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NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program - Limited Submission Opportunity

posted Dec 2, 2015, 9:38 AM by Amy Crelly

The National Science Foundation (NSF) limits the number of proposals that institutions may submit for its Research Traineeship program. This limited submission has two tracks: a Traineeship Track and an Innovations in Graduate Education Track. Portland State may submit two proposals for each track.

Principal Investigators (PIs) who plan to apply for this grant should send a proposal abstract and a current CV or resume to Caitlyn Beals (cbeals@pdx.edu) by Friday, December 4, 2015. Research and Strategic Partnerships will respond shortly thereafter to confirm whether to move forward with the submission. Letters of intent are due to NSF by Wednesday, December 9, and full proposals are due to NSF by February 9, 2016. More information is available on NSF's website.

NSF IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: RED Program - Limited Submission Opportunity

posted Oct 9, 2015, 4:14 PM by Amy Crelly   [ updated Oct 9, 2015, 4:31 PM ]

The National Science Foundation (NSF) limits the number of proposals that can be submitted per institution for its program, IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments (RED)Proposing institutions may submit up to two proposals. 

Principal Investigators (PIs) who plan to apply for this grant should send a proposal abstract and a current CV or resume to Caitlyn Beals (cbeals@pdx.edu) by Friday, October 23, 2015. Research and Strategic Partnerships will respond shortly thereafter to confirm whether to move forward with the submission.

Letters of Intent are due to NSF by Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Proposals are due to NSF by Tuesday, December 15, 2015. More information about this limited submission program can be found on the NSF website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15607/nsf15607.pdf

NSF's MRI Program - Limited Submission Opportunity

posted Oct 6, 2015, 3:20 PM by Amy Crelly   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 3:21 PM ]

The National Science Foundation (NSF) limits the number of proposals that can be submitted per institution for its Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program. Proposals are due to NSF by Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Proposing institutions may submit up to three proposals.

PIs who plan to apply for this grant should send a proposal abstract, current CV or resume, and a letter of support from their Dean or Associate Dean to Caitlyn Beals (cbeals@pdx.edu) by Friday, November 6, 2015. Research and Strategic Partnerships will respond shortly thereafter to confirm whether to move forward with the submission.

More information is available on the NSF website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15504/nsf15504.pdf

Kick Off AY 2015-2016 with RAPs

posted Sep 15, 2015, 11:31 AM by Amy Crelly

The first Research Administrative Professionals (RAPs) meeting of the academic year will be held Thursday, 9/17, from 10AM - 12PM in SMSU 238. Reconnect with colleagues, and receive updates and trainings that will save valuable time and clarify administrative responsibilities in the months ahead. 

Career Opportunities in Sponsored Projects Administration

posted Jul 23, 2015, 10:24 AM by Amy Crelly   [ updated Sep 9, 2015, 10:51 AM ]

PSU's Sponsored Projects Administration unit is now accepting applications for three open positions: Manager, Departmental Research Administration (position D92383), Departmental Research Administrator, SSW (position D93437) and Departmental Research Administrator, CLAS (position D94164). Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply through PSU's jobs website.

NSF Proposal Limits

posted Feb 20, 2015, 3:58 PM by Amy Crelly   [ updated Mar 23, 2015, 1:18 PM ]

The National Science Foundation (NSF) limits the number of proposals that can be submitted per institution for its Research Traineeship Program. Letters of Intent are due to NSF on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, and Proposals are due to NSF on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Proposing institutions may submit three proposals.

PIs who plan to apply for this grant should send an abstract of their proposal to Caitlyn Beals (cbeals@pdx.eduby Monday, March 23. Research and Strategic Partnerships will respond shortly thereafter to confirm whether to move forward with the submission.

More information is available on the NSF's website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15542/nsf15542.pdf

Next RAPs Meeting of AY2014-2015: Thursday, January 15, 10am - Noon, SMSU 296/298

posted Dec 23, 2014, 9:10 AM by Amy Crelly

The first 2015 meeting of PSU's Research Administrative Professionals (RAPs) will be held on Thursday, 1/15, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in SMSU 296/298. Topics for presentation and discussion will include highlights from the most recent National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Regional Meeting.

