Thursday, August 17, 2017

Important Information for External and Internal Grants - upcoming deadline August 25, 2017

If you had any active grant (internal or external funds) during FY17, please review all expenditures to make sure the correct Banner FOP was charged. Any Expenditure Transfer Requests must be received by ORSP no later than August 25, 2017.  The ORSP form is here:

Internal grant awardees (Banner fund 150030):
  •  All expenditures (except August salary) must post by 8/31/17.
  • If you will have any unused funds, inform Sherry Tucker before 8/25/17 so we can repurpose the funds as they do not roll forward.
  • Submit final reports to Sherry Tucker no later than 9/30/17 (FRG/RCA awards or project support awards).
  • For any publication minigrants, please request a gratis copy of the publication and send to Sherry when available (also suitable are a link to the publication, a PDF version, or an abstract).
Comprehensive Research Program awardees (Banner fund 131610):
  • All expenditures (except August salary) must post by 8/31/17.
  • If you will have any unused funds, inform Jennifer Hanlon before 8/25/17 so we can repurpose the funds as any unspent monies are returned to the state.
  • If you have been awarded FY18 funds from the Comprehensive Research Program (fund 131610), I am in the processing of setting up those awards and will email you once completed.

 External grant awardees:
  • If any salary was paid from your grant during FY17, review and certify those reports before August 25. 2017. Both fall 2016 and spring 2017 terms are available in addition to persons paid monthly. I have not had time to review, so if you see anything possibly incorrect, please contact me. If any expenditure transfers are needed, the August 25th deadline also applies.

                Effort instructions:
               All fall 2016 and spring 2017 effort must be certified no later than 8/25/17.
  •  If your grant ends anytime between now and 12/31/17, please contact me as soon as possible if you need to request a time extension or budget revision. Otherwise, the Controller’s Office will proceed to close out the grants as they end.
      One last update
      The internal grant applications and guidelines are being updated for FY18. Once available on our website, we will post announcements on the ORSP blog and on SFA today.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Internal Funding Update

During FY17, the University Research Council awarded more than $222,000 to provide funding for project support, travel to disseminate research, publication in peer-reviewed journals, and for other research and creative activities. Some of the funded projects this year include:

Dr. Michael Maurer, Department of Agriculture: Establishment of Turfgrass from Seed and Sod in Sand-Based Systems Combining Sprinkler and Subsurface Drip Irrigation

Dr. Flora Farago, School of Human Sciences: How, When, and Why Early Childhood Educators Talk about Race with Young Children?

Dr. Luis Aguerrevere, Department of Psychology: Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on Pain-Related Variables

Dr. Vjetha Koppa, Department of Economics & Finance: Do Housing Vouchers Reduce Domestic Violence? Evidence from a Lottery

Dr. Matibur Zamadar, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry: The Preparation of Tin Porphyrin-Ruthenium Complex for Targeting Tumor Hyooxi

By June 2017, all of this year’s funds were awarded. The total funding amount for FY18 has been slightly reduced due to budget cuts. There will be new applications and updated guidelines for the upcoming FY18 year. Please watch our website and SFA Today for an announcement when these materials are available.