Department of Energy Conflict of Interest Policy

June 17, 2022

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued Financial Assistance Letter (FAL) 2022-02 , an interim financial and organizational conflicts interest policy for grant awardees, and Financial Assistance Letter (FAL) 2022-04 , current and pending support disclosure requirements. The new policy and requirements establish standards for a reasonable expectation that the...

NASA FINESST Proposals for Fellowships due before 5 pm MT Feb. 11, 2022

Dec. 8, 2021

NASA FINESST Proposals for Graduate Student Fellowships are due before 5 p.m. on February 11, 2022. Guidance of the submission process can be found on OCG’s webpage for Fellowships and Student Research Grants . The PI is responsible for ensuring the student has prepared the appropriate documentation and must release...

NIH Requirements and Changes Effective January 25, 2022

Dec. 6, 2021

NIH eRA Commons ID Requirements on/after 1/25/2022 For all due dates on or after 01/25/2022, per NOT-OD-21-109 NIH, will require all individuals listed on the R&R Senior/Key Personnel form to have an eRA Commons ID. This new requirement applies to all Senior/Key Personnel and Other Significant Contributors proposed in NIH...

NASA Memo: Revised Procedures for Entering NASA Facilities During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Aug. 19, 2021

On August 16, 2021, NASA provided a memorandum to the NASA Contractor Community, including University of Colorado Boulder’s Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) and researchers, outlining safety protocols for entering NASA facilities, consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the White House Safer Federal...

NIH: Important Required Changes to Biosketch and Other Support Forms and Content

March 25, 2021

NIH recently finished a major overhaul to Biosketches and Other Support documents. Changes will be in effect for all proposals and progress reports (RPPRs) due on/after 05/25/2021. Full details are available in NOT-OD-21-073 . Below are highlights of significant changes. Biosketch: Word format or SciENcv template required. New Biosketch detailed...

Subrecipient Commitment Form Updated to Address New Sponsor Requirements

Jan. 4, 2021

Important updates have been made to the Subrecipient Commitment Form to address new requirements from the Department of Defense and NIH. This new form replaces all older versions of the form effective immediately for all outgoing sub awards from CU Boulder. Updates to the Subrecipient Commitment Form NAICS Code field...

NSF Format Requirements for Current and Pending Effective for Post-award Actions and Reports

Oct. 22, 2020

For the past several months the Office of Contracts and Grants has been relaying communication from the National Science Foundation about the move toward use of SciENcv for creation of biographical sketches and current and pending support forms for new proposals submitted on or after October 5, 2020. In the...

NSF proposals on or after Oct. 5 must use new Biosketch and Current and Pending forms

Sept. 9, 2020

All NSF proposals submitted or due on or after October 5 must use the required Biosketch and Current and Pending forms. OCG has put together a number of resources to help with these upcoming changes: For Biosketches and Current and Pending , NSF will only allow upload of approved, validated...

NSF Research.gov Expansion and Upcoming Proposal Submission Changes

April 9, 2020

NSF has made a number of changes and enhancements to proposal submissions. The following summary highlights these changes and effective dates. NSF collaborative submissions can now be submitted in Research.gov. Please consult with your OCG Proposal Analyst on how to initiate an application through Research.gov, and how to link collaborative...

NIH Late Application Policy Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 30, 2020

Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-091 Release Date: March 26, 2020 Purpose NIH will be highly accommodating of late applications submitted through May 1, 2020. We anticipate, but cannot guarantee, that all late applications submitted by that date will be reviewed in the council round to which they were submitted (e.g. August or...

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