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Grants.gov discontinuing “Legacy” PDF submission package on Dec. 31, 2017

As of December 31, 2017, the process for submitting proposals via Grants.gov will be changing to a new federal portal called Grants.gov Workspace.  Submission via Workspace will be MANDATORY for all Grants.gov proposals starting Jan. 1, 2018.  The Legacy package will still available until Jan. 1, but ORA is strongly suggesting that all PIs, Co-PIs, […]

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Fall 2017 Undergraduate RCR Training

Undergraduate Students participating in NSF, NIH, and USDA-NIFA sponsored research are required to be trained in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).  Training for the fall will occur: Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Time: 5-8:30 p.m. Place: Stodder Hall, Rm. 57 IMPORTANT! Pre-registration is required and students must be accompanied by a mentor (one per […]

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Effective Immediately – New Procedure in Place to Notify ORSP of Intent to Submit a Proposal. All Notifications MUST be Routed Through PARS

NEW – Effective immediately,  all Principal Investigators will be required to notify ORSP of upcoming proposal submissions by completing a Notice of Intent to Submit a Proposal form through PARS. To ensure that all required certifications and mandatory training modules are current, this form must be submitted through the lead PI’s PARS account. Upon receipt […]

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RAN Meeting Registration

Registration for the next Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) meetings is open! The Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Time: 2-4 p.m. Place: 57 Stodder Hall To register, please sign up via our Google Doc RAN May 2017 Meeting Registration. Please note, you will need your valid @maine.edu credentials to log-in and edit the document.  If you […]

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Grants 101 Workshop: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics

Time & Date: May 10, 10am-12pm Location: Library Classroom The Office of the Vice President for Research and Fogler Library are offering “Grants101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics.” At the workshop, you will: find grants in PIVOT analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals learn Grant Writing Basics Space is limited. Please RSVP to Jen Bonnet using […]

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Spring 2017 Undergraduate Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Undergraduate Students participating in NSF, NIH, and USDA-NIFA sponsored research are required to complete Responsible Conduct of Research training. Training for the spring will occur: Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Time: 5-8:30 p.m. Place: Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building (ESRB) IMPORTANT! Pre-registration is required and students must be accompanied by a mentor (one per […]

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Save the Date – Spring 2017 RAN Meetings

Please mark you calendars to Save the Date for the Spring 2017 Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) meetings: The Dates: Wednesday, March 1st and May 10th Time: 2-4 p.m. Place: Stodder Hall, Rm. 57  Sneak Peak for the March Meeting: You asked, we heard — ORSP Post-Award will offer a training and Q&A session on cost […]

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Export Control Checklist Added to PARS

Export Control Regulations (ECR) are Federal policies and procedures designed to protect national and economic security and advance U.S. foreign policy goals by prohibiting the unlicensed transfer of items, technology, and data subject to trade restrictions; or that have proprietary, military, or economic applications, to foreign nationals. Violations of export control regulations carry potential criminal, […]

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Proposal Submission Policy and Timeline

The University has a new ORSP Proposal Submission Policy & Timeline. Given the growing complexity of the proposal submission process, it is critical that principal investigators adhere to internal deadlines in order that staff members in Departments, Labs, Centers and ORSP have time to work through the many issues that arise before submitting a proposal […]

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