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

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

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

External Funding Can Help You • Time and Money § Summer salary, reassignment, supplemental 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

Help Is Available • UNF is committed to support senior faculty with solid track 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

Environmental Center Proposal Development Grants • • Support faculty (teams) to develop and submit 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

Application • Brief description of activity to be performed • Funding opportunity information • 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

Criteria for Review of Proposal Development Grants • Expected impact on understanding our environment 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.

Steps in Developing a Proposal • Develop the Project Idea • Identify Potential Funding 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

External Funding Sources • Gifts Awards given with few or no conditions specified • 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

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

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

Funding Search Strategies Specific vs. General/Umbrella • Specific – Keyword searches and ongoing monitoring 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

Funding Search Strategies Current/Ongoing Funding vs. Monitoring • Current/Ongoing Funding Searches – Primarily online 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

General / Umbrella Funding • “Unsolicited” proposals § Submitted by PI at their own 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

Which agencies? • Most of them…but § § Still have designated forms Still have 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)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) • § § § NIH’s Funding (http: //www. nih. National Institutes of Health (NIH) • § § § NIH’s Funding (http: //www. nih. gov/about) $27, 882, 512, 000 in Congressional Appropriations 80% funds distributed in research grants FY ‘ 06 President’s 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

National Institutes of Health (NIH) • R Series (research grants) § R 01: Research National Institutes of Health (NIH) • R Series (research grants) § R 01: Research Project Grant Program § R 03: Small Grant Program § R 21: Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award § R 29: First Independent Research Support & Transition (FIRST) Award

National Institutes of Health (NIH) • R 01: Research Project Grant Program § New National Institutes of Health (NIH) • R 01: 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/r 01. htm

National Institutes of Health (NIH) • R 03: Small Grant Program § New investigators National Institutes of Health (NIH) • R 03: 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/r 03. htm

National Institutes of Health (NIH) • R 21: Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award § New National Institutes of Health (NIH) • R 21: 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/r 21. htm

National Institutes of Health (NIH) • R 29: First Independent Research Support & Transition National Institutes of Health (NIH) • R 29: 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: //grants 2. nih. gov/grants/policy/r 29. htm

National Science Foundation (NSF) • NSF’s Funding (http: //www. nsf. gov/about) § FY 2006 National Science Foundation (NSF) • NSF’s 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

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

National Science Foundation (NSF) • Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) § Supports research by 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

National Science Foundation (NSF) • Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) § The overriding purpose 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

National Science Foundation (NSF) • Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) § Principal difference between 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.

National Science Foundation (NSF) • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) § Objectives • Supports 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

 • SPIN – provides up-to-date information on current national and international government and • 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 individual’s 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/Genius. Search/genius. asp

DSRT Services Pre-Award Services • Funding Opportunity identification • Proposal and Budget development • 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

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