Category Archives: Policy

This category includes information relating to regulations and restrictions surrounding funding for research.

NSF is coming!

We’ve been working all week: cross checking reservations, emailing confirmations, printing and collating! It all comes to fruition tomorrow.

Arizona State University’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development is pleased to be hosting the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their NSF Day on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Memorial Union on Tempe’s campus from 7:30am until 4:30pm. This is a unique opportunity for attendees to become more familiar with NSF policy and funding priorities. Almost 300 people will be coming from across the southwest to learn more about the NSF. It will be an exciting time for all!

For more information on the NSF, check out the following sites:

NIH Peer Review

If you apply to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), you need to follow Dr. Sally Rockey’s blog.

Last week, she brought up the continuing improvement of Peer Review. It rehashes the previous two years of work, but the topic is always timely. Of interest, is the in-depth analysis provided by the first comment.

http://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2013/06/06/another-look-at-enhancing-peer-review/

Review of President’s Budget Request

Centurion Research Solutions analyzed the President’s budget request and identified key areas for agencies interested in pursuing federal government contracts, e.g. VA, Cybersecurity, and Healthcare IT.

Watch the short video here.

You can access the fiscal year 2014 Presidential budget request here.

If you are an ASU staff or faculty member interested in a copy of the Centurion report you can request one from trista.taylor@asu.edu or log in to Centurion and request a copy.

Priorities of Science Committee Republicans on DOE Science, NASA, NIST, NOAA, and NSF

A good indicator of the views of House Science Committee Republicans on the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, NASA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Science Foundation can be found in a eight-page document submitted to the House Budget Committee. “Views and Estimates; Committee on Science, Space and Technology; Fiscal Year 2014” provides insight into the positions of twenty of the twenty-one committee Republicans on these agencies and the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Transportation.

Read more…..http://www.aip.org/fyi/2013/056.html

Thiruvalluvar University to get Incubation and Technology Transfer Centre at Rs 30 lakh

Thiruvalluvar University has been identified as one among the nine universities in the State to receive financial support from the State government to establish an Incubation and Technology Transfer Centre. The centre would be established at an estimated cost of Rs 30 lakh to promote transitional research and development activities. This was disclosed by its vice-chancellor Dr P Gunasekaran at the eighth Convocation held on Monday.

The State government also identified the University for setting up a research centre of excellence in Mathematics at an estimated cost of Rs 2 crore, the V-C said. Dr Gunasekaran said soft skill development centres would be established in five of its affiliated colleges, namely Arignar Anna Government Arts college in Cheyyar, Muthurangam Government Arts College in Vellore, Government Thirumagal Mills College in Guidyattam, Thiru A Govidnasami Government Arts College in Tindivanam and Thiru Kolanjiappar Government Arts College in Virudhachalam, with a financial support of Rs 5 lakh to each of these colleges from the State.

Read entire article here.