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National Science Foundation




NSF Awardees

NSF awardees must stop submitting project reports in FastLane starting on February 1, 2013.  Research.gov will be used from this date forward.




Dear Colleague Letter - Implementing All Project Reporting in Research




New Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) intends to release a new Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) in October 2013, with an anticipated effective date of January 2014.  NSF formally announced our intention to revise the PAPPG in the Federal Register on May 30, 2013.  The upcoming release contains revisions across a broad range of topics, such as clarifications on proposal preparation and submission; information on environmental compliance; and updates on reporting requirements and financial payments.  A detailed summary of significant proposed revisions is available at the beginning of the draft document.

NSF invites the research and education community to access and review a draft version of the PAPPG.  The proposed significant changes are highlighted in yellow throughout the document.

Comments may be submitted as indicated in the Federal Register notice.  NSF is accepting comments until COB June 28, 2013.

Any questions should be addressed to the DIAS Policy Office.



Dear Colleague Letter – Announcement of Instrumentation fund to Provide Mid-Scale Instrumentation for FY 2014 Awards in Physics Division.
 

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13118/nsf13118.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click



National Institute of Health




Now Available: PHS 398 Application Forms and Instructions for Application Due Dates on or after September 25, 2013 and Updated Application Guides for Electronic Application Forms
(NOT-OD-13-091) National Institutes of Health



NIH to Require Use of Updated Electronic Application Forms for Due Dates on or after September 25, 2013

Notice Number: NOT-OD-13-074

Key Dates
Release Date: May 30, 2013

Related Announcements
NOT-OD-12-161
NOT-OD-13-075

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Purpose

This Notice announces an adjustment to the timeline to transition NIH’s multi-project applications to electronic submission using the SF424 R&R (Research and Research Related) form set.

Background

Since 2005, NIH has been transitioning its grant programs to electronic submission of applications through the fed-wide portal, Grants.gov, using the SF424 (R&R) form set. In 2010, NIH completed the transition for all its grant programs, except NIH’s complex, multi-project applications.

NIH has been piloting a new submission system (ASSIST) with select FOAs since January 2013 (see timeline). Feedback from the pilot has been used to improve the submission process and enhance the ASSIST user experience. Applicant organizations which use system-to-system solutions will be able to use those services for submitting multi-project applications into Grants.gov if the provider offers that service.

Transition Plan

The transition will be done by activity code.  As each activity code transitions, all applications submitted in response to funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for programs with that activity code will require electronic submission (including new, resubmission, renewal and revision applications).

Updated plans/milestones are as follows:

  • November 2012 — Launched ASSIST and issue a series of pilot funding opportunity announcements of varying activity codes that will require electronic submission for due dates between January and September 2013.
  • September 25, 2013 — Electronic submission required for all applications intended for due dates on or after September 25, 2013 submitted in response to FOAs with the following activity codes: P01, P20, P50, U19, R24, U24.
  • As part of the transition process, R24 and U24 activity codes have been designated as single project activity codes and will require submission using Grants.gov downloadable forms rather than ASSIST. Current programs that have used the R24 and U24 activity codes in a way consistent with multi-project applications will transition to newly created multi-project activity codes using ASSIST in the same timeframe.
  • January 25, 2014 — Electronic submission required for all applications intended for due dates on or after January 25, 2014 submitted in response to FOAs with the following activity codes: G12, P30, P40, P41, P42, P51, P60, R28, S06, U10, U41, U42, U45, U56, UC7.
  • May 25, 2014 — Electronic submission required for all applications intended for due dates on or after May 25, 2014 submitted in response to FOAs with the following activity codes: U54, UM1.
  • NIH will continue to communicate transition plan changes as they evolve and will provide the community with ample notice of impending events.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:
Grants Information
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
Telephone: 301-435-0714
Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov
Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm

ASSIST Power point Presentation