• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • In preparation for the transition to a new financial system, FastLane will be unavailable from Friday, October 10, 8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 AM EDT. https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/index.jsp  

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  • The NSF has issued an updated guidance on changes in requirements for abstracts and titles of submitted proposals. Details can be found here.

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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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  • 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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