RETURN of the RAG Mag
We are pleased to introduce the return of the Research Administration Group Magazine, the RAG Mag. In this, and future quarterly issues, we will highlight stories about grants and contracts activities at MSU Denver, with funding opportunities and policy announcements of interest to MSU Denver faculty and staff. Download the Winter 2024 issue.
OSRP Process Flowchart
Have you ever wondered how this entire grant process works? OSRP has created this process flowchart to illustrate the “cradle to grave” lifetime of your grant. To view the flowchart PDF click here.
Please be advised that all federal, state, and local government grants and contracts must be reviewed, approved, and submitted by OSRP staff.
Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution
With a $135,000 seed grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) in 2022, and an additional $500,000 award from the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center Program in 2023, 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. For an in-depth look watch MSU Denver President Dr. Janine Davidson visit the Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute.
$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.
$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.
Proposers must now prepare the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support using SciENcv.
- The SciENcv online portal is available here.
- For a tutorial about the requirements and processes for creating the documents online, this video tutorial was created at Clemson University and is being generously shared with us by Sheila T. Lischwe, Ph.D., Director of Sponsored Programs art Clemson University. The demonstration of the SciENcv online portal functionality begins at 26:25.
- Refer to Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide Chapters D.2.h.(i). and II.D.2.h.(ii). as well as the NSF biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support pages for more information.
Recordings for the presentations from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Fall 2023 Virtual Grants Conference, held during the week of December 4 – 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.
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.
Featured Hispanic Serving Institution Grant Deadlines
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.
2023 Colorado Talent Pipeline Report
The Colorado Talent Pipeline Report is developed by the Colorado Workforce Development Council in partnership with the Colorado Departments of Higher Education, Labor and Employment, Education, Human Services, Local Affairs, and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Read the report.
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