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 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.
- What kinds of animal research can I do at RIT?
- All proposed research with vertebrate animals (all fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals – except human) requires RIT IACUC (Institute Animal Care and Use Committee) advance notification and approval. Email the IACUC chair Larry Buckley (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a proposal template that must be completed, submitted, and approved prior to any vertebrate animal research.