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Purpose of the PI Handbook

The PI Handbook blog site provides information and resources for University of Nevada, Reno faculty and staff preparing or managing all types of sponsored projects. Users may subscribe to the PI Handbook RSS feed to receive new content, tips, tools and up-to-the-minute information regarding sponsored projects.

InfoEd Grants Management Software System to Become Mandatory for Proposal Preparation and Internal Approval Routing Beginning September 1, 2014

In December, 2013, the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) implemented grants management system, InfoEd, for use by faculty and staff in managing grant activities. A major function of InfoEd is to provide an electronic portal where UNR faculty and staff can prepare and route grant proposals for internal approvals. Since December 2013, over 400 UNR […]

InfoEd Proposal Development and Electronic Approval Training

To-date, over 400 UNR faculty and staff members have received training on how to prepare grant proposals and route them for internal approvals in the InfoEd grants management software system. Training for the School of Medicine, Division of Health Sciences and College of Business will continue through June. Then, regularly scheduled trainings will commence and […]

Methods of Calculating Indirect Costs: What to Include and Exclude

To assist faculty and staff with completing grant proposal budgets, below is an explanation of the methods for calculating indirect costs and what to include and exclude from the calculation. Note that there is one minor change to the Modified Total Direct Cost that will be effective December 1, 2013: Participant Support will be included in […]

Tentative Rollout Schedule for InfoEd Proposal Development Module Announced

College and VP Office Rollout for InfoEd Proposal Development Module The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) is excited to announce the tentative rollout schedule for the InfoEd Proposal Development (PD) module, a fully electronic pre-award solution for developing grant proposals. Faculty and staff who prepare grant proposals will be the main users of PD. Key […]

Fall 2013 Office of Sponsored Projects Training Schedule

Erika Waday, Information and Training Specialist in the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP), is offering the following training classes during the Fall 2013 semester. New this semester are classes offered through WebCampus with the utilization of Collaborate, a virtual classroom that allows participants to attend training sessions from their desktop computer or mobile device. To […]

InfoEd SPIN and GENIUS Training for New Grants Management System

With the implementation of the InfoEd grants management software suite well underway, the Office of Sponsored Projects is excited to announce that it will offer faculty training sessions on the SPIN (InfoEd’s funding database) and GENIUS (InfoEd’s investigator profile tool) modules in September 2013. In the training sessions, faculty will receive an introduction to using […]

NSF Update on Sequestration

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued Important Notice 133A, an update to its Notice 133 which explained the impact of Sequestration on NSF operations for the remainder of the current fiscal year. The key information from the update is as follows: NSF will fully fund all existing continuing grant increments in FY 2013 NSF […]

NIH Public Access Compliance Now in Effect

As of July,  2013, the NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards if publications arising from the award are not in compliance with the public access policy. The award will not be processed until recipients have demonstrated compliance. Compliance with the Public Access Policy is not a factor in the evaluation of grant […]

NIH Offers New Website on SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act

Due to the many changes that will result from the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act, NIH has set up a new website to keep the small business research community informed. Applicants and grantees interested in the SBIR program can visit the website as well as the SBIR listserv and Twitter feed for news as the implementation plan rolls out.

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