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.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Grant Opportunity Weekly for June 17-23, 2014

The new Grant Weekly for the week of June17-23, 2014 can be found here.

We are posting this a day early because ORSP will be conducting staff training on June 24, 2014 and unavailable for direct contact.

Additionally, the July 15 deadline for Fall Semester's Research Pilot Studies and Research Grant Development applications is fast approaching. Please have applications and supporting documents into ORSP by this date for consideration. Applications can be found here for Research Pilot Studies and here for Research Grant Development funds.

If you have any questions regarding internal or external funding opportunities, guidelines, and applications please contact ORSP today.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Grant Opportunity Weekly June 11-16, 2014

The Grant Opportunity Weekly for June 11-16, 2014 can be found here. 

This is the first week that the weekly email will not contain the PDF attachment. If you have not registered to receive email updates of new postings on the ORSP Blog, do so here in order to stay up to date on all the funding opportunities available to you as well as important news regarding grants and funding.

If you have received the weekly email in the past, I have already signed you up. Please check your SPAM folders to make sure the confirmation email from Google was not routed there. 

If you are having summer staff retreats to prepare for the upcoming Fall Semester and want to make sure your faculty and staff are informed, please contact us at ex.6606. Orientation on the grant process; PIVOT introduction and overview; proposal searching and identification; pre-proposal preparation; effort reporting, and budget training and creation, are just a few services offered by our staff. Don't miss out on anything and schedule a time today.