WVU+kc Proposal Development Training Scheduled for September 2017.

The Office of Sponsored Programs is offering additional training in WVU+kc Proposal Development during the month of September. Attendees can register at the Training Schedule page.

If you are unable to attend the training lab, the Proposal Development training video and Quick Reference Guides for WVU+kc are posted on the training page. Please contact OSP Pre-Award Manager Janet Boyles at Janet.Boyles@mail.wvu.edu if you have any additional questions or comments. 

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NIH UPDATE: FORMS-E Application Packages for All Applications on or After January 25, 2018.

ATTENTION: Effective for receipt dates on or after January 25, 2018 applicants must use FORMS-E application packages - see NOT-OD-17-062.

This change will apply to all funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and all application types (new, resubmission, renewal, revision). Applicants must use FORMS-E application packages for due dates on or after January 25, 2018, and must use FORMS-D application packages for due dates on or before January 24, 2018. Applications submitted using the wrong forms for their intended due date will not be reviewed. Applications submitted using the wrong forms will automatically be withdrawn by the NIH Center for Scientific Review Division of Receipt and Referral and will not be reviewed.

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SLIC software purchases will now require DSN code instead of Research, State POETAs

The Software Licensing Information Center (SLIC) is now requesting DSNs for payment of software purchases instead of State and Research POETAs. This change will speed up both the reconciliation of payments and the distribution of software. Please note that SLIC will continue to accept General Ledger Strings.

After you request software, you will receive detailed instructions on how to acquire your DSN with an invoice. This new DSN will let us process payments in the Pinnacle system.

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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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