As experienced researchers know, successful research begins by utilizing strong funding leads (obtained from experienced/proven sources) that align well with their focused research. Through a dynamic, effective research opportunities search that compliments your proposed research, you can conserve your limited time and maximize your likelihood of successfully securing new funding. Below are proven resources (available at MSU) that MSU researchers should utilize when pursuing funding.
Your Department Chair or other designated leaders in your unit can help refer you to specific funding announcements/departments that align with your focused research.
Dr. John Verboncoeur (Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies) can help assess and evaluate your research funding search and refer you to specific funding announcements/departments that align with your focused research.
Program Manager(s) or Management available with each sponsor may assess your research and determine if it fits within the scope of the sponsor and/or their specific unit/department. Program Management contact information is typically disclosed in individual funding solicitations.
Let your most efficient time investment pay dividends toward your future research funding. Utilizing the proven resources above will help maximize every critical moment invested and will be heavily remunerative in your funding search. As always, DER is available to help answer your questions related to any referenced information above. If you have questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to watching you accept your awards!
September 12, 2022
Subject: Grants.gov downtime and impacts to NIH deadlines
Office of Sponsored Programs
SPA News Listserv
Grants.gov will be offline for almost a full business week as they migrate to the cloud.
Grants.gov will go Offline Friday, September 23, 2022, at 12:01 AM ET.
Grants.gov will come back Online Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET.
For System-to-System applications, you will not be able to take the following actions in Kuali Research during the outage:
pull in new opportunities
submit S2S applications
Please plan ahead by adding Grants.gov opportunities in PDs before Friday, September 23rd.
Deadline updates for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) due to outage
NIH and AHRQ applications with due dates that fall between Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 30 have been extended to Monday,October 3, 2022. More information, including related notices, and Continuous Submission and Late Application Policy considerations, is available in NOT-OD-22-190. Please contact your OSP Proposal Team if you have any questions.
Event Description: For newer faculty, it is critical
to understand all of the incredible resources that are available to
help strengthen each of your future proposals. It is also important to
understand the required steps to submit a university-endorsed proposal.
For more senior faculty, awareness of new resources may help to
streamline your proposal development processes and possibly open new
streams of funding. Join the DER team as we present DER is Here to Help.
This seminar will focus on services offered within the Division of
Engineering Research, and the various ways we can help you increase your
sponsored research expenditures. Feel free to share any questions
during the session. … Learn more Here.
What’s hot in science? Check out NSF research news through September 14, 2022
Keep up with today’s research news from the U.S. National Science Foundation. This is a daily look at noteworthy scientific findings from researchers around the country.
Mobility is more than a buzzword at Michigan State University – it's an ecosystem. With our team of multidisciplinary researchers and a campus primed for real-world innovation, we are leading research and developing technologies that will drive how the world moves forward. Learn more about MSU's advances in and applications of mobility at mobility.msu.edu.
Heading to the North American International Auto Show this month? Us too. … Learn more Here.
ARPA-E announced up to $10 million in funding to establish clear practices to determine whether low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) could be the basis for a potentially transformative carbon-free energy source. The funding is part of ARPA-E's LENR Exploratory Topic, which aims to break the stalemate of research in this space.
“ARPA-E is all about risk and exploring where others cannot go, which is why we’ve set out with this LENR Exploratory Topic to conclusively answer the question ‘should this field move forward, or does it not show promise?’” said ARPA-E Acting Director and Deputy Director for Technology Dr. Jenny Gerbi. “We look forward to seeing the intrepid teams that come forward to approach this field of study with new perspectives and state-of-the-art scientific and technical capabilities.”
Will you be submitting your NSF career proposal in 2023?
Dear colleagues interested in submitting a 2023 NSF career proposals
application. I am in the process of planning the 2023 workshops
(available to MSU EGR faculty who will be applying) and would like to
seek your input. In the past, we have offered the first preparation
workshop in March when many of us are in the middle of our teaching
assignments. I propose that we do the first workshop between January 4
and 6, before the semester begins. Do you think the earlier schedule
would have been beneficial to you? Thank you for your input. Please feel free to email me (email@example.com) your input as we plan for the 2023 NSF proposal applications.
Robert Ofoli, CoE Faculty Excellence Advocate, FELLOW, American
Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Associate Professor of Chemical
Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
The Research in Progress database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently-completed transportation research projects. This webinar will demonstrate how to maximize the RIP database to find and display research, and how to distinguish between the RIP and TRID databases.
Extreme weather results in unprecedented increasingly common rainfall intensities, and the majority of infrastructure flood inundation cases occur at sparsely gauged locations. This webinar will describe recent cases that estimate, mitigate, and prepare for flooding.
One of the many factors that contribute to concrete durability is the material’s resistivity. This webinar will discuss how resistivity and durability affect the longevity of our roads and other concrete infrastructures.
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Fall Series for Faculty Practitioners: Special Topics in Community-Engaged Learning
Description: Community-engaged learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community partnerships with instruction and critical reflection to enrich the student learning experience, teach civic and social responsibility, and strengthen communities. Implementation strategies range from direct service to advocacy to research to philanthropy, and more! Through presentation and discussion, attendees will learn how to get started or enhance what they are already doing and connect to a network of peers and resource supports. If you are interested and not able to attend or would like one-on-one consulting, please email the Center for Community Engaged Learning's academic programs team to discuss ideas, plans, and or partnership support at Michelle Snitgen, firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie Brewer, email@example.com.
Participants can register for one workshop or all sessions.
September 21, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
In this workshop we will discuss definitions, tools, and resources related to the Social Change Wheel. Expand your definition of community-engaged learning through exploration of campus and community-based implementation strategies, which have anti-racism, equity, and community partnerships at their core.
October 6, 2022 | 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Networking lunch included
Location: Student Services Building, Room 6
This session will highlight democratic engagement and methods for including this community-engaged learning strategy into your course experience. The session will include immediate takeaways for implementation this semester, as well as tools for designing future coursework.
November 18, 2022 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
This session will discuss elements of strong partnerships to effectively co-create community-engaged learning opportunities for students. Hear examples of successful faculty/community partnerships, discuss considerations for initiating and sustaining partnerships, and explore resources to assist you in partnership development or enhancement.
December 7, 2022 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
This session will help practitioners think through the community-engaged learning experience from the student perspective. What are the benefits and challenges for our students, and what is our responsibility as practitioners to ensure students are prepared? How can we really work toward a transformative learning experience?
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.