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“Happy Valentines Day” from all of our staff to all of you!
As always, please allow extra time for our office to assist you in processessing your grant proposals to avoid unnecessary delays or missed deadlines.

REMINDER: Office hours - 8 am to 5 pm


Updates
  Updates from the Director

Last semester we completed our first Effort Reporting cycle using the new on-line Effort Reporting System (ERS) from MAXIMUS, Inc. Thanks to everyone for their support of this change and for your suggestions to improve the process. Please note that we are still working to allow access to this system from off-campus, but there is no estimate for when that may happen.

Our next certification cycle, the Fall 2007 semester, will be released for certification in a couple of weeks. We would appreciate your prompt attention to completing these certifications when you receive the email prompt from ERS.

 
Compliance Corner
  Implementation of New NIH Public Access Policy (Effective April 7, 2008)

On January 11, 2008, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new NIH Public Access Policy, effective April 7, 2008.  This policy now calls for mandatory deposit in PubMed Central of peer reviewed electronic manuscripts upon acceptance for publication. The change from a voluntary to mandatory policy creates new expectations, not just of funded investigators, but also of the institutions (grantees) that house those investigators.
  
Background and Selected Implementation Issues:

The NIH Public Access Policy ensures public access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit journal articles that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central (http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/). The Policy requires that these articles be accessible to the public on PubMed Central to help advance science and improve human health.

How to Comply

Address Copyright
Make sure that any copyright transfer or other publication agreements allow the article to be submitted to NIH in accordance with the Policy.

Submit Article
Authors may submit an article to the journal of their choice for publication.

1.   If you choose to publish your article in certain journals, you need do nothing further to comply with the submission requirement of the Policy. See http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process_journals.htm for a list of these journals.

2.   For any journal other than one of those in this list, the author must:

a. Inform the journal that the article is subject to the Public Access Policy when submitting it for publication.
b. Make sure that any copyright transfer or other publication agreement allows the article to be submitted to NIH in accordance with the Policy. For more information, see the FAQ Whose approval do I need to submit my article to PubMed Central? and consult with your Institution.
c. Submit the article to NIH, upon acceptance for publication. See the Submission Process for more information.

Cite Article
When citing their NIH-funded articles in NIH applications, proposals or progress reports, authors must include the PubMed Central reference number for each article.

Important Dates

April 7, 2008 - As of April 7, 2008, all articles arising from NIH funds must be submitted to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication.

May 25, 2008 - As of May 25, 2008, NIH applications, proposals, and progress reports must include the PubMed Central reference number when citing an article that falls under the policy and is authored or co-authored by the investigator, or arose from the investigator’s NIH award. This policy includes applications submitted to the NIH for the May 25, 2008 due date and subsequent due dates.

The Law

The NIH Public Access Policy implements Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008) which states:

SEC. 218. The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.
 
Please let us know if we can provide any additional information.

 

Undergraduate Research: (NCUR) Abstract Selection Participants 2008
  CONGRATULATIONS to the students selected to represent James Madison University at the upcoming conference at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2008 to be held at Salisburg University scheduled for April 10-12, 2008. Faculty advisors to accompany the group are Dr. Brian Utter, Physics, and Dr. Tracy Zinn, Psychology.
 
