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...

Check your NSF FastLane Profiles

May 11, 2015

Is your FastLane PI profile complete, up to date, and error-free? DEBrief, a blog of the Division of Environmental Biology for NSF, posted A reminder to check your FastLane Profiles with step-by-step instructions. For any demographic analysis or comparison, NSF is reliant on the self-reported characteristics of participants in all...

NIH has a New Biographical Sketch Format Required after May 25, 2015

May 8, 2015

Beginning May 25, 2015, all NIH Grant Applications must use their new Biographical Sketch Format. The revised forms and instructions are now available on the SF 424 (R&R) Forms and Applications page . Individual fellowships, R36 dissertation grants, and diversity supplements should use the Fellowship Application Biographical Sketch Format Page...

OCG is now using ASSIST for NIH Proposal Submissions

May 8, 2015

NIH worked in close partnership with to create a web-based system to submit grant applications. ASSIST (the Application Submission System and Interface for Submission Tracking) is available as an option for submitting your R01 applications, as well as most individual career development (K) award applications. Read more about this...

OCG Staff Contribute Uniform Guidance Articles to SRA's Catalyst

May 8, 2015

OCG's Michael Spires, Senior Proposal Analyst, and Beth Kingsley, Senior Grant Officer, recently contributed articles to the SRA International Catalyst, an online publication of the Society of Research Administrators. The Uniform Guidance and You by Michael Spires This is the first in a series of Catalyst articles intended to highlight...

NIH Announces Delays in Issuing Awards Beginning May 19

April 13, 2015

NIH announced Thursday, April 9, 2015 that a software upgrade will likely result in no awards issuing for a period starting May 19 and possibly extending as far out as June 3. For more details about this news from NIH, visit their website . Specifically, during the outage: No new...