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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.: Read More...

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 […]: Read More...

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 […]: Read More...

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 […]: Read More...

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 […]: Read More...

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 […]: Read More...

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 […]: Read More...

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.: Read More...

NIH Releases New Video Tutorial on Submitting a Reference Letter in eRA Commons

A new five- minute video from NIH that outlines what applicants and their referees need to do to successfully submit a reference letter is now available. Since many career (“K”) development grant applications require reference letters, anyone who is new to the NIH application process is encouraged to view the video.: Read More...

Sponsored Projects Summer Training Opportunities

Summer is almost here, and with the weather heating up, now is a great time to get those burning sponsored projects questions answered! Erika Waday, Information and Training Specialist in the Office of Sponsored Projects, is available to provide UNR faculty and staff with one-on-one training for a variety of sponsored projects topics including budget […]: Read More...

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