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.

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  • 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.
  • Updated NIH Biosketch & Other Support Templates: NIH issued NOT-OD-21-110 that revises the requirement for the updated Other Support template to January 25, 2022. The new template is available now and you are encouraged to start using them prior to the required date of January 25, 2022. Applicants remain responsible for disclosing all research endeavors regardless of the version the forms used. NOT-OD-21-073 provides more information on the updated Biographical Sketch & Other Support templates.
  • Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement for FY2021: NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-21-107 announces the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement for FY2021 (April 2021). The revision is applicable to all NIH grants & cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2020.

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)

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