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

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June 15, 2015 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News

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Vol 5, Issue 10:  Highlights and Excerpts

  • Broader Impacts and Evidence-Based Models.  “Moreover, when it comes to BI, NSF is not a monolithic agency where one BI model fits all NSF directorates, divisions, and programs. NSF is an agency of multiple cultures, each of which may view, review, and reward BI components of the research narrative differently.”
  • NSF’s Perp Walk for Plagiarism. “Note that if you assist PIs in the writing and editing of the research narrative or present workshops on grant writing for faculty at your institution, the below examples of plagiarism in NSF proposals and the consequences are important to include in your presentation.”
  • Team Grant Training for New Faculty: “A good place to start in this process of preparing junior faculty for the world of interdisciplinarity and team grants is to prepare them for the core generic questions sponsor’s typically ask on team grants, regardless of size or disciplinary scope.”
  • Confessions of a Grumpy Reviewer: “…there is a key difference between the journal article reader and the proposal reviewer: your colleague who chooses to read your journal article is already interested in what you have to say and has made the choice to read your article; in contrast, the reviewer reading your grant proposal may have no special interest in the topic you’re proposing and is obligated to read your proposal.”
  • CAREER Heads up: “With thousands of CAREER proposals being submitted in July, many of which are from first-time NSF PIs or PIs who have not submitted to NSF in the last year, there is a danger of even more sad stories of proposals being returned without review. Don’t let this happen to you!”
  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News, Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities

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About Jessica Venable

Coordinator for Research Development Services, VCU Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

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