Ann Albrecht (Environmental Sciences) MODELING IDLING REDUCTION OPTIONS FOR HEAVY-DUTY DIESEL TRUCKS   Kristie Kendall (History) THE COLOR OF URBAN RENEWAL: THE REMOVAL OF HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA'S AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
  Daniel Amon (Physics) GRANULAR AVALANCHES IN A ROTATING DRUM WITH IMPOSED VIBRATIONS   James Koepfler (Psychology) USING THE MMPI-2 TO PREDICT AGGRESSIVENESS IN POLICE OFFICERS: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY
  Michelle Bender (Chemistry) RESPONSE TO AQUATIC CHEMISTRY IN AN ACID SENSITIVE TROUT STREAM FROM AIR POLLUTION CONTROL MEASURES   Anh Le (Cell Biology) ESTABLISHMENT OF AN IMMORTILIZED ACINAR CELL LINE FROM RAT LACRIMAL GLAND
  Brooke Brehm (Biology) STUDY OF BORDETELLA AVIUM BACTERIOPHAGE BA7   Rebecca Moore (Biology) INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF THE YEAST GENES ZMS1 AND ZMS2 IN OXIDATIVE STRESS PROTECTION.
  Allison Brown (Psychology) LIVING THE GOOD LIFE IN COLLEGE: A MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH TO MEASURING THE LIFE SATISFACTION OF COLLEGE STUDENTS   Rachel Mutnick (Biology) ISOLATION, CHARACTERIZATION AND SEQUENCING OF PRAM, A PLASMID FOUND IN BORDETELLA AVIUM
  Stephanie Feulner (Nursing) DEVELOPMENT OF A QUANTITATIVE ENZYME-LINKED IMMUNOSORBANT ASSAY (ELISA) FOR THE DETECTION OF LACRITIN IN TEAR SAMPLES   Sean O'Brien (Physics) OPTIMIZATION OF A LARGE NAI SPECTROMETER FOR COMPTON SCATTERING WITH POLARIZED BEAMS AND TARGETS
  Elizabeth Gerhart (Nutrition and Food Science) EFFECT OF DIETARY INTAKE ON DISTRACTIBILITY IN NEWBORN QUAIL   Hilary Pauli (History) THE GREAT PLAGUE OF LONDON, 1665: AN ANALYSIS OF THE MEDICAL UNDERSTANDINGS AND AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF THE DISEASE
  Glenn Henderson (Computer Science) A CATEGORIZATION OF COMPUTER CLOCKS   Kara Smith (Microbiology) SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF BORDETELLA AVIUM STRAINS LACKING POTENTIAL VIRULENCE FACTORS
  Lori Jackson (Physics) DEVELOPMENT OF POLARIZED AND SCINTILLATING NUCLEON TARGETS FOR COMPTON SCATTERING WITH POLARIZED BEA   Michael Snow (Chemistry) LUMINESCENT TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES FOR USE AS MOLECULAR REPORTERS OF PH
  Cameron Keith (Information Technology) STUDENT ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS ON FILESHARING   Stefani Thachik (Higher Education) ARE YOU READY FOR THE ‘REAL WORLD’: AN EVALUATION OF TWO CAREER DEVELOPMENT COURSES
  Travis Kelley (Physics) QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF HYDROGEN ISOTOPES AND SPIN-ISOMERS USING LOW TEMPERATURE GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY    

 

The Undergraduate Research Selection Committee of JMU wishes to express its sincere appreciation to all the students who submitted applications for the 2008 NCUR Undergraduate Research Conference.
(Questions: contact 568-6872 or 568-7025) http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/UndergradResearch.htm

  NCUR 2008 (official website: http://www.ncur.org/)

Funding Resources & Announcements - "HOT" LINKS
  Please visit the "funding sources" link at the following website for resource listings and searchable databases.
http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/fsources.html
  Updated Deadline for NIST SURF Applicants
National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) - Revised Deadline: February 25, 2008
 
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Selected Funding Opportunities
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Links
  Department of Agriculture
National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP)
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Start-up Award Program
Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry
Department of Education
Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Grant Program
Professional Development for Arts Educators

National Endowment for the Humanities

Summer Seminars and Institutes
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

National Science Foundation (NSF)

American Competitiveness in Chemistry-Fellowship (ACC-F)
Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)
Robert Noyce Scholarship Program

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
  National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP)
  • The goal of the National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP) is to improve the quality of our Nation's surface water and groundwater resources through research, education, and extension activities. Projects funded through this program will work to solve water resource problems by advancing and disseminating the knowledge base available to agricultural, rural, and urbanizing communities. Funded projects should lead to science-based decision making and management practices that improve the quality of the Nation's surface water and groundwater resources in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds.
  • Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by colleges and universities.
  • Funding: CSREES anticipates that support of this program in FY 2008 is approximately $12.6 million.
  • Web: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/water_quality.html
  • Deadline: April 29, 2008
CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION
 

