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Agricultural Experiment Station Capacity Projects

All faculty having Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station tenths are required to be an active member of one or more of the following projects: (a) individual, (b) team, and/or (c) Multi-State. A new faculty member with KAES tenths should either develop and submit their own project or become a member of another researcher's project as soon as possible. New faculty should discuss options with their Department Head, Dr. Minton, and/or Project Director for the project you wish to join.  Please contact Dawn Caldwell (caldwell@ksu.edu) or Terri Fayle (tfayle@ksu.edu) with questions.

Search a listing of K-State's projects

New Projects

New projects
  • KAES is attempting to reduce its overall number of projects.  For this reason, all requests for new projects should be initially directed to Dr. Minton (eminton@ksu.edu). 
  • You can review projects K-State is already participating in with the search listing above, these include K-State only projects as well as multi-state/regional projects.
  • If Dr. Minton has approved participation in a multi-state, see instructions below.
  • If Dr. Minton has approved creation of a new K-State project, see NIFA's REEport/Project Initiation below.  There is no longer a Word document to be completed.
  • To join a current K-State project, contact Dawn Caldwell or Terri Fayle.

NIFA's REEport

Where/How to login
  • Navigate to portal.nifa.usda.gov.
  • Your username is most likely your ksu.edu email, contact Dawn or Terri if you have trouble determining your username.
  • If you do not recall your password, that can be reset with the link on the portal webpage.
  • Once logged in, under Active Applications, click on REEport (SAES – Kansas State University).
  • Once the flow chart appears, click on the tab or flow chart item you're going to work on.
  • On all of the tabs within REEport there is a link at the bottom to a Users Guide for Project Directors.
Project Initiation
  • Initiations act as your 'proposal' that gets submitted to NIFA. Once you're in the Project Initiation area, use the Create New radio button.
  • The first step of creating an Initiation is choosing a funding type. If you are not working on a Multi-State project, it is likely you should choose Hatch. Only certain individuals would choose McIntire-Stennis or Animal Health. But if you are not certain, please contact Dawn or Terri. Once this item is chosen it cannot be changed.  If you choose incorrectly, you have to start over.
  • If you received an email asking you to work on an Initiation, your K-State project number may have been included in that email. If not, you can default something arbitrary into this space and it will be updated at the college level after you've submitted the Initiation.
  • FTE's are meant to be estimates only and will be updated annually by the College with your progress report.
  • The fields to be completed all contain a question mark next to the header for information to complete that field.
  • Once you’ve submitted your proposal to the college (there is a Submit tab to use inside REEport), Dr. Minton will review it before it gets submitted to NIFA. Dr. Minton or NIFA may have edits they would like to see made.
  • If you will have other Kansas AES faculty joining you on this project, please include them in drafting the Project Initiation.  Its important everyone's research be represented in the Initiation as well as the annual reporting.
  • The project initiation will be deferred by NIFA if the IRB or IACUC are marked yes but pending. You can still mark pending now if you don't have approval and we can update it later after NIFA has deferred the Initiation. 
Annual Progress Report
  • Annual Capacity progress reports are due on March first of each year for the project period prior to the report due date that ended 9/30. For example, if you're project started 7/1/2014, you would have a report due on 3/1/15 for the reporting period of 7/1/14 thru 9/30/14. The next year's progress reporting period would be 10/1/14 thru 9/30/15 with a due date of 3/1/16.
  • PLEASE pay close attention to the reporting period identified in the report shell. Many projects have past due reports and this reporting period is how you identify the report you are working on.  Only one report shell is available at a time.  If your reporting period shows an old period, that means you have an old progress report that has not been submitted.  Once a report is submitted, the next period's report shell will become available.
  • Information to include for the Progress Report should only cover the report period, not the entire project period to date (final reports do cover the entire project period from begin to end).
  • Your project should appear in the Progress Reports in Draft folder, if you click on the project title field it will open the report shell for the progress report.
  • The cover sheet cannot be edited here. Please contact Dawn or Terri if something should be edited.
  • For the final year of your project there is still a Progress Report shell available to be completed. This Progress Report should ONLY be used if your project was less than five years and you plan on requesting an additional year. If your project was five years, DO NOT complete the Progress Report, instead complete a Final Report.
  • If you need a copy of the Project Initiation (proposal) you initially wrote, it can be found under the Project Initiation tab and Active Projects folder, use the PDF link all the way to the right to open the initiation.
  • It is imperative you review your project personnel (on Cover Sheet) to complete the report.  All faculty who should be participating in your project should have their research reported.  Additionally, see search listing above.
Final Report
  • Final Report information should include the entire project period, except for publications.  Publications should not be duplicated, so only report new publications since the last report.
