The DER staff would like to celebrate the season of thankfulness by letting you know that we are thankful for the opportunity to assist and serve the MSU EGR faculty. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with staff in other pre and post award offices. We are gratified that you have placed your trust in DER, and we will continue to work hard and provide the best service possible to the College of Engineering.
We know that it takes an invested team to produce first class proposals and DER is here to help. During this season, let us consider a quote from Dr. Albert Schweitzer. He writes, “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”DER is part of your team, and we are here to help lay a strong base to enable you to strengthen that flame.
As you reflect this season on the incredible things you are thankful for, remember DER is thankful for you. Also, as you enjoy holiday leftovers, don’t forget to join DER for the upcoming DER seminar, title “Finding Funding” on 12/01/2021 (available on Zoom). Be sure to utilize this, and other DER resources that will help you create your strongest proposal and streamline your proposal development. If you have additional questions regarding how DER can help, please email DER at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2021 11:16 AM Subject: Fall 2021 Edition of the SPA Newsletter
Hello, I hope you are doing well and enjoying a more typical fall semester. Although many continue to work remotely, the return of in-person instruction and campus events has brought with it the energy and enthusiasm that normally mark the fall semester. Whether it be the beauty of the changing leaves, the excitement of sporting events, or the heightened sense of possibility that the start of the academic year brings, fall is a special time of year at MSU. Whether your office is on campus or remote, I hope you have a chance to reconnect with the things you enjoy about the season.
This issue of the SPA Newsletter provides information on new processes and requirements, including an update on the procedure for processing Non-Resident Professional Service Contracts (NRAPSCs) and an article with information on overdue NSF project reports. This issue also introduces some resources that we developed for the research community at MSU, including new webpages with guidance related to Current and Pending/Other Support Requirements, Responsible Conduct of Research Training Requirements, and Fellowships. I hope you find these updates and resources useful.
As usual, this issue also announces the Fall 2021 Unit Research Administrator Spotlight Award recipients. Our offices are proud to sponsor this award and we are grateful for the opportunity to recognize the incredible work being done in the units. I extend my sincere appreciation to the Fall 2021 Unit RA Spotlight awardees, along with all research administrators at MSU. Your contributions are a vital part of supporting MSU’s research mission.
The Fall 2021 edition of the SPA Newsletter is now available here. Specific articles include:
I hope you enjoy the Fall 2021 issue of our newsletter. For suggestions for future content or feedback on this issue, please contact Erin Schlicher, email@example.com or me, firstname.lastname@example.org. Author names have been included in each article for any topic-specific questions, and my appreciation is extended to the authors.
Twila Fisher Reighley, Assistant Vice President for Research and Innovation, Sponsored Programs Administration, Michigan State University, email@example.com
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:11 PM Subject: MSU unified login implementation - impacts to KC and the SPA/OSP/CGA website
On Saturday, November 20th, Kuali Coeus (KC) and the SPA/OSP/CGA website will transition to OKTA for multifactor authentication. There may be a momentary disruption during the transition on Saturday. For additional information, please see the email below from MSU IT.
If you have any questions about the transition please contact the MSU IT Service Desk (contact information provided in the email below), or if you have questions about logging into KC, please contact the KC Helpdesk.
Description: This webinar titled “Finding Funding” presented by Dr.
Lauren Aerni-Flessner (Grant and Project Management Specialist in the
College of Engineering), will walk you through tips for finding funding
opportunities to support your research. It will cover the
information you need to begin your search, and useful strategies for
finding government and foundation funding opportunities. Additionally,
you will learn effective practices for successfully targeting funding
sources that align with your focused research and increase your
probability of funding. All researchers are welcome and are encouraged to be prepared with any questions.
A Michigan State University computer scientist is getting worldwide recognition for his book, “Targeted Cyber Attacks.”
The 2014 publication, coauthored by Richard Enbody, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and former Ph.D. student, Aditya Sood, continues to be popular and is listed at #39 on Book Authority's Top 100 Cybersecurity Books.
Enbody said the book has sold at a steady rate since being released. It has even been adopted as a required text by a course at the University of Manchester in England and, it has been translated into Chinese.
Books like this tend to sell for a couple years and then find their way falling off in sales, he said. The difference with this book is …
This two-day seminar (Jan. 6 and 7, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon each day) comprehensively addresses practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing competitive and successful grant proposals. It is designed for faculty, graduate students, and staff who have exposure to writing grant applications and want tips and strategies for effectively presenting their research case. Participants are taught to write with a linear progression of logic that leads reviewers through their applications. The seminar also emphasizes strategies for writing for two different audiences – the assigned reviewers, who read the application in its entirety, and non-assigned reviewers, who often read little or none of the proposal before the review meeting. Faculty and research support personnel at all levels will gain new insight from this seminar. Learn more Here.
DER's Proposal Volume
The chart above shows DER's Proposal Volume from 2018 to 2022 as of (11/19/2021).
Description: Writing a clear and persuasive grant proposal can be difficult for new grant writers, even for those with experience successfully publishing their academic work. Success in grant writing requires different skills than writing for an academic journal, as grant writing focuses on persuading readers and ‘selling’ a project to funders. During this seminar, Dr. Lauren Aerni-Flessner (Grant and Project Management Specialist in the College of Engineering) will walk you through effective strategies for enhancing the persuasiveness of your next grant proposal. Together you will learn proven tips for crafting a persuasive grant proposal and increase your funding success. All researchers are welcome and are encouraged to be prepared with any questions. Watch it now on demand!!!