Research Insights

Research Live: Sponsored Projects & Funding Archives

鈥淐reative, Effective & Measurable Broader Impacts for Grants鈥

Friday, Jan. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Jake Maas, Director, Office for Proposal Enhancement, Office of Research
  • Holly Bik, Associate Professor, Franklin College Department of Marine Science
  • Kathrin Stanger-Hall, Professor, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Department of Plant Biology
  • XQ Wang, Associate Professor, College of Engineering
  • Richard Chandler, Professor, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources

While there is wide variation on how seriously review panels take broader impacts, when they do take them seriously, they can be a real differentiator for grant proposals鈥攆or better or worse. Join us in this session of Research Live for a lively discussion on how to develop fun and effective broader impacts for NSF and other funders. Our panel of faculty will share their experience of what works and doesn鈥檛 work, both in getting a proposal funded and actually being feasible in execution.

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鈥淭hinking Big: How to Create & Fund Successful Interdisciplinary Research Teams鈥

Friday, Dec. 8, 11:30am-12:30pm

Presenters:

  • Larry Hornak, Associate Vice President for Integrative Team Initiatives, Office of Research
  • Jake Maas, Director, Office for Proposal Enhancement, Office of Research
  • Justin Bahl, Associate Professor, colleges of Public Health and Veterinary Medicine, Institute for Bioinformatics
  • Jenay Beer, Associate Professor & Co-Director, The CARE Center, College of Public Health
  • Brian Bledsoe, UGA Athletics Association Professor & Director, Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems, College of Engineering
  • Mandy Joye, Regents’ Professor & UGA Athletics Association Professor of Marine Science, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
  • Lisa Renzi-Hammond, Associate Professor & Co-Director, The CARE Center, College of Public Health

Interdisciplinary team science is the key to solving society鈥檚 grand challenges. Federal funding agencies increasingly are reserving their most impactful, high-dollar opportunities for interdisciplinary team proposals, and UGA has stepped up its efforts to be competitive for such awards. This edition of Research Live will explore the array of funding and training programs the university has created in recent years to help faculty identify collaborators, form and develop effective interdisciplinary teams, and create funding proposals to support the teams鈥 work.

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“Building Effective Interdisciplinary Teams”

Friday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m.

Presenters:

Dorothy Carter, assistant professor, Dept. of Psychology

Larry Hornak, associate vice president for integrative team initiatives, Office of Research

Description: As the scale and complexity of research continues to grow, research is increasingly conducted by multi-disciplinary teams and larger groups rather than individual investigators. But interdisciplinary collaboration brings its own challenges that can impact a team鈥檚 progress in achieving its goals. How does a team-based approach to scholarship work? In this session, faculty will learn tips about establishing multi-disciplinary research teams, writing effective proposals for collaborative research, and managing a team鈥檚 activities once a project is under way.

鈥淩esearch Reporting: New Tools & More to Come for UGA Researchers鈥

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 11:30am-12:30pm

Presenters:

  • Jill Tincher, Executive Director, Sponsored Projects Administration
  • Shawn Hill, Director, Programs & Change Management, Office of Research/Finance Division/Graduate School

Reports, dashboards and other business intelligence tools are critical to any successful research enterprise. This is especially true at UGA as we continue our trajectory of growth in worldwide research impact. In this session, we will share our progress and our vision for developing best-in-class reporting infrastructure for our researchers, administrators and staff across the university enterprise.

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鈥淐ollaborator Contribution: A New Methodology for Tracking and Reporting Contributions on Sponsored Projects鈥

Wednesday, May 10 at听11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Chad Cleveland, Associate Vice President for Finance Division
  • Shawn Hill, Director, Programs & Change Management
  • Jill Tincher, Executive Director, Sponsored Projects Administration

Based upon recommendations from multi-year working groups composed of college, school and other unit representatives, UGA is transitioning from Academic Credit to Collaborator Contribution on July 1, 2023. This change will result in simplified, standardized and improved reporting. In this webinar, we will provide administrators and individual investigators an overview of this new methodology for tracking contributions on sponsored projects, and explain the key benefits and reporting improvements that will result.听We will also help administrators and investigators understand how to review and identify any changes needed prior to听implementation.

