Sponsored Programs Administration & Accounting


Funding Advisor

March 2008

  Compliance Corner
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  Selected Funding Opportunities
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Wishing You the "Luck of the Irish" this St. Patrick's Day!!
As always, please allow extra time for our office to assist you in processing your grant proposals to avoid unnecessary delays or missed deadlines.

REMINDER: Office hours - 8 am to 5 pm

  Updates from the Director: Handling of Royalty Payments

In the past couple of months, several departments have received payments from vendors for royalty transactions.  Examples may include payments for publication of articles or for reprints of report information.  In most cases, those checks were deposited to the Department’s In-direct Cost (IDC) Recovery Department ID.  In further review of these transactions and in consultation with the office of Financial Reporting, it was decided that IDC DeptID’s should not be used for this type of transaction.  While it is likely that the funds should be available to the Department much like IDC Recovery funds, IDC DeptID’s should not be used for Revenue transactions and will cause accounting issues down the road.  These issues could result in loss of those funds to the department. 

We will contact the departments we have identified in order to create a new DeptID for handling these royalty funds.  If we do not contact you and you have handled royalty funds similarly in the past, please contact John Hulvey at 8/3725 or hulveyjd@jmu.edu.

Compliance Corner
  NIH Posts Human Subjects Tutorial

On March 1, 2008, the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) on-line tutorial Protecting Human Research Participants (http://phrp.nihtraining.com) replaced the NCI Human Participant Protections Education for Research Teams course. The National Cancer Institute's course will no longer be available as of March 1, 2008.  Like the previous course, the OER tutorial is a free, web-based course that presents information about protections for human participants in research. The tutorial is designed for those involved in the design and/or conduct of research involving human participants. It satisfies the NIH human subjects training requirement for obtaining NIH awards, but it is not the only way to satisfy this requirement.  Information on satisfying the requirement and answers to commonly asked questions about the education requirement may be found on OER’s FAQs on  the Requirement for Education on the Protection of Human Subjects (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/hs_educ_faq.htm).

Questions related to the NCI Human Participant Protections Education for Research Teams course, including questions about prior participation and certification can be sent to ncioesisupport@mail.nih.gov.

Questions related to the new NIH Office of Extramural Research course can be sent to support@nihtraining.com. The new course does not provide support for previous certifications under NCI and cannot answer questions about the NCI course.

Please let us know if we can provide any further information.

News Items
  Grantees May See a Return to Cost-Sharing at National Science Foundation

The National Science Board has recommended that the National Science Foundation return to requiring grantee cost-sharing under certain programs.  The board said the decision to eliminate the practice agency-wide in 2004 had unintended consequences and undermined program goals.  The activities in question include: the Engineering Research Centers Program; the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research; and the Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers program.  These programs call for building regional, state, or institutional capacity; creating partnerships with industry; and promoting sustainability of activities beyond the grant.  Those features are increasingly important in light of the current emphasis on scientific and economic competitiveness. The removal of cost-sharing has greatly hampered the ability of these programs to meet their intended goals according to the board.


The National Science Foundation originally banned cost-sharing due to concerns that the practice was biasing award decisions and interfering with objective review of applications on the basis of scientific merit. Grantees complained that cost-sharing unfairly discriminated against less well-heeled institutions. Nevertheless, the National Science Board is urging NSF to investigate ways to foster industrial participation features; define and communicate principles to guide cost-sharing; and train program officers "to avoid unintended implicit or explicit requests for voluntary cost-sharing during the budget negotiation process." A more comprehensive report is expected later this year. For more information, see the following NSF URL:


Funding Resources & Announcements - "HOT" LINKS
  Please visit the "funding sources" link at the following website for resource listings and searchable databases.


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Selected Funding Opportunities
  National Institutes of Health
Shared Instrumentation Grants
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
American Nurses Foundation
Nursing Research Grants Program

American Psychological Association (APA)

Scientific Conferences

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities: Departmental Multi-User Instrumentation
Course, Curriculum, Lab Improvement
Alliances for Participation in STEM

Health Resources and Services Administration
Targeted Rural Health Research
United Engineering Foundation
Environmental Protection Agency

Consequences of Global Change for Water Quality

Funds for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

European Union-United States Atlantis Program

Hagley Museum and Library

Short-Term Grants-In-Aid

National Endowment for the Arts

Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Democratic Practice Program

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Conferences and Workshops

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  Shared Instrumentation Grants
  • The National Institutes of Health's National Center for Research Resources invites applications for grants to purchase or upgrade commercially available instruments for shared use by NIH-supported investigators. Types of instruments include electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell sorters, and x-ray diffraction systems, among others.
  • Eligibility: Three or more funded investigators must be identified in the application as the proposed users of requested equipment.
  • Funding: NIH will award a total of $43 million, allocated to 125 new awards between $100,000 and $500,000.
  • Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-036.html
  • Deadline: March 24, 2008

