The Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2015 Conference will be held June 2-5, 2015, at the National Institutes of Health main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. SciTS is a rapidly growing cross-disciplinary field of study […]

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December 16, 2014

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December, 2014 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

A new issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News is now available to the VCU community.  We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of this newsletter’s availability. Past issues may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. December 15, 2014 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here […]

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December 9, 2014

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NIH Biosketch Format Changes — A Reprieve

NIH has implemented a new biosketch format all grant and cooperative agreement applications. However, according to NOT-OD-15-032  issued on December 5, 2014, the use of the new format will not be required for applications submitted before the May 25, 2015 deadline. PIs may submit using the new biosketch format earlier if they wish, however all applications submitted on or after May […]

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December 4, 2014

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NIH Clarifies Rules for Marking Changes in Resubmissions

There has always been a lot of confusion about the “correct” way to indicate significant changes in your NIH grant proposal resubmissions. In addition to the 1 page Introduction, practice varied when it came to actually marking changes in the narrative itself: bolding, italics, brackets, indenting, underlining, etc….. On December 4, 2014, the National Institutes […]

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November 24, 2014

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Call for Community Engagement Grants

Deadline: February 20, 2015 at midnight Information: http://www.community.vcu.edu/council-for-community-engagement/community-engagement-grants/ The VCU Division of Community Engagement has announced the solicitation for 2015-2016 Community Engagement Grants. These awards support one-year projects that will enhance and increase university engagement with the greater Richmond community; and will contribute to the research and teaching of VCU units. Two funding opportunities are available: Community Engagement Grants, up […]

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November 24, 2014

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Gates Foundation Implements Open Access Policy

Another major funder has stated a “committ[ment] to information sharing and transparency.” The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has adopted an Open Access Policy regarding all publications that result from Gates-funded research as well as underlying data sets. The policy affects all new grants starting January 1, 2015. Review the major elements of the policy, and plan […]

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November 17, 2014

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November, 2014 Issue of “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

We recommend that you subscribe to the Resources for Researchers blog in order to receive immediate notice of the newsletter’s availability. Past issues of Research Development & Grant Writing News may be accessed from the Subscriptions section of the blog. November 15, 2014 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News Click Here to Access the November 15, 2014 Newsletter (enter your […]

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November 17, 2014

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Announcing “Research Development and Grant Writing News”

The Office of Research and Innovation is pleased to announce that it now offers a university-wide subscription to Research Development & Grant Writing News. This popular and highly-regarded monthly newsletter provides faculty with critical information, resources, and guidance to help them compete successfully for research and education funding. Research Development & Grant Writing News is co-published by Mike Cronan and […]

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November 13, 2014

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New Report from the White House Council on Women and Girls

Are you a scholar or grant writer who engages in research related to women and girls of color? Then you will be particularly interested in a new report released by Obama’s White House Council on Women and Girls (CWG).  Established in 2009, the CGW is charged with addressing the “inequalities and barriers facing women and girls in our schools, workplaces, and […]

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October 30, 2014

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Uniform Guidance Updates May Impact VCU Sponsored Project Budgets

This year, the Office of Management and Budget made changes to 2 CFR 200 (known simply as “Uniform Guidance”). These changes apply to apply to all Institutions of Higher Education — including VCU — that receive federal domestic assistance funds. A summary of the changes and their impact on universities is located here. Of particular interest to our PIs […]

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October 30, 2014

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International Research and the EU

Those who are considering or engaged in research with an EU partner may be interested in attending the AIEA Thematic Forum: “Internationalizing the University: Globalizing Research and Innovation via US-EU Transatlantic Cooperation”. Sponsored by AIEA and GMU, and in collaboration with NCURA, BILAT USA 2.0, and EU Delegation to the USA. When: February 19, 2015 Where: […]

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October 29, 2014

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November Research Development Brown Bag

The VCU Office of Research and Innovation hosts the Research Development Brown Bag series for 2014-2015. These monthly sessions will each highlight one or more funding agencies of interest to investigators at VCU, and will include presentations on the funder’s mission and organization, major funding programs, and grant writing advice. Mark your calendars for the […]

