Office of Sponsored ProgramsDecember 9, 2015
NSF Updates NIH Updates Uniform Guidance Updates and Reminders
ORED Limited Submission Update OSP Updates Q & A
NSF 16-1 effective 1/25/2016
Effective for proposals submitted or due on or after 1/25/2016.
Deadline of 5pm submitters time will be strictly enforced by FastLane.
FastLane will not accept proposals submitted at 5:00:01 or later.
Only Authorized Representative can submit proposals, proposal file updates, revised budgets, and notifications and requests. Source: Jean Feldmans webinar, NSF Proposal &
Award Policy Update, 10/29/2015
Biographical Sketch Collaborators section will no longer be a part of biosketch. Page limitation remains 2 pages. Can no longer upload biosketches as single PDF under PI.
For compliance checking Special treatment of biosketches for Other Personnel and
Equipment Users. Included under Other Supplementary Documents and clearly labeled Other
Single Copy Documents Collaborators and Other Affiliates will now be uploaded here.
Removed from Biosketch Used to help identity potential conflicts of bias in the selection of reviewers.
Removes demographic Information about PIs and Co-PIs since this is part of PI profile in FastLane.
Include email address and institutional affiliation in List of Suggested Reviewers
Project Summary Stresses that only summaries that use special characters may be
uploaded as a PDF under Supplementary Documents.
Project Narrative Results from Prior NSF Support
Clarifies to include NSF funding with a start date in the past five years. One each per PI and Co-PI
Provides examples of types of awards to include. Clarifies to provide one award for each investigator.
Additional instructions to address use of vertebrate animals.
Current and Pending Support Can no longer upload Current and Pending Support as single
PDF. For compliance checking
Clarification that internal funds allocated towards a specific project must be listed.
Supplementary Documents The content of any letters of collaboration should be limited to
the language included in this section.
Additional changes Clarifies the information that must be included for proposals
that include the use of vertebrate animals. Incorporates NSFs implementation of Dual Use Research of
Reporting Final project report and Project Outcomes Report for awards
issued under NSF 16-1 will be due 120 days after end date.
NSF-PAR (Public Access Repository) created to act as NSF publication repository Will be launched at end of 2015.
PIs can voluntarily deposit publications into NSF-PAR
Required for awards made from proposals submitted on or after January 25, 2016
First awards are expected June-July 2016 First publications requiring deposit into NSF-PAR will be in
See NSF Public Access FAQs.
Program Solicitation Specific Compliance Checks
Warning messages will appear if the following are not included: References Cited
Budget Justification for Primary Organization
Budget Justification for Subaward Organization
Current and Pending Support
Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources
Effective October 24, 2015 Most NSF Notifications and Requests have moved to
Research.gov Notifications and Requests that remain in FastLane are:
Requests to add a Subaward PI Transfers Change PI and Add/Change Co-PI
You can view status of all Notifications and Requests in both FastLane and Research.gov.
Use NSF login credentials for Research.gov.
NOT-OD-16-004 and NOT-OD-16-029 Effective for due dates on or after January 25, 2016.
Revised FORMS-C application guide (posted November 25, 2015)
Updates to address Rigor and Transparency See NOT-OD-16-011 Purpose is to enhance reproducibility of research findings through increased
scientific rigor and transparency. Revised instructions to Significance and Approach sections of the Research Strategy
attachment New Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources attachment to
be included in Other Attachments section of Other Project Information form. Limited to one page Not required if not part of the proposal.
Reviewers will be asked to consider additional rigor and transparency questions.
NIH Rigor and Reproducibility website: http://grants.nih.gov/reproducibility/index.htm
NIH Rigor and Reproducibility FAQ: http://grants.nih.gov/reproducibility/faqs.htm
NOT-OD-16-004 and NOT-OD-16-029
Revised instructions for Vertebrate Animals sections.
Redefining the age of child as 18 (vs. 21) for NIH inclusion of children policy related to human subject research.
Changes to Research Training Plan for training grants to institute above.
Revised Sample NIH Grants.gov Adobe package version C will soon be uploaded to OSP website.
Effective for due dates on or after May 25, 2016. New FORMS-D application guide
Includes Institutional Training and Individual Fellowship Applications
Revised instructions and program announcements expected by March 25, 2016.
Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources attachment moved to PHS398 Research Plan Not required if not part of the proposal.
May see changes to Appendix Policy.
Adding PHS Assignment Request Form to provide consistent way to request institute and study section preference, potential reviewer conflicts, and list of scientific expertise needed to review the application. (see NOT-OD-16-008)
New Font Guidelines (see NOT-OD-16-009)
Clarifications to Biosketch instructions
NOT-OD-16-017 and NOT-OD-16-030
Issued November 25, 2015.
Applies to awards with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2015
Reminder that NIH may withdraw an application without review if non-compliant (Sec. 18.104.22.168)
NIH will allow recipients to reduce effort during a no-cost extension without prior approval (Sec. 22.214.171.124)
Inventions and Patents will need be reported electronically to NIH using iEdison (Sec. 8.2.4) See NOT-OD-15-080
Incorporation of the Uniform Guidance.
Draft posted to federal register on 10/14/2015.
60-day public comment period.
Posted on NSFs website.
Would apply to research and research-related grants issued by: Dept. of Commerce/NOAA/NIST
Dept. of Energy
Dept. of Transportation/FAA
Dept. of Homeland Security
200.343 Closeout Proposes to change due date for final financial, performance and other reports from 90 days to 120 days.
200.332 Fixed amount Subawards Proposes to waive prior approval requirement in UG provided amount is less than $150k.
200.413 paragraph (c) Direct Costs Proposes to waive the prior approval requirement in UG to direct charge salary of administrative and clerical staff provided conditions in 2 CFR 200.413 are met.
200.456 Participant support costs (PSC) Proposes to waive the prior approval requirement in UG to add these costs to budget. Note: 200.308 requires prior approval to rebudget funds budgeted for
PSC to another category. Note: Agency Specific Requirements could differ from RTC.
2 CFR 200.328 and 2 CFR 200.331
As a Pass-Through Entity, LSU is responsible for oversight of the Federal awards issued to LSU.
We must monitor activities under the Federal award to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and performance expectations.
LSUs monitoring of subrecipients must include review of financial and programmatic reports required under the Subaward.
New ORED Info Ready Portal for all limited submission competitions: lsu.infoready4.com
The portal will also be used for ORED internal competitions
Competitions will be announced via the ORED Newsletter and the Deans and Directors list serve
Email notifications will come from research.lsu.edu or email@example.com
Letter of Intent vs. Competition All programs will initially be listed under the Letter of Intent
heading. All faculty may submit a LOI for open programs. Once a program moves to the Competition stage, only those who
have submitted a LOI may submit an internal preproposal.
Award Cycles and Deadlines
Award Cycle Due Date ActionOpen Internal Submission Deadline Competition is open and accepting
letters of intent.
Available Agency Deadline The internal submission deadline has passed, but LSU has not reached the submission limit. Proposals will be accepted on a first-to-notify basis. If interested, submit a letter of intent.
Pending Internal Preproposal Deadline/ Funding Agency Deadline
The number of letters of intent exceeded the funding agency limit. LSU is conducting an internal competition, and additional LOI are no longer being accepted.
Closed Funding Agency Deadline Proposals have been selected to apply for the program, and no additional applications will be accepted.