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.
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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
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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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.
RIT is a member of the Universities Space Research Association, an independent, not-for-profit corporation with the mission of advancing space-related sciences. USRA facilitates collaboration with universities and government agencies in space-related research and education. USRA operates a Research Opportunities Program to connect with individuals at member institutions on research opportunities. These include needs within the USRA, emerging collaborative opportunities, and notices for student employment opportunities.
RIT is affiliated with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, or CITI, a subscription service providing research ethics education to members of the research community. The CITI program offers courses in the responsible conduct of research including case studies and video segments. The content is tailored separately for engineers, biomedical investigators, physical sciences research, humanities and social and behavioral sciences research.