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

  • The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching.
  • Eligibility: Open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or master's degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, be between the fourth and twelfth years of their independent academic careers, and be engaged in research and teaching primarily with undergraduates. Awardees are typically in departments that do not grant a doctoral degree.
  • Funding: The award provides a $60,000 unrestricted research grant. Of the total amount, $5,000 is for departmental expenses associated with research and education. Charges associated with indirect costs or institutional overhead are not allowed. Funds are normally expended over a period of five years..
  • Web: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/camille_dreyfus_teacher_award.shtml
  • Deadline: Nominations Due June 26, 2008
  Nursing Research Grants Program
  • The purpose of the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) Nursing Research Grants Program is to encourage the research career development of all nurses. To effectively achieve this goal, the program supports research of beginning and experienced nurse researchers. Applicants must designate themselves as either a "beginning" or "experienced" nurse researcher.
  • Eligibility: In all award categories, the principal investigator must be a licensed registered nurse who has obtained at least one degree, either a baccalaureate degree or higher, in nursing. Beginning researcher: A nurse who has no more than three research-based publications in referenced journals and has received, as principal investigator, no more than $15,000 in extramural funding in one particular research area. Experienced researcher: A nurse who has more than three research-based journal\publications and has received more than $15,000, as a principal investigator, in research funding since their degree.
  • Funding: Awards for 2008 range from $3,500 to $25,000
  • Web: http://www.anfonline.org/nrggrant.htm#grantapp
  • Deadline: May 1, 2008
  Scientific Conferences
  • The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association (APA) is seeking proposals for research conferences in psychology. The purpose of this program is to promote the exchange of important new contributions and approaches in scientific psychology.
  • Eligibility: One of the primary organizers must be a member of APA. Only academic institutions accredited by a regional body may apply. Independent research institutions must provide evidence of affiliation with such an accredited institution. Joint proposals from cooperating institutions are encouraged. Conferences may be held only in the United States, its possessions, or Canada.
  • Funding: Grant money, ranging from $500 to $20,000, is available for each scientific conference. The conference must also be supported by the host institution with direct funds, in-kind support, or a combination of the two.
  • Web: http://www.apa.org/science/confer2.html
  • Deadline: June, 1, 2008
  Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities: Departmental Multi-User Instrumentation
  • The Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities Program (CRIF) is structured to enable the National Science Foundation's Division of Chemistry to respond to a variety of needs for infrastructure that promotes research and education in areas traditionally supported by the Division. The Departmental Multi-User Instrumentation component of CRIF provides funds to universities, colleges, and consortia thereof for the purchase of multi-user instruments. The maximum request is $500,000 for instrumentation. Additional funds may be requested for personnel who are needed to support cyber-enhanced projects.
  • Funding: $6 million for about 20 awards.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13579
  • Deadline: June 23, 2008

Course, Curriculum, Lab Improvement

  • The National Science Foundation invites proposals to improve the quality of STEM education for all undergraduate students through three types of projects ranging from small exploratory investigations to large-scale comprehensive projects. The program seeks to stimulate, evaluate, and disseminate effective developments in undergraduate STEM education through the introduction of new content reflecting cutting-edge developments in STEM fields and new knowledge about learning.
  • Eligibility: Higher education institutions; non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations; and state and local governments, including school districts.
  • Funding: $35 million for 119 to 142 awards.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08546/nsf08546.htm
  • Deadline: May 20, 2008 (Phase 1, A-M), May 21, 2008 (Phase 1, N-W)

Alliances for Participation in STEM

  • The National Science Foundation invites proposals under programs that seek to increase the number of students successfully completing quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, particularly groups historically under-represented in STEM disciplines. Grants support formation of alliances among higher education institutions and between academe, industry and the community. AGEP projects focus on sustainable institutional changes in graduate education to attract and retain students; LSAMP projects emphasize aggregate baccalaureate production, and grantees must meet specific numerical requirements. BD provides financial support for eligible students for two years of graduate study.
  • Eligibility: U.S. two-year and four-year colleges and universities.
  • Funding: $30 million in fiscal 2008 for: one to three AGEP awards up to $1 million over five years; 15 to 18 BD grants of $987,000 each for two years; five to nine LSAMP projects up to $1 million over five yeas; and one to two education research projects of $100,000 each for twelve months
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08545/nsf08545.htm
  • Deadline:Letter of Intent (AGEP only)-May 30, 2008; Full Proposals-AEGP-June 27,2008; BD-May 15, 2008; LSAMP/LSAMP Educational Research Projects-October 10,2008

