Transition to SciENcv (Effective October 20, 2023)

September 5, 2023

Friday, October 20, 2023 (5:00 PM submitter’s local time) is the last day to upload the NSF fillable PDF format for the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support.

Update on Biographical Sketches and Pending Support Forms

July 31, 2023

Final date to submit the NSF fillable PDF biographical sketch and current and pending support

FastLane Proposal Decommissioning

April 26, 2023

FastLane System Decommissioning

NSF Announcemt "Off-campus or off-site research”

January 9, 2023

Effective 1/30/23, all NSF proposals with an “off-campus or off-site research” component will be required to establish a “plan to ensure a safe and inclusive working environment.”

IMPORTANT NIH Data Management & Sharing Announcement

November 7, 2022

NIH has issued a new Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy, effective January 25, 2023.

Updates to NSF's FAQ on Current & Pending Support forms

May 23, 2022

Updates issued by NSF on support forms

Notice of Intent and Proposal Preparation HARD Deadlines Effective for deadlines on May 1, 2022

March 2, 2022

Notice of Intent (NOI) and Proposal Preparation HARD Deadlines Effective for deadlines on May 1, 2022 and beyond

OSP Clarifies New State Minimum Wage Rule

January 27, 2022

What is the Commonwealth’s Enhanced Minimum Wage Provision and does it apply to Penn State?

International Relationships and Activities

January 3, 2022

The U.S. Government has expressed serious growing concerns regarding inappropriate influence by foreign entities over federally funded research.

NSF's Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide update

New updates to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide effective 11/22/2021

New USDA Deadlines

September 3, 2021

USDA Upcoming RFA Calendar

New Policy & Procedures Gide (NSF 22-1) Effective on applications submitted on or after October 4, 2021

August 3, 2021

NSF has published a revised version of the NSF Application Guide (NSF 21-084). Overall, the Guide has been updated to align with the changes to NSF’s Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1). The Guide will be effective for applications submitted (via or due, on or after October 4, 2021.

OSP Issues Guidance About New Support Regulations

May 17, 2021

OSP issues guidance to comply with new NIH Other Support regulations, May 17, 2021.

Major Changes to NIH Other Support Requirements eff. 5/25/21

April 7, 2021

Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021

USDA Funding Opportunity

January 20, 2021

Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage System Program

USDA Funding Opportunity

January 20, 2021

Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects

NIFA Funding Opportunity

January 20, 2021

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development

USDA Funding Opportunity

January 20, 2021

Food Safety Outreach Program

Equipment Grant Program

January 20, 2021

EGP Funding Opportunity

Important NIH Announcement

November 17, 2020

Extended Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications During the COVID-19 Pandemic


December 19, 2017

Recent News

January 4, 2019

Latest News

January 4, 2019

Important Updates for Researchers Collaborating Internationally

February 18, 2019

The US Government has expressed serious concerns about the failure of researchers at U.S. institutions to disclose their relationships with foreign institutions.

Minimum Salary on Grants

May 16, 2019

This policy applies to all individuals that work with grants and related funding. It directly affects Principal Investigators and Key/Senior Personnel listed on grants.

USDA NIFA Annual Financial REEPort

February 7, 2019

The USDA NIFA annual financial REEPorts were due on Feb. 1st, 2019

Welcome New Faculty!

October 15, 2018

Please contact us in the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) office, so that we can introduce you to our services and your pre- and post-award team members.

New Team Members and Team Structure in OGC

October 15, 2018

The number of Office of Grants and Contracts staff members continue to grow.

Important: Technical Reporting Requirements for USDA grants

October 15, 2018

EZ Fed grants is the USDA's electronic system for grant award management. Progress reports submission through EZ Fed now required for many grants.

USDA Grant Policy Handbook

October 15, 2018

USDA publishes its Grant/Federal Assistance Policy guide. This guide is a single document for information formerly provided by a variety of manuals.

Commonly Requested Facts

January 9, 2019

The Commonly Requested Facts sheet is a single-page document that provides the “quick and dirty” information needed to answer administrative-related questions for grants. It include official names, addresses, dates, rates and other commonly requested data bits. Print it out and keep it handy for quick reference.