Fiscal Year Closing – June 30, 2020

May 26th, 2020

In case you have not received this directly, we want to remind you of these important Fiscal Year End procedures and informative webinar on Wednesday June 3. Fiscal Year Closing – June 30, 2020 With the University’s fiscal year-end fast approaching, this memo provides information about the year-end closing process and related... More

Get Ready – American Heart Association Transitions from Grants@Heart to Proposal Central

May 19th, 2020

In an effort to continuously improve the experience of submitting applications, peer review, and grants management, the American Heart Association (AHA) is transitioning from Grants@Heart to ProposalCentral with a target date of June 2.  View the full AHA announcement for further information on the actions required: Retrieve information from Grants@Heart that will not transfer to... More


Reminder for Upcoming NIH Deadlines

May 13th, 2020

We are fast approaching the NIH summer deadlines (i.e. June 5, June 12, June 16,  July 5, July 12, July 16, etc.) which is a high volume proposal time for Sponsored Programs (see the complete list of deadlines here).  We are already aware of 75 proposals due in June and July. More


Now Available: NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support

April 28th, 2020

Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to announce the availability of both NSF-approved formats for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of National Science Foundation (NSF) proposals that fall under the revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) (see the February 6, 2020 webinar for... More

Contact Sponsored Programs via Teams

April 17th, 2020

With the transition to working remote, Sponsored Programs staff are now utilizing Microsoft Teams as a way to stay connected. Microsoft Teams allows for several options to keep in touch, such as: chat, online calls, and video conferences.  To download Teams, please click here. Getting Started with Microsoft Teams   For more comprehensive guidance... More


After-the-fact Review virtual training session

April 15th, 2020

You can now sign up for a zoom webinar about reviewing financial accounts (both sponsored and unrestricted). Registration link: Sign up for April 29 at 9am The regular and documented review of posted financial transactions to the University’s general ledger by departmental financial and research administrators is a critical part of the University’s... More

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Reminder: Use of Hyperlinks and Formatting for NIH Proposals

April 15th, 2020

Please remember hyperlinks are only allowed in NIH proposals when explicitly requested in application guide, funding opportunity, or NIH Guide Notice instructions. NIH posted “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for Hyperlinks here: NIH’s complete formatting guidelines can be found here: NIH may withdraw your application from consideration if the formatting guidelines are not followed. Subscribe

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eRA Modules Will Be Unavailable From April 17 to April 20

April 10th, 2020

eRA Commons will temporarily be unavailable from 8 a.m. ET April 17 to 8 p.m. ET April 20, to migrate its operations to the cloud.  All eRA modules (eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR, iEdison, etc.) and associated informational websites (, etc.) will not be accessible during this time. Any affected due dates will be covered under NIH’s late... More

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