Targeted Rural Health Research

  • The Health Resources and Services Administration invites applications for rural health research studies on a selected number of topics. Grantees will conduct and disseminate policy-relevant research in the following areas: rural health clinics; frontier health service delivery; emergency medical services, among others.
  • Eligibility: Public and Private nonprofit organizations.
  • Funding: $750,000 for five awards for 18 months.
  • Web: http://www.investigatorawards.org/applications/
  • Deadline: April 2, 2008


  • The United Engineering Foundation advances the engineering arts and sciences for the welfare of humanity. It supports engineering and education by, among other means, making grants. Grants should be consistent with advancing engineering. The UEF Board of Trustees evaluates and judges proposals in view of the UEF mission, the perceived ability of the proposal and proposer(s) to further that mission, and the available funding. While all proposals meeting established deadlines and page requirements will be considered, certain UEF preferences should be understood by proposers: (a) Broad-based, interdisciplinary proposals that further the engineering profession as a whole are preferred. (b) Multiple-year proposals are welcome, but funding is awarded for a single year only. Proposals for subsequent years follow procedures identical to that of single-year proposals. No commitment for funding of subsequent years of a multiple-year project should be inferred from funding of a prior year. (c) Projects that are outside "business as usual" of the proposing organization are preferred. (d) Technical research proposals and proposals by individuals are seldom accepted.
  • Eligibility: Proposals are accepted from not-for-profit organizations, individuals, and groups of such entities.
  • Funding: It is anticipated that total funding available for 2009 will be in the $700,000 to $800,000 range.
  • Web: http://www.uefoundation.org/grants.html
  • Deadline: June 1, 2008-Concept Papers; August, 1, 2008-Invited Formal Proposals
Consequences of Global Change for Water Quality
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) National Center for Environmental Research (NCER), in cooperation with the EPA Global Change Research Program, announces a competition for projects supporting research into the consequences of climate change for U.S. water quality to support human and aquatic life uses. EPA is interested in the hydrologic and other watershed processes that affect water resources that may be altered by a changing climate. A better national scale understanding of the range of potential consequences of climate change will be useful both for fully accounting for the impacts of climate change and for developing regional adaptive strategies to reduce the risk of harmful impacts. The goal of this solicitation is to assemble modeling systems capable of capturing important linkages between regional climate drivers and terrestrial hydrologic systems and to apply these modeling systems to improve the overall understanding of the sensitivity of key water quality or aquatic ecosystem management targets to the types of climate changes anticipated over the next several decades.
  • Eligibility: Public nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes public institutions of higher education and hospitals) and private nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes private institutions of higher education and hospitals) located in the U.S.; state and local governments; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; and U.S. territories or possessions are eligible to apply.
  • Funding: $4.5 million for approximately 5 regular awards and 2 early career awards.
  • Web: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2008/ 2008_star_gcwq.html
  • Deadline: May 8, 2008
European Union-United States Atlantis Program
  • The European Union-United States Atlantis Program is a grant competition conducted cooperatively by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC). The purpose of this competition is to promote a student-centered, transatlantic dimension to higher education and training in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines. The Atlantis Program will fund collaborative efforts to develop programs of study leading to joint or dual undergraduate degrees. The program will also fund a small number of policy-oriented grants.
  • Eligibility: Institutions of Higher Education; Consortia of Institutions; Nonprofit Organizations, Other Nonprofit Organizations and/or Agencies.
  • Funding: $1.4 million for about 14 awards.
  • Web: http://www.ed.gov/programs/fipseec/
  • Deadline: April 17, 2008
Short-Term Grants-In-Aid
  • Short-term grants-in-aid support visits to Hagley for scholarly research in the imprint, manuscript, pictorial, and artifact collections. They are designed to assist researchers with travel and living expenses while using the research collections. Scholars receive a stipend, make use of the research holdings, and participate in the programs of the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society.
  • Eligibility: These grants are to support serious scholarly work. They are available to both degree candidates and senior scholars and writers working independently as well as college and university teachers, librarians, archivists, museum curators, and scholars from fields other than humanities. Scholars are expected to participate in seminars which meet periodically, as well as attend noontime colloquia, lectures, and other public programs offered during their tenure.
  • Funding: Low cost housing may be available on the museum grounds. Stipends are for a minimum of two weeks, maximum of two months at no more than $1,600 per month.
  • Web: http://www.hagley.org/grants.html
  • Deadline: June 30, 2008
Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth
