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NSF Biosketches - Updates to template

NSF is designating SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved template and are encouraging faculty to use SciENcv to prepare their biographical sketches for NSF proposals. NSF encourages faculty to begin using this template as January 2020 is estimate for when it will be mandatory. A link to an FAQ page regarding SciENcv can be found here and an instructional video can be viewed here.

PI Academy: Finding Funding with the Pivot Search Engine

Learn how to enroll in and use our campus subscription search engine Pivot November 6, 2020, 12pm


Mileage Reimbursement Rate Changes Effective January 1, 2020

The reimbursement rate for the use of a private automobile for University business travel will decrease from 58 cents a mile to 57.5 cents a mile. For more on this memo from Accounting click here.

Supporting International Engagement and Research Integrity

UCSB provides a unique environment in which scholars and students strive together to expand fundamental knowledge of society...Recently, several federal agencies have publicly communicated specific concerns to universities across the country around "foreign influence" on federally sponsored research. A link to the memo from UCSB EVC's office in specific regards to this can be found here.


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The mission of the Contracts & Grants Office is to support and enhance faculty, researcher, and student research development, proposal preparation, award administration, and dissemination efforts; to promote awareness and observance of high standards for scientific, professional, and ethical practice in research; and to advance the visibility of research programs in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.