Faculty Support Grants
ORSP will be releasing a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for faculty support grants in January, 2019. The funding period for the new awards is July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. Please check back for more information when the RFP is released. When available, the complete RFP and the proposal template will be available on our InfoReady website.
Partial Federal Government Shutdown
The United States Congress has failed to pass a temporary or permanent federal budget measure for the following departments: State, Justice, Transportation, Agriculture and Interior. These departments include sponsors for grants including the National Science Foundation and NASA. Agencies have provided general instructions that work may continue to to the extent that doing so will not require federal staff intervention and that funds have been previously made available. For example, the National Science Foundation has information about the government shutdown for proposers and grantees. During the shutdown, proposals for opportunities will still be accepted via their online submission systems, however, review and awards will be deferred until normal operations resume.
Harassment: National Science Foundation has released its Federal Register notice on Reporting Requirements Regarding Findings of SexualHarassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault. NSF has developed a new award term and condition that will require grantee organizations to report findings of sexual harassment, or any other kind of harassment regarding a PI or co/PI or any other grant personnel. The award term and condition also will require the grantee to report the placement of the PI or co-PI on administrative leave relating to a harassment finding or investigation." https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/issuances/in144.jsp
Data Sharing: Investigators are expected to share with other researchers, at no more than incremental cost and within a reasonable time, the primary data, samples, physical collections and other supporting materials created or gathered in the course of work. https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/dmp.jsp
IRB: Common Rule: Institutions are allowed to employ three provisions from the revised Common Rule (2018 requirements) (HHS 2018b).
Institutions that transition ongoing research studies to the 2018 requirements during the delay period must document and date their determination (HHS 2018b). The research that is transitioned must also fully comply with all of the 2018 requirements beginning on the general compliance date (21 January 2019).
The revised Common Rule requires that for any clinical trial conducted or supported by a Common Rule department or agency, one consent form be posted on a publicly available federal website within a specific time frame. The consent form must have been used in enrolling participants in order to satisfy this new provision.
At this time, two publicly available federal websites that will satisfy the consent form posting requirement, as required by the revised Common Rule, have been identified: ClinicalTrials.gov and a docket folder on Regulations.gov (Docket ID: HHS-OPHS-2018-0021). Additional federal websites that would satisfy the revised Common Rule’s clinical trial consent form posting requirement might be identified in the future.
The CSU is launching a new affinity group known as the CSU STEM Network (STEM NET) dedicated to creating high quality STEM programs for CSU students, strengthen the teacher preparation educational pipeline and advance cutting-edge research discoveries within a collaborative and cross-disciplinary community. This systemwide initiative has been championed by our own President Morishita. There will be a live webcast on Friday Feb. 1, 9:00-noon. ORSP will host the live broadcast on a large screen in SF 328. Please stop by to catch the webcast with us and find out about this exciting opportunity. Chancellor White and President Morishita will speak in the opening round of the webcast.
Please join us for a faculty networking activity called “Research Speed Dating.” During this fast-paced event, faculty will have an opportunity to network and learn about your colleagues’ research. Similar to speed dating, you will share a 3-minute “elevator speech” with one another as you rotate around the room. The event will end with a networking luncheon. All that you need to participate is a short elevator speech about your research activity and your curiosity about what your colleagues are doing. This event will be located in the Library Biella Room, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
The Principal Investigators' meeting is an opportunity to learn more about updates from ORSP regarding grant management and compliance. The meeting also includes an open forum for questions or concerns. All are welcome and you do not need to be an active PI to attend. The meeting will be in SF 302, noon-2:00 pm.