Updates to NSF Research.gov System

The National Science Foundation announced important updates to Research.gov, effective yesterday.  The full announcement is provided below.  Please share this information with NSF investigators and administrators in your department. Dear Colleagues: Effective March 22, the National Science Foundation (NSF) enabled three new proposal types in the Research.gov Proposal Submission System and in the recently launched Research.gov Proposal Preparation Demo Site. … Read More

Proposal Deadline Calendars – Spring Quarter 2021

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) five working days before they need to be submitted electronically or … Read More

Availability of Childcare Costs for NIH NRSA Fellows

The National Institutes of Health has announced the availability of childcare costs for Individual Fellowship recipients (F-type awards). For awards made on or after April 8, 2021, full-time NIH NRSA-supported fellows are eligible to receive $2,500 per budget period to defray costs of childcare provided by a licensed childcare provider. Cost are permitted for dependent children living in the eligible … Read More

NIH eRA Commons: Enhancements to JIT Screen

Effective today, the Just-in-Time screen in the NIH eRA Commons has a new look and added functionality. Details from NIH are provided below. eRA Enhancement: New Features Coming to Just-in-Time Screen in eRA Commons Tomorrow, Friday, October 30 Thursday, October 29, 2020 The Just-in-Time screen in eRA Commons will sport a new look following a release scheduled for tomorrow, October … Read More

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 Research.gov Demo Site Now Available

I am pleased to announce that NSF has launched a demo site for Research.gov 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 Research.gov. 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 Research.gov for preparing and submitting Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR), beginning October 5, 2020. Please carefully review the information and refer system-related questions to erahelp@research.ucla.edu, 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