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“Pivoting to Research Funding: How Pivot Can Help You ID Grant Opportunities”

Friday, March 24, at 11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Elizabeth White, Research & Instruction Librarian, UGA Libraries
  • Jake Maas, Director, Office for Proposal Enhancement, Office of Research

Pivot is a grant-finding database supported by UGA Libraries and the Office of Research to which all UGA faculty and students have access. It allows researchers to create custom profiles and search for research funding opportunities that align closely with their individual research programs. In this session, Elizabeth White from UGA Libraries and Jake Maas from the Office for Proposal Enhancement will show how to create your Pivot profile, schedule automated alerts of customized funding opportunities, and even identify academic conferences where you can submit and present your research.

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How Not to Research Alone: Creating Meaningful Relationships with Funders

“Part 1 鈥 Introduction: It鈥檚 All 华人第一情色社区 Relationships.”

This webinar is part 1 of a five-part Research Live series, “How Not to Research Alone: Creating Meaningful Relationships with Funders.”View the other events in the series.

Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 at听11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Larry Hornak, Associate Vice President for Integrative Team Initiatives, Office of Research
  • Marty Bink, Director of Defense & Security Collaborations, Office of Research
  • Jake Maas, Director of Proposal Enhancement, Office of Research
  • Richard Potter, Director of Business Engagement and Collaboration
  • Matt Pruitt, Director of Foundation Relations, Development & Alumni Relations
  • Kyle Tschepikow, Executive Director of Business Engagement
Part 1 of the workshop series, 鈥淗ow Not to Research Alone: Creating Meaningful Relationships with Funders,鈥 sets the stage addressing the critical common characteristics of successful funder relationships. This session will show that building a long-term relationship with those you seek to fund your work is no different than building any other lasting relationship鈥攊t must be grounded in shared value and trust.

鈥淔ill the Gaps in Your Foundation: Tips for Seeking Foundation Funding鈥

This webinar is part 3 of a five-part Research Live series, “How Not to Research Alone: Creating Meaningful Relationships with Funders.”View the other events in the series.

Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 at 11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Larry Hornak, Associate Vice President for Integrative Team Initiatives, Office of Research
  • Marty Bink, Director of Defense & Security Collaborations, Office of Research
  • Jake Maas, Director of Proposal Enhancement, Office of Research
  • Richard Potter, Director of Business Engagement and Collaboration
  • Matt Pruitt, Director of Foundation Relations, Development & Alumni Relations
  • Kyle Tschepikow, Executive Director of Business Engagement
  • Additional speakers TBA

Although foundations don鈥檛 typically offer the same level of funding as federal agencies, their dollars can serve as a valuable complement to other funding streams and help spur additional funding. While no two foundations are exactly the same, there are some generic guidelines that are helpful in seeking foundation funding. This workshop, part 3 of the 鈥淗ow Not to Research Alone: Creating Meaningful Relationships with Funders鈥 series, will focus on what resonates with foundations and strategies for effective approaches.

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鈥淒o You Accept This Mission?: Meeting the Needs of U.S. Mission Agencies鈥

This webinar is part 4 of a five-part Research Live series, “How Not to Research Alone: Creating Meaningful Relationships with Funders.”View the other events in the series.

Friday, March 3, 2023 at 11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Larry Hornak, Associate Vice President for Integrative Team Initiatives, Office of Research
  • Marty Bink, Director of Defense & Security Collaborations, Office of Research
  • Jake Maas, Director of Proposal Enhancement, Office of Research
  • Richard Potter, Director of Business Engagement and Collaboration
  • Matt Pruitt, Director of Foundation Relations, Development & Alumni Relations
  • Kyle Tschepikow, Executive Director of Business Engagement

Mission agencies support research that advances specific purposes or needs.听 Building relationships with mission agencies is essential to securing funding because it provides a better understanding of the agency鈥檚 needs and helps the agency reduce risk in the funding process.听 However, the process of building relationships takes time and can be difficult to start. In the fourth segment of the 鈥淗ow Not to Research Alone: Creating Meaningful Relationships with Funders鈥 series, we will provide a better understanding of mission agencies and pointers on how to initiate and sustain relationships within mission agencies.

