News and Announcements Archive

RSP's effort allocation and certification policy is effective April 1, 2014. Please take a few minutes and familiarize your self with the policy. If you have questions about the policy, contact RSP at 3-3217.

Congratulations to the following faculty and staff who have been awarded grants through the Provost Capacity Building Fund and NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Project Grant Fund.

Provost Scholarship Grants (Up to $1,500)

UNI faculty and staff are invited to honor and celebrate the endeavors and accolades of those at UNI who have been successful in obtaining external funding. The event is March 13th from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p

The Qualtrics workshop has been re-scheduled for March 13th 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Sabin 102.  Email Lori Miller at lori.miller@uni.edu if you

RSP will host an all-day Write Winning Grant Proposals Workshop for UNI faculty and staff on March 7, 2014 in the Maucker Union Ballroom.

Workshop space is limited. Please register at:

Internal grant funding programs for the coming year are now available.  Applications are due for some programs by November 4th. Visit 2013-14 Capacity Building Grant Competition for

Due to the limit on the number of proposals institutions may submit to NSF's Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI), RSP will conduct an internal selection of UNI proposals. Those interested must submit summary materials for their proposed projects by the internal deadline of November 4,

In collaboration with Cedar Valley Character Counts, Hawkeye, and Allen College, UNI will be hosting a one-day symposium on October 18, 2013 focused on ethical issues in organizations, including academic, business, and non-profit entities.  The symposium will feature UNI President Bill Ruud

The Star4D Painter Training Program, lead by Principle Investigator, Rick Klein, and housed at the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, was recognized as a key component in a recently awarded conservation award presented by the Alabama Wildlife Federation. The Aviation Center Logistic Command at Fort

Effective July 1, 2013, UNI's federally negotiated facilities and administrative (indirect) cost rate increased from 31.5% to 33.8% of modified total direct costs (MTDC) for on-campus sponsored projects and 13.5% of MTDC for off-campus projects.

We hope you can attend the 5th annual Campus Connexus on Sept. 18, 2013 from 3:00 to 5:30 in the Commons Slife Ballroom. Come to network and form collaborations with your UNI colleagues. To learn more visit the Connexus page. Registration

When preparing proposal budgets, please use the final FY2013-14 fringe benefit rates, published June 21, 2013.  The new rates along with updated budget templates are available at Budget Development or contact RSP for assistance with budget

The project concept form should be used by faculty and staff seeking external funding to outline their project and share information about their funding needs with the Office of Research and

Congratulations to the following faculty and staff who have been awarded grants through the Provost's Capacity Building Fund, the NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Seed Grant Fund, and the Regents Innovation Fund (RIF) during the Spring

Do you know students who are involved in energy or other STEM-related research? Please encourage them to participate in the NSF EPSCoR annual meeting student poster contest to be held at UNI this summer.

CALL FOR POSTERS

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Anyone interested in research involving human participants should send an email to Anita Gordon at

This two-session hands-on grant seeking workshop will provide strategies for grant seeking from both public and private funding sources and take participants through sample searches in key grants databases. The workshop will be offered twice -  in March (3/11 & 3/13 from 3:00-4:

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will provide a brief overview of changes to the National Science Foundation proposal process on Wednesday Feb 27th from 12-1 pm in the State College Room, Maucker Union.

All faculty and administrators are invited to a pre-symposium reading discussion group that will meet February 1 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall. The reading group will discuss

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the Regents Innovation Fund 2013 Faculty and Staff Research Grants Program. The purpose of the Technology Transfer Grants is to provide seed money for late-stage product or process development

The National Science Foundation has issued a new version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). New guidelines, including changes in FastLane, are effective

The first round of consideration begins October 21, 2013 for the Iowa NASA EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development (RID) Program. There are three types of grants available as part of this program: Travel Grants, Research Grants, and Partnership Development Grants. 

Due to the limit on the number of proposals institutions may submit to NSF's Major Instrumentation Program (MRI), OSP will conduct an internal selection of UNI proposals. Those interested must submit summary materials for their proposed projects by the

Dr. Clark Wolf, the Director of the Iowa State University

Plan to attend the final session in a series of International Funding Opportunity Workshops, presented by the Offices of International Programs and Sponsored Programs:

US Agency for International

Representatives from the Iowa Energy Center will be visiting UNI to provide an overview of their funding opportunities and answer questions from UNI faculty and staff. Join us on Tuesday, October 2nd from 3:00-5:00 in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union to learn more.

