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Policy & Guideline Updates

Roadmap for Externally Sponsored Projects. DePaul has numerous resources available to aid your efforts in finding, applying for, and managing external funding to support your research, programmatic, pedagogical or other creative activities. The Roadmap includes categories to identify steps in the grants process and includes links to the various departments and resources dedicated to helping DePaul faculty and staff navigate this work.

Mileage Reimbursement UpdateThe IRS has updated the standard Mileage Reimbursement Rate for 2024 to $0.67/mile. (12/14/2023)

Policies for NRSA Stipends, Compensation and Other Income (NOT-OD-23-111). NIH provides stipends to NRSA fellows and trainees as a subsistence allowance to help defray living expenses during the research training experience. NIH does not provide stipends as a condition of employment with either the Federal government or the sponsoring institution. (4/21/2023)

Updates to Funding Opportunity Terminology (NOT-OD-23-109). Effective immediately, NIH will use the term notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) to refer to formal announcements of the availability of Federal funding through a financial assistance program. Previously, such announcements were referred to as funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). (4/21/2023)

Revised NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Post-Submission Material Policy (NOT-OD-23-106). The agencies are phasing out the use of a one-page update of preliminary data as post-submission material initiated under COVID. (3/31/2023)

NIH-Wide Fiscal Years 2023-2027 Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA). Articulates NIH’s commitment to embracing, strengthening, and integrating DEIA across all NIH activities to achieve the agency’s mission. (3/20/2023)

Guidance for the Repayment of Grant Funds (NOT-OD-23-102). This covers requirements for return of grants funds of $20K or greater. (3/10/2023)

Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy)Updates on Research Covered by the 2023 NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy; Policy Effective Date; Foreign Collaboration; and Considerations for Proprietary Data. (1/25/2023)

Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements (NOT-OD-23-056).  The salary limitation for Executive Level II is $212,100. (1/12/2023)

2024 NSF Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG). NSF has released the new PAPPG (NSF 24-1), effective for proposals submitted or due on or after May 20, 2024. The previous PAPPG (NSF 23-1) can be found here. (1/22/2024)

NSF Data Sharing Policy. Information on NSF Data Sharing Policy, including requirements by Directorate, Office, Division, Program or Other NSF Unit, as applicable, are now available. (1/30/2023)

Updated Biosketch and Current & Pending Support Formats. NSF has partnered with the National Institutes of Health to use SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae as the NSF-approved format for use in preparation of the biographical sketch and curent and pending (other) support sections of an NSF proposal. The previous fill-in PDF formats are no longer accepted as of 10/23/2023. (1/30/2023)