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We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 16-1) has been issued.

The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Significant changes include:

• Enforcement of 5 p.m. submitter’s local time across all NSF funding opportunities;

• Implementation of NSF’s Public Access Policy;

• Submission of proposal certifications by the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) concurrently with proposal submission;

• NSF’s implementation of the US Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences on Dual Use Research of Concern;

• Provision of Collaborators and Other Affiliations information as a new single-copy document, instead of as part of the Biographical Sketch;

• Submission of Biographical Sketches and Current and Pending Support separately for each senior personnel;

• Electronic signature and submission of notifications and requests by the AOR only;

• Revision of timeframe for submission of final project reports, project outcomes reports and financial closure of awards to 120 days after the award end date; and

• Numerous clarifications throughout the document.

Given the number of important revisions, the community is strongly encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided in the Introduction section of the PAPPG.

A webinar to brief the community on the new PAPPG will be held on October 29th at 2 PM EST. Registration is required at https://nsfevents.webex.com/nsfevents/onstage/g.php?d=747703895&t=a

While this version of the PAPPG becomes effective on January 25, 2016, in the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 15-1) continue to apply. We will ensure that the current version of the PAPPG remains on the NSF website, with a notation to proposers that specifies when the new PAPPG (including a link to the new Guide) will become effective.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the Policy Office on x8243 or by e-mail to policy@nsf.gov.

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The deadline for this program has been extended until Monday, October 5th. The original announcement is below.

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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 faculty to develop a new area of research activity and it is expected that a SCoRE award will result in a proposal being submitted to an external funding agency. 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 regular salary (plus current fringe benefits rate), research supplies, travel and scientific equipment. Cap: $20,000.

The proposal must be in one of the five emerging growth sectors for Louisiana as identified by the Board of Regents statewide Master Plan Research Advisory Committee (MPRAC). The five MPRAC areas are: advanced materials and manufacturing; clean technology & energy; coastal and water management; digital media and enterprise software; life sciences and bioengineering. Interdisciplinary approaches may be favored.

The forms and guidelines are available on the ORSP IGP SharePoint site: https://sharepoint.uno.edu/research/igp/default.aspx

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By Carol Lunn (on 9/25/2015 @ 12:07:02, in Funding Opportunities, read 442 times)
The FY2016 LA NASA EPSCoR Request for Pre-Proposals (RFP), which requests proposals from Louisiana researchers for possible submission to NASA by the Board of Regents is now available. This RFP is being issued in anticipation of the release of the FY2016 NASA EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) to allow proposers sufficient time to prepare applications. Proposers must submit a notice of intent before a pre-proposal will be accepted. Notices of Intent (required) are due on October 14, 2015; pre-proposals are due on November 25, 2015. It is anticipated that a selection will be made by the end of December.

Files associated with this RFP can be found on the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Office of Sponsored Programs website (http://web.laregents.org/) and on the Louisiana NASA EPSCoR website: http://lanasaepscor.lsu.edu/?page_id=268. This RFP, the notice of intent form, the pre-proposal template, and the budget form are all available to download. Additionally, a number of critical supporting documents have also been posted to the Louisiana NASA EPSCoR website page linked above. These include the official NASA EPSCoR CAN from the last two years year, a full list of abstracts for winning proposals from those last two years, a comprehensive listing of research priorities across NASA Mission Directorates and Centers, the current space technology roadmap, and a structural breakdown of the space technology areas. Additional resources will be posted as/if they become available, including the NASA EPSCoR FY2016 solicitation.

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By Carol Lunn (on 9/18/2015 @ 15:52:25, in Funding Opportunities, read 410 times)
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 faculty to develop a new area of research activity and it is expected that a SCoRE award will result in a proposal being submitted to an external funding agency. 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 regular salary (plus current fringe benefits rate), research supplies, travel and scientific equipment. Cap: $20,000.

The proposal must be in one of the five emerging growth sectors for Louisiana as identified by the Board of Regents statewide Master Plan Research Advisory Committee (MPRAC). The five MPRAC areas are: advanced materials and manufacturing; clean technology & energy; coastal and water management; digital media and enterprise software; life sciences and bioengineering. Interdisciplinary approaches may be favored.

The forms and guidelines are available on the ORSP IGP SharePoint site: https://sharepoint.uno.edu/research/igp/default.aspx

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We are pleased to announce the 2015 winners of the University of New Orleans Research Recognition Prizes:

Research Excellence Prize

Matthew A. Tarr, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

 

Early Career Research Prize

Elliott Beaton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

 

Competitive Funding Prize

Mahdi Abdelguerfi, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Computer Science

The Research office intends to hold a reception or some other type of event in the Fall, during which these prize winners will be honored further. But we did not want to delay this announcement until an event could be finalized.The Research office intends to hold a reception or some other type of event in the Fall, during which these prize winners will be honored further. But we did not want to delay this announcement until an event could be finalized.

Please join us in congratulating these accomplished colleagues on their achievements that are reflected in these designations.

Finally, we wish to thank all those who nominated colleagues for these awards, the nominees who provided important details for the process, and the members of the University of New Orleans Research Council who evaluated and ranked the nominations. It is clear that we have excellent researchers at the University of New Orleans, as well as committed and appreciative colleagues to support and laud their accomplishments.

Please join us in congratulating these accomplished colleagues on their achievements that are reflected in these designations.

Finally, we wish to thank all those who nominated colleagues for these awards, the nominees who provided important details for the process, and the members of the University of New Orleans Research Council who evaluated and ranked the nominations. It is clear that we have excellent researchers at the University of New Orleans, as well as committed and appreciative colleagues to support and laud their accomplishments.

