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KSEF RFP Opening October 21, 2014

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KSEF RFP Opening October 21, 2014

The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF) announces a new Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) Request for Proposals

The Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) announces a new Request for Proposals (RFP) opening October 21, 2014

This round of Research and Development Excellence Program funding (RDE-018) is open to scientists and engineers from accredited universities, colleges, and other post-secondary institutions, and to small businesses in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The maximum award size is $30,000 per year. The period of the grant request will not exceed 12 months.

Link to Online LOI application: http://ksef.kstc.com/index.php/funding-programs/rde-program

 

LOI online application deadline: 10-27-2014 (4:00 PM ET).


Visit the Research Resources section of our main website for Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation (including Budgeting information and spreadsheets), and much more!


Research Commercialization Course

The Research Commercialization Introductory Online Course is recommended for all science, engineering and medical researchers in public or private research institutions (e.g., grad students, post-docs, and faculty). This is an indispensable course for S&E grad students looking for jobs in the next 6-18 months.

This workshop course is offered free of charge but registration is required by clicking on the GoToWebinar link below. You only need to register once. By clicking on the register button or link below, you will be registered to all sessions of this course. Once registered, you will receive an email reminder 24 hours before each session.
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/158991634

Research commercialization involves taking articles, documentation, know-how, patents, and copyrights, which are created during research activities and getting them to users and patients for real societal impacts. In some cases, commercialization involved taking patents based on the research and licensing them to a company. This usually involves also having the researchers consult to the company. In other cases, commercialization involves forming of creating a startup and applying to federally funded commercialization programs. In all cases, though, research commercialization typically involves defining the nature of the research being commercialized (e.g., in a patent or intellectual property agreement), establishing a commercial relationship with another party (e.g., employment, a sale or license), and negotiating a contract (e.g., compensation).

Areas covered in the course include intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, licensing agreements, employment agreements, consulting agreements, tech transfer, creating and funding companies, and federally funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs

Each lecture is a live 90-minute online class with Q&A.

CLASS SCHEDULE

*NOTE: The schedules or topic line-up may change. Any updates will be posted on this page and sent to you via email. Please whitelist emails from *@ncet2.org

Lecture 1: The Importance of Commercializing Research, Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

Lecture 2: Customer Discovery and Market Validation, Thursday, October 9, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

Lecture 3: Business Plans and Pitches, Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

Lecture 4: Introduction to Early Stage Funding, Thursday, October 16, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

Lecture 5: Small Business and Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants, Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

Lecture 6: Patents, Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

Lecture 7: Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets, Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

Lecture 8: Introduction to Structuring and Leading the Research-Intensive Companies, Thursday, October 30, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

Lecture 9: Employment and Consulting Agreements, Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

Lecture 10: Tech Transfer and Licensing Agreements, Thursday, November 6, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

Lecture 11: Moving from R&D to Manufacturing, Thursday, November 13, 2014, 4:00 to 5:30 pm ET

Lecture 12: Entrepreneurial Faculty, Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

Lecture 13: View from the Trenches: Applying what you have Learned, Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

The materials and recorded video for each session will be uploaded on a separate page before and after each session. Did you miss a session? The video recording will be posted 24 hours after each session. Click on this link to go to the slides and videos page http://center.ncet2.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=734


Visit the Research Resources section of our main website for Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation (including Budgeting information and spreadsheets), and much more!


Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation Opportunity

Upcoming Opportunity for Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity - Annual Posters-at-the-Capitol Event will be February 19, 2015 during the Legislative Session

The Annual Posters-at-the-Capitol Event will be February 19, 2015 during the Legislative Session

Abstract Deadline October 15, 2014 - Print the Flyer (PDF)

Posters-at-the-Capitol (click on Posters-at-the-Capitol tab near the top of the screen) is designed to celebrate the research, scholarly, and creative experiences of undergraduate students at Kentucky's public institutions of higher education. It provides students with the opportunity to present their projects to state legislators and to impress upon them the importance of faculty-mentored projects to the overall education of Kentucky students. Poster presentations are being sought from undergraduates in ALL DISCIPLINARY AREAS.

UofL needs broad representation at the Posters-at-the-Capitol event. Please, submit your abstract!

This year is an extra special event, as Dr. Ramsey will be involved in the opening Welcome and Guest Comments.

