Website Resources for New International Travel Approval

Dec. 14, 2015

Effective January 4, 2016, the University of Colorado System is implementing the Concur Travel Approval process – Concur Request - for all international travel. International travel requires pre-approval through Request and is a mandatory requirement for all University faculty and staff traveling on behalf of the university. The Office of...

Interim Guidance for Requesting a Deviation to NSF Two Month Salary Support

Dec. 7, 2015

As a general policy, NSF limits the salary compensation requested in the proposal budget for senior personnel to no more than two months of their regular salary in any one year. CU-Boulder considers our fiscal year as the one year period. This limit includes salary compensation received from all NSF-funded...

New Policy and Guidance for NIH Limits on GRA Compensation

Dec. 4, 2015

The University of Colorado Boulder has finalized a policy on Graduate Student Compensation on NIH-funded Projects. Under the NIH limit on graduate student compensation, many CU-Boulder departments with NIH-funded projects are unable to pay Graduate Research Assistants for full time work (defined as 50% time during the academic year and...

New International Travel Request Procedures Effective 1/4/16

Dec. 1, 2015

Reprinted from the PSC Communicator dated November 13, 2015, News from the Procurement Service Center Effective Jan 4, 2016, all international travel will require active approval from both the department and the designated International Travel Approver (officer) for the traveler’s organizational unit prior to booking the trip. International travel to...

Campus Training for New NIH Submission System for Fellowships

Nov. 3, 2015

Interested in applying for a predoctoral or postdoctoral fellowship through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)? The next round of NIH Fellowships are due December 8th for F30, F31 and F32. These submissions will use the new NIH online application system, ASSIST. Those interested in applying for the fellowships will...

NIH Anticipates Transition to New Research Training Data Table Formats in FY 2016

July 10, 2015

NIH anticipates adopting new research training data table formats in FY 2016 for use with institutional training grant applications and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs). Where specified in the SF424 Application Guide or Funding Opportunity Announcement for a program, these tables may also be used in institutional career development and...

Standardized Test Scores No Longer Required for NIH F30 and F31 Fellowship Applications

July 10, 2015

NIH released changes on July 7, 2015 for Individual Fellowship Applications (F30 and F31). These fellowships no longer require standardized test scores in biosketches. The official NIH Notice provides more detail and specific fellowships affected by this change.

Preparing a Successful CAREER Proposal to NSF

June 5, 2015

The Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) sponsored by the National Science Foundation is a prestigious award open to early-career faculty who do not yet have tenure and who teach and do research in any area of science funded by NSF. Competition for the award is both fierce, and limited...

NSF Two-Month Rule

June 1, 2015

All faculty members who are being paid salary from NSF grants must be aware of the following NSF rules: As a general policy, NSF limits the salary compensation requested in the proposal budget for senior personnel to no more than two months of their regular salary in any one year...

NSF Proposes New Submission Window for some Programs

May 18, 2015

NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering sent out a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on May 13, 2015 proposing changes for the submission windows for some of its programs. The affected programs are the following CISE core programs (from NSF 14-598), and also Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (NSF...