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  1. 1. Grants.gov Electronic Proposal Submission to the Federal Government February 24 th , 2006 Elizabeth Garcia Office of Research Development
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is Grants.gov? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants.gov history </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Agencies Current situation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NIH, NSF, USDA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Application Tips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PureEdge usage tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important tips </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants.gov, R&D Webpage, Training Sessions </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Grants.gov: What is it? <ul><li>Single electronic source for finding federal grant opportunities (find) and submitting proposals (apply) </li></ul><ul><li>Covers 1000 grant programs from 26 grant-making agencies ($400 billion annual awards) </li></ul><ul><li>Based on standard forms (SF424 R&R) </li></ul><ul><li>Forms based interface using PureEdge </li></ul>
  4. 4. Grants.gov: History <ul><li>2002: Established by OMB to develop “find” and “apply” functions across all federal grant making agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Oct 2003: First electronic proposals accepted </li></ul><ul><li>Sept 2005: Over 15,000 applications received to date </li></ul><ul><li>FY06: 75% of Find Opportunities on Grants.gov </li></ul>
  5. 5. Grants.gov: NIH Announcement <ul><li>transition from the PHS398 application to the SF424 Research and Related (R&R) application, and </li></ul><ul><li>simultaneously transition to electronic submission via Grants.gov by the end of 2007 </li></ul>Notice Number: NOT-OD-05-067, August 19, 2005 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-067.html
  6. 6. Grants.gov: NIH Schedule <ul><li>December 1, 2005 —Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (STTR) (R41, R42, R43, R44) </li></ul><ul><li>December 15, 2005 —Support for Conferences & Scientific Meetings (R13 & U13) </li></ul><ul><li>June 1, 2006 —Small Grant Programs (R03) & Exploratory/Development Research Grant Awards (R21) </li></ul><ul><li>February 1 st , 2007 —Research Project Grant Program (R01) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Grants.gov: Other Agencies <ul><li>NSF: No indication (yet) that FastLane will go away anytime soon. Will require 1 application from each of the 8 directorates to be submitted through Grants.gov in ’06 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer & Information Sciences & Eng. Directorate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Learning Technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering Directorate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure Materials Applications and Structural Mechanics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>USDA: Slow rollout. Using for some programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller agencies are generally moving more rapidly to grants.gov such as the National Institutes of Justice (100%) </li></ul>
  8. 8. PureEdge Usage Tips <ul><li>Do Not Register! UTSA is registered as institution. Users do not need to get DUNS number or CCR registration </li></ul><ul><li>No native Macintosh support </li></ul><ul><li>Submit completed PureEdge package along with Routing Form to RD for submission 7 Business days before agency deadline </li></ul><ul><li>Plan extra time for submission complications </li></ul>
  9. 9. Important points <ul><li>Download PureEdge Software </li></ul><ul><li>For NIH Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have an eRA Commons Account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not rely on email notifications from the eRA Commons system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PI’s must validate their proposals in eRA Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start your application early! </li></ul><ul><li>Submit Early </li></ul>
  10. 10. Grants.gov Resources <ul><li>Applicant Training Demonstration -Complete Application Package </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.grants.gov/CompleteApplication#demo </li></ul><ul><li>Applicant System-to-System Implementation Resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.grants.gov/DoingBusinessApplicant </li></ul><ul><li>XML Find Database Extract http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/ </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach Communication Resources http://www.grants.gov/Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Feedback Findings Reports http://www.grants.gov/MarketResearch </li></ul>
  11. 11. UTSA Grants.gov Information <ul><li>http://www.utsa.edu/research/grants.gov </li></ul><ul><li>TXCLASS: Overview of Grants.gov </li></ul><ul><li>NIH Application via Grants.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Special Training Sessions Welcome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups of 5 or more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Videocast From NIH on Jan 11 th . (Archived) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NIH’s New Electronic Grant Application Process and the SF424 (R&R) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/training.htm </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Now to....Grants.gov

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