Updates

NSF Proposal & Award Newsletter Now Available

The Policy Office in the Division of Institution & Award Support at the National Science Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a new quarterly publication designed to provide information about upcoming changes and clarifications to policies and procedures that affect how you prepare and submit proposals and manage NSF awards.  The first issue of the NSF Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter is now available on the Policy Office website

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New Training Schedule Released for WVU+kc Proposal Development: Spring 2017.

The Office of Sponsored Programs is offering additional training in WVU+kc Proposal Development throughout the spring. If you cannot attend a scheduled training session or you have any additional questions or comments, please contact OSP Pre-Award Manager Janet Boyles at Janet.Boyles@mail.wvu.edu.  Attendees can register at the Training Schedule page at: http://it.wvu.edu/services/training/schedule  


Training Schedule for KC: Proposal Development:

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Issuance of Revised NSF Award Terms and Conditions (Effective 1/30/2017).

NSF wanted to make researcher community aware that the Foundation’s entire suite of Award Terms and Conditions (see full listing below) has been revised to align with changes to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1).  All references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG) have been replaced with references to the PAPPG.  Each set of terms and conditions is accompanied by a summary of changes made to that document. 

The revised Terms and Conditions will apply to all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing NSF awards issued on or after January 30, 2017. 

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New FAQs on Proposal Preparation and Award Administration for Use with the new PAPPG (NSF 17-1)

We are pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has a revised set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Proposal Preparation and Award Administration that has been issued.  These FAQs accompany the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1), and are effective for proposals submitted or due, and awards made on or after, January 30, 2017. 

If you have any questions regarding these FAQs, please contact the Policy Office in the Division of Institution & Award Support at 703.292.8243 or by e-mail to policy@nsf.gov.

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Publication of the Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (Rev. November 2016) for FY 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the publication of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. November 2016).  This revision is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2016. This revision supersedes, in its entirety, the NIH Grants Policy Statement (October/November 2015) as a standard term and condition of award.  Previous versions of the NIHGPS remain applicable as a standard term and condition for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods that began prior to October 1, 2016.

While this revision does not introduce any new material for the first time, it incorporates new and modified requirements, clarifies certain policies, and implements changes in statutes, regulations, and policies that have been implemented through appropriate legal and/or policy processes since the previous version of the NIHGPS dated October/November 2015. The document is available in the following electronic formats: HTML and PDF (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/index.htm).  Prior versions of the NIHGPS are accessible at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/policy.htm#gps.

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Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference – Live Webcast Registration

We are pleased to announce that the Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Plenary (General) Sessions will be webcast live at no cost to the research community. NSF staff will speak to the state of current funding; review new and current policies and procedures; and provide updates on pertinent administrative issues.

You can expect to learn about: 

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NSF New Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 17-1) Effective January 30, 2017.

We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1) has been issued.  The PAPPG has been modified in its entirety, to remove all references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG).  The document will now be referred to solely as the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide.  The document will be sequentially numbered from Chapter I-XII and all references throughout have been modified to reflect this change. Given the number of important revisions, the community is strongly encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided at the beginning of the PAPPG. 

The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017.  In addition to the significant change mentioned above, other revisions include:

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