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On July 1, 2014 USU formalized its signature authority policy. It is now part of the official handbook and is Policy Number 528.

USU's Division of Sponsored Programs has received provisional F&A Rates for FY 14-15. The rates page, budget template, and link to our rate agreement have been updated on the F&A rates page.

USU has updated and refined the Time and Effort Reporting and Certification procedure. Click on this story for a full copy of the updated procedure.

As part of Research Week 2014, and the annual Robbins Awards held by Utah State University, numerous researchers and graduate students were honored this spring for achievements in their respective fields and colleges.

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies held a networking breakfast and lecture on Tuesday in honor of USU's first vice president for research, D. Wynne Thorne. Past career research awardees spoke to current presidential doctoral fellows to share what they've learned through their careers.

On Wednesday, authors Deborah Fields, Ravi Gupta, and Evelyn Funda presented their research literary works at the New Faculty Author Exhibition in the Merrill-Cazier Library New Books Lounge. This was the fifth New Faculty Author Exhibition, a feature event of USU’s annual Research Week.

On Tuesday, the USU Office of Research and Graduate Studies hosted an Inclusive Excellence Research Event, an afternoon devoted to diversity-related discussions as part of Research Week 2014. Dr. Dana Sanchez and former TEDxUSU speaker John Dehlin lectured.

Updates from the Environmental Health and Safety division of the RGS Office include a reminder to investigators to implement the new CHP boiler-plate as part of their annual chemical hygiene plan update, and the creation of a committee to minimize risk associated with potentially harmful research.

Upon first coming to Utah State University in fall 2013, psychology graduate student Kaylee Litson didn’t know anything about the Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship. Once she found out about it she applied on a whim and was awarded the grant, beating out numerous applicants.

The White House issued a memorandum to federal departments and agencies detailing the Administration's commitment to increase access to the results of all federally funded scientific research. In response to this commitment, USU has partnered as a contributing institution for the DMPTool.