• The Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019, restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale. The Office of Personnel Management has recently released new salary levels for the Executive Pay Scale. Effective January 6, 2019, the salary limitation for Executive Level II is $192,300.

    To learn more about Guidance on Salary Limitation, visit the NIH website.

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  • The NSF Convergence Accelerator pilot seeks to transform how NSF supports the most innovative science and engineering to accelerate use-inspired convergence research in areas of national importance by facilitating convergent team-building capacity around exploratory, potentially high-risk proposals.

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  • The NIH recently released their annual web reports and success rate data with updated numbers for fiscal year (FY) 2018. These web products represent annual snapshots of NIH research investments, which are highlighted in the NIH Annual Snapshot.

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  • The NIH has provided an update on efforts to address sexual harassment in science.  As a reminder, NIH expects all members of the NIH community to comply with laws, regulations, and policies protecting the rights and safety of individuals working on NIH-funded projects. Recipients of NIH funding are required also to comply with applicable federal civil rights laws and regulations…

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  • National Science Foundation (NSF) invites users to participate in the NSF Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum webinar on April 10, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:15 PM Eastern Time. To participate in this Forum, please Register Now.

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  • eRA systems now enforce the long-standing 50-character limit for filenames used for attachments in grant applications. The file name length will be checked by ASSIST and other solutions that use our validation service pre-submission, so remember to keep those file names short!

    For more details, see eRA Submission Items of Interest.

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  • This Open Mike NIH staffing update announcement contains information which is of interest to faculty and admins, as it provides context around what the CSR does and why it is important in the proposal review process. For more information please visit Extramural News.

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  • As of Friday (March 01, 2019) all the references to Pivot URLs will be changed. Research Development website links will be updated to reflect the new URLs. If you have any page bookmarked, the new URL to Pivot resources is https://pivot.proquest.com. There are a variety of new resources, training materials and help guides for using […]

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  • NSF has provided the following update on the PAPPG 19-1: Due to the recent lapse in appropriations, implementation of the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 19-1) was postponed. We are pleased to announce that the revised PAPPG will now be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after […]

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  • Simons Foundation has changed several policies.  Most importantly they have changed reporting due dates, carryover procedures and No Cost Extension (NCE) procedures.  These changes have been updated in Proposal Central, and take effect April 1st. Each PI has received an individual notification for his or her award, which may contain exceptions to these new general […]

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