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.
ORA Recognizes the PI of the Month
Each month, ORA 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 ORA, and recognition to the Chair and Dean of their department/college.
For October 2017 ORA recognizes Dr. Robert Traver, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Traver, was a helpful and thoughtful collaborator with ORA during the complex process of negotiating a new, substantial research agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the related subaward agreement. His careful reading of the agreements, timely responses to inquiries, and facilitating of interactions with the Commonwealth and the subawardee helped expedite the execution of both contracts.
Many thanks to Dr. Traver, 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 click below.
When: Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11AM – 11PM Eastern Time
During the maintenance window, all parts of the Research Suite will be intermittently unavailable (including Cayuse 424, SP, and IRB), but all existing records will be preserved and no action will be necessary on the part of any end user. Please note, even if your application appears to be working, we strongly advise against attempting to enter data during the maintenance window.
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:
For more information, the agenda, and to register, go the conference website below:
Research investigators who anticipate the need for a December Full Board review of a Human Subjects Research protocol submission: The deadline for the December IRB meeting is Monday, December 4, 2017. The Villanova Institutional Review Board (IRB) meets monthly during the academic year. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 4220.
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