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Faculty members who expect to receive summer salary from a sponsored project must complete this 2019 Summer Salary Request Form.

Please submit by May 31, 2019 in order to ensure enough time for processing.

A member of the SRA team will reach out to you from ccassra@email.gwu.edu with any questions.

Thank you!

-- The SRA Team

We understand your need to know about the outcome of your submissions so you can plan for your summer. Here are statuses for the various internal proposals.

  • UFF/CCFF:  For UFF, OVPR has notified the funding decisions for all applicants earlier and subsequently shared with us the materials for the unfunded UFF proposals on April 12.  Our Review Committee has now finished the evaluation of those proposals, and we expect to communicate with the applicants within this week.
  • Enhanced Faculty Travel:  All applicants have been informed with the funding decisions, or have been requested of for more information.
  • Dean's Research Chair:  All funding decisions have been made and communicated to the applicants.  
  • Nick-of-Time and DICE:  These are considered as they come in. As of now, PIs of all submitted applications have been informed of the funding decisions.
  • Humanities Facilitating Fund  (HFF):  The review process is managed by Professors Tyler Anbinder and Lynn Westwater.  By now, all applicants have been informed of the funding decisions.

The latest updates on this initiative can be found at Research Ecosystem Review: Progress Report.  We copy our summary for the update on April 8:

April 8,  2019 - A  message was sent all in the GW community through GW Today with the release of a 6-page Executive Summary, which contains 15 suggested improvements in the four focus areas.  It will be the responsibility of the relevant offices, including OVPR and school level research offices, to implement those recommendations.

One particular change is that OVPR will no longer require a waiver request for missing the five-day internal deadline for proposal submissions.  Our SRA team is working with OVPR to implement this change.

Phase 2 of the Research Ecosystem Review is expected to start in the fall, focusing on five areas: Research Core Facilities (e.g. Nanofabrication & Imaging Center), Big Data/High Performance Computing and IT support, Workforce Development (mainly postdoc),  Allocation (Financing & Budgeting, Intramural Funding, Space Allocation), and Entrepreneurial Activities and Commercialization.

The SEH WoWTALK (What’s Our Work) series began in 2016 in an effort to bring together researchers in or related to SEH to present their work and explore collaboration potentials. By now, 12 events have taken place featuring 41 talks by 42 speakers from CCAS, SEAS, SMHS, Public Health, and OVPR.

Here, we would like to hear from you on possible outcomes from this event series. This could be joint papers, joint proposals, or other forms of collaborations that have benefited from the WoWTALK series. You can enter your input in this brief web form:

WoW Talk Outcome

 

Models for Uncovering Rules and Unexpected Phenomena in Biological Systems (MODULUS)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), in collaboration with the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB), seeks to promote interdisciplinary research that enables novel mathematical and computational approaches that capture and explore the full range of mechanisms and biological variability needed to better understand biological systems behavior across multiple scales. Proposals in response to this DCL should be submitted to either DMS via the Mathematical Biology Program Description or the MCB solicitation, NSF 18-585, directed to the Systems and Synthetic Biology program (8011). The proposal title should be prefaced with "MODULUS:". The MCB solicitation accepts proposals to core programs or to a Rules of Life (RoL) track. Submission to either track is permissible given that the guidance as detailed in the solicitation (NSF 18-585) for each is followed. For proposals submitted to MCB and targeted for the RoL track, a second program in another BIO Division must also be identified. Neither Division puts limits on proposal budgets and expects budgets to be appropriate for the scope of the project proposed.

For more information, check the Dear Colleague Letter at:
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19054/nsf19054.jsp

GW’s Procurement office put out a notice stating procurement monetary limits, or thresholds, are increasing for quotes, bids or RFPs (requests for proposals) for university funds and non-federal sponsored projects or federally-sponsored grants.

For more detailed information about these new thresholds and requirements, visit procurement.gwu.edu. The Procurement Dollar Threshold Matrix includes links to detailed information on required documentation for each funding source and threshold.

