It Is Never Too Early to Begin Preparing for Your NSF CAREER Proposal
The Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award is NSF’s most prestigious award for faculty beginning their independent careers. The submission deadline this year is July 26, 2021. There are strict eligibility requirements to apply for this grant including that you hold at least a 50% tenure-track position, are an untenured assistant professor (or equivalent), and you received no prior or concurrent Federal support for duplicative research. You will find all the requirements and details listed in the solicitation for the CAREER Award, NSF 20-025.
It is critical that your NSF Career Proposal is as strong as possible. Per the NSF guidelines, applicants are permitted up to three submission attempts (one per annual competition) for a CAREER award. Do not let an issue with compliance cause one of your proposal chances to be Returned Without Review! The DER Research Administrators are here to assist with experience and attention to detail to make your proposal attempt count.
If you have additional questions regarding NSF Career Proposals, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 19, 2021
Subject: Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page
From: Amanda Blank
To: SPA News Listserv
NIH has released NOT-OD-21-073 outlining changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support format. These updates are effective beginning May 25, 2021 and apply to applications, Just-in-Time (JIT) submissions and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR).
Summary of Changes
Section B is renamed ‘Positions, Scientific Appointments, and Honors’
Section D is removed from the non-Fellowship Biosketch. Details on ongoing and completed research projects from the past three years may be included in the personal statement, Section A.
Section D on the Fellowship Biosketch is updated to remove ‘Research Support’
A template, instructions and FAQs are available on the NIH website. The updated template will be available in SciENcv later this month, allowing Investigators with an existing biosketch in SciENcv to transfer the information to the new format.
Forms have been reorganized to separate funded projects from in-kind support
A signature block is added for the Program Director/Principal Investigator or Other Senior/Key Personnel to certify to its accuracy
For submissions that include non-domestic activities and resources, senior/key personnel are required to submit copies of contracts, grants or any other agreement specific to their non-domestic appointments, affiliations and/or employment with a non-domestic institution. All supporting documents have to be in English and must be included as part of the Other Support submission.
An Other Support format page, instructions and FAQs are available on the NIH website. NIH anticipates this will also be available in SciENcv beginning in FY22. Until that time, use of the format page available on their website will be required, converted to PDF and electronically signed.
More information will be forthcoming as we update our process and webpages with this new information. If you have questions relating to applications or JIT, please contact your OSP Proposal Team. For questions relating to RPPR, please contact the CGA Cash Management group.
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.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy(EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). The U.S. manufacturing sector uses 25% of the nation’s energy and has an annual energy bill of more than $150 billion. Efficiency improvements in manufacturing not only benefit the manufacturing sector, but also impact the energy efficiency of products used throughout the economy.
We all know what a difference a day makes. The first 1000 days can make all the difference to a child’s start in life, perhaps more so than we ever understood before. In this early period, we develop critical cognitive abilities, such as executive function (EF) and self-regulation.
Leap has a $45 million program towards developing accurate, scalable, early screening methods to predict EF outcomes, risk-stratify children, and predict responses to interventions in the first 1000 days of life.
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 conference 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 goal of Future Manufacturing is to support fundamental research and education of a future workforce to overcome scientific, technological, educational, economic and social barriers in order to enable new manufacturing capabilities that do not exist today.