Lessons Learned from FY19 Proposals

November 15th, 2019

In FY19 BU Sponsored Programs submitted 2,296 proposals and the vast majority (80% of proposals with deadlines) did not adhere to the proposal submission policy. 58% of proposal packages ready to submit were received within 1 day or less of the due date, meaning we are not able to... More


FastLane and Research.gov unavailable November 8 – November 12

October 29th, 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is migrating its business applications to a modern and flexible platform from November 8 at 8:00 PM EST through November 12 at 6:00 AM EST. As part of this effort, NSF will also upgrade the alpha-numeric character set used by the FastLane and Research.gov systems... More

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Reminder on Implications of NIH Unilateral Closeout

October 21st, 2019

As posted previously, NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-18-107 alerted the research community to strengthened enforcement of the closeout requirements of all NIH grant awards. Where proper closeout has not been accomplished by receipt of acceptable final reports within the required 120 calendar days after grant expiration, NIH will initiate unilateral... More

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An Important Message from NSF – NSF Approved Biographical Sketch Format

September 6th, 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es) and is encouraging its use to prepare a biographical sketch for inclusion in proposals to NSF. In accordance with the current Proposal... More


ORCID iD – Open Researcher and Contributor ID REQUIRED as of OCTOBER

August 30th, 2019

In October 2019, NIH, AHRQ and CDC will require individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards (T03, T15, T32, T34, T35, T37, T42, T90/R90, TL1, TL4, TU2, K12/KL2, R25, R38, RL5, RL9) to have an ORCID iD. ORCID iDs are a unique personal digital... More


NIH and AHRQ Policy Notice Update

July 19th, 2019

Required Use of the xTRACT System to Prepare Data Tables for Training Grant Research Performance Progress Reports in FY 2020 NIH and AHRQ training grant recipients will now be required to use the xTRACT system in the eRA Commons to prepare the required data tables for Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs)... More

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Personnel Activity Reports (PARs) for January to June 2019

July 19th, 2019

Monday, July 29 Last day PAFO has to approve Salary Adjustments. Please note that all salary adjustments approved by Monday, July 29th will be included in the PAR. If your salary adjustment is unable to be approved by PAFO by Monday, July 29th and it affects salary from June 2019 or... More

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