  • The Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth category offers funding for projects that help children and youth acquire knowledge and understanding of and skills in the arts. Projects must provide participatory learning and engage students with skilled artists, teachers, and excellent art. Funded projects apply national or state arts education standards. All projects submitted to the Learning in the Arts category must include: (a) Experience - Students and their teachers will have the chance to experience exemplary works of art -- in live form where possible. (b) Study - Through the guidance of teachers, teaching artists, and cultural organizations, students will study works of art in order to understand the cultural and social context from which they come, and to appreciate the technical and/or aesthetic qualities of each work. Where appropriate, study will include the acquisition of skills relevant to practicing the art form. (c) Performance - Informed by their experience and study, students will create artwork. In the case of literature, the primary creative activities will be writing and/or recitation. (d) Assessment - Students will be assessed according to national or state arts education standards. Where appropriate, projects will employ multiple forms of assessment including pre- and post-testing.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance the goals of the Arts Endowment.
  • Funding: An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000. Most grant awards will range from $10,000 to $100,000. Few grants will be awarded below $10,000; grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that the Arts Endowment determines demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1.
  • Web: http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/ GAP09/LITA.html
  • Deadline: June 9, 2008
Democratic Practice Program
  • For democracy to flourish and deliver on its promises-including political participation, human rights, access to justice, a good education, an improved quality of life, a healthy environment, and personal security-its citizens must be engaged, empowered, and assertive. Similarly, institutions of governance must be inclusive, transparent, and responsive. Over the past two decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of countries on the democratic path or with democratic systems of government in place. The frequent failure, however, of both new and established democracies to deliver on democracy's promises undermines the commitment to democratic practices. In addition, the progress of globalization increases the significance of decisions made by transnational institutions such as multilateral organizations, multinational corporations, international financial institutions, and global civil society groups. Yet these decisions are often made with inadequate inclusiveness, accountability, and transparency and may in fact preempt or distort legitimate national and local decision-making processes. The Fund's Democratic Practice program has two parts: the health of democracy in the United States and the strength of democracy in global governance.
  • Eligibility: To qualify for a grant from the RBF, as from most other foundations, a prospective grantee in the United States must be either a tax-exempt organization or an organization seeking support for a project that would qualify as educational or charitable.
  • Funding: In 2006, the average grant was $85,914 for a year and a half; however, grants ranged in size from $1,500 to $300,000, and in length from six months to three years.
  • Web: http://www.rbf.org/programs/ programs_show.htm?doc_id=473836
  • Deadline: Anytime, Letter of Inquiry
Conferences and Workshops
  • Conference and Workshop Grants are for amounts up to $15,000. In accordance with the mission of the Foundation, priority is given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research. CONFERENCES are defined as public events that are comprised primarily of oral and poster presentations to a larger audience of anthropologists. Priority is given to major conferences sponsored by large international anthropological organizations (e.g., the European Association of Social Anthropologists, European Anthropological Association, Pan African Anthropological Association, and Latin American Anthropological Association) that serve as their annual or periodic meetings. The majority of the funds granted to such conferences is expected to be used towards expenses for international scholars who are making presentations at the conference and would not otherwise be able to attend. WORKSHOPS are defined as working meetings that focus on developing and debating topical issues in theoretical anthropology. Workshops involve a small group of scholars who meet for a sufficient period of time to deal intensively with the topic. Priority is given to those workshops that devote the majority of time to discussion and debate rather than to the presentation of papers. It is expected that workshops will result in a publication.
  • Eligibility: Not specified.
  • Funding: Grants are for up to $15,000.
  • Web: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/ programs_show.htm?doc_id=370402
  • Deadline: June 1, 2008

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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

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

JMAC-6, Suite 26
MSC 5728

Phone: 568-6872; Fax: 568-6240

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

JMAC-6, Suite 30
MSC 5713
Fax: 568-2397

Tamara Hatch, Associate Director

Sally Dickenson, Grants Specialist

Whitney Keister , Grants Specialist

Carolyn Strong, Research Coordinator
IRB & IACUC Contact

Amanda Wimer , Executive Assistant

Donna Crumpton
, Financial Administrator

Brenda Seifried, Financial Administrator

Kyra Shiflet, Financial Administrator

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Sponsored Programs Administration & Accounting
March 2008