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The Internal Grants Program is now accepting applications for the Research Initiation, Scholarly Support, and Faculty Mentored Grant program. The deadline for applications to all three programs is January 14, 2012. Please review the revised proposal instructions for all three programs as some changes have been made for this year.
Join your colleagues for a special presentation entitled "SBIR/STTR Funding for Your University-Based Start Up" on Friday, Sept. 28, 10 - 11:30 a.m, 230 Urban Life. Each year the federal government awards more than $2 billion to small high-technology businesses for innovative research that leads to commercialization of new products. These awards are often granted to university spin-outs for translational research. This presentation will cover the basics of SBIR/STTR funding and how to use these funds as seed for funding a university spin-out. No registration required.
In the “Finding Funding Using an Online Database – COS Pivot” workshop participants will learn how to use COS Pivot, an online funding database, to locate sponsors for projects and potential research collaborators. Hands-on activities will be an integral part of the session. The workshop will take place, Thursday, Sept. 13 from 2 – 4 p.m. in 100 College of Education. Registration is required. Register today.
We invite you to join us for Research Education and Training’s next Brown Bag luncheon “Meet-n-Greet with URSA.” During the event, participants will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of URSA’s Associate Vice Presidents and Associate Directors. This event will take place Thursday, Sept. 20 from 12 – 1 p.m. in 230 Urban Life. No registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch and questions about URSA.
We invite you to check out our new “COI Tip-of-the-Month” series. We created this series to provide the GSU Research Community with helpful information that can be used to smoothly navigate the Policy of Financial Disclosures in Sponsored Projects compliance process. Each month’s COI Tip-of-the-Month will be housed and archived on the Conflicts of Interest webpage. We will also run a reminder in each edition of the GSU Research News monthly newsletter.
We are excited to announce the yearly call for proposals for the internal Dissertation Grant Program and the William M. Suttles Graduate Fellowship. Grant applications are due on Nov. 16, 2012. Application instructions and additional details are available on URSA's Funding Opportunities webpage under the Internal Grant Program dropdown list. Help us spread the word about this program by printing the Dissertation Grant Program flier and posting it on your door and within graduate students' mailboxes or simply forward to other faculty and students who may be interested. The flier can be found on URSA's Funding Opportunities webpage under "Downloads."
The Conflicts of Interest information webpage contains new policy and procedures, a training guidelines and links to necessary forms.
GSU enjoyed a record-setting year for external research funding. As of the close of the fiscal year on June 30, 2012, our sponsored programs award total was $66.5 million. This represents a 14.4 percent increase over FY2011 number of $58.2 million.