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By Carol Lunn (on 10/21/2013 @ 14:24:13, in Important, read 399 times)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have released information regarding the resumption of operations since the shutdown ended.

NIH

All October grant application due dates have been rescheduled as follows:

R01s, U01s (New) had an original due date of October 5 and a new due date of November 12.

Ks (New) had an original due date of October 12 and a new due date of November 12.

R03s, R21s, R34s, R36s (New) had an original due date of October 16 and a new due date of November 18.

R15s (All) had an original due date of October 25 and a new due date of November 18.

For other opportunities with application due dates not listed above, applications are tentatively due on November 1.

The eRA Commons will be available for public access on October 21. Applications submitted since October 1 have been held at Grants.gov and will be processed by NIH’s eRA systems on October 21, once NIH makes eRA systems available. Also, since October application due dates are moving to November, NIH is giving applicants who have already submitted an application for an October due date the opportunity to replace the submission with a “refreshed” application.

See the notice for more details or contact NIH Grants Information at grantsinfo@od.nih.gov or 301/435-0714.

NSF

Notice from Jean Feldman, head of NSF’s policy office: a new page has been developed directly off the main NSF website that includes both the Important Notice as well as supplemental guidance that addresses grant and cooperative agreement related policy and systems issues. This page will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.

Policy-related questions regarding the shutdown may be addressed to policy@nsf.gov.

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By Carol Lunn (on 10/14/2013 @ 16:42:29, in ORSP Announcements, read 452 times)
The UNO College of Engineering, in collaboration with Southeast Symposium for Contemporary Engineering Topics (SSCET), is proud to establish and offer the first UNO Engineering Forum (UNO-EF) at the University of New Orleans Research Technology Park on November 1, 2013. The events will be held concurrently in Lindy C. Boggs Conference Center and offer five parallel technical tracks providing solutions to contemporary engineering topics in electrical, naval, mechanical, and civil & environmental engineering.

The five parallel tracks cover topics in (1) Engineering Education; (2) Energy; (3) Electric Power Systems; (4) Student Projects; and (5) Civil, Coastal, & Environmental Engineering by presenters from participating universities and industries. Participants can earn up to 6 Professional Development Hours.

For more information please visit their website: http://www.uno-ef.org/

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By Carol Lunn (on 10/4/2013 @ 14:17:11, in Important, read 464 times)
Our federal sponsors had prepared written procedures for what to expect in the event of a government shut-down, and we hope that the shut-down will be brief. Some of the key items relative to impacts on our campus are:

Proposal submissions to federal agencies - Grants.gov will continue to be functional during a shut-down for receipt of grant proposals. However, grants.gov will not be delivering the proposals to the sponsoring agencies. Therefore, you will not know until the shutdown concludes whether your proposal made it through all of the error checking for that particular agency’s rules. For NSF proposals, Fastlane will not be available during the shutdown. NSF will provide updated information about any deadlines occurring during a shutdown after business at the agency resumes.

Grant and Contract Funding - Agencies will allow work being performed under already funded awards to continue unless an agency has provide a stop work notice for a particular award. No new awards, award increments, supplements or modifications will be processed during the shutdown. HHS will allow the university to continue to draw down funds on existing awards, but NSF’s payment mechanisms will not be available. Nonetheless, UNO will continue to support existing projects to prevent disruption of research activities. In the event a project account expires while waiting for the next award increment, please utilize the Advance Number Request Form https://sharepoint.uno.edu/research/default.aspx to continue your sponsored research account.

Research Collaborations/subcontracts - Sponsored Programs will not be able to issue (execute) new subawards or subaward amendments on federally funded programs that are expired during the shut- down even if an advance account request is in place. Collaborators should be prepared to utilize their own risk-account processes for the duration of the shut-down in order to continue ongoing research work.

Availability of federal staff - Federal staff will be furloughed for the duration of the shut down and will not be available for questions or discussions or speaking engagements.

Grant and Contract Reporting - NSF and HHS systems for reporting (research.gov, RPPR) will not be functional during a shutdown. Federal staff will also not be available to assist with requests for modifications and/or guidance relative to your awards. Please be prepared to submit required reports as soon as the government and its systems are up and running again.

