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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.
  • The Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is the Office of Research Development?

  • We are the “pre-awards” office here at ASU. Basically, that means we assist with every part of the grant proposal preparation, submission, and tracking process, all the way through contract negotiation. For more information on our process, please see Proposal Process @ ASU under Proposal Development in the How To section of this website.

When do I have to work with the Office of Research Development?

  • Any time you seek external funding, no matter the source, for research and service activities, you should contact us.

Do I really have to contact you EVERY time I seek external funding?

  • Short answer? Yes. We are the official point of contact for the University for these types of activities, and Andy Sustich is the authorized individual allowed to sign contracts.

I have an idea for a grant proposal. What do I do?

  • If you’re in the STEM disciplines, call Rebecca Craig at 2168. If you’re in a non-STEM area, call Carla Borden at 3049. If in doubt, pick a name and call, and we’ll direct you in the right direction.

Will you write my grant for me?

  • No. Due to the large number of proposals submitted by faculty members here at ASU, we simply do not have the time or manpower to write grants for faculty members. We can, however, assist with template distribution, checklists, reading and understanding solicitations, identifying likely funding sources, editing and reading for content and grammar, and other such activities designed to facilitate the proposal process.

I’m a faculty member in a STEM area. Who do I call to help me with my proposal?

  • Rebecca Craig at 2168.

I’m a faculty member in a non-STEM area. Who do I call?

  • Carla Borden at 3049.

How long does the proposal development process take?

  • That depends entirely upon the funding agency, type of project, your background, and several other factors. Suffice it to say, quality proposals take time to prepare. We strongly advise contacting us as soon as you begin thinking seriously about preparing a proposal, preferably 1+ months in advance of the deadline.

When do I absolutely HAVE to have my proposal into your office?

  • Again, this is difficult to answer. To ensure that all compliance issues are checked, the budget is approved, all documents are assembled, and the approval process is allowed the necessary time, proposals should be in our office and as complete as realistically possible no fewer than 3 days prior to the due date. Your college may have internal due dates that differ from this.

What is the approval process for external funding here at ASU?

  • All proposals submitted for external funding MUST be entered into Cayuse and routed for approval. The approval chain includes the Principal Investigator, the chairs of all senior personnel, the deans of all personnel, and the Director of Research Development and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.