Start-up Award Program

  • The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to support the scholarly activity of new faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions with a Start-up Award designed to help initiate their independent research programs. The award provides an unrestricted research grant of $30,000 that is generally made before the new faculty members formally begin their first tenure-track appointments.
  • Eligibility: The Start-up Award Program is open to all academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that DO NOT grant a doctoral degree in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering. Faculty members who start their first tenure-track appointment in one of these departments in 2008 are eligible for nomination in 2008.
  • Funding: The Start-up Award Program provides a $30,000 unrestricted research grant. Funds are normally expended over a period of five years.
  • Web: http://www.dreyfus.org/su.shtml
  • Deadline: May 8, 2008 nominations
Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry
  • The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. The award is given to a principal investigator who submits a proposal judged to be exceptional, both in its potential for leading edge contributions to environmental science, and in the arrangements for the education of the Fellow. The Foundation's goal is to create the next generation of leaders in environmental chemistry. Thus successful applicants are expected to recruit excellent young Ph.D. graduates from the fields of physical, organic, inorganic, biological chemistry or associated fields in chemical engineering, and provide them with the highest caliber of research experience and broad education in environmental science. The Fellow need not have previous training in environmental chemistry. The expectation is that the postdoctoral research accomplishments and educational broadening under this program should allow the Fellow to achieve a position where high quality research related to environmental chemistry and leadership in the field may be anticipated.
  • Eligibility: The program is open to Principal Investigators at all academic and other not-for-profit organizations that have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America. These research activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences, and collaboration across departments and institutions is encouraged.
  • Funding: Each two-year award of $120,000 carries an annual stipend of $45,000 for direct support of the postdoctoral Fellow. Stipends may be supplemented from institutional or other sources. Annual fringe benefits of the postdoctoral Fellow taken from this award may not exceed $9,000.
  • Web: http://www.dreyfus.org/ep.shtml
  • Deadline: May 22, 2008
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Grant Program
  • The Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Grant (AEMDD) program supports the enhancement, expansion, documentation, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative, cohesive models that are based on research and have demonstrated that they effectively--(1) integrate standards-based arts education into the core elementary and middle school curriculum; (2) strengthen standards-based arts instruction in these grades; and (3) improve students' academic performance, including their skills in creating, performing, and responding to the arts. Projects funded through the AEMDD program are intended to increase the amount of nationally available information on effective models for arts education that integrate the arts with standards-based education programs. This competition includes one absolute priority, one competitive preference priority, and two invitational priorities. Please see the program announcement for details.
  • Eligibility: (1) One or more local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law and regulations, that may work in partnership with one or more of the following: a State or local non-profit or governmental arts organization, a State educational agency (SEA) or regional educational service agency, an institution of higher education, or a public or private agency, institution, or organization, such as a community- or faith-based organization; or (2) One or more State or local non-profit or governmental arts organizations that must work in partnership with one or more LEAs and may partner with one or more of the following: an SEA or regional educational service agency, an institution of higher education, or a public or private agency, institution, or organization, such as a community- or faith-based organization.
  • Funding: It is estimated that $3.5 million will be available for about 14 awards ranging from $225,000-$275,000 for the first year of the project. Funding for the second, third, and fourth years is subject to the availability of funds and the approval of continuation awards.
  • Web: http://www.ed.gov/programs/artsedmodel/
  • Deadline: February 13, 2008 optional letter of intent; March 14, 2008 applications

