The Connector is a monthly newsletter highlighting news and updates in the Research Administration community. To subscribe to the monthly newsletter, click here. Below are monthly featured articles in The Connector.

Submitting a Proposal to SRA or FSURF? Remember the Three Day Rule! - It’s here – proposal submission time! You’ve worked diligently over the past few months to prepare all the required documents. You’ve reached out to your Grants Officer and had conversations with them about various items. Your budget/budget narrative are complete, you’ve entered information in RAMP, and you have prepared a rough draft of the scope of work. Now, all that’s left to do is press submit and send it to the agency, right? 


Research Mentoring Academy - Learn more about ORD's mentoring training is supporting the upcoming submission of two grant programs: NSF Broadening Participation of Aerospace Engineers Through Academic Enhancement and Professional Preparation (BP-AP) and HRSA’s Health Careers Opportunity Program: National HCOP Academies.

Are you a FSU Researcher who's looking for resources for Research Development or Grant Writing?


ORD Funding Bulletin- Check out current funding opportunities!


Collaborative Collision Finale - To see the winning team and more information about all of the finalist teams, click the link above.


ORD Revamped Arts Funding Resource - Faculty in the Arts interested in pursuing external funding for their research and/or creative projects have a wealth of exciting opportunities to choose from. Click the link above to explore the revamped site.


NSF CAREER: Catchup on the Workshops you Missed!ORD has all five of our 2023 NSF CAREER workshops available through our On-Demand Learning portal:  !  Need more?  Visit our NSF CAREER Toolkit at  It’s not too late to start writing!!


OHSP New Web Page - Providing the research community with easy-to-access guidance on human subjects and Institutional Review Board (IRB). Click the link above to learn more.


New Analytics Tool: Microsoft Power BI Premium - is now available to FSU Departments. Click the link above to learn more!

Making the Determination: Subrecipient vs. Contractor 

Preparing a research proposal budget and unsure if you have a subrecipient or contractor or why it's important to make the distinguish between the two? Understanding the difference is vital to your proposal. Click here to see why!


National Science Foundation’s Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR or RCR)

Effective July 31, 2023, Florida State University will be required to have a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight on the responsible and ethical conduct of research beyond students and postdocs to also include faculty and other senior personnel who will be supported by NSF to conduct research.

 FSU’s Office of Research plan to use the CITI Program to deliver content and assist in documenting training completion. Information on how to complete the necessary training is available on the Research Compliance website. If you have immediate questions, please reach out to Diana Key, Director, Research Compliance Programs at


SRA Monthly Activity Metrics

 Sponsored Research Administration (SRA) is excited to post the inaugural monthly activity metrics report.  These metrics include information such as Award and Award Modification Average Processing Times, Number of Proposals Submitted to Sponsors, and much more. Click here to learn more.


RAMP Launches New Administrative Editor Role

Departments can now identify department users as an Administrative Editor in RAMP. Click the link to learn more on this role and how it benefits your department.


New RAMP Grants Site Search Update

Searching for for an associated award workspace just got a whole lot easier. Click the link to learn more!


Research Mentoring Academy

Learn more about ORD's mentoring training is supporting the upcoming submission of two grant programs. Click the link to learn more!

ORD Funding Bulletin

Check out current funding opportunities!

Summer Research Development and Grant Writing News

A resource guide supporting FSU faculty in creativity and innovation.

ORD Events

July 17th: A Collaborative Grantseeking Approach for Arts, Humanities, Museums, and Libraries

July 31st: Research Mentor Academy for Faculty Researchers in Humanities

August 1st: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program

RAMP Agreements vs. SpearMart’s Contract Module - FSU has two systems used to review, approve and execute contracts - the Research Administration Management Portal (RAMP) Agreements Module and the SpearMart Contract Module.

Mass Personnel Updates in RAMP Agreements & Grants Modules - Mass personnel updates may be requested to update administrative assignments on multiple projects in a single run. This is much more efficient than past methods that allowed update to only one project at a time.


Florida State Open Publishing - Florida State Open Publishing (FSOP), a service of Florida State University (FSU) Libraries, invites proposals for openly accessible scholarly and creative works.


ORD Funding Bulletin

Check out current funding opportunities!


Research Development and Grant Writing Newsletter: New content available monthly to help you craft a competitive proposal.


Early Career Research Development Program

One-on-one RD Consultations for First Year Assistant Professors.


Research Mentoring Workshops and Seminars for FSU Researchers

Fundamentals of Mentoring, Mentors in the Making, or Custom Mentorship Training Programs.


ICYMI: A Collaborative Grantseeking Approach for the Arts, Humanities, Museums, and Libraries (On Demand)


ICYMI: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs (On Demand)

ORD Event

September 8, 2023

First Year Assistant Professor Workshop

Register by August 28, 2023

FSU Office of Research: Discovery Days

The FSU Office of Research is proud to announce the first ever Discovery Days, a weeklong celebration of research, creativity and discovery. A full week of events to give the public a behind the scenes glimpse of FSU's incredible faculty, students and staff engaged in creativity and discovery.

Don't miss this amazing week of discoveries - from concerts to "Shark Tank" style pitch competitions!!

Visit Discovery Days Calendar of Events

Studies Involving Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Office of Human Subjects Protection (OHSP) has consolidated and co-located IRB guidance into a new OHSP web page.

Florida State Open Publishing Invites proposals for openly accessible scholarly and creative works.

RCC Website Moves to New Location  Researching Computing Center (RCC) new site is dedicated to advancing the visibility and availability of research technology at FSU.

Research Development and Grant Writing Newsletter

New content is available monthly to help you become a better grant writer. New funding opportunity postings are included as well.

Funding Bulletin

Upcoming key funding opportunities for FSU faculty across all disciplines.

Fall 2023 Research Development Digest A quarterly resource guide supporting faculty in creativity and innovation.

Build your research website with CreateFSU - A free web hosting service offered by the FSU Libraries which provides FSU faculty a digital space to showcase their research, teaching, and creative projects.

Changes to Workflow Routing for ePRFs and SpearMart Requisitions on Sponsored Projects - The approval thresholds on electronic payment request forms (ePRFs) and SpearMart requisitions from $1,000 to $5,000.


Office of Research Development Events

September 25, 2023, Finding Funding 101 Location: Zoom

September 29, 2023, Fundamentals of Research Mentoring. Location: Zoom

October 3, 2023, Translating Science into Practice, Location: Miller Hall, Doak Campbell Stadium, 3rd Floor University Center C

October 4, 2023, Discovering your Constellation of Collaborators, Location: The Globe Auditorium

November 14, 2023, How to Fund a Research Center, Location: Zoom

Sponsored Research Administration Event

Date, SRA Open House, Location: Student Services Buidling,874 Traditions Way, 3rd Floor.

College of Medicine Event

December 6 & 7, 2023, CTSA Fall Retreat, Location: TBD

SAVE the DATE for the FSU Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) on December 5th and 6th, 2023. Click the link to email Jennifer Gerson to RSVP.

Last Updated: Friday, September 22, 2023 at 11:07 AM