These are September updates from Bob Damrauer in the Office of Research Services (ORS). A brief follow up survey will be sent shortly that I hope you will attend to.
The changes have been completed on the ORS website (http://www.ucdenver.edu/ors). The website is meant to be easily negotiated when you need information and not esthetically pleasing (and it is not). Let me know if there are any problems you discover.
> Important Note >> I am considering sending a small group of potential NSF grant submitters to DC in early November to visit program officers. Mike Jacobson in Mathematics, who just returned from two years as a program officer at NSF, has agreed to help the group and lead the trip. I need to know who might be interested in going.
- The latest round of small grants (up to $3,000) has just been completed with nine submissions and three winners. Congratulations go to Professors Christopher Agee (CLAS), Amir Ameri (CAP), and Carol Golemboski (CAM).
- The next submission date for the large grant program is September 25th.
- If you are unfamiliar with the ORS grants program, please read the grant programs announcement and obtain applications on our website at: http://www.ucdenver.edu/ors. As indicated in the grant programs announcement posted on this URL, a major principle in evaluating proposals is “the impact of the project on the submitters’ career.” That is really important! The announcement also emphasizes that our managing of funding support will be a balancing act, certainly one that will develop as we review more proposals.
- The upcoming drop-in schedule is below. Note the meeting Monday, September 15. These meetings, which Assistant Vice Chancellor Michael Jensen and I attend, give you a voice in how this office moves ahead. Try to attend one if you possibly can. Generally, five to ten people attend. If an individual meeting better suits you, just let me or Michael know if you want to meet individually with one of us.
Sessions all are at noon in Suite 300 of the Lawrence Street Center.
Monday September 15
Tuesday October 21
Wednesday November 19
Wednesday December 17
Friday January 16
Previous sessions have: 1) allowed faculty to learn what services and expertise ORS brings to the proposal process, 2) generated informative conversations on what is needed to support scholarly activities on the Denver Campus, and (3) given attendees a forum for letting us know better what your needs are.
NEW FEATURE: AWARDS AND RECOGNITION: A list of external funding award winners reported in August follows. Congratulations go to these winners along with my hope for success in their funded projects.
I would like to expand this feature to list other accomplishments of the faculty. It is easy to list funding winners because we generate monthly reports, but it not very easy to find out about other accomplishments on camps. I WOULD APPRECIATE HAVING AN EMAIL ABOUT OTHER FACULTY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SO I CAN LIST THESE IN THE NEWSLETTER.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SUZANNE ARNOLD!