Presentation on theme: "The Office of Research CRC Grants Workshop 1 May 2008 W. Ross Ellington, Associate VP for Research & Greenberg Professor of Biological Science."— Presentation transcript:
The Office of Research CRC Grants Workshop 1 May 2008 W. Ross Ellington, Associate VP for Research & Greenberg Professor of Biological Science
What is sponsored research? Sponsored Research - Research conducted by University employees using any University space, facilities, materials, equipment, or property, and which is financed by contract payments, grants, or gifts from any source other than the University's funds. – FSU Office of Research
Why is Sponsored Research Important to FSU’s Mission? External grant funding is a means to an end, not the end in itself. The end, of course, is the support of advanced research, training of graduate and undergraduate students AND the creation and dissemination of NEW knowledge and creative products. External funding provides freedom and flexibility to the faculty member. External funding of graduate students frees State dollars for support of additional students and other worthwhile expenditures.
FSU has aspirations to join the ranks of the elite research and doctoral education universities in the nation The Pathways Initiative is using Association of American Universities membership indicators as benchmarks for assessing progress. External contract & grants awards and expenditures are phase 1 AAU indicators.
Source of Federal Awards
Encourage and facilitate our faculty’s efforts to obtain sponsored funding and to protect and commercialize FSU’s intellectual property. Strive to provide all needed support prior to and after receipt of funding while endeavoring to broaden the awareness of FSU’s research and creative talents locally and beyond. Work closely with faculty and others to identify, nurture and support research and creative activities across the disciplines. Mission Statement of the Office of Research
Office of Research- Where We Fit In SRAS LAR EH&S VP Univ. Relat. FSU Fndt.
Office of the VP for Research Suite 109 Westcott
Organization of the Office of the Research Office of the VP for Research (109 Westcott) VP for Research- Kirby Kemper (nuclear physics) Associate VP- Ross Ellington (biochemistry-biophysics) Assistant VP- Olivia Pope; administration, compliance and finance Assistant VP- John Fraser; tech transfer and intellectual property
Organization of the Office of the Research Office of the VP for Research cont. Legal Counsel Federal Relations Information and Publications CRC Staff listing (http://www.research.fsu.edu/directory/vpstaff.html )
Organization of the Office of the Research Sponsored Research Services (SRS) Sponsored Research Accounting Services (SRAS) FSU Research Foundation (FSURF) 874 Traditions Way; Student Services Bldg
Organization of the Office of the Research Sponsored Research Services Greg Thompson, Director Federal and State contracts and grants Handles all pre-award and annual grant increment functions Facilitates submission of proposals Staff are assigned to different funding agencies
Organization of the Office of the Research Sponsored Research Accounting Services Pete Derham, Director Federal and State awards Post-award functions Accounting Approves expenditures >$1,000 Compliance with Federal regulations
Organization of the Office of the Research FSU Research Foundation Sharon Woodall, Director Grants and contracts other than those from Federal and State Agencies Fulfills both pre- and post-award functions Manages a large fund portfolio based on license and other revenues Involved in research building construction and maintenance
Organization of the Office of the Research FSURF Bldg B (Innovation Park): Human Subjects and Technology Transfer
Organization of the Office of the Research Human Subjects Committee (IRB= Institutional Review Board) IRB consists of ~15 faculty and several members from the local community Evaluates ~1,000 protocols per year Submission of proposals is electronic Turn-around time is reasonably rapid
Organization of the Office of the Research Technology Transfer Protects intellectual property by evaluating the wording of agreements, contracts and grants Facilitates the filing and protecting of patents Bridges the gap between the bench and the private sector Administers two grant programs- one providing funds for equipment and the other for facilitation of commercialization of IP.
Organization of the Office of the Research Other units under the Office of Research National High Magnetic Field Laboratory FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory (Turkey Point)
Organization of the Office of the Research Other units under the Office of Research Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) Applied Superconductivity Center Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) IACUC (Inst. Animal Care & Use Committee) BAC (Biomedical Advisory Committee)
Summary The Office of Research is here to serve you We are responsive to concerns and criticisms Our funding base is derived from the indirect cost revenues generated by your grants and contracts
Morning Schedule for the Workshop 9:15 - 9:30 Where to Find Funding 9: :00 Grants: Cradle to Grave - Part 1 10: :15 Break 10: :00 Grants: Cradle to Grave - Part 2 Cradle to Grave Proposal Development Notice of Intent to Award Award Notice Post-Award- Role of SRAS Required Reports – Wrap up