OSP News & Alerts

Keep up-to-date with the every-changing regulatory environment of sponsored projects. Updates to Federal regulation and University policy and procedures are hi-lighted here so you are never caught off guard.

Did you miss the last OSP Newsletter? Read the latest editions of the newsletter.

  • COVID-19 FAQ: See the latest information and general questions associated with proposal submission and award management that may arise in relation to COVID-19.
  • New UT Research Management Suite - Agreements Module: Beginning June 1, 2020, all new non-funded research agreements will need to be submitted through the UT Research Management Suite - Agreements Module. There are many resources available on the UT Research Management Suite – Agreements site. Please Get In Touch with the Project Team to schedule training, ask a question, or provide feedback.
  • NSF PAPPG (NSF 20-1): NSF is delaying the Biographical Sketch and Current & Pending template requirement to October 1, 2020 as required in PAPPG NSF 20-1. NSF will continue to implement all other changes to the PAPPG beginning June 1, 2020. Please see the memo from NSF announcing this change.
  • Fringe Rate: The fringe rate agreement was approved by DHHS on May 21, 2020. The approved rates effective 9/1/2020 are:
    Benefits eligible = 30.1%
    Benefits ineligible = 5.68%
    Additional information regarding fringe rates may be found on the OSP Fringe Rate page.

PAPPG (20-1) Open for Comment

NSF is accepting comments on the draft Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that will become effective in 2020. Significant changes will include:

  • Removed requirement for section labeled "Intellectual Merit" in the project description
  • Adoption of standardized biographical sketch format via SciENcv
  • Clarifications regarding inclusion of unpaid positions on the biosketch
  • Requirement to upload email of submission approval from NSF Program Officer for RAPID and EAGER proposals
  • Allowability of data deposit and curation funds

Draft NSF PAPPG (20-1)