NSF has designated the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es) and is encouraging its use to prepare a biographical sketch for inclusion in proposals to NSF. 


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is requiring the use of the newly developed Department of Commerce RPPR (Form RPPR, OMB Number 0690-0032) for research award performance reports. 


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a statement last month outlining actions NIH is taking to become a part of the solution to address sexual harassment in science. 


Effective June 1, 2019 or the month following DLAR moving into Clark Hall, whichever is earlier, the per diem rates charged by the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) for animal care support will be increased by 50% from current rates.  Please include the new rates in any new grant proposals. See rates here


The 2019 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research in modern foreign languages and area studies.


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


Effective after October 22, 2018 all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing awards will be subject to the new term and condition regarding sexual harassment, other forms of harassment and sexual assault.


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.


Beginning April 30, 2018, proposers will be able to prepare and submit to the National Science Foundation (NSF) full, research non-collaborative proposals in


USDA is currently under a Records Disposal Freeze. Please retain all paper and/or electronic records associated with your agreements awarded by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in accordance with the records retention requirement set forth in the applicable regulation or administrative requirement; REE-452R, 2 CFR200 (sec 200.333(a) and (b)), or 7 CFR 550. More information can be found in the attached memo.



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