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Research News - January 2024

Dec. 31, 2023
Peter Ling, FABE, stands in front of some plants

Inside this Issue

  • D.C. Days 2024 Applications Due
  • Graduate Fee Authorization Job Aid
  • Workday Informal Office Hours
  • Research Development & Grant Writing News

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Funding Opportunties 

As funding opportunities are announced we will compile a full list on our website. The web page will be updated periodically as new opportunities are discovered.

  • AgTech Innovation Hub 2024-2025
    AgTech Innovation Hub requests proposals from CFAES-led research teams. The Hub is a partnership between Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Ohio Farm Bureau, and CFAES aimed at supporting research and innovation activity focused on developing new solutions to help the agriculture ecosystem understand, manage, and mitigate climate risk.
    Deadline: February 2, 2024 (Letters of Intent)

  • AFRI Foundational and Applied Science (FAS) Program
    AFRI-FAS invests in agricultural production research, education, and Extension projects for a more sustainable, productive, and economically viable plant and animal production system. Applications that address climate change, nutrition security, expanding markets for producers, indigenoustraditional ecological knowledge are encouraged.
    Deadline: December 31, 2024 (Varies by Program Area)

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  • Proposal Writing Tips from NIH
    A scientific review officer at NIH offered some tips on writing a strong application. Recommendations include setting deadlines and getting feedback. There are also NIH videos available on grant writing and mock review panels.

  • D.C. Days 2024 Applications Duethe Washington monument and cherry blossoms are reflected in the water
    As a reminder, D.C. Days 2024 applications are due January 4, 2024. Apply today for the opportunity to meet with federal program officers, network, and increase your grant writing skills. The trip will take place in May 2024.

  • Grant Budgeting: Mileage Reimbursement for January 2024
    Effective January 1, 2024, the mileage reimbursement rate will increase from 65.5 cents per mile to 67 cents per mile for all business miles driven from January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024.

In the News

New Course Meets NIH and NSF Responsible Conduct of Research Requirementsa person standing in front of a group of students in a classroom

Before classes begin again on January 8, please register for the new Office of Research course designed to meet National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) requirements for training in the responsible and ethical conductof research. GRADSCH 8000: Responsible Conduct of Research is a weekly, in-person, spring term course open to anyone at the university conducting research.


New Graduate Fee Authorization Job Aid

There is a new Graduate Fee Authorization job aid available through the online Administrative Resource Center (ARC). Updates have been made to clarify fees for students with multiple appointments and the tuition splits associated with them. Information about Period Activity Pay (PAP) semester deadlines has been previously shared via NewsLink for AU23 and SP24.

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Workday Informal Office Hoursa desk with a keyboard, mouse and headset on it

Informal Office Hours and other similar sessions, conducted by Ohio State business areas, continue to provide answers to commonly asked questions about using Workday and related tools. Office hours are open to users of all levels and are hosted by subject matter experts.

The current offerings include:

  • Procurement - offered monthly
  • Travel and PCard - offered monthly
  • HR - offered every other Friday
  • Finance - review website

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Workday - What to Use and When

  • Create Expense Report = to expense a PCard charge, to get reimbursed personally- as in Travel Reimbursements
  • Create Expense Report for Non=Worker, ECM (External Committee Members) = Reimbursements to volunteers, includes 4-H Background Check Reimbursements, not taxable so no Supplier Setup Form needed
  • Create Miscellaneous Payments = Refunds (not taxable), Awards, Honorariums, Stipends… taxable, over $600 annually gets 1099
  • Create Requisition = Staples orders, MarketPlace orders, Quotes in MarketPlace (as in Bus rentals, etc.), to create Purchase Orders to pay for non-catalog services & goods, to pay Speakers/Presenters who charge for their services; new suppliers will need a Supplier Setup Form attached
  • Create Spend Authorization = pre-approval for travel requests, must be linked to any travel expense reports, includes for Non-Worker as ECM
  • Create Supplier Invoice Request = to pay supplier invoice to an external supplier without a PO. Restrictions apply (ie: office rentals not through PARE, utility bills, scholarships for students paid directly to institutions)
  • Find (or My) Spend Authorization Details - OSU = to find spend authorizations in the system
  • Find (or My) Expense Report = to find an expense report, whether PCard, travel/Reimbursements
  • Find External Committee Members = to find non-workers in the system
  • View Supplier = to find suppliers in the system
  • Find Miscellaneous Payees = to find payees in the system
  • Find Requisitions - to find purchase order requests in the system

Research Development & Grant Writing News

We invite you to access the current issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News. The Enterprise for Research, Innovation, and Knowledge | Research Development Office provides access to this subscription-based newsletter for the entire campus community.

In this issue:

  • Faculty Guide to Writing Research Grants: Strategies for Funding Success – Check out a new e-book, which includes a collection of essays on various aspects of pursuing grant funding to support research.
  • NIH on Research Integrity – Maintaining the integrity of the peer review process is of critical importance to NSF and NIH. Read various case studies related to peer review integrity and concerns at NIH.
  • Overview of NSF GEO’s Funding Opportunities to Support the “Build a Resilient Planet” Initiative – A number of new programs are proposed in the 2024 NSF Budget Request to support the “Build a Resilient Planet” initiative. NSF is getting a head start in funding research in these areas through the Dear Colleague Letter process.
  • Technology for Plagiarism Detection at NSF – Research misconduct is what NSF says it is, not what the proposal author(s) believe it to be. Review case studies related to plagiarism, falsification and fabrication in NSF proposals, how problems could have been avoided had the PIs been better informed, and what Research Offices can do to help avoid this problem (reprinted from the December 2019 issue).
  • The Communications Component of the Management Plan – How new faculty can lay out a strategic plan for research funding (reprinted from the January 2020 issue).

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Recent Awards

  • Qiuhong Wang - CFAH, $74,250: Isolation of porcine sapoviruses and test of viral neutralizing antibodies in the colostrum and milk of gilts/sowas immunized with a porcine sapovirus vaccine, Swine Health Information Center
  • Horacio Lopez-Nicora - Plant Path., $10,000: Society of Nematologists 2023 Conference in Ohio, Ohio Soybean Council
  • Ashley Leach - Ent., $736,956: Bees & the bottom line: Uncovering the effects of insecticides on crop pollination and yield, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • Jami Dellifield - OSU Extension, $19,900: Farm stress training for Farm Service Agency, University of Illinois
  • Doug Jackson Smith - SENR, $106,220: Branching Out: Helping small and medium size farmers tap into emerging markets, diversify land management, and grow new networks, Michigan State University
  • Heather Reister - OSU Extension, $2,000: Nurturing children by engaging fathers, OH Dept of Job & Family Services
  • Lisa Barlage - OSU Extension, $3,960: Cooking Matters, United Way of Ross County
  • James Jasinski - OSU Extension, Amy Stone - OSU Extension, Andrew Michel - Ent., Ashley Leach - Ent., $39,975: EPA Spotted Lanternfly Outreach, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Nathaniel Heiden - Plant Path., $121,391: Characterizing X. translucens growth inducers from its barley host, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • Yu Ma - HCS, $328,027: Germplasm resources for the floriculture nursery industry at the ornamental plant germplasm center, USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • Brian Roe - AEDE, $160,000: Food waste measurement tools and training modules, USDA Office of the Chief Economist
  • Guo-Liang Wang - Plant Path., Dehua Pei - Plant Path., Venkat Gopalan - Plant Path., $300,000: EAGER: Enhancing plant immunity and growth with cell-penetrating peptides for organic agriculture, National Science Foundation Div of Integrative Organismal Biology
  • Ryan Winston - FABE, Andrew Tirpak - FABE, Jon Witter - FABE, $1,148,056: Improving traps/basins on ODOT construction projects, OH Dept of Transportation

Events & Opportunities

  • Introduction to Office of Knowledge Enterprise (OKE)
    Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, PhD, Vice President of the OKE, will introduce her office and its mission. OKE is responsible for growing Ohio State’s research portfolio and positioning the university as a national leader in research and creative expression.
    January 16 from 10:00-11:00 AM
  • Grant Applicant/Awardee Networking Sessions (GAANS)
    Welcome to the “new” Grant Applicant/Awardee Networking Sessions (GAANS). In 2024, NIFA is organizing four virtual sessions to help enhance access and effectiveness of the agency’s programs. The first session will focus on allowable and unallowable costs.
    January 30 from 12:00-1:30 PM
  • Lessons Learned from Teams Using Transdisciplinary Approaches
    This seminar series will examine strategies for implementing transdisciplinary approaches, team-building and overcoming challenges to encourage the adoption of and training in transdisciplinary systems.
    March 13 from 9:30-11:00 AM

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