Notices and Announcements

Here you will find a repository of news and announcements related to research at the University of Delaware from 2011 to the present.

1. ONR No Funds Extensions (Friday, November 13, 2015)

ONR has recently released new guidance pertaining to No Funds Extensions, effective immediately. The new guidance spells out the maximum extension time allowable and what parties need to be involved at each step.

2. NSF Frequently Asked Questions 2 CFR § 200 (Tuesday, June 2, 2015)

NSF has issued a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Foundation’s implementation of 2 CFR § 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance).

These FAQs are available on the DIAS/Policy Office website . The FAQs will be updated periodically as additional questions arise.

3. NSF Fastlane Changes- new automated compliance check now live, Effective Date: April 24, 2015 (Friday, April 24, 2015)

Beginning April 24, 2015, proposals submitted in response to Program Solicitations in Fastlane will undergo a series of automated proposal compliance validation checks to ensure they comply with requirements in the Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG).

4. NSF Fastlane Changes – additional automated compliance checks on proposals, Effective Date: January 26, 2015 (Monday, January 26, 2015)

The following changes will be made to FastLane to support the revised PAPPG:

  • Budget Form Update
  • Budget Justification Upload
  • Cost Sharing Notifications Requirement
  • New Funding Mechanism

Automated Compliance Checks

  • Page Count
  • Budget
  • Proposal Section

Effective Date: January 26, 2015

5. A new version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) , (NSF 15-1) has been issued. This new version of the PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014 (Monday, January 26, 2015)

A new version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) , (NSF 15-1) has been issued. The PAPPG is comprised of documents relating to the Foundation’s proposal and award process and consists of the: (a) Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) for guidance on the preparation and submission of proposals to NSF and and (b) Award & Administration Guide (AAG) to guide, manage, and monitor the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements made by the Foundation.

This new version of the PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014.

6. NSF has updated their proposal guide as well as their grant and cooperative agreement terms/conditions (Monday, January 5, 2015)

The Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) update is effective December 26, 2014. In conjunction with this update, NSF has also updated the Grant General Conditions and the Cooperative Agreement Financial and Administrative Terms and Conditions. You will find the documents at the following urls:

7. NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards – FY2015 (Monday, January 5, 2015)

NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards – FY2015

8. Notice of Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts (Monday, January 5, 2015)

Notice of Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts

9. Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2015 (Monday, January 5, 2015)

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2015

10. NIH has revised its definition of ‘Clinical Trial’ (Wednesday, December 17, 2014)

NIH policy requires clinical trials to be monitored, and applicants and offerors seeking NIH support are expected to describe their plans for data and safety monitoring in their applications and proposals. Please see announcement at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-015.html

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