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NSF Proposal Preparation - A Reminder of a Significant Change

"Beginning March 18, 2013, FastLane will enforce submission of required sections of full proposals prior to proposal submission.

EPA sets Strategic Plan for 2014-2018

The Strategic Plan charts the course for advancing EPA's priorities and mission to protect human health and the environment.

http://www2.epa.gov/planandbudget/strategicplan

Please contact your Grant and Contract Administrator with any questions.

Honorarium Payments on Restricted Grant Funds

Honoraria or other payments for the purpose of conferring distinction or to symbolize respect, esteem, or admiration may not be paid from federally-sourced grant funds.

 

OMB Publishes Federal Grants Reform Final Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) working with the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) issued final guidance titled “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards” in the December 26, 2013 Federal Register.

Government Shutdown - Impact on UNH

Due to a lapse in appropriated funding and the government’s failure to put a continuing resolution into place for fiscal year 2014, the federal government is under a partial shutdown, beginning at 12:00a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

Federal Plans Announced for Handling Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations – Follow up

As of October 1, 2013, there is no longer appropriated funding for Federal Agencies and they have implemented their contingency plans which can be viewed at the following url:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/contingency-plans.   This list will be updated as additional agencies post their plans.  

Please contact your Grant and Contract Administrator with any questions.

NSF Web Site, Including Fastlane, Will Be Unavailable if Government Shuts Down

NSF has announced that if the government does shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, the NSF website including FastLane and Research.gov will be unavailable
 
Please be aware that NSF staff generally will not be available to respond to emails or phone calls during the shutdown, but will respond to your inquiries as soon as practicable after normal operations have resumed. 

NSF will issue follow-on guidance once the Federal Government resumes normal operations.

NIH eRA Items of Interest

Do you have NIH eRa budget related questions on your large project proposal?  NIH has created the following Budget FAQs that we think you will find useful.

Please contact your GCA with questions.

 

NIH eRA Items of Interest - September 16, 2013

Budgets Make My Brain Hurt

Research Administration End of Fiscal Year Staff Meeting - Friday June 21, 2013

Dear UNH Research Community,

Research Administration has scheduled an end of FY staff meeting on Friday, June 21, 2013 and will be unavailable after 1 PM.   Please discuss any anticipated scheduling conflicts with your GCA.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

 

NIH eRA Updates Research Performance Progress Report

NIH has updated their Research Performance Progress Report to include two variations. If you have not already done so, make sure to read the Guide Notice NOT-OD-13-061 as it explains in detail the timeline for submitting reports.   You can also visit March’s Items of Interest article on RPPR. Take note as part of the July release, the eSNAP option in Commons will be removed.

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