As the process of obtaining external funding becomes increasingly competitive, proposals must be outstanding in every way in order to succeed. You can improve the likelihood of being funded with a well-written, carefully edited proposal. Sponsored Research Services is pleased to offer editing services to interested PIs. If you would like to use proposal editing services, please submit your narrative to Rebecca Sumner, PhD, SRS Proposal Development Specialist at least 10 business days before the submission deadline. Your document will receive thorough editing and you will get detailed fe
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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)
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:
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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.
NineSights is an online community that connects innovators with resources and relationships needed to drive business value. NineSights offers certain features that may help connect RIT researchers with corporate opportunities, including
Corporate RFPs – NineSights publishes requests for proposals on behalf of corporate clients for a broad network of solution providers. Many of these opportunities are good fits for university researchers.
The National Science Foundation is using a new approach to identify high risk awardees. In its 2013 plan of work, the NSF Office of Inspector General (OIG) describes its use of “data analytics” to identify high risk grantees to be selected for audit.