• Effective January 10, 2016, the 12 month Executive Level II salary cap imposed on NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards will be raised from $183,300 to $185,100. This increases the maximum monthly amount from $15,275 to $15,425. Complete details can be found here: NOT-OD-16-045.

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  • NSF has posted its updated Proposals & Awards Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG, NSF 16-1), which will become effective January 25, 2016. Proposals submitted or due before January 25, 2016, and awards issued prior to January 25, 2016 should continue to use the current guide, NSF 15-1. Significant changes to proposals include revisions to the biographical […]

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  • OMB  Uniform Guidance The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has combined many federal circulars, including A21 and A110, into a single guidance document that can be used by all agencies. This combined document is known as “Uniform Guidance.” Per the OMB webpage this guidance “will supersede requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, […]

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  • This Notice supersedes NOT-OD-15-024 about the NIH and AHRQ requirement for use of a new biosketch format and provides some latitude in the transition for those who have already been compiling biosketches for their large grant applications with deadlines in early in 2015. NIH and AHRQ encourages applicants to use the newly published biosketch format […]

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  • Effective January 15, 2015, the Executive Level II salary cap (which limits the direct salary an individual may receive under a NIH award) is increasing from $181,500 to $183,300. This translates to a monthly increase of $150, from $15,125 to $15,275. See the full notice here, or contact your Grant Officer for further details.

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  • Northeastern’s Sixth Pop Up Open Lab Experience & Reception… Aha! Making Sense from Big Data Brought to you by the Office of the Provost. Inviting faculty and students to drop in, meet, eat and experience colleagues’ research. Featuring interactive demos from Northeastern University interdisciplinary research teams that are working to make sense from Big Data. Date: […]

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  • On September 19, 2014, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program announced a new Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) for Fellows. GRIP provides research internship opportunities to NSF Graduate Research Fellows through partnerships with federal agencies. For selected Fellows, the internship will provide expertise in critical STEM areas, enhance professional skills, and help develop networks and […]

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  • Effective as of April 17, 2014, the NIH and AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) will accept a new (A0) application following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application. The subsequent new application need not demonstrate substantial changes in scientific direction compared to previously reviewed submissions, and must not contain an introduction to respond to the […]

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  • NIH recently released guidance on salary limitations for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts and how they should be implemented into AHRQ applications and awards. As noted in a previous post, effective January 12, 2014, all salaries under HHS awards are subject to Executive Level II of the Federal […]

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  • Effective April 25, 2014, NIH will expand to all institutions the ability to submit type 5 non-SNAP progress reports using the RPPR (Research Performance Progress Report). While not mandatory after April 25th, NIH encourages the use of the RPPR for non-SNAP progress reports. Further, NIH anticipates requiring all grantee institutions to use the RPPR for […]

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