October 27, 2015

OSPA Updates 10/23/2015

New Links on the OSPA website for quick reference to data management and public access resources
  • Many funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have requirements for data sharing and data management plans. Under Proposal Development Resources on the OSPA main page, you can now find a link to an MU Libraries resource page on Data Management Plans
  • The NIH public access policy requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance for publication. NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards if publications arising from that award are not in compliance with the public access mandate. Under Federal Guidance and Regulations on the OSPA main page, you can now find a link to an MU Libraries resource page on the NIH Public Access Policy.

    Note that NSF recently released its own public access policy. The library resource page will be updated soon to incorporate NSF and other funder policies. In the meantime, frequently asked questions about the NSF policy can be found here

An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the ever-stricter administrative requirements for submitting grant proposals:

Application guidelines are nothing new, but the ferocity with which they are being enforced is. The wrong font size on a proposal could lead to its rejection, forcing the applicant to wait months until the next grant cycle to resubmit. The delay can prove damaging with the tenure and promotion clock ticking.

Grant Programs Get Persnickety

October 19, 2015

Sponsor Notices: NSF PAPPG (NSF 16-1) effective 1/25/16 | NIH Webinars; 2016 Policy, Instructions, and Form Changes

MU Grants Community,
Please take note of the following federal agency announcements. Should you have questions about the applicability of this guidance to current or anticipated projects, please contact your OSPA Pre-Award or Post-Award staff.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 16-1) has been issued. The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Significant changes include:
  • Enforcement of 5 p.m. submitter’s local time across all NSF funding opportunities 
  • Implementation of NSF’s Public Access Policy 
  • NSF’s implementation of the US Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences on Dual Use Research of Concern 
  • Provision of Collaborators and Other Affiliations information as a new single-copy document, instead of as part of the Biographical Sketch 
  • Submission of Biographical Sketches and Current and Pending Support separately for each senior personnel 
  • Revision of timeframe for submission of final project reports, project outcomes reports and financial closure of awards to 120 days after the award end date 
Given the number of important revisions, the community is strongly encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided in the Introduction section of the PAPPG.

October 14, 2015

Grant Connections - October 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
1:00 – 2:30pm
MU Student Center, Room 2205

Join us for a campus-wide screening of the Proposal Development webinar from the NCURA Life Cycle of the Award Series. The attached email provides more information, or click straight over to register on the OSPA Training webpage: https://apps.orcs.missouri.edu/ospa_training/login. Please note the time and location listed above, which is different from typical Grant Connections meetings.

  • NCURA Webinar: Proposal Development, Part 2. Part 1 of the series on October 14 is not a prerequisite for Part 2; however, Part 2 will pick up where Part 1 leaves off, covering the budget and justification and proposal preparation and submission. 
  • Hot Topics (as time allows following the webinar) 
Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates.
  • November (no meeting)
  • December 9, 2015 (note early date before the end of the semester and holidays)
  • January 27, 2016
  • February 24, 2016
  • March 23, 2016
  • April 27, 2016
  • May 25, 2016

October 8, 2015

Grant Connections | September Meeting Notes

Please use these notes from the September Grant Connections meeting for your review and reference.  Thanks to all who attended. We hope to see you at the next meeting on Wednesday, October 28.