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Research Communication from VPDoR for Chairs and Directors

May 13, 2024

In this month’s VPDoR Letter, I am sharing information on the following topics:

-Changes to NSF proposal and award requirements
-A short survey to gather information on online uses of the Research Policy -Handbook
-A call for C-ShaRP Experiential Learning proposals
-A Proofig course opportunity offered by Lane Medical Library

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Find research laws, regulations, and policies. Browse the Research Policy Handbook, Faculty Handbook, Administrative Guide and other manuals and guides related to research.


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From research funding within Stanford to external opportunities, VPDoR provides search tools, proposal resources, and guidance to support your journey from idea to implementation.

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