This week in DER’s “Did You Know?” Spotlight, we are focusing on Current and Pending / Other Support Requirements by Sponsor. This “living” document should be kept up-to-date at all times to help streamline proposal development and proposal management. To assist with understanding and developing your Current and Pending and/or Other Support Requirements, MSU OSP has developed a resource page focused on MSU’s primary application sponsors. You can reach this page by visiting “Current and Pending / Other Support Requirements by Sponsor”. In addition to any sponsor required Current and Pending/Other Support forms that may be required for your proposal, the College of Engineering requires Current and Pending for each Investigator whenever we are including cost share on a proposal. The Current and Pending for each is included as part of the cost share package. The Current and Pending is reviewed by the College during the proposal routing and evaluated in parallel with the proposal.
If you have additional questions regarding Current and Pending and/or Other Support Requirements, please send an email to 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.
In support of the Biden Administration’s climate innovation agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $100 million in funding for transformative clean energy technology research and development via ARPA-E's OPEN 2021 funding opportunity. The first of billions of dollars of DOE R&D opportunities to be announced this year, this funding will help identify cutting-edge, disruptive clean energy technologies to address the climate crisis. Concept papers are due by 9:30 a.m. ET on April 6.
Janice Verkerke, Ford's University Programs Manager responsible for the Ford-MSU Alliance Framework relationship will present information about Ford's annual request for proposals and answer questions.
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.
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.