Strategy is Key When Searching for Funding That Fits Your Research!
Being strategic and having an effective strategy is crucial when exploring funding that will align with your research aspirations. As you progress through this process, you will learn that your time is extremely valuable, and every minute needs to be maximized. Maximizing your time by using good information and applying with sponsors that align most with your research goals is key. To help aid in finding and reviewing funding announcements, a list of powerful resources has been posted below. This list includes essential information and searching tools that streamline your search and evaluation related to current sponsor opportunities.
Online Resources for Identifying Possible Funding
MSU FUNDING OPPORTUNITY RESOURCES: The Foundation Directory Online Professional, an online database with information about more than 165,000 grantmakers. http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/grants
The Office of the Senior VP for Research and Innovation provides a Find Funding webpage with information about resources for finding federal, state, and foundation funding opportunities, corporate and business funding, and MSU internal funding opportunities. https://vp.research.msu.edu/find-funding
Do not “spin your wheels.” Be sure to maximize each minute of your funding search by using good information and effective tools to get the largest return on your investment of time. If you have additional questions regarding available funding resources highlighted above, please email DER at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification from OSP:
April 26, 2021
Subject: NIH Revised Grant Policy Statement and Other System and Application Changes
From: Amanda Blank
To: SPA News Listserv
NIH has recently announced the below updates that we would like to bring to your attention.
Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement for Fiscal Year 2021.NIH published a revised Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS) applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods on or after October 1, 2020. This supersedes the previous NIHGPS dated December 2019. For an overview of the changes, see NIH’s Summary of Significant Changes webpage.
Internet Explorer to be phased out. Due to security and interoperability issues, the use of Internet Explorer (IE) to access NIH systems will be phased out by July 19, 2021. Browsers that will be supported are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and beginning on July 20, 2021 Microsoft Edge will also be supported. (Browser compatibility statement)
Commons IDs for all Senior/Key Personnel. Beginning January 25, 2022, all Senior/Key Personnel included on the Research & Related Key Person Profile form must include their Commons ID within the application. To prepare for this update, all applications submitted to NIH will receive a warning message if no ID is included for one of the Senior/Key Persons. (NOT-OD-21-109)
If an MSU employee included in an application needs a Commons ID, or has a Commons ID that needs to be affiliated with MSU, please contact your OSP Proposal Team.
REMINDER: NIH requiring Login.gov. Beginning this year, NIH will be requiring the use of Login.gov to access its systems. All users of any NIH system must transition to using Login.gov by September 15, 2021, however, NIH is encouraging users to create and begin using Login.gov now, before the mandatory September deadline.
What do I have to do?
To link your eRA Commons account:
Select the login.gov option on the eRA Commons home screen
Once redirected back to Commons, you will complete a one-time process to associate your Commons ID to your Login.gov account
Once associated, the next time you log into eRA Commons using login.gov, you will automatically be redirected to eRA Commons without having to log in again.
Engineering Research Reactivation SharePoint
The Engineering Research Reactivation all-inclusive SharePoint page has helpful reopening resources, important processes, and documents that need to be completed and approved to "return to research". Please request access if prompted.
Where is my "LABORATORY PLAN FOR A SAFE RETURN" in the approval process?
You can see what step of the approval process your plan is on by looking under the “Engineering Research Reactivation” folders on the SharePoint site.
If the plan has been approved by the Department Chair, you can see if it has been sent to VPRI by clicking on “EGR ADR Review” > “At VPRI for Review”. If the plan is in the “At VPRI for Review” folder then it is currently being reviewed by VPRI.
To check to see if your plan has been completely approved by all required departments (DC, EGR Dean's Office, and VPRI), you can click on the “VPRI Final Approved Plans” folder. If your plan is in the “VPRI Final Approved Plans” folder then you approved to return to research. Monique Blackmer (email@example.com) will reach out to you.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Engineering (ENG) seeks to build engineering research capacity across the nation by investing in new academic investigators who have yet to receive research funding from Federal Agencies. Learn more Here.
The FY22 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) intends to support early in career scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees by 1 April 2015 or later, showing exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The program objective is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force and Space Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering.
Pre-proposal inquiries and questions must be received by email no later than April 30, 2021. The current closing date for applications is July 12, 2021. Learn more Here.
The Incyte Ingenuity Award program aims to support the graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) community by funding two novel initiatives that address challenges faced by GVHD patients, caregivers and healthcare providers.
GVHD is a life-threatening condition that occurs when donor immune cells attack the recipient's organs and tissues after an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Learn more Here.
OVERVIEW: XPRIZE Carbon Removal is aimed at tackling the biggest threat facing humanity - fighting climate change and rebalancing Earth’s carbon cycle. Funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation, this $100M competition is the largest incentive prize in history, an extraordinary milestone... Learn more Here. Additional guidelines found here.
DER's Proposal Volume
The chart above shows DER's Proposal Volume from 2017 to 2021 as of (04/30/2021).