The Office of Sponsored Programs and Information Technology Services unveiled WVU+kc and have been phasing the roll-out. As of January 15, 2016, the Electronic Blue Sheet (EBS) will retire to be replaced by kc-BlueSheet. There have been a number of in-person training sessions of this new module of WVU+kc offered across campus and a limited number of training sessions will continue.
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We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide has been issued. The guide has been updated to align with changes to NSF’s Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1). Information about FastLane system registration has been removed and replaced with guidance for registering in Research.gov. Editorial changes have also been made to either clarify or enhance the intended meaning of a sentence or section or to ensure consistency with data contained in NSF systems or other NSF policy documents.
The new NSF Grants.gov Application Guide will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 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 Applications submitted using the wrong forms will automatically be withdrawn by the NIH Center for Scientific Review Division of Receipt and Referral and will not be reviewed.
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.
Message to NIH grant applicants/awardees, contractors, researchers and research administrators:
If you are conducting NIH-funded research that involves human subjects, or are considering applying to NIH for support of such research, we want to call your attention to important changes that may affect how you:
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
These new rates began July 1, 2017 and should be used in all
proposals being submitted.
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.
NSF will have a new mailing address effective Monday, October 2, 2017, as follows:
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
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 for complete information.
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) urges the University’s research community to go to the following link Research Terms and Conditions page to familiarize yourself with the new 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.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards – 2-CFR-200 (Uniform Guidance) replaced several OMB Circulars (A-21, A-110, etc.) governing recipient responsibilities related to the management of Federal awards in December, 2014. The OMB Circulars were supplemented by a standard set of Research Terms and Conditions (RTC) adopted, with modifications, by most Federal grant-making agencies. Likewise, Uniform Guidance requires RTCs that apply to the new Uniform Guidance regulations. These standard RTCs can be found at Awards Terms and Conditions on the National Science Foundation (NSF) website. The NSF maintains RTC information on its website; the regulations apply to the grant-making actions of the following agencies who either have or soon will adopt the RTCs, some in modified form: