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Grants.gov Retiring PDF Application Package

On December 31, 2017, Grants.gov will officially retire the legacy PDF application package as a method to apply for a federal grant.

Going forward, Grants.gov users can apply by creating a workspace from the Package tab on the View Grant Opportunity page. We have posted a recording of a recent webinar demonstration that walks you step by step through the application process. 

Click here to watch the October 10 webinar or bookmark the video for later viewing.

We also encourage you to access our other online resources, which include how-to training videosinteractive graphics, and the online user guide for Workspace. If you have questions about Workspace or the Legacy PDF Retirement, you may email community@grants.gov or your OSP Administrator.

NOTE:  Registered users do not need to take any special action in order to begin using Workspace. Simply click the Create Workspace button on the Package tab of the View Grant...


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FORMS-E Application Packages for All Applications on or After January 25, 2018

ATTENTION: Effective for receipt dates on or after January 25, 2018 applicants must use FORMS-E application packages - see NOT-OD-17-062 (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-062.html). This change will apply to all funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and all application types (new, resubmission, renewal, revision). Applications submitted using the wrong forms will automatically be withdrawn by the NIH Center for Scientific Review Division of Receipt and Referral and will not be reviewed. Application guides for FORMS-E application packages will be posted on the How to Apply? Application Guide page (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide.html) no later than October 25, 2017.  


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UAH’s director of sponsored programs recognized by international research management society

The Office for the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) at UAH is pleased to announce that Gloria Greene, the director of sponsored programs in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), has been selected by the Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International to receive the Hartford-Nicholsen Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research Administration for 2017.


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NSF New Pilot Requiring the Use of a Template for Identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information Begins on April 24 2017

Dear Colleagues:

On April 24, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will initiate a new pilot requiring the use of a template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) information for Principal Investigators (PIs), co-PIs, and other senior project personnel identified on proposals submitted in FastLane.

The NSF Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1) requires PIs, co-PIs, and other senior project personnel identified on NSF proposals to individually upload COA information as a Single Copy Document (see PAPPG Chapter II.C.1e).

NSF uses this information during the merit review process to help manage reviewer selection. To expedite identification of potential reviewers, having a standard, searchable format for this information is essential. The new pilot will standardize COA information across the Foundation and will ensure that the information is submitted in a searchable format. Results from the pilot will be assessed and will determine how to proceed with this section...


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NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Significant Changes for Human Subjects Projects


  • Human Subjects: New Coverage has been added on 45 CFR 690.118, including new template.
  • New award clause for projects involving human subjects:
    • It is the grantee’s responsibility to ensure that any human subjects work conducted under this award has an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, where required, and that such approval remains valid at all times that human subjects work is conducted under this award. Failure to comply with this condition will result in suspension and/ or termination of the award.
  • If the project lacks definite plans regarding use of human subjects, their data or their specimens, pursuant to 45 CFR 690.118, the proposer must check the box for "Human Subjects" on the Cover Sheet and enter “Pending” in the space provided for the approval date. If available at the time of proposal submission, the determination notice should be uploaded as an Other Supplementary Document in FastLane. If the determination notice...


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