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Writing Your Data Management Plan

The Research Data Services department helps UCSB researchers manage and preserve their research data. They've recently created a resource to help faculty build their DMPs for their proposals.

NSF Biosketches/Current & Pendings - Updates to template

NSF is designating SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved template and are requring faculty to use SciENcv to prepare their biographical sketches and C&Ps for NSF proposals. Here are some training resources that are available including the attached step by step instructions for creating a Biosketch and C&P in SciENcv. A link to an FAQ page regarding biosketches can be found here and an instructional video can be viewed here. A link to an FAQ page regarding C&Ps can be found here

NIH Biosketches/Other Support - Updates to template

NIH recently issued Notice No. NOT-OD-21-073, which announces updated application forms and instructions which are intended to further promote transparency and full disclosure of all resources (both domestic and foreign) that directly support the individual’s research endeavors. All proposal applications, Just-In-Time requests, and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) with due dates on or after May 25, 2021 must comply with these new requirements.

Biosketch: Instructions    FAQs

Other Support: Instructions    FAQs

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, 2021

The reimbursement rate for the use of a private automobile for University business travel will decrease from  57.5 cents a mile to 56 cents a mile. 

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.