SUBJECT: Upcoming Training Sessions for the Kuali Upgrade
FROM: Laura Johnston
TO: SPA News Listserv
On April 25, 2022 an upgrade to the Research Administration System is being implemented. With this upgrade we are transitioning from Kuali Coeus (KC) to Kuali Research (KR).
The new version of Kuali includes:
Updated user interface
New and more intuitive Conflict of Interest module
System-to-System submissions will have:
NIH Validation and PDF Image services
Direct link to Grants.gov fillable forms
Final Grants.gov zip file in KR
Support and enhancements from Kuali
Training and Resources
Four virtual training sessions will be hosted on Zoom and will cover the significant changes in the Proposal Development and Budget modules of Kuali Research. The sessions will be recorded and made available on the Kuali Research Training webpage to be viewed at any time. To receive ERA credit, you must attend one of the virtual sessions.
Registration information: To register, please select the date that you would like to attend and click on the corresponding registration link. The link will take you to the Ability master calendar page where a popup will appear with the registration page for your desired course. Please make sure that you allow popups in order to complete the registration process. If you have any questions or problems with registration, please contact Amy Bane firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting in March references and training materials on the SPA/OSP/CGA website will start transitioning from Kuali Coeus (KC) to Kuali Research (KR) and new resources for KR will be added (e.g. PowerPoint Presentations, videos, etc.). Training for the Conflict of Interest module will be done through job aids and videos. Links to these resources will be provided in the upcoming weeks before go-live.
Please contact the Kuali Helpdesk if you have questions about training resources.
Today, the Biden-Harris administration submitted to Congress the President's budget request for Fiscal Year 2023. The President’s budget, which includes $10.5 billion for the U.S. National Science Foundation, details his vision to expand on the historic progress the country has made over the last year and deliver the agenda he laid out in his State of the Union address -- to build a better America, reduce the deficit, reduce costs for families, and grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out.
"We are excited about the Fiscal Year 2023 budget request which reflects the confidence that the President is placing in our agency and the critical role that NSF plays to keep our country at the forefront of science, engineering and education research and innovation," said NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan. "This request makes crucial investments in NSF's mission, which is vital to the nation's competitiveness, prosperity, and national security. With the continued strong support from the Administration and Congress, NSF will lead transformational developments that will benefit the American people and shape the future of innovation."
The budget makes critical investments in American science, innovation, and the workforce that will help lay a stronger foundation for shared growth and prosperity for generations to come. At NSF, in addition to investing in the vibrant fundamental research across all areas of science and engineering, the budget would:
Accelerate research and development in climate change and clean energy. $1.5 billion will fund a broad portfolio of research related to climate science and clean energy, including research on atmospheric composition, water and carbon cycles, modeling climate systems, renewable energy technologies, materials sciences, the impacts of global change on the Arctic region, and social, behavioral and economic research on human responses to climate change.
Advance equity in science and engineering. $393 million will fund programs that aim to broaden the participation in science and engineering of groups that are underserved and underrepresented in these fields. Funding will support new and existing programs at historically Black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions. An additional $247 million is provided to support EPSCoR jurisdictions. Programs will focus on designing curriculums; researching successful recruitment and retention methods; developing outreach or mentorship programs and fellowships; and improving science and engineering research and education capacity.
Expedite technology development in emerging technologies. $880 million will go toward expanding the newly established Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships within NSF to help translate research into practical applications. The directorate will work with programs across NSF and with other federal and non-federal entities to expedite technology development in emerging areas that are crucial for the United States' technological leadership. An additional $2.1 billion will support critical investments in emerging industries, focused on priority areas such as advanced manufacturing, advanced wireless, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, microelectronics, semiconductors and quantum information science.
Continue the construction and procurement of research infrastructure and instrumentation. $187 million will fund the construction of major NSF research facilities, including long-term upgrades of NSF's major Antarctic infrastructure. In addition, the budget request seeks funding for the construction and procurement of mid-scale research facilities and equipment across the nation.
Support NSF operations and award management. $473 million will support essential services that NSF needs to carry out its mission, including a growing research science and security framework that is vital to the nation's science and technology enterprise.
The budget makes these smart investments while also reducing deficits and improving our country’s long-term fiscal outlook.
This RFP just was released and thought it might fit in ComArtSci or EGR. Can you verify and distribute accordingly, if you feel there is a fit? I am more than happy to work with the faculty to submit it.
