As MSU celebrates Valentine’s Day on and off campus, we wanted to put a smile on your face by introducing our funny valentines. Together these sweet companions help DER staff to support faculty by answering questions, ensuring sponsor proposal compliance, building budgets, sharing funding information, and more. Meet Krista’s charming friends Laila and Smokie, Andy’s camping companion River, Robert’s sidekick Max, Jennifer’s movie watching pal Brutus, Dennis’s first mate June Bug, and Alex’s comedic friend Sprinkles. Over this Valentine’s Day season, we wish the best to you and your funny valentine.
If you have questions regarding upcoming proposals or other research related topics, please email DER at email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) will reach out to you.
The offices of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and University Outreach and Engagement are excited to announce the Broader Impacts of Research: Strategies, Resources, and Partners event taking place March 17-18, 2021. It will provide faculty, staff, and students who are interested in applying for NSF grants an overview of the broader impacts (BI) of research criterion and introduce them to the wide array of resources, supports, and partners available at MSU to help them design innovative broader impacts activities and write winning BI plans.
The MCA offers an opportunity for scientists and engineers at the Associate Professor rank (or equivalent) to substantively enhance and advance their research program through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships, typically at an institution other than their home institution. Projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new but related problems previously inaccessible without new methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged. Learn more Here.
The Dreyfus program for Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering, initiated in 2020, provides funding for innovative projects in any area of Machine Learning (ML) consistent with the Foundation’s broad objective to advance the chemical sciences and engineering. The Foundation anticipates that these projects will contribute new fundamental chemical insight and innovation in the field. The Foundation encourages proposals to significantly stimulate and accelerate the development of the use of ML and other related aspects of data science to the Chemical Sciences and Engineering. Learn more HERE.
DER's Proposal Volume
The chart above shows DER's Proposal Volume from 2017 to 2021 as of (02/05/2021).
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.