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NDSU Research Updates
  October 2011  |  Volume 2, Issue 5
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Plan Ahead: Some Major Grant Programs Allow Limited Submission

ND Centers of Research Excellence (CORE), NIH-COBRE, and NSF-MRI are just three examples of current limited submission opportunities - grant opportunities that place a limit on the number of applications an institution can submit either as a pre- or full proposal. In many of these cases, just one proposal is allowed to be submitted.  Such restrictions are part of the grant announcement, often explained in the eligibility information. 

Faculty and staff are advised to watch closely for limited submission restrictions as they are studying grant announcements and guidelines in anticipation of preparing a proposal. The RCATT Office provides pre-proposal management for such programs and asks that potential applicants notify RCATT as soon as possible when they discover such a restriction in an upcoming grant program.

In many cases, RCATT is aware of these programs and announces upcoming limited submission grants by email across campus, well in advance, asking for interested groups to notify the Office of intent to apply. This is important to allow enough time for a proposal selection process to take place, if necessary, well before the final grant application deadline at the funding agency.

If multiple groups are interested in a particular limited submission program, RCATT will coordinate an internal NDSU selection process or pre-proposal competition to determine which proposal(s) merit selection and warrant further development for submission to the funding agency for that grant cycle. Those not selected are often encouraged to continue developing their ideas and consider a future grant cycle.

As grant programs constantly change and evolve and new programs are created, the RCATT Office asks for your help in letting us know as soon as you discover limited submission restrictions described in a grant program you are considering. Kay Sizer, kay.sizer@ndsu.edu, is the RCATT contact for coordination of limited submission grant programs.

Has Your Research Been Featured on the Cover of a Major Scientific Journal?

NDSU’s research reputation continues to advance with our designation in the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education’s elite category of "Research Universities/Very High Research Activity."  Inclusion of NDSU research in major scientific journals further increases that visibility. If your research has appeared on the cover of a scientific journal in the past five years, please email kay.sizer@ndsu.edu and list the name of the journal(s), title of your journal article(s) that appeared on the cover and link to the article(s).

Information will be compiled to illustrate the depth and breadth of NDSU research activities. Thank you, in advance, for your assistance.

NSF Encourages International Projects

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced this month an NSF-wide opportunity for expanding NSF-supported international activities: Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI), a new effort that encourages scientists to collaborate with partners overseas. NSF will support activities that are designed to meet SAVI objectives. For more information, see NSF's Dear Colleague Letter and the FAQ page.

NIH R01 Grant Pack Available to Researchers

For scientists establishing research programs in health-related fields and seeking research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), winning the first R01 grant is a sought-after milestone. The RCATT Office has purchased an NIH R01 grant pack which includes a special report and webinar (in cd format), now available to faculty for checkout. It is intended to help grant proposal writers meet the requirements for specific sections of the R01 application and write a winning proposal. To request the R01 grant pack, email kay.sizer@ndsu.edu.

Research Development and Grant Writing News

Don't miss the companion newsletter that accompanies each issue of this newsletter. Click on Research Development & Grant Writing News in the right hand column and enter your NDSU email log-in. You will have access to valuable tips for developing your research program and winning grants!

Upcoming Events

Gear Up for Grants Seminar
"Using Grants.gov and Other Key Grants Processes"
November 10, 2011, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
NDSU Memorial Union-Room of Nations
Staff members will describe grant proposal approval, budget development, and other grants processes handled by the Sponsored Programs Administration Office.  Significant time will be spent demonstrating use of the online federal Grants.gov website to find and apply for government grants.
To register, email kay.sizer@ndsu.edu

Gear Up for Grants Seminar
"Research Data Management"
January 18, 2012, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
NDSU Memorial Union-Arikara Room
Presented by the Research and Data Working Group
Come learn more about a new working group that is tasked with developing resources to further support research activities at NDSU. This multi-disciplinary working group is charged with two key areas of focus: to identify the impact of research on campus cyberinfrastructure; and to provide assistance to investigators as they develop data management plans, now required by several federal funding agencies.
To register, email kay.sizer@ndsu.edu

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