Research Funding Services

Research Funding Services (RFS) supports faculty and staff as an information resource on all aspects of research administration from idea to award.  We provide assistance in locating sources of funding, reviewing and approving proposals, negotiating grants and contracts, and development and dissemination of institutional policies related to research administration.  

Please contact us at 508.856.2119 or

Recent Presentations

January 26, 2015 Brown Bag Presentation

  • Summary of Uniform Guidance Changes - Amy Miarecki
  • Biographical Sketch LEAN Team Update
  • SUMMIT Biographical Sketch Demo - Tara Nevins
  • NIH Update:
    • NOT-OD-15-059 - Reminders Related to the NIH/AHRQ Policy for Application Submission
    • NOT-OD-15-050 - NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards - FY2015
    • NOT-OD-15-049 - Notice on Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts
    • NOT-OD-15-048 - FY2015 Kirschstein NRSA Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels
    • New link for Institutional Profile FIle (IPF) Progress Report query
  • Updating eRA Commons Delegations
  • RFS Reorganization Update
  • Proposal & Progress Report Statistics

December 8, 2014 
Brown Bag Presentation

  • Uniform Guidance Update
  • UMMS Receiving NIH Awards with Budget Cuts
  • NIH/AHRQ New Biographical Sketch Format
  • NIH Modification to Guidance on Marking Changes in Resubmission Applications
  • Updates/Enhancements to eRA Commons:
    • Inclusion Management System (IMS)
    • New Closeout Procedures and Policies
    • Commons ID for Students
    • RPPR Required for all non-SNAP Progress Reports
    • Individual Development Plans (IDPs) Needed in Annual Progress Reports
  • Cayuse Update
    • Updating Commons ID in Professional Profile
    • Correcting Congressional District Information
  • Research Administration Training Program Upcoming Courses
  • Proposal & Progress Report Statistics

Click here for the full schedule of RFS Brown Bag presentations.