Welcome Dr. Laneika Musalini
Laneika Musalini, Ed.D, was named Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs. She comes to the University with more than 20 years of experience in research and grants administration. Most recently, she was the director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at Columbus State University in Georgia. Like many Roadrunners, Dr. Laneika started her higher education at a community college. She went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Anderson University, a master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Clemson University and a doctorate in Higher Education Executive Leadership with a focus on Economic and Workforce Development from Wingate University. She also holds certificates in Project Administration, Grant Writing and Diversity in the Workplace. Dr. Laneika joins MSU Denver remotely from her home in South Carolina. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Laneika to the OSRP team!
2021-2022 OSRP Annual Report
Please join us in congratulating the MSU Denver faculty and staff who have been successful in securing external grant funding from public and private agencies to support their endeavors. Please take a moment to learn about their exciting, impactful, and innovative sponsored research and other projects. Click here to download the 2021-2022 OSRP Annual Report.
$500,00 Colorado Attorney General’s Office grant supports PISCES cybersecurity program
For sophisticated hackers, small government agencies and local institutions can seem like sitting ducks. And while the federal government and major corporations all have generous budgets to fund monitoring and protection, most smaller organizations and civic institutions simply do not. Through PISCES, student analysts provide a monitoring service, and when they spot anything suspicious, they escalate it immediately to the National Cybersecurity Center. Read the full story in MSU Denver’s RED.
US Department of Education grant funds Space Tech Scholars
For the majority of the aerospace industry’s existence, its workforce has been a fairly homogenous landscape. With a five-year, $2.9 million Department of Education Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions grant, MSU Denver created its SpaceTech Scholars program to help support underrepresented students and diversify pathways into the industry. Read the full story in MSU Denver’s RED.
$1.5 million workforce grant for the School of Education
Metropolitan State University of Denver is launching a new effort to grow and diversify Denver’s teacher workforce with the help of a $1.5 million federal grant. MSU Denver’s School of Education is one of 12 institutions nationwide to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence Program. Read the full story in MSU Denver’s RED.
Top Fulbright-producing Institution
Metropolitan State University of Denver is among the nation’s top Fulbright Scholar-producing institutions in 2022-23. The University is one of only six master’s-degree-granting institutions in the country to produce three or more Fulbright scholars. Read the full Early Bird story.
Recordings for the presentations from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Spring 2023 Virtual Grants Conference, held during the week of June 5-8, 2023, are now available online from the NSF Resource Center.
On February 21, 2022, users for the Grants.gov grant submission portal were required to begin using the new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number assigned by the System for Award Management (SAM) and the use of a DUNS number is no longer allowed in federal grant applications. OSRP has the new UEI number for MSU Denver and will continue to manage the submission portals.
On January 12, 2023, the NIH issued new Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements. The new salary cap for grant awards/contracts issued on or after January 1, 2023, is $212,100.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG), issued on January 30, 2023, remains in effect until NSF issues the next PAPPG, anticipated in January, 2024.
NSF Current and Pending forms and Biographical Sketches are now required to be created in SciENcv. The NSF templates for these will be retired on October 23, 2023. Complete information for NSF required Senior Personnel documents may be found here.
The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs has moved to its new office space, Room 342 on the 3rd Floor of the Jordan Student Success Building (JSSB), just a door down the hall from our previous office in JSSB 350. Staff is currently working with hybrid work arrangements. Kristin Baldwin, Michael Heathcote, and Tim Hawkins are available both on site and virtually. Kimberly Welp works remotely from South Carolina and Lisa Jones works remotely from California. We all continue to be available via email, phone, Teams and Zoom meetings. To schedule an in-person visit in our MSU Denver campus office please contact us for an appointment. For complete staff contact information, office hours, and responsibilities, please visit our staff page.
Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution
With a $135,000 seed grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the MSU Denver Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute has partnered with other higher-education institutions on the Auraria Campus to create the Industry 4.0 Center of Excellence. Read the full story in MSU Denver’s RED.
