November 2016

Don't forget: CREW Grants Management Reports will be decommissioned after Thursday, December 1st

After our hard work over the past months in transitioning to OBI Grants Management reports, the time has come for CREW Grants Management reports to sunset. On the evening of Thursday, December 1st, CREW Grants Management reports (except the Sponsored Invalid Code Combinations report) will be decommissioned and will not be available starting Friday, December 2nd. From December 2nd onward, any scheduled Grants Management reports will be terminated and removed from CREW. 

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What should we know about the revised version of NSF’s PAPPG?

As we’ve discussed recently on this blog, NSF has announced a new version of its Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 17-1, and there are significant changes in this document that will be important for the sponsored research community. NSF has modified the PAPPG in its entirety, eliminating separate recognition of the Grants Proposal Guide (GPG) and the Award & Administration Guide (AAG). With NSF 17-1, the entire document will be referred to as PAPPG, Parts I and II, with chapters sequentially numbered from I-XII. The PAPPG, NSF 17-1, becomes effective Read more about What should we know about the revised version of NSF’s PAPPG?

NIH Notice: Adjustment to Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

Last Monday, NIH released a notice with positive news for recipients of Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship awards supporting currently active postdoctoral trainees or fellows with 0, 1, or 2 years of experience as of December 1, 2016. Per NIH's notice, dated November 7, 2016, these postdoctoral trainees and fellows will receive increased stipends. The notice also provides instructions for requesting one-time supplemental funding to cover the stipend increase.

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Additional OBI Grants Management training opportunities added!

The grants management suite of reports in CREW sunsets December 1st, so if you manage grants at Harvard or a Harvard affiliate you'll want to become familiar with the OBI Grants Management dashboards before then. However, if you have not yet attended an OBI Grants Management dashboard training, you’re in luck! We have added two additional training sessions in November to meet your training needs.  There will also be monthly sessions held in December, January, and February.  Please check out the OSP Training Calendar to register Read more about Additional OBI Grants Management training opportunities added!

NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Webinar

Do you prepare any NSF proposals or manage any NSF awards? If you do, you'll know that NSF's announcement last week about the revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1) was important news for our community, as the new PAPPG includes some significant changes and clarifications. (For the full details, see Read more about NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Webinar