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CHS Sponsored Programs is Moving!

Posted in GeneralUpdate your bookmarks, readers! CHS Sponsored Programs blog is moving to a new URL! As I finish up my final weeks at VCU, the site will need to transition to a new location (since it currently resides under my login). So, all new posts will be coming to you from https://wp.vcu.edu/chsgrants/.  Be sure and change your subscriptions...

Funding Opportunity: Grant Program for Projects on Multicultural Activities

Posted in Funding OpportunitiesBy: Heather Lennon The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) recognizes the importance of acknowledging and appropriately responding to cultural and linguistic influences across the discipline.  This grant program provides support for the infusion of multiculturalism into our clinical, educational, and professional...

Spotlight on Policy: Expanded Authority

Posted in General,VCU PolicyBy: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Today’s Spotlight provides a bit of useful information about Expanded Authority and its origins through the Federal Demonstration Partnership.   Expanded authority was conceived by the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP).  The FDP is a cooperative initiative among 10 federal agencies and...

Beware of Scam Grants!

Posted in GeneralThere’s a new grant scam going around. Be on the lookout for unsolicited “awards” that come out of the blue. Criminals have figured out that researchers and nonprofits are a) desperately seeking funding, and b) good people who want to continue their work and won’t necessarily look a gift horse in the mouth! After all, that’s what research...

News Roundup: Passwords, Patents, and Timesheets, Oh my!

Posted in GeneralLearn how to share password data safely: Researchers have devised a way to share password data safely.  Extra points for NSF ! Check it out here.  Research Fellowships from the Sloan Foundation have been awarded.  See this year’s list of winners.  Carnegie Mellon has won a $750M patent suit.  “Marvell Technology Group has agreed...

Funding Opportunity: Funds for the College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative

Posted in Funding OpportunitiesBy: Heather Lennon The Department of Health and Human Services (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health) has announced an availability of funds for the College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative.  For this initiative, each grantee will: Partner with organizations in position to influence policies and...

Spotlight on Policy: Pre-Award Costs

Posted in General,VCU PolicyBy: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Let’s take a quick quiz and then learn about Pre-Award Costs and what the Uniform Guidance has to say about them. Which definition below fits what a Pre-Award Cost is? A.   Pre-Award costs are expenses incurred before an award is received (but still within the project period). Because let’s...

Humanities and Engineering: A Good Match?

Posted in GeneralThere’s an article out from the Chronicle of Higher Education on connecting engineering and humanities that may be of interest to our readers. Check it out here.  A highlight: “In the United States, we are uniquely positioned to bring these two cultures together because, unlike in Europe and South America, students here are expected...

Funding Opportunity: VCU Commercialization Fund

Posted in Funding OpportunitiesBy: Heather Lennon The VCU Commercialization Fund aims to support the development of inventions that have been disclosed to VCU Innovation Gateway.  An invention must be on file or submitted to VCU Innovation Gateway prior to the submission of the funding request.  Once funded, the project should reach completion in 12...

Big News from CHS-OSP

Posted in GeneralThere are big changes afoot in CHS-OSP! It is with mixed emotions that I write this message. On one hand, I am excited to announce that I have accepted a position at the University of Virginia! I will be joining the Wahoos in early April, where I will serve as Director of Proposal and Award Management in the central Office of Sponsored...

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