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The CNS Research Administrator Network (CNS RAN) is a university-recognized association of research administrators within the College of Natural Sciences. CNS RAN has the overarching goal of improving grants administration practices and facilitating open discussion about grants administration within the College. The group meets monthly to discuss best practices, changes and updates, and outstanding needs regarding grants administration.

 

at this time The CNS RAN continues to meet VIRTUALLY via zoom. SUBSCRIBE TO THE CNS RAN LISTSERV TO RECEIVE MEETING DETAILS and updates.

 

Meetings are scheduled for 10:00 - 11:00 AM on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and are currently held via Zoom. Agendas, zoom meeting information, and discussion summaries are distributed via email to the CNS Research Administrator Network listserv.  

With supporting documentation CNS RAN meetings are acceptable credit hours for CRA recertification, provided the agenda and meeting activities are research administration related (this excludes the CNS SPACES tour series). 

 

Group Facilitator: Jeremiah Paulus, Sr. Grants & Contracts Specialist, Molecular Biosciences

CNS Research Admin Listserv:

 

2022 - 2023 Meeting Details

 

Zoom Meeting Link & ID:

2021-2022 Meeting Schedule:

    • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 
    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • Wednesday, November 09, 2022
    • Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - CANCELLED
    • Wednesday, January 11, 2023 
    • Wednesday, February 08, 2023
    • Wednesday, March 08, 2023
    • Wednesday, April 12, 2023
    • Wednesday, May 10, 2023
    • Wednesday, June 14, 2023
    • Wednesday, July 12, 2023
    • Wednesday, August 09, 2023 

Meeting Summaries:

    • Access meeting summaries here.

 

University of Texas at Austin students may request resources from the CNS Dean’s Office for one-time needs. Requests will be considered by the CNS Leadership Team on a semester basis, as noted in the following timelines. Before applying, please note the following:

  • Requests should be for one-time needs; recurring needs should be discussed with your unit leadership
  • Resource requests cannot exceed $1,500; greater needs should be discussed with your unit leadership
  • Requests are considered in the context of available resources, which vary from semester to semester
  • Recipients may be offered partial allocations rather than their full funding request 
  • Requests should articulate the equity impact to CNS and/or benefit to more than one individual student

SUBMISSION & REVIEW Timelines 

Deadlines Fall Spring Summer
Requests 15-Sep 1-Feb 1-Jun
Funding Decisions 30-Sep 15-Feb 15-Jun

Online request Submissions: 

resource requests must be submitted online VIA the CNS STUDENT ONE-TIME REQUEST FORM.

Only complete requests submitted before the semester deadline will be considered. If you submit a request beyond a semester deadline, your request will automatically be considered in the following semester's cycle. Denied requests may be submitted again in future funding cycles.  

Questions? Please contact Melissa Taylor via email: melissa.taylor@cns.utexas.edu

Additional Funding Resources:

 Additional funding & support resources can be found on the CNS Student Life website:

 

University of Texas at Austin faculty and staff may request resources from the CNS Dean’s Office for one-time needs. Requests will be considered by the CNS Leadership Team on a semester basis, as noted in the following timelines. Before applying for one-time funding, please note the following:

  • Requests should be for one-time needs; recurring needs should be discussed with your unit leadership
  • Resource requests cannot exceed $7,500; greater needs should be discussed with your unit leadership
  • Requests are considered in the context of available resources, which vary from semester to semester
  • Recipients may be offered partial allocations rather than their full funding request
  • Requests should articulate clear alignment to CNS strategic impact areas

Submission & Review Timelines 

Deadlines Fall Spring Summer
Requests 15-Sep 1-Feb 1-Jun
Funding Decisions 30-Sep 15-Feb 15-Jun

Online Request Submissions:

 

RESOURCE REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE VIA THE CNS FACULTY & STAFF ONE-TIME FUNDING FORM.

Only complete requests submitted before the semester deadline will be considered. If you submit a request beyond a semester deadline, your request will automatically be considered in the following semester's cycle. Denied requests may be submitted again in future funding cycles.  

Questions? Please contact Melissa Taylor via email: melissa.taylor@cns.utexas.edu

 

 

Zero Waste Events is a program of UT Resource Recovery and was created to help further UT Austin's Zero Waste Goal as stated in the Sustainability Master Plan (PDF)

Led by undergraduates committed to a Zero Waste campus and green planet, this group support faculty and staff event coordinators during the planning process to reduce waste.  Together, we can reduce a significant amount of avoidable waste at events.  

 

Requesting a Consultation 

To schedule a consultation or ask any questions you may have about hosting a zero waste event, reach out to RecoveryInterns@austin.utexas.eduat least two weeks in advance of your event.

 

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