Latest NSF System Updates

The National Science Foundation has announced Research.gov proposal preparation and NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR) updates and enhancements.  The full announcement is provided below.  It is important to note that beginning in January 2023, NSF’s FastLane system will no longer be an option for preparation and submission of new proposals.  In anticipation of the elimination of FastLane for proposal submission, … Read More

OCGA Spring Quarter 2022 Proposal Deadline Calendars

This is a reminder that proposals to government and other non-profit entities for research, training, fellowships, and other sponsored activities require review and approval for submission by the Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA). Proposals and supporting internal documents are due to the OCGA Proposal Intake Team (proposals@research.ucla.edu or through the EPASS System) five working days before they need … Read More

Electronically Signed Form 700-U

On November 18, 2021, the State of California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPCC) regulations were modified to permit agencies like the University of California to accept Statement of Economic Interests for Principal Investigators, Form 700-U, with electronic signatures. The changes went into effect on November 22, 2021. While forms may still be submitted in paper format with an original “wet” signature, … Read More

FORMS-G Now Available in S2S Grants

As a reminder and follow-up to the December 9, 2021 RAF, the use of FORMS-G is required for all NIH, FDA and AHRQ applications with due dates on or after January 25, 2022.  FORMS-G application packages are now available in S2S Grants (Cayuse). If the FORMS-G application package that you need does not appear in the Opportunities list, you (or any … Read More

NIH Other Support and NSF Current and Pending Updates

As a follow-up to the presentation at the Research Administration Forum (RAF) on December 9, I would like to provide some important updates regarding NIH Other Support and NSF Current and Pending Support. Upcoming Webinar OCGA will be hosting a pre-recorded webinar followed by a live Q&A session on January 11 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM discussing National Institute … Read More

NIH Continuing Resolution Extended

As a follow-up to the ORA News of October 26, 2021, the continuing resolution under which NIH is currently operating, has been extended until February 18, 2022. See NOT-OD-22-045 for details.

OCGA Winter Quarter 2022 Proposal Deadline Calendars

This is a reminder that proposals to government and other non-profit entities for research, training, fellowships, and other sponsored activities require review and approval for submission by the Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA). Proposals and supporting internal documents are due to the OCGA Proposal Intake Team (proposals@research.ucla.edu or through the EPASS System) five working days before they need to … Read More

OCGA 2021-22 Winter Holiday Closure

In observance of the UCLA Winter Holiday Closure, the Office of Contract and Grant Administration will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 17, 2021, and will reopen at 8:00 AM on Monday, January 3, 2022. To ensure timely review and processing of applications and other inquiries related to sponsored project activities, proposals with sponsor due dates between December 17, … Read More

Upcoming NSF eRA Forum

The National Science Foundation will be hosting a virtual eRA Forum on Tuesday, November 16 from 10:30 – Noon Pacific Time. We encourage you to take this opportunity to hear about the transition from FastLane to Research.gov and provide important feedback. The full announcement is provided below, and includes information about required registration. Dear Colleague: You are invited to participate … Read More

NIH Operating under a Continuing Resolution

NIH is currently operating under a continuing resolution. As a result, institutes may issue non-competing grant awards at a level that is below what was indicated in the most recent notice of grant award. All other legislative mandates for Fiscal Year 2021 for NIH, including salary cap and stipend levels, remain in effect during the continuing resolution. Please review and … Read More