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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

January 1, 2017: Effective January 1, 2017, NIH closeout policy has changed (see NOT-OD-17-022  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  ​

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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: 2017 NIH SF424 (R&R) - Forms Version D Research Instructions - To download PDF

NIH recommended 2017 Post-doctoral stipend levels

NIH Predoctoral Stipends Effective for Fiscal Year 2017


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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