• Planned changes to policies, forms and instructions for grant applications submitted in 2016. The planned changes focus on the following areas: Rigor and transparency in research Vertebrate animals Inclusion reporting Data safety monitoring Research training Appendices Font requirements Biosketch clarifications Complete details can be found here: NOT-OD-16-004 ORAF has developed a quick note sheet and decision chart […]

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  • 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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  • NOT-OD-16-002 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including NIH, operates under the Fiscal Year 2016 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016 (H.R. 719) signed by President Obama on September 30, 2015.  This Act (CR) continues government operations through December 11, 2015 at 99.7892 percent of the FY 2015 enacted level. Continuing the procedures identified under NOT-OD-15-050 and […]

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  • The standard due dates for applications to HHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are now September 5, January 5, and April 5. Since September 5, 2015 is on a Saturday, and Monday, September 7, 2015 is a federal holiday, the due date will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015, […]

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  • Until further notice, applicants and grantees must continue to use the current agency-specific forms below despite the expiration date of August 31, 2015. NIH is authorized to continue to use the current forms while working with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to obtain approval for form updates. Once OMB approval is in place, […]

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  • Research Administration (Pre-Award), and Human Subjects (IRB) offices are located at 490 RP – Renaissance Park, 4th floor Research Finance (Post-Award), and Center for Research Innovation (CRI) offices are located at 320 RP – Renaissance Park, 3rd floor

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  • ORAF is moving Monday, April 27, 2015; urgent issues will be addressed remotely to the best of our ability. More updates will be provided on Monday, with information on the progress on the opening of our new offices on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. We appreciate your patience while we move to our new locations: Research […]

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  • ORAF is moving on April 27, 2015, our offices will be closed and our employees will be working remotely until the move is completed. Research Admin (Pre-award) will be located at 490 RP  – Renaissance Park 4th floor Research Finance (Post-award) will be located at 320 RP – Renaissance Park 3rd floor

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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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