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Proposal Editing Services

Aug 12th, 2014 -- dmbsrs

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

New F&A Rate Agreement Released

Mar 25th, 2014 -- kacsrs

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%


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

Mar 17th, 2014 -- kacsrs

In an effort to streamline the award process for New York State agencies, NYS has developed the New York State Grants Gateway System - . 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.

Corporate Research Opportunities through NineSights

Feb 10th, 2014 -- dmbsrs

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. 

NSF Grant Audits

Jun 5th, 2013 -- dmbsrs

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. 



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