HBC October 2017 News Bulletin

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Looking Ahead...looking ahead

  1. looking aheadInformation about the new financial system, scheduled to go live on December 4, will be presented at town hall meetings scheduled from October 27 to November 6, 2017.   We encourage you to attend the following sessions, depending on your role, as the information given during these meetings will be needed in advance of the in-depth training sessions that will begin on December 4 (go-live date).

Principal
Investigator session

Friday, Oct. 27
3:30 - 4:30pm
Simons Research
Labs Auditorium

or

Monday, Nov. 6
10:30 -11:30am
Price Computing Ctr
Auditorium or
Live Stream

Deans, Directors
& Department
Chairs (DDDC)
Overview of FST

Tuesday, Oct. 31
2:30 - 3:30pm
Big 12 Room
(Kansas Union) or Live Stream

Thursday, Nov. 2
3:30 - 4:30pm
Simons Research Labs Auditorium

Procure to Pay
(online purchases)
and Concur
(travel reimbursement)

Monday, Oct. 30
11:00am - noon
Big 12 Room
(Kansas Union) or Live Stream

Wednesday, Nov. 1
9:30 -10:30am
Kansas Room
(Kansas Union)

Streamlyne
(proposal
preparation)

Tuesday, Oct. 31
9:30 - 10:30am
Big 12 Room
(Kansas Union) or
Live Stream

Friday, Nov. 3
9:00 - 10:00am
Alderson Auditorium
(Kansas Union)

Future training session dates and online documentation will be posted on the project website.

  1. Important dates to remember regarding the implementation of the new financial system are:
    • November 6 – Last day to place KUPPS orders with punch out catalogs; November 15 – last day all other KUPPS purchasing options are available.   To place orders during the interim, PIs will have the option of using an order form to submit to the appropriate SSC accounting specialist (three day processing), or placing the order themselves after getting a KUCR Procurement Card (P-Card).   If doing the latter, PI’s will need to file a P-card application by first reviewing and approving the Account Terms and Conditions, and then filling the application form (theReconciler/Reviewer Section will be completed by Caitlin Day Wedel at PBR SSC), getting departmental/unit approval,  e-mailing the form to Caitlin Day Wedel, and completing the online training before receiving the card.   P-Cards can be used to place orders on vendors’ websites until the new ordering system’s go-live date of December 4. (Note: Punch-Out vendors such as Staples, Fischer Scientific, and Dell, etc., should have websites with KU pricing available; more information to come on this.)
    • November 8 – Cut Off date for travel reimbursement.  Travel Reimbursement submitted after November 8 will not be processed until the new system goes live on December 4.
    • November 10 – Purchase Requests and Invoices sent to the PBR SSC after November 10 will be processed after December 4 when the new system is available.
  1. This is a reminder that starting with the payroll period ending 11/4/2017, HR will no longer approve time submissions and absence requests that were not approved by supervisors prior to the pay period approval deadline.  Time and absences approved after the deadline may result in delayed or inaccurate pay.  More information is available on the HR website.
  2. The State Employees Health Plans open enrollment deadline is October 31, 2017.  Those who neglect to enroll will have their health plan default to Plan N with their current medical carrier and have a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) set up for employer’s contributions.   Employees that have waived coverage will remain waived.
  3. Discretionary Day – the last day to use the 2017 Discretionary Day before losing it is December 30, 2017

 

Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Call for Proposals

The K-INBRE Incentives and Awards Committee is calling for proposals for three types of awards:         

The deadline to submit proposals is December 1, 2017 at 5:00pm.Awards will be announced by May 1, 2018.



Grant Submission Deadlines

October 3, 2019
NIH deadline for the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) for Early Stage Investigators.

October 5, 2019
NIH standard deadline for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R01 and U01) – new submissions.

October 8-22, 2019
American Heart Association (AHA) awards submission deadlines for:

October 12, 2019
NIH standard deadline for Research Career Development (K series) – new submissions.

October 16, 2019
NIH standard deadline for Other Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3) – new submissions.

Recent Awards

Christopher Fischer, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, was awarded $147,450 by the American Physics Society for his project entitled: “PhysTEC Comprehensive Site.”

Mei He, Assistant Professor, Departments of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering and Chemistry, was awarded $1,893,750 by the National Institutes of Health, for her project entitled: “3D biomimetic lymph node engineered extracellular vesicles for understanding the heterogeneity of adaptive immunity.”

Stuart Macdonald, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $159,075 by KU Medical Center for his project entitled: “KINBRE Bioinformatics Core Facility.”

Frank Schoenen, Associate Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center, was awarded $553,962 by Kansas State University for his project entitled: “Discovery of Hsp100-selective inhibitors for targeting multiple microbial pathogens.”

Robert Ward, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded a total of $125,745 by the KU Medical Center for four KINBRE projects: “Summer Scholars”, “Campus Coordinator”, “Star Trainees” and “Undergraduate Coordinator Office.”

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