National Institutes of Health (NIH)
January 1, 2017: Effective January 1, 2017, NIH closeout policy has changed (see NOT-OD-17-022 https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-022.html). NIH is no longer accepting Final Progress Reports (FPR). Grantees must now report final project outcomes using the new F-RPPR. For instructions on how to submit the new F-RPPR please see instructions on the NIH RPPR Page https://grants.nih.gov/grants/rppr/index.htm.
March 23, 2016: NIH issues a reminder about grant application changes for due dates on or after May 25, 2016. See NOT-OD-16-081.
January 25, 2016: NIH announces revised proposal guidelines: CLICK HERE for a synopsis of changes.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
April 10, 2017 - NSF has announced it will initiate a pilot requiring the use of an EXCEL spreadsheet template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations information for PIs, Co-PIs and Sr. Personnel. Many solicitations have already started requiring it. It will be uploaded as an EXCEL spreadsheet and will not be converted to a PDF. The requirement will take effect April 24, 2017. To access the template and instructions, go to https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/coa.jsp.
December 13, 2016: NSF issues a revised set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Proposal Preparation and Award Administration. These FAQs accompany the NSF Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG-NSF 17-1) and are effective on proposals submitted or due, and awards made on or after, January 30, 2017. For the FAQs and more, visit https://nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/.
October 25, 2016: NSF announces a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide. CLICK HERE for a letter from Jean Feldman, Head of the NSF Policy Office.
Department of Energy (DOE)
January 27, 2015: The Department of Energy announced that it will be initiating new functionality through its PAMS system, specifically for NCEs, and PI changes. In addition, any modifications to existing agreements issued on or after February 2, 2015 will incorporate a new reporting requirement to submit progress reports through PAMS. The RPPR format must be used. See http://energy.gov/management/downloads/federal-assistance-reporting-checklist-and-instructions-rdd-projects. To access PAMS: https://pamspublic.science.energy.gov/
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