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...

2017 Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program

Jan. 19, 2017

The Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program supports early career investigators whose research has a direct impact on human health. The biomedical research supported pursuant to this grant program will be designed to find ways to prevent disease and improve human health through basic and applied biomedical research. The...

New Procedural Statement and Guideline Tool for NSF 2-Month Salary Rule for Project Senior Personnel

Jan. 18, 2017

The Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) has issued a new procedural statement for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Two-Month Salary Rule for Project Senior Personnel. Specifically, this statement provides guidance in how to request exceptions to the limitations and stay in compliance with NSF’s policy. NSF has permitted exceptions...

NSF 2017 Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

Dec. 21, 2016

The National Science Foundation released its 2017 Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. One change in this release is that the old distinction between the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and the Award and Administrative Guide (AAG) has been eliminated. The PAPPG is now...