Office of Grants and Contracts Services
UT Arlington Office of Grants and Contracts Services is the central resource and expert partner on research administration providing support and oversight of sponsored projects. OGCS represents the University of Texas at Arlington as the institutional official for proposal submission and award acceptance ensuring compliance with federal regulations, sponsor requirements and University policies.
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NEWS & EVENTS
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
SERVICE PACKAGE GRANT
The UT Southwestern Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) is pleased to extend an invitation to apply for a Service Package Grant. Funded in part by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, the primary purpose of this program is to engender preliminary data for additional Translational Pilot Program Grant funding.
The Translational Pilot Program is targeted solely to junior investigators (trainee or faculty member who has completed doctoral training, up to and including assistant professor level), KL2 scholars, and participants in the clinical scholars program who display the talent and personal traits associated with career success and who have identified the environmental resources and interdisciplinary collaborations that will make this success more likely. The career path of the applicant and his or her ability to develop interdisciplinary collaborations will be considered in the selection process at par with the scientific merit of the proposed project.
Applications are due October 15, 2016, and January 1, 2017.
SPGs are small grants of up to $5,000 each for a 3-month budget period. These funds can be used for service providers (core facilities), research supplies, and other research-related expenses. Applicants may reapply as needed. See attached Funding Opportunity Announcement and Application for details.
For questions, contact CTMTranslationalPilotProgram@UTSouthwestern.edu.
TARGETED SMALL PILOT PROJECTS
The UT Southwestern Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR Center) and the Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) are collaborating to fund small pilot projects and are accepting applications for awards. These small pilot awards will be between $10,000 and $20,000 for 12 months. Pilot awards are intended to help investigators conduct preliminary work in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and comparative effectiveness research (CER) with the potential for larger follow-on studies and externally-funded research projects. The Center intends to fund three to four projects a year for FY 2017 and 2018. Please see Funding Opportunity Announcement and Application for details.
For more information, please contact Bryan Elwood, PCOR Center Research Coordinator, at Bryan.Elwood@UTSouthwestern or visit the PCOR Center homepage at www.utsouthwestern.edu/research/patient-outcomes/index.htm .
Important Information Regarding Automated Compliance Checking of NSF Proposals
NSF continues to focus on the automated compliance checks of proposals in order to decrease the burden on both the research community and NSF staff. Effective July 25, 2016, all proposals will be subject to a new series of automated compliance validation checks to ensure proposals comply with requirements outlined in Chapter II.C.2. of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG).
The new set of automated compliance checks will trigger error messages for each of the following rules:
- Biographical Sketch(es) and Current and Pending Support files are required for each Senior Personnel associated with a proposal; and
- Biographical Sketch(es) can only be uploaded as a file, must not exceed two pages and can no longer be entered as text.
Note About Proposal File Update (PFU): Proposers should be aware should that if a proposal was received prior to July 25 and contained only one Biographical Sketch and/or Current & Pending Support file (rather than individual files for each senior personnel), a PFU addressing any section of the proposal will result in the proposal not being accepted if it does not comply with these new compliance checks. The checks will be run on all sections of the proposal regardless of which section was updated during the PFU.
Note About Grants.gov: Proposers should also be aware that Grants.gov will allow a proposal to be submitted, even if it does not comply with these proposal preparation requirements. Should NSF receive a proposal from Grants.gov that is not compliant, it will be returned without review.
Please note that the new set of compliance checks are in addition to the compliance checks that currently exist in FastLane. You can view a complete list of FastLane auto-compliance checks, including these checks, by clicking here .The list specifies which checks are run depending on funding opportunity type (GPG, Program Description, Program Announcement, or Program Solicitation) and type of proposal (Research, RAPID, EAGER, Ideas Lab, Conference, Equipment, International Travel, Facility/Center, or Fellowship). It also specifies whether the check triggers a “warning” or “error” message for non-compliant proposals.
We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues. For system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 or Rgov@nsf.gov. Policy-related questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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University of Texas at Arlington
Grants & Contract Services
Arlington, TX 76010-0145