You can find more detailed information about individual agency specifics by following the links below:

http://www.srainternational.org/sra03/template/tntbAB.cfm?id=6008

http://www.hhs.gov/budget/fy2014/fy2014contingency_staffing_plan-rev2.pdf

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/contingencyplans/2013/nsf-shutdown2013.pdf

http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2013/09/agencies-post-shutdown-plans-online/70976/?oref=govexec_today_nl

Thank you.

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By Carol Lunn (on 10/4/2013 @ 13:51:10, in Important, read 359 times)
The University of New Orleans Emergency Preparedness team is currently monitoring Tropical Storm Karen in the Gulf of Mexico. The University is currently operating under normal conditions. At this time, the greater New Orleans metropolitan area remains outside the hurricane watch zone.

For updates please check the UNO homepage.

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By Carol Lunn (on 9/30/2013 @ 13:48:18, in ORSP Announcements, read 364 times)
Last week was the annual reception to celebrate our researchers and to honor our research professor award recipients.

The Early Research Professor Award is recognition for persons who hold the rank of Assistant Professor, who have passed their third-year review and who have distinguished themselves in their creative and scholarly activities.

The winner of the 2013 Early Research Professor Award is: Brandon Taravella, Assistant Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Dr. Brandon Taravella joined UNO in the Fall of 2009 as Assistant Professor for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Prior to that, he was an adjunct instructor since 2005. In his relatively short time at UNO Dr. Taravella has successfully started and enhanced an externally funded research program exceeding 1.2 million in funding. These awards support UNO students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Brandon has also acquired equipment which greatly enhances the Engineering facilities such as a 3D printer and specialized PIV systems for the towing tank. Dr. Taravella’s robotic eel project has resulted in extremely positive public exposure for the College of Engineering and the University of New Orleans. Brandon’s eel has been featured on television, in the news, and is on the front of the UNO Magazine. His funding sponsors include ONR, Trinity Marine Products, ATI Defense and the Vietnam Education Foundation. The University Research Professor award is recognition for persons who have achieved the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and who have distinguished themselves in their creative and scholarly activities.

The winner of the 2013 University Research Professor Award is: Steven Rick, Professor of Chemistry Professor Steven Rick joined UNO as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 2000. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005 and to Professor in 2010. During his tenure Dr. Rick has created and maintained an active and productive research program with national and international impact.

Dr. Rick has published 51 peer reviewed journal articles. Based on the Science Citation Index, his published work has been cited in scientific literature over 2,500 times, an extraordinary level of impact at his career stage. Dr. Rick’s research group focuses on computational methods for understanding the interactions of molecules, including how water interacts with other molecules. These studies provide important information in understanding how proteins fold, which is important for disease treatment, and how new materials behave in the presence of water. In his 12 years at UNO, Steven has served as the chair of the Chemistry Department’s Graduate Selections Committee and as the department webmaster. He has participated in numerous community outreach programs, providing informal science education opportunities in K-12 schools and other venues. He is an excellent mentor of young scientists and is also involved in the undergraduate research summer program. Dr. Rick has been a successful grant writer who has brought almost 1 million dollars since 2006 as a lead PI. His funding has derived from numerous agencies including the National Science Foundation, Tulane University partnerships, and the Board of Regents.
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By Admin (on 9/6/2013 @ 15:39:24, in Funding Opportunities, read 356 times)

LaSPACE is now accepting proposals for our Research Enhancement Awards’ (REA) program, which provides small 'seed' grants for scientific research at colleges and universities that are participating members of the consortium. Particularly, the REA program is aimed at the emerging researcher and/or the established researcher who wishes to initiate a new research direction for the development of projects, contacts, and collaborations that will bring Louisiana scientists into the mainstream of NASA related research, thereby increasing the chance to fully and successfully compete in the aerospace R & D marketplace.

 Please take note of the details listed below.

·         Proposals will be accepted until Wednesday, October 16, 2013

·         We hope to have external reviews completed and be able to announce the awards by Wednesday, December 11, 2013

·         We anticipate awarded projects will begin at the start of the Spring 2014 semester

·         Complete proposal guidelines for the REA competition are available online at http://laspace.lsu.edu/rfp/index.php#REA

·         Forms within the Guidelines have been recently updated. Proposals must follow the current guidelines and utilize the current forms. Proposals submitted under previous guidelines/outdated forms will NOT be reviewed.

