As learned last week in the DER newsletter, many faculty members use their existing lab resources and technology to generate additional funding with Fee-for-Service (FFS) work. FFS income can be used to supplement areas of your research where traditional grant funds are not applicable.
FFS activities generally include service projects for which an external client requests a specific deliverable which you generate using established theories, methods and experiments while leveraging special or unique MSU capabilities. The results of such work are of specific interest to the client; charges are based on negotiated and approved billing rates. If you already have established billing rates, be sure to check the expiration date. Rates expire two years after approved by the MSU Office of Financial Analysis and Reporting and can be renewed by request to the Controller’s Office, email@example.com.
The National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center (ERC) program supports convergent research that will lead to strong societal impact. This webinar will present information and best practices, as well as provide an opportunity for robust Q&A in support of the current NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) NSF 22-580 solicitation.
The live Q&A with the seven-member NSF ERC program director team will address themes of interest to ERC principal investigator teams as well as the all-important industry/stakeholder community that collaborate with these ERCs. The awards for each new ERC amount to well over $50 million over a decade in support of themes that have the potential for societal impact, translation to the marketplace, and are centered around a systems engineering approach.
Learning about the structure, requirements, and best practices of assembling a competitive proposal to this year’s NSF’s 22-580 ERC competition;
Hearing every member of the ERC program director team respond to live questions and present an aspect of the ERC competition and learning how to schedule one-on-one consultations; and
Seeing responses to questions you may not have thought of yet from a broad range of industrial/stakeholder and academic experts in the vast audience. Ask your own questions inspired by what you hear!
Format: This highly participatory webinar includes interactive discussion and Q&A from webinar attendees.
Who Should Attend: Industrial representatives are highly encouraged to register. This webinar is also for interested registrants within university engineering and science departments, as well as experts/stakeholders in the fields of government engagement, economic development, state and local government, national laboratories, partnership management, diversity and culture of inclusion experts, regulatory/policy agencies and groups, research administration, workforce development, student engagement, communications professionals, and research leadership. ... Learn more Here.
What’s hot in science? Check out NSF research news through June 01, 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.
Jiliang Tang of Michigan State University has received the 2022 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) IBM Early Career Research Award for Excellence in Data Analytics. The award recognizes one individual for outstanding, influential, and lasting contributions in the field of data analysis who is within 10 years of having received their Ph.D.
Tang is an award-winning associate professor of computer science and engineering (CSE), who has won multiple recognitions in recent years for his work in data mining and machine learning.
Abdol-Hossein Esfahanian, professor and chairperson of the CSE Department, said the award recognizes excellence in early career researchers who received their doctoral degree less than 10 years ago in the field of data mining and machine learning.
“It should be noted that the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD), IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), and Service Integration and Management (SIAM) International Conference on Data Mining (SDM22) are top venues in the Data Mining and Data Analytics, and as far as I can tell, Dr. Tang is the first one who has received all three awards, namely, 2020 SIGKDD Rising Star, 2021 ICDM Tao Li Award, and 2022 SIAM/IBM Early Career Research Award,” Esfahanian added.
Tang is the director of MSU’s Data Science and Engineering (DSE) Lab. The lab focuses on data mining and machine learning, especially on graphs and its applications in various domains such as on social media, biology, and education.
His scholarly efforts are building computational methods to advance critical interdisciplinary applications. ... Learn more Here.
Valuable Proposal Development Assistance is Now Available in the College of Engineering
Lauren Aerni-Flessner (Grant and Project Management Specialist in the College of Engineering) provides faculty in the College of Engineering with valuable grant proposal preparation support for grants to each of MSU’s sponsors & agencies. She is available to help faculty with proposal editing, first draft reviews, and coordination for complex proposals. For any questions, please contact Lauren directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description: The 2022 CAREER Award Workshop (Session 1), presented by Dr. John Verboncoeur (Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies) & Dr. Robert Ofoli (Associate Professor), will lead a discussion of the competition format, along with best practices and strategies for producing successful NSF Career proposals. Session 1 will also include presentations by previous CAREER award winners, and presentations from others key resources from around campus. UPDATE: The NSF Career proposal submission deadline (NSF 22-586) is now July 27, 2022. Watch it now on demand!!! A recording of Sessions 2-4 will not be released as they will include peer to peer feedback regarding proprietary information included in CAREER proposals that will be submitted in this round. To be part of sessions 2-4, please contact Dr. Robert Ofoli
(Associate Professor) directly.
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 email@example.com to expedite service.