CALS financial group to meet on July 29th

CALS Financial Group set to start meeting again on July, 29th from 1:00 to 2:30 PM in room 209 Animal Sciences.

The July guest speaker will be Peg Eusch from the UW Archiving Center. She will present about UW record management and the use of the campus retention schedules. If you never heard of these two things, this session is a must. An hour and a half has been scheduled for the presentation and to allow questions and answers.

In order to have a head count and to ensure the room will accommodate us all, please register at http://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/reg/catalog_course_detail.asp?course_key=30856. If the link doesn’t work by clicking, just copy and paste into your browser’s URL.

Please also email your questions in advance in order for our presenter to better prepare. Please email those questions to sfowler@cals.wisc.edu.

If you have any questions about this session, please contact Sandy Fowler at 262-3947 or by email at sfowler@cals.wisc.edu

Additional session for USDA AFRI proposal preparation workshop

CALS Research Division is offering an additional date for the USDA AFRI proposal preparation workshop.

CALS Research Division will host two training and workshop sessions focused on the USDA – AFRI (US Department of Agriculture – Agriculture and Food Research Initiative). The first hour of each session will be focused on providing an overview of this year’s RFA: key formatting requirements, emphasis areas, budget building, and submission via Cayuse. The second hour of each session will be an opportunity for you to work with Research Division staff one-on-one on your proposal, including working in Cayuse, budget review, and review of the specific requirements for the program to which you plan to apply.

If you plan to attend the April 6, 2010 workshop (9:30am-11:30am in 115 Taylor Hall, Parsons-Penn Room), please use the following link to register:
https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/OHRDCatalogPortal/Default.aspx?tabid=29&CourseKey=29317

If you plan to attend the April 12, 2010 workshop (9:30am-11:30am in 115 Taylor Hall, Parsons-Penn Room), please use the following link to register:
https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/OHRDCatalogPortal/Default.aspx?tabid=29&CourseKey=29404

Please direct any questions to Becky Bound, rbound@cals.wisc.edu or (608) 265-8443, or Julene Gaspard, jgaspard@cals.wisc.edu or (608) 890-2590.

USDA AFRI proposal preparation workshop

Becky Bound and Julene Gaspard, CALS Research Division, will host a training and workshop session focused on the USDA – AFRI (US Department of Agriculture – Agriculture and Food Research Initiative). The first hour of the session will be focused on providing an overview of this year’s RFA: key formatting requirements, emphasis areas, budget building, and submission via Cayuse. The second hour of the session will be an opportunity for you to work with Research Division staff one-on-one on your proposal, including working in Cayuse, budget review, and review of the specific requirements for the program to which you plan to apply.

REGISTRATION
http://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/reg/catalog_course_detail.asp?course_key=29317

DATE/TIME
9:30am-11:30am on April 6, 2010

LOCATION
115 Taylor Hall, Parsons-Penn Room

QUESTIONS
Becky Bound, rbound@cals.wisc.edu, 608-265-8443
Julene Gaspard, jgaspard@cals.wisc.edu, 608-890-2590

University of Wisconsin Foundation stewardship workshops

Donor stewardship can mean the difference between a one-time gift and an ongoing, mutually rewarding relationship. The Foundation’s workshop gives you the basic tools and inspiration to offer exceptional stewardship to your donors.

If you work with Foundation funds–as a department chair, director or administrative professional– select the session(s) below that would be most helpful to you. The sessions will be held at the UW Foundation, 1848 University Ave.

Please respond to Stewardship Specialist Timeka Rumph at stewardship@uwfoundation.wisc.edu by January 6, 2010, indicating which session(s) you will attend.

Session I- Wednesday, January 13

Registration and Continental breakfast
9 a.m. – Noon

“Creating Enduring Partnerships”
Nancy Francisco-Welke, senior director of development
Erick Weber, managing senior director of development

“Your Role in Stewarding Donors”
Susan Teskey, director of stewardship

“What Inspires Donors?”
Donors will discuss how they make philanthropic decisions.
Moderated by Mark Lefebvre, vice president, health and life sciences

Noon – 1 p.m.
Lunch (Provided by UW Foundation for those attending both the morning and afternoon sessions.)

Session II- Wednesday, January 13
12:45 – 1 p.m.

Registration
1 – 3:30 p.m.

“Keeping It All Straight”
Alumni and donor records management
Sharon Adler, senior director, database services

“How to Gain Access through Campus Access”
An introduction to Campus Access
Bonnie Schumacher, vice president, administration

“Working with Funds at the Foundation”
Jennifer DeKrey, chief financial officer

*Note that we have limited parking in our visitor lot. If you have a physical condition that requires parking accommodations, please indicate that in your response, and we will try to reserve a spot for you. Parking requests will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Andrew A. Wilcox
President
University of Wisconsin Foundation

Reminder of New NIH application requirements and Cayuse training

If you plan to submit a proposal to NIH on or after the January 25, 2010 deadline, be sure to consult NIH Notice NOT-OD-09-149 at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-149.html for details on the many changes that NIH is making to the standard application format. Changes include:

  • Shortening and Restructuring of the Research Plan. For R01 applications, the length of the Research Plan will go from 25 pages to 12 pages.
  • New requirements for the Resources section.
  • New Biographical Sketch format will include a Personal Statement and a limit of 15 to the list of peer-reviewed publications.

