On October 13, 2015 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it has changed the requirements of the Vertebrate Animals Section (VAS) of grant applications, cooperative agreements, and contract proposals. The change was made to simplify the application/proposal, and to remove redundancy with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review.
The changes consist of:
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 16-1). This new guide will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. As highlighted by NSF, significant changes include:
Enforcement of 5 p.m. submitter’s local time across all NSF funding opportunities;
Implementation of NSF’s Public...
The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration has revised the Proposal Routing Form to accompany all proposal submissions beginning October 1st.
The goals of the revision are to:
Provide a pdf fillable form and add Adobe digital signature capability.
Capture only those data elements that are required at proposal submission.
Modernize the look of the form.
As an added service and if desired...
The Federal Government has just approved the new F&A rates for sponsored programs for the five year period beginning July 1, 2014.
The new approved rates are:
F&A Cost Rates F&A Cost Rates
7/1/2014 - 6/30/2016...
The White House Office of Management and Budget has updated the webpage listing Federal agency contingency plans from 2015. The website will be updated as more plans are posted.
Please see your Grant and Contract Administrator with any questions.