Congressional District Change

UCLA’s Congressional District has changed from CA-033 to CA-036. Congressional District 36 includes all physical addresses in area code 90095, but only covers a portion of 90024 addresses. UCLA’s main campus and OCGA’s physical address are both in District 36. We have already made updates to the OCGA website, UCLA’s Institutional Profile in S2S Grants (Cayuse), and are currently in the process of … Read More

NIH Salary Cap & NSF Biosketch and C&P Format Updates

NIH Salary Cap The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale. The Office of Personnel Management recently released new salary levels for the Executive Pay Scale. Effective January 1, 2023, the salary limitation for Executive Level II is $212,100. For more information see NOT-OD-23-056. NSF Revised Biographical … Read More

OCGA Proposal Deadline Calendars – Winter Quarter 2023

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 ( or through the EPASS System) five working days before they need to be submitted electronically … Read More

New NIH Data Management Sharing Policy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) new Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy applies to proposals submitted on or after January 25, 2023. On December 13, 2022, the NIH-National Library of Medicine is hosting a one hour webinar that will guide attendees through data management plan basics, and provide an overview of how to use DMPTool, a free tool that … Read More

CORRECTION: OCGA 2022-23 Winter Holiday Closure

The previous email regarding the OCGA 2022-23 Winter Holiday Closure included an incorrect date. Please disregard that message and see the corrected message here. In observance of the UCLA Winter Holiday Closure, the Office of Contract and Grant Administration will close at 5:00 PM on Thursday, December 22, 2022, and will reopen at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. … Read More

OCGA Mandatory Training, November 9th, 2022: Urgent Issues Only

The Office of Contract and Grant Administration will have a mandatory all-day training session on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022. To ensure timely review and processing of applications and other inquiries related to sponsored project activities, proposals with sponsor due dates on November 9th should be submitted to OCGA no later than 8:00 AM on Monday, November 7th, 2022. If you … Read More

NSF Releases 2023 PAPPG

Please see the important message below issued on October 26, 2022 from NSF relating to the release of the calendar year 2023 PAPPG and highlighting significant changes, many of which have been discussed at recent Research Administration Forums.   Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide … Read More

NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) applications for FY 2023 cycle

The NIH Division of Loan Repayment is now accepting Loan Repayment Program (LRP) applications for the FY 2023 cycle. LPR applications must be submitted to NIH by the Institutional Business Official (IBO). Prior to submission by the applicant, the attached LRP IBO Certification Form must be completed by the appropriate departmental representative and submitted to OCGA at To help … Read More Downtime and NSF Training Opportunity

As noted in the September 14, 2022 ORA news, services will go offline on Friday, September 23 and will remain unavailable through Thursday, September 29. NIH due dates that fall on or between Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 30, 2022 will move to Monday, October 3, 2022.  Yesterday, NIH released additional information for managing the application viewing window during the … Read More

Common Disclosure Forms for Bio-Sketch and Current & Pending (and Other) Support

You may have heard the welcome news that a Federal effort is underway to transition to common disclosure forms for the Bio-sketch and Current & Pending (and Other) Support reports that all federal sponsors will be strongly encouraged to use for financial assistance funding. NSF is serving as steward of those forms and is currently soliciting input on the drafts. OCGA is currently reviewing … Read More