Posters-at-the-Capitol is an University sponsored event.  An excused absence will be granted for those participating in the day long event.  Though it would be nice if the mentor attends the event, it is not a requirement. Dr. Feldhoff will go for the day, take pictures and generally oversee the UofL students that participate.  Pictures of the 2014 Posters-at-the-Capitol event may be seen at

If you have questions about the Posters-at-the-Capitol event, please, contact Dr. Pamela W. Feldhoff. (Phone: 502-852-7136 or 502-852-3791)


Visit the Research Resources section of our main website for Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation (including Budgeting information and spreadsheets), and much more!


Uniform Guidance and the Implementation Workgroup

Federal grant and contract regulation changes and Uniform Guidance implementation at the University of Louisville

In December 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced a sweeping reform of the guidance regarding Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal awards into a single circular.  The new “Uniform Guidance” streamlines the language from eight existing OMB circulars (including A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-133) into one consolidated set of guidance in the Code of Federal Regulations.  This new Guidance will be implemented by Federal agencies for new funding received on or after December 26, 2014.

In order to prepare for the implementation of the Uniform Guidance on December 26th, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation has established the Uniform Guidance Implementation Workgroup. The goals of the Workgroup are to…

  • Read and discuss the Uniform Guidance and identify key changes;
  • Identify and liaise with key offices at the University to assess the impact of the new guidance in areas such as proposal and pre-award process, purchasing and procurement, auditing, risk management, equipment and property management, and post-award management;
  • Review current University of Louisville policies and identify whether any additions or revisions will be necessary to maintain our compliance with the new guidance;
  • Coordinate with key administration and faculty to implement necessary updates to policies and procedures; and
  • Develop and provide training and education to Department administration, faculty, and research groups regarding any changes.

What does this mean for research at the University of Louisville?

The laws regulating the management of federally-funded research grants and contracts will be changing.  Agencies such as NIH, CDC, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other federal entities will be refining their standards for grants management so that by December 26, 2014, they will be in-line with the new federal regulations.

The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) has stated that the Uniform Guidance is “the single biggest regulatory change in the last 50 years of research administration.” We anticipate that these regulatory changes will alter the expectations that are placed on our Principal Investigators, research staff, and the institution, and that numerous changes to the policies and procedures governing federal awards will be required.

It is the role of the Uniform Guidance Implementation Workgroup to investigate the new regulations in conjunction with other University offices and to determine what will be needed to keep the University of Louisville and our research faculty compliant and eligible to receive federal awards.  Once we understand what procedural changes will be required, the Uniform Guidance Implementation Workgroup will be able to provide guidance and instruction to our research faculty and staff so that we are well-prepared for this new era in federal award management.

Information about the Uniform Guidance and the Implementation Workgroup is posted on the U of L Research website at http://louisville.edu/research/news-items/uniform-guidance.html. We invite the UofL community to check the website as additional information and resources will be forthcoming.

The Office of the EVPRI will broadcast additional updates regarding the progress of the Uniform Guidance Implementation Workgroup over the next several months as we undertake this very important initiative.  In addition to broadcast emails from the Office of the EVPRI, a LISTSERV has been established for the purpose of communicating updates to the research community.  LISTSERV registration details can be found at the website.

Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award

Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust Seeks Applicants for 2014

$25,000 to Professors Who Inspire

Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust Seeks Applicants for 2014

Deadline: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The award is given to current or former academic faculty members who have inspired their former students to "create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large." Follow this link to the flyer for more information.


Visit the Research Resources section of our main website for Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation (including Budgeting information and spreadsheets), and much more!


Sponsored Programs Administration Moving in May

Beginning the week of May 19, 2014, the following offices will be moving to The Nucleus Building: Industry Engagement; Sponsored Programs Administration (Grants and Financial); Technology Transfer; and MetaCyte Business Lab

Beginning the week of May 19, 2014, the following administrative support divisions under the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation (EVPRI) will be moving to The Nucleus Building in downtown Louisville, located at the corner of S Floyd St. and E Market St.

  • Office of Industry Engagement
  • Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (Grants and Financial)
  • Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
  • MetaCyte Business Lab

The new address for mailings and for hand deliveries to these offices will be:
The Nucleus Building
300 East Market Street, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202

For Belknap Campus constituents, effective May 29, 2014 hand deliveries to any of these offices can be delivered to Jouett Hall, Suite 100. By the beginning of the fall semester, The Nucleus is scheduled to be served by UofL Shuttle service (announcement will follow). In addition, short term visitors’ parking and metered curb parking are available at The Nucleus.

