Presentation on theme: "Internal and External Funding Opportunities Supporting Research and Scholarly Activities Coffelt Hall August 15, 2013 Internal opps: Sal Sanders Associate."— Presentation transcript:
Internal and External Funding Opportunities Supporting Research and Scholarly Activities Coffelt Hall August 15, 2013 Internal opps: Sal Sanders Associate Dean for Graduate Studies External opps: Ed Orona Director, Grants and Sponsored Programs
YSU Internal Programs Supporting Grant and Scholarly Development Sal Sanders, PhD Associate Dean, Graduate Studies School of Graduate Studies and Research Coffelt Hall, Top Floor x3091, August 15, 2013
1. Resources that provide TIME for scholarship : Dean’s Reassigned Time (Professional Development and Scholarship of Teaching & Learning) Research Professorship: 9 hrs. Reassigned Time. May be combined with Dean’s Reassigned Time. May receive for 2 consecutive years and then must “stand down” for 1 yr. 6 “reserved” for probationary tenure-track faculty. FIL: Apply in 3 rd yr to take in 4 th. One Semester. Sabbatical Leave: Apply 7 th yr to take in 8 th. Two Semesters.
2. Resources that provide FUNDS for scholarship: University Research Council Grants (URC): Initial $500 “discretionary” award available. Regular competition in Spring Semester Variable # of applications and awards based on available funds Usual # between apps and awards. Award range $1,000 - $5,000 (maximum). Average ~$2,000 - $3,000 Used for: All expenses that will contribute to the research development and generation of knowledge such as – Student Help, Supplies, Travel (limited), Small Equipment, etc
3. Resources that provide STUDENT Assistance Research Assistant (RA) Program: Available for unsupported undergraduate and graduate students during any semester Available for unsupported undergraduate and graduate students during any semester Used primarily for Graduate Assistants for summer stipend support Normally limited to 1 or 2 semesters of support Maximum of $1800 per semester
The Grant Development Process: External Funding Opportunities Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP) Edward Orona, PhD, Director Cheryl Coy, Secretary (www.ysu.edu/ogsp - phone x2377) “Authorized Institutional Official” Interim Associate Dean for Research Scott Martin, PhD OGSP – to h elp facilitate and coordinate the grant development and submission process; finalize awards for grants and contracts: > federal, state, local govts and agencies, industry August 15, 2013
Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP)
External Funding: Activity and Success Significant growth since OGSP inception ( ) FY09 – highest in YSU history (> $11.68 M) FY11 – second highest in history (> $8.6M) In past 5 years: averaged ~ $7.5 M per year in awarded grants and contracts In past 5 years: averaged ~ 126 submissions requesting about $34.1 M annually
Grant Development and Submission at YSU “Planning and Clearance” Faculty are Principal Investigators (PIs) or Project Directors Grant submission is a formal process: requires pre-approval Grant awards are to the University, not to individuals Red Guidebook: Policies and Procedures Updates at OGSP website: “Authorization and Pre-Approval ” Proposal Authorization and Pre-Approval Form: “Blue Sheet” Signatures required from PI, the Dept Chair, and College Dean OGSP Deadline: 3 Days Prior to Sponsor deadline
Faculty Incentives: Why Participate? Enhanced academic credentials – for promotion and tenure Extra funds $ for creative scholarly activities and research (external and internal grants) Re-assigned time (“grant buy-out” from the Sponsor) to engage in these activities Independence from constraints of dept/Univ. budgets The Planning Process: why it is important Early engagement with OGSP and notice is critical Internal grant review is a learning and communication process Early planning and budget development improves project and proposal submission !
OGSP Services (Pre-Award) Project consultation: strategy and planning Project consultation: strategy and planning Funding opps: program announcements and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) Funding opps: program announcements and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) Prospect identification (e-Grants Advisor, search engines) Prospect identification (e-Grants Advisor, search engines) * Budgets: specific $ object codes and narrative (justification) * Proposal preparation and submission * Grant Award Notice: “Acceptance” Contracts: “Sponsored Agreements”. Liaison for sponsor contact: grant or contract - project performance issues Liaison for sponsor contact: grant or contract - project performance issues Compliance - serve on Research Committees : Human Subjects research (IRB), Animal Subjects (IACUC) and other compliance concerns NOTE: The IRB Committee must pre-approve all protocols involving human subjects research. Training /certification requirement * NOTE: The IRB Committee must pre-approve all protocols involving human subjects research. Training /certification requirement *
Grant Budgets: Hot Button issues Cost-sharing $ ( or “matching”) – when required by Agency. Requires pre-approval of identified College/Dept budget account Applies to “in-kind” University contribution, if $ amounts indicated. Re-assigned time (“release” from teaching) Sponsor funds – used to cover re-assigned time during academic year (involves faculty replacement, limited service) Academic year: reassignment requires Dept. Chair and Dean pre-approval
OGSP Training and Website External Funding Opportunities: use SEARCH Engines “Profiling” is not always bad … “Profiling” is not always bad … (develop individual profile; receive auto. s based on interests) 1. “Grants Advisor Plus”: 2. InfoED site: “SPIN and GENIUS/SMARTS” Fall 2013 Workshops: “Grants 101 and 102” and “Specialized” topics Look for announcements. Go to our OGSP website: BOOKMARK it !