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Mark Your Calendars: 2015 NSF Grants Conference

August 6, 2015

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The Fall 2015 National Science Foundation Grants Conference will be hosted by Georgetown University in Arlington, VA on November 2-3, 2015. Key officials representing each NSF program directorate, administrative office, Office of General Counsel, and Office of the Inspector General will participate in this two-day conference. The conference is considered a must, particularly for new […]

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2015 NSF CAREER Solicitation Issued

March 13, 2015

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The National Science Foundation has just issued the new solicitation (NSF 15-555) for the 2015 cycle of its Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) competition. Although most information and requirements remain the same as in past years, investigators should take note of the following: Submission Deadlines Full Proposals to BIO, CISE, and EHR are due July 21, 2015. […]

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Webinar on NSF’s Migration to Research.gov

January 13, 2015

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The National Science Foundation  will hold a second informational webinar on the Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) initiative, in which the agency’s proposal submission system will modernize and migrate from FastLane to Research.gov. The webinar is scheduled for January 22, 2015, 1:00-2:00pm EST. It is targeted to Principal Investigators and Research Administrators. The session will focus on: Improving and tailoring the […]

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NIH Biosketch Format Changes — A Reprieve

December 9, 2014

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NIH has implemented a new biosketch format all grant and cooperative agreement applications. However, according to NOT-OD-15-032  issued on December 5, 2014, the use of the new format will not be required for applications submitted before the May 25, 2015 deadline. PIs may submit using the new biosketch format earlier if they wish, however all applications submitted on or after May […]

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Uniform Guidance Updates May Impact VCU Sponsored Project Budgets

October 30, 2014

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This year, the Office of Management and Budget made changes to 2 CFR 200 (known simply as “Uniform Guidance”). These changes apply to apply to all Institutions of Higher Education — including VCU — that receive federal domestic assistance funds. A summary of the changes and their impact on universities is located here. Of particular interest to our PIs […]

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NIH Peer Review Webinars

October 22, 2014

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Time is running out to register for the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR)  “Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review Webinars” series. These sessions are designed to provide useful insights into the submission and review processes. The webinars may be of particular interest to new NIH applicants. Viewers will see presentations by five CSR/NIH Experts, and all of […]

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NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration

March 7, 2014

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The 2014 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration will be held on June 25-27 in Baltimore, MD. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for investigators, administrators, grant writers and others who are new to the NIH grants process and/or those wanting to hear the latest NIH grants policy and process information first-hand. Learn how to […]

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OSP to discontinue monthly VCUeRA training

November 2, 2013

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OSP has decided to discontinue offering the monthly training entitled “NIH Submissions to Grants.gov using VCUeRA.”   Up until now, completion of this training was required before access to create proposals in the system was granted.  For any principal investigators that need to be granted access for proposal preparation in VCUeRA over the next several […]

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NSF to begin automated compliance checking

February 27, 2013

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From the National Science Foundation: Beginning March 18, 2013, the NSF will enhance the FastLane system to begin automated compliance checking of all required sections of proposals. This will bring NSF system sin line with long‐standing proposal preparation requirements as outlined in the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)( Chapter II.C.2 of the Grant Proposal […]

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List of Limited Submission Announcements at VCU

January 16, 2013

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The Office of Sponsored Programs maintains a list of funding announcements that place limits on the number of proposals or applications that an organization may submit. To prevent any potential disqualification of submissions, Virginia Commonwealth University requires that investigators or researchers notify the Office of Sponsored Programs if a limited submission is planned or there […]

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