  • If your project was less than five years in length and you wish to request an additional year for your project, DO NOT complete the Final Report. Instead complete a Progress Report. Also contact Dawn or Terri to follow up on an end date change.
  • If you need a copy of the Project Initiation (proposal) you initially wrote, it can be found under the Project Initiation tab and Active Projects folder, use the PDF link all the way to the right to open the initiation.
  • It is imperative you review your project personnel (on Cover Sheet) to complete the report.  All faculty who should be participating in your project should have their research reported.  Additionally, see search listing above.
Project Change
  • Changes to projects can be made at any time. Please contact Dawn or Terri and they can process the change for you. Additionally, you can process the change yourself by logging into the portal and using Project Change.
  • Its imperative to keep the Co-Project Directors updated as well as the lead Project Director.
 Info For Business Managers
  • How to search
    • Once in REEport, all the tabs you have access to have the same search box:
    • If you start typing in any of these fields, REEport will show you information that matches what you type.  For instance, if you want to search in Performing Department for Entomology, typing 'ent' will get you about 14 items one of which is entomology.  This is helpful when faculty have more than one profile in REEport, Devlin, Daniel; Devlin, D; and Devlin, Dan.  You do not HAVE to choose from the list that appears when you start typing, just search on 'dev' and you will see all of Dr. Devlin's projects related to all of his profiles.
    • Search fields can be combined.  Choose 'Formula' from Funding Source and 'dev' from Project Director and you will see only Dr. Devlin's capacity/formula projects.  Choosing 'Non-Formula' in Funding Source will show you competitive/non-formula projects.  You can narrow down further the Funding Source if you knew specifically whether the project was MultiState, Hatch, McStennis, etc.
    • The search results within each Folder can be sorted based on the column headers.  See How to Identify Outstanding Reports below.
    • Co-Investigators are not searchable.
  • What do the folders mean
    • Each tab (Project Initiation, Progress Reports, etc) has a select listing of folders that show up on that tab.  These folders can be expanded to see their contents.  Each folder represents a different status in which projects might exist.  Projects in Draft Stage are initiations being drafted, Projects Pending Submission to NIFA are waiting on AES to approve them, Projects Submitted to NIFA are waiting on NIFA to approve them, etc.  Some projects may show up in multiple folders.  For instance, KS544 is an active project that has had changes processed and shows up in both folders. When KS544 reaches its end date it will show up in Changed Projects as well as Completed Projects.
  • Find Active Projects
    • Navigate to Project Initiations tab, select your department from Performing Department and click search.  Active projects show up in the Active Projects folder.
    • If you want to know active projects for a faculty member, insert your search criteria into the corresponding field.  This will NOT tell you active projects if the faculty member is identified as a co-investigator.
  • Identify Outstanding Reports
    • All unsubmitted reports show up in Progress Reports in Draft or Final Reports in Draft.  If a report is listed in this folder OR the Pending Submission to NIFA folder, they still need to be submitted to NIFA.  All active projects have a progress report and final report shell available, even if the report isn't due yet.  The next year's progress report shell does not become available until the currently showing report is submitted. 
    • Navigate to the appropriate tab (Progress Report or Final Report), select your department from Performing Department, click Search.  Click on column header Reporting Period End Date to sort the folder contents with oldest first.  Competitive/non-formula projects typically have reports due 90 days after the Reporting Period End Date (continuation awards are different) and capacity/formula projects have reports due by March 1st of the year following the projects end date (end dates of 9/30/2017 are due 3/1/2018 for both progress and final reports on capacity/formula projects).
    • If you want to know outstanding reports for a faculty member or a project, insert your search criteria into the corresponding fields.  This will NOT tell you active projects if the faculty member is identified as a co-investigator.
  • Identify all Current Faculty on a Project (lead and co-investigators)
    • Navigate to Project Initiation tab, find the project you are looking for, open the PDF of the initiation (link on the far right)

    • Lead faculty member is identified as Project Director, co-investigators are listed under Co-Project Directors.
    • Additionally, you can review the search listing identified above.  If the Search Listing does not match REEport, contact Dawn or Terri, as the spreadsheet for the search listing is maintained by hand and it could just be a typo.  It can easily be fixed.

  •  Identify a Project's End Date

    • There are multiple ways to do this.  Anytime a PDF is opened on a project, whether it be a report or the initiation, there is a field for End Date or Project End Date.  If you are looking at a report, be sure to use Project End Date and NOT Reporting Period End Date.

  • Does my Faculty Member have a REEport Login

    • If you are in REEport, navigate Back to Portal with the icon in the upper right hand corner:

    • At the original login area, choose Administration, and under Application Administration choose REEport:

    •  On the right hand side, use the search box for first or last name:


Multi-State Projects

  • How to participate
  • Travel funds to the annual meeting will be provided to the K-State Official Representative up to $1,000.  If the official representative is unable to travel, another current faculty team member can travel in their place and be provided the $1,000 travel reimbursement.

Hatch Projects

  • Coming soon

McIntire-Stennis Projects

  • Coming soon