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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-476-9160.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s your chance to be a part of an improvement. NIH is requesting information to simplify the grant application instructions. Their goal in restructuring the application instructions include:
- Keeping the information as current as possible.
- Reducing administrative burden
- Clarifying and simplifying information on what is required to submit applications.
The deadline to submit your comments is September 25, 2015.