Effective Jan. 30, 2023.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) made a number of system updates in Research.gov, FastLane, and Grants.gov

For consistency with the implementation of the revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1) for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023. Please see the Summary of Changes to the PAPPG (NSF 23-1) and view the

Please see the full document NSF System Enhancements to Support the Revised PAPPG (NSF 23-1).

New ORCID ID: NSPM-33 instructs the federal funding agencies to adopt "digital persistent identifiers"

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

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.

FastLane Proposal Decommissioning and Transition of Functionality to Research.gov

– Effective November 21, 2022

Award Documents, Organizational Reports, and Grants.gov integration in FastLane were retired and will be decommissioned.

Here's what you need to know. Summary:
  • The FastLane Award Documents functionality and all historical award documents moved to Research.gov and are accessible via a new Award Documents link on the Research.gov My Desktop page under Awards & Reporting.
  • The Continuing Grant Increments Report that was available under FastLane Organizational Reports moved to Research.gov and can be accessed using the new Continuing Grant Increments Reports link on the Research.gov My Desktop page under Awards & Reporting.
    • Information in the two other FastLane organizational reports was already available outside of FastLane.
    • Active Awards Report information can be found in NSF.gov Award Search.
    • Organization Permission Report information is in Research.gov Account Management.
  • Grants.gov applications are now processed in Research.gov instead of in FastLane. Corrections or additions to Grants.gov applications submitted to NSF on or after November 21st will also be made in Research.gov.
For complete details:

Please read Important FastLane Proposal Preparation and Supplemental Funding Request Transition Deadlines.

What is Foreign Influence, and when should it be disclosed? August 2021

Since early 2018, we have observed heightened awareness and increased activity related to foreign influence in academia within the federal government and amongst our peer institutions.

Federal funding agencies have issued new requirements and guidance, federal law enforcement agencies have increased prosecutorial activity, and Congress has signed new legislation and sought information on how the academic research community is responding to this evolving issue. Additional information on Foreign Influence.

Revised NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement December 2021
Revised NSF Grants.gov Application Guide August 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has published a revised version of the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide (NSF 21-084). Overall, the Guide has been updated to align with the changes to NSF’s Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1). The Guide will be effective for applications submitted (via Grants.gov) or due, on or after October 4, 2021. 

Revised 2 CFR FAQs

OMB has posted a revised set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to the Uniform Guidance for Grants (2 CFR). OMB has stated these FAQs align with the revisions to 2 CFR published in 85 FR 49506 (August 13, 2020) and replace the July 27, 2017 version.

Changes to NIH Application Forms

The following application forms include substantive changes (i.e., new/deleted/modified fields). All other forms include only an OMB expiration date change.

  • PHS 398 Career Development Award Supplemental Form
  • PHS 398 Cover Page Supplement
  • PHS Assignment Request form
  • PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form
  • PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information
  • SBIR/STTR Information
New “All About Grants” Podcast – Am I Doing Human Subjects’ Research?
Research.gov Expanded:
National Science Foundation (NSF) version 3.0 form updates April 2022
  1. Research and Related (R&R) Budget Form:
    • Updates the form from version 2.0 to version 3.0
    • Adds seven additional "Other Direct Cost" data fields
  2. Research and Related (R&R) Subaward Budget Form:
    • Updates the form from version 2.0 to version 3.0
    • Adds seven additional "Other Direct Cost" data fields

Applications submitted with these forms to NSF through Grants.gov on or after April 19, 2022, must use version 3.0 of the forms to avoid submission validation errors. 

If you have questions concerning these form changes on Grants.gov or parallel changes to S2S interfaces, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-673-6188 or fastlane@nsf.gov

NSF Updates to the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
NSF Revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
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