• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Information about the FY2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act as it may relate to NIH can be found here. This act funds NIH through the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and provides statutory provisions that limit the use of funds on NIH grant, cooperative agreement, and contract awards for FY2014.  

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  • NIH has released stipend rates, tuition/fees, and other budgetary levels as related to Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards effective for FY 2014. Click here for details.

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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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    For Continuous Updates: On the evening of 9/30 Federal agencies were instructed to shut down by the Office of Management and Budget. Congress remained deadlocked over how to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) that would enable the Government to stay open while a final FY 14 budget is negotiated. It is not clear how long […]

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  • The White House Office of Management and Budget issued the following on Tuesday, September 17th regarding federal operations in the event of a government shutdown after Monday, September 30th. Click here for the full memo and attached FAQ’s. Appropriations provided under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (P.L. 113-6) expire at 11:59 pm […]

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