NSF transition to Research.gov

January 22nd, 2013 2:46 PM

“The National Science Foundation (NSF) is currently planning to implement a significant change in the way investigators report on their NSF-funded projects. Beginning on March 18, 2013, PIs will be required to submit their annual, final and interim project reports in Research.gov, NSF’s modernization of FastLane… In order to prepare for the migration to Research.gov, they are requesting that PIs stop submitting new project reports through FastLane on February 1, 2013.  Any reports that are prepared in FastLane prior to the February 1st, but are not submitted, may need to be re-entered into Research.gov.” For more information regarding the transition, please review NSF’s Dear Colleague Letter ‘Implementing All Project Reporting in Research.gov‘.

New NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide, effective 1/14/13

January 11th, 2013 12:08 PM

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a new ‘Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)‘, effective for proposals submitted on or after January 14, 2013.

Please pay special attention to:

Feel free to contact ORSP Pre-Award staff with any questions.

January 2013 Foundation Tracker Bulletin

January 2nd, 2013 5:11 PM

The January 2013 Foundation Tracker Bulletin (PDF) is now available.

Guidance on Project Hires

December 19th, 2012 3:25 PM

Investigators should, if possible, avoid hiring temporary employees to work on sponsored projects, especially in cases where the project work assigned is expected to continue beyond the end of the temporary employment. Such hires result in administrative costs to the University which, by law, cannot be charged to sponsored awards or used as cost-sharing. ORSP, Human Resources and the Office of Budget and Business Services encourage investigators to hire the appropriate type of employee to perform project tasks.

New tools for identifying funding

December 13th, 2012 12:05 PM

Looking for funding? In addition to the Funding Opportunities Calendar, the university has paid subscriptions to the funding databases, PIVOT (formerly Community of Science) and Foundation Directory Online courtesy of Fogler Library.