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  • NIH Salary Cap Increase

    Effective January 8, 2017, the NIH salary cap increases from $185,100 to $187,000.

  • Department Administrators Survey

    We want your input! Please help us focus development efforts and improve our resources by taking this 10 minute survey.

  • FastLane Compliance Checks

    Effective January 30, 2017, NSF will implement policy updates and run new and enhanced compliance checks on proposals.

  • Stipend Levels Increase for Postdocs and Fellows on NRSA

    NIH released a notice that active NRSA postdocs and fellows will receive increased stipends and provides instructions for requesting one-time supplemental funding to cover the stipend increase.

  • NSF Announces New PAPPG

    NSF recently issued a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide, which will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. This new version includes some significant modifications and changes.

  • NSF Automated Proposal Compliance Checks Effective July 25, 2016

    A recent advisory from the NSF notes that effective July 25, 2016, all NSF proposals will be subject to a new series of automated compliance validation checks to ensure compliance with PAPPG requirements.

  • New Pay Rule Affects Lab Personnel & Postdocs

    Effective December 1st, employees paid less than $47,476 per year will be eligible for overtime - mostly affecting lab personnel and postdocs. Researchers should immediately take these compensation levels into consideration on grant proposals.

  • FORMS-D

    NIH announced it will be rolling out a forms update with a Competition ID of "FORMS-D" that will be required for all applications due on or after May 25, 2016. Cayuse 424 will be updated to include support for FORMS-D in version 7.0, to be released on April 9, 2016.

  • Multiple F&A Rates in Cayuse Budgets

    For proposals spanning fiscal years, the indirect cost rate will be automatically calculated as an average percentage. The rates will not show details for separate fiscal years so the rate will need to be explained in the budget justification.

  • New F&A Rate Agreement

    The new negotiated Facilities and Administration (F&A) rates are now in place for fiscal years 2016-2019. These new rates will apply to new or new competing contracts/grants awarded funding on or after July 1, 2016.

  • Upcoming NIH Application Changes

    Changes to NIH application regulations are being implemented in 2016 to address updated policies and reduce administrative burden.

  • NSF Public Access Policy Changes

    PI's submitting proposals on or after January 25, 2016 must submit their research to the NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR)

  • NSF PAPPG Updates Effective January 25, 2016

    NSF has made updates to its Policies and Procedures Guide that will impact sponsored research. To ensure compliance, please review the significant changes.

  • Gov't Shutdown Temporarily Averted

    Congress passed a continuing resolution to maintain current funding levels through December 11th. A shutdown remains a possibility when the resolution expires.

  • Possible Gov't Shutdown

    Funding for the federal government expires today at midnight. In the event that a lapse in appropriations occurs, OSP will be providing ongoing updates and guidance.

  • New Requirements for NIH IDP's and RPPR's

    Individual Development Plans (IDP's) for grad students and postdoc's must be included in Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR's), though not the IDP's themselves.

  • NIH Salary Cap

    Effective on January 11, 2015, the maximum direct salary that an individual can receive from NIH will increase from $181,500 to $183,300.

  • NIH Biosketch Format Delayed

    NIH's move to the required use of the new biosketch format has been delayed until May 25, 2015. The new 5-page format is being encouraged but it will be optional until May.

  • NIH Revises Implementation Timeline for Awards Assigned New Numbers

    According to Notice NOT-OD-14-103, NIH is extending the implementation timeline for the Payment Management System (PMS) to allow grantees time to prepare their systems to accommodate the changes. The new deadline is October 1, 2015.

  • New OMB Uniform Guidance

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has combined many federal circulars, including A21 and A110, into a single guidance document that can be used by all agencies, known as "Uniform Guidance." These new regulations become effective on December 26, 2014.

  • DARPA Travel Grant

    The Office of the VPR is now offering grants up to $1,000 for researchers to visit his/her DARPA program managers.

  • Continuing NIH Awards to be Assigned New Project Numbers

    All non-competing continuation awards will be awarded as if they are competing renewals. This will affect ongoing awards as they reach their annual renewal date.

  • Grants.gov down December 6-9

    NIH Notice NOT-0D-14-022 informs applicants of changes to due dates based on scheduled downtime of Grants.gov.

  • eRA Commons User ID's Required for Students with Measurable Effort on PHS2590 & RPPR

    According to Notice NOT-OD-13-097, over the next year the NIH will start requiring an eRA Commons ID for all individuals in graduate and undergraduate student roles who participate in NIH-funded projects for at least one person month or more.

  • NSF Releases Revised Proposal Due Dates

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has revised submission due dates for programs that fall between October 1st and October 25th, 2013, due to the Federal government shutdown.

  • End to Government Shutdown

    Due to the enactment of a continuing resolution, Federal government operations have re-opened and proposal submissions will resume as normal.

  • NIH Discourages Submission of Electronic Applications During Shutdown

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) strongly recommends NO applications be submitted during the federal government shutdown and to wait and submit applications after operations resume.

  • NSF Fastlane, Research.gov, and NSF.gov Unavailable Until Further Notice

    Due to the lapse in government funding, National Science Foundation websites and business applications will be down. FastLane proposal preparation and submission will be unavailable.

  • NIH Multi-Project Applications with ASSIST

    The Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) is now used to prepare and submit multi--project grant applications electronically to NIH and other Public Health Service agencies.

  • NIH New Forms Package...FORMS-C

    NIH is transitioning to updated electronic application forms packages. For due dates on or after September 25, 2013, all applicants will be required to use FORMS-C packages, (except for K, T, D, or F).

  • NIH Public Access Compliance Policy Enforcement Effective July 1, 2013

    The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science have developed a guide for NIH-funded investigators regarding the NIH Public Access Policy.

  • Utah Not Eligible for FY2013 NSF EPSCoR

    The State of Utah has exceeded the NSF funding level that made us EPSCoR eligible, so we are not NSF EPSCoR eligible for fiscal year 2013.

  • NSF Transitions Reporting from FastLane to Research.gov starting Feb. 1st

    PI's and co-PIs must stop submitting new project reports in FastLane starting February 1, 2013. On March 18, 2013, NSF will transfer its current project reporting service from FastLane to Research.gov.

  • NIH Loan Repayment Programs

    Applications for the 2013 cycle of the National Institutes of Health's Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are now being accepted through November 15, 2012. LRPs help repay student loans up to $35,000 annually.

  • New Financial Conflict of Interest Policy

    The University has revised its Individual Financial Conflict of Interest Policy to comply with new regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) effective August 20, 2012.

  • Research Development and Grant Writing News

    The Vice President for Research has subscribed to Research Development and Grant Writing News. This monthly newsletter focuses on how to compete successfully for research and education funding from federal agencies and foundations. The newsletter is available through Unite.

  • NIH PI Salary Limitation

    For FY 2012 the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74) signed into law on December 23, 2011, restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive Pay scale.