The 2016 Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program is now open. GRO is Samsung’s academic research collaboration platform seeking to partner with leading university professors and researchers. Selected proposals will receive financial support up to $100,000 USD per year. Contracts may be renewed up to three years, based on research outcomes and necessity for further research as determined by Samsung. Application Instructions:
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The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) is preparing to receive proposals for the Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI). The URI is a collaborative regional effort to transcend significant regional challenges and extend economic opportunity to all region’s residents. URI projects are expected to have significant private investment.
NSF has made changes to its requirements for proposals due on or after January 25, 2016. Those changes that will impact RIT PIs include:
NIH has extended its deadline for the implementation of the new biosketch format. It will require the use of this new format in applications for research grants submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2015. For applications with due dates prior to May 25, applicants will have the choice of using the current biosketch format or the new one. NIH encourages applicants to use the new biosketch format for due dates on or after January 25, 2015.
Notable changes to the new format include:
RIT has purchased an institutional license agreement for the New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding by Mike Cronan and Lucy Deckard. This electronic resource covers the core questions most often raised by new faculty starting university research careers, and plenty of useful information for mid-career and senior researchers.
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