Updates from Sponsored Programs to BU’s research community.

BU Advisory Council for Research Administration Call for Council Members Applications Due July 19, 2024

Research administration plays a crucial role in ensuring that scientific endeavors are conducted efficiently, ethically, and in accordance with Institutional and Sponsor regulations. Behind every groundbreaking discovery or innovation, there is often a team of dedicated professionals managing the administrative aspects of research. Boston University Advisory Council for Research Administration is issuing a call for […]

Updated F&A Rates for FY25 and Revised Budget Templates

The University has recently negotiated new Facilities & Administrative (F&A) cost rates with the Department of Health & Human Services for fiscal year 2025 and beyond. The new rates are in effect beginning July 1, 2024. The revised F&A rates can be found here. Until further notice, the following rates should be reflected on all […]

BU Advisory Council for Research Administration Calls for Council Members

Research administration plays a crucial role in ensuring that scientific endeavors are conducted efficiently, ethically, and in accordance with Institutional and Sponsor regulations. Behind every groundbreaking discovery or innovation, there is often a team of dedicated professionals managing the administrative aspects of research. Boston University Advisory Council for Research Administration is issuing a call for […]

Important NIH Updates

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the following recent updates: Overview of Grant Application and Review Changes for Due Dates on or after January 25, 2025 New NIH “FORMS-I” Grant Application Forms and Instructions Coming for Due Dates on or after January 25, 2025 Updates to NIH Institutional Training Grant Applications for Due […]

NIH, AHRQ, and HRSA Announce FY 2024 Updates to NRSA Stipends, Tuition/Fees, and Other Budgetary Levels

Stipend increases are announced for fiscal year (FY) 2024 Kirschstein-National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows. Training-related expenses and institutional allowances for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows reflect a moderate increase. The tuition and fees for all educational levels remain unchanged from the prior budget year. Please see […]

Important National Science Foundation (NSF) Updates

The National Science Foundation has announced updates to the: NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide NSF Award Terms and Conditions NSF Grants.gov Application Guide If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact your Sponsored Programs Pre-Award Officer. NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 24-1) The revised version of […]

Update to NIH Guidance on Marking Changes in Resubmission Applications

Effective May 25, 2024, NOT-OD-24-061 replaces previous guidance on marking changes in Resubmission applications. The use of markups such as bracketing, indenting, highlighting, bolding, italicizing, underlining, margin lines, change in typography, font, or font color, or any other type of markup should not be used to identify changes in Resubmission applications. Changes made to a Resubmission application […]

Research Administration Intensive for Department Administrators

MONDAY, APRIL 22 | 8 AM – 5 PM Computing & Data Sciences Building 665 Commonwealth Avenue, 17th Floor Sponsored Programs is hosting a Research Administration Intensive (RAI) for BU department and grant administrators, covering the entire grant project lifecycle. This consolidated version of the Sponsored Programs 2-Day Training for Department Administrators is designed for […]

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