Sponsored Programs
Administration & Accounting

External Funding Advisor
December 2006 (FY07)

  Grants Update
  Undergraduate Research
  Compliance Corner
  Funding Resources & Announcements
  Selected Funding Opportunities
  Deadline Links
  Office Directory
Grants Updates
“Happy Holidays” from all of our staff to all of you!
With the holidays fast approaching, we would like to remind everyone
to review all grant submission deadlines and our university holiday closings.
Please allow extra time for our office to assist you in processessing your grant proposals
to avoid unnecessary delays and missed deadlines.
REMINDER: Office hours - 8 am to 5 pm
Our offices will be closed on the following upcoming dates: December 22, & 25-29; January 1-2, & 15
Undergraduate Research 2007
  CONGRATULATIONS to the students selected to represent James Madison University at the 5th annual Colonial Academic Alliance (CAA) Undergraduate Research Conference to be held at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Wilmington, North Carolina on April 20-21, 2007.
  Ania Austin (Chemistry) Kristen Klein (Psychology)  
  Evan Baltazar & Brandon Taube (Psychology) Mallory Lopata (History)  
  Nicholas Brown (Geopgraphic Science) Matthew Ross (Chemistry)  
  Amy Durgin (Psychology) Karolina Roszak (Chemistry)  
  Philip Janney (Chemistry) Reuel Sheldon (Psychology)  

The Undergraduate Research Selection Committee of JMU wishes to express its sincere appreciation to all the students who submitted applications for the 2007 CAA Undergraduate Research Conference. Registration at UNC-Wilmington is expected to begin in mid-January, 2007. (Questions: contact 8-6872) http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/UndergradResearch.htm

NCUR 2007 (official website: http://www.ncur.org/)
CAA 2007 (official website: http://www.colonialacademicalliance.org/)

Compliance Corner
  December MasterCard (PCard) Expenditures:

JMU is expecting to receive the next MasterCard (Small Purchase Credit Card) expenditure file on December 19th or 20th.  Since the holiday break would cause a significantly tight window to process this file during December, the University is extending the reconciliation deadline into January 2007.  The result of this extension will mean that PCard expenses since your November statement will not show on PeopleSoft reports until sometime in January. 

This will cause several issues to keep in mind:

  1. Departments will need to remember these outstanding charges when calculating the remaining balance in their award budget using the December reports.
  2.  If your award is expiring in December 2006 and you have outstanding expenses in the PCard file that will post in January, you should notify Grants and Contracts Financial Service to insure these expenses are billed on the final reimbursement request to the sponsor.
  3. January PCard expenses will also post in January, according to the existing procedures, and could result in confusion when reconciling the January financial reports in February. 
  4. The December voucher will post with “JMU” as the vendor instead of “MasterCard”.  This is due to the accounting entries that must occur related to this extension.

As always, if you have questions now or when you are reviewing December or January Financial Reports, please contact Grants and Contracts Financial Services ( www.jmu.edu/acadaffairs/grant.shtml).

NIH to Implement Multiple Principal Investigator Policy

Beginning with research grant applications submitted for February 2007 receipt dates, the NIH will allow applicants and their institutions to identify more than one Principal Investigator (PI). The NIH expects the availability of the Multiple PI option to encourage interdisciplinary and other team approaches to biomedical research.   The Multiple PI option will be extended to most research grant applications submitted electronically through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/) using the SF424 R&R application package.  Grant applications that will accommodate more than one PI beginning in February include:  R01, R03, R13/U13, R15, R18/U18, R21, R21/R33, R25, R33, R34, R41, R42, R43, R44, and C06/UC6.
The decision to apply for a single PI or a multiple PI grant will be the responsibility of the investigators and the applicant organization.  Those decisions should be consistent with and justified by the scientific goals of the project.  Applications that involve more than one PI must include a Leadership Plan that describes the roles, the responsibilities, and the working relationship of the identified PIs. To view the complete notice (NOT-OD-07-017), see the following URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-07-017.html


NIH Confirms Plans for R01 Febuary 5 Submission Via Grants.gov (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-07-020.html)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) confirmed today that it plans to move forward with the R01 transition to electronic submission of grant applications using the SF424 (R&R) forms for the February 5, 2007 receipt date and beyond. Note that new standard receipt dates take effect in January 2007 (see NOT-OD-07-001). The electronic submission timeline has been updated to reflect the new receipt dates. All R01 applications in response to the February 5, 2007 receipt date or beyond will require electronic submission.