Workshop

The Office of Sponsored Programs, Graduate College and Honors program will present four academic ethics training workshops during the Fall 2012 semester. Registration is required. For workshop descriptions and registration information, see:

Grants of up to $1,500 for the summer of 2012 are being supported through the National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR program (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research).  Iowa’s NSF EPSCoR project is a collaborative effort of the three

The Office of Sponsored Programs wants to know: Have you served as a grant reviewer? Do you want to become one? It is a great way to prepare for a successful grant submission. Those with grant review experience are a valuable asset to the campus community. Please take a moment to fill out our

A workshop on how to prepare summer PAFs will be presented on Thursday April 5, 2012 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in room 109 of the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). No reservations are required. For more information, contact Michele Mullings-Shand at

Faculty and staff interested in pursuing funding through private foundations should plan to attend a workshop on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 9:00-11:00 AM in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). Learn about the various types of private foundations and how to seek

UNI faculty and staff are encouraged to consider preparing proposals for the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES) program. The TUES Program deadline is May

The NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) is now accepting white papers proposing a new base program at UNI. The deadline for papers is Feb. 20, 2012. Base Program funding will provide approximately $70,000 over 3 years; a 1:1 match of non-federal inkind or cash funds is

Training for faculty and staff on the Export Control laws will be held Tuesday, November 8th, 1:00-2:30 pm in the Elm Room, MAU.  These laws govern the sharing of information, equipment, software, or knowledge with people from

The Black Hawk County Gaming Association now requires a letter of intent as the first step in its grant application process. To correspond with the changes in the BHCGA requirements, UNI's internal selection process for BHCGA applications now requires a one-page project summary, including a

The Request for Proposals for this year's Title II Grant Programs is now available from the Iowa Board of Regents. The Title II Programs include Title IIA - Improving Teacher Quality State Grants and Title IIB -

OSP will host a webinar on the National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12) grant program Friday, Oct. 28 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the OSP conference room - 213 East Bartlett Hall.

The deadline for DR K-12 proposals is Jan. 10, 2012, with

OSP will lead an information session on the recently announced NSF Discovery Research K-12 program Friday, Oct. 7 at 12:00 p.m. in the OSP conference room - 213 East Bartlett Hall.

DR K-12 is a terrific fit for much of our UNI research and work in STEM (and broader)

Whether you're new to UNI or a long-time employee, we invite you to stop by, meet our staff, and learn about the programs and services offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs.

The Open House will be Monday, October 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in 213 East Bartlett Hall

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Oak Room - Maucker Union OSP will host the webinar: NIH Reviewers' Perspectives on the Peer Review Process. This web conference will include an overview of how National Institutes of Health proposals are scored, along with a mock panel review of

The NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Curriculum Development Program will award up to $4,000 for projects to develop or utilize new/innovative approaches to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and instruction in a university or community college

The Iowa NASA EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) announces the second annual Iowa competition to select two research proposals for the opportunity to submit proposals in response to the FY 2012 NASA EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN). The maximum funding

Plan to join us Thursday, Sept. 27th from 4:00 p.m to 6:30 p.m. in The Commons for Campus Connexus. Come to meet new colleagues, share your scholarly interests and form new collaborations. Visit our Campus Connexus page for more details

When preparing proposal budgets, please use the new FY11-12 fringe benefit rates, published June 30, 2011.  The new rates along with updated budget templates are available at Budget Development or contact OSP for assistance with budget

On September 29th, 2011 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm the Office of Sponsored Programs will host Campus Connexus. More information on registration will be announced in August 2011. Connexus is a great way to build professional and scholarly ties across campus in an informal social setting. 

The PI Database, housed in the Office of Sponsored Programs, allows faculty and staff to share their interests and expertise with colleagues and Iowa's businesses and organizations. University Relations partnered with OSP to allow faculty and staff to indicate their willingness to speak to

After an earlier rate change in May, the IRS has announced updated mileage rates effective July 1, 2011. Therefore, the university's mileage reimbursement rates will increase for travel occurring July 1 and after. The IRS business rate will increase to 55.5 cents per mile and the UNI rate

If you are traveling abroad this summer please take a look at our new informational page on Export Controls and international travel. It is also available as a travel information

When preparing proposal budgets, please use the new graduate assistantship and tuition rates and new preliminary FY11-12 fringe benefit rates. The new rates along with updated budget templates are available at Budget Development or contact OSP

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a three-part Research Funding Opportunities webinar series by the Institute for Education Sciences (IES). The first webinar, Basic Overview Session, will be Tuesday, April 5 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in 213 East Bartlett Hall. During this

There is still room available for anyone who is interested in attending the post award management workshops. The next workshop is April 19 at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Lori Miller.

