NIH recently released NIH Notice NOT-OD-17-002: Adjustment to Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Service Awards (NRSA).


This is ORA's annual reminder regarding the University's scheduled holiday closing and the need for timely proposal submissions.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1) has been issued. The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. The new version of the Guide includes a number of significant changes.
As part of NSF's efforts to modernize proposal submission and increase competitive fairness in the proposal process, additional automated proposal compliance checks will be effective September 26, 2016.

UMD is taking part in a national pilot program as part of the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP). This may affect those proposals where UMD is a subawardee or those proposals that include a subawardee in the budget.

On July 25, 2016, NSF will release automatic compliance updates to the Fastlane system in the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending proposal sections.

The Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program Provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research in modern foreign languages and area studies. 


As of June 1, 2016, NIH will no longer accept forms or other documentation bearing generic departmental signatures or their electronic equivalent.


Integrated Research Resources on Campus, or IRRoC, offers a “one-stop shop” to help UMD researchers develop their ideas, write proposals, create budgets, manage their research awards, and follow compliance and reporting guidelines.


NIH Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements and Contracts is increasing to $185,100 effective January 10, 2016.



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