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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

  COS Funding Opportunities
Don't forget that you can use COS Funding Opportunities to find more than grants.  It has opportunities for funding to attend meetings and conferences and for travel. 
  • Go to COS Funding Opportunities Main Search interface.
  • Near the bottom of the form is the field Funding Type.
  • Scroll through the Funding Type options and select those that are appropriate
  • Make any other field selections that are relevant (being careful not to be overly restrictive)
  • Do the search!
So before you or a member of your faculty decide not to attend a valuable conference due to lack of funds, why not search COS Funding Opportunities and see if there is an opportunity to provide the necessary monies.

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Selected Funding Opportunities
  Education Department (ED)

Field Initiated Research: Special Ed/Rehab

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Sources and Atmospheric Formation of Organic Particulate Matter

Health and Human Services Department (HHS)

Assets for Independence

Institute of Turkish Studies

Grants Program

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Digital Humanities

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Behavior Change in Alcohol Use/Abuse

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Abuse of Elderly and Facility Residents

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Scholarships in STEM
Discovery Corps Fellowships (DCF)

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry
Information Technology Experiences for Students & Teachers (ITEST)

Sigma XI, The Scientific Research Society
Grants-in-Aid of Research
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Conference Grants
U.S. Geological Survey
National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreement Program - #07HQPA0008
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Education Department (ED)

Field Initiated Research: Special Ed/Rehab

  • The Education Department's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services' National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research seeks applications for field-initiated projects. The goal is to develop knowledge, methods, procedures and technologies that maximize full inclusion of disabled people. ED is interested in outcomes-oriented research or development projects that use rigorous scientific methodologies.
  • Eligibility: Higher Education institutions, public and private nonprofit organizations, state and local government and for-profit research organizations.
  • Funding: $4.6 million for 23 awards of $195,000 to $200,000 each. The project period is three years.
  • Web: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html (click "Go" at 2006 and select Nov. 17 if you are not automatically directed to the correct page)
  • Deadline: January 31, 2007
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  Sources and Atmospheric Formation of Organic Particulate Matter
  • The Environmental Protection Agency seeks applications to help study a major air pollutant, fine particulate matter (PM2.5) to ensure accurate modeling of atmospheric concentrations of organic PM2.5.
  • Eligibility: Public non-profit institutions and organizations (includes public institutions of high education and hospitals) located in the U.S., state, and local governments, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, and U.S. territories or possessions.
  • Funding: Approximately $3 million will be awarded under this announcement, depending on the availability of funds and quality of applications received. The EPA anticipates funding approximately 5 grants under this RFA.
  • Web: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2007/2007_star_organic_pm.html
  • Deadline: February 27, 2007
Health and Human Services Department (HHS)

Assets for Independence

  • The Health and Human Services Department solicits applications to administer projects to help low-income people become economically self-sufficent. Grantees teach project participants about economic and consumer issues and enable them to establish matched savings accounts to put money away for a first home, a business or higher education.
  • Eligibility: Colleges, universities, national, state-wide, regional and community-based organizations.
  • Funding: $18 million for 60 awards of up to $1 million each. The project period is five years.
  • Web: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/assetbuilding/
  • Deadline: March 15, June 15, and November 1, 2007

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Institute of Turkish Studies
  Grants Program
  • The Institute of Turkish Studies invites applicants to participate in an annual grant program that offers a variety of awards to individual scholars, colleges, and universities in the U.S. to support and encourage the development of research, scholarship, and learning in the field of Turkish Studies in the United States.
  • Eligibility: The Institute will offer grants and fellowships in the field of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies to graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, universities, and other educational institutions.
  • Funding: The annual budget for the Grants Program has been significantly expanded and ITS encourages qualified applicants to apply for its grants.
  • Web: http://www.turkishstudies.org/grant.html
  • Deadline: March 9, 2007
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Digital Humanities

  • The NEH invites proposals for workshops that offer academically rigorous professional development programs for K-12 educators seeking to use digital resources to strengthen the teaching of the humanities. Workshops must have a cohesive course of study, address a well-defined topic and foster deeper and more informed engagement with the content-rich resources of the Internet.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and state and local governments.
  • Funding: Up to $30,000 for projects serving up to 20 faculty from a single institution; up to $100,000 for projects serving a cluster of institutions and a larger number of teachers.
  • Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/digital.html
  • Deadline: January 17, 2007
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  Mechanisms of Behavior Change in Alcohol Use/Abuse
  • The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism invites Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant applications for research to investigate "the underlying mechanisms that drive behavior change within the context of behavioral treatments for alcohol dependence."
  • Eligibility: Domestic and foreign for-profit and non-profit public and private institutions and organizations, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories and state and local governments.
  • Funding: $3 million 13 to 15 awards of up to 275,000 each over two years
  • Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-07-005.html
  • Deadline: Letter of Intent - December 19, 2006. Application Submission - January 19, 2007
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
  Abuse of Elderly and Facility Residents
  • The National Institute of Justice seeks proposals for research and evaluation on the abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly individuals, older women and residents of residential facilities.
  • Eligibility: Higher education institutions and nonprofit and for-profit entities that waive their fees.
  • Funding: Up to $1 million for four awards
  • Web: http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl000780.pdf
  • Deadline: January 23 for letters, February 23 for applications
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Scholarships in STEM (NSF 07-524)

