The science community is invited to participate in an upcoming colloquium on the topic of “Writing Successful Mission Proposals: Observations from NASA”. Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate
Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, will be speaking Wednesday, June 5, 2019
from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT (2:00 to 4:00 PM MDT) from the University of Colorado Boulder campus and his talk will be live‐streamed. If you would like to attend in person, please RSVP at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D4FA9AE2FA1F85‐colloquium
. The live‐stream
is available: https://cires.colorado.edu/zurbuchen2019
and registration for viewing the live‐stream is
not required. The colloquium will be recorded and made available on https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/new‐pi‐resources
for those not able to participate.
FY 2019 NIH Salary Cap
Upcoming Change in Federal-wide Unique Entity Identifier Requirements
when applying for Federal grants or cooperative agreements, all applicant organizations must have a DUNS number as the Universal Identifier. The General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced that DUNS will be replaced by a new Government-owned unique entity identifier in all systems, including Grants.gov and eRA Commons. The new government unique identifier will be incorporated into the SAM registration process, eliminating the need for applicants to seek external identifiers in order to register. See https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-098.html
for additional information.
Sample Grant Applications, Summary Statements, and More
If you are new to writing grant applications, sometimes seeing how someone else has presented their idea can help as you are developing your own application. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) makes available examples of funded R01, R03, R15, R21, SBIR/STTR, K, and F applications, summary statements, sharing plans, leadership plans, and more. Check out NIAID’s resources at: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/sample-applications
. Remember these sample resources followed the NIH guidelines in effect at time
they were submitted, your planned application may contain more recently updated guidelines.
Redesigned eRA Website Provides New Resources
A newly revamped eRA website that serves as an informational gateway to applicants, grantees and
reviewers was launched April 30. The site provides new and updated ‘how-to’ information on navigating eRA systems like eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR, xTrain and
xTRACT; intuitive navigation; and improved accessibility. The below linked
video provides additional information. Video Link: https://era.nih.gov/files/New-eRA-Website/index.html
The National Institutes of Health has announced upcoming changes to the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program. NIH is making these changes to focus AREA support on grants to undergraduate‐focused institutions that do not receive substantial funding from NIH, rather than all institutions with less than $6 million of NIH support. The current AREA Parent Announcement, PA‐18‐504, will expire after the January 7, 2019, AIDS due date and will not be reissued. Future funding opportunity announcements (FOA) for the AREA program will focus on supporting grants to undergraduate‐focused institutions. NIH will continue to provide R15 research enhancement opportunities for health professional and graduate schools under separate announcements. A complete copy of the NIH announcement on the AREA program is more fully detailed at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-015.html
The National Science Foundation
has updated the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). The revised document, effective February 25, 2019, applies to proposals submitted or due, and awards made, on or after February 25, 2019
. Additional Information, including significant changes to the PAPPG
are available at: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg19_1/sigchanges.jsp .
2017 Academic Award Winners
Each year, Academic Affairs recognizes faculty achievements in research, teaching, and service through the Spirit of Inquiry, Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Public Service, and Gerald Academic Advising awards. View a list of this year's award winners.
Spring 2017 Internal Grants Awards
Academic Initiative Program Awards
Created in 2016, the Academic Initiative Program is designed to support faculty scholarship and new program development, In the 2016-17 academic year, funding went to 97 projects involving 133 faculty from across the university.