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鈥淣avigating Explicit and Implicit Relationships on the Path to Federal Funding.”

This webinar is part 5 of a five-part Research Live series, “How Not to Research Alone: Creating Meaningful Relationships with Funders.”View the other events in the series.

Friday, March. 17, 2023 at 11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Larry Hornak, Associate Vice President for Integrative Team Initiatives, Office of Research
  • Marty Bink, Director of Defense & Security Collaborations, Office of Research
  • Jake Maas, Director of Proposal Enhancement, Office of Research
  • Richard Potter, Director of Business Engagement and Collaboration
  • Matt Pruitt, Director of Foundation Relations, Development & Alumni Relations
  • Kyle Tschepikow, Executive Director of Business Engagement

Applying for federal funding can be overwhelming. Like all complex tasks, you need to break down the process into manageable chunks. But what鈥檚 the best way to do that? In the fifth and final segment of the 鈥淗ow Not to Research Alone: Creating Meaningful Relationships with Funders鈥 series, we will present a structured approach to grant proposal development that will lower your stress level and position you for the best chance of success.

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鈥淚nfoReady: A new system for UGA limited submissions鈥

Friday, April 30, 11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Shelley Hooks, associate vice president for internal grants and awards, Office of Research
  • Larry Hornak, associate vice president for integrative team initiatives, Office of Research
    Alex Aspley, application analyst associate, Terry College of Business
  • Callen Little, administrative associate, Office of Research

Description:听Effective May 3, 2021, the UGA limited submissions process will migrate to InfoReady, a management system for internal competitions. This webinar will provide an overview of InfoReady and walk attendees through tutorials on creating an InfoReady account, navigating the website, applying to internal competitions, managing applications and reviewing applications.

InfoReady Demo

Full InfoReady Research Matters Live session

鈥淭raining Grants: Preparing for Success鈥

Tuesday, March 9, 1 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Jake Maas, director, Office for Proposal Enhancement
  • Meredith Welch-Devine, interim assistant dean & director of interdisciplinary graduate programs, Graduate School

Description: Training grants such as those offered by NIH and NSF are highly effective building blocks for establishing strong graduate programs. Join Jake Maas and Meredith Welch-Devine for a discussion of the essential elements and groundwork needed to submit competitive training grant proposals. We鈥檒l also provide updates on the institutional assistance and support available for those who take the plunge.

鈥淧roactive Award Set-Up with Sponsored Projects鈥

Friday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award
  • Brad Langford, director, Sponsored Projects Post-Award
  • Tammi Childs, award team manager, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award

Description: Sponsored Projects Administration is happy to announce two tools providing proactive steps for research award management. These new Proactivity Tools include steps faculty and departmental staff can take to facilitate faster and smoother award set-up, management and closeout. Proactivity for Award Set-Up includes a quick check-list of items needed to ensure more timely award set-up. Proactivity for Award Management and Closeout provides financial best-practice advice in managing sponsored projects from inception through closeout. These tips are ideal for PI/unit administrators working with sponsored projects.

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鈥淩esearch Award Administration during COVID-19鈥

Friday, June 19, 11 a.m.

Presenters:
Jill Tincher, executive director, Sponsored Projects Administration
Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award

Description: If you are the principal investigator (PI) or contact PI on a sponsored project, your project has probably been impacted by COVID-19. Your research may have been delayed due to non-essential research occurring remotely and/or you may have incurred unanticipated expenses. The federal government has acknowledged the impacts of COVID-19 and provided universities with flexibilities and guidance on how to administer awards and their technical reporting. These pertain to progress reports, no-cost extensions, cost extensions and supplements. Join us for this session to learn strategies to manage the impacts of COVID-19 and navigate technical reporting and award administration more effectively.