Monthly RAPs meetings provide a valuable opportunity for DRAs and central SPA staff to collaborate, receive training and learn about professional development opportunities, hear announcements, ask questions of colleagues, and discuss topics that affect sponsored projects activities.

First RAPs Meeting of AY2014-2015: Thursday, September 18, 9am - Noon, SMSU 338

posted Sep 18, 2013, 1:00 PM by Caitlyn Beals   [ updated Aug 12, 2014, 8:48 AM by cmunz@pdx.edu ]

You are invited to the first RAPs meeting of the academic year on Thursday, 9/18 from 9AM - Noon in SMSU 338 (fruit, breakfast bagels & coffee/tea will be provided).  The time period for this AY 2014-15 kickoff meeting has been extended in order to cover the range of topics on the agenda and allow some time for catching up with colleagues. 

Since the last RAPs meeting in May, SPA has been busy working on several process improvement initiatives as well as continuing implementation of the new structure and will update the group on the latest developments. The agenda also includes training sessions on a few updated processes as well as opportunities to discuss proposed process changes and clarification of existing processes listed below. 

The monthly RAPs meetings provide a valuable opportunity for DRAs and central SPA staff to collaborate on efforts to best support investigators and meet PSU obligations to our sponsors. The meetings are most valuable when all research administrators from across campus attend and actively participate in the meetings. We recognize that attending a 3-hour meeting is a significant investment during this busy time as we approach the start of the fall term. This up-front investment will yield time savings throughout the year resulting from a shared understanding of expectations and requirements associated with our shared responsibly for sponsored projects activity.  

Subsequent meetings will return to the regular 2-hour timeframe starting in October and should already be scheduled on your Google calendars.

Draft Agenda Topics:

TRAININGS

- New Process for Tuition/Fee Remissions & Participant Support in the Student Remission Application (formerly Fee Remission Database)

- Cognos Budget Forecasting Reporting Tool

- New F&A Rates

- Data Management Plans (DMP)

- Delegated Approvals on Expenditure Transactions

-  EPAF – LDF Training & Discussion on Sponsored Projects


DISCUSSIONS

- Revisions to OPAS Form

- Consolidation of CAS Exception Forms

- Change in PSU requirement for Budgeting for Summer Tuition

- PIAF – When To Do New Approvals?

- Purpose, Requirements & Timing for "Internal Detailed Budgets”

 

UPDATES/ANNOUNCEMENTS

- Introduction to New SPA & DRA Staff

- SAM Registration Update

- RAPs Meeting Topic Suggestion/Google Doc

- NIH Update

- Carry Forward on LDFs From Spring to Fall

- Proposal Not Funded? Send Email to Awards@pdx.edu

- Trailout- Reminder of When to Contact the GAT

GAT Team Emails - Update


New F&A Rate Agreement

posted Jul 2, 2013, 4:11 PM by Caitlyn Beals   [ updated Jul 2, 2013, 4:12 PM ]

PSU is pleased to announce the successful negotiation of a new Facilities & Administration (F&A) [aka indirect] Cost Rate Agreement, dated May 20, 2013, with our federal cognizant agency (US Department of Health and Human Services) with new rates for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017.  The rates negotiated for Organized Research and Public Service/Other Sponsored Activities will increase the reimbursement the University receives for administrative and other infrastructure costs necessary for the oversight and management of sponsored awards.

For more information and to see the new rate negotiation information, please visit the PSU Information for Proposals page on our website. 

GAT Proposal & Award Management Calendars

posted Jun 10, 2013, 1:37 PM by Caitlyn Beals   [ updated Dec 23, 2014, 8:48 AM by Amy Crelly ]

As announced in the RAPs meeting on Friday, June 7th, the SPA Grants and Agreements Teams have created separate proposal and award management calendars as a way to communicate important information with each other,  as well as with DRAs.

 Follow the steps listed below to access the new Grants and Agreements Team Proposal & Award Management Calendars:

  •         Open your PSU Google Calendar
  •         Under "Other Calendars" (left side of the screen), click on the text field labeled "Add a coworker's calendar"
  •          Depending on which team is assigned to your unit, type in "spawhite RSP" or "spagreen RSP"
  •          Press "Enter"

This calendar will now be included in the list of "Other Calendars" you are able to view. You can hide this calendar at any time.

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