UM faculty and staff must complete and submit the Sponsored Programs Action Notification (SPAN) form to inform the ORSP - Division of Sponsored Programs Administration of their intent to submit a proposal or to process related award actions for externally sponsored projects.
The NIH R15 activity code is known as the NIH Research Enhancement Award and supports small-scale research projects at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation’s research scientists but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. The goals of the R15 are to: a) support meritorious research, b) expose students to research, and c) strengthen the research environment of the institution.
The UM Graduate School, the UM Office of National Scholarship Advisement, and the UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, with support from the Provost’s Office, are teaming up to encourage UM student applications to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The GRFP provides three years of support ($34K living stipend plus a $12,000 educational allowance) for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education.
This fall, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (October) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) (November) will each be holding virtual conferences over several days, that are free of charge. These are tremendous opportunities for faculty members who are interested in learning more about funding opportunities from these agencies, tips for placing and writing more effective proposals to these opportunities, and information about policies and procedures related to proposals and awards. We encourage you to check out these programs, sign up, and tune it.