The new Funding Opportunity Announcements, SF424 R&R instructions, and PHS 398 form instructions are expected to be released sometime in December. Cayuse will also keep pace with these changes and release an upgrade to accommodate them as soon as possible. Please note Cayuse training opportunities available on campus in the near future:

  • Tuesday, December 15, 9-11 am in 1360 Genetics/Biotech, 425 Henry Mall
  • Wednesday, January 6, 9-11 am, 4201 HSLC, 750 Highland Ave

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with your preaward contact in the CALS Research Division (Becky Bound, Julene Gaspard, or Vince Borleske) with any questions or information about planned submissions.

Cayuse update and training

In mid-December Cayuse will release an update that will include support for all the new NIH forms outlined in http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-149.html as well as form support for the training (T) opportunities. According to the announcement “Applicants must download and use the new application packages for submissions targeting due dates on or after January 25, 2010.” Once the Cayuse424 update is complete (mid-December) you will be able to download and submit these new forms and opportunities. You will also be able to “transform” any proposals using the current forms-set to the new form-set after the update.

The School of Medicine and Public Health will be providing demonstrations of the Cayuse software throughout the year. Participants from any unit on campus are welcome to attend; no registration is required.

Upcoming SMPH Cayuse Trainings:
Thursday, December 11
9am-11:30am
1360 Biotech Center

Thursday, January 8
9am-11:30am
4201 HSLC

Register now for seminar on NIH fellowship applications in Cayuse

The upcoming seminar on preparing NIH fellowship applications in Cayuse is now open for registration.

Becky Bound and Jenny Dahlberg will give prospective predoctoral and postdoctoral applicants an overview of the grants process at UW Madison. The bulk of the seminar will focus on how to electronically apply for NIH Fellowships using Cayuse. The presenters will show trainees how to update their Cayuse profile, create a proposal, and how to navigate within that proposal. Other discussion topics include the required sections of the fellowship application, tips for avoiding common errors in Cayuse, and common NIH review criteria for these awards.

All predoctoral, postdoctoral and M.D./Ph.D. trainees are welcome to attend.

The seminar is scheduled for October 28, 2009 from 3:00pm – 4:15pm, in 1360 Genetics/Biotechnology Center Building (425 Henry Mall).

Registration:
http://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/OHRDCatalogPortal/Default.aspx?tabid=29

New focus group offers networking for those whose jobs involve financial matters

Have you wished there was a way to meet and network with CALS employees that do the same job as you? Have you ever wished to there was a way to find out if another department has already jumped through the hoops to purchase that one of a kind piece of equipment? Have you wondered if there was a way to get an idea out there and get some feedback? Well guess what, there will be soon.

CALS Business Services and the CALS Research Division has teamed up in hopes to develop sessions geared towards topics you want to know about. On Wednesday, September 23rd, 1:15 PM to 2:15 at 1360 Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall, the first financial focus group meeting will be held. There will be no specific topic for this session. We want to meet you and hear your ideas. At this first session we want you to tell us what you are interested in. With the information gathered at this meeting we will search out guest speakers, host webinars, provide you with UW Financial updates, the opportunities are endless.

Please come with ideas. If you don’t feel comfortable asking your question or stating your idea in a group setting, please feel free to email Sandy Fowler, sfowler@cals.wisc.edu, with your ideas and questions.

Typically these group meetings will be held for one hour and no registrations will be needed. We do ask that for the first meeting you
do register so we have an idea how many people will be attending.

Register now for the Financial Focus Group Meeting:
http://www.cals.wisc.edu/research/resources/training.php?0?Cp9

Upcoming research admin training opportunities in CALS

Wednesday, September 23, 9:30-11 am, 250 Ag Hall – Proposal Development (part 1 of 2)

  • Planning to put together a proposal or help a faculty member with one? Come to this session – we’ll go over the steps of proposal development, electronic systems you’ll need to know about, and helpful tips and tricks.

Wednesday, October 7, 9:30-11 am, 250 Ag Hall – Budget Building (part 2 of 2)

  • Learn all the ins and outs of building your proposal budget – what rates to use and why, where to find them, what tools are available, what costs to include or not, and how to put together your budget narrative.

Thursday, October 29, 9:30-11 am, 250 Ag Hall – What Do “Indirect Costs” Mean?

  • Do you have questions about what indirect costs are? Who decides the rate we use? At this session, we’ll answer these questions and discuss what goes into the indirect cost rate. We’ll also talk about allowable and unallowable costs, exceptional circumstances, and how to justify them.

Register for these training sessions here:
http://www.cals.wisc.edu/research/resources/training.php?0?Cp9