News

Oct
29
2015

Standardizing proposal submission notification and Other Support pending section documentation are amongst the key changes in the new RMS Service Partnership Agreement (SPA).  Research Services Coordinators (RSCs) will now send an email to the PI and Post-Award Analyst(s) assigned to all Academic Personnel listed on the project confirming successful proposal submission within 24 hours.  This email will contain the pending information for the project including effort budgeted for all academic personnel.

Oct
29
2015

Interested in using social media to fund your research project? UCSF recently published guidelines on crowdfunding for UCSF initiatives.  Read the full guidance on the Office of Sponsored Research’s Extramural Funding page or contact Megan Smith, Senior Director, UCSF Annual & Special Giving at megan.smith@ucsf.edu or 415-476-9160.

Oct
29
2015

The Cancer Center is now accepting applications for the new Cancer Center Impact Grant, a $250,000 funding opportunity to support a high-risk, high-reward research project that significantly impacts cancer. Any area relevant to cancer will be considered, and anyone from the UCSF community may apply. 

Oct
29
2015

UCSF faculty are encouraged to try out the new 2015 NIH Biosketch enhancement to Advance Faculty Information System. Recent faculty reviews have been favorable. Dr. George Taylor, Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences (PRDS), views the Advance biosketch to be “just right for being able to complete this dreaded project.” PRDS’ Vice Chair for Research, Dr.

Aug
12
2015

At June’s All Hands meeting, Sam Yee and John Radkowski updated us on the Award Acceptance Workgroup’s (AAWG) 6-month evaluation of the current award acceptance model.  Sam and John shared that certain aspects of the model were working well, citing the overall improved turnaround time for both NOAs and complex awards. They also shared that certain aspects of the model proved to be challenging, such as balancing proposal and award workloads for eRSCs.

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