Video Message on COVID-19 Flexibilities for Research from Mike Lauer, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research

March 30, 2020

New Online Form for Submitting "Marked Up SPO" for Subs

March 24, 2020

OCG has created a new online Marked Up SPO form . This new form replaces the faxed/emailed version for PIs to add or subtract funding for an existing subaward/subcontract. When a Subcontract or Subaward needs to be modified, the Sub Officer requires approval from the CU Principal Investigator via this...

Online Form for Submitting No-Cost Extensions (NCEs)

March 17, 2020

The Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) has developed sponsor specific webforms for No-Cost Extension (NCE) requests . These forms ensure that OCG receives all of the information required to be able to submit a timely, complete and valid submission request per Sponsor requirements. All NCE requests should be submitted...

DOE Requirements for Submitting Final Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

Jan. 29, 2020

OCG received the following reminder from the Department of Energy (DOE) regarding the requirements for the submitting your manuscripts for journal articles: Email received January 24, 2020 from Office of Scientific and Technical Information In support of the DOE Public Access Plan , this message is to remind recipients of...

2020 High-Impact Changes in Federal Proposals

Dec. 11, 2019

2020 will bring significant changes to the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation’s proposal submission process. The following are highlights of these changes: NIH Changes - ORCID ID and Forms-F Beginning October 2019, National Institutes of Health (NIH) started to require an ORCID for trainees, scholars, and participants...

Changes to Principal Investigator Eligibility

Nov. 19, 2019

Revisions to CU Boulder's Principal Investigator (PI) Eligibility Requirements took effect on November 19, 2019. The primary changes made include: The requirement for a .50 FTE appointment has been replaced with a requirement of confirmation of an active appointment with CU Boulder (with limited exceptions). Some titles require approval by...

DMARC: Federal sponsors no longer deliver email to forwarded accounts

Oct. 25, 2019

Domain-based Messaging and Reporting Compliance (DMARC) was officially required to be implemented by U.S. government agencies in October 2018. DMARC is a series of email authentication and reporting checks that improve email security within Federal agencies by improving email fraud defenses. This Department of Homeland Security (DHS) required protocol may...

Workshop: High-Impact Changes in Federal Proposals and New Pending Resource

Oct. 8, 2019

Time to get ahead of upcoming changes in federal proposals! The Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) will be offering two workshops addressing the following three high-impact changes that will affect researchers applying for federal funding: NIH Changes – ORCID ID NSF Changes – SciENcv Biosketches OCG Current and Pending...

Updated proposal budget templates available, includes new tool for NSF

June 7, 2019

OCG has updated the following budget templates, now available on the OCG forms webpage : Cost Estimation Tool Simple Cost Estimation Tool NIH Modular Budget Cost Estimation Tool NIH F Series Cost Estimation Tools Changes include updated inflation rates, addition of the IDC Addendum to certain templates, changes to the...

Award volume increasing as fiscal year end approaches

June 4, 2019

Historically, June and September sees a large increase in volume of awards. With the Federal shutdown this past January, we are seeing a large increase in awards coming in from our highest volume sponsors. OCG staff is working diligently to move these awards through as quickly as possible and respond...