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The next semiannual deadline for the Office of Research and Graduate Studies seed grant competition is October 15.

Utah State University just closed out a record year for new sponsored awards funding. Totaling more than $220 million for fiscal year 2014, this is the highest level of external support ever recorded for USU.

The Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity Grant—SURCO—is a means for students to be financially supported while still exploring their scholarly, creative and research interests throughout the summer. This past summer there were 38 Utah State SURCO grant recipients!

This summer, the Division of Sponsored Programs in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies implemented significant changes to its organizational structure to bolster its support of externally funded research proposals and awards, increase efficiency, and strengthen its presence on campus.

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.