Let DER Guide You Through the Research Maze! (Tip #1: DER is Here to Help!)
Michigan State University is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders, representing all 50 states and 130 countries. Whether you are new to MSU or taking on a new research related role, there are many policies and resources you'll need to navigate when pursuing research funding and setting up your first research project.
Throughout the month of September, DER will be sharing great resources for faculty who are new to research at MSU or who are getting started in their MSU research careers. Catch these resources and tools each week in the feature article of the DER Newsletter. Let DER help you navigate avoidable pitfalls that hinder successful funding; rather, enhance your ability to move forward with your specific research. This week, we want to remind you of the people and places who are available to assist you.
MSU’s Office of Research and Innovation (OFRI) oversees and generates resources to help you facilitate your research efforts and research goals at MSU. OFRI fosters creative activity through administering research funding, ensuring research integrity for faculty and students, providing grant support services, fostering collaboration, licensing university inventions, and overseeing regulatory compliance. Useful resources are available for: new faculty; veteran faculty moving to MSU; regulatory compliance; application processes for grants and contracts; award management; and explanations of key policies. Additional tools are available including how to navigate travel in support of MSU research, information for conducting research responsibly, and procedures for hiring and building your team. To access these resources, visit Getting Started in Research at MSU.
In addition to resources made available through OFRI, help is also available through various offices including Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Division of Engineering Research (DER), and other offices (including post award) who are available to assist in complying with sponsor guidelines when applying for, and managing funded research. There are great resources at your fingertips and support is available to help launch your research. If you have additional questions regarding these resources and services, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Michigan State University, Spartan excellence and our will to make a difference are making a better tomorrow for all.
As one of the nation’s leading research institutions, we’re driving discoveries to address global challenges, educating the next generation of leaders and partnering with communities to create healthier, more sustainable futures for Michigan and the world.
The Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building on the campus of Michigan State University received a first-of-its-kind upgrade with the installation of transparent solar glass panels. The 100 square feet of transparent solar glass installed above the building’s entryway will generate enough electricity to power lighting in its atrium.
The panels were developed and manufactured by Ubiquitous Energy, together with Richard Lunt, the Johansen Crosby Endowed Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science in the MSU College of Engineering. Lunt is a co-founder of Ubiquitous Energy, and the two groups have collaborated for many years to advance transparent solar technology.
The Fall 2021 Virtual Grants Conference is designed to give new
faculty, researchers, and administrators key insights into a wide range
of current issues at NSF. NSF program officers will be providing
up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and
answering attendee questions.
Save the Date! Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Fall 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference, to be held during the week of October 4-8, 2021.
Registration will be free of charge and opens on Wednesday, September 8 at 12 p.m. EST. We anticipate the sessions will reach capacity very quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Be on the lookout for our Registration is Open email, which will provide the registration links and details for this event.
In the meantime, please feel free to check nsfpolicyoutreach.com
for the most up-to-date information and view recordings of sessions from previous conferences. You may also view the Spring 2021 Virtual Grants Conference recordings on our YouTube page. For those who cannot attend the live conference, all recorded conference sessions will be available on-demand shortly after the event and posted on our website and our YouTube page.