THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CHANGES TO PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS IN 2018. CLICK HERE FOR A SUMMARY OF THE LATEST!
For years, applicants have applied for federal grants by submitting a package of PDF forms. But on Dec. 31, 2017, Grants.gov will officially retire the legacy PDF package as a method to apply for a federal grant. Why? There’s now a fast, easy, and secure alternative to apply for federal grants called Workspace.
Grants.gov Workspace is an online environment optimized for applicants who are collaborating on an application. Forms can either be completed online within a web browser or downloaded individually and uploaded to Workspace. Applicants who have already made the switch say Workspace is saving them time and making the application process easier.
Browse the YouTube channel today and learn how to register with Grants.gov to use Workspace when applying for your next federal grant.
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.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
January 29, 2018 - NSF's new Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) goes into effect. For a PDF or HTML version, see https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf18001
December 12, 2017 - NSF's latest newsletter outlines the new PAPPG PLUS the move for proposal submission from Fastlane to Research.gov beginning in April 2018. See https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/newsletter/dec_2017.pdf.
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.
Department of Energy (DOE)
Research Notes ORSP Newsletter archive