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October 22, 2014

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Federal RePORTER

We all love the NIH RePORTER, which provides detailed information about HHS-funded projects and award trends. Don’t you wish that every agency provided such a comprehensive awards search database? Now they do. Introducing Federal RePORTER, the awards database that allows you to search for funded projects across federal agencies. So far, funding information for the […]

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October 22, 2014

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Call for 2015 Humanities Research Grants

Deadline: November 10, 2014 More Information: http://humanitiescenter.vcu.edu/humanities-research-center-grants/ The VCU Humanities Research Center will award fifteen Research Grants of $1000 each for use during the summer of 2015. All tenured, tenure-track, and collateral faculty working in the humanities at VCU are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who are or will be applying for research support from […]

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October 22, 2014

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NIH Peer Review Webinars

Time is running out to register for the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR)  “Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review Webinars” series. These sessions are designed to provide useful insights into the submission and review processes. The webinars may be of particular interest to new NIH applicants. Viewers will see presentations by five CSR/NIH Experts, and all of […]

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October 22, 2014

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New Pivot Curated Lists

Last year, the Office of Research and Innovation developed several “Curated Lists” on Pivot. These lists identify selected funding opportunities in a category of interest, and they are updated periodically. In response to requests received from around campus, new Curated Lists have been established: Institutional Training Grants: These grants support proposals for departmental or institutional training grant […]

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October 22, 2014

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Training for RAMS-IRB

Just over one year ago, RAMS-IRB (Research Administration Management System-IRB), an electronic submission and review system, was launched. RAMS-IRB provides a portal for housing all study information that had previously been submitted to the IRB in paper format. The system makes it simple for investigators to view, in a single location, all studies they have approved or […]

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October 17, 2014

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PCORI Funding Workshop

When: Monday, November 3, 2014, 10am-12pm Where:  Larrick Center, Court End Ballroom (click here for location and parking information) Register: For more information or to RSVP for this event, please contact Dr. Pam Dillon (pmdillon@vcu.edu) Best Practices for Incorporating Patient Perspectives into Research Over the past 4 years, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has emerged as […]

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October 16, 2014

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Pentagon Releases Climate Change Strategy

The Department of Defense has issued a 20-page “Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap” in reponse to the Secretary’s statement that the Pentagon would incorporate climate change research and assessments into its defense strategy. The Roadmap outlines the three goals of the strategy: Goal 1: Identify and assess the effects of climate change on the Department. Goal […]

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October 8, 2014

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Research Development Brown Bag Series: October Session

The VCU Office of Research and Innovation hosts the Research Development Brown Bag series for 2014-2015. These monthly sessions will each highlight one or more funding agencies of interest to investigators at VCU, and will include presentations on the funder’s mission and organization, major funding programs, and grant writing advice. Mark your calendars for the […]

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September 5, 2014

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Research Development Brown Bag Series

The VCU Office of Research and Innovation is launching a Research Development Brown Bag series for 2014-2015. These monthly sessions will each highlight one or more funding agencies of interest to investigators at VCU, and will include presentations on the funder’s mission and organization, major funding programs, and grant writing advice. Mark your calendars for […]

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August 21, 2014

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NIH SBIR/STTR Grant Workshop

When: September 16-18, 2014 Where: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Audience: Researchers, postdocs and graduate students Information: http://www.cit.org/events/nih-sbirsttr-proposal-prep-budget-prep–commercializion-plan-workshop/ The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) will host a special training session entitled NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep, Budget Prep & Commercializion Plan Workshop. According to CIT: The NIH SBIR and STTR programs fund early stage, high risk research.  NIH provides over […]

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August 19, 2014

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Show Me the Money: Fall 2014 Pivot Training Schedule

The Office of Research and Innovation will continue offering both group and individual grant search training using Pivot. Pivot can be used to search for research-related grants from government agencies, private foundations, and other organizations. Group Training Sessions Attendees will establish a Pivot account, and run through a live demonstration of the funding database’s features including custom […]

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August 14, 2014

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Call For Applications: American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant

Deadline: October 1, 2014. Information:  https://www.massey.vcu.edu/research/funding/acs-institutional-research-grants Grant applications are now being invited from junior faculty for the award of small research grants of up to $30,000 for one year to perform basic, pre-clinical, clinical and cancer-control research studies (including but not limited to health services, psychosocial/behavioral, epidemiologic and health policy/outcome cancer research). These grants are intended for […]

