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The University of Kentucky’s College of Arts and Sciences and Proposal Development Office are pleased to host a National Endowment for the Humanities regional proposal development workshop on March 2-3, 2015 in the Student Center Theater. The program is open to the academic community and post-secondary institutions throughout the region and is an excellent opportunity to learn more about federal support for the humanities. We encourage you to share this email with others who are interested in learning about grants and fellowships in this area.
The speaker is Daniel Sack, Senior Program Officer from the Division of Research Programs. He will begin his presentation at 9:00 a.m. with an overview of the different programs supported by NEH, describe and offer insight into the NEH proposal review process, and discuss current agency initiatives. A question and answer period will conclude the morning session. Immediately after lunch (on your own), Dr. Sack will lead a mock review panel in a discussion of selected NEH proposals illuminating strengths and weaknesses.
The remainder of the afternoon and the morning of March 3rd will be dedicated to individual or small group meetings with Dr. Sack to discuss potential project proposals. These meetings will be scheduled in advance and on a first-come, first-served basis for those who submit a one-page summary by February 16 to Kara.Cecil@uky.edu.
Registration for the workshop is required and can be completed at: https://staff.as.uky.edu/national-endowment-humanities. If you have any questions, please contact Kara Cecil in the College of Arts and Sciences (Kara.Cecil@uky.edu or 859-257-3542).
OARS has been alerted by IT Services that some users installing the Firefox browser (which is recommended for use with our eSPA system) have become infected with malware when they have inadvertently downloaded software from a non-Mozilla website. We have been advised to instruct Mac users to download Firefox from Miami's Self Service portal and to instruct Windows 7 and 8 users to install Firefox from the Miami Application Catalog. Further, IT Services recommends that anyone who needs to use an outdated version of Java or an outdated version of a browser (as is necessary for some applications) should use a remote app portal for Windows or Mac instead of declining to install updated software, a practice that can leave computers vulnerable to ransomware, malware, and viruses.
On January 1, 2015, Miami University began using a new online system to manage routing and submission of external funding proposals. All faculty and staff are required to use the new eSPA (electronic sponsored program administration) for all external funding proposals. (Read more about eSPA here.)
If you are involved in submitting proposals for external funding, we strongly encourage you to attend one or more training sessions. Each 90-minute session provides an overview of the online system and walks through the steps involved in creating a proposal record, building a proposal, routing a proposal for approvals and monitoring proposal and award activity.
See the events calendar for details and registration.
NIH and AHRQ encourage applicants to use the newly published biosketch format for all grant and cooperative agreement applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2015, but will not require use of the new format until applications submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2015. Read more.