Featured Hispanic Serving Institution Grant Deadlines
*Prospective PIs are encouraged to send a one-page concept paper in advance of submitting a proposal.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks to support bold, ground-breaking, and potentially transformative projects addressing systemic racism in STEM. Proposals should advance racial equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development through research and practice. Core to this funding opportunity is that proposals are led by, or developed and led in authentic partnership with, individuals and communities most impacted by the inequities caused by systemic racism. Proposals funded by this Program Description will: (1) advance the science and promotion of racial equity in STEM, (2) substantively contribute to removing systemic barriers that impact STEM education, the STEM workforce, and scientific advancement, (3) institutionalize effective and inclusive environments for STEM learning, STEM research, and STEM professionals, (4) diversify the project leadership (PIs and co-PIs), institutions, ideas, and approaches that NSF funds, and (5) expand the array of epistemologies, perspectives, and experiences in STEM. Award range not available. More information.
The NSF INCLUDES Big Idea is a comprehensive national initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. The vision of NSF INCLUDES is to catalyze the STEM enterprise to work collaboratively for inclusive change, resulting in a STEM workforce that reflects the population of the Nation. More specifically, NSF INCLUDES seeks to improve collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the preparation, increasing the participation, and ensuring the contributions of individuals from groups that have been historically underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise such as African Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and women and girls. More information.
Through the Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) Program, NSF seeks to strengthen the future U.S. engineering workforce by enabling and encouraging the participation of all citizens in the engineering enterprise. The BPE Program seeks to support not only research in the science of broadening participation and equity in engineering, but also collaborative endeavors which foster the professional development of a diverse and well-prepared engineering workforce as well as innovative, if not revolutionary, approaches to building capacity through inclusivity and equity within the engineering academic experience. More information.
The goals of this program are to enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education and to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of students pursuing associate’s or baccalaureate degrees in STEM. IUSE: HSI offers three tracks: Track 1 is for Planning or Pilot Projects (PPP), Track 2 is for Implementation and Evaluation Projects (IEP), and Track 3 is for Institutional Transformation Projects (ITP). Limited submission: two proposals for PPP and IEP tracks, one proposal for ITP track. More information.
The Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program seeks to: (a) strengthen institutional educational capacities to develop and enhance curriculum, faculty, instruction delivery systems, and infrastructure including libraries and scientific instrumentation, in order to respond and serve the needs of underrepresented students in identified State, regional, national, or international educational needs in the food and agricultural sciences; (b) recruit, retain, and support undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups in order to prepare them for careers related to the food, agricultural, and natural resource systems of the United States; (c) facilitate cooperative initiatives between two or more Hispanic-Serving Institutions or between Hispanic-Serving Institutions and public or the private sector, in order to maximize the development and use of resources and to improve the food and agricultural sciences teaching programs. Award range: $50,000 – $1 million. More information.
The Awards for Faculty program strengthens the humanities at Hispanic-Serving Institutions by encouraging and expanding humanities research opportunities for individual faculty and staff members. Awards support individuals pursuing scholarly research that is of value to humanities scholars, students, and/or general audiences. The program welcomes proposals in all areas of the humanities, regardless of geographic or chronological focus. This program offers applicants flexibility in project outcomes and award periods. Projects must be based on humanities research. More information.
Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at Hispanic-Serving Institutions by developing new humanities programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses, or by enhancing existing ones. Projects must be organized around a core topic or set of themes drawn from such areas of study in the humanities as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills. NEH welcomes applications for projects that are modest in scope, duration, and budget, as well as applications for expansive, long-term projects. More information.
Upcoming HSI and MSI grant program deadlines are updated regularly. The complete calendar is available here.
National Science Foundation STEM Workforce Report
Individuals in the STEM workforce make important contributions to improve a nation’s living standards, economic growth, and global competitiveness. This National Science Foundation (NSF) report, The STEM Labor Force of Today: Scientists, Engineers, and Skilled Technical Workers, details aspects of the U.S. STEM workforce, including growth, demographic makeup, earnings, and unemployment. Read the report.
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Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP)
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