March 16, 2016

Grant Connections - March 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
11:00 a.m. – noon
Room 572 of the Bond Life Sciences Center

  • Hot Topics including the allowability of student fees 
  • Preparing and Submitting your NSF Grant Application. Next in the new Grant Connections discussion series on common proposal submission issues, Hannah Clampitt from OSPA will share the secrets to success for National Science Foundation (NSF) grant applications through FastLane. 
  • Grants and Contracts Incentive (GCI) Plan. A series of forums is underway to discuss potential changes to the GCI Plan. OSPA Director Craig David will give us an update. 
Mark your calendars! Meetings are scheduled for the following dates.
  • April 27, 2016
  • May 25, 2016

March 11, 2016

Grant Connections | February 2016 Meeting Notes

Notes from the February Grant Connections meeting are below for your review and reference. Thanks to all who attended. We hope to see you at the next meeting on Wednesday, March 23.


March 7, 2016

OSPA Updates | Certificate Series: additional sessions open for registration | NIH Notice: FORMS-D and Late and Continuous Submission Applications

Certificate Series for Specialized Grants Training
OSPA Certificate Series sessions through August are now open for registration! Topics include the following:
  • Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Rate *Next Thursday, March 10. Seats remain! 
  • Budget Development 
  • Notice of Grant Award (NGA), Acceptance, and Establishment of an Award
  • PeopleSoft Grants Module Financial Reports and Queries
  • Allowability
  • Management of Award
  • Effort Verification Reporting (EVR), Cost Transfers, and Payroll Correcting Entries (PCE)
  • Subawards and Consulting Agreements

View full details (including course descriptions, day/time, and location) and register here:

Congratulations to the following recent Certificate of Completion recipients!
  • Pre-Award - Eli Marchbanks 
  • Post-Award - Shelly DeJaynes, Wendy Loerzel, Dustin Oehl 

National Institutes of Health

Impact of Grant Application Form Update (FORMS-D) on Late and Continuous Submission Applications (NOT-OD-16-064) As stated in NOT-OD-16-004, all NIH applications submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2016 must use updated (FORMS-D) application packages. FORMS-C application packages must be used for due dates before May 25, 2016.

Due to the content and policy changes implemented in FORMS-D application packages, NIH plans to make a clean transition from FORMS-C to FORMS-D to ensure applications reviewed together follow the same instructions. If you are eligible for submission under NIH’s late, continuous submission, and system issue policies, you will need to pay special attention to the cutover dates to the new forms. Use the forms and instructions for the intended due date (not actual submission date). The intended due date is the date listed in the Application Due Date or AIDS Application Due Date row of the Key Dates table in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA).