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Office of Research and Creative Activity

MavGrants

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The Office of Research and Creative Activity invites you to attend a demonstration of its new electronic system, MavGrants. Beginning in October 2014, MavGrants will replace the current paper routing forms.
One demo was held in July, and two forthcoming campus-wide events will be held in preparation for the transition to MavGrants. Demos will be held on:

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 12:00 PM in the Dodge Room, MBSC

  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 2:00 PM in Room 260, Peter Kiewit Institute

  • Each session will last approximately an hour and will include time for questions. Scheduled for launch in October 2014, MavGrants is a secure electronic research administration system developed for the Office of Research and Creative Activity to help UNO faculty, staff, and administrators manage research projects.

    MavGrants will allow for a paperless environment that:

  • allows you to submit forms online

  • stores faculty information for ease of use in creating future forms

  • sends you automated notices and provides up-to-date information on your form status

  • streamlines and automates the routing process

  • increases the efficiency of review processes

  • provides for real-time reporting

  • The Office of Research and Creative Activity delivers MavGrants as part of its mission to enhance and promote UNO's research programs and to help faculty succeed in their research and creative efforts.

    Click Here for the Training Schedule


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. What is MavGrants?

    MavGrants is a web-based, pre-award proposal management and storage software system that will be used for all externally-funded academic activities at UNO.

    2. Why are we implementing it?

    The current process for applying for and accepting external funding is heavily paper-based, antiquated, burdensome, inefficient, and labor intensive. MavGrants will improve communication, cut down on the time required for pre-award approvals, and streamline paper-based administrative processes.

    3. When will it be available for use?

    Personnel in the Office of Research and Creative Activity have begun the implementation process with the software's vendor. Beta testing will begin in the spring semester, with campus-wide usage expected by October 2014.

    4. Who will MavGrants affect?

    All principal investigators and project directors will use MavGrants to apply for and receive any external funding for academic activities. College and departmental administrators will also have access to the system.

    5. How will MavGrants improve our current processes?

    MavGrants will allow for electronic creation and routing of proposals for external funding and for remote electronic approvals. It will save time and foot travel for UNO faculty and staff in obtaining signatures/approvals. No more paper files will be generated for proposals in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research.

    6. I'd like more information. Whom can I contact?

    Email your questions and comments to mavgrants@unomaha.edu