Reminders when traveling on sponsored projects

April 25, 2017

Congratulations on nearing completion of the spring semester. As you begin preparations for travel during the summer, the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) would like to remind you of the following: Foreign Travel with Computers and Other Electronic Devices – Implemented in March 2017, the Department of Homeland Security...

infoED Proposal Development Module Project Begins with Pilot Expected in 2018

April 14, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder is moving forward to gradually implement the info ED Proposal Development (PD) module as part of the ongoing Boulder eRA (electronic research administration) improvements. PD will provide an electronically-enabled system to build and submit proposals, eventually replacing the current Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG)...

New Procedural Statements Posted for IDC on the Transfer of Existing Subawards and Sponsor Contact Guidance

April 7, 2017

Two new procedural statements have been approved and posted regarding IDC on the Transfer of Existing Subawards and Sponsor Contact Guidance . These procedural statements are the outcome of two working groups comprised of staff from the Office of Contracts and Grants, Sponsored Projects Accounting and campus stakeholders. IDC on...

New Electronic Submission Form for Material Transfer and Non-Disclosure Agreements

March 21, 2017

A new electronic submission tool is now available for CU Boulder Principal Investigators to initiate a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) or Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) . This submission form was developed as an efficient, one stop for providing the information needed to begin an MTA or NDA. In addition to providing...

Changes to Proposal Submission Dates for Some NSF Division of Earth Sciences Programs

March 21, 2017

In a Dear Colleague Letter issued last Friday, NSF’s Division of Earth Sciences announced that it will eliminate future target dates for proposal submission for the following programs (moving instead to the “accepted any time” scheme previously adopted in the division’s other major programs): Tectonics (NSF 16-556) Petrology and Geochemistry...

Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

March 20, 2017

NIH issued NOT-OD-17-049: Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements on March 17, 2017. Since 1990, Congress has legislatively mandated a limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards (referred to here as a grant). The mandate appears in the annual appropriation...

NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution

March 20, 2017

NIH is operating under a continuing resolution, thus non-competing awards will be issued at a lower that expected value (typically up to 90% of the previously committed level). These awards may be adjusted upwards upon final appropriations; however, please monitor your expenditures carefully in the interim. The Department of Health...

NSF Adds Quarterly Newsletter

March 8, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently launched a new quarterly publication, Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter . This newsletter is designed to provide information about upcoming changes and clarifications to policies and procedures that affect how you prepare and submit proposals, and manage NSF awards.

NSF Electronic Compliance Checks for Duplicate Proposals

Feb. 16, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is using an electronic text comparison system to find duplicate proposals as part of their compliance checks before proposals are reviewed. If the system finds substantial similarities it will likely result in the proposal being returned to the PI without review. This includes all of...

2017 NSF CAREER Award Information

Jan. 26, 2017

NSF has issued a new solicitation for its CAREER program , which includes some changes to the requirements and restrictions. Some of these changes are highlighted below and a complete checklist and synopsis is available from the Office of Contracts and Grants. New eligibility requirements/restrictions The PI on a CAREER...