Updates from Sponsored Programs to BU’s research community.

Impacts of a Government Shutdown

As you’ve likely seen in the news, the risk of a government shutdown when the federal fiscal year ends on September 30 is very high. We strongly encourage BU research teams with federal funding to learn more about potential shutdown impacts, as described below. Shutdown Impacts and Considerations Seek programmatic advice from federal agencies before […]

2 Day Research Administration Training for Department Administrators: Fall Registration Open Now!

Sponsored Programs will be running a 2-Day Research Administration Training for Department Administrators at BU, covering the entire grant project lifecycle. This training is ideal for anyone who is new to sponsored research at BU with grant management responsibilities. DAs who have never attended an in-person DA training are especially encouraged to attend. Topics will […]

Department Administrator Forum- October Event Registration Now Open!

Join us virtually on October 11th, 2023, from 2-3:30 pm for our first Department Administrator (DA) Forum of 2023-2024 Academic year! The DA Forum is an opportunity for department administrators and central research support staff to virtually come together and discuss special topics, upcoming events and announcements, and answer questions. This session, we will spend […]

Critical NSF System-Related Deadlines – September 29th and October 20th

The following critical FastLane, Research.gov, and Grants.gov system-related deadlines for NSF proposals are approaching: FastLane September 29th Deadlines Friday, September 29, 2023 (5:00 PM submitter’s local time) is the last day to submit proposal file updates and budget revisions in FastLane, withdraw FastLane submitted proposals, and withdraw supplemental funding requests submitted in FastLane. Please see […]

Outgoing Subaward Tracker Updated

Please be informed that the “Where’s My Subaward” page on the Research website has been updated! The contents of the page are now hosted in PowerBI interactive report. The report, its instructions, and further details can be found under the “Outgoing Subaward Status Tracker” section of the Award & Subaward Tracker site. As a reminder, […]

Recent NSF Updates

FastLane Proposal Decommissioning and Upcoming Important System-related Deadlines Effective April 24, 2023, the National Science Foundation (NSF) transitioned the Subawarding, Transferring or Contracting Out Part of an NSF Award request functionality from FastLane to Research.gov and decommissioned this request in FastLane. In-progress subawarding requests in FastLane as of April 21, 2023, were transferred to Research.gov. […]

Office of Research Launches New Website

As of Tuesday, May 23, information previously found on the BU Research Support website can be found on the new BU Office of Research website. This includes forms, policies, trainings, and guidance for navigating the research project lifecycle, from finding funding to promoting your scholarship. What’s new? The new website merges two previously separate websites: […]

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