February 2013, Volume XII, Number 8
Monthly External Awards Report
Quarterly External Awards Report
The UM Research Board provides initial research funding for faculty to do basic/applied research in their specific area of work with the anticipation that these funds will be leveraged for external funding. The intent of the program is to enhance long-term quality and quantity of scholarship.
Applicants can request up to $75,000 per award.
WHO: All UM faculty are eligible to apply for funding.
Non-tenure track faculty must apply for eligibility for the October 2013 competition by April 12, 2013. With the new guidelines, adopted in January 2013, NTT Research Faculty are able to apply for Research Board application eligibility three times throughout the year. Eligibility applications are accepted four weeks before each Board Meeting (by April 12 for the May meeting, by the first week of August for the September meeting, and by the first week of November for the December meeting). If the Board approves eligibility, the applicant may submit a proposal in the next competition (i.e., if applicant is proven eligible in December, they may apply for the February competition; if applicant is proven eligible in May or September, they may apply for the October competition). Once an NTT Research Faculty is eligible, they will not need to reapply for eligibility in the future. Those previously granted eligibility have been grandfathered into the system and are welcome to apply for Research Board funding at any time. The new guidelines can be found here.
WHEN: Proposals are due February 12, 2013 (next round will be October 2013)
Intellectual Property FastTrack II Funding Program
The Intellectual Property FastTrack II funding program provides proof of concept or gap funding for faculty members focused on development, testing, prototype construction or market analysis of innovative technologies emerging from a UM campus. Funds are not to be used for basic research but to evaluate the commercial potential of existing research. Applicants can request up to $50,000 per award. All UM faculty are eligible to apply.
Deadline: Monday, February 18, 2013. Submit by 5 p.m. to Tamara Wilgers in the ORA.
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UM Interdisciplinary Intercampus (IDIC) Research Program
The University of Missouri System Office of Research and Economic Development along with the four UM System campuses invite you to participate in the new Interdisciplinary Intercampus Research Program, which is designed to increase research activity that could lead to the advancement of technologies and commercialization.
UM Faculty are eligible to apply and invited to submit short proposals to investigate high-risk, high-reward research ideas that will eventually lead to extramural funding. Each proposal submission must include a researcher from at least 2 of the UM campuses and at least 2 different disciplines.
Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013.
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UM Research & Economic Development Annual Report
Pivot Funding Opportunities & Expertise Database: New Feature Added
(Posted 01/31/2013, Pivot Newsletter excerpt) Deadline alert emails on Tracked list or Active list opps:
Users can elect to receive an email alert two weeks before deadlines on opps on their Tracked or Active lists. This new feature can be found by clicking on the Options menu for any funding opportunity on an Active or Tracked list, then selecting the option to "Turn Deadline reminder on." Users will see a confirmation message, and, once the action is confirmed, they will see a stopwatch icon below the envelope icon to confirm that they will receive an alert email on all deadlines on the tracked opportunity two weeks prior to each deadline. The email will show all deadlines on the funding opportunity with the deadline that is two weeks away highlighted along with info on what is due.
Attention NSF Awardees:
Project reports should no longer be submitted on FastLane
(as of 02/01/2013)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is transitioning annual, final and interim project reporting from FastLane to Research.gov.
What do You Need to Know Now?
Principal Investigators (PIs) and co-PIs must stop submitting new project reports in FastLane starting on February 1, 2013. On March 18, 2013, NSF will transfer its current project reporting service from FastLane to Research.gov. You should pay particular attention to your reports that are currently in progress and reports previously submitted and returned by your NSF Program Officer. Project reports that are in progress as well as those reports that are returned by NSF Program Officers should have been revised and resubmitted prior to February 1. The NSF has extended overdue dates have been extended for all project reports originally scheduled to become overdue between January 31 and April 30, 2013. Starting March 18, 2013, you can use Research.gov to submit project reports.
Where Can I Find Out More?
For more information about the transition of annual, final and interim project reporting to Research.gov, please visit the Project Report Informational Page. Information available on the site includes such documents as the NSF Project Report Template, which allows PIs and Co-PIs to plan for their final, annual, and interim project reporting requirements offline. For additional information on how to prepare and submit a project report in Research.gov, please also see Research.gov Online Help.
Lobbying Disclosure Requirements
To ensure that the university is compliant with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 2007, it is important that faculty and staff adhere to policies outlined at www.umsystem.edu/ums/gr/disclosure.
UMSL employees must report expenses incurred in the process of lobbying to Tony Accurso (ext. 5859) either at the time of travel expense report submission or no later than the end of the quarter during which the expenses were incurred.
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