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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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NIAID offers critical advice to grantwriters “Application Missteps”

October 16, 2015

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

October 16, 2015

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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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Are You Ready for Public Access to Your Research?

October 14, 2015

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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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“IOS in Focus” Features Unique Approaches to Broader Impacts

September 29, 2015

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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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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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How to be a grant reviewer, Part 1

June 4, 2015

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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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Watch the “Funding Opportunities at AHRQ” Workshop

May 4, 2015

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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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Call for Applications: 2015-2016 CAREER Academy

April 30, 2015

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The Office of Research and Innovation calls for applications for VCU’s 2015-2016 CAREER Academy. Targeting faculty who will be applying to the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) in 2016 and 2017, the CAREER Academy will bring together an interdisciplinary cohort of up to 10 VCU faculty. Participants will: build skills in competitive […]

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