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鈥淧ayroll Certification Reports鈥

Friday, June 12, 11 a.m.

Presenters:
Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award
Melissa Mottley, associate director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award

Description: If you are the principal investigator (PI) or contact PI on a sponsored project, you are required to annually review and certify that all team members鈥 payroll charged to each sponsored project is reasonable for the work performed and allocable to the project. While this is a vast reduction in administrative burden from the previous monthly certifications made by each project team member, it can still feel daunting and overwhelming, especially if you are unfamiliar with the payroll certification report. Join us for a Research Matters Live session to learn some tips and tricks to demystify this process and make payroll certification an easier and more efficient annual task.

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“Using the Project Status Report to Manage Your Projects”

Friday, June 5, 11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award
  • Brad Langford, director, Sponsored Projects Post-Award

Event description: The Project Status Report is a powerful reporting tool designed to assist faculty in getting real-time expenditure and balance information on their sponsored projects. Join us for this session to learn how to quickly navigate and put the Project Status Report to work for you with helpful features like automated emails, direct cost balances, and detailed payroll data like names of people paid on your grants.

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鈥淣avigating SciENcv and ORCID鈥

Friday, May 22, 11 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award
  • Tammi Childs, award team manager, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award

Event description: Starting June 1, 2020, all applications to NSF will require biosketches generated via the Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv). In this session, we will walk you through the process of creating a SciENcv, talk about creating a unique digital identifier through Open Researcher and Contributor Identification (ORCID), and demonstrate online resources to help you navigate this new process.

鈥淟ooking Ahead: COVID-19 Funding Opportunities Present & Future鈥

Friday, May 15, 11 a.m.

Moderator: Larry Hornak, associate vice president for research鈥攊ntegrative team initiatives

Panelists:

  • Jonathan Arnold, professor, Dept. of Genetics, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
  • Marty Bink, director, Defense & Security Collaborations
  • Emily Carpinone, proposal enhancement officer, Office for Proposal Enhancement
  • Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award
  • Kristen Shockley, associate professor, Dept. of Psychology, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
  • Jill Tincher, executive director, Sponsored Projects Administration

Event description: The landscape for funding opportunities related to COVID-19 research is changing rapidly. This session will share the latest information available on such opportunities from UGA鈥檚 primary federal funding agencies, including agency priorities, strategies for proposal development, and UGA resources available to support proposals.

(limit 100 attendees)

鈥淯sing the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium to Fund Your Research鈥

Tuesday, May 5, 1 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Marty Bink, director, Defense & Security Collaborations
  • Melissa Mottley, assistant director, Sponsored Projects Administration Pre-Award
  • Nick Hinson, contract manager, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award

Event description: The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is the primary funding mechanism for Department of Defense medical research.听UGA recently joined MTEC in order to increase participation in all biomedical听and medical technology research funding.听This webinar will introduce how to use MTEC to find funding opportunities and to submit applications.听Visit the 听and see .

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See MTEC Proposal Preparation Guide

鈥淐OVID-19 Research & Supplemental Federal Funding

Friday, April 17, 11-11:30 a.m.

Moderator:听Larry Hornak, associate vice president for research鈥攊ntegrative team initiatives

Panelists:

  • Jill Tincher, executive director, Sponsored Projects Administration
  • Cathy Cuppett, director, Sponsored Projects Pre-Award
  • Jake Maas, director, Office for Proposal Enhancement

Event description:听The quickest, easiest path to federal COVID-19 funding is via supplements that are already available to existing grantees, particularly by NIH. The supplements听do not听need to be related to existing projects; investigators simply need the capability to carry out proposed COVID-19 research. This presentation will be targeted toward current NIH-funded and/or COVID-19 researchers to raise their awareness of such supplemental funding opportunities. Office of Research administrators will share best available information and also collect feedback from faculty about priorities and needs regarding their COVID work.听