On July 23, 2021 RIT finalized the F&A rate agreement with the Federal government. These new F&A rates will be effective for FY21 – FY24 (please see the chart below). Both SRS and Controller’s websites have been updated. Here is a link to the new rates for F&A, benefits, ITS charges, and tuition rates for use on sponsored projects (Standard Information for Proposals).
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NSF has released a much anticipated resource regarding pre-award and post-award disclosure information in the biographical sketch and current and pending support proposal sections. This table (https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/disclosures_table/june2021.pdf) identifies where these disclosures must be provided in proposals as well as in project reports. Proposers and awardees may begin using this resource immediately to assist with completing the relevant proposal and project report sections.
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million for interdisciplinary research in Quantum Information Science (QIS) and nuclear physics. The aim of this funding is to draw on the expertise and capabilities of the nuclear physics community to advance areas of interest such as quantum computing and quantum sensors, and using advances in QIS to expand our understanding of nuclear physics.
The National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate is holding an informational webinar about several major research funding opportunities.
The event will take place on April 15 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. EDT.
The Department of Defense has released the new Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) Funding Opportunity Announcement. DoD's MURI program addresses high-risk basic research and attempts to understand or achieve something that has never been done before. The program was initiated over 25 years ago and it has regularly produced significant scientific breakthroughs with far reaching consequences to the fields of science, economic growth, and revolutionary new military technologies.
NSF has published the new program solicitation for AGEP.
Revision Notes: The Transformation Alliance track was discontinued. Three new tracks have been offered: The AGEP Catalyst Alliance (ACA) track, the AGEP Faculty Career Pathways Alliance Model (FC-PAM) track, and the AGEP Institutional Transformation Alliance (ITA) track. The FC-PAM track will only be funded in FY2022-FY2023 and it will be discontinued thereafter.