Tuesday, March 17, 2015

NSF Day at Texas Tech May 20

Texas Tech in Lubbock will host an NSF Day May 20. It's an opportunity to learn what the agency wants to fund, how to write a competitive proposal and learn budgeting basics. Registration information is available here.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

NIH Grant Seminar May 6-8 in Baltimore

NIH's next Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration will take place May 6-8 in Baltimore. The Orioles' schedule indicates that, alas, they will be out of town, playing the dreaded Yankees. However, faculty who have attended the seminar say it is quite helpful, with or without baseball.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Federal award database

It's getting easier to find information on federal grant awards. The Star Metrics website contains information on awards by NIH, NSF, USDA and EPA.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Weird Al on grammar

Weird Al has released a music video on grammar. Just a reminder that basics like good grammar are important when writing proposals.

Friday, July 11, 2014

NSF grants conference Oct. 6-7 in VA

The National Science Foundation will present a grants conference Oct. 6-7 in Arlington, VA, sponsored by George Washington University. Watch the website for registration details.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cartoon on NIH public access policy

 Grants Maven goes animated. Watch this Wideo about NIH's public access policy.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

More tales of the NSF OIG

A former professor in Indiana was sentenced to probation and home confinement after pleading guilty to criminal conversion, according to NSF's latest  Semiannual Report to Congress. According to the report, he had used NSF funds to purchase items for personal use. The report also discusses nine allegations of plagiarism and two of data fabrication.

NIH wants to know who you really are

Enough with the standard bioskecth. NIH is preparing a new biosketch format that will allow you to discuss your accomplishments, not just list your publication. NIH will conduct pilot test and expects to roll out the new biosketch in 2016.