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New NSF PAPP Guide Takes Effect January 28, 2019
Friday - November 30, 2018
The annual update to the National Science Foundation Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (also known as the PAPP Guide, NSF 19-1) will take effect for all proposals submitted or due on or after January 28, 2019. A by-chapter summary of changes provided in the Introduction section of the PAPPG. While this version of the PAPPG becomes effective on January 28, 2019, in the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 18-1) continue to apply. The current version of the PAPPG remains on the NSF website, with a notation to proposers that specifies when the new PAPPG (including a link to the new Guide) will become effective. If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact NSF's Policy Office at policy@nsf.gov.
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Changes to the Faculty Development Council Grant Program
Changes to the Faculty Development Council Grant Program
Friday - November 30, 2018
The 2018-2019 academic year brings changes to the Faculty Development Council Grant Program, which has been managed by the Office of Research and Economic Development since 2017-2018. $15,000 remains available for the project-based grants that have been awarded throughout the history of the program. Individual awards are limited to $5,000. 2019 guidelines have been released, and we ask that faculty who plan to apply submit a Notice of Intent by December 31, 2018 at 11:59pm. The NOI should be an email sent to resdevlearn@southalabama.edu, and include the applicant's name, department, and proposed topic. This will assist in the formation of review panels. In Spring 2019 we will launch the Faculty Development Council Fellows Program, based on a model that has been successfully implemented at other universities. The four fellows will attend a semester of programming and receive support while they produce a proposal for a significant external grant or fellowship, which must be submitted during the year of the award term.
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Limited Submissions Reminder
Limited Submissions Reminder
Friday - November 30, 2018
Anyone working with faculty on proposals should be aware that limited submissions should be brought to the attention of Research Communications, Development and Learning (RCDL) early on in the development process. Look for language in the solicitation like "There is a limit of a single proposal from each submitting organization." Sometimes there is a limit on the number of proposals an institution may lead, but not on the total number of submissions. Sometimes there is a limit on both, or other restrictions may also apply. Be aware that accidental submission of a limited submission proposal in excess of the allowed number typically results in return-without-review. RCDL manages limited submissions for South, including gauging interest across the institution, running internal competitions if needed, and providing official notification of institutional approval. Adequate time is needed to run an internal competition and allow the resulting nominees time to finish their full proposal, which is why we ask you to notify us as soon as possible. Contact Angela Jordan with any questions at ajordan@southalabama.edu.
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College of Education Hosts Pivot, Conversation, and Collaboration
College of Education Hosts Pivot, Conversation, and Collaboration
Friday - November 30, 2018
The College of Education will host "Pivot, Conversation, and Collaboration" at the Faculty Club on December 4, 2018 from 4-6:30pm as a complement to their series of grantwriting seminars with Dr. David Bauer. The event will raise awareness about using Pivot for finding funding with Angela Jordan presenting, and will provide networking activities for faculty. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. Questions about the event can be directed to Robin Hamilton. The next session with Dr. Bauer will be Monday, January 28, 2019 on "How to Find and Win Foundation & Corporate Grants."
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Gina Hedberg Receives Premier Service Award from SRAI
Gina Hedberg Receives Premier Service Award from SRAI
Wednesday - November 14, 2018
Gina Hedberg, Executive Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA), was recently named the 2018 recipient of the Hartford-Nicholsen Award, the premier service award for the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI). The award committee noted that Hedberg is a strong proponent of the role that a professional society such as SRAI can play in the educational growth of research administrators at both the central and decentralized levels. She is also known for her strong commitment to giving back to the SRAI community as a leader, volunteer, mentor, and spokesperson. Currently Hedberg serves as President of the Southern Section of SRAI.
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2018-19 Responsible Conduct of Research Training Series Begins November 1
2018-19 Responsible Conduct of Research Training Series Begins November 1
Wednesday - November 14, 2018
The Office of Research Compliance and Assurance is asking all Faculty, Postdoctoral Students, and Senior Graduate Students to join us for our 2018-2019 Responsible Conduct of Research Training Series beginning Thursday, November 1, 2018. RCR training aims to develop commonality in building shared values in order to promote a culture of compliance, and empower the research community to engage in conversations on topics addressing the conduct of research.
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NSF I-Corps Graduation Ceremony
NSF I-Corps Graduation Ceremony
Wednesday - November 14, 2018
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to the graduation ceremony for the Fall 2018 cohort of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps). Innovation Scholar certificates will be presented to 20 students from the University of South Alabama and the University of Mobile. The event will be held Monday, October 29, at 4:00pm in the USA Student Terrace. Food will be served.
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