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

Now Available: NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

NSF-approved formats for Biographical Sketches and Current and Pending Support are now available for use when preparing NSF applications. While not required until June 1, 2020,  we encourage you to become familiar with these new formats and the use of SciENcv before June 1, and to consider using them in applications before use is required.  The announcement below provides details … Read More

NSF Separately Submitted Collaborative Proposals

The National Science Foundation has expanded collaborative proposal submission capabilities using as well as other updates. Details are provided in the announcement below. Dear Colleagues: We are excited to announce that effective March 30, 2020, the research community can prepare and submit separately submitted collaborative proposals from multiple organizations in Proposers can now prepare Full, Research proposals in … Read More

SmartSimple Access – UC Research Grants Program Office (RGPO)

As proposal deadlines for the 2020 Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) approach, it has been brought to our attention that mednet email security settings may be blocking autogenerated emails from The SmartSimple system allows a PI to initiate a proposal and then invite users to access the proposal with the Co-Investigator or PI Assistant roles (example below). Once “Invited” the system sends an email, … Read More

Winter 2020 OCGA Proposal Deadline Calendars

This is a reminder that proposals and supporting internal documents are due to the OCGA Proposal Intake Team ( five working days before they need to be submitted electronically or mailed. For your convenience, two lists of deadlines for the Winter Quarter 2020 are attached. One is sorted by sponsor, the other by deadline date. While extensive, these lists are … Read More