NEW: WVU Rate Agreement FY 2018

Please note that we now have a new negotiated rate agreement for FY18.  The only change from last year’s rates are that the non-benefit eligible part-time rate rose to 8% and the graduate student rate dropped to 6%. You can see the rate agreement here.

These new rates began July 1, 2017 and should be used in all proposals being submitted.

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Update: USDA/NIFA Implementation of the Research Terms and Conditions

The USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) implementation of the Research Terms and Conditions (RTCs) has been posted to the NSF RTC website.  The USDA/NIFA Implementation is effective June 30, 2017.

As part of this implementation, revised RTC Appendices A (Prior Approval Matrix), B (Subaward Requirements), and USDA/NIFA Agency Specific Requirements have posted to the website.

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Extension for Implementing New Procurement Standards

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has announced an extension of the grace period for non-Federal entities to implement the procurement standards included in Uniform Guidance. These entities are granted an additional year, meaning the implementation date for the procurement standards (2 CFR 200.317 through 200.326) will start for fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2017. 

Please see the Federal Register notice at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-17/html/2017-09909.htm for complete information. 

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New Research Terms and Conditions Published

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) urges the University’s research community to go to the following link https://nsf.gov/awards/managing/rtc.jsp to familiarize yourself with the new Research Terms and Conditions that will be referenced in award documents.  The above website is a good one to bookmark.  Please let OSP know if you have questions regarding the new Research Terms and Conditions and their application.

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New Template Requirement for NSF Proposals Effective April 24, 2017

On April 24, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will initiate a new pilot requiring the use of a spreadsheet template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations information for Principal Investigators (PIs), co-PIs, and other senior project personnel identified on proposals.

The NSF Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1) requires PIs, co-PIs, and other senior project personnel identified on NSF proposals to individually upload Collaborators and Other Affiliations information as a Single Copy Document (see PAPPG Chapter II.C.1.e).

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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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