 If you have any questions about the requirements or format, please do not hesitate to contact me. Be sure to share this information with your colleagues across your campus.

 Best,

Colleen

 Colleen H. Fava, LaSPACE Manager

Louisiana Space Grant Consortium

LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy

364 Nicholson Hall ӏ Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001

ӏ O: 225.578.8680 ӏ F: 225.578.1222 ӏ

fava@phunds.phys.lsu.edu ӏ http://laspace.lsu.edu/

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By Admin (on 9/6/2013 @ 15:36:55, in Professional Development, read 449 times)

FALL 2013 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE

Attached is the Fall 2013 Office of Research Professional Development Schedule.  Please take some time to look over the schedule.  If you are interested in attending any of the sessions, please register on SharePoint.  Registration instructions are on the attached document.  If you have any questions on scheduled sessions, please contact Carol Mitton at extension 5546 or cmitton@uno.edu.

In addition to these scheduled sessions, the Office of Research can provide training at the college and/or department level.  Please contact your college’s Research Administrator for more information:

College of Business:        Carol Mitton, extension 5546, cmitton@uno.edu

College of Education:      Carol Mitton, extension 5546, cmitton@uno.edu

College of Engineering:  Analida Barrera, extension 6835, ambarrer@uno.edu

College of Liberal Arts:   Kendy Martinez, extension  , kbmarti1@uno.edu

College of Sciences:        Rebecca Drake, extension , rdrake@uno.edu

We also have training online through SharePoint (link: https://sharepoint.uno.edu/research/Research%20Training/Forms/MyItems.aspx, click Add Document to open a training form).   You can view any of the training modules without completing the requested information on the top of the form.  You will need to complete the information if you want to take a quiz and receive credit for completing the training.             

Attached File:  Fall.2013.schedule.docx

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Currently, FastLane allows you to start a new proposal by copying from a previously submitted proposal or by using a previously created template.

Starting August 2, applicants will only be able to copy proposals submitted under the current version of NSF's Grant Proposal Guide (GPG).

Additionally, you will no longer be able to create and save templates in FastLane.

However, the standard process for creating a new proposal remains unchanged.

Also, when you create reports, which are now submitted in Research.Gov, you can log in using your Fastlane user ID and password.

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University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that Kenneth W. Sewell has been named vice president for research and economic development. Sewell was vice president for research and economic development at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

Sewell will oversee all research and economic development activities at the University of New Orleans, including those sponsored by the UNO Research and Technology Park, located on the University's Lakefront campus.

"Dr. Sewell brings over five years of experience in administering research and economic development at a major university," said President Peter J. Fos. "His ability to engage faculty in the promotion of research and his industry connections will help serve the mission of the University of New Orleans. I am certain that, with his guidance and leadership, the research portfolio of the University of New Orleans will improve significantly."

As the chief research officer for UNT, Sewell was responsible for promoting research, scholarship and artistic creativity in support of the entire mission of the university. He worked with deans, chairs and faculty, as well as funding agencies and other institutions, to enhance UNT's research profile.

Prior to his post as vice president, Sewell served as associate vice president from 2008 to 2013, and brings additional experience from a variety of administrative positions throughout his career. He has served on numerous key university-level committees and boards since joining UNT, including membership on the University Review Committee, and chairing the Institutional Review Board. Sewell was director of the UNT doctoral program in clinical psychology from 1996 to 2008.

Sewell graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. He received his master's and doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of Kansas. Following a clinical internship with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Sewell joined UNT's Department of Psychology faculty in 1991.

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By Carol Lunn (on 5/31/2013 @ 15:19:19, in Important, read 377 times)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) intends to release a new Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) in October 2013, with an anticipated effective date of January 2014. NSF formally announced our intention to revise the PAPPG in the Federal Register on May 30, 2013. The upcoming release contains revisions across a broad range of topics, such as clarifications on proposal preparation and submission; information on environmental compliance; and updates on reporting requirements and financial payments. A detailed summary of significant proposed revisions is available at the beginning of the draft document.

NSF invites the research and education community to access and review a draft version of the PAPPG. The proposed significant changes are highlighted in yellow throughout the document.

Comments may be submitted as indicated in the Federal Register notice. NSF is accepting comments until COB June 28, 2013.

Any questions should be addressed to the DIAS Policy Office.

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