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Updated: Jun 21, 2019

Regional Meeting Travel Award Recipients Announced

The Region VI Awards Committee is pleased to announce two Travel Award recipients for the upcoming Regional Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT on October 4-7, 2015

Ryan Moritz, University of Alaska Fairbanks: $500

Anastasia Rutherford, Kaiser Permanente: $500

Congratulations to both of our recipients, and thanks to the Awards Committee for their continuing dedication to supporting and recognizing our regional membership!


NCURA REGION VI ELECTION RESULTS

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the Region VI 2015 Election results!  Please join me in offering a warm welcome to our new officers-elect for the Region.  Their terms will begin January 1, 2016.

Chair-Elect:    Sinnamon Tierney, Portland State University Treasurer-Elect:     Caroline Jones, Stanford University Secretary-Elect:     Heather Kubinec, University of California, Irvine Member of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC):    Kevin Stewart, University of California, Santa Barbara

Our congratulations to these elected candidates.  We are also grateful to all who submitted their names for consideration and showed their willingness to serve the Region.  You are all very much appreciated.

In addition, we would like to announce that a vacancy on the Regional Advisory Committee has recently been filled.  Due to a member elected in 2015 relocating outside the region, in accordance with our bylaws the Region Chair has nominated, and the RAC has endorsed, Michiko Taniguchi Pane, Stanford University, to complete the term, through December 31, 2016

Thank you to the Nominating Committee and to the RAC for your hard work and efforts in reviewing the nominations. You are greatly appreciated for your service to the region.

Matthew Kirk Secretary, Region VI


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Salt Lake City  l   October 4-7, 2015

Registration is now open!  Click here to register with a credit card or check.2015 Regional Meeting Preliminary ProgramHotel room reservations are open.Hotel room rates are tiered: $139.00 and $159.00.

Full Registration includes the following: Sunday evening reception; Monday-breakfast, lunch; Tuesday-breakfast, lunch and dinner; Wednesday-breakfast.

Send completed Registration Form via email as a PDF to: Sandra.Logue@ucdenver.edu

Make check payable to NCURA Region VII and mail it with a copy of your registration form to:

Sandra Logue, NCURA Region VII Treasurer c/o Center for Neuroscience 12801 E. 17th Ave, Campus Box 8105 Aurora, CO 80045

NCURA REGIONAL MEETING AND WORKSHOP CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: Refunds of the registration fee, less a flat $50 administrative charge, will be honored if a written request to cancel attendance at either a workshop or the full meeting is received no later than September 18, 2015. Please note that the written request cannot be in the form of an e-mail, phone call, or a fax. AFTER THAT DATE NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE. All cancellations must be made in writing and received by Sandra Logue, Region VII Treasurer, Center for Neuroscience, 12801 E. 17th Ave., Campus Box 8105, Aurora, CO 80045. No-shows and late cancellations are not eligible for refunds.

SUBSTITUTIONS: Registrants who are unable to attend may transfer their registration to another individual with prior notice by sending an email naming the substitute to Sandra Logue at Sandra.logue@ucdenver.edu or the substitute may bring a signed copy of the original registrant's registration confirmation to the registration desk prior to the beginning of that day's events.

NCURA Federal I.D. # 52-1721115

Payment-related questions? Contact Sandra Logue at Sandra.logue@ucdenver.edu.

Other Conference-related questions? Contact Melissa Mullen or Marj Townsend at mrmullen@calpoly.edu or marj.townsend@asu.edu respectively.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – NCURA REGION VI TRAVEL AWARDS FOR THE 2015 REGION VI/VII MEETING

Applications for a travel award for the 2015 Region VI/VII Meeting are now being accepted.  Region VI will be supporting up to two (2) travel awards of $500 to offset the cost of attendance at the NCURA Region VI/VII Meeting, to be held October 4 – 7, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT.  Each award is intended to assist with the travel costs associated with meeting attendance.

The deadline for receipt of applications and nominations is FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015.

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Eligibility Criteria:

1. Applicants must be research administrators from within the Region VI geographic area (Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Marianas Islands, Oregon, Samoa, Washington). Applicants need not be members of NCURA in order to apply for or to be awarded a Region VI Travel Award.

2. Applicants must not have previously attended an NCURA-sponsored meeting or conference. Participation in NCURA training courses (e.g. Fundamentals of Sponsored Projects Administration Workshop) or NCURA web seminars does not preclude eligibility.

