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Updates have been made to the NSF Agency Specific Requirements to the Research Terms and Conditions. The revised agency specific requirements are available on the Award Conditions webpage and apply to all new NSF grants and funding amendments to existing NSF grants awarded on or after October 11, 2017 to institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations. Questions regarding NSF terms and conditions may be sent to the DIAS Policy Office by email at: policy@nsf.gov.
 
By Admin (on 9/13/2017 @ 14:06:01, in Important, read 67 times)
This year, InnovateUNO, which will be held Nov. 1-2 at the Earl K. Long Library, expands to showcase research, scholarly work and creativity from all students and all employees of the university. Faculty are asked to encourage students to participate in and attend the event. Group projects will be accepted if faculty include the event in their curriculum. Submissions are accepted in a variety of forms, including oral presentations, posters, art exhibits, performances and more. Submission guidelines and registration forms for undergraduates are here: http://www.uno.edu/research/StudentResearch/InnovateUNO.aspx

Registration for graduate students, faculty and staff is here: http://www.uno.edu/orsp/events.aspx

Graduate student participants will be judged and winners in each of the presentation categories will be eligible for a tuition award from the Graduate School worth up to $2500 for Spring 2018.
 
ATTENTION: Effective for receipt dates on or after January 25, 2018 applicants must use FORMS-E application packages - see NOT-OD-17-062(https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-062.html). This change will apply to all funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and all application types (new, resubmission, renewal, revision). Applications submitted using the wrong forms will automatically be withdrawn by the NIH Center for Scientific Review Division of Receipt and Referral and will not be reviewed. Application guides for FORMS-E application packages will be posted on the How to Apply? Application Guide page(https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide.html) no later than October 25, 2017. FROM: Stephanie Constant, Ph.D., Chief, Office of Scientific Review, NIGMS, constantsl@nigms.nih.gov
 
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is moving its Data Center IT servers to the Foundation’s new headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, from June 30 at 8:00 PM EDT through July 4 at 6:00 PM EDT, to prepare for NSF staff relocation in August 2017. This move has been scheduled around a holiday weekend to minimize the systems downtime and reduce the impact on the research community and NSF staff.

Please be advised that the NSF website, FastLane, and Research.gov will be unavailable from Friday, June 30 at 8:00 PM EDT until Tuesday, July 4 at 6:00 PM EDT. During this outage period, there will be no access to these websites, proposals cannot be submitted in FastLane, and project reports and cash requests cannot be submitted in Research.gov. However, previously saved information and uploaded documents in FastLane and Research.gov, including in-process proposals and reports, will be accessible after the Data Center move.

We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues. For IT system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 or rgov@nsf.gov. Any policy-related questions should be directed to policy@nsf.gov. For additional information about NSF’s relocation, please see https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/issuances/in139.jsp.

We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

 
By Carol Lunn (on 5/30/2017 @ 08:31:33, in Important, read 137 times)
The Policy Office in the Division of Institution & Award Support at the National Science Foundation is pleased to release the second quarterly NSF Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter.

Visit their page here: https://nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/newsletter.jsp

 
By Carol Lunn (on 4/21/2017 @ 12:59:44, in Important, read 166 times)
On April 24, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will initiate a new pilot requiring the use of a template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) information for Principal Investigators (PIs), co-PIs, and other senior project personnel identified on proposals submitted in FastLane. The NSF Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf17001) (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1) requires PIs, co-PIs, and other senior project personnel identified on NSF proposals to individually upload COA information as a Single Copy Document (see PAPPG Chapter II.C.1e).

NSF uses this information during the merit review process to help manage reviewer selection. To expedite identification of potential reviewers, having a standard, searchable format for this information is essential. The new pilot will standardize COA information across the Foundation and will ensure that the information is submitted in a searchable format. Results from the pilot will be assessed and will determine how to proceed with this section of the proposal in the future.

 
By Carol Lunn (on 3/17/2017 @ 15:25:37, in Important, read 131 times)
You are invited to the Inaugural Research & Scholarly Activity Day at UNO!

We welcome participation from our scholars from areas all across campus. All students and employees are encouraged to participate in the event. Authors, Artists, Researchers, Musicians, Performers and Scholars are all invited to share their research and creativity efforts with the university community.

Deadline to sign up: Friday, March 24

Date of event: April 7, 2017

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Location: the newly renovated 4th floor of the Library

How do I participate: complete the online registration

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDJHCTlSAuzwjfJBJE7Mx7UX48m0HuxIgaNQ2OfRBruN5D_A/viewform

Authors Talk and Showcase - The showcase will include an exhibit and slideshow of recent faculty research and creative works and brief informal presentations by faculty about their research and scholarly activity. The event will take place in the newly renovated 4th floor of the library, where there is a permanent display of UNO authors.

To be included in the showcase, you can do one or both of the following:

1) Submit any publications (books, book chapters, articles, creative work) from 2012 to the present for the physical and virtual exhibits;

2) Present your work for your colleagues in an informal “lightning round” session (approximately 5 minutes per presenter)

This is an inclusive event and is open to authors of traditional printed materials such as books but we welcome musicians to present their album or other accomplishments.

Artists - All artists are welcome to exhibit their works in the newly renovated gallery on the 4th floor of the library. Poster boards and limited shelving will be provided to display artwork.

Performers - Musicians and performers are welcome to participate in the event. Live or recorded music would be welcome.

Posters - Faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students are invited to present posters based on their current research activities at UNO.

 
By Carol Lunn (on 2/15/2017 @ 10:48:22, in Important, read 177 times)
Undergraduate students engaged in projects that involve research, scholarly work or creative work are encouraged to present their results at UNO's juried InnovateUNO: Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Showcase. Students can present their work in a poster, oral presentation, art display, performance, or screening. All academic disciplines are eligible.

Innovate UNO will take place Friday, February 17 on the second floor of the University Center from 9 am to 4 pm. The award presentation is at 2:45 pm.

 
By Carol Lunn (on 12/16/2016 @ 10:42:34, in Important, read 263 times)
I wanted to make you aware that the National Science Foundation’s entire suite of Award Terms and Conditions (see full listing below) has been revised to align with changes to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1). All references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG) have been replaced with references to the PAPPG. Each set of terms and conditions is accompanied by a summary of changes made to that document.

The revised Terms and Conditions will apply to all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing NSF awards issued on or after January 30, 2017. Revisions have been made to the following documents:

• Grant General Conditions (GC-1);

• Cooperative Agreement Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions (CA-FATC);

• Cooperative Agreement Supplemental Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions for Managers of Large Facilities;

• Cooperative Agreement Supplemental Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions for Managers of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCS);

• International Research Terms and Conditions;

• Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Grant General Conditions;

• Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II Grant General Conditions; and

• Administration

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the DIAS Policy Office on (703) 292-8243 or by email to policy@nsf.gov.

 
By Carol Lunn (on 12/9/2016 @ 13:20:08, in Important, read 221 times)
We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide has been issued. The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide has been updated to align with changes to NSF’s Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1). All References to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG) have been replaced with references to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). 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 30, 2017.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the Policy Office on (703) 292-8243 or by e-mail to policy@nsf.gov. For technical questions relating to Grants.gov, please contact Grants.gov directly at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov.

Best,

Jean Feldman

Head, Policy Office

Division of Institution & Award Support

National Science Foundation

 
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