NIH is Operating Under a Continuing Resolution

NIH issued NOT-OD-21-009 which provides interim guidance on FY 2021 awards while operating under a continuing resolution. Please review the notice and contact your OCGA Team for further clarification or assistance.

NIH: New Trainee Diversity Report Requirements for RPPRs

Submission of a Trainee Diversity Report within the RPPR is a longstanding requirement for certain NIH institutional training, career development, and research education grants. Previously, this required manual collection of demographic information from trainees to complete the report. In order to reduce administrative burden, NIH eRA has developed a streamlined Trainee Diversity Report that collects existing demographic information entered by … Read More

NSF Demo Site Now Available

I am pleased to announce that NSF has launched a demo site for proposal preparation. The demo site is available to anyone who currently has an NSF login, regardless of their role, and will allow users to prepare proposals from the PI perspective. We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to use this site for training, to … Read More

NSF Electronic Research Administration Forum

The National Science Foundation has announced the latest in a series of webinars to engage researchers, administrators and other interested parties in their plans for the modernization of NSF’s electronic business systems, FastLane and Details and registration information are provided below. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about new functionality and provide important feedback … Read More

Changes to NSF Project Reporting System Coming October 5, 2020

NSF has issued guidance, below, regarding enhancements to the Project Reporting System within for preparing and submitting Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR), beginning October 5, 2020. Please carefully review the information and refer system-related questions to, or questions regarding specific guidelines to the Grant Officer or Analyst assigned to your department. Dear Colleagues: Effective October 5, 2020, the … Read More

NIH Reminder: Policy of Use of Hyperlinks in NIH Grant Applications

The National Institutes of Health issued NOT-OD-20-174 to remind applicants about restrictions on the use of hyperlinks in proposals. Please share this information with investigators and others in your department who are responsible for the preparation of NIH applications. Reminder: NIH Policy on Use of Hypertext in NIH Grant Applications Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-174 Key Dates Release Date: September 16, 2020 … Read More

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, 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 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  Details are provided below.  We encourage you to review this information, and provide feedback to NSF as you continue to use 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