Dear MU Grants Community,
Is one of the things you are looking forward to this holiday season setting your New Year’s Resolutions? No?
If you struggle with making meaningful resolutions, then maybe these ideas will help:
Resolution No. 1: I will use Grants.gov Workspace for my federal research grant proposal applications. Why? Because it is required beginning January 1, 2018 when the old Legacy PDF application packages are no longer available. Please remember - NSF continues to use NSF Fastlane, and NIH continues to use NIH ASSIST, other federal agencies use Workspace.
Resolution No. 2: I will review the significant changes to the 2018 NSF Proposal and Award Policy and Procedure Guide (PAPPG) which are effective January 29, 2018. The Nov/Dec Issue of the NSF Proposal and Award Policy Newsletter includes information on these changes with links to the corresponding section(s) of the PAPPG. Also inside this issue is access to the recording of the live webinar where Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution and Award Support, discusses the changes in detail. Significant changes and Clarifications can also be found here.
Resolution No. 3: I will use the NIH FORMS-E Grant Application Forms for my National Institutes of Health grant proposals due on or after January 25, 2018. A Summary of the Changes to the Forms is included in the Attached document provided by NIH. An Annotated Form Set is available online, as well as a link to a Preview of the Forms-E Changes. A summary of form updates can also be found here.
As always, if you have questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact your team in OSPA.
Best regards and Wishing you a Happy 2018,