Unfortunately, the increase in sponsored research does not make up for the decrease in state funding. The projects are focused on specific topics, ranging from A Cancer Survivor Educational Initiative for the Primary Care Workforce to ZNO/ZNS/P3HT Core-Shell Heterostructure Organic Hybrid Solar Cells. A common misconception is that the F&A costs (aka overhead) are profit that can be spent on anything. They are actually a reimbursement for the real costs of conducting sponsored projects at Rutgers.
Here are two tips for federal funding:
Bridging Cultures: Humanities Scholarship in Mexico and the United States: October 28, 2010
The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Humanities Department of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Coordinación de Humanidades de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México [UNAM]) are cooperating to foster the exchange of information and advance research in the humanities. NEH is inviting applications for scholarly conferences through the Collaborative Research program. United States nonprofit institutions and organizations are encouraged to apply for funding for a conference that aims to further humanities scholarship and includes participation by scholars from the United States and UNAM. Participants may also include other scholars from Mexico and other countries who are conducting research pertinent to the topic. A conference application, for example, may focus on the current status of research in a particular humanities field or fields that are of interest to a wide scholarly audience or focus on a single issue of binational scholarly concern.
DFG/NEH Bilateral Digital Humanities Program: Enriching Digital Collections: Nov 16, 2010
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the United States and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V., DFG) are working together to offer support for digitization projects in the humanities. These grants provide funding for up to three years of development in any of the following areas:
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants: October 5, 2010
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program. This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve
Documenting Endangered Languages: September 15, 2010
The Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of an estimated half of the 6000-7000 currently used languages, this effort aims also to exploit advances in information technology. Awards support fieldwork and other activities relevant to recording, documenting, and archiving endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. DEL funding is available in the form of one- to three-year project grants as well as fellowships for up to twelve months. At least half the available funding will be awarded to projects involving fieldwork.
Enduring Questions September 15, 2010
The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day.
What is an enduring question? The following list is neither prescriptive nor exhaustive but serves to illustrate.
The fall semester is the major deadline season. Gradfund encourage all students who plan to apply for external funding during the fall deadline season to begin to work on their applications during the summer.
Gradfund offers a number of electronic resources to help students identify funding opportunities and to learn more about applying for merit based fellowships and grants:
Gradfund offers following types of individual appointments:
To request an appointment, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place "Appointment Request" in the subject line and in the body of your email include your full name, graduate program and the type of appointment you would like to schedule.
The fall semester is the major deadline season. If you have not yet done so, visit the GradFund Funder database to research funding opportunities and email email@example.com to schedule an appointment for assistance with your applications.
"The video provides an inside look at the dynamic way reviewers evaluate NIH grant applications," said CSR Director Dr. Toni Scarpa. "You'll see the rigor and integrity of their efforts, which have enabled NIH to identify ground-breaking research year after year."
The NIH Peer Review Revealed video can be viewed and downloaded via CSR's website: http://www.csr.nih.gov/video/video.asp.
CSR also has released a companion video: NIH Tips for Applicants. In this video, the reviewers and NIH staff members featured in the NIH Peer Review Revealed video provide advice to new applicants. Both videos incorporate many of the recent enhancements to the NIH peer review and grants systems.
Here is an example of something that should be avoided:
Findings of Research Misconduct
Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-085
Issued by Department of Health and Human Services
Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Assistant Secretary for Health have taken final action in the following case:
Emily M. Horvath, Indiana University: Based on the Respondent's own admissions in sworn testimony and as set forth below, Indiana University (IU) and the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) found that Ms. Emily M. Horvath, former graduate student, IU, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant R01 AT001846 and Predoctoral Fellowship Award F31 AT003977-01, and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH, grant R01 DK082773-01.
Specifically, the Respondent admitted to falsifying the original research data when entering values into computer programs for statistical analysis with the goal of reducing the magnitude of errors within groups, thereby gaining greater statistical power. The Respondent, IU, and ORI agree that the figures identified below in specific grant applications and published papers are false and that these falsifications rise to the level of research misconduct:
Respondent admitted to falsifying Figures 6B, 18, 22, 23B, and 24 in NCCAM, NIH, grant application R01 AT001846-06, ``Chromium Enhanced Insulin & GLUT4 Action via Lipid Rafts,' Jeffery S. Elmendorf, P.I. (07/01/04-05/31/20) (application was withdrawn in May 2009).
Respondent admitted to falsifying Figures 6B, 8, 9D, 16D, and 21 in NIDDK, NIH, grant application R01 DK082773-01, ``Mechanisms of Membrane-Based Insulin Resistance & Therapeutic Reversal Strategies,' Jeffrey S. Elmendork, P.I. (3/15/09-01/31/13).
Respondent admitted to falsifying Figures 2C, 5, 6D, and 11 in the publication: Horvath, E.M., Tacket, L., McCarthy, A.M., Raman, P., Brozinick, J.T., & Elmendorf, J.S. ``Antidiabetogenic Effects of Chromium Mitigate Hyperinsulinemia-induced Cellular Insulin Resistance via Correction of Plasma Membrane Cholesterol Imbalance.' Molecular Endocrinology 22:937-950, 2008.
Respondent admitted to falsifying Figure 2C in the publication: Bhonagiri, P., Patter, G.R., Horvath, E.M., Habegger, K.M., McCarthy, A.M., Elmendorf, J.S. ``Hexosamine biosysthesis pathway flux contributes to insulin resistance via altering membrane PIP 2 and cortical F-actin.' Endocrinology 150(4):1636-1645, 2009.
Respondent also admitted to falsifying Figures 2C, 5, 6D, 11, 13C, 15A, 16A, 17A, 18, 19C, and 20A, which are included in her thesis, ``Cholesterol-dependent mechanism(s) of insulin-sensitizing therapeutics.' The Ph.D. was awarded to the Respondent on December 31, 2008. Respondent was supported by a Predoctoral Fellowship Award F31 AT003977 from 09/30/2006 to 09/29/2009.
Ms. Horvath has entered into a Voluntary Settlement Agreement in which she has voluntarily agreed, for a period of three (3) years, beginning on March 22, 2010: