The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs
The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs
The mission of the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is to provide leadership in the establishment of partnerships between the faculty, the institution and its constituents, the facilitation of technology transfer and commercialization, and the development and implementation of the operational processes and policies of the research enterprise at CAU including the delivery of pre- and post-award services. This mission is realized through the delivery of value-added, “one-stop” support and management throughout the research and sponsored programs process through the collaboration of research administration, CAU research enterprise and technology transfer and commercialization efforts.
At Clark Atlanta University, we believe that research and education cannot be decoupled. Research and scholarly activity at CAU is essential in providing a world-class educational experience for our students. The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs seeks to leverage the diverse skills and expertise of our students, faculty, researchers, and staff to foster the growth of the research enterprise, provide exceptional research and educational experiences for our students, and make significant discoveries and contributions to the knowledge of humankind.
The Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) External Discovery Site elevates faculty members’ national profile at AUCC campuses by making their research and scholarly achievements more easily accessible. It is intended for external partners and stakeholders to explore scholars’ rich intellectual networks across AUCC campuses.
The AUCC Faculty Insight Platform connects faculty members across AUCC campuses with one another. It also enables them to find external resources that can advance their research and professional collaborations and upcoming extramural funding opportunities and professional awards for which they may be nominated.
The forms below are required for internal approval to submit grants and contracts. After obtaining the required information and signatures of the department head and dean, completed documents are submitted to the ORSP with your proposal packet.
Step 1: Intent to Submit
- Completing this form is required of all principal investigators (PI) planning to prepare a funding application to any governmental, corporate, foundation sponsor, or other.
- Notifies ORSP administrators of the researcher’s intention to apply for an opportunity and alerts the respective department chairs and deans of applications under development.
- Allows for the coordination of resources to support proposal development for internal and external submissions from ORSP.
- Recommended: Submit at least 30 days before agency deadlines and 60 days for complex proposals.
Step 2: Proposal Checklist
- Serves as a project management tool that assists the PI with developing their proposal and identifying the tasks required to complete their application.
- Prepared by RSP specifically for the application and guides the PI in preparing their proposal packet.
- Provides the approvals necessary to submit a proposal for external funding.
- Provides information for institutional databases on external funding.
- Summarizes the project and is used to obtain the required University approvals (e.g., approval from the department head and dean).
- A copy of the application instructions
- Proposal routing form completed in its entirety
- Agency coversheet
- Proposal narrative
- Proposal budget and budget justification
- Agency certification and assurance forms
- Approval of appropriate compliance committee(s), if required
- Letters of University endorsement, if required
- Additional documents as required by the funding agency
- RSP Proposal Routing Form Instructions
- Facts for Proposal Application Preparation
- Conflict of Interest Policy (updated 11-8-2021)
- Responding to Misconduct in Research
- CITI Program
- IRB Application
- IRB Application Renewal
- SRC Space Allocation Forms
- Space Request Form-1AA is used to reassign space within a unit.
- Space Request Form-2AA is used to request a change in function of assigned space.
- SRC Space Request Form-3AA is used to request new or additional space.
- SRC Space Request Form-4AA is used to reassign space across units.
Pivot-RP, a tool that answers the growing demands on research developers to quickly discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate with their colleagues.
Pivot-RP’s main feature is connecting faculty and student researchers with available funding opportunities. These opportunities include the sponsor, funding category (keywords), amount, application requirements and deadlines, and where to find more information. It enables you to mark opportunities in order to track them. You can mark highly relevant opportunities, ones that you are actively dealing with, as active. Tracking an opportunity enables you to receive updates when the opportunity changes and to get personal reminders about the opportunity’s deadlines. For additional information about Pivot-RP features, please visit their web site – ExLibris Pivot-RP.
Creating a Pivot-RP account is easy. Please go to http://Pivot.proquest.com and click the “Sign up” option in the upper right of the screen. You will gain access to Pivot-RP by indicating that you are affiliated with CAU and signing up with your institutional email address.