  • The National Science Foundation seeks to provide scholarships that enable academically talented but financially needy undergraduate students to enter the workforce following their completion of a degree in science and/or engineering. (replaces document NSF 06-527)
  • Eligibility: Higher Education institutions that grant associates, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in biological, physical, mathematical, computer and information, geo, engineering sciences and associated technology areas.
  • Funding: An estimated 90 to 130 awards of up to $225,000 a year for five years. Individual scholarships range up to $10,000 per year and support individual students for four years or several cohorts of students for shorter periods.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07524/nsf07524.htm
  • Deadline: Jan. 15, 2007, Oct. 10, 2007 and July 10, 2008, for Feb. 16, 2007, Nov. 13, 2007 and Aug. 12, 2008, full proposal deadlines, respectively
  • The NSF invites scientific research of all types that focus on human language as a topic of investigation.
  • Eligibility: Higher Education institutions, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and for-profit research organizations.
  • Funding: $100,000 to $500,000, with much smaller grants for dissertations, workshops and methods research.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5408
  • Deadline: January 15, 2007
Discovery Corps Fellowships (DCF)
  • The DCF Program is an extended pilot program seeking new postdoctoral and professional development models that combine research with service-oriented projects.
  • Eligibility: Higher Education institutions, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and for-profit research organizations.
  • Funding: $2.5 million for 15 awards
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6676
  • Deadline: February 5, 2007
Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)
  • GOALI aims to synergize university-industry partnerships by making project funds or fellowships/traineeships available to support an eclectic mix of industry-university linkages.
  • Eligibility: U.S. institutions of higher education that confer degrees in research areas normally supported by NSF. Proposals may only be submitted on behalf of faculty members with full-time appointments. Federal laboratories and agencies, national labs, and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to participate in three-way collaborations that also include the university and industry.
  • Funding: $5 million for 60-80 awards
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13706
  • Deadline: anytime
Information Technology Experiences for Students & Teachers (ITEST)
  • ITEST is designed to increase the opportunities for students and teachers to learn about, experience, and use information technologies within the context of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, including Information Technology courses.
  • Eligibility: Proposals targeting minorities, persons with disabilities and women are especially encouraged. An individual may serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) for no more than one proposal in each proposal cycle under this solicitation.
  • Funding:$20 million for 14-17 awards
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5467
  • Deadline: January 5, 2007 for preliminary proposals, and May 10, 2007 for full proposals

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Sigma XI, The Scientific Research Society
  Grants-in-Aid of Research
  • The Sigma XI GIAR program encourages close working relationships between students and faculty by promoting scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.
  • Eligibility: While membership in Sigma XI is not a requirement for applying for funding from the GIAR program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma XI or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma XI. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.
  • Funding: Up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of us to $5,000 for astronomy and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use funding to pay for travel expenses to and from research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.
  • Web: http://sigmaxi.org/programs/giar
  • Deadline: March 15 and October 15 annually
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  Conference Grants
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration invites applications to partially defray the costs of conferences and workshops designed to disseminate knowledge about practices in the mental health service and substance abuse and prevention fields.
  • Eligibility: Domestic nonprofit and for-profit entities
  • Funding: $248,000 for five grants of up to $50,000
  • Web: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/2007/fy2007opps.aspx
  • Deadline: January 31, 2007
U.S. Geological Survey
  National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreement Program - #07HQPA0008
  • The purpose of the NSDI CAP is to fund innovative projects in the geospatial data community to build the infrastructure necessary to effectively discover, access, share, manage, and use digital geographic data.
  • Eligibility: In general, Federal, state, and local government, academia, private sector, non-profit, and tribal organizations, as well as consortia of organizations may apply.
  • Funding: A total of $1,200,000 in funds is available for the FY 2007 program. Approximately 26 awards are anticipated.
  • Web: http://tinyurl.com/yxrzqw
  • Deadline: January 26, 2007

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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

Denise Cooper, Grants Specialist
IACUC & Web Manager

Sally Dickenson, Grants Specialist

Carolyn Strong, IRB Research Coordinator
IRB Contact

Donna Crumpton, Financial Administrator

Brenda Seifried, Financial Administrator

Kyra Shiflet, Financial Administrator



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Sponsored Programs Administration & Accounting