2011 Scholars in Action Research Symposium participants may find ties between Dr. Robert Bringle's work and the topics discussed during the recent Symposium. As part of a series of upcoming events May 12 and 13 sponsored by the American Democracy Project (ADP) and the Provost's office on

The Office of Sponsored Programs announces the 2011 Grow Iowa Values Fund Technology Transfer Grant Competition. The purpose of the Technology Transfer Grants is to provide seed money for late-stage product or process development with the greatest

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Sponsored Programs announce 16 grant awards in the UNI Seed Grant Competition. Selected by peer review, the seed grants will support research and creative activities leading to external funding proposals. Seed Grant recipients and their projects are

Thursday, Feb. 10, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Elm Room - Maucker Union OSP will host the webinar: Navigating NIH Programs for Early Research Careers:  Key Tips and Strategies. This web conference will be geared toward investigators who are planning or

Please note recent mileage reimbursement rate when preparing or revising budgets.  Effective Jan. 1, 2011: The university mileage reimbursement rate follows the U.S. General Services Administration, per Board of Regent policy, and has recently increased from 50 cents to 51 cents for

Due to the limit on the number of proposals institutions may submit to NSF's Major Instrumentation Program (MRI), OSP will conduct an internal selection of UNI proposals. Those interested must submit summary materials for their proposed projects by the internal deadline of December 5, 2011; see

Thinking about submitting an application to the UNI Seed Grant Competition? OSP will host three information sessions on the Seed Grants:

Session #1: Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 2:00 in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union.

Session #2: Thursday, Dec. 2 at 11:00 in

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Sponsored Programs are pleased to announce the availability of three categories of seed funding for research and related projects by UNI faculty and staff to be undertaken in 2011-12. For more information:

Reviewing competitive proposals for a federal, state or private granting organization is one of the best ways to improve your grantsmanship. And becoming a reviewer is easy! Visit OSP's new page - Serving as a Grant Reviewer - for more

Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 1:00 p.m., the Office of Sponsored Programs will present a web conference featuring the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  George Wimberly, Director of

Plan to join us Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Maucker Union.  Come to learn about research and creative activities of UNI faculty and staff; engage with your colleagues throughout campus; develop collaborative relationships; and examine current issues in higher

The Foundation Directory Online is a new grant seeking tool now available to all UNI users. The Directory, produced by the Foundation Center, is a searchable

OSP will present a series of virtual conference sessions from the Grants Resource Center's (GRC) 2010 External Funding Conference, Monday, Aug. 23-Wednesday, Aug. 25.  UNI faculty and staff are invited to attend any or all of the virtual sessions.  All sessions will be presented in the

UNI may nominate two full-time faculty to apply to the National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Stipend program, a $6,000 outright award to an individual scholar for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. The deadline to compete for a nomination is 5 p.m. Monday,

OSP will host a web conference on the recently announced U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Comprehensive Program at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 in 213 East Bartlett Hall. The FIPSE program supports and disseminates innovative

Come to the Office of Sponsored Programs for an informational web conference on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding opportunities Tuesday June 29, 2010 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.  This web conference will be hosted by the Grants Resource Center.  The session will be led

Access to new Grants Resource Center informational resources is now available through OSP's website, see: Finding Funding. The Grants Resource Center (GRC), a service of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU),

Please come to OSP at 1:00 pm May 20, 2010 for an informational web conference hosted by the Grants Resource Center on National Institutes of Health grant applications.  This session will include information on the NIH application requirements and advice about how to develop a

Please join us from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Ramanathan Sugumaran has been named the new director of the NASA-Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC), shifting the ISGC leadership from ISU to UNI. Sugumaran ("Sugu") will present an overview of

Come to OSP (213 E. Bartlett) Thursday April 15th from 1:00-2:30 to learn more about the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).  