3. Applications and support letters must demonstrate both the potential benefit of the award and the individual/institutional need for travel assistance.

4. The application and/or the support letter(s) must demonstrate that the applicant has secured their manager or supervisor's approval to attend the meeting.

5. Should the cost of attendance exceed the amount of the award, the application and/or the support letter(s) must confirm that the awardee or the awardee’s home institution will cover the balance.

How to Apply:

Applications must be completed and submitted online via the NCURA Region VI Travel Award application form, found at http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/r6ncura/TRA.aspx

The individual applying for the Travel Award is expected to complete and submit the application form. The application must be accompanied by at least one letter of support and the applicant’s résumé. The letter of support must be provided by someone at the nominee's institution, ideally a supervisor or someone who can authorize meeting attendance. The letter(s) of support and résumé should be uploaded into the online application form prior to its submission.

Selection Considerations:

Selection of the awardees will be determined by the Regional Award Committee, based on perceived need and potential benefit to the applicant and the applicant’s institution. The Committee's decisions will be final. Selection criteria used by the Committee include:

* Benefit of attendance.

* Candidate's contribution to his/her organization, and ability to add value to the organization if able to attend the meeting.

* Relevant experience of the candidate.

* Strength and applicability of support letter(s). (Please note that specificity to the applicant is encouraged, and template support letters are discouraged.)

* Reasons why the applicant's institution could not support the applicant's attendance at the meeting in the absence of a travel award.

Questions?  Contact Stella Sung (Chair, Region VI Awards Committee) at shsung@ucsd.edu

The travel awards for the 2015 Region VI/VII Meeting are expected to be announced by August 28th.


Election Information for Region VI 2016 Officers-Elect/2017 Officers

The Region VI Nominating and Leadership Development Committee is pleased to announce the following candidates for this year’s NCURA Region VI Election (terms of office will begin 1/1/2016):

Chair-Elect/Chair: Kim Small, Washington State University Sinnamon Tierney, Portland State University

Treasurer-Elect/Treasurer: Caroline Jones, Stanford University Rosine Sarafian, California Institute of Technology

Secretary-Elect/Secretary: Heather Kubinec, University of California, Irvine Lisa Miller, California Institute of Technology

Regional Advisory Committee At-Large Member: Ben Holstein, University of Southern California Kevin Stewart, University of California, Santa Barbara

The candidates’ bios/CVs and statements are available for your review on the Region VI website: http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/r6ncura/elections.aspx

Access to the electronic ballot is located via the link in an email that will be sent from NCURA during the week of 6/15-6/19/2015. You may cast one vote for each position. Once the email is sent, the electronic polls will be open, and will close at 5:00 pm PDT on Friday, July 10, 2015. You have the opportunity to select the leader for this important position, and the individual elected will be instrumental in helping to shape the direction of Region VI. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Many thanks to our candidates and to you for participating!

If you have any problems accessing the ballot or misplace the email containing the survey link, please contact Chris Hansen at hansen@ncura.edu.

Region VI Nominating and Leadership Development Committee

Csilla Csaplár, Stanford University - Chair Kimberlee Eudy, University of Southern California Julie Guggino, Central Washington University Rosemary Madnick, University of Alaska Fairbanks Joseph McNicholas, Loyola Marymount University


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – NCURA REGION VI TRAVEL AWARDS FOR THE 57th ANNUAL MEETING

Region VI will be supporting up to four (4) travel awards of $750 to offset the cost of attendance at the NCURA 57th Annual Meeting, which is to be held August 2-5, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Each award is intended to assist with registration, hotel, meal, and/or transportation costs associated with meeting attendance.

Applications for a travel award for the 57th Annual Meeting (AM57) are now being accepted.  The deadline for receipt of applications is FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be research administrators from within the Region VI geographic area (Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Marianas Islands, Oregon, Samoa, Washington). Applicants need not be members of NCURA in order to apply for or to be awarded a Region VI Travel Award. Applicants must not have previously attended an NCURA-sponsored meeting or conference. Participation in NCURA training courses (e.g., Fundamentals of Sponsored Projects Administration Workshop) or NCURA web seminars does not preclude eligibility. Applicant’s Statement of Merit and Letter(s) of Support must demonstrate both the potential benefit of the award and the individual/institutional need for travel assistance. The Applicant’s Statement of Merit and/or the Letter(s) of Support must demonstrate that the applicant has secured their manager or supervisor's approval to attend the meeting. Should the cost of attendance exceed the amount of the award, the application and/or the support letter(s) must confirm that the awardee or the awardee’s home institution will cover the balance. 

