Research Administration ~ Proposals
ORAA Proposal Page
Provided here are many tools to assist you in finding funding opportunities and developing your proposals.
Proposal Writing Resources
Budget Template without Cost Sharing Sample Cover Page 1 (Word)
Budget Template with Cost Sharing Sample Cover Page 2 (Word)
Sample Budget Template Sample Cover Page 2 (PDF)
Budget Justification Template Current and Pending Form Sample
Current and Pending Support Form (NSF)
UMCES Guidance on certain topics
F & A (Indirect Costs)
Electronic Routing of Proposals through Cayuse
Effective July 1, 2010, all UMCES proposals are to be routed electronically using the Cayuse424 system. Cayuse424 is also the source for finding Grants.Gov opportunities.
Funding Searches with IRIS
This is a key word searchable data base to which UMCES subscribes. It contains information on over 8,600 funding opportunities from over 2,000 federal (including Grants.gov) and private sponsors. You can do a specific one time search or set up a profile for regular email notices. For assistance in creating a custom search, just contact Ruth Tallman.
Site with search feature for finding federal grant opportunities.
Federal Business Opportunities
Site with search feature for federal announcements of contracting opportunities.
Equipment – funding programs for scientific equipment
- NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program – due February 21, 2013 (due January 23, 2014, and due the fourth Thursday in January annually thereafter)
- NSF Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF) – proposals will be accepted at any time.
- Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) – due July 26, 2013 (Last Friday in July, annually thereafter)
- NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10) – due March 21, 2013
- Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP): Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Office – due August or September annually.
State of Maryland
The Maryland Department of Planning maintains a database of information 700 state aid programs from over 70 different state agencies. The information is primarily on grant opportunities, but there is also information on scholarships and other financial assistance opportunities.
Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS)
Funding offered to faculty throughout the University System of Maryland, MIPS funding supports research projects teaming faculty with Maryland companies to develop technology-based products.
The Foundation Center provides assistance in learning about foundation opportunities and basic information including lists of national foundations with their areas of expertise. Clicking on "Search" feature at top of page will take you to free searches.
NSF Data Mgmt. Plan Requirement
NSF has updated both their Grant Proposal Guide and their Award Administration Guide to include the requirement for a Data Management Plan for the management and sharing of the products of research, or an assertion for the absence of the need for such plans.
Some key points:
- ·Proposals for supplementary support for an existing proposal are not required to submit a Data Management Plan.
- ·Simultaneously submitted collaborative proposals and proposals that include subawards should include only one supplemental combined Data Management Plan.
- ·The Data Management Plan should be provided as a Special Information and Supplementary Document no more than two pages in length.
- ·Cross-references should be included in other sections of the Proposal, as appropriate.
- ·A valid Data Management Plan may include only the statement that no detailed plan is needed, as long as the statement is accompanied by a clear justification.
The NSF link that follows will take you to the overall requirements, the data management requirements and plans specific to the Directorate, Office, Division, Program, or other NSF unit, relevant to a proposal and the FAQ's: http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/dmp.jsp.
There are a number of universities, including UMCP, that are putting together committees and compiling resources for models of data management plans. This site is very helpful:http://libraries.mit.edu/guides/subjects/data-management/#guides
Postdoctoral Researcher Mentoring Plan
Each proposal28 that requests funding to support postdoctoral researchers must include, as a supplementary document, a description of the mentoring activities that will be provided for such individuals. In no more than one page, the mentoring plan must describe the mentoring that will be provided to all postdoctoral researchers supported by the project, irrespective of whether they reside at the submitting organization, any subawardee organization, or at any organization participating in a simultaneously submitted collaborative project. Proposers are advised that the mentoring plan may not be used to circumvent the 15-page project description limitation. See GPG Chapter II.D.4 for additional information on collaborative proposals
Examples of mentoring activities include, but are not limited to: career counseling; training in preparation of grant proposals, publications and presentations; guidance on ways to improve teaching and mentoring skills; guidance on how to effectively collaborate with researchers from diverse backgrounds and disciplinary areas; and training in responsible professional practices. The proposed mentoring activities will be evaluated as part of the merit review process under the Foundation's broader impacts merit review criterion. Proposals that include funding to support postdoctoral researchers, and, do not include the requisite mentoring plan will be returned without review (see GPG Chapter IV.B.)