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1 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Larry Danziger Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Facilitating excellence in research at UIC

2 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research The Stimulus Bill aka The Spendulus Bill Facilitating excellence in research at UIC

3 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Information on ARRA as it relates to UIC is now posted at OVCR is checking agency websites twice daily and posting updates to our website Two key funding sites are: –http://www.grants.gov/applicants/recovery.jsp –http://grants.nih.gov/recovery/

4 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC Where is your money going?

5 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC National Institutes of Health Grants in the pipeline, already approved, but not funded –New investigator preference –Projects for which reasonable component of the objectives completed in 2 years –Possible negotiation to revise specific aims and budgets –To date, 7 UIC PIs have notified ORS that they have been contacted by their Program Officers –Faculty members with proposals that were well reviewed but not funded are strongly encouraged to get in contact with their Program Officers.

6 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC National Institutes of Health Administrative and Competitive supplements to existing grants –Program Officers have begun to contact UIC grantees for administrative supplements $200M to Challenge grants –Spending must be obligated by Sept. 2010, no forward funding (few exceptions) –To date, RDS has received six requests for assistance with Challenge Grants

7 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC NIH Guidance Challenge Grants: Proposals are going to be 12 pages 2 year duration $500k/year Due to ORS: Monday, April 20, 2009 at 5:00 pm Due to NIH: Monday, April 27, 2009 Review: Peer Review Date(s): June/July 2009 Council Review Date(s): August 2009 Earliest anticipated funding start date of September 30, 2009

8 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC NIH Guidance Challenge Grants Areas: Behavior, Behavioral Change, and Prevention Bioethics Biomarker Discovery and Validation Clinical Research Comparative Effectiveness Research Enabling Technologies Enhancing Clinical Trials Information Technology for Processing Health Care Data Regenerative Medicine Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM) Smart Biomaterials – Theranostics Stem Cells Genomics Health Disparities Translational Science

9 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC National Science Foundation $3B for Research and Related Activities – $300M for Major Research Instrumentation – $200M for Facilities Modernization Funding focused on grants in pipeline Forward funding possible for 3, 4 and 5 year grants –typically allowable for NSF, but not clear if OMB will approve

10 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC Funding Opportunities Agency/SponsorTitleFirst Internal Deadline Final Sponsor Deadline ORS Deadline Number of LOI's to date NCRRNational Center for Research Resources (NCRR): Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10) RDS: 3/10/09, 4pm 3/23/093/17/ (no limit to number of submissions but no duplicate requests allowed) NCRRNational Center for Research Resources – NIH Recovery Act Limited Competition: High-End Instrumentation Grant Program (S10) RDS: 3/18/09 5/6/094/29/20091 (no limit to number of submissions but no duplicate requests allowed) NCRRNational Center for Research Resources – NIH Recovery Act Limited Competition: Extramural Research Facilities Improvement Program (C06) RDS: 3/16/097/17/097/9/20090 (limited to 2 submissions from UIC but 3 colleges have expressed interest) NCRRNational Center for Research Resources – NIH Recovery Act Limited Competition: Core Facility Renovation, Repair, and Improvement (G20) RDS: 3/16/09 9/17/099/11/20091 (limited to 2 submissions from UIC)

11 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC Funding Opportunities A web seminar regarding core facilities improvement projects and construction, renovation and repair improvement projects will be held: –March 16 –10:30 – 12:30 CST –http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice- files/NOT-RR html

12 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC Transparency NIH / NSF - Reporting Quarterly reporting Total amount of funds received Amount of those funds that were obligated and expended Evaluation of the completion status An estimate of the number of jobs created or retained

13 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC NIH / NSF If the agency finds through reporting that the funds are not being spent and/or the project is not progressing, the agency may stray from its usual culture and potentially pull back the award to direct it to an award where it will be spent.

14 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC Campus Initiatives Chancellor convened working group in early February to evaluate ARRA opportunities OVCR convened taskforce to track all Federal agencies and announcements concerning ARRA Creation of clearinghouse website for information sharing and communication Communication with faculty, Associate Deans for Research and Washington

15 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC Research Development Services (RDS) ARRA related proposal development technical assistance services –Goal is to provide customized technical assistance geared to the PIs specific needs. –OVCR assistance: Helping PIs determine eligibility and project suitability for ARRA funding opportunities Reviewing sponsor guidelines with PI to help them develop a submission plan and timeline

16 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC Research Development Services (RDS) ARRA related proposal development technical assistance services –Prepare PIs for conference calls/meetings with program officers –Budget review and development –Editorial review of proposal narrative –We do not need to have the complete proposal and will review sections as they are completed by the PI

17 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC Office of Research Services (ORS) ORS is amending their submission process as necessary in order to accommodate the influx of proposals –Please visit the OVCR Recovery Page for specific details OMB is aware that grants.gov is experiencing significant delays and has asked each agency to identify alternative methods for accepting grant applications to reduce the demand on grants.gov. –As more information on this becomes available we will adjust our processes as necessary

18 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC Other FY09 budget – NIH base budget: proposed 3% increase – NSF base budget: proposed 7% increase FY10 proposed budget continues emphasis on science, technology and healthcare ARRA funding of existing proposals in the pipeline should improve competitiveness of new proposals submitted through normal mechanisms

19 Facilitating excellence in research at UIC QUESTIONS? I think we are ready !!!!!


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