In late March, AFRI released requests for applications for six of its seven challenge areas, each of which supports an average of 10

Please join OSP April 22nd from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in the Presidential Rm of Maucker Union for an informational web conference hosted by the Grants Resource Center on NSF's Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science program. This is a great way to learn more about this

Curious what grants and fellowships are available for faculty and staff in the Humanities fields? Join OSP at one of two lunch-time information sessions on new and upcoming grant and fellowship opportunities in the Humanities, from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, April 19 and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday

Thursday, Feb. 25 and Friday, Feb. 26, OSP will host a series of live web conference sessions from the Grants Resource Center Proposal Development Workshop in Washington, D.C. UNI participants are welcome to join OSP staff for all or any of the sessions. Please RSVP to Sarah Bridges at 3-6482 or

Due to the limit on the number of proposals institutions may submit to NSF's Major Instrumentation Program (MRI), OSP will conduct an internal selection of UNI proposals. Those interested must submit summary materials for their proposed projects by the internal deadline of March 8; see

The current round of IMSEP competitive grants has been suspended until further notice. Please contact Hillery Oberle (Hillery Oberle or 273-3961) with any questions.

OSP is pleased to welcome Sarah Bridges as a new Grant Specialist and addition to its staff. Sarah will assist with Pre-Award activities such as grant seeking, proposal preparation, budget development, and grant submissions. Sarah can be reached at: 273-6482 or sarah.bridges@uni.edu.

Duoc Nguyen, recently graduated with a UNI Master's degree in Psychology, has temporarily joined the OSP staff to assist us in developing new and updated policies and procedures in the area of research compliance.  Duoc will be working on human subjects, animal subjects, research

Due to reduced operations during the December 24 - January 3 time period, please call 273-3217 to set an appointment with an OSP staff member or leave a message and one of our staff will return the call as soon as possible.

When preparing proposal budgets, please use the new preliminary FY10-11 fringe benefit rates, and FY10-11 graduate tuition and assistantship rates.  The new rates along with updated budget templates are available at Budget Development

Please join OSP in welcoming our new Grants and Contracts Administrator, Paul Below. Paul brings more than 20 years of pre-award and post-award grants and contracts administration experience to his new position at UNI. His first day will be Monday, Nov. 16.

The Biology Department is the winner of OSP's October PI Database Update contest. 45% of Biology's faculty and research staff updated or created new profiles in the PI Database during the month of October. Kudos as well to Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology for their second place finish

Read the latest Researcher Profile on Roy R. Behrens at: Researcher Profiles. This the fifth profile in the series by the Office of Sponsored Programs highlighting the exceptional research, scholarship and creative efforts of UNI faculty

Join us for a web conference on the National Institutes of Health AREA Program Thursday, Nov. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. in 213 East Bartlett Hall. The AREA (Academic Research Enhancement Award) program focuses on supporting faculty research at campuses that have not received much NIH support in the

The Request for Proposals for this year's Title II Grant Programs is now available from the Iowa Board of Regents. Required letters of intent for the program are due Nov. 20, 2009.  The Title II Programs include

Join us for Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101: An Introduction to Human Participant Review for the UNI College of Business Administration, Wed. Oct. 21 from 2:15-4:15 p.m. in CBB room 28.  For more information, see

OSP will present an informational session on the current grant opportunities with the Iowa Energy Center and the Iowa Power Fund Thursday, Sept. 24 from 12:00-1:00 PM in the SIAC Room in Maucker Union. Pre-proposals for research and demonstration projects from the Iowa Energy Center are due Oct

This is the first proposal solicitation under the new Iowa NASA ESPCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program since the state became ESPCoR eligible in December 2008.  The goal of this competition is to ultimately select up to two Iowa research proposals to be

- Registration is NOW FULL for the NSF Day workshop. -

The National Science Foundation will present a one-day workshop at the University of Iowa on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. at the University of Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City.

UNI's new federally negotiated indirect cost rate is 31.5% of modified total direct costs for on-campus programs and 13.5% for off-campus programs. The new rate should be used for all projects with start dates of July 1, 2009 or later. Project directors with off-campus projects should contact

Throughout May, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will host a series of webinars related to research funding opportunities through the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER).  Information on the webinars is

Stimulus News

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided its agencies with standard terms and conditions for awards issued with ARRA Division A funds. The regulations will apply to all National Institutes of Health (NIH) ARRA