LOI Due March 1 for USDA/NIFA's Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - Organic Transitions

The 2013 Request for Applications for the Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - Organic Transitions (ORG) has been released by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA).  Letters of Intent are due March 1, 2013; full proposals are due April 5, 2013.

ORG supports research, Extension, and higher education programs that improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices.

Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund Deadline for 2103

The next application deadline for the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund is Monday, April 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Organizations providing services to New Hampshire's North Country are encouraged to apply. The Tillotson Fund has a preference for programs that benefit Colebrook, Pittsburg, Clarksville, Stewartstown, Dixville and other towns in Coos County, NH as well as bordering communities in the United States and Canada. 

Feb 27 Webinar: New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Community Grants

The Community Grants Program is the broadest competitive grant program of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF). It responds to community needs within New Hampshire and in border communities in Maine and Vermont.

NSF Offers Funds for Starting International Collaborations

If you are interested in starting a project with a researcher in another country, check out the National Science Foundation’s Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC) grant program: http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkP...

New Fringe Rates for FY14 Should be Used Immediately in Proposal Budgets

New fringe benefit rates for FY14 sponsored programs have been finalized and should be used immediately in proposal budgeting.  

The primary changes reflect the following:

In Praise of a True Entrepreneur

By Marc Sedam, Executive Director, Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization, and New Hampshire Innovation Research Center at the University of New Hampshire

Updated UNH IRB Guidance on When IRB Approval is Needed for Studies Involving Existing/Secondary Data

The UNH Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research recently updated its guidance concerning when IRB approval is needed for studies that involve the use of existing/secondary data derived from human subjects.

NH Sea Grant Releases Biennial Request for Proposals

Every two years, N.H. Sea Grant issues an RFP for those seeking major (≤ $100k per year) funding for research projects.

Cooperative Extension to Host Discussion on January 29th: "Bridging the Digital Divide: Broadband & the NH Economy"

Broadband has greatly increased our ability to access resources and information and it has been a driver of economic growth in New Hampshire. Yet, there are still regions of the state that do not have access to Broadband, raising questions as to whether they will suffer economic or other consequences.

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 12:40 – 2:00 pm in MUB Room 334, a panel of speakers from across the University will discuss:

UNH's Financial Conflict of Interest in Research Program

If you conduct externally sponsored research and you, your spouse/domestic partner or dependent children have a significant financial interest that could impact, or be impacted by, your research, then you must comply with UNH’s policies on financial conflict of interest in research (FCOIR).  For example, if you have an ownership stake in a company and your externally-funded research could benefit the company, this is a financial conflict of interest in research.


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