January 30, 2015

NIH Notices: Grants.gov Outage Feb 13-17 | Application Submission Reminders | FY 2015 Legislative Mandates

MU Grants Community,

Please take note of the following NIH and AHRQ Notices:

  • Adjustments to NIH and AHRQ Grant Application Due Dates Between February 13 and February 18, 2015, for Grants.gov Planned System Outage (NOT-OD-15-057)
Grants.gov will be unavailable from February 14, 2015 at 12:01 AM ET to Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:00 AM ET. Due dates that fall on or between February 13 and February 18, 2015 will move to February 19, 2015.

  • Reminders Related to the NIH/AHRQ Policy for Application Submission (NOT-OD-15-059)
The basic requirements for allowable applications have not changed with the updated NIH/AHRQ policy on application submission (see NOT-OD-14-074 and NOT-OD-14-082). Investigators now may submit a New Application, following an unsuccessful application, without concern for scientific overlap with previously reviewed applications.

  • Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY 2015 (NOT-OD-15-054)
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.

January 16, 2015

Updates Coming to FastLane and Research.gov

MU Research Community,

Please see the following communication from the National Science Foundation regarding important updates to the proposal preparation and submission process. Should you have questions, please contact Jill Ferguson (fergusonjs@missouri.edu) or your OSPA pre-award staff.

On January 26, 2015, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will release updates to FastLane and Research.gov that may impact the way you work. This update will implement revised policy and incorporate feedback received from NSF staff and the research community.

Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1)

January 12, 2015

Grant Connections - January 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 572 (Collaboratory) of the Bond Life Sciences Center

Please join us for our first meeting of 2015.

  • Hot Topics
  • FDP Meeting Updates – Jill Ferguson will share information on federal agency updates, DATA Act, SciENcv, and new biosketch formats.
  • Uniform Guidance – a closer look at Subaward Program Reports – A diverse panel (department/college administrator, PI, OSPA) will answer questions about the changes to subaward reporting requirements.
  • Electronic EVRs – Jamie Szabo will give an update on Electronic EVRs followed by Q&A.

January 5, 2015

NIH Notices: FY2015 Funding

MU Grants Community,

Please take note of the following NIH Notices applicable to FY2015 funding:

  • NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards - FY2015 (NOT-OD-15-050)
    Non-competing continuation awards that have already been made in FY 2015 were generally funded at levels below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 90% of the previously committed level). Such reductions may be fully or partially restored, depending on the Institute or Center. Non-competing continuation grants (research and non-research) including those that remain to be issued in FY 2015 likely will be made within the range between the commitment level indicated on the Notice of Award and 3 percent below that level. 
  • Notice of Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts (NOT-OD-15-049)
    For FY 2015, direct salary is restricted to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale. The Executive Level II salary is currently set at $181,500, increasing to $183,300 effective January 11, 2015. Questions & Answers and examples of adjustments are provided in the Notice. 
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2015 (NOT-OD-15-048)
    Current stipend levels are to be used in the preparation of future competing and non-competing NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship applications. They will be administratively applied to all applications currently in the review process. 
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.