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-21-073 that updates the Biographical Sketch and Other Support template requirements for submissions on or after May 25, 2021.The Biographical Sketch template will be available in SciENcv March 2021. The Other Support template will not be available until FY2022. Until available in SciENcv, you MUST use the Word document and convert to PDF after it’s electronically signed by the PI.
  • NIH FY21 Salary Cap: NIH issued NOT-OD-21-057 that increases the FY2021 salary cap to $199,300, effective January 3, 2021. For awards that were restricted to the previous cap, including awards already issued in FY2021, if adequate funds are available in active awards, and if the salary cap increase is consistent with the institutional base salary, recipients may rebudget funds to accommodate the current salary level.

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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