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The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is your starting point for doing business with UAH faculty, research staff, and students.

OSP will prepare/process the following:

• Teaming Agreement • Non-Disclosure Agreement • Equipment/Facility Use Agreement • Proposal Preparation

• Review/negotiate/execute all contract documents • Letters of Support/Intent • Certifications and Representations

Let Us Work With You!

OSP is your first stop in the management of projects and contracts. We offer training on a number of different proposal processes and will work with you to ease the initial agreement discussions and then maintain compliance. GET STARTED


Agency Revisions and Updates

Now on a new page! Agency Revisions and Updates.

Be sure to check it often.

Effective June 26, 2023

The National Science Foundation (NSF) transitioned the Principal Investigator (PI)/Project Director (PD) or co-PI/co-PD Transfer from one organization to another request functionality ("PI Transfer") from FastLane to and decommissioned this request in FastLane. Here's what you need to know:

  • All PI Transfer requests will now be prepared and submitted in
  • In-progress PI Transfer requests in FastLane as of June 23, 2023, were moved to
  • All notifications and requests previously submitted in FastLane are accessible in
  • Award recipients can access the notifications and requests module in via the Notifications & Requests link under Awards & Reporting on the homepage (formerly known as the "My Desktop" page) after signing into
  • Please see the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Chapter VII, About Notifications and Requests page, and FastLane System Decommissioning page for additional information.

Critical System Deadlines and Deadlines

  • Friday, October 20, 2023 (5:00 PM submitter's local time) is the last day to upload the NSF fillable PDF format for the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support.
    • Proposers currently may prepare the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support using either SciENcv or the NSF fillable PDFs.
    • The mandate to use SciENcv only for preparation of the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support will go into effect for new proposals submitted or due on or after October 23, 2023.
    • Please see PAPPG Chapters II.D.2.h.(i). and II.D.2.h.(ii). as well as the NSF biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support websites for more information.

Questions? If you have IT system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 (7:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET; Monday - Friday except federal holidays) or via Policy-related questions should be directed to
Division of Information Systems
National Science Foundation

NSF Project Report Enhancements for Datasets and Research Materials

Effective July 24, 2023

The National Science Foundation (NSF) made enhancements to the Project Reporting System in to enable datasets and research materials to be entered as distinct product types that are managed and reviewed separately. This change improves project report data quality by listing each product type resulting from NSF funded research as a separate entry rather than a combined listing of multiple product types. Other changes include improved system messaging and an updated user interface to provide a more seamless look and feel for NSF award recipients. There are no changes to NSF’s Public Access policy or project reporting requirements.

Please see the How to Add Datasets to the NSF-PAR and NSF In-progress Project Reports guide and the How to Remove Datasets from the NSF-PAR and In-progress Project Reports guide on the About Public Access page for additional details. For more Information visit the NSF Public Access Initiative and the Public Access Plan 2.0 - Ensuring Open, Immediate and Equitable Access to National Science Foundation Funded Research.

Questions? If you have IT system-related questions about these enhancements, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 (7:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET; Monday - Friday except federal holidays) or via Policy-related questions should be directed to


Division of Information Systems

National Science Foundation

updated: November 2022

NSPM-33 instructs the federal funding agencies to adopt "digital persistent identifiers" and streamline their reporting to reduce the administrative burden on researchers. All US government agencies that fund research must,

  • Submit their plans for ORCID adoption by Dec 31, 2024
  • All agencies update their policies regarding ORCID by Dec 31, 2026
  • All agencies must implement ORCID adoption by Dec 31, 2027

It is important that UAH is proactive in ensuring all faculty, research staff, and research students are aware of these requirements and take appropriate action.

Rebecca Brothers, Librarian, created an ORCID ID help guide to assist you with creating your account, ORCID ID help guide

Why You Need an ORCID ID: Benefits For Faculty, Researchers, And Student Researchers

Changing Security Requirements from U.S. Federal Research Funding Agencies

updated: January 2023

Today, January 25, 2023, marks the implementation date for the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy). As such, for all applicable research, researchers will be required to submit a plan for outlining how scientific data and accompanying metadata will be managed and shared.

NIH will continue to work with the community to ensure the policy achieves our shared goal of accelerating biomedical research discovery. Please check out our resources, such as archived webinars and sample Data Management and Sharing Plans, available at

Dr. Lawrence Tabak has issued an NIH Director's Statement to mark this day.

If you have any questions, please contact us at
You can also follow us on Twitter: @NIH_OSP

Kuali Technical Reports Notification

– Effective November 28, 2022

PIs will receive notifications from Kuali when a technical report is due. Notification will continue until the report is submitted and the OSP Administrator has been notified. Please copy your OSP administrator on all reports emailed to the appropriate individuals per your award document.
Please see the document Kuali Technical Reports Notification for complete instructions to understand your requirements and responsibilities.

New PI Projects Dashboard Link in myUAH

There is a new "PI Projects Dashboard" link active in myUAH for Principal Investigators under the Research section.  This link will display active Sponsored Research Projects and includes financial information and period of performance dates. If you have questions about this new dashboard, please contact your department staff.

Control Self Assessment Proposal Submission Process

The Office of Sponsored Programs working with Internal Auditing completed a Control Self Assessment on its proposal submission process. The survey was sent to the entire campus for input. 

Results of the assessment.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Rodgers at