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January/February 2012

Vol. 2 Issue 1 

Student Summers Scholars OURS is currently accepting applications for Student Summer Scholars (S3) 2012. S3 provides funds for a student and faculty mentor to devote twelve weeks to a research and/or creative project during the spring/summer semester. Generally, S3 grants provide a student stipend, faculty stipend, and a small budget for supplies. Through these grants and the mentorship of a faculty mentor, S3 offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to do hands-on, professional research and creative practice in their chosen field. The application is a collaborative effort between the potential student scholar and the faculty mentor. Completed applications are due Friday, January 27, 2012. For more information and to apply online please visit: www.gvsu.edu/ours.

JANUARY—FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS 

Tues., Jan. 10—12:00 —1:30pm, 2201 KC—Cayuse424 This interactive hands-on 90 minute training session (bring your own laptop) will show how to use Cayuse424 for proposal development and electronic submission. You should be trained on Cayuse424 if you know you will be, or are thinking of, submitting a proposal, assisting others with grant proposals, or if you review and approve proposals.

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Tues. Jan 17—12:00-1:00 pm, 2201 KC—CSCE Grants Overview This presentation will be an overview of the research grants offered through the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence.

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Wed. Jan 18—12:00-1:00 pm, 202E DEV—Searching for External Grants This hands-on workshop (bring your own laptop) will teach you how to find external funding opportunities for your project using popular grant search databases such as grants.gov, The Foundation Directory, Community of Science, and the Grants Resource Center’s Grant Search. You will learn how to find both federal and foundation grant opportunities.

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Wed. Feb 1—12:00– 1:00 pm, 202E DEV—Data Security Learn how to minimize informational risks to research participants using the best practices in data security. Strategies to protect confidentiality and comply with new proposed University research data security standards will be discussed.  

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Tues. Feb 7—12:00– 1:00 pm, 2201 KC—Grants in the Arts and Humanities This hands-on workshop (bring your own laptop) will teach you how to find external funding opportunities for your project. You will learn how to search for grants on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) websites. You will also learn how to use popular grant search databases such as grants.gov, The Foundation Directory, Community of Science, and the Grants Resource Center’s Grant Search.

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Wed. Feb 15—12:00– 1:00 pm, 502C DEV—CSCE Grants Overview This presentation will be an overview of the research grants offered through the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence.

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Wed. Feb 15—12:00– 1:00 pm, 202E DEV—What Does HRRC Want to Know? Learn how to build a research plan that shares important information with the Human Research Review Committee about your protocol. What are they looking for? How can you give a thorough explanation of your study without exerting unnecessary time and energy? Responsible Conduct of Research CREDITS

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Sat. Feb 25—8:30–3:00 pm, Loosemore Auditorium (DEV)—Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Boot Camp During this seminar a working lunch will be provided with a presentation on the responsible scientist as a member of society. The following topics will be covered throughout the day: Research misconduct, conflict of interest, responsible research involving animals and humans, data acquisition and storage, peer review and authorship, best practices for mentoring, and establishing effective collaborative research.

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee—submission deadline—Full board protocol submission deadline for the February IACUC meeting is February 2nd.

Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence—R&D Committee—The grant deadline for Faculty Research, Interdisciplinary Research,

Early Career Research Stipend, and the Faculty Scholarly Course Reassignment Program, are due in the CSCE office by 5 p.m., March 1, 2012.

January/February 2012

Vol. 2 Issue 1

Faculty Awards Distinguished Early-Career Scholar Award Caitlin Horrocks—Writing Jonathan Nichol—Music Glenn Valdez-Psychology Distinguished Undergraduate Mentoring Award Felix Ngassa—Chemistry Christine Smith—Psychology

 HRRC

Welcomes New Board Members

The HRRC welcomes three new board members this past term: Christine Yalda, J.D., Ph.D.—CCPS, Criminal Justice Lisa Kenyon, PT, Ph.D.—CHP, Physical Therapy Mary Bair, Ph.D.—College of Education

Researchers and Advisors – in 2012 The HRPP will be introducing a comprehensive toolkit designed to:

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Equip researchers to conduct scientifically valid, ethical research Outline applicable regulations and newly developed university policies Offer self-guided tools to determine what is covered research and which level of review applied Celebrate the successes of ethical research at GVSU

Henry Pollack to speak at the 2012 Student Scholars Day The co-recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming and climate change will be the keynote speaker for Student Scholars Day in April. Henry Pollack, who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former vice president Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, will be the 17th annual Student Scholars Day Keynote speaker on April 11 in the Kirkhof Center. Pollack serves as a senior advisor to Gore’s Climate Project. He has worked as a professor of geophysics at the University of Michigan for more than 40 years. His latest book, “A World Without Ice,” focuses on the role ice plays in the development of Earth’s landscape, climate and human civilization, and the reciprocal impact of people on the planet’s ice. He is also the author of “Uncertain Science . . . Uncertain World.” Student Scholars Day, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, will celebrate its 17th year. More than 600 students are expected to showcase their scholarship through poster presentations, panel discussions and presentations, fine arts exhibits and performances. For more information about SSD, visit www.gvsu.edu/ssd.

Responsible Conduct of Research—Boot Camp GVSU is sponsoring training in the responsible conduct of research on Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 from 8:30am until 3:00pm. A working lunch will be provided with a presentation on the responsible scientist as a member of society. The following topics will be covered throughout the day. Research misconduct—Conflict of interest—Responsible research involving animal subjects—Responsible research involving human subjects—Data acquisition and storage—Peer review and authorship—Best practices for mentoring—Establishing effective collaborative research

Scholarly & Creative Research If you have a creative or scholarly research project that you would like to share with the university and the community, please send us a note to csce@gvsu.edu


CSCE January-February 2012 Newsletter