News from the Offi

January 10, 2014

News Briefs

Internal grant applications due Jan. 13
This is a reminder that all Research Initiation and Scholarly Support internal grant applications are due no later than 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13. More information about these grants can be found on URSA's Internal Grant Program page.

Internal grant applications can now be submitted via the Research Portal
We are excited to announce that internal grant applications may now be completed and submitted through URSA's Research Portal. Although submission of applications through the portal is not mandatory, we are piloting the process at this time and invite you to try this easy online submission process. The online process provides a fillable cover sheet and easy uploading of your full application as a PDF or MS Word file. The system will send you an email confirmation of your application submission. It will also notify approvers who can then access the proposal online.

OMB Super Circular went into effect Dec. 26, 2013
Consolidation of the federal government's OMB Circulars is complete and the new OMB Super Circular is in effect. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the new document at your earliest convenience as this is now the definitive reference for topics covered by the previous circulars. OSPA has flagged the following sections as particularly important to the research community:

A-21:

  • Section J (provisions for selected items of cost) is now found beginning at section 200.420.
  • A-21 comparison chart


A-110:

  • 200.201 permits federal agencies to grant "fixed amount awards."
  • 200.306 contains the rules on cost-sharing and notes that voluntary cost sharing cannot be used as a factor in merit review of a proposal unless specified in the announcement.
  • 200.331 states the responsibilities of the Prime for each subrecipient.
  • A-110 comparison chart


A-133


NSF CAREER Award seminar Jan. 29
URSA's Third Annual NSF CAREER Award Seminar for junior faculty and interested support staff will take place Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Register today for this wonderful opportunity to hear from a NSF CAREER Award reviewer.

Back by popular demand, Christine Thomas, Ph.D., from Georgia State's College of Education, will provide first-hand knowledge about what reviewers look for in fundable applications and what common pitfalls to avoid.

Seating is limited. Register today. Once you login to the registration page, click "Available Schedules" and register for the NSF CAREER Award Seminar. For more information on this event, contact URSA Senior Training Specialist Princeanna Walker at 3-3506. Learn more about the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program.

URSA announces spring 2014 workshop schedule
URSA's Research Education and Training spring classes are open for registration. Visit URSA's registration page and sign up for a class today. Once you login to the registration page, click "Available Schedules" to view a complete list of classes. For more information contact Princeanna Walker at 3-3506.

URSA announces recent staff updates
James A. Weyhenmeyer, vice president for research and economic development, moved to 100 Auburn Avenue, room 532. This move was part of a larger relocation that also included the Offices of the President and the Provost.

Milan Berhane, former URSA staff assistant, replaces Cheryl Clay as assistant to the vice president for research and economic development supporting Dr. Weyhenmeyer. Milan is located in 100 Auburn Avenue, room 529. Contact Milan at 3-3517 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weyhenmeyer.

Conference to highlight supercomputing resources available to research investigators
All Georgia State University research investigators should make plans to attend IS&T's Cyberinfrastructure Day conference on Jan. 24 in the 100 Auburn Avenue Auditorium.

If you are a faculty, staff or student whose research requires use of large data sets or requires a large amount of data storage you will want to attend this one-day event that showcases the university's innovative computing technology resources available to you. During the event, you will learn more about how these resources can make analyzing research data easier, as well as foster broader and more collaborative campus research capabilities.

Conference sessions include:

  • Featured guest speaker: Jim Bottum, Clemson University's Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer for Computing and Information Technology. His work helped Clemson become one of the Top 100 supercomputing sites in the world.
  • Georgia State's Vice President for Research and Economic Development, James Weyhenmeyer, will discuss important initiatives affecting Georgia State's current and future research landscape.
  • Demonstrations and discussions of uses for emerging technologies, such as Google Glasses and 3-D printing, supercomputing, regional high-performance computing networks, and visualization tools like the CURVE (Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment).


Find out how these tools are impacting research and join the conversation to let university technology support know about the cyberinfrastructure transformations you'd like to see. Complimentary breakfast and lunch provided to registered session attendees. Register to attend a session.

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