Professional Development for Arts Educators

  • This program supports the implementation of high-quality professional development model programs in music, dance, drama, media arts, or visual arts, including folk arts, for arts educators and other instructional staff of kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) students in high-poverty schools. Grants are intended to strengthen the capacity of teachers and schools to deliver standards- based arts education programs and to raise student academic achievement in the arts and ensure that all students meet challenging State academic content standards. Absolute Priority: To support professional development programs for K-12 arts educators and other instructional staff that use innovative instructional methods and current knowledge from education research and focus on-- (1) The development, enhancement, or expansion of standards-based arts education programs; or (2) The integration of standards-based arts instruction with other core academic area content. In order to meet this priority, an applicant must demonstrate that the project for which it seeks funding is linked to State and national standards intended to enable all students to meet challenging expectations, and to improve student and school performance.
  • Eligibility: An LEA, which may be a charter school that is considered an LEA under State law and regulations, that is acting on behalf of an individual school or schools that meets the poverty criterion with respect to children from low-income families that is specified in the application requirement section elsewhere in this notice, and that must work in partnership with one or more of the following-- (a) A State or local non-profit or governmental arts organization; (b) A State educational agency (SEA) or regional educational service agency; (c) An institution of higher education; or (d) A public or private agency, institution, or organization, including a museum, an arts education association, a library, a theater, or a community- or faith-based organization.
  • Funding: It is estimated that $6.2 million will be available for about 30 awards ranging from $100,000-$350,000 for the first year of the project. Funding for the second and third years is subject to the availability of funds and the approval of continuation awards.
  • Web: http://www.ed.gov/programs/artsedprofdev/
  • Deadline: February 11, 2008 optional intent to apply; February 29, 2008 applications
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
  Summer Seminars and Institutes
  • These grants support national faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. Seminars and institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as six weeks. The duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic. Summer seminars and institutes: extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics, texts, and issues; enhance the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; build a community of inquiry and provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching; and promote effective links between teaching and research in the humanities. Seminars and institutes may be hosted by colleges, universities, school systems, learned societies, centers for advanced study, libraries or other repositories, and cultural or professional organizations. The host site must be appropriate for the project, providing facilities for scholarship and collegial interaction.
  • Eligibility: Any U.S. nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and tribal governments. Grants are not awarded to individuals.
  • Funding: NEH anticipates that awards for seminars will range between $45,000 and $120,000 in outright funds for a grant period of twelve months. Awards for institutes range from $80,000 to $200,000 in outright funds for a grant period of fifteen months. Cost sharing is not required.
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/seminars.html
  • Deadline: March 3, 2008

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

  • Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions, such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, town and county records offices, and colleges, improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine arts, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, and historical objects.
  • Eligibility: Any U.S. nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 tax exempt status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and tribal governments. Grants are not awarded to individuals. NEH will give priority to smaller institutions, and to institutions that have not previously received an NEH grant.
  • Funding: Outright grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded. All grants are awarded for a period of eighteen months; however, a grantee may complete a project in a shorter period of time. Cost sharing is not required.
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pag.html
  • Deadline: May 15, 2008
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
  American Competitiveness in Chemistry-Fellowship (ACC-F)
  • The American Competitiveness in Chemistry-Fellowship program is a program to support postdoctoral associates in chemistry. It seeks to (1) build ties between academic and industrial, and/or national laboratory, and/or Chemistry Division-funded center researchers (partners) and (2) involve beginning scientists in efforts to broaden participation in chemistry. Fellows will pursue research with industrial, and/or national laboratory, and/or Chemistry Division-funded center partners that will enrich their in-house research program. In addition, fellows will develop and implement their own plans for broadening participation in the chemical sciences. Successful applicants must propose a well-integrated, synergistic research plan with their chosen affiliate as well as an effective outreach plan that will broaden participation by underrepresented groups in chemistry. The research must be in a thematic area that is supported by the NSF Division of Chemistry.
  • Funding: $1 million for about 5 awards. The program will support fellows for two years of postgraduate study.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503237
  • Deadline: May 1, 2008

Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)

