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NSF Releases Revised Proposal and Award Policies Procedures Guide

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has published a revised version of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG, NSF 17-1) effective for proposals due on or after January 30, 2017.

For a complete list of revisions, please see the NSF webpage Significant Changes and Clarifications to the PAPPG. For a pdf or html version of the entire guide, please see Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide NSF 17-1.

A summary of the significant changes follows: Read More…

Awarded Projects for November 2016

Congratulations to Catherine Atria for her award from the Florida Department of Education; Michael Bowie and Nancy Waldron for their award from the Florida Department of Education; Maria Coady and Ester de Jong for their award from the U.S. Department of Education/OELA; and Ashley Pennypacker Hill for her award from the Florida Department of Education.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table. Read More…

Submitted Projects for November 2016

Best wishes to Pasha Antonenko for his proposal to the National Science Foundation; Masoud Gheisari, Pasha Antonenko, Raja Issa, and Benjamin Lok for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Philip Poekert for his proposal to the Lafayette Parish School System; Rose Pringle for her subcontract to Georgia State University; and Patricia Snyder for her subcontract to University of North Carolina.

For more details, see the Submitted Projects table. Read More…

National Science Foundation Offers Free Webcast

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Plenary (General) Sessions will be webcast live November 14-15, 2016 at no cost to the research community. NSF staff will speak to the state of current funding, review new and current policies and procedures, and provide updates on pertinent administrative issues.

You can expect to learn more about the following topics: Read More…

How to Write Successful Collaborative Grant Applications

Multidisciplinary collaborative research grant applications are becoming the norm for early and seasoned investigators. But navigating through these applications is different from writing an application as a single investigator. For one thing, scientists from different fields need to share the writing. While there is literature on general strategies for writing a multidisciplinary grant application, this endeavor is still new enough that we continue to figure out the specifics.

This article identifies four key strategies to writing a successful collaborative grant application. Read More…

(Excerpted from an article by Barbara St. Pierre Schneider, a research professor of nursing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in the Grant Training Center blog, April 4, 2016)

Navigating Collaborative Grant Research

Collaboration pays, so funding agencies are promoting team research. Running a successful collaboration, especially one with several leaders at multiple sites, means thinking like a CEO: vetting partners, delegating responsibilities, and making tough management decisions. Researchers in multisite, multi-investigator projects need to adjust their grant-writing approach and work culture. Read More…

(Excerpted from an article by Chris Tachibana, September 13, 2013, in Science, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science)

5 Tips for Federal Grant Management: Multiple Awards

Are you managing multiple awards from multiple federal agencies? If so, then you know it takes planning and diligence to make sure that the federal dollars are used, tracked, and reported to each federal agency following the specific requirements set forth by the individual set of terms and conditions and the agency-specific grant regulations.

The following article provides five tips to help you better manage multiple federal grants. Read More…

(Excerpted from an article by Lucy Morgan CPA, MBA and director of MyFedTrainer.com, August 27, 2015)

Awarded Projects for October 2016

Congratulations to Kent Crippen, Chang-Yu Wu, Maria Korolev, and Philip Brucat for their award from the National Science Foundation; Daniel Connaughton and David Miller for their award from the Florida Department of Transportation; David Miller for his award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and Philip Poekert for his awards from Alachua County School Board, Duval County School Board, and Children’s Trust.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table. Read More…