As you prepare to purposefully utilize your valuable time, remember that DER has a long list of research topic seminars that are available any time on our website (DER Seminars). This useful on demand video library (including presenter presentation materials) will increase your success in developing your strongest proposals and help you find important resources that will move your future proposal development and funding forward.
In addition to the DER videos, recorded as part of our DER Seminars, links are also available on the page to other MSU Training Videos
and research related topics. These links include access to other presentation topics presented by other MSU offices such as Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Contract and Grant Administration (CGA), and Office for Research and Innovation (ORI).
Regardless of whether you are a new researcher or a more senior faculty member, these video resources can help you enhance and streamline your proposal development. Grab a warm cup of cocoa and check them out. If you have additional questions regarding these resources and services, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SI Excel tool has been updated to reflect the 10% retirement contribution in all periods.
If you have questions on how this change will impact proposal budgets, please contact your OSP Proposal Team.
From: Gage, Douglas <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2022 2:28 PM Subject: NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy: Resources available to campus
You may be aware of NIH’s new Policy for Data Management and Sharing, which goes into effect on January 25, 2023. NIH’s policy requires researchers to prospectively plan for how scientific data will be preserved and shared through submission of a Data Management and Sharing Plan with most NIH applications and to implement the approved plan if a project is funded.
A cross-campus workgroup
has been formed to assist faculty and research administrators in navigating the requirements of this policy. A Data Management Response Team with experts from various areas has also been assembled to support this initiative.
The Data Management Response Team will be hosting virtual office hours via Zoom on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Researchers are welcome to sign in any time during that window to ask questions or get help with their data management and sharing plans. Please register
in advance if you plan on attending.
The workgroup has developed the following resources to support the new policy:
Please reach out to Twila Reighley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Erin Schlicher (email@example.com) with questions, comments, or suggestions. Topic-specific questions can also be directed to the following areas:
Thank you for your attention to this new NIH policy.
Best wishes, Douglas A. Gage, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Innovation
FROM: Craig O’Neill
TO: SPA News Listserv
Highlights of the NSF PAPPG 23-1 Changes Effective January 30, 2023
The National Science Foundation (NSF) released a revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), version 23-1. Below are some notable policy changes related to proposals and awards that we want to draw your attention to. For a complete list of the changes and for additional detail, please see the updated PAPPG (NSF 23-1). Please contact your OSP Proposal Team with any proposal questions and the CGA Awards Group with any post award questions.
Important FastLane Proposal Preparation and Submission Decommissioning Deadlines:
1/27/23 - Last day to submit new proposals in FastLane (@ 5:00pm submitter’s local time). After this date all new proposals must be initiated and submitted in Research.gov.
How a Principal Investigator Initiates a New Proposal in Research.gov PDF download
Funding Opportunities – NSF has developed a Broad Agency Announcement & Management system (BAA & BAAM). The new system allows for proposal input flexibility and supports post-award administrative activities like those found in Research.gov. BAAM policy and procedural guidance is found in the relevant solicitation or Broad Agency Announcements (BAA).
“Concept Outline” Submissions – Planning and time-sensitive proposals* must submit concept outlines (sent either by email to the Program Officer or using the new ProSPCT Concept Tool) prior to submission of a full proposal in order to confirm appropriateness of the scope of work (see NSF Funding Opportunity for guidance). The PI will receive confirmation from the Program Officer if the proposal is accepted for submission. This confirmation email must be uploaded to the “Program Officer Concurrence” proposal section of the proposal. (*Planning, Rapid Response Research - RAPID, Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research - EAGER, and Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering - RAISE).
UEI and SAM Registration - Subaward entities do not need to complete a SAM registration; rather, they need to obtain a UEI number from the SAMS website and be registered in Research.gov. SAM registration is required for entities that receive direct federal funds.
PI Disclosure Requirements - Researchers personally certify and sign their Bio-sketch and Current/Pending Support forms as accurate, current, and complete for new applications, at the award Just-in-Time stage, and with annual/final reports. Required use of SciENcv
for the preparation of these documents begins in October 2023. Important reminder: knowingly completing forms with inaccurate, out-of-date or inadequate information can result in rejection of the proposal, notifications to other federal agencies of such failed disclosures, and censure including award termination.
New Off-Campus/Off-SiteResearch Checkbox - check this box when data/ information/ samples are being collected off-campus or off-site, such as fieldwork and research activities including activities on vessels and aircraft.
Safe & Inclusive Off-Campus/Site Research – the PI is required to have a plan in place for conducting safe and inclusive research (i.e., plan development, communication including reporting, and dissemination). MSU resources can be found at the following link.
Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR) - Requires appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and as of July 31, 2023, the requirement is expanded to include faculty, and other senior personnel. The revised section also specifies expected mentor and mentorship training content. See MSU OSP/CGA link
for more details.
NSF implemented revised versions of the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support
formats for consistency with the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1). The requirement to use the revised formats is effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023.
These revised formats are now available in SciENcv and on the NSF Policy Office website. As a reminder, the mandate to use SciENcv only for preparation of these senior personnel documents will go into effect for new proposals submitted or due on or after October 23, 2023.
Staff from NSF and NIH will conduct a webinar to discuss the revised formats and demonstrate the SciENcv system on Thursday, January 19th at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Webinar registration is available now.