  • The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program accepts proposals for research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, especially in interdisciplinary or inter-institutional contexts. Proposals must focus on improving ethics education for graduate students in those fields, although the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates in addition to graduate students.
  • Eligibility: Only colleges and universities located and accredited in the U.S. or U.S.-based professional associations are eligible to apply to this program. Other types of organizations can be included only as non-lead collaborators or sub-awardees. In addition, accredited U.S. colleges and universities and U.S. professional associations can be non-lead collaborators or sub-awardees.
  • Funding: $2.4 million for 6-12 awards.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
  • Deadline: April 3, 2008

Robert Noyce Scholarship Program

  • The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and programs for students who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) projects enable institutions to think and act strategically about the creative integration of NSF-funded awards, with particular emphasis on awards managed through programs in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), but not limited to those awards. For Fiscal Year 2008, proposals are being solicited in six EHR programs that advance I3 goals: CREST, ITEST, MSP, Noyce, RDE, and TCUP.
  • Eligibility: Universities and two or four-year colleges (including community colleges) located and accredited in the US, or consortia of such institutions, or US nonprofit entities that have established consortia among such institutions of higher education may submit Noyce proposals. Eligibility for Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) is limited to institutions of higher education (including two- and four-year colleges) located and accredited in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.
  • Funding: $9 million for 13-18 Noyce Scholarship Awards. $10 million over 5 years for up to 10 continuing awards under the Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) competition.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
  • Deadline: February 28, 2008 optional intent to apply; April 9, 2008 and April 10, 2008 full proposals
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
 

Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program supports researchers whose cross-cutting and innovative ideas promise to contribute meaningfully to improving health and health policy in America. The program seeks a diverse mix of investigators to undertake studies that: (a) explore underlying values, historical evolution and interplay among the social, economic and political forces that shape health, health care and health policy in the United States; (b) apply new perspectives from a variety of disciplines to analyze the organization, delivery and financing of health care services, workforce issues and public health challenges; (c) develop innovative ideas that hold promise for contributing to better policy-making; and (d) synthesize existing work in ways that expose its policy significance and advance the understanding of key issues.
  • Eligibility: Applications are welcomed from investigators in fields such as anthropology, business, demography, economics, engineering, ethics, genetics, health and social policy, health services research, history, journalism, law, medicine, nursing, political science, psychology, public health, science policy, social work, sociology and others. The program seeks a diverse group of applicants including minorities, researchers early in their careers, and individuals in nonacademic settings such as research firms and policy organizations. Applicants must be affiliated either with educational institutions or with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in the United States.
  • Funding: Each year, the program awards 24 to 36-month grants of up to $335,000 to highly qualified individuals to fund approximately 10 research projects that have national policy relevance.
  • Web: http://www.investigatorawards.org/applications/
  • Deadline: March 26, 2008 letter of intent
 
 
 

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Deadline Links
 

The following external links are funding deadlines organized by discipline. Please select the applicable discipline to access possible funding opportunities: (courtesy of The Grant Advisor Plus)

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Office Directory
 

John Hulvey, Director of Sponsored Programs Administration and Accounting
MSC 5728, JMAC-6, Suite 26
hulveyjd@jmu.edu
x8-3725

Sponsored Programs Administration:
Pre-Award & Post-Award (Non-fiscal)

www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/
jmu_grants@jmu.edu
JMAC-6, Suite 26
MSC 5728

Phone: 568-6872; Fax: 568-6240

Sponsored Programs Accounting :
Post-Award (Grants & Contracts)

www.jmu.edu/acadaffairs/grant.shtml
JMAC-6, Suite 30
MSC 5713
Fax: 568-2397


Tamara Hatch, Associate Director
hatchtt@jmu.edu
x8-2350

Sally Dickenson, Grants Specialist
dickensr@jmu.edu
x8-2336

Carolyn Strong, Research Coordinator
IRB & IACUC Contact
strongcd@jmu.edu
x8-2318


Donna Crumpton
, Financial Administrator
crumptdl@jmu.edu
x8-8099

Brenda Seifried, Financial Administrator
wilburbc@jmu.edu
x8-8-2314

Kyra Shiflet, Financial Administrator
shiflekl@jmu.edu
x8-7108

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Sponsored Programs Administration & Accounting
Feb 2008