• As you know, last year the National Science Foundation (NSF) made important changes to the way the research community registers for NSF accounts and maintains account and user profile information in FastLane and Research.gov. Please be advised that effective May 20, 2019, the Demographic Information site has moved from FastLane to the Research.gov Account Management site, so you can manage your profile data in one location. Click here for more details.

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  • On Monday, 5/13/19, duplicate eCD notifications were sent to full time benefits eligible employees. We apologize for the duplicate emails you received. It’s a new system, and we’re working through the new procedures and addressing any issues that come up. If you have completed your disclosure, no further action is required.  Thanks to all who […]

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  • A newly revamped eRA website that serves as an informational gateway to applicants, grantees and reviewers was launched April 30.  The site provides new and updated ‘how-to’ information on navigating eRA systems like eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR, xTrain and xTRACT; intuitive navigation; and improved accessibility. For details see the announcement here.

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  • As a reminder of the announcement from the December 2018 Brown Bag meeting, the stipend levels for fiscal year (Government FY) 2019 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows are available in the NIH Notice NOT-OD-19-036

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  • NSF PAPPG 19-1 was effective February 25, 2019.  This version included significant changes; for example, “Chapter II.B.2, Proposal Font, Spacing and Margin Requirements, has been updated to specify that fonts not listed in the PAPPG may be used for mathematical formulas, equations, or when inserting Greek letters or special characters.” NSF has been making improvements to Research.gov, […]

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  • launchEach year, the university requires that all benefits-eligible employees complete the Annual Conflict of Interest and Commitment Disclosure form. If you haven’t already, you can complete your annual disclosure form in our new electronic Conflict Disclosure (eCD) system.

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  • beta_testers The successful launch of eCD would not have been possible without the time, help and feedback from our faculty: Ed Goluch, Taskin Padir, Carey Rappaport, Nian Sun, and Gene Tunik. Thank you all, very much.

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  • 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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