• Purpose This Notice informs the applicant community of application  due date adjustments to accommodate scheduled federal system downtime (see NOT-OD-14-071). Due dates that fall on or between May  25 and May 28, 2014 will move to May 29, 2014. Changes to Standard Due  Dates Activity    Codes Program    Description Original    Due Date New    Due Date  P […]

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  • Effective for proposals submitted or due on February 24, 2014. Significant Changes Include: Proposal Certifications – If research proceeds without the imposition of conditions or restrictions when a conflict of interest exists, this must be disclosed to NSF via use of the Notifications and Requests Module in Fastlane. Sections of the Proposal - has been augmented to include […]

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  • The Executive Level II was increased by 1 percent from $179,700 to $181,500 by Executive Order 13655 that became effective January 12, 2014. In addition, the NIH will continue to issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 90% of the previously committed […]

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  • Sequestration: On March 1, 2013, as required by statute, President Obama signed an order initiating sequestration. The sequestration requires NIH to cut 5 percent or $1.55 billion of its fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget. NIH must apply the cut evenly across all programs, projects, and activities (PPAs), which are primarily NIH institutes and centers. This […]

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  • Letter to University Leaders from Subra Suresh Director, NSF     http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/in133/in133.pdf

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  • With this Notice, NIH informs grantees that in Spring, 2013, at the earliest, NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards if publications arising from that award are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy.  The award will not be processed until recipients have demonstrated compliance.  This change will take effect in […]

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  • Beginning March 18, 2013, the NSF will enhance the FastLane system to begin automated compliance checking of all required sections of proposals.  This will bring NSF systems in line with long-standing proposal preparation requirements as outlined in the  NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) ( Chapter II.C.2 of the Grant Proposal Guide […]

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  • Occasionally we get  this question: “I have participated in the peer review process, how do I know if I am eligible for Continous Submission?”  Well, to answer that question effectively, let me review what the peer review process is and why that makes some people eligible for this perk called Continuous Submission. NIH evaluates applications […]

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  • NSF awardees must stop submitting project reports via use of FastLane starting on February 1, 2013. On March 18, 2013, NSF will transfer its current project reporting service from FastLane to Research.gov.  Principal Investigators should pay particular attention to reports previously submitted and returned by their NSF Program Officer.   Returned reports should be revised and […]

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