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Items of Interest

Items of Interest

Some of the Significant Changes under 2 CFR § 200, “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards” (Uniform Guidance) -- Summary available here.

** Sponsored Research attended the NSF Grants Conference (October 6-7, 2014) in Washington, DC, and has posted several of the presentations below. Let us know if you have any questions or want to discuss any of the presentations in more detail!**

NSF Grants Conference Presentations
- Proposal Preparation
- Merit Review
- IT Modernization Initiatives at NSF
***Breakout Session Presentations***
-- Biological Sciences (BIO)
-- Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering (CISE)
-- Education & Human Resources (EHR)
-- Engineering (ENG)
-- Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
-- Geosciences (GEO)
-- Mathematics & Physical Sciences (MPS)
-- Science, Engineering & Education for Sustainability (SEES)
-- Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)
 
Grants 101 Presentation - October 2014
The Sponsored Research Office hosted a training session for junior faculty on identifying and applying for grants. 
 
Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee (AAAC)
“The Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which resulted from one of the primary recommendations of the Presidential Committee on the Organization and Management of Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics (COMRAA).”
 
National Science Board Meeting
“Meetings of the full National Science Board are usually held five times a year. They are open to the public unless otherwise specified. Exact meeting times and locations to be determined.  Public agenda are usually available one week before the meetings.”
 
Fountain of youth: A congressman's plan to make NIH grantees younger
“A member of Congress has waded into the thorny issue of the graying of U.S. biomedical researchers with a radical solution: He wants to order the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to bring down the average age at which new investigators receive their first grant by 4 years within a decade. Not surprisingly, the idea is getting a rocky reception from biomedical research advocates.”
 
 The Value of Research Funding
“To many people at research universities, it may seem self-evident that federal research and development support actually results in scientific breakthroughs. A new paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that the assumption is correct.”
 
New and updated resource on STEM education, workforce
From the National Science Foundation: “It just became a lot easier for educators, students, parents, policymakers and business leaders to learn more about national trends in education and jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The National Science Board (NSB) today released an interactive, online resource featuring new and updated data and graphics about STEM education and workforce in the U.S….”
 
Spring 2014 National Science Foundation Presentation from April 23, 2014 Webinar
http://barnard.edu/sites/default/files/nsf_update_spring_2014_barnard.pdf

"In Budget Battle, Science Faces New Pressures to Prove It Delivers":
http://chronicle.com/article/Big-Sciences-Fuzzy-Math/135836/

“What to Say-and Not Say- to Program Officers”:
http://chronicle.com/article/What-to-Say-and-Not-Say-to/131282/