Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Upcoming NSF and NIH Proposal Writing Workshops from The Grant Training Center

The Grant Training Center* holds comprehensive one-day workshops to learn about developing National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health grant proposals. The next sessions held in Texas are as follows:

Baylor University in Waco TX on June 4, 2015
Houston Marriott Medical Center in Houston TX on July 13, 2015

Baylor University in Waco TX on June 3, 2015
Houston Marriott Medical Center in Houston TX on July 14, 2015

Sessions last from 8:30 to 4:30 and are $375 each.

For more information:

*SFA does not endorse or sponsor the above events nor is in any way associated with the Grant Training Center.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

IES Research Funding Webinars Scheduled

Research Funding Webinars Scheduled

The National Center for Special Education Research and the National Center for Education Research within the Institute of Education Sciences will host a series of webinars related to research funding opportunities in May, June and July.

For more information regarding webinar topics, dates, and registration process, please visit http://ies.ed.gov/funding/webinars/

Monday, April 27, 2015

National Science Foundation updates FastLane

On April, 24, 2015, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will release updates to FastLane that may impact the way you work. Proposals submitted in response to Program Solicitations in FastLane will undergo a series of automated proposal compliance validation checks to ensure they comply with requirements outlined in the PAPPG (Chapter II.C.2 of the Grants Proposal Guide (GPG)). These checks will automatically validate a proposal for compliance against proposal sections per type of funding mechanism. For example, an error message will appear if a project description or budget are not provided in proposals submitted in response to a Program Solicitation.
Checks will be triggered when proposers select the “Check Proposal,” “Forward to SPO,” or “Submit Proposal” functions. Depending on the rule being checked, a warning or error message will display when a proposal is found to be non-compliant. If an error message appears, the proposal cannot be submitted until it is compliant. To view a detailed list of all compliance checks, click here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

NSF Day at Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University hosts Regional NSF Day

TTU will host a Regional NSF Day at Texas Tech University on May 20, 2015 for faculty and research and sponsored project staff interested in developing or expanding their sponsored research programs with NSF funding. Please see the attached letter for information on how to register, and how to make travel arrangements to Lubbock.  

Friday, October 31, 2014

NIH Center for Scientific Review "Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review" Webinar

NIH Center for Scientific Review is hosting "Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review" Webinars, including one focused specifically on the R15 (AREA) competition, onTuesday, November 4, 2014.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

ORSP Weekly Update June 23-June 30, 2014

This week's Grant Weekly can be found here.

The opportunities highlighted in this week focus mainly on Human Services, Art, and Mathematics because faculty members within these areas directly inquired about available funding opportunities. If you would like to see more of your department or college's research interests highlighted, please encourage your faculty and staff to contact ORSP today. 

DID YOU KNOW? PIVOT not only pulls private, public, and federal grant funding opportunities, but it also is a great source of undergraduate and graduate students scholarships and award opportunities for faculty, staff, and teams. To learn more about PIVOT, take the time to contact ORSP and ask what PIVOT can do for you. 

It is important to note that due to the Year End Travel Alert put out by the VP for Finance and Administration on June 30, all travel requisitions using MG/FRG funds MUST be received by travel ON or BEFORE 5 p.m., August 21, 2014, with all approvals to be processed on approved MG/FRG applications.

If received after that time, the department will need to cover the expenditures out of FY15 funds.