IMPORTANT: Enforcement of NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats Begins on 10/5/20

NSF has issued guidance, below, regarding enforcement of NSF-approved biographical sketch and current and pending support formats beginning October 5, 2020. Please carefully review the information and refer system-related questions to erahelp@research.ucla.edu, or policy questions to the Grant Officer or Analyst assigned to your department. Dear Colleagues: Effective October 5, 2020, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will begin enforcing the … Read More

NSF Research.gov Proposal Submission Enhancements

As part of  their continuing efforts to modernize proposal submission capabilities, the National Science Foundation has announced a number of enhancements to Research.gov.  Details are provided below.  We encourage you to review this information, and provide feedback to NSF as you continue to use Research.gov. Dear Colleagues: Effective July 27, 2020, the National Science Foundation (NSF) enabled cost sharing (Line … Read More

NIH: Expanded Use of ASSIST for Administrative Supplements

NIH has released important information regarding preparation and submission of administrative supplements. Effective tomorrow, July 25, 2020, NIH will no longer accept administrative supplements using the eRA Commons or paper submission. While preparation and submission using S2S Grants will be available, OCGA recommends using ASSIST for administrative supplements in order to streamline submission and reduce administrative burden. Please review the … Read More

Proposal Deadline Calendar – Summer Quarter 2020

For the past several years, OCGA has published quarterly deadline calendars to assist researchers and research administrators in planning submissions to meet the OCGA requirement to submit proposals and internal documents to Proposal Intake at least five working days before the sponsor deadline.  Due to constant shifts and changes in deadlines during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided not … Read More

NIH: Changes to Funding Opportunity Announcements for PARs and PASs

NIH has announced changes to the handling of applications submitted in response to Program Announcements with special Receipt, Referral, and/or Review considerations (PARs) and Program Announcements with Set-Aside Funds (PASs).  When publishing Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) for PARs or PASs, NIH institutes and centers may now choose to describe criteria which would make an application non-responsive to the PAR/PAS. If … Read More

NIH: Updates to Parent Announcements for Forms-F Implementation

On Friday, May 22 NIH issued NOT-OD-20-110 with updated information on the reissuance of certain parent FOAs and Forms-F packages. NIH is continuing to reissue Parent FOAs for Forms-F implementation. It is anticipated that reissuance of all Parent FOAs will be completed by June 25, 2020. Some updates have been made in the interim. The following Parent FOAs have not yet … Read More

Important Update: NSF Implementation of Revised PAPPG

NSF issued reminders and updates regarding the implementation of the Proposal and Awards Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG).  It is important to note that, due to overwhelming concern from the research community, the requirement to use NSF-approved formats for biographical sketches and current and pending support has been delayed until October 1, 2020.  In the interim, NSF encourages investigators to … Read More

All NIH eRA Modules Unavailable April 17 – April 20

Please see important information from NIH, below, regarding a scheduled outage of NIH systems for migration to Amazon Web Services.  Due to the timing of this outage, it is important to track April 16 submissions prior to the outage. eRA Reminder: eRA Moving to the Cloud; eRA Modules Will Be Unavailable April 17 to April 20 Tuesday, April 7, 2020 … Read More

Revised EPASS Form

The EPASS has been modified in the following ways: The question regarding the use of significant IT resources (“Does this proposal involve the use of significant IT resources (beyond basic academic infrastructure); the generation of datasets or digital assets; or a budget with over $10,000 in IT-related hardware, software, or staff expenditures? (Check additional requirements)” has been removed. The question … Read More