February 17, 2014

NIH Notices: FY2014 Funding

Please take note of the following NIH Notices applicable to FY2014 funding: 

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2014
    (NOT-OD-14-046) Office of the Director, NIH
  • Notice of Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts
    (NOT-OD-14-052) National Institutes of Health
  • Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY2014
    (NOT-OD-14-053) National Institutes of Health
  • NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards FY 2014
    (NOT-OD-14-055) Office of the Director, NIH

Should you have questions about the applicability of these policies to current or anticipated projects, please contact your OSPA pre-award or post-award staff. 

February 11, 2014

American Asthma Foundation: PHS FCOI Regulations apply

The American Asthma Foundation (AAF) was identified today as an organization having adopted the current PHS Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Regulations. The Investigator Form, Sponsored Programs Procedure Guide (SPPG), and other related documents will be revised, re-posted, and announced shortly. In the meantime, for all AAF proposals and awards, please follow the established FCOI processes for PHS funding.

An Investigator Form, along with confirmed current disclosures for all Investigators, is required for all proposal submissions, including for the February 12, 2014, application deadline.

Should you have questions or concerns about impending submissions or the applicability of the Rule, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

February 5, 2014

Delays in Grant Application Submissions Due to Weather Problems: NIH and NSF Guidance

We hope you are safe and warm during the current full MU-campus closure due to extensive winter storms.

The OSPA central email inbox (grantsdc@missouri.edu) has been and will continue to be monitored during the closure, and time-sensitive proposal submissions and other urgent needs are being addressed. For the duration of the closure, please direct inquiries there as needed. Otherwise, your Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator (SGCA) will be ready to assist with questions, concerns, and business as usual when campus operations resume.

As a reminder, NIH and NSF have previously issued guidance for such conditions (below). For other sponsors with submission deadlines during the closure, we advise similarly working with agency/organizational contacts to make them aware of the situation, if possible, and upon submission, including a cover letter noting the reason for the delay.   

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-061
Key Dates
Release Date: February 9, 2010
Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)
The NIH realizes that there may be problems for organizations in submitting grant applications due to the extensive winter storms.  The usual NIH practice for such circumstances will apply.  Electronic and paper applications submitted late because of weather problems must include a cover letter noting the reasons for the delay.  It is not necessary to get permission in advance for weather-related delays in grant application submissions.  The delay should not exceed the time period that an applicant organization/institution is closed. 

National Science Foundation (NSF)