Company: Meta Program: Privacy Enhancing Technologies Funding Range: 8 to 10 awards, $80K - $100K Deadline: 4/20/2022
Meta Research has issued a request for proposals for its 2022 Privacy Enhancing Technologies program, which supports privacy-focused projects in academia.
The areas of interest are privacy-preserving analytics, including differential privacy for anonymization, differential privacy for database management systems, and re-identification measurement; private record linkage and aggregation, including asymmetric MPC, multi-key private record linkage, and complex aggregations in MPC; privacy-preserving machine learning, including model capacity, trust models, differential privacy in PPML, and mixed training data sets; privacy of messaging; anonymous credentials; privacy-preserving techniques in Data for Good; and privacy in Metaverse.
Meta Research anticipates awarding eight to 10 awards, each in the $80,000 to 100,000 range.
Applicants must be current full-time faculty at an accredited academic institution that awards research degrees to PhD students.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Meta Research website
Pre-proposals due May 1, 2022. Pre-proposals will be accepted starting 15 days prior to the deadline date and up to the close of business (5 p.m. eastern time) on the deadline date. Pre-proposals that are deemed most relevant to the solid waste management field and that have a high perceived impact by the selection committee will receive invitations to submit a full proposal.
The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste streams are being managed. The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices. It should be noted that EREF defines solid waste to include:
Municipal solid waste (e.g. residential, commercial, institutional)
Construction & demolition debris
Certain industrial wastes (e.g. exploration & production waste, coal ash) and
Other wastes typically managed by the solid waste industry or generated by the public not included in the above items (e.g. electronic waste, disaster debris, etc.)
Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:
Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products. This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies:
Other thermal or biological conversion technologies
Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
Desirable aspects of the above topics, in addition to or as part of hypothesis driven applied research, also include: economic or cost/benefit analyses, feasibility studies for untested technologies or management strategies, life cycle analysis or inventory, and analyses of policies that relate to the above.
Previously awarded grants have ranged from $15,000 to over $500,000 with the average grant amount in recent years being $160,000.
Typical project durations are about 2 years. It should be noted that proposed research in excess of $300,000 or longer than 3 years should contain sufficient details that justify the need for the higher than average amount requested and longer project duration.
Pre-Proposal submissions are limited to two (2) submissions per principal investigator during a submission period.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
2022 Core Funding Programs
Up to $3M
LOI due 05.20.2022
Drug Development RFP
- The Drug Development RFP seeks to support in vivo preclinical studies that advance lead molecules developed for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to IND-enabling studies. The proposed studies should be structured to deliver a compound with strong potential for clinical and commercial application.
This funding opportunity prioritizes novel drug mechanisms and modes of action related to the biology of aging and other emerging therapeutic areas for dementia. For this reason, amyloid targeted approaches and cholinesterase inhibitor proposals will not be considered for this RFP.
Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT) RFP - The PACT RFP supports IND-enabling studies and early-phase clinical trials that test promising pharmacological interventions and devices for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias. Both disease-modifying and symptomatic agents will be considered.
This funding opportunity prioritizes diverse drug mechanisms and modes of action related to the biology of aging and other emerging therapeutic areas for dementia. For this reason, amyloid targeted approaches and cholinesterase inhibitor proposals will not be considered for this RFP.
Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development RFP - The aim of this RFP is to further develop and validate established biomarkers for which there is a clear clinical need in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This RFP prioritizes biomarkers with a defined context of use, a clear advantage over other relevant biomarkers, and a path to commercialization and/or clinical use. Specifically, this RFP focuses on:
Developing novel PET ligands for clinical trials
Supporting novel CSF biomarkers
Validating innovative MRI approaches in larger cohorts
Developing novel measures of functional activity such as EEG
Prevention Pipeline RFP
- The ADDF seeks to support studies of cognitive symptoms due to health conditions, comparative effectiveness research, and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters the risk for dementia or cognitive decline.
DER's Proposal Volume
The chart above shows DER's Proposal Volume from 2018 to 2022 as of (04/01/2022).
Description: The first seminar of 2022 will engage individuals from DER, OSP, and CGA to provide an overview of the lifecycle of an award - from proposal development to award close-out. Join us for a clearer understanding of the roles and responsibilities at each stage. You will be better prepared to submit fundable proposals and to effectively and efficiently manage subsequent awards from start to finish with the help of your MSU support system. All researchers are welcome and are encouraged to be prepared with any questions. Watch it now on demand!!!