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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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.

April 16, 2015:  NIH reminds applicants that non-compliance for research proposals has serious consequences:

NEXUS - The online news source for the National Institutes of Health

NIH Grants and Funding Listing

NIH Podcasts - The Office of Extramural Research (OER) talks to NIH staff members about the ins and outs of NIH funding.

Application Guide: 2016 NIH SF424 (R&R) - Forms Version C Effective 1/25/16 (right column) - To download PDF

NIH recommended 2016 Salary Cap and Pre and Post-doctoral stipend levels


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

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

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.

NSF Newsfeed

Application Guide: 2017 NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide


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 To access PAMS:

DOE open Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)


Research Notes  ORSP Newsletter archive

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