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From the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research
On behalf of University Research Services and Administration (URSA), I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to campus.
I understand that managing the elements of a fall schedule can be hectic, so I thought it might be helpful to provide you with a quick list of research-related services and resources to help you manage your research pursuits.
Attend our free training workshops.
Our Education and Training Program offers a variety of free training workshops covering such topics as finding funding, introduction to research at Georgia State, grant-writing, award administration, and research compliance and safety.
New this fall, URSA is offering Cayuse424 training<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/funding/proposal-development/cayuse-424-information/> Sept. 16 - 19 and 23 - 26. The classes are specifically designed to train faculty and staff how to access the online interface, verify professional profiles, complete the proposal and prepare it for initial review by URSA. Click here to register<https://webdb.gsu.edu/training_reg/admin/login.cfm?system=11>. Cayuse 424 is a web application created to simplify the creation, review, approval and electronic submission of grant proposals.
Visit URSA's Education and Training Program<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/resources/training/> website to view a complete list of training opportunities and workshops we offer. Register online for our free workshops and browse a list of external training resources. You may also contact URSA's Senior Training Specialist, Princeanna Walker<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
Use our free resources to find internal and external funding opportunities.
You can find these on URSA's Funding Opportunities<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/funding/funding-opportunities/> page:
* Internal Grants<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/funding/funding-opportunities/internal-grant-program/>: URSA provides seed funding through a number of ongoing and limited term internal grant competitions covering a variety of research and scholarly activities, including dissertation awards.
* External Funding<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/funding/funding-opportunities/external-funding/>: URSA's website provides links to external funding agencies such as NIH, NSF, U.S. Department of Education and others. The website also provides links to help you locate funding by subject areas, sign up for funding alerts from various funding agencies and access various funding databases.
* COS-PIVOT Funding Database<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/funding/funding-opportunities/funding-databases/>: Georgia State provides all faculty, students and staff access to this comprehensive external funding database. Individuals can request to have funding opportunities for specific topics emailed directly to them each week. Attend URSA's COS-PIVOT training workshop for more information.
* Subscribe to URSA's Funding Opportunities Listserv<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/funding/funding-opportunities/join-funding-opps-listserv/> and receive biweekly emails that include funding opportunities across academic disciplines.
Receive research-related information and updates via email.
URSA provides the Georgia State research community with timely updates and announcements important to the conduct of research at Georgia State:
* PI Listserv: This listserv is designed for faculty who are, or plan to be, PIs or co-PIs on external grant proposals and awards.
* Research Administrators Listserv: This listserv is designed for staff who support research and require access to information that directly impact the researchers they support.
* Georgia State Research News newsletter: All faculty automatically receive our monthly research e-newsletter, which includes important information related to the conduct of research at the university.
Visit our Receive Research News<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/receive-research-news/> page to sign-up for these listservs or to request to receive our monthly e-newsletter (staff and non-faculty).
Other resources and information to note:
* All external funding opportunities that limit the number of applications from an institution must go through our internal Limited Submissions pre-application process. All PIs should review and follow this process described on the Limited Submissions<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/funding/funding-opportunities/limited-submissions/> page before applying to any limited funding opportunity.
* The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE)<http://oie.gsu.edu/> provides access to a lot of statistical data and other information about Georgia State, its students and faculty, through a new FACT BOOK, strategic plan dashboards, and their iPORT interface for general use in grant proposals and professional presentations.
To receive an overall view of all URSA resources, take a few minutes to browse the URSA website<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/>, and don't forget, you can email us anytime at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
Here's wishing you a wonderful 2013-14 year!
Monica Swahn, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research
Professor, School of Public Health
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