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1 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Interdisciplinary Workshop April 19, 2005 Michelle J. Clark, Program Manager Research Administration, Communication, Training & Technology Jilda D. Garton, Associate Vice Provost for Research & General Manager of GTRC Charlie Liotta, Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies

2 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop

3 FY04 Research: $341,610,208 Up from FY03 Review this information on the Research link off of the GaTech homepage.

4 Awards by College FY04

5 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Issues Cost Model for Research in Colleges and Universities OMB Circulars Facilities & Administrative Costs Cost Sharing Compliance Costs (unfunded mandates) Effort Reporting Trust from the People Conflict of Interest Role of Commercialization in Academe Politicization of Instruction and Research Role of Foreign Nationals Obligations (Deliverables) Ongoing tensions (sponsor expectations) Federal Government Industry Deadline Management Signature Authority

6 Sources of Funds Grants and Contracts Federal Government Other Governments Foundations Industry Philanthropy Individual Donors Unrestricted Gifts from Foundations or Industry

7 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Gifts Vs. Grants Gifts to the Foundation - No Terms and Conditions - No Deliverables - No IP Terms (IP owned by GTRC per policy) Research Agreement - Any Government Award - Terms and Conditions - Deliverables - IP Terms (collaborative effort may result in joint ownership)

8 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop First Steps to Finding Funding… Gather Information Pilot Data Document the Need Find a Sponsor Determine the funding priorities and applicant eligibility

9 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Find Funding Beginning the Proposal Process Culture Style Interest

10 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Find Funding Funding Databases (COS, Grants.gov, etc.) Research News (a GaTech publication) Associations Agencies Foundation Center Association of American Universities Chronicle of Higher Education AASCU Conferences Program Officers Colleagues Networking…Networking…Networking…

11 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Show me the money Federal, State, & Local Government Private Foundations (note: Development Office) Industry Foreign Governments (note: Export Control)

12 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop OSP Web Site

13 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Association of American Universities

14 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop The American Association of State Colleges & Universities GRC = Grants Resource Center Grantline for news and analysis Publications for bulletins, deadlines & reports Events for meetings and workshop info Federal Scene for agency links and legislative review Private Sector for foundation info Search for Funding Searches

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19 ReACTT Research Administration, Communication, Training & Technology Community of Science

20 ReACTT Research Administration, Communication, Training & Technology Community of Science URL: m Searchable Funding Database Expertise Database Federal Register Commerce Business Daily Funding News & Funding Alerts

21 ReACTT Research Administration, Communication, Training & Technology Community of Science (COS) Funding Opportunities

22 ReACTT Research Administration, Communication, Training & Technology Database Searches Conducting a Funding Search

23 Search ResultsProgram Announcement Click here to go to the program announcement Click here to go to the sponsor announcement (note: not always available)

24 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Submitting a Proposal

25 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Submissions via GTRC Awardee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation Submission for GTRI Awardee Organization: Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation

26 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Working with A Contracting Officer Notify them of upcoming deadlines and include the RFP or Program Announcement Route budget and institutional commitments early (follow up with project description) Dont wait to the last minute

27 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Limited Submission (a.k.a. Restricted Programs) Only a set number of proposals accepted on behalf of the institution. (Sometime it even refers to subawards, too) Contact your Contracting Officer and Kathy Mims in Dr. Liottas office. Kathy will coordinate things if others are submitting to the same soliciation than an on-campus review is necessary GT will conduct a peer review to decied which proposal(s) will go forward on behalf of the insitituion.

28 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Things to consider Purpose and priorities Eligibility and Restrictions Deadlines Financial Information Application and review Recent funding activity

29 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Reviewers Clear Statement of Work Clearly stated hypotheses Frank discussions (pitfalls and experience) Realistic time tables Thorough literature review Realistic budget and justification

30 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Reviewers – Asked to Do? Write a summary and give a score Significance – is it important Approach – methods appropriate Innovation – is it original Investigator – well qualified Environment – institutional help?

31 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Keys to success Persistence Request reviewers comments Revise applications Send to similar agencies Plan Stay in touch Rejection – it isnt personal!

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33 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Who can be a PI? Assistant Professors Associate Professors Professors Approval of Chair for a person with General Faculty Status

34 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Large Institutional Intitatives How do I get plugged into one? NetworkNetworkNetwork Example: Recent NSF Ethics for Graduate Students. Other Advice for submitting one? Give yourself enough time!

35 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Campus Research Awards Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor (5 years) Outstanding Achievement in Research Program Development (3 years) Outstanding Faculty Research Author (5 years) Outstanding Faculty Leadership for the Development of Graduate Research Assistants (3 years)

36 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop How can GT help with these types of proposals? Find out who on campus has submitted (or reviewed) similar proposal(s) before to share best practices Office of Sponsored Programs Training Website - Tools & Forms online Contracting Officer Department and College may have resources to support proposal development Ask Chair or Dean for support OSP offers workshops and seminars for specific programs including NIH and NSF

37 Coming Soon NSF Career Award Panel May 26 9:30-11:00 Van Leer 218 Get Advice from People with Experience! Past Recipients Reviewers

38 Office of Sponsored Programs Georgia Institute of Technology ADVANCE Workshop Any additional advice for folks submitting to large interdisciplinary proposals?


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