Developing a Proper Budget (Part One)

111212_TECH_money.jpg.CROP.rectangle3-largeIn preparing a proposal, whether for a substantial government award or a small agreement with a private sponsor, it can be reasonably stated that the technical portion, detailing the specific nature of the research or activity, is undoubtedly the most important aspect of creating a strong submission. This does not mean, however, that the other facets of the proposal can be largely ignored. In fact, the opposite is true: With less available funding and the increasing harshness of sponsor guidelines, it is critical to devote the proper amount of time and care to each section of the proposal. Perhaps the best example of this fact is the proposal budget.

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NCURA’s YouTube Tuesday

Expenses incurred that apply to multiple research projects can cause headaches when it comes time to properly allocate them to each of the subject awards.  In this week’s NCURA YouTube Tuesday, Megan Dietrich, Finance Services Manager for Engineering Research Administration at Stanford University, provides some helpful pointers to make this process easier.

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Presentation on Intellectual Property in Research

Intellectual-property-colorfulIntellectual Property is one of the most important considerations throughout the research process, yet it remains a frequent source of confusion for University personnel.  Join us on Monday, July 21, 2014, as we host a guest lecture by Benjamin Gibbs, Associate Director of Homewood Intellectual Property, who will provide an overview of Intellectual Property and provide advice as to how to address any resulting concerns that arise during your, or your faculty members’, research.  We hope to see you in two weeks!

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Lecture on University’s New Subrecipient Procedures

Effective July 1, 2014, the University will be following several new policies concerning subrecipients, including revised monitoring and risk assessment standards.  To assist JHSPH personnel in their understanding of the new procedures, ORA is hosting a guest lecture by Rick Inglis, Assistant Director in Financial Research Compliance, who will help us navigate through the various changes.  We hope to see you next Wednesday!

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