How to Apply:

Applications must be completed and submitted online via the NCURA Region VI Travel Award application form, found at http://www.ogrd.wsu.edu/r6ncura/TRA.aspx

The individual applying for the Travel Award is expected to complete and submit the application form. The application must be accompanied by at least one letter of support and the applicant’s résumé. The letter of support must be provided by someone at the nominee's institution, ideally a supervisor or someone who can authorize meeting attendance. The letter(s) of support and résumé should be uploaded into the online application form prior to its submission.

Selection Considerations:

Selection of the awardees will be determined by the Regional Awards Committee, based on perceived need and potential benefit to the applicant and the applicant’s institution. The Committee's decisions will be final. Selection criteria used by the Committee include:

Benefit of attendance:

Candidate's contribution to his/her organization, and ability to add value to organization if able to attend the meetingRelevant experience of the candidateStrength and applicability of support letter(s). (Please note that specificity to the applicant is encouraged, and template support letters are discouraged.)Reasons why the applicant's institution could not support the applicant's attendance at the meeting in the absence of a travel award.

Questions? Contact Stella Sung (Chair, Region VI Awards Committee) at shsung@ucsd.edu.

The travel awards for the 57th Annual Meeting will be announced by Friday, May 22, 2015.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS - REGION VI AND REGION VII FALL MEETING - Salt Lake City, Utah ~ October 4 - 7, 2015

On behalf of the Salt Lake City Program Committee and the leadership of Regions VI and VII, we are inviting you to share your expertise with other NCURA members by proposing to lead a concurrent session, discussion group, workshop or spark session.  An individual or group of individuals may submit proposals for the upcoming Regional meeting.  The submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee for possible inclusion in the program.  We encourage panels and workshops comprised of multiple presenters from different institutions to provide broad expertise, spread the load, and involve many NCURA members.

--The Call for Proposals is now closed.  Please contact Melissa Mullen or Marj Townsend with questions regarding presentations at the upcoming meeting--

First review of proposals will start on April 3, 2015, so please make sure to have your presentation ideas submitted before then to receive priority review.

Respectfully,

Your Region Chairs:  Christine Marquez (RVII) and Melissa Mullen (RVI)  


PRA/FRA Travel Award Recipients Announced

The Region VI Awards Committee is pleased to announce two travel award recipients, one each for the Pre-Award Research Administration (PRA) Conference and the Financial Research Administration (FRA) Conference.  Both meetings are being held in Orlando, Florida during the week of March 2-6, 2015.

PRA:  Wanda Kao, University of California, Irvine, $500

FRA:  Ikuko Bentsi-Barnes, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, $500

Congratulations to both of our recipients, and thanks to the Awards Committee for their continuing dedication to supporting and recognizing our regional membership!

The Region VI Awards Committee will begin accepting travel award applications in the spring for the 57th Annual Meeting to be held in Washington, D.C. August 2-5, 2015.  Watch your email for the formal announcement!


Special election for the 2015 Chair-Elect/2016 Chair

As many of you may already be aware, Randi Wasik, our 2015 Chair-Elect for Region VI, has decided to pursue an exciting career opportunity that has unfortunately taken her beyond the borders of our region, so we are holding a special election to fill this position. The Region VI Nominating Committee has identified the following candidates for the special election to choose a new 2015 Chair-Elect/2016 Chair:

Chair-Elect/Chair: Derick Jones, Los Angeles Biomedical Center Joseph McNicholas, Loyola Marymount University

The candidates’ CVs and statements are available for your review here:

Derick Jones Statement of Interest & CV Joseph McNicholas Statement of Interest & CV

Access to the electronic ballot is located via the link in an email that will be sent from NCURA during the week of 2/2-2/6/2015. You may cast one vote for the position. Once the email is sent, the electronic polls will be open, and will close at 5:00 pm EST on Friday, February 20, 2015. You have the opportunity to select the leader for this important position, and the individual elected will be instrumental in helping to shape the direction of Region VI. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Many thanks to our candidates and to you for participating!

If you have any problems accessing the ballot or misplace the email containing the survey link, please contact Chris Hansen at hansen@ncura.edu.

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