Regards, Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution and Award Support, National Science Foundation
Purpose: This $1.2M transition award offers up to six years of support (3 years in the mentored/postdoc phase, 3 years once awardees have achieved independence in a tenure-track role), and additionally provides professional development opportunities, including one-on-one professional coaching and group workshops to develop lab and people management skills. Stipend levels are determined using the US General Schedule, and start at GS-11. Funding includes $30,000-$100,000 in annual research funds depending on the award year, with additional funding available to cover research support staff and supplement costs of health and family care.
Focus: The award is intended to support investigators pursuing research with relevance to single ventricle congenital heart defects, including genetics, tissue engineering, computational modeling, pre- and neonatal health, and basic cardiovascular development studies that aim to understand normal heart development and regeneration.
Successful applications will demonstrate relevance to single ventricle heart defects and clearly state this. At the LOI stage the personal statement is of high importance as it shows ability to transition to an independent position.
Applicants will receive reviewer comments/feedback.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Additional Ventures program staff prior to submitting a letter of intent. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance on program scope or to seek feedback on proposal fit. My contact at AV was also receptive to meeting candidates from MSU to discuss.
Earned a PhD, MD, DVM or doctoral equivalent prior to March 16, 2022
Current postdoc (or equivalent) status in a non-independent, mentored position (no upper cap on years of postdoc or staff scientist experience)
Must commit a minimum of 9 calendar months (75% effort) to the proposed work
Affiliated with a domestic nonprofit academic or research institution
Must be legally qualified to work in the US (including citizens, non-citizen permanent residents, or temporary residents of the US)
LOI due: March 16th, 2023 at 8pm EST
The award is similar, but less restrictive, than an NIH K99.
Of 35 applicants in 2022, 4 were successful in receiving the award.
MSU is invited to submit any number of applications.
MSU retains IP.
I met with the program director earlier this week and would be happy to share more insights with interested PIs. Best, Deepa Srikanta, PhD, Corporate Relations (Biosciences), University Advancement |Michigan State University, cell: 517-295-3508, email: email@example.com
AWARD AMOUNT: Support varies, average is $1.1M/ 7years (approx. $8M total)
DEADLINES: Applications due March 21, 2023, 3 p.m. (EST)
OVERVIEW: Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) Investigator Program advances scientific innovation by supporting researchers who break new ground in basic and biomedical research. We believe that the most transformative breakthroughs come when talented scientists are given the freedom to pursue bold ideas.
That’s why we take a “people, not projects” approach, providing generous and flexible support to talented scientists so they can go where their science leads. We employ more than 260 Investigators, located at approximately 60 US research institutions, who are widely known for pushing the boundaries of basic and biomedical research.
HHMI Investigators do research that radically changes our understanding of how biology works, from molecular, biochemical and cellular processes to genetics, development and disease mechanisms, in a wide range of organisms.
In addition to conducting original research, HHMI Investigators also:
Direct a research team and create a lab environment suited to tackling fundamental research questions
Commit to mentoring and training the next generation of scientists
Join an active community of HHMI scientists spanning career stages
Teach and play leadership roles at their host institutions
Semifinalists are selected November 7, 2023, with a semifinalist symposium taking place March 18, 2024.
Finalists will be selected April 2024 with appointments starting September 1, 2024.
To be eligible, applicants must have a PhD and/or MD, hold a position that represents substantial commitment by their institution, such as a tenure-track faculty position, and plan to dedicate at least 75% of their time to research.
Applicants must have more than five, but no more than 15, years of post-training, professional experience.
Are the principal investigator on one or more active, national peer-reviewed research grants with an initial duration of at least three years as of April 1, 2023.
Application requirements include a description of five distinct scientific research contributions, and a program description that focuses on your ongoing and planned research program.
Who Can Apply: Awarded to institutions as block grants to provide seed money for newly independent investigators to initiate cancer research projects. The principal investigator of the grant should be a senior faculty member.
Funding: 1 to 3 years with an average of $120K a year, renewable
Description: Community-engaged researchers often struggle to engage young people or community members with the data analysis part of the research process. In this talk, the presenters will share their work implementing Youth GO, a five-step participatory approach for engaging young people (and adults) in creating and organizing qualitative data in a way that is accessible and feasible within most community and practice settings.
Topics of discussion will include:
A background and overview of the Youth GO approach
Strategies for in-person and virtual implementation
Lessons learned from implementing the Youth GO approach with diverse populations, including youth living in low-income communities and sexual and gender minority youth
Sara T. Stacy, Research Associate, Evaluation Services Center, University of Cincinnati
Danielle Chiaramonte, Associate Research Scientist, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health
Description: DER has a catalog of research and funding seminars available on demand. Seminar topics range from critical instruction for new faculty through advanced training for senior research faculty. These presentations include instruction from experts regarding themes that include best practices in research, MSU policy, sponsor compliance, industry specific seminars, and more. Check them out today and utilize this incredible resource to help streamline your proposal development and promote success in your research. Watch now on demand!!!
Recent seminar presentations include:
DER is Here to Help (proposal & proposal development resources geared to promote success)
Tips for Writing a Persuasive Grant Proposal (grant writing to ‘sell’ a project to funders)
Finding Funding (tips for finding funding to support your research)
Roles and Responsibilities (tips for understanding roles and responsibilities at each stage of the project)
CAREER Award Workshop - Session 1 (best practices and strategies for producing successful NSF Career proposals)
Does effort reporting for your grants and contracts seem more cumbersome than it should be? CGA has compiled a very
helpful list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Topics range from reporting deadlines, to resolving errors, and everything in between!
As you peruse this list, you might notice that there is a dedicated email address for any questions or issues you may have when submitting effort reporting. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org to expedite service.