A New Series to Enhance CCAS Research
& Scholarship!

In an effort to boost the competitiveness of grant and fellowship applications from CCAS faculty, we are pleased to launch the CCAS Grantsmanship Workshop Series, focusing on the techniques and strategies for successful grant and fellowship applications.  We expect this event series to include panel discussions by experienced colleagues, presentations from funding agencies, as well as other types of events that could enhance the research and scholarship of CCAS faculty.

Our first workshop will be take place on Wednesday, February 27, 12 – 1:30pm. Detailed information can be found in the enclosed flyer.  RSVP is appreciated.

There could be a variety of reasons for your attendance. It could that you wish to learn more about fellowship application, or you are an experienced colleague who could act as additional resources during the panel, or you simply take this opportunity to network with other colleagues with similar interests. Please feel welcome to join us for this inaugural event.

We appreciate the suggestions and feedback from the CCAS Research Advisory Council in launching this workshop series.

Grantsmanship Flyer PDF

CCAS Grantsmanship Workshop I

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm
, refreshments to follow

Phillips Hall, Dean's Conference Room 411

RSVP

Mark your calendars for CCAS Grantsmanship Workshop II - A joint CCAS-SB (School of Business) event featuring a presentation by an NSF program officer on the new NSF's 10 Big Ideas Friday, March 29, 2:00pm, Duques Hall 652.

Internal Funding

We are pleased to announce the continuation of CCAS internal funding programs, including Dean's ResearchChair, Enhanced Faculty Travel, Nick-of-Time, and DICE. Please click each of the following links to obtain full information.

Please also notice that: 

  • Information on UFF / CCFF is not available yet. We are in touch with OVPR on their updated UFF announcement. As soon as they finalize that, we will update our CCFF guideline accordingly. After that, we will share with you through our CCAS Research Update and CCFF website on the CCAS ResearchBlog page
  • Decisions for Enhanced Travel and Dean's Res Chair awards are moved earlier to April 2019.  This is to help you to plan ahead and is based on the recommendation of our CCAS Research Advisory Council. Please submit your proposals by the deadline so we can move things as planned.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ccasres@gwu.edu.


GW Research Ecosystem Review

We are pleased to provide an update on the GW Research Ecosystem Review, which is included in this google doc shared with you:

Research Ecosystem Review: Progress Report

It includes a link to the Research Ecosystem Review webform. Please feel welcome to enter your input, which we will share with the working groups.

Earlier this week, you should have received a message from the Res Integrity and Compliance working group, along with a Review of Research Integrity / Compliance processes in CCAS  by me. This review is based on your input as of Oct 15. If you have additional comments on Res Integrity and Compliance, please email to the committee chair Dr. Kimberly Acquaviva at  acqua@gwu.edu. or enter on our webform (which we will then forward).

As of today, we have received 46 responses on our webform. Some of you decided to email me or talk to me in person, and that is perfectly fine as well. In a separate effort, our SRA team also designed a CCAS Pre-Award Survey which we sent to those who submitted proposals recently. We have received 37 responses for that. We are very much encouraged by your engagements on this university wide effort. We see this as a great opportunity to further enhance our research support infrastructure at CCAS and GW. It there is an interest, CCAS could consider a roundtable event to discuss the feedback and hear your thoughts directly.


Upcoming Events

Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities


Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 - 1:00pm-2:30pm, with refreshments after.

Location: Phillips Hall, Room 411

Description: Mary-Rolfe Zeller, Outreach and Selection Coordinator at Institute of International Education (IIE) will give a presentation to CCAS faculty interested in learning more about Fulbright. This presentation will give an overview of the history of the Fulbright Scholar Program, take a deep dive into the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program opportunities (including learning how to navigate the Catalog of Awards and how to apply), and conclude with a brief overview of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar opportunities.

IIE has been a world leader in international education working to build more peaceful and equitable societies by advancing scholarship, building economies and promoting access to opportunity.

The Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States.