November 18, 2013

Grant Connections - November 2013

Please join us Wednesday!

November 20, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 171 (Reading Room) of the Bond Life Sciences Center

Grant Connections is off to a fantastic start. Thank you to all who have contributed to the conversation so far. And to those who have not had a chance to come out yet, we hope this Wednesday is perfect timing for you to join in. As before, we will open the floor for you to share breaking news or ask burning questions. We also plan to focus on a few areas, listed below, to highlight shared resources and discuss how to best utilize them.  
·         Updates on various grants issues
·         Proposal Checklist updates
·         Sponsored Programs Procedure Guide
·         No Cost Time Extension form and process

Organizational Committee
Julia Rodriguez, Grants & Contracts Administrator, Bond Life Sciences Center
Brandi Clements, Grants & Contracts Administrator, College of Education
Liz Bent, Grants & Contracts Administrator, College of Ag, Food, and Natural Resources
Amber Neely, Business Manager, Animal Science
Craig David, Associate Director, Office of Sponsored Programs Administration
Jamie Szabo, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Office of Sponsored Programs Administration
Jill Ferguson, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Office of Sponsored Programs Administration
Sheryl Koenig, Senior Grant Writer, Bond Life Sciences Center

Please forward this email on to anyone else associated with research who you think might be interested in attending.

Revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 14-1) Released

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a new version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 14-1). The PAPPG consists of the (1) Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) for guidance on the preparation and submission of proposals to NSF and (2) Award & Administration Guide (AAG) to guide, manage, and monitor the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements made by NSF. Summaries of the significant changes are attached for reference.

This new version of the PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 24, 2014. In the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 13-1) continue to apply. 

OSPA is in the process of evaluating these updates. Any affected campus procedures will be revised, with a separate announcement outlining the changes to follow. Please contact me should you have questions in the meantime. 


As a follow-up to the note below, OSPA submitted an institutional response to NSF on Friday regarding the anticipated new PAPPG. Upon careful review with a number of campus offices, we found that most revisions will be helpful clarifications, specifically related to proposal preparation and submission and updates on reporting requirements and financial payments. We took special note of the proposed new requirements for environmental compliance and will watch for how those are ultimately implemented.

NSF intends to release the new PAPPG in October 2013, with an anticipated effective date of January 2014. OSPA will send notice to the Grants Community of that release and any additional information we receive between now and then.     

NSF intends to release a new PAPPG in October 2013. This new version of the PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 14, 2013. with an anticipated effective date of January 2014. NSF invites the research and education community to access and review a draft version of the PAPPG.  The proposed significant changes are summarized on the first 5 pages of the document and then highlighted in yellow throughout the document. Comments may be submitted as indicated in the Federal Register notice until COB June 28, 2013. If you’re a heavy NSF awardee, I encourage you to review the upcoming changes and submit comments. If you’d like to forward your concerns to us in lieu of replying to the federal notice, please email them to the inbox.

·         A webcast will be available in early November 2012 covering all of the PAPPG revisions (send an e-mail to be notified when this webcast is available).