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New Benefit Rates for FY15 Released

RIT has received approval on the new benefit rates for use on federal projects.  The recently approved rates will be effective July 1, 2014 and applicable to all federal government projects with salary dollars expended after July 1.

Here is a link to the updated Standard Proposal Information Sheet that includes the new rates: Standard Proposal Info Sheet (updated May 29, 2014)

Beckman Young Investigator Program

Synopsis. The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

NEH Summer Stipends 2014 Competition

Are you planning on working on a humanities project next summer?  The National Endowment for the Humanities supports summer projects.  NEH Summer stipend recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, and other scholarly tools.  Projects may be at any stage of development. 

 

NSF Research Traineeship Program

Synopsis. The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program initially has one priority research theme - Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE); in addition, proposals are encouraged on any other crosscutting, interdisciplinary theme.

New F&A Rate Agreement Released

RIT has received a new F&A rate agreement approved by DHHS for use on externally funded projects.  New projects effective July 1, 2014 or later will utilize the following F&A rates:

Activity Type FY15
Organized Research 46.5%
Instruction 49.9%
Other Sponsored Activity        41.4%

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Submitting to NYS agency? Pre-Qualification in the Grants Gateway System is required

In an effort to streamline the award process for New York State agencies, NYS has developed the New York State Grants Gateway System - https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/module/nysgg/goportal.aspx . This is a “one-stop” repository for various tax and insurance forms, certifications, and general information that businesses and colleges in NYS must update at least yearly.

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