Research Matters

Research Matters Live: Sponsored Projects & Funding Archives

“InfoReady: A new system for UGA limited submissions”

Friday, April 30, 11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Shelley Hooks, associate vice president for internal grants and awards, Office of Research
  • Larry Hornak, associate vice president for integrative team initiatives, Office of Research
    Alex Aspley, application analyst associate, Terry College of Business
  • Callen Little, administrative associate, Office of Research

Description: Effective May 3, 2021, the UGA limited submissions process will migrate to InfoReady, a management system for internal competitions. This webinar will provide an overview of InfoReady and walk attendees through tutorials on creating an InfoReady account, navigating the website, applying to internal competitions, managing applications and reviewing applications.

InfoReady Demo

Full InfoReady Research Matters Live session

“Training Grants: Preparing for Success”

Tuesday, March 9, 1 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Jake Maas, director, Office for Proposal Enhancement
  • Meredith Welch-Devine, interim assistant dean & director of interdisciplinary graduate programs, Graduate School

Description: Training grants such as those offered by NIH and NSF are highly effective building blocks for establishing strong graduate programs. Join Jake Maas and Meredith Welch-Devine for a discussion of the essential elements and groundwork needed to submit competitive training grant proposals. We’ll also provide updates on the institutional assistance and support available for those who take the plunge.

“Proactive Award Set-Up with Sponsored Projects”

Friday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award
  • Brad Langford, director, Sponsored Projects Post-Award
  • Tammi Childs, award team manager, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award

Description: Sponsored Projects Administration is happy to announce two tools providing proactive steps for research award management. These new Proactivity Tools include steps faculty and departmental staff can take to facilitate faster and smoother award set-up, management and closeout. Proactivity for Award Set-Up includes a quick check-list of items needed to ensure more timely award set-up. Proactivity for Award Management and Closeout provides financial best-practice advice in managing sponsored projects from inception through closeout. These tips are ideal for PI/unit administrators working with sponsored projects.

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“Research Award Administration during COVID-19”

Friday, June 19, 11 a.m.

Presenters:
Jill Tincher, executive director, Sponsored Projects Administration
Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award

Description: If you are the principal investigator (PI) or contact PI on a sponsored project, your project has probably been impacted by COVID-19. Your research may have been delayed due to non-essential research occurring remotely and/or you may have incurred unanticipated expenses. The federal government has acknowledged the impacts of COVID-19 and provided universities with flexibilities and guidance on how to administer awards and their technical reporting. These pertain to progress reports, no-cost extensions, cost extensions and supplements. Join us for this session to learn strategies to manage the impacts of COVID-19 and navigate technical reporting and award administration more effectively.

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“Payroll Certification Reports”

Friday, June 12, 11 a.m.

Presenters:
Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award
Melissa Mottley, associate director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award

Description: If you are the principal investigator (PI) or contact PI on a sponsored project, you are required to annually review and certify that all team members’ payroll charged to each sponsored project is reasonable for the work performed and allocable to the project. While this is a vast reduction in administrative burden from the previous monthly certifications made by each project team member, it can still feel daunting and overwhelming, especially if you are unfamiliar with the payroll certification report. Join us for a Research Matters Live session to learn some tips and tricks to demystify this process and make payroll certification an easier and more efficient annual task.

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“Using the Project Status Report to Manage Your Projects”

Friday, June 5, 11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award
  • Brad Langford, director, Sponsored Projects Post-Award

Event description: The Project Status Report is a powerful reporting tool designed to assist faculty in getting real-time expenditure and balance information on their sponsored projects. Join us for this session to learn how to quickly navigate and put the Project Status Report to work for you with helpful features like automated emails, direct cost balances, and detailed payroll data like names of people paid on your grants.

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“Navigating SciENcv and ORCID”

Friday, May 22, 11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award
  • Tammi Childs, award team manager, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award

Event description: Starting June 1, 2020, all applications to NSF will require biosketches generated via the Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv). In this session, we will walk you through the process of creating a SciENcv, talk about creating a unique digital identifier through Open Researcher and Contributor Identification (ORCID), and demonstrate online resources to help you navigate this new process.

“Looking Ahead: COVID-19 Funding Opportunities Present & Future”

Friday, May 15, 11 a.m.

Moderator: Larry Hornak, associate vice president for research—integrative team initiatives

Panelists:

  • Jonathan Arnold, professor, Dept. of Genetics, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
  • Marty Bink, director, Defense & Security Collaborations
  • Emily Carpinone, proposal enhancement officer, Office for Proposal Enhancement
  • Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award
  • Kristen Shockley, associate professor, Dept. of Psychology, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
  • Jill Tincher, executive director, Sponsored Projects Administration

Event description: The landscape for funding opportunities related to COVID-19 research is changing rapidly. This session will share the latest information available on such opportunities from UGA’s primary federal funding agencies, including agency priorities, strategies for proposal development, and UGA resources available to support proposals.

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“Using the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium to Fund Your Research”

Tuesday, May 5, 1 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Marty Bink, director, Defense & Security Collaborations
  • Melissa Mottley, assistant director, Sponsored Projects Administration Pre-Award
  • Nick Hinson, contract manager, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award

Event description: The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is the primary funding mechanism for Department of Defense medical research. UGA recently joined MTEC in order to increase participation in all biomedical and medical technology research funding. This webinar will introduce how to use MTEC to find funding opportunities and to submit applications. Visit the MTEC website and see examples of solicitations.

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See MTEC Proposal Preparation Guide

“COVID-19 Research & Supplemental Federal Funding

Friday, April 17, 11-11:30 a.m.

Moderator: Larry Hornak, associate vice president for research—integrative team initiatives

Panelists:

  • Jill Tincher, executive director, Sponsored Projects Administration
  • Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award
  • Jake Maas, director, Office for Proposal Enhancement

Event description: The quickest, easiest path to federal COVID-19 funding is via supplements that are already available to existing grantees, particularly by NIH. The supplements do not need to be related to existing projects; investigators simply need the capability to carry out proposed COVID-19 research. This presentation will be targeted toward current NIH-funded and/or COVID-19 researchers to raise their awareness of such supplemental funding opportunities. Office of Research administrators will share best available information and also collect feedback from faculty about priorities and needs regarding their COVID work.