Research

Office of Sponsored Programs has posted an updated document for Letters of Intent Procedures

Office of Sponsored Programs has posted an updated document for Letters of Intent Procedures

A Letter of Intent, also called a White Paper, Pre-Proposal, Concept Paper, or Quad Chart (hereafter called LOI), is a shortened version of a complete grant proposal. Typically, sponsors will request LOIs to allow them to assess whether or not there is a good match between the proposed project and their interests. The Office of Sponsored programs has a document explaining procedures for letters of intent.

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Find Funding Opportunities Using SPIN

Find Funding Opportunities Using SPIN

Keep in mind the multitude of tools available to aid faculty in their searches for external funding opportunities. One of those tools is the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN).

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NSF Announces Enhancements for Proposal Submissions

NSF Announces Enhancements for Proposal Submissions

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has enabled a number of enhancements for proposals submitted in Research.gov, FastLane, and Grants.gov. In addition, the updated NSF-approved biographical sketch and current and pending support SciENcv and fillable PDF formats that fall under the revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1) will be available to preview by September 17, 2021.

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Return to Research

Return to Research

Mason’s Research Continuity Working Group announced the university will no longer have separate research-related protocols for COVID-19. The group’s website now redirects the community to the university’s main COVID-19 guidance. Additionally, the Return to Research form is no longer necessary.

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Study Leave for Tenured Instructional Faculty - Deadline October 15, 2021

Study Leave for Tenured Instructional Faculty - Deadline October 15, 2021

Study leaves for tenured instructional faculty, funded by the provost, are intended to provide paid temporary leave for advancing scholarly research, teaching, and/or creative activity, including the development of innovative teaching approaches and methods. The college encourages its full-time, tenured faculty with six or more years of service to Mason to pursue this opportunity.

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