Sponsored Projects Posts

August 20th, 2020

Office of Sponsored Projects: Reporting Milestones

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The Office of Sponsored Projects is putting together a series of short videos in an effort to keep University researchers abreast of the ever-changing Sponsored Programs Administration climate. In this third short video, Associate Director Emily Lacy discusses Reporting Milestones.

February 2nd, 2018

Data Management Plans and Tools

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Sponsors are looking for a thoughtful data management plan in which data will be properly obtained, analyzed, reported, and published. Most funding agencies now require a Data Management Plan (DMP), but almost any research project would benefit from having one in place prior to collecting a single data point. A complete DMP outlines the processes, …read more

January 9th, 2018

Applying for a Grant? This Research Might Change Your Approach

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If you’ve applied for federal funding for your research, you know the importance of understanding your sponsor’s goals, writing clearly and concisely, and paying close attention to deadlines. Yet, a well-prepared proposal doesn’t guarantee you’ll receive funding. According to researchers Ted and Courtney von Hippel’s article, “To Apply or Not to Apply: A Survey Analysis …read more

July 11th, 2017

Tips for Better Self-Editing

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There are not a lot of people who enjoy editing their own work. And, because so often, as writers, we are writing against a deadline, we don’t give ourselves enough time to do a complete edit. A complete edit needs time. The longer you can be away from your writing, the more people you can …read more

June 6th, 2017

Know Your Sponsor

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My son and a team of fellow elementary students did an experiment for school to see how much the splash pattern grew when you increased the height you dropped a water balloon. They still don’t know the answer to that question because the kids didn’t get the balloons high enough to pop the balloons, let …read more