2 Day Research Administration Training for Department Administrators

January 17th, 2023

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... More

NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan – Changes to Policy effective 1/25/23

December 8th, 2022

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued its final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy) to promote the management and sharing of scientific data generated from NIH-funded or conducted research.  The new policy applies to applications with receipt dates on/after January 25, 2023.  In order to provide... More

Department Administrator Forum- January Event Registration Open!

December 5th, 2022

Join us virtually on January 18th, 2023, from 2-3:30 pm for our second Department Administrator (DA) Forum of 2022-2023 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. By popular... More

REMINDER – Year End Planning and Holiday Deadlines

December 5th, 2022

In observance of Intersession break, Sponsored Programs offices will be closed starting at 1pm on Friday, December 23, 2022, re-opening at 9am on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. During this break, staff will not be available to approve or process any proposals or other sponsored research actions, including purchase requisitions and... More

Year End Planning and Holiday Deadlines

November 8th, 2022

November Deadlines In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday Sponsored Programs will be closed starting at 5pm Wednesday November 23, 2022, re-opening at 9am Monday November 28, 2022. Beginning at 2pm Wednesday November 23, 2022 there will only be a skeleton staff available to cover emergency items. Should you have proposals or any other items due between... More

NSF Issues Revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1), effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023

October 28th, 2022

NSF has announced the issuance of the revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) ( NSF 23-1) that will be effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023.  Significant changes are noted in the NSF notice and a complete summary of changes is provided in the Introduction section... More

Goodbye FastLane Proposal Preparation….. Hello Research.gov

October 13th, 2022

Required Use of Research.gov in January 2023 Effective with the implementation of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG-NSF 23-1) in January 2023, FastLane will be removed as a submission option from all solicitations.  At that time, all new proposals must be prepared and submitted via Research.gov or via... More

Department Administrator Forum: Register Now!

September 30th, 2022

Join us on October 18th, 2022, from 2-3:30 for our first Department Administrator Forum!    The Department Administrator Forum is an opportunity for DAs and central research support staff to come together and discuss special topics, upcoming events and announcements, and answer questions.   With travel picking up, we will spend time on best... More