Revised PSF Released – Please Submit New Version Going Forward

October 12th, 2021

Sponsored Programs has released an updated Proposal Summary Form (PSF), incorporating feedback from the BU Community and SP Research professionals. The form will look and feel familiar, but there have been a few additions, subtractions, and clarifications. We request that you start using this new edition as soon as possible, though... More

New Unique Entity Identifiers (UEI) for Charles River Campus and Medical Campus

October 5th, 2021

By April of 2022, the federal government will stop using the DUN and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to uniquely identify entities. The transition from DUNS to the new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) is ongoing by federal agencies up through April 2022, with some agencies transitioning sooner –... More

Advance Notice: New NIH “FORMS-G” Grant Application Forms and Instructions Coming for Due Dates on or after January 25, 2022

September 17th, 2021

NIH, AHRQ and FDA have announced upcoming changes to grant application forms and application guide instructions for applications with due dates on or after January 25, 2022 in Notice Number: NOT-OD-21-169. Applicants must use FORMS-G application packages for due dates on or after January 25, 2022 and must use FORMS-F application packages for due dates on or... More


NIH and NSF Virtual Conference Opportunities

September 16th, 2021

This fall the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be hosting virtual conferences with free registration!   These conferences will offer opportunities for new faculty, researchers and administrators.  See the announcements below with links to conference websites and to register for these free events. NSF Fall 2021... More

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Personnel Activity Reports (PARs) are due next month

September 7th, 2021

PARs for the period January – June 2021 are due back to effort reporting ( in one (1) month on Friday, October 8, 2021. Please contact with questions. Subscribe


Personnel Activity Reports (PARs) Have Been Distributed

August 10th, 2021

PARs for the period January – June 2021 have been distributed this week via email to department administrators/effort coordinators. Please note, all PARs are due back to effort reporting ( on Friday, October 8, 2021. Please contact with questions.

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Personnel Activity Reports (PARs) for the period: January to June 2021

July 23rd, 2021

Please see the important dates regarding the Personnel Activity Reports for the January to June 2021 period below. Important Dates Thursday, July 29th Salary Adjustment approval deadline.  Any Salary Adjustment not approved by this day will not be picked up on the PAR.  After this date, if a salary adjustment affects June 30, More


F&A Guidance Update

July 9th, 2021

Earlier this year SP created an F&A guidance document to help determine the correct F&A rate to use when developing budgets. We have updated this document to clarify the requirement that all industry sponsored projects are expected to budget the full research rate on a Total Direct Cost (TDC) basis. In... More