Non-funding, non-event announcements.

ORSP-IG Grant Reviewers Needed

ORSP is seeking reviewers for ORSP-IG proposals for 2015-16, starting this summer.  63 pre-proposals were received for Round 1 (due date was May 8). A subset of these will be invited as full proposals. Reviewers are needed for both pre-proposals and full proposals in the 3 anticipated rounds of funding in 2015-16. The estimated time commitment is 10-20 hours per round, depending on the volume of pre-proposals and the number of full proposals invited.

FastScan AFM Workshop March 25 at CME


Bruker Senior Application Scientist John Thornton will preset some of the latest advances in AFM microscopy, give hands-on demonstrations, and answer questions. Please see the Flyer for more details. Activites will occur between 9am and 3pm at the Center for Manufacturing Excellence. 


Lunch and Learn: NSF STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)

On Wednesday, February 18, from noon until 1:30 pm, ORSP will facilitate a Lunch and Learn and networking session at the Triplett Alumni Center Auditorium for those interested in learning more about, or finding on-campus collaborators for proposals to, the NSF STEM + Computing Partnerships program. A current solicitation is out for this program, with proposals due to NSF on April 14, 2015. NSF 15-537, replaces and NSF 14-522, NSF 14-523.

NEH Regional Application Writing Workshop

National Endowment for the Humanities Regional Application Writing Workshop

NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards - FY2015

The NIH Fiscal Operations for fiscal year 2015 was signed by President Obama on December 16, 2014.  The act provides NIH with $30.31 billion in new budget authority or equivalent (program level), an increase of approximately $240 million over the FY 2014 final budget allocations totaling $30.07 billion. For more information, go to:

NSF Daylong HBCU-UP Workshop at JSU 11/20

NSF HBCU-UP Outreach Workshop
November 20, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
at Jackson State University

Webinar 12/14 on NINDS CREATE Bio Program

  Event Information: GUIRR Webinar: NINDS CREATE Bio Program     Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.  

Coordinating Proposals Submissions through ORSP

To those submitting applications and proposals for sponsored programs at UM, this is a reminder of important responsibilities & opportunities.

A. Notify the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

MRC Call for Concept Papers for potential statewide research initiatives

Concept Papers Due: November 21, 2014 

Submit concept papers to the Chief Research Officer at your home institution: 

JSU: Dr. Loretta Moore, 

MSU: Dr. David Shaw, 

UM: Dr. Alice Clark, 

NSF Temporary/Rotator Programs

NSF offers opportunities for scientists, engineers, and educators to join NSF as temporary program officers, called rotators. "Rotators make recommendations about which proposals to fund; influence new directions in the fields of science, engineering, and education; support cutting-edge interdisciplinary research; and mentor junior research members. As a rotator, you will be in a prime position to collaborate with others and increase your visibility as you survey the entire breadth of U.S. and international science, engineering, and education in real time.