This July, a new proposal and award management system, Kuali Research, will replace SmartGrant for proposal submissions and award management, and replace e-Protocol for human (IRB) and animal (IACUC) subjects, as well as provide a new online disclosure process for Conflicts of Interest.
We remind all UMass members of the ISSR research community that implementation of this new system will affect the timeline for preparation and processing of grant proposals. Faculty and graduate students seeking assistance should plan well ahead of time, and be in touch with Karen Mason with any grant support request at least 6 weeks prior to sponsor deadline; proposals with sponsor deadlines of July 1-10 should be considered to have a deadline of June 14 to be reviewed and submitted on time by OPAS, as both SmartGrant and Kuali will not be in operation during the first 10 days of July.
Further details, including a timeline of the implementation, will be forthcoming. For an overview and updates on the Kuali implementation process, and to explore Kuali in a sandbox environment, see: www.umass.edu/research/kuali-
The Office of Research & Engagement will schedule system demonstrations for faculty and graduate students, which will begin later this spring and summer. There will also be workshops for administrators engaged in proposal development, and for faculty and graduate students who build their own proposals. To register, visit: www.umass.edu/wld/learn-grow (under In-person workshops, click Research and Engagement).