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


A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 20-1) has been issued. The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted or due, and awards made on or after June 1, 2020. The new version of the Guide includes a number of significant changes.


The 2020 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.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is migrating its business applications to a modern and flexible platform from November 8 at 8:00 PM EST through November 12 at 6:00 AM EST and FastLane and will be unavailable.


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


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



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