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By Carol Lunn (on 8/28/2015 @ 15:48:24, in Important, read 389 times)
This office serves as the educational and management resource for UNO's Intellectual Property (IP). This includes the evaluation, protection, and licensing of UNO’s Intellectual Property.

OTMC would like to remind Faculty, Staff and Students that ownership to inventions, software, books, articles, lectures, as well as other literary/scholarly works is controlled by the University’s Administrative Policy (AP-RE-03.2 - Intellectual Property). You should never agree to Assign or License the IP rights to a third party without first contacting OTMC to verify the ownership of the IP rights.

OTMC also has Standard Agreements for the contracting of research or services, and will negotiate the following agreements and forward them to the University Administration for signature:

1. Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA)

2. Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

3. Patent and Know - How Licensing Agreement

4. Subcontract Agreement – State, Private and Federal Funds

5. Teaming Agreement

6. Technology Option Agreement

7. Material Transfer Agreement

You can find more information on the services offered by the Office of Technology Management and Commercialization at http://www.uno.edu/otmc/. There you can find the following topics: Guidelines for Employees, Ownership of Intellectual Property, Protection of Intellectual Property, FAQs, and more useful information related to IP issues.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions (504-280-3943 or OTMC@uno.edu) or drop by the office (Admin Annex 1005).

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By Carol Lunn (on 8/14/2015 @ 10:16:34, in Important, read 559 times)
Budget Adjustments Forms for Sponsored Projects managed by the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects have been SharePoint Forms since January 29, 2015. This new form has been added to the ORSP SharePoint site (https://sharepoint.uno.edu/research/default.aspx) under Forms on the left hand side of the page.

The old paper version of the form was used as a foundation, so anyone familiar with the old form should be able to easily transition to the electronic form. The following categories have been added: Adjuncts, Transient Employees – WAE Not retirement eligible, International Travel and Subcontracts Greater Than $25,000.

There is a new document in the ORSP Toolbox- Proposal Preparation & Award Management folder entitled “Budget Adjustment Scenarios” that provides seven budget adjustment scenarios and tips for calculating budget adjustments.

You can create a custom view in SharePoint instead of using the default “My Documents” view. This may be helpful for Business Managers or Administrators who would like to have a default view for their area. The ORSP Toolbox – General has a document entitled “SharePoint View-Creation” that provides instructions for creating a custom view of ORSP forms in SharePoint.

If you have questions regarding any of these items please contact your Research Administrator or Research Accountant for assistance. As with other SharePoint forms, one person can begin the form and use the email box to send to others. Once the Principal Investigator signs the Budget Adjustment Form, it will automatically route to the SPA@uno.edu mail box. If you cannot sign, you either did not put in a speedkey or Project ID, your adjustment is not balanced (equal), or you did not type an explanation in the justification box.

This email was sent to all faculty and staff.

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By Carol Lunn (on 8/6/2015 @ 13:44:44, in Professional Development, read 471 times)
The UNO College of Engineering, in collaboration with the Southeast Symposium for Contemporary Engineering Topics (SSCET), is proud to offer the third UNO Engineering Forum (UNO-EF) at the University of New Orleans Research & Technology Park on September 11, 2015.

The events will be held concurrently in Lindy C. Boggs Conference Center and offer multiple parallel technical tracks providing solutions to contemporary engineering topics in electrical, naval, mechanical, civil & environmental, chemical, petroleum, and systems engineering and engineering management.

If you would like additional information, would like to present, participate, or would like to be a sponsor please visit: www.uno-ef.org

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The 2016 design competition is looking for innovations in crafting NASA exploration strategies that expand our knowledge and leverage resources as we extend our presence into the solar system. We encourage you to involve your undergraduate and graduate students in this competition, which gives them the opportunity to: interact with NASA and industry experts; develop relationships that could lead to participation in other NASA student research programs, and infuse concepts and data from RASC-AL into NASA human exploration program planning.

Teams that are selected will receive a $6,000 stipend to facilitate participation in the 2016 RASC-AL Forum held in Cocoa Beach, Florida in June.

Student teams and their faculty advisors are invited to respond to the following themes:

- Crew-tended Co-orbiting ISS Facility

- Lunar Ice-Trap ISRU Mining, Processing and Storage Infrastructure

- Crewed Mars Moons Mission

- Earth-Independent 1G Space Station

For your convenience, here is a list of important dates:

- November 9, 2015: Notice of Intent deadline

- January 17, 2016: Abstract deadline

- February 5, 2016: 1st down-select is made

- March 18, 2016: Mid-Project Review

- April 1, 2016: 2nd & final down-select is made

- June 20-23, 2016: 2016 RASC-AL Forum

For complete information on the 2016 RASC-AL Engineering Design Competition please visit the RASC-AL website at http://rascal.nianet.org.

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By Carol Lunn (on 7/31/2015 @ 09:41:06, in Important, read 393 times)
The Internet is flush with webcam videos of people who clicked unwittingly on a malware link and opened their computer to anonymous miscreants intent on mocking, blackmailing or simply spying on them, according to a report being published Thursday.

There’s not enough being done about such little-known but alarming invasions of privacy, the Digital Citizens Alliance says in its report on computer “slaving” by programs known as Remote Access Trojans, or RATs.

However, the organization says both corporations and individuals can take steps to address the problem.

“Tape your webcam,” advises Adam Benson, deputy executive director of the Digital Citizens Alliance. “I have tape on both my work computer and home computer.” He also suggests not clicking on links with uncertain destinations, and keeping anti-virus software and device operating systems up to date.

"The camera on your computer, when hacked, can become a tool to spy on you in your own home. And it’s easy,” the report warns.

Read the entire article here: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/07/29/tape-your-webcam-horrifying-malware-broadcasts-you-to-the-world

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