Mary Lidstrom is UW's Vice Provost for Research.
The Office of Management and Budget released its grant reform regulations called the Uniform Grant Guidance (Omni-Circular). This guidance relates to administrative requirements, cost principles and audit requirements for federal awards.
The Omni Guidance Core Team was assembled to track and report on differences between past and new federal requirements including policy, procedure, and system changes. See the Uniform Grant Guidance webpage for timelines, and UW and federal/sponsor information.
Two categories of awards are open to faculty on all three campuses. The awards are seeded through existing gift funds — including the President’s Fund for Emerging Priorities.
Innovation Research Awards (FY15): support unusually creative early and mid-career faculty in health, natural, social and engineering sciences. The goal is to foster high-payoff work that promises to be transformational but for which other funding sources are limited.
Innovation Education Awards (FY15): to foster new levels of student engagement and understanding, especially through active learning. The goal is to encourage teaching innovations that are novel in approach, result in better student learning outcomes, can scale for broader impact, and add to the field of evidence-based teaching and learning.