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By Admin (on 1/7/2010 @ 10:29:46, in Important, read 1937 times)


This is a reminder that as of January 1, 2010 the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will only process SharePoint routing forms

If you have a department which would like to schedule a training session, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange one for you. If you have any questions please contact Carol Mitton, extension 5546 or


The National Science Foundation requires the University to have a training plan in place by January 4, 2010 for Responsible Conduct of Research. ALL future NSF proposals MUST have a section devoted to RCR.  Please contact the Office of Research if you have questions about this section of your proposal. UNO’s plan has been posted to the UNO website so that principal investigators will be able to reference the plan in their proposals. The RCR Plan is posted on the ORSP website:; The RCR plan is also posted on the ORSP SharePoint site:

Responsible conduct of research focuses on defining and implementing policies and procedures which strengthen the integrity of the research enterprise and protect the University from assuming unreasonable risks associated with research, which is a cornerstone of the university mission. These policies and procedures seek to eliminate or significantly reduce risk of injuries to persons or damage to property; risk associated with contracts; risk of conflict of interest; risk of breach of confidentiality; and risk associated with copyrights, patent infringement and technology transfer. Adhering to a responsible conduct of research policy also includes protection of the researcher.

A training schedule will be forthcoming soon.

This email was sent to all faculty and staff.

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By Admin (on 12/16/2009 @ 10:28:55, in Professional Development, read 1987 times)
Come test your knowledge of managing sponsored funding for a chance to win a USB drive. As you answer questions correctly, you will be given Hershey Kisses to track your points (they will not be taken away for incorrect answers). The person at the end of the game with the most Hershey Kisses will win a USB drive! The game will begin TODAY at 2 p.m. in SC 1001. Bring your colleagues to see who can win! The more players there are, the more fun the game will be! If you have any questions please contact Carol Mitton, extension 5546 or Hope to see you there!
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By Admin (on 12/7/2009 @ 10:22:52, in Internal Grant Program, read 2486 times)
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the opening of competition for the 2010 Summer Research Programs.  Eligible UNO faculty members are encouraged to apply for one of these awards as a means of honing their grant-making skills, and for the purpose of developing new areas of research or scholarly endeavors. 

Deadline for submission of applications: 

        SCoRE and CEO:         February 15, 2010
        SUE:                         February 22, 2010

Budget Period:                   1 June – 13 August, 2010

1.     SCoRe (Stimulating Competitive Research)

The goal of the SCoRe award is to enhance the UNO faculty’s ability to successfully compete for extramural sponsored research funding.  The SCoRe award is intended as seed money for tenure-track faculty to develop a new area of research activity.  Funding priorities include collection of preliminary data, planning and writing of grant proposals for external funding, maintenance of laboratory activities while preparing for a new area of research, and the purchase of research equipment.  As a rule, the SCoRe award will not be used for on-going support of existing projects for which outside funding might reasonably be expected.  Funding can be requested for graduate student support, undergraduate assistance, up to one month of PI summer salary, research supplies, travel and scientific equipment.  Cap: $15,000.

2.     CEO (Creative Endeavor Opportunity)

The goal is to provide support for tenure-track faculty to launch programs of research, scholarship, exhibition or performance that will ultimately result in increased research and creative activity on campus.  Each proposal will be evaluated for its potential impact on the faculty member’s discipline, as well as its contribution to the faculty member’s development as a researcher, teacher and scholar in a specific field of knowledge.  This funding could be used for as much as one month summer salary, research support, or subventions (page charges, book subventions, theatre/music/art productions) or some combination thereof.  Cap: $6600.

3.     SUE (Summer Undergraduate Experience)

Individual faculty members can apply for a SUE award in the fall semester for the following summer.  This would propose a research or scholarly experience for four to six undergraduates, and the application will include a summary of activities with a detailed budget. This award is open to both tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty. In the spring, the chosen program will solicit applications from undergraduates to participate in the SUE.  Depending upon the nature of the SUE, the budget could include up to one month summer salary for the PI and a stipend for the undergraduate(s). Cap: $15,000, dependent upon number of undergraduate participants.

SRP Procedure 
1.     Open and save the SRP Proposal Form from the link on the right of the SRP sharepoint page,

[Please note that you may be required to log in to the site.  Your username is your UNO email address including the and your password is your usual LAN password]. 

2.     Complete your proposal (maximum of 15 pages single spaced).  Your proposal must follow the format given in the SCoRe or CEO Proposal Format Instructions provided under the Links section of the SRP sharepoint page.  The Proposal Evaluation Form to be used by the review committee will guide you to ensure that you have addressed all of the items which will be considered in the ranking of the proposals.

3.     Sign the SRP Proposal Form.  A typed signature is acceptable.

4.     Fill out the Electronic Internal Routing form (, click “New”), attach your proposal and budget as indicated, complete and sign the Conflict of Interest statement, electronically sign the routing form, and click “submit”.  This will automatically forward your proposal to your Chair.

Successful applicants should complete their projects by the end of the budget period.  Progress reports will be required by 1 October, 2010, from the successful applicants.

Those interested should contact Liz Gordon ( or 280-6669) with any questions.

Attached File:  SRP Announcement 2009.pdf

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