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August 7, 2014

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NIH to Automate Training Grant Tables in 2016

In this week’s Rock Talk, Sally Rockey wrote of the National Institutes of Health’s initiatives to develop a simple and comprehensive tracking system for trainees. As part of this, the NIH is working to automate the tables required with NRSA training grant applications, with a planned roll-out in 2016. This effort is described below: For decades, NIH […]

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August 6, 2014

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Department of Energy Requiring Data Management Plans

The Department of Energy is the newest agency to require that investigators integrate a data management plan into the overall research plan. This requirement applies to all Office of Science research solicitations and invitations for new, renewal, and some supplemental funding issued on or after October 1, 2014. VCU Libraries provides data management plan templates through the DMPTool. For […]

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July 11, 2014

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Grant Writing Workshop Series, October 15-16, 2014

When: October 15-16, 2014 Registration: https://redcap.vcu.edu/rc/surveys/?s=G746oQ5eJQ In 2013, the Office of Research invited Dr. Robert Porter to offer a single, 3-hour interactive grant writing training to new investigators entitled “Strategies for Success in Sponsored Research.” Dr. Porter has presented grant writing workshops at leading universities and medical schools internationally, and is national leader in the growing field of […]

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July 1, 2014

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NSF Toolkits

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently released a series of “toolkits“. According to the press release: these videos, infographics, fact sheets and brochures … describe NSF investments in fundamental research and how they contribute to the nation’s science and engineering enterprise. Among the toolkits you will find resources such as brochures on NSF’s various research directorates, […]

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May 27, 2014

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Planned Changes to the NIH Biosketch

The National Institutes of Health are rolling out significant changes to the biosketch format. Sally Rockey says: The primary focus of the new NIH biosketch will be the magnitude and significance of the scientific advances associated with a researcher’s discoveries and the specific role the researcher played in those findings. This change will help reviewers […]

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April 15, 2014

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International Health Research Workshop RESCHEDULED

When: May 19, 2014 Where: University Student Commons, Richmond Salons I & II Information: http://global.vcu.edu/ihr/ Register:  https://redcap.vcu.edu/rc/surveys/?s=AEQ7qeDtnv The 2014 International Health Research Workshop originally planned for February was postponed due to inclement weather. It has now been rescheduled for May 19, 2014. Hosted by the VCU Global Education Office, the Office of Research, and the Institute for […]

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November 2, 2013

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OSP to discontinue monthly VCUeRA training

OSP has decided to discontinue offering the monthly training entitled “NIH Submissions to Grants.gov using VCUeRA.”   Up until now, completion of this training was required before access to create proposals in the system was granted.  For any principal investigators that need to be granted access for proposal preparation in VCUeRA over the next several […]

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October 29, 2013

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Introducing Pivot “Curated Lists”

Pivot, VCU’s primary database for searching for funding opportunities across sponsors, offers a feature called Curated Lists. This allows various administrators on campus to identify selected funding opportunities in a category of interest. Several of these categories have been established. We invite you to take a look, and disseminate the link if it will be […]

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February 27, 2013

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NSF to begin automated compliance checking

From the National Science Foundation: Beginning March 18, 2013, the NSF will enhance the FastLane system to begin automated compliance checking of all required sections of proposals. This will bring NSF system sin line with long‐standing proposal preparation requirements as outlined in the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)( Chapter II.C.2 of the Grant Proposal […]

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February 8, 2013

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Salley Rockey Talks about NIH Paylines and Success Rates

In a recent blog post, Salley Rockey, NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research, explained how paylines, percentiles and success rates relate to one another.