When you first log in to Pivot-RP, you can either claim a profile as yours, if one already exists in Pivot-RP, or you can create a new profile. Having an updated profile is an essential component of the platform and will allow you to share opportunities, build collaborative relationships with colleagues and connect with funding discovery opportunities.
From the homepage, you can manage active or tracked funding opportunities, saved searches, shared opportunities, etc., and start searching for funding or scholars. Username and password access is necessary when a) a user is off-campus, or b) when a user needs to save a funding record or funding search.
Grants.gov, a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 federal grant programs in excess of $500 billion in annual awards. All discretionary grants offered by the federal grant-making agencies can be found on Grants.gov.
FedBizOpps, or Federal Business Opportunities, is the home of Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal – FedBizOpps (FBO) – commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.
Foundation Center, receive weekly notification of recently announced Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from private, corporate, and government funding sources. This site provides information on private funding sources – free to use, but requires registration.
The U.S. Small Business Administration runs two programs that assist in new business development: Small Business Technology Transfer Research – STTR expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small business and the nation’s premier nonprofit research institutions. Small Business Innovation Research – SBIR programs encourage small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
FOR TARGETED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: Complete and submit the FUNDING SEARCH REQUEST FORM to assist us in identifying funding opportunities specific to your research interest! Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT), the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. RePORT provides frequently requested information and links to major sections of the site, including NIH strategic plans, reports on NIH funding, and reports on the organizations and people involved in NIH research and research training. Research.gov, provides information on grant application status, research spending and results data, a policy library, and the latest research news for NSF and the US Department of Agriculture. Other agencies and features including PI profiles, online tools to submit progress and financial reports, sub-award searches and electronic fund disbursement will be added in the future.
A Proposal Writing Short Course – Candid Learning
RSP performs and assists with the following activities: identifying and pursuing new research initiatives and opportunities across the University; locating potential funding sources; monitoring the University’s compliance with federal, state, local, and institutional regulations relating to human subjects, animal care and use, biosafety, radiation safety, and research integrity; developing and providing education and training programs related to proposal development, grants management, research compliance; and intellectual property management; guiding faculty and staff through the grant/contract application process; managing the proposal approval and endorsement process; maintaining University award files and records; coordinating and facilitating research partnerships, collaborative, and cooperative agreements; managing activities related to intellectual property (patents, copyrights, publication agreements, licensing), technology transfer and commercialization, and inventions; disseminating information on availability and deadlines on external funding opportunities in research; administering research grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements; pre-auditing restricted costs; and assisting with reporting related to grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.
|Eric Mintz, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry, Interim Vice President
Assistant Vice President
|Frances L. Martin, MBA, MPM
Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
|Pamela Hall, Ed.D., PMP
Sr Research Award Administrator, IRB Officer
|Annette McTavish-Ingram, MPA
Post Award Administrator
CAU Faculty Spotlights
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After an absence of approximately 10 years, Phylon will be available in print and online in early October of this year. The Fall 2014 collection represents a Clark Atlanta University (CAU) campus-wide effort, starting in 2012 under the direction of Dr. Stephanie Evans, to appropriately recognize the legacy of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois.
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—Dr. Lin Sun, Assistant Professor, Art Department
Dr. Cimona Hinton, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, received a prestigious NIH R01 grant in the amount of $1,178,000 to be distributed over four years in the amount of $294,500 per year.
Dr. Marjorie Campbell, Professor, Biological Sciences, received a $1,085,000 NIH Enhancement of Student Training in Biomedical Sciences grant to continue her work in providing research training for undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Alfred Msezane, Director and Professor, Center for Theoretical Studies of Physical Systems, has published over 260 research papers in peer reviewed physics journals and presented over 280 papers at national and international conferences. Dr. Msezane has received a $1.46 Million grant from the Department of Energy titled Electron/Photon Interactions with Atoms/Ions for his current project, in which the primary objectives are to gain a fundamental understanding of the near-threshold electron attachment mechanism and determine accurate electron affinities (EAs).