The College Grants and Contracts Office has responsibility for processing proposals and awards for sponsored programs for all faculty/staff in the College of Agricultural Sciences. This includes proposals and awards in support of Research, Extension, and Undergraduate Education. The Office is responsible for providing administrative assistance with policies and procedures concerning sponsored programs. It serves as the liaison between faculty and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Other responsibilities include processing of Confidentiality Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, and distribution of funding opportunities.

New USDA Deadlines

USDA Upcoming RFA Calendar

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

Revised Timeline for Proposal Submission

OSP Issues Guidance About New Support Regulations

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

Equipment Grant Program

EGP Funding Opportunity

Important NIH Announcement

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

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Office of Grants and Contracts News

Important news and updates from the Office of Grants and Contracts

Commonly Requested Facts

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.

USDA Grant Policy Handbook

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

Important: Technical Reporting Requirements for USDA grants

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

New Team Members and Team Structure in OGC

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

Welcome New Faculty!

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.

USDA NIFA Annual Financial REEPort

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

Important Updates for Researchers Collaborating Internationally

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

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 Funding Opportunity

Food Safety Outreach Program

NIFA Funding Opportunity

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development

USDA Funding Opportunity

Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects

USDA Funding Opportunity

Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage System Program

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

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

Office of Grants and Contracts


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