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Registration now open for Ready, Set, Grant!

December 15, 2015

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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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Countdown to “Ready, Set, Grant!”

October 16, 2015

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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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Mark Your Calendars: 2015 NSF Grants Conference

August 6, 2015

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The Fall 2015 National Science Foundation Grants Conference will be hosted by Georgetown University in Arlington, VA on November 2-3, 2015. Key officials representing each NSF program directorate, administrative office, Office of General Counsel, and Office of the Inspector General will participate in this two-day conference. The conference is considered a must, particularly for new […]

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Gates Foundation Implements Open Access Policy

November 24, 2014

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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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Uniform Guidance Updates May Impact VCU Sponsored Project Budgets

October 30, 2014

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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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NIH to Automate Training Grant Tables in 2016

August 7, 2014

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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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NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration

March 7, 2014

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The 2014 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration will be held on June 25-27 in Baltimore, MD. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for investigators, administrators, grant writers and others who are new to the NIH grants process and/or those wanting to hear the latest NIH grants policy and process information first-hand. Learn how to […]

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Is your NIH funding in jeopardy?

June 28, 2013

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The following email was circulated to VCU faculty from the Vice President for Research on June 24, 2013: Do you have or are you expecting a grant award from the National Institutes of Health? If so, this message is of high importance.   For non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 and […]

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2013 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration

March 1, 2013

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Registration is now open for the 2013 National Institutes of Health Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. When: June 26-28, 2013 Where: Baltimore, Maryland Registration: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/regionalseminars/Baltimore_2013/registration.html  This is an opportunity to meet and discuss grant issues with NIH policy officers, grants management, review and program officials, and NIH senior leadership. It will also provide valuable […]

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NSF to begin automated compliance checking

February 27, 2013

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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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