General Announcement

2018 Mid-Atlantic SBIR/STTR Funding and Commercialization Conference is April 25-26

Registration is open for next week’s SBIR/STTR Funding and Commercialization Conference in Herndon, VA.

With content designed for new applicants and previous recipients, the 2-day conference will feature introductory and advanced presentations on “America's Seed Fund” -- the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

SBIR/STTR grants provide $150K-$1.5M in non-dilutive capital to fund early-stage, high-risk R&D that if developed, can be commercialized for government and/or private sector impact.

Save the Date: VT CoRA Spring 2018 Meeting May 24

The Virginia Tech Community of Research Administrators (VT CoRA) Spring 2018 meeting is set for Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Conference Center of the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, located at 1015 Life Science Circle.

Deadline March 12 for Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Program

The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Program is accepting applications through March 12, 2018.

Call for Nominations for 2018 Alumni Award for Research Excellence

On behalf of the Alumni Association, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation invites faculty to submit nominations for the Alumni Award for Research Excellence.

Awards are in the following two categories: science or engineering and social sciences, humanities, or arts with one award in each category and no more than one awardee from a single major unit (college or institute).

Two awards will be given in the coming year and will be presented at a ceremony in August/September, 2018.

Proposals accepted through September 14 for NEH summer humanities stipends

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences is accepting proposals from any full-time faculty member at Virginia Tech to be considered for submission to the National Endowment for Humanities for summer 2018 stipends. NEH allows each university to submit proposals from two faculty members.

The deadline for proposals from Virginia Tech is September 14, 2017.

Upcoming SBIR/STTR training sessions announced

The Center for Innovative Technology’s Federal Funding Assistance program announces upcoming training sessions relating to Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR).

Save the date: VTCoRA Fall 2017 meeting October 19

The Virginia Tech Community of Research Administrators (VTCoRA) Fall 2017 meeting is set for Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the conference center of the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, located at 1015 Life Science Circle.

Conflict of Interest and Commitment disclosures due Sept. 30

Under Policy 13010: Individual Conflicts of Interest and Commitment, university employees are required to disclose and gain approval for all external activities that present a potential conflict of interest (COI) with their university responsibilities. Such activities involve personal gain, financial or otherwise. Examples include activities for which employees receive income, royalties, or equity ownership, service on advisory boards or boards of directors, and participation as a company officer.

Office of Research and Innovation recognizes employees for completing certificate programs

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation honored more than 40 employees for their accomplishments in completing professional development certificate programs.

In a ceremony held July 19, 2017 at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, employees received certificates in three programs: