Office of Sponsored Programs Administration & Accounting



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Regular Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 5:00pm

From May 9, 2016 - Aug. 19, 2016, the Office of Sponsored Programs will be following JMU's Summer Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, and Friday 8:00am - 12noon

RSVP and Save the Date!

OSP's Recognition Reception 

As a reminder, if you submitted a proposal or received an award during fiscal year 2016, we would like you to attend the Office of Sponsored Programs' Recognition Reception! 

Please join us and invited speakers in honoring all individuals involved in the pursuit of external funding at James Madison University. 

Friday, September 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Festival Ballroom 

We will be presenting selected awards to faculty and staff for their accomplishments during fiscal year 2016. 

Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and refreshments will be served. 

Please RSVP no later than August 29th by emailing Megan Resch at 

We hope to see you there!

Featured Funding Opportunity

Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Initiative (MURI) - Department of Defense (DoD) 

Sponsor: DoD ( Office of Navy Research, Army, Air Force) 

Duration: Up to 5 years 

Typical Funding: $1.25 million to $1.5 million

Due Date: Full Proposals are due November 15, 2016 *White papers were encouraged ( Due August 1) but not required. Notice: N00014-16-R-FO05

Full Solicitation:

The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. To be considered for funding proposals are therefore required to be of a basic, rather than applied or advanced technological, nature. Note that basic research includes “scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding” while applied research deals with the development of “useful materials, devices, and systems or methods” and “the design, development, and improvement of prototypes and new processes to meet general mission area requirements.” It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs.

The FY 2017 MURI competition is for the topics listed below. Detailed descriptions of the topics and the Topic Chief for each can be found in Section VIII, entitled, “Specific MURI Topics,” of the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Topic 1 (AFOSR): Foundations of Interactive Protocols for Quantum Computation and Communications
Topic 2 (AFOSR): Bioinspired Low-Energy Information Processing
Topic 3 (AFOSR): Autonomous Research Systems for Materials Development
Topic 4 (AFOSR): Beam/Wave Dynamics in Geometrically Complex Systems with Emitting Boundaries
Topic 5 (AFOSR): Atmospheric disturbances at high altitudes
Topic 6 (AFOSR): Revolutionary Advances in Computational Quantum Many Body Physics
Topic 7 (AFOSR): Melanin: Unique Biopolymers for Functional Precision Nanoscale Materials
Topic 8 (AFOSR): Adaptive Oxides for Biomimetic Synapse Design via Modulation of Internal States
Topic 9 (ONR): Physics, Chemistry and Mechanics of Polymer Dielectric Breakdown
Topic 10 (ONR): Percept formation and scene analysis in echolocating systems
Topic 11 (ONR): Phase Change Materials for Photonics
Topic 12 (ONR): Event Representation and Episodic Memory
Topic 13 (ONR): Nonlinear Phenomena and Interactions Induced by Short and Ultra-Short PulsedLasers in the Long-Wave Infrared Regime
Topic 14 (ONR): High-Fidelity Simulation Methodologies for Multi-Phase Flows
Topic 15 (ONR): Novel Approaches to Modeling Factions and Conflict
Topic 16 (ONR): Assuring Composability and Correctness for Intelligent and Learning Systems that Interact with Unstructured Physical Environments
Topic 17 (ARO): Additive 3D Self-Assembly of Responsive Materials
Topic 18 (ARO): Anyons in 2D materials and cold Atomic gases
Topic 19 (ARO): Characterization of Information Content in Data for Multimodal Data Analysis
Topic 20 (ARO): Nutritional and Environmental Effects on the Gut Microbiome and Cognition
Topic 21 (ARO): Spectral Decomposition and Control of Strongly Coupled Nonlinear Interacting Systems
Topic 22 (ARO): Toward Room Temperature Exciton-Polaritonics
Topic 23 (ARO): Cyber Deception through Active Leverage of Adversaries’ Cognition Process

NSF Update

New Process for Resetting NSF Fastlane/ Passwords 

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is no longer able to reset passwords for Fastlane and   Due to a recent system update, National Science Foundation (NSF) awardees and applicants must reset their own passwords by going to and clicking “Log In,” then “Forgot Password.” System users will be prompted to enter their NSF ID and to click “Send Temporary Password.”  A temporary password will be sent to the email address on file. Please feel free to contact the OSP, if you are unable to recall your NSF ID or if you have a question about the email address on file for these systems.

For additional information, please see the following:

Password Reset Guide
Password Reset FAQs Password Reset Tutorial (video-02:17)
Fastlane Password Reset Tutorial (video-02:13)

Compliance Corner

 OLAW Updates

"What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals" Brochure Link:

The Federal Office of Research Integrity Offers a Poster on Supervisors' Role in Promoting Research Integrity


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