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Category: Memoranda

Memo: Upcoming Changes to NSF Proposal & Award Policies

BU researchers, please review the memo below from the National Science Foundation. Issuance of a Revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 20-1) Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1) has been issued. The new PAPPG […]

Memo: Town Halls on International Collaboration

TO: Boston University Faculty and Staff FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research DATE: September 24, 2019 SUBJECT: Town Halls on International Collaboration In the past year, federal funding agencies have asked researchers to become more vigilant in the disclosure of international collaborations, affiliations, and activities to protect the integrity of US-based […]

Memo: Foreign Influence in Academic Research

TO: Boston University Faculty and Staff FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Diane Baldwin, Associate Vice President Sponsored Programs DATE: May 31, 2019 SUBJECT: Foreign Influence in Academic Research Over the past year there has been increased attention on the potential for foreign influence in academic research by all of the […]

Memo: BU Intellectual Property Policy and Agreement

  TO: Boston University Faculty, Staff, and Student Researchers FROM: Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research DATE: June 3, 2019 SUBJECT: Boston University Intellectual Property Policy and Agreement Boston University’s recently revised Intellectual Property Policy, effective July 1, 2017, provides guidance for the management of intellectual property (IP) at BU, allowing members of […]

Summer Salary Request Forms Due May 15

TO: Charles River Campus Faculty, Deans, Associate Deans, and Financial Administrators FROM: Julie Sandell, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research DATE: April 23, 2019 SUBJECT: Summer Salary Request Forms due May 15 As summer 2019 approaches, it’s once again time for Charles River Campus faculty with nine-month […]

Memo: Partial Government Shutdown Update – January 8, 2019

TO: Principal Investigators and Department Administrators FROM: Diane M. Baldwin, Associate Vice President, Sponsored Programs DATE: January 8, 2019 SUBJECT: Partial Government Shutdown – Update 1/8/19 A partial government shutdown went into effect on December 22, 2018 and continues into its third week. The shutdown affects a number of federal agencies that do not have […]

New Student SARF is fillable PDF

PAFO announces a new enhancement to the Student Salary Distribution Adjustment Request Form (“Student SARF”) found here. Effective January 3, 2019, the Student SARF has been converted from the previous Excel version to a fillable PDF form. In addition, the PAR period dates portion of the form has been removed. These enhancements will both improve […]

Memo: Possible Government Shutdown – Guidance for PIs, December 18, 2018

TO: Principal Investigators and Department Administrators FROM: Diane M. Baldwin, Associate Vice President, Sponsored Programs DATE: December 18, 2018 SUBJECT: Possible Government Shutdown – Guidance for PIs As you have heard in the news there is a possibility of a government shutdown this Friday at midnight.   If a shutdown occurs, it will be a partial […]

Summer Effort Certification

TO: Charles River Campus Faculty, Deans, Associate Deans, and Financial Administrators FROM: Julie Sandell, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research DATE: April 17, 2018 SUBJECT: Summer Effort Certification As summer 2018 approaches, we would like to remind you of the Summer Effort and Summer Salary Policy and […]