2013 Veritas Faculty Research Program
The 8th annual VERITAS Faculty Research Program is intended to support scholarly research projects that take inspiration from and/or reflect the values of Villanova University's Catholic and Augustinian heritage. Grants up to $10,000 will be awarded. Please find the full announcement below.
For questions, contact Will Caverly in ORA: firstname.lastname@example.org 610-519-6127.
VERITAS 2013 Program Description
Sequestration and Your Grant
There are several memos available from various agencies regarding federal "sequestration".
The Society for Research Administratiors has pulled together the sequestration responses from multiple agencies. Please find your research sponsor here for more information on what processes will be put into place to deal with the budget cuts.
Contact ORA with any questions!
Karen M Markin and the Chronicle of Higher Education have produced an excellent article outlining the major changes to the GPG. All PI's submitting to NSF should read this article if they haven't reviewed the GPG yet.
Charles E Kaufman Research Grants
The Kaufman Foundation will award annual research grants to researchers at Pennsylvania universities to carry out fundamental research in the areas of biology, chemistry, and physics.
Grant programs include:
- New Investigator Research Grants – Up to six awards at a maximum of $150,000 for two years ($75,000 per year)
- New Initiative Research Grants – Up to three awards at a maximum of $300,000 for two years ($150,000 per year)
The deadline for the initial Letter of Intent is Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
Please email Will Caverly at email@example.com for the full announcement.
Please forward any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-394-2617.
Please note that when purchasing a computer using sponsored project funds you must complete the asset tag process. Asset tags can be requested through the UNIT self help desk (SSHD). You should let your research administrator know you are purchasing a computer so they can assist you in the process.
April 19, 2012
The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects is pleased to announce the Summer Research Fellowships and the Research Support Grants for the summer of 2009 and offer congratulations to the successful applicants.
April 19, 2012
The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects is pleased to announce the VERITAS recipients for the summer of 2012 and offer congratulations to the successful applicants.
- Peter Busch, Center for Liberal Education, Augustinian Peace in the Modern World
- Jesse Couenhoven, Humanities, Augustine's Doctrines of Original Sin and Predestination
- Anna Bonta Moreland, Humanitie
- Robert DeFina, Sociology, Out in the Cold: Catholic Social Thought and the Attack on Public Sector Unions in Wisconsin
- Eugene McCarraher, Humanities, The Intellectual and Political Condition of Liberation Theology
March 16, 2012
NSF Proposals: How Not to Get Funded (may contain traces of sarcasm)
NSF: How Not to Get Funded
March 16, 2012
Fullbright NSF Collaboration - I-Corps
"Basic and applied research and energy and environmental research scored significant increases in a 2012 budget bill signed recently by President Barack Obama, but overall research and development spending will decline by 1.3%, according to a new analysis by the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program."
New Indirect Cost Rate: 75.4% of Personnel Costs
Department of Health & Human Services has approved and issued our new Indirect Cost Rate. The new on-campus rate is 75.40% of personnel costs, applicable to all programs. Please use this rate on all proposals submitted to ORSP after 11/16/11.
Banner Finance Training
Sarah Stover and Robb Mott will be holding a Banner Finance Training, focusing on using Banner Finance capabilities in NOVASIS. The training will be held on October 18th, from 11:00am – 12:00pm in the Chapel Room of TSB.
Sample Debarment Letter Available
Please use this to verify the debarment status of vendors that you will use on your awards. If you have questions about this or any debarment issues, please contact the office.
Sample Debarment Letter
Obtaining Debarment Statements from Vendors; NSF Audit
NSF and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (which disseminates our annual audit) want all those who initiate purchases using federal funds to receive from the vendor a statement verifying that it is not at the time of the procurement suspended or debarred from doing business with the government. A copy of this statement, signed and dated by an authorized vendor representative, should be provided to ORSP and made part of the auditable award file.
This should be made routine for any and all purchasing activities done using federal funding. Please contact ORSP if you have any questions about this new policy.
NSF Audit Letter
April 27, 2011
Annual Time and Effort Certifications
Once again it is time for us to review the time and effort spent on federally sponsored research projects to correct or verify that the time committed and the performance provided on your awards between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011was accurately reported and compensated. Please have the attached forms completed and signed for all persons working on your projects who received compensation from governmental sources. We would like these to be submitted to the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) by May 20, 2011.
Annual Time/Effort Summary Certification
May 18, 2010
ORSP is pleased to announce the 2011 Veritas Recipients:
Adriano Duque, "African Path: The Dangerous Route to Christian Spain" - Romance Languages
Timothy Horner, "Catholic Relief Services, Rwanda" - Augustine Seminars
Carey Walsh, "A Real Presence of Biblical Narrative" - Theology
James Wilson, "TS Eliot, Jaques Maritain, and the Return of the Real" - Humanities