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Title: Environmental Proposal Development Grants Workshop


1
Environmental Proposal Development Grants Workshop
  • Sponsored by the UNF Environmental Center and the
    Division of Sponsored Research and Training

2
Expanding Environmentally Oriented Programs at UNF
  • Instruction
  • Graduate and Undergraduate
  • Research
  • Knowledge development
  • Problem solving
  • Outreach
  • Public Service
  • Information

3
Requirements
  • Hard work and commitment
  • Faculty
  • Administration
  • Big piles of cash
  • From external grants and contracts

4
External Funding Can Help You
  • Time and Money
  • Summer salary, reassignment, supplemental comp
  • Development Accounts
  • Indirect cost recovery 10 returned to PI
  • Residual balances
  • Support and Experience for Students
  • Lab Equipment/Materials
  • Enhance Promotion and Tenure
  • Travel

5
Help Is Available
  • UNF is committed to support senior faculty with
    solid track records in research and invest in new
    faculty who are beginning their research careers
  • Faculty work assignments will include time for
    research
  • New faculty will be provided with work
    assignments that allow the development of a
    research agenda
  • Maintain incentives for participation in
    sponsored research
  • Proposal Development Grants from the
    Environmental Center
  • DSRT Support for PIs
  • Finding Funding
  • Proposal Development
  • Project Administration

6
Environmental Center Proposal Development Grants
  • Support faculty (teams) to develop and submit
    proposals for external funding
  • Up to 5,000 for use in 2006 for
  • Supplemental compensation
  • Student assistance
  • Expenses of proposal development
  • Due January 30, 2006 awarded by mid-February

7
Application
  • Brief description of activity to be performed
  • Funding opportunity information
  • How the Environmental Center award will be used
  • Calendar for proposal development
  • Participants
  • Prior award experience

8
Criteria for Review of Proposal Development Grants
  • Expected impact on understanding our environment
    and managing natural resources wisely
  • Degree of multidisciplinary involvement and
    breadth of faculty involvement, across UNF and
    with other institutions
  • Duration of external funding expected (preference
    one year or longer)
  • Magnitude of proposed funding
  • Level of advance information on one or more
    prospective funding sources
  • Incorporation of undergraduate and/or graduate
    students in the proposed project
  • Level of organization and likelihood that one or
    more full-scale competitive proposals will be
    submitted on a timely basis
  • As an indication of the writing skills of the
    applicant(s), requests will also be judged for
    conciseness, English usage, and overall structure.

9
Steps in Developing a Proposal
  • Develop the Project Idea
  • Identify Potential Funding Sources
  • Plan and Develop Proposal and Budget
  • Transmit Proposal
  • Negotiate Award Conditions with Sponsor

10
External Funding Sources
  • Gifts
  • Awards given with few or no conditions specified
  • Contracts
  • Procurements arrangement for one party to supply
    goods and services in return for compensation
  • Cooperative Agreements
  • Transfer of funds or services to accomplish a
    public purpose

11
Grants
  • A financial assistance award to support an
    organization in the conduct of research or
    program activities
  • Award from a sponsor to a recipient

12
Government vs. Private Funding
  • Government
  • Detailed proposal and budget
  • Federal, state and local regulations
  • Private
  • Letter of Inquiry or brief proposal
  • Fewer restrictions
  • Flexibility

13
Funding Search Strategies
  • Specific vs. General/Umbrella
  • Specific Keyword searches and ongoing
    monitoring that target your specific funding
    interest
  • General or umbrella Searches and monitoring for
    larger scale funding programs that can include or
    that overlap your funding interest

14
Funding Search Strategies
  • Current/Ongoing Funding vs. Monitoring
  • Current/Ongoing Funding Searches Primarily
    online or database searches using appropriate
    keywords or parameters DSRT support or
    self-searches
  • Monitoring Upcoming Funding Use of existing
    services and appropriate set of keywords to
    obtain regular announcements and updates re
    funding sources of interest to you
  • Screening material that comes your way

15
General / Umbrella Funding
  • Unsolicited proposals
  • Submitted by PI at their own initiative
  • Not in response to formal request
  • Responsive to a general publicized statement of
    need

16
Which agencies?
  • Most of them…but
  • Still have designated forms
  • Still have specific guidelines/format
  • Still have deadlines
  • So still should utilize DSRT resources!
  • Focus on
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

17
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • NIHs Funding (http//www.nih.gov/about)
  • 27,882,512,000 in Congressional Appropriations
  • 80 funds distributed in research grants
  • FY 06 Presidents Budget 3.6 billion
    (competing)
  • Approximately 9,463 grants at 350,000 - 380,000
  • 27 Centers and Institutes
  • Mostly medical in nature but flexibility within
    them
  • Institute on Aging (biomedical, social,
    behavioral aspects)
  • Allergy and Infectious Disease (immunological and
    allergic)
  • Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • Child Health and Human Development
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine

18
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • R Series (research grants)
  • R01 Research Project Grant Program
  • R03 Small Grant Program
  • R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant
    Award
  • R29 First Independent Research Support
    Transition (FIRST) Award

19
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • R01 Research Project Grant Program
  • New and established investigators
  • Supports health-related research and development
  • Proposal should be a good idea related to the
    stated program interests of an Institute or
    Center based on descriptions of their programs
  • Talk to the Centers and Institutes! Go to Web
    sites!
  • http//grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/r01.htm

20
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • R03 Small Grant Program
  • New investigators
  • Examples of the types of projects
  • Pilot or feasibility studies
  • Secondary analysis of existing data
  • Small, self-contained research projects
  • Development of research methodology
  • Development of new research technology
  • http//grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/r03.htm

21
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant
    Award
  • New investigators
  • Provides support for early stages of development
    of new, exploratory and developmental projects
  • http//grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/r21.htm

22
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • R29 First Independent Research Support
    Transition (FIRST) Awards
  • New investigators
  • To provide a support for biomedical and
    behavioral science PIs to initiate their own
    research and demonstrate the merit of their own
    ideas
  • Goal is transition to traditional types of NIH
    grants
  • http//grants2.nih.gov/grants/policy/r29.htm

23
National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • NSFs Funding (http//www.nsf.gov/about)
  • FY 2006 request 5.605 billion
  • 4.333 billion for research and related
  • Supports 20 of all federally supported basic
    research by US universities
  • Approximately 10,000 new awards per year
  • 12 Directorates
  • Biological Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
  • Geosciences

24
National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Unsolicited are still in response to Program
    Announcements
  • Solicited are called Program Solicitations

25
National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
  • Supports research by faculty members of
    predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs)
  • Individual and collaborative research projects
  • Purchase of shared-use research instrumentation
  • Research Opportunity Awards

26
National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
  • The overriding purpose of RUI is the support of
    faculty research which maintains faculty members
    intellectual vibrancy in the classroom and
    research community
  • Support high-quality research by faculty members
    at PUIs
  • Strengthen the research environment in academic
    departments that are oriented primarily toward
    undergraduate instruction
  • Promote the integration of research and education

27
National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
  • Principal difference between RUI proposals and
    regular NSF proposals is the additional
    requirement that RUI proposals must include an
    RUI impact statement that describes the expected
    effects of the proposed research on the research
    and educational environment of the institution.

28
National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
  • Objectives
  • Supports active research participation by
    undergraduate students in any of the areas of
    research funded by NSF
  • Mechanisms
  • REU Sites based on independent proposals to
    initiate and conduct projects that engage a
    number of students in research
  • REU Supplements requested for ongoing
    NSF-funded research projects or may be included
    as a component of proposals for new or renewal
    NSF grants or cooperative agreements
  • All students must be US citizens

29
  • SPIN provides up-to-date information on current
    national and international government and private
    funding sources
  • GENIUS a web-based database containing profiles
    of scholars and researchers at leading
    universities and research institutions through
    the world. GENIUS stores all of an individuals
    CV information
  • SMARTS an automated daily alerts system that
    notifies investigators of relevant new programs
    that match their GENIUS profiles

http//www.infoed.org/new_spin/spinmain.asp http/
/www.infoed.org/GeniusSearch/genius.asp
30
DSRT Services
  • Pre-Award Services
  • Funding Opportunity identification
  • Proposal and Budget development
  • Networking and teambuilding
  • Award negotiation
  • Research Compliance
  • Coordination of research protocols for review by
    IRB, IACUC, and IBC
  • Intellectual Property Management and Marketing
  • Post-Award Services
  • Project management assistance
  • Preparations of sub-contracts
  • Monitor compliance with federal and state
    regulations
  • Accounting Services
  • Account Establishment
  • Invoicing and Financial reporting
  • Project close-out and account reconciliation
  • Technical assistance in interpreting rules and
    regulations impacting grant expenditures

31
Who to Contact at the Division of Sponsored
Research and Training
Dawn M. Boatman Director of Research Programs and
Services
Nicole Sayers Coordinator of Research Compliance
Alexia Lewis Assistant Director Pre-Award Services
Shola Ewulo Assistant Director Post-Award Services
Lien Phan Coordinator of Accounting Services
Rosalyn Gilbert Executive Secretary
Sonja Avery Coordinator Proposal Development
Angela Gibson Senior Accountant
Sandy Wirth Coordinator of Grant and Contract
Management
Kelly Burch Senior Grants Specialist
Chantel Cummings Coordinator of
Grants Information Management
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