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Two NIH Notices Released Friday, 3/17

On Friday, 3/17, NIH released two new Notices that are of interest to the research community. You can read the full Notices via the links below:

  • NOT-OD-17-048: NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution
  • NOT-OD-17-049: Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Harvard's GMAS Blog - Great Information on OBI, GMAS, and Sponsored Budgets

If you are a member of Harvard's research community, you may be interested in the Harvard GMAS blog, which is a great source for GMAS news and information about tools and features of the GMAS system.

In particular, we recommend checking out a recent guest blogger series on OBI, GMAS, and sponsored budgets by Alison Wellman Smith from HUIT:

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How to use OBI Grants Management to identify accounts for the new GMAS budget tool

If you are a grant manager, you may know that a new tool for submitting budgets to the General Ledger is included in the 12/19/2016 GMAS release, but did you also know that you can use a dashboard in OBI Grants Management to help you identify accounts to be updated using this new GMAS tool?

Here’s how: in your OBI Grants Management folder, go to the Sponsored Accounts Dashboard. This dashboard opens to the Award Amounts & Cash Position page… Read more about How to use OBI Grants Management to identify accounts for the new GMAS budget tool

Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Webcast and Presentations

If you're interested in learning more about NSF (the National Science Foundation), you may be interested in viewing the Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Webcast, available here in YouTube video form. The webcast includes an overview of NSF, types of NSF funding opportunities, proposal preparation, award management, and much more. You can also visit the NSF Grants Conferences archive website to view… Read more about Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Webcast and Presentations

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?

Important NSF Update: Improvements to FastLane Effective September 26, 2016

Note the following NSF advisory regarding upcoming changes to FastLane:

As part of NSF's efforts to modernize proposal submission and increase competitive fairness in the proposal process, NSF continues to focus on implementing automated proposal compliance checks in FastLane.

Effective September 26, 2016, FastLane will now check to ensure that the combined text of the Project… Read more about Important NSF Update: Improvements to FastLane Effective September 26, 2016