The Office of Research Administration (ORA) at Villanova University provides service to faculty, staff, and students while protecting the institution in sponsored programs, technology transfer, and research compliance.
Research Administration Recognizes the PI of the Month
Each month, Research Administration recognizes a Principal Investigator (“PI”) who contributed positively to the administration of research at Villanova, including both grants administration and research compliance. PIs are nominated for: being proactive, improving processes, collaborating effectively, and demonstrating concern for quality. Recipients receive a small gift from Research Administration, and recognition to the Chair and Dean of their department/college.
For April Research Administration recognizes Dr. Jacob Elmer, Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering.
Dr. Elmer is recognized for his effective and efficient use of NovaPay for reconciling Pcard reports. He creates small reports sorted by index and ensures legible itemized receipts are attached. This results in fewer rejections, quicker reviews, and a reduction in the burden on other approvers. On his own initiative, he streamlined the process and has distinguished himself as a model for best practices. He also contributed to forthcoming informational materials which will be made available for the VU community.
Many thanks to Dr. Elmer and to the rest of the nominees for this month, for your positive contributions to Villanova!
To read about all our previous PI of the Month winners see below.
The Office of Grants and Contracts invites all investigators, scholars, students, and staff working with research grants and contracts for Open House meetings at the times and dates listed below:
Dates: May 14th (2-5pm)
May 15th (2-5pm)
May 17th (10-1pm)
Location: Middleton Hall, 1st floor
Host: Moira McAndrews, Director, OGC
Please come to discuss your active and/or pending projects share your experiences in managing existing projects or seek advice about how to move forward with your planned sponsored research activities.
Feedback and requests will be considered in our development of programmatic improvements and outreach.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your meeting with your preferred time and date.
Starting on April 30, 2018 research.gov will be available to submit non-collaborative NSF proposals. In preparation for that, NSF has opened a test site for PI’s to familiarize themselves with research.gov’s submission mechanism. Please visit research.gov from now until April 27th to test and provide feedback on important new features coming into our future. For more information click HERE
Investigators, scholars, students, and staff working with human subjects can participate in CAYUSE workshops at the times and dates listed below-
Dates: Times: Location:
Thursday, May 3rd 10-11 am CEER room# 109, bring your laptops
Thursday, May 10th 10-11 am TOL room# 122, bring your laptops
Thursday, May 17th 10- 11am Mendel G87 (computer lab)
Thursday, May 24th 10- 11am Mendel G87 (computer lab)
Thursday, May 31st 10- 11am Mendel G87 (computer lab)
You are welcome to bring your new projects and learn to navigate the CAYUSE submission process by working through the system. Understanding the CAYUSE system will be useful for new investigators and seasoned investigators througout Villanova University.
RSVP to email@example.com to participate in the workshop.
Please see the notice form NSF about changes to the PAPPG, effective January 29, 2018: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf18001. Significant changes can be found here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg18_1/sigchanges.jsp
Application packages with a due date on or after January 25, 2018 must use FORMS-E. See NOT-OD-18-009 for more information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-18-009.html
This will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. There will be a webinar on December 8, 2:00 PM EST to review the changes. Registration is available here:
Overview of the Application process
Part 1: Prepare to Apply
Part II: Write the Application
Part III: Submit
For more information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/video/index.htm
Deadline for Full Board Submission: March 1
Deadline for Full Board Submission: March 28
Deadline for Full Board Submission: April 25
Deadline for Full Board Submission: May 23
Deadline for Full Board Submission: June 27
Deadline for Full Board Submission: July 25
Deadline for Full Board Submission: August 22
Deadline for Full Board Submission: September 26
Deadline for Full Board Submission: October 24
Deadline for Full Board Submission: November 20
Deadline for Full Board Submission: December 17
Office of Research Administration
Middleton Hall Rm 1st
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
For general questions, contact ResAdmin@villanova.edu or 610-519-4220.