State Mandates Increased Minimum Wage on State Funded Grants

January 4, 2022

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Enhanced Minimum Wage Provision

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.

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.

Updated Proposal Submission Timeline as of 6/25/2021

June 30, 2021

Revised Timeline for Proposal Submission

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

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.

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.

USDA NIFA Annual Financial REEPort

February 7, 2019

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

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.

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.

NSF's Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide update

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

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