Every effort will be made to move these support offices to their new location with minimal impact to the research community. Should you experience any problems or inordinate delays during the time period of May 19-June 6, 2014 please contact Lucy Overstreet at 852-4951.

This is from an email to the University of Louisville Research Community from William M. Pierce, Jr., Ph.D.


Visit the Research Resources section of our main website for Funding Opportunities, Proposal Preparation (including Budgeting information and spreadsheets), and much more!

 


2014 SBIR-STTR Annual Conference - April 11

2014 SBIR-STTR Annual Conference will be at Embassy Suites Lexington

What is the SBIR-STTR Program?

The Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages small businesses in The United States to engage in high risk technological innovation that has the potential for commercialization.

What is at stake?

The Federal Government invests approximately $2.5 Billion each year in Phase I and Phase II SBIR-STTR awards.  The Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, invests an additional $5.5 Million in KY SBIR-STTR Assistance program initiatives, stimulating the submission of competitive proposals.

The Conference

Conference speakers will cover basic facts regarding the Federal SBIR/STTR program as well as Kentucky's own SBIR/STTR Assistance opportunitties.  Program managers from at least five (5) Federal Agencies will present on their agency-specific programs and be available for one-on-one meetings with conference attendees.

When:

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Where:

Embassy Suites Lexington, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

Contact:

Maria Labreveux, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation
ksefpm@kstc.com
859-246-3251

Don't miss the early bird registration discounts... REGISTER



 

National Academies Programs

Applications Sought for Graduate; Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Awards provide opportunities for Ph.D., Sc.D. or M.D. scientists and engineers

The National Research Council of the National Academies announces the 2013 Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Programs to be conducted on behalf of federal research laboratories and affiliated institutions in over 100 locations throughout the United States. These programs provide opportunities for Ph.D., Sc.D. or M.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing, yet compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratory. Initiated in 1954, the Associateship Programs have contributed to the career development of more than 13,000 scientists and engineers ranging from young researchers and recent Ph.D. recipients to distinguished senior scientists. For more information, view the press release.

Annual application deadlines: FEBRUARY 1, MAY 1, AUGUST 1, NOVEMBER 1

Visit the National Academies website for more information


GHS - HAZCOM Changes

OSHA Mandatory GHS training to be completed by December 1, 2013.

OSHA requires that employees that work with and around chemicals, including such items as; lab chemicals, bleach, cleaners, disinfectants, paints, thinners, glues, degreasers, and compressed gases complete GHS training by December 1, 2013.

You must attend GHS training if:

  • Your job requires either that you are in and around laboratories, or work in offices that support laboratories
  • You work in custodial, maintenance, or warehousing
  • You participate in any  patient care activities or clinics
  • You work in buildings or departments that store or use chemicals

Follow this link to the training presentation prepared by Ms. Anne Kogut, DEHS Industrial Hygiene/Lab Safety Manager. Please note that you must take the training in person and this presentation is for reference only. The make up sessions available on Belknap are as follows:

DateTimeLocation
November 18, 20131:30 PM
2:30 PM
Humanities Bldg, Room 100
Humanities Bldg, Room 100
November 19, 2013
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
Strickler Hall, Room 101
Strickler Hall, Room 101
November 20, 2013
1:30 PM
2:30 PM
Humanities Bldg, Room 100
Humanities Bldg, Room 100
November 25, 20131:30 PM
2:30 PM
Humanities Bldg, Room 100
Humanities Bldg, Room 100
November 26, 20139:00 AM
10:00 AM
Strickler Hall, Room 101
Strickler Hall, Room 101



What’s it all about?

The A&S Research Office has increased by 2 staff members

It’s about you. The A&S Research Office has undergone a quiet but major change in the past 20 months. A&S Associate Dean Robert Buchanan has brought in two new staff members to augment the work he and Research Manager Diane Penrod have done ably but with an increasing load. The College of Arts & Sciences and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research has committed the resources necessary to provide staff who can help you find funding for your projects, develop and edit your proposals, develop your budgets, and navigate the sometimes sticky thicket of grant requirements both from the university and from funders/sponsors. The Research Office is also providing training in grant writing and funding searches, for faculty through A&S, and for graduate students through a collaboration with SIGS. If you’re interested in training, check out our Events page. If you want help getting the funding you need to pursue your academic goals, contact our office. And keep an eye on the A&S Research Office website – it’s new too! Our goal is to provide you with the help you need to fund your research and academic projects.

Because it’s all about you. Come see us!