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January 31, 2013

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VCU Launches Research Blog

VCU Across the Spectrum is a blog that showcases the scope of Virginia Commonwealth University’s $260 million research program — spanning both the university and medical center. It is designed to give the VCU community and external audiences a chance to explore emerging trends in research in the fields of science, medicine, technology, engineering, humanities, […]

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January 18, 2013

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Seeking Foundation Funding: A Workshop for Faculty

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013 Time: 1-2:30pm Location: Raleigh Building, lower level conference room Registration: http://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=10959 Staff from VCU`s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations will present a workshop on grantseeking from corporations and foundations. The workshop will focus on explaining the private fundseeking process at VCU. Presenters will discuss how private funding differs from government […]

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January 16, 2013

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List of Limited Submission Announcements at VCU

The Office of Sponsored Programs maintains a list of funding announcements that place limits on the number of proposals or applications that an organization may submit. To prevent any potential disqualification of submissions, Virginia Commonwealth University requires that investigators or researchers notify the Office of Sponsored Programs if a limited submission is planned or there […]

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January 16, 2013

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New Schedule for Individualized Grant Search Appointments

The Office of Research offers individualized, guided grant searches of Federal and private sources on both campuses. Appointments are accepted between 9am and 2pm, and these one-on-one sessions usually last about 1 hour.  Bring a summary of your research areas. For information and to make an appointment, contact Jessica Venable at 827-1443 or email jcvenable@vcu.edu. […]

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January 16, 2013

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Second FY13 NSF Grants Conference

The second National Science Foundation Grants Conference of fiscal year 2013, will be hosted by Howard University on March 11-12, 2013. Topics covered include: Introduction to NSF; NSF’s proposal preparation and merit review process; Award management; Conflict of interest policies; New programs and initiatives; Cross-disciplinary and special interest programs; and Breakout sessions by discipline. Registration is […]

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January 15, 2013

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NSF FAQs on Proposal Preparation and Award Administration

The National Science Foundation has published updated 2013 Frequently Asked Questions on proposal preparation and award administration. They cover topics from Biographical Sketches and Concurrent Proposals to Cost Share and Margin and Spacing Requirements. Go to http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/papp/papp13_1/faqs13_1.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179 to access the 2013 FAQs.

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January 14, 2013

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VCU Upcoming Internal Grants

Several internal grants are currently being solicited from the VCU community. Presidential Research Quest Fund Supports new, emerging, or continuing research by all VCU faculty. Where possible, the proposed work should help advance interdisciplinary research and inter-campus collaboration. The maximum total award is $50,000 and requires that the PI’s department or college provide at least […]

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January 14, 2013

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New NSF Proposal Guidelines take Effect 1/14/13

The new NSF proposal guidelines take effect on January 14, 2013. These include: The Project Summary no longer requires separate headings for “Intellectual Merit” and “Broader Impacts.” FastLane has been modified, and now you will have to enter your information in 3 text boxes. The Project Description must now contain, as a separate section within […]

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September 17, 2012

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CCTR Endowment Fund

The CCTR Endowment Fund replaces the existing CCTR pilot awards and the A.D. Williams awards. The Endowment Fund provides awards of up to $50,000 t0 support meritorious pilot and feasibility clinical and translational research that applies discoveries generated in the laboratory and preclinical studies to the development of clinical trials, seeks to understand the biological […]

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August 31, 2012

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NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program

One of the best ways to build your grant writing skills is to serve as a reviewer. The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Early Career Reviewer (ECR) program was developed to: train qualified scientists without prior CSR review experience so that they may become effective reviewers, help emerging researchers advance their careers by exposing them […]

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August 21, 2012

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Activities and Interest Reporting System (AIRS) is now live

The Activity and Interests Reporting System (AIRS) for Financial Interests reporting is now live. Only individuals designated as ‘COI investigators’ on the Internal Approval Form (IAF) submitted to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) on or soon after August 24th need to enter the AIRS to report their Financial Interests at this time. Helpful Conflict […]

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August 21, 2012

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Monthly Grant Search Appointments for Faculty — Fall 2012

Looking for research funding? The Office of Research offers individualized, guided grant searches of Federal and private sources on both campuses. Appointments are accepted between 9am and 2pm, and these one-on-one sessions usually last about 1 hour.  Bring a summary of your research areas. For information and to make an appointment, contact Jessica Venable at […]

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February 3, 2012

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New COS Pivot Interface

VCU has several databases for searching for funding opportunities. One, COS, has established a new interface that brings together their Funding Opportunities search function, Scholar Universe and Expertise files under one database called COS Pivot. One of the enhanced features is that Pivot allows users to search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching […]

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