Make a “Splash” with your next National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposal! - Resources at Your Fingertips
As the summer term progresses, DER wants to highlight some great resources that are currently available when preparing your upcoming proposal with one of MSU’s primary sponsors. You can find resources for each of the primary sponsors by visiting Sponsor Information.
This includes great resources and tools for your next NIH proposal. When developing your NIH proposal, use the following essential instruments to help build your strongest NIH proposal.
Key information to review pertaining to a specific NIH funding announcement
Follow appropriate dates listed in your solicitation (NIH standard dates or non-standard dates), including project start dates
Parent announcements are conveniently sorted by activity code; be sure that your target Institute or Center is listed on a selected solicitation under “Components of Participating Organizations”
Remember that DER is always here to help you navigate any proposal development difficulties and help you successfully prepare and submit your next proposal. If you have questions regarding your upcoming NIH proposal, please send an email to email@example.com.
Subject: Inquiry about distributing a survey invitation to your networks
I hope this finds you doing well. I am part of an NSF-funded research group that is seeking to validate a scale to measure epistemic exclusion, i.e., the "devaluation of certain types of scholarship that occurs when invisible biases in systems of evaluation are coupled with prejudice toward, and negative stereotypes about, historically underrepresented groups." (For more, see https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2000021&HistoricalAwards=false.) This is supported by NSF HRD, and we believe that it could help to identify some obstacles to the diversification of the scientific workforce. (Here is the website for our project: https://we2project.weebly.com/.)
We are hoping to expand the pool of potential participants in the pilot survey we are using the validate the scale, and I am wondering if you might be willing to forward this message (or just the message text below) to your networks? We are having difficulty finding engineering faculty, in particular, to complete the pilot survey.
If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you very much for considering this!
As a fellow tenured/tenure-track faculty member at a U.S. college or university, I would like to personally invite you to participate in an NSF-funded online survey about how your research is evaluated by other faculty in your department. Your participation will help us identify areas to improve faculty evaluation practices at colleges and universities across the U.S.
The survey will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete, and you will receive a $20 Amazon gift card for your participation.
If you are willing to participate:
Now, we are asking you to complete a brief 1 - 2 min screening survey to determine if you are eligible to participate.
In 1-2 weeks, you will receive a link to the full survey.
The survey will be available through June 15th for completion.
We hope you will participate as your input is unique and cannot be replaced.
We also hope that you will pass this email along to other colleagues who may be interested in participating.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the study, please contact our study coordinator, Dr. Petal Grower, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. NiCole T. Buchanan, Professor in the Department of Psychology, Michigan State University (email@example.com)
NSF Award #2000021
Dr. Isis H. Settles, Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Afroamerican and African Studies; Associate Director, ADVANCE Program, University of Michigan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NSF Award #2000580
Dr. Martinque Jones, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of North Texas (email@example.com)
NSF Award #2000076
What’s hot in science? Check out NSF research news through June 15, 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.
Developing rapid biosensor tests for foodborne pathogens
A Michigan State University-led research team has received a $769,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop a rapid biosensor test for foodborne pathogens. The project is supported by NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
The rapid test will be used onsite at poultry farms and processing facilities to inspect large samples for Salmonella and Campylobacter, two common foodborne illness-causing bacteria.
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
Join us for the UIDP webinar - Sony Research Award Program (UIDP webinar)
Friday, July 15, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET
Description: It’s time to innovate with Sony! With awards of up to
$150,000 per year for each accepted proposal, the Sony Research Award
Program creates new opportunities for university faculties to engage in
pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries, and
the future. UIDP is hosting an informative webinar to provide more
information about the award program, submission guidelines, and
Eligible Applicants: Sony accepts applications from Principal
Investigators (PIs) who are full-time professors (adjunct professors are
not eligible) or researchers and are eligible to supervise Ph.D.
students at a university/educational institution in Austria, Belgium,
Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Full
professors, associate professors, and assistant professors are eligible
to apply. For the UK, this includes Senior Lecturers, Principal
Lecturers, Lecturers, and Readers who are eligible to supervise Ph.D.
students at their institutions.
Who Should Attend: Active university researchers, university research
leadership, industry liaison office personnel, and college and
Format: This is an informational webinar with an opportunity for
Q&A with the speaker at the end. Participation is encouraged.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to expedite service.