Are you currently submitting an NSF STTR or SBIR proposal? Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR) NSF 20-528or Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) NSF 20-527are available to assist researchers in transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. Anytime you apply under the STTR or SBIR funding announcements, MSU OSP will need the project PI to provide responses to the following questions. Being prepared with project specific responses to these questions will help expedite the proposal development process.
Are you performing a substantive portion of the project or is your involvement limited to analytical support?
Do you anticipate intellectual property (IP) as a result of your involvement in this project?
Do you anticipate the use of any background IP to complete the work?
Do you know of any conflict of interest issues related to your involvement in this project?
Do you know of any MSU faculty or staff that own a portion of the Company?
Do you know of any Non-disclosure Agreements (NDA) or Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) or Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements (CDA) or Data Use Agreements (DUA) related to your involvement in the project?
Where will MSU’s portion of the project take place? (MSU? Small Business?)
Who will be the PI at the Small Business?
Will any MSU employees be performing work at the Small Business?
Please note that the IP questions are related to MSU’s work, not necessarily the project as a whole.
In addition to these responses, a draft Statement of Work will also need to be provided and reviewed by OSP. Having this information ready will help DER to move the PI more quickly through the proposal submission process. If you have additional questions regarding SBIR or STTR, please email DER at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) Board of Directors has identified a high priority research topic in the area of managing per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and has issued a request for pre-proposals (RFP) on the topic to support the long-term needs and strategic direction of the solid waste industry. Learn more HERE.
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) Board of Directors has identified a high priority research topic in the area of managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills and has issued a request for pre-proposals (RFP) on the topic to support the long-term needs and strategic direction of the solid waste industry. Learn more HERE.
DER's Proposal Volume
The chart above shows DER's Proposal Volume from 2016 to 2021 as of (01/08/2021).
The Project Summary is one of the most important parts of every NSF grant proposal. A clear and concise Project Summary will make a positive first impression on reviewers and succinctly convey the key points of your project. However, writing a strong Project Summary can be deceptively hard. With only a single page to work with, it can be difficult to decide which information to include and how to best frame that information for impact. During this seminar, Dr. Sara Steenrod (Grant Consultant with OSVPRI) will walk